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Huge Number of Americans Fear Free Speech Disintegrating

GatewayPundit - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 00:40

This article originally appeared on WND.com

Guest by post by Bob Unruh 

Many think First Amendment ‘goes too far in the rights it guarantees’

Free speech fights are becoming more and more common these days, as social media play a growing role in people’s lives and the leftist corporate owners insist more and more that only their views should be allowed to be disseminated to the public.

Even Joe Biden’s administration tried to use public money to set up what was described as essentially the same as the “Ministry of Truth” found in the dystopian novel “1984.”

The result isn’t good, according to a new poll, which reveals only 1 in 4 Americans think their right to free speech is secure, and more than two-thirds say the nation’s trajectory on free speech is going the wrong way.

The poll is from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and the Polarization Research Lab.

When asked about “whether people are able to freely express their views,” 69% of respondents said things in America are heading in the wrong direction, compared to only 31% who believe that things are heading in the “right direction,” the polling revealed.

Almost one-third of the respondents, 29%, said free speech is not at all secure.

“The average American already thinks that free speech in America is in dire straits. Most worryingly, they think it will get worse,” said FIRE chief research Adviser Sean Stevens. “These findings should be a wake-up call for the nation to recommit to a vibrant free speech culture before it’s too late.”

The poll was done Jan. 12-19 and FIRE said it is the first installment of a National Speech Index, a new quarterly survey intended to measure support for the First Amendment.

“Polarization not only divides Americans on policy, but it fractures our assessments of the stability of the bedrock features of our democracy,” said PRL Director Sean Westwood. “Nearly half of Democrats think free speech rights are headed in the right direction, compared to only 26 percent of Republicans. And more than a third of Republicans think the right to free speech is not secure, compared to only 17 percent of Democrats.”

The groups reported, “One alarmingly common belief that crosses partisan lines is that idea that the First Amendment ‘goes too far in the rights it guarantees.’ Around a third of Republicans and a third of Democrats ‘completely’ or ‘mostly’ agree with that statement. ”

The survey proposed several statements that, though offensive to some, are protected by the First Amendment.

“Roughly half of respondents (52%) said their community should not allow a public speech that espouses the belief they selected as the most offensive. A supermajority, 69%, said their local college should not allow a professor who espoused that belief to teach classes,” the report said.

Stevens said the results were not surprising, but were disappointing.

“Here at FIRE, we’ve long observed that many people who say they’re concerned about free speech waver when it comes to beliefs they personally find offensive. But the best way to protect your speech in the future is to defend the right to controversial and offensive speech today.”

Copyright 2024 WND News Center

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DEVELOPING: Massive Wildfires Engulf Parts of Texas Panhandle – 60 Counties Under Threat – Evacuations Underway (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 00:20

Massive wildfires engulfed parts of the Texas panhandle on Tuesday amid gusty winds and unseasonably warm weather.

60 counties are under emergency declaration because of the fires. Evacuations are underway for some residents.

WATCH:

Additional footage of the wildfires:

Fire crossing Hwy 83 again 7 miles south of Canadian. #txwx pic.twitter.com/4bvzaXe4Fd

— Chad Casey (@WxFanaticCC) February 27, 2024

According to Texas Storm Chasers, winds shifted at 5 pm local time. A cold front is expected to move through the area Tuesday evening.

356PM: Historic wildfire outbreak underway in parts of the Texas Panhandle. North wind shift by 5 PM! Multiple towns are under immediate threat. Evacuate if told, but shelter in place if it is too late to leave. This is a life-threatening situation. #PHwx #txfire #WindyDeuceFirepic.twitter.com/QfnGWsYHn2

— Texas Storm Chasers ⚡ (@TxStormChasers) February 27, 2024

CNN reported:

A massive blaze that’s raging out of control is threatening Texas Panhandle towns and forcing residents to evacuate.

The Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest wildfire burning in the region, has exploded to 200,000 acres since igniting Monday afternoon, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

The blaze, driven by gusty winds and fueled by dry, unseasonably warm conditions, is moving incredibly rapidly and remains 0% contained.

Evacuations were ordered early Tuesday afternoon for parts of Hemphill and Roberts counties as the fire encroached on populated areas. This includes the town of Canadian, Texas, around an hour and half northeast of Amarillo, Texas.

Parts of Fritch, Texas, which straddles Moore and Hutchinson counties to the north of Amarillo, are also under an evacuation order for a separate fire, city officials and the Texas A&M Forest Service said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on the wildfires.

“I issued a disaster declaration today to deploy resources to 60 counties impacted by these devastating wildfires,” Abbott said. “Please take all precautions to protect yourself & your loved ones.”

“Thanks to the brave firefighters working 24/7 to protect their fellow Texans,” Abbott said of the wildfires.

I issued a disaster declaration today to deploy resources to 60 counties impacted by these devastating wildfires.

