Former resident Bill Clinton attends a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 18, 2020.
A hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 2, 2020
Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor disputed NPR’s reporting on a so-called masking feud.
“Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends,” Gorsuch and Sotomayor said in a joint statement to the media.
NEW: A statement from Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch:
"Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends."
— Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) January 19, 2022
Chief Justice Roberts chimed in and said he never asked Gorsuch or any other justice to wear a mask on the bench.
MORE JUST IN on Maskgate, this time from the Chief Justice: “I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench.”
— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) January 19, 2022
On Tuesday NPR reported Justice Sonia Sotomayor is still working remotely because fellow justice Neil Gorsuch refuses to wear a face mask.
Triple vaxxed Sotomayor, 67, is overweight and has diabetes so she is at high risk for severe illness or death from Covid.
“It was pretty jarring earlier this month when the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court took the bench for the first time since the omicron surge over the holidays. All were now wearing masks. All, that is, except Justice Neil Gorsuch. What’s more, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was not there at all, choosing instead to participate through a microphone setup in her chambers.” NPR’s Nina Totenberg reported.
“Now, though, the situation had changed with the omicron surge, and according to court sources, Sotomayor did not feel safe in close proximity to people who were unmasked. Chief Justice John Roberts, understanding that, in some form asked the other justices to mask up.” Totenberg said.
Kamala Harris was given the directive to address the border issues months ago. Her response is to travel to Honduras. The Daily Mail reports:
The trip is part of Harris’ effort to ‘deepen the partnership’ between the US and Honduras to combat corruption and migration, as well as advance economic growth, the White House announced Tuesday.
Harris, 57, was tasked by President Joe Biden last year to lead the nation’s border crisis response and has faced widespread criticisms over her efforts within the role.
Republicans have mockingly nicknamed her the ‘border czar’ while also accusing her of being uninterested in actually visiting the US-Mexico border.
Since being named as the point person on the migrant crisis in March, Harris has visited the southern border just once, last June, when she spent a few hours in El Paso, Texas, before jetting off to her $5million Los Angeles mansion.
Meanwhile, illegal crossings at the border have skyrocketed since Biden took office. Customs and Border Protection data shows agents have encountered more than 1.75 million migrants illegally crossing or attempting to seek asylum in the US last year.
President-elect Castro, a leftist, reportedly won the country’s election and is to take over the head of state position in late January while Harris is there. Castro is a former first lady whose husband was removed by a military coup.
Is he really this evil?
Creepy Bill Gates pushed for carbon taxes today at the World Economic Forum.
He wants to punish the poor and middle class.
There may not be any humans dying from global warming but they’ll certainly freeze in the winter when they can’t afford to heat their homes.
Go away, Bill Gates.
Via Midnight Rider.
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The following report won’t surprise folks who follow the pandemic closely, whether on Power Line or other reliable outlets, but it may contain details of which we were unaware. David Leonhardt of the New York Times writes:
The latest Omicron developments continue to be encouraging. New Covid-19 cases are plummeting in a growing list of places. The percentage of cases causing severe illness is much lower than it was with the Delta variant. And vaccines — particularly after a booster shot — remain extremely effective in preventing hospitalization and death.
As to the number of cases:
Since early last week, new cases in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York have fallen by more than 30 percent. They’re down by more than 10 percent in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. In California, cases may have peaked. . . .
If anything, the official Covid numbers probably understate the actual declines, because test results are often a few days behind reality. . . .
Many hospitals are still coping with a crushing number of patients, because Covid hospitalization trends often trail case trends by about a week. But even the hospital data shows glimmers of good news: The number of people hospitalized with Covid has begun declining over the past few days in places where Omicron arrived first.
As to the health risk currently posed by the virus, Leonhardt cites results from a study by British researchers at Oxford:
A typical 65-year-old American woman — to take one example — is five foot three inches tall and weighs 166 pounds. If she had been vaccinated and did not have a major Covid risk factor, like an organ transplant, her chance of dying after contracting Covid would be 1 in 872, according to the calculator. For a typical 65-year-old man, the risk would be 1 in 434.
Among 75-year-olds, the risk would be 1 in 264 for a typical woman and 1 in 133 for a typical man.
