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NPR Expert Spins Both Ways: Harris Challenge Would Be Good, No Challenge = ‘Party Unity’

On Sunday, after President Biden announced he would not run for re-election, political reporter Domenico Montanaro of National Public Radio turned up on PBS News Weekend and sounded exceedingly optimistic about the prospects of the presumptive Democratic nominee, Vice President Kamala Harris. Montanaro engaged in pro-Democrat happy talk and managed to have it both ways, claiming that whether Harris had a primary challenger for the nomination or not, each outcome would be ideal for her and the Democratic Party. After Montanaro admitted that as a Democratic presidential candidate Harris “struggled somewhat” in 2019 -- she pulled out before the first primary -- PBS anchor John Yang asked: “This party, the Democratic Party, has been split in the last couple of years between moderates and sort of more liberals. Is the party going to fall in behind Harris or is she likely to get a challenge?” Montanaro spun both potential paths as wins for the Democrats. Domenico Montanaro: ….If she does get a serious challenge, it might actually be a good thing for her because she’s likely to still win the nomination and it would show she has some insider political skills that would certainly help her on her way. Of course, if she doesn’t get a serious challenge, then it shows Democratic Party unity already, so we’ll see what winds up happening. There are certainly a lot of people with their eyes set on 2028. There is a potential opportunity here for Democrats to be able to potentially gain a geographic advantage, because when you think about the people who might be a potential Harris VP, there are some swing-state candidates or swing-state governors who might be a possibility, or senator, think about somebody like Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania, somebody like Mark Kelly, the senator of Arizona…” Montanaro appeared twice on the News Hour in August 2023, lamenting the racism of Republican base voters, and also fretting that Trump’s base is eager “to really lap up everything he's had to say” on climate change, where “the science is settled.” This happy talk about Kamala Harris’s chances was brought to you in part by Consumer Cellular, and taxpayers like you.

CNN Attempting to Block Tapper Deposition -- and Destroying Evidence?

Overshadowed by the Republican National Convention last week, CNN’s lawyers filed a motion for a protective order that aimed to block network host Jake Tapper from being deposed as part of the $1 billion defamation suit against the network. It was the second time Tapper was requested for deposition and the second time CNN put up resistance, this time more aggressively. CNN has also been accused of destroying evidence critical to the case.  “There is no basis to depose Tapper,” CNN counsel Deanna Shullman wrote in her motion as she argued against “re-opening fact discovery and deposing CNN employee Jake Tapper.” Further in her motion, Shullman seemed to produce contradictory information about the plaintiff’s interest in having Tapper deposed (bold text added to highlight): Plaintiffs did not attempt to depose Tapper during the fact-discovery period, which closed on January 15, 2024. The closest they came to doing so was in May 2023, roughly eight months before discovery closed, when their counsel briefly raised the issue of deposing Tapper. In response, counsel for CNN stated: “In that regard, please tell me the relevance of any testimony of [a former CNN employee]1 or Mr. Tapper as there is nothing in the record in this case to suggest that either has any information pertinent to this matter.” Ex. A (May 10, 2023 email from D. Shullman to A. Potter).2  Plaintiffs did not pursue the issue of deposing Tapper any further during the fact-discovery period. NewsBusters was in attendance during a 14th District Circuit hearing on July 1 via Zoom and witnessed Shullman’s reaction when Vel Freedman, counsel for plaintiff Zackary Young, brought up the possibility of deposing Tapper during financial-worth discovery. “He’s Jake Tapper,” Shullman said, seemingly as if he was above the situation. While the report at the center of the defamation suit was the work of CNN correspondent Alex Marquardt, the report aired on Tapper’s evening show, The Lead. Tapper himself also made some allegedly defamatory statements as he led into the segment: In our world today, the U.S. government, the Biden administration says that as of last week it had assisted in the departure of at least 377 U.S. citizens and 279 lawful permanent residents of the U.S. from Afghanistan since August 31st. Still, many Afghans, Afghans who desperately want to flee Taliban rule and Afghans who say their lives are at stake, they remain behind. As CNN's Alex Marquardt has discovered, Afghans trying to get out of the country, face a black market full of promises, demands of exorbitant fees, and no guarantee of safety or success.     As NewsBusters previously reported, the case hinged on CNN’s use of the phrases “black market” and “exploited” to describe Young’s legitimate business of helping corporately sponsored Afghans escape the country as it collapsed around them and the Taliban retook control. Young’s clients included Audible and Bloomberg News - one of CNN’s industry peers, and he saved 24 people, mostly women and children. “I would add that the ‘black market’ has one definition in every dictionary, not just the first but one in every dictionary we've looked at,” Freedman told a panel of appellate judges back in April. “And CNN has failed to put forward any dictionary with an alternative definition. It means illegal activity, full stop. And that's what the case law that we've to the court as well treats it: illegal activity.” The result of that appellate trial was the court affirming that “black market” only had one meaning. “While language like “exorbitant” could, perhaps, be a matter of opinion, we agree with Young that there is no doubt the term “black market” implies illegality,” wrote Judge L. Clayton Roberts. And following Marquardt’s report, Tapper had his own snarkiness to add: MARQUARDT: In another message, that person offering those evacuations, Zackary Young, wrote “availability is extremely limited and demand is high.” Jake, he goes on to say, “that's how economics works, unfortunately.” TAPPER: Unfortunately, Hmm. Alex Marquardt, thanks so much for that important report. CNN, Shullman, and Tapper did not respond to NewsBusters’ requests for comment. In a spoliation sanctions filing from the plaintiff's side, on Friday, CNN was accused of destroying evidence of how their allegedly defamatory report colored the public perception of Young in the comment sections. “[A]fter learning it was about to get sued in this case, CNN deleted [X, Facebook, and Instagram] posts, and did so without saving troves of data that relates to Marquardt’s “goal”,” wrote Freedman.  “CNN’s failure to preserve key evidence has resulted in the irreversible loss of critical information regarding the reach, impact, and interpretation of CNN’s defamatory statements,” he argued. Adding: “CNN deleted the Social Media Posts on or around March 25, 2022–well after’s duty to preserve arose. The duty to preserve evidence begins when litigation is reasonably foreseeable…Young first warned of potential legal action on November 3, 2021…” If the court agrees with the plaintiff’s argument, it would be another blow to CNN’s legal defense. Freedman conclusion asked that a jury be informed that the CNN deleted evidence of how the public perceived their reporting and took a negative stance against Young.

“I Would Have to Refer You to the FBI” – Secret Service Director Cheatle Refuses to Say if Would-Be Trump Assassin Thomas Crooks Acted Alone (VIDEO)

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle appeared before the House Oversight Committee on Monday to answer questions about the so-called security breaches that led to an assassination attempt on Trump during his Butler, Pennsylvania rally on July 13.

She stonewalled during the interview. She refused to answer any pertinent questions! Cheatle did not answer any important questions and blamed it on “an ongoing investigation.”

She should resign immediately!

Cheatle revealed that she hasn’t even visited the site of the assassination attempt in Butler nine days into the investigation.

GOP Rep. Andy Biggs asked Cheatle if Thomas Matthew Crooks worked alone.

“I would have to refer you to the FBI investigation,” Cheatle said.

WATCH:

We just watched the Secret Service Director refuse to answer whether Trump’s shooter was acting alone

She said they should “ask the FBI”

That’s DC legalese for “no he was not acting alone but I can’t say that”

pic.twitter.com/kCJTdSMeQS

— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) July 22, 2024

Crooks did not work alone.

Nine days ago President Trump was grazed in the ear after a 20-year-old gunman named Thomas Matthew Crooks climbed on a roof and took several shots at Trump and rallygoers in Butler, Pennsylvania.

WATCH:

This is the full clip.

1- shots on trump
2- ss returns fire
3- you hear “shooter is down”
4- they stand trump up
5- he asks to get his shoes
6- fist pumps and fight

Truly unreal.

pic.twitter.com/bhui8CcNUs

— tyler hogge (@thogge) July 13, 2024

The gunman’s attempt on Trump’s life had little to do with lack of security. The Secret Service refused to act even though they identified Crooks as a threat before Trump took the stage.

A Senate briefing revealed the Secret Service identified Crooks as suspicious 10 minutes before Trump took the stage.

Thomas Matthew Crooks was seen bear crawling on the roof as bystanders pointed him out to law enforcement.

The Secret Service did not secure a roof next to Trump’s rally even though they identified it as a security vulnerability several days before the event.

Crooks also reportedly flew a drone over the Butler, Pennsylvania fairgrounds and got aerial footage of the layout shortly before Trump took the stage at last Saturday’s rally.

Crooks had two cell phones and used three encrypted accounts overseas to communicate.

The FBI found Crooks’ second cell phone at his home with only 27 contacts, The Daily Mail reported.

Police found a cell phone and a bomb detonator next to Thomas Matthew Crooks after a Secret Service sniper fatally shot him on a rooftop outside of Trump’s Butler, Pennsylvania rally.

It was previously reported by The Wall Street Journal and CNN that Crooks had explosives in a vehicle which was parked next to the rally.

Details about the explosives are not known.

However, according to CNN, investigators found no online search history of Crooks researching how to assemble homemade explosives.

“It’s unclear how Crooks assembled the explosive devices found in his car. Investigators parsing through his online search history haven’t found any indication of him researching how to make home-made explosives, law enforcement officials said.” – CNN reported.

The so-called ‘security lapses’ and circumstances surrounding the assassination attempt against Trump raise questions about how Thomas Matthew Crooks was able to pull everything off by himself.

Crooks reportedly purchased a 5-foot ladder from Home Depot the morning of the assassination attempt.

How did he know he needed a ladder to access a rooftop with a clear line to President Trump? Crooks did not use the newly-purchased ladder because the one photographed is larger than the one he bought from Home Depot.

Crooks was not a lone wolf.

The post “I Would Have to Refer You to the FBI” – Secret Service Director Cheatle Refuses to Say if Would-Be Trump Assassin Thomas Crooks Acted Alone (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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Would Harris Be Even Worse?

With the nation now facing the prospect of President Kamala Harris, we have to think about what a chief executive even more extreme than Joe…

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event in Greensboro, N.C., July 11, 2024.

Kamala Takes Over: Joe Still Incommunicado While Harris Presides Over White House Event Honoring NCAA Athletes; Will Travel to Wilmington HQ to Say “Hello” to Campaign Staff

Kamala Harris is quickly taking over from Joe Biden after he was deposed as the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee on Sunday. As Biden remained incommunicado at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware beach house while recovering from COVID, Harris presided over a White House ceremony honoring NCAA athletes. Harris also posted she would visit the Wilmington, Delaware campaign headquarters of the former Biden campaign, now the Harris campaign, to say “hello” to staff. Harris did not say whether she will meet with Biden.

Harris posted Monday morning, “It’s the first full day of our campaign, so I’m heading up to Wilmington, DE later to say “hello” to our staff in HQ. One day down. 105 to go. Together, we’re going to win this.”

It's the first full day of our campaign, so I'm heading up to Wilmington, DE later to say "hello" to our staff in HQ.

