From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Eight
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"FISA - Under Surveillance 2021 April-June"
FISA - Under Surveillance 2021 April-June
NOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE THEY HAVE GONE TO THE EXTREMES TO COVER UP THE TRUTH OF ANY INVESTIGATIONS OF THEIR VIOLATIONS WITH FISA WARRANTS AND OF COURSE ANYTHING THAT IS BROUGHT AT THEM WITH THE PRESS GIVING THEM SOFTBALLS SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE WILL NEVER GET TO THE TRUTH BUT WE CAN CLEARLY SEE NOW WHO IS IN CONTROL OF THE UNITED STATES NOW AND IT IS NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
To return to Astronomical Events To Appear Between 2014 Through 2017 A.D. or return to FISA- Under Surveillance in 2021 January-March or continue to FISA- Under Surveillance in 2021 April-Sept
4/1/2021 Coca-Cola CEO Condemns Ga. Voting Law Amid Boycott Pressure by OAN br>
Coca-Cola President and CEO James Quincey attended a press conference on June 24, 2019. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
Several Georgia-based companies appear to be caving to the cancel culture movement in the wake of an election law controversy.
In an interview on Wednesday, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey condemned Georgia’s new voting law, calling it “unacceptable.” This came after Democrats and voting rights advocates claimed the bill was meant to enable voter suppression.
In response, activists led calls for boycotts of companies who didn’t refute the election changes, which will include restrictions on ballot drop boxes and added voter ID requirements.
African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announced a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the
Georgia Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Atlanta. Jackson said Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven’t done enough to
oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
Republicans have defended the new law, saying it’s necessary to avoid fraud and secure future elections. However, after standing their ground, companies are now bowing to pressure and changing their tune.
“This legislation is unacceptable. It is a step backwards, and it does not promote principals we have stood for in Georgia around broad access voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity,” Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey stated. “This is frankly just a step backwards.”
[ITS ABOUT TIME THAT SOMEONE IN GEORGIA STRAIGHTENED OUT THE VOTING LAWS TO REIN IN THE CORRUPTION.].
4/1/2021 Texas Senate Approves New Voting Bill by OAN Newsroom
FORT WORTH, TX – MARCH 1: Voters lined up to cast their ballots on Super Tuesday
March 1, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
The Texas Senate has advanced a new voting bill. Senate Bill 7 passed in the state’s upper chamber in a 18-13 vote on Thursday, after hours of debate.
The legislation would impose several new measures, including limiting early voting hours and stopping the automatic mailing of ballots to all voters.
The bill has received backlash from Democrats who said it amounts to voter suppression.
Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas), emphasized the legislation is meant to protect the integrity of future elections.
“There’s really one thing that all of us can and should agree upon, and that is we must have trust and confidence in our elections,” Abbott said.
The bill is now heading to the Texas House of Representatives.
4/1/2021 Atlanta-Based News Outlet Retracts False Claims About New Ga. Elections Law by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Left-wing news outlet Atlanta Journal-Constitution issued a retraction after it falsely claimed the new Georgia elections law would limit voting times. On Wednesday, the correction was made after it was discovered the law would not end voting hours early. The paper even went as far as to clarify: “Experts say the net effect was to expand the opportunities to vote for most Georgians.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution correction.
However, the paper was not the only one pushing false claims. Joe Biden also alleged the law would limit voting hours. Though, unlike the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the White House has doubled down on its criticism of the Georgia’s new election law.
When asked if the White House was planning on changing its tone about the new law, Psaki continued to push the false narrative.
“The tone for a bill that limits voting access and makes it more difficult for people to engage in voting in Georgia?” the White House press secretary questioned.
The reporter then noted how the governor of Georgia confirmed the law does not limit voting access.
“Well, I think that is not based in fact what the governor of Georgia has said,” Psaki claimed. “So, no, our tone is not changing.”
Biden’s false claims about the new Georgia law were even awarded four Pinocchios by The Washington Post fact-check after he repeated the statements in an ESPN interview Tuesday.
4/1/2021 Company CEOs Condemning Ga. Voting Law Amid Boycott Pressure by OAN Newsroom
ATLANTA – JUNE 18: Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian spoke on June 18, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)
Shortly after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a new election integrity bill, companies in the state began bowing to cancel culture and the fear of the far-left.
In an interview on Thursday, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said “the right to vote is fundamental in democracy.”
This, despite the legislation focusing on issues like reducing the number of ballot boxes and requiring voter IDs. These are all rules Kemp argued would not prevent any legal voter from casting a ballot.
“This legislation addresses that mandating the number of machines and equipment at each location has to have to shorten the line,” Kemp stated. “Of course they’re not talking about that, because that doesn’t play into the narrative that these corporate companies are being attacked from activist groups that have a financial interest in doing so.”
However, Democrats and voting rights advocates claimed the bill is meant to enable voter suppression, leading activists to call for boycotts of companies who didn’t refute the election changes.
Republicans have continued to defend the new law, saying it’s necessary to avoid fraud and secure future elections. However, after standing their ground, companies are now bowing to pressure and changing their tune.
Coca-Cola President and CEO James Quincey attended a press conference on June 24, 2019.
(Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
“This legislation is unacceptable. It is a step backwards, and it does not promote principals we have stood for in Georgia around broad access voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity,” Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey stated. “This is frankly just a step backwards.”
Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola joined the slew of businesses succumbing to the pressure to condemn the new law, with the CEOs calling it “unacceptable” and “wrong.”
Following back and forth between these companies and state leaders, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R) responded to the claims from these massive companies, saying they only like public policy when it benefits them.
Ralston went on to say he doesn’t drink a lot of soft drinks, but he had a Pepsi the other day and it wasn’t too bad.
4/2/2021 Wyo. Legislature Passes Voter ID Bill by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by VIRGINIE KIPPELEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Wyoming’s Legislature passed a bill requiring citizens to present valid forms of identification while casting ballots in elections. On Thursday, the Wyoming Legislature approved House Bill 75 in a 28-to-2 vote.
The bill’s main sponsor, Rep. Chuck Gray (R-Wyo.), repeatedly stated the proposal will help to restore Wyoming voters’ trust in the election system.
He told the Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee that voter ID is a step in “keeping our election statutes tight and ensuring there’s an environment where it is difficult to commit fraud.”
According to reports, the bill is headed to Governor Mark Gordon’s (R-Wyo.) desk for consideration. If signed into law, the measure would require residents to show a form of accepted identification in order to vote in person.
Supporters of the bill said stricter voter ID laws will prevent future election fraud. This comes after President Trump’s recent statement regarding voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
[GOOD JOB WYOMING SO IF ENOUGH STATES WAKE UP TO THE CORRUPTION MAYBE THERE IS HOPE FOR THE U.S. AS REAL AMERICANS KNOW WHAT IS AT STAKE.].
4/2/2021 Texas Senate Passes Bill To Reduce Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
FILE – A man wears a mask while voting. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Texas state Sen. Bryan Hughes (R) has been celebrating his party’s efforts to defend election integrity in the Lone Star state. He touted new legislation, which he said makes voting easier and cheating harder.
The SB7 bill, which advanced to the House on Thursday, limits early voting hours, bans sending of absentee ballots to voters who did not request them and bans drive-through voting. All of these practices were rampant in Democrat-controlled districts last year.
The legislation is at the forefront of the Texas Republicans efforts to further restrict voting in the state following evidence of fraud in the 2020 election.
Democrat officials falsely claimed the bill is advancing so-called “voter suppression” because it will dramatically reduce the number of fraudulent votes cast in the state.
While some Democrats have staunchly refused to sign on to the bill, Republicans did make the effort to reach across the aisle and include security measures other Democrats had trouble refusing. This includes the establishment of an online tracking system for any absentee ballots that are requested by voters.
The bill now heads to the Texas House, where Republicans hold a strong majority.
4/3/2021 Biden Holds First Phone Call With Ukraine President by OAN Newsroom
KYIV, UKRAINE – JANUARY 31: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a press conference
on January 31, 2020 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images)
More than two months after taking office, Joe Biden held his first official phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart.
According to the White House on Friday, Biden emphasized the desire to fight corruption and implement a reform agenda based on the shared democratic values of the two nations.
Biden faced extreme backlash during his campaign for his family’s connection to alleged corruption in Ukraine last year.
Tensions are brewing between Ukraine and Russia, as NATO is warning of an increased Russian military presence at the border.
“We’ve seen this movie before of the disinformation campaign that Russia has implemented in the past as it relates to their aggressions at the border of Ukraine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated. “So that is certainly something we’re watching, we are concerned about, and we will continue to communicate from here, but also with our partners in Europe about.”
The White House has not revealed whether President Trump’s calls for an investigation into Biden’s ties to the country were discussed.
[DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE CALL AND CREATE A FAKE ADAM SCHIFF VERSION TO IMPEACH JOE BUT WE WILL NOT DO THAT BECAUSE CAMALA WOULD TAKE OVER BUT HOPEFULLY IF IT EVER HAPPENS THE BIDEN FAMILY AND THEIR CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE, CHINA, AND RUSSIA SHOULD CATCH UP TO THEM AND MAYBE JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL IF NOT IT WILL BE WHEN THEY ALL PASS AWAY AND HAVE TO STAND BEFORE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WHO WILL BRING THE TRUTH OUT FOR SURE AND SEND THEM TO THEIR RIGHTFUL PUNISHMENT.].
4/4/2021 Rosenstein: Wait, See What John Durham Finds On Crossfire Hurricane by OAN Newsroom
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
Former Deputy U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has tried to keep the Russia probe alive. During an interview Sunday, Rosenstein said the investigation was “not a witch hunt,” believing the DOJ had credible information.
In 2017, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Muller to spearhead the investigation into Russian collusion with President Trump’s 2016 campaign. This came after several Obama-era officials flagged the campaign in their Crossfire Hurricane operation.
Rosenstein stood by his decision to look into Russian interference as he believed it would give closure to the American public.
“The Special Council operates within the mandate of the Department of Justice, so there was a significant difference structurally in, of course, Special Counsel,” Rosenstein said. “The reason I appointed him was because I believed that it was important to promote public confidence in the independence and outcome of the investigation of Russian election interference.”
In the meantime, Rosenstein urged Americans to “wait and see” what Special Council John Durham finds regarding the origins of the Russia probe. Durham has yet to reveal any findings of his investigation throughout his nearly two years looking into the matter.
[THE WHOLE PROCESS HAS BEEN COVERED UP EVEN DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND NOW THAT DEMOCRATS ARE IN CONTROL IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE THAT THE DEEP STATE OR SWAMP AND THE INCOMING GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO LET ANYONE CHANGE THEIR CONTROL OF POWER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNLESS AMERICANS INCLUDING THE LEFTIST WAKE UP FROM THEIR WOKE-POT HEAD MENTALITY AND STOP IT SOMEHOW AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND 2022 WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS GOING TO CONTROL THIS COUNTRY BUT NOW THEY WANT TO PROVE THERE WAS RUSSIAN COLLUSION.].
4/5/2021 Hunter Biden Fails To Explain Corrupt Dealings Overseas, Tax Probe by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Hunter Biden arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect
Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File)
In a recent interview, Hunter Biden attempted to blame President Trump for revealing his corrupt ties to the former Ukrainian regime. He falsely claimed the calls to investigate his business dealings overseas were “illegitimate” despite the existence of material evidence suggesting money laundering and abuse of his father’s office as vice president.
“I didn’t fully comprehend the level to which this former administration and the people around it would go,” Hunter claimed.
He also failed to explain why he was taking large sums of money from Ukraine, the Kremlin and China. On top of that, he didn’t provide a clear explanation of the ongoing federal probe into his taxes.
“The difference between the politics you’re talking about in terms of the last 40 years is a very different game and I don’t want to ever again hand a weapon to people that would use it in an illegitimate way that they used the weapon of me against my dad,” Hunter stated.
Commentators also noticed Hunter’s frail appearance, which has raised questions over his mental and physical health.
[WELL HUNTER YOUR DAD HAS SPENT 48 YEARS COVERING UP ALL HIS CORRUPTION AND NOW YOU HAVE BEEN A BOON TO HIM BECAUSE YOU KEEP OPENING UP ALL THE CORRUPTION THAT HE IS HIDING SO YOU WILL BE THE DEATH OF HIM OF COURSE AS HE SEEMS TO BE HEADING THAT WAY SOON ANYWAY BUT MIGHT MAKE IT TO 2022.].
4/6/2021 Ga. Gov. Kemp: Woke Activists Do Not Care About Truth by OAN Newsroom
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Atlanta, about Major League Baseball’s
decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over the league’s objection to a new Georgia voting law. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said woke activists do not appear to care about truth. During an interview on Monday, the Republican said it’s not surprising that far-left corporations are criticizing his efforts to strengthen election security.
This comes as Atlanta-based Coca Cola publicly condemned Senate Bill 202, which the governor signed to reduce fraud in U.S. elections. Kemp explained promoting backlash from these big companies is part of the left’s ongoing playbook.
“They do not care about the truth…it is all about a narrative, it is all about an agenda,” he asserted. “It’s all about the cancel culture, if you will, doing that to big corporations and supporters of the business environment we have in Georgia.”
The governor believes most Americans will realize they are being lied to. Meanwhile, Republican leaders have continued to sound off on large corporations putting their business where it doesn’t belong.
[THESE WOKE IDIOTS WHO NOW HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE A BASEBALL TEAM TO COLORADO WHICH IS A STATE THAT REQUIRES IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE WHICH IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT PLUS THEY JUST COST THE JOBS OF MILLIONS OF BLACK PEOPLE (51% IN ATLANTA) AND COLORADO IS 70% WHITES IN DENVER, SO WAKE UP AMERICA AND CANCEL THE CANCEL CULTURE.].
4/6/2021 Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
A vaccination record card is shown during a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Spring Branch Independent
School District education workers Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The governor of Texas issued an executive order banning vaccine passports in the state. On Tuesday, Republican Greg Abbott signed an order prohibiting state agencies from requesting a person’s COIVD-19 vaccination status.
This comes as some progressives continue to push for vaccine passports as a mandatory means to return to normal life. Abbott said as Texans return to normal life, however, vaccines will always remain confidential and voluntary.
The governor also said the state will continue to vaccinate more Texans without treading on personal freedoms.
[WELL JOE BIDEN YOU WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO TRY TO CHANGE OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND YOU WILL SEE AMERICA RISE UP
AND LET YOU KNOW HOW STUPID YOU ARE SO GO TO BORDER AND FIX YOUR SCREW UP THERE AND LEAVE AMERICAS RIGHTS ALONE.].
4/8/2021 Joe Biden Announces Gun Control Executive Orders by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden gestures as he speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the
White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Joe Biden announced plans to address gun violence by pushing for tighter restrictions. In the Rose Garden Thursday, Biden called U.S. gun violence an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.” His new orders tackle so-called “ghost guns,” which are usually homemade or 3D printed and are known to not have serial numbers.
Biden has then asked the DOJ to mandate tougher rules regarding pistol braces and called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition. He has also proposed removing liability protections for gun manufacturers.
During his announcement, Biden attempted to downplay conservative concerns over infringing on the Second Amendment.
“There are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake for what we’re talking about,” Biden claimed. “But no amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”
Ahead of the announcement on the new orders, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the White House was attempting to trample over constitutional Second Amendment rights given to Americans.
He added, Biden is soft on crime, but is able to infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.
4/8/2021 Biden Gun Executive Action Risks Turning Millions Of Gun Owners Into Felons by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden will sign executive orders to
prevent gun violence and announced his pick of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Second Amendment advocates warned executive action taken by Joe Biden will accidentally make millions of gun owners into felons. During his appearance Thursday, Biden described his gun initiatives, including heavy regulation on AR-15 style pistols.
The difference between an AR rifle and a pistol is a “pistol brace” that enables the weapon to be stabilized while firing it. Gun critics said the brace is a “loophole,” which allows a rifle to be regulated as a pistol.
“A stabilizing brace essentially makes that pistol a hell of a lot more accurate, and a mini rifle,” Biden claimed. “As a result, it’s more lethal, effectively turning it into a short-barreled rifle.”
An estimated 3.4 million AR pistols have been sold since the “Assault Weapons Ban” expired in 2004. In late 2020, ATF withdrew a proposal to classify weapons with pistol braces as short-barreled rifles after congressional pushback.
[ANYWAY BIDEN TRIES TO SPIN IT HE IS TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS SO STAND UP TO HIS TYRANNY BEFORE THEY TRY TO DESTROY OUR CONSTITUTION WITH BIDENS TWISTED LIES SUCH AS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ASSAULT WEAPONS AND THE ONLY ASSAULT IS THE BIDEN POLICIES ON AMERICA.].
4/8/2021 Daily Mail Releases New Evidence Of Hunter Biden’s Depravity by OAN Newsroom
Hunter Biden and Barbara Bush arrive to the inauguration of U.S. Joe Biden on the West Front of the
U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
British media released new evidence of Hunter Biden’s sexual and drug escapades. According to the Daily Mail Thursday, Biden’s new book was designed to gloss over his immoral lifestyle while omitting key details of his illegal activities.
The Mail found thousands of text messages dating back to 2019, which showed Hunter Biden begging his father Joe to run for president in order to save Hunter’s reputation.
The texts also showed how Hunter repeatedly avoided police action over his purported ties to drug dealers. He apparently used the Secret Service to cover up his alleged binges with drugs and prostitutes back in 2018.
Additionally, Hunter reportedly expressed the intent of making pornographic films with those prostitutes.
4/8/2021 Biden Ridiculed For Ignorant Claim Planes Can Fly At 21,000 Mph by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 08: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House
April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden will sign executive orders to prevent gun violence and announced his pick of
David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Joe Biden made an ignorant remark about the speed of U.S. airplanes, which stirred further questions about his cognitive abilities.
“We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds, supersonic speeds, be able to figuratively… if we decide to do it, be able to traverse the world in an hour, travel at 21,000 miles an hour,” Biden claimed.
According to scientists, an aircraft speed of 21,000 mph as touted by Biden would amount to “Mach32,” which is physically impossible in the Earth’s atmosphere. The fastest U.S. airplane was the Lockheed SR72, which clocked a top speed of 2,200 mph, but it retired in 1999. Any object traveling at 17,500 mph would melt in the atmosphere, but Biden apparently wants to go faster than that.
“Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas, or a high-speed train close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane: Take a look – Do you think China is waiting around to invest in this digital infrastructure on research and development?” Biden questioned. “I promise you they are not waiting.”
However, Biden appeared to suggest his $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan would make airplanes fly 14-times faster in defiance of the laws of physics.
[ITS BEGINNING TO BE NOTICED THAT THE B-12 INJECTIONS TO JOE BIDEN IS WEARING OFF BEFORE HE CAN GET THROUGH READING WHAT THE TELE-PROMPTER IS TELLING HIM WHAT TO SAY.].
4/9/2021 Report: Hunter Biden Confirmed Owner Of Laptop by OAN Newsroom
File – Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, is pictured. (Jack Dempsey/ AP Photo)
A new report has suggested the controversial laptop containing personal texts and salacious photos of Hunter Biden is, in fact, his.
The Daily Mail commissioned cyber forensics experts at Maryman & Associates to determine the authenticity of the laptop’s contents.
What they found were more than 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails and more than 2,000 photos appearing to have some relation to Biden.
According to the report, the laptop hard drive was created back in March 2018. Biden signed into his cloud server account in October 2018 and he signed into multiple Gmail accounts in February 2019, including one for work, a personal account and an old address Biden used to log into sex cam sites.
The dates are within the known timeline of the 2017 Macintosh computer, which Biden ultimately took to a shop in April 2019. The experts also found an iPad titled Hunter’s iPad was synced with the laptop with backups dating back to 2016. In addition to thousands of contact entries and more than 800 call logs, all showed evidence leading back to Hunter Biden.
In the report’s conclusion, the experts said the operating system timestamps appear to be authentic and found no evidence to suggest the data was altered or manufactured. Biden himself has said the laptop could, in fact, be his despite his claims of a foggy memory. However, he denied ever dropping off the laptop for repairs.
“Certainly, there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me,” Hunter stated. “It could be that I was hacked, it could be that it was Russian intelligence.”
As more information comes in about the contents of Biden’s laptop, nor he or the Secret Service has since made any statements on the matter. In the meantime, Biden maintains he would be cleared of any investigations against him.
4/9/2021 Biden To Sign Executive Order Creating Court Packing Commission by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House
April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Biden administration has created a commission to study the Supreme Court as progressives pressure Joe Biden to pack the high court with liberal activists.
According to a White House release, Biden will sign an executive order Friday to commission a 180-day study on the effects of court packing and adding term limits for justices. The allegedly bipartisan commission is made up of 36 members and will be led by two law professors who served in different capacities under the Obama administration.
During the 2020 campaign, Biden repeatedly dodged taking a firm stance on adding seats to the high court.
“You’ll know my opinion of court-packing when the election is over,” Biden claimed on the campaign trail. “Now, look, I know it’s a great question. I don’t blame you all for asking. The moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that. Other than focusing on what is happening now.”
Biden’s commission will be ordered to hold public meetings and to hear the opinions of outside experts in order to provide a comprehensive review of how to improve the federal judiciary.
[BIDEN WENT THROUGH THE ENTIRE ELECTION REFUSING TO TELL WHAT HE WOULD DO IF HE WAS ELECTED AND EVEN WHAT HE DID STATE IS NOW KNOWN TO BE HE LIED ABOUT IT AND NOW THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND DEMOCRATS WHO CONTROL HIM WILL DO ANYTHING TO CONTROL THE SUPREME COURT SINCE TRUMP PUT HUNDREDS OF GOOD JUDGES ALL OVER THE U.S. WHO WILL UPHOLD OUR CONSTITUTION AS IT IS AND THAT MAY BE THE ONLY WAY THE DEMOCRATS CAN GET THEIR ANTI-CHRISTIAN POLICIES PASSED ABOVE THOSE JUDGES IS TO PACK THE COURT WITH CONTROLLED JUSTICES REGARDLESS WHAT A COMMISSION REVIEW PRESENTS TO GET TOTAL CONTROL OF THIS COUNTRY FOR DECADES SO IF YOU ARE SURPRISED THAT YOU WERE LIED TO THEN I HOPE YOU CAN LIKE THE TORTURE THEY WILL DO TO YOU NOW.].
[THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS PROOF THAT IF JOE BIDEN IS OPENING HIS MOUTH YOU CAN BELIEVE IT IS A LIE TO ANYONE JUST TO GET YOUR VOTE AND GET ELECTED SO HE CAN CONTINUE TO LIE NOW AS PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. AND NO ONE AROUND HIM IS STOPPING HIM BUT PROMOTING IT ARE EXPLICIT IN HIS LIES.].
4/9/2021 Joe Biden Fails To Keep Word Again, This Time On Guns by OAN Newsroom
A worker hangs a custom made AR-15 style rifle on a wall at
Davidson Defense in Orem, Utah. (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)
Following the announcement of several executive actions to limit the Second Amendment, many are remembering the Biden campaign trail and his wishy-washy stance on guns.
In March 2020, Joe Biden got into a yelling match with several autoworkers over gun control measures during a campaign stop in Detroit, Michigan. He even went so far as to tell one of the workers he was “full of it” when the worker accused Biden of actively trying to diminish Second Amendment rights and take away guns.
Now, just over one year later, Biden released the first steps in his plan. Gun owners across America were shocked at Joe Biden’s attempts to restrict the Second Amendment. Following the unveiling of his executive gun control actions, many states and gun rights groups spoke up about how they miss the mark.
Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, said Biden has made it clear his plan to limit Americans’ ability to make weapons at home among other measures was just the beginning. He added, the issue of regulating the so-called “ghost guns” is far more complicated than Biden made it out to be.
“The truth of the matter is that 99 percent of these firearms are legitimately made and legitimately used,” Gottlieb stated. “If they want to come up with something where people had to put serial numbers on them or something of that nature, that would be another story, but they’re really overreaching a whole lot here [by] trying to shut down people making their own firearms.”
The restrictions on pistol stabilizing braces offended a large portion of America’s population. These accessories were invented nearly ten years ago by a former marine to help disabled veterans and anyone with a handicap to more comfortably as well as safely shoot their firearms.
“There are thousands of Americans that would not be able to enjoy shooting an AR-15 [without the pistol brace],” Jimmy Saxton, general manager of Guns n Gear, stated. “For defending themselves, at their home, [the AR-15] is the number one weapon of choice for defense.”
In the meantime, Gottlieb and others said the attempts to limit Americans’ right to bear arms faces a long and hard legal battle.
“The White House has basically said it’s the first step on their own website, so we know that’s the case and we know they’re supporting other gun ban legislation in Congress,” the Second Amendment Foundation founder said. “So we’re geared up for a rather large, long fight here for the next three and a half years or so under this Biden administration.”
Meanwhile, several states have already made moves to invalidate Biden’s actions.
4/10/2021 MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Launches Investigation Into Fox News For Not Having Him As A Guest by OAN Newsroom
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike Lindell (L), founder of My Pillow, during a Made in America event with US
manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 19, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell questioned why other conservative news outlets have refused to report on election fraud. In an appearance on former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s podcast Friday, Lindell said he hired private investigators to look into Fox News.
He suggested it is suspicious that the network will no longer allow him on their channel to discuss claims against voting software and hardware companies. Lindell said his investigators were also probing why Big Tech companies were involved in the 2020 presidential elections.
“You know, I’m gonna have those answers soon because I’ve hired private investigators and I’ve spent a lot of money on them to investigate everything,” Lindell stated. “The bots and trolls, who’s behind them? Why is Facebook involved, Wikipedia involved? And then the big question: Why isn’t Fox having people on? Why isn’t Fox on there talking about Dominion and Smartmatic and the election?”
Lindell’s announcement of the investigation came one month after he promised the heads of Facebook and Twitter would go to jail after claiming both were guilty of “criminal activity.”
[Fox News sold out during the election by the sons of the former owners through inheritence and screwed it up but their ratings dropped forcing them to let shows like Hannity and Tucker Carlson and others now to continue their shows to keep themselves in business but the hate toward Lindell is disgusting as he has proof that they will not air, only OANN will and not all Americans have access to it because only Directv (AT&T owner now) is letting them show it to keep from losing ratings also and subscriptions money as many called and told them to keep it or else.].
4/10/2021 N.H. Gov. Sununu Says He’ll Sign Voting Machine Audit Bill by OAN Newsroom
MANCHESTER, NH – SEPTEMBER 13: New Hampshire Gov. Christopher Sununu delivered remarks on September 2, 2020
in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for DraftKings)
New Hampshire’s governor signaled his support for an audit of voting machines in the state.
In a news conference this week, Gov. Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) said he thinks the bill ordering the audit was “designed very well,” and he fully intends on signing it.
The bill, passed by both the state House and Senate, directs an audit of “ballot counting machines and their memory cards,” and the hand tabulations of ballots in the city of Windham.
BEDFORD, NH – FEBRUARY 11: A voter walked to the voting booth at Bedford High School during the New Hampshire
primary on February 11, 2020 in Bedford, New Hampshire. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
This came after a hand recount in Windham found Dominion AccuVote machines switched a significant number of votes from all Republican candidates to Democrats.
It’s unclear at this point when the bill will actually be signed.
4/11/2021 FROM WIRE REPORTS ADL: Fox should fire Carlson for white-supremacist rhetoric
The Anti-Defamation League has called for Fox News to fire prime-time opinion host Tucker Carlson because he defended a white-supremacist theory that says whites are being “replaced” by people of color. In a letter to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on Friday, the head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, said Carlson’s “rhetoric was not just a dog whistle to racists – it was a bullhorn.” The group listed Carlson’s uses of antiimmigrant language. Greenblatt said “given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go.”
[I RECORD AND WATCH TUCKER CARLSON’S SHOW EVERY DAY BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE MANY WHO BRINGS THE TRUTH OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD AND OF COURSE THE ADL FROM SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK AND DEMOCRAT LEFTIST IS GOING TO HATE HIM BECAUSE HE IS EXPOSING THEIR STUPIDITY AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS AGAINST HUMANITY AND IF HIS SHOW EXPANDED FROM FOX NEWS TO THE FAKE NEWS MAINSTREAM THERE WOULD BE MASSES OF PEOPLE WATCHING HIS SHOW AND FINDING OUT THE TRUTH AND THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR RATINGS WHICH IS WHAT THEY ARE SCARED OF THE MOST ESPECIALLY THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE WHICH I DARE THEM TO LET HIS SHOW AIR ON THE FAKE NEWS OR STATIONS AND WATCH THEIR RATINGS GO SKY-HIGH BECAUSE THERE ARE AT LEAST 75 MILLION AMERICANS THE DEPLORABLES WHO LIKE IT AND YOUR GESTAPO ANTICHRISTIAN GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT TACTICS WILL NOT DETER THE TRUTH TO GET OUT.].
4/11/2021 Secy. Of State: China Failures Allowed Pandemic To Get Worse by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – JANUARY 19: Antony Blinken spoke during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary
of State on January 19, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images)
Secretary of State Antony Blinken put the blame on China for the early spread of the coronavirus.
During an interview on Sunday, Blinken said China knows it didn’t do what it needed to do in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. This included, in real-time, giving access to international experts, sharing information and providing transparency.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 10: Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before the House Committee
on Foreign Affairs on March 10, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)
Blinken went on to say this failure allowed the outbreak to get out of hand, and there needs to be a guarantee to get to the bottom of what really happened.
“Well, I think we have to, because we need to do that precisely so we fully understand what happened in order to have the best shot possible in preventing it from happening again,” Blinken stated. “That’s why we need to get to the bottom of this.”
He added there also needs to be a global commitment to transparency, which China should play a part of. He has previously voiced concerns about the report issued by China and the World Health Organization into the origins of the pandemic.
[ITS GETTING CLOSE TO BE LIKE THE MOVIE “PLANET OF THE APES” SO NOW AFTER MONTHS OF IGNORING THE TRUTH THAT CHINA RELEASED THIS CORONAVIRUS ON THE WORLD AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, CDC, AND WHO THE KNUCKLEDRAGGERS DENIED THAT IT CAME OUT OF CHINA ALL OF A SUDDEN CHANGED THEIR TUNE I GUESS BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE NOT STUPID NEANDERTHAL’S LIKE THEY THINK THEY ARE.].
4/11/2021 Powell: Biden A ‘Demented Pervert,’ Leads Weakest Admin. Ever by OAN Newsroom
A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican
National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Attorney Sidney Powell commented on the latest revelations of corruption, sexual depravity and mental problems at the Biden family.
“A vice president who didn’t even win a primary in her own state and a demented pervert, among other things, who can’t even tie his own shoelaces or know where he is,” Powell said. “They crammed them up our nose with a fork of fraud so blatant that it is visible around the world.”
In a recent interview, Powell said the Democrats realize the weakness of the Biden administration, and that’s why they are trying to cover up the blatant fraud in last year’s elections.
She also said the Chinese Communist Party appears to control many officials in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 14: Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping shook hands
at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
“The level of corruption and control that the Chinese Communist Party and other outside influences is the bulk of the problem,” Powell stated. “The Chinese have either bought people, bribed people, extorted people or are blackmailing people.”
Powell also said the ongoing election audit in Arizona will reveal at least 100,000 illegal ballots cast for the Biden-Harris ticket.
4/12/2021 President Trump Did Not Profit From Market Boom In Which He Created, According To Financial Report by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as he steps off Air Force One as he arrives Monday,
Oct. 8, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A new financial report confirmed President Trump’s assertion he not only did not profit off the presidency, but actually grew less wealthy as a result of his service to the American people.
This is according to estimates by Forbes, which were published in their annual Billionaires List on Tuesday. It assessed his net worth at $2.4 billion, which is down from $3.5 billion in 2017 at the onset of the Trump administration.
That means despite four years of accusations from the left that President Trump was enriching himself from the White House, his time in office actually cost him about 32 percent of his total wealth. This confirms the truth behind his numerous statements on the matter.
“I think I will, in a combination of loss and opportunity, probably it’ll cost me anywhere from three to $5 billion to be President,” he previously stated. “And the only thing I care about is this country…couldn’t care less, otherwise.”
Moreover, the analysis performed by Forbes and verified by industry experts also projected that had President Trump sold off all his assets and used the proceeds to invest in the stock market, he would have made himself $1.6 billion richer.
This is due to the thriving stock market overseen by the Trump administration and boosted by a business-friendly overhaul of the U.S. tax code, which was spearheaded by President Trump. According to Forbes, he refused to “cash in on a market boom he helped propel.”
While the Constitution mandates the president receive a salary amount decided by Congress and thus a sitting commander-in-chief cannot legally refuse it outright, President Trump still did not profit. While keeping one of his earliest campaign promises, he donated the totality of his salary, set at $400, 000 a year or $1.6 million over four years, to various government agencies throughout his presidency.
His first quarterly donation was in the amount of $78,333, which Forbes estimated were his post-tax earnings. This was topped off by an “anonymous” donor to a total of $100,000, which was the same amount President Trump donated every other quarter of his presidency. This suggests he was not only not taking in a salary, but dipping into his own private funds to pay taxes on that salary then donating the pre-tax amount back.
Yet, despite all those financial losses, President Trump said on repeated occasions he had no regrets over making that sacrifice for the sake of the American people.
[TRUMP DID IT RIGHT NOT THE WAY HUNTER BIDEN AND THE BIG GUY JOE BIDEN TOOK THEIR PAYOFFS FROM UKRAINE, CHINA AND RUSSIA WHICH IS WHY JOE IS SELLING OUT THE U.S. TO THOSE COUNTRIES.].
4/12/2021 Biden Calls For Peace And Calm In Minn. Following Officer-Involved Shooting, BLM Riots by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke during a meeting with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan in the Oval Office
of the White House, Monday, April 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Joe Biden called for peace and calm in Minnesota amid the recent officer-involved shooting.
A man raised his fist in the air as he yelled at police donning riot gear at 63rd and Lee Avenues North,
Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
Speaking on the incident Monday, Biden said there is absolutely no justification for violence in protests. He also stated Americans have to wait and see what the investigation into the shooting finds, adding it remains to be determined if it was intentional or not.
Federal resources are already in the area to help keep the peace during the Derek Chauvin trial.
“There are already federal resources, and we have a significant, we’ve spent a significant amount of time on relating to this particular case and dealing with what may be the aftermath of anything that happens with the trial that’s underway,” Biden said. “But there will not be lack of help and support from the federal government if the local authorities believe it’s something that is needed.”
Biden declined to say what outcome he expects to see in the Chauvin trial, instead stating he is hopeful the majority of people in the area will support it.
[WELL JOE BIDEN THE MONSTERS THAT YOUR PARTY CREATED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE ANYMORE BECAUSE YOU DID NOT GIVE THEM ANY POWER IN YOUR ADMINISTRATION AND BECAUSE YOU GAVE IT ALL TO THE FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHICH IS THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT ENTITY WHO IS RUNNING EVERYTHING NOW AND I WILL TAKE FAVOR TO WATCH THEM THE RIOTERS, ETC. BLM AND ANTIFA TEAR DOWN YOUR ADMINISTRATION AS YOU HAVE RELEASED THE ANTI-CHRIST TO COME AFTER YOU NOW SINCE THE EAGLE WITH TWO WINGS IS NOT DOING GOD'S BIDDING ANYMORE AND BABYLON WILL FALL AS PROPHESIED.].
4/12/2021 Mich. Lawsuit Shows Evidence Of Election Fraud, Electronic Vote Tampering by OAN Newsroom
SAVANNAH, GA – FEBRUARY 5: Voters left a precinct after casting their ballots on
January 5, 2008 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
Michigan attorney Matthew DePerno filed a lawsuit, challenging voter fraud and electronic meddling with 2020 elections in his state.
“Our states give access to people to the qualified voter rolls,” DePerno explained. “We believe that the state of Michigan has given over 32 groups access to the qualified voter roll.”
The lawsuit, filed last week, is based off several forensic reports. These reports revealed thousands of ballots were illegally cast for Joe Biden and there was electronic manipulation of votes.
DePerno found more than 66,000 unregistered ballots were counted in nine Michigan counties.
The suit also cited a forensic analysis by James Penrose, who found voting machines illegally used wireless technology to transmit vote totals to third parties.
“That includes Rock the Vote, the Clinton campaign, all of those people have access to the voter roll and can make changes to it at any time,” DePerno said. “Add people to it, take people out. During the election, the night of the election, the day after the election.”
DePerno also cited a report by Cyber Ninjas, who found Dominion voting machines in Antrim County provided unauthorized access to third parties, allowing vote tallies to be changed in real-time. He added this could be direct evidence of votes being switched from President Trump to Biden by foreign countries and Democrat operatives in Washington.
“Based on data, we believe we can identify foreign connections to the particular MAC or IP addresses in particular counties across the state. Interference, foreign interference, even domestic interference from D.C.,” DePerno explained. “Certain people making attacks on counties, on Election Day hitting particular targets and firewalls.”
Additional evidence by Allied Security Operations Group, also cited in the lawsuit, found Dominion machines in Michigan were designed to create systemic fraud and change election outcomes.
“They all have the same vulnerabilities that we’ve found. They have the same backdoors that we’ve found,” DePerno said. “They’re designed intentionally to allow for this type of problem. There’s no reason you couldn’t create or design a system that is secure.”
The lawsuit contains dozens of pages of data from Michigan voting machines, including unauthorized software and the fragments of code that were arguably compromised.
DePerno said this lawsuit will start a domino effect exposing election fraud in other states, and show that Joe Biden’s purported victory was illegitimate.
4/13/2021 Calif. Gun Seller Criticizes Biden’s Ghost Gun Ban by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This Nov. 27, 2019, file photo shows “ghost guns” on display at the headquarters of the
San Francisco Police Department in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
A California gun seller has criticized Joe Biden’s crackdown on self-assembled ghost guns. On Monday, gun store manager Dimitri Karras called the administration’s new gun laws “laughable.”
The Second Amendment supporter made the comments following Biden’s recent actions targeting self-assembled ghost guns and stabilizing braces, which effectively turn pistols into rifles.
Karras contended any ban on firearms or parts drive up gun ownership. He also pointed out how easy it can be to make gun parts by simply using a 3D printer.
“There’s no way you’re going to stop this, there’s nothing you can do about it,” he stated. “This is the reality of the world and 3D printers are real, and I can just go press a button and I can print one of these.”
Meanwhile, Karras also suggested bans on firearms are useless and asserted it seems to be more about the control than actual change.
[THIS IS ANOTHER ATTEMPT OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO JUSTIFY CHANGING THE SECOND AMENDMENT WHICH ALLOWS ALL AMERICANS RIGHTS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AND YOU CAN BUY A TANK IF YOU WANTED TO.].
4/14/2021 Protests Continue For Third Night In Brooklyn Center, Minn. Over Officer-Involved Shooting by OAN Newsroom
Authorities guard a perimeter fence as demonstrators gather on the other side Tuesday, April 13, 2021, outside the Brooklyn Center (Minn.)
Police Department during a protest over Sunday’s shooting death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Violent protests continued in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota for a third night as demonstrators clashed with police following the apparent accidental death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
On Tuesday, more than 1,000 protesters gathered outside the city’s police station, which is now guarded with concrete barriers and a large metal fence. Police declared the protest an “unlawful assembly” and ordered the crowds to disperse.
During a press briefing later that day, Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said more than 60 protestors were arrested for inciting riots and “other criminal behavior.” He stressed law enforcement will not tolerate these types of violent and dangerous demonstrations.
“I would just like to reiterate what other people have said and I’ll say it again, the behaviors that we continue to see are unacceptable and we are not going to tolerate them,” Langer stated.
“Make no mistake about it, we are prepared and we will be back tomorrow,” the police official continued. “And we are not going to tolerate the activities that we’ve seen the past couple of nights in the future either.”
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Center’s police chief and the officer who accidentally shot Wright have both resigned from their positions. The city’s mayor, Mike Elliot, said he hopes the resignations would bring some peace to the community. He added that he will continue to work toward “full accountability under the law.”
“I’m hoping how this will help bring some calm to the community,” Elliot stated. “I think ultimately they want justice, they want full accountability of the law and that’s what we are going to continue to work.”
A curfew was in effect for Brooklyn Center and several surrounding cities from Tuesday 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The National Guard also deployed troops in the region as a precaution against further unrest.
A crowd-dispersal canister explodes beside demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest
the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
[IT IS SAD THAT THESE PEOPLE THINK THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS OKAY IT IS ALL LEADING TO A PURGE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THEY WANT A POLICE FORCE TO BE LIKE THE ONE IN THE MOVIE "DEMOLITION MAN".]
4/14/2021 Mich. Attorney DePerno Says Democrats Are Threatening, Obstructing Election Fraud Lawsuit by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a voter inserts an absentee voter ballot into a drop box in Troy, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan attorney Matthew DePerno said he’s facing threats and obstruction by authorities over his lawsuit detailing evidence of fraud and meddling in last year’s elections.
“This is the state’s top law enforcement officer who comes forward and threatens legislators that if they do their job and act on behalf of their constituents that she will charge them criminally,” he explained. “They’re scared of that, so they have no courage.”
Among the defendants in his lawsuit, DePerno named Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who is backed by George Soros and was allegedly involved in the cover-up of election fraud. The attorney also noted, Democrat officials destroyed some of the election data in violation of federal law.
“And the issue really primarily related to the idea that Sheryl Guy, the clerk in Antrim County, had deleted information off of the Antrim County system on November 4th at 11:03 p.m.,” he explained. “So a lot of the data that we had been looking for in this case was deleted by by her…we felt that substantial detriment to our case.”
DePerno said his office has filed additional subpoenas in nine counties across Michigan seeking election records in line with the law, but Democrat officials are fighting it every inch of the way.
4/14/2021 Republicans Unveil Bill To Block Federal Funding Of Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale listens during a roundtable discussion with veterans and other community members on
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Fort Harrison in Helena, Mont. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R) is moving to block state and local governments from implementing vaccine passports. The Montana lawmaker and 24 other Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent the use of federal funds to pay for such systems.
Earlier this month, the Biden administration said it was not considering plans to mandate vaccine passports, but GOP lawmakers want to ensure that federal money does not go to jurisdictions that propose the idea.
Rosendale said the idea of vaccine passports is terrifying, adding that individuals should make their own health care decisions.
[AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO FORCE AMERICANS TO HAVE SOME DEVICE TO MAKE ALL OF US TO HAVE A GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION.].
4/15/2021 GOP Mounts Fight Against ‘COVID-19 Passports’ by OAN Newsroom
A COVID-19 vaccination card is displayed at the Banning Recreation Center Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Wilmington, Calif. The site
switched from its original plan to use the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 to the Pfizer vaccine. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) is one of many Republicans opposed to the idea of a vaccine passport. He and other like minded people have called it a government overreach and think Americans have the right to decide for themselves if they want a vaccine.
“For those who have the vaccines, what do they have to worry about? Why do they care about someone else who does not have a vaccine?” Hice asked. “If they’re vaccinated they feel safe, that’s their business.”
The credentials would require individuals to show proof of vaccination in order to access businesses or events. Proponents see it as one of the ways to beat the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think particularly for some private sector settings, it could be a really valuable tool,” said New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio (D). “I think government has a role to play in setting it up and making it work.”
Meanwhile, critics argue it would set a dangerous precedent. Hice, along with a group of more than two dozen Republicans, are pushing a bill that would prevent any federal money from going towards the implementation of vaccine passports at the state and local level.
The legislation is unlikely to move through Congress as no Democrats support it, but last week the White House maintained its leaving it up to private businesses and states to decide.
“There will be no federal vaccinations data base and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential,” stated White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Nonetheless, skepticism remains among GOP members of Congress.
“It is no place of the federal government to come in and force people to do it with penalty of not being able to exercise their normal routine life,” Hice argued.
The debate over vaccine passports is just as polarizing among Americans. A new poll by Morning Consult showed that while more than 60 percent of adults approve of a digital document to show they are vaccinated, only 40 percent favor it as a requirement.
New York state has a voluntary vaccine passport program while a growing number of red states like Texas and Florida are barring them all together.
A syringe filled with the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is seen net to a vaccination card at the
Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The challenge facing some states is getting the right information out to people, so they aren’t discouraged from getting vaccinated. Some elected officials think that responsibility partly falls on Big Tech and the media.
“We are going to rely on the science-driven, data-driven,” explained Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez (R). “And often times, unfortunately, some in the media choose to ignore what is the science and data-driven when its not convenient to their narrative.”
Nuñez said their no-mandate approach is working and noted more than 70 percent of the state’s seniors have been vaccinated with an overall 43 percent vaccination rate.
As more vaccine doses become available across the country, it’s a race to herd immunity either by recovering from the virus or getting a vaccine.
4/15/2021 Democrat Lawmakers To Present Plan On Expansion Of Supreme Court by OAN Newsroom
From left, Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.,
hold a news conference outside the Supreme Court to announce legislation to expand the number of seats on the high court,
on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Democrats are putting forward a bill to expand the Supreme Court bench from nine to 13 justices. The legislation is to be unveiled Thursday by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) who is also the chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
The proposal comes less than a week after Joe Biden signed an executive order forming a commission to study the possibility of adding seats to the court. However, Biden, who spent years as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has always expressed opposition to the idea of court packing.
In an interview with a local Iowa station in 2019, he warned that he was not prepared to try and pack the court. Additionally, in a more recent interview from last October, he confirmed his stance again.
Democrats said the bill would restore balance to the Supreme Court, which currently has a conservative majority. Meanwhile, Republicans are against “packing the court” and have warned the move would be a direct assault on the nation’s independent judiciary.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ariz.) also weighed in by saying the bill is an attempt to intimidate the justices into making liberal rulings.
The 36 member commission will hold public meetings to hear from experts as well as interested parties and will have 180 days to complete a report on the issue. However, the legislation is likely to fail in Congress as all Republicans and some moderate Democrats are opposed to the expansion.
4/15/2021 U.S. Intel Warns China Is Advancing Military Power, Sharing Propaganda by OAN Newsroom
Director Avril Haines of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) testifies during a House
Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
U.S. Intelligence officials warned that China is looking to “change global norms” while expanding its technological capabilities and military power.
A new global risk assessment was released by the National Intelligence Office Tuesday, stating the Chinese regime was close to becoming a “near-peer competitor” for the U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines reiterated those claims to the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, also adding that China poses an increasing risk to America’s role in global affairs.
The 27-page report addressed China’s ongoing regional disputes with Taiwan and the India-China border. It also noted that China is likely responsible for the hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system, which targeted thousands of U.S. organizations.
“China is employing a comprehensive approach to demonstrate its growing strength and compel regional neighbors to acquiesce to Beijing’s preferences, including its claims over disputed territory and assertions of sovereignty over Taiwan,” Haines explained. “It also has substantial cyber capabilities that, if deployed, at a minimum can cause localized, temporary disruptions to critical infrastructure inside the United States.”
In addition to advancing their regional power, the report stated China will do everything possible to damage ties between the U.S. and their allies. The country also continues to spread propaganda about its communist politics and is looking for new ways to interfere with democratic elections.
China’s controversial report about the origins of the coronavirus was another warning sign for intelligence officials who said they are still unsure about where the virus came from. The U.S. and 13 other countries have since shared concerns about the report with many claiming it was long overdue and lacked access to complete data or samples.
Officials said the U.S. will have to focus on creating long-term solutions to growing threats not just from China, but other countries like Russia and Iran.
“This insight compels us to broaden our definition of national security, develop and integrate new and emerging expertise into our work, deepen and strengthen our partnerships, and learn to focus on the long-term strategic threats while simultaneously addressing urgent crises,” Haines stated.
Meanwhile, officials said there are thousands of ongoing investigations into China as the threat to the U.S. continues to change.
4/16/2021 Democrats Fight To Pack Supreme Court by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Congressional Democrats introduced controversial legislation Thursday to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13. GOP lawmakers criticized the legislation, known as the Judiciary Act of 2021, for being another push to reverse President Trump’s impact on the nation.
On the contrary, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) called the Supreme Court broken while proposing the bill after President Trump’s appointments gave the court a six to three conservative leaning.
“We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken,” stated the Massachusetts lawmaker. “It is out of balance and it needs to be fixed.”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pointed out this legislation aims to expand the Supreme Court by four seats, which happens to be the same number needed to give Democrats a one seat edge.
“I know Democrats are holding a press conference to announce that they plan to dismantle the government institution in pursuit of their socialist agenda,” stated the Republican lawmaker. “To totally take over another branch of government, to have control purely for a political basis.”
McCarthy also noted that this bill would provide Joe Biden with the power to appoint four justices.
Meanwhile, some Democrats also voiced opposition to the bill. Before the bill was even unveiled, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has no plans of bringing it to the floor.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1994, gave a speech to Harvard Law students cautioning them of court packing consequences. Attorney David Lat explained how Justice Breyer’s speech warned of how a change in the courts could lead to public distrust.
“The point he (Breyer) was trying to make, you just mentioned, is people trust the courts because they see the law and courts as different form just partisan politics,” Lat stated. “And if they just see the courts as an extension of conventional politics, they will trust the courts less.”
