Former President Donald Trump blasted mask mandates, vowing “We won’t go back!” after the CDC performed a u-turn in recommending face coverings for indoor settings and K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status.
On Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that children and teachers should all be wearing face coverings when they return to school in the fall.
Whether they’re vaccinated or not, all Americans living in locations where coronavirus transmission is either “substantial” or “high” should wear masks in indoor settings, according to Walensky. That currently applies to about 63.45 percent of US counties.
The u-turn was made despite data from other countries such as the UK showing the delta variant to cause a brief rise in cases before quickly falling without the need for more draconian mask mandates.
Donald Trump savaged the reintroduction of mask mandates and and basically urged Americans to ignore them.
“We won’t go back. We won’t mask our children. Joe Biden and his Administration learned nothing from the last year,” said Trump.
“Brave Americans learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back. Don’t surrender to COVID. Don’t go back! Why do Democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children or our Country,” he added.
Face masks are being mandated once again despite their dubious efficacy.
Indeed, Anthony Fauci himself said at the start of the pandemic that a typical store-bought face mask “is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”
According to Dr Colin Axon, a SAGE advisor for the government, the material gaps in blue surgical masks are 1,000 larger than COVID virus particles, which pass right through them, while gaps in cloth masks can be up to 500,000 times larger than the virus particle.
A study in Denmark involving 6,000 participants found that “there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19,” the Spectator reported.
Open discrimination against the unvaccinated is also now intensifying, with Biden yesterday suggesting such people were stupid, commenting, “If you’re not vaccinated you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were.”
After addressing the intelligence community for the first time as President, Biden says he has “to seek permission to leave”
Why Would He go back and tell the crowd this? Does Biden want us to know he’s being forced to do things? Does a grown man much less the PRESIDENT usually need to seek permission to do basic things?
David L. Cohen is an American businessman, attorney, and lobbyist in Pennsylvania. He is Senior Advisor to the CEO at Comcast Corporation. Until January 1, 2020, he was Senior Executive Vice President and chief lobbyist for Comcast.
David L Cohen on nomination to be ambassador to Canada (via WH): “I am honored to be nominated as ambassador to Canada, and thank President Biden for the opportunity to serve my country and to represent him.” (fuller comment attached)
Cohen was host of the first funder for Biden’s campaign – on the day the former VP announced in 2019 he would run for president. Clearly this deal was cut from the start. The Biden crime family never stops profiting.
President Biden plans to nominate David L. Cohen, an executive with Comcast Corp. , to serve as U.S. ambassador to Canada, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, an attorney and the widow of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, to serve as the top U.S. diplomat to Austria.
A third nominee announced Wednesday, Jamie Harpootlian, a Columbia, S.C., attorney, is slated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Slovenia. Mrs. Harpootlian is the wife of state Sen. Richard Harpootlian, a top South Carolina political ally and fundraiser for Mr. Biden.
The other two nominees also have deep ties to the president.
Mr. Cohen, a senior adviser to Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts, hosted Mr. Biden’s first 2020 campaign fundraiser at his Philadelphia home in April 2019. A longtime Philadelphia business executive and attorney, Mr. Cohen previously served as chief of staff to then-Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell. Mr. Rendell later served as Pennsylvania governor.
Mr. Biden served alongside Mr. Kennedy in the Senate for more than three decades and eulogized the late senator following his death in 2009.
Ms. Kennedy is a senior counsel to Greenberg Traurig LLP and is president of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. She is the founder of a gun-control advocacy organization called Common Sense about Kids and Guns.
Mr. Biden has made a number of ambassador nominations in recent weeks, including former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake to Turkey and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to India. But many nominees haven’t yet been announced, including to posts in the United Kingdom, China, Japan and the European Union.
In a communications backdoor reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s infamous private server, President Biden used a personal email account during the Obama years to send information he was getting from the State Department as vice president to his globetrotting, foreign-deal-making son Hunter Biden.
Messages, sometimes signed “Dad,” from the email account email@example.com were found on a Hunter Biden laptop seized by the FBI in December 2019 from a Delaware computer shop owner.