Those are meaningful risks. But they are not larger than many other risks older people face. In the 2019-20 flu season, about 1 out of every 138 Americans 65 and older who had flu symptoms died from them, according to the C.D.C.
And Omicron probably presents less risk than the British calculator suggests, because it uses data through the first half of 2021, when the dominant version of Covid was more severe than Omicron appears to be. . . .
For now, the available evidence suggests that Omicron is less threatening to a vaccinated person than a normal flu.
Looking ahead, Leonhard concludes:
[T]he U.S. may be only a few weeks away from the most encouraging Covid situation since early last summer, before the Delta variant emerged.
If that happens — and there is no guarantee it will. . . — it will be time to ask how society can move back toward normalcy and reduce the harsh toll that pandemic isolation has inflicted, particularly on children and disproportionately on low-income children.
I believe it’s already past that time.
In my post this morning on the imminent federal trial of the three Minneapolis police officers charged in the case of George Floyd, I mentioned the media restrictions imposed by Judge Paul Magnuson. Ballard Spahr attorney Leita Walker sent a five-page letter on behalf of 18 media clients (the Star Tribune, the New York Times, the AP, CBS, Fox, et al.) objecting to the restrictions directly to Judge Magnuson.
In her letter Leita asked Judge Magnuson to provide “the media unfettered access to the trial and the evidence it involves” and urged “the Court adjust plans for the trial.” Because the letter was not posted on the court’s electronic filing system, I asked Leita if she would forward a copy. She not only did so, she also sent me a copy of Judge Magnuson’s letter — hot off the press — denying her request (below).
Forget it, Leita. It’s Minnesota. Covid trumps.
I thought some readers might find Judge Magnuson’s letter of interest. I have embedded it below, with thanks to Leita Walker.
The latest fad in college campus virtue-signaling is an “indigenous land acknowledgment,” in which a speaker or writer will preface a statement (though typically after declaring their pronouns—got to have the priorities in the correct hierarchy) with “We acknowledge that this university sits on the un-ceded land of the [fill in the local Indian tribe name here].” It has gone beyond pro-forma public announcements in many places, with faculty encouraged to include an “indigenous land acknowledgement” statement in the signature line of their emails, and even, at some universities, on course syllibi.
If afforded the opportunity (maybe someday), I want to ask: “If the land the university sits on rightfully belongs to an Indian tribe, why don’t we give it back?” At the very least, justice demands that Indians be compensated for the wrongful expropriation of their land. Failing that, how about some back rent? Or current rent? We’re talking justice here. If nothing else, at least allow the local Indian tribe to open a casino in the middle of campus, and call it “ongoing reparations.”
Prof. Stuart Reges
Needless to say the “land acknowledgement” is the cheapest and most embarrassing example of campus virtue-signaling yet.
Which brings me to my Hero of the Week: Stuart Reges, who is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. UW encourages faculty there to include a land acknowledgement statement on their course syllibi, and Prof. Reges decided to do so, though with a twist: he decided to ground his “land acknowledgement” statement in Marxist economics with the following version:
“I acknowledge that by the labor theory of property the Coast Salish people can claim historical ownership of almost none of the land currently occupied by the University of Washington.”
To be sure, the labor theory of value originates with Locke, but Marx’s application of Locke’s idea held that the value of the land over time should justly accrue to the people who added value to it, and that for the owners of the land to claim that value was to expropriate that value unjustly from the laborers who improved the place—in this case the builders and faculty of the University of Washington over a century.
Well as the internet click-bait cliche goes, you’ll never guess what happened next! Actually of course you do: a campus uproar over Prof. Reges’s “offensive” and “hurtful” statement, which somehow makes his classroom less “inclusive.” The director of the school of UW’s computer science ordered Reges to remove the statement from his course syllabus, because “it is offensive and creates a toxic environment in your course.” Reges refused, whereupon the director of the school removed it online without Prof. Reges’s permission, violating the first principle of academic freedom in the classroom. Further, the university is now saying that professors who include a land acknowledgement statement must use a university-approved version. In other words, at UW the land acknowledgement has become yet another coerced Maoist confession of collective guilt.