Even Biden, while a senator from Delaware, called packing the court a “bonehead idea.”
“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to us Congress and Senate a proposal to pack the court, it was totally within his right to do that,” Biden stated. “He violated no law, he was legalistically correct, but it was a bonehead idea.”
Although Democrats hold the majority in the House, the party reportedly cannot afford more than two oppositions from their own party and would need every senator as well as two independents to take their side.
4/16/2021 Capitol Police IG: Misguidance, Lack Of Training Led To Unprepared Police Force During Jan. 6 Protests by OAN Newsroom
In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, photo, police form a line to try and prevent violent
rioters from storming the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton has called for “cultural changes” to be made amid new reports detailing the short-comings of the agency on January 6.
While testifying before the House Administration Committee Thursday, Bolton said the Capitol Police needs to improve its intelligence gathering, training and operational planning. He added, conflicting information and a lack of training resulted in Capitol Police being unprepared for protesters.
Bolton highlighted the reports while listing flaws within the top ranks and said the agency needs a complete overhaul of training as well as operations.
“The department needs to move away from the thought o f process of a traditional police department and move to a posture of a protective agency,” stated thew Inspector General. “A police department is geared to being reactive for the most part, whereas, a protective agency is postured in their training and planning to be proactive to prevent events such as January 6th.”
According to the reports, police equipment was old and stored badly. Additionally, there was a lack of direction at the Civil Disturbance Unit. Regarding the day of protests, an FBI bulletin warning about the protests did not get sent to leadership until “late in the evening” on January 5.
On top of that, Capitol Police leadership opted against using stronger weapons during the raids out of fear they could be misused and cause life-altering injuries or even death.
“Training has got to be taken seriously,” Bolton stated. “It can’t be an afterthought and that’s where we are kind of stand today.”
As for solutions, the Inspector General told lawmakers the Capitol Police Intelligence Division should be upgraded to a full-scale bureau, which could offer more resources to stop future threats.
“We need an Intelligence Bureau, right now it’s considered an Intelligence Division,” he explained. “It comes down to the Protective Services Bureau, it needs to be full service, comprehensive bureau.”
Bolton said Congress needs to consider serious funding to fix issues within the Capitol Police.
4/16/2021 Intelligence Community Shows Little Confidence In Claims Russia Paid Bounties To Taliban To Attack U.S. Troops by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
The U.S. Intelligence Community has not put very much faith in a report that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to attack U.S. troops in Afghanistan. This information came during a call between a senior Biden administration official and reporters Thursday, who said the Intelligence Community had “low to moderate confidence” in the report.
This assessment shows the Intelligence Community has considered the report “unproven and possibly untrue.” The claims, which were roundly rejected by President Trump when they came to light in July, said Russian intelligence officers sought to encourage Taliban attacks against U.S. coalition personnel in Afghanistan in 2019.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Biden administration announced sanctions against Russia linked to the massive SolarWinds hack. Officials were quick to point out the sanctions were not linked to the bounty claims.
When asked about the Intelligence Community’s assessment, Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted the “low to moderate confidence,” however, didn’t back down on the belief that Russia was somehow involved in attacks in Afghanistan.
“Our Intelligence Community, I should say, assesses that a General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate — GRU, also known as — managed interaction with individuals in Afghan criminal networks,” Psaki said. “We have high confidence in that assessment and the involvement of this GRU’s unit is consistent with Russia’s encouraging attacks against U.S. and coalition personnel in Afghanistan.”
Psaki instead put the burden on the Kremlin to explain the claims. The White House press secretary also walked around a question on whether or not Joe Biden regretted attacking President Trump over the bounties report on the campaign trail.
According to the top military officials at the time the claims came out, the report was “uncorroborated,” but they were looking into the matter.
“That is a unique, discrete piece of information that is not corroborated. I, and the Secretary and many others are taking it serious,” General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated. “We’re gonna get to the bottom of it. When I find out if, in fact, it’s true. And if it is true, we will take action.”
The Pentagon also noted its own intelligence-gathering efforts did not generate the report, noting as late as September it remained uncorroborated. The commander of the U.S. Central Command that same month said he hadn’t seen sufficient evidence to prove Russian officials paid the Taliban.
No further reports verifying the claims were ever released.
According to Psaki and reports, the claims of “bounties” came from “detainee reporting,” which suggests the story may have come from a prisoner telling their jailer what they thought would free them from confinement.
4/17/2021 GOP Pushes Back Against Left-Wing Cancel Culture by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
GOP lawmakers have remained committed to the battle against cancel culture by speaking out against the left-wing movement and drafting legislation to keep “woke businesses” in check.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Twitter is part of what he calls the “high-tech oligarchy.” Gohmert spoke on the House floor Friday and slammed the social media giant over its alleged habit of targeting conservatives on the platform.
He specifically noted the recent suspension of Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe. Gohmert reiterated that Twitter claimed to have taken action against O’Keefe’s account after he allegedly violated its rules on platform manipulation and spam.
The Texas lawmaker suggested it’s an effort to silence opposing viewpoints.
“if you expose the truth about somebody or some entity that Twitter is figuratively in bed with, then Twitter will ban you because they don’t want the truth out there,” Gohmert stated.
Gohmert added, Twitter doesn’t want the truth to get out about Americans being manipulated by Big Tech corporations.
Gohmert’s comments come amid a wave of Republican resistance to Democrat-led cancel culture. The backlash remained mostly aimed at large corporations, such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and the MLB, after all three decided to weigh in on the push for voter integrity in Georgia.
Recent reports detailed a bill sponsored by 29 House Republicans, including Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), seeking to strip the MLB of antitrust protections.
The move stemmed from the League’s decision to pull its All-Star Game from Georgia in protest of the election integrity law. Rep. Jordan himself accused “Big Sports” of working to cancel conservative voices while Boebert said the public has lost trust in the MLB.
Recent reports also detailed a digital ad buy by the Republican State Leadership Committee, which highlighted the effects of left-wing cancel culture. The ad is slated to hit New Jersey as well as Virginia and focuses on what the Committee has the “hypocrisy and self-defeating result of the Democrats cancel culture crusade.”
Along with pointing out Democrat lies about the Georgia voting laws, the ad also made note of how moving the All-Star Game hurts the exact people Democrats have said they’re trying to help.
“Who was hardest hit?” the ad questions. “The concession stand worker planning on overtime. The hotel staff expecting full capacity. The small businesses doing everything they can to survive a pandemic. We must end the cancel culture madness. The left cancelled our jobs. They are coming for yours next.”
According to a poll in early March, 64 percent of Americans believe cultural boycotts pose a threat to freedom in the U.S. and they are showing increasing fatigue with the push to cancel public figures.
4/17/2021 Biden Will Not Remove UN Ambassador After White Supremacy Comments by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 18: Joe Biden looked on in the Oval Office of the White House
September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
[I THINK JOE ABOVE IS THINKING ABOUT THE DAY HE STUPIDLY SAID GUN SHOWS DO NOT DO SECURITY CHECKS TO PURCHASE A GUN AND AS YOU WOULD KNOW IF THAT WAS TRUE NO ONE WOULD GO TO A GUN STORE THEY WOULD JUST GO TO GUN SHOWS AND GET ONE WITHOUT ANY CHECKS AND IF YOU VOTED FOR THIS IDIOT THEN YOU ARE AS STUPID AS HE IS MAILY BECAUSE HE NEVER ANSWERED ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES BECAUSE HE DID NOT KNOW HOW TO ANSWER IT AND AS YOU SEE BELOW THE GLOBALIST SCOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHO IS NOW RUNNING THIS COUNTRY HAS CIRCLE ROUND PSAKI TELLING YOU WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO HEAR - WAKE UP AMERICA AND REBEL OF THIS ILLEGAL TAKEOVER.].
Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Joe Biden has no plans to remove a United Nations ambassador after she claimed white supremacy is weaved into the fabric of America.
During a press briefing on Friday, Psaki said Biden will do nothing after Linda Thomas-Greenfield said “slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.”
Psaki went on to back up the claims, saying there is no question that there has been a history of institutional racism in this country.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki called on a reporter during a press briefing in the
White House in Washington, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
She also cited the ambassador’s decades of experience in foreign service as one of Biden’s reasons to keep her.
“He is proud to have her in that position,” Psaki stated. “She is not only qualified, he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time.”
A reporter said Thomas-Greenfield’s speech touched on similar subject.
4/17/2021 Poll: Majority Of Voters Support Second Amendment by OAN Newsroom
JERSEY CITY – MARCH 25: Lateif Dickerson displays one of his prized pistols at his gun instruction
headquarters on March 25, 2021 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A recent poll found 72 percent of likely voters back the Second Amendment and its protections for Americans who want to own firearms.
According to the data released by McLaughlin and Associates this week, 73.4 percent of respondents have said the founders understood the necessity for law-abiding citizens to legally own firearms.
That same percentage of respondents believe the Second Amendment is one of the most cherished civil rights in the Constitution. A majority of voters have also said enforcement of current gun laws is more important than passing new restrictive legislation.
4/19/2021 Ariz. Senate To Begin 2020 Election Audit This Week by OAN Newsroom
PROVO, UT – NOVEMBER 6: Thousands of ballots sit in boxes on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Arizona’s Senate is preparing to conduct an audit of the presidential votes in the 2020 election.
Last week, Senate President Karen Fann announced a team of officials will meet up on Monday, and the audit will begin Thursday at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Certified auditors will conduct a hand recount of Maricopa County’s more than 2 million ballots, which is set to take up to four weeks.
During an interview with One America News, Fann said the audit is needed to answer thousands of questions and concerns regarding the security of the election.
“Our job here at the Arizona Senate, we are not in the business of overturning an election or decertifying electors or anyone else. That’s not our job. Our job is, we pass election laws,” Fann explained. “It is our job to make sure those laws are followed to the T, that they are always above reproach, and if we find any mistakes, we need to fix it and or report it.”
Fann said the audit will be overseen by a Florida-based security company and will be “independent, bipartisan and true.”
4/19/2021 Biden Signs Memo Banning Federal Use Of ‘Wuhan Virus’ To Refer To COVID-19 by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – Joe Biden sat in the Oval Office as he signed a series of orders at the
White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
In the fight against COVID-19, Joe Biden seems to be prioritizing hollow symbolic gestures over policies with a measurable impact on the welfare and health of American citizens.
Biden signed a memo banning federal agencies from referring to the coronavirus by terms related to its geographic origin, such as China or Wuhan virus.
While no direct mention of President Trump is made, the memo does specifically blame “the actions of political leaders” for “furthering xenophobic sentiments” against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. This is a clear allusion to Biden’s previous attempts to shift focus away from the Trump administration’s achievements in fighting the pandemic towards concerns over political correctness.
“Labelling COVID-19 a foreign virus does not displace accountability for the misjudgments that have been made thus far by the Trump administration. Let me be crystal clear. The coronavirus does not have a political affiliation,” Biden stated. “It will not discriminate based on national origin, race, gender, or zip code.”
Among the sparse number of specific measures dictated by the memo is instructing federal agencies to review the use of these terms in existing policy directives or government publications. This, despite a recent review by CBS News finding “no specific reference to China virus” in any COVID-19 related executive orders issued by President Trump.
Critics pointed out the memo seems to be politically motivated, targeting specific terms employed by President Trump without making any mention of hate crimes against other communities, some of which may have been the victim of hatred stoked by Democrat politicians and left-wing activists.
The year following the election marked a watershed moment in evolving American attitudes towards Russians. According to Gallup in 2016, only 39 percent of Americans viewed Russia as a “critical threat” to the U.S.
By 2019, that number had escalated to 52 percent.
This shift was clearly demarcated by political ideology. In 2016, Gallup found no measurable difference between Democrats and Republicans in their attitudes to Russia. Whereas three years later, 46 percent of Democrats reported believing it to be America’s greatest enemy, compared to only 14 percent of Republicans.
Moreover, the move may be a gift to Chinese attempts at redefining international discourse about the pandemic.
Xi Jinping’s regime has consistently sought to distract attention away from the origins of the virus. Both by the spread of unfounded conspiracy theories claiming it originated outside of China, or even that it was deliberately introduced to Wuhan by the U.S. military, and by directly silencing would-be whistleblowers within the medical profession.
It also blocked the flow of information out of Wuhan during the early stages of the pandemic. This delayed international efforts to combat the outbreak at a crucial time when it could have been contained from spreading across the world, as evidenced by recently surfaced recordings of phone calls by World Health Organization officials.
“We have informally and formally been requesting more epidemiological information,” WHO representative to China Dr. Gauden Galea stated. “Specifically, what was the date of onset of the last case and even that one line of information would have been, already been helpful. But all we are getting in return for that question is, there’s a new update that’s going to come out, they’re working on this. It may be, but then when asked for specifics, we could get nothing.”
According to the Hong Kong based South China Morning Post, which is owned by the Alibaba Group, this act by Biden is playing right into Beijing’s hand.
[LOOKS LIKE JOE BIDEN IS TRYING TO HIDE THE TRUTH OF WHERE THE VIRUS CAME FROM AND IT WILL NOT WORK JOE SINCE THE WHOLE WORLD ALREADY KNOWS IT CAME FROM CHINA SO QUIT TELLING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY TELL YOU TO DO ACT LIKE A PRESIDENT THAT CARES ABOUT AMERICAN PEOPLE INSTEAD OF EVERY ILLEGAL ALIEN AND COVER THE ASSES OF CHINA FOR WHAT EVER REASON THEY ARE HOLDING OVER YOUR COMPROMISED HEAD.].
4/19/2021 Reports: Facebook Gave $3M To Ariz. Officials To Boost ‘Democrat Vote’ by OAN Newsroom
A picture taken on May 14, 2012 in Paris, shows an illustration made with a figurine set up
in front of Facebook’s homepage. (Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)
Election officials in Arizona are suspected of accepting large sums of money from Facebook just ahead of the 2020 election.
“Center for Tech and Civic Life or CTCL, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is dark, refusing to disclose its donors,” said Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center. “We’ve studied the data for Arizona and seven more states, highlights are in my written testimony, but the pattern is simple. It’s more likely to find heavily Democratic jurisdictions and do so disproportionately.”
Arizona state lawmakers found Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook gave $3 million to Maricopa County election officials, allegedly to flip it blue in the 2020 election.
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 11: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee
in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Experts warned left-leaning tech giants are seeking to privatize U.S. elections.
“Everywhere you did have greater turnout in this election versus the 2016 election, but listen to these simple numbers. In the counties that were funded, the Republican votes increased 46 percent more than they increased in the unfunded counties,” Walter explained. “On the Democrat side, the counties that were funded saw an 81 percent better vote increase than the ones that were not funded.”
Analysts found dark money from Facebook and other tech giants could be used to buy votes for Democrat candidates, and such funding violates U.S. federal law.
Arizona lawmakers are now pushing to investigate such activity.
4/19/2021 MyPillow Files $1.6B Countersuit Against Dominion by OAN Newsroom
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 10: Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, spoke during a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump
at the Target Center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
MyPillow launched a $1.6 billion countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems.
CEO Mike Lindell announced the suit in a livestream on his new social media site Frank Speech on Monday. Speaking on the suit, Lindell said its “all about First Amendment rights and free speech.”
Dominion announced a lawsuit against MyPillow in February, alleging Lindell defamed the company when discussing allegations that it’s voting machines were rigged against President Trump.
In the countersuit, MyPillow made a distinction between its company and its CEO, saying Lindell was speaking on his own accord when talking about Dominion and that MyPillow has not engaged in discussion about the 2020 election.
[GOOD JOB DOMINION FOR TAKING HIM TO A COURT SO HE CAN SHOW ALL OF AMERICA THE EVIDENCE IN THE VIDEOS HE HAS ACQUIRED AND SINCE YOU WERE PAID BY THE DEMOCRATS OR GEORGE SOROS AND THE CFR HAVE ALREADY PAID YOU FOR YOUR CORRUPTION.].
4/22/2021 House Pushes Through Legislation To Grant D.C. Statehood by OAN Newsroom
In this April 21, 2021, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joins Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., left, at a news conference
ahead of the House vote on H.R. 51, the Washington, DC Admission Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Proponents of statehood for
Washington, D.C., face a milestone moment in their decades-long movement to reshape the American political map. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A bill seeking to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state has passed in the House. The Democrat-led proposal will head to the Senate after it pushed through in 216-to-208 vote on Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed will “reaffirm the truth that all deserve a voice in our democracy.” However, it faces strong opposition in the upper chamber.br>
Conservatives have long pushed against the granting of statehood to D.C. with many agreeing it’s nothing more than an attempt by the other side to get two more Democrat senators. A nearly identical bill passed the Democrat-controlled House last year, but ultimately failed in the then Republican-controlled Senate.
In a press conference last year regarding the identical bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed his outrage of the Democrat’s attempt to shift the balance in the Senate by adding two more seats for Democrats.
“It would empower the most radical agenda in modern American politics,” he stated. "This is not about enfranchising people, this is about expanding the Senate map to accommodate the most radical agenda that I’ve ever seen since I’ve been up here.”
Democrats claim D.C. statehood is a “fight for racial justice” with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser testifying in last months hearing on the legislation.
“The simple fact is denying American citizens a vote in the body that taxes them goes against the founding principles of this great nation,” said the mayor. “The disenfranchisement of Washingtonians is one of the remaining glaring civil rights and voting rights issues of our time.”
Meanwhile, GOP senators have continued to push back against the idea while characterizing it as nothing more than a political power grab. The ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, congressman James Comer (R-Ky.), said this is Democrats first step toward enacting large-scale re-structuring of U.S. government to fit a left-wing agenda.
This also comes as 22 Republican attorneys general sent a letter to Joe Biden and congressional leaders arguing the proposed legislation is unconstitutional and bad policy. Additionally, they warned the move would create an uneven balance of power and effectively turn Washington, D.C. into a “super state” that can overrule the democratic will of other states.
If the statehood bill, known as H.R.51, now faces a long-shot bid to overcome Republican opposition in the narrowly divided Senate.
4/22/2021 Rudy Giuliani: Voting Machines Are Built To Be Manipulated by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo shows a sample ballot on a Dominion Voting machine in Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Rudy Giuliani recently doubled down on his claims of fraud and meddling in the 2020 presidential election. In an interview Wednesday, he commented on the ongoing ballot audit in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Giuliani highlighted the fact that election officials claimed not a single illegal immigrant voted in the state’s elections. He maintained this is impossible, adding there had to be at least 40,000 or 50,000 illegal immigrants who cast ballots.
The former New York mayor also drew attention to the many questions surrounding the voting machine security.
“These machines are machines that, first of all, were built to be manipulated,” he asserted. “We’re going to have the audit; we are going to get the results and we’ll see.”
Giuliani also accused Democrats of pushing a social justice agenda in order to rake in more votes.
4/22/2021 President Trump: Dems Won’t Be Allowed To Steal Elections Again, Says Team Trump Advancing Effort To Secure Election Integrity by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
President Trump said his team is advancing the effort to secure election integrity, adding that Democrats will not be able to steal the elections in 2022 and 2024.
“The question I get asked more than any other question is: ‘Can you assure us that our vote in 2022 and 2024 will count?’ And we will assure you, we’ll never let that happen again,” President Trump noted. “And we haven’t stopped working on that. By the way, we’re not stopping.”
The 45th President addressed a cheering crowd in Mar-a-Lago Thursday alongside Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. President Trump went on to say, the 2020 elections were stolen and the Democrats know it.
President Trump added, while his main focus is taking back the House and the Senate in 2022 midterms, he’s still seriously considering running in 2024.
4/23/2021 CEO OF Cyber Ninja, Former Ariz. Secy. Of State Hold Press Conference On Ballot Audit In Phoenix by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Maricopa County elections officials count ballots in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
The Arizona ballot audit has begun with election officials poised and ready to oversee the hand recount of more than 2.1 million ballots.
Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan spoke to reporters at the Veteran Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday night to explain how auditors will accurately verify each ballot.
Bennett opened the conference by dispelling left-wing talking points and reiterating that the procedures were the focus and not the opinions of anyone involved.
Logan touched upon the cameras located around the arena. He showed the press the positions of all nine cameras stationed around the coliseum, which are all tasked with the purpose of ensuring accountability of the process.
FILE–Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett speaks at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
Logan then walked the press through their forensic audit system step-by-step while noting this forensic audit is beyond fool proof. He said protocols are in place to ensure that the integrity of the presidential and senatorial elections in Maricopa County is maintained.
John Brakey, the co-founder of Audit USA, said the count was necessary to help reestablish America’s trust in the electoral process while dismissing claims that counting ballots was in any way a violation of the right to a secret vote.
The presser got a bit heated when a reporter started accusing Logan of using a double standard by checking the auditors social media for potential political affiliation or opinion on the election while routinely posting about election fraud on his social media. The unnamed reporter’s attempt to catch Logan off-guard was quickly dismissed.
Logan said he will be more than happy to prove the system is non-partisan, adding he simply wants a free and fair election. In the meantime, auditors will be sifting through the more than 2 million ballots over the next six weeks to finally get to the truth of what happened in November.
Tune in to One America News for LIVE reports throughout the weekend. Also, visit http://oann.com for LIVE feeds from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix!
[THIS ACTION IS SCARING THE LEFT IN THAT THE RESULTS COULD CONFIRM THAT ELECTION CORRUPTION OCCURRED AND COULD CAUSE IT TO BE DONE IN OTHER STATES WHICH WOULD CAUSE THEM TO ATTACK THEM AS THEY HAVE NEVER STOPPED DOING IT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE IN POWER FOR DECADES.].
4/23/2021 Report: USPS Monitoring Americans’ Social Media Posts by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, mail delivery vehicles are parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
A recent report reveals the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) seems to be spying on Americans’ social media posts.
Yahoo News published parts of a government bulletin on Wednesday, which details a section of Postal Service’s law enforcement arm known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (ICOP).
According to the document, ICOP monitors “inflammatory” posts made by those planning protests. The surveillance effort involves analysts combing through social media sites looking for posts deemed threatening, which are then sent to other government agencies.
Political commentator Glenn Beck said he is disappointed, but not surprised to find out the Postal Service is spying on American citizens.
The USPS has issued a general statement about ICOP and claimed it’s set up to assess threats to its own employees. Meanwhile, 30 Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Postmater General Louis DeJoy demanding answers. An Oversight Committee hearing on the matter occur be in the near future.
4/23/2021 President Trump: Dems Won’t Be Allowed To Steal Elections Again by OAN Newsroom
GOLDEN, CO – OCTOBER 29: President Donald Trump addressed a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the
Jefferson County Fairgrounds October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Trump assured his supporters that his team is advancing the effort to secure election integrity, adding that Democrats will not be able to steal the elections in 2022 and 2024.
“The question I get asked more than any other question is ‘can you assure us that our vote in 2022 and 2024 will count?’ and we will assure you, we’ll never let that happen again and we haven’t stopped working on that,” President Trump stated. “By the way, we’re not stopping.”
Trump addressed a cheering crowd in Mar-a-Lago alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 26: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference
at the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
He focused heavily on the election, saying the Democrats know the new administration is fraudulent.
“You know the election was a terrible situation, terrible things happened, at 10:30 in the evening that election was over,” President Trump said. “And at 8:00 in the morning, it looked like they had stolen it and rigged it.”
The 45th President touted the policies enacted while he was in office, talking about his administration’s work to secure U.S. borders.
“We had the most secure border in the history of our country. We built almost 500 miles of wall. Brilliantly, even though the contracts were all done and they were getting ready to complete the wall, they said first day, stop building the wall, and now they want to start building it again,” President Trump stated. “Good luck with those contractors by the way.”
He went on to slam the current administration, saying America is heading in the wrong direction.
“It’s a very sad thing that’s happening. Our country in a very short period of time has lost the respect of the rest of the world and from the rest of the world,” President Trump said. “Nobody’s ever talked to us the way we’re being spoken to right now.”
Trump added while his main focus is taking back the House and the Senate in 2022 midterms, he’s still seriously considering running in 2024.
4/23/2021 President Trump: Results Of Ariz. Ballot Audit Will Be Startling by OAN Newsroom
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – SEPTEMBER 06: Donald Trump paused during a campaign event
September 6, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Trump weighed in on the ballot audit in Maricopa County, Arizona. In a statement on Friday, the 45th President thanked the Republican State Senators from Arizona for their work in exposing fraud in the state.
He questioned why Democrats are so desperate to stop the audit, and predicted “the results will be startling.”
Trump went on to highlight the continuous live coverage of the recount and examination on OAN, telling viewers where to watch.
[THE DEMOCRATS ARE SO SCARED THAT THEY WILL EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY THROWING THE COURTS AT ARIZONA.].
4/24/2021 Limited Seating For Biden’s First Address To Congress by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)
Joe Biden’s first address to Congress will feature limited seating. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced there will be a restricted number of in-person attendees at Biden’s address to Congress Wednesday.
Additionally, most White House staffers are expected to view the event remotely. The chamber is expected to seat roughly 200 people this year due to pandemic protocols and security precautions.
WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 8: The U.S. House of Representatives chamber is seen December 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. Members of the media
were allowed access to film and photograph the room for the first time in six years. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
“There will be a limited number of people who are in the Capitol and limited number that will be determined by the Speaker’s Office in terms of who will attend and who will have to watch virtually,” Psaki said. “Most of our staff, if not all of our staff, will be watching virtually. In terms of whether Dr. Biden will physically be there in person, I’ll have to check on that.”
The Office of the First Lady will confirm if Dr. Jill Biden will be attending the speech in-person.
[I GUESS THEY FINALLY FOUND A LARGE ENOUGH TELEPROMPTER TO PUT IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM WITH LARGE LETTERS TO BE BIG ENOUGH FOR JOE BIDEN TO SEE AND READ WHAT THEY WANT HIM TO SAY BECAUSE HE WOULD ONLY LAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE HE WOULD RAMBLE UNINTELLIGNTLY WITH STORIES OF HIS YOUTH AT HIS 4 MONTH DELAY TO SPEAK TO CONGRESS AND I EXPECT ALL THE REPUBLICANS TO COME IN WITH STACKS OF PAPER AND TEAR THEM UP DURING THE SPEECH SINCE THAT SEEMS TO BE RESPECTABLE TO THEE BUT NOT FOR ME.]
4/24/2021 President Trump Urges Ariz. Gov. Ducey To Provide More Support For Audit by OAN Newsroom
CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 21: Donald Trump delivered a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National
Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
45th President Trump released a statement calling on Arizona’s governor to provide more support for the elections audit in his state.
In a statement on Saturday, Trump said the Republican Party is calling on Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) to immediately provide large scale security for those performing the review. He went on to say Ducey will be held responsible for their safety and state police or the National Guard should be deployed to protect the area.
Trump finished by saying the Democrats don’t want to have the information around the audit revealed, and they will do anything to stop it.
4/25/2021 FBI: Someone Could’ve Paid For Seth Rich’s Murder, Releases ‘Seth Rich Files’ by OAN Newsroom
(YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images)
The FBI released the records of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, which the agency had previously claimed didn’t exist. The FBI documents, released over the weekend, appear to show that an undisclosed entity either wanted to pay or actually paid a lot of money to get Seth Rich killed.
The files show that top DOJ officials met in 2018 to discuss Rich’s murder and investigators found no suspicious conduct by Rich before he died.
Rich was shot dead in front of his Washington D.C. home in 2016.
Democrats and mainstream media have baselessly dismissed Rich’s murder as a “conspiracy theory” and claimed it was a robbery, although none of his valuable items was taken. However, FBI documents appear to suggest Rich could have been a victim of foul play tied to D.C. politics.
“The area within the DNC where Seth Rich was working was one where he would have had access and been able to see what the Democrat Party was doing, [and] just as it happened in 2020, was happening in 2016 election,” Debbie Georgatos, host of ‘America, Can We Talk?’ said. “Which was the electronic manipulation of voter tabulation software, or, in plain English: Electronic manipulation of votes.”
Rich died over an hour after he was gunned down.
The FBI confirmed he had been heavily intoxicated at the time he was shot, and because of that, he was not able to assist the police before he succumbed to his injuries.
The FBI also noted, someone took Rich’s laptop after his murder, but it’s unclear if any files were deleted from it.
Attorneys are now demanding the FBI hand over more than 1,000 remaining federal documents related to Rich’s murder investigation, but it remains to be seen whether or not the Bureau will comply.
The history of this subject
The following was found at https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/03/08/democrat-rep.-adam-schiff-met-cohen-ten-hours-prior-testimony
3/8/2019 Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff Met With Cohen for TEN Hours Prior to Testimony by Bonchie, Redstate.
Former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified before the House publicly at the end of February. While promoted as a coming “bombshell,” it quickly fizzled into nothing but petty sniping, even as CNN and their cohorts desperately tried to latch onto anything they could. You can read a breakdown by RedState contributor Elizabeth Vaughn here.
Here is the first article about the above issue:
[THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS A NEW ITEM THAT COVERS A POSSIBLE EXAMPLE OF MORE DEMOCRATIC COVER UPS WHICH IS STILL GOING ON EVEN TODAY]
Peter W. Smith died May 14, 2017, an American investment banker who had a 40-year career managing corporate acquisitions and venture investments and he was active in Republican politics. In 1998, he was identified as a major financial supporter of the 1993 Troopergate story, in which several Arkansas state troopers accused U.S. President Bill Clinton of having carried out sexual dalliances while he was Governor of Arkansas. So he had already teed of the Clintons.<
br> In 2017, he confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that he had tried in 2016 to contact computer hackers, including Russian hackers, in an attempt to obtain opposition research material to use against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Ten days after speaking to the paper, he committed suicide in a Minnesota hotel room, citing ill health.
In May 2017 Smith told the Wall Street Journal that he had been actively involved, during the 2016 presidential election campaign, in trying to obtain emails he believed had been deleted from Hillary Clinton's computer server. In that quest he contacted several known hacker groups, including some Russian groups. He claimed he was working on behalf of Trump campaign advisor Mike Flynn, but that connection has not been confirmed. He was shown some information but was not convinced it was genuine, and suggested the hackers give it to WikiLeaks instead.
Longtime Republican activist Peter W. Smith raised at least $100,000 from unidentified donors for a "scholarship fund…for Russian students" as part of an effort to obtain emails stolen by hackers from Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Smith’s activities were first reported by the Journal in 2017, when federal investigators first began zeroing in on his financial transactions to determine whether he had paid any members of the Russian government as part of the effort. Smith’s activities have reportedly warranted special scrutiny because the opposition researcher himself is said to have told acquaintances he was working with Michael Flynn, who was then a top adviser to candidate-Trump and later went on to become one of the first former Trump aides to be indicted in Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation.
New details revealed by the Journal on Sunday suggest Smith’s activities were far more extensive than previously known and may very well have involved Russian figures. Smith is said to have collected at least $100,000 from four wealthy donors and gone to great lengths to keep their identities secret, using encrypted email accounts and having his associates communicate with him by using the “Draft” folder in a Gmail account they all shared under the pseudonym “Robert Tyler.” Another $50,000 that went toward the so-called “Clinton Email Reconnaissance Initiative” was provided by Smith himself, according to the report, though it was not immediately clear if he acquired the money from other individuals.
One email reportedly referenced plans to give part of the money raised to a scholarship fund for Russian students. “This $100k total with the $50k received from you will allow us to fund the Washington Scholarship Fund for the Russian students for the promised $150K,” the Journal quoted the email as saying. The writer was identified only as “Rob,” and there does not appear to be any scholarship fund with that name offering assistance to Russian students. The email went on to include the cryptic message: “The students are very pleased with the email releases they have seen, and are thrilled with their educational advancement opportunities.” The email reportedly came shortly after WikiLeaks began releasing hacked Democratic emails.
The new details gleaned from Smith’s emails come after the arrest of accused Russian spy Maria Butina, who prosecutors say was brought to D.C. under the guise of “studying” but was actually busy infiltrating the NRA and Republican political groups as part of a covert Kremlin influence campaign. Butina’s activities were allegedly overseen by Alexander Torshin, a Russian central bank official previously actively in a cultural exchange program for students that federal investigators warned was actually a recruitment operation for Russian intelligence.
It was not immediately clear if federal investigators saw any link between Butina and Smith’s efforts.
Smith’s estate has reportedly provided documents to Mueller’s team as investigators continue to look into his activities, and his hard drives have been given to the Senate and House intelligence committees for their own investigations into Russian election interference. Documents reviewed by the Journal also showed that some of Smith’s associates were interviewed by federal investigators over the summer.
The opposition researcher took his own life in a Minnesota hotel room less than two weeks after speaking to the Journal in May 2017. Police in Minnesota have said there is no evidence to suggest anything other than suicide, and that Smith left behind a series of notes referencing health problems and a soon-to-expire life insurance policy.
“NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER - ALL SELF INFLICTED,” one of the notes read, according to The Chicago Tribune.
[NOW FOR THE NEXT WONDER IF IT IS TRUE STORY OR A COVER UP AS IT IS STILL GOING ON EVEN TODAY].
, The murder of Seth Rich occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Rich died from two gunshot wounds to the back, and the robbers did not take his watch or walalet. So was it a hit or not?
The 27-year-old Rich was an employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and his murder spawned several right-wing conspiracy theories, including the false claim that Rich had been involved with the leaked DNC emails in 2016, contradicted by the law enforcement branches that investigated the murder. It was also contradicted by the July 2018 indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence agents for hacking the e-mail accounts and networks of Democratic Party officials and by the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion the leaked DNC emails were part of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Fact-checking websites like PolitiFact.com, Snopes.com, and FactCheck.org stated that these theories were false and unfounded. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post wrote that the promotion of these conspiracy theories was an example of fake news.
Rich's parents condemned the conspiracy theorists and said that these individuals were exploiting their son's death for political gain, and their spokesperson called the conspiracy theorists "disgusting sociopaths." They requested a retraction and apology from Fox News after the network promoted the conspiracy theory, and sent a cease and desist letter to the investigator Fox News used. The investigator stated that he had no evidence to back up the claims which Fox News attributed to him. Fox News issued a retraction, but did not apologize or publicly explain what went wrong. In return, the Rich family sued Fox News in March 2018 for having engaged in "extreme and outrageous conduct" by fabricating the story defaming their son and thereby intentionally inflicting emotional distress on them. The judge dismissed the suit in August 2018, ruling that - while "he symphathized with Mr. Rich’s parents" - they had not been personally defamed by the story and that the network’s conduct did not meet the high legal standard required for their claim.
Right-wing conspiracy theories began circulating in the days following Rich's death, including false claims that his murder was connected to the DNC email leak of 2016, or the FBI's investigation of the Clinton Foundation. A post on Twitter before Rich's memorial service originated the idea that his killing was a political assassination. Subsequently, the conspiracy theory was spread on the subreddit/r/The Donald, and on July 29, 2016, the website Heat Street reported on these Reddit posts. Reddit users attempted to tie the homicide to prior "Clinton Body Count" conspiracy theories. The conspiracy theory was later popularized by Donald Trump political adviser Roger Stone via his Twitter account.
According to British journalist Duncan Campbell, the Russian intelligence agency, GRU, tried to implicate Rich as the source of the stolen DNC emails, in order to draw attention away from themselves. Datestamps on the DNC files were altered to show the data had been obtained on July 5, 2016, five days before Rich's death, and the timezone was changed to Eastern Time, within which Washington, D.C. falls. Guccifer 2.0, the alleged GRU front that provided the emails to Wikileaks, then reported that Rich had been their source. Based partly on their acceptance of the false dates, some experts then concluded that the emails had been copied in the DNC offices, and had not been hacked from outside.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, fueled the speculation in an interview with Nieuwsuur [Dutch current affairs television program produced for the NPO by the public broadcasters NOS and NTR] published on August 9, 2016, which touched on the topic of risks faced by WikiLeaks' sources. Unbidden, Assange brought up the case of Seth Rich. When asked directly whether Rich was a source, Assange nodded, then said "we don't comment on who our sources are." Subsequent statements by WikiLeaks emphasized that the organization was not naming Rich as a source, as they do with other leaks. For context, Assange was well-known as a longtime critic of Clinton, and it subsequently came to light that WikiLeaks communicated with the Trump campaign over other issues, casting doubt on Assange's motives.
In April 2018, Twitter direct messages revealed that even as Assange was suggesting publicly that WikiLeaks had obtained emails from Seth Rich, Assange was trying to obtain more emails from the hacker Guccifer 2.0, who was at the time suspected of being linked to Russian intelligence. BuzzFeed described the messages as "the starkest proof yet that Assange knew a likely Russian government hacker had the Democrat leaks he wanted. And they reveal the deliberate bad faith with which Assange fed the groundless claims that Rich was his source, even as he knew the documents' origin." WikiLeaks' supporters on social media argued Assange's actions were consistent with WikiLeaks' mission.
Spread by social media and right wing
These conspiracy theories were promoted by .
The same venues that fomented the false Pizzagate conspiracy theory helped to promulgate the Seth Rich murder conspiracy theories, and each shared similar features. Both were promoted by individuals subscribing to far-right politics, and by campaign officials and individuals appointed to senior-level national security roles by Donald Trump.
After prior coordination on Facebook, each theory was spread on Twitter by automated bots using a branded hashtag, with the goal of becoming a trending topic. Both the Pizzagate conspiracy theory and the Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory were spread in the subreddit forum /r/The Donald. In both conspiracy theories, the promoters attempted to shift the burden of proof — asking others to attempt to disprove their claims, without citing substantiated evidence. Slate's Elliot Hannon called the claims about Seth Rich a "PizzaGate-like conspiracy theory surrounding Rich's death," The Huffington Post described it as "the 'alt-right' idiocy of Pizzagate all over again," NPR's David Folkenflik said Fox News coverage of it "evokes the pizza-gate terrible allegations utterly unfounded," and Margaret Sullivan wrote for The Washington Post: "The Seth Rich lie has become the new Comet Ping Pong ... Crazy, baseless and dangerous."
The conspiracy theories have been debunked by law enforcement, as well as by fact-checking websites like PolitiFact.com, Snopes.com,and FactCheck.org. [not in citation given]
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia described the murder as related to a bungled attempted robbery, and said "the assertions put forward by Mr. Wheeler are unfounded." The FBI told PolitiFact.com that the MPD was investigating the homicide.
Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said the police had no information suggesting a connection between Rich's death and data obtained by WikiLeaks.
People who worked with Rich said he was not an expert computer hacker helping to leak information to foreigners.
Andrew Therriault, a data scientist who had mentored Rich, said although he had recently been working as a programmer, this "wasn't his background," and another co-worker said Rich was very upset when he heard hackers associated with Russian intelligence services had broken into the DNC computers and could be interfering with the election.
Rich family representative, Brad Bauman, responding to the conspiracy theorists' claim that the FBI was investigating the case said, "The FBI is not now and has never been a party to this investigation."
FactCheck.org analyzed statements by Newt Gingrich related to the conspiracy theory, where Gingrich said Rich "apparently was assassinated" subsequent to "having given WikiLeaks something like ... 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments." FactCheck.org determined this claim was "unsupported" and determined "there's no evidence for his claim."
PolitiFact.com said the assertion that Rich gave emails to WikiLeaks is a "baseless claim," concluding "Gingrich and others are talking about an unfounded conspiracy theory as if it's a matter of fact. It is far from it. We rate his claim Pants on Fire." In a separate analysis, PolitiFact.com concluded:
"There's no evidence there's any link between Rich and WikiLeaks. The FBI has indirectly denied investigating the case, which Washington police consider a robbery gone wrong."
Snopes.com looked into the matter and stated: "We were able to confirm the FBI is not investigating Rich's murder — it is an MPD investigation." Snopes contacted a spokesman for the Washington, D.C. mayor's office, who said, "All claims made by Mr. Wheeler are false and take fake news to a whole new level. The family deserves better and everyday MPD continues to work diligently to solve this case." Snopes rated the claim "DNC staffer Seth Rich sent 'thousands of leaked e-mails' to WikiLeaks before he was murdered" as "False."
The fabrications were described as fake news and falsehoods by The New York Times. The New York Times cited the conspiracy theories as an example of the persistence of false claims, concluding: "fake news dies hard." The Los Angeles Times called the conspiracy theories "unsubstantiated rumors."
The Washington Post cited the conspiracy theories as an example of the power of fake news to spread virally online. The paper used the example as a case study of the persistence of fake news, and found that television news media can be a soft target for such false stories. The Washington Post further found that the proliferation of fake news via Facebook had decreased, but remained powerful on Twitter due to spread via online bots. They found that the conspiracy theories with the largest potential to spread on the Internet were those that held attraction for both the alt-right movements and the political left wing. The Washington Post concluded that even if a particular false story had been sufficiently debunked, such fact-checking was unable to stop the spread of the falsehoods online.
Fox News retracted reporting of uncorroborated story
On May 15, 2017, Fox 5 DC (WTTG) reported the uncorroborated and later largely retracted claims by Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor and former homicide detective, that there was evidence Seth Rich had contacted WikiLeaks and that law enforcement were covering this up; claims that were never independently verified by Fox. The next day, Fox News published a lead story on its website and provided extensive coverage on its cable news channel about what it later said were Wheeler's uncorroborated claims about the murder of Seth Rich; in the lead story Fox News removed from their website a few days later, they stated that Wheeler's claims had been "corroborated by a federal investigator who spoke to Fox News." In reporting these claims, the Fox News report re-ignited conspiracy theories about the killing. According to NPR, within a day of the original Fox report, "Google searches for Rich had overtaken searches for James Comey, even amid continuous news about the former FBI director's conversations with Trump." The Washington Post's Callum Borchers noted Fox News chose to lead with this story at a time when most other media outlets were covering Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russia.
Other news organizations revealed Wheeler was a Donald Trump supporter, a paid Fox News contributor, and according to NBC News had "developed a reputation for making outlandish claims, such as one appearance on Fox News in 2007 in which he warned that underground networks of pink pistol-toting lesbian gangs were raping young women." The Washington Post noted it is "rare for a news organization to have such a close relationship with the people it is covering," as Wheeler was "playing three roles at once: as a Fox source, as a paid contributor to the network and as a supposedly independent investigator of the murder." When Wheeler appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News shows, these multiple roles were not disclosed to viewers. After Wheeler's Fox News interview on May 15, 2017, Brad Bauman, a communications professional and spokesman for the Rich family, said the family was asking Fox News and the Fox affiliate to retract their reports and apologize for damaging their son's legacy.
The family spokesperson, the Washington, D.C. police department, the Washington, D.C. mayor's office, the FBI, and law enforcement sources familiar with the case all disputed Wheeler's claims. The family said, "We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth's murderers." Bauman criticized Fox News for its reporting, saying he believed that the outlet was motivated by a desire to deflect attention from the Trump-Russia story: "I think there's a very special place in hell for people that would use the memory of a murder victim in order to pursue a political agenda."
Later that day, Wheeler told CNN he had no evidence that Rich had contacted Wikileaks. Wheeler claimed that Fox had presented his quotes misleadingly and that he only learned about the possible existence of the evidence from a Fox News reporter. Despite this, Sean Hannity's show and Fox & Friends continued to promote the conspiracy theory for the remainder of the week. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Geraldo Rivera took part in spreading the conspiracy. Hannity had on his program Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, who said the organization filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents from Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, and from the Metropolitan Police. Sean Hannity furthermore promoted the uncorroborated claims of Kim Dotcom, a New Zealand resident sought by the United States on fraud charges who claimed without evidence that Rich had been in contact with him before his death. Fox News host Julie Roginsky was critical of the conspiracy theory peddlers, stating on Twitter and on her television show: "The exploitation of a dead man whose family has begged conspiracy theorists to stop is really egregious. Please stop." Fox News was also criticized by conservative outlets, such as the Weekly Standard, National Review, and Red State, and conservative columnists, such as Jennifer Rubin, Michael Gerson, and John Podhoretz. In September 2017, NPR noted that Fox News had yet to apologize for its false story or explain what went wrong; "When a story of this scale crumbles, most news organizations feel obligated to explain what happened and why. Not so far at Fox."
Cease and desist letter and retraction
On May 19, 2017, an attorney for the Rich family sent a cease and desist letter to Wheeler.
Fox News issued a retraction of the story on May 23, 2017 and removed the original article, and did not apologize or specify what went wrong or how it did so. Despite this, Hannity, who pushed the theory, remained unapologetic, saying "I retracted nothing" and "I am not going to stop trying to find the truth." In their May 23 statement, Fox News said, "The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed." Media ethics writer Kelly McBride criticized the retraction as "woefully inadequate," writing that it did not specify exactly what was inaccurate, or provide correct information in place of the retracted story.
On May 23, 2017, Sean Hannity stated on his television program that he would cease discussing the issue. Hannity said his decision to cease commenting on the matter was related to the family of the murder victim: "Out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing the matter at this time." In the same statement wherein he promised to cease discussion of the topic, he vowed to pursue facts in the future: "I promise you I am not going to stop trying to find the truth." Several advertisers including Crowne Plaza Hotels, Cars.com, Leesa Mattress, USAA, Peloton and Casper Sleep pulled their marketing from his program on Fox News. Crowne Plaza Hotels later said that it was not their policy to advertise on political commentary shows, and had not been aware of their sponsorship of the show. USAA soon returned to advertising on Fox News after receiving customer input.
On August 1, 2017, Rod Wheeler, the private investigator hired by Butowsky who was the first to claim links between Seth Rich's murder and the DNC hack on Fox, but who later appeared to retract his claims, filed a lawsuit (Case 1:17-cv-05807 Southern District of New York), in which 21st Century Fox, the Fox News Channel, Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman and Ed Butowsky are named as defendants, stating that quotes attributed to him in the original Fox News piece were fabricated. The lawsuit also alleges that the fabricated quotes were included in the Fox News story at the urging of the Trump White House.
Text messages and audio apparently supporting this assertion were included in the filing of the lawsuit. About a month before the story was aired on Fox News, Wheeler and Butowsky met at the White House with the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to review the planned story on Seth Rich's murder. After talking to Wheeler and Butowsky, Zimmerman sent Wheeler a draft of a story without any quotes from Wheeler on May 11. On May 14 Butowsky texted Wheeler saying "Not to add any more pressure but the president just read the article. He wants the article out immediately. It's now all up to you. But don't feel the pressure." Butowsky also left a voicemail for Wheeler which said "We have the full, uh, attention of the White House on his. And tomorrow, let's close this deal, whatever we've got to do." Butowsky said Seymour Hersh confirmed a link between Rich and the FBI. Hersh confirmed the conversation with Butowsky but told NPR the link was "gossip" and that Butowsky exaggerated its significance.
In an email to Fox News Butowsky also wrote about the purpose behind the Seth Rich story: "One of the big conclusions we need to draw from this is that the Russians did not hack our computer systems and ste[a]l emails and there was no collusion (between) Trump and the Russians." He also instructed Wheeler that "[T]he narrative in the interviews you might use is that you and [Zimmerman's] work prove that the Russians didn't hack into the DNC and steal the emails and impact our elections ... If you can, try to highlight this puts the Russian hacking story to rest."
When the story aired on Fox News, it included supposed quotes from Wheeler and was written as if the accusations against the DNC came from him. Wheeler alleges that the quotes were fabricated and should not have been attributed to him.
In later recordings Butowsky told Wheeler that the claims being attributed to him were false but says that "One day you're going to win an award for having said those things you didn't say." He also says "I know that's not true, if I'm under oath, I would say I never heard him say that."
In May 2017, Seth Rich's brother Aaron Rich issued a statement saying, "We simply want to find his killers and grieve. Instead, we are stuck having to constantly fight against non-facts, baseless allegations, and general stupidity to defend my brother's name and legacy."
The family spokesperson said "At this point, only people with transparent political agendas or sociopaths are still perpetuating Seth Rich conspiracies."
His parents authored a piece in The Washington Post on May 23, 2017 titled: "We're Seth Rich's parents. Stop politicizing our son's murder," in which they wrote:
We are asking you to please consider our feelings and words. There are people who are using our beloved Seth's memory and legacy for their own political goals, and they are using your outrage to perpetuate our nightmare. We ask those purveying falsehoods to give us peace, and to give law enforcement the time and space to do the investigation they need to solve our son's murder.
In March 2018, Rich's family filed a lawsuit against Fox News, Fox reporter Malia Zimmerman, and Fox contributor Ed Butowsky, for publishing a news report about Seth Rich. The suit alleges that the report fueled conspiracy theories about Rich's death and caused the family emotional distress. Judge George B. Daniels dismissed the lawsuit in August 2018, ruling that, although it was reasonable for plaintiffs to believe their son's death was being used for political purposes, the plaintiffs failed to allege "intentional infliction" of emotional distress on the part of defendants, as that standard is determined under New York state law: "defamatory statements to news outlets 'fall well short of meeting the high standards for extreme and outrageous conduct.' They would have had to prove more extreme and persistent distress under the law."
Also in March 2018, Aaron Rich filed a lawsuit against Butowsky, Couch, America First Media, and The Washington Times for suggesting he had played a role in the purported theft of emails from the DNC. On October 1, 2018, as part of a settlement they had reached with Aaron Rich, The Washington Times retracted the relevant articles and issued an apology to Rich and his family.
