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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Gives Nearly $5 Million to NPR

Ex-CEO of Google Eric Schmidt has recently given a $4.7 million donation to the left-wing public news network NPR, aimed at expanding its operations across the country, as reported by Breitbart.

NPR made the announcement Tuesday, confirming that the donation was courtesy of Eric and his wife Wendy, and will go towards the creation of two brand new newsrooms that will service California and parts of the Midwest. The former will “serve all 17 public radio stations across the state,” and the latter will focus on 25 public radio stations in four states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Schmidt has been an active mega-donor for Democratic politicians in recent years, including Hillary Clinton’s run for president in 2016, and hosted a fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Hollywood last year. Schmidt has previously served as the executive chairman of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. His net worth is estimated to be around $14 billion.

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Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Family Owns Stake in Coronavirus Testing Companies

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.) is facing accusations of cronyism and financially profiting from the coronavirus pandemic after it has been revealed that his family owns stake in at least two companies currently working on coronavirus testing, according to Fox News.

The Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, Tim Schneider, released a statement pointing out that Pritzker’s family firm, Pritzker Group, “controls the companies that are making millions off the pandemic…Governor Pritzker and his family are clearly profiting off the COVID-19 crisis, and it’s appalling.”

The Pritzker Group owns stake in two such companies: It has previously invested in the “anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology company” PathGroup, and had also sent funding to Cue Health, a “health care technology company.” Both companies have been developing testing technology for the virus in recent weeks. Cue Health had also received a $13 million contract from the federal government for their testing work.0

Pritzker’s campaign had released a statement shortly after his election claiming that Pritzker had “given up as much control and knowledge of these trusts as is possible under the law” by putting his share of the company into a blind trust, while also attempting to justify such stake as ultimately being in compliance with state law.

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Planned Parenthood Illegally Receives $80 Million in Coronavirus Relief

At least 37 Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country applied for coronavirus relief funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, receiving a total of $80 million from the federal government, as reported by Fox News.

The Small Business Administration has been reaching out to every Planned Parenthood affiliate that received money, ordering them to return it since they do not fall below the threshold of 500 employees, one of the requirements for receiving PPP funds as a “small business.”

Planned Parenthood CEO Laura Meyers had promised last year to turn down federal funds, falsely accusing the Trump Administration of “bullying us into withholding critical health information from our patients.” She was speaking in reference to the Administration officially defunding Planned Parenthood entirely of federal funding, a long-standing promise by many Republican presidents that was never fully achieved until the Trump Administration.

In reaching out to the guilty Planned Parenthood affiliates, the SBA warned that more “severe penalties” were possible if they failed to return the money, including possible criminal sanctions. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) echoed these sentiments and called for an investigation that may include criminal prosecution.

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Morning Greatness: Strange Susan Rice Email Fully Declassified

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda for the day:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump holds a conference call with the National Hispanic Community
  • The president participates in a meeting with the Governor of Arkansas and the Governor of Kansas
  • 3:00PM Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing

Grenell declassifies Susan Rice’s email to herself

This email is very curious. Very curious. Let’s say you are at your job, doing your work on a regular day. Do you write a memo to yourself saying that you are not breaking any laws or any workplace rules? Who would think to do such a thing unless you are trying to create a written record. People tend to write thing down to certify or to create a contemporaneous record of events for perhaps, a legal proceeding or formal process. I wonder how many other memos to file Rice wrote over the course of her time in the Obama Administration. By the way, last night I made some lovely ribeye steaks and then I went into my home office and sent myself an email memorializing that I did not put arsenic poison on the steaks. Because that’s a totally normal thing to do, right?

No.

Susan Rice waited more than two weeks, on inauguration day, to summarize a very odd meeting with Obama, Biden, Holy James Comey and resistance doyenne Sally Yates. Rice wrote that the meeting was about how the Obama Administration was handling what we have come to know as the pretend RUSSIA collusion investigation, “by the book.” Some of the memo was made available already but parts were redacted. Here’s what was redacted:

“Director Comey affirmed that he is proceeding ‘by the book’ as it relates to law enforcement,” Rice wrote. “From a national security perspective, Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information. President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn. Comey replied ‘potentially.’ He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual.’ The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said that he would.”

Here’s what is really going on: the Obama administration was plotting to secretly investigate the incoming Trump Administration and they are trying to say that this effort was “by the book,” you know, totally normal and legal. Rice is laying down the line that Obama and Rice don’t know what’s going on, they don’t know about the investigation but whatever is happening, it’s “by the book” but they don’t know what that is. The duo are throwing Comey under the bus here, presenting him as the dude who knows what is going on. Rice and Obama (and Biden, but he probably thought he was at a bingo tournament or something) just want whatever is happening, to be done “by the book.”

The declassified section of the memo comically asserts that Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the incoming National Security Advisor and 33-year military veteran, might pass on classified information to the RUSSIANS. Despite a months (years?) long investigation into Flynn that was supposed to be closed for lack of evidence, fired FBI Director James Comey thought that Flynn might potentially pass on classified information. On what basis? NONE. We also don’t know how many times Flynn actually spoke to Kislyak, which Comey said was an “unusual” amount and remember, the Feds had been snooping on Flynn so they had transcripts of his communications. We know they had a transcript of his famous call with Kislyak. Why the conditional and halting language Comey purportedly used to describe his concern? If they had all the opportunity to get the goods on Flynn for espionage, why didn’t they? And even worse, they knew Flynn had asked Kislyak not to retaliate, not to punish the U.S. in return for Obama’s sanctions. How does that work against U.S. interests?