Some of the messages from the vice president to his son obtained by Just the News were deeply personal, others were political in nature, and still others clearly addressed business matters, often forwarding information coming from senior officials in the White House, the State Department and other government agencies.
For instance, in late November 2014 the U.S. embassy in Istanbul sent an email to the State Department that was then forwarded to senior advisers to Joe Biden, including national security expert Michael Carpenter, providing an early alert that an American named Martin O’Connor was about to be released from detention in Turkey.
“The lead attorney for Mr. O’Connor reports that the court granted the detention appeal and he expected Mr. O’Connor to be released from jail today, barring any unforeseen problems,” the U.S. embassy in Instanbul wrote in an email that got forwarded to top Obama administration security and diplomacy officials, including current Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland. “Mr. O’Connor will not be allowed to leave the country until his next hearing which is set for December 11, 2014. The lawyer expressed confidence that he will be able to leave after that hearing. The attorney is handling his release arrangements, pick up and temporary housing near his law firm’s office. Istanbul consular plans to speak with Mr. O’Connor after his release.”
State Department officials forwarded the information to the vice president’s office, where Biden aide Colin Kahl (now President Biden’s Undersecretrary of Defense for Policy) sent it to Joe Biden’s private email. The vice president then sent it to his son Hunter Biden with the subject line “Fwd: Mr. O’Connor Being Released from Detention today.”
A former senior Obama administration official confirmed to Just the News that some administration officials knew of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address for Joe Biden and used it from time to time. “I saw it used to communicate with his family and friends or to pass information to them,” the official told Just the News, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisal.
The emails obtained by Just the News show numerous Obama administration officials communicated or were aware of the private email address or had their information sent to it, including current Secretary of State Tony Blinken.
In January 2013, Blinken emailed Joe Biden at his private email recounting a colleague’s conversation about the Pulitzer-winning journalist, author and screenwriter Richard Ben Cramer’s last minutes before dying. At the time, Blinken was Joe Biden’s national security adviser.
“Called to say that he was with Richard Ben Cramer in the hospital before the latter passed and they were talking about you till the end,” Blinken wrote the vice president and his family, including Hunter Biden. “Richard apparently said he was gratified the country is finally finding out what he knew about your leadership and talents many years ago.”
Beyond establishing that Joe Biden sent government information to his son, the existence of the private email address also raises questions of federal law, as Hillary Clinton’s email server showed. Biden had an obligation to preserve any emails involving his government work under federal records law, even if he used a private email address.
“The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account emails, including these emails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “No wonder the Obama White House wanted to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of [her] email shell game!”
“We might know more beginning next year,” added the veteran public records watchdog, “when Judicial Watch and the public can begin filing FOIAs for Obama White House emails.”
The White House press office did not respond to a call and email from Just the News seeking comment Tuesday. George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, also did not respond to an email seeking comment.
Hunter Biden on a few occasions reached out directly to his father on the private email address to ask for help, the memos from the laptop show. In January 2012, for instance, Hunter Biden forwarded a request to have the vice president prepare a video message for an event honoring Texas Democratic activist Ben Barnes.
“We are working on it,” the vice president wrote his son in reply.
On another occasion in June 2014, Hunter Biden suggested someone he wanted to see appointed as a detailee to the Treasury Department. “Before you fill the positions, pls talk to me,” Hunter Biden wrote his father.
The vice president responded, “Call me right away, Dad.”
Politics, including the potential for Biden to run for president in 2016, were sometimes the subject of emails coming to and from the RobinWare456@gmail.com account.
Former U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman, who succeeded Biden as a Delaware senator after serving decades as his chief of staff, sent an email Nov. 3, 2014 that included a Wall Street Journal article negative to Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 challenger to Biden before the vice president declined to run that year. The article was entitled “Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street problem.”
“In case you missed it,” Kaufman wrote Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s late son Beau. The subject line read, “Excellent.”
When a poll came out showing Beau Biden was still popular as attorney general in Delaware, the vice president used his private email to applaud.
“Strong,” he wrote, signing it with his name “Joe.”
