A former top FBI official has been arrested and charged with four crimes over his connections to a Russian oligarch sanctioned by the U.S.
Charles McGonigal, a 54-year-old former special agent in charge of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in New York, was arrested Saturday evening, according to the Justice Department. He’s facing four charges, including money laundering, for covertly providing services to the oligarch Oleg Deripaska, violating U.S. sanctions.
Webmaster addition: This guy was part of the Trump-Russia hoax!
This week the US government reached its 31.4 trillion dollars borrowing limit, better known as the “debt ceiling.” This led to a showdown among House Republicans, President Biden, and congressional Democrats.
House Republicans are demanding that President Biden and Senate Democrats agree to include spending cuts with the debt ceiling increase. However, President Biden and the congressional Democrats are refusing to negotiate with Republicans. Rather, they and their allies in the mainstream media are lambasting Republicans for their “irresponsibility” in seeking to include spending cuts with an increase in the debt ceiling.
America’s national debt is approximately 122 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), meaning the government owes more than the population produces. Interest payments on the national debt follow in size behind other federal budget big spending areas of Social Security, Medicare, and “defense.” While interest payments are made, the national debt continues to grow each year.
There is a famous quote from legendary Irish poet Oscar Wilde that with age comes wisdom. In the case of 76-year-old Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, director of the Response to Love Center in Buffalo, New York, this wisdom was combined with an unexpected feat of strength powered by prayer.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov today claimed the West stopped peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the early months of the war.
Lavrov claimed Russia did not 'refuse negotiations' with Ukraine and was willing to negotiate but the US and other Western nations advised Kyiv against it.
His remarks on a visit to South Africa were similar to those made last year by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was ready for talks but Ukraine's Western allies prevented that from happening.
District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced plans on Thursday to charge actor and anti-gun activist Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Baldwin is responsible for pointing the gun at Hutchins and failing to make sure the gun and supposedly dummy ammunition were properly checked, according to prosecutors.
Despite his blatant disregard for gun safety, Baldwin is bewildered punishment has been levied against him, with his attorney claiming the charges are a “terrible miscarriage of justice.” As an anti-Second Amendment activist who has a habit of demonizing the gun in criminal shootings instead of the person pulling the trigger, Baldwin is probably perplexed that he, not the weapon itself, is being slapped with criminal charges.
According to Baldwin, everyone and everything are to blame for the shooting, except himself. To skirt responsibility, Baldwin has insisted that staff told him the weapon was unloaded and even that he did not pull the trigger (a claim the FBI forensic report stated is implausible). Yet even if Baldwin’s gun had fired without him pulling the trigger, Baldwin would still be at fault for failing to follow safety protocol.
Hundreds of Roman Catholic churches have been attacked since the violence that erupted nationwide following George Floyd's death in May 2020, according to a Catholic nonprofit.
Since May 2020, there have been nearly 300 attacks against U.S. Catholic churches as far afield as Emmonak, Alaska, with the most recent tally at 275 as of Sunday, according to a tracker from CatholicVote.
The religious nonprofit organization noted that "while the riots and looting mostly died down in the summer of 2020, the attacks on Catholic churches have continued and escalated."
The protesters chanted in call and response as they marched past a line of police in front of Kavanaugh’s Chevy Chase, Maryland home, “Cut his time short! A rapist should not rule the court!” and “No privacy for us! No peace for you!”
The Biden Regime’s open borders agenda continues to have dire consequences for law-abiding Americans. Aberdeen, Maryland police on Thursday arrested a 17-year-old illegal alien with Malva Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) ties for allegedly raping and murdering an autistic woman back in July.
Sometimes what you don’t say comes out louder than what you do, as when Kamala Harris quotes the Declaration of Independence but conspicuously leaves out the most essential right — the right to life.
Harris spoke yesterday on the 50-year anniversary of the absurd Roe v. Wade ruling that is celebrated by leftists for killing tens of millions of Americans and that has finally been struck down. It also followed shortly after the National March for Life march, but liberals ignore that, despite the excellent signs on display.
“We collectively believe and know, America is a promise … It is a promise of freedom and liberty,” Harris said. “Not just some, but for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence, that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Now that life has been deleted, liberty is up next.
Arguably the most noxious form of racism in America comes from white liberals when blacks stray from the Democratic Party. On Saturday morning, it was Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell’s turn to experience this treatment from a liberal Karen who did not like a conversation Caldwell and his friends were having in her North Miami restaurant.
Two cases of a novel strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to a wide variety of antibiotics were reported by Massachusetts health officials on Thursday. These are the first cases of “concerning gonorrhea strain” reported in the US.
Dozens of merchant ships carrying grain and sugar are stuck outside Iranian ports due to payment issues as a result of Western sanctions, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
While US and other Western sanctions technically have exemptions for food and other humanitarian goods, the Reuters report said the “impact of the sanctions on Iran’s financial system have created complex and erratic payment arrangements with international companies.”
The payment issues have left 40 ships stuck outside Iranian ports, which are estimated to be holding about $1 billion worth of cargo. Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization said in November that ships off Iran were unable to unload due to “documentation and hard currency payment issues.”