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"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for." -- Thomas Jefferson
Republican Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is prepping a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over its gun violence executive order, saying the president "should know better" than to enact "draconian gun control measures."
Knudson tells Fox Digital that his office is waiting for the Biden Administration to act on its order — which President Biden calls a "whole-of-government approach" to "pursue every legally available and appropriate action" to combat gun violence.
The White House said it wants to utilize federal agencies to promote red flag laws, expand background checks and collect more information on federally licensed firearms dealers.
A 25-year-old Stanford University employee was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony perjury for allegedly lying about being raped twice last year on campus, the AP reports. Jennifer Ann Gries of Santa Clara first reported a false sexual attack in August when she told a nurse at Valley Medical Center in San Jose that a man grabbed her while she was at a campus parking lot, dragged her to a restroom and sexually assaulted her, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office said. In October she went to Stanford Hospital to get another rape examination and told the nurse conducting the exam that she was returning to her office from lunch when a man grabbed her arm, forced her into a basement storage closet and raped her, prosecutors said. She again declined to speak with police, they said.
Both of Gries’ sexual assault examination kits were analyzed quickly “given the extreme public safety risk of a potential sex offender,” prosecutors said, adding that the lab results “were not consistent with her story.” On both occasions she signed a consent form acknowledging the nurse was a mandated reporter who must inform law enforcement of the attack and signed forms to get public funds, prosecutors said. In January, during an interview with a District Attorney’s Office investigator, Gries is said to have admitted to lying about the rapes and written an apology letter to the man who was the target of her allegations. “She stated she was upset with the victim because she felt he gave her ‘false intention’ and turned her friends against her,” prosecutors said.
More than 2 tonnes of natural uranium reported missing by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog in Libya has been found, according to forces in the war-scarred country’s east.
General Khaled al-Mahjoub, leader of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar’s communications division, said on Thursday that the containers of uranium had been recovered “barely 5km [3 miles]” from where they had been stored in southern Libya.
After the implosion of the FTX crypto exchange run by Sam Bankman Fried, questions of due diligence and competency immediately arose, suggesting that perhaps the company mishandled assets “accidentally” and that Fried was naive and “in over his head.” Numerous central bank officials and globalist organizations jumped into the debate almost immediately, arguing that FTX was a perfect example of why centralized regulation of crypto and digital currencies was necessary.
They claimed that without oversight by banking elites, disaster was inevitable.
Of course, what they did not mention was that FTX and Sam Fried already had extensive connections with globalist groups including the World Economic Forum. In fact, the very basis of Fried’s business model was the WEF’s “Stakeholder Capitalism” theory, which he often referred to as “Effective Altruism.”
On Thursday, the Republican-led House Oversight Committee published banking records recently obtained from the Treasury Department that show millions of dollars being transferred from a Chinese energy firm to members of the Biden family.
The released letter explains that the House Oversight Committee requested these financial records in late February in order to obtain critical information central to the investigation of the Biden family business dealings.
“The Committee recently obtained financial records related to Mr. John Robinson Walker, a Biden family associate, and his company Robinson Walker, LLC,” the committee explains. “Prior to issuing the subpoena, the Committee received information that Mr. Walker used his company to transfer money to Biden family members.”
The Republican members of the Committee explained that Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) attempted to spread “disinformation” about the bank records by repeatedly leaving out that the Biden’s received a “$3 million wire from a Chinese company in March 2017.”
In February, 32-year-old Dr. Bradford Ferrick, a resident doctor in Massachusetts, was arrested and charged for possessing thousands of videos and images of child pornography, many of which were of his young patients, whom he secretly recorded with multiple hidden cameras.
According to the New York Post, US Attorney Rachael Rollins said, "I can think of no greater fear as a parent or guardian than potential harm coming to your child. Today we allege that this doctor, who held a position of trust with access to children, maintained child sexual abuse material."
Update (1300ET): CNBC's David Faber is reporting that the large banks are planning - as a group - to deposit around $20 billion of their own cash with First Republic.