“I decided to see whether it was acceptable to present an alternate viewpoint,” said Reges. “Obviously their version of diversity does not include conservative viewpoints.” Of course not. “Diversity” on campus now means that while people look different, they must think the same thing.
Starbucks on Tuesday announced it will no longer require employees to be vaccinated against Covid after the Supreme Court ruling.
The US Supreme Court last Thursday blocked Joe Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate for businesses with 100+ employees.
“Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion.
“Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category,” the court wrote.
The American coffeehouse giant sent a memo to its employees late Tuesday announcing it will be reversing its vaccine mandate to comply with the Supreme Court ruling.
Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month.
In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers.
“We respect the court’s ruling and will comply,” Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo.
Starbucks’ reversal is among the most high-profile corporate actions in response to the Supreme Court ruling. Many other big companies, including Target, have been mum on their plans.
General Electric Co last Friday suspended its vaccine or test requirement for its 174,000 employees after the Supreme Court blocked Joe Biden’s OSHA mandate.
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A Starbucks sign on one of the company stores in Los Angeles, Calif., October 19, 2018
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020.
That awkward moment when a Democrat tells the truth.
Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Wednesday slipped and admitted the Democrats’ federal elections takeover bill was inspired by Venezuelan Communist-Socialist dictator Hugo Chavez.
The Democrats’ ‘voting rights’ bill will eliminate voter ID, legalize ballot harvesting and force taxpayers to pay for campaigns.
The election bill will essentially eliminate chain of custody and make it easier for Democrats to steal elections.
Jeffries quickly corrected himself after he realized he let the truth slip.
“…Inspired by Hugo Chavez…Cesar Chavez — when inspired by all of these leaders…” Jeffries said.
Our guest Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) discusses China’s Genocide Games and the opportunity the GOP has to win this year’s midterms as the left’s policies continue to fail and Democrat infighting escalates.
Texas National Guard at Border in Los Ebanos, Texas
A Texas Army National Guardsman fired upon a human smuggler’s vehicle with his M-4 rifle after the suspect reportedly accelerated toward a fellow soldier. The Chrysler 300 was observed picking up six migrants south of Laredo on Tuesday.
House Republicans Hold Press Conference On Biden Administration's Agenda
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 17: House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks outside the U.S. Capitol November 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. McCarthy and other members of the Republican caucus spoke on U.S. President Joe Bidens domestic agenda as his Build Back Better initiative nears a vote in the House. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US Senator Mark Kelly, Democrat of Arizona, speaks during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Chris Magnus to be the next US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 19, 2021. (Photo by Rod LAMKEY / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ROD LAMKEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
A majority of respondents to a Wednesday Politico/Morning Consult poll said they believe President Joe Biden was incapable of leading the country.
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A man in a face mask walks by a sign posted on a boarded up restaurant in San Francisco, California on April 1, 2020. - All 40 million residents of California were Thursday ordered to stay at home indefinitely in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the nation's most populous state. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Arizona Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake gives an interview as she attends a Save America Rally prior to former President Donald Trump speaking at the rally Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Florence, Ariz.
FBI Special Agent In Charge Matthew DeSarno speaks at a news conference near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 15, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas. All four people who were held hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue have been safely released after more than 10 hours of being held captive by a gunman. Earlier this morning, police responded to a hostage situation after reports of a man with a gun was holding people captive. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
We were told the FBI saved three hostages in a Texas synagogue. That appears to be yet another FBI lie.
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2022. - Harris is delivering virtual remarks to the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church for their Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Student wear facemasks as they attend their first day in school after summer vacation at the St. Lawrence Catholic School in north of Miami, on August 18, 2021. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
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US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 13, 2022. - Biden met with Democratic lawmakers to discuss the passing of legislation to protect the constitutional right to vote and the integrity of elections. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, March 25, 2021, in Washington. As President Joe Biden wraps up his first year in the White House, he has held fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their presidencies, and has taken part in fewer media interviews than any of his recent predecessors. That's according to new research from Towson University professor emerita Martha Joynt Kumar.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Neil M. Gorsuch arrive to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about the work being done by his administration to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's South Court Auditorium on January 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. "There's a lot of talk about disappointments and things we haven't gotten done -- we're gonna get a lot of them done, I might add -- but this is something we did get done. And it's of enormous consequence to the country," Biden said. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Biden’s Build Back Better was originally promoted as a Keynesian effort to restore the economy after Covid-19; inflation has undercut that justification. The bill’s revenue provisions carefully forswear the imposition of carbon taxes or taxes on “carried equity,” an apparent attempt to fulfill a campaign promise not to tax persons with incomes of less than $400,000 per year. The tax provisions would provide a winning political formula if the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard were given a cumulative 350 electoral college votes.
