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"Conspiracy is usually a better explanation and closer to the truth than incompetence and fraud in most human activity." -- Mark Twain
The most mind-blowing of these tweets is by Reich, who should know better. If I were Trump, I absolutely would fundraise off being investigated under the Espionage Act. By pursuing him under this provision, the Justice Department just did Trump the mother of all favors, adding his name to a list of some of the most famous political martyrs in our history.
“Ellsberg, Hale, Winner, Snowden, Assange, and now Trump,” Gabriel Shipton, brother of Julian Assange said this morning. “Incredible.”
Maybe Reich can’t see how this will play politically, or doesn’t care, but anyone thrilled at the prospect of trying to prosecute a former president under the Espionage Act has blacked out the recent history of this law. How much does this Act suck, and shame us all? Let’s count the ways.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new maritime doctrine that stamps a significant warning on the United States. This new legislation spells out the “dangers” of the US Navy and its “course to naval dominance.”
Putin signed the 55-page document before he gave his speech at the Russian Navy Day in St. Petersburg. The port city of Saint Petersburg, sitting right on the Baltic Sea, represents a Russian area that feels threatened by the USA and the NATO.
Russian news agency Tass explained the thinking behind the document: “Russia will be ramping up the Navy’s operational capabilities to ensure national security and protect its interests in the World Ocean, as follows from the new Maritime Doctrine.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is demanding that the documents supporting the application for a search warrant for President Donald Trump’s Florida home be released to the public. He is also calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to provide answers about the raid on Mar-a-Lago that saw several boxes of documents removed by federal agents.
Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent Wray a letter containing a list of questions about the first-ever federal search of a former president’s residence.
The documents that have been released so far indicate that the Justice Department was seeking documents that Trump allegedly removed from the White House when he left office last year.
Many Americans can remember now-former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) from the 2020 Democratic primary election.
On the debate stage, Gabbard called out then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris for her history of locking people up over marijuana possession, despite previous admissions to smoking marijuana herself.
After being called out, Harris appeared visibly shaken, accusing Gabbard of betraying Democrats due to appearing on Fox News and criticizing former President Obama.
After Gabbard pointed out Harris’ track record of imprisoning people over marijuana possession, Harris fell in the polls and her presidential campaign tanked. Eventually, this led Harris to join Joe Biden’s campaign as his vice presidential candidate.
Today, Gabbard has remained active in politics, calling out the Biden administration and the dangers of wokeness. Although as much as this displeased the left, Democrats are now even angrier with Gabbard over a different matter.
The road to full-blown tyranny in the US, to abolition of what remains of greatly eroded freedoms, is well advanced.
Fourth US President, James Madison, once said the following:
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands…is the definition of tyranny.”
According to Jefferson, “those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
Montesquieu said that “(t)here is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”
All of the above and what relates to it reflects disturbing reality in the US today.
THE COMING GLOBAL REVOLT: A HANDFUL OF NOBS VERSUS EVERYBODY ELSE
The positive aspects derive from the miscalculations of the elites discussed in the article and from the exponential growth of the grass roots liberation and unity movement they have catalysed.
In short, too many people have seen what lies behind the propaganda curtain and from here on the world is going to change for the better.
It is not the degraded sociopathic utopian tinkerers and self-appointed herdsmen of a bovine humanity who will be pulling us out of the digital/biochemical Dark Age and building our new civilisation. It will by you and I and millions like us, my friend.
The so-called elite, the planet’s covert and insidious monied aristocracy, on the other hand, is a dying monster, dangerous only in its death throes due to its thrashing tail.
More and More Are Seeing Through the Lies
As Amnesty International confirms the inconvenient truths, which many independent journalists and political observers already knew, about the Ukrainian army’s behavior in Donbass, it’s worth examining how manipulating the truth has become—not only an everyday occurrence but a central element of the West’s proxy war in Ukraine.
An increasing number of mainstream journalists, commentators and ordinary individuals who had rushed to “Stand with Ukraine ” are finding the inconvenient truths about the Zelensky regime and its Army harder and harder to ignore.
It was the icon of American democracy, President Abraham Lincoln that said “You can fool part of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.” Of course, even though Lincoln’s astute observation has been widely misquoted, it certainly has a particular resonance when we consider the recent misadventures and persistent foreign policy failures of his beloved United States.
Abraham Lincoln would probably be aghast at what has become of the American Republic today. [Source: etsy.com]
Most particularly are American efforts to maintain an increasingly skeptical public’s support for its faltering and hugely costly geopolitical ambitions in Ukraine.
Students and staff in the School District of Philadelphia will be required to wear face masks for the first 10 days of the upcoming school year.
A Georgia man called 911 to complain about getting cold fries from McDonald's on Friday. However, the man seems to have forgotten that he is a murder suspect on the run from police. Bodycam video shows the man eating pavement instead of fast food.
Conservatives posted plenty of barbs on Twitter in reaction to the news that CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was leaving the network.
The Idaho state Supreme Court will allow the state’s abortion laws to take effect.
