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Back in April 2017 former Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told reporters there was no evidence General Michael Flynn followed the law by not disclosing payments from Russia and could be subject to time in prison.
Jason Chaffetz then went on MSNBC and told the Morning Joe hosts that General Flynn should not get immunity. Chaffetz accused General Flynn of breaking the law by receiving payments from Russia and Turkey.
Chaffetz then attacked the Trump White House later that month for not providing Congress the Michael Flynn documents to the oversight Committee.
Chaffetz went on with CNN and MSNBC several times to attack General Flynn in 2017.
Last month the DOJ dropped ALL CHARGES against General Michael Flynn.
Flynn was set up by the deep state and almost ruined.
Jason Chaffetz has yet to apologize for her previous statements.
In fact on Tuesday morning Jason Chaffetz again attacked General Flynn and accused him of lying multiple times to the vice president and he lied to Reince Priebus.
That’s pretty disgusting.
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Of course, Chaffetz is wrong about General Flynn. In fact Vice President Pence stood by Gen. Flynn when asked about the case, saying that he is “more inclined to believe it was unintentional than ever before.”
On Tuesday afternoon General Flynn’s brother Joseph Flynn went off on Chaffetz.
Let’s just say Joseph Flynn is not a fan of Jason Chaffetz.
Joseph Flynn: Hey Jason Chaffetz @jasoninthehouse why don’t you STFU …we are in the middle of a knife fight with the deep state and you have to talk smack about @GenFlynn… I will remind everyone that you worked closely with the enemy to continue the Mueller #WitchHunt … No one in The WH Or anyone who supports @realDonaldTrump gives two shits about your opinion.. I will remind them all that when you were in Congress you wholeheartedly supported Mueller and his #WitchHunt with your buddy Elijah Cummings .. you are a liar and a grifter and a self promoting phony RINO … like your buddy Pierre Delecto ..aka .Mittens Romney… @FoxNews should be very careful having this asshole on air … he keeps this up and you will lose many viewers …WE remember when you trashed The President and now attack @GenFlynn @RealDonaldTrump @SidneyPowell
To Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there’s always more than enough money.
The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday put forward a $2 trillion plan to save the global environment.
The plan “would attempt to eliminate carbon emissions from the power grid by 2035, put Americans into electric vehicles and zero-emission mass transit, and rebuild roads, bridges, and other infrastructure,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The plan would devote spending to minority communities and bolster rules to support unions, which the Biden campaign frames as a way to ensure benefits go first to the poor and working-class people and to communities hurt the most by pollution.”
Biden is working to hard to bring Sanders’ supporters into his camp. They mostly stayed home last election after Hillary Clinton and leaders of the Democratic National Committee set up a nomination process heavily skewed to aid the former first lady and Secretary of State.
The former vice president is also taking several pages out of AOC’s book. The New York Democratic socialist last year put out a plan that some experts will cost $7 trillion over a decade, while others say it will cost $93 trillion. In February, a study said AOC’s Geen New Deal would cost the average household nearly $75,000 in the first year in key swing states, driving the U.S. economy into a “steep economic depression.”
Biden’s plan looks a lot like AOC’s, spending hundreds of billions to eliminate carbon-powered domestic travel and shift to an all-alternate energy power grid.
How to pay for it all? Biden’s campaign says his plan would be paid for “with a mix of tax increases on corporations and the wealthy and stimulus spending, likely related to the coronavirus pandemic. A campaign aide said if Mr. Biden is elected president he would work with Congress to expand stimulus spending that wouldn’t need to be offset by spending cuts,” The Journal said.
“These aren’t pie in the sky dreams. These are actionable policies that we can get to work on right away,” Biden said.
“We can live up to our responsibilities, meet the challenges of a world at risk of a climate catastrophe, build more climate resilient communities, put millions of skilled workers on the job, and make life markedly better and safer for the American people all at once and benefit the world in the process,” he added.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Tuesday afternoon with a possible infection.
The 87-year-old received treatment after experiencing a fever and chills, reported CNBC.
*GINSBURG ADMITTED TO JOHN HOPKINS FOR POSSIBLE INFECTION
*GINSBURG UNDERWENT PROCEDURE AT JOHNS HOPKINS THIS AFTERNOON
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) July 14, 2020
The justice, 87, received treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent a procedure to clean a bile duct stent and will stay in the hospital for a “few days,” court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement.“The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” she said.
Ginsburg was last hospitalized with an infection in May where she underwent non-surgical treatment in Maryland.
Ginsburg is a four-time cancer survivor and she has had two cancer scares in the last year or so.
Ginsburg underwent three weeks of radiation treatment for a “localized malignant tumor” found on her pancreas in July 2019.