One day down. 105 to go. Together, we're going to win this.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 22, 2024

Harris’ trip was a surprise:

Just in: Likely Democratic nominee Kamala Harris's office announces a "campaign engagement" in the key swing state of Wilmington, Delaware this afternoon. This wasn't on any schedule until now. Amateur hour. pic.twitter.com/8OAm7A9kCA

— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) July 22, 2024

Harris said Biden is “recovering fast” from COVID:

AWKWARD! Kamala tethers herself to Crooked Joe Biden's disastrous presidency — then instructs the audience to please clap pic.twitter.com/aN8oywvttv

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 22, 2024

Harris lavished praise on Biden, reported Politico’s Eugene Daniels, “Joe Biden’s legacy of accomplishment is unmatched in modern history. In one term, he has already surpassed the legacy of most president who served two terms in office. … We are deeply deeply grateful for his service to our nation.”

VP Kamala Harris @ NCAA event at White House: "Joe Biden's legacy of accomplishment is unmatched in modern history. In one term, he has already surpassed the legacy of most president who served two terms in office. … We are deeply deeply grateful for his service to our nation." pic.twitter.com/FkRpSHTVGd

— Eugene Daniels (@EugeneDaniels2) July 22, 2024

“We are the champions,” Harris’ new theme song?

Kamala stands *directly* in front of one of the NCAA athletes being honored at the White House — entirely blocking them from the photo.

Not ready for primetime, Kamala! pic.twitter.com/KcxF9uwrhu

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 22, 2024

Earlier Monday, team Harris put out word to reporters that Harris spent ten hours on the phone working to consolidate her position as Biden’s successor (and talking to her pastor) while dressed in sweats and eating anchovy pizza. (CNN excerpt):

Joe Biden’s 1:46 p.m. ET Sunday announcement that he would not seek a second term ignited a frenetic push by Harris to consolidate the support of a party that had been in crisis in the weeks since the president’s dismal performance during his June 27 debate with former President Donald Trump.

Harris knew what Biden had decided: She’d had multiple phone calls with Biden on Sunday, a person familiar with the matter said. Once the announcement came, Harris — wearing a hoodie from her alma mater, Howard University, workout sweats and sneakers — made more than 100 phone calls over 10 hours.

Alongside her family and staff, the vice president’s calls included lawmakers, governors and leaders of influential labor, advocacy and civil rights groups.

Those calls included former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Clintons, in a statement Sunday, endorsed Harris; Obama did not, deferring to the party’s process.

Harris also called her pastor, Amos Brown III, who, along with his wife, prayed over her, the source said. She ate pizza with anchovies — Harris’ go-to topping — for dinner.

The post Kamala Takes Over: Joe Still Incommunicado While Harris Presides Over White House Event Honoring NCAA Athletes; Will Travel to Wilmington HQ to Say “Hello” to Campaign Staff appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Mike Bloomberg: Dems Have Chance for Fresh Start

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Rep. Tim Burchett to Newsmax: Fire Secret Service Director

Monday's hearing with Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle over the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump will not reveal anything new, Rep. Tim Burchett, D-Tenn. told Newsmax.

WAYNE ROOT: I’ve Been Right About EVERYTHING So Far. Kamala’s the Worst Candidate in History. I Pray She is the Choice. But Democrats Aren’t That Stupid. There is a Surprise Coming.

By Wayne Allyn Root

Why doubt me now? My track record is the best in media history. I’m batting close to 1000%. Here are just a few of my recent hits…

*On 12/24/21 right here at TGP, I predicted the great Donald J. Trump comeback. When no one else thought he had a chance, I predicted Trump would steamroll the 2024 GOP nomination and become the favorite for President. At that time Trump had a fan club of one- me!

*Since the first Alvin Bragg indictment of Trump, I’ve predicted each indictment and conviction would make him stronger.

*For 2 years I’ve been predicting and warning Biden would be forced out before the convention.

*For weeks, I warned President Trump should not debate Biden in June, simply because Biden would never be the nominee come September.

*I warned Democrats planned the earliest debate in history to expose Biden as brain-dead and force him to drop out of the race.

*For weeks I predicted JD Vance as Trump’s pick for VP.

*I’ve predicted for months the Deep State would try to assassinate President Trump if all the indictments, trials and 34 felony convictions didn’t work.

My record is uncanny. That’s why I just don’t believe Democrats are dumb, delusional and clueless enough to make Kamala Harris their nominee. I think it’s all a head fake.

Here’s why…

Kamala is “the new Walter Mondale.” She is the worst candidate in US political history.

She has already proven herself the worst candidate in 2020. In a terribly weak field, she dropped out before getting a single delegate. As the only black candidate, she couldn’t get any black support in the Democrat primary. That’s really saying something.

Then she topped that performance by becoming the most mocked and despised Vice President in history. She was consistently more unpopular than her boss Joe Biden. And that’s a nearly impossible achievement.

She’s in the running with Dan Quayle as the most unpopular VP since the 1800s.

She is the border czar who never went to the border, and never did anything about the border. She is personally responsible for the wave of innocent American women and young girls who have been raped and murdered by the illegal alien invaders.

She is clearly dumber than a box of rocks. Her speaking ability is worse than her boss- who is literally brain-dead with dementia.

She is mocked for her early years when she gained political power as the girlfriend and lover of older married men- including Willie Brown. She’d be laughed off the world stage negotiating with macho men like Putin or Xi.

And I haven’t even gotten to the two worst weaknesses of Kamala…

As VP she was close to Biden for four long years. She is guilty of fraud versus the American people, by covering up Biden’s failing mental competency.

And she was VP and partner for the worst president in history. Biden’s policies on the border, inflation, green energy, crime, DEI, transgender brainwashing, and allowing boys to play in girls’ sports are all terrible failures and overwhelmingly unpopular. She defended all of them.

Trying to claim Kamala is their best shot is like that old saying- “Democrats are putting lipstick on a pig.” They have -0- chance with Kamala. Zero. Zip, Zilch, Nada.

I’m rooting for Kamala. I pray she is the candidate. And of course, it certainly looks like she has it won. She has the endorsement of Biden, George Soros’s son, unions and all 50 Democrat state chairs. It’s over, right? Kamala is “the one.”

Except, Obama is in charge.

Obama and his radical Marxist cabal are cunning, evil and corrupt. They know Kamala can’t win.

What do they have in mind?

Biden appears to be fading fast. He could resign as president any day now, or he might even be dying. That would make Kamala the incumbent President of the United States. And the first female president in history. Maybe that’s an option. That might create enough excitement to cover-up Kamala’s weaknesses.

Or they could add Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer as VP to create an all-female ticket.

Or more likely, they might be planning right now how to dump Kamala and pick a fresh face with no negatives at the convention.

Or Gavin and Hillary might be hanging around to try their luck at an open convention.

I’m sure RFK Jr and Senator Joe Manchin think they’re the answer.

But I can’t help thinking Michelle Obama is still the plan.

As I’ve predicted for two years now- I believe she’s always been the plan. There are three “tells.”

First, the Obamas did not endorse Kamala over the weekend.

Second, there are reports many of the biggest Democrat biggest donors were at Obama’s DC mansion over the weekend. Obama is plotting something.

Third, why is the convention in Chicago? I believe they’ve always planned on coronating Michelle at the last second in her hometown as an emergency backup plan.

Trust me, Obama, Democrats and the Deep State aren’t stupid. I’ve been predicting for two years now that they have to replace both Biden and Kamala for any chance to win. They just forced Joe out. My gut says they’re cooking up a plan to replace Kamala too.

Or maybe, it doesn’t really matter much to them who the candidate is. Maybe what they’re plotting is chaos and crisis for this Fall. They need America distracted by a new pandemic; anarchy in the streets; WW3 starting; and/or terror attacks. They just need enough crisis and a candidate to keep the polls close enough, so they can steal the election with 20 million illegal alien voters and fake mail-in ballots.

But in the end, I’m still betting that candidate is Michelle. And if not Michelle, it’s anyone but Kamala.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Watch Wayne’s new TV Show, “The ROOT Reaction” weeknights at 10 PM ET/7 PM Pacific on Real America’s Voice TV, and Wayne’s weekend “America’s Top Ten Countdown” on Saturdays at Noon ET/9 AM PT on Real America’s Voice TV. Watch at RealAmericasVoice.com, or at Rumble, Roku, Pluto, Apple, Dish TV Ch 219, or go to RootforAmerica.com to watch.

The post WAYNE ROOT: I’ve Been Right About EVERYTHING So Far. Kamala’s the Worst Candidate in History. I Pray She is the Choice. But Democrats Aren’t That Stupid. There is a Surprise Coming. appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Political 'Nostradamus' to Dems: 'Insanity' to Ditch Harris

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Report: Obama Withholds Harris Endorsement for Fear of Being Seen as 'Engineering' Coronation

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The post Report: Obama Withholds Harris Endorsement for Fear of Being Seen as ‘Engineering’ Coronation appeared first on Breitbart.

Are We Less Polarized Than We Think?

We must break out of our ideological enclaves and talk to people with disparate views.

Left: President Joe Biden holds a campaign rally ahead of the state's Democratic presidential primary, in Las Vegas, Nev., February 4, 2024. Right: Former president and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in Greenville, S.C., February 20, 2024.

Holy Crap! Secret Service Director Admits that Crooks Had a Range Finder – And that Was Completely Acceptable! (VIDEO)

Secret Service Director says it is acceptable for attendees to have a range finder at the Trump rally.

United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle testified before the House Oversight Committee on Monday morning.

She stonewalled during the interview. She refused to answer any pertinent questions! Cheatle did not answer any important questions and blamed it on “an ongoing investigation.”

She should resign immediately!

Cheatle appeared before the committee alone and under subpoena. She refused to answer questions on the failures of the Secret Service in the deadly assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump that left one man dead and three, including President Trump, injured.

During questioning Director Cheatle told Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) that it was totally acceptable for people to bring in range finders to Trump rallies.

This is insane!

Rep. Stephen Lynch: Did he have a range finder? There were some reports that the individual had a range finder. That would certainly raise my suspicion. Did he have a range finder?

Director Cheatle: Yes, he did. But may I explain that at a number of our sites, especially when you’re at outdoor venues, a range finder is not a prohibited item. It is sometimes an item that is brought in by individuals. If you’re going to be in the back.

Rep. Lynch: But did anybody confront him on that? Anybody ask him questions? What are you doing with the range finder? Anybody confront him on his presence, where he was in proximity to the President?

Director Cheatle: So again, to my knowledge, I believe that that was the process that was taking place was to locate the individual.

Rep. Lynch: Did they confront him? Did they go up to him? Did they talk to him?

Director Cheatle: I do not have those details at this time.

Rep. Lynch: Those are important details.

Here is the list of items that are not allowed at a Trump rally.

Here’s the Complete Secret Service Prohibited List:
– Aerosols
– alcoholic beverages
– appliances, i.e. toasters
– backpacks, bags, or suitcases exceeding 12’X14″X5″
– balloons
– balls
– banners, signs or placards
– chairs
-coolers
– drones
– e-cigarettes
– explosives of any kind, including firecrackers
– firearms
– glass, thermal and metal containers
– laser lights or laser pointers
– mace or pepper spray
– noisemakers such as air horns, whistles, drums, bullhorns, etc
– packages
– poles, sticks, selfie sticks
– spray containers
– structures
– supports for signs or placards
– tripods
– umbrellas
– weapons

You can’t bring a lighter in but you can bring in a range finder so you can plan your assassination attempts on a US president? Makes perfect sense.