Sometimes, Vice President Biden’s messages to his son took a more personal note, like the day the Wall Street Journal broke the story in October 2014 that Hunter Biden had been discharged from the Navy over a positive cocaine test.
“Good as it could be,” Joe Biden wrote in an email chain that included the article forwarded to the vice president’s email address by White House staff. “Time to move on, Love Dad.”
The vice president also flashed some of his trademark self-deprecating humor, once forwarding an astronomy story suggesting a planet be named for him. From his private email, Joe Biden wrote his family, “Only time in history.” The subject line was: “Why I deserve more respect.”
It was all a Big Lie.
We’ve all been fed lies for months now.
And Democrats and the media continue to push the lies.
It was never an insurrection. It was never an armed mob. It was a pipe bomb found outside the RNC on the day of the protests.
And they’ve never found the culprit. Funny how that works!
Hello, deep state!
The Examiner reported on this back in February.
The discovery of a pipe bomb outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Jan. 6 prompted police to evacuate two congressional buildings, not, as was believed, the attack on the U.S. Capitol, senators heard Tuesday.
U.S. Capitol Police learned of the discovery of two pipe bombs on Capitol Hill around the same time, just before 1 p.m. ET that Wednesday. Capitol Police responded to one bomb discovered by an RNC staff member at the organization’s office, just a few blocks from the Capitol. Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a second pipe bomb that was spotted outside the nearby Democratic National Committee headquarters. Each department sent officers to respond, hurting the Capitol Police’s ability to secure the Capitol since MPD was called to the Capitol minutes after the bombs were discovered.
“That resulted in the evacuation of two congressional buildings, the Cannon House Office Building, as well as one of the Library of Congress buildings. So it took extensive resources,” then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said in a joint hearing before the Senate Rules Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday afternoon.
“So the assault on the Capitol is not what caused the evacuations of those buildings? The discovery of those pipe bombs is what caused the evacuations of those?” asked Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford.
“That is correct,” said Sund.
And yet the lies continue.
This took place during Senator Lankford’s questioning.
Border encounters INCREASED in June to 188,829, new CBP data confirms. This is the FOURTH consecutive month of over 170,000 encounters at our southern border.
As the southern border crisis worsens, the latest U.S. Border Patrol figures show the agency has arrested more than twice as many criminal migrants in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 than it did in all of 2020. The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30 and the overwhelmed frontline agency is getting slammed with an unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants as the Biden administration extends the welcome matt. Open border groups and their allies in the administration like to portray the migrants as impoverished victims of Latin American violence desperate for a better life in the melting pot to the north.
The data tells a different story. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 5,018 “criminal aliens” compared to 2,438 in all of fiscal year 2020. The agency defines criminal aliens as individuals who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the U.S. or abroad, prior to interdiction by federal agents. “Records checks of available law enforcement databases following the apprehension of an alien may reveal a history of criminal conviction(s),” the agency explains. “That conviction information is recorded in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection database,” which eventually is released to the public. Of interesting note is that the data, which covers fiscal years 2016 through the present, show a steady decline in criminal alien arrests during the Trump administration after a peak of 12,842 arrests in 2016 under Obama. By 2017 it dipped to 8,531 then 6,698 in 2018 and 4,260 in 2019 before the low of 2,438 last year. At this rate, the Biden administration is set to bring the number of apprehended convicted migrants back up to a new high.
The criminal aliens busted by the Border Patrol in the last few months include 982 convicted of possessing illegal drugs or trafficking, 576 convicted of assault, battery, and domestic violence, 832 guilty of driving under the influence, 381 convicted of burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, and fraud, 265 sex offenders and 162 guilty of Illegal weapons possession, transport, and trafficking. The stats also reveal that 2,765 of the criminal aliens arrested in the first half of this fiscal year were previously deported after illegal entry or illegal reentry. Additionally, seizures of methamphetamine along the Mexican border increased an astounding 91% between February and March, according to Customs and Border Patrol figures. Heroin seizures went up 22% during the same period.
Juárez migrant smugglers issue threat against Border Patrol, Mexican police amid busts
A narco-banner threatening to kill U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican police was hung in Juárez amid the current large-scale migrant smuggling on both sides of the Rio Grande.