Politico offers a predictable “Republicans seized” piece of journalism to report on the declassification. “Republicans have seized on the document as potential evidence that the outgoing president had ordered the FBI to spy on the new administration, as Trump has alleged.” Hey Politico, we know this is a fact not an allegation. Only the first FISA authorization was done under the campaign, the other three were gotten when Trump was president. The FISA may have been for Carter Page but it gave the authority to snoop on Page’s contacts retroactively and going forward. So yes, spying on the new administration. The only issue as Politico points out, is whether Obama knew. And the purpose of Rice’s bizarre CYA memo was to put down the marker that they did not know but whatever measures were taking place should be by the book.

In a statement Tuesday evening about the email’s release, a representative for Rice stressed that “no discussion of law enforcement matters or investigations took place, despite accusations to the contrary.” Fox News writes, “The spokeswoman also insisted the Obama administration did not change the way it briefed Flynn, saying Rice briefed Flynn for more than 12 hours on four separate occasions during the transition.”

“Ambassador Rice did not alter the way she briefed Michael Flynn on Russia as a result of Director Comey’s response,” Rice representative Erin Pelton said.

Of course.

Coronavirus news:
A good start. Here are the 4 inspectors general ousted by the Trump administration
The goal isn’t to stop people from getting the virus! As Florida begins to reopen state businesses, data shows no significant drop in COVID-19 case numbers
Got to delegitimize these states! Two states that opened early questioned over public access to Covid-19 data
Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly applied for and received $80 million in coronavirus stimulus funds, feds say
CVS Health is returning $43 million in coronavirus relief funds
Justice Department tells California to reopen churches
They just won’t let it go. CNN’s Cuomo Mocks Trump Over Hydroxychloroquine — A Version Of It Was Included In His Own COVID-19 Treatment
Hydroxychloroquine trials set to begin at hospitals in Australia
Oh, good grief! Biden says it’s ‘totally irresponsible’ for Trump to take hydroxychloroquine
Preliminary Study Finds That Patients Reinfected With COVID-19 Aren’t Contagious
GOP lawmakers call for new sanctions on senior Chinese officials
CDC director says US ready to reopen, predicts thousands more contact tracers
Report warns against coronavirus fever-screening devices
Michigan sheriff claims stay-at-home order is like placing residents under arrest
Trump administration finalizes indefinite extension of coronavirus border restrictions  
Group fitness class led to 112 coronavirus cases in South Korea, study warns as societies reopen
Oh, what’s this? Illinois governor’s family firm owns stake in companies involved in coronavirus testing
Las Vegas Crossfit gym holds workout protest to fight for reopening of small businesses benched by coronavirus
Judge ramps up Texas mail-in voting amid coronavirus outbreak; AG vows to appeal
Cotton calls for withholding stimulus funds from states, cities where illegal immigrants get payments
Ben Roethlisberger got a haircut, and the Pennsylvania governor is not happy: report
Oh no! Livestream shows a Christian high school in Oklahoma held an in-person graduation with hundreds in attendance

Other morsels:
Michael Flynn Asks D.C. Circuit to Dismiss Case, Replace Judge
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Gives $4.7 Million to Boost NPR
I do the dishes in my house because I have the higher standard of cleanliness. Trump’s comment about a wife doing dishes puts spotlight on domestic burden women still face
Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade U.S. abortion case says she was paid to switch sides
Trump signs order directing agencies to cut federal regulations
Senate Democrats call for Trump administration to unveil details of TSMC plant deal
Pelosi is a fat-shamer. Trump calls Pelosi a ‘sick woman’ after her remarks on his weight
Pro-Trump outside groups raise $16.8 million in April
Oh boy. New Black Panthers Reportedly Gather For Coronavirus Protest In Front Of Two Chinese Food Restaurants In DC
Senate Intelligence panel approves Ratcliffe as spy chief
Who cares? Almost three quarters of Germans have lower opinion of US over pandemic: poll
This never happens to me! Virginia family finds bags stuffed with $1M in cash lying on road
Minnesota TV anchor assaulted by suspect over his ‘perceived’ sexuality
Harvey Weinstein extradition to L.A. to face sex-crime charges delayed due to COVID-19
Matt Lauer attacks Ronan Farrow’s reporting, claims Pulitzer winner violated ‘journalistic standards’
Hobby Lobby’s Gilgamesh tablet for Museum of the Bible ‘stolen,’ feds say
Judge allows fraud suit against Trump, family and company to proceed
Better late than never. McConnell endorses Senate Republican investigation of Mueller probe

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Comey Said He Had ‘No Indication’ Flynn Colluded with Russia According to Declassified ‘By the Book’ Email

A newly declassified document confirms that the Obama administration was spying on Lt. General Michael Flynn even though the FBI had “no indication” that President Trump’s short-lived national security advisor had been colluding with Russia.

According to the document, disgraced former FBI director James Comey told then-President Obama that he had “no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak.”

White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice sent herself a curious email on Jan. 20, 2017, detailing a Russia briefing with Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and fired former FBI Director James Comey.

Portions of Rice’s email have previously been released, but some Flynn-related material remained redacted until Tuesday, May 19.

According to the email, after the briefing, Obama asked Yates and Comey to “stay behind,” and said he had “learned of the information about Flynn” and his conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak about sanctions.

According to recently declassified documents, Yates testified to congress that she was “surprised” to hear Obama asking about Flynn’s discussions with Kislyak in the meeting because she had not been aware of the calls herself.

Recall that Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made an unmasking request on Flynn on that same day. Joe Biden also made an unmasking request on Jan. 12, 2017 —the day before the illegally leaked information about Flynn’s phone calls with Kislyak were published in the Washington Post.

Rice wrote in her email that Obama “specified that he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.” He also allegedly stressed that Comey’s team “should proceed as it normally would by the book.”

“From a national security perspective, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia,” Rice wrote.

For the past year, the FBI had been spying on Trump’s campaign and later his transition team as part of its Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

Rice’s email, declassified by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, says that Comey then told Obama that he was doing everything “by the book” as it relates to law enforcement,” but he had “concerns” about Flynn because he was “speaking frequently” with Kislyak.