Via Marjorie Taylor Greene.

HOLY SH*T Kimberly Cheatle thinks it is okay for someone to bring a range finder to a rally

REP. LYNCH – “Did he have a range finder? That would certainly raise my suspicion”

SS DIRECTOR CHEATLE – “Yes he did, a range finder is not a prohibited item”

LOCK HER UP pic.twitter.com/yUaTwdBLCi

— Marjorie Taylor Greene Press Release (Parody) (@MTGrepp) July 22, 2024

Grok AI has this

The post Holy Crap! Secret Service Director Admits that Crooks Had a Range Finder – And that Was Completely Acceptable! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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Ablechild: Important Questions Still Unanswered Related to Identification and Custody of Body of Would-be Assassin

Guest post by Joe Hoft at JoeHoft.com – republished with permission

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Important Questions Still Unanswered Related to Identification and Custody of Body of Would-be Assassin

The following is republished with permission from AbleChild.

AbleChild posted an exclusive article on July 18th revealing that the Allegany County, PA coroner’s office had conducted the autopsy on Thomas Matthew Crooks and according to Jessica in the coroner’s office the manner of death was homicide, and the cause of death was a gunshot wound. However, the coroner’s office refused to provide any details about the date and time the body had arrived at the office and what tests had been conducted during the autopsy, such as a toxicology report which would include test for psychiatric drugs if the shooter had a mental health diagnosis.

Contrary to several news articles, including FOX News and TMZ, the Coroner’s office did not publicly provide information about where the shooter, Thomas Mathew Crooks, was shot…that is where on his body. According to Fox, TMZ and other news organizations, “Crooks died from a gunshot wound to the head.” The coroner’s office only provided the following information: the cause of death is gunshot and manner of death is homicide. The coroner’s office did not make public where on the shooter’s body the gunshot occurred.

It is unclear when the FBI will make publicly available the complete autopsy information, including where on the body the shooter was hit and any toxicology reports, but there are other pressing issues to consider regarding the on-going investigation.

For example, there are several news reports about the efforts taken by the FBI to identify the would-be assassin, including DNA. CNN reported on Sunday, July 14th that agents had “to run his DNA and get biometric confirmation.” However, there is conflicting information about when and where the shooter was confirmed dead and even when law enforcement learned of the shooter’s identity.

Why should the FBI have to conduct DNA analysis when the shooter’s identity had already been established within 30 minutes of the shooting. According to a July 17tharticle by CNN, “within 30 minutes of the shooting…federal law enforcement used a byzantine paper records system to track down decades-old gun sales records to help identify the 20-year-old would-be assassin.” The article continues, “results were provided to the FBI and Secret Service in less than 30 minutes.”

Based on the above information, it would appear that the FBI knew of the shooter’s identity literally within thirty minutes of the attack. But it is the whereabouts of the shooter’s body that is troublesome. According to the local Butler Eagle Newspaper, “The coroner and another Deputy later returned after 6a.m. to the American Glass Research (AGR) International building, where he climbed on to its roof to confirm the death of Thomas Matthew Crooks…”

Are you kidding? Twelve hours after the shooting, the coroner is on the roof of the AGR building confirming the shooters death? Was the body lying on top of that building for twelve hours? This is bizarre. What is the chain of custody on this body? Where is the video/photos of this body lying on this roof at 6 a.m.? It’s time for law enforcement to explain the chain of custody of this body and, if the Butler Eagle account is correct, why was this body still on the roof twelve hours after the shooting?

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Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown praised his ex-lover Kamala Harris during conversations with reporters on Sunday, touting her youth and “outstanding” track record as evidence of her capability to serve as president of the United States.

Brown, known for his political influence on the California political scene, spoke to reporters outside the historic John’s Grill in San Francisco, where he said that he had learned with the rest of the world about President Joe Biden’s decision to step down as the Democratic nominee and endorse Harris, “35, 40 minutes, maybe an hour ago,” according to The San Francisco Standard.

He also pushed the Democrats who had been supporting Biden to support Harris: “I hope all those Democrats who’ve been pushing Biden to quit will now show up and ring doorbells with me.”

“In all the jobs she’s had … she’s always been outstanding,” he told the publication.

Though Brown was legally married at the time, he and Harris openly had an affair between 1994 and 1995 when she was 29 years old and he was 60 years old, according to Reuters. Brown and his now ex-wife had reportedly been separated for several years, though still legally married, and Harris was an Alameda County assistant district attorney at the time.

The affair ended in 1995, but not until after then-state House Speaker Brown appointed Harris to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (a job paying $97,088 a year, according to the Los Angeles Times) and the Medical Assistance Commission (a job paying $72,000 a year, according to the LA Times).

“This news [of the breakup] came as a shock to many, including those who found Kamala Harris attractive, intelligent and charming,” the San Francisco Gate reported in 1995. “As a mutual friend once observed, ‘Willie has finally graduated from girls to a woman.’ Also flabbergasted: the brain-trusters who found Kamala the perfect antidote to whatever playboy tendencies still reside in the mayor-elect’s jaunty persona.”

Brown would serve as mayor of San Francisco from 1996 to 2004, and Harris would become the district attorney of California in 2003.

Politico reports that “as mayor of San Francisco in 2003, Brown was supportive of her district attorney campaign although they were no longer dating.”

When Harris announced her presidential campaign, Brown wrote an op-ed titled: “Sure I dated Kamala Harris. So what?”

Vox wrote of the op-ed at the time: “Interpreted charitably, Brown’s op-ed seems aimed at confronting critiques that Harris could face about their relationship, something she sought to distance herself from when she ran for San Francisco district attorney in 2003. Interpreted more cynically, it comes off as an attempt to give himself some credit for just how successful she’s become.”

Brown and the Harris campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Signal.

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Biden ‘Family Source’ Smears Frank Biden as an “Alcoholic” After He Suggests Joe Biden is Terminal

This is turning into a Jerry Springer episode!

Frank Biden was smeared as an “alcoholic” after he suggested Joe Biden is terminal.


Frank Biden

Joe Biden’s brother, Frank Biden, told CBS News that Biden’s declining health played a considerable role in his decision to drop out.

Joe Biden officially dropped out of the 2024 presidential race on Sunday.

Biden made the announcement on X like a coward. He has been hiding out at his Rehoboth Beach house for four days.

Joe Biden didn’t say why he was dropping out of the race.

*We know Obama was behind the coup.*

There was a ‘funeral-like’ feeling to Frank Biden’s statement to CBS News.

He suggested Joe Biden is terminal.

Frank Biden told CBS News that he wants Biden back to “enjoy whatever time we have left.”

“I’m incredibly proud of my brother. Selfishly I will have him back to enjoy whatever time we have left,” Frank Biden told CBS News.

They threw Frank Biden under the bus after he said the quiet part out loud.

“Frank Biden suffers from alcoholism and hasn’t spoken to his brother in weeks. What he said…is completely untrue,” a source ‘close to the Biden family’ (probably Nurse Jill) told CBS News.

Frank Biden told @cbsnews that his brother’s health, “in my humble opinion absolutely” contributed to his decision to bow out. But source close to Biden fam says “Frank Biden suffers from alcoholism and hasn’t spoken to his brother in weeks. What he said…is completely untrue.”

— Nancy Cordes (@nancycordes) July 21, 2024

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“You Failed Cheatle in Assassinating Trump! You Failed!” – Secret Service Director Heckled as She Enters US Capitol to Testify (VIDEO)

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle is heckled as she enters the US Capitol to testify on Monday.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle was heckled as she entered the US Capitol to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

Cheatle was called in to testify after President Trump was shot at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania by a murderer who attempted to kill the former president.

The Secret Service refused to provide adequate assets at the Trump rallies after two years of requests.

Cheatle denied the requests.

Joseph Phillip Daniel was waiting for Cheatle as she pulled up to the US Capitol.

Phillip Daniel screamed out, “You failed Cheatle in assassinating Trump! You failed! Satan isn’t all powerful. You’re on the wrong side and reap what you sow. God is good. God is in control, Cheatle!”

Cheatle then proceeded to the Congressional hearing where she refused to answer any important questions.

This was a disgrace.

God is Good#MAGA
Watch:
/The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth sent me to be outside of the Rayburn building here in Washington, D.C. today to rebuke U.S. Secret Service Director, Kimberly Cheatle/ pic.twitter.com/35knL66CB6

— Joseph Phillip Daniel (@JosephPDaniel1) July 22, 2024

It looks more and more that the attempted assassination of President Trump was abetted by the US Secret Service.

BREAKING: Whistleblower documents provided to Congress by @EMPOWR_us show the Secret Service assigned only 3 Secret Service post standers to Trump’s July 13 rally—and 12 to Jill Biden’s dinner the same day: https://t.co/GfWjhr5HZh.

Senator @ChuckGrassley wrote to Secret…

— Tristan Leavitt (@tristanleavitt) July 21, 2024

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TRUMP DONATED TO KAMALA!


TRUMP DONATED TO KAMALA!




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Biden Speechwriter Compares Biden to George Washington, Lincoln, and FDR for Dropping Out

Once Joe Biden knuckled under to tremendous pressure to drop out of the race, Biden's advisers went out to proclaim he was like...George Washington? That was former Newsweek editor, "historian" and Biden speechwriter Jon Meacham on Monday's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough read from his New York Times op-ed and put the gushy words on screen for his hardcore-Democrat audience. "Mr. Biden has spent a lifetime trying to do right by the nation, and he did so in the most epic of ways when he chose to end his campaign for re-election. His decision is one of the most remarkable acts of leadership in our history. An act of self-sacrifice that places him in the company of George Washington, who also stepped away from the presidency." Willie Geist told Meacham he was interested in his take as a Biden friend and adviser, but "also has a historian." Out came the flowery oration:  MEACHAM: Well, we're commemorating here a remarkable act of political sacrifice, self-sacrifice by a man of great grace and a president of great consequence. And understandably, we're talking about what happens now. That's what the republic does, what democracy does, and it's an organic thing, and it’s at risk. And it’s vital, as Mika said, we stand for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the kind of decency and dignity President Biden embodied. There was an old Tennessee senator from my state who said that the only true cure for political ambition is embalming fluid. And so what you have here is someone who did assess reality.  He -- as he often says, he respects fate. One would, given the arc of his life, which is punctuated by great victory, immense achievement and immense tragedy. There is no more dreadfully overworked partisan life-story talking point than Biden tragically losing his family members. But then, Washington wasn't enough! Meacham found Biden parallels to Franklin Roosevelt in 1933 (he won in a landslide, but there was a Great Depression) and Abraham Lincoln in 1861:  And so this is a president who -- when people like me look back, we’re gonna look at someone who stepped into the breach in 2020, who defended democracy. You know, when you think about it, in many ways, the Biden presidency began on January 6th, 2021. And it was a moment where, remember how eerily empty the Capitol was once the protesters, the rioters, the insurrectionists were gone? He stood in that strangely quiet West front to step into a moment in which democracy itself was under the greatest siege it'd been since FDR had been there in 1933. And before that, since Abraham Lincoln had been there, both of them on the other side of the Capitol in 1861. And that's not overly grand. That’s not hyperbolic, as President Biden would say. It is, I think, a cold-eyed assessment of the reality of the history of the moment. Since this is MSNBC, it’s never hyperbolic to suggest that a Trump victory ends American democracy. Meacham has consistently beat that drum. The other completely preposterous note is that Biden unified us in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Don't the libs call that "Earth 2"? President Biden stepped in and he bent history in what I would argue, and I think most of the folks here would agree, is a very American -- you can disagree with the policy details, you can disagree with the emphasis here or there, but, by God, the American consensus in which we actually recognize and respect each other fundamentally, and are together enough to try to make this a more perfect union, we are a more perfect union because of President Biden. I think history is going to laud him for it, and I hope the president does, as well.