Discussion of the bill has been confined to its price tag with no assessment of the merits of its programs. Consider here the bill’s largest component, which is intended to fight “climate change.” It is designed to move motor vehicles from gasoline to electricity power. Even Elon Musk, who has reaped his billions from electric-car subsidies, is dubious about the need for the expansion of such subsidies. Since 30 percent of the country still relies on coal as the marginal fuel for power plants, using electricity instead of gasoline to fuel millions of cars will scarcely aid the environment. The bill also does not explain why the natural gas technology used by the Germans during World War II and in bus fleets since is not more promising—if less pure, since it reduces rather than eliminates carbon emissions.
The people of Texas, like past residents of New York City, have learned that interruptions of the electrical grid, even for a few hours or days, results in chaos and lost productivity. The grid, unlike gas-fed automobiles, is subject to weather dislocations and an easy target for cyberwarfare. There are risks not only to society at large but individuals. Failing to fill a gas tank can be remedied within minutes, while failing to flip an electric switch to charge a car can produce a 12-hour delay.
The bill’s proposed investment in personal transportation is strange. Hitherto “progressive” economists like John Kenneth Galbraith have not been devotees of what Mrs. Thatcher called “the great automobile society.” Why would progressive invest in automobiles rather than, say, high school science teaching? It’s also hard to justify the bill’s preference for some renewables, like wind and solar, over others, like nuclear and hydroelectric power.
The entire “global warming” program is the product of a moral panic, not rational planning. One can believe that man-made warming is real without forgetting that its effects will be gradual and are likely to be mitigated by human innovation and adaptation—even in the absence of government action. Inhabitants of low-slung islands and flood plains will move elsewhere. Home-builders will improve insulation against heat. New crop strains and fabrics will be developed, new aquifers discovered, and new taxes imposed against wasteful uses. Diets will change.
Biden’s plan is one-dimensional, and as former Judge Jonathan Sumption of the British Supreme Court recently deplored in the context of the pandemic, one-dimensional thinking is bound to lead to blind spots. Biden’s climate proposals are not the product of national planning like Jean Monnet’s “indicative planning” in post-war France, Albert Gallatin’s Report on Public Roads, the Hoover administration’s study of “Recent Social Trends,” or the aborted work of Franklin Roosevelt’s National Resources Planning Board under Frederick Delano.
Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and even William Howard Taft were all futurists of a sort, looking to develop new resources: Jefferson through exploration, Adams through physical and social infrastructure, Roosevelt through conservation, and Taft through an abortive free trade agreement with Canada as a response to the closing of the American frontier. There is, by contrast, nothing creative or constructive in the Democrats’ program: no school improvements, no investments in oceanography, desert agriculture, or hydrology. It only gives favors to interest groups.
The global-warming program would be rational if it were directed only at true sore spots in American society. The so-called climate corps, a revived Civilian Conservation Corps, is one potentially useful program. While it is vaguely described in the bill, if it were properly directed—meaning military involvement in initial training and allotments of pay to enrollees’ families to develop pride, responsibility, and increase the take-up rate—it may end the illegal drug trade’s reign as the employer of first (or last) resort for youth in our inner cities and depressed rural areas.
The other provisions in the bill are a mixed bag. As to its childcare provisions, the family tax credit—originally a Republican initiative—reduces the demand and undermines the case for publicly provided day care. The socialization of pre-school, day care, and adult care is ultimately designed to drive unwilling women into the labor force and aggrandize already-too-powerful public-sector labor unions. The bill’s proposed extension of drug-treatment funds to the poorer states that opted out of the latest expansion of Medicaid, by contrast, is a defensible policy, as is its enhanced minimum wage provision, so long as it is accompanied and offset by the exclusion of young workers from payroll taxation. After all, it is alarming that the percentage of national income accounted for by wages declined from 52 percent in 1970 to 43 percent in 2019.