[MY COMMENTS: I agree with the family wanting to lay it to rest, so I put this here for review since I have noticed recently that it is being brought up again associated with Luke Rosiak.
In Rosiak's book: "Obstruction of Justice: How the Deep State Risked National Security to Protect the Democrats" about the real foreign hacking and collusion, and the book that exposes corruption in the FBI, DOJ and Congress, which includes Nancy Pelosi, Jeff Sessions, then Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., former chair of the Democratic National Committee, who used Perkins Coie an international law firm headquartered in Seattle, and the last individual is Imran Awan, a former IT administrator for members of Congress, employed by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, after being banned from the House network since February 2, 2017. Capitol Police say they tossed Imran and his associates off the House network after he provided them with fraudulent data of what was supposed to be a copy of the data on the House Democratic Caucus’ server—a-server Imran was accessing against House rules as he moved data from the many Democrats in the House he and his associates worked for Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California to another server and deleted the information off the original and provided a fake computer hard drive in place of it and he has not been punished for that action. Apparently Becerra was paying Awan's family $30,000 on top of Awan's salary without any explanation in hiding a massive violation.
In July 2017, Imran was arrested on bank fraud charges as part of a federal investigation who leaked some of that information, and hacking of the Democratic National Committee server in 2015 and 2016, which the U.S. intelligence community concluded Russia was responsible for as seen at http://www.tesla-motors-cronyism.com/index.php?post/Tom-Steyer-and-Margie-Sullivan%3A-Billionaire-Democratic-Donors%2C-Fusion-GPS-Clients-And-Hillary-s-Special-Friends. President Donald Trump called for Awan to be investigated for espionage and not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. Days after Awan was cleared of espionage accusations, all of which have been proved to be without foundation by the FBI and the Department of Justice.
All of this was connected to Hillary Clinton's campaign, as millions of dollars of cash was flowing to the Clinton Foundation amid a Russian Uranium Deal during April 23, 2015, which was supposed to be for the U.N HIV victims in the third world and was used to steal the election by rigging the election against Bernie Sanders.
And continued into Hillary's private server with Classified information on it had 33,000 emails deleted off of it but the FBI found 110 classified documents on it that led FBI James Comey to say foreign operatives likely accessed that information, which started the WikiLeaks issue, and soon after Clinton, which Operation Research, spearheaded a Dossier to get a FISA warrant approval to start spying under surveillance on Carter Page, and later it was discovered that the FBI helped in creating the Dossier, and the continuance of the Obama-Hillary Clinton abuse of the surveillance system that had been used for 8 years to stop anyone who came against them.
AS YOU CAN SEE THINGS ARE COVERED UP FAST AND BASED ON WHAT YOU HAVE READ BEFORE THIS IS JUST TOO COINCIDENTAL AND I WILL ADD MORE AS IT COMES AVAILABLE.]
4/26/2021 Ariz. Audit Underway, Officials Finding Signs Of Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Some of the 2.1 million ballots cast during the 2020 election, are brought in for recounting at a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate
at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Ballot counters are working hard in Arizona to snuff-out voting irregularities in last year’s presidential election and fight off Democrat attempts to derail them.
On Sunday, forensic experts confirmed they are examining thousands of ballots cast in November as part of the audit in the Grand Canyon State. They are using ultra-violet lights to search for ballot watermarks and weed-out phony ballots.
Additionally, auditors have been split into several groups with some examining mail-in ballots and others inspecting ballot folders, envelopes along with other related items. Officials said evidence of systemic fraud has already started to show.
Democrat Party officials have tried to challenge the audit in court and they are deploying their operatives in the mainstream media in an attempt downplay the severity of election fraud as well as discredit Republican challenges to election security.
Arizona Republicans were able to continue the audit after thwarting Democrat attempts to derail the audit this weekend. On Friday, Democrats filed a temporary restraining order to stop auditors from counting the ballots. They later retreated from their position after a judge ordered them to pay $1 million if they lost their legal challenge.
The chair of the Arizona GOP, Dr. Kelly Ward, commented on the victory and gave insight into what’s to come. She said the state’s Supreme Court is set to make a decision to prevent Democrat attempts to stop the audit. The Arizona justices believe an audit is a constitutional right that protects election integrity and ensures the separation of powers.
Ward is now asking all Americans to keep watching the audit in real-time and reach out to support this effort to save U.S. elections.
Meanwhile, Trump-era trade advisor Peter Navarro has been looking ahead to a similar audit in Georgia. He predicts an audit would likely reveal election fraud in the 2020 election just as it is in Arizona. Navarro added, the scale of voter fraud in Georgia is “much larger than in Arizona” and cited preliminary estimates.
The former Trump administration advisor believes election officials let fraud slide through due to collusion between Georgia officials and Democrat Party operatives. He stressed these audit will reveal patterns of systemic fraud that were used by Democrats in battleground states last year.
4/28/2021 Biden Admin. Fails To Deliver On Promise Of A ‘Better America’ by OAN Newsroom
The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Wednesday, April 28, 2021, as President Joe Biden prepares to address House and Senate lawmakers on his first
100 days in office. Biden will speak before a pared-down gathering of mask-wearing legislators due to coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Under Joe Biden’s current leadership, it’s becoming apparent how the administration is failing to deliver what they promised, namely a so-called “better America” than that of President Trump.
A recent Yahoo News report found 10 areas where the Biden administration has done far more harm than good. The report explained how the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) law enforcement arm known as the Internet Covert Program (ICOP) proves Biden’s America is invading the rights of citizens nationwide.
The surveillance effort involves analysts combing through social media sites looking for posts deemed as threatening, which are then sent to other government agencies. Political commentator Glenn Beck said he’s disappointed, but not surprised to find out the Postal Service is spying on American citizens.
In the meantime, 30 representatives sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy last week requesting details on the monitoring.
A recent CNN report noted, 63 of the largest police jurisdictions saw increases in at least one category of violent crimes following the disastrous defund the police movement.
In an interview Monday, former Las Vegas Police Lt. Randy Sutton said America is on the verge of a public crisis. Sutton argued that the anti-police rhetoric and actions across the country are psychologically and emotionally damaging, which has resulted in mass departures of officers.
The fallout continues as its reported that in many cities hundreds of police officers are retiring, resigning and quitting their jobs. In an exclusive interview with One American News, the president of New York City’s Sergeant Benevolent Association, Ed Mullins, said police officers are walking off the job and retiring en mass over political agendas.
“Mayor DeBlaiso who comes in with all these progressive policies, along with the city council that adopt these progressive policies and they begin this anti-police agenda,” he explained.
Through its inaction, the Biden administration is busy putting the safety of all American citizens at risk, including the very communities most at-risk for violence, robbery and homicides.
[AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE ABOVE IMAGE THE CAPITOL IS NO LONGER FOR THE PEOPLE IT IS IN CONTROL BY SOCIALIST AND OFF LIMITS FOR AMERICANS AND TO BE HONEST TO GET OUR RIGHTS BACK WE MAY HAVE TO HAVE A 1776 REVOLUTION TO GET IT BACK TO WHAT IT REPRESENTS.].
4/28/2021 GOP Lawmakers Request IG Probe Into Kerry-Iran Ties by OAN Newsroom
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
A group of House Republicans demanded a federal investigation into Climate Envoy John Kerry over his ties to Iran. On Wednesday, Reps. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) sent a letter to acting State Department Inspector General Diana Shaw.
The representatives requested a probe into reports that said Kerry was giving out Israeli military secrets to Iran and taking other actions to undermine President Trump.
Letter to acting State Department Inspector General Diana Shaw
Letter to acting State Department Inspector General Diana Shaw
In the letter, the lawmakers ask what role Kerry had in creating the Iran Nuclear Deal under President Obama.
The lawmakers also want the Inspector General to determine if Kerry’s actions resulted in Iranian attacks on Israel and if he caused any deaths among U.S. allies.
4/29/2021 Sen. Cruz Sleeps Through Biden’s Address To Congress by OAN Newsroom
Republican Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va, Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, listen as President Joe Biden speaks to
a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
A video of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) seemingly falling asleep during Joe Biden’s address to Congress has gone viral.
Thousands have now seen the video of Cruz caught on camera Wednesday night, appearing to be resting his eyes and struggling to stay awake.
As Biden spoke about the migrant crisis, cameras panned to catch Cruz’s reaction as seen in the video below.
After the speech, Cruz suggested Biden was deliberately being boring to cover up the radical content of his speech.
[DON’T WORRY CRUZ I WAS ASLEEP BEFORE IT STARTED AND I MAY HAVE STAYED UP TO WATCH IT IF THE REPUBLICANS HAD BROUGHT WHITE PRINTING PAPER AND TORE THEM UP AND THREW THEM UP IN THE AIR WHILE HE SPOKE AND TO SEE THE EXPRESSION ON NANCY’S FACE WHICH IS HARD TO DO WITH EVERYONE IN THERE ALL HAVE HAD VACCINATIONS AND ARE WEARING MASK FOR SOME STUPID REASON BUT THEN WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION.].
4/29/2021 Ark. Passes Gun Sanctuary State Law by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, semi-automatic rifles are displayed on a wall
at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Arkansas lawmakers have pushed back against federal gun laws by passing a bill aimed to invalidate new federal gun restrictions.
State Rep. Jeff Wardlaw (R), the bill’s sponsor, said there would be consequences for law enforcement or officials who violate the law subject to losing certification. This comes in an effort to protect Arkansans’ Second Amendment rights.
“My constituents came to me early on after the November election and they expressed a lot of fear, a lot of fear off the campaign material the Biden administration put out,” Wardlaw stated. “That they were going to go after confiscating rifles taxes, putting taxes on ammunition, putting taxes on magazines.”
Arkansas has joined a handful of other states, which have passed similar measures to circumvent efforts by the Biden administration to restrict gun ownership.
[GOOD JOB ARKANSAS THIS KENTUCKIAN WILL HELP YOU THROW PIG SOOIE DROPPINGS ON THE DEMOCRATS IF THEY COME AROUND BECAUSE IT MIGHT MAKE THEM SMELL BETTER FROM THE DEPRAVITIES THEY HAVE BROUGHT OUT OF HELL TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR CORRUPTION.].
4/29/2021 Rudy Giuliani’s N.Y. Apartment Raided By Federal Investigators by OAN Newsroom
Andrew Giuliani, son of Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, speaks to the press outside
his father’s apartment building in New York on April 28, 2021. (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)
Federal agents and police raided the New York City home and office of President Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, as part of a criminal investigation. On Wednesday, Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, spoke out on the FBI’s raid and called it totally unnecessary. He added, it was done to make Giuliani look like some sort of criminal.
The devices and documents that were seized from his home are “filled with material covered by attorney client privilege.”
Costello also highlighted the “corrupt double standard” of the White House and the DOJ’s failure to go after the real problem. Namely, Hunter Biden, his father and the millions of dollars in bribes they allegedly took from Ukrainian businessmen. He also noted the raid was done “just to put on a show,” which Costello said could have been done with a grand jury subpoena without the media present.
Meanwhile, Bernard Kerik, a longtime friend of Giuliani who served as New York City’s police commissioner, said the former mayor called him as agents searched his home. He said the raid was “extremely concerning” and they “shouldn’t have been there in the first place.”
Meanwhile, Giuliani’s son, Andrew Giuliani spoke out publicly after the raid, denouncing the move as “disturbing.”
“Anybody, any American, whether you were red or blue, should be extremely disturbed by what happened here today by the continued politicization of the Justice Department,” Andrew stated. “This is disgusting. If this can happen to the former president’s lawyer, this can happen to any American.”
He reiterated, the only piece of evidence they “did not take up there today was the only piece of incriminating evidence that is in there. And it does not belong to my father. It belongs to the current president’s son.”
The FBI has not commented on the raid and no additional information has been released.
[THIS SHOULD APPAUL EVERY AMERICAN IN THAT THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OF USING THE COURTS AND JUSTICE SYSTEN TO HARASS AMERICANS JUST LIKE HITLER AND THE NAZIS DID TO GERMANY AND THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER THIS COUNTRY TO CONTINUE WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD STOPPED AND THIS TELLS YOU THAT THE HUNTER AND JOE BIDEN'S CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE, RUSSIA AND CHINA MEANS THEY ARE DESPERATE TO COVER IT UP.].
4/29/2021 President Trump Praises OAN’s Reporting, Highlights Growth In Popularity by OAN Newsroom
File – President Donald Trump gives thumbs up at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Trump recently called on all Americans to tune in to One America News as we are continuing to stand up to the lies of the “Washington swamp.”
On Wednesday, he told Dan Bongino the mainstream media has failed to acknowledge his success in last year’s elections along with claims of rampant voter fraud committed by Democrats. The 45th president went on to acknowledge the recent growth of OAN’s popularity among viewers.
For our part, we at One America News would like to thank each and every one of our viewers, including President Trump, and we encourage you to stay with us because we are after the truth.
4/29/2021 President Trump: Keep Your Eye On The Ariz. Audit by OAN Newsroom
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 28: Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held
in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations,
activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
President Trump spoke out on fraud in the 2020 elections amid the ongoing vote recount in Arizona. The 45th President made the remarks during an interview with The Dan Bongino Show Wednesday, urging Americans to keep an eye on the forensic audit in Maricopa County.
“I think it’s going to be incredible, I think it’s going to be eye-opening because I personally think that — I have no question we won Arizona,” President Trump said. “We had rallies. We had such enthusiasm. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it. Then all of a sudden we lose [and] people couldn’t believe it.”
The 45th President also pointed out how Democrat lawmakers sent 103 lawyers in a failed attempt to block the recount effort. He said if the election was honest, the left has little reason to oppose a fully transparent audit, which begs the question: What are Democrats hiding?
President Trump also highlighted other cases of potential dishonesty. He said just one day before the election in Wisconsin, the Washington Post and ABC wrongly predicted he was 17 points behind. However, despite the poll’s potential to suppress votes, he won the state.
Furthermore, the 45th President weighed in on the Supreme Court’s handling of election fraud concerns from Republican lawmakers.
With 20 states reporting cases of voter fraud, President Trump said the High Court’s decision to throw it away was “gutless.” He stressed, this came from the lack of courage to make a tough decision and many Americans, including himself, found that shameful.
President Trump argued that despite potentially fraudulent votes from dead people and illegal immigrants, the amount counted in 2020 was still record-breaking.
“So, we’ll see what happens, but I have a feeling I know what’s gonna happen because it was a totally crooked election,” he noted. “I think the whole 2020 election was totally crooked. Many people agree.”
He added, he is glad to have served as President. He loves our country as well as Americans and he is continuing forward.
“Look we had a corrupt election, we had corrupt counters,” President Trump concluded. “The counters were more important than the candidate and it’s just one of those things. And we’re fighting all the way and we’ll see also see what happens in ’24.”
4/30/2021 Newsmax Settles Dominion Lawsuit, Issues Retraction On 2020 Coverage by OAN Newsroom
A worker passes a Dominion Voting ballot scanner while setting up a polling location at an elementary school in Gwinnett County, Ga.,
outside of Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021. Newsmax has apologized to an employee of Dominion Voting Systems. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
Newsmax caved to left-wing pressure by reversing all stories covering fraud in the 2020 election. Early Friday, the media outlet posted a statement to “clarify its coverage” of Dominion voting machines and the ongoing fraud investigation.
In a statement, Newsmax admitted that while they did report — and in doing so — supported arguments and evidence brought forth by President Trump, among others, they themselves found no evidence of fraud.
Following the publication, Dr. Coomer, the director of Product Strategy and Security for Dominion, settled his lawsuit against Newsmax.
(Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, several entities, including President Trump’s campaign staff, attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, as well as One America News, have not caved and are continuing to investigate despite the suit against them.
[THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE DAY THAT NEWSMAX CUT MIKE LINDELL OFF FROM TALKING ABOUT THE ABOVE ISSUE AND LOST A LOT OF RESPECT FROM SOME REPUBLICANS FORCING ALL TO GO TO OANN IN WHICH MIKE LINDELL WENT TO OANN AND PRESENTED THE EVIDENCE ON ABOSOLUTE TRUTH AND EVENTUALLY IT WILL CATCH UP AND PROVE DOMINION WAS CORRUPT AND TO PROVE THAT THEY TRIED TO STOP OANN ALSO AND NOW IT IS A MOUNTAIN OF INFORMATION OUT BY MANY NOW.].
4/30/2021 Fla. Lawmakers Ban Use Of So-Called Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)
Florida lawmakers passed a bill, which bans mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the state. The legislation, SB 2006, was passed Thursday and placed a permanent ban on so-called “vaccination passports.”
This came shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) argued that the passports would create “huge privacy issues.”
The Senate’s bill sponsor added, they would hamper efforts to return to normalcy, noting people should not have to provide documentation to certify they are vaccinated just to enter a grocery store or a school.
[AS WE HAVE SAID THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO TURN US INTO HITLER'S GERMANY.].
4/30/2021 Former Trump Aide Says More 2020 Election Audits Coming by OAN Newsroom
Some of the 2.1 million ballots cast during the 2020 election, ready for recounting at a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead
Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
A former special assistant to President Trump claimed a “freight train” of election audits are coming. On Thursday, Boris Epshteyn accused the mainstream media, Democrats and Republicans in name only of trying to discredit the ongoing forensic audit in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Ephteyn said critics fear the audit will reveal fraud, in turn, prompting more states to commence their own audits. The former aide added that MAGA supporters are demanding answers and have the support of dedicated Republicans.
“They don’t want this audit to be completed and if it is completed, they want it to be discredited,” he explained. “Once this audit is done in Arizona and it shows what we expect it to show, even a small fraction of the magnitude of error that we’ve been talking about, the freight train of audit is coming down the way.”
Ephteyn added, the number of audits will grow as Democrats continue to lose in court and Rinos fail to stop the audits administratively.
5/1/2021 Trump Supporter Reveals Northern Calif. Antifa Hit List by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 11: People hold Antifa flags at Trump Tower to counter protest the “White Lives Matter” march and rally on April 11, 2021 in New York City. The march was
organized on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram over the last month with a call for nationwide action. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
A Northern California chapter of Antifa got their plans foiled by a loyal supporter of President Trump. On Thursday, the Trump supporter revealed documents, messages and recordings he accessed by infiltrating a far-left Antifa group in Sonoma County.
The leader of the Antifa chapter is said to be a 25-year-old college student who was arrested in 2020 for assaulting a police officer.
Furthermore, another member made shocking comments when discussing a potential Saturday, May 1 “May day” protest.
“It’s May day baby, it’s May day,” the leader, dubbed Marb, said during a meeting. “Come out and take something over with us. Let’s kill people!”
“Let’s kill people! Let’s kill some cops,” another member laughed along.
The Trump supporter gained access to the group called “Sonoma County Radical Action,” which communicated through the encrypted messaging platform, Wickr, by expressing that he agreed with their opinions.
Police have suspected the group of being responsible for crimes that have taken place in the area. Four days after former Santa Rosa Police Officer Barry Brodd defended Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd trial, four masked people threw a severed pig head and pig blood on his old home. Shortly after, a hand statue in Sonoma County was covered in pig blood with a sign that read: “Oink, oink.”
The Trump supporter also uncovered a target list created by the group, which contained the head of the Deputy Sheriff’s Union as well as Sandy Metzger, a Trump supporter and the head of Santa Rosa Republican Women Federated.
“It felt like Antifa was getting sort of a pass all the time from government, saying they don’t exist, [and] saying they’re a myth,” the anonymous infiltrator said. “[And] saying that they’re just an idea, when obviously they are very real and they are a big threat.”
[ITS NOT TOO HARD TO UNDERSTAND AS I SAID IN THE PAST WHY THE ANTI-CHRISTIAN FUTURE BIDEN-HARRIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD BROUGHT IN ANTIFA AND BLM TO DESTROY ONLY DEMOCRAT CITIES BEFORE THE ELECTION AND TRUMP SENT IN NATIONAL GUARD TO STOP THEM AND IF YOU REMEMBER THEY DID NOT DO THAT TO CITIES UNDER REPUBLICAN CONTROL AS THIS WAS THE START OF THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES AND AFTER TAKING OVER THE WHITE HOUSE THEY ARE CONTINUING TO TAKE ON THE REST OF US SO BE READY FOR THAT TIME TO COME AS IT WILL BE AS IN REVELATION 3:10 "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."].
5/1/2021 Fla. Legislature Passes Election Strengthening Bill, Gov. DeSantis Says He’ll Sign by OAN Newsroom
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 10: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during the third round of the Masters at
Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Republican-led legislature in Florida has made strides toward clamping down on potential future voter fraud by passing a bill and sending it off to the governor’s desk. On Thursday, reports said the bill passed in both the House and Senate, with Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signaling he’ll sign it.
The conservative leader actually called for the legislation back in March at his State of the State Address.
“So we did it right, but we need to make sure our elections are always transparent and run efficiently,” Gov. DeSantis said. “There should be no ballot harvesting in the state of Florida. One person, one vote. Not bring in hundreds of ballots without any supervision. We also can’t allow private groups to pour millions of dollars into the administration of our elections. This is a public function and should be done without the type of private interference that we saw in other states. So let’s stay ahead of the curve on election administration. We never want to see the chaos of 20 years ago rear its ugly head in the state of Florida ever again.”
The legislation would add I.D. requirements for voters requesting to vote by mail, would make voters request mail ballots for each federal election instead of once every four years, and would limit some dropbox location and hours.
The bill would also restrict someone’s ability to drop off ballots to family members as well as how many ballots could actually be dropped off by one person.
Lawmakers have argued these changes will make the state’s election system even better.
“There’s really no voter suppression here, but we are trying to make sure,” Florida State Sen. Dennis Baxley (R) said. “Let’s don’t wait until we have a debacle to make sure we’ve got this thing orderly so that mishaps don’t occur.”
The bill came as several states have already passed election integrity laws, including Georgia, Iowa and Montana. Other states, such as Arizona, Michigan and Texas have said they’re looking at election laws of their own.
5/3/2021 Ariz. Audit Chief Says Probe Of 2020 Fraud Is Gaining Momentum by OAN Newsroom
Some of the 2.1 million ballots cast during the 2020 election, are brought in for recounting at a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican
lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Election audits for the 2020 U.S. election are moving forward despite continued attempts by Democrats to derail the process.
“Overnight we went from 20 counting locations on the floor to 46,” stated former Arizona secretary of state and audit director Ken Bennett. “Hopefully in the next day or two, they will be ready to fully staff that and then if we go to three shifts, which we are talking about, we will almost triple our throughput.”
During an interview Sunday, Bennett said he will not share any information about their findings… the audit is complete. He added, keeping the data and information secure is the main priority as the audit advances.
They are currently counting the ballots and evaluating them for irregularities such as folds or being marked with a Xerox machine as opposed to pen.
Bennett said despite mainstream media journalists attempting to intimidate poll workers by taking photos of their license plates, they are not stopping the hand recount until it’s complete.
Meanwhile, another election audit is underway in a small New Hampshire town. State officials are struggling to choose a contractor to perform the election audit following the stunning revelations of so-called “Windham incident.”
Selectman Bruce Breton said the state’s decision to appoint Mark Lindeman as chief election auditor is dangerous because Lindeman has already criticized a similar audit in Arizona. Instead, Breton is supporting the candidacy of Jovan Pulitzer who’s been vocal about election fraud.
The local government of Windham are set to meet on Monday night and will discuss the vote for the auditor. As leftists on the Windham committee are expected to stick with their vote of Lindeman, Breton is encouraging residents to get involved and attend the meeting.
[WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN THE SAME AS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RETURNEES IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ARE USING THE SAME ILLEGAL TACTICS TO THREATEN ANYONE WHO IS INVESTIGATING THE BIDEN'S CORRUPTION AND TRYING TO DIVERT IT TO UKRAINIAN CORRUPTION BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BY ATTACKING HIS ATTORNEY GIULIANI WAKE UP AMERICA THESE ARE TACTICS DONE BY HITLER AND THE NAZIS.].
5/3/2021 Warrant For Giuliani’s Phones And Computers Seeks Communications With Over A Dozen People by Karen Freifeld
FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks about the 2020
U.S. presidential election results during a news conference in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
(Refiles to fix typo in “his” in 5th paragraph)
(Reuters) - U.S. investigators are seeking to review Rudy Giuliani’s phones and computers for communications with more than a dozen people, including a high-ranking prosecutor in Ukraine, according to a warrant executed at his apartment this week.
They also are searching for communications with any U.S. government official or employee relating to Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted by the Trump administration in 2019, the warrant says.
Agents seized more than 10 cell phones and computers from Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment and office in raids on Wednesday, according to his lawyer, Bob Costello, who read the search warrant to a Reuters reporter.
According to the warrant, investigators are looking for evidence that Giuliani acted as an unregistered foreign agent, a violation of lobbying laws.
Giuliani said in a statement following the raids that his “conduct as a lawyer and a citizen was absolutely legal and ethical.” A spokesman for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office declined to comment.
The list of the people identified in the warrant includes:
LEV PARNAS AND IGOR FRUMAN
Ukrainian-born Parnas and Belarus-born Fruman are two Florida-based businessmen who helped Giuliani dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter before the 2020 presidential election and push to remove Yovanovitch.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have accused Parnas and Fruman of using a shell company to make an illegal $325,000 donation to a committee supporting Trump’s re-election. The men have pleaded not guilty to violating campaign finance laws and other charges. A trial is scheduled for October.
A lawyer for Fruman declined to comment. A lawyer for Parnas did not respond to a request for comment.
A confectionary magnate and one of Ukraine’s richest men, Poroshenko took power in 2014 and served as the country’s president until 2019. At Giuliani’s direction, Parnas and Fruman met Poroshenko in February 2019, while he was still in office, and pressed him to announce investigations into Hunter Biden and purported Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election in exchange for a state visit, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post reported.
Poroshenko’s office told Reuters on Friday that he held two meetings with Giuliani in his capacity as President Donald Trump’s “special envoy” during which they discussed Russian aggression, fighting disinformation and how to strengthen the alliance between Kyiv and Washington.
Mamedov, who currently serves as a high-ranking prosecutor in Ukraine, was a key intermediary in Giuliani’s efforts to press Ukraine to open investigations that would tarnish Biden, according to NBC News.
He played a role in setting up a meeting between Giuliani and Ukrainian officials, NBC reported. A spokesperson for Mamedov had no immediate comment on investigators looking at communications with Giuliani.
Shokin became Ukraine’s general prosecutor in February 2015 and led an investigation into the energy company Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company where Biden’s son Hunter was a board member from 2014 to 2019.
Shokin was removed from his job in 2016 following accusations of corruption by Western diplomats.
Giuliani told Reuters he met with Shokin over Skype in late 2018.
Shokin could not be reached for comment on Friday, according to his lawyer.
Lutsenko succeeded Shokin as general prosecutor. In 2019, Lutsenko told John Solomon, a U.S. columnist, that he had evidence related to the Bidens and Burisma. Later that year Lutsenko told Reuters he found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Biden’s son in his relationship with the energy firm.
Giuliani told Reuters in 2019 that he met with Lutsenko twice early that year.
“I didn’t correspond with Giuliani. I didn’t even have his phone (number),” Lutsenko told Reuters on Friday. “We didn’t communicate in any regular way.”
Kulyk, a former Ukrainian prosecutor, also worked on the country’s investigations into Burisma. Giuliani told Reuters he met with Kulyk in Paris in 2019. Kulyk did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.
A Ukrainian businessman and former lawmaker, Zagoriy attended a meeting between Giuliani and Lutsenko in January 2019, according to documents released by the U.S. State Department. Zagoriy could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday.
Correia, another Florida businessman, pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, and duping investors in Fraud Guarantee, a company he founded with Parnas that paid Giuliani $500,000. A lawyer for Correia did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.
VICTORIA TOENSING AND JOE DIGENOVA
Toensing and diGenova are married Washington lawyers who helped Giuliani represent Trump in his post-election lawsuits. They represented Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, who is fighting extradition from Vienna on U.S. bribery and racketeering charges. FBI agents raided the couple’s home earlier this week and seized a cellphone used by Toensing.
Toensing and diGenova did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.
Solomon worked for The Hill, a Washington newspaper and website covering Congress, when he wrote a series of pieces that Yovanovitch testified to Congress were part of a smear campaign against her that Giuliani appeared to be behind. The Hill later said Solomon failed to identify important details about key Ukrainian sources, including the fact that they had been indicted or were under investigation.
Solomon did not respond to requests for comment.
(Reporting by Karen Freifeld in New York; Additional reporting by Jan Wolfe and Mark Hosenball in Washington and Natalia Zinets, Matthias Williams and Ilya Zhegulev in Kyiv; Editing by Noeleen Walder and Daniel Wallis)
5/3/2021 Biden’s Bloated Infrastructure Plan Criticized By Republican Lawmakers by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive to board Marine One on the Ellipse near the White House,
Monday, May 3, 2021, in Washington. The Bidens are en route to Virginia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Top Republicans have continued to condemn Joe Biden’s plan to add to the country’s debt through the implementation of a costly infrastructure package.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on infrastructure reform. He made those remarks in an interview Sunday. The Louisiana lawmaker said the two sides are at odds over billions of dollars in spending for various projects, which are unrelated to infrastructure.
Cassidy is part of a group of Senate Republicans seeking to reach a compromise on infrastructure while pushing for a smaller plan. However, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called Biden’s proposal “trillions of dollars of reckless spending.” Cassidy said Democrats may be forced to pass the infrastructure plan through budget reconciliation, which would bypass any Republican opposition.
This comes as White House officials announced Joe Biden will be heading to Louisiana. On Saturday, officials said Biden will travel to Lake Charles and New Orleans as part of the “Getting America Back on Track Tour.” Biden seeks to further campaign for his bloated infrastructure plan and promote his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
This comes after Biden traveled to Georgia and Pennsylvania. However, he may not receive as warm a welcome from the ruby red state of Louisiana, where the 2022 midterms aren’t expected to be competitive. Biden is expected to arrive in the region on Thursday.
Meanwhile, as Biden seeks to advance his infrastructure proposal, energy independence advocacy group The Empowerment Alliance (TEA) gave him an ‘F’ grade on four pillars in their Declaration of Energy Independence. In the report card for his first 100 days, the organization gave Biden a failing grade for falling short on providing affordable energy, clean energy, abundant energy and energy from domestic sources.
In a statement, TEA claimed the nation’s energy and climate picture couldn’t be cloudier since Biden took office. The group is encouraging people to sign the declaration to push back against liberal proposals like the Green New Deal.
5/4/2021 Jenna Ellis Challenges Rep. Liz Cheney To Live Debate Of ‘Stolen Election’ by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this April 20, 2021, file photo Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the House Republican Conference chair, speaks with
reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
President Trump’s attorney Jenna Ellis recently responded to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) amid her latest attempt to cover-up alleged 2020 election fraud.
In a tweet Monday, Ellis said election officials in at least six states broke the law by circumventing state legislatures to enable universal mail-in voting. The attorney stressed what they did should be considered cheating, which resulted in a stolen election.
Ellis also challenged Cheney to a live debate after the Wyoming congresswoman spoke to mainstream media in defense of the fraudulent election outcomes. She also slammed Democrats for trying to steal the term “the big lie.”
The attorney stressed that Democrats poisoned America’s election system and Republicans like Cheney lacked a spine to stand up to it.
5/4/2021 ‘From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump’ Goes Live On Internet by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 17: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting workers and members of his cabinet
for a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House October 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Trump has launched a new website to deliver the latest updates from his office to the American people.
The new communications platform launched Tuesday and its design is reminiscent of the President’s Twitter account, which was banned by Big Tech in early 2021.
The website is called: From the Desk of Donald J. Trump. The President has posted statements and opinions on the state of U.S. affairs to advance his ‘Save America’ program.
A supporter holds signs during a Save Our Majority campaign rally with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Republican U.S. Senate
candidate Kelly Loeffler on November 11, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
President Trump said the website will develop as “the beacon of free speech,” although it doesn’t appear to work as a social media platform as of now.
[IT HAS IT AT HTTPS:WWW.DONALDJTRUMP.COM/DESK, BUT TRUMP KEEP IT AS A WEBSITE AND FIND A VENDOR WHO CANNOT CONTROL ANYTHING WHICH IS SAID OR DONE WHICH IS WHAT I HAVE DONE SINCE 1995 AT WWW.MAZZAROTH.COM AND FOR 26 YEARS I HAVE NOT NEEDED THOSE OTHER POOR EXCUSES FOR HUMAN BEINGS TO CONTROL ANYTHING I DO BUT EVENTUALLY THE ANTICHRIST WILL COME AFTER ME AND I KNOW THAT THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WILL PROTECT ME AS HE WILL FOR YOU ALSO FOR HELPING AND FOLLOWING HIS PROPHECIES SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS UNDERSTAND THAT THE FISA-SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM UNDER THE BIDEN-HARRIS IS REALLY THE FORMER OBAMA-BIDEN CORRUPTION RETURNING TO GO AFTER ANYONE WHO IS PROMOTING ANYTHING AGAINST THEIR POLICIES AND YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE ATTACKED AS IF WE ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT NOW.].
5/5/2021 Reps. Jordan, Biggs Condemn FBI FISA Warrant Abuses by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, during a House Select Subcommittee
on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee are taking the FBI to task over further abuses of the FISA warrant process. The domestic intelligence and security service is coming under immense scrutiny, yet again, for abusing their authority to conduct electronic surveillance.
On Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to detail the history of abuses. They cited a foreign intelligence surveillance court opinion released last month, documenting 40 instances where the FBI sought surveillance for matters unrelated to national security.
Instead, the court said they used their power to investigate health care fraud, violent gangs and public corruption and bribery.
“The Obama-Biden administration used the FBI to target President Trump’s campaign and now they are looking at ways they can spy on all of us,” stated Rep. Jordan. “We need hearings, let’s see if the Democrats will do it.”
This comes more than one year after Department if Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a scathing review of the FBI’s role in Operation Crossfire Hurricane. Horowitz found the FBI erroneously filed warrants to surveil several staffers to President Trump’s 2016 campaign including the president’s former foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
“We found, and as we outlined here, are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI,” stated the Inspector General.
Additionally, the FBI is continuing to weaken its reputation with the American public with their recent raid of Rudy Giuliani’s residence. Agents gloated a warrant reportedly seeking all electronic evidence in Giuliani’s possession as part of a federal investigation into the attorney’s alleged ties to Ukrainian officials. However, they wittingly refused to take hard drives allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, which Giuliani said proves his and his father’s corrupt dealings with foreign governments.
In the meantime, Rep. Jordan and Rep. Biggs are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to explain why the FBI keeps making mistakes regarding FISA warrants and how many of their applications have nothing to do with national security. They are also asking Wray what steps the FBI is taking to correct their mistakes.
[FISA warrants are now flying along but no one is bringing charges for those during the Trump administration and where is Durham?].
5/5/2021 Maricopa County Audit Observers To Sign Nondisclosure Agreements by OAN Newsroom
Ken Bennett, the former Republican Arizona Secretary of State, walks the floor of the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum during setup of a
2020 election audit called for by the Arizona Republican lead Senate Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Officials in the Maricopa County audit are taking steps to secure their findings amid Democrat attempts to derail the effort.
On Tuesday, an anonymous volunteer said workers are signing a nondisclosure agreement agreeing not to share any findings with third parties. If they are asked to reveal confidential information in court, the group carrying out the audit — Cyber Ninjas Inc. — must be notified.
On Monday, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, Kelli Ward, also weighed in on security measures in place. She stressed “there is a lot of planning” to ensure the audit is safe and secure.
“It is a simple process, but it has to be run a professional, secure manner to make sure we get this right,” she stated. “And there’s another thing that the Democrats and the media get wrong and like to spin: there are not only nine cameras in the arena as you see on the website…there are dozens of private security cameras focused on the tables.”
The Arizona election audit appears to be highly organized as well as color coded. For more information, check out this report from One America’s Christina Bobb.
5/6/2021 OAN Obtains Letter From DOJ Trying To Stop Ariz. Audit by OAN Newsroom
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are being examined and recounted by
contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate at
Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)
There’s breaking news out of Maricopa County, Arizona where Biden administration officials are attempting to insert themselves into the ongoing ballot audit despite lacking the authority to do so.
The Arizona election audit is no stranger to opposition and May 5 proved no exception. The civil rights division of the Department of Justice sent a letter to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann expressing concerns over the review.
The letter appears to be prompted by an April 30 letter from the Brennan Center, a far-left liberal group, to the Department of Justice asking them to intervene in the audit.
It appears the DOJ took the Brennan Center’s request to heart because their letter Wednesday asked for the state Senate’s “response to the concerns described herein, including advising us of the steps that the Arizona Senate will take to ensure that violations of federal law do not occur.”
The United States Constitution grants the power to oversee elections exclusively to state legislatures, meaning the federal government has no authority to interfere in the audit. The letter was fairly benign and only cited media reports as evidence.
The main issues raised were with regard to voting rights, especially for minority voters, and the security of the facility, both of which have been easily addressed by the Senate. In fact, the letter did not include a single piece of factual evidence on which the DOJ could base their concerns.
Further, Democrats have sued the Senate four times in an effort to stop the audit and have failed every time. The Department of Justice’s letter appeals to the exact same concerns as those raised in court, meaning the Senate has four court opinions that they can send to the DOJ to refute their claims and say their concerns are baseless at this time.
The fact that the DOJ sent the letter at all is odd given the strict constitutional differentiation from state and federal rights. It’s a strange appeal that comes across as a “hail Mary” from Democrats looking to impede the audit. Like all previous attempts, however, this is also unlikely to be successful.
[THE ABOVE ACTIVITY IS JUST ANOTHER ATTACK BY THE DEMOCRATS TO STOP ANYTHING THAT CAN PROVE THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN BY CORRUPTION IN VOTING SYSTEMS SO WE WILL SEE WHEN IT IS OVER IS WHY THEY ARE ACTIVE HERE AND I WOULD NOT LET THEM BURN THE BUILDING DOWN WHICH IS THEIR POSSIBLE NEXT ACTION SINCE THEY THINK IT IS OKAY TO BURN AND LOOT CITIES.].
[THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE SHOULD SCARE EVERY AMERICAN AS PROOF THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY A GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND IF THEY THINK LIKE THAT THEN WE WILL NEVER KNOW IF THERE WAS ELECTION CORRUPTION BECAUSE THEY WILL CANCEL THAT ALSO - WAKE UP AMERICA AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE IF NOT ALREADY.].
5/6/2021 White House Supports Social Media’s Ability To Silence ‘Misinformation’ by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the
White House, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
According to the White House, social media companies have the responsibility of shutting down misinformation. During a press conference Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Facebook’s decision to uphold its ban of President Trump.
Specifically, she was asked if Big Tech oligarchs can muzzle a former president, what’s to stop them from silencing anyone? Psaki said she had no comment on Trump, but said Joe Biden’s view is that the major platforms have the job to stop amplifying “untrustworthy content.”
“His view is that there’s more that needs to be done to ensure that this type of misinformation, disinformation, damaging, sometimes life-threatening information is not going out to the American public,” stated the press secretary.
The question came in the wake of Facebook’s Oversight Board upholding a ban of President Trump from using the platform. The board did note, however, that the ban was inappropriate and Facebook has six months to revisit the decision.
5/6/2021 Judge rebukes Barr, orders release of Trump memo - She says Justice misled court over obstruction by Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – A federal judge blasted the Trump Justice Department for misleading the court about the nature of its internal deliberations before concluding that then-President Donald Trump had not obstructed former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the release of a 2019 legal memorandum to a government accountability group, ruling the document prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr as he considered his decision did not qualify as protected attorney-client communications.
In the ruling, Jackson characterized the memo as a “strategic” document, asserting that Justice Department officials had come to a predetermined conclusion that Trump would not be charged with obstruction of justice.
“In other words, the review of the document reveals that the Attorney General was not then engaged in making a decision about whether the President should be charged with obstruction of justice; the fact that he would not be prosecuted was a given,” Jackson ruled.
The memo had been requested by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government.
Jackson, who presided over Mueller prosecutions involving former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and political adviser Roger Stone, also aimed scathing criticism at Barr for his handling of the Mueller report, citing the attorney general’s decision to issue a brief summary of its findings only days after receiving the voluminous 448 page report.
“The Attorney General’s characterization of what he’d hardly had time to skim, much less, study closely, prompted an immediate reaction, as politicians and pundits took to their microphones and Twitter feeds to decry what they feared was an attempt to hide the ball,” the judge wrote.
“Even the customarily taciturn Special Counsel was moved to pen an extraordinary public rebuke on March 27,” the judge wrote, referring to a 2019 letter Mueller wrote to Barr.
In the letter, Mueller said Barr’s summary “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a public records request seeking communications about the obstruction decision after Barr said that he and other senior officials had reached that conclusion in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel.
At issue in a lawsuit pending before the judge were two documents the group wanted.
Jackson ruled that one of the documents, described by a Justice Department official as an “untitled, undated draft legal analysis” was properly withheld from the group.
But she ordered the release of the other memo, which concludes that the evidence from Mueller’s team would not support an obstruction prosecution.
Contributing: The Associated Press
A judge says Attorney General William Barr was not engaged in whether to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
[OF COURSE DEMOCRATS ARE USING THE JUDGE WHO IS ABOUT AS CORRUPT AS IT COMES WHO WAS USED AGAINST ROGER STONE WHO IS AMY BERMAN JACKSON WHO LET HILLARY CLINTON OFF OF HER CRIMES AND SHE HAS HER FOOTPRINT ALL THROUGH ALL THE FISA SURVEILLANCE CORRUPTION SO NOW THEY ARE USING HER TO ATTACK ANY REMAINING TRUMP PEOPLE SO DONT EXPECT ANY MIRACLES AS YOU READ ABOVE AND DO NOT FORGET WHAT SHE DID TO ROGER STONE AND HIS FAMILY.].
5/6/2021 Twitter Suspends ‘From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump’ Account by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable
with governors in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Twitter suspended the account linked to President Trump’s new communications platform, just days after the platform launched. According to reports Thursday, the account at DJT Desk had been suspended as of late Wednesday.
The account was linked to President Trump’s own From the Desk of Donald J. Trump website, where he makes his statements available to the public. The site was only just launched on Tuesday.
President Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter since January 8 and has maintained it won’t consider allowing him back. He has repeatedly come down on social media platforms by calling them a “disgrace” and an “embarrassment to our country.”
[TRUMP JUST GO BACK TO E-MAIL AS PEOPLE WHICH I HAVE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS AND THEY CAN CONTACT YOU AND IF YOU CAN FIND A GOOD TECHNICAL EXPERT THAT COULD PROBABLY GET THOSE TO FEED INTO A WEBSITE FOR PEOPLE TO READ AND YOU WOULD HAVE CONTROL OF THIS.].
5/6/2021 "Democrats Turning America Into Totalitarian Communist State,” Says Attorney Sidney Powell by OAN Newsroom
File – Attorney Sidney Powell speaks during a rally on Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)
According to attorney Sidney Powell, the Democrat Party and its corporate allies are turning America into a centralized country.
“We are living under a Communist totalitarian regime…propaganda, not free press for the most part,” she stated. “And the globalists and the Uni-Party and the cabal…definitely this country.”
Powell asserted that Democrats stole last year’s elections with the help of establishment Republicans, the media as well as China and Iran. She said they were determined to get President Trump out of office no matter what it took, even if it meant perpetuating so-called “Russian collusion” allegations for four years.
However, the radical left is now changing their tune and doing whatever it takes to shut down controversy over the 2020 election results. Powell stressed that despite Democrat attempts to derail the American audit, she expects hundreds-of-thousands of fake Biden ballots to be exposed in Arizona and 400,000 in Georgia.
Powell added, if the electronic voting machine companies are truly honest, she would expect them to be more transparent. She suggested they could have been more open to inspections the day after the election to make sure their data was correct.
Under federal law, all voting data must be protected for 22 months after the election. Powell noted, the U.S. is supposed to have the most transparent voting systems in the world.
The attorney warned if Americans do not trust that their votes are properly counted, we no longer have a republic or a rule of law. She added, the fight for election integrity is the most important challenge facing America today.
[SIDNEY POWELL IT IS WORSE THAN THAT THEY ARE THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT THAT WAS PROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE OF A FUTURE ANTI-CHRISTIAN SOCIETY PREDICTED BY THE EARLY BIBLICAL PROPHETS AND THE UPCOMING PREDICTION IN REVELATION BY JOHN.].
5/7/2021 President Trump Welcomes N.H. Audit Of 2020 Elections, Praises Patriots For Revealing Truth by OAN Newsroom
File- Voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP Photo)
President Trump has endorsed the upcoming audit of the 2020 elections in New Hampshire while the state appoints members of the audit team. The 45th president congratulated the citizens of Windham Thursday for their effort to restore the integrity of elections in their state.
President Trump also praised the media outlets that have covered the Windham incident and the ongoing fight for election integrity, which includes One America News. He said the Democrat fake news media are suppressing the truth about the Windham incident while local patriots are working to reveal the truth.
Statement by Donald J. Trump
"Congratulations to the great Patriots of Windham, New Hampshire for their incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential Election. The spirit for transparency and justice is being displayed all over the Country by media outlets which do not represent Fake News. People are watching in droves as these Patriots work tirelessly to reveal the real facts of the most tainted and corrupt Election in American history. Congratulations Windham—look forward to seeing the results."
Also on Thursday, New Hampshire officials appointed California mathematician Philip Stark as the third member of the audit team. However, citizens have continued to fight to appoint inventor and Stanford researcher Jovan Pulitzer as audit director, which some Windham selectmen oppose.
This week, the head of New Hampshire voter integrity, Marylyn Todd, asserted she and numerous New Hampshire residents are doing everything they can to ensure an accurate recount of the votes. However, she said the committee is unwilling to listen to concerns from herself and concerned Windham residents.
Todd noted residents of Windham are taking matters into their own hands and launching a fundraiser to put Pulitzer in charge of the state’s election audit. She said, “they’re not gonna have a choice, we’re not giving them a choice.”
A give-send-go petition and fundraiser were launched Thursday to hire Pulitzer’s team of forensic analysts. Activist group New Hampshire Voter Integrity said the board of selectmen appointed audit critic Mark Lindeman to conduct the audit despite his alleged pro-Democrat bias.
As New Hampshire enacts SB43, a bill that mandates the audit be conducted in coming weeks, Todd said she’s working very hard to ensure it will be conducted fairly.
5/7/2021 DOJ Official Who Attacked President Trump’s Son Sends Letter To Ariz. Lawmakers Questioning Ballot by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Wednesday, April 21, 2021 file photo, officials unload election equipment into
the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The Department of Justice’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Pamala Karlan, has questioned the security of ballots in regards to the ongoing election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona.
In a letter to the state Senate president Wednesday, Karlan said she’s worried about the participation of the firm Cyber Ninjas in the audit. She expressed her concern that county officials are no longer in control of election systems and ballots.
This comes after Karlan took heat from critics in 2019 when, during President Trump’s impeachment hearings, she took aim at his youngest son. She did later apologize for the comment, noting she regretted saying it.
Meanwhile, critics have pointed out the Arizona ballots are in a caged area under 24-hour surveillance and are more secure than when they were at the county tabulation center.
[I WONDER WHO IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION THEY DEEM JUSTIFIABLE TO SEND THE DOJ TO TRY TO GET CONTROL OF THIS RECOUNT SO THEY CAN CORRUPT IT AND MAKE IT INVALID SINCE THEY ARE NOT OFFICIALS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ARIZONA AND WILL NOT IN ANYWAY DECIDE THIS ISSUE AND THEY ARE STUPIDLY USING PROF. KARLAN WHO TRIED TO CONVICT HIM IN AN IMPEACHEMNT INQUIRY.].
5/7/2021 Ariz. Democrat Secy. Of State Takes Heat After Running Away From Reporter by OAN Newsroom
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based
company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)
A fiery confrontation broke out between a reporter and the Democrat Arizona secretary of state. On Thursday, Jordan Conradson asked Katie Hobbs about her efforts to stop the vote recount in Maricopa County.
This occurred after Arizona audit officials accused Hobbs of paying election expert Ryan Macias to impersonate a reporter and sneak past security to get on the ballot floor. Conradson said Hobbs ran away to avoid his question.
Earlier this week, Hobbs pledged to do everything in her power to bring so-called “observers” into the audit. Meanwhile, auditors are ramping up the hand vote count process in Arizona by bringing on more volunteers and doubling shifts.
5/8/2021 Biden Admin. Claims Only Small Percentage Of Public Focused On Migrant Crisis by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House,
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Biden administration has continued to overlook the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.
While speaking as a guest on a podcast recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki expressed her frustrations over individuals who continually ask when Joe Biden is going to visit the border. She claimed most Americans are focused on fixing the economy and recovering while only a small percentage are worried about the migrant surge.
However, a poll conducted by Harvard University/Harris Insights and Analytics in February found that 55 percent of Americans are opposed to the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant crisis. This came after Biden used executive orders to rollback President Trump’s strong border policies.