Flynn spoke by phone with Kislyak five times in December 2016 after President Obama signed an executive order announcing sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Flynn, an experienced national security professional who knew his calls would be monitored, merely told the Russian ambassador not to escalate tensions, and Russia agreed.

“President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn,” Rice wrote. According to the email, “Comey replied ‘potentially,’” and “added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual.’”

Because the FBI was listening in on the phone calls, Comey knew full well that Flynn was not sharing “sensitive information” with the Russian ambassador.

Moreover, Comey gleefully admitted during a television interview a year later that his team did not do things “by the book” when he sent a pair of agents to the White House interview the new national security advisor without a lawyer present.

 

 

 

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Flynn’s Attorney Seeks Order from Court of Appeals

On Tuesday May 19, 2020, Sidney Powell, the attorney for President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, filed a petition for a “writ of mandamus” with the D.C. Circuit of the Court of Appeals. The petition seeks, “a Writ of Mandamus ordering the district court to (1) grant the Government’s Motion to Dismiss with prejudice, (2) vacate its order appointing an amicus curiae, and (3) assign the case to another judge for any additional proceedings.”

Powell’s petition challenges Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s recent order appointing a “friend of the court,” or “amicus curiae” to brief the court on whether it should agree to dismiss the Flynn case and whether Flynn should be held in criminal contempt. Powell has argued that the judge exceeded his authority by delaying the prosecution’s bid to dismiss the case on its own motion. She wrote, “numerous decisions of the Supreme Court and this court made clear that courts generally lack authority to second-guess the prosecution’s constitutionally rooted exercise of charging discretion.” 

On the previous day, Judge Sullivan admitted retired judge John Gleeson as a “friend of the court” to advocate against the government’s motion to dismiss and explore whether to charge Flynn with contempt. Gleeson penned an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he urged the judge to appoint an attorney for this same purpose. Powell challenged the propriety of the amicus order generally and specifically objected to appointing the author of an opinion piece to a role in the case against her client. 

This author and others have raised ethical concerns regarding the conduct of Brandon Van Grack, the attorney who, until recently, managed the prosecution of Flynn. The government’s motion to dismiss relies on evidence of Flynn’s innocence that appears to have been withheld from Flynn until Van Grack’s supervisory chain intervened.

Additionally, there are concerns regarding a judge using contempt powers to punish a defendant for wrongfully entering a plea of guilty. Powell wrote, “The district judge in this case has abandoned any pretense of being an objective umpire—going too far as to suggest that a criminal defendant who succumbs to a coerced and unfair plea bargain should be prosecuted for contempt.”

The docket of the D.C. circuit contains no indication as to the next step in the process.

 

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Flynn Lawyer Sidney Powell Files Petition ‘to Correct Judge Sullivan’s Unauthorized Actions’

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s defense team delivered a Petition for Writ of Mandamus to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday “to correct Judge Sullivan’s unauthorized actions.”

The petition seeks an order directing the district court to dismiss the case against President Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, vacate Judge Emmet Sullivan’s amicus curiae order, and reassign the case to another judge.

“Petitioner respectfully requests that this Court order the district court immediately to (1) grant the Justice Department’s Motion to Dismiss; (2) vacate its order appointing amicus curiae; and (3) reassign the case to another district judge as to any further proceedings,” the petition states.

Flynn’s lead attorney Sidney Powell asked the court to determine whether “the district court exceeded its authority and egregiously abused its discretion by failing to grant the Government’s Motion to Dismiss the Criminal Information and, instead, appointing an amicus to oppose the motion and to propose contempt and perjury charges against General Flynn, while inviting additional amici.”

Judge Sullivan, who oversees the Flynn case, refused last week to grant the government’s Motion to Dismiss and instead entered an order “appoint[ing] The Honorable John Gleeson (Ret.) as amicus curiae to present arguments in opposition to the government’s Motion to Dismiss” and to advise “whether the Court should issue an Order to Show Cause why Mr. Flynn should not be held in
criminal contempt for perjury.”

Flynn, in December of 2017, under extreme duress, pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents in order to save himself from further financial ruin and protect his son from corrupt and overzealous government prosecutors. Now Sullivan wants Flynn charged with a crime for pleading guilty to a crime he didn’t commit.

Sidney Powell filed the 36 page writ of mandamus on Tuesday afternoon with the court, arguing that Judge Emmet Sullivan has displayed “deep-seated antagonism” toward her client and shown “manifest confusion” about the case.

“General Flynn pled guilty on December 1, 2017,” the petition states.

A year later, on what was scheduled to be his sentencing, for which the Government had filed a motion for downward departure and certified his “substantial cooperation,” Judge Sullivan publicly berated him. He suggested he may have committed “treason,” asserted that he had “sold [his] country out,” and expressed “disdain” and “disgust” for General Flynn’s conduct—flat wrong on crucial facts of the case. Before Judge Sullivan returned from recess, explosive headlines of General Flynn’s “treason” permeated international news. Judge Sullivan postponed sentencing, after making clear that General Flynn faced prison despite the Government’s recommendation of leniency.

Powell argued later in the petition that “a defendant facing sentencing is entitled to a judge who does not express ‘disgust’ and ‘disdain’ in a courtroom filled with reporters.

Inflaming public passions against a party, particularly a criminal defendant, and encouraging prosecutors to vastly increase the charges against him, is the very antithesis of calling balls and strikes.

She went on to liken Sullivan to “an umpire who has decided to steal public attention from the players and focus it on himself.” She added: “He wants to pitch, bat, run bases, and play shortstop. In truth, he is way out in left field.”

Powell requested another judge to oversee the case, arguing that Sullivan’s “deep-seated antagonism” toward Flynn would make fair judgment impossible.