The banner was found on a pedestrian bridge Wednesday morning, two days after U.S. and Mexican authorities announced new targets in a binational anti-crime initiative.
The banner warned municipal, state and ministerial police, the Mexican national guard and “la migra” to stop messing with “polleros,” or human smugglers.
“Bullets can also cross the river and the (border) wall,” stated the message in Spanish, which was signed in vulgar slang roughly meaning “the main man in all of Juárez.”
Biden, His administration, and his cult followers have launched an all out assault on the unvaccinated. Everything from calling for the complete removal of people spreading whatever the cult deems “misinformation” to going door to door to vaccinate people.
CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen suggested Saturday that life needs to be “hard” for Americans who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine and individuals who refuse to get shots should perhaps face weekly testings.
“It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated,” Wen, the former Planned Parenthood president, said. “Right now, it’s kind of the opposite.”
Unvaccinated people, she fretted, can at the moment go about their lives as normal without any consequence.
“But at some point these mandates, by workplaces, by schools, I think it will be important to say, ‘Hey, you can opt out, but if you want to opt out, you have to sign these forms, you have to get twice weekly testing,’” Wen said. “Basically, we need to make getting vaccinated the easy choice.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Friday sounded the alarm and warned of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
Walensky’s warning comes as the Biden Administration sends goons door-to-door to harass unvaccinated Americans.
“There is a clear message that is coming through,” Walensky said during a Friday news briefing. “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country that have low vaccination coverage because unvaccinated people are at risk.”
Biden’s Covid response coordinator Jeff Zients targeted Florida in his remarks on Friday and said the Sunshine State accounts for 20% of all new Covid infections.
As part of a five-phase response to the Delta variant – now active in every U.S. state—Biden said the teams will be made up of people tasked from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other government-based groups.
Joe Biden on Friday was asked if he had a message to platforms like Facebook while he was on the South Lawn of the White House about to board Marine One.
“What’s your message to platforms like Facebook?” a reporter asked Biden.
“They’re killing people,” Biden said. “I mean they’re really — look, the only pandemic we really have is among the unvaccinated and they’re killing people.”
The US government actively suppressed information on affordable Covid treatments such as HQC and Ivermectin because they don’t make the pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars a year.
Thousands of people have died from the experimental Covid vaccines but that information is also being censored by the social media giants.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday doubled down on the government’s censorship of Americans.
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office,” Psaki said Thursday. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
On Friday Psaki took it to another level and said Americans who post “misinformation” should be completely deplatformed and should have no access to online platforms.
“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others if you providing ‘misinformation’ out there,” Psaki said.
The Biden Administration is publicly admitting that Americans who do not fall in line with their agenda do not have the right to participate in the exchange of commerce and ideas online.
On Thursday White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki casually admitted the federal government is censoring American citizens.
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office,” Psaki said. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
This is a clear violation of the First Amendment, but we are living in a lawless banana republic.
The Liberal Elite Ruling Politicians have began turning the Capitol Police into their own version of the Nazi’s Gestapo. U.S. Capitol Police will start using Army surveillance equipment to monitor Americans as part of a larger effort to improve security and turn the force into “an intelligence-based protective agency” in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. So Let’s explore the obvious similarities between this and what Hitler did during the Nazi rise the power.
The Holocaust Encyclopedia Provides a good rundown of how Hitler transformed the police to partake in evil acts.
𝟙. Un-American Critical Race and other divisive theories are being force taught to agencies across the nation. The Capitol Police have been turned into the Democrat’s personal gestapo. This was demonstrated when a Capitol Police Officer Fired on an unarmed protestor and killed Ashli Babbitt at the capitol on January 6th
𝟚. the United States Capitol Police announced it will open regional field offices in California and Florida to better protect members of Congress. The purpose being the find anyone else who does not follow their status quo.
𝟛. The Liberal Defund The Police movement has caused many officers to be laid off, many to quit, and many more to receive less training. Liberals encourage violence against police and have helped do exactly what the Nazi’s did without being smart enough to realize it.