The press secretary went on to claim the illegal immigration surge at the border is reoccurring and not a crisis. She said that immigration reform is rather a huge challenge the Biden administration was left with.
“Our calculation on that front is one, this is cyclical, we’ve seen surges at the border,” Psaki stated. “Every time it happens, it’s bad until we do something to address it over the long-term with root causes, immigration reform…it’s going to keep happening.”
According to recent figures, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportations have fallen to record low numbers with the agency deporting fewer than 3,000 illegal immigrants in April. Earlier this week, Kamala Harris said she intends to travel to Mexico and Guatemala in June in an effort to tackle the migrant crisis.
[BIDEN'S PUPPET MASTER KEEP THE LIES TO AMERICA GOING EVEN THOUGH ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD BELIEVE THEM.].
5/9/2021 Tenn. Assembly Passes Bill Banning Critical Race Theory From Public Schools by OAN Newsroom
State Rep. Justin Lafferty, R-Knoxville, watches the tally board during a vote in the House
of Representatives, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A new Tennessee bill seeks to ban critical race theory from being taught in state schools. The state assembly approved the bill Wednesday.
The measure states funding will be held from public schools that push the theory that the U.S. is a “fundamentally racist country.” Lawmakers have said teaching the theory would be harmful to students.
On the other hand, supporters of the bill asserted facts must be presented to students in an impartial fashion. Critics have argued all issues must be put out without favoring or disfavoring any of them.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee said he intends to sign the bill once it reaches his desk. This comes as similar legislation is pending is several other states.
5/10/2021 Ariz. State Sen. Townsend Says Democrat Attacks On Election Audit Suggest Foul Play by OAN Newsroom
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based
company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)
Arizona state Sen. Kelly Townsend (R) said Democrat efforts to stop the audit of 2020 election fraud may suggest foul play took place last November.
Townsend stressed recent attacks on Arizona audit in mainstream media and by Democrat Party officials are purely partisan in nature. She added, Democrats apparently oppose election integrity for some reason.
Townsend went on to say Republican state lawmakers and the auditors have received numerous threats, which only strengthens their motivation to complete the audit.
5/12/2021 House GOP Votes To Remove Rep. Cheney As Conference Chair by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated
criticism of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans have voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as conference chair amid her continued criticism of President Trump and opposition to uncovering voter fraud in the 2020 election.
GOP lawmakers approved Cheney’s expulsion from her leadership position in a voice vote Wednesday. This came after the Wyoming lawmaker had drawn intense scrutiny from conservatives for denigrating the 45th president’s concerns about alleged election fraud and voting to impeach him in January.
Despite her ouster from House GOP leadership, Cheney still plans to run for reelection. Meanwhile, a new GOP House chair has yet to be named, but Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is expected to be her replacement.
On the heels of the GOP vote to oust Cheney from her leadership position, President Trump called the representative a “bitter, horrible human being.” In a separate statement Wednesday, he said she’s bad for the Republican Party.
From the Desk of Donald J. Trump
President Trump went on to call Cheney a talking point for Democrats and a warmonger whose family pushed the U.S. into the “never ending Middle East disaster,” which he called the “worst decision in our country’s history.”
[SHE IS WELCOME TO GO START HER RINO PARTY BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE TRUMP PARTY WHICH IS FOR TRUE REPUBLICANS.]
5/12/2021 N.H. Begins Audit Of 2020 Elections Amid Impartiality Concerns by OAN Newsroom
An audit regarding 2020 election fraud officially kicked off in New Hampshire after the Windham incident revealed the switching of GOP votes to Democrat candidates.
On Wednesday, a team of auditors led by Mark Lindeman and Verified Voting began the intake of 2020 ballots and tabulating machines in New Hampshire. The audit is off to a rocky start, however, as observers complained about the large distance between themselves and the auditors.
Additionally, Lindeman has criticized a similar audit in Arizona, which has sparked concerns of his bias. However, the auditors are vowing full transparency of their work.
“They’re gonna be doing this in phases and they’re going into it one step at a time,” explained Heather Mullins of Real America’s Voice. “And once they start, that will further led them into the direction they need to go in what the official count is.”
Windham activists are still criticizing the choice of auditors by the Board of Selectmen and an effort to hire an alternative team of experts continues.
5/13/2021 Ariz. State Sen. Pres. Fann Demands Answers On Ballot Irregularities Amid Audit by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this May 26, 2020, file photo, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, speaks to the media in Phoenix. The Republican
president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots it is recounting from November’s presidential
election are secure and the department’s worries about voter intimidation are unfounded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
There’s a developing story out of Maricopa County, Arizona where “serious issues” have been discovered during the ballot audit. In a letter sent Wednesday, state Senate President Karen Fann asked the Board of Supervisors to explain several irregularities uncovered during the early stages of the audit.
Fann wrote the first issue is with regards to “Maricopa County’s apparent intent to renege on its previous commitment to comply fully with the legislative subpoenas.” She went on to say the chain of custody of the ballots has been insufficiently recorded, resulting in “apparent omissions, inconsistencies and anomalies.”
Most notably, however, was the recent discovery of several deleted databases from the Election Management System.
5/13/2021 30 Republicans Sign Bill To Counter Teaching Of Critical Race Theory by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, expressing opposition
to “critical race theory,” during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) is challenging the teaching of a divisive agenda in American institutions. She spoke at a D.C. news conference on Wednesday, where she said liberal professors are still teaching students that America is an inherently prejudice country.
Boebert stated she and dozens of other Republicans will be introducing a bill to ban Joe Biden from using taxpayer money to promote critical race theory in federal institutions. So far, at least 30 Republicans have signed on to support the Stop Critical Race Theory Act. Boebert has asked Americans to pay particularly close attention to the lessons being taught in public schools.
A recent report by Campus Reform asserts critical race theory is used by colleges and universities as a form of diversity training for students and faculty. Their research noted teachers are apparently telling students that America is an inherently racist society and traditional values such as justice and individual liberty are smoke-screens for so-called racism.
The study went on to claim students are taught there is no way for black people to escape victimhood and that white people cannot stop being racist oppressors.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, as they leave a news conference, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, after
expressing their opposition to “critical race theory,” on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Campus Reform said the self-described goal of this theory is to dismantle American society as a whole and, instead, divide Americans into groups based on their race, sex and ethnicity.
Boebert expressed this goes against values of liberty and justice that have been central to America since its founding. She quoted former President Abraham Lincoln suggesting, “we are the United States of America…not the divided states of America.”
Boebert went on to point out it is concerning that Democrats continue to insist on teaching a theory with a self-described purpose of dismantling American society. This comes after Joe Biden overturned President Donald Trump’s executive order to counter critical race theory.
As the bill prepares to make its way through legislature, Boebert is encouraging parents to get involved in their children’s education more now than ever.
5/13/2021 Conservative Groups Rethink Strategy To Campaign Against Democrats’ Elections Bill by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during
a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Several conservative groups are rehashing their strategies to campaign against Democrats’ elections bill.
Ken Cuccinelli, the former acting Department of Homeland Security deputy secretary who now serves as the chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative, said his organization is dumping money into several battle ground states. That money is going to television ads targeted towards moderate Democrats, many of whom seem reluctant to offer their support to the bill.
Similarly, think-tank Heritage Action announced it repurposed a $10 million effort to reform election laws in eight swing states. Instead, that money will fund a television ad campaign that’s set to air through the summer in those same states.
The groups are hoping to sway those moderate Senate Democrats like Joe Manchin who have been hesitant toward passing the bill. Without their support, Democrats will not be able to end the legislative filibuster, which they would need to do in order to push the bill through.
5/13/2021 Richard Grenell: Susan Rice Has Assumed Role As Shadow President by OAN Newsroom
Susan Rice, the Biden Administration’s choice to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council,
speaks during an event at The Queen theater. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In an interview on Wednesday, former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell outlined the current White House’s approach to foreign policy and his concerns about the damage it may cause on a global level.
He suggested Joe Biden is creating his own headaches by trying to pander to the far-left domestically and said that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has assumed the role of a “shadow president.”
Biden placed Rice in charge of the White House Domestic Policy Council, but Grenell exposed this displacement when he stated in an interview that Rice’s expertise is in foreign policy not domestic policy.
“Biden is too weak to stop the progressive left from taking over…Kamala Harris does not understand what’s going on…we have a shadow president in Susan Rice and no one is paying attention,” he asserted.
Grenell fears because of Rice’s background, all foreign policy will likely be treated as domestic policy and pointed to this as the reason for the administration’s attempts to reach out to the Iranian regime.
The former DNI said there is no way Biden can take charge over the progressive left. He believes the way the White House is running things, foreign policy will be dictated by the political needs of the American left.
[THIS IS NOTHING NEW SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AS WELL AS GEORGE SOROS AND MANY OTHERS WHO ARE CONTROLLING THIS COUNTRY AND ARE PART OF THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN VICE PRESIDENT BUT OBAMA WANTED SOMEONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHICH WAS CAMALA TO KEEP HIS FOOT IN THE DOOR AND OF COURSE JOE BIDEN IS JUST THE PUPPET WITH THEIR HAND UP HIS ASS TELLING HIM WHAT TO SAY AND DEMAND SO IF YOU DID NOT REALIZE WHY THIS ELECTION WAS RIGGED ITS BECAUSE IT WAS TAKEN OVER ILLEGALLY TO CHANGE THIS COUNTRY TO AN ANTICHRISTIAN SOCIALISM AND ALL WE CAN DO FOR NOW IS PRAY TO GOD TO HELP AND PROTECT US.]
5/13/2021 Biden Refuses To Admit Whether $4M Random Was Paid To Pipeline Hackers by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden delivers remarks about the Colonial Pipeline hack, in the Roosevelt Room
of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Joe Biden refused to admit if hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline shutdown received a multi-million dollar ransom to get it up and running again. While speaking from the White House Thursday, he replied “no comment” when asked about the ransom payment.
During the speech, Biden claimed fuel is beginning to flow and should be reaching full operational capacity “as we speak.” He then urged Americans to stay calm, noting things will get back to normal soon.
Nonetheless, he claimed the effects will not be felt at the pump immediately. Biden also used the cyber attack to push his infrastructure agenda as well as a bipartisan meeting set for Thursday regarding the matter.
Biden went on to say he believes the Russian government was not involved, but the ransomware group behind the attack is likely run by criminals living in Russia. He also said the Department of Justice is launching an anti-ransomware task force to counter such incidents.
[RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA IS ON THE BRAINS OF THE DEMOCRATS AND I THINK ITS MOST LIKELY A SMART PERSON WHO SHUT DOWN THE PIPELINE TO SHOW THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION THAT SHUTTING DOWN PIPELINES CAN CAUSE A LOT OF MISERY FOR AMERICANS AND THEIR NEEDS AND SINCE THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT HAVE A REAL PLAN TO REPLACE OIL IN ANY TIME SOON THEY WILL EXPERIENCE MORE OF THESE EVENTS JUST LIKE THE ICE STORM THAT GOD SENT TO TEXAS TO SHOW THAT YOUR WINDMILLS AND SOLAR PANELS DO NOT CUT THE MUSTARD.].
5/14/2021 Antifa Supporter Calls For The Systematic Killing Of White People by OAN Newsroom
(Photo/John Rudoff / Sipa USA via AP Images)
A purported Antifa supporter called for the systematic killing of white people. The shocking incident was captured in a video shared on Twitter by independent journalist Andy Ngo.
The incident occurred during a protest near Seattle this week against the Billy Graham Association. The footage shows an unidentified protester confronting a group of passers-by, explicitly saying she hopes white people are murdered. She then doubled down on those remarks when confronted.
Ngo pointed out that the group also chanted “death to America” and burned U.S. flags during the protest.
5/17/2021 Space Force Unit C.O. Relieved Of Duty For Criticizing Marxism by OAN Newsroom
Space Force, the first new U.S. military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947, now has some 20 members
stationed at Qatar’s Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. (Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)
The Biden administration is facing pushback after firing a U.S. Space Force guardian for speaking out against Marxism. On Sunday, congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) asserted the former unit commander is a patriot and should not have been removed.
Matthew Lohmier, who is also a best-selling author, was terminated over comments he made on a recent podcast. While speaking on “information operation,” Lohmier’ said critical race theory is being pushed on U.S. institutions and is dividing Americans.
“What I found useful not just to the military service member but also to every American, whether their an attorney, wearing a uniform or a stay at home parent or a school teacher, everyone needs to be properly educated on what critical race theory is,” he stated. “How it has roots in Marxism, which most people don’t understand.”
The police commissioner of the New York Police Department also weighed in by suggesting Lt. Stephen Whiting should be investigated for removing the award winning author over his comments.
[THE ABOVE ARTICLE SHOLD WAKE ALL AMERICANS UP AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK TO A COMMON SENSE SOCIETY AND PUT ALL
THESE MARXIST IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN RE-PROGRAMMED AND CANCEL THE CANCEL CULTURE.].
5/17/2021 Pompeo, Haley Slam Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden delivers remarks about the Colonial Pipeline hack, in the Roosevelt Room
of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Joe Biden is coming under immense scrutiny over several foreign policy decisions his administration could have handled better.
On Sunday, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke out against the current White House’s efforts to reenter the failed Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran. He stressed that the Trump administration worked hard to restore peace in the Middle East while pointing to the Abraham Accords that centered regional relationships around Israel.
Instead, America’s former top diplomat warned American and Israeli lives are at risk because of Biden’s cozy relationship with the Iranian regime. His comments came one day after former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, also took aim at the Biden administration. She argued Biden is focusing too much on partisan issues like the Georgia voting laws and not enough on threats to our national security.
“(Vladimir) Putin’s challenging Biden to a debate, you’ve got Kim (Jong-un) starting to test ballistic missiles and, by the way, Biden is going to reduce the funding to our military when China is modernizing theirs,” Haley stated. “They have the largest naval fleet in the world, they have more air defense systems than we do and what are we doing”
Haley went on to criticize the White House’s response to the DarksSide hack that led officials to shut down the Colonial Pipeline. The infamous hacking group allegedly infiltrated the gasoline company with ransomware and demanded $5 million. White House officials, who almost uniformly described the group simply as hackers and not terrorists, said they would not interfere with Colonial’s decision to pay the ransom.
The entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company is shown Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Several gas stations
in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers,
as the shutdown of a major pipeline by hackers entered its fifth day. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Haley claimed she experienced similar situations when she was governor of South Carolina, where she did not negotiate with the alleged terrorists. She said she got the public and private sectors together to find solutions on how to deter future cyber-attacks.
Haley urged the Biden administration to bolster America’s cyber security, believing the Colonial Pipeline hacking is only the beginning of an all-out cyber war. She cited increasing hacking efforts from America’s adversaries, including China, Iran and North Korea. Haley added, America needs to be ready for possible cyber-attacks that could affect our air traffic control systems and utility grids.
5/18/2021 BLM Co-Founder Promotes Pamphlet She Compares To Mao’s ‘Red Book’ by OAN Newsroom
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, is pictured. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Photo)
A video resurfaced of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter optimistically promoting a book she compared to infamous Chinese leader Mao Zedong’s communist red book.
During a speech in 2010, Patrisse Cullors highlighted a pamphlet titled “The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory.” In the video, she told the story of how a student came up to her and compared it to Mao’s red book to which she enthusiastically agreed.
Mao was responsible for launching China into the so-called “Great Leap Forward” during the late 1950s and early 60s, which resulted in mass famine and the deaths of an estimated 4 million people. His red book was a propaganda pamphlet meant to reassert Mao’s position in China following the catastrophic results of his communist policies.
The pamphlet Cullors was touting was written by radical far-left activist Eric Mann who has expressed extreme communist sympathies. For instance, he wrote about his admiration for the Soviet Union in a 2017 Huffington Post article, noting “a great appreciation of the achievements of the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union is a critical part of our revolutionary future.”
Cullors has a history of connecting herself and fellow Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza to Marxist and communist thinking, stating in June of 2020 that she and Garza are “trained Marxists.”
[WHEN WILL THE REAL AMERICANS STAND UP AND PUSH THE BLM PHILOSOPHY OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, WHATS NEXT IS JOE BIDEN GOING TO LET THE AYTOLLAH OF IRAN TELL US WHAT TO DO.].
5/18/2021 Rudy Giuliani’s Attorneys Write Letter To Federal Judge Blasting Raids On Home And Office by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2020, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference
at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Rudy Giuliani’s attorneys have denounced how the former New York City mayor is being treated by federal authorities. In a letter to a Manhattan federal judge, Giuliani’s attorneys criticized the April raids of his home and office stating it was unnecessary. They also addressed the covert warrant used on his iCloud account in November 2019.
They argue prosecutors are choosing to treat Giuliani like the head of a drug cartel or terrorist in order to try to create prejudicial coverage of him and President Donald Trump.
The attorneys are asking the court to unseal affidavits used to support the warrant, saying it will help them argue it was illegal. Giuliani has not been charged with any crimes and has continued to fully maintain his innocence.
[IT IS ALL MORE ATTACKS ON THOSE WHO TRY TO PROMOTE THE FISA - UNDER SURVEILLANCE CORRUPTION WHICH IS BEING COVERED UP CONTINUOUSLY AND NOW JOE BIDEN'S BIG GUY CORRUPTION AND HIS SON WHICH WILL NEVER GO AWAY NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOW KNOW WHAT YOU DID.].
5/18/2021 Joe Biden Raises Concerns For Hiring Relatives Of Senior Staffers For Positions In Admin. by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks about covid-19, on the North Lawn of the White House,
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Joe Biden’s ethics are being called into question due to his recent hiring spree. Biden has reportedly given several roles in his administration to the children of his Deputy Chief of Staff, a senior adviser and Presidential Counselor among others.
The Democrat notably promised to not hire any of his own family members for White House positions, but does not appear to be applying that same standard to those within his administration. Ethics officials do not believe Biden has broken any laws, but have raised concerns those hired project a potential conflict of interest.
Ethics scholar Steven Mintz said it’s important applicants are hired for more than just their familial connection.
Mintz stated, “if a public official hires a family member to serve in an advisory role, they should be the most qualified and not gain monetarily beyond the usual salary.” He continued to add, “the public official should not have anything to do with their performance evaluation.”
[IT DOES NOT MATTER JOE IF YOU BRING IN YOUR CORRUPT RELATIVES SINCE YOU ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH CORRUPT FORMER OBAMA ADMINSTRATION PEOPLE RUNNING THIS COUNTRY AND DESTROYING IT SO I GUESS THE MORE CORRUPTION THE MERRIER FOR LEFTIST GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE SWAMP AND DEEP STATE THAT IS DESTROYING IT NOW SINCE IT CANNOT GET WORSE THAN IT ALREADY IS AFTER 120 DAYS.].
5/19/2021 Pa. Voting Machines Caught Rejecting GOP Ballots, Reports Reignite Claims Of Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
A voter steps from the voting booth after casting a ballot in the Pennsylvania
primary in Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Voting machines in Pennsylvania are found to be rejecting Republican ballots in a primary election in the state. Election officials in Fayette County said there was a problem with machines not reading the ballots cast for Republican candidates.
“I think it’s suspicious in my opinion after everything that happened with the presidential election,” stated local voter Lori Lambie. The issue was revealed during a primary election that kicked off in Fayette County on Tuesday.
“I’m a Republican and I filled out my ballot…when I went to scan my ballot it spit it out,” Lambie explained. “I tried it three or four times and it kept spitting it back out.”
Officials originally claimed the machines were not reading the barcodes on all ballots. However, it has since been confirmed there’s no problem with Democrat ballots. This adds to concerns among Pennsylvania voters.
“Just went the normal process of getting a ballot, filling it out…took it over to the machine to put it in and it was rejected,” recounted Jeff Valek, another local voter.
Election officials are reportedly collecting Republican ballots to count them separately at a later time.
5/20/2021 House Approves Bill To Create Jan. 6 Commission by OAN Newsroom
The U.S. Capitol is seen as national guard members pass by on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2021. The House voted to create an
independent commission on the Jan. 6 break-in at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
The House passed a bill to create a commission to further investigate the January 6 Capitol Hill break-in. The legislation moved forward despite widespread GOP opposition. The bill, which passed Wednesday in a 252-to-175 vote, garnered support from all House Democrats and 35 Republicans.
House GOP leaders urged Republicans to vote against it, including Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). GOP lawmakers argued the commission is unnecessary since there are already ongoing probes into January 6.
“But I do not believe a January 6 commission will achieve any resolution because we have already had our Department of Justice arrest 445 people with 100 more to be arrested soon,” asserted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he objects because the commission does not look into other forms of political violence that took place last summer. Additionally, President Trump called it a Democrat trap and said it’s “just more partisan unfairness.”
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the commission could get in the way of the ongoing federal investigation. The bill is expected to face a steep climb in the Senate, considering McConnell has already expressed opposition to the legislation.
[WELL HERE THE DEMOCRATS GO AGAIN TRYING TO CREATE A COMMISSION AS THEY DID WITH THE RUSSIA COLLUSION ISSUE, THEN THE MEULLAR REPORT, THEN TWO IMPEACHEMENTS AND THEY HAVE BEEN WRONG ON ALL OF THEM BUT THEY ARE SO BONE HEADED TO DESTROY TRUMP'S CLEAN RECORD FROM THEIR AGGRESSIONS AND CLEARING FABRICATING FALSE INFORMATION EVEN THOUGH IF DONE PROPERLY WOULD FIND MORE CORRUPTION AGAINST THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ACTIONS THAN THE OTHER SIDE.].
8/20/2021 U.S. House Approves Capitol Riot Probe; Many Republicans Buck Leadership by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell
FILE PHOTO: An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump
gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to create an independent commission to probe the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, as one in six Republicans defied party leaders’ attempts to block it.
Over the past two days, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell worked to kill a bipartisan bill to establish the commission to investigate the violence that left five dead including a Capitol Police officer.
But the House voted by 252-175 to approve the commission, which was styled after the panel that probed attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The bill now goes to the Senate where its future was uncertain.
The solid number of Republicans voting for the independent investigation — 35 out of 211 — signaled some cracks in the party’s defense of Trump on a key vote. Trump opposes the creation of a commission.
All 10 of the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in January voted for the commission.
The bipartisan outcome could give Senate Republicans second thoughts about working to defeat the initiative.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, said McCarthy “got what he asked for” in a compromise on the structure of the commission, which would be charged with wrapping up its investigation by Dec. 31. McCarthy is a close ally of Trump.
Earlier in the day, McConnell announced he would not support the House bill, calling it “the House Democrats’ slanted and unbalanced proposal” and saying existing congressional investigations are sufficient.
In the 50-50 Senate – controlled by Democrats only because Vice President Kamala Harris can cast tie-breaking votes – Republicans can block the legislation. At least 60 votes are needed to advance most bills.
“There will continue to be no shortage of robust investigations,” said McConnell, who in January said that the mob that attacked the Capitol was “fed lies” and “provoked” by Trump and others.
PELOSI’S BACKUP PLAN
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said she could launch regular committee hearings with “full subpoena power” to investigate the riot if Senate Republicans block the commission.
“But that’s not the path we have chosen to go,” Pelosi added, explaining that a bipartisan, outside investigation was needed to win the public’s trust in any findings.
The 10-member commission would produce a public report including recommendations for preventing another Capitol attack. It would be charged with examining security and intelligence failures surrounding the riot in which Trump’s supporters, after he delivered an incendiary speech, interrupted the formal congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
During debate, Republican Representative John Katko said, “An independent 9/11-style review is critical for removing the politics around Jan. 6.”
Katko helped craft the legislation with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Democrat.
The House bill, unveiled last week, would give Republicans equal power with Democrats in appointing commissioners and equal say over witnesses.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will schedule a debate on the legislation. Schumer accused Republican leaders of “caving to Donald Trump and proving that the Republican Party is still drunk off the Big Lie” that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen from Trump through massive voter fraud.
Senator Susan Collins, a Republican moderate, earlier in the day told reporters that while she favors modifications to the House bill, “I do think a commission is a good idea.” Republican Senator John Cornyn left open the possibility of negotiating changes to the House bill.
House Democrats said congressional investigations are insufficient. Democratic Representative Zoe Lofgren, who chairs the House Administration Committee that has held hearings on the attack, told reporters her panel has uncovered “serious errors” leading up to the attack.
Describing a “howling mob” that called for hanging Vice President Mike Pence, Lofgren said her panel’s work does not answer questions about who incited the mob.
“That’s why we need a bipartisan, prestigious, top-of-the-line commission to find out what happened and why it happened,” Lofgren said.
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene explained her opposition, saying on the House floor: “The media is going to use this (commission) to smear Trump supporters and President Trump for the next few years and cover up the real damage that is happening to the people of this country, which is tearing down our economy.”
Trump on Tuesday urged Republicans to vote against the proposal, calling it a “trap” inspired by “the radical left.” Republican lawmakers who vote in favor of the commission risk drawing the wrath of Trump ahead of the 2022 elections in which Democrats are seeking to retain control of Congress.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell, additional reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Scott Malone and Cynthia Osterman)
5/21/2021 Dr. Atlas: Medical Officials Ignored Science, Stirred Up Fear To Justify Extreme COVID-19 Measures by OAN Newsroom
White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas departs after a television interview at the
White House, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A prominent doctor has been speaking out against COVID-19 lockdowns while asserting their negative effects may last for years and even decades to come.
In a recent interview, Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist and a former White House health care policy adviser, explained how lockdowns hurt low-income and minority families the most. He said lockdowns were not only a “heinous abuse of power,” but they also failed to protect the elderly.
“There was a frenzy that took over out of fear and out of a lack of leadership by the faces of public health to put things into context, into perspective and to recognize right away what the consequences of these lockdowns would be,” Dr. Atlas stated.
He stressed that the lockdowns were not necessary, yet medical bureaucrats insisted on extreme measures without sufficient scientific evidence.
“The goal shifted of the people giving the advice both at the federal level and throughout the country,” he continued. “It shifted from stopping hospitals from being over crowded to stopping cases.”
The doctor went on to say medical officials were not honest with the public about their knowledge of how to handle the virus by saying it’s a “novel disease.”
His statements came after both Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) were criticized for how they handled COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. One Michigan resident, who recently lost both of her parents, criticized Whitmer’s policies while pointing out that they forbid her from seeing her parents in their final moments.
“They faced life’s adversities with optimism and perseverance only to suffer the last months of their lives due to these egregious anti-family policies,” said Michigander Kim Galdis.
While working in the White House as a senior advisor to President Trump, Dr. Atlas pushed to lift lockdown policies and has vowed to continue doing so.
5/21/2021 Few Plea Bargains In U.S. Capitol Riot Cases As Prosecutors Stand Firm by Mark Hosenball
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results
by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly four months after the U.S. Capitol attack, just one of more than 440 people charged has pleaded guilty, a sign of tough conditions set by prosecutors for plea deals and resistance by defense lawyers to their demands.
This reflects the high stakes of cases stemming from the worst violence at the Capitol in modern history, which left five people dead.
U.S. officials have suggested in court hearings that defendants might be interested in pleading guilty, a move that typically can result in a shorter sentence. Prosecutors routinely seek to resolve cases through plea bargains. But legal experts said it is relatively early in this process for either prosecutors or defense lawyers to be reaching quick deals.
Lawyers for more than a dozen defendants said plea talks so far have foundered because prosecutors demanded their clients turn over social media data, cell phones and other evidence, while also pushing for prison sentences they would not accept.
Without plea deals, hundreds of separate trials will move forward, a time-consuming process now extended by a case backlog resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, without evidence provided under plea bargains, federal prosecutors may have a harder time building cases against leaders of the violence on more serious charges such as conspiracy or violation of laws intended to fight organized crime.
The Justice Department has launched a massive investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, when hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump stormed the building after the then-president falsely claimed in a fiery speech that the election had been stolen from him. The mob smashed windows, fought with police and sent lawmakers into hiding.
Many participants also live-streamed their actions on social media or posted pictures afterwards of themselves, making it relatively easy for law enforcement agencies to make hundreds of arrests rapidly.
The charges have ranged widely, from disorderly conduct to assaulting officers and conspiracy.
Key conspiracy cases have largely focused on leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups. They face charges of obstruction of an official proceeding, destruction of government property and occupying a restricted building.
Some defendants facing lesser charges have been surprised by prosecutors’ demands. Defense lawyers have complained that their insistence on obtaining cell phones and other physical and digital evidence is excessive. That data could be used to build cases against planners of the violence.
Attorney Steven Metcalf said he rejected a plea deal that would have sent his client Richard Barnett to prison for several years. The man from Gravette, Arkansas was seen in a widely circulated photograph sitting at a desk with his feet up in House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
“We might consider something more reasonable,” Metcalfe said.
Former federal prosecutor Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said that by taking a tough stand in plea-bargain negotiations, prosecutors are “sending a message” about how seriously they take the riot cases.
“It is still relatively early in the process,” Levenson said. “Prosecutors don’t want to … set the standards too low. There’s not a lot incentive for prosecutors to give a sweetheart deal.”
Prosecutors are also likely focused on amassing as much evidence as they can, she said, hence the requests for defendants to surrender phones and other data.
The one person who has pleaded guilty so far, Oath Keepers founding member Jon Schaffer, agreed to turn over “any and all evidence” of crimes that he was aware of and to fully cooperate with prosecutors, according to his plea deal filed in federal court.
The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, the man nicknamed the “QAnon Shaman” who was photographed wearing a horned headdress inside the Capitol, said the prosecutors he has talked to appear to have less leeway to negotiate deals without consulting Washington than he normally encounters in federal cases.
“We have been working as collaboratively as we can with the government,” said Albert Watkins, a St. Louis lawyer who represents Chansley and three other Jan. 6 defendants.
A Justice Department spokesman would not comment on possible plea deals or whether senior officials have slowed efforts by frontline prosecutors to strike deals.
At a court hearing this month, prosecutors indicated that senior officials had approved possible plea deal offers for four defendants charged with attacking police in a Capitol tunnel with firecrackers and chemicals.
But lawyers for some of them said no offers have materialized.
“While it is true that the government indicated that they are ‘in the process of extending plea offers in our case,’ there have been no discussions regarding same or an intention of entertaining same,” said Carlos Diaz-Cobo, who represents Christopher Quaglin of New Jersey, who faces charges including civil disorder.
“Our intention, at this point, is to go to trial,” Diaz-Cobo added.
Plea discussions appear to be advanced in the case of at least one other accused rioter, court records showed. Douglas Jensen of Des Moines, Iowa, faces charges including violent entry of the Capitol and disrupting government business. Court records showed that a conference in early May was postponed until June while the parties decide if they want to proceed with a plea. Jensen’s lawyer declined to comment.
(This story refiles to add dropped first name for Christopher Quaglin and dropped words to paragraph 24)
(Reporting By Mark Hosenball; Editing by Scott Malone and Cynthia Osterman)
5/24/2021 State Rep. Finchem: Ariz. Audit Scares Democrats To Death by OAN Newsroom
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based
company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)
Arizona state congressman Mark Finchem said he expects the audit of the 2020 election to reveal massive fraud that involved electronic voting machines.
Finchem told Steve Bannon’s “War Room” that Democrats are trying to stop the audit because he believes it will reveal rampant fraud in last year’s election. The congressman added, preliminary findings of the audit point to potential foul play by election officials and voting machines in Maricopa County.
This came after Joe Biden won the state of Arizona by a slim margin of 10,000 votes with more than 3.3 million votes cast statewide. His narrow victory was in part due to his roughly two percentage point victory in Maricopa County.
According to Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward, the audit is advancing in line with the schedule and it’s expected to be complete next month.
Meanwhile, the fight for election integrity is also gaining momentum in Georgia. Over the weekend, parties looking for evidence of fraud were given the green-light to unseal absentee ballots.
A former special assistant to President Trump, also speaking on Bannon’s “War Room,” said he expects the audits in Maricopa and Fulton Counties to spark even more recounts in the U.S. Boris Epshteyn predicted that audits will soon follow in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. However, he asserted this should not stop in battleground states and he also recommended audits for blue states such as California as well as New York.
“We’ve got to look at these states…it’s happening and that is why Joe Scarborough, Rachel Maddow, CNN…why they’re all losing their minds,” he stated. “And make no mistake about it…what is making the engine of the freight train run is the passion, the strength, the perseverance of the MAGA movement.”
Epshteyn said exposure of deep seated issues in the “disastrous” 2020 presidential election will be inevitable if patriotic Americans refuse to back down.
5/24/2021 Sidney Powell Posts New Evidence Of Election Fraud In Ga. by OAN Newsroom
FILE- Attorney Sidney Powell speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee
headquarters, Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Attorney Sidney Powell released evidence of potential election fraud in Georgia as the state begins a partial audit of the 2020 elections.
In a recent Telegram post, Powell shared a video of Georgia election workers counting ballots at the State Farm Arena on election night when it was evacuated due to a water main break. A Georgia judge ordered an audit of 145,000 mail-in ballots in Fulton County.
Powell said this video may explain why more than 100,000 ballots were adjudicated in Georgia and shows how fraudulent Biden votes were created.
FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo, Fulton County Georgia elections workers process absentee ballots for the
Senate runoff election in Atlanta. When voters in Florida and Georgia request mailed ballots next year, they will have to make sure
they do one more thing before sending it in: provide proof of identification. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)
[FINALLY THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WUHAN LAB WAS CREATION ZERO LOCATION OF THE CORONAVIRUS AFTER ALL THE U.S. DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING FAUCI, WHO, CDC, NEWS SERVICES, WHITE HOUSE STAFF, ETC. AND CHINA HAVE LIED TO THE WORLD ABOUT ITS ORIGINATION AND THEY NEED TO BE DEALT WITH SINCE THERE IS NO CONFIDENCE IN ANY OF THEM NOW.].
5/24/2021 U.S. Agencies Examine Reports Of Early COVID-19 Infections In Wuhan Lab by Mark Hosenball
FILE PHOTO: The P4 laboratory of Wuhan Institute of Virology is seen behind a fence during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked
with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence agencies are examining reports that researchers at a Chinese virology laboratory were seriously ill in 2019 a month before the first cases of COVID-19 were reported, according to U.S. government sources who cautioned that there is still no proof the disease originated at the lab.
A still-classified U.S. intelligence report circulated during former President Donald Trump’s administration alleged that three Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) researchers became so ill in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, sources familiar with U.S. intelligence reporting and analysis said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
It remained unclear whether these researchers were hospitalized or what their symptoms were, one of the sources said. The virus first appeared in Wuhan and then spread worldwide.
“We don’t have enough information to draw a conclusion about the origins” of the coronavirus, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a news briefing on Monday. “We need data. We need an independent investigation. And that’s exactly what we’ve been calling for.”
Information about the researchers was published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Monday it was “completely untrue” that three WIV staff members had fallen ill.
The origin of the virus is hotly contested. In a report https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus/origins-of-the-virus issued in March written jointly with Chinese scientists, a World Health Organization-led team that spent four weeks in and around Wuhan in January and February said the virus had probably been transmitted from bats to humans through another animal, and that “introduction through a laboratory incident was considered to be an extremely unlikely pathway.”
The U.S. intelligence community “hasn’t ruled out either theory,” one official U.S. source said. Intelligence reporting about possible November infections among Wuhan Institute employees “can’t be dismissed” by U.S. researchers, the source added.
The hypothesis that the virus escaped from a Chinese lab has been promoted on some conservative websites, and by some Republicans in the U.S. Congress. U.S. intelligence agencies have not reached their own determination on the cause.
The U.S. State Department published a “fact sheet https://2017-2021.state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-at-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology/index.html” on COVID-19 and the Wuhan lab on Jan. 15, 2020, five days before Trump left office, based in part on information in the classified report, sources said. Trump as president referred to the pathogen as the “China virus” and the “China plague.”
The Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and defense intelligence components contributed to both the public fact sheet and classified report, the sources said. Both were assembled by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The classified report is regarded as valid by current U.S. government agencies, experts investigating the origins of COVID-19 and by officials in President Joe Biden’s administration.
U.S. agencies are concerned that WHO representatives have been unable to conduct independent investigations inside China into COVID-19’s origins, and are therefore wary of WHO findings, one U.S. government source briefed on these investigations said.
“We continue to have serious questions about the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its origins within the People’s Republic of China,” a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council said.
In their own report on the origins of COVID-19 issued last week, Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee asserted that there was “significant circumstantial evidence” suggesting COVID-19 “may have been a leak” from the Wuhan lab.
Such evidence included information indicating “several researchers” at the lab got COVID-19 symptoms in the fall of 2019, the report said.
The WHO, which opened its annual ministerial assembly on Monday, has not announced any follow-up to the Wuhan mission but member states may raise concerns in speeches to the week-long forum. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is due to address it on Tuesday.
The pandemic has killed more than 3.4 million people worldwide.
(Reporting By Mark Hosenball; Additional reporting by Andrea Shalal in Washington and Stephanie Ulmer-Nebehay in Geneva; Editing by Will Dunham and Heather Timmons)
5/24/2021 White House Says Cannot Confirm Report On COVID-19 Origins, Needs More Information
FILE PHOTO: A health worker does a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test as people wait at a drive-through COVID-19
testing center in a local street, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday the United States could not confirm a Wall Street Journal report on the origins of COVID-19 and needed more information.
Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, a month before China reported the first cases of COVID-19, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a U.S. intelligence report.
Psaki said the United States hopes the World Health Organization can move into a more transparent investigation of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Nandita Bose in Washington)
[THE REASON THEY CANNOT CONFIRM IS THAT YOU ARE NOT CONFIRMING THE TRUTH ONLY CLAIM NOTHING THERE BUT ITS OUT THERE IF YOU GET OFF YOUR BEHIND AND LOOK FOR IT AND DO NOT ASK WHO, FAUCI, PSAKI OR ANY OF THE GLOBALIST SCOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT ENTITIES SINCE THEY ARE BLOCKING THAT INFORMATION.].
5/26/2021 GOP Officials Says Wuhan Lab Theory Getting Stronger by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this April 20, 2021, file photo, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee
hearing on voting rights, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP, File)
Republicans have continued to sound the alarm signaling that the coronavirus may not have been developed naturally.
On Monday, several GOP congressmen and former Trump administration officials responded to a Wall Street Journal report published a day earlier. The report alleged three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology came down with symptoms similar to COVID-19 in November 2019. This occurred just before the coronavirus broke out to other parts of Wuhan and became a global pandemic.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) encouraged Americans to use common sense while claiming it would be a remarkable coincidence if the virus naturally started near the lab, which has a history of testing coronaviruses. Additionally, former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said this is consistent with State Department data and a growing body of evidence pointing to the lab as a possible ground zero.
Gottlieb also urged naysayers to open their minds to these reports while arguing the speculation behind the virus beginning from an animal is beginning to look less likely as more information emerges.
“Maybe a year ago that kind of statement made a lot of sense because that were the more likely scenario, but we haven’t found the intermediate host,” he stated. “We found no evidence of this virus in an animal or anywhere…we haven’t found the true source of the virus.”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he and top federal health officials saw data pointing to the lab early on. The former official claimed he and a select few tried to steer the conversation toward the lab and away from the animal origin theory.
However, Pompeo alleged a louder group of top scientists privy to the data, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, sounded off on the animal origin theory. He said their echoes radiated throughout the country and were adopted by the mainstream media.
“We need to get to the bottom of this because this could happen again, they’re still conducting research in these same laboratories today,” Pompeo stated. “It’s being done in ways that were similar to over a year ago…this is dangerous.”
In the meantime, Pompeo said the Biden administration needs to put pressure on the Chinese Communist Party to compel them to allow an honest and thorough investigation to take place. Additionally, he urged the White House to hold the World Health Organization’s feet to the fire for allegedly aiding and abetting the cover-up of the outbreak.
Pompeo stressed the world needs to know how the virus came to be, so there isn’t another pandemic like it in the future. He’s holding out hope that someone within the lab will come forward with the truth, but warned it may take time.
5/25/2021 Ariz. State Congressman Jake Hoffman Speaks Out On Election Integrity by OAN Newsroom
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are recounted by contractors working for
Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP FILE PHOTO)
Despite backlash from the radical left, Republicans in Arizona have been fighting for election integrity.
Amid the ongoing election audit in Maricopa County, state Rep. Jake Hoffman (R) weighed in on Republican efforts to strengthen voter laws for upcoming elections.
During an interview on Monday, Hoffman discussed their latest election integrity bills at the state’s capitol. He explained if the first bill, titled HB 2792, was passed then the highly concerning mass mailing of ballots to voters that are not requested would be banned.
“Arizona is saying absolutely not to that,” he asserted. “We’re adding a Class 5 felony, so that there is a very stiff penalty if an election official decides to go rogue and willfully violate the law.”
Despite push back from Democrats, such as Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Hoffman expects the bill to pass in the state Senate. This vote is currently in the process.
Hoffman went on to explain the details behind another election integrity bill, HB 2794, which bans modifying previously agreed upon election deadlines. Violators of this statute could face a Class 6 felony.
The bill was drafted after progressive advocacy groups pushed a federal judge in Arizona to extend the voter registration deadline for an additional 10 days in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Some poll workers, such as recorder Ann Rodriguez from Pima County, argued that extending registration had a “domino effect” and made it difficult for election officials to finish counting votes by the deadline. For the 2020 election, Arizona votes were delayed.
Hoffman asserted that mainstream media and Democrats’ claims of voter suppression are simply false.
“To think that that somehow suppresses the vote or disenfranchises voters is simply false and fictitious,” he stated. “Quite honestly, they should be ashamed of themselves for spinning such wild conspiracy theories.”
Hoffman stressed the purpose of this bill is to ensure election integrity for all parties. He believes election integrity should not be a partisan issue.
“Election integrity isn’t about Republicans, it isn’t about Democrats…it’s about doing what’s right on behalf of the people that we represent,” he argued. “Regardless of the fact that we as Republicans gained the advantage during that period, we said no to that practice and shut it down.”
[THIS ACTION BELOW SHOWS ME THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE DESPERATE SINCE THEY CANNOT FIND ANYTHING TO FILE AGAINST TRUMP SINCE THEY HAVE TRIED TO IMPEACH HIM TWICE AND OTHER DISPICABLE THINGS WHICH ALL FAILED FOR THEM BECAUSE HE DID NOT DO IT AND NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO FABRICATE A CRIME NOW THEY ARE IN POWER AND OF COURSE THEY ARE USING THE MOST CORRUPT U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE TO FILE FOR IT WHO HELPED HILLARY CLINTON FROM HER CORRUPTION, AND TORTURED ROGER STONE WITH NO VALID CONVICTION AND ALSO TRIED MANY OF TRUMP’S PEOPLE.].
5/26/2021 Biden DOJ appeals Mueller probe order - Memo details why Trump was not charged with obstruction by Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
President Joe Biden’s Justice Department is appealing an order to release the full contents of a 2019 memorandum that recommended President Donald Trump not be charged with obstructing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
This month, a federal judge ordered the internal document’s release, blasting the Trump Justice Department for misleading the court about the nature of its deliberations before concluding that Trump not be prosecuted.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson characterized the memo prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr as a “strategic” document, asserting that Justice Department officials had come to a predetermined conclusion that Trump would not be charged with obstruction of justice.
“In other words, the review of the document reveals that the Attorney General was not then engaged in making a decision about whether the President should be charged with obstruction of justice; the fact that he would not be prosecuted was a given,” Jackson ruled.
In court papers file late Monday night, Justice officials conceded that the department’s previous communications with the court “could have been clearer and it deeply regrets the confusion that caused.”
“But the government’s counsel and declarants did not intend to mislead the Court, and the government respectfully submits that imprecision in its characterization of the decisional process did not warrant the conclusion that the full memo should be made public,” the new court papers stated.
A portion of the March 24, 2019 document was included in the government’s Monday filings, but much of it was redacted and did not offer new details.
The memo had been requested by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington under the Freedom of Information Act. On Tuesday, the group vowed to continue its effort to secure the document’s release.
“We are deeply disappointed in the Justice Department’s decision,” said Noah Bookbinder, president of the government accountability group. “The Department of Justice had an opportunity to come clean, turn over the memo, and close the book on the politicization and dishonesty of the past four years. Last night it chose not to do so. In choosing to fight Judge Jackson’s decision, the DOJ is taking a position that is legally and factually wrong and that undercuts efforts to move past the abuses of the last administration.”
While Justice weighed its decision on the memo, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., urged Attorney General Merrick Garland not to appeal the judge’s ruling.
“DOJ’s actions in this case, and in another recent Freedom of Information Act case seeking information about President Trump’s activities, have raised doubts about DOJ’s candor when characterizing potential evidence of President Trump’s misconduct to courts,” the senators wrote earlier this month. “To be clear, these misrepresentations preceded your confirmation as Attorney General, but the Department you now lead bears responsibility for redressing them.”
In her earlier ruling, Jackson, who presided over Mueller prosecutions involving former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and political adviser Roger Stone, also aimed scathing criticism at Barr for his handling of the Mueller report, citing the attorney general’s decision to issue a brief summary of its findings only days after receiving the voluminous 448 page report.
The memo had been requested by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington under the Freedom of Information Act.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson characterized the memo prepared for then-federal Attorney
General William Barr as a “strategic” document. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP FILE
[AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE FOLLOWING NEWS ARTICLES AS ALL THE DEMOCRATS ARE BEING FORCED TO BACK TALK ALL THEIR LIES ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS CAME FROM CHINA FROM A U.S. PROGRAM IN THE WUHAN LAB WHICH INFECTED TWO EMPLOYEES IN DECEMBER 2019 WHO WERE HOSPITALIZED IN WUHAN WHICH STARTED THE PANDEMIC SPREAD AND THERE WAS NEWS COMING OUT OF CHINA IN JANUARY 2020 WHICH SOON AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP STOPPED ALL FLIGHTS FROM CHINA AS HE WAS HARRASSED FOR THAT BY ALL THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS WHO HAVE LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNTIL NOW AS THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE THEIR ON ASSES WITH MORE LIES.].
5/26/2021 Dr. Fauci Admits To Funding Bat Virus Research At Wuhan Lab, Says NIH Funneled $600K Over 5 Years by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates
for National Institute of Health (NIH) and the state of medical research, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)
While appearing before a congressional budget committee, Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed and defended what he called the “modest” and “very respectful” funding of an infamous Wuhan laboratory. In a house testimony Tuesday, he admitted that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funneled U.S. taxpayer money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Dr. Fauci said at least $600,000 was sent to the lab through the non-profit called EcoHealth Alliance. The NIH director confirmed the money was given to the Chinese lab over a five-year period to study bat coronaviruses and whether they could infect humans.
“Well, the underlying reason for that is that we had a big scare with SARS-CoV-1 back in 2001-2003, where that particular virus unquestionably went from a bat to an intermediate host to start and epidemic, a pandemic, that resulted in 8,000 cases and close to 800 deaths,” he stated. “It almost would have been a dereliction of duty if we didn’t study this and the only way you can study this thing is you gotta go where the action is.”
However, the doctor denied the funds were used for “gain of function” research, which is a term used to describe medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility or host range. This came after Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said “gain of function” was the primary effort of Wuhan scientists.
“About $800,000 was allocated and about $600,000 was spent over a five-year period, no more than that,” Dr. Fauci explained. “That comes to anywhere between $125,000 to $150,000 per year that went into collaboration with Wuhan.”
Earlier this month, the NIH director told Sen. Paul that the agency did not provide any funding to the Wuhan lab. Dr. Fauci’s latest confessions are now sparking calls to arrest him for lying under oath.
Meanwhile, as new evidence emerges backing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, experts have suggested the virus could have been given to the Wuhan lab by the Chinese military.
On Tuesday, bioweapons expert Dr. Lawrence Sellin said the People’s Liberation Army sent the virus to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in early 2019. While citing Chinese sources, he said the virus then underwent testing on large primates.
Dr. Sellin claimed the military unit that provided the virus for testing is the same entity that worked with bat coronaviruses in the past. He added, COVID-19 may be part of the Chinese bioweapons program.
“They were beginning to document it in their military documents that this was one viable option either in a pre-war or warfare scenario and all that information is actually out on the internet right now, in terms of what the People’s Liberation Army has been saying about the use of biological weapons,” he explained. “They specifically talk about conditions before and during a war, so they look at it in both aspects.”
This comes just days after a U.S. Intelligence report revealed three Wuhan lab workers were hospitalized in November 2019 with coronavirus symptoms. This evidence reignited the theory that coronavirus originated at a Wuhan lab and was leaked to the public.
5/26/2021 GOP Pushing Back Against Critical Race Theory by OAN Newsroom
File – Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) speaks in Mount Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Several GOP lawmakers are pushing back against the Biden administration’s affinity for critical race theory. The Democrat Party’s push for this academic approach for school children is being met by strong Republican opposition.
On Tuesday, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) sat down with One America News to detail a pair of bills she introduced, which would ban federal funding for the ideology in schools and the military. She accused Joe Biden of violating the 10th Amendment by trying to influence school curriculum with his education proposals rather than leaving it to local school boards.
Mace predicted Democrats’ push for critical race theory will ultimately doom their chances of keeping hold of their dwindling majority in the lower chamber.