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Marco Rubio to Replace Richard Burr as Intelligence Committee Chairman

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will serve as temporary chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, replacing the outgoing Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), as reported by Politico.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. In his official statement, McConnell described Rubio as “the natural choice for this temporary assignment on the basis of accumulated committee service.”

Rubio first rose to prominence with his election to the U.S. Senate in 2010, as part of the massive Tea Party wave of Republicans elected to Congress that year. He eventually ran for president in 2016, famously losing his home state to Donald Trump in the primaries; after briefly announcing his retirement from politics overall following the loss, he changed his mind and decided to run for re-election to the Senate, winning easily. After Rick Scott (R-Fla.) defeated incumbent Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) in 2018, Rubio became the senior senator from Florida.

Senator Burr had previously announced that he would be stepping down as chairman amidst an ongoing FBI investigation into alleged insider trading, where Burr has been accused of selling stocks after becoming aware of the then-imminent market crash due to the spread of the coronavirus. Burr is one of several senators accused of such insider trading, alongside Kelly Loefler (R-Ga.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

 

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Democrats Confirm Ongoing ‘New’ Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump

In a brief filed to the Supreme Court, House Democrats confirmed on Monday that they are currently conducting another “presidential impeachment investigation” against President Donald Trump, according to Fox News.

The brief from the House Judiciary Committee, which is seeking unreleased grand jury materials from Robert Mueller’s failed investigation, claims that “the Committee’s investigation did not cease with the conclusion of the impeachment trial.”

“If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses,” the statement continued, “the committee will proceed accordingly – including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”

The brief did not elaborate on which alleged crimes the committee now believes President Trump may have committed. In the previous attempt, even after Mueller’s report ultimately exonerated President Trump of both charges of “collusion” with the Russian government and allegations of obstruction of justice, Democrats decided to move forward with impeachment anyway despite bipartisan opposition.

The House passed two articles of impeachment last year, with one being abuse of power and the other being obstruction of Congress. He was acquitted of both charges in the Senate.

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Wisconsin Governor Gives Up Efforts to Continue Statewide Lockdown

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D-Wisc.) announced that he will no longer be pursuing any attempts to initiate another statewide lockdown due to the coronavirus, as reported by The Hill.

Evers’ decision comes after the State Supreme Court struck down his attempted extension of the stay-at-home order last week, due to his failure to cooperate with the state legislature in doing so. Any further extension, the court ruled, would have to be agreed upon by both the governor and the legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.

“The Republicans have made it very clear that they don’t believe a statewide approach is the right way to go at this point in time,” Evers told the press on Monday. “Given that, it just doesn’t make any sense to spend a lot of time doing something that we know isn’t going to be successful.” Evers had previously criticized the court for its ruling, accusing the justices, without evidence, of being swayed by Republican lawmakers.

The court’s ruling essentially ended the statewide lockdown that very same day, thus unofficially reopening Wisconsin’s economy. As a result, any further restrictions will have to be implemented by local governments at the city and county level. Many Wisconsin citizens celebrated the end of the lockdown by returning to public venues such as bars and restaurants.

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Morning Greatness: !!!OMG!!! TRUMP TAKES HYDROXY CHLOROQUINE

Good Tuesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president delivers remarks on supporting our Nation’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Supply Chain
  • President Trump holds a Cabinet Meeting

OMG TRUMP IS TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

On Monday, President Trump announced to a flabbergasted media that he was taking the demon drug hydroxychloroquine. I happened to be watching the press event live and I knew there would be a massive media meltdown to follow. I was not disappointed.

“I’m taking it – hydroxychloroquine,” the president said at a roundtable with restaurant leaders.

He added: “I think it’s good. I’ve heard a lot good stories. And if it’s not good, I’ll tell you right [now], I’m not going to get hurt by it.”

Following the press conference, Neil Cavuto took over the FNC broadcast and HE HAD A TOTAL PSYCHOTIC BREAK.

“If you are in a risky population here and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus, or in a worst case scenario, you are dealing with the virus and you are in this vulnerable population it will kill you,” Cavuto warned. “I cannot stress enough. This will kill you.

“This is a leap that should not be taken casually by those watching at home or assuming, ‘Well, the president United States says it’s OK.’ Even the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] was very cautious about [taking] this unless in a clinical trial, safely and deliberately watched,” Cavuto said. “I only make this not to make a political point here, but a life and death point. Be very, very careful.”

Let me clarify a few things. Cavuto is not a doctor and has no medical or science background so he has no idea what the hell he is talking about. I don’t know if hydroxychloroquine is an effective therapeutic against the Chinese virus because I am not a healthcare professional. What I do know is that the drug has been around for decades, it’s used frequently (and FDA approved) for patients who have Malaria, Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis so it can’t all of the sudden be DEADLY because Cavuto and other guttersnipes hate Trump.

There was a parade of hysteria from cable news “medical professionals” on corporate media outlets, blubbering about how dangerous it is that Trump touts the value of hydroxychloroquine because witless TrumpTards will start eating it like Chex mix. NO. People cannot buy this at 7-11, it requires a prescription from a doctor. No one is getting the drug without medical care and if your medical care giver thinks you are a good candidate for the drug, then WHY NOT? Who are these media jesters to say otherwise? Several people in the WH have tested positive for the Chinese virus, why wouldn’t Trump take this prophylactically?

After Cavuto dissolved into a puddle of rage, he had on Fox News contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat who throat punched him.

“You have to have a discussion with your doctor to decide if it is best for you,” Nesheiwat warned. “It is not going to be good for everyone but it may be beneficial and potentially life-saving for others.

“So, I think it is good to have this medication in our toolbox along with remdesivir while we wait for a vaccine to become approved,” she added.