Ginsburg in December of 2018 also had surgery to remove cancer from her left lung.
If Ginsburg were to step down, it would be a huge shift for the highest court of the land because Trump would be replacing liberal Ginsburg with a conservative.
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St. Louis city police applied for search warrants in the McCloskey case on Tuesday.
The police already searched the McCloskey home and took a rifle on Friday night.
The McCloskey attorney said the hand gun that was confiscated on Friday was dis-chargeable.
It was not operating.
St. Louis police have applied for warrants in the case of the Central West End couple who pointed guns at protesters on their street.
St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden on Tuesday told News 4 they applied for warrants but did not elaborate on what those warrants allege or who they are against. The guns were turned over to police as evidence.
“The hostility is what I noticed,” Hayden said. “I don’t want to see guns out when people are very hostile and angry at each other. Those are recipes for violence, so again we applied on warrant, there’s been follow up information and we are waiting on the decision on the warrant application.
The incident – which went viral around the globe, happened Sunday, June 28 when a large group of people were headed to a protest calling for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to resign.
Sore loser Hillary Clinton is the most pathetic woman in US political history.
Hillary Clinton appeared virtually on Monday’s “The Daily Show” and told host Trevor Noah that Trump may refuse to leave the White House if he loses the 2020 election.
Hillary also whined about losing in 2016 and claimed the election was stolen from her.
“…Finally we will see how illegitimate his victory actually was and how he was involved in the seeking of foreign help and then the utilization and how Roger Stone was critical to that,” Hillary said calling Trump 2016 victory the “original sin.”
Foreign help like paying British spy Christopher Steele to compile a fake Russian dossier?
It’s just sad at this point
Hillary is still claiming the election was stolen from her pic.twitter.com/3ENcePyEJd
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) July 14, 2020
Hillary Clinton also warned that Trump may not leave the White House if he loses the 2020 election.
“Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not. And we have to be ready for that,” she said.
Hillary defended the Democrats’ vote-by-mail scheme.
“There have been so many academic studies and other analyses, which point out that it’s just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim,” Clinton said.
Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein at a UK royal’s party
Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty today in a New York Federal court.
The British socialite was denied bail.
FLASH: Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail after pleading not guilty to sex abuse charges
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 14, 2020
The prosecutor estimated the trial could take up to three weeks.
The Daily Caller reported:
Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s cohort Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded “not guilty” Tuesday afternoon at the beginning of her remote video hearing in New York federal court.
“Not guilty,” Maxwell told the judge when asked how she would plead to the charges related to her alleged role in grooming minors for sex with Epstein.
Maxwell’s arraignment and bail hearing was presided over by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan. Over 500 people listened to the hearing remotely, held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The British socialite and heiress, who has been accused of involvement in Epstein’s crimes against young women, was arrested by the FBI at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning in Bradford, New Hampshire.
A grand jury for the United States District Court of Southern New York grand jury indicted Maxwell on charges of conspiracy entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors to these illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, and perjury.
The victims were as young as 14 years old, the indictment said, noting that both Maxwell and Epstein “knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18.”
Joe Biden cited mass murderer Mao Tse Tung Monday night during a fundraiser with former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.
Mao Tse Tung, a Communist dictator, murdered up to 70 million Chinese last century, according to most accounts.
Via the Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden cited a quote made famous by Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong during a digital fundraising speech with former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,” Biden said on Monday evening to the 14 wealthy donors who attended the digital fundraising session.
According to the pool reporter who watched the event, Biden then cited the Chinese proverb, “Women hold up half the sky.”
The phrase comes from a proclamation by Mao in the mid-20th century that helped grant certain rights to women in China. The phrase became commonplace in China at the time, often appearing on pieces of propaganda in factories or other industrial areas.
Earlier this year, Biden elevated Anita Dunn, a radical leftist who previously praised mass murderer Mao Tse Tung as one of her “favorite political philosophers” to a leadership role in his campaign.
Anita Dunn is a longtime Biden advisor and worked as the Obama WH Comms Director until she stepped down in 2009 shortly after the video of her praising Mao surfaced.
It should come as no surprise that China Joe is praising Chinese Communist and mass murderer Mao Tse Tung.
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Bari Weiss, a staff editor and writer in The New York Times’ opinion section, resigned on Tuesday — then scorched the liberal “paper of record” and its condoning of “constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views” and an environment where she said “self-censorship has become the norm.”
Weiss put out an open letter addressed to New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, opening with the fact that after President Trump was elected in 2016, the paper hired her in an effort to understand the perspective of the 60 million-plus Americans who voted for him.
The letter was fierce.