ABC Hails Kamala ‘Blazing New Trails’ After ‘Biblical’ Biden Twist, Trump ‘Meltdown’

Always a loyal foot soldier for the left, ABC’s Good Morning America was ebullient Monday in fluffing Vice President Kamala Harris being handed an “extraordinary moment” as the likely Democratic presidential nominee with “a flood of cash” and “history” on her side now that President Biden has dropped out against “felon” Donald Trump. Co-host Robin Roberts kicked things off in an opening tease: “Vice President Harris hitting the ground running. Dozens of top lawmakers and party officials quickly lining up behind the VP as she looks to make history again...The issues that define her and who could join her on the Democratic ticket?” Certainly relieved Biden’s not running, co-host and former Clinton official George Stephanopoulos told viewers this “was already the most unusual race in American history” as it originally consisted of a face-off “between two former presidents — one a convicted felon who tried to overturn an election he lost, then survived an assassination attempt.” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos opens ‘Good Morning America’ by talking about how Kamala Harris is running against “a convicted felon who tried to overturn an election he lost”. He can’t even say Trump’s name. pic.twitter.com/uVnNp88EnW — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2024 Not even going to say Trump’s name there, George? Perhaps the most loyal member of the White House press corps, chief White House correspondent Mary Bruce first commiserated with her guy, saying the decision to quit “was always Joe Biden’s to make and his alone, but ultimately, the pressure was just too much to bear” as he has “giv[en] up the job he spent a lifetime working towards.” Adding the Covid diagnosis was “another blow” following a slew of party defections, she said he finally “reckon[ed] with his political reality” and touted a gooey statement from son Hunter Biden (a convicted felon himself) She made sure to grease the skids for Harris (click “expand”): Harris, who’s been hitting the trail hard in recent weeks, praising Biden for making the difficult decision writing, “With this selfless and patriotic act, president Biden is doing what he has done throughout his life of service: putting the American people and our country above everything else.” Then making clear she’s all in, saying “my intention is to earn and win this nomination...We have 107 days until Election Day. Together, we will fight and together, we will win.” This morning, many top party leaders now swiftly rallying around Harris as she’s working the phones, reaching out to key Democrats. Bill and Hillary Clinton writing, “now is the time to support Kamala Harris and fight with everything we’ve got to elect her. America’s future depends on it.” Harris also securing endorsements from key constituencies, including the Congressional Black Caucus and several key governors like Gavin Newsom of California, Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania, and Roy Cooper of North Carolina all lining up behind her. The Biden campaign this morning now full steam ahead for Harris, even filing the paperwork. The campaign now officially Harris for President. Kamala Harris is now the frontrunner in this race. She could, of course, become the first black woman, the first Asian-American to top a ticket. But others could still jump in. Congressional correspondent Rachel Scott was also excited, claiming this was “ curve ball the Trump campaign was preparing for, but this is not one they wanted” and lamented Trump would dare to criticize Harris because he “just days ago said he wanted to focus on this message of unity.” ABC’s @RachelVScott on @GMA: “This is now a major campaign reset, today the least. With just over 100 days to go until the November election, It's a curve ball the trump campaign was preparing for, but this is not one they wanted. And Trump's playbook so far has been to attack,… pic.twitter.com/2SqYF9ulrR — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2024 Stephanopoulos then brought Bruce and Scott back alongside chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, whom he declared “Biden really had no choice” but drop out. For his party, Karl bragged this was causing “an all-out meltdown” by Trump, as if to suggest Harris will be able to skate by. Stephanopoulos: “Jon, in the end, President Biden really had no choice. It's almost as if, in the days since the debate, the Democratic Party held another primary.” Jonathan Karl: “Absolutely, George. No choice at all. He was left as the leader of a party that no longer wanted… pic.twitter.com/C2WmbmaYHs — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2024 Scott doubled down on Karl’s talking points about Biden dropping out being a massive boon for Democrats and then Stephanopoulos said these recent twists have been “Shakespearean, biblical, unprecedented, historic”. Karl also implied the age issues will remain given Trump’s age: ABC insists it is Republicans who are melting down over Harris becoming the nominee after a “biblical” twist in the election with Joe Biden's cognitive decline.... ABC’s @RachelVScott: “[Y]ou could tell just how irritated and frustrated former President Trump is just by looking… pic.twitter.com/GrzvITKlUv — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2024 Senior White House correspondent Selina Wang also did her part for The Cause: ABC's Selina Wang, very excited by how much cash Kamala is raising to bully others from entering the race: “Vice President Harris has already raised a flood of cash. Since yesterday she's raised more than $49 million from small dollar donors. That is more than the Biden… pic.twitter.com/7Dqx7mP0Pi — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2024 The second-half hour led off with a nauseating puff piece from 20/20 co-anchor Deborah Roberts, but not before a lead-in from co-host Robin Roberts about Harris being granted an “extraordinary moment”. Deborah Roberts — the wife of NBC’s Today co-host Al Roker — swooned over Harris as “poised to possibly shatter that elusive glass ceiling in American politics” and one “she’s become familiar with” as her life has been defined by “blazing new trails in public service”. State-run media from ABC’s Robin Roberts and Deborah Roberts puffing Kamala Harris. They said Harris has “extraordinary moment” before her “after blazing new trails in public service” and is “known for her work on the Judicial and Intelligence committees, with a strong stance… pic.twitter.com/8lVe2lVfxj — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2024 “Harris became known for her work on the Judicial and Intelligence committees, with a strong stance on civil and abortion rights which she grilled future Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanagh...As Vice President, Harris has taken the lead on the abortion rights issue following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade,” she added. Ever the propagandist, she framed Harris’s work on the Biden crisis as marred by partisanship and puffed her personal life. Speaking of her gender, Stephanopoulos moments later used that to cue up Chris Christie to strongly imply Trump could go too far in attacking her (click “expand”): DEBORAH ROBERTS: She’s also taking on immigration. In 2021, President Biden tasking her to lead the diplomatic efforts with three Central American countries to address the root causes of migration. The White House praising her work, but after migrant encounters hit record levels before decreasing, Republicans hit Harris on the hot button issue.  [NIKKI HALEY CLIP] DEBORAH ROBERTS: Before her VP role, Harris had presidential ambitions, taking on former president Donald Trump. [HARRIS AD CLIP] DEBORAH ROBERTS: Married for ten years to lawyer Doug Emhoff, Harris is known as Mamala to her stepchildren, Ella and Cole. When she was chosen as Vice President, she reflected on the historic moment with Robin. (....) CHRISTIE: It changes it, George. But the real question is we don’t how it changes it. And what’s going to determine how it changes is how these two candidates now perform in this new dynamic, right? So, here’s Kamala Harris going from number two to number one like that. And it’s gonna take a real transformation on her part. And she’s going to have to perform. Everyone’s going to be watching her closely. Donald Trump’s not going to have a different dynamic. Eight years ago, he want against a woman for president. But when he did, Hillary Clinton was a more known quantity and, quite frankly, was disliked by a lot of voters. Kamala Harris is not personally disliked. There’s a question of respect and whether they respect her or not. And that’s going to be in her control now. If she performs well, she’s going to make this a very close race. To see the relevant transcript from July 22, click here.

REPORT: Biden Delayed Dropping Out of Race Because He Doesn’t Believe Kamala Can Win

By: Ben Kew

Joe Biden delayed dropping out of the presidential race because he was concerned about Kamala Harris’s capability of defeating Donald Trump.

According to Axios, Biden and his advisors were reluctant to drop out of the race because they didn’t believe she was “up to” the job of winning the presidency.

The report states:

President Biden hesitated to drop his re-election campaign in part because he and his senior advisers worried that Vice President Kamala Harris wasn’t up to taking on Donald Trump, according to three Biden aides familiar with recent talks about his plans.

Biden, 81, ultimately decided to withdraw under pressure from the partyand endorsed Harris, but his private anxieties reflect broader questions among some Democratic leaders about Harris as their nominee this November.

This next week will be critical for Harris, 59, to prove doubters wrong as she moves quickly to try to clear the field of potential challengers for the Democratic nomination.

Meanwhile, those who spoke with the outlet also described the relationship between Biden and Kamala as tense:

The relationship between the vice president’s office and the West Wing has often been tense. White House aides sometimes felt Harris wasn’t a team player and stayed away from any task with risk.

But some Harris aides felt that the White House, particularly top aide Anita Dunn, wasn’t helpful to the vice president. At times, Harris aides suspected Biden’s team didn’t want to give Harris opportunities to shine to avoid her being seen as a viable alternative to Biden ahead of his re-election bid.

Despite these concerns, Joe gave a full-throated endorsement of Harris’s candidacy, claiming that making her his vice-president was the “best decision I ever made.”

My fellow Democrats, I have decided not to accept the nomination and to focus all my energies on my duties as President for the remainder of my term. My very first decision as the party nominee in 2020 was to pick Kamala Harris as my Vice President. And it’s been the best… pic.twitter.com/x8DnvuImJV

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 21, 2024

Harris, meanwhile, has pledged to “unite” the Democrat Party around her as well as “earn and win” the nomination.

I will do everything in my power to unite the Democratic Party—and unite our nation—to defeat Donald Trump and his extreme Project 2025 agenda. If you’re with me, add a donation right now.https://t.co/xpPDkCRhoZ

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 21, 2024

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Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Taylor Walls makes iconic Trump fist pump./Image: Video screenshot.

When President Donald Trump faced an assassination attempt on July 13th, the world held its collective breath, waiting to see if he was ok.

President Trump immediately ducked down after the initial gunshots were heard.

As he emerged in the moments of chaos that followed, with blood flowing down his face and as Secret Service agents moved in to shield him, he raised his fist into the air and shouted, “Fight! Fight! Fight!”

The iconic moment of strength, determination, and courage resonated with people worldwide as a powerful sign of perseverance.

On Sunday, shortstop Taylor Walls of the Tampa Bay Rays hit a double. As he reached second base, he turned to the Rays’ dugout, held his fist in the air, and mouthed, “Fight! Fight! Fight!” in what appears to be a nod to President Trump.

Watch:

Taylor Walls did the Trump “Fight! Fight!” after this double pic.twitter.com/8K5ovTEIQh

— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 21, 2024

Tampa Bay Rays’ Taylor Walls gets on base and celebrates with Trump’s famous fist pump and “Fight!” chant.

Fearless support for No. 45 pic.twitter.com/RFQFYCarpW

— OutKick (@Outkick) July 21, 2024

Walls, a Georgia native, is in his fourth season with the Rays after being selected in the third round of the 2017 MLB Draft.