Please take all precautions to protect yourself & your loved ones.

Thanks to the brave firefighters working 24/7 to protect their fellow Texans.

Stay safe, Texas. pic.twitter.com/m25hpFiAx1

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 27, 2024

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Victor Reacts: New Survey Shows Young People Support Trump (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 00:00

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Generation Z is going to send a powerful message in 2024 when they show up and vote for Donald Trump.

As reported by the Gateway Pundit,

Former President Donald Trump is more popular with young voters than any other age group.
Generation Z represents those currently between the ages of 18-24.

A recent Harvard CAPS–Harris survey found 57 percent of voters approved of the job Trump did as president, and 41 percent disapproved.

When breaking that approval rating down by age group, a massive 64 percent majority of Gen Z voters approved of the job Trump did as president.

Joe Biden told young people that he was going to “build back better” when in reality all he did was actively destroy our future. He taxed us to death and used that money to fund foreign wars, he opened our border up for invasion, and he destroyed our economy.

His radical support for limitless abortion, child sex change operations, and the destruction of western values was expected to win over the youth. Fortunately, it seems that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.

Joe Biden’s policies have been nothing short of devastating to our future and young people have woken up to that reality.

 

 

 

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ICE Arrests Guatemalan Illegal Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Child Under the Age of 14 – Released by Local Massachusetts Court Despite ICE Detainer!

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 23:40

An illegal alien from Guatemala convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 was arrested by ICE last week.

According to ICE, the 34-year-old Guatemalan illegal was previously released by the Gloucester District Court in Massachusetts despite an ICE detainer against him.

“On Feb. 21, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested an unlawfully present 34-year-old citizen of Guatemala in Gloucester who was recently convicted locally of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. The unlawfully present Guatemalan national had been released by the Gloucester District Court, despite ERO Boston having filed an immigration detainer against him.” – ICE said in a statement.

“The arrest was part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) most recent national enforcement effort, which focused on the apprehension of unlawfully present noncitizen sex offenders. ERO officers apprehended 275 unlawfully present noncitizen sex offenders during the nationwide law enforcement effort that took place between Feb. 5 and Feb. 16.” ICE said.

“This individual represented a dire threat to the residents of Massachusetts,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “Unlawfully present, convicted sex offenders should not be given the opportunity to reoffend. The victim of his crimes deserves better from our justice system. The men and women of ERO Boston will continue to protect our communities from such threats.”

This is the second time within the last month that an illegal alien charged with rape was released in Massachusetts.

Last month one of Joe Biden’s illegal aliens from Haiti charged with rape of a disabled person was released by Boston authorities in defiance of a detainer from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the 31-year-old illegal alien entered the US on Joe Biden’s open border invitation in December 2022 at the port of entry in Brownsville, Texas.

UPDATE: Per ICE source, the 31-year-old Haitian man’s name is Pierre Lucard Emile. Source also provided a photo of him from federal database.
His name was not included in the ICE press release. He remains in ICE custody. pic.twitter.com/LZBlqLLdaF

— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 18, 2024

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Mercedes Pushes Back on Going All-Electric After Cold Hard Truth Kneecaps Plan

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 23:20

Almost no one who objects to electric vehicles does so because he or she has an attachment to fossil fuels. The problem with EVs is that the most affluent segment of the population has developed an obsession with them. And this, like all obsessions, had made rational thinking impossible.

Fortunately, a market economy eventually forces all producers to face reality if they hope to stay in business.

On Thursday, Mercedes-Benz became the latest manufacturer to announce that its transition from combustion-engine vehicles to EVs had hit a snag.

“Mercedes-Benz continued its transformation in 2023, developing new cutting-edge electric and digital innovations, while scaling electric vehicles and delivering solid financial results,” CEO Ola Kaellenius said in a news release detailing 2023 financial results.

Meanwhile, Kaellenius explained what “scaling electric vehicles” really meant.

In short, he described the expected transition to EVs as full of “peaks and troughs,” according to Reuters.

“We want to make clear to customers and investors that we will make use of strategic flexibility,” the CEO said.

According to Fox Business, that meant Mercedez-Benz would continue to manufacture combustion-engine vehicles into the next decade.

Less than three years ago, in July 2021, the automaker said it was “getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade.”

“By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have battery electric vehicles (BEV) in all segments the company serves,” the company said in a news release. “From 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicle architectures will be electric-only.”

How quickly things change.

Coupled with a share buyback policy announced in the Thursday release, the news sent company stocks soaring by 5.9 percent, according to Fox Business.

The announcement by Mercedes-Benz followed similar concessions by other automakers.

For instance, last week, the Amazon-backed EV manufacturer Rivian announced that it would lay off 10 percent of its salaried workforce in light of poor fourth-quarter 2023 financial results and a bleak 2024 outlook.