“Make no mistake, this is Marxist ideology being pushed by the administration,” she stated. “It is meant to divide us and to tell all of us that we are racist. It’s indoctrination for our kids in public schools and it’s wrong…we cannot and should not tolerate it in any way, shape or form.”
Mace’s comments came one day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill cracking down on Big Tech censorship and criticized its role in propagating the theory. The Republican argued social media companies are trying to control the narrative of critical race theory by gaslighting users who criticize it.
“That is not something that’s appropriate for schools…it’s based on historical falsehoods,” he stated. “For example some of these folks tried to say the American Revolution was fought because they wanted to preserve slavery…just open up a history book, read the pamphlets…it doesn’t have a place, the Board of Education is going to act.”
DeSantis added, the theory hyperbolizes the role of race in American history and warns it casts certain races in a negative light.
In the meantime, more than a dozen GOP-led states, including Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, are moving to ban public schools from teaching concepts that claim white people are inherently racist.
Other critics believe the theory is weaponizing young people and indoctrinates them against America. Many have urged schools across the nation to teach American history by the facts.
[MAYBE WE SHOULD DO LIKE BLM AND ANTIFIA WHICH IS BURN THE SCHOOL DOWN IF IT BECOMES INFESTED BY CRITICAL RACE THEORY.].
5/26/2021 Biden Admin. Won’t Condemn China For Alleged COVID Leak by OAN Newsroom
In this May 13, 2021 file photo, Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Biden administration is refusing to condemn China over a suspected leak from the Wuhan lab, which House Republicans found was likely the cause behind the COVID-19 outbreak.
Joe Biden confirmed in a separate statement on Wednesday that no conclusions will be made on COVID origins until there has been a 90-day review by the Intelligence Community.
This comes just one day after Biden shut down a federal investigation into the origins of COVID-19 that was previously put in place by the Trump administration. Instead, his administration asked China and the World Health Organization for help with the investigation.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced, “Joe Biden believes there needs to be an independent investigation, one that’s run by the international community.”
Republicans have argued that neither China nor the WHO have been transparent in sharing the findings of their investigations.
Meanwhile, they stressed the House report is based off U.S. Intelligence data and that Biden’s 90-day timeout poses an unnecessary delay in holding China accountable.
[WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THE PRESS, DEMOCRATS, WHO AND FAUCI HAVE LIED ABOUT THIS FOR OVER A YEAR BECAUSE TRUMP TOLD EVERYONE WHERE IT CAME FROM WUHAN AND CHINA COVERED IT UP ALSO AND NOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY AND THEY ARE ALREADY TRYING TO SQUASH THE COMING NEWS ABOUT IT SO THEIR DEMOCRAT VIEWERS WILL CONTINUE NOT KNOW ABOUT IT AND IF SO STOP WATCHING THE FAKE NEWS AND GO TO OANN, NEWSMAX, AND SOME OF THE FOXNEWS SHOWS IN THE EVENINGS WHICH I RECORD AND WATCH DURING THE DAY.].
5/27/2021 Poll: 66% Of Republicans Want President Trump To Run In 2024 by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington.
New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into Trump’s
business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
A new poll has further affirmed Republicans want President Trump to run for the White House again in 2024. The Quinnipiac survey of adults, released Wednesday, found 66 percent of GOP respondents want the 4th president to run again.
The poll also notably found 85 percent of Republicans want candidates who mostly agree with Trump on key issues. This comes as Trump seeks to promote ‘America First’ candidates in the midterms while aiming to oust House GOP lawmakers who sided with Democrats in the second impeachment.
Meanwhile, a new analysis of mainstream media reporting of U.S. politics revealed their ongoing focus still remains on President Trump.
According to Pew Research, at least 40 percent of media reports about the Biden administration make a mention of Trump. This has continued to happen despite the 45th president having been out of office for 127 days.
Additionally, reports about things unrelated to President Trump, such as Biden’s spending package, still mention the 45th president in 30 percent of all cases.
According to analysts, the name of President Trump is used to attract audiences amid dwindling revenues of the legacy media.
5/27/2021 Sen. Mitch McConnell Urges Republicans To Vote Against Jan. 6 Commission by OAN Newsroom
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY) speaks during a news conference.
(Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging Republicans to vote against the creation of a Jan. 6 commission. Speaking on the senate floor on Thursday, McConnell argued against the formation of a bipartisan group that would be tasked with looking into the Capitol breach.
During his speech, McConnell continued to push that a commission is unnecessary because Jan. 6 is already being investigated by congressional committees and by law enforcement.
House Democrats passed a bill last week that would pave the way for the commission. Although, the measure faces an uphill battle in the Senate where it needs support from at least 10 Republicans in order to pass.
GOP leaders have strongly opposed the proposed commission, arguing its uncalled for and would prevent the nation from healing. Other Republican lawmakers further argued the commission would be a waste of taxpayer dollars and would be weaponized to go after Trump supporters.
[SO HOPEFULLY THE SENATE WILL VOTE IT OUT AND THEY SHOULD TO KEEP PELOSI AND SHUMER FROM TORTURING INNOCENT CITIZENS LIKE THEY DID IN 2016 TO THE RUSSIA COLLUSION FALSE ACTION WHERE THEY ATTACKED ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND IF THEY DO YOU WOULD SEE THE TRUMP NATION RISE UP AND OVERTHROW THEM TO STOP IT AS THEY ARE ALREADY MAD ABOUT THE ELECTION CORRUPTION AND THAT ABOVE COULD BE THE LAST STRAW.].
5/27/2021 Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn: COVID-19 May Be A ‘Weaponized Operation’ By China by OAN Newsroom
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (ret.) speaks during a conference. (Photo by CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP via Getty Images)
General Michael Flynn said he believes COVID-19 is a ‘weaponized operation’ of the Chinese Communist Party against the U.S.
In a recent interview, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser highlighted the House Intelligence report that said COVID-19 was likely a result of a leak from the Wuhan lab. He added that the U.S. government must disclose to the American public what it knows about virus experiments in China.
“The people in this country are demanding answers. I believe what we are going to find out is that this was a weaponized operation by the nation of China with some collaboration with other countries,” mentioned Flynn.
Flynn also stressed how millions of Americans lost their businesses and livelihoods because of the COVID-19 shutdown and are now demanding full accountability from the Biden administration. Joe Biden has since reached out to the U.S. Intelligence Community in efforts to look into the origins of the pandemic and has asked they redouble their efforts. He is expecting a new report in 90 days.
5/28/2021 N.H. Voter Integrity Leader: ‘Smoking Gun’ Proof Of Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
File- Voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site.
(Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP Photo)
Marylyn Todd, founder of the New Hampshire Voter Integrity Group, said she’s discovered “smoking gun” proof of election fraud in New Hampshire.
On a live stream Thursday evening, Todd said she encountered something extremely problematic about the May 12 audit report from Harri Hursti, the electronic voting security expert leading the Windham County audit.
Todd expressed how Hursti conveyed to her that he couldn’t clear the counters and that instead, he had to reset the memory cards. Todd said this was confusing to her because she recalled he had a “clear counter” button the entire time, therefore there was no need to delete the memory card. She then stated that Hursti is on camera saying the computer needed to be registered for Nov. 3.
She went on to explain that Hursti appeared to reset the date to Nov. 5 before printing the report. Hursti’s apparent actions coincide with Michigan attorney Matt Deperno’s findings in Antrim County.
FILE— In this Tuesday May 11, 2021 file photo, election auditors Harri Hursti, right, and Mark Lindeman, catalog ballot boxes
in Pembroke, N.H., during a forensic audit of the 2020 New Hampshire legislative election. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
“We can now show that after the election is done, someone…anyone really, who has access to those tabulators, can reopen the election, run more ballots through the tabulator, print off new tabulator tape with a new balance and backdate that tape to Nov. 3,” said Deperno.
Todd’s discovery lends credence to statements made earlier in the week from Stanford researcher and election consultant Jovan Pulitzer. Pulitzer said that auditors who normally would certify bad machines as good machines, found something so glaring that they could not walk away from and that is exactly what happened in New Hampshire. “Imagine if 28 percent of the votes didn’t get counted even though they went into the voting machines,” pondered Pulitzer.
According to experts, isolated incidents like Antrim and Windham County could be a bellwether for broader election integrity problems throughout the state and beyond.
5/28/2021 Sen. John Kennedy Continues To Scrutinize Wuhan Lab Funding by OAN Newsroom
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) pauses for reporters as senators rush to the chamber for votes ahead
of the approaching Memorial Day recess, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) has placed pressure on the National Institute of Health to explain allegations on why taxpayer money was used for gain of function research in Wuhan, China.
“You gave them money and you said, don’t do gain of function research,” Kennedy expressed. “You have no way of knowing whether they did or not. Except you trust them, is that right?”
During a recent Senate hearing on Wednesday, Kennedy got those testifying to admit that $600,000 in U.S. funding was given to the Wuhan lab without any accountability in place. Kennedy also pressured NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to answer why the Biden administration initially shutdown a probe into the origins of COVID-19.
“Did they consult with you Doctor Collins?” Kennedy questioned. “You don’t wanna answer, do you?”
Kennedy also requested for the CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky to produce all documents on U.S. funding of COVID-19 research in China for further investigation by the Senate.
Dr. Ron Paul also highlighted the questionable funding of gain of function research in China by the NIH. While recently speaking on the Liberty Report, the former congressman stressed that it is “mad scientist” research to weaponize animal viruses against humans. He demanded that the U.S. must not participate in such dangerous experiments.
Paul went on to stress how medical bureaucrats should be held accountable for economic losses and for denying patients potential treatments such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
“The politicization of medicine is anti-science, anti-human, and anti-American,” he stated. “Will those who needlessly died due to this politicization finally get their justice?”
Paul went on to suggest lawmakers should ensure such government overreach does not happen again.
[SEN KENNEDY ASK THE QUESTIONS THAT THE LEFT WILL NOT ANSWER BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY LOOK STUPID IF THEY ANSWER THEM AND I BELIEVE THEY DO LOOK STUPID AS IF THEY JUST GOT CONNED BY A CON MAN AND IF THEY ANSWER CORRECTLY THE LEFT WILL CANCEL THEM SO THEY JUST STALL IN FEAR.].
[WHY AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE TRUMP TOLD EVERYONE IN JANUARY 2020 THE VIRUS CAME FROM CHINA AND NOW ALL OF SUDDEN MAYBE THEY REALIZE THEY WERE CONNED BY THE LEFT ALL ALONG AND WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND IF SO THE WOKE POPULATION IS NOT THAT BIG AND THE U.S CITIZENS ARE WAKING UP.].
I SENT THE TEXT WITH THE ABOVE IMAGE TO EVERYONE I KNEW ON MAY, 7 2020 AND NOT ONE PERSON EVER
RESPONDED ABOUT THAT IMAGE SHOULD I RESEND IT TO SEE IF THEY HAVE WOKE UP YET.
5/29/2021 Dems Reluctantly Adopting Lab Leak Theory by OAN Newsroom
Clinical support technician Douglas Condie extracts viruses from swab samples so that the genetic structure
of a virus can be analyzed and identified. (Photo by Jane Barlow – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Biden administration and mainstream media are coming under immense fire for their part in downplaying the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fresh criticisms began cultivating after White House COVID-19 Adviser Ezekiel Emanuel said finding the root cause is not what is important. Emanuel stressed it’s more important to find out how to better prepare for the next pandemic.
However, GOP critics are slamming the administration for being slow to the draw when it came to adopting the idea that COVID-19 originated in a lab. Instead, officials along with members of the mainstream media are shutting down proponents of the theory, including President Donald Trump. They propagated a zoonic theory, claiming the virus originated from an animal and was then transmitted to humans.
Now after copious reports from agencies like the State Department and media outlets like the Wall Street Journal linking the beginning of the pandemic to the Wuhan Lab of Virology, Democrats are finally coming around.
A laboratory operator wearing protective gear handles patients’ samples in a laboratory.
(Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
On Friday, House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to introduce a pair of COVID-19 related bills. One bill, the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act, aims to create a 9/11 style commission to investigate the origins of the virus. Additionally, the Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act would allow COVID-19 victims to sue China for intentionally misleading the international community. Republicans have been trying to pass the two bills since last year.
In the meantime, Joe Biden is directing Intelligence agencies to collect even more information. He tasked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the same assignment months ago, but Chinese officials would not let inspectors check their facilities. This looks to be the Chinese Communist Party’s main objective as they shut out the World Health Organization’s inspectors from collecting substantial data on the initial outbreak. Biden has given Intelligence agencies 90 days to find a definitive answer on how the pandemic came to be.
5/30/2021 ABC’s Jon Karl Admits Pres. Trump Was Right On COVID-19 Origin by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day
of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A mainstream television network has admitted that President Donald Trump was right to question the origins of COVID-19 all along. In a segment of “” on ABC News on Sunday, correspondent Jon Karl had to admit Trump was right when he called for a probe into the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Karl said, “we should find out what happened. This is one of the greatest crises our country has ever faced, and the world has ever faced. We need to know how it started. This was an idea that was first put forward by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of Donald Trump.”
Over the past year, the legacy media dismissed the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis as a conspiracy theory. However, a recent House Intelligence report found there is overwhelming circumstantial evidence backing up that theory.
Karl ended his response on the matter saying, “some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them.”
5/30/2021 Report: Hunter Biden Bragged About Smoking Crack With Fmr. D.C. Mayor Marion Barry by OAN Newsroom
Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, addresses the virtual Democratic National
Convention on August 20, 2020. (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images)
New reports show Hunter Biden appeared to brag about doing drugs with the late Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. According to reports, leaked audio from Biden’s laptop showed he touted smoking with Barry during a conversation with a friend.
Marion Barry attends the 55th Anniversary of Ben’s Chili Bowl on August 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Additionally, Biden can be heard recalling that he smoked crack with the former D.C. mayor at least once at a bar Barry used to frequent near Georgetown University. Biden graduated from Georgetown in 1992 and has been known for his decades-long struggle with drug addiction.
The audio file was obtained from a hard drive copied from a damaged laptop that was left at a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware in April 2019 and was allegedly never retrieved.
Barry was notably arrested for crack possession in the early 1990’s as part of an FBI sting operation and served six months behind bars. Succeeding his release, he was elected for a fourth term as mayor and later denied ever having smoked crack. Barry passed away later that year.
5/30/2021 Expert: We Must Discover Origins Of COVID-19 To Prevent COVID-26, COVID-32 by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine (Courtesy: Baylor College of Medicine)
A prominent expert on rare infectious diseases has stressed that the origins of COVID-19 must be discovered in order to prevent similar outbreaks in the future. Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine said the U.S. must insist on sending a team of investigators to Wuhan in order to collect evidence on bat-virus experiments there. He warned that without full access to the lab itself, the origins may never be uncovered.
“There’s going to be COVID-26 and COVID-32 unless we fully understand the origins of COVID-19. This is absolutely critical,” said Hotez.
Workers are seen next to a cage with mice (R) inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, capital of
China’s Hubei province. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
He added that China must face serious consequences if it continues to resist such a probe. The professor went on to say if the Chinese government were telling the truth about COVID-19, it would be in its best interest to host an international probe into its origins.
[SO AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW THE WHO KNEW WHERE CORONAVIRUS CAME FROM AND THEY ARE JUST NOW DOING A RE-CHECK BUT IF THEY CHECKED IN THE FIRST PLACE THEY WOULD EASIALY CAME STRAIGHT FROM CHINA AND TO ITALY WHICH IS THE SAME INTEL TRUMP HAD THAT THE LEFT REFUSED TO PROMOTE AND YOU ONLY NOW UNDERSTAND WHY TRUMP GOT RID OF THE WHO AND THE STUPID BIDEN IS REINSTATING THEM BECAUSE HE MAY IRRITATE HIS CHINA BUDDIES WHICH TO ME IS A REASON FOR IMPEACHMENT TO ALL OF BIDEN’S CORRUPTION.].
6/1/2021 WHO Re-Checks Research On When Coronavirus First Surfaced In Italy by Emilio Parodi
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask walks in the Duomo square as Lombardy tightens restrictions due to a surge in the number of the
coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the region, in Milan, Italy, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo/File Photo
MILAN (Reuters) – Samples from a study suggesting the coronavirus was circulating outside China by October 2019 have been re-tested at the World Health Organization’s (WTO) request, two scientists who led the Italian research said.
There is growing international pressure to learn more about the origins of the pandemic that has killed more than 3 million people worldwide and U.S. President Joe Biden last week ordered his aides to find answers.
The WHO reacted to Biden’s announcement that intelligence agencies were pursuing rival theories, including the possibility of a laboratory accident in China, by saying the search was being “poisoned by politics.”
COVID-19 was first identified in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, while Italy’s first patient was detected on Feb. 21 last year in a small town near Milan.
However, a study published last year suggested antibodies to either the virus or a variant were detected in Italy in 2019.
That prompted Chinese state media to suggest the virus might not have originated in China, although the Italian researchers stressed the findings raised questions about when the virus first emerged rather than where.
“The WHO asked us if we could share the biological material and if we could re-run the tests in an independent laboratory. We accepted,” Giovanni Apolone, scientific director of one of the lead institutions, the Milan Cancer Institute (INT), said.
The WHO’s request has not previously been reported.
“WHO is in contact with the researchers that had published the original paper. A collaboration with partner laboratories has been set up for further testing,” a WHO spokesman said.
The spokesman said the WHO was aware that the researchers are planning to publish a follow-up report “in the near future.”
He said the UN agency has contacted all researchers who have published or provided information on samples collected in 2019 that were reported to have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, but does not yet have the final interpretation of the results.
The Italian researchers’ findings, published by the INT’s scientific magazine Tumori Journal, showed neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in blood taken from healthy volunteers in Italy in October 2019 during a lung cancer screening trial.
Most of the volunteers were from Lombardy, the northern region around Milan, which was the first and hardest hit by the virus in Italy.
“None of the studies published so far have ever questioned the geographical origin,” Apolone told Reuters.
“The growing doubt is that the virus, probably less powerful compared to later months, was circulating in China long before the reported cases,” Apolone added.
The WHO chose the laboratory of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam for the re-test, Emanuele Montomoli, co-author of the original study and professor of Public Health at the Molecular Medicine Department in the University of Siena, said.
The Erasmus University did not reply to requests for comment.
Italian researchers sent the team in Rotterdam 30 biological samples from October-December 2019 that they had found positive, 30 samples from the same period they had tested negative and 30 samples from as far back as 2018, negative.
“We sent them blind, that means our colleagues did not know which samples were positive and which negative,” Apolone said.
“They rechecked our samples with commercial tests, which are much less sensitive than the ones we devised and validated,” Montomoli said.
Despite the differences in the two detection methods, both Italian scientists said they were satisfied with the results, delivered to them in late February, adding that they could not comment further until the team of Italian and Dutch scientists have published their findings.
“We did not say in our study that we could establish without a doubt that the coronavirus, later sequenced in Wuhan, was already circulating in Italy in October,” Montomoli said.
“We only found the response to the virus, namely the antibodies. So we can say that this coronavirus or a very similar one, perhaps a less transmissible variant, was circulating here in October,” he added.
(Reporting by Emilio Parodi; Editing by Keith Weir and Alexander Smith)
6/1/2021 Danish Media Outlet Discovers Obama NSA Was Spying On Ally Leaders by OAN Newsroom
German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)
According to new revelations from a Danish media outlet, the U.S. National Security Agency under the Barack Obama administration was using resources provided by Denmark’s intelligence agency to spy on European politicians. The investigation and subsequent news, known as the Dunhammer Report, followed details laid out in Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing episode in which he uncovered the NSA’s abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act courts to spy on private citizens.
The new revelations show the extent to NSA surveillance wasn’t only limited to U.S. citizens as it is now clear the agency was also spying on European politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Previously in 2013, Merkel made it clear that the NSA spying on her would be unacceptable.
This cooperation between the American and Danish intelligence agencies even escalated to the point where Denmark allowed the NSA to set up south of Copenhagen on the Island of Amager. In addition to Germany, elite government officials in France, Sweden and Norway were under surveillance as well. French President Emmanuel Macron responded to those reports on Monday.
“It, very clearly, is not acceptable between allies, even less so between allies and European partners,” he asserted. “I care about the relationship of confidence that unites Europeans and Americans, and we thus have to do everything in our power for our common security.”
French President Emmanuel Macron gives a joint press conference with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel
(on the screen) at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Thomas Samson / Pool photo via AP)
In 2013, Obama’s State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, stated this matter would be alleged because of Snowden’s report, but reserved the administrations right to neither confirm nor deny every single report.
“More allegations will surface given the quantity of classified information leaked by Mr. Snowden. I want to set the precedent, or set the point I guess, from here today that we have no plans to lay out our tactics or further specifics details from here,” she announced. “We feel as you’ve heard us say a couple of times that the best place to have these conversations is with our allies, with our diplomatic partners. Those will continue and we’ll address pieces as they come.”
The most eye-opening discovery of the report is the possible dishonesty of the Obama administration as the question now is whether the spying took place before or after Obama had promised to stop spying on allies. In early 2014, Obama made this promise in response to the Snowden reports.
“I’ve made clear to the intelligence community that unless there is a compelling national security purpose, we will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of our close friends and allies,” the former President expressed. “I’ve instructed my national security team, as well as the Intelligence Community, to work with foreign counterparts, to deepen our coordination and cooperation in ways that rebuild trust going forward.”
It is unclear why the administration felt the need to collect data on top ranking officials of American allies, though the latest Dunhammer Report does expand our understanding of the extent to which the spying was taking place. This additionally provides clear evidence that the Obama administration had been making secret deals with foreign nations to achieve those goals.
[CAN YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT A PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. WOULD MAKE A COMMENT LIKE THAT BELOW SO I GUESS WE WILL HAVE THEM PUT HIM IN CHAINS FIRST SINCE HE WAS THE WORSE OF WHITE SUPREMACY IN HIS PAST 47 YEARS.]
6/3/2021 Joe Biden: White Supremacy Bigger Terrorism Threat Than ISIS Or Al-Qaeda by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks during a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre at the Greenwood Cultural
Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
In Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, Joe Biden claimed white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the U.S. On the 100th anniversary of the 1921 race massacre in Greenwood, the Democrat announced the White House is currently laying out a strategy to counter domestic terrorism.
During his speech, Biden compared the Tulsa race massacre to the 2017 clash between protesters in Charlottesville. He suggested racism doesn’t go away and instead, only hides. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf relayed a similar statement to members of Congress in September 2020.
A mother holds her daughter as she reads a sign, before the arrival Joe Biden, in the Greenwood district on the 100th anniversary
of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 1, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
“What happened in Greenwood was an act of hate and domestic terrorism, with a through-line that exists today,” Biden stated. “Just close your eyes and remember what you saw in Charlottesville four years ago on television.”
He went on to downplay the threat presented by jihadist militants aligned with ISIS and Al-Qaeda, saying the threats from the Middle East do not compare to those presented by white supremacy.
Meanwhile, a 2020 report prepared by the United Nations Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team projected that two-thirds of the 40,000 foreign fighters who joined ISIS over the past six years, may still be alive and active.
6/4/2021 Fauci Calls On China To Release Medical Records Of Wuhan Lab Workers – FT
FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives an
opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal
response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 11, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS
(Reuters) -Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on China to release the medical records of nine people whose ailments might provide vital clues into whether COVID-19 first emerged as the result of a lab leak, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
“I would like to see the medical records of the three people who are reported to have got sick in 2019. Did they really get sick, and if so, what did they get sick with?” the report https://on.ft.com/3igFTgU quoted Fauci as saying about three of the nine.
The origin of the virus is hotly contested, with U.S. intelligence agencies still examining reports that researchers at a Chinese virology laboratory in Wuhan were seriously ill in 2019 a month before the first COVID-19 cases were reported.
However, Chinese scientists and officials have consistently rejected the lab leak hypothesis, saying the virus could have been circulating in other regions before it hit Wuhan and might have even entered China through imported frozen food shipments or wildlife trading.
A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, Wang Wenbin, declined to comment directly on whether China would release the records of the nine but firmly denied that the laboratory was linked to the outbreak of COVID-19.
At a regular briefing on Friday, he referred to a March 23 statement from the Wuhan Institute of Virology that said no staff or graduates were confirmed to have contracted the virus.
Wang reiterated China’s position that reports of a lab leak are a “conspiracy theory.”
Financial Times reported that Fauci continues to believe the virus was first transmitted to humans through animals, pointing out that even if the lab researchers did have COVID-19, they could have contracted the disease from the wider population.
(Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Cate Cadell in Beijing; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)
6/4/2021 House Dems Float Further Investigation Options After Jan. 6 Commission Rejected By Senate by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 07: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and fellow Democratic
members of the House hold a news conference. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Federal prosecutors revealed the Capitol Hill protest on Jan. 6 caused more than $1.5 million in damages. In a plea letter to the prosecution on Thursday, attorney Mona Sedky said her client Paul Hodgkins, a demonstrator being charged for his involvement, has acknowledged the fiscal cost of the demonstration at the U.S. Capitol.
This comes after Hodgkins pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice on Wednesday, incurring a $2,000 fine and 15 to 21 months in prison. Since January, more than 500 people have been charged in the incident.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried to enact a Jan. 6 Commission Act, but it was recently rejected by the Senate. While some Democrats suggested Joe Biden should create the 9/11 style panel himself earlier this week, Pelosi claimed their last-ditch effort was not a workable idea. This was ultimately decided because Congress would still need to approve any money needed and subpoena authority.
Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans’ denial of the truth of the January 6th insurrection brings shame to the Senate. Republicans’ cowardice in rejecting the truth of that dark day makes our Capitol and our country less safe.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 28, 2021
Democrats have been looking for a way around bipartisan support after receiving support from only six Republicans, with the remainder noting similar investigations are already taking place. Regardless, Pelosi is continuing the push to create the panel despite criticisms that the probe would be partisan in nature.
Recent reports say Pelosi has continued to offer a handful of options. These include having the Senate vote on the commission proposal again, forming a select House committee, allow sitting committees to continue their probes or empowering a single committee to lead the investigation.
Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee argue they should be the ones leading the probe. This comes after Biden on Thursday said he has no plans to create a presidential commission to investigate the demonstration.
6/4/2021 State Dept. Officials Told Not To Investigate Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Even As Evidence Piled Up Early On by OAN Newsroom
Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization
(WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan,
Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo)
Whistleblowers are coming forward regarding efforts within the State Department during December and January to stifle any probes into the origins of COVID-19. A recent Vanity Fair report detailed the lengths some of these officials were going to silence many of their colleagues over the virus’ emergence.
The report detailed how staffers were warned about investigating the Wuhan lab leak theory because it could “open a can of worms.” Officials like Thomas Dinanno, the former acting assistant secretary to Arm’s Control, Verification and Compliance at the State Department, said those warnings smelled like a cover-up.
As of now, it seems many officials within the highest levels of government were supposed to not ask questions and simply accept this explanation regarding the dawning COVID-19.
“The mutations that it took to get to the point where it is now is totally consistent with a jump of a species from an animal to a human,” asserted Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID, during an April 2020 coronavirus task force press briefing.
In a January 9 report, Dinnano described apprehension and contempt from State Department technical staff along with a lack of response to briefings and presentations on the lab leak topic. However, Dinanno was not alone. The Vanity Fair report also mentioned four other State Department employees who were warned against investigating the lab leak theory because it could “open Pandora’s box.”
Another revelation goes back to December of last year when some State Department employees received classified intelligence on three Wuhan Institute of Virology staffers who fell sick in December of 2019. This knowledge wouldn’t become publicly known until just a few weeks ago when the Wall Street Journal reported the story.
This suspicious activity and awkward reluctance by many high level bureaucrats to investigate the lab leak hypothesis raises a lot of questions.
Former Director of the CDC, Dr. Robert Redfield received similar and surprising push-back
to an appearance he made on CNN in which he said he believed the virus originated from a lab.
“I am from the point of view that I still think the most likely ideology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory,” he stated. “Other people don’t believe that…science will eventually figure it out.”
Dr. Redfield said he received harsh emails and criticism from not just politicians, but scientists as well with some going as far as to say he should “wither and die.”
Needless to say, the constant dismissal of the coronavirus lab leak theory and the subsequent silencing of those looking into the matter is creating a lot more questions than answers.
6/4/2021 President Trump Blasts Dr. Fauci After Release Of COVID-19 Emails by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Anthony Fauci listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Trump released a statement regarding the emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci from the beginning of the pandemic. On Thursday, he commented by saying, “the correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore.”
Trump also expressed his relief for not taking all of Dr. Fauci’s advice and highlighted the infectious disease expert’s changing stance on the effectiveness of masks. When asked about the matter, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged the question.
“On Dr. Fauci and his emails, he has also spoken to this many many times over the course of the last few days and we’ll let him speak for himself,” she mentioned. “He’s been an undeniable asset in our country’s pandemic response, but it’s obviously not that advantageous for me to relitigate the substance of emails from 17 months ago.”
Psaki went on to explain that following Joe Biden’s direction, an internal review process has begun to investigate the origins of COVID-19. She claimed that all government assets were being utilized for this 90-day process and that the Biden administration would be providing more details once it has concluded.
President Trump went on to suggest that China should pay the world trillions of dollars in payment for the “death and destruction” that has resulted from COVID-19.
6/4/2021 Pres. Trump: Facebook Suspension Is Insult To 75M Americans by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly
on September 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump called Facebook’s suspension of his account an insult to the 75 million people who voted for him in the 2020 rigged election. The 45th president said in a press release on Friday that Facebook shouldn’t get away with this censorship.
President Trump’s statements come as Facebook’s oversight committee announced it would uphold its previous decision and impose a two-year suspension. The president has also been banned from Twitter and has since been communicating through press releases. Trump added the U.S. can’t take this abuse anymore.
The announcement comes just after Trump had his blog shut down, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” Chief spokesman for Trump, Jason Miller, alluded to the idea that the shutdown was a precursor to him joining another social media platform.
[ALL 75M AMERICANS IF YOU ARE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT AND FIND A NEW SERVICE WHEN THEY COME OUT TO LET THE CORRUPTION LOSE.].
[IT LOOKS LIKE TRUMPS PUSH TO GET 100'S OF NEW JUDGES OUT THERE HAS PAID OFF TOO BAD OBAMA YOUR FAULT.].
6/5/2021 Federal Judge Overturns Calif. Ban On So-Called Assault Weapons by OAN Newsroom
Gov. Gavin Newsom | Rich Pedroncelli, Pool/AP Photo
A federal judge has overturned an overreaching gun ban in California. The decision was handed down by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez on Friday.
Benitez stated that the ban denied residents of their Second Amendment right. In his nine-page ruling, he compared an AR-15 rifle to a swiss army knife and described it as a perfect home defense weapon. The judge went on to criticize false narratives presented by the mainstream media by saying, “a Californian is three times more likely to be murdered by an attacker’s bare hands, fists or feet than by his rifle.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) took to Twitter on Saturday to slam Benitez by claiming this decision is a direct threat to the public safety of California residents. He also mentioned how disrespectful this decision was to families who have lost loved ones to gun violence and vowed to challenge the ruling.
Benitez issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of the law, but issued a 30-day stay to give State Attorney General Rob Bonta time to appeal.
[I AM GLAD TO SEE THERE IS JUDGE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE SECOND AMENDMENT WHICH MOST DEMOCRATS SEEM TO IGNORE AND THE BIGGEST REASON IT SAYS WHAT IT SAYS IS SOMEWHERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE AMERICANS MAY NEED THEM TO DEFEND THIS COUNTRY FROM THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT THAT THE PRESENT DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS BOUGHT INTO AND TRYING TO TAKE US OVER WHICH STARTED IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.].
6/6/2021 Sen Sgt At Arms: Cyber Attack More Serious Than 2nd Jan. 6 Event by OAN Newsroom
Sen Sgt at Arms Karen Gibson testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing
on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2022. (JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Senate Sergeant at Arms is warning cyber-attacks may pose the greatest threat to our national security. During an interview on Saturday, Karen Gibson said cyber threats keep her up at night, not the possibility of another Capitol breach.
This comes as Democrats and the mainstream media are pushing for a 9/11 style commission to look into the Jan. 6 attack. However, in recent weeks transportation systems, news stations and energy companies have fallen victim to hacking attempts.
Gibson went on to say senators may have sensitive information in their possession that they may not want exposed. “Members have sensitive information that they would not necessarily want to have disclosed that may be in documents. Much of what we do is public…and meant to be so,” said Gibson.
A sign announces the days gas prices at a station in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 12, 2021. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Gibson was part of a team led by Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore that were in charge of conducting a review of security at the Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 demonstration. Since, JBS Foods and the Colonial Pipeline have fallen victim to cyber-attacks leading to a nationwide shutdown and a rise in gas prices.
However, Gibson said she has a “highly capable” cybersecurity team that is working to secure the Capitol networks and understand their vulnerability. Gibson reiterated her stance saying, “I think whether it’s ransomware or other cybersecurity threats, yes, I actually, again I see cybersecurity as my greater concern than a mob attacking the Capitol.”
[THANK YOU KAREN GIBSON FOR SPEAKING UP EVEN THOUGH IT WENT ON "D" FOR DUMB DEAF EARS SINCE OUR MAIN CONCERN OF ATTACKS IS THE DEMOCRATS IN THE CONGRESS AND SENATE ARE HELL BENT TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY.].
6/6/2021 Ariz. Audit Completes Recount Of More Than 60 Percent Of Ballots by OAN Newsroom
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for
Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)
Election auditors in Arizona are wrapping up the hand-recount of ballots as they expect their work to be complete soon. According to the auditors, more than 60 percent of all 2020 ballots have been counted as of last Friday. That’s out of the 2.1 million ballots that were cast in Maricopa County, Arizona last November.
Reports estimate auditors have seven pallets of about 50,000 ballots each left to count, which means no more than 350,000 ballots are left to examine. However, despite the audit being almost complete, Democrat Party officials and mainstream media are still trying to discredit or stop it.
Auditors will analyze the results after the ballots are all counted and verified and they will then present the conclusions in a report later this month.
6/6/2021 Sen. Roy Blunt Urges Pres. Trump To ‘Get Focused’ On Midterm Elections by OAN Newsroom
Subcommittee Chairman Roy Blunt, (R-Mo.), speaks during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee reviewing
coronavirus response efforts on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
GOP Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is urging President Donald Trump to ramp up his efforts to help elect more Republicans in the 2022 midterms. During an interview on Sunday, Blunt says Trump is an incredibly popular figure in the Republican Party and he would like to see him focus on the 2022 elections.
He also said their are plenty of issues besides the elections process that Republicans can speak about. The Missouri senator estimated Trump could be “incredibly helpful” to the GOP’s efforts to take back the House and Senate.
President Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day
of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Blunt said, “there are a lot of things to talk about. I think 2022 has great potential to be an important and good year for Republicans.” He stressed how popular Trump is and if he focused in on 2022 and the differences in the two political parties, it would give the GOP a big advantage.
6/7/2021 Officials Warn Of Potential Hacking Attempts As Ransomware Cyberattacks Are On The Rise by OAN Newsroom
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
An alarming rise in cyberattacks targeting U.S. businesses has prompted officials to call for action. Biden administration Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm claimed the U.S. energy grid is vulnerable in the face of alleged foreign attacks.
“I think there are very malign actors who are trying even as we speak,” she explained. “There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally.”
During an interview on Sunday, Granholm reiterated the fears of alleged foreign hackings, which she suggested could leave entire regions of the U.S. without electricity. She cited recent shutdowns of the Colonial Pipeline and a meat-packing company as examples of what could happen to the entire power grid.
“This is what the President is doing, he’s working with our allies,” she mentioned. “He’s working with countries around the world because other countries, even Russia, they don’t want to see their sectors attacked by malign actors.”
However, critics believe Biden officials have failed to prevent or address recent cyberattacks. Many claim they didn’t occur under President Trump.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested Russia should be held responsible. During an interview on Sunday, the Republican senator said our critical infrastructure is very exposed. He added, it’s time for Russians to pay the price.
Graham went on to mention that he doesn’t believe attacks were ordered from President Vladamir Putin or the Putin regime, but that the hackers live in Russia with impunity and are tied to the country’s intelligence services.
Graham’s made those remarks not long after Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson warned cyberattacks may pose the greatest threat to our national security. During an interview on Saturday, Gibson said cyberthreats keep her up at night rather than the possibility of another Capitol breach.
Gibson also mentioned that senators may have sensitive information in their possession that they don’t want to be exposed. She went on noting, “I would worry about, I think, nation state actors or others who might try to just really cripple the government’s ability to function by locking down cyber communications networks.”
Meanwhile, Democrats and the mainstream media are pushing for a 9/11 style commission to look into the January 6 breach. In recent weeks, however, transportation systems, news stations and energy companies have been targeted by hackers.
[THE DEMOCRATS ARE GETTING DESPERATE SINCE THEY TRIED ALL THOSE THINGS THEY DID TO TRUMP INCLUDING TWO IMPEACHMENT FAILURES ARE NOW TRYING TO MAKE ANYONE WHO IS REPUBLICAN COULD BE RULED AS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY WHICH SHOULD SCARE EVERY AMERICAN BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WANTS THAT TO OCCUR SO STAND UP AND SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE TO SAVE AMERICA UNLESS THEY MANAGE AGAIN TO CORRUPT OUR VOTING POLICIES AGAIN.].
6/7/2021 Calls For Dr. Fauci To Step Down Intensify From GOP by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates for National Institute of Health (NIH) and
the state of medical research, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)
Calls for Dr. Anthony Fauci’s removal have intensified in response to the controversy surrounding his recently surfaced emails. This came after Judicial Watch revealed hundreds of documents showing a Wuhan lab received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
According to reports, the Wuhan Institute of Virology was given more than $826,000 for bat coronavirus research between 2014 and 2019. This funding came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is headed by Dr. Fauci. While the project was described as modest, emails between Dr. Fauci and NIH officials described it as a “large multi-country study.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) weighed in on the matter by asserting that Dr. Fauci has been systematically lying about COVID-19. During an interview Sunday, the Texas senator said Dr. Fauci’s emails show he was not telling Americans what he knew about COVID-19, but has been pushing a political narrative to spread fear instead.
Dr. Fauci, however, claimed criticizing him is “anti-science.” He called the attacks misrepresented, but GOP lawmakers said answers are needed.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also joined a chorus of GOP voices calling for Dr. Fauci to step down. In an interview Saturday, the House minority leader criticized the flip-flopping of the left when it comes to the Wuhan lab theory. He also asserted that Dr. Fauci needs to go.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added, the emails paint a “disturbing picture of Dr. Fauci from the very beginning.” Meanwhile, the White House has ruled out firing Dr. Fauci under “any circumstances.”
6/7/2021 President Trump Says Dr. Anthony Fauci Is In The Pocket Of China by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing Harlingen, Texas. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump slammed both Dr. Anthony Fauci and China for their roles in the Coronavirus pandemic. In an interview on Monday, he stated that Fauci’s released emails suggest that the doctor was in the pocket of China.
“You look at his emails. They are really horrible. He was in the pocket it would seem,” he expressed. “…We’re all smart people, he was in the pocket of China. The way he pandered to them and the way he dealt with them.”
The 45th President argued the Chinese Communist Party has committed the biggest attack on the world and should pay at least $10 trillion in reparations. He demanded China pay the reparations through 100 percent tariffs on their goods.
“I happen to think it was gross incompetence that this happened, but regardless it was their fault,” he asserted. “It came from China. It came from the lab.”
This comes amid mounting calls for Fauci to either resign or be removed.
[I AM GLAD TO KNOW NOW THAT TRUMP KNOWS THAT THE CDC WHO BLAMED THE MEASLE AND MUMP OUTBREAK ON ISRAEL AND IT WAS REALLY ALL THE ILLEGAL ALIENS NOT VACCINATED WHO CAME IN FROM OUR SOUTHER BORDERS AND SPREADED TO OUR YOUTH WHICH ANY IDIOT SHOULD HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT, AND NOW TRUMP WHO GOT RID OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WHO WAS IN CAHOOTS WITH CHINA BUT COULD NOT SEE THAT FAUCI ANOTHER CDC ISSUE WAS CORRUPT ALSO].
6/8/2021 Protesters Denounce Dr. Fauci, Jill Biden In Brooklyn by OAN Newsroom
First lady Jill Biden, center left, standing with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, makes a statement while visiting a vaccine clinic at the Abyssinian
Baptist Church in the Harlem neighborhood of New York Sunday, June 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been faced with increased protests across the U.S. over his recently leaked incriminating emails. He and Jill Biden arrived for a photo-op at a vaccination site in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, but they were met with crowds of protesters.
The demonstrators could be heard booing upon the arrival of their caravan and could be heard chanting “fire Fauci!” Those in attendance were demanding that the NIH director be reprimanded for lying about the origins and the lethality of COVID-19 as well as his role in the gain of function experiments.
For clarity, the term gain of function is used to describe any field of medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases transmissibility or pathogenesis. This is something the apparent medical expert had previously denied he was aware of regarding the lab in Wuhan, China.
The protesters said Dr. Fauci’s emails show he was aiding and abetting the cover-up of COVID-19 to advance a malicious political agenda in an effort to derail President Trump.
6/8/2021 Giuliani Pressed Ukrainians To Probe Biden Allegations In 2019 Call - CNN
FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The audiotape of a July 2019 phone call shows former U.S. President Donald Trump’s then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani pressuring Ukrainian officials to investigate baseless allegations about Trump’s 2020 election rival Joe Biden, CNN reported on Monday.
CNN said it had obtained the audio of the call between Giuliani, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker, and Andriy Yermak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which it said was the precursor of a Trump-Zelenskiy call that was at the center of Trump’s 2019 impeachment.
In the call, Giuliani said he wanted Zelenskiy to say he was putting a prosecutor in charge and “he’s gonna investigate and dig up the evidence, that presently exists and is there any other evidence about involvement of the 2016 election, and then the Biden thing has to be run out,” according to CNN.
Trump, a Republican, denounced as a political witch hunt allegations that he pressed Zelenskiy during a phone call to dig up dirt on Biden. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump in December 2019, but he was acquitted by the then-Republican-dominated Senate early in 2020.
Trump lost the 2020 election to Biden, a Democrat, and left office in January 2021.
Yermak told Reuters on Tuesday that Ukraine had done “everything right” to foster relations with Washington and avoid taking sides in U.S. domestic political squabbles.
“And today we can say that the enormous efforts of our team have yielded results, because this year we have an unprecedented level of cooperation with the American administration at all levels,” he said in written comments.
Zelenskiy spoke to Biden by phone on Monday, securing a much coveted White House invitation in July that Yermak said had been one of his objectives.
In April, federal prosecutors investigating Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine at the time he was serving as Trump’s lawyer raided his home and office, seizing cell phones and computers.
Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, has not been charged. He said after the raids that his conduct had been “absolutely legal and ethical.”
Giuliani began representing Trump in April 2018 in connection with then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham in Washington and Ilya Zhegulev in Kyiv; Editing by Stephen Coates and Steve Orlofsky)
[AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE THE LEFT DOES NOT STOP HARASSING ANYONE CONNECTED TO DONALD TRUMP AS IT IS RETURNING SINCE HE IS BACK IN THE PICTURE AND THEY NEED TO TAKE THIER MEDS AND QUIT SMOKING THE MARIJUANNA THAT CAME INTO THE U.S. AND IT IS MESSING WITH PEOPLES MENTAL PROCESSES JUST LIKE THE LEAD IN THE AQUEDUCTS IN THE ROMAN DAYS MADE THEM GO CRAZY AND BURNED ROME DOWN.].
6/8/2021 Senate Report: Intel Agencies Fumbled Jan. 6 Response Due To Breakdown In Communication by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Police officers hold off rioters
at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
According to a bipartisan Senate panel, intelligence and security failures lead to the events on Capitol Hill on January 6.
In a 12-page report released Tuesday, senators found U.S. Capitol Police knew about possible threats of violence days before the event and failed to enact any additional security measures. The report found internal intelligence departments failed to share vital information with each other, in turn, leading to a breakdown in communication.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security also knew about threats to the U.S. Capitol, they did not deem them as credible. Lawmakers have criticized the FBI and DHS for failing to warn about the threat of violence in advance of the incident. They also called on the Capitol Police chief to maintain a direct line of communication with the National Guard to prevent similar incidents in the future.
FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as rioters are confronted
by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Meanwhile, the Defense Department’s lax security at the Capitol on January 6 was partly due to the backlash it received for its response to the George Floyd protests, according to the Senate report. It noted that the DOD was reluctant to respond with force after it was criticized for a “heavy handed” response to the protests that took place throughout 2020.
Future recommendations include creating a better security plan across the board and allowing the Capitol Police chief to request help from the National Guard in an emergency.
6/8/2021 Oxford Study Reports No Bats Or Pangolins Were Sold In The Wuhan Wet Market by OAN Newsroom
A man walking at the Wuhan Baishazhou Market in Wuhan in China’s central
Hubei province. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)
A new study by Oxford University has discovered there were no bats or pangolins sold in the Wuhan wet market. In fact, the study reported no bats or pangolins were found anywhere around Wuhan at the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Through their investigations, the scientists are believed to have effectively debunked the natural origin argument. China and Dr. Anthony Fauci have long claimed COVID-19 jumped from a bat to a pangolin, which was then sold at the wet market, leading to the spread among humans. However, recent studies have shown the virus likely originated in a lab.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) laid out evidence describing thousands of animals that have been tested in the wet market, with none of them infected with COVID-19.
“When you take COVID-19 and you try to infect bats, which is where most coronaviruses come from, what do you discover? You discover that COVID-19 is actually not very well infected in bats,” he explained. “The bats don’t catch it very easily. It seems as if COVID-19 is most adapted for humans.”
The Oxford study also reported that Chinese people rarely consume bats and the nearest natural habitat of bats is 1,500 miles away from Wuhan.
6/8/2021 Senate GOP Delays Biden OPM Nominee’s Confirmation Over Support Of Abortion And Critical Race Theory by OAN Newsroom
Kiran Ahuja is photographed. (ANDREW HARNIK / AP)
Joe Biden’s controversial pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management has faced pushback from Republicans.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has continued to lead efforts in blocking the nomination of Kiran Ahuja from advancing. During her confirmation hearing, Hawley reportedly raised concerns about Ahuja’s support for abortion.
Sen. Josh Hawley is photographed. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)
The senator also pressed her on whether she would push critical race theory in federal directives after her recent endorsement of an article that claimed the election of President Trump in 2016 was an example of white supremacy. It is the same topic Hawley brought up during a hearing in April.
“I have not made any of those type of statements about the election,” Ahuja claimed. “I have been in the philanthropic space for the past few years and so no I can’t speak to that particular position.”
Hawley went on to argue that the director of what is essentially the federal government’s human resources department should strive to unite Americans and not divide them based on race.
6/8/2021 Ore. Republicans Propose Vaccine Passport Ban by OAN Newsroom
Ore. Gov. Kate Brown is photographed. (Cathy Cheney/AP Photo)
Oregon Republicans have introduced a bill to prevent the state from implementing a vaccine passport system.
On Thursday, Sen. Kim Thatcher (R-Ore.) introduced the bill, which would prevent public and private entities from refusing service or employment based on possession of a vaccine credential. Thatcher argued that this violates basic human rights and Oregon residents should not have to disclose their personal medical information to partake in everyday life.
“There are some people who can’t wear masks, for whatever reason. They do not have access to full public accommodation in some of these places,” she explained. “The other states, California and Washington, they’re going by the honor system.”
Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) recently permitted businesses to use their own discretion on whether to require face masks for fully vaccinated people. The state has also began offering incentives, such as college scholarships and cash prizes, for those who have received at least one dose.
If the bill passes, Oregon would join other states, such as Texas and Florida, which have already put vaccine passport bans into place.
6/8/2021 Study: Hydroxychloroquine Can Boost COVID-19 Survival Chances By Nearly 200% by OAN Newsroom
A bottle and pills of Hydroxychloroquine sit on a counter at Rock Canyon Pharmacy
in Provo, Utah. (Photo by GEORGE FREY / AFP) (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)
Another study has confirmed hydroxychloroquine to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. Conducted by the Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the research has found the combination of hydroxychloroquine and antibiotic Zithromax effectively suppresses COVID-19.
The study has suggested this treatment can increase survival chances by nearly 200 percent if given at high doses in mechanically ventilated patients with severe COVID-19 illness. Scientists also reported that higher doses of hydroxychloroquine led to a quicker recovery in 87-percent of observed patients.
This comes after public health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have denied the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19. Biological weapons expert, Dr. Steven Hatfill, has pointed blame at these experts for the hundreds of thousands of American deaths that resulted from the pandemic.
“It was false,” he asserted. “They didn’t want competition for the vaccines.”
The study also found hydroxychloroquine is particularly efficient in terminally ill patients who would otherwise have died without that drug.
6/8/2021 Texas Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott leaves a press conference in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)
The Texas legislature has passed a law that prohibits the use of vaccine passports. Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) signed Senate Bill 968 on Monday, which bans businesses and government entities from requiring vaccine information in the Lone Star state.
