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Sen. Chuck Schumer has lost his temper many times, and his rants are spectacles. One troubling incident was when he was not getting his way at the Supreme Court and in a rally outside threatened, or at least tried to influence, the justices.

He screamed, "I want to tell you [Neil] Gorsuch. I want to tell you [Brett] Kavanaugh]. You release the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you."

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A federal judge has dismissed charges against members of an alleged white supremacist organization – citing the fact that the government refused to prosecute members of the far-left Antifa coalition who committed essentially the same offenses.

A report in the Los Angeles Times said the decision came from U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Orange County.

The report explained the judge granted a motion to dismiss, agreeing with the defendants that they were being selectively prosecuted while "far-left extremist groups, such as Antifa," were not.

This same issue already has arisen in some of the federal allegations against President Donald Trump over his actions. He's facing multiple felonies for having classified documents from his presidency in his home.

Joe Biden had similar documents in his home and is not being prosecuted. Of course, the special counsel in that case explained that was being of his "diminished" capacity.

"Prosecuting only members of the far right and ignoring members of the far left leads to the troubling conclusion that the government believes it is permissible to physically assault and injure Trump supporters to silence speech," the judge ordered. 'There seems to be little doubt that Defendants, or at least some members of RAM, engaged in criminal violence. But they cannot be selected for prosecution because of their repugnant speech and beliefs over those who committed the same violence to disrupt political events."

Members of the organization at issue are suspected of inciting trouble at political rallies.

The group is the Rise Above Movement, and prosecutors had claimed it promoted itself as a "combat-ready" group.

The defendants in the case were Robert Rundo and Robert Boman. They were accused of violating the Anti-Riot Act and rioting.

Boman already was out on bond, but Rundo had been kept in custody, which prosecutors insisted they wanted to continue. The judge rejected their plan.

"I don't believe it's warranted that Mr. Rundo spends one minute more in custody, so I'm going to release him forthwith," Carney said.

A federal indictment had claimed Boman was involved in violence twice at rallies. He has since disavowed his "old antics."

Prosecutors claimed Rundo recruited new members and trained them in combat.

Another defendant, Tyler Laube, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy earlier.

Charges in the case had been dismissed once before, before being reinstated by an appeals court ruling.

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The special counsel, a former U.S. attorney, who is handling the prosecution of Hunter Biden on gun charges, and possibly more to be filed, is being accused of endangering national security through his incompetence.

The claim comes from a commentary in The Federalist and concerns that FBI document in which a "trusted" source claimed Ukrainian officials had paid $5 million bribes to Hunter and Joe Biden to be protected during an investigation by a corruption prosecutor there.

Now that source has been accused by Special Counsel David Weiss of lying to his FBI handler regarding those claims.

But, the column pointed out, those bribery claims are years old, and Weiss knew about them, but never bothered to investigate until now.

The source was identified as Alexander Smirnov.

Just this week, Weiss claimed, "Smirnov’s contacts with Russian officials who are affiliated with Russian intelligence services are not benign."

Weiss argued that Smirnov is attempting to interfere in the 2024 election.

"He is actively peddling new lies that could impact U.S. elections after meeting with Russian intelligence officials in November," Weiss wrote in a court filing. It was a "not-so-subtle suggestion that Smirnov is taking part in a Russian disinformation plot to interfere in the upcoming presidential election," the commentary explained.

But it said that suggests, "Weiss' incompetence left the man he would have us believe is a Russian asset not just free in America, but working to interfere in our election and pushing who knows what other lies to the FBI. Further, because the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office did not investigate Smirnov’s claims in 2020, he was never branded as a possible source of Russian lies."

It pointed out that until recently, "the FBI considered Smirnov a highly credible source and one even authorized to engage in criminal conduct. What information might our FBI have entrusted Smirnov with during those three years?"

"In short, while the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office’s goal may have been protecting Hunter Biden, by failing to investigate the FD-1023 (FBI form), they harmed our national security."