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Secret Service Director: Trump Assassination Attempt Was Biggest Agency 'Failure' in Decades

The director of the Secret Service says the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump was the agency's "most significant operational failure" in decades.

HER TURN: Democrats Close Ranks as All 50 State Chairs Endorse Kamala Harris

By: Ben Kew
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to Katie Couric.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to Katie Couric.

The Democratic Party appears to be overwhelmingly rallying behind Kamala Harris after Joe Biden’s stunning decision to drop out of the presidential race.

Following a conference call on Sunday, all 50 Democratic state chairs confirmed that they would be supporting her candidacy following Biden’s endorsement of his vice-president.

My fellow Democrats, I have decided not to accept the nomination and to focus all my energies on my duties as President for the remainder of my term. My very first decision as the party nominee in 2020 was to pick Kamala Harris as my Vice President. And it’s been the best… pic.twitter.com/x8DnvuImJV

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 21, 2024

Ken Martin, president of the Association of State Democratic Committees, said in a statement:

Following President Biden’s announcement, our members immediately assembled to unite behind the candidate who has a track record of winning tough elections, and who is a proven leader on the issues that matter to Americans: reproductive freedom, gun violence prevention, climate protection, justice reform, and rebuilding the economy. That person is our sitting Vice President Kamala Harris.

While many other Democrats have endorsed Harris in the immediate wake of Biden’s withdrawal, others have noticeably stayed quiet.

The most prominent of these include former President Barack Obama and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, both of whom are yet to issue a formal endorsement.

On behalf of the American people, I thank Joe Biden for his extraordinary leadership as President of the United States and for his decades of service to our country.

I am honored to have the President’s endorsement and my intention is to earn and win this nomination.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 21, 2024

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WHOA! Secret Service Director Cheatle STONEWALLS During Testimony Following Trump Attempted Assassination – REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! (VIDEO)

Director Cheatle refuses to answer questions regarding Trump’s attempted assassination.

United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle testified before the House Oversight Committee on Monday morning.

She stonewalled during the interview. She refused to answer any pertinent questions! Cheatle did not answer any important questions and blamed it on “an ongoing investigation.”

She should resign immediately!

Cheatle appeared before the committee alone and under subpoena. She refused to answer questions on the failures of the Secret Service in the deadly assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump that left one man dead and three, including President Trump, injured.

Here is a partial transcript from today.

Director Cheatle: Thank you very much, Director Cheetle. We’ll now begin our five minutes questions, and I will begin. Just for the record, the Secret Service has an annual budget of around $3.1 billion, and I believe around 8,000 employees. Is that correct?

Director Cheatle:  Yes, sir.

Chairman Comer: Obviously, there were many security failures on the day of the attempted assassination and leading up to that day. Let’s start with the building that the shooter used to shoot President Trump from. At any point Saturday, did the Secret Service have an agent on top of that roof?

Director Cheatle: Sir, I’m sure as you can imagine that we are just nine days out from this incident, and there’s still an ongoing investigation. And so I want to make sure that any information that we are providing to you as factual.

Chairman Comer: Okay. Why did the Secret Service not… Can you answer why the Secret Service didn’t place a single agent on the roof?

Director Cheatle: We are still looking into the advanced process and the decisions that were made.

Director Cheatle: Thank you very much, Director Cheetle. We’ll now begin our five minutes questions, and I will begin. Just for the record, the Secret Service has an annual budget of around $3.1 billion, and I believe around 8,000 employees. Is that correct?

Director Cheatle: Yes, sir.

Chairman Comer: Obviously, there were many security failures on the day of the attempted assassination and leading up to that day. Let’s start with the building that the shooter used to shoot President Trump from. At any point Saturday, did the Secret Service have an agent on top of that roof?

Director Cheatle: Sir, I’m sure as you can imagine that we are just nine days out from this incident, and there’s still an ongoing investigation. And so I want to make sure that any information that we are providing to you as factual.

It was one deflection after another.

This was outrageous!

The full testimony is posted here.

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Jets' Aaron Rodgers shreds politics as an 'absolute sham'

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That Was Quick: Kamala Harris’s Mental Health Comes into Question Now that Joe Biden Gives Miss Word Salad the Nod for 2024

Critics are already questioning Kamala’s verbal diarrhea the day after she was picked by Old Joe Biden to replace him on the Democratic ticket.

Kamala Harris’s rehearsed mantra makes little sense but she likes to repeat it all the time.

She thinks she’s showing her depth of thought – she’s not.

Via Midnight Rider.

Already, critics are questioning Kamala Harris’s mental health now that Joe Biden’s handlers removed him from the race and threw their support behind Miss Word Salad.

Pundits are questioning her verbal diarrhea.

That didn’t take long.

Chris Pollard at The Daily Mail reported:

Kamala Harris’s rambling ‘word salad’ speeches may be a symptom of a little-known but common psychological condition called logorrhoea — also known as verbal diarrhoea.

The US Vice President, who was endorsed by Joe Biden after he bowed out of the presidential race on Sunday, is known for her jumbled, sometimes incoherent speaking style.

Some of her most infamous speeches have included ones about the ‘significance of the passage of time’ and the ‘need to get to go and need to be able to get where you need to go’.

A baffling anecdote about falling out of a coconut tree has also been a rich resource for internet meme-makers, and a study that analysed Ms Harris’s speech during a vice presidential debate concluded that ‘social factors’ were the most likely cause of her ‘word salad’ rambling.

Ratu Annisa of the University of North Sumatra said: ‘The causes of the speech errors made by Kamala Harris are social factors, both situational anxiety and social circumstances.’

A 2009 study of the condition in Spain found the risk of logorrhoea was linked to level of schooling.

Those with lower educational achievement were more likely to ‘speak in circles’.

It can be a symptom of anxiety or over-confidence, but logorrhoea can be no laughing matter — and may indicate a brain injury, autism or serious condition, although there is no indication that Ms Harris suffers from these conditions.

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Biden Mega-Donor Will NOT Fundraise for Kamala, Says Old Joe’s Endorsement of Her Is a ‘F*ck You’ to The Democrats Who Pushed Him Out

And so it happened that on ‘National Ice Cream Day’, July 21st, Joe ‘It’s Just my Brain’ Biden dropped out of the Presidential race.

That makes old Joe the first incumbent president who was not able to run for reelection since Lyndon Johnson 56 years ago.

After his surprise announcement, he also posted on X to endorse his Vice President Kamala Harris to be the Democrat’s nominee.

While this was followed by support by some of the party’s bosses like Bill and Hillary Clinton, some others like Barak Obama have instead called for a ‘process

“We will be navigating uncharted waters in the days ahead. But I have extraordinary confidence that the leaders of our party will be able to create a process from which an outstanding nominee emerges.”

The Dem nomination race may not be over.

But some signs begin to emerge that the infighting among Dems maybe far from over.

Case in point, one Biden Mega-donor has rather shockingly announced he will not fundraise for the Democrats if Kamala Harris is the nominee.

New York Post reported:

“‘It’s one thing to vote for somebody; it’s another thing to raise millions of dollars for somebody; you have to really be in’, Morgan said.”

Joe Biden’s endorsement of Kamala is his fuck you to all who pushed him out.

Be careful what you wish for.@JoeNBC @maggieNYT @jmart @katierogers @maureendowd

— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) July 21, 2024

The ‘godfather of Florida’s medical marijuana’ doesn’t think Harris has any chance of winning.

“‘If Trump World could pick anybody to run against, I think they pick her’, he said.”

He informed the Biden National Finance Committee that he was done fundraising for the Democrats.

Kamala Harris doesn’t have the confidence of one of Biden’s most relevant Mega-donors.

But Morgan went beyond, and stated that “Joe Biden’s endorsement of Kamala is his f–k you to all who pushed him out” – a reference of the challenges Kamala will face against Trump.

You have to be enthusiastic or hoping for a political appointment to be asking friends for money. I am neither.

It’s others turn now.

The donors holding the 90 million can release those funds in the morning.

It’s all yours.

You can keep my million. And good luck. https://t.co/LugV4oSz92

— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) July 22, 2024

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Fed Might Be on Cusp of Emerging From 'Elevated' Inflation Blues

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Fed Might Be on Cusp of Emerging From 'Elevated' Inflation Blues

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Nine Shot When Multiple Gunmen Open Fire in Democrat-Run Philly

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Report: Canadian Terror Attacker Thwarted near Gaza Border

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WATCH: Rays' Taylor Walls Does Trump 'Fight!' Celebration After Hitting Double

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LSU's Javien Toviano arrested on video voyeurism charges

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LIVE-STREAM VIDEO: Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Testifies Before House Oversight Committee after Attempted Assassination of President Trump – Start Time 10 AM ET

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle is sworn in before testimony on the failures of the government in protecting President Trump at his rally in Pennsylvania. Trump was shot and wounded after the Secret Service failed to secure the area.

United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday morning.

The Oversight Committee will discuss the role of the US Secret Service in the attempted assassination of President Donald Trump at his rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on July 13, 2024.

Cheatle will appear alone and under subpoena today to answer questions on the failures of the Secret Service in the deadly assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump that left one man dead and three, including President Trump, injured.

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New Central American President Follows Through on Pledge to Cut Illegal Immigration to US

DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION—Panama’s government is touting progress on efforts to reduce illegal migration through the Darien Gap, a dense jungle region that long has served as a gateway point for South American migrants making their way to the United States.

The National Border Service, Panama’s version of the U.S. Border Patrol, reported that 11,363 migrants had crossed into the country from Colombia since July 1, when Panamanian President Jose Raul Mulino first entered office, The Associated Press reported. That number marks roughly 9,000 fewer crossings compared to the same period last year.

Jorge Gobea, the National Border Service’s director general, credited the downturn in migration numbers to the construction of around 3 miles of barbed wire on five different trails frequently used by migrants passing through the Darien Gap, according to AP. Gobea also pointed to the Panama government’s declaration of deportation plans as well as heavy rains as the reasons for the drop-off in migration numbers.

The early data comes as good news for Mulino, who was elected earlier this year on a pledge to reduce illegal immigration through Panama and immediately set out on a plan to counter the migration.

Mulino won Panama’s presidential election in May, beating his closest rival by nearly 10 percentage points, riding a wave of voter discontent over the nation’s sluggish economic growth and an endorsement from the still-popular former president. The 65-year-old lawyer also campaigned on a pledge to crack down on illegal immigration through the Darien Gap.

The Darien Gap, a vast jungle region that stretches between Colombia and southern Panama, has proven to be a paramount transit area for illegal migrants headed for the U.S.-Mexico border. Over half a million migrants crossed the Darien Gap on their northward journey to the U.S. in 2023, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Over 212,000 migrants entered Panama after crossing through the Darien Gap so far this year, according to the AP. The vast majority are Venezuelan nationals, while other foreign nationals include Colombians, Ecuadorians, and Chinese.

“The border of the United States, instead of being in Texas, moved to Panama,” then-candidate Mulino said on the campaign trail. “We’re going to close the Darien and we’re going to repatriate all these people.”

Mulino’s position on illegal immigration marks a major shift from the previous administration in Panama, which largely sought to assist migrants’ journey to the Costa Rican border in lieu of blocking them and returning them to their home countries.

On July 1, the day Mulino was sworn in, his government signed a deal with the Biden administration aiming to control the level of migration.