JPMorgan, Citigroup, BofA, and Wells Fargo are among the banks in talsk over the despoit of their cash into First Republic. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are also reportedly involved along with US Bancorp and PNC Financial Services.
This makes some sense as the 'big banks' have lots of reserves relative to assets...
Defending his role on the board of the failed Signature Bank, former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has told Financial Times, “I need to make some money."
The man whose namesake Dodd-Frank Act piled regulations on banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis says he's “chagrined" over Signature's closing, "because obviously people will say, ‘Oh, hey mister, you told everybody else how to run a bank and the bank you were helping run failed’.”
Frank served on Signature's board since 2015. He told FT that, having declined a congressional pension, he needed the income:
“Having retired, not having a pension by my choice, not wanting to be a lobbyist for reasons personal, I need to make some money. I do it in part by writing. But I also do it by joining boards. Logically, I’m asked to join boards on subjects with which I was identified.”
Hallie Biden received a cut of $3 million in cash from China sent through an associate of Hunter, according to subpoenaed bank records released by Republicans.
Beau Biden's widow was identified on Thursday as the third member of the first family wrapped up in Rep. James Comer's investigation into allegations they used their names to profit on business deals around the world.
In a memo seen by DailyMail.com, Hallie received $35,000 in two transfers in March from Biden family associate John 'Rob' Walker, after he received a $3 million wire from the Chinese State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with CEFC China Energy.
Sam Bankman-Fried secretly transferred $2.2billion from FTX to his personal account and $1billion to five members of his inner circle before the cryptocurrency exchange collapsed, according to bankruptcy court filings.
Bankman-Fried and five of his friends transferred $3.2billion in total to their personal accounts as 'payments and loans' using funds primarily coming from Alameda Research, a crypto trading hedge fund affiliated with FTX, according to financial statements filed with the bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday night, according to the Financial Times.
John Ray, who was appointed chief executive of FTX after the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in November, has been in charge of locating cryptocurrency and other assets in order to return it to millions of FTX customers whose accounts have been frozen since the bankruptcy.
The upstart populist pro-farmer party FarmerCitizenMovement (BBB) shook the foundations of politics in the Netherlands overnight, securing a significant victory in Wednesday’s provincial elections on the back of growing resentment against the globalist government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his plans to introduce Great Reset-style environmental policies.
“People, what the fuck happened?” exclaimed the frank-talking, half-Irish leader of the BBB, Caroline van der Plas in a victory speech on Wednesday evening as her party, which was formed just three years ago, saw the most gains of any party in the elections that will determine the makeup of the Dutch senate.
The BoerBurgerBeweging (FarmerCitizenMovement) dominated voting in rural areas of the country largely as a result of anger towards the government’s plans to impose EU-driven regulations on farming, particularly the use of nitrogen fertilisers, which many farmers have warned will put them out of business.
Love him or hate him, Tucker Carlson has become the most important political analyst of our era. The release to him of suppressed J6 Capitol footage that contradicted the Democrat/media narrative dominated political news until Carlson's questionnaire on Ukraine policy to the potential GOP presidential field knocked it out of the headlines. Not since Woodward and Bernstein dominated the news with Watergate has a media source produced results that focused the national spotlight so completely as Mr. Tucker Carlson. Unsurprisingly, many are the progressives who want to see him knocked off the air.
Last night, he began his top-rated hour-long program with the following startling statement: "You're going to get a hot war with Russia — and China — whether you want one or not."
He followed with analysis of the Black Sea drone incident and the calls for retaliation and escalation from Lindsey Graham and "his friends in the war party" that would likely lead to outright war. And wartime, he noted at the end of the segment, leads to extraordinary suppression of political dissent.
Update: Here is a live feed of Christine Lagarde who now faces the unenvious task of explaining why she hiked 50bps at a time when Credit Suisse is on the verge of collapse and every incremental rate hike by the ECB makes keeping deposits at the bank that much more difficult