Last week, the USCP took possession of eight Persistent Surveillance Systems Ground – Medium (PSSG-M) units, fulfilling a request that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved on June 2. The units capture high-definition video and include night vision, but do not feature facial recognition capabilities.
“This technology will be integrated with existing USCP camera infrastructure, providing greater high definition surveillance capacity to meet steady-state mission requirements and help identify emerging threats,” the Pentagon said.
The same technology was used by troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to observe large areas day and night.
The Biden administration has decided to use the same weapons we use in war against American citizens.
The Army will install the units and train Capitol Police on how to operate the systems, the Pentagon said.
In a statement last week, the USCP called the technology “state-of-the-art campus surveillance technology, which will enhance the ability to detect and monitor threat activity.”
The Capitol Police did not provide further details regarding how or where the surveillance equipment would be used, and didn’t provide information on whether data collected would be stored or distributed.
These latest efforts by the Capitol Police have raised some concerns relating to Americans’ privacy rights. Last month, a federal appeals court found similar surveillance technology used by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) violated the constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.
A New York University School of Law independent audit of the systems used by the BPD found the technology allowed the department to track individuals for multiple days.
William Owen, a member of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, said the Capitol Police’s new technology is cause for concern.
“These so-called improvements that the Capitol Police have implemented after the insurrection represent an expansion of police power and surveillance that STOP cautioned against in January,” he said, according to The Washington Times.
“As awful as the events on Jan. 6 were, increased use of biased surveillance technology is never the answer,” he said. “Such technology will inevitably be used to target Black, brown, and Muslim communities and protesters, not White, racist, far-right mobs like those who were given free rein to enter the Capitol. So we need greater civilian oversight of police, not greater police power.”
The report comes after the USCP announced it will open regional offices nationwide, beginning in California and Florida, in order to “investigate threats” made against members of Congress.
A report from Roll Call last summer noted that the USCP is currently exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) because it is part of the legislative branch, giving it a level of secrecy and a lack of established accountability methods that aren’t the case for other law enforcement agencies.
“Congress is not subject to the law, and the Capitol Police, as a component of the legislative branch, is also exempt from any FOIA request,” the report stated.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Haitian and Cuban migrants and asylum-seekers who try to come to the U.S. by boat will not be allowed to enter the country. Even if asylum-seekers establish fear of persecution, they will be resettled in third countries, Mayorkas said.
Mayorkas said those trying to reach the U.S. by sea will be intercepted by the Coast Guard and immediately returned to their home countries. Even if asylum-seekers manage to get interviews with U.S. officials, Mayorkas added, they will not be permitted to set foot on U.S. soil, regardless of the outcome of their screenings.
“If individuals make, establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for resettlement. They will not enter the United States,” Mayorkas said.
“The U.S. government shouldn’t be using this system of off-shore processing to evade our refugee protection laws,” Kennji Kizuka, the associate director of research and analysis at Human Rights First, told CBS News. “They should allow people to land in the United States and go through their full asylum proceedings.”
Mayorkas said the U.S. has so far not detected a “surge” in maritime interdictions of Cubans and Haitians. He said that 470 Cubans and 313 Haitians have been encountered at sea so far this fiscal year. In fiscal year 2020, 49 Cubans and 430 Haitians were intercepted by the Coast Guard.
These maritime interdictions pale in comparison to the number of Cuban and Haitian migrants taken into U.S. custody along the border with Mexico. In May, the last month with available statistics, 2,800 Haitians and 2,600 Cubans were encountered along the southern border.
The accusation was the latest development in Carlson’s claims that the NSA was spying on him, triggering a rare statement from the intelligence agency denying that the Fox News personality was an intelligence target, but not denying he was spied on. The agency also denied Carlson’s claim that it was attempting to force his show off the air.
According to Axios Tucker Carlson was talking to U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries about setting up an interview with Vladimir Putin shortly before the Fox News host accused the National Security Agency of spying on him, sources familiar with the conversations.