The memorandum of understanding between the two governments calls for a deployment of American screening officers to assist Panamanian officials in deporting migrants crossing the Darien Gap, according to the plan. U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials with asylum-screening experience will be deployed to Panama to help its government process migrants, and the U.S. will provide funds to beef up Panama’s deportation capabilities.

Although migration through the Darien Gap remains close to what was witnessed last year, U.S. officials have yet to fully implement their bilateral agreement, leaving room for more progress.

Efforts to control the migration routes running through the Darien Gap would have a major impact on U.S. immigration enforcement officials, who continue to deal with an ongoing border crisis.

More than 7 million migrants have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally since President Joe Biden entered office in January 2021, according to the latest data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Originally published by the Daily Caller News Foundation

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Did We Just Witness a Coup? Joe Biden Resigns from ’24 Race with Tweet on X, That Was Not Posted on Official Letterhead, and His Signature Is Being Questioned?

Joe Biden dropped from the 2024 presidential race on Sunday in a post on Twitter ‘X.’

His handlers posted the tweet for Joe.

The Biden White House staff later came out and said they found out about this important announcement a minute after it was posted on X.

“None of Us Understand What’s Happening” – Biden Campaign Staffers Blindsided by 2024 Announcement, Learned About it on X/Twitter

What is also odd is that the announcement was not written on official letterhead.

And, internet sleuths noticed that the signature did not appear to be Joe Biden's signature.

There are several more questions behind this sudden weekend announcement.
Via Kyle Becker.

Let's recap this historic day:

• Joe Biden suddenly *RESIGNS* via @X
• White House staff find out ONE MINUTE later
• Joe Biden "resignation" letter not on official letterhead
• Biden "signature" suspect (underlined?)
• Steve Richetti helped write letter
• Jill Biden… pic.twitter.com/4ySTXj619L

— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 22, 2024

Biden's Chief of Staff managed the communications yesterday.

What is going on? https://t.co/tdBIjOjRso

— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) July 22, 2024

We still have not seen Joe Biden.

For years Democrats attempted a coup on Donald Trump based on complete garbage. It did not work.

But on Sunday the Democrat elites apparently were successful in their coup against President Trump.

It was a coup.

Blake Masters.

The Democrats hate democracy and this was obviously a coup pic.twitter.com/O6IxuzjRaD

— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) July 22, 2024

David Sachs.

It’s been over 10 hours since Biden signed the letter. He should have been heard from. If he’s too sick, then he was also too sick to sign away his presidency.

— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) July 22, 2024

Mike Cernovich. Does Old Joe even know he resigned from the race?

It’s well within the realm of possibility, and indeed is more likely than not to be the case, that Joe Biden has no idea he resigned until a staffer posted the letter.

There’s a reason he didn’t make the announcement via a press conference.

— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 21, 2024

So where is Old Joe?

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Hunter Biden Voluntarily Dismisses ‘Revenge Porn’ Lawsuit Against Fox News Over Mock Trial Miniseries

Hunter Biden and “The Big Guy”

Hunter Biden has voluntarily dismissed his highly publicized ‘revenge porn’ lawsuit against Fox News Network, LLC, its parent company, Fox Corporation, and unidentified individuals associated with the network.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the New York Supreme Court last month, alleged that Fox News produced and disseminated a six-part miniseries titled “The Trial of Hunter Biden” that included unauthorized and intimate images of Biden.

The lawsuit, filed by Biden’s attorney Tina Glandian from Geragos & Geragos, APC, outlined that the miniseries, released on Fox Nation in October 2022, was a politically motivated campaign to “humiliate, harass, annoy, and alarm Mr. Biden, to tarnish his reputation, and for financial gain.”

The program featured actual emails and photos, including intimate images of Hunter Biden, which were allegedly used without his consent.

“The publication and dissemination of the Intimate Images in “The Trial of Hunter Biden” was not made in relation to a matter of legitimate public concern nor is it otherwise protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. On the contrary, the six-part mock trial is a fictionalized trial of a nonexistent case against Mr. Biden which was intended solely as entertainment and not as news,” according to the court document.

The lawsuit labeled the inclusion of these intimate images as a blatant violation of New York’s revenge porn laws.

“Fox knew that the majority of states had in effect laws against the nonconsensual disclosure of sexually explicit images and videos (also known as “revenge porn” laws),” according to the court document.

“Specifically, on information and belief, Fox knew that its use of the Intimate Images in “The Trial of Hunter Biden” would violate New York State’s revenge porn laws including New York Civil Rights Law Section 52-b and Penal Law Section 245.15 (making the unlawful dissemination or publication of an Intimate Image a class A misdemeanor), which had been in effect since September 21, 2019.”

The lawsuit claimed that the miniseries used hacked, stolen, and manipulated digital material intended to remain private and confidential, causing severe emotional distress, humiliation, and irreparable damage to his personal and professional reputation.

On Sunday, Hunter Biden’s legal team announced that they were dropping the lawsuit without prejudice. No official reason was provided.

#BREAKING: Hunter Biden has just DROPPED his lawsuit against Fox News

Interesting timing! pic.twitter.com/IojAFLhdSM

— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) July 22, 2024

This new development comes after Joe Biden’s recent decision to withdraw from the presidential race. Hunter Biden issued a statement shortly after his father’s announcement.

For my entire life, I’ve looked at my dad in awe. How could he suffer so much heartache and yet give so much of whatever remained of his heart to others?

Not only in the policies he passed, but in the individual lives he’s touched.

Over a lifetime I have witnessed him absorb the pain of countless everyday Americans who he’s given his personal phone number to, because he wanted them to call him when they were hurting. When their last hopes were slipping through their hands.

That unconditional love has been his North Star as a President, and as a parent. He is unique in public life today in that there is no distance between Joe Biden the man and Joe Biden the public servant of the last 54 years.

I’m so lucky every night I get to tell him I love him, and to thank him. I ask all Americans to join me tonight in doing the same.

Thank you, Mr. President. I love you, Dad.

♥pic.twitter.com/0yBoethUbZ

— Naomi Biden (@NaomiBiden) July 21, 2024

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Top 4 Democrats Still Haven't Endorsed Harris: Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, Jeffries

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Wayne Root Exposes the Entire Rancid Trump Assassination Attempt and What the Democrats and Deep State Have Planned Next. Wayne’s #1 Story is “The Trump Miracle” (VIDEO)

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VIDEO:

Watch Wayne’s “America’s Top Ten Countdown” with his World-Famous “Final Four” airing every Friday at 10pm ET and Saturday at Noon ET on Real America’s Voice TV Network. Also watch Wayne’s new nightly show, “The ROOT Reaction” every night at 10pm ET on Real America’s Voice TV.

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A New Naval Base for China Would Allow Quick Breakout Into the Deep Pacific

 

Commentary

The bane of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has been its unfettered access to the Pacific Ocean. However, China’s closer relations with Russia is changing this limitation to Beijing’s advantage.

The PLAN is experiencing significant growth in naval force structure, with roughly 350 ships in service. It has surpassed the U.S. Navy, which is still below 300 ships, but it still faces restrictions on its ability to come and go freely.

Germany, the Soviet Union, and Russia have had similar historical and geographic constraints placed on their navies, which have been limiting factors in their ability to challenge the American navy, the British navy, and other Allied navies.

The force structure disparity between the PLAN and the U.S. Navy will worsen as the U.S. Navy faces a baffling downward trend in size. In the fiscal year 2025 budget proposal, the U.S. Navy lost more ships than were sunk at Pearl Harbor.

With the Chinese navy’s growth, a new basing footprint is necessary to support the larger fleet size and provide alternatives for the Chinese fleet’s sorties to the Pacific Ocean.

China’s Navy

China’s navy must run a significant gantlet of Allied territory and forces to reach the deep Pacific.

The current force structure of the Chinese navy is divided among three theater commands. The Southern Theater Command Navy is based in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, and has several key bases, including the underground submarine base at Yulin on Hainan Island.

These bases provide quick access to the West Philippine Sea (sometimes referred to as the South China Sea). However, accessing the deep Pacific from the southern naval theater is complicated and precarious.

The quickest route is the gap between Taiwan and the Philippines, which is now being fortified by American and Philippine forces.

The Eastern Theater Command Navy is headquartered in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, which is south of Shanghai and north of Taiwan.

The eastern fleet has to go south through the shallow Taiwan Straits, which are around the north of Taiwan, through the southern Japanese archipelago and the unified Japanese and American naval forces.

The current Northern Theater Command Navy is based in Qingdao, Shandong Province. The Yellow Sea in this area is relatively shallow, with an average depth of roughly 150 feet, which exposes submarine operations.

The Chinese may have lost one of their nuclear attack submarines in this area in a mysterious event in 2023. The Yellow Sea is a vulnerable terrain for Chinese naval forces, which must be pushed by the growing South Korean and Japanese navies backed up by the U.S. Navy to reach the Pacific.

‘No Limits’ Agreement

The latest update to the “no limits” agreement between Beijing and Moscow codifies the effort to give China access to the Sea of Japan.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed what could be considered an addendum to the “no limits” partnership between the two countries to upend the U.S.-led world system.

This agreement in May codified several matters including a framework of an agreement to allow China to use the Tumen River for access to the Sea of Japan.

The Tumen River separates North Korea from Russia, and upriver less than 10 miles is China. China had access to the Sea of Japan in this area, but in the 1860 Treaty of Peking, it forfeited this territory and access to the Sea of Japan to Russia.

This forgotten three-way intersection of totalitarian states is suddenly of interest in the international Great Game of the Great Power showdown with China. The development of the Tumen River with new ports and bridges would provide an economic windfall to China, Russia, North Korea, and land-locked Mongolia.

Revisiting access to the ocean through this river has been a constant discussion point between China and Russia, with little progress. As the Russia–Ukraine war drags on, the dynamic has changed.

Political science professor Alexander J. Motyl, a Russia specialist, said: “It’s often said that Putin has effectively transformed his country into a vassal of China. That’s true, but Russia’s relationship with its much more powerful neighbor to the south is more accurately termed colonial.”

NATO, which just concluded its annual summit, has become acutely aware of the inseparable connection of Chinese war material support to Russia’s continued ability to wage war in Ukraine.

New Chinese Naval Base

A new Chinese naval base at the Tumen River would offer no-warning access to the deep Pacific and Arctic around the top end of Japan.

The Tumen River empties into the Sea of Japan, and a Chinese warship or naval flotilla exiting a new naval facility along this river could turn north, stay inside Russian territorial waters, and then move out to the deep Pacific or Arctic, making Japanese, American, or partner nation surveillance or detection more difficult. With Russia as a subordinate partner, even a “colony,” as professor Motyl has termed it, China would have largely unfettered access to the Pacific Ocean.

A new Chinese fleet would need to be constituted and named, but the longstanding frustration of the existing Chinese Southern, Eastern, and Northern fleets would be greatly eased as the PLAN would have a decisive fourth point of access to not only the Pacific but also the Arctic. It will take years to develop the Tumen River, but as China has shown with its military expansion, such capability can be developed faster than expected.

Views expressed in this article are opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

All viewpoints are personal and do not reflect the viewpoints of any organization.

This article first appeared in Epoch Times and was reprinted with permission.