Weiss was the U.S. attorney in Delaware who was handed the responsibility to investigate Smirnov's statements back in 2020 but didn't. He later was named special counsel.

"This all assumes the indictment and the memorandum represent reality. Smirnov has yet to have his day in court, and there may be much more to the story," the report explained.

It noted Americans only know about the allegations in the FBI document because it was released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

"In indicting Smirnov, Weiss confirmed his office had botched the Hunter Biden investigation by ignoring the FD-1023 for nearly three years — and then only investigating Smirnov’s claims after Grassley made the document public. Specifically, according to Thursday’s indictment, the FBI did not question Smirnov about his reporting until Sept. 27, 2023," The Federalist Report said.

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A ruling by a New York judge that President Donald Trump must pay $355 million to the state for fraud, "without any actual fraud," is being challenged, according to a report from Newsweek.

Months ago, Judge Arthur Engoron had decided, before the case began in his court, that Trump and his companies committed fraud in the way they valued properties.

The state's odd law there allows a case to be brought even though no loans were unpaid and the banks and insurance companies themselves were anxious to do more business with Trump.

It was Letitia James, the state attorney general, who campaigned on the mantra of "getting" Trump who brought the case.

Then last week, after months of claims from James, and multiple refusals to allow Trump to speak in court, Engoron said the company and owners would be fined $355 million, a figure larger than some nations' budgets.

"The case raises serious legal and constitutional questions regarding 'fraud' claims/findings without any actual fraud," explained Chris Kise, Trump's principal lawyer in the case.

Asked by Newsweek about an appeal, Kise said, that it actually "will depend on many factors so it's hard to say at the moment, but in any event, it will fall within the 30-day clock" that is allowed by the court.

Kise explained that James and Engoron both were targeting Trump and trying to run him out of New York.

What yet remains unclear is how other corporations will react to the coordinated attack on Trump and his enterprises, which have provided a multitude of jobs in New York, capital expenditures, and development.

James, after promising voters she would focus on getting Trump, brought a legal action against Trump and his two adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, the Trump Organization, and some executives.

Engoron then decided Trump inflated his assets, even though experts testified the judge was wrong. In one amazing stunt, Engoron claimed that Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was worth less than $20 million when real estate experts cited its value closer to $500 million.

Trump repeatedly has said that the attack was just another political vendetta against him, and that's not without evidence given James' campaigning for office by attacking him.

The report explained an appeal hinges on the definition of fraud in the case.

"Professor Greg Germain of Syracuse University of Law told Newsweek that on appeal, Trump will have to show that the New York attorney general does not have the power to punish him 'without showing the traditional elements of fraud: (1) scienter—intent to defraud, (2) false statements of fact rather than opinion or trade puffing, (3) reasonable reliance by the victims, (4) materiality, (5) causation, and (6) damages,'" the report said.

He said, "I think he has a strong argument that when the attorney general seeks to punish for past use, rather than prevent future use, she would have to show all of the traditional elements of fraud."

As she was unable, during the trial, to show any victims, that task might be insurmountable.

The report said James will claim she is exempt from meeting those proof requirements.

Germain said, "The evidence of reasonable reliance [on Trump's financial statements] by the 'victims' is very weak' and may be grounds for appeal."

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One member of "The Squad" in Congress, a small grouping of far-left extremists whose ideas often are close to Marxism, now is urging Democrats in her home state to vote "uncommitted" in the Democrat primary, abandoning Joe Biden.

A report from the Washington Times explains U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, is orchestrating a protest against Biden's handling of the Mideast horror in which Hamas terrorists from Gaza invaded Israel in October and butchered some 1,200 civilians.

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The justices on the Supreme Court are being asked to intervene in a case in which a child was taken from his parents when their religious beliefs "distressed" him.

According to Becket, the Catholic couple, from Indiana, is asking to hold the state accountable for taking their son and keeping him.

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The legacy media in America long has been active in full partisan support of the Joe Biden administration and agenda.