Reflexive opposition is not an adequate Republican program. Salvageable parts of Biden’s program should be enacted as free-standing bills with adequate revenue sources, so long as they move us toward becoming a property-owning democracy whose citizens depend on work rather than welfare. Biden’s crude industrial policy that would replace the motor fleet and its fuel infrastructure is no proper part of such a program.
George Liebmann is president of the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar and author of numerous works on law and history, most recently Vox Clamantis In Deserto: An Iconoclast Looks At Four Failed Administrations.
On Saturday we first heard of Malik Faisal Akram who entered a Jewish Synagogue in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area and took hostages at gunpoint. On Saturday night the hostages were released and Akram was dead.
At first, Biden and the media claimed they didn’t know the jihadi’s motive in entering the synagogue and taking hostages. This was quickly rebuffed.
Then the news came out that the FBI had saved the day and were responsible for the hostages being freed. This too was debunked and found to be another lie.
We also know that there are questions regarding why the FBI brought in specialists from out of state and launch a SWAT assault after all hostages were freed.
Then we began hearing more about the jihadi hostage-taker from Blackburn, England. His so-called friends claimed he was insane, but others were quick to note that this appears to be something that is nearly always said when a terrorist is involved in violence.
The Daily Mail reported a couple of days ago that it was reported that Akram flew to New York City. Today the Daily Mail reports this as if it’s a fact. However, to date, we have seen no evidence this is the case. We also have no idea how this guy wasn’t tracked by US FBI or law enforcement since he was reported being tracked by MI5.
We also found out a couple of days ago that Akram stayed at a shelter in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area for a week or so before the attack. This is particularly confusing since the man apparently had the funds to fly to the US in the first place. How did he get past customs with his background and no funds to take care of himself?
Now today we find out that Akram told his family members that he wanted to find a Mexican bride, “Akram had told family members he wanted to get married and was going to go to Texas to find a Mexican bride.” Why would he go to Texas to find a Mexican bride?
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga., January 11, 2022.
New York Attorney General Letitia James late Tuesday night told a court its investigators uncovered ‘significant evidence of fraud’ as part of a civil fraud probe into whether the Trump Organization inflated values of some of its properties.
Letitia James’ investigators claimed in the filing it had “developed significant additional evidence indicating that the Trump Organization used fraudulent or misleading asset valuations to obtain a host of economic benefits, including loans, insurance coverage, and tax deductions.”
Recall, Letitia James was seen on video cursing and threatening President Trump after she won her election in November 2018.
“Oh, we’re definitely going to sue him [Trump]. We’re going to be a real pain in the ass. He’s going to know my name personally.” Letitia James told a reporter.
James has followed through with her threat and now she’s gunning for Don Jr. and Ivanka as well.
According to court documents filed earlier this month, Donald Trump’s two children were subpoenaed on December 1.
Letitia James used her findings to force Trump, Don Jr., and Ivanka to comply with her subpoena seeking testimony (perjury trap).
The New York attorney general’s office late Tuesday told a court its investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits.
The court filing said state authorities haven’t yet decided whether to bring a lawsuit in connection with the allegations, but that investigators need to question Trump and his two eldest children as part of the probe.
In the court documents, Attorney General Letitia James’ office gave its most detailed accounting yet of a long-running investigation of allegations that Trump’s company exaggerated the value of assets to get favorable loan terms, or misstated what land was worth to slash its tax burden.
The Trump Organization, it said, had overstated the value of land donations made in New York and California on paperwork submitted to the IRS to justify several million dollars in tax deductions.
When giving estimates of Trump’s wealth, the company misreported the size of his Manhattan penthouse, saying it was nearly three times its actual size — a difference in value of about $200 million, James’ office said, citing deposition testimony from Trump’s longtime financial chief Allen Weisselberg, who was charged last year with tax fraud in a parallel criminal investigation.