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Taiwan reacts to Trump’s they 'should pay us for defense' comments

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That Groomer Show? Netflix’s Pedo-Friendly ‘That ‘90s Show’ Sexualizes Children to Cringey Laugh Tracks

If you had the displeasure of watching the first season (“Part 1”) of Netflix’s comedy That ‘90s Show, you already know the show loves to sexualize children, much like its predecessor That ‘70s Show, which aired on Fox from ’98 to ‘06. The writers were apparently determined to keep that theme alive in the newest season (“Part 2”), as creepy pedophilic and masturbation “jokes” set to cringey laugh tracks were used, along with the teens constantly getting stoned, drinking, having sex and stealing. For reference, the kids are supposed to be anywhere from 14-17, and teens are their target audience. You’d think it couldn’t get much worse than last season when: Donna (Laura Prepon) gives her daughter Leia (Callie Haverda) advice on anal sex. Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) tells the kids to be sure they’re naked when they jump from a local cliff into the water, “'Cause when you hit the water at the right angle, it's like doing it with a lake.” Leia’s grandfather Bob (Don Stark) sings I’ll Make Love to You to her when a karaoke machine he gave her for her 15th birthday plays the wrong song.   A pedophile grandma tricks teens Jay (Mace Coronel) and Nate (Maxwell Acee Donovan) into her hot tub where she sexually assaults them with her foot as a laugh track plays. Her granddaughter later reveals she does it “all the time,” especially to “the cute ones”: Granddaughter: Grandma! No! I told you to stop tricking guys into your hot tub. Nate: What? She didn't do that. We're just trying it out before we take it. Jay: Bro, I think that's the trick. Grandmother: I've got a free king-size bed upstairs if you'd like to try that out. Nate: It's free? Jay: Bro! Grandmother: Sorry she wasted your time. Jay: No, it wasn't a waste. I was getting down on myself, and she gave me really good advice. Granddaughter: Yeah, she always helps out the cute ones. Nate: I am reporting you to the Pennysaver. Grandmother: Ooh! But Season 2 (“Part 2”) was just as determined to sexualize the children. Case in point, episode 2, “Something to Talk About,” where the friend group approach teen Nikki’s (Sam Morelos) door and assume she’s masturbating when they hear her grunting: Nikki: (Grunting ) Ozzie: It's a lot of grunting. Did Nikki make up with Nate already? Gwen: No. This might be a solo ride on the pleasure train. Leia: It's supposed to be this loud? Gwen: Hey, Nikki. Hope you're at a natural stopping point because Leia's here to apologize. Leia: Oh, good. You opened the door. Nikki: Yeah, so I could slam it in your face. Gwen: Okay, you better go. Leia: But what about my Frosty? Ozzie: Do you honestly believe you deserve a Frosty? Leia: I do not. Gwen: Nikki? Ozzie: Oh, thank God. It's just Tae Bo. It’s not like the writers don’t realize these are children they’re writing these “jokes” for. In the same episode, Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) chastises her husband Red (Kurtwood Smith) for “threatening a child” after he has words with Jay, because he was caught kissing Leia in her bedroom. More masturbation jokes ensue in episode 3, “Just a Friend,” after Jay gives Nate a porn tape to cheer him up after a breakup: Nate: Seeing Nik doing so well… I thought I was at rock bottom, but I was just rock middle. Jay: Dude. Here. It's a pοrn tape I swiped from my dad. Nate: I don't know, man. I might be too sad for this. (Later) Well, that worked. It had everything. Romance, mystery. And how refreshing to see an accounting firm run by women. Jay: Yeah, but they keep the office fun. Now give it back. Hey. Let go. This is a Kelso family heirloom. Nate: No way, man. I was planning on being sad again before my bath. The porn jokes continue along with the boys having to hide their erections behind a pillow as they view the tape while recording an extra copy for Nate to keep: Nate: It'll take 45 minutes to make a copy, and the Formans just left for dinner. Jay: Let's just, uh, hurry up. I mean, I cannot get caught doing this, bro. This is exactly the kind of thing Leia's grandpa thinks I would do. Nate: Okay, we're all set. You hit play. I'll hit record. Jay: Okay. One, two, three, go. Woman: Jennifer, you forgot to fill out your 10-69 form. Let me help you with that. Axel: Hey, ladies, I'm Axel, the maintenance guy. It's my first day. Nate: That's where I tapped out last time. I knew what was about to happen to Axel, and I was excited for him. Axel: Does anything need to be handled? Woman: You can start by handling my... Nate: Handling what? Jay: I think the tape's jammed. Get up and fix it. Nate: You get up and fix it. Jay: I can't right now. Nate: Me neither. I don't know what your excuse is, but I've got a bоnеr. Jay: Okay, same time, then. It won't come out. Nate: I wish Axel was here. This would never happen to him. He's so lucky. Jay: Let's take the VCR, okay? They'll think they got robbed. When Gwen’s (Ashley Aufderheide) new love interest announces he’s leaving for Fuddruckers after Leia catches them kissing, Leia asks incredulously, “Are you two fuddruckering?!” Gwen quips, “No, he’s just my human Bop It. You know, bop it, twist it, pull it,” complete with hand gestures in case anyone misses what exactly she’s “bopping.” In episode 7, “Baby, Baby, Baby”, Leia plays the same “game” when she asks Jay if he wants to do “hand stuff” in a janitor’s closet. Episode 6, “I Can See Clearly Now,” opens with Nikki and Nate back together because they can’t resist having sex with each other: Nate: No one can know about this. Nikki: Yes. That was the last time. Nate: Definitely. One for the road? Nikki: Waiting on you, cowboy. How are you so out of breath? I did all the work. Nate: It's from cheering you on. Nik, I can't. Nikki: Who are we kidding? Nate: We're so good at it. Later, Nikki, Leia and Gwen steal expensive bras because they’re fascinated by how much larger their breasts look in them, which is shown as they stare at themselves in a mirror. Nate becomes aroused when he sees Nikki wearing it, and as they rush towards each other and make out, the audience track, which one would presume is supposed to represent adults as well as teens, starts cheering with excited “oohs.” Lots of drug use and drinking are featured, too, some in front of the adults and with their apparent consent. In episode 8, “Friends in Low Places,” adult Leo (Tommy Chong, of course) actually supplies the drugs and gets high with the kids. Next time a teacher or other trusted adult gets caught harming a minor in any of these ways, their lawyer should just hand the jury a copy of this show and argue it’s supposed to be “funny,” because that’s sadly the message this show is sending to teens, groomers and predators.

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A bit earlier, trying to explain why Biden dug in his heels before eventually relenting and quitting the race, Joe Scarborough spoke of the Democratic establishment having repeatedly "s---" on Biden.  Scarborough suggested that Biden and his family and top advisers wanted to prove that, like Rocky, there was one more fight in him. In that same paean to Biden, Mika made two absurd accusations against the Republicans. First, she claimed that Republicans had already begun a "hate campaign" against Kamala Harris. Mika, it's not a "hate campaign" -- it's a campaign. Exposing Kamala's word salads and "deep thoughts" on things like "the passage of time" is an entirely valid venture into informing Americans about her. Mika also accused Republicans of deliberately mispronouncing Harris' first name as Ka-MA-la. There are countless examples of politicians of all stripes making the same mistake, including—yup!—Biden himself [see 48 seconds in]! Finally, Mika warned her fellow Dems that Trump would be hard to beat, telling them not to make the same mistake they made in 2016, when they laughed at Trump's chances. Was that a shot at Mika's fellow MSNBC host, Joy Reid, who famously laughed at Ann Coulter when, in 2015 on Bill Maher's show, Ann said that Trump was the Republican with the best chance of winning the general election? Notes Scarborough, egomaniac that he is, was so eager to bloviate on Biden's departure that he rudely cut off Willie Geist, who had opened the show by describing the Dem rules for nominating Biden's replacement. Scarborough sarcastically asked executive producer Alex Corson for two more hours on Dem logistics. Scarborough also went out of his way to credit former Morning Joe regular Mark Halperin for breaking the news on Friday that Biden would quit on Sunday. Video here. Halperin hosts a once-or-twice-daily 2Way Zoom/YouTube, bringing on top strategists and pollsters from all sides, but also allowing time for non-professionals to express opinions and ask questions. Here's the transcript. MSNBC Morning Joe 7/22/24 6:02 am EDT WILLIE GEIST: Since Biden left the race, his delegates are free to support whoever they choose. The president does not have to release his delegates. So, let's pause there, Joe. JOE SCARBOROUGH: Yeah. GEIST: The delegates are part of this. SCARBOROUGH: I think, I think it was good at the top of the show. I think we should read all the subsections of the Democratic National Committee's charter, and Alex, could we go a couple more hours on that? Because I don't think anybody wants reactions to anybody here. GEIST: I saw where that was headed. Executive decision, you cut it off. SCARBOROUGH: Thank you, thank you. . . . JOE SCARBOROUGH:  By the way, just to be really clear here.  And Jonathan, I'll let you finish up on this. To be really clear, Ricchetti and Donilon loved Biden. They heard Biden counted out time and time and time again. The family heard the Democratic establishment just absolutely [pauses] shit on Joe Biden time and time and time again.  And what did he do? He always exceeded expectations. He became President of the United States, as we all remember in 2020, with the entire Democratic establishment mocking him, saying he wasn't good enough, he wasn't up to it. So, as a background, you can understand why Ricchetti and Donilon said, hey, let's do it again, Rocky. Come on, one more fight, you can do it. . . .  MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well, obviously, on many levels, I'm really sad. Joe Biden is a patriot. I love him, I love his family, and I love what he's done for the country.  He had authenticity and touch. Whether you saw it or not, but everything about him, even sometimes the stutter and the bumbling was part of the touch, part of the sort of empathic, very loving, very clear, clear-eyed touch that he had, that allowed him and enabled him to be an effective president. But all that turned against him after the debate for all the reasons that we discussed. And he would say, no time to complain about it. Let's move on. It's go time. And Democrats really have a moment of momentum here, and my hope is that they grab it and run with it. Get unified. Get organized. Get coordinated. No more infighting. Donald Trump is not easy to beat. He is not easy to beat, and anyone who thinks he is is back at 2016 when they're laughing at the concept. And you can see how quickly they tried to steal the unity narrative. And I've heard from inside Republican circles and right-wing media that the hate campaign against Kamala Harris has begun.  You'll notice they purposefully pronounce her name wrong. They say Ka-MA-la. They do it all the time. It is on purpose. But the talk is to start that hate campaign and get it going and start it churning.

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Mike Cernovich on How Democrats Are Gearing Up to Steal the 2024 Election — Are Republicans Paying Attention? (VIDEO)

Mike Cernovich discussed the 2024 election in his interview with Tucker Carlson.

Author and filmmaker Mike Cernovich recently sat for a two-hour interview with Tucker Carlson.

The two men covered a wide range of topics, including homeschooling, advice to young men, war with Russia, and Jeffrey Epstein.

(The entire interview is posted here.)

At one point, Tucker asked Mike about his election predictions. Here is Mike’s response.

Tucker Carlson: What’s going to happen in this election?

Mike Cernovich: Nobody can know because the Democrats have all these tricks off their sleeves that people aren’t prepared for. For example, what they’re doing now with motor voter registration is they’re registering illegal immigrants who come into the country, and they’ll just harvest those ballots. It’s really easy to do. We have 10 or 11 million people in it over the past couple of years on the Biden administration. You register them all the vote.