We have to look at the individual’s medical history,” Nesheiwat emphasized. “What medicines are they on? Do they have any underlying medical problems? This is not a medication for everyone. But it is important to have that conversation with your doctor to define is it best for you? Are you at a higher risk of death for the coronavirus?”

Nesheiwat also said she thinks it is “very smart” for Trump to take the drug as a “prophylactic preventative measure” after members of his administration tested positive for the virus in recent days.

Very smart! And it only got worse for Neil.

Nesheiwat said she had personally prescribed hydroxychloroquine to many of her patients, with mixed results.

“For some of them, they said it helped tremendously. For some of them, it didn’t make much of a change,” she explained, reiterating the importance of “having a discussion with your doctor to decide if it is best for you.”

Trump was given the drug with the guidance of his doctor.

Related:

LOL. Promising virus vaccine results reported as Trump takes anti-malaria drug

YEP. Dr. Siegel on Trump’s hydroxychloroquine use: ‘It is a doctor-patient decision, It should not be challenged’

Dried-up, old bag of snot Pelosi takes shot at Trump’s weight when asked about hydroxychloroquine

Trump goes after Fox News host, and the network, in Twitter flurry

Corporate media report Pompeo was being investigated by fired IG about Saudi Arabia arms sale

The resistance is always looking for an angle to nab the Trump administration. After Trump fired the State Department Inspector General last week, the wailing and lamenting began, claims of COVER UPS were abundant. The word was that Pompeo was under investigation, he had a staffer walk his dog, do his laundry or something like that.  But now, we are hearing that Pompeo was under investigation for a Saudi arms deal.

Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to greenlight arms sales to Saudi Arabia against the will of Congress when he was abruptly removed from his post, congressional officials tell NBC News.

The probe into the Saudi arms sale is the second known investigation into Pompeo’s activities that Linick is known to have been pursuing when he was fired by President Donald Trump on Friday evening, in a letter to Congress explaining that the administration no longer had confidence in Linick. The inspector general was also looking into allegations Pompeo enlisted a political appointee to perform personal chores like picking up dry cleaning, NBC News previously reported.

“His office was investigating — at my request — Trump’s phony declaration of an emergency so he could send weapons to Saudi Arabia,” Engel said in a statement. “We don’t have the full picture yet, but it’s troubling that Secretary Pompeo wanted Mr. Linick pushed out before this work could be completed.”

Oh, okay. Wait, what’s that?

“It is not possible that this decision, or my recommendation rather, to the president rather, was based on any effort to retaliate for any investigation that was going on or is currently going on,” Pompeo said to the Washington Post on Monday. “Because I simply don’t know. I’m not briefed on it. I usually see these investigations in final draft form 24 hours, 48 hours before the IG is prepared to release them.

“So it’s simply not possible for this to be an act of retaliation. End of story,” he said.

“I went to the president and made clear to him that Inspector General Linick wasn’t performing a function in a way that we had tried to get him to, that was additive for the State Department, very consistent with what the statute says he’s supposed to be doing,” Pomepo said. “The kinds of activities he’s supposed to undertake to make us better, to improve us.

“I actually know how that works,” he added. “I had an IG at the CIA, not the IG that I had chosen but an IG that was there before me. He did fantastic work. He made us better. Linick wasn’t that.”

Engel is yapping about Trump’s 2019 emergency declaration that allowed the U.S. to send arms to Saudi Arabia without notifying Congress. Congressional lickspittles were butt hurt about the murder of pretend “journalist” but probable spy Jamal Khashoggi.

Related:

Trump says it’s OK for Pompeo to have a paid government employee wash dishes if his wife or son isn’t there

Coronavirus news:

Health secretary Alex Azar slams WHO as China backs coronavirus investigation

Over 4 million Americans are now skipping their mortgage payments

Oregon supreme court reinstates coronavirus curbs

Oregon’s coronavirus restrictions ruled ‘null and void’ after governor failed to get approval from legislature

Beachgoers flock to Virginia Beach oceanfront amid warm weather despite governor’s orders

Wisconsin governor won’t pursue statewide coronavirus restrictions after court ruling

New York, California, Texas getting closer to hosting pro sports, perhaps by end of May

Wyoming strip clubs celebrates reopening with ‘masks on, clothes off’ party

California opens up coronavirus funding for immigrants in state illegally, faces backlash

Texas governor reopens more businesses and schools days after highest jump in Covid-19 cases in the state

Great. Trump rejected invitation to speak to WHO conference

Frustrations grow over incomplete racial data on COVID-19 cases, deaths

New figures show stark disparities in coronavirus deaths across NYC neighborhoods

Better late than never. Cuomo Says Nursing Homes Are A ‘Top Priority’ After Forcing Them To Accept Coronavirus Patients

Trump, Mnuchin signal support for easing small business loan restrictions

America is running out of thermometers

Right ventricle enlargement a major predictor for mortality among COVID patients, new study finds

JC Penney plans to close more than 240 stores

Police: Man angry about virus closure attacks 2 with machete

Other morsels:

Marco Rubio tapped to serve as Senate Intelligence Committee chairman

Trump ‘surprised’ Barr sees no criminal probe into Obama, Biden

Journalist Ronan Farrow Responds To Ben Smith’s Criticism Of His #MeToo, NBC Reporting

Gimme a break. Zuckerberg warns against spread of Chinese-style internet regulations

Ron Johnson demands declassification of Susan Rice email on Michael Flynn

WTF has he been doing all this time? Lindsey Graham seeks broad authority to subpoena former Obama officials

Prince Andrew may have stayed with Jeffrey Epstein and yet another ‘sex slave’

Ex-Dem Rep. Katie Hill says she ‘cried for a few days’ after Republican picked up her seat

LOL. Dems tell Supreme Court of ‘ongoing’ new impeachment inquiry in effort to obtain Mueller materials

Biden commits to rescinding Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline permit if elected

Trump administration to extend border and travel restrictions related to coronavirus

A California animal sanctuary sent two planes to Iowa to rescue 1,000 chickens that were going to be euthanized

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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De Blasio: NYC Needs Billions in Federal Aid or City ‘Won’t Come Back’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has claimed that the federal government must step in to make up a projected shortfall of more than $7.5 billion brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

As reported by Fox News, “President Trump and other Republican leaders have resisted handing out too much aid out of concern state and local leaders are hoping to be bailed out of economic trouble that began well before COVID-19 ravaged the nation. De Blasio insisted on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that this is not the case for his city, which needs the money to recoup losses needed to pay city workers.”