Even the Biden administration intends to scale back its ambitious plan to require that EVs comprise 60 percent of all new car manufacturing by 2030, Reuters reported last week.

Alas, despite an estimated opportunity cost of 50 percent profit loss, the Ford Motor Co. appeared poised to make the same capital investment in EVs this year as it did in 2023.

Meanwhile, consumers in less-affluent areas have shown palpable indifference to the government-backed EV push.

And responsible company executives have recognized the trend. Last month, for instance, Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Akio Toyoda predicted that EVs would never overtake gas-powered vehicles.

The deeper problem, however, has little to do with supply and demand. In truth, it has a spiritual component that makes it impossible to solve by rational means.

Wealthy liberals who live empty lives need purpose as much as anyone else. And they find that purpose in every gesture, no matter how small, that they believe helps “save the planet.”

Indeed, if climate change amounts to an existential crisis, as they think it does, then no gesture qualifies as small. And no demand on behalf of saving the planet strikes them as unreasonable.

Less-affluent people, on the other hand, remain too busy with the ordinary demands of survival and raising families to trouble themselves with gestures.

These are no mere generalities. In fact, according to a survey published last month, U.S. elites harbor radical views on climate change. And those views include an eagerness to impose authoritarian remedies at their less-fortunate neighbors’ expense.

Ordinary Americans, of course, have noticed. And probably for that reason as much as any other, they have resisted the push toward EVs.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Joe Biden’s America: Illegal Alien From Venezuela Arrested For Sexual Assault of Minor in Virginia

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 23:00


Renzo Mendoza Montes – Campbell County Sheriff’s Office

Joe Biden’s America.

Venezuela emptied its prisons and some of its most dangerous gang members and murderers have illegally crossed into the US on Joe Biden’s open border invitation.

An illegal alien from Venezuela was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting a minor.

According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Renzo Mendoza Montes, 32 was arrested last Thursday for sexually assaulting a minor.

Fox News reported:

Authorities in Virginia have arrested a 32-year-old Venezuelan migrant in connection with a sexual assault on a minor, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office said that Renzo Mendoza Montes, 32, was arrested on Thursday, February 22, on two felony charges in connection with a sexual assault on a minor.

According to deputies, Mendoza is a Venezuelan citizen who is in the country illegally after being detained and released by US Customs and Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas, on September 2, 2023.

Deputies told Fox News that Mendoza was being held without bond, but has now been taken into ICE custody.

Americans are being brutally murdered and sexually assaulted by Venezuelan illegals thanks to Joe Biden.

Venezuelan illegals have stormed the US border and even planted their flag on US soil in Texas.

And now innocent Americans are paying the price for Joe Biden’s open borders.

22-year-old Laken Riley, a University of Georgia student, was murdered by a Venezuelan illegal last week.

According to an affidavit unsealed, the barbaric savage who murdered Laken Riley “disfigured her skull.”

Sleep well, America.

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WOW! Text Messages Show That Nathan Wade Attorney Admitted That Wade and Fani Willis Began Relationship BEFORE Wade Was Hired and Appointed as Lead Trump Prosecutor – Said “They Will Deny it” in Message (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 22:40
Terrence Bradley wipes sweat off his face while being grilled on the stand

Nathan Wade’s former law partner and divorce lawyer, Terrence Bradley, was back on the stand on Tuesday after Judge McAfee said he is not protected by attorney-client privilege, and his testimony gives more evidence that Fani Willis and Nathan Wade lied on the stand about their relationship.

Watch a replay of Bradley’s full testimony earlier here.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “financially benefited” from a romantic relationship with top Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Earlier this month, Fani Willis and Nathan Wade were subpoenaed to testify at an evidentiary hearing thanks to a lawsuit filed by Trump’s RICO co-defendant Michael Roman.

Judge Scott McAfee said Fani Willis may be disqualified from Trump’s RICO case over her improper relationship with top Nathan Wade.

Both Willis and Wade were on the same page when they testified earlier this month that they met at Willis’s home no more than ten times and started a relationship AFTER he was appointed to lead the Trump election interference case. However, The Gateway Pundit reported on Saturday that the attorneys for Trump and Roman geo-tracked Nathan Wade and found that Wade likely made at least 35 visits to Fani’s home BEFORE he was appointed to lead the case. They also discovered that the two exchanged over 2,000 voice calls and almost 12,000 text messages in the 11 months of January to November 2021 before Nathan Wade was hired.

Michael Roman’s lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, questioned a squirming and sweating Bradley for an hour about his knowledge of his long-time friend, former law partner, and former client, Nathan Wade’s relationship with Fani Willis. She confronted him on text messages that he apparently sent to Merchant, where he admitted that Wade started dating Willis before she hired him!

As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, Bradley was sweating bullets on the witness stand as he was grilled about Wade’s relationship with Willis.