“She defrauded New Yorkers by basing her entire candidacy on a promise to get Trump at all costs without having seen a shred of evidence and in violation of every conceivable ethical rule,” the Trump Organization wrote in a statement on Wednesday. “Three years later she is now faced with the stark reality that she has no case.”
The Trump Organization, which is currently under indictment in Manhattan, is also facing a criminal investigation by Mimi Rocah, the Trump-hating Democrat DA in Westchester County, New York.
The DA’s office is probing to see if the Trump Organization misled the town of Ossining about the golf course’s property value to pay less taxes.
Rochah, who has repeatedly attacked Trump publicly, is on a fishing expedition looking for a crime.
Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
President Joe Biden makes remarks during a visit to the Flatirons Campus Laboratories and Offices of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Arvada, Colo., September 14, 2021.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scrapping COVID mandates.
As of Thursday, students are no longer required to wear masks in classrooms.
On January 27, face masks will no longer be mandatory in any school or anywhere in England and vaccine passports will no longer be required to attend large events. The government will instead “recommend” face coverings in enclosed spaces but leave people with a choice on whether to wear them.
The government will also abandon its COVID pass requirement and no longer force people to present proof of vaccination to enter public venues.
“In the country at large, we will continue to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces, particularly when you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, but we will trust the judgment of the British people and no longer criminalize anyone who chooses not to wear one,” Johnson announced Wednesday as parliament rejoiced.
The British prime minister also rescinded the government’s work-from-home requirement which has been in effect since December 13. England will begin treating Covid like the flu, Johnson explained.
“There will soon come a time when we can remove the legal requirement to self-isolate altogether, just as we don’t place legal obligations on people to isolate if they have flu,” Johnson said. “As Covid becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance, urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others.”
The British head of state maintains Covid restrictions are no longer mandatory because government scientists claim the surge of infections prompted by the omicron variant “has now peaked nationally” and more than 90 percent of those over 60 in the UK have received at least three doses of the Covid vaccine or booster shot.
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Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) listens during a virtual meeting at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., December 15, 2020.
Arizona AG Mark Brnovich acts tough. He is happy to show that he knows how to use nunchucks. He thinks this makes him tough. But the fact is that Brnovich was given a platter full of criminal acts and activities related to the 2020 Election and he has done nothing. He’s proving that he’s the opposite of tough.
In September a group of individuals in Arizona identified thousands of issues related to voters who reportedly voted in the 2020 Election. This group estimated that nearly 300,000 votes in Maricopa County in the 2020 Election were questionable and very possibly fraudulent.
Then later in the month, the results of the audit in Maricopa identified over 400,000 ballot issues. These included in images of over 250,000 ballots that were lost, over 80,000 ballots related to voters who don’t appear to exist, over 17,000 duplicate absentee ballots, 9,000 ballot envelopes that were missing, and much more. (Note that the audit excluded signature verification on absentee ballots per the original agreement for the audit which would have no doubt have identified tens of thousands of additional ballot issues.)
These numbers are horrific, but the really shocking results from the Maricopa Audit were those items identified by IT expert Ben Cotton and his team. Included are items like routers and poll worker laptops that have not yet been provided to the audit workers despite being subpoenaed. Why have people not been arrested for not providing these items?
Cotton’s team even caught individuals deleting data from devices. These illegal acts were caught on video and were turned over to Arizona’s AG. There is no reason for delaying arrests here. Where is Brnovich and why have these people not been arrested? If there is a reason then why has Brnovich not provided it? This could have been done months ago.
No matter what state you live in, contact Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to demand immediate action and arrests for the criminals identified in the long-ago reported audit and canvassing efforts in Maricopa County.
The fact that individuals have not been arrested in Arizona related to their criminal acts during the 2020 Election is outrageous.
Leading British Islam critic Tommy Robinson is the most politically persecuted individual in Europe for his determination to defend young English rape victims and their families in the face of ignorance and obstruction from police, media and government. He spoke to OAN’s Kara McKinney on “Tipping Point” on Jan. 17.