The mass exodus sparked by the August 2021 Taliban takeover compelled Afghanistan’s new rulers to issue a call for Afghans to stay and help rebuild the country. But after a year of Taliban rule, the economy is in tatters, confidence has been shattered, and Afghanistan’s best and brightest are not returning – they’re fleeing in droves.
A few days before her interview with a US university admissions officer, Huma Usyan went to her local internet service provider in Kabul to try to ensure her connection would not be cut during the much-anticipated online meeting.
It comes as G7 nations, fearing a nuclear catastrophe, called on Moscow to withdraw its forces from the plant.
Ukraine and Russia have traded accusations over multiple recent incidents of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia facility, Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Russian troops captured the station early in the war.
Five Americans, including a family from New York, were among the eight victims wounded when a gunman opened fire at a bus full of Jewish worshippers on their way home from Jerusalem's Western Wall at the end of Sabbath this morning.
The shooting happened as the bus waited in a parking lot near David's Tomb on Mount Zion, just outside the Old City walls.
The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, confirmed in a tweet that American citizens were among the wounded, and added that he has spoken with the families and continuing to monitor the situation.'
Fox News host Bret Baier denied claims that former President Barack Obama had also illegally taken 30 million pages of documents from the House, which Trump had sought to use as evidence that the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this was politically motivated.
The Idaho Supreme Court determined Friday that severe abortion bans will be authorized to be passed.
The ruling comes as legal challenges over the laws persist, and the court hasted the timeline for lawsuits to be decided.
Two justices approved of hastening the cases but stressed that they felt laws should not be enforced until the legal process has been completed.
A doctor and a regional Planned Parenthood sued Idaho over three anti-abortion laws.
The conservative outlet issued a leaked version of the search warrant that allowed the FBI to conduct the raid hours before the document was unsealed Friday evening. Breitbart published a version of the warrant that contained the names of the FBI special agent and supervisor agent who signed off on the receipts describing the documents taken from the Mar-a-Lago residence — prompting widespread criticism that the outlet put a target on the agents.
Former President Donald Trump argues a "standing order" allowed him to declassify papers as soon as they left the Oval Office.
A statement from Trump's office was started by journalist John Solomon on Fox News on Friday evening as the former president faces more scrutiny from an FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week in which agents reportedly took all sorts of classified materials. The statement was met with intense skepticism from legal experts.
"As we can all relate to, everyone has to bring home their work from time to time. American presidents are no different. President Trump, to prepare for work the next day, often took documents including classified documents from the Oval Office to the residence," the statement read, according to Solomon's Just the News website.
A senior Biden administration adviser has been told that she will need to recuse herself from consulting on a number of high profile policy issues because of her work representing major entities like Pfizer and the American Clean Energy Corporation.
The FBI seized boxes containing records covered by attorney-client privilege and potentially executive privilege during its raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News, adding that the Justice Department opposed Trump lawyers' request for the appointment of an independent, special master to review the records.
Sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News Saturday that the former president’s team was informed that boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents—all seen on the final page of the FBI’s property receipt —contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.
The FBI seized classified records from Trump's Palm Beach home during its unprecedented Monday morning raid, including some marked as top secret. But the former president is disputing the classification, saying the records have been declassified.
A Georgia State University Campus Police officer was arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping after a woman reported the alleged incident.
Terry Payne, 59, is charged with rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and violation of oath of office. He turned himself in at the Gwinnett County Detention Center after learning of the charges.
Police said the victim and Payne met several months ago and agreed to go out on a date on Aug. 5. The woman said she remembered meeting him at a restaurant in Buford for drinks but has no memory of what happened between then and when she woke up to the attack.
A Georgia State University campus officer was arrested and charged with rape. (Gwinnett County Police)
NFL fans voiced their discontent with quarterback Deshaun Watson during his return to football amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
In a win for pro-life advocates, the Louisiana Supreme Court rejected an appeal in the continued legal fight regarding the state’s abortion law, meaning the ban will remain in effect.
The ruling, which was handed down Friday, comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, allowing states to make their own abortion laws, thus forcing Louisiana's three clinics to rely on rulings and temporary restraining orders to continue operations. Providers had hoped the latest decision would allow them to resume abortion services.
"While it is disappointing that four of the seven justices, without any written explanation, issued a ruling that will effectively deny critical care to women throughout Louisiana, the litigation continues, and we are confident we can affect meaningful change," Joanna Wright, an attorney for the plaintiff, said.
“Everyone should take the time to read this. Slowly, and patiently, because it’s very important.
From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been impaneled. Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”.
Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared. Now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out.
Look who took over this investigation in 2005, none other than James Comey. Coincidence? Guess who was transferred into the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS? None other than, Lois Lerner. Isn’t that interesting?
But this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right? Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Justice from 2001 to 2005? None other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein.
Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame? Another coincidence (just an anomaly in statistics and chances), but it was Robert Mueller.
What do all four casting characters have in common? They all were briefed and/or were front-line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation. Another coincidence, right?
Fast forward to 2009. James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin. Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, official government business, on her own personal email server. The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of Hillary. Like all good public servants do, supposedly looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians. Now, you would think that this is a fairly straight-up deal, except it wasn’t.