“That’s revenue that’s gone that pays for cops, firefighters, teachers, sanitation workers, it’s gone,” de Blasio said. “And there’s no way I’m going to get it back.” De Blasio said he expects even greater losses, and that the city’s economy “won’t come back without a stimulus.”

However Fox News reported on the $2 million Mayor Bill de Blasio just spent on new hires and pay hikes and at the same time de Blasio has threatened layoffs and furloughs.  De Blasio brought in or promoted at least 10 people, many with six-figure salaries, boosting payroll costs by $2 million.

The mayor’s “unfettered spending” never stops, rails City Councilman Robert Holden, D-Queens. The city claims it’s in a hiring freeze, yet “we see nothing but high-paying hirings and promotions” — even as the mayor threatens layoffs. As Councilman Eric Ulrich, R-Queens, notes, many of the hires and raises surely could have waited.

The mayor claimed that the money would not be going to fix past financial errors, insisting that before the pandemic, the city was doing better than ever.

“You’ve seen what has happened in the city in recent years. Right before this pandemic, the highest level of employment in our history, booming economy, lowest crime since the 1950s, more and more kids graduating on time in our public schools than ever in our history, you name it, this city was moving forward.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken heat for state policies that resulted in patients who tested positive for coronavirus returning to their nursing homes and spreading the virus. The virus has killed 20,316 people in the city, by far the highest toll in the country, and there are 185,206 confirmed cases of the virus.

“We all have to do better, there’s no question,” de Blasio said about the nursing home situation. “We’ve been providing protective equipment to those nursing homes. We’re going to do everything we can, this is a horrible human crisis.”

The mayor state not the city “has the regulatory role” in that situation, but said, “we’re all going to work together to fix this problem because we owe it to the people in those nursing homes and their families.”

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Ohio Governor: ‘We’re Going to Do Whatever We Have to Do’ to Stop Virus Rule Breakers

Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on CNN’s “State of the Union,” told the host Jake Tapper he was upset when saw photographs of a packed Columbus restaurant-bar with patrons sitting close together and not wearing face masks over the weekend and claimed “to do whatever we have to do” to prevent it in the future, according to The Daily Caller.

DeWine said he had “people there last night” to talk to the owners of the bar.

“I want you to look at these pictures from a bar in Columbus, Ohio on Friday,” Tapper said, indicating it had been the “first day that outdoor dining businesses were allowed to reopen. Tapper noted the violation of social distancing guidelines and the lack of face masks. “Does it concern you?”

“Absolutely. I saw those images very early,” DeWine responded. “We had people there last night. The good news is that the ownership, the people running the bar, seemed to get control of it last night. We didn’t have to issue any citations. We did issue a citation to another bar in Columbus.”

The governor said that “candidly” he’s working with state Attorney General David Yost, “and we’re going to do whatever we have to do if these things in fact occur across Ohio.”

DeWine was an early proponent of social distancing measures and postponed a primary vote in the state over coronavirus concerns.

The governor admitted that “ultimately it’s going to come to Ohioans doing what Ohioans have done for the last two months” and keep their distance from each other. “We’re encouraging more people to wear masks.”

When asked if he is still “concerned about the virus,” and if he anticipated “a spike” in the disease because he has begun reopening his state’s economy, DeWine said he will continue due diligence.

“Well, we certainly hope we don’t see that. What I’ve said to Ohioans this week is that so much is in every individual’s control, 11.7 million people in Ohio: we’ve got to continue … to keep the space,” DeWine said, noting that “this is probably the most dangerous time, because we are opening back up — because we have to open back up.”

According to DeWine the state has hit a plateau in terms of coronavirus cases but is trying to get the numbers down as it starts lifting restrictions.

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UK: Over 1,000 Illegal Boat Migrants Brought Ashore During ‘Lockdown’

More than 1,000 illegal boat migrants have crossed the Channel in small boats and reached British shores since lockdown began on March 23, with people-smugglers taking advantage of the coronavirus to traffic increased amounts of unaccompanied minors.

Breitbart reports, “on Saturday, 90 migrants claiming to hail from Algeria, Libya, Eritrea, Sudan, and Senegal were brought ashore at Dover after crossing the English Channel in small boats from France — a safe, first world country.”

The number of illegal migrants known to have successfully made it to Britain during the lockdown stands at 1,064.

The Immigration Officers’ Union told The Telegraph that the French government has reduced border patrols during the coronavirus crisis in favor of using officers to enforce the French lockdown.

The recent spate of warm weather, calm seas, and reduced shipping traffic in the Channel has led to the increased number of illegal crossings.

The British government has come under fire for its failure to protect the nation’s borders while imposing a lockdown on its residents. The Home Office was working on a deal with France that would allow British ships to patrol French waters and send back migrants, instead of bringing them ashore in England and allowing them the opportunity to apply for asylum.

However, that was not the case for the 90 migrants on Saturday.

Migration Watch UK, a leading think tank, said: “The biggest incentive for those attempting dangerous Channel crossings is the knowledge that being picked up by a British Border Force vessel or managing to set foot on our soil provides a strong chance of a permanent stay.”