[T]he lessons that ought to have followed the election —- lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society —- have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
Weiss said she has taken endless abuse for her views, writing, “ … some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly ‘inclusive’ one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.”
To the publisher, she said: “I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.”
“The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its ‘diversity’; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.”
A Times spokeswoman sent Vice a statement from Kathleen Kingsbury, acting editorial page editor, which said:
“We appreciate the many contributions that Bari made to Times Opinion. I’m personally committed to ensuring that The Times continues to publish voices, experiences and viewpoints from across the political spectrum in the Opinion report. We see every day how impactful and important that approach is, especially through the outsized influence The Times’s opinion journalism has on the national conversation.”
Here’s Weiss’s full letter:
It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.
I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.
I was honored to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.
But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions.I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.
There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.
I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.
Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.
What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.
Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.
It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed “fell short of our standards.” We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it “failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.” But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.
The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.
Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm—language—is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.
Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.
All this bodes ill, especially for independent-minded young writers and editors paying close attention to what they’ll have to do to advance in their careers. Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be hung out to dry.
For these young writers and editors, there is one consolation. As places like The Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere. I hear from these people every day. “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal,” you said a few years ago. I couldn’t agree more. America is a great country that deserves a great newspaper.
None of this means that some of the most talented journalists in the world don’t still labor for this newspaper. They do, which is what makes the illiberal environment especially heartbreaking. I will be, as ever, a dedicated reader of their work. But I can no longer do the work that you brought me here to do—the work that Adolph Ochs described in that famous 1896 statement: “to make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”
Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.
Uber liberal George Stephanopoulos urged Rep. Adam Schiff to try to impeach President Trump again, saying in an interview with the California Democrat and gadfly that he seems to have grounds to do so.
Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” once again playing the old saw of Trump and Russia. During the interview, Stephanopoulos, a former top adviser and press secretary for President Bill Clinton turned TV anchor, quoted Founding Father James Madison’s speech from the 1788 Constitutional Convention in an effort to sway Schiff to impeach Trump for commuting Roger Stone’s sentence.
“If the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him, they can remove him if found guilty,” Stephanopoulos quoted from Madison. Then he asked Schiff: “Is this an impeachable offense?”
“Stephanopoulos also referenced a quote from Schiff’s colleague Hakeem Jeffries claiming that ‘the President and Stone can still be indicted once Donald Trump leaves office” before asking Schiff “should Joe Biden ask his Attorney General to take that step if he indeed does become president?’” NewsBusters reported.
The anchor then asked Schiff if Democrat Joe Biden should “ask his attorney general to take that step if he indeed does become president?”
Schiff was noncommittal., but once again said Trump’s actions were worse than President Richard Nixon during Watergate. He claimed Trump “urged the Russians to hack Hillary’s e-mails,” although that’s been proven false and nothing more than a joke Trump made in 2016 during a campaign rally.
Schiff also asserted that Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election, even though a two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller found no wrongdoing.
“According to Schiff, what Trump did was actually worse than any actions Nixon took because ‘the Republicans at that time would not have stood for this and Nixon understood that.’ Schiff contrasted the Republicans of the Watergate era with the Republicans of today, who ‘won’t defend the rule of law,’” NewsBusters reported. “As the segment continued, Schiff mentioned that he warned Republicans during the impeachment process that ‘the damage he could do between now and Election Day could be severe’ if he was not removed from office. At this point, Schiff blamed Trump for the deaths of 130,000 Americans because of coronavirus.”
Stephanopoulos sat silently as Schiff’s spun his web of lies.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi later appeared on the same show and parroted Schiff’s Trump-Russia conspiracy theories.
“Just as I have said to the President with him, all roads lead to Putin. He will not—he will not – I don’t know what the Russians have on the President politically, personally, financially, or whatever it is,” Pelosi said in reference to a New York Times report quoting anonymous officials who claimed Trump ignored intelligence that Russia was paying the Taliban to kill American troops. “Because the President wants to ignore any allegation against Russia. As I’ve said to him in that meeting when I’m pointing to him in a blue suit, ‘with you Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.’”
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This was weird.
Biden on Tuesday held a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden rarely leaves his Delaware basement and when he does, he stays close to home. He’s feeble and scared.
The 77-year-old creep unveiled his bold new plan to ‘get kids to market swiftly.’
“…to get our people to work and our kids to school safely. To get our kids to market swiftly. To power clean energy revolution in this country, we need to modernize America’s infrastructure,” said Biden.
This man is sick. He still cannot string together a sentence even though he is reading from a teleprompter.
Joe Biden is apparently unveiling a bold new plan “to get our kids to market swiftly” pic.twitter.com/mL8oYGezwI
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 14, 2020
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