“When I was producing this film, my fear wasn’t from the violent Pakistani rape gangs, who are heavily involved in drugs and violence,” Tommy Robinson told OAN. “My fear was from the British state. Now that’s a sad state of affairs for a journalist in 2022. I’m not worried about what the gangs are going to do, I’m worried about what the police and the British establishment are going to do to me.”
Since founding the English Defense League in Luton in 2009 to protest the desecration of British war memorials by radical Islamists, Tommy Robinson has been arrested and put in jail, often in solitary confinement, a total of five times, for a series of misdemeanors including traveling to the US on a false passport, providing inaccurate information on his brother-in-law’s mortgage, and reading from a newspaper outside a court building. Crimes no one would go to prison for, certainly not in maximum security solitary confinement, if their name weren’t Tommy Robinson.
His real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, “Tommy Robinson” was one of the aliases he used while leading the EDL, and it stuck. All these fairly harmless facts have been used by the woke media to turn Tommy Robinson into “He Who Cannot Be Named” in the UK. Mention his name, or use his likeness on Facebook or Twitter and you will automatically get shadowbanned or suspended. Even courageous British conservative firebrands like Nigel Farage shy away from being associated with Tommy Robinson due to the successful slander campaign conducted by the British media and government.
He has been completely de-platformed from YouTube and Social Media, where he used to have a million followers on Facebook, since radical Islamist Mohammed Shafiq accused him of wanting to “behead” Muslims – with no evidence. Now, the emergence of alternate media has given Tommy a voice again. On Jan. 29, he will premiere his sensational documentary “The Rape of Britain” in Telford and online.
“Since releasing the trailer, there’s been six firebombings, two people’s houses smashed up, a woman attacked with baseball bats outside one of our survivor’s houses, and the police response has been nothing. My car was firebombed outside the hotel I was staying in.” (Gateway Pundit reported). British media reported on the rape gang’s firebombings as if they were spontaneous combustions.
The most shocking thing was “the number of men involved”, Robinson said. “Thousands of young girls were taken, groomed, (i.e.) raped, pimped, tortured, beaten, and the police’s reason for not arresting the perpetrators was they were scared of being called racist.”
2 percent of the British population are Pakistani, Robinson said, “but responsible for 90% of gang related ‘grooming’ – which should be labeled as rape jihad.” In the first town Robinson looked at, Telford, only 1.7% of the population were Muslim. In over a thousand rape cases, the police identified 200 men involved. “Over 20 percent of the Muslim men in that town were identified as raping young English girls.”
“The only two English towns we have the numbers for are Rotherham and Telford, because the numbers are hidden. Rotherham has a 3.7 % Muslim population, we have 1400 children raped by these gangs. Telford, 1.7% (Muslim population), we have 1000 victims… And we’ve had a hundred cities identified where these gangs are operating.”
In Telford, out of 200 identified rapists, only 11 were prosecuted. “The first victim we looked at one was impregnated, we have a 100% DNA match. She gets pregnant after being gang-raped, she has an abortion, she was 13 years old, the police arrest the man, they have a 100% DNA match, matching the foetus of the baby, and he got no further action, he didn’t get prosecuted.”
When Robinson confronted the Huddersfield rapists outside court in May 2018, he was arrested for “contempt of court” and put in solitary confinement without a lawyer. “As the rapists were coming into court – and I can call them rapists because they were all convicted – I simply asked them, ‘How do you feel about your verdict?” The judge sent me to prison, and let the rapists go home. One of those rapists has never been prosecuted because he went home, packed his suitcases and flew to Pakistan. I sat in solitary confinement for 5 months for asking him how he felt about his verdict.”
“In these gangs, fathers and sons rape girls together”, Robinson explained. “When you see the arrests, they’re brothers and cousins. They share young 12 or 13-year old white English girls with their family members. There’s some mindset that’s different from any other community”, Robinson said. “If we’re not going to understand it, we’re not going to stop it.”
When victims go to the police, Robinson said, they are ignored and then intimidated by the perpetrators. Over New Years Eve, “we had to bring 40 men and relocate the family” of one of his victims, Robinson explained (Gateway reported). “The police purposely leave people in harms’ way so the cases collapse.”
Tommy Robinson will premiere “The Rape of Britain” in Telford and online on GETTR Jan. 29.