Just look at how that damaging information about the Biden family's "influence peddling" operations was suppressed just before the 2020 election, an election interference strategy that almost certainly handed the White House to the Democrat.

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One of the big talking points for Democrats over recent years has been that Republicans, especially President Donald Trump, are a threat to "democracy."

That would be anyone concerned about massive fraud-prone mail-in ballots for elections. Or allowing a leftist like Mark Zuckerberg to hand out $400 million to election officials when he wanted to influence the results. Or those concerned about election interference by the FBI, which in 2020 advised media corporations to suppress very accurate, and very damaging, information about the Biden family's "influence peddling" business that brought them tens of millions of dollars.

However, television and radio personality and popular commentator Glenn Beck has compiled a list of 10 times that it was Joe Biden who took the role of a dictator.

In America.

Often stepping on the constitutionally protected rights of Americans.

It was Twitchy that compiled the list and noted, "Twitchy readers, we know you know that everything the Democrats accuse Republicans of doing or being is often a projection of who they are or what they're up to. Case in point, Democrats have been working very hard to pretend Trump was or will be a dictator AND that somehow our democracy is at stake if we don't vote for Biden.

"Yeah, it's dumb. Democrats are gonna Democrats though. Glenn Beck was good enough to put a thread together showing who the real dictator is and it's not Trump."

Beck added an extra, based on the multiple civil and criminal cases Democrat prosecutors have assembled against Trump in recent months, all coming together for "trial" just as the 2024 election campaign is getting underway.

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It's no secret that Joe Biden's decision, when he took office, to cancel all sorts of security procedures and essentially open up America's southern border with Mexico to millions of illegal aliens, who have since arrived, has been a sore point for the Biden administration.

Biden, in fact, assigned VP Kamala Harris to look into the root causes, and she's accomplished, essentially, nothing.

Biden's bureaucrats keep insisting that the border is "secure" when the facts show it is anything but.

Now it's gotten to the point that there's infighting, dissension, and even explosive anger outbursts in his administration over the problems he's created.

It is a report from Axios that describes one incident: Biden was en route to the border a year ago and was meeting with his experts.

They didn't have some obscure details he wanted, so he "exploded with fury," the report said.

And then Axios explained why it matters.

"The previously unreported meeting, recounted to Axios by three people familiar with the events, is emblematic of the Biden administration's struggle with the border crisis during the past three years — infighting, blame-shifting, and indecision."

Even as some bureaucrats say Biden has done his best "considering the circumstances," others said, "the administration has fallen far short on matters within its control."

The result is a president who's not able to address the problem and is exceedingly angry about it.

"As the humanitarian conditions at the border have deteriorated and the politics surrounding immigration have become a thorn for Biden, he becomes scratchier when the issue comes up, according to current and former aides," the report said, noting one official explained, "There are definite incentives ... to not be the person who owns the scary issue with no solutions. If you're the person briefing the president, you get to piss him off every day."

Axios, in fact, headlined its analysis, "How Biden botched the border."

Giving Harris the chore perhaps was one way: "As the migration became more global, Harris' team remained focused on the Northern Triangle and Mexico. A former Biden administration senior official told Axios: 'She's been at best ineffective, and at worst sporadically engaged and not seeing it was her responsibility. It's an opportunity for her, and she didn't fill the breach,'" the report said.

Then there were the "warring" ideologies between the White House and the Democrat party.

"Some officials wanted policies designed to punish or deter people who crossed the border illegally. Others — including vocal immigration advocates outside the administration — pushed to reform asylum policies and expand legal pathways for migrants to stay in the U.S., sources said," according to the analysis.

In fact, the Biden administration has simply released into the United States millions of illegals who broke U.S. law by entering.

Republicans in the House have been trying, unsuccessfully so far, to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's Homeland Security secretary, for the border security failures.

Because of Biden's abrupt cancelation of security policies and the surge that arrived at the border when he made clear it was open, conflict developed among Biden's own aides, the report said.