Two sources familiar with Carlson’s communications said his two Kremlin intermediaries live in the United States, but the sources could not confirm whether both are American citizens or whether both were on U.S. soil at the time they communicated with Carlson.
If one of them was a foreign national and on foreign soil during the communications, the U.S. government wouldn’t necessarily have had to seek approval to monitor their communications.
The NSA spied on Tucker Carlson for reaching out through proper channels to interview Putin, just like NBC did only a few weeks ago. The NSA unmasked an American citizen for doing his job.
This confirms Tucker Carlson’s claim that his private journalistic correspondence was leaked to media outlets by the NSA.
A journalist calls Tucker Carlson just before air last night and says US intelligence agents are distributing his emails and proceeds to repeat back words from an email known only to Tucker, the email recipient, and Tucker‘s executive producer.
President Donald Trump, who was kicked off Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms earlier this year, announced class-action lawsuits Wednesday against Facebook, Twitter and Google as well as their CEOs.
The legal effort will be supported by the America First Policy Institute, a nonprofit formed earlier this year by alumni of the Trump administration.
“Today, in conjunction with the American First Policy Institute, I’m filing as the lead class representative, a major class action lawsuit against the big tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter as well as their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey. Three real nice guys,” Trump said with a note of sarcasm from Bedminster, New Jersey.
The legal filings indicate that the suit against Google targets its subsidiary YouTube.
“We’re asking the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida to order an immediate halt to stop social media companies’ illegal and shameful censorship of the American people. That’s exactly what they’re doing.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow banning, a stop to the silencing, a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well,” he added.
Trump accused the big tech companies of violating Americans’ First Amendment rights by selectively censoring information.
Former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms earlier this year.
A representative for Twitter declined to comment. Facebook did not immediately return The Post’s request.
Trump added that he’s asking the court to impose punitive damages against the companies.
“We’re going to hold big tech very accountable,” he said.
Trump added that the team is looking to reform Section 230, which legally protects social media companies from content their users post and how they moderate their platforms.
Trump added that the legal team is “not looking to settle.”
On Jan. 8, two days after the riot at the US Capitol, Twitter took the unprecedented step of permanently banning then-President Trump’s world-famous account from the platform.
Facebook also kicked Trump off its social media platforms around the same time, saying the ban would last at least through the end of his presidency. The company later sent the case to its Oversight Board to rule on whether the ban should be permanent.
In May, the Oversight Board upheld the company’s decision to block Trump, but said an indefinite ban was inappropriate and gave Facebook six months to lay out clearer penalties.
Facebook announced last month that the ban will last at least until 2023, when the decision will be reassessed.
After that announcement, Trump blasted Facebook for “censoring and silencing” his political movement.
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump said. “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
Several Republical lawmakers also backed Trump, accusing tech giants of a double standard, pointing out that Democrats including Hillary Clinton also challenged the validity of past election results.
“Unless Congress acts, Big Tech is going to continue to censor Americans and trample on our foundational principles of free speech and open exchange of ideas in an effort to control what Americans say, hear, and think,” Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) said at the time. “Despite recently being exposed for wrongly banning and suppressing information regarding the origins of COVID-19, Facebook is now doubling down on its censorship playbook.”
Hagerty and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have both introduced legislation in Congress aimed at reeling in the power of big tech companies.
Members of both political parties in Congress historically supported reforms to laws governing Big Tech firms such as Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter. For example, both President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) backed repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which grants immunity for most third-party online content.
The Military Industrial Complex has claimed yet another victim, likely victims. Details are still unclear but here’s what we do know. There were major protest against the President who Haiti citizens claimed was a dictator who was being kept in power by U.S. Democrats specifically “Joe Biden’s Administration”
Video quickly emerged after the assassination showing The assassins claimed to be DEA; spoke a mix of Spanish & English with a US accent.
Haiti‘s government says highly trained foreign attackers involved. All borders & airports have been shut.
From the White House: The White House described the attack on Haitian President Jovenel as “horrific” and “tragic” and said it was still gathering information on what happened. President Joe Biden will be briefed later.