Abbott went on to state that Texas is 100 percent open and no resident shall be discriminated against based on their vaccination status.
“No business or government entity can require a person to provide a vaccine passport or any other vaccine information as a condition of receiving any service or entering any place,” he explained. “I want to thank the Texas Legislature for getting this bill to my desk.”
Business licenses and operating permits will be under jeopardy for any business that requires their customers to show proof of vaccination. Abbott went on to state that Texas will continue to vaccinate more people without treading on the personal freedoms of its residents.
This comes as about 36 percent of Texans have been reported to be fully vaccinated and just under half of the population have received at least one dose of a vaccine.
6/9/2021 Over Half A Dozen States Against Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference where he signed two energy related bills, Tuesday, June 8, 2021,
in Austin, Texas. Abbot signed legislation into law to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
and weatherize and improve the reliability of the state’s power grid. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Several states have continued to lash out against vaccine passports. This comes as over half a dozen states have already pushed legislation to ban or limit the use of the passports.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) was the latest to sign a bill banning their enforcement on Monday. He said Texas is 100 percent open, but no resident shall be discriminated against based on their vaccination status. The governor also said every single Texan has the freedom to go where they want and when they want without any restrictions.
“No business or government entity can require a person to provide a vaccine passport or any other vaccine information as a condition of receiving any service or entering any place,” Abbott stated. “I want to thank the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk.”
The Texas Republican said his state will continue to vaccinate more people without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.
Meanwhile, Oregon Republicans have also introduced a bill to prevent the state from implementing a vaccine passport system. Last week, state Sen. Kim Thatcher (R-Ore.) introduced the bill, which would prevent public and private entities from refusing service or employment based on possession of a vaccine credential.
“No Oregonian should have to divulge medical information to participate in everyday life,” Thatcher stated. If the bill passes, Oregon would join other states like Texas and Florida.
Some states have not yet decided if they will implement a ban while others, more liberal states, are in favor of the passport system. For example, New York implemented a passport system back in March and Hawaii also launched a platform in May for travelers to upload vaccination data.
The Department of Homeland Security, along with the Biden administration, have also announced there won’t be a federal vaccination database and no mandate requiring proof of being vaccinated.
“The government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential,” confirmed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
This comes as Wyoming State Rep. Chuck Gray (R) announced Monday that he’s drafting a bill to further strengthen the state’s ban on vaccine passports.
[THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING SO HARD TO TRY TO CREATE SOME METHOD THAT WOULD FORCE ALL PEOPLE TO HAVE TO A WORLDWIDE PASSPORT WHERE YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL, OR BUY OR TRADE WITHOUT THAT PASSPORT WHICH IS THE BEGINNING OF THEIR ATTEMPT TO BRING ABOUT THE BIBLICAL PROPHECY OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST NOTED IN REVELATION 13 AND IF THEY MANAGE TO DO IT IT WILL LEAD TO THAT AND IT IS ALREADY IN PROCESS AS THEY ARE PUSHING FOR THE CHIP TO BE INSERTED IN YOUR BODY.].
6/9/2021 Report: Fauci & Allies Coordinated Articles Defending ‘Natural Origin’ Of COVID-19 by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this March 18, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
New investigations suggest a concerted effort by Dr. Anthony Fauci and his affiliates to promote the “natural origin theory” for COVID-19 and downplay evidence of a potential lab leak.
According to the Epoch Times, a number of Dr. Fauci’s emails show he coordinated the publication of scientific articles arguing COVID-19 was a “natural occurrence.” These include pieces by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak in which he defends China’s response to COVID-19.
However, more recent studies suggest COVID-19 may have an unnatural genome sequence, perhaps suggesting a link to gain of function experiments financed by Dr. Fauci and Daszak. For clarity, the term gain of function is used to describe any field of medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases transmissibility or pathogenesis. This is something the NIH director had previously denied he was aware of regarding the lab in Wuhan, China.
The Epoch Times also claimed Dr. Fauci’s allies removed signs of their involvement with articles on the “natural origin theory” to make them look like unbiased scientific studies. They are now facing calls to be held accountable for this.
6/10/2021 Gov. Abbott Announces Texas Will Fund Its Own Wall For Mexico Border by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. . (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has announced his state will complete President Trump’s border wall with its own funding. At the border summit in Del Rio, Texas on Thursday, Abbott said barriers will be installed along the Rio Grande River in areas with the largest presence of illegal aliens.
The state wall comes as part of the $1 billion budget allocated for border security by the Texas legislature. Texas saw a 700 percent increase in illegal border crossings this year amid the Biden border crisis.
Abbott said the border fence will be managed by Texas authorities, which would allow state law enforcement to detain and deport illegals.
“The ability to arrest will be enhanced by building border barriers. Some of these border barriers will be built immediately,” he declared. “Whenever anybody tries to modify, attempt, or get through these any of these border barriers, that itself is a crime for which they can be arrested.”
Abbott went on to say the Biden administration has failed to protect U.S. border security and individual states must now take the matter into their own hands.
6/10/2021 Rep. Biggs: Joe Biden’s Plans To Raise Gas Tax Will Hurt Americans by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Andy Biggs is photographed. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) has criticized the Biden administration over its plans to raise gas taxes even higher. In a tweet on Thursday, the Arizona Republican warned of gas tax increases occurring in the near future.
Biggs highlighted a report that discovered gas tax hikes are embedded into Biden’s latest spending plan disguised as infrastructure. The bipartisan infrastructure proposal would index the gas tax to inflation, which could cause the tax to steadily increase.
Biggs stated gas tax increase would negatively affect millions of American households. The tax would be linked to the Consumer Price Index, which has reportedly rose 1.7 percent over the last 10 years. Biggs argued Biden’s radical agenda must be stopped to prevent further increases in consumer prices.
Federal gas tax currently stands at 18.4 cents per gallon for unleaded and 24.4 cents for diesel.
6/10/2021 FBI Director Christopher Wray Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee by OAN Newsroom
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Bureau
of Investigation on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
FBI Director Christopher Wray testified he is unaware of any investigation into President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. On Thursday, there was a hearing held before the House Judiciary Committee where Wray stated he could neither confirm nor deny whether former aides or members of Congress were under investigation either.
Wray insisted serious charges will begin surfacing in the criminal investigations into the events of Jan 6. Wray added, “certainly we were aware of online chatter about the potential for violence, but I’m not aware that we had any intelligence indicating that hundreds of individuals were going to storm the Capitol itself.”
Chairman Jerry Nadler questions FBI Director Christopher Wray during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 10, 2021. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), described the FBI’s handling of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach as an “intelligence failure.” Nadler said the demonstration was provoked by militia groups on popular social media platforms. However, Wray said he didn’t know whether there had been any tips received from any social media companies.
The FBI’s reputation has been tarnished over the past few years after fired FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page tried to prevent Trump’s election victory.
[BASED ON WRAY'S PAST HISTORY ON ANYTHING WITH THE TRUTH I DO NOT EXPECT HIM TO PROVIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS SUBJECT BUT IT IS OBVIOUS ABOVE THAT HE IS TRYING TO AVOID TO SAY ANYTHING WHICH TO ME TELLS THAT HE KNOWS THE TRUTH AND WILL NOT PROVIDE BECAUSE HE IS SCARED TO BE CANCELED AND WILL COVER IT UP JUST LIKE HE HAS DONE EVER SINCE TRUMP TOOK OFFICE AND EVEN THROUGH TO TODAY.].
6/10/2021 SCOTUS Limits Definition Of ‘Violent Felon’ In Armed Career Criminal Act by OAN Newsroom
The Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
The Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of what the federal government can consider a “violent felony.” On Thursday, five justices rejected the government’s interpretation of “violent felony” when it comes to sentencing enhancements as part of the Armed Career Criminal Act.
The provision imposes a 15-year minimum sentence on anyone convicted of a felony that involves possession of a firearm if they have three or more prior convictions as a violent felon. An offense qualifies as a “violent felony” if it involves “the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against the person of another.”
The defendant in the case, Charles Borden Jr., pleaded guilty to a federal gun crime. However, he argued the sentencing shouldn’t apply as one of his previous convictions included “reckless aggravated assault,” which carries less blame than someone who knowingly causes an injury. Ultimately, his argument was rejected.
Justice Elena Kagan wrote, “in ordinary language, against means in opposition to.” Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh added the ordinary meaning of “against the person of another” encompasses recklessness.
Although, Justice Clarence Thomas’ definition sounded slightly different, he eventually agreed with the other justices. He said that Borden’s reckless-assault conviction should not qualify as a crime that involved “the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against the person of another.” Thomas said the phrase “use of physical force,” instead stands for intentional acts designed to cause harm.
6/10/2021 Rep. Nunes: Officials Must Release Name Of Ashli Babbitt’s Killer by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) walks out the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has urged security officials in Washington to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt. In an interview on Thursday, the California Republican questioned the uncertainty of Babbitt’s murder and called for transparency.
Nunes argued all recent shootings involving a police officer have caused public outrage, while the murder of Ashli Babbitt has been actively covered up by Democrat officials and media. Nunes pointed out video footage of Babbitt’s killing has yet to be released and the name of the perpetrator is still unknown, which he said was unacceptable.
“We don’t need the executive branch or the Department of Justice to give us our own video tapes. We are a separate branch of government,” he asserted. “What is going on here is a massive coverup by Pelosi and Democrats.”
The U.S. Capitol is seen under dark skies in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, as
barriers remain six months after the Jan. 6 protests. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Nunes added there is 14,000 hours of footage from Capitol protests that the public must see.
“It’s really a two-tiered system of justice that we have been seeing a continual trend in by the Department of Justice over the last few years,” he explained. “Republicans seem to get the book thrown at them and on other cases nothing happens.”
Nunes went on to say Babbitt’s family is taking the matter to court, but the prospects of that litigation remain unclear under the partisan justice system favoring Democrats.
6/10/2021 Calif. Appealing Court Decision To Overturn Ban On Assault Weapons by OAN Newsroom
Attorney Gen. Rob Bonta, second from left, standing with California Gov. Gavin Newsom,
center, and other lawmakers. (RICH PEDRONCELLI AP PHOTO)
Officials in California have announced an appeal to last week’s ruling by a federal judge, which overturned the state’s assault weapons ban. In a press conference on Thursday, the state’s Attorney Gen. Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced a plan to appeal the ruling that legalized the ownership of assault weapons.
Bonta slammed Judge Roger Benitez, who made the decision to overturn the ban that has been in effect since 1989. The judge argued the ban denied California residents of their Second Amendment right and asserted these weapons were used for legal protection purposes.
Bonta claimed the ruling was “disturbing” and called on Californians to do their part to reduce gun violence in the Golden State. He vowed to fight for the safety of residents by continuing to advocate for common-sense gun laws.
He went on to say, “I think we can agree the decision was disappointing and the reasoning, such as equating assault weapons to swiss-army knives, and false claims that COVID-19 killed more people than mass shootings was shocking.”
Bonta’s comments come a week after a California district court ruled the state’s longtime ban on assault weapons to be unconstitutional.
6/11/2021 China Brands COVID-19 Lab-Leak Theory As ‘Absurd,’ Blinken Urges Transparency by David Brunnstrom and Tom Daly
FILE PHOTO: Yang Jiechi, director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office for China, addresses the U.S. delegation at the opening session
of U.S.-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 18, 2021. Frederic J. Brown/Pool via REUTERS
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for cooperation and transparency over the origins of COVID-19 in a call with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Friday and raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Yang, China’s top diplomat, expressed Beijing’s serious concern to Blinken that some people in the United States were spreading the “absurd story” about the coronavirus escaping from a Wuhan laboratory, Chinese state media said.
Yang, the head of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission of China’s ruling Communist Party, also told Blinken that Washington should handle Taiwan-related issues “carefully and appropriately,” state broadcaster CCTV reported.
The call came ahead of a G7 summit in Britain attended by U.S. President Joe Biden that is expected to be dominated by Washington-led efforts to counter China’s growing influence.
The world’s two largest economies are deeply at odds over issues ranging from trade and technology to human rights and the coronavirus. Washington should work with Beijing to put ties “back on track,” Yang said.
Yang, who had a fiery exchange with Blinken in Alaska in March during the Biden administration’s first high-level meeting with its counterparts in China, said Beijing firmly opposed what he called “abominable actions” over the pandemic, which he said were being used to slander China, CCTV said.
The State Department said the diplomats also discussed North Korea policy and that Blinken expressed U.S. concerns over the deterioration of democratic norms in Hong Kong and what Washington describes as the genocide of Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region.
Blinken also called on China to stop its pressure campaign against Taiwan and to release “wrongfully detained” U.S. and Canadian citizens, it said in a statement.
‘RESPECT FACTS AND SCIENCE’
The State Department said the discussion on North Korea – an issue on which the United States is keen for more Chinese action to press its ally and neighbor to give up its nuclear weapons – focused on the need for Beijing and Washington “to work together for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
It said the two diplomats also continued discussions on shared global challenges, including Iran and Myanmar, and the climate crisis.
“Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretary stressed the importance of cooperation and transparency regarding the origin of the virus, including the need for WHO Phase 2 expert-led studies in China,” it said, referring to the World Health Organization.
Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at the German Marshall Fund of the United States think tank, said that although the agenda included potential areas of cooperation, the conversation appeared dominated by contentious issues.
She said Yang’s call for Washington to work with Beijing to put ties “back on track” indicated China was still putting the onus on the United States for the problems in the relationship.
“That’s a non-starter, but demonstrates that the Chinese are sticking to their tried-and-true diplomatic approaches, even though they are not successful.”
A report on the origins of COVID-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded the hypothesis of a viral leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan was plausible and deserved further investigation, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday.
“We urge the United States to respect facts and science, refrain from politicizing the issue … and focus on international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic,” Yang said.
His comments on Taiwan followed a visit to the Chinese-claimed island last weekend by three U.S. senators on a U.S. military aircraft. They met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and announced the donation of 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Taiwan, drawing a sharp rebuke from China’s defense ministry.
(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom and Doina Chiacu and David Brunnstrom in Washington; Writing by Tom Daly; Editing by Alex Richardson, Mark Heinrich, Angus MacSwan and Paul Simao)
6/11/2021 Calif. Appeals Judges Ruling That Overturned State’s Ban On So-Called Assault Weapons by OAN Newsroom
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announces that the state is appealing a recent decision by a federal judge to overturn a ban on assault weapons during
a news conference at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco, Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was joined by Robyn Thomas of the Giffords Law Center,
Dr. Andre Campbell of San Francisco General Hospital and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Democrats in California are taking aim at federal judge after the state’s attorney general appealed a ruling, which overturned the Golden State’s so-called “assault weapons ban.”
During a press conference on Thursday, Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the appeal was on file. The measure comes after U.S. District Judge Roger Bonitez said the states three-decade ban was unconstitutional and infringes on the right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms.
“I think we can agree the decision was disappointing, and the reasoning such as equating assault weapons to Swiss-army knives and false claims that COVID-19 vaccines have killed more people than mass shootings was shocking,” Bonta stated.
In 1989, California became the first state to ban the specific class of weapon after a mass shooting took the lives of five children. Currently, a 30 day stay of the judge’s decision remains in effect.
“Its nothing that’s exotic, it’s nothing that’s unusual; these are semi-automatic rifles that people use for sport hunting and especially self-defense,” stated Michael Schwartz, director of the San Diego Gun Owners PAC. “The best part of the decision is that the judge is pointing out that, ‘hey this is a firearm like any other firearm’ and that the right really has to do with self-defense.”
Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom joined the attorney general in slamming Judge Bonitez while denouncing him as a “stone cold ideologue.”
“Is it Parkland? Is it Southerland Springs? Is it San Bernardino? Is it Powey?” asked Newsom. “You got another 10 minutes? I could continue down that damn list. I said it the other day, what the hell is wrong with us? We’re better than this.”
The Firearms Policy Coalition, however, condemned Newsom’s’ “outrageous and callous personal attacks” on the federal judge. The organization said the governors verbal assaults shows his deep and continuing disrespect for the rule of law as well as the human rights of California citizens.
In the meantime, gun rights advocates remain hopeful their rights will no longer be restricted.
“That’s our second Amendment right,” stated gun owner Art Negrete. “Now whatever you decide to name it, that’s on you, but we have the right to bear arms period.”
The attorney general said the state plans on asking the appeals court to put the judged ruling on hold, so the ban will remain in effect throughout the appeals process.
[THE CALIFORNIA DEMS ARE IN TOTAL SHOCK THAT A FEDERAL JUDGE MADE THEM HAVE TO READ THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO BEAR ARMS AGAIN AND TO QUIT TWISTING IT AROUND INTO SOME OTHER MEANING.].
6/12/2021 Border Wall Funding Returned To Military For Various Infrastructure Projects by OAN Newsroom
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Biden administration released its plans for funding that was originally earmarked by President Trump to build the border wall. On Friday, the administration said the $2 billion will instead go toward nearly 70 military projects in the U.S. and abroad.
The Biden administration announced the cancellation of border construction in April and have redirected the funds to be used for expanding small arms ranges, replacing service buildings and repairing a shipyard. Many Republicans have argued the switch violates federal budget law.
Tijuana, Mexico, left, and San Diego, Calif, right, are seen separated by the U.S. border fence. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby explained the decision was based on operational priorities.
He went on to say, “The Deputy Secretary today has approved a plan to use the $2.2 billion dollars in unobligated military construction funds that were previously made available for border barrier construction to restore funding in this fiscal year for 66 projects in 16 countries, 11 states and three territories.”
According to the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Homeland Security will use all legal authority to stop the wall’s expansion. This comes amid reports of a gap in the Arizona border wall, which has become a major hot spot for illegal immigration.
[WELL JOE YOU AND THE DEMS WILL NEVER GET A VOTE FROM TEXAS SINCE THEIR GOV IS GOING TO FINISH THE WALL HIMSELF AND I HOPE THERE WILL BE SOMETHING COME ALONG TO FORCE YOU TO GIVE TEXAS $2.2 BILLION TO REPLACE WHAT YOU STOLE FROM THEM AND EVEN MORE FOR YOUR STUPIDITY TO LET ILLEGAL ALIENS VIOLATE OUR BORDER AND CAUSE MORE VICTIMS IN TEXAS AND ARIZONA, ETC..].
6/12/2021 Joe Biden To Shutter President Trump’s Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden photographed in Wilmington, De. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Joe Biden has dismantled a government office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants. The administration announced on Friday that the Victim of Immigration Crime Engagement Office is set to close.
The office was created by President Trump in 2017 during his first week in office and received immense criticism from Democrats in the room. Critics argue Biden has dismissed Trump’s attempts to tie immigrants to their crimes.
“I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims. The office is called VOICE,” President Trump explained. “…We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests.”
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials said the VOICE office will be replaced with a “more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system.” The replacement will be called the Victims Engagement and Services Line.
Immigrants will now be able to report mistreatment in detention centers and immigration lawyers will be notified of case opportunities.
6/12/2021 Attorney Gen. Merrick Garland Announces DOJ Will Fight Voting Laws by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about voting rights at the Justice Department
in Washington. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Attorney Gen. Merrick Garland announced the Department of Justice’s plans to aggressively fight voting laws. In a speech on Friday, Garland heavily criticized the ongoing election audit in Arizona and said the Justice Department plans to implement measures to stop Republicans from putting policies in place that ensure election integrity.
The Democrat judge also stated the DOJ will double the number of lawyers in its civil rights division within the next 30 days. The increase in staff will be utilized to challenge new laws that restrain voter access as well as monitor future election audits.
Critics of Garland’s claims of protecting voters say his comments on voter discrimination are demonstrably false. They also argue his plans are a partisan public relations ploy that has no justification.
“We know that expanding the ability of all eligible citizens to vote is the central pillar. That means ensuring that all eligible voters can cast a vote, that all lawful votes are counted and that every voter has access to accurate information,” he explained. “The Department of Justice will never stop working to protect the democracy to which all Americans are entitled.”
Garland refused to take questions after his address.
[AND AMERICANS WILL FIGHT AGAINST YOU MERRICK YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF IN HOT WATER OVER YOUR THREAT TO US AS WE WILL FIGHT TO HAVE UNCORRUPTED VOTING LAWS OR MAYBE WE SHALL DESTROY THE VOTING SYSTEM THAT YOU CREATED.].
6/12/2021 GOP Lawmakers In Pa. Introduce Election Reform Bill by OAN Newsroom
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
A new election reform bill is looking to mandate voter ID’s in Pennsylvania. On Friday, GOP state lawmakers unveiled the law that is looking to fix a slew of election security issues.
Rep. Seth Grove (R-Pa.) backed the desired election law changes stating, “through expert testimony, we found numerous flaws within Pennsylvania’s election code and with its implementation. This report will lead to comprehensive legislative fixes to the numerous systemic problems, which have led many voters to distrust election results.”
Along with the voter ID mandate, the bill tackles issues facing mail-in voting by sending ballots only to voters who request them. However, experts have said it is likely to face opposition from Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Pa.).
“It’s wrong to pass laws that take away someone’s freedom to vote and that’s exactly what these bills are trying to do right now, right here in Pennsylvania,” claimed Wolf. The Pennsylvania governor went on to add that he will veto any bill that he thinks will limit access to voting.
6/13/2021 RNC May Not Participate In Network Television Debates If Major Reforms Are Not Implemented by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump speaks during the first day of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The Republican National Committee has claimed they may not participate in future network television debates following their calls on the Commission on Presidential Debates to make significant changes. The commission has been slammed by the RNC on their selection of debate moderators as well as last minutes schedule changes of previous debates.
According to Citizens United President David Bossie, Republicans don’t need to count on the networks and have many platforms to get the message out. He also suggested GOP presidential primary debates to be moved from network television altogether.
He went on to say, “we don’t want bad actors to infiltrate our debate process.”
This come after RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel submitted a letter to the commission calling on them to make the requested changes. She referenced the debate between Joe Biden and President Trump, accusing the Commission on Presidential Debates of favoring the Democratic candidate.
Many conservatives, including 45th President Trump, have continued their claims of a clear bias against Republicans by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
6/13/2021 DOJ Faces Criticism For Defending President Trump by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland at the Justice Department in Washington. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice has faced scrutiny for siding with President Trump on a defamation suit. The DOJ announced it would continue to represent Trump in the suit filed by an alleged rape victim for comments he made about her while in office.
Critics are concerned on the DOJ’s stance and argued the agency should represent the people of the U.S. over a president they claim to be unfavorable. However, Garland assured he represents American’s first.
“The essence of the rule of law is what I said when I accepted the nomination for Attorney General,” he expressed. It is that like cases be treated like, that there not be one rule for Democrats and another for Republicans, that there not be one rule for friends and another for foes.”
Garland made the comments before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. He went on to assert that he “backs the American people.”
6/13/2021 President Trump Comments On Future Of Country by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Trump spoke to supporters at an event organized by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell. On Saturday, Trump called into the MAGA Frank Rally to inform listeners on what Joe Biden has done to the country during his short time in office.
Trump talked about all the work he achieved during his four years, from taking a tough stance on China, to producing a vaccine for COVID-19 in record time and protecting the country’s southern border. He went on to say Biden’s decision to reverse the Remain in Mexico policy has been detrimental to border security.
The Remain in Mexico policy was implemented by Trump during his time in office, which ordered asylum-seekers from Central America to remain in Mexico while their claims awaited review. Trump went on to explain the effectiveness of this policy.
“I get along very well with the heads of those countries. I stopped payment to those countries and they accepted all of their MS-13 people back. They were not taking them back for a long time,” he explained. “I said stop payment immediately. The next day I was called by the heads of those countries we would be honored to take MS-13 back into our country.”
Trump also touched on the 2020 election and the audits in several states by saying Americans want to know what happened.
6/13/2021 Sen. Cotton Warns Of Serious Consequences If Military Applies Focus On CRT by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing
on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has continued to push back on critical race theory being worked into military training. In an interview on Friday, Cotton discussed the letters he has received from members of the military and their families that details their concern over CRT.
Cotton, who currently serves on the armed services committee, has asserted the military has always been about getting ahead strictly based on merit. He warned of “real intangible costs” if leaders continued their attempts to divide service members.
Cotton recently confronted Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about the training being implemented.
“The military has included the works of critical race theories on its reading list by authors,” he explained. “Mr. Kendi has written ‘the only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.’ Do you agree with that proposition?”
Austin expressed his disagreement with that statement and admitted to never having read those writings by Kendi. Cotton continued to interrupt Austin on multiple occasions as the Defense Secretary attempted to explain the circumstances of racial issues within the military.
Cotton proceeded to argue that continuing down this path would sow distrust between troops, tank morale and have a serious impact on preparedness.
6/14/2021 President Trump: DOJ Adding More People To Fight Against Efforts To Limit Voting And Other Illegal Acts by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about voting rights at the Justice Department
in Washington, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
President Trump recently responded to threats made by the Department of Justice against potential election auditors. While utilizing his Telegram account Sunday, he said the DOJ was “adding more people onto its roles in order to fight against efforts to limit voting.”
Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a warning to states considering mirroring ongoing election audits in Arizona and New Hampshire. He said he would double the amount of attorneys in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to allow for intense scrutiny on states that mount investigations or try to change their election laws.
“So, again, the Civil Rights Division is going to need more lawyers,” Garland stated. “Accordingly, today, I am announcing that within the next 30 days, we will double the division’s enforcement staff for protecting the right to vote.”
Trump argued this threat means Democrats want to “cancel anything having to do with the result of the election because they know what was done.”
6/14/2021 Va. School To Appeal Ruling To Reinstate Teacher Who Opposed Using Preferred Gender Pronouns At School by OAN Newsroom
Byron Cross, a Leesburg Elementary School physical education teacher, is seen addressing the Loudoun County
School Board during the public comment portion of a May 25 meeting (Photo/LCPS/VimeoLCPS/Vimeo)
A Virginia school district is fighting back against a judge’s decision to reinstate a fired teacher who refused to use students’ preferred pronouns. According to reports, the Loudoun County Public School District is planning to appeal the decision to reemploy gym teacher Byron Cross.
The teacher was put on leave after opposing the district’s rule while citing his Christian faith. On Tuesday, the 20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia ruled that his suspension was a retaliation of his right to freely speak. Cross made the following statement regarding his position:
“I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first. I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child. It’s abuse to a child and its sinning against our God.”
05-25-2021 4th Tuesday School Board Meeting and Public Hearing from LCPS Board Meetings on Vimeo.
The district said their decision to appeal is an attempt to provide a welcoming environment for all students. Officials alleged parents and students expressed concern about coming to school after Cross’ comments, but failed to mention the support Cross received from community members.
6/14/2021 U.S. Judge Dismisses Russian Tycoon Deripaska’s Lawsuit Against U.S.: Filing
FILE PHOTO: Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska speaks to media in front of the office of Gorkovsky
Automobile Plant (GAZ) in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has dismissed Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s lawsuit against the United States over sanctions imposed on the billionaire, saying his numerous claims challenging Washington’s actions lacked merit.
U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta wrote on Sunday night that Deripaska failed to make a persuasive case against the U.S. Treasury Department and its Office of Foreign Assets Control, which oversees sanctions.
“Deripaska asks this court to second guess OFAC where its expertise, and thus its authority, is at its zenith,” Mehta said in a 34-page decision. The court declines to do so.”
Representatives for Deripaska could not immediately be reached for comment.
Deripaska told the RIA news agency that the decision was “absurd,” adding that Mehta “ignored the essence of the case, which is that the sanctions unfairly imposed on me and my companies led to destructive consequences for hundreds of thousands (of) people.”
Deripaska had argued in his March 2019 lawsuit that OFAC’s actions against him were “arbitrary,” a claim legal experts at the time called a long-shot bid.
OFAC had accused Deripaska and other influential Russian oligarchs of profiting off their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and from the state’s “malign activity” around the world.
“Even if OFAC was required to find that Deripaska acted as Putin’s agent as a legal matter, it did so and supported that finding with adequate evidence,” Mehta wrote.
While Washington has dropped sanctions on Deripaska’s two main companies, aluminum giant Rusal and its parent En+ Group, after an intense lobbying campaign where he agreed to relinquish corporate control, Deripaska himself remains blacklisted.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Jonathan Stempel; Additional reporting by Maria Tsvetkova in Moscow; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
[Deripaska is known for his connection to American political consultant Paul Manafort, convicted of tax fraud, bank fraud and failure to report foreign bank accounts. The convictions stemmed from Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Deripaska employed Manafort from at least 2005 to 2009 another victim of the illegal actions of the Democrat to try to find some crime to blame on Trump and these events will go on for years to show the corruption of the Obama administration and Hillary Clintons actions resulting in those attacks for the next 4 years and as now in 2021 they made sure to get a judge to continue the corruption.].
6/14/2021 Democrat Media, Far-Left Groups Attack Texas’ 1836 Project by OAN Newsroom
This Nov. 30, 2019 photo shows the church on the grounds of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Ken Miller)
Some Democrats in and around Texas have done the unthinkable: they have forgotten the Alamo. What’s worse? They are trying to get others on board.
A series of publications are promoting a new initiative called “Forget the Alamo” in an apparent attempt to rewrite and disparage the history of Texas. The movement began with an article in "Time Magazine titled” “We’ve Been Telling the Alamo Story Wrong for Nearly 200 Years. Now It’s Time to Correct the Record.”
In the wake of the publication, a slew of mainstream media outlets have jumped on board. This includes the Washington Post, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal and MSNBC’s podcast The Reid Out with Joy Reid.
The new narrative is criticizing Texan heroes James Bowie, Davy Crockett and William Travis while inviting Americans to, instead, empathize with the Mexican military command who tried to maintain control of the Lone Star State.
In doing his part to remember the state’s history, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a law to promote patriotic education in Texas’ schools. This includes lessons regarding the battle of the Alamo.
On February 23, 1836 around 150 members of the Texan Army entered the Alamo and prepared for the oncoming siege of Mexican Army General Santa Anna’s men. When Anna arrived, he demanded the immediate surrender of all of the men. The Texans responded with cannon fire.
The siege lasted 13 days until March 5 when, during the Battle of the Alamo, many of the men defending the fort lost their lives. In the wake of their sacrifice, however, Texas was free.
Moving forward, Abbott’s 1836 Program will create a nine-person committee to ensure that educational curriculum for the Lone Star State will be based on “foundational principles.” Abbott declared, “to keep Texas the best state in the United States of America, we must never forget why Texas became so exceptional in the first place.”
[MORE SHAME ON THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE A STATE OF TEXAS HAS TO DO WHAT THE FEDERAL IS REQUIRED TO DO WHICH IS PROTECT THE U.S. BORDERS AND TO TOP IT OFF MORE SHAME ON THOSE WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND IF THE STAND AT THE ALAMO DID NOT HAPPEN THEY WOULD BE SPEAKING SPANISH NOW AND TEXAS HAS KEPT THEIR SEPARATION FORM CERTAIN GOVERNMENT ISSUES BECAUSE THEY DID NOT BACK THEM BACK THEN AND IT IS THE HEART OF TEXAS NOW AND THEY WILL FIGHT BACK UNTIL DEATH WITH TEXAS RANGERS NOT THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHO CONTROLS THE U.S.A FBI AS WE HAVE SEEN DUE TO THEIR ACTIONS DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.].
6/15/2021 President Trump: Pa. State Senators Must Not Oppose Calls For 2020 Audit by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed
at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
President Trump is ramping up pressure on Pennsylvania officials to launch a forensic audit of 2020 elections in their state.
In a statement Monday, he said Pennsylvania state senators Jake Corman and David Argall are fighting to prevent the audit despite both of them being Republicans. The 45th president asserted the two lawmakers must be “ether stupid, corrupt or naïve.”
His remarks came after an election assessment in Pennsylvania found Microsoft SQL software was installed on voting machines, allowing to votes to flip in real time. President Trump stressed that Pennsylvania must immediately audit its 2020 ballots.
(Statement by President Trump)
Despite this revelation, Republican state Rep. Seth Grove firmly rejected the possibility of authorizing any further audits regarding the 2020 election. Instead, the Pennsylvania lawmaker said his state’s House of Representatives is more focused on “fixing our broken election law to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
Meanwhile, the state’s Democrat governor, Tom Wolf, has continued to dismiss calls for an audit. He accused GOP lawmakers of “chasing conspiracy theories” and attempting to “discredit the integrity of our elections.”
6/15/2021 Biden Slams President Trump, Trump Supporters At Overseas Press Conference by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden, center, arrives for a plenary session during a NATO summit at NATO
headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. (Brendan Smialowski, Pool via AP)
Joe Biden bad mouthed supporters of President Trump while calling them a “significant minority.” He made the comments during a press conference Monday following meetings at the NATO summit in Brussels.
The Democrat gave his thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party while claiming it has vastly diminished in numbers. He also argued the leadership of the GOP is fractured before saying Trump supporters make up of the bulk of the party.
Biden then slammed the approach that first put Trump in the White House and earned him more than 74 million votes in the last presidential election.
“It is a shock and surprise that what’s happened in terms of the consequence of President Trump’s phony populism has has happened,” he stated. “And it is disappointing that so many of my Republican colleagues in the Senate who I know know better, have been reluctant to take on, for example, an investigation because they’re worried about being primaried.”
Biden also asserted that he will make progress with his agenda and coalesce a lot of Republicans.
[THE STUPID BIDEN STILL THINKS PEOPLE AT THE CAPITAL KILLED AN OFFICER BUT HE DIED OF HIS OWN HEALTH ISSUE AND THE ONLY DEATH WAS A CAPITAL POLICE OFFICER WHO WE DO NOT KNOW STILL SHOT AND KILLED A WOMAN WITH NO WEAPON OR ACTION WHO DID NOT DO A THREATENING ACTION WHICH SHOWS YOU THE FAKE NEWS AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ARE ONLY LIARS OF THE REAL TRUTH.].
6/15/2021 Ariz. AG Brnovich Warns Biden’s DOJ To Stay Out Of 2020 Audit by OAN Newsroombr>
FILE – In this Jan.7, 2020 file photo Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie,File)
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland not to meddle in the election audit in his state.
In a letter to Garland on Monday, Brnovich said Joe Biden’s attorney general has made “troubling comments” about the ongoing audit of 2020 elections in Arizona. Brnovich asserted Garland’s remarks may violate the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and other applicable laws on states’ rights.
The Arizona attorney general stressed that Garland appears to support “hysterical outcries of leftist pundits” instead of the integrity of U.S. elections. Brnovich concluded by noting the state of Arizona will not allow the Biden administration to abuse its powers and the election audit will continue.
Meanwhile, Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers (R) said the Department of Justice will legally be dealt with if they intrude in the election audit in her state. In an interview Monday, she made it clear she does not appreciate the Biden administration “getting into our mess kit” and trying to seize their right as state legislature.
Her remarks came after Garland announced the DOJ will scrutinize any election audits moving forward. She went on to say Arizonans are a tough breed and will continue to get to the bottom of the truth of the 2020 election.
6/15/2021 Biden Administration Encourages Americans To Report ‘Radicalized’ Family, Friends, Coworkers by OAN Newsroom
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a news conference at Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
The Biden administration has warned Americans to keep an eye out for any radicalized friends or family members. During a background press call on Monday night, a senior Biden administration official told participants they must raise concerns and seek help for friends, family members or coworkers who they believe may radicalize toward violence.
The official compared this approach to the 2011 Department of Homeland Security “see something say something” campaign to combat Islamic terrorism.
The DHS released a video for the 2011 campaign that said, “Homeland security starts with home town security and we all have a role to play. Working together, we can all help secure our country. If you see something, say something.”
The revival of this anti-terrorism campaign by team Biden rose after the January 6 Capitol breach, which FBI Director Chris Wray referred to as “domestic terrorism” to Congress.
“I was appalled that you, our country’s elected leaders, were victimized right here in these very halls,” he asserted. “That attack, that siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and it’s behavior that we the FBI view as domestic terrorism.”
The administration official speaking on the call begged citizens to participate in this family and friend search for radicalism as the FBI believes the nation’s biggest domestic terrorism threat comes from white supremacists.
Biden and the DHS plan to work with big tech companies and demand they increase information sharing and properly address violent looking threats online. The official vowed it has nothing to do with politics and that it’s only about ensuring homeland security.
[THE ABOVE ARTICLE SHOULD SCARE EVERY AMERICAN SINCE THOSE STATEMENTS ARE COMPARED TO THE METHODS OF HITLER’S GERMANY WHO SLOWLY CAPTURED AND SENT ANYONE WHO THEY DEEMED AGAINST THEIR PARTY AND WERE TAKEN AND PUT ON TRAINS TO GO TO CAMPS WHERE THEY WERE KILLED – WAKE UP AMERICA THEY ARE ABOUT TO DO IT TO YOU AND IF YOU ARE READING THE FAKE NEWS YOU ARE NOT HEARING WHAT THEY ARE CALLING EXTREMIST OR TERRORIST.].
6/15/2021 Babbitt Family Attorney Believes He Knows Who Shot Ashli Babbitt by OAN Newsroom
Melody Black from Minnesota visits a memorial setup near the U.S. Capitol Building for Ashli Babbitt
who was killed in the building in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Babbitt family attorney has announced he now knows the identity of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol on January 6. In an interview on Monday, Terrell Roberts said it is his belief the officer who had previously left his loaded handgun unattended in a U.S. Capitol bathroom in 2019 is the same officer who shot protester Ashli Babbit.
Roberts did not speculate as to whether this history of recklessness might be the reason the government is hiding the officer’s identity, but did offer another reason. He argued the reason is simply because the government has failed to find a justifiable explanation for the shooting.
“I think that if Ashli Babbitt had been brandishing a firearm and she was shot, the officer would be identified by now, and they would be painting a medal on him,” he explained. “I don’t think they have a good explanation for this shooting and that’s why they haven’t identified him.”
The family of Ashli Babbitt have filed a lawsuit against the Washington D.C. Police Department to receive the name of the officer who shot her. The suit argues the D.C. Police illegally failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Babbitt’s’ husband, which he filed just days after the Department of Justice decided not to charge the officer.
6/15/2021 Rep. Swalwell Tries To Shift Focus From Chinese Spy Ties By Falsely Claiming President Trump Is A ‘Terrorist’ by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) has continued his attempts to divert attention from his ties to a Chinese spy by falsely accusing President Trump of terrorism. In an interview on Tuesday, Swalwell claimed he is the victim of what he called surveillance by the Bill Barr’s Justice Department.
“Donald Trump is the biggest legal terrorist of them all,” he stated. “People have learned from him you can just try and drag this out.”
The embattled congressman went on to claim there was no grounds for the surveillance, despite his sexual and professional relation with a Chinese spy known as Fang Fang. Chinese analyst Gordon Chang explained that Swalwell first made contact with Fang Fang when he was on the city council of Dublin City, California.
“That means they probably were just looking at Swalwell on the off chance that someday he might become valuable to them,” he explained. “…If we’re gonna save our country, we have got to, on an emergency basis remove our contacts with China.”
Swalwell is now working with the lead proponent of the Russian collusion hoax Adam Schiff to push legislation to attack former Trump administration officials.
[SWALWELL YOUR TRUMP LAWYERS AT THE FAKE IMPEACHMENT MADE YOU AND YOUR COHORTS LOOK LIKE IDIOTS SO NOW YOU WANT MORE PUNISHMENT AND YOU THINK THIS IS GOING TO HELP YOU BUT IT WILL ONLY MAKE YOU LOOK MORE STUPID SO GO CRY ON YOUR CHINESE SPY'S SHOULDER ABOUT IT AND TELL HER YOUR PROBLEM SINCE SHE IS USE TO IT.].
6/16/2021 Biden Holding ‘Cheat Cards’ At Meeting With Putin by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference after meeting with Russian President
Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Joe Biden is caught, once again, using “cheat cards.” He was seen using those notes with his highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden and Putin met face-to-face Wednesday morning in Geneva as Russian-American tensions remain high.
At one point, Biden is seen consulting a set of cards in his hand with written notes. He appeared to hold them in a way so as to hide them from the Russian president’s line of sight.
It remains unclear as to what the content of these notes were. After the meeting, the leaders held separate press conferences at different locations.
Meanwhile, House Democrats have changed course in their efforts to obtain records on President Trump’s 2018 meeting with Putin. House Foreign Affairs chairman Gregory Meeks (D.N.Y.) claimed the biden administration is “looking forward, not back.”
However, the timing is questionable given the high-stakes meeting between Biden and Russian president. Previously, Democrat lawmakers were considering a subpoena against Trump’s interpreter to force testimony about the Helsinki meeting.
At the time, President Trump told reporters his private discussions were none of their business.
6/16/2021 GOP Reps. Criticize DOJ And Washington D.C. Over Reluctance To Prepare For Events Leading To Jan. 6 by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by SUSAN WALSH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
GOP representatives grilled both the Department of Justice and Democrats in the Capitol for down playing potential voter fraud and violence at the Capitol. Republicans in the House have held the DOJ and Washington D.C. Democrat’s feet to the fire over their role in the events leading up to the January 6 breach.
On Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) derided former acting U.S. Attorney General Jeff Rosen at a House committee on oversight and reform hearing. Just hours before, emails were released that showed Rosen dismissing requests by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for an investigation into voter fraud allegations during the 2020 elections.
Rosen reportedly called the requests “pure insanity” to another top DOJ official and said he wouldn’t respond to Meadows. Democrats responded to the emails by claiming the Trump administration repeatedly pressured the DOJ to look into election irregularities.
“Let’s look at what the White House Chief of Staff said. He sent an email to Mr. Rosen, the acting Attorney General, ‘can you have your team look into these allegations of wrongdoing?'” he explained. “Wow, a lot of pressure there.”
Jordan went on to argue there is a major problem when the White House Chief of Staff asks fellow members of the Executive Branch to take action and they “basically give him the finger.”
In addition, Rep. Glen Higgins (R-La.) took Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and local Washington D.C. officials to task over her preparation leading up to January 6. Higgens went on to say, “You’d had to be living under a rock in America to not know that there was potential for violence, riot and mob behavior on January 6.”
Higgens stressed that Capitol police were notified before January 6 about potential violence at the Capitol due to the boiling tensions over the results of the 2020 elections. He cited an FBI report sent out to local officials the day before, which warned them of people traveling to the Capitol prepared for war.
However, Higgens pointed to Bowser’s reconsideration of calling on the National Guard to defend the Capitol building.
“December 31, she had one tone when she requested the cooperation of the D.C. National Guard,” he explained. “…On January 5 Mayor Browser of D.C., who is deeply connected with my Democratic colleagues here in this body, she had a change of heart.”
The Louisiana Republican quoted a letter from Bowser where she nullified her request to deploy the D.C. National Guard. Bowser reportedly said there were enough unarmed guardsmen patrolling the area to work traffic and crowd control.
Higgins vows to investigate why the Democrat mayor chose to cancel her request. He wonders if there was any correspondence between the Democrat mayor and House Democrats leading up to the event.
6/16/2021 Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis Sends Law Enforcement To Help Secure Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis in Surfside, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) announced his state is sending law enforcement to help secure the southern border. During a press conference on Wednesday at Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, DeSantis said officers from multiple law enforcement agencies are being sent to help out at the Arizona and Texas borders.
The Republican governor asserted securing the southern border will help make Florida safer, specifically when it comes to meth and other drugs coming across the border. He mentioned to have already taken action in suing the Biden administration for changing the policy that now allows ICE to release illegal criminals back into the U.S.
“The state of Florida is answering the call. Florida is going to support Texas and Arizona,” he declared. “Where the federal government has failed, the states are stepping up in doing our best to fill the void.”
Gov. Gregg Abbott (R-Texas) and Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) have made the calls to other states requesting aid for securing the border. DeSantis stated various sheriff offices and law enforcement agencies within the Sunshine State have agreed to travel to the border and provide assistance.
DeSantis went on to assert Joe Biden’s policies that have created the trafficking problems across the southern border.
6/16/2021 Report: Jan. 6 Protest Could Be Co-Organized By Govt. Agents by OAN Newsroom
Protestors walk around in the Rotunda after breaching the US Capitol in
Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
According to Revolver News, several alleged co-conspirators have been released without charges, despite them being the most violent or provocative participants of the Capitol protest. The report raised questions on whether these participants are protected from indictment because they agreed to cooperate with the FBI or if they were planted government operatives.
“There must be moments when you think, if we would have known, if we could have infiltrated this group or found out what they were doing,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) expressed. “Do you have those moments?”
FBI Director Christopher Wray responded to Klobuchar by stating the FBI is making stern efforts to obtain stronger sources, more information and better analysis. A separate testimony by former Green Beret Jeremy Brown suggested the FBI has tried to infiltrate conservative groups.
“What you’re about to witness is an FBI personal meet with the sole intention of creating an excuse to meet with me, to recruit me to be a confidential informant,” he explained. “I say yeah, I’ve worked with JTTF in the past and he says well you might be in the future, let’s see how this goes.”
Revolver News is now requesting information on how many of the detained protesters were confidential informants for the federal government and what exactly their role was on January 6.
[I AM MORE CONCERNED OF THE CORRUPTION DONE BY THE DEMOCRATS THAT DIR. C. WRAY IS NOT INVESTIGATING JUST LIKE HE DID WHEN ALL THE CORRUPTION THAT WAS DONE IN 2016-2020 THAT HE INFLUENCED IN NOTHING BEING BROUGHT OUT TO THE PUBLIC AND HIS RECENT PUSH OF THE CAPITOL ISSUE HE IS FALSELY CLAIMING THOSE WHO ARE INNOCENT AND THE ONES WHO INCITED THE REAL ISSUE ARE GONE FREE.].
6/16/2021 Calif. To Use Electronic Vaccine Verification System Instead Of Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
Gov. Gavin Newsom talks during a news conference at Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced California will not have vaccine passports, but an electronic vaccine verification system instead. In a recent press conference, Newsom suggested the state was working on a system that businesses could use to check whether a customer is vaccinated.
The Golden State governor went on to mention businesses could choose between relying on the honor system for customers to wear masks or using the vaccine verification system. Businesses will also still have the option to turn customers away if they refuse to wear a mask.
“To be honest, in terms of their self-attestation, we’re not requiring passports in the state of California,” he explained. “We’re not requiring or mandating, but we are encouraging people, private businesses, to do what they think is best for them.”
California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday as part of the state’s reopening. So far, more than 10 states have banned the use of COVID-19 passports.
[MORE ATTEMPTS TO TRY TO IMPLEMENT SOME FORM OF IDENTIFICATION TO CONTROL YOUR MOVEMENTS AND LIFESTYLE BUT WE ARE NOT THERE YET BUT THEY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THEY FIND A WAY TO BRING ALL OF US TO THE MARK OF THE BEAST, SO BE AWARE.].
[AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW THE FAKE NEWS CONTINUES TO PUSH A FALSE NARRATIVE AND THE ONLY PERSON WHO DIED WAS A FEMALE PROTESTOR NAME ASHLI BABBITT WHO WAS UNARMED WRAPPED IN AN AMERICAN FLAG WAS SHOT BY A CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER WHO THE DEMOCRATS WILL NOT TELL YOU WHO IT IS AND ANY OTHER DEATHS WERE NOT CAUSED BY THE PERSONS WHO ENTERED THE CAPITOL AND ALL THE CONTINUED CHARGES ARE A DESPARATION FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO CREATE A FALSE ISSUE OF INSURRECTION SOMETHING THEY HAVE DONE ALL OVER THE U.S.A. FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS AGAINST DEMOCRAT CITIES WITH BLACK LIFE MATTERS THE CORRUPT VERSION OF IT AND ANTIFA WHO HAVE BEEN DOING IT EVEN DURING THE OBAMA YEARS, WHICH THEY WILL NOT DO AGAINST REPUBLICAN CITIES WHO WOULD HAVE USED THE NATIONAL GUARD AND POSSIBLE FEDERAL TROOPS WITH EXTREME FORCE TO STOP ALL OF THEM.].
6/17/2021 Ky. man charged in connection to insurrection by Ben Tobin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
Another Kentucky man has been arrested in connection to the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
FBI Louisville announced it arrested Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville on Wednesday on charges of obstructing an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, destruction of government property and entering or remaining in restricted building or grounds.
Peterson remains in federal custody and was expected to have his first appearance in federal court Wednesday, according to the FBI.
Over a dozen people with Kentucky ties have been arrested and charged with a variety of federal crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Five people died and hundreds of police officers and participants were injured as a result of the riot and breach of the Capitol building, which came as Congress was set to certify President Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in November’s election.
Contact Ben Tobin at email@example.com and 502-377-5675 or follow on Twitter @Ben--Tobin.
In this Jan. 6 file photo, protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol. FBI Louisville announced it arrested
Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville, Ky., Wednesday on multiple charges, including destruction of government property.
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OUR FIRST AMENDMENT IS:
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents the government from making laws which regulate an establishment of
religion, or that would prohibit the free exercise of religion,
or abridge the freedom of speech,
the freedom of the press,
the freedom of assembly,
or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.
