By KRISTINA WONG – 6/24/2020
Former Vice President and now 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed months ago that he knew “nothing” about moves to investigate former Trump National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn, but newly-released documents proved otherwise.
Biden, appearing in May on ABC News’ This Week, was asked by news anchor and host George Stephanopoulos what he knew about moves to investigate Flynn while he was vice president.
Biden first responded, “I knew nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn.”
When confronted by Stephanopoulos that he attended a now-famous January 2017 Oval Office meeting with then-President Obama and other top officials where they discussed Flynn, Biden claimed he understood the question to be whether he had anything to do with Flynn’s prosecution.
Then he said, “I was aware that they had asked for an investigation,” without specifying who “they” were.
“But that’s all I know about it. I don’t think anyone else — look, think about this,” he said, changing the subject to coronavirus. “This is all about diverting attention.”
However, newly-released handwritten notes from former FBI agent Peter Strzok show that not only was Biden aware of President Obama’s order to investigate Flynn, but he had suggested that Flynn had violated the 1799 Logan Act for speaking to then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak as incoming national security adviser.
Those phone calls — just some of hundreds Flynn had with foreign leaders during the transition period after the election — were used as the basis for the Obama administration to continue investigating Flynn and to interview him and get him to admit to violating the Logan Act or to get him to lie and be prosecuted.
Previously released documents showed that the FBI had moved to end its investigation on whether Flynn was a Russian agent until Strzok intervened, based on the calls with Kislyak. That happened right around the time of the Obama Oval Office meeting.
Strzok’s notes were released Wednesday, after an outside prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr to look into the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Flynn, U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, found the notes and handed them over to the DOJ.
Flynn’s defense team, led by lawyer Sidney Powell, then filed a motion for the release of the notes.
The notes also show that Obama had directed the FBI to have the “right people” look into Flynn. They also show that then-FBI Director James Comey said Flynn’s phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak were “legit.”
By Jim Hoft – 6/5/2020
Washington DC Mayor Bowser painted a giant ‘Black Lives Matter’ message on the street to the White House on Friday.
The painting was commissioned by the far left mayor.
She can’t control her streets from rioters but she can use taxpayer money to paint a slogan on the street to the White House.
This message in yellow paint spans two blocks on 16th Street to the White House.
“The painting of 16th St with “BLACK LIVES MATTER” is an effort not only blessed by Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser but initiated by her,” said the mayor’s spokeswoman LaToya Foster to CNN.
“The painters are contractors directed by the Mayor. They have been at it since 2 or 3 in the morning.”
Washington has been the site of more than a week’s worth of protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. St. John’s Church, the site of President Trump’s roundly criticized photo opp during a peaceful protest, sits along the expanse of road that now bears the BLM message. They will continue this weekend, including one on Saturday that is expected to yield a large turnout.
By Jim Hoft – May 28, 2020
President Trump signed his executive order on Thursday regarding social media and big technology companies.
The order comes on the heels of a illicit fact-check on the president from Twitter, related to President Trump’s sentiment regarding voting by mail.
Twitter’s fact-check was later revealed to be fake news.
President Trump directed the Attorney General to work with states to enforce their laws against deceptive business practices.
President Trump made his announcement today from the Oval Office.
President Trump told reporters what the social media giants are doing is tantamount to a monopoly.
“A small handful of social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States,” he alleged.
“They’ve had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter, virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences. ”
May 27, 2020
Some people are better off hiding behind a mask.
Such is the case with Ryan Lizza, chief Washington correspondent for Politico, and CNN political analyst, who attempted to take on the diminutive in stature, but deadly in her responses, White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany.
The masked Ryan Lizza asked McEnany what was possibly the most ignorant question of the day, “By election day, what does the White House view as the number of dead Americans where you can say we successfully defeated this pandemic?”
Kaleigh McEnany responded by saying that although one death is too many, “We never want to see a single individual lose their life.” She continued, by explaining that to be significantly under the 2.2 million deaths experts predicted the Wuhan coronavirus would cause in America if we didn’t shut down the economy, is an achievement.
“But when the voters go to the polls in November, and they want to judge this president on his response this pandemic, what is the number that Americans should tolerate, where they can argue that ‘yes,’ he successfully controlled this pandemic.”
“I think that you’re asking the wrong question,” McEnany responded.
Lizza abruptly interrupted her, telling her, “Please don’t tell me I asked the wrong question!”
Ryan Lizza was fired from his previous job as a reporter for the New Yorker over allegations of sexual misconduct. He was also released from his contract with CNN, who in 2018 rehired Lizza. The few people who watch CNN, the low-ratings cable network channel, are fully aware that CNN hosts are not known for their moral character.
In December 2017, The Daily Beast reported that The New Yorker let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine.
“The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a spokesperson for the magazine said. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”
Lizza denied the claims.
Wigdor LLP, the law firm representing Lizza’s accuser, issued a statement in response: “In no way did Mr. Lizza’s misconduct constitute a ‘respectful relationship’ as he has now tried to characterize it. Our client reported Mr. Lizza’s actions to ensure that he would be held accountable and in the hope that by coming forward she would help other potential victims.”
Washed up comedienne Kathy Griffin on Tuesday evening told CNN’s Jim Acosta to stab President Trump with a syringe full of air.
Air embolisms, or air bubbles in the bloodstream, can cause potentially fatal strokes.
CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted: Trump at diabetes event at WH: “I don’t use insulin. Should I be?”
Kathy Griffin responded by telling Acosta to kill President Trump.
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Kathy Griffin then lashed out at the breaking news editor for the Washington Examiner after he announced that he reached out to Twitter and the Secret Service and alerted them to her threat against President Trump.
Twitter users alerted the Secret Service.
This is not the first time Kathy Griffin has threatened President Trump.
She previously received a visit from the Secret Service after her Trump beheading stunt which also landed her on Interpol’s watch list.
But you can trust him to be impartial.
Mika can’t take the heat. She and Psycho Joe spread Russian conspiracies daily for 3 1/2 years. Now they are getting a taste of their own medicine. Except Joe really might be a killer.