The Labor Market is Healthiest In Red States, Suffering In Blue States. 9 of the top 10 performing states are led by GOP governors:
May’s jobs report showed better job growth than the previous month but still fell short of expert predictions. The economy gained just 559,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, with notable gains in sectors including leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and health care and social assistance.
Now, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 5.8%, which is still high but is much lower than the nearly historic high of 14.7% in April 2020. This overall drop can be attributed largely to a combination of vaccinations and states loosening restrictions. It will take far more time for us to reduce the unemployment rate to pre-pandemic levels than it did for the virus to reverse over a decade of job growth, though.
In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on five key metrics that compare unemployment rate statistics from the latest month for which data is available (May 2021) to key dates in 2019 and 2020.
The Chart below shows what states did the best and the worst, and who that states voters chose.
“After the next election cycle when we take back the House of Representatives, when we send [current Speaker] Nancy Pelosi back to the filth of San Francisco, my commitment to you is that my vote for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will go to Donald J. Trump,” the Republican congressman said to a crowd gathered for Trump’s rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday.
The “Save America” rally marks the second Trump campaign-style event held since the former president left the White House in January. Billed as a celebration of Independence Day, the July 3 rally has drawn thousands to Sarasota Fairgrounds. Trump is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. ET.
The Constitution—which states that “the House of Representatives shall chuse (sic) their Speaker and other Officers”—does not expressly state that the House Speaker must be a member of the chamber. However, many legal experts who have examined the issue believe that the founders intended for the Speaker to be chosen from a pool of elected representatives.
“It would have been unthinkable for the most populous house not to have its leader be part of the representatives who were elected by the people,” said David Forte, a constitutional scholar at Cleveland State University, according to NBC News.
In 2015, the Clerk of the House said the Speaker “has always been (but is not required to be) a House Member.”
The police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol won’t face federal criminal charges in connection with her death, the Justice Department said in April.
Federal prosecutors examined video footage on social media, interviewed the officer and other witnesses, gathered evidence from the scene and studied autopsy results, officials said.
“Based on that investigation, officials determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution,” the Justice Department said in a statement announcing the closure of its probe.
So despite the officer executing an unarmed protestor with other officer directly behind and in the line of fire they didn’t find enough evidence???
President Donald Trump on Thursday joined in calling for the identity of the law enforcement officer who shot and killed Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt
“Who shot Ashli Babbitt?” Trump said in a statement on Thursday, hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her appointments to a committee to probe the attack.
Footage From Inside the capitol shows the officer that shot Babbitt was itching to shoot.
While most cowardly Republicans have been silent and are happy to allow the injustice to go unavenged, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has led the charge calling for Babbitt’s killer to be exposed and face repercussions for his heinous actions.
Some have speculated the shooter may be Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd.
After leaving his firearm unattended in the bathroom previously, he said he “will be treated differently” because of his rank as a lieutenant.
A U.S. Capitol Police lieutenant left his service weapon in a bathroom Monday night and the unattended gun was discovered later by another Capitol Police officer.
After the House adjourned on Monday, Lt. Mike Byrd left his Glock 22 in a bathroom in the Capitol Visitor Center complex, according to sources familiar with the incident. Byrd is the commander of the House Chambers section of the Capitol Police and was on the job Tuesday and Wednesday.
Byrd addressed the incident at Tuesday morning’s officer roll call and, according to sources, told fellow officers that he “will be treated differently” because of his rank as a lieutenant. It was not clear what exactly the lieutenant meant by the comment.
An eyewitness of the shooting said Babbitt was shot by a “Man in a suit”
As she had both feet in the windowsill, her hands were on the sides of the window, a man inside, not a uniform, he had a suit on, fired one shot, hitting her up in this region somewhere [indicates to neck]. She fell out of the window. The police that were there would not let me assist. I am trained in emergency medical services. They would not let me assist… They pushed me out of the way, and I stood there and I watched this young woman die.
The man suggested that the woman was not shot by DC Police as initially reported, but may have been shot by “internal security.”
Here are videos of the shooting. The video may not be suitable for all viewers.
Will we ever discover the full story of how and why Ashli Babbitt was murdered?