It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
EQUITY IS TRYING TO REPLACE OUR 1ST AMENDMENT AND WE DO NOT HAVE RIGHTS AS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING NOW BY CONTROLLING YOUR SPEECH, AND ALREADY CONTROLS THE PRESS AND BIG TECH, AND HASSLES THOSE WHO GROUP IN ASSEMBLY LIKE THE JAN. 6 GROUP AND CONDEMNING ANY RELIGIOUS GROUPS THAT DOES NOT EXCEPT THEIR ANTI-CHRISTIAN BELIEFS, WAKE UP AMERICA AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK:
Equity are two processes through which we can achieve it.
Equality simply means everyone is treated the same exact way, regardless of need or any other individual difference.
Equity, on the other hand, means everyone is provided with what they need to succeed. But you lose your first amendment rights if that is true. WAKE UP AMERICA THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE YOUR RIGHTS AWAY.
6/17/2021 Revolver News: Jan. 6 Protest Could Be Co-Organized By Govt. by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference
at FBI headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Federal agencies are facing questions over whether they planted operatives into the U.S. Capitol protest on January 6.
According to Revolver News, several alleged “co-conspirators” have been released without charges despite them being the most violent or provocative participants of the capitol protest. The report raises questions regarding if they are protected from indictment because they agreed to cooperate with the FBI or if they were planted government operatives.
A separate testimony by former Green Beret Jeremy Brown suggests the FBI has tried to infiltrate conservative groups.
Revolver News is now requesting information on how many of the detained protesters were “confidential informants” for the federal government and what exactly their role was on January 6. This comes as more than 50 current or former military service members face charges in connection with the protest at the U.S. Capitol
According to reports, the majority of protesters facing charges are veterans while only a few were active duty on the date of that demonstration. The detained protesters include both commissioned officers and enlisted personnel across all branches of the military. At least one person was described as a member of the Army’s Green Berets.
According to the Department of Justice, 465 people have been arrested for expressing their political opinion at the U.S. Capitol so far.
6/17/22021 Bans Continue For Critical Race Theory In Schools by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bills, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
The governor of Texas signed into law a bill that would prohibit the teaching of critical race theory. On Tuesday, Republican Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3979 and was met with immense support.
While the law does not mention critical race theory by name, it would ban teachers and schools in Texas from requiring students to learn about concepts involved in the controversial topic. Rep. Steve Toth (R), the bill’s author, said that we don’t need to “burden our kids with guilt for racial crimes they had nothing to do with.”
In a statement, Abbott said the bill was a strong move, but that more must be done. The law will go into effect in September. This comes in addition to other states voicing their opposition while passing similar legislation.
Florida’s governor spoke at a Board of Education meeting in June, during which he criticized critical race theory.
“I think its really important when we’re doing history, when we’re doing things like civics, that it is grounded in actual fact,” stated Republican Ron DeSantis. “And I think we’ve got to have an education system that is preferring fact over narrative.”
Florida’s State Board of Education made the ban to remove critical race theory after DeSantis said that children were being indoctrinated with “ideology.”
“The basis for Critical Race Theory is that the structure is rooted in racism, white supremacy, and white privilege, … our history shows that is not true. We have made tremendous progress toward that more perfect union …” – Quisha King, @Moms4Liberty https://t.co/7t7i17v6EU — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 16, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has also spoken against the academic movement.
“American students deserve a rock-solid civics education grounded in actual facts, not divisive propaganda that tells them they’re little more than a product of their racial background,” stated the Republican senator.
McConnell also added, the Department of Education’s curriculum reflects “woke sensibilities” of the theory. This comes as the opposition to ban critical race theory continues to grow.
[I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT PARENTS AND NORMAL THINKING PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO SHUT DOWN THE CRITICAL RACE THEORY CREATED BY ANTI-CHRISTIAN GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT SKANKS FROM BEING TAUGHT TO OUR CHILDREN AND THE FIGHT IS BEGINNING TO ELIMINATE IT BEFORE WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PULL OUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOLS AND SENT THEM TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS FOR A CORRECT EDUCATION.].
6/17/2021 President Trump Says COVID-19 Resulted From ‘Accidental’ Lab Leak by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
President Trump announced COVID-19 likely resulted from an accidental leak from the Wuhan Lab. In an interview on Wednesday, the 45th president said although he thinks the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus resulted from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, it was not released on purpose.
The Lab Leak Theory has gained support from multiple scientists and officials after a House intel report found the virus likely came from that lab. Trump was among the first to suggest the lab leak theory, but was quickly shut down by top health experts and the media.
Trump went on to argue the virus escaped from the lab due to incompetence by Chinese scientists.
“It was incompetence. I guess some people don’t necessarily agree with that. They think maybe there was purpose to it, which would be absolutely terrible,” he expressed. “We have to find out more about it, why did it happen, how did it happen, how could anybody be so incompetent?”
Trump also explained his administration ended U.S. taxpayer funding for gain of function research at the Wuhan Lab. He reiterated his early travel restrictions on China saved millions of American lives.
6/17/2021 Solomon: Ga. Officials Admit ‘Bad Things’ Happened In 2020 Election by OAN Newsroom
John Solomon, right, is photographed. (Nick Wass/AP Images)
Investigative reporter John Solomon sounded off on Georgia’s decision to probe the missing chain of custody documents. During a recent interview, Solomon cited a Fulton County election report, which described voter irregularities found by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“Raffsenberger’s own guy is saying bad, bad things are happening in Atlanta. Somebody left ballots and equipment out on a dock insecure,” he explained. “There are a suitcase of election materials that walk out, no chain of custody, no one even noticed who the person is that took it.”
Solomon went on to report up to 15,000 ballots have been unaccounted for. He explained although these ballots were assigned a number, they were not ran through voting machines and officially counted. The reporter also mentioned some ballots were scanned multiple times.
He went on to say, “There are many batches of documents, more than 2 dozen that are marked as having been double scanned, meaning they went through the machine and counted twice.”
Experts say up to 330,000 ballots could be impacted in a state Joe Biden won by fewer than 12,000 votes.
6/17/2021 Bans Continue For Critical Race Theory In Schools by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bills, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
The governor of Texas signed into law a bill that would prohibit the teaching of critical race theory. On Tuesday, Republican Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3979 and was met with immense support.
While the law does not mention critical race theory by name, it would ban teachers and schools in Texas from requiring students to learn about concepts involved in the controversial topic. Rep. Steve Toth (R), the bill’s author, said that we don’t need to “burden our kids with guilt for racial crimes they had nothing to do with.”
In a statement, Abbott said the bill was a strong move, but that more must be done. The law will go into effect in September. This comes in addition to other states voicing their opposition while passing similar legislation.
Florida’s governor spoke at a Board of Education meeting in June, during which he criticized critical race theory.
“I think its really important when we’re doing history, when we’re doing things like civics, that it is grounded in actual fact,” stated Republican Ron DeSantis. “And I think we’ve got to have an education system that is preferring fact over narrative.”
Florida’s State Board of Education made the ban to remove critical race theory after DeSantis said that children were being indoctrinated with “ideology.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has also spoken against the academic movement.
“American students deserve a rock-solid civics education grounded in actual facts, not divisive propaganda that tells them they’re little more than a product of their racial background,” stated the Republican senator.
McConnell also added, the Department of Education’s curriculum reflects “woke sensibilities” of the theory. This comes as the opposition to ban critical race theory continues to grow.
6/17/2021 Texas Governor Announces $250M Down Payment On Southern Border Wall by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference where he signed two energy
related bills, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announces the state budget will supply $250 million as a down payment to launch the construction of the border wall.
During a press conference Wednesday, Abbott along with several Republican lawmakers signed a letter authorizing the transfer of funds on a state-led project to complete border wall in Texas. The funds will also go towards hiring a program manager and contractors to begin building the wall.
This comes as the border crisis continues to worsen with thousands of migrants being apprehended at the southern border.
“The bottom line is this; the Biden administration abandoned its responsibility to apply federal law to secure the border and to enforce the immigration laws. And Texans are suffering as a consequence of that neglect by the Biden administration. In the federal governments absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done.”
Abbott went on to say he expects there will be hundreds of miles of new wall built in the Lone Star State. Meanwhile, President Trump is set to meet with Abbott later this month to get a first-hand look at the southern border.
6/18/2021 Republicans Slam S.1 As A ‘Democrat Power Grab’ by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, waits with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the
Senate Republican Conference, and other Republican senators before a news conference to criticize the Democrat push
to pass a voting rights bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republicans are bashing Democrats for their attempt at influencing future election outcomes with what they are calling the Corrupt Politician’s Act. This comes after GOP senators slammed the Democrat sponsored elections and voting Bill S.1
During a press conference Thursday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the piece of legislation a solution in search of a problem. He then pointed out Democrats have wanted to control elections at the federal level for several years.
“After the 2016 election, the same bill was introduced in the House and as soon as they got the majority, they passed it,” McConnell explained. “And the rationale at that point was we needed to clean the system up. Then they liked the outcome of the 2020 election and so the rationale became we need to prevent states from somehow making it more difficult for people to vote.”
The Kentucky Republican added, every new state law passed is legitimate and there is no rationale basis for the federal government to seize elections powers.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also attacked the legislation by calling it a “Democrat power grab.”
“It is an attempt by Democrats to federalize elections and to ensure that Democrats cannot lose for the next 100 years,” asserted the Texas lawmaker. “It is not about protecting the right to vote, it is about taking away the right to vote from the citizens and giving it instead to the corrupt politicians in Washington.”
Cruz also said the bill would invite more fraud, not less, while pointing out it throws away many forms of election protections.
If passed in the Senate, S.1 would create automatic and same-day voter registration, expand vote-by-mail and also limit the ability of states to remove voters from voter rolls and prevent non-eligible people from voting. With the Senate evenly split 50-50, it would be up to Kamala Harris to cast a vote if there is a tie.
6/18/2021 McCloskeys Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges by OAN Newsroom
Patricia McCloskey, left, and her husband Mark McCloskey leave a court in St. Louis, Thursday, June 17, 2021. The St. Louis couple who
gained notoriety for pointing guns at BLM protesters last year has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
The Missouri couple who garnered nationwide attention for defending their home from protesters during last year’s Black Lives Matter protests plead guilty to misdemeanor charges. On Thursday, Mark and Patricia McCloskey plead guilty to fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor harassment respectively.
The couple was forced to hand over the weapons they held while facing the crowd and those weapons will be destroyed. They were also sentenced to pay the maximum fines, owing $2,750 in total.
In a statement following the hearing, McCloskey said he was happy with the outcome.
“Any time the mob comes and threatens me, I’ll do the same thing again to protect my family,” he stated. “I will never back down to the liberal mob in the Senate and I will always stand strong for Missouri.”
Though the charges are misdemeanors, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) is reportedly considering pardons for the couple.
[WHAT IS FUNNY MARK MCCLOCSKEY PLEADED GUILTY TO A LESSER CHARGE WHICH IS WHAT OUR SECOND AMENDMENT STATES WE CAN DO SO IS IT INSANITY THE LEFTIST DEM CITIES HAVE TO DO THAT TO SAVE FACE FOR THEIR OWN STUPIDITY AND HE IS GOING TO RUN FOR THE SENATE NOW AND CAUSE THEM SOME SUFFERING WE HOPE AT THE PEOPLES MISSOURI HOUSE.].
6/19/2021 National Security Adviser: We Have To Continue To Pressure China On Origins Of COVID-19 by OAN Newsroom
National security adviser Jake Sullivan in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has expressed hope for the Intelligence review of the COVID-19 outbreak to provide some clarity. In an interview on Friday, Sullivan noted the Intelligence Community has been tasked by Joe Biden to review all intelligence regarding the outbreak that has been collected.
The community had 90 days to complete this task, which was ordered last month. Sullivan urged partner nations to continue public pressures on China to provide the initial outbreak data. China has so far refused to release any regarding information.
Sullivan went on to say, “that’s why it was so important that at the G7 the world’s democracies came together to insist on a phase-two investigation in China of the origins of COVID-19.”
The Biden administration has admitted no explanation has been ruled out regarding the origins of the virus. Recent reports say a handful of employees at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 shortly before the first reported cases.
[THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AND THE G7 PHASE TWO INVESTIGATION ARE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING TO CHINA BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE TO DEPEND ON CHINA FOR PRODUCTS TO KEEP PRODUCTS COMING TO THEM SINCE THEY ARE WORLD LAST AND AMERICA LAST NOT LIKE TRUMP DID WHICH MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN (MAGA) AND THEN AMERICA FIRST WHICH GOES AGAINST THE POLICIES OF A GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.].
6/19/201 Atlanta Community Looks To Separate From The Capital Amid Skyrocketing Crime Rates by OAN Newsroom
A highway leading to the city of Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by TAMI CHAPPELL/AFP via Getty Images)
Community leaders of a community in Atlanta, Georgia have pushed to remove itself from the Peach State’s capital amid skyrocketing crime rates. On Friday, Bill White, CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, stated the community submitted two bills to the Georgia legislature in effort to separate from Atlanta and become its own city.
The original bill was introduced by Rep. Todd Jones (R-Ga.) in April. Lawmakers hope residents will vote on the referendum ballot in January 2022. The decision came after police statistics reported an increase in murders by 63 percent since May 2020 in the Democrat-run city under Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, while police continued to lose funding.
One May weekend left 19 people shot and six people dead in Atlanta neighborhoods, which fueled the Buckhead City Committee to push even harder for a separation. White stated Buckhead City would also have its own judge, court and jail to crack down on crime.
He went on to argue, “we are at war here in Atlanta and it’s obvious to the average citizen that this is a huge crisis that we have to get control of right away.”
Although, the committee for United Atlanta has maintained opposition against Buckhead becoming a city by stressing the divorce proceeding is a lengthy process. Head of United Atlanta, Attorney Linda Klein, said legal battles could ensue and potentially halt the process for years.
“The new city would need to have its own set of bureaucrats, elected officials, and others,” she explained. “…It’s very complicated.”
However, Buckhead city committee cited similar formations of cities such as Brook Haven and Sandy Springs as proof it can be done. White outlined the points on the committee’s website in terms of taxes, leadership and infrastructure.
In addition, White is confident around 80 percent of community members will vote in favor of the separation.
[WAKE UP AMERICA IF YOU ARE LIVING IN A DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITY THERE WILL BE INCREASED HOMICIDES AS YOU SEE IN ATLANA ABOVE, EVEN MY HOMESTATE KENTUCKY THE DEMOCRATS CONTROL LOUISVILLE WHICH HAS HAD 93 HOMICIDES THIS YEAR AND I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE MY OLDEST SON LIVES NEAR THERE WITH MY ONLY GRANDCHILD MOST OF THE REST OF KENTUCKY IS MORE CIVIL SO FAR AND AT LEAST 90% REPUBLICAN.].
6/19/2021 Sen. Cruz Slams Critical Race Theory by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during the Road to Majority convention at Gaylord Palms Resortbr> & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) denounced critical race theory as a bigoted ideology and compared it to the Ku Klux Klan. At the Faith and Freedom Conference on Friday, Cruz argued the left have made people feel isolated in their beliefs.
Cruz went on to state the left has replaced class-based Marxism with race-based Marxism in efforts to divide the U.S. The Republican senator expressed concern that CRT was designed to turn Americans against each other and create hate based upon race.
Despite the emergence of leftist ideologies like CRT, Cruz expressed optimism about what could be ahead for the nation. He argued the foundations of the country have been under attack by the left and called upon listeners at the Faith and Freedom Conference to defend America.
“It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Reagan,” he expressed. “Joe Biden is Jimmy Carter 2.0, and I’m here to tell you revival is coming.”
Carter was notably voted out of office following energy shortages, double digit inflation and a lack of employment during his one term as president.
6/19/2021 Biden Warns Of ‘Potentially Deadlier’ Variant Of COVID-19, Urges Americans To Get Vaccinated by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks about reaching 300 million COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the
State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Joe Biden has warned the public of a new and potentially deadlier coronavirus variant in an effort to increase vaccinations. On Friday, Biden touted his administration’s vaccination rate, but said coronavirus still “remains a serious and deadly threat.”
The nation has been expected to fall short of the Biden administration’s goal to have 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by July 4. Biden insisted vaccinations can curb the danger of new variants.
“The best way to protect yourself against these variants are to get fully vaccinated,” he claimed. “If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, get vaccinated now, now. Don’t put it off.”
Biden went on to claim young individuals are particularly at risk for the new delta variant, which he also stated is more contagious than other strains. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky expressed her expectations for the variant to spread and dominate other strains over the next few months.
Biden’s speech comes as many states have started to make progress in lifting lockdown mandates.
[WELL JOE WE DO NOT TRUST THE CDC ANYMORE YOU SHOULD FIRE ALL OF THEM THEY WERE PART OF THE COVERUPS AS THEY WERE WRONG ABOUT WHERE THE WUHAN CORONVIRUS COVID-19 CAME FROM AS WELL AS THE MEASLES AND THE MUMPS DID NOT COME FROM ISRAEL IT CAME FROM SOUTH AMERICA ILLEGAL ALIENS AND YOU JUST MADE THAT MISTAKE AND ITS NO TELLING WHAT THEY ARE BRINGING UP HERE NOW MAYBE IT WILL GET YOU AND CAMALA SAVE US THE MISERY OF YOUR FAILING OF YOUR FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTRY WITH GEORGE SOROS AND SUSAN RICE BOTH MEMEBERS OF THE DEEP STATE OR BETTER KNOW AS THE CFR - COUNCIL OF FOREIGN RELATIONS WHO ARE DOING THE BIDDING OF THE SWAMP AND THE GLOBLIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.].
A REMINDER OF WHAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON
AND NOT WHAT IS TEARING IT DOWN AT PRESENT – WAKE UP AMERICA
6/19/2021 Mainstream Media Treats Joe Biden’s Temper Much Different From President Trump’s Criticism Of The Press by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden, left, speaks to members of the media at Heathrow, west of London. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The mainstream media has made a habit of referring to President Trump as a threat to the free press because of his negative comments about them. However, Joe Biden has received a free pass from such remarks for his recent attacks toward the press corps.
Biden’s latest hostility towards the media was directed at CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Wednesday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After asking Biden how confident he was for a change in Putin’s behavior, Collins was met with frustration.
“…What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident?” Biden rambled. “I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world.”
Members of the corporate media were quick to perform damage control for Biden after his outburst. Vox’s Aaron Rupar tweeted “it would’ve served Biden better to not lose his temper with Kaitlan Collins, but the problem with her question is she put words in Biden’s mouth that he didn’t say.”
Biden went on to apologize later in the day, which Collins was all too happy to accept. Although she expressed appreciation for his efforts, the reporter went on to claim his apology was completely unnecessary.
The episode comes in stark contrast to a situation in 2020 when President Trump walked out of a press conference once Collins attempted to take control and criticize his handling of coronavirus. Collins, who is CNN’s’ Chief White House Correspondent, went on to notably attack 45th President Trump after the election and blamed him for the events at the Capitol on January 6.
The reporter is not the only member of the mainstream media seemingly applying different standards. In January, Biden snapped at Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller when asked about his vaccine goals.
“When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible,” Biden claimed. “Come on, give me a break, man. It’s a good start, 100 million.”
Miller never responded to this criticism by Biden. However, he did take aim at Trump when the 45th President went to wave at supporters while hospitalized from coronavirus last year. Miller called Trump thanking his supporters outside Water Reed Medical Center outrageous and implied he didn’t take his job as president seriously by going out in a health crisis without a protective pool.
Although many in the mainstream media consistently sought to tarnish Trump for defending himself and expressing concerns about the accuracy of their reporting among other issues, they do not appear to be taking the same approach to Biden.
[THE DEMOCRATS ARE SO DESPERATE AND SCARED OF TRUMP INFLUENCING THE 2022 ELECTIONS THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO PASS BILLS TO GET TOTAL CONTROL OF THE VOTING PROCESS TO COVER UP AND CONTROL THE ELECTION TO KEEP THEIR POWER BUT I CONTINUE TO PRAY TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB TO CONTINUE PUTTING A SNAG IN THEIR ACTIONS TO MAKE THEM GO BANANAS WHICH I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE NOT ALREADY FROM ALL THE THINGS TRUMP WITH HIS HELP HAS DONE TO THEM ALREADY BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A PITCHFORK POKING YOU IN THE ASS TO CONTINUE THEIR CORRUPTION OR ELSE THEY ARE LIKE RATS COMING OUT OF THE CABINETS OF CONGRESS AND THE SENATE, FBI, CIA, AND NSA.].
6/19/2021 Atlanta Mayor Blames Lifting Lockdown For Rise In Murders by OAN Newsroom
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at a press conference after a series of shootings at three
Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
The Mayor of Atlanta has blamed the recent rise of murder in her city as the result of opening earlier than other cities.
Democrat Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Friday, people traveling to the city because of the premature lockdown lift has been the biggest cause of the spike.
Nightclubs and other businesses stayed open in Atlanta after Georgia reopened its economy in May 2020, while other states remained in lockdown.
Acknowledging other Democrat-run cities have seen a rise in crime too, Bottoms also blamed easy access to firearms.
“Until we deal with the systemic issues of gun violence in this country, how easily young people, people with mental illnesses can access guns in this country,” she explained. “I’m afraid that this will not be the last Summer we are having this conversation.”
Since the defund the police movement took major cities by storm last summer, murder is up almost 60 percent in Atlanta. It’s up by double digit amounts in other Democrat-led cities such as New York City and Chicago.
[THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA IS PROBABLY JUST AS SCREWED UP AS THE ONE WHO IS IN CHICAGO SO WHAT IS NEW AS THEY USE THE PRESS TO PUSH THEIR PROPAGANDA BUT IT WOULD NEVER OCCUR TO THEM THAT THEIR POLICIES ARE THE PROBLEM.].
6/20/2021 Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Fights To Take Reparations For Slavery Nationwide by OAN Newsroom
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks a press conference at Los Angeles International
Airport in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
As Americans spent the first federally recognized Juneteenth celebrating the blessings of liberty being afforded to all citizens, some cities have taken matters a step further. Democrat Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti has recently formed a group with 10 other mayors across the U.S. to push for reparations for slavery.
Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE) has claimed all issues facing black Americans today stem from slavery, hence the need for reparations. Garcetti announced reparations programs by MORE will be funded using both private and public funds.
“Let me be clear, cities will never have the funds to pay for reparations on our own,” he expressed. “This is a national conversation.”
Los Angeles already has $500 thousand in tax dollars allocated to its pilot reparations program. George Soros’s Open Society Foundation has recently expressed their desire to invest even more.
Of the 11 cities currently on board with MORE, five of them are in states that didn’t contain any slaves at the time the Civil War began. Garcetti’s home of California infamously became a free state in 1850 as a political counter to the recently admitted slave state of Texas.
The Los Angeles mayor went on to claim his role for this issue as being an American leader rather than a Californian leader.
“…To address racism in America, America has to address racism,” he declared. “…While America is a land of opportunity for some, it remains a place of injustice, inequality, and indignity for too many of our black brothers and sisters.”
Currently, MORE’s reparations are limited to pilot programs and commissions to study feasibility. However, with additional funding from the likes of Soros as well as political pressure from mayors like Garcetti, reparations could follow the mayor’s desires and go nationwide.
[ABOVE IS THE BIGGEST IDIOT THAT THINKS AMERICA WANTS TO PAY REPARATIONS FOR SOMETHING THAT NONE OF US WERE INVOLVED IN BUT WE WILL PAY FOR CALIFORNIA TO GET RID OF GARCETTI WITH COVERNORS NEWSOM’S WAGES AND REPLACE HIM WITH A REPUBLICAN TO GET LOS ANGELES BACK TO NORMAL AND ANYONE WHO ACCEPTED GEORGE SOROS MONEY NEEDS TO GET DOWN ON THEIR KNEES AND PRAY TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS].
6/20/2021 Teachers On Edge Over CRT Implementation by OAN Newsroom
A woman holds up a sign during a rally against critical race theory being taught in schools at the Loudoun County
Government center in Leesburg, Virginia. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Teachers across the U.S. have been on edge with the nation debate regarding the implementation of critical race theory in schools. American educators have expressed concern over the long-term effects of teaching critical race theory and stated classroom discussions were already uneasy.
In response to the push to teach the controversial theory, several classroom leaders and teacher unions across the nation have joined together to object laws they believe are unnecessary and potentially dangerous.
“I was asked to see myself as a white woman, primarily as the most important defining characteristics of myself,” former teacher Dana Stangel-Plowe expressed. “So, we would do these things like have a privilege walk.”
GOP lawmakers in nearly two dozen states have introduced legislation to prohibit teaching students that the U.S. is “fundamentally or systemically racists.” Five Republican led states, including Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Iowa have passed the laws.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) cited the concepts could divide students over race.
“We had some parents of every background talking about how toxic this is,” he explained. “You see this across the country it is tearing communities apart.”
In addition, DeSantis stressed the importance to teach people the true history of the country and said it is not okay to lie and promote false narratives the far-left have been pushing. Educators with the Montana Federation of Public Employees voiced major confusion about why lawmakers are making a big push to pass laws forcing teachers to teach CRT.
Teachers unions across the country claim educators don’t want politicians telling them what they have to teach.
[IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT AMERICANS ARE FIGHTING BACK TO GET RID OF THE CRITICAL RACE THEORY BEING TAUGHT IN OUR COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS AND CONTINUE TO HARRASS AND INSULT ANYONE WHO BROUGHT THAT FILTH TO AMERICA WHICH REALLY TURNS OUT THAT WHAT THE CRT STATES IS TO BE MORE RACIST TO AMERICANS - GLAD TO SEE AMERICA IS WAKING UP AND FIGHTING BACK AT THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WOKE ZOMBIES.].
6/20/2021 Big Cities Move To Refund Police Departments Amid Uptick In Crime
A protestor confronts New York Police Department officers (NYPD) outside Washington Square Park
in New York. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
Major cities have decided to refund the police after axing department budgets in response to national unrest. Instead of defunding the police, several cities have started to sing a new tune.
Cities like New York City, Oakland and Los Angeles have taken action to refund the police due to an increase in crime. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) recently reversed a decision to eliminate funding for a precinct in Southeast Queens after receiving backlash from the community.
Back in 2020, de Blasio said he would cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department operating budget and $500 million from its capital budget. He announced stimulus funding from the federal government will allow the city to move forward with the project along with a previously promised community center.
“We are fully funding the new 116th precinct building and new community center,” he explained. “These are things the community has said will improve the quality of life that will allow the community to get what they need.”
In Oakland, California, the Oakland City Council voted to allocate $10 million to restore vital community services for fire and police. This decision came after the city of Oakland’s Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong called for more resources to be allocated to the department due to a major increase in crime.
“At the end of the year, this department was impacted by a loss of millions of dollars to our budget as a result of budget cuts. Those millions of dollars were resources, they were officers,” he expressed. “…We lost all of these resources and we’re seeing the tremendous impact that loss is having on our community.”
After the vote, Armstrong said he was appreciative of the council’s vote to help address the increase in crime.
Additionally, the Los Angeles City Council signed off on a plan by Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) in May to increase funding for the Los Angeles Police Department by three percent, despite activists urging for the police to be defunded. The boost in funding will allow the department to begin rebuilding its workforce as it has lost hundreds of officers this past year.
In a recent report, LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said they’d need more funding and officers to build task forces responding to mass protests and building relationships with protest organizers.
Calls to defund the police ramped up in 2020 due to public outrage over the death of George Floyd. As cities now see an increase in crime, many look to address the issue to keep communities safe.
6/21/2021 Long-shot effort seeks to move 21 counties to Idaho - Disconnect seen between leaders and rural Oregon by Edward Segarra, USA TODAY
Keaton Ems has deep roots in Oregon, but he’s working to annex a huge swath of the state to Idaho.
The third-generation Oregonian loves the land he calls home. His grandfather, Victor, was the first person to plant Christmas trees west of the Mississippi River and started an industry based society for other tree farmers. Ems, 30, became a Christmas tree farmer himself.
Ems said the leaders of his state are out of touch with rural Oregonians, so he joined a growing movement that aims to split 21 counties off from Oregon and place them under Idaho’s governance.
Seven counties have voted to join, and five are gathering petition signatures to get the movement’s proposal onto the ballot.
“Nobody from the valley between Portland and Eugene understands what goes on in these rural parts,” Ems told USA TODAY. It’s led to an urban/rural “imbalance of power,” he said.
Ems, who spent time as a part-time policy analyst in the Oregon Legislature, said he’s dismayed by what’s come out of the governing body.
“Some of the policies that they put forward and then they enact have no benefit or have an undue burden for these rural counties,” he said.
The Greater Idaho Movement faces a daunting path: Its proposal requires the approval of both the Oregon and Idaho Legislatures, followed by the U.S. Congress.
Among other efforts to redefine state boundaries: Multiple movements have aimed to split California.
Ems said that unlike most secession movements based on the Pacific Coast, rural Oregon is not seeking its own statehood through the Greater Idaho Movement.
“We’re proud to be Oregonians,” Ems said. “We love the land that we live on, and we wouldn’t want to leave or put up a stand or ostracize ourselves in any way. We just want to talk about simpler issues, and that’s why we believe that Idaho would be a better jurisdiction for our citizens to be under.”
Mike McCarter, who serves as president of Citizens of Greater Idaho, said the movement wants fair political representation, and that’s more likely found in Boise than Salem.
“It has been talked about for many years how eastern Oregon and southern Oregon are more like Idaho than they are to northwest Oregon,” McCarter said. “Their lifestyles, their attachment to their lands – those traditional values of people who live out in space, in open lands, feel that they’re more aligned with the people in Idaho.”
Sandie Gilson, 53, is a fierce proponent of the movement. She said self-determination – the ability to choose one’s political representation – is a core tenet of the Greater Idaho Movement and gives her hope that it will succeed.
“Our country was founded on the people choosing the government that they wish to follow,” Gilson said. “That is the main principle of what is going on with the movement. It’s the people saying how they want to be governed, and that was one of the founding principles of the American Revolution: that we wanted a choice to say how our government represents us.”
Joseph Lowndes, a political science professor from the University of Oregon, said that although the ideal of self-determination may be an attractive concept, living in modern-day democracy often entails dealing with long-established political boundaries.
“In an abstract sense, people should be represented however they see fit, but people live in actual polities that they didn’t create themselves and live in municipalities, live in states, live in countries,” Lowndes said. “Practically, in democracies, people can’t just pick up and leave and choose another government whenever they feel like it.”
William Curtis, a constitutional law professor from the University of Portland, pointed out that Idaho’s boundary as a state is defined by its constitution, which the Idaho Legislature would have to amend to incorporate Oregon counties.
Though the Greater Idaho Movement has made strides at the ballot box – a third of the counties it aims to annex have voted in favor of the movement’s proposal – Curtis said these collected votes have no decisive power in authorizing the annexation.
“The votes that they’ve had don’t have any political power,” Curtis said. “It’s almost like polls. They’re just indicating the support in these seven counties that a majority of the people … do wanna go join.”
Zachary Price, a constitutional law expert from the University of California Hastings College of Law, said the complexity of the movement’s proposal – navigating between different governmental bodies – poses a hindrance.
“I think the process makes it pretty difficult, and I assume generally it would be hard to get through all three of those hurdles,” Price said.
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney said that although the notion of rural counties leaving the state concerns him from an emotional standpoint, it’s unlikely the Legislature would accept the movement’s proposal.
“I don’t think we would, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act like it wouldn’t happen, because if we act like it, then maybe we’ll really sit down and really think real hard about this rural urban divide,” Courtney said in December 2020 in an interview with ABC affiliate KATU-TV.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little said he acknowledges the shared values between Idaho and rural Oregon, but the likelihood of annexation is slim.
The long odds don’t deter leaders of the Greater Idaho Movement.
“Moving the border for 860,000 people who are going through a democratic, constitutional process … it’s very possible,” said Ems, who serves as vice president of government relations for Citizens of Greater Idaho. “And I wouldn’t be here talking to you today if it wasn’t moving ahead with a lot of weight and possibility.”
Ems said it’s difficult to create dialogue with Oregon lawmakers because the Legislature is in session; however, there are “plenty of events on the books through the summer and fall” to meet and have discussions.
Talks with Idaho legislators have become more of the focus, Ems said, because the Idaho Legislature is not in session. Ems said there are plans to create a schedule of weekly meetings with a core group of lawmakers to discuss logistics and develop “stronger relationships.”
Gilson, a small-business owner, has hosted rallies for the movement and gone door-to-door gathering petition signatures to get the proposal onto counties’ voting ballots. Her heritage is deeply enmeshed in the state of Oregon, Gilson said, so joining the movement was a difficult moral stance.
“My family’s been in this state for five generations, so it wasn’t an easy decision for me to do that,” Gilson said. “But I watched the value system of my family disappear within the government of Oregon, and it became unacceptable.”
Although the work of the Greater Idaho Movement has consisted mainly of advocating equal representation for rural counties in Oregon, McCarter said he’s open to the possibility that the proposal may not be the only answer to the problems rural Oregonians face.
“There may be another solution out there that accomplishes the same goal … to improve what’s going on in rural Oregon and/or the representation that we have that I’m not even aware of or any of our people are aware of,” McCarter said. “Maybe there’s a different way of leading the Oregon Legislature where all counties have a voice.”
A map shows what state lines might look like if the proposal to move 21 counties
from Oregon to Idaho succeeds. PROVIDED BY CITIZENS OF GREATER IDAHO
[THIS IS GREAT AND I HOPE TO SEE MORE STATES WHERE SOME COUNTIES MAY WANT TO MOVE OUT OF THEIR DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED STATE TO MOVE TO A BETTER RUN REPUBLICAN STATE AND IT COULD CHANGE TO THE VOTING FUTURE IN THE U.S. AND MY EARLIER IDEA ABOUT BUILDING A WALL AND PUT ALL THE DEMOCRATS ON ONE SIDE AND CALL IT THE UNITED STATES OF SOCIALISM AND THE OTHER THE UNITED STATES OF THE CONSTITUTION AND I CAN BET AFTER A FEW YEARS PEOPLE WILL BE BEGGING TO GET INTO THE PRIOR.].
6/21/2021 Fmr. Rep. Ron Paul: Putin’s Calmness Toward Biden In Stunning Contrast To Past Remarks by OAN Newsroom
Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) suggested Vladimir Putin has changed his tune toward Joe Biden. Speaking recently on the Liberty Report, Paul stated Putin’s calmness during the summit was surprising in consideration to his harsh treatment of Biden in the past.
This comes after the Russian president hesitated to acknowledge Biden as the U.S. president amid stacks of evidence for 2020 election fraud. However, Paul mentioned Putin is now seemingly praising Biden.
“He had a different tone and I don’t know whether that was part of the strategy or what because it did not look confrontational,” he explained. “That doesn’t mean everybody was pleased.”
Paul went on to say while diplomacy with Russia is a good thing, many are pointing out a stronger confrontation regarding concerns in the Ukraine will be needed.
[BIDEN IS COMPROMISED EVEN AS A PRESIDENT IN THAT CHINA, UKRAINE AND RUSSIA ALL WERE GIVING HIM MONEY THROUGH OTHER SOURCES FROM DEALS HE MADE DURING HIS VICE PRESIDENCY IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND NOW THEY ARE THREATENING HIM TO SUCCEED THEIR REQUESTS OR THEY WILL BRING TO LIGHT HIS CORRUPTION WHICH WOULD CAUSE HIS OVERTHROW AND I HOPE THEY DO SO WE CAN DO THAT BUT THEN HE BROUGHT IN THE FORMER GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHO ARE REALLY RUNNING THE COUNTRY AND THEY HAVE NO CONCEPT OF RELEASING THAT POWER OR LOSE IT AGAIN SO THE ONLY WAY IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO STANDUP AND TAKE AMERICA BACK BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE IF IT IS TRUE THAT WE ARE IN THE FINAL DAYS WHEN THE ANTICHRIST HAVE TAKEN US OVER AND AMERICA WILL JUST FADE TO AS A COUNTRY THAT WAS GREAT LIKE MANY NATIONS WERE IN HISTORY AND WE COULD BE THE BABYLON THAT GOD WILL ATTACK AS PROPHESIED IN JEREMIAH, ETC..].
6/22/2021 President Trump Talks 2020 Election Fraud And Joe Biden by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump speaks at a “Make America Great Again” rally
in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
In preparation for his upcoming Save America rallies, President Trump discussed his legacy, political future and the crisis Joe Biden has brought on America. During a phone interview on The Water Cooler show with Real America’s Voice on Monday, President Trump said he expects massive voting fraud to be uncovered after election audits are completed.
President Trump also mentioned a large number of Americans believe the 2020 election was stolen and cited several polls conducted recently.
“I’ve been seeing those same polls and they’re not my polls, their polls taken by, I guess media and others,” he expressed. “There is a tremendous percentage, much higher than that, that think the election was rigged and stolen.”
When asked if he has conceded the 2020 election, President Trump said he did not and had no plans to do so anytime soon.
“No, I never admitted defeat. We have a lot of things happening right now,” he explained. “…No, I never used the word concede. I have not conceded.”
The 45th President then turned his attention to Joe Biden and the extreme left turn the country has seemed to take.
“Not only on religion, on the border, on Second Amendment, on everything else you can think of, but including God and including life and including many other topics,” he stated. “This is Bernie Sanders times 10. Nobody ever thought what’s happening to our country could be happening to our country.”
Trump went on to discuss the crisis of the country and urged everyone to stay tuned for what will come with the election audits. He also suggested for people to make up their own minds once all election fraud information has been revealed.
While there has been speculation swirling about a potential return to the campaign trail, Trump has not confirmed whether or not he intends to run for president again in 2024, but did hint people will be very happy with the decision he plans to make.
6/22/2021 MSNBC Continues Attacks On President Trump As Ratings Decline by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump speaks with members of the media in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The mainstream media has continued to paint President Trump as a threat amidst his preparation to kick off his Save America rallies. During an episode of Deadline on Monday, MSNBC contributor Frank Figliuzzi claimed the 45th president has used so-called conspiracy theories as a “deliberate strategy” to push his Make America Great Again agenda forward.
The former assistant director of FBI Counterintelligence predicted Trump will continue to gain support if Joe Biden doesn’t crack down on his speech. The analyst’s remarks come after he was asked whether President Trump is “still a clear and present danger” to national security.
“Let’s be clear here, we’re not talking about conspiracies that just spontaneously sprung up,” he claimed. “We’re looking at conspiracy as a deliberate strategy, deception as a strategy. You could argue the president, the former president now out of office has absolutely no guardrails and zero accountability and can gage in this even more often.”
In the last week alone, we’ve learned that the media, so-called fact checkers and their Big Tech enforcers lied to us about the lab-leak theory, Hydroxychloroquine and the clearing of Lafayette Square.
Critics argued the media giant is continuing to fixate on the 45th president in efforts to recover the hundreds of thousands of viewers they have lost since Joe Biden took office. They have also insisted mainstream media has continuously tarnished Trump, while unfairly taking a more lenient approach on Biden.
Meanwhile, President Trump is slated to begin his first Save America rally in Ohio next Saturday.
6/22/2021 Democrats Brace For Defeat Ahead Of Key Vote On For The People Act by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is followed by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Democrats have turned up the heat on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) as their fears of a potential defeat on their sweeping election reform bill have increased. The Senate has been set to vote on whether or not to proceed with Democrat’s For The People Act on Tuesday.
Manchin, one of the last Democrat holdouts on the bill, has remained indecisive on his support. His opposition would result in a major setback for the Democratic party, as the West Virginian senator has pushed for an alternative that integrates more of his ideas.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued even with Manchin’s’ compromises, the bill was completely irrational.
“I’ve taken a look at all these new state laws. None of them are designed to suppress the vote,” he expressed. “There is no rational basis for the federal government to take over all American elections.”
Manchin’s support would give Democrats 50 votes as well as much desired unity among the ranks. However, without Republican support, they’ll still lack the 60 votes needed to overcome the filibuster and proceed to a debate on the bill.
If passed, the act will hand over control of absentee voting as well as redistricting to the federal government.
6/23/2021 Politicians Argue For And Against Washington D.C. Statehood by OAN Newsroom
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is photographed. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the proposal to make Washington, D.C. a state. On Tuesday, the city’s Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser offered her view as to why the D.C. Statehood Bill, which has already passed in the House, should move forward.
Bowser argued D.C. residents lack representation as they are not given senators or congressmen because D.C. isn’t a state.
She went on to explain, “D.C.’s current status is due to generations of inactivity by lawmakers including the founding fathers themselves, failing to address the contradiction that D.C. residents of the U.S. capital are treated as second class citizens.”
However, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) offered an argument which disproved her point.
“That was the design in the Constitution to say this is uniquely so that the federal government does not exist under the authority of any state or try to interact with the state,” he explained. “…To make sure that constitutionally there would always be a region that is there, that was established so the federal government didn’t have to worry about what’s state, what’s federal.”
Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives power to the federal government to form a district free from state authority. Federalist No. 43, penned by Founding Father James Madison, also warns of the “imputation of awe or influence” at risk if America was to put its capital city within a state. In other words, putting the nation’s capital in a state would result in the federal government being subjected to the powers of that state’s government or vice versa.
“Many people live in Maryland, or in Virginia, or in West Virginia and drive in to be able to be here from longer distances, but that’s a volitional choice,” Lankford expressed. “No one’s compelled to actually be here knowing that’s been the situation for more than 200 years.”
Although, a lack of representation isn’t without solutions. In 1846, D.C. ceded control of the residential suburbs Arlington and Alexandria back to Virginia, which had provided the land in the first place. This is one alternative solution to give residents representation without compromising the seat of American power.
[WHAT IS HILARIOUS ABOUT THE ARTICLE BELOW IS THAT THE DEMOCRATS NAMED THEIR DISGUSTING BILL ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’ WHICH IS ABOUT AS FAR FROM THE TRUTH CAN BE AS IT SHOULD BE ‘TAKE FROM THE PEOPLE ACT’ TO GET DOWN TO REALITY AND AT LEAST SOMEONE STOPPED THAT LIE AND WE DID NOT LOSE OUR RIGHTS OF OUR CONSTITUTION.].
6/23/2021 Senate GOP Blocks For The People Act by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined from left by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.)
talks with reporters before a key test vote on the For the People Act at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) held nothing back in his description of the For The People Act. In an interview on Tuesday, Lee said the Senate’s move to strike down the bill was a “victory for the angels.” He also declared the bill the “Corrupt Politicians Act” and argued it was not written in response to the 2020 election, but was constructed years ago.
The motion to debate failed after the evenly split chamber voted along party lines. Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized his Republican colleagues for standing against the bill.
“Madame President, I want to be clear about what just happened on the Senate floor. Every single Senate Republican voted against starting debate,” he expressed. “Starting debate on legislation to protect American’s voting rights.”
Republicans in the upper chamber set up an effective roadblock against Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill. On Tuesday, all GOP senators stuck to their side of the aisle when called on to vote to begin the debate for the For The People Act, also known as S.1.
“On this vote, the yeas are 50, the nays are 50,” Kamala Harris announced. “Three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative. The motion is not agreed to.”
Schumer got a short boost in confidence shortly before the vote after convincing key swing vote Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to stick with Democrats. In return for his “yes” vote, Schumer offered to bring up Manchin’s more bipartisan voting rights bill. However, GOP senators stood firm in their stance that S.1 was unnecessary.
“There is nothing broken around the country. The system upheld very well during tense stress in the latter part of the previous Congress,” stated Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “There’s no rational basis for federalizing this election.”
Republicans hammered home the point that the bill was far reaching and would take the constitutional power to administer elections away from the states. They argued S.1 would establish a federal election system designed to benefit the Democratic National Committee by stacking the Federal Election Commission with a Democrat majority, expanding mail-in voting and allowing minors to vote.
In addition, Republicans believe S.1 would have uprooted recent legislature from several states to bolster election integrity by demanding voter ID’s and limiting mail-in voting.
“This is a huge win for the citizens of the United States. This is a huge win for Democracy and it’s a huge win for the integrity of our elections,” declared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “The Corrupt Politicians Act is the most dangerous legislation we’ve considered in the Senate in the nine years I’ve served in this body.”
Meanwhile, top Democrats, including Schumer and Kamala Harris vow to continue pushing sweeping voting rights legislation. Although analysts warn there is no clear path for Democrats.
6/23/2021 Police Data Debunks Joe Biden’s Push For Gun Control by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks in Darby, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Joe Biden has continued attempts to connect legal gun ownership to violent crime, although police statistics have yet to support his claims. Last year, the San Francisco Bay Area reported a 35 percent rise in violent crime, while shootings and murders rose 45 percent in New York and 50 percent in Chicago.
Those cities have the strictest gun control laws in the U.S. For comparison, violent crimes in the Republican-controlled city of Miami rose only 13 percent and declined by 11 percent in Oklahoma City, which is also run by Republicans.
Police say most crime involves illegal guns, which contradicts Biden’s agenda.
“First of all, we need to have a Congress, we need to have elected officials that are not worried about political theatre,” Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo asserted. “To do a myriad of things to help keep firearms in hands, so we need Congress to do its job.”
Overall, violent crime rose an average 35 percent nationwide, which was mostly driven by the influx of illegal firearms through the U.S.-Mexico border.
[DO NOT LET ANY DEMOCRAT POLICY EVEN TAKE AWAY ANYTHING THAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT STATES THAT WE CAN HAVE AND TELL THEM TO GO AFTER THE CORRUPTION OF THOSE WHO ARE GOING AROUND WITH A WEAPON TO SHOOT ANYONE THEY WANT ON THE STREETS OF DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITIES WHERE THE PROBLEM IS AND CONTROL THAT AND SINCE BIDEN OPENED THE BORDERS HE IS ALLOWING MORE ILLEGAL WEAPONS TO COME INTO THOSE CITIES SO STOP HIM ALSO AND HIS GLOBALIST SOCIALIST5 ANTICHRIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHO HAS TAKEN OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND IS CONTROLLING THE STRINGS OF THEIR PUPPET JOE BIDEN WHO IS A POOR EXCUSE FOR A CATHOLIC.].
6/24/2021 Critical race theory foes interrupt JCPS meeting - Protest descends into yelling matches, several kicked out by Olivia Krauth, Louisville Courier Journal | USA TODAY NETWORK
It took less than 30 minutes for protesters to derail a school board meeting in Kentucky’s largest district, as a workshop on a strategic plan rapidly devolved into screaming matches and security kicking out several people.
Jefferson County’s school board meeting Tuesday evening echoed scenes from across the nation as opponents of “critical race theory” flood school board meetings, demanding districts stop teaching it.
Critical race theory, though, is rarely taught at the K-12 level. The academic framework appeared in a Jefferson County Public Schools guiding document for a Black studies elective, but the references were scrubbed as the theory became politicized.
Instead, opponents – including those at JCPS Tuesday – mischaracterize the term to refer to any racial equity effort schools use to improve outcomes for students of color.
A few dozen protesters gathered outside of JCPS’ central office shortly before Tuesday’s meeting, staging the first in-person demonstration against critical race theory in JCPS.
Shirley Samples of Valley Station argues with Jim Hearn, Jefferson County Public Schools security coordinator,
at a meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Education on Tuesday. A few dozen protesters gathered outside of
JCPS’ central office shortly before the meeting. PHOTOS BY DAVID R. LUTMAN/SPECIAL TO COURIER JOURNAL
Ruth Ann Shumate-Reed of Old Louisville speaks to fellow critical race theory protesters
in front of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ VanHoose Education Center on Tuesday.
Most in the predominantly white crowd clutched signs opposing critical race theory: “No CRT in schools,” “Kids aren’t born racist.” A handful of signs mentioned a far-right militia group. A press gaggle that began with two protesters quickly grew, with a series of people cycling past the mic as members of the crowd drew near reporters.
One man told reporters CRT seeks to divide people. One woman accused JCPS of sneaking CRT into schools under the guise of “equity,” even though racial equity and critical race theory are two different concepts. The group’s opposition appeared directed less toward the academic framework and more toward JCPS’ focus on equity – the practice of giving students what they need to be successful and close racial disparities. Instead, many in the crowd appeared to favor equality – all students getting the same, regardless of what they need. Asked by a reporter to define critical race theory, one woman inaccurately responded: “It’s judging people strictly on the color of their skin.”
A different woman said they “do not see color of skin.” She later approached a Black reporter and asked if he believed he deserved reparations.
Behind her, a woman told reporters she had visited Africa four times – likely more than most African Americans, she said.
“I am amazed by the Africans,” she said. Protesters then moved into the district’s school board meeting, falsely believing JCPS was considering building critical race theory into the district’s strategic plan – the first item on Tuesday’s agenda. While the theory is not in the strategic plan, racial equity is. To many in Tuesday’s crowd, they are the same concept.
When racial equity was mentioned in the district’s presentation, a wave of anti-CRT signs popped up throughout the crowd.
Some protesters appeared to prefer equality – all students receiving the same, regardless of their level of need – to the district’s focus on equity, which gives stu- dents different resources depending on what they need.
In the first question from the board, board member Corrie Shull asked Dena Dossett, the district’s chief data officer giving the presentation, to define equity.