It doesn’t matter because they’re not going to vote. So there’s no voter prosecution, and there won’t be any record of voter fraud by them. But you have all these names now. In a swing state, remember, elections are decided not by the popular vote. It’s decided by 50 to 100,000 votes in three to four states.

So all you do is you need 8,000 votes in Georgia. Push them through. 20,000 votes in Arizona. You have all these extra names now added to the voter rolls. Push them through. Wisconsin has those drop boxes back. Push them through. And you don’t need to do another scale of millions. You just need to do it strategically. Add 10,000 here, 20,000 there.

This is exactly what we have been warning about for years now at The Gateway Pundit.

Without a doubt, the key to the Democrat voter fraud is bloating voter rolls.

This was crystal clear when the Biden administration dispatched federal agencies to collect registrations.

And in February, the Biden White House held a summit exclusively with far-left “voting rights groups” to execute plans to ‘register’ voters.

Democrat lawmakers and Joe Biden also fund suspect far-left groups that write up tens of thousands of voter registrations and turn them into county clerks in battleground states.

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Democrats also need these ballots mailed in so they can be completed and collected without scrutiny.

Once these ballots enter an election building or Dropbox, it’s game over.

Again, it is safe to say the Democrat strategy is two-fold:

  1. Bloat the voter rolls with millions of manufactured registrations
  2. Mail in the ballots of the manufactured registrations

The suspect ballots are then basically 'legitimate' ballots that pass audits. Stopping fraud should focus much farther upstream.

The bottleneck for Democrat fraud appears to be getting the collected ballots back into the system, in bulk. This was made evident in 2000 Mules. Republican efforts should look at ways to prevent bulk ballot delivery. Because registration is now done almost entirely online, they face little vetting. Demanding registration vetting might be a longer term strategy. It must happen.

There are several groups today that can identify likely fraudulent registrations. Check My Vote and Omega4America are two such organizations.

Catherine Engelbrecht's iv3.us is another excellent option!

These groups are able to identify fraudulent voters and fraudulent locations on a much broader scale than the GOP. It is not clear to this website if the Republican Party even has this on their radar?  If we find out the GOP is concerned about this issue, we will update this report.

Republicans better wise up. The clock is ticking.

The post Mike Cernovich on How Democrats Are Gearing Up to Steal the 2024 Election — Are Republicans Paying Attention? (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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Who Wrote It? — Internet Buzzes as Biden’s Signature on Dropout Letter Doesn’t Match Signatures on Executive Orders

Verified Biden signature (L); Resignation letter signature (R)

On Monday, Joe Biden officially dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Kamala Harris.

Biden’s sudden decision to drop out of the race did not come through a press conference or an official White House press release but rather from a post on X from Biden’s X account that contained a letter without an official presidential seal.

Biden’s campaign staffers were completely blindsided by Joe Biden’s announcement to drop out of the 2024 race.

‘None of us understand what’s happening,” a staffer told Politico. “We’re all finding out by tweet.”

Shortly after Biden’s announcement letter was released, several journalists noticed Biden’s signature in his announcement letter did not match Biden’s official signature.

Journalist Dr. Naomi Wolf took to X and compared Biden’s official signature, according to Wikipedia, with the most recent signature on his dropout letter.

LOOK:

Here’s Biden’s archived signature on Wikipedia compared to his signature on his drop out announcement letter:

Verified Biden signature, left. Resignation letter signature, right. ⁦@JordanSchachtelpic.twitter.com/KKxI4jEm6F

— Dr Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf) July 22, 2024

Biden’s recent signatures on his Executive Orders also differ from his signature on his drop-out letter.

Here’s Biden’s signature on Executive Order 14124 signed on July 17th, 2024:

Now let’s once again compare that to his signature on his resignation letter:

Biden’s signatures on his Executive Orders contain “Jr.” and don’t contain any underline underneath his name.

Can anyone find another example of Joe Biden underlining his signature? https://t.co/7xUq6yITJY pic.twitter.com/Jt7dmPgDJp

— ALX (@alx) July 22, 2024

This is kind of important . Five identical signatures appear to be with an auto-pen (a real thing Presidents use) and the one on the resignation letter differs. Good work, whoever created this. https://t.co/tkEzMezXlo

— Dr Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf) July 22, 2024

Even as a Vice President, Biden never signed a line directly under his name.

WATCH:

Here’s what Biden’s signature looks like.

While VP Biden signed his name inside the drawer of his desk in the vice president’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Notice there’s NO Direct Line underneath his signature… pic.twitter.com/GiLdmnRNET

— Anthony Scott (@AnthonyScottTGP) July 22, 2024

This leaves a significant question: Did Joe Biden sign his letter declaring his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race?

CEO of Pershing Square Bill Ackman made an interesting point regarding Biden’s drop-out announcement:

One would think that a letter to the American people from the president announcing his decision to step aside would not be signed using a digital signature and would be accompanied by a photo op and a scheduled conference in the morning that followed.

Instead we have a digitally signed letter released on the president’s X account, an account we know that is run by a staffer, no photo, and no live scheduled address to the American people.

If I were China, I would invade Taiwan tomorrow.

One would think that a letter to the American people from the president announcing his decision to step aside would not be signed using a digital signature and would be accompanied by a photo op and a scheduled conference in the morning that followed.

Instead we have a…

— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) July 22, 2024

The post Who Wrote It? — Internet Buzzes as Biden’s Signature on Dropout Letter Doesn’t Match Signatures on Executive Orders appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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President Trump was shot and nearly assassinated last Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania.

The details of the shooting continue to develop and are constantly changing. This tells you the feds are not being honest – once again.

Many Americans are still stunned by the antics of the three stooges outside President Trump’s vehicle after he was shot. These women never should have been anywhere near the president!

I mean, I can’t believe one of these gals didn’t accidentally shoot herself.

This is an embarrassment to the Secret Service.

None of these women deserved to be on Trump’s detail or anyone else’s for that matter pic.twitter.com/iu6lim1kRD

— Elroy Plambecker (@One_Party_State) July 14, 2024

Now there is new information on why the Secret Service would have such inept employees on the president’s detail.

Today’s Secret Service puts more emphasis on DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) than on competent employees. How else to you explain a 5 foot 3 inch, 140 pound woman on the detail of a 6 foot 3 inch former president who likely weighs up to 230 pounds?

Was this little woman expected to drag President Trump from the stage if he was seriously injured? Did these frantic women appear to be in control of the situation as it was happening or did they look like they could start firing on the crowd any second?

Chris Tigani posted pages from the Secret Service Recruitment Guide on X on Sunday.

It is truly shocking the nonsense they are pushing over competence.

Via Thread Reader App.

The following are pages from the current Secret Service Application Manual. Take a look and see if you notice any common themes. Comments are welcome.

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Here is the full recruitment guide.  Whoever published this guide are not serious people.  They certainly do not have the safety of our officials in mind.

This also explains how Kimberly Cheatle, a dishonest, untalented, rude, and cocky woman, landed the job as Secret Service Director.

The post The Secret Service Recruitment Guide Confirms that DEI Is Its Highest Calling – Competence Is Not a Priority – And If You’re a White Male, Forget About It appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a political event in Grand Rapids, Mich., in early 2024. (The White House/Wikimedia Commons)

On July 21, President Biden withdrew from the presidential race, raising questions about the fate of his $232,436,391 in campaign funds.

Some might think he can simply transfer these funds to a new candidate, but that would violate donor trust and be illegal under Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations, which allow a federal candidate committee to contribute only up to $2,000 per election to another candidate’s committee.

Furthermore, there is no new candidate yet. Biden has endorsed Kamala Harris, but his endorsement does not automatically make her the party’s new candidate.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) plans to begin virtual voting from August 1 to August 7, a process originally expected to culminate in Biden’s official nomination before his withdrawal.

By dropping out at this late date, Biden has done a great disservice to other candidates who now have only 10 days to raise funds and launch their campaigns for the nomination.

Alternatively, the DNC could rescind their decision to start virtual nominations on August 1, giving candidates more time until the convention on August 19.

Since Biden left the race, the Democrats will have to hold an open convention to choose their nominee. Delegates who were previously obligated to vote for Biden at the convention are now unbound, allowing them to vote for any candidate they prefer.

In some states, candidates will have to get their names on the ballot as early as August 7. Biden’s late departure leaves the nominee just three months to raise funds and campaign against Trump, who, while vilified by the left, is arguably the most well-known person on the planet.

That said, let’s get back to the money.

Campaign funds must first be used to settle any outstanding debts. After debts are settled, remaining funds can either be refunded to donors or used for permissible activities, such as donating to charities or transferring to party committees within legal limits.

The legal loophole in the Biden campaign is that the money was officially given to the Biden-Harris team. Technically, this means Harris could use the funds for her own campaign.

Legal scholars have noted that due to this loophole, despite the switch to Kamala, donors could only get their money back if the party agreed.

If Kamala drops out or fails to secure the nomination, the funds could be transferred to the DNC, but these funds cannot be used directly to support a new candidate’s campaign.

The DNC can use the funds for general party activities, which include promoting the party’s platform, voter outreach, and support for various candidates. However, they cannot simply transfer the funds directly to another candidate’s campaign committee.

So, while it may be legal to pass the donor money on to Harris, this raises serious ethical issues. Donors who contributed to Biden’s campaign did so with the intent to support his candidacy. Automatically transferring these funds to another candidate, even with an endorsement, may not align with the donors’ original intent, especially if they do not support Harris. This action could undermine donor trust and lead to long-term damage to the party’s credibility.

Ethical considerations demand transparency and consent from donors. Ideally, donors should be informed and given the option to consent to their contributions being transferred to another candidate or refunded. This approach respects donor intent and maintains ethical standards.

Maintaining trust and integrity is crucial in political fundraising. Using funds in a way that donors might not have intended can damage the trust between the candidate and their supporters, leading to potential long-term negative impacts on the party’s credibility. Campaigns should clearly communicate with donors about the changes and provide options for refunds or reallocation of their contributions.

Biden’s late departure will make it difficult, but not impossible, for anyone other than Kamala to get the nomination. The fact that Kamala can legally access the funds may sway some delegates to vote for her, since her campaign already has substantial funding.

Regardless of what the Democrats choose to do, the entire Biden debacle demonstrates their lack of integrity. For four years, they have been gaslighting us, claiming we were buying into conspiracy theories every time we pointed out that he was obviously demented, making up words, slurring his speech, and losing the thread. Then in the last few weeks, those same supporters have been calling for Biden to drop out of the race because of dementia.

Furthermore, the Democrats who said Biden was not mentally fit to serve another term never called for his resignation. Meanwhile, the “ridin’ with Biden” crowd insisted that Biden was the best candidate and the only person who could save democracy.

Overnight, they are now all in on Kamala, praising Biden’s backing out as an act of patriotism. If they believed he was the only hope to save democracy, shouldn’t they be angry at him for dropping out?

In a huge twist of irony, the same people who told us last week that age doesn’t matter are now saying Trump is too old. These people just blow with the wind, with no convictions except for the fact that they hate Trump.

The post Biden’s Sudden Exit Raises Questions on the Legality of Transferring Campaign Funds to Kamala Harris appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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