“One way to neutralise this would be UK and French government agreement that anyone intercepted, whether in the Channel or on reaching UK shores, will be returned immediately to France where any application for asylum could be made. Ultimately, it would be in French interests to prevent such departures,” the mass migration sceptic group suggested.

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Trump Announces That He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine: ‘I’ve Heard Good Stories’

President Donald Trump casually let slip Monday afternoon that he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug he’s touted as a promising treatment for Covid-19 patients that has become a lightening rod for controversy.

“A couple of weeks ago, I started taking it,” Trump told reporters during a roundtable at the White House with restaurant executives and industry leaders.

“I was just waiting to see your eyes light up when I said this,” Trump added.

The stunning announcement came after the president blasted two “fake whistleblowers” who have dogged his presidency in the past year, Ukraine “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella and Dr. Rick Bright, a high-ranking government scientist who is accusing the Trump administration of prioritizing politics over science.

Bright was demoted at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after he refused a White House directive to “drop everything and make hydroxychloroquine widely available to the American public.”

During an interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes, Sunday night, the doctor said he never believed that hydroxychloroquine would be “a game changer” and said the drug could in fact be dangerous.  “It could have negative side effects. And it could even lead to death,” he told CBS reporter Norah O’Donnell.

When asked if he thought the Trump administration retaliated against him, Bright replied that he did.

“I believe my last ditch effort to protect Americans from that drug was the final straw that they used and believed was essential to push me out,” he said.

Trump called Bright a “fake whistleblower” and suggested that he’s a big Democrat donor. He encouraged reporters to investigate any potential conflicts of interest.

“See whether or not he’s been a big contributor to the Democrats,” Trump said. “See whether or not he wanted the Democrats to win.”

The president also pointed out that Bright signed an application to make the controversial drug available—so if he thought it was so dangerous, why would he do that?

“A lot of bad stuff coming out about him,” Trump declared.

The president argued that “a lot of good stuff has come out about the hydroxy,” and that front line doctors and nurses are using it.

“The front line workers, many, many are taking it,” Trump said, adding, “I happen to be taking it.”

He said that he started taking the medication about a week and a half ago because he thinks it’s a good preventative measure. “I’m still here,” he cracked.

“I’ve heard good stories,” he said. “And if it’s not good, I’ll tell you right? But I’m not going to get hurt by it. It’s been around for 40 years for malaria, for lupus, for other things.”

The president told reporters that he’d received “many” letters from doctors expressing confidence in the drug, including a doctor from Westchester, New York who claimed he’d given the hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc cocktail to “over 300 patients” and hadn’t lost a single one.

Trump dismissed a study by the Department of Veterans Affairs that found no benefit and more deaths among COVID-19 patients taking the drug.

“If you look at that phony report that put out … the hydroxy was given to people who were in extraordinarily bad condition … people that were dying.”

Trump said that he’d consulted with his presidential physician about the drug and the doctor said he could take it if he wanted to.

Two White House employees were recently diagnosed with COVID-19 in recent days, Trump’s personal valet and Vice President Mike Pence’s top spokesperson.

Trump told reporters that he had nothing to gain from touting the drug. “I just want the people of this nation to feel good,” he said.

Following his announcement, many media outlets and reporters, including Fox News’ Neil Cavuto , stressed in their reports that the president was taking an unproven and potentially dangerous drug.

Cavuto warned that people in certain risky populations “will die” if they take the drug.

“It will kill you,” he said. “I cannot stress this enough. This. will. kill. you.”

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attiksson did a deep dive into the hydroxychloroquine controversy and found that money and politics were behind much of the opposition to the drug.

Her full report, which aired Sunday, can be viewed at Full Measure.

 

 

 

 

 

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AZ Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Candidates Promising to ‘Make America Self-Sufficient’

A new Arizona opinion poll shows overwhelming public support for a “plan to make America self-sufficient” by producing more food, energy and medicine at home.

In the statewide public opinion poll, conducted by OH Predictive Insights, 75 percent of respondents said that they would be more likely to support a candidate that had a plan to make the United States more self-sufficient in those three areas.

The question had majority support from all demographics, including gender, age and region groups.

Only six percent of respondents said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who placed a priority on self-sufficiency in the United States. Two out of three liberals and about 90 percent of conservatives and Republicans said they would be more likely to support such a candidate.

Biden supporters were the least likely to vote for a candidate who had a plan to make America more self-sufficient, with 28 percent saying they would not.

Oddly enough, the Arizona poll also shows that Biden tops President Trump 50 percent to 43 percent in a presidential match-up, despite Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again” by bringing jobs back to the United States.

The fact that most Arizona voters support Biden suggests that they believe he would be a better “America First” president than Trump. Yet Biden supported NAFTA in 1993, which led to massive offshoring and outsourcing of jobs.  And as vice president, he fought for passage of the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Trump’s campaign meanwhile claims that the president has been able to bring jobs back to the U.S. through “tough negotiations with China,” withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP, and successfully negotiating a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal.

In better news for the president, a new Gallup poll showed 49 percent approval for Trump among voters nationwide.

“At 49%, Trump is a hair away from the generally accepted 50%-51% approval political experts consider a lock to win reelection,” The Washington Examiner reported.

At this stage of their presidencies, Obama was at 47% approval, and Bush was at 46% approval. Also, at this stage of their presidencies and heading into the reelection, Bill Clinton was at 55% approval, George H.W. Bush at 40%, Ronald Reagan at 52%, and Jimmy Carter at 38%.

Yet another poll had good news for the president, Monday.

The latest Economist/YouGov survey showed that only one-third of voters blame Trump for the virus-crushed economy, despite the corporate media’s attempts to pin the blame on him.

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Video Banned by YouTube: Professor Knut Wittkowski Speaks Against National Lockdowns

Professor Wittkowski, former head of The Rockefeller University’s Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design for 20 years, says that social distancing and lockdown is the absolute worst way to deal with an airborne respiratory virus. Further, he offers data to show that China and South Korea had already reached their peak number of cases when they instituted their containment measures.