After a bit of back and forth between the two and praise for JCPS’ racial equity work from Shull, someone in the crowd shouted, “All kids matter!” Others joined in, and the situation quickly escalated to a cacophony of shouting.
Board Chairwoman Diane Porter began trying to speak over the crowd to diffuse the situation, causing the crowd to begin yelling to her.
“I do not want to hear your comments,” Porter said at one point, before calling for a five-minute recess.
One man stood, said something inaudible about “white kids” amid the shouting, and walked out, the door slamming behind him.
A handful followed. Others continued to shout as district security tried to calm them to restart the meeting.
Shull, sitting in his board seat at the front of the room, said that the protesters should know critical race theory is not in the district’s curriculum.
Around 20 people left in the upheaval: some on their own accord, others kicked out for disrupting the meeting and refusing to leave. “Enough is enough!” one person shouted as he was herded out of the meeting by security. The meeting calmed soon after, with the rest of the meeting resuming without interruption.
“If you don’t have equity, then you’re not going to get the improved outcomes that we’re aiming for,” board member Linda Duncan said shortly after the meeting resumed.
Speaking after the meeting, district officials appeared unsurprised by the night’s events after seeing similar incidents at other school boards in the country.
“I think what we saw this evening is the outgrowth of pervasive misinformation,” Shull told reporters.
Some people hear words like “equity,” he said, “as a threat to their existence, as a threat to their flourishing.”
“We must educate all children,” Shull said. “Some children, some demographics of children, demand more wraparound services, more triage because those groups of children have been historically left and have historically received the shorter end of the stick.”
Reach Olivia Krauth at email@example.com and on Twitter at @oliviakrauth.
A critical race theory protester holds up a sign during Jefferson County’s school
board meeting on Tuesday. PHOTOS BY DAVID R. LUTMAN/SPECIAL TO COURIER JOURNAL
From left, Kyla Beck, Christina West and Yvonne McQuade, all of Middletown, express their views in
front of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ VanHoose Education Center on Tuesday.
Marty Pollio, Jefferson County superintendent of schools, listens to protesters.
[COURIER-JOURNAL THESE ARE NOT PROTESTORS THESE ARE AMERICANS TRYING TO SAVE THE COUNTRY AND YOU WILL SEE THIS HAPPEN ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY WHEN YOU START SCREWING AROUND WITH OUR CHILDRENS FUTURE TEACHING THEM COMMUNIST SOCIALIST CRITICAL RACE THEORY.].
6/24/2021 Sheriffs Disperse School Board Meeting After Hundreds Of Parents Attempt To Protest Critical Race Theory by OAN Newsroom
FILE – Republican lawmakers and governors have championed legislation to limit the teaching of material that explores how
race and racism influence American politics, culture and law. The measures have become law in Tennessee, Idaho
and Oklahoma and bills have been introduced in over a dozen other states. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Chaos erupted after the Loudoun County, Virginia School Board unexpectedly cut their meeting short after allowing comments from only 50 of the 250 parents who were slated to speak.
On Tuesday night, hundreds of parents flooded the end of the year school board meeting in protest of their curriculum. The abrupt end to comments led to backlash from the hundreds of parents who had shown up to voice their concerns about critical race theory and other left wing beliefs being taught in schools.
The district has been in the news over the last few weeks, starting with the suspension of physical education teacher Byron Cross for refusing to use students’ preferred gender pronouns. Shortly after, a mother compared her experience growing up in communist China to what the school board was doing.
“You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors, and to loathe our country and our history,” stated Xi Van Fleet, a concerned parent. “Ground up in Mao’s China, all this seems very familiar. The communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people the only difference is they used class, instead of race.”
These events led to the meeting with hundreds of parents primed to speak out.
“When I heard that teachers and students were having critical race theory shoved down their throats and young white kids were being told that there was something wrong with them because of the color of their skin, I became very concerned,” commented another concerned parent.
The majority of those inside the meeting, however, were unable to voice their opinions once the floor was closed early. After around a fifth of the parents had spoken, the board abruptly adjourned the meeting and walked out of the room. They left sheriff’s deputies to disperse the crowd. The board reportedly reconvened later in the evening in an empty meeting room.
6/24/2021 Biden’s AG Takes Aim At Illegal Guns, Breaks From Gun Control Agenda by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden, left, listens as Attorney General Merrick Garland, right, speaks during an event in the State Dining room of
the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to discuss gun crime prevention strategy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared to admit illegal guns are the main cause of violent crime in Democrat-controlled cities. At the White House on Wednesday, Garland announced he will be holding illegal firearms traffickers accountable.
“The strike forces will focus on addressing significant firearms trafficking corridors that fuel violence in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.,” he announced.
This statement contradicts Joe Biden’s claims that a tougher control of legal gun owners would help reduce violent crime. Throughout his career as a politician, Biden supported gun control while vowing to make it more difficult for qualified Americans to purchase legal firearms.
However, Biden’s attorney general said he will support the police in fighting illegal guns, which also doesn’t fall in line with the Democrat agenda.
“The Justice Department’s violent crime reduction strategy and our initiatives to stem the rising tide of illegal illegal guns will save lives,” Garland stated. “But these steps alone will not solve the problem of violent crime; success depends on all of us joining together.”
Biden’s attorney general also claimed an overwhelming majority of legal gun sales in the U.S. do not pose a public safety threat due to existing rules and regulations.
[MAYBE THEY HAVE FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHO IS KILLING PEOPLE ONLY IN DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED CITIES THAT BIDENS PARTY ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN.].
6/24/2021 Doctor Retrieves COVID-19 Data From Deleted NIH Archive by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, a worker in protectively overalls and carrying
disinfecting equipment walks outside the Wuhan Central Hospital in central China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, FILE)
Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) is found to have deleted the coronavirus genome data amid ongoing investigations into its origins.
In his new study, Dr. Jesse Bloom of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said he has retrieved the early genome data for COVID-19 from a digital archive at the NIH. Bloom said the recovered data includes gene sequences from virus samples collected in Wuhan in early 2020 and it shows COVID-19 circulated among the public well before the pandemic was announced.
“Coronaviruses are the only RNA viruses with a proofreading…meaning they have a mutation rate that is somewhat lower than the mutation rate of something that might influence a virus,” he explained.
Dr. Bloom went on to argue that analyzing early COVID-19 data is very important to defeat the illness.
6/24/2021 Sen. Marsha Blackburn Slams CRT For Teaching Kids To ‘Judge A Person By The Color Of Their Skin, Not The Content Of Their Character’ by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) arrives at a hearing before Senate Armed Services
Committee at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has joined a growing list of Republicans taking a public stance against critical race theory. Blackburn released a video on Twitter explaining to her followers what critical race theory aims to do.
Earlier in June, she co-sponsored a resolution with Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) and Indiana Sen. Mike Braun (R), condemning the use of CRT in K-12 schools and teacher training. The senators noted, they along with 30 other of their GOP colleagues sent a letter to Joe Biden’s education secretary making their demands known.
They requested the withdrawal of the department’s proposed priorities on American history and civics, which they said includes teaching divisive curriculum like CRT.
As Democrats in Congress continue to push for critical race theory in schools and job training, Sen. Blackburn and other Republicans have voiced support for school choice. However, many disagree with Blackburn and the GOP’s view on CRT.
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change hosted several academics as panelists this week who bash CRT opponents and argue CRT is “invaluable” in helping to understand the functionality of race in the U.S. and worldwide. The vastly different opinions on the issue demonstrate why the tense debate on racial curriculum lives on.
[BENJAMIN HOOKS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO JAIL FOR TRYING TO PROMOTE AND PUSH COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM ON THE AMERICAN POPULATION AS WHEN I WAS YOUNG THIS GUY WOULD HAVE BEEN TARRED AND FEATHERED AND DROPPED OFF AT THE CITY LIMIT WITH ONLY ONE DIRECTION TO GO WHICH IS AWAY NOT TO BE SEEN OR HEARD AGAIN.].
6/24/2021 Fla. High School Students To Be Taught The ‘Evils Of Communism’ by OAN Newsroom
Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up two bills he signed at the Shul of Bal Harbour
on June 14, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
On Tuesday, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a trio of bills that aim to balance out the intense push of Marxist ideology on students in public schools. This comes as a growing number of insiders have said far-left ideologies are taking center stage in the classroom and students who question it or express differences in opinion, are being shunned.
One of the bills, HB 233, seeks to ensure that behind closed doors students are being taught how to think instead of what to think. Furthermore, state colleges and universities will be required to conduct annual assessments on viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom.
Another bill, HB 5, will require public high schools to have an open discussion with students about the evils of communist and totalitarian ideologies. The discussions will also focus on how these ideologies conflict with the principles of freedom and democracy central to the nation’s founding.
DeSantis said the education system’s seemingly exclusive focus on false anti-American narratives such as The New York Time’s 1619 Project, is not only a waste of taxpayer money, but a slap in the face to residents who risked their lives to flee communist dictatorships.
“We want students to understand the difference. Why would somebody flee across shark infested waters, say leaving from Cuba, to come to southern Florida? Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam,” DeSantis expanded on the matter? “Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? It’s important that students understand that.”
The final bill, HB 1108, will require state colleges and university students to undergo a civic literacy course and assessment in order to graduate, in which students will be taught about basic principles in the constitution and how to vote.
This comes after Gov. DeSantis signed legislation earlier in June, banning the controversial critical race theory in schools. DeSantis said while students will ultimately take different pathways in life, they will all be citizens and play a part in preserving the nation’s freedoms.
6/24/2021 Pelosi Side-Steps Congress To Create Jan. 6 Commission by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a weekly news conference
at the U.S. Capitol June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has disregarded half of Congress and announced the House is creating a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 protest. According to Pelosi on Thursday, the Senate opposition toward the commission is based in politics.
However, Senate Republicans argued at the time that existing committee probes as well as prosecutors’ investigations, made an independent commission unnecessary.
Pelosi called Jan. 6 “one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.” Although despite making a show of its creation, she failed to give specifics, including the committee’s timeline and intention.
This comes even after the Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees released reports regarding the incident at the Capitol, including the security and intelligence failures that day.
[THAT WAS THE WORSE DAY BECAUSE VP MIKE PENCE DID NOT HOLD UP THE CONSTITUTION FOR IMPROPER VOTING IN SEVERAL STATES WHICH WE ALL NOW KNOW THAT IT DID HAPPEN AND NOW THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO HIDE ALL THAT CORRUPTION BY USING THAT INCIDENT AS A JUSTIFICATION OF THEIR CORRUPTION.].
6/24/2021 CBP Reports Illegal Immigrants Hitching Trains To Enter U.S. by OAN Newsroom
Immigrants walk towards border patrol after crossing the Rio Grande into the
U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Officials have said the number of illegal aliens caught on trains in Texas have shot up nearly one thousand percent from last year.
Customs and Border Protection said they have apprehended over three thousand illegal immigrants on just one train route alone from Eagle Pass, which is located along the Texas-Mexico border to San Antonio. This increase comes as under 400 were reported last year.
Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Texas will take matters into its own hands by constructing a state border wall and directly addressing the issue in the state.
“Homes are being invaded. Neighborhoods are dangerous, and people are being threatened on a daily basis with guns,” stated Abbott. “People either coming across the border or those working with those who are coming across the border. In the federal government’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done.”
In the meantime, Kamala Harris is scheduled to make her first trip to the border on Friday.
[CAMALA IS NOT GOING TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER SHE IS GOING TO A DEMOCRAT CONTOLLED TEXAS CITY EL PASO NORTH OF IT JUST SHOW THAT SHE IS IN TEXAS AS SHE IS AS PHONY AS BIDEN IS TOO.].
6/25/2021 First COVID-19 Case Could Have Emerged In China In Oct 2019 – Study by David Stanway
FILE PHOTO: Workers in PPE spray the ground with diinfectant in Baishazhou market during a visit of World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked
with investigating the origins of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, January 31, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -The virus that causes COVID-19 could have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in the central city of Wuhan, a new study showed on Friday.
Researchers from Britain’s University of Kent used methods from conservation science to estimate that SARS-CoV-2 first appeared from early October to mid-November 2019, according to a paper published in the PLOS Pathogens journal.
The most likely date for the virus’s emergence was Nov. 17, 2019, and it had probably already spread globally by January 2020, they estimated.
China’s first official COVID-19 case was in December 2019 and was linked to Wuhan’s Huanan seafood market.
However, some early cases had no known connection with Huanan, implying that SARS-CoV-2 was already circulating before it reached the market.
A joint study published by China and the World Health Organization at the end of March acknowledged there could have been sporadic human infections before the Wuhan outbreak.
In a paper released in preprint form this week, Jesse Bloom of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle recovered deleted sequencing data from early COVID-19 cases in China.
The data showed that samples taken from the Huanan market were “not representative” of SARS-CoV-2 as a whole, and were a variant of a progenitor sequence circulating earlier, which spread to other parts of China.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health confirmed to Reuters that the samples used in the study were submitted to the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) in March 2020 and later deleted at the request of Chinese investigators, who said they would be updated and submitted to another archive.
Critics said the deletion was further evidence that China was trying to cover up the origins of COVID-19.
“Why would scientists ask international databases to delete key data that informs us about how COVID-19 began in Wuhan?” said Alina Chan, a researcher with Harvard’s Broad Institute, writing on Twitter.
Another study by Australian scientists, published on Thursday in the Scientific Reports journal, used genomic data to show SARS-CoV-2 binds to human receptors far more easily than other species, suggesting it was already adapted to humans when it first emerged.
It said it was possible there was another unidentified animal with even stronger affinity that served as an intermediary species, but the hypothesis that it leaked from the lab could not be ruled out.
“While it is clear early viruses had a high propensity for human receptors, that doesn’t mean they were ‘man-made’,” said Dominic Dwyer, infectious disease expert at Australia’s Westmead Hospital who was part of the WHO team investigating COVID-19 in Wuhan this year.
“Such conclusions remain speculative,” he said.
Serum samples still needed to be tested to make a stronger case about COVID-19’s origins, said Stuart Turville, associate professor at the Kirby Institute, an Australian medical research organisation who was responding to the University of Kent study.
“Unfortunately with the current pressure of the lab leak hypothesis and the sensitivities in doing this follow-up research in China, it may be some time till we see reports like that,” he said.
(Reporting by David Stanway; Additional reporting by Kanishka Singh and Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru;Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Kim Coghill)
6/25/2021 Rep. Scalise: Pelosi Covering For China, Refusing To Subpoena People In Communication With Wuhan Lab by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in
Washington, Thursday, June 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) asserted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is covering for China when it comes to the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview on Thursday, Louisiana lawmaker stressed it’s difficult to answer basic questions about the origins of COVID-19 when the House Speaker refuses to hold a hearing. He said despite repeated requests, Pelosi will not subpoena people who communicated with Wuhan lab scientists.
While speaking at a hearing this week, the Louisiana Republican said Pelosi’s actions are suspicious, especially as China continues to try to hide evidence.
“Speaker Pelosi and the House of Representatives should not be covering up for China’s lies and potential crimes,” stated Scalise. “We should be coming together on a bipartisan basis to search for those answers and shine the light of transparency on the origins of this virus to the world.”
The House Minority Whip said while the GOP does not have Pelosi’s powers, they will hold their own meeting with witnesses and experts next week to shed light on the issue.
6/25/2021 Assange’s Fiancée Urges Biden To Free WikiLeaks Founder To Show U.S. Has Changed by Kate Holton
Stella Moris, the partner of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, stands for a portrait during an interview
with Reuters in London, Britain, June 24, 2021. Picture taken June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
LONDON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters.
Washington has sought the extradition of Assange over his role in one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information, accusing him of putting lives in danger by releasing vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables.
He has now spent nine years in jail or self-incarceration in Britain, and both Assange’s fiancée Stella Moris and the British judge overseeing the extradition request have warned he may not survive a process to send him across the Atlantic.
“If Biden really wants to break with the Trump legacy, then he has to drop the case,” Moris told Reuters in an interview. “They can’t maintain this prosecution against Julian while saying that they defend a global press freedom.”
When Barack Obama served as president and Biden was his vice president, the U.S. decided not to seek Assange’s extradition on the grounds that what WikiLeaks did was similar to journalistic activities protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Weeks after taking office Trump administration officials stepped up public criticism of Assange and later filed a series of criminal charges accusing him of participating in a hacking conspiracy.
The U.S. Justice Department said in February it planned to continue to seek the extradition for Assange to face hacking conspiracy charges.
Moris said the couple were planning to marry soon at the top-security Belmarsh prison where he is being held.
U.S. prosecutors and Western security officials regard Assange as a reckless enemy of the state whose actions threatened the lives of agents named in the leaked material.
Supporters pit him as an anti-establishment hero who exposed U.S. wrongdoing in Afghanistan and Iraq and say his prosecution is a politically-motivated assault on journalism that gives a free pass to oppressive regimes around the world.
WikiLeaks came to prominence when it published a U.S. military video in 2010 showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
An effort to extradite him was launched in 2019 after he was detained in London after taking refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in the British capital for seven years to avoid being extradited to Sweden.
British judge Vanessa Baraitser said in January that although she accepted the U.S. legal arguments in the case, she said Assange’s mental health issues meant he would be at risk of suicide if extradited, leading to her rejecting the request.
Moris, who has two young boys with the Australian-born Assange, said the 49-year-old was very low but still fighting. She likened his treatment as akin to the way some journalists are treated in China and Saudi Arabia.
“I think there’s no doubt that Julian wouldn’t survive an extradition,” she said.
She argued that any robust democracy had to accommodate internal dissent. “A superpower that has a free press is very different in nature from one that does not.”
She said she is hopeful that the case will be viewed differently under a Biden administration, but refused to say if his legal team had held talks with U.S. officials.
Despite that hope, she said the couple were planning to marry soon inside Belmarsh, once the paperwork is done, rather than wait to hear his fate.
She said Assange had been given a huge lift recently when she was allowed to take their two sons to visit, allowing him to touch his children for the first time in over a year.
“He was happy to see us, but he’s struggling,” she said. “He’s very low but he’s fighting. He has the hope that this will end soon.”
(Editing by Philippa Fletcher)
[YOU SHOULD NOT CONSIDER GETTING THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO PARDON ASSANGE BECAUSE IT IS BEING RUN BY THE FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHO YOU EXPOSED AND BIDEN KNOWS TOO BECAUSE HE WAS VP DURING THAT AND I THINK IF TRUMP HAD CONTINUED FOR 4 MORE YEARS HE MIGHT HAVE DONE IT IF HE COULD GET SOME VALID PEOPLE TO FIND AND DETERMINED WHY THE FORMER ADMINISTRATION WAS SO DETERMINED TO DO YOU IN THAT IF HE COULD HAVE SEEN IT HE MAY HAVE PARDONED YOU OVER TIME AND AS FAR AS ME I THINK YOU SHOULD BE PARDONED AS RAND PAUL HELPED ME UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON BACK THEN AND I BELIEVED IT THEN AS I HAD DISCOVERED THE CORRUPTION AND STARTED MY FISA UNDER SURVEILANCE FILE IN 2018 TO BRING ALL THAT OUT INTO THE DAYLIGHT SO FOR NOW PEOPLE LIKE ROGER STONE HAS BEEN DEVASTATED DUE TO THEIR ATTACKS ON HIM FOR BEING ASSOCIATED TO BOTH OF THEM.].
6/25/2021 N.Y. Court Revokes Giuliani’s Law License For Exposing Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer to President Trump and former New York City Mayor, is pictured. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer to President Trump, criticized a New York state appeals court decision to suspend his law license. On Thursday, the court ruled Giuliani has made “false and misleading statements” regarding voter fraud while defending the 45th president in several swing states after the 2020 election.
While speaking to reporters, Giuliani questioned how the court asserted he lied if he has yet to receive an official hearing.
“If you wanna say I said something irresponsible, you gotta give me a chance to defend myself,” he stated. “I can more than defend myself. I can show that everything I said was based on a witness. They have never bothered to check that.”
In recent months, Giuliani presented sworn affidavits and mathematical evidence of rampant fraud in last year’s presidential election. Giuliani went on to say the court’s decision is unprecedented and his legal team will fight to get his license reinstated.
“I feel personally worried for the country…I believe that the real problem here is somebody’s got to fix this double standard justice system, which is not America anymore,” he stated. “This is a one-sided decision not based on evidence, based on newspapers, they haven’t called a single witness. I can call 100 witnesses to support what I’m saying and I’m ready to do it.”
In response to Giuliani’s law license being revoked, President Trump released a statement calling him “the greatest mayor in the history of New York City” and “one of the greatest crime fighters our country has ever known.” The 45th president went on to call the entire situation “nothing but a witch hunt.”
In the meantime, the court’s decision is temporary and Giuliani’s license may be restored.
[TRUMPS VISIT TO THE BORDER IS SCARING THE DEMS AS THE FINALLY MADE KAMALA GO TO THE BORDER BUT SHE ONLY FLEW INTO EL PASO WHICH IS ALMOST 1,000 MILES AWAY FROM THE BORDER AND IS A DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITY BECAUSE IF SHE WENT ANYWHERE ELSE SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN BOOED OUT OF TOWN AND THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A FAKE NEWS CO-OP AND DID NOTHING FOR THE BORDER CRISIS WAKE UP AMERICA AND DEMAND CHANGE TO THE FAKE POLICIES FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION.]
6/26/2021 Drop Politics To Fix Immigration, Harris Says At U.S.-Mexico Border by Nandita Bose
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris greets Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) as she boards Air Force Two to
travel to El Paso, Texas from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) -Vice President Kamala Harris visited a border patrol facility near the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday and urged a focus on children and practical solutions to migration, in a trip meant to blunt Republican criticism of White House immigration policies.
The visit – her first since becoming vice president five months ago – came amid a rise in migrants caught crossing the border, which has sparked outrage from Republicans who favor the stricter immigration policies implemented by former President Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden, a Democrat, tasked Harris with spearheading his administration’s handling of the broader issue of people fleeing Central American countries for the United States. She visited Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month.
“This issue cannot be reduced to a political issue. We’re talking about children, we’re talking about families, we’re talking about suffering. And our approach has to be thoughtful and effective,” Harris said at the conclusion of her short trip.
U.S. authorities have made more than 1 million arrests of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border so far in fiscal year 2021, according to preliminary figures shared with Reuters.
Republicans have criticized Biden for rolling back restrictive Trump-era immigration policies even as arrests of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border have reached 20-year highs in recent months. They have also criticized Harris for not visiting the border sooner.
Harris was accompanied in El Paso by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dick Durbin and Democratic Representative from Texas Veronica Escobar, who called the El Paso area the new “Ellis Island,” a reference to the famed area in New York Harbor that processed millions of immigrants as they entered the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Immigration, and particularly the arrival of asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border, has been a hot-button issue for decades. Multiple attempts to reform U.S. laws and create a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants living in the country illegally have failed in Congress.
Democrats and activists have pressed Biden to further scale back enforcement and ensure humane treatment of migrant children and families arriving at the border.
During the trip, Harris also met with advocates who urged her administration to end a Trump-era policy that allows U.S. authorities to rapidly expel migrants to Mexico or their home countries, according to one of the participants, Fernando Garcia, the executive director at the El Paso-based Border Network for Human Rights.
Harris, who visited the border as a senator and attorney general from California, was assailed by Republicans when she visited Mexico and Guatemala as part of her efforts to reduce migration from the region into the United States.
TRUMP VISIT LOOMS
Harris’s trip on Friday appeared to have been hastily put together days before a planned border visit by Trump.
A White House official said Harris’s schedule was not dictated by Trump’s moves. “I can assure you we don’t take our cues from the former president,” the official said.
“I said back in March I was going to come to the border, so this is not a new plan,” Harris told reporters after landing in Texas. “Coming to the border … is about looking at the effects of what we have seen happening in Central America.”
Republicans criticized Harris for choosing El Paso rather than the area they point to as a hot spot for increased border crossings.
“While it’s certainly positive that she is taking this step, I am disappointed that she is not going to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) – the very epicenter of this crisis,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf under Trump said in a statement.
Theresa Cardinal Brown, managing director of immigration and cross-border policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank, said many Republicans have embraced Trump’s hardline immigration policies as they gear up for U.S. congressional elections in 2022, thinking it will win them voters.
“They believe that is something that can win them seats in 2022, so of course they’re going to play it up,” she said. “They’re going to try to make it an issue.”
(Reporting by Nandita Bose, Ted Hesson and Jeff Mason, Editing by Heather Timmons and Alistair Bell)
6/26/2021 Justice Dept. Sues Ga. Over New Election Law by OAN Newsroom
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference on voting rights
at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Justice Department has announced a lawsuit aimed at Georgia’s new election law. On Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland explained the DOJ’s decision to sue the state of Georgia was due to a violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The state’s election law was passed back in March and has repeatedly come under fire by Democrats who insist it imposes unfair restrictions on voters.
“In March of 2021, Georgia’s legislature passed SB 202. Many of that law’s provisions make it harder for people to vote,” Garland claimed. “The complaint alleges that the state enacted those restrictions with the purpose of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race or color.”
However, the law actually expanded early voting in most counties and shifted more election control to the state legislature. Reports have mentioned the suit marks the first major voting rights action taken by the Biden administration.
In a statement released on Friday, President Trump argued the suit should be vice versa with the people of Georgia suing the state for running a corrupt election. He warned if the issues weren’t addressed head on, the integrity of the country would be jeopardized.
Georgia Gov. Brain Kemp (R) weighed in on the measure as well.
“Their thoughts and baseless accusations are quite honestly disgusting, but I can’t say I’m surprised,” he expressed. “The President and his administration, Stacy Abrams and their far-left allies have lied about the election integrity act from the beginning.”
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accused the Biden administration of weaponizing the DOJ to carry out a far-left agenda that undermines election integrity.
“I explained that the Justice Department is rededicating its resources to enforcing federal law and to protecting the franchise for all eligible voters,” Garland explained. “I promised that we are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access and that where we see violations of federal law, we will act.”
Raffensperger went on to say he looks forward to meeting and beating them in court.
[THIS ATTACK TELLS YOU THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT CONFIDENT THAT THE RESULTS WOULD PROVE THEM CORRUPT WHICH ANYBODY WHO SAW THE VIDEO OF PEOPLE IN RUNNING FAKE VOTES AFTER HOURS OF VOTING WHEN TRUMP WAS UP 100,000 VOTES AND WOKE UP 12,000 DOWN LOSING THE ELECTION IN GEORGIA SO GARLAND QUIT LYING TO THE PRESS.].
6/26/2021 Rep. Jim Banks: Most Americans Disagree With CRT by OAN Newsroom
US Republican Representative from Indiana Jim Banks speaks at a press conference of the Republican Study Group to introduce their Maximum
Pressure Act against Iran at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 21, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Republican Congressman Jim Banks (Ind.) said he believes the best way to win the midterms is to embrace the fight against critical race theory. Banks advised to lean into the culture war “because the backlash against CRT is real.”
On Friday, the Indiana lawmaker said that we are winning on the culture war because of the issue. “We are in a culture war. On one side, Republicans are working to renew American patriotism and rebuild our country,” said Banks. “On the other, Democrats have embraced and given platform to a radical element who want to tear America down.”
According to polling by “Heritage,” more than three-quarters of voters are opposed to CRT being taught in schools. Additionally, more than 60 percent of voters also disagree that the U.S. is an inherently racist country.
Banks pointed to grassroots movements by parents across the country standing up to school boards because they are fed up with the lessons being taught. So far, at least 20 states have either introduced or passed bills banning critical race theory from public schools.
6/28/2021 Ariz. House Passes Bill Requiring School Curriculum To Include Stories Of People Who Have Fled Communism by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Quang Nguyen (R-Ariz.) concentrates on his computer during a vote at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona has adopted measures to educate students on the ills of communism. Lawmakers passed House Bill 2898 on Friday, which could mandate a new civics education requirement intended to highlight both the benefits of Democracy and the perils of Marxist ideology.
The measure would require Arizona public school curriculum to include oral stories from people who have fled communist countries. Rep. Judy Burges (R-Ariz.) said the legislation would provide a comparative discussion of political ideologies, such as communism and totalitarianism, and how they “conflict with the principles of freedom and Democracy.”
However, Rep. Daniel Hernandez (D-Ariz.) argued against the bill by claiming that supposed white nationalism upholds a bigger threat to the U.S. than communism. Rep. Quang Nguyen (R-Ariz.), who fled communism in Vietnam, took exception to Hernandez’s statement.
“White nationalism didn’t drown 250,000 Vietnamese in the South China Sea. Communists did,” he asserted. “White nationalism did not execute 86,000 South Vietnamese at the fall of Saigon. Communists did. White nationalism did not put me here. Communism did.”
Nguyen went on to remind his colleagues the dangers socialism and communism pose to America are not to be taken lightly.
“I lost most of my cousins, my family members due to communism,” he expressed. “If we don’t stand up to teach communism to our children, we’ll lose this country.”
This comes days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed an executive order that similarly requires students be taught the evils of communism.
“Why would somebody flee across shark infested waters, say leaving from Cuba, to come to southern Florida?” he questioned. “Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? It’s important that students understand that.”
The legislation now heads to the Arizona Senate for consideration.
6/28/2021 Powell: State Legislatures To Reverse 2020 Outcomes If Fraud Found by OAN Newsroom
Attorney Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside
the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Attorney Sidney Powell outlined a path to overturn the fraudulent outcomes of last year’s elections. In a new interview, Powell said election audits in Arizona and other states may produce hard evidence of fraud, which would render election outcomes invalid.
Powell stressed the importance of the recent election audits and argued people deserve to have as much information and truth as possible. The attorney also stated the audits in were the most important for state lawmakers to understand by insisting state legislators “have the power to recall the electors for fraud.”
Powell said election fraud could destroy the legal validity of the 2020 election. Subsequently, state legislatures would have to decertify 2020 results, which would subtract electoral college votes from Joe Biden.
“Fraud vitiates or disposes of everything, undoes everything that wrongfully happened as a result of that fraud,” she explained. “…They ought to have to give us our President back, because we the people, as my new t-shirt says, know Trump won.”
Powell went on to say some officials may be covering up the election fraud to protect the political system. She added this may lead to more dangerous consequences in the long term.
6/28/2021 Lawmakers Demand Answers After Joe Biden Bypasses Congress To Bomb Middle East by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden in Washington, DC. (Photo by Doug Mills/New York Times/Pool/Getty Images)
Joe Biden has faced backlash across the board for his decision to launch deadly airstrikes in the Middle East without Congressional approval. On Monday, Senate Democrats urged Biden to explain his reasoning behind the bombings in Syria and Iraq. The lawmakers argued the bombings may have violated the War Powers Act.
The Pentagon claimed the airstrikes were defensive and only targeted Iran-backed militants and compounds. The strikes reportedly hit two targets in Syria, one target in Iraq and killed up to seven militiamen.
“Specifically, they targeted operational weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria, one location in Iraq, both with very close to the border between the countries,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced. “Several Iran-backed militia groups including KH, including KSS, use these facilities.”
These recent airstrikes have been the second time Biden has bypassed Congress to bomb Middle East targets since taking office. Iraq condemned the strikes as violating its national sovereignty, while Iranian militia members vowed revenge.
U.S. forces reported rocket attacks on a facility housing U.S. troops in the hours following the airstrikes. No causalities were reported.
[REMEMBER WHEN PELOSI AND SHUMER HAD CONGRESS GOING AFTER TRUMP WHEN HE BYPASSED THEM AND DID NOT GET APPROVAL TO DO AIRSTRIKE ON IRANIAN KILLERS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS STATING HE CANNOT DO THAT BUT IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT BECAUSE YOU LET OBAMA GO TO WAR WITH LIBYA AND THAT CREATED ISIS WHO TRUMP HAD TO CLEAN UP THAT MESS AND I EXPECT BIDEN ADMINISTRATION WILL SCREW THINGS UP BEFORE IT IS OVER.].
6/28/2021 Texas Pastor Robert Jeffress: Joe Biden Is Weak And Aimless On Religious Liberty by OAN Newsroom
Senior Pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress at the Southern Baptist megachurch First Baptist Dallas
during a Celebrate Freedom Rally in Dallas. (Photo by Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)
A Texas pastor has called on Americans to stand up for the First Amendment and warned religious liberty was not safe under the Biden administration. In an interview with WBAP over the weekend, Dr. Robert Jeffress said it has been clear Joe Biden has become weak and aimless on First Amendment rights.
The Pastor of First Baptist Dallas Church was asked to weigh in on a recent effort by the far-left to push a case through the court system, which aims to block religious schools from receiving federal funds. Biden’s Department of Justice initially promised to “vigorously” defend the interests of religious liberty for Christian public colleges and universities.
Jeffress criticized Biden for quickly caving to backlash from the radical left and amending the words “vigorously” and “ultimate objective” from the court filing.
“The Biden administration responded by saying we will ‘vigorously’ defend the religious exemption and they got such backlash from the LGBTQ community that they quickly revised their filing and removed their word vigorously,” he explained. “The fact is they’re not going to defend religious liberty at all.”
Joe Biden in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)
During the interview, Jeffress also pointed out religiosity is central to America’s founding and cited many quotes and documents used by the majority of our Founding Fathers that come straight from the Bible.
“It can be concluded that the Bible, perhaps more than the Constitution, is America’s founding document,” he expressed. “…So many of our ideas about freedom and governance come straight from the Bible.”
Jeffries also argued Biden has created a culture that is hostile to this.
“America is a Christian nation. You can’t look at our history and deny that fact,” he asserted. “The fact is, there are people not only trying to cancel that truth, they are trying to erase our history.”
Jeffries went on to mention he does not believe God wants Americans to put their heads in the sand and be unaware of how deeply the Biden administration is changing the nation’s culture. He argued the nation is becoming “more ungodly” every day in consideration to how quickly Biden has transformed America from the most pro-life nation under President Trump and has become the most pro-abortion leader in history.
[AS WE CAN ALL SEE NOW THAT THE ANTI-CHRIST WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF THE U.S. DO NOT CARE ANYMORE IF THIS COUNTRY WAS A CHRISTIAN NATION THEY ARE FULFILLING THE BIBLICAL PROPHECIES AS WRITEN IN THE BIBLE AND I AM AFRAID THAT WE MAY BE THE PROPHECY AGAINST BABYLON AS SEEN IN JEREMIAH.].
6/29/2021 U.S. House Republicans Oppose Democratic-Led China Bill by Patricia Zengerle
FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in
Shanghai, China April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans said on Monday they opposed Democratic-led legislation intended to boost competitiveness with China and push Beijing on human rights, meaning the panel will likely advance the bill this week with only Democratic support.
A spokesperson for Representative Michael McCaul, the top committee Republican, said he opposed the “Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement Act,” or Eagle Act, which the committee will consider on Wednesday.
The desire for a hard line in dealings with China is one of the few truly bipartisan sentiments in the deeply divided U.S. Congress, which is narrowly controlled by President Joe Biden’s fellow Democrats.
However, the two parties disagree on how best to deal with China. For example, Republicans object to provisions in the Eagle Act that would authorize funding for climate initiatives.
But Republicans also said they felt the Eagle Act calls for too many studies and would be a missed opportunity to take meaningful action like tightening control of technology exports and regulating access to some types of sensitive personal data, such as Americans’ health information.
“It’s largely just a messaging bill,” a Republican aide said.
The Eagle Act was introduced in May by Democratic Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks.
The Senate on June 8 passed by a strong bipartisan 68-32 majority its own sweeping China bill, the “U.S. Innovation and Competition Act,” or USICA, which authorizes about $190 billion for provisions to strengthen U.S. technology and research, and approved $54 billion to increase U.S. production and research into semiconductors and telecommunications equipment.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle in Washington; Additional reporting by Michael Martina in Washington; Editing by Matthew Lewis)
6/29/2021 Calif. Bans State Funded Travel To 17 States Over Anti- LGBTQ Laws by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this April 23, 2021, file photo, California Attorney General Rob Bonta speaks
in Sacramento, Calif. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File)
Woke California lawmakers passed legislation banning state-funded travel to five additional states whose stance on transgender and LGBTQ rights do not align with California’s. The state’s far-left attorney general, Rob Bonta, announced the ban on Monday and said he’s committed to protecting transgender children from “a recent dangerous wave of discriminatory new bills signed into law in states across the country.”
“California is adding the following five states to our restrictions list: Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia,” Bonta stated. “Of those states, most are being added in part because they are working to prevent transgender women and girls from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity.”
Meanwhile, many have accused the California’s attorney general of using divisive tactics to target conservative states. Of the now 17 states on California’s “no fly list,” not one voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. This suggests the restrictions are not about protecting LGBTQ rights, but rather about preventing the spread of conservatism.
Bonta went on to say California is only going to spend money on travel to state’s whose values align with their own.
“Let me start by saying I don’t know that its punitive so much as it’s aligning how we spend our dollars in California, how we choose to spend our dollars consistent with our values,” he stated. “We want to spend on state travel when our employees and our people are going to states that have values similar to ours.”
Meanwhile, some states on California’s list have argued the ban is unconstitutional. Back in April, the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge brought fourth by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) who argued the California law is a misguided attempt to police other states.
Bonta did not provide information on the financial impact the travel ban will have on the 17 listed states.
[WELL THANK YOU CALIFORNIA FOR DOING THAT SINCE WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO JUSTIFY BUILDING A WALL AT YOUR EASTERN BORDER TO KEEP ALL THAT CORRUPTION IN YOUR STATE AND PROTECT US FROM THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO ESCAPE CALIFORNIA SO YOUR MENTAL DISEASE DOES NOT SPREAD TO THE EAST AND WE COULD NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR TRANSGENDER OR LGBTQ RIGHTS AND WHY ISNT KENTUCKY RED SINCE IT IS ONLY THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE WHO HAS GONE CRAZY AND NO ONE WANTS TO GO THERE ANYMORE AND WE MAY BUILD A WALL AROUND THAT.].
6/29/2021 Rep. Roy Proposes Cutting $5.7 Billion From Democrat Spending Plan To Fund Border Wall by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) speaks at a press conference in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) unveiled a plan to fund border wall construction. The Texas lawmaker introduced a budget amendment that would cut about $5.7 billion dollars in wasteful spending off the Democrat-proposed transportation bill.
The Texas lawmaker stated this money would be transferred to the border wall fund overseen by the U.S. Treasury. House Democrats earmarked those funds for their partisan projects such as electric vehicle chargers in California. Roy insisted the funds would be better spent on ending the Biden border crisis.
Roy argued the Biden administration has allowed for cartels to obtain operational control over the southern border. He slammed Kamala Harris for her failures to visit the epicenter of the crisis and meet with officials in Texas to understand the dire situation firsthand.
The Texas lawmaker went on to mention the major lack in funding for Border Patrol and ICE. He demanded taxpayer dollars be redirected to address the border crisis.
6/29/2021 Judge Decides MyPillow Case Against Dominion Will Move Forward, CEO Lindell Discusses With OAN by OAN Newsroom
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and company attorney Andrew Parker caught up with One America’s Alicia Summers to discuss a Minnesota judge’s decision to allow the company’s case against Dominion to move forward and how this is a small win for free speech as well as the First Amendment.
6/29/2021 President Trump Continues To Slam Bill Barr by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump, left, with former Attorney General William Barr, right, in the Cabinet Room of the
White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
President Trump once again weighed in on relations with his former Attorney General William Barr. In a statement released on Tuesday, President Trump stated he lost confidence in Barr long before the 2020 election.
Trump also addressed a recent story in The Atlantic, which supposedly recounted a private conversation between Trump and Barr after the election. Barr recently spoke out against Trump on election fraud and claimed it did not exist. Trump called the story “made-up beyond any level imaginable, in other words, fake news.”
The 45th president argued Barr had failed the American people and surrendered to the radical left by not investigating the election. He accused Barr of being a “swamp creature” who was “scared to go against his friends in Washington D.C.”
Trump went on to highlight various states, such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, that have made efforts to conduct forensic audits of the 2020 election as well as list instances where fraud has already been uncovered.
[WE HAVE SEEN SEVERFAL RINOS TURNCOAT SO IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO CLEAN UP THE MAGA PARTY IF IT CAN SURVIVE THE ATTACKS BY THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE ENTITY THAT MANY OF US KNOW WHO THAT IS AND WE CAN ONLY KEEP THE FAITH AND ASK FOR HELP DURING THE UPCOMING YEARS AS I TELL YOU THAT AUGUST 2022 IS BEGINNING TO COME TO BE IMPORTANT.].
6/29/2021 Roger Stone: Secret Service Offered ‘Escort’ To Capitol On Jan. 6 by OAN Newsroom
Roger Stone, former adviser to President Donald Trump, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Roger Stone made a bombshell revelation with his suggestion the U.S. government may have played a role in the Capitol protest on January 6. The former adviser to President Trump highlighted reports that claimed U.S. government agents were apart of organizing the takeover of the U.S. capitol in efforts to discredit and imprison American patriots.
Stone said he was in his hotel room at the Willard Hotel on January 6 when he received a call from Secret Service, who offered to escort him to the forefront of the march and straight into the Capitol. He narrowly evaded the trap by declining their offer.
Stone went on to explain the latest narrative for the protest have been claims that he was the “mastermind” behind the January 6 event. He insisted he had no involvement and no information on the matter beforehand.
“I wasn’t there, didn’t know anything about it in advance, didn’t have any involvement whatsoever,” he asserted. “What’s happened in Spokane, in Seattle, in Kenosha, in Philadelphia, in D.C. was an orchestrated well financed insurrection.”
Former Green Beret Jeremy Brown recently came forward and said the FBI was infiltrating patriotic groups across the U.S. several weeks ahead of the Capitol protests.
[TRUMP PARDONED THE ONE MAN WHO WOULD NOT LET THE FORMER ADMINISTRATION USE HIM TO PROMOTE THEIR AGENDA EVEN THOUGH IT HAS DEVASTATED HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND IF WHAT IS TRUE ABOVE THEY WILL NEVER STOP DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY AND THE ACTIONS THAT WERE TAKEN AS YOU HAVE READ ABOVE SHOULD CONCERN EVERY AMERICAN AND WHEN IT IS TIME TO VOTE WE NEED TO GET THOSE WHO CAN CLEAN THE HOUSE AND GET OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THE ANTI-CHRIST SO STAND TALL CHRISTIANS AND PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB TO GUIDE US TO DO WHAT IS RIGHTEOUS OR WE WILL SOON KNOW WHAT THE FATE OF BABYLON IS IF THEY CONTINUE TO DO ALL THEY CAN TO DENY AND COVER UP ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH CHRISTIANITY AND THE CONTENTS OF THE BIBLE.].
6/30/2021 Oldham County school board meeting dominated by critical race theory by Olivia Krauth, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
A week after protesters derailed a school board meeting in Kentucky’s largest district, discord around “critical race theory” dominated another school board meeting Monday.
Most of the 25 people who spoke during the public comment portion of an Oldham County school board meeting Monday evening opposed the majority-white, affluent district’s diversity efforts, falsely believing them to be “critical race theory.”
“What is equity?” one woman asked. “It is to take something where someone earned it and go on and give it to someone else.”
She, along a handful of other parents, said she will keep her son home and teach him herself.
“And I will encourage other parents to do it,” she said. “Because this does not need to happen in our great county and our great schools.”
Critical race theory is an academic framework that examines how racism is baked into and perpetuated by systems and policies, rather than individual actions. It is typically not taught in K-12 schools, and Oldham County officials said it is not taught in the district.
But the phrase has come to be used as an umbrella term for any kind of equity work in schools, as well as ideologies that see students solely based on race.
A conservative-led push against CRT, and often racial equity work, has caused a wave of legislation that would stifle conversations about race in classrooms and a flood of opponents to school board meetings, demanding that the theory be eradicated from classrooms it is not in.
Outgoing Superintendent Greg Schultz began his final school board meeting with a brief update on the district’s Inclusion Coalition but did not provide details or draw a reaction from the crowd.
Started in March 2019, the group of district and school officials, teachers and staff reviewed disparities in discipline and achievement, and the effects of “racism and social marginalization” on students.
More than four-fifths of Oldham County students are white; around one-fifth live at or near the poverty line.
Black students make up about 2% of Oldham County’s more than 12,000 kids. Like in other districts, they receive a disproportionate amount of suspensions and face double-digit achievement gaps in test scores compared to their white peers.
Several speakers appeared to misunderstand what the coalition’s job is, falsely saying white students are told they are inherently racist or should feel bad due to their skin color. Such beliefs are not taught in school and are not part of critical race theory’s teachings.
When Jefferson County began court-ordered school desegregation in the 1970s, several white families fled to neighboring counties like Oldham County. Decades later, some told the board they would leave the Oldham school system if equity efforts were not stopped.
“You’re going to cause me and a lot of these other people that can afford to homeschool our kids to withdraw our kids from your school system,” one speaker told the board, the crowd cheering behind him.
A minority of the crowd appeared to be in favor of the district’s equity efforts. One woman thanked the board for its work, receiving boos from the crowd behind her.
“I feel like I’m in the movie Footloose right now, this is just insane,” Rob Mattheu, an Oldham County graduate who frequently talks about education issues in JCPS, said at the start of his comments.
After listening to more than an hour of comments, Schultz asked his former students in the crowd to reflect on how he taught taught history courses. He was not trying to indoctrinate anyone, he said, and current teachers are the same.
He relayed stories he’s heard from current students, including students saying the N-word in class and teachers not punishing them, or the district’s lack of racial diversity setting students up to struggle navigating more diverse college campuses after graduation.
He tried to explain equity. People walked out.
Monday’s meeting came about a week after protesters disrupted a Jefferson County school board meeting, largely making the same claims as opponents at Oldham’s meeting. It marked the first in-person protest against CRT at a Kentucky school board meeting.
Reach Olivia Krauth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several parents hold up signs expressing opposition to critical race theory during an
Oldham County school board meeting in Buckner on Monday. SAM UPSHAW JR./COURIER JOURNAL
[I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT PARENTS ARE STARTING IN KENTUCKY TO ATTACK BACK THOSE WHO HAVE DECIDED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT CRAP CALLED CRITICAL RACE THEORY WHICH IS SOCIALIST AND OR COMMUNISTIC PROPAGANDA AND WE KNOW WHERE THE START OF IT CAME FROM THE LOUISVILLE AREA WHICH ANYONE CAN SEE NOW IT IS OUT OF CONTROL AND SHOULD BE TREATED WITH TOTAL DISDAIN AS YOU CAN SEE WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IN THE KENTUCKY MAP ABOVE AND WE NEED A SENATOR TO LET US KNOW HOW FAR HAVE THEY HAVE EXPANDED THIS SO WE CAN SHUT IT DOWN AND HOPEFULLY NOT BURN IT DOWN LIKE IT IS THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER THAT IT COULD BECOME.].
6/30/2021 U.S. Gas Prices Hit 7-Year High Amid Biden’s Energy Crackdown by OAN Newsroom
Prices are displayed above the different grades of gasoline available to motorists,
Thursday, May 27, 2021, near Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Gas prices have hit a seven-year high amid Joe Biden’s crackdown on energy production in the U.S. On Tuesday, average national gas prices rose to $3.15 per gallon of regular unleaded fuel.
The highest price of all U.S. regions was recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area at $4.33 while the cheapest gas was found in Louisiana at $2.63 per gallon.
According to economists, Biden’s bans on Keystone XL Pipeline and drilling on federal lands contributed to the rise in fuel prices amid the summer driving season. They also noted gas shortages are possible and there’s no sign of letting up.
Overall, U.S. gas prices are currently 42 percent higher than they were a year ago and are at their highest since 2014. When adjusted for inflation, current gas prices are getting close to what they were during the oil crisis of 1970.
6/30/2021 President Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott Visit Texas Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott listens to President Donald Trump’s address during a tour to an unfinished
section of the border wall on June 30, 2021 in Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
President Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday. The two visited Weslaco, Texas, where Trump held a roundtable with the governor and later visited a portion of unfinished border wall.
During the roundtable, the president said the country is in a “sick state,” citing the state of the southern border under Joe Biden and the integrity of the 2020 elections. “But we have a sick country in many ways. It’s sick in elections and it’s sick on the border,” said Trump. “If you don’t have good elections and if you don’t have a strong border, you don’t have a country."
Trump touted his own handling of the southern border, pointing out the border now is more dangerous than it has ever been, especially compared with the historically low numbers while he was president. He also added, at this point it is unlikely things will go back to the way they were under his administration.
Since entering the White House, Biden had done a number of things to peel back Trump’s border policies. This including halting the construction of the southern border wall and ending Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program.
Later in the day, Trump and Abbott both traveled to a segment of border wall where the 45th president briefly tore into Democrats for running disastrous elections. “Biden is destroying our country and it all started with a fake election,” stated Trump.
Trump then took aim at the trafficking crisis on the southern border, saying it was almost a non-issue under his leadership. “We stopped them. And the drug dealers, we did a job like nobody thought was possible,” said Trump.
Since May of last year, there has been a 700 percent increase in illegal border crossings.
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