"Some officials found her needlessly combative and disagreed with [adviser Susan Rice] policy-wise. But even many of her critics credit her with taking on more responsibility on the border at a time when most other top Biden officials were shying away from it."

And now?

"There was — and still is — deep animosity toward Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra for what was seen as his reluctance to find more space in child migrant shelters, which are overseen by HHS, according to several sources familiar with the dynamics," the reort said.

There have been name-calling episodes that include derogatory epithets such as "idiot." Further, the report said profanity-laced conversations have happened because of the issue.

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A new report unleashed by investigative reporters Michael Shellenberg, Matt Taibbi and Alex Gutentag charges that Barack Obama's administration "targeted 26 Trump advisers for foreign spy agencies to 'reverse target' and 'bump.'"

The allegations, in an article behind a paywall at Substack, charges, "Multiple credible sources tell Public and Racket that the United States Intelligence Community (IC), including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), illegally mobilized foreign intelligence agencies to target Trump advisors long before the summer of 2016."

The revelations are huge.

"The new information fills many gaps in our understanding of the Russia collusion hoax and is supported by testimony already in the public record," the report said, "Until now, the official story has been that the FBI’s investigation began after Australian intelligence officials told US officials that a Trump aide had boasted to an Australian diplomat that Russia had damning material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton."

However, what actually happened, the report said, under Obama "The U.S. IC asked the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance to surveil Trump’s associates and share the intelligence they acquired with U.S. agencies, say sources close to a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HSPCI) investigation."

The "Five Eyes" include U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The stunning report continues, "After Public and Racket had been told that President Barack Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, had identified 26 Trump associates for the Five Eyes to target, a source confirmed that the IC had 'identified [them] as people to 'bump,' or make contact with or manipulate. They were targets of our own IC and law enforcement — targets for collection and misinformation.'"

It was special prosecutor John Durham who investigated, for years, and ruled that the FBI never should have opened its investigation of alleged collusion by Trump's campaign and Russia in 2016, because there was no evidence.

The Substack report continued, "Unknown details about the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign and raw intelligence related to the IC’s surveillance of the Trump campaign are in a 10-inch binder that Trump ordered to be declassified at the very end of his term, sources told Public and Racket."

That could, the report said, be "proof that multiple U.S. intelligence officials broke laws against spying and election interference.

According to a report at the Federalist, the report's claim was that Obama's s administration might have been spying on Trump as early as 2015, and the British Guardian claimed those multiple individuals were "targeted" because "suspicious 'interactions'" were noted during the course of ordinary investigations.

Those details then were delivered to Obama's henchmen.

"Not so, according to Shellenberger, Taibbi, and Gutentag’s sources, who were familiar with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s investigation," the Federalist explained.

"In truth, the U.S. IC asked the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance to surveil Trump’s associates and share the intelligence they acquired with U.S. agencies," the Substack article said.

In fact, the report notes, "Barack Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, had identified 26 Trump associates for the Five Eyes to target."

The instructions from Obama's administration to foreigners were to "manipulate" those targets.

Further, the report said details of Obama's scheming and other "raw intelligence" was included in that binder that Trump had ordered declassified at the end of his germ.

The Federalist noted it earlier had raised questions about Brennan, writing several years ago that, "The evidence suggests, however, that Brennan’s CIA and the intelligence community did much more than merely pass on details about 'contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign' to the FBI. The evidence suggests that the CIA and intelligence community — including potentially the intelligence communities of the U.K., Italy, and Australia — created the contacts and interactions that they then reported to the FBI as suspicious."

The Federalist noted, "Should the raw intelligence reports exist, as those sources claim, there will be concrete confirmation that foreign intelligence services targeted the Trump campaign, which in turn will confirm many of the theories posited about the real start of the Russia-collusion hoax."

The report noted that details about what that binder may contain also "raises the specter" that the FBI raid on Trump's Florida home, under the direction of Joe Biden, "wasn’t to protect classified materials but to protect intelligence agencies — American and foreign."

 

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