In other words, nature had already achieved, or nearly achieved, herd immunity. The U.S. and other Western countries are actually prolonging the course of COVID-19.

Interview highlights:
00:36-Professor Wittkowski explains his recommendations for how to best deal with COVID-19
01:36-Is self-isolation prolonging the duration of COVID-19?
02:33-Are policies of self-isolation or shelter-in-place a good idea?
03:46-The pandemic is over
04:27-Did China lie about its COVID-19 statistics?
05:03-The truth behind the statistics given by the government of the United States
07:52-Are we even reporting flu deaths anymore?
08:16-Why are hospitals being overwhelmed?
09:16-Shortage of medial supplies
10:19-Has social distancing prevented deaths from COVID-19?
11:55-Staying indoors can make the virus worse
16:02-Why social distancing won’t work for an airborne contagion
17:41-Do we need a vaccine for COVID-19?
18:31-Humans can grow immune to this virus
18:55-The data doesn’t say that COVID-19 is more contagious than the flu
22:43-Changes in reporting COVID-19 cases
25:33-What makes COVID-19 different than the Swine Flu
27:05-What are the possible health risks of sheltering in place?
27:43-The “Second Wave” of COVID-19
30:10-The truth about #FlattentheCurve
31:10-What should we do about sheltering in place?
32:24-Why we need to achieve natural herd immunity
34:17-Should we be testing everyone for COVID-19?
35:35-The real effects of COVID-19
38:53-The percentage of people who won’t have any symptoms
39:34-What should we do about COVID-19 at this point?
40:40-Is this really a pandemic?
40:50-What you should know

Knut M. Wittkowski, Ph.D.
http://www2.rockefeller.edu/ccts/rdbs
Source Video:
https://youtu.be/lGC5sGdz4kg

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Obama Politicizes 2020 Commencement Address, Attacks Trump Administration

In a virtual commencement address meant specifically for black-only colleges, former president Barack Obama criticized the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus and made several false claims, as reported by CNN.

In the speech, Obama claimed that “this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” also claiming that “a lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” While he did not mention President Trump by name, the line is obviously a jab at the current administration, which has been trying to respond to the coronavirus after the Obama Administration weakened the federal government’s pandemic response resources.

Later on in the speech, Obama falsely claimed that the coronavirus impacts minorities more than white Americans, saying that “a disease like this just spotlights the underlying inequalities and extra burdens that black communities have historically had to deal with in this country. We see it in the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on our communities.”

Obama also stoked racial tensions by addressing the killing of a black man in Georgia named Ahmaud Arbery, where he falsely described Arbery as “a black man [going] for a jog,” who “some folks [felt] like they can stop and question and shoot him if he doesn’t submit to their questioning.” Despite the initially one-sided narrative surrounding the controversial case when it first came to light, recent video evidence showed Arbery trying to take Travis McMichael’s shotgun away from him, proving that Arbery was not purely a victim in the fatal shooting.

Obama has been unusually outspoken against the Trump Administration in recent weeks, most likely due to the explosive revelations regarding his administration’s confirmed unmasking of General Michael Flynn. The scandal, long promoted by President Trump and his supporters but ignored by the media, has revealed direct efforts by the previous administration to sabotage the president’s campaign and presidential transition, via illegal surveillance on campaign officials and others.

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Notorious Soros-Funded Group Pushes for Vote-by-Mail to Become ‘Default Option’

The Center for American Progress, an infamous far-left group that is funded by radical European billionaire George Soros, declared that voting by mail “must become the default option for the vast majority of Americans,” as reported by Breitbart.

The think tank, which is directly connected to Soros’s Open Society Foundation and other similar groups in his vast network, is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to push for nationwide vote-by-mail. Danielle Root, a spokeswoman for the group, said that “state officials must not delay in implementing vital policies such as vote by mail and extended early voting for upcoming elections.”

A plan to implement nationwide vote-by-mail was included in the most recent coronavirus stimulus bill, written and passed by House Democrats, worth $3 trillion overall. Republicans have expressed fierce opposition to the bill, with many saying that it is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Vote-by-mail has led to widespread cases of voter fraud in states where it is more frequent. A prime example is California, where in 2018, Democrats flipped seven House seats held by Republicans; several of these seats had the Republicans in the lead on election night, but suddenly flipped to the Democrats weeks after the election due to “late” ballots being discovered. Democrats have also tried to claim that in-person voting is dangerous due to the current environment; however, Wisconsin’s recent presidential primary was required to be mostly in-person voting, and the process rolled out smoothly, without any spike in cases as a result.

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Navy Grants Waiver Allowing ‘Transgender’ Person to Serve as ‘Their Preferred Gender’

Despite a ban on transgenders serving in the military, the United States Navy recently granted a special waiver allowing a male sailor to serve while pretending to be a woman, according to CNN.

A Navy spokeswoman confirmed that “the acting Secretary of the Navy has approved a specific request for exemption related to military service by transgender persons and persons with gender dysphoria.” The anonymous sailor, who wants to go by female pronouns, thus confirming that he is a man who thinks he is a woman, had sued the Navy in March to protest the ban.

The sailor was represented by multiple far-left groups, including the GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Additionally, Jennifer Levi, a spokeswoman for the radical gay rights group GLAD, claimed that “there ae other equally qualified transgender service members who have sought waivers and are still in limbo, despite being perfectly fit to serve.”

The ban on transgenders serving in the military had already been in place until the Obama Administration, when it was lifted. President Trump subsequently reinstated the ban early into his first term. Despite the attempts by a far-left judge to overturn the ban, the Supreme Court eventually ruled that the ban was legal and allowed it to remain in place for the entirety of the military.