Nathan Wade Divorce Attorney SWEATS BULLETS on the Witness Stand as Lawyers Grill Him About When Fani Willis’ Relationship with Wade Began…He Suddenly Has Amnesia (VIDEO)

Bradley continues to claim he has “no direct knowledge of when the relationship started,” despite previously providing knowledge of the relationship starting before Fani Willis hired Nathan Wade.

Throughout the testimony, Bradley continued to assert that he “can’t recall” the answers to questions.

However, Roman’s attorneys brought the receipts!

Immediately after Bradley was sworn in, Merchant began asking him about text messages he sent admitting that the relationship started before Wade was hired and appointed to prosecute Trump. Bradley was hostile and refused to answer, claiming he didn’t remember or “cannot answer,” and his attorneys objected to all questions.

Watch Merchant’s questions from the beginning and end of the hearing below:

Bradley later claimed he was just speculating and did not recall how he knew this information when asked by multiple other attorneys. However, it does not appear that he ever told Merchant over text that he was speculating or did not know the specifics.

At the end of Merchant’s examination of the witness, she again asked him about these text messages, and he again acknowledged that they existed but refused to revise any previous testimony. He also apparently told Ashleigh Merchant that Nathan Wade and Fani Willis would deny the truth about their relationship:

Merchant: Do you recall me asking you, “Do you think it started before she hired him,” and you said, “absolutely?” Do you recall that?

Bradley: I see that in the text messages, yes.

Merchant: And do you also recall me asking you how they would react, if they would attack me? And you said, “No. They will deny it.”

Bradley: That’s written in there, yes.

Merchant: Is there any of your testimony from today or the previous days that you want to correct?

Bradley: No. I’ve answered everything that you’ve asked.

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Chairmen Comer, Jordan Subpoena DOJ for Robert Hur’s Biden Interview Video, Audio Files as Damaging Leaks Reveal Biden Lied About Interview

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 22:20

Chairmen James Comer and Jim Jordan on Tuesday subpoenaed the Justice Department for Special Counsel Robert Hur’s Biden interview records as damaging leaks reveal Biden lied about his interview with Hur.

Comer and Jordan are seeking Biden transcripts, notes, video and audio files of Robert Hur’s 5-hour interview over two days.

BREAKING: Chairmen Comer and Jordan are subpoenaing the DOJ for Special Counsel Hur’s Joe Biden interview records, including transcripts, notes, video, and audio files. pic.twitter.com/Zwy9uwhAEa

— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 27, 2024

Special Counsel Robert Hur last week released a 345-page report on his investigation of the stolen classified documents.

Biden’s stolen classified documents were scattered all over the place in damaged cardboard boxes and unlocked drawers at the Penn Biden Center. The documents were also easily accessible in Biden’s Delaware garage and basement den.

Robert Hur found that Joe Biden “willfully retained” classified information, however, he decided not to charge him. Hur said there is evidence Biden retained classified notebooks, “knowing he was not allowed to do so.”

The Justice Department defended not bringing charges against Biden because he’s a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Biden forgot when he was Vice President and also couldn’t remember when his son Beau died.

Joe Biden attacked Robert Hur during a recent impromptu presser and said, “There is even reference that I don’t remember when my son died. How in the hell dare he raise that?”

It was all a lie. This never happened!

Biden raised the issue with his dead son Beau and he could not correctly recall which year he passed away, according to a leak to NBC News.

Joe Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland in 2015.

Special Counsel Robert Hur will testify publicly on March 12 about his investigation into Joe Biden’s stolen classified documents.

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Alphabet Shares Take a Tumble, Erase $70 Billion, After Woke Gemini Chatbot ‘Hallucinates’ and Shows Crazy Racial Bias

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 22:00

Just imagine that you are investor excited about the seemingly endless opportunities that Artificial Intelligence will provide for the future of our Information Society.

You decide to be a part of it, and invest your hard-earned money in one of the leading forces of the business: Alphabet, the owner of Google, one of the largest and most powerful tech companies in the world.

The you sit back, relax and pay attention, assured that Google will kick ass and produce the best, most innovative products, maybe even faster than anyone else. Right?

Well, so far – wrong.

Google’s parent company lost more than $70 billion in market value in a single trading day.

The price move was a result of its ‘woke’ chatbot’s bizarre image ‘debacle’.

Watch:

Victor Reacts: Woke AI Makes Everyone Black (VIDEO)

Shares of Alphabet sank 4.4% to close at $138.75 on Monday.

New York Post reported:

“The massive hit came after Google was forced to pause its Gemini chatbot’s image creation tool – which was churning out factually and historically inaccurate images such as Black Vikings, female NHL players, “diverse” versions of America’s Founding Fathers and even an Asian woman dressed in a Nazi-era German soldier’s uniform.

The chatbot’s bizarre behavior could fuel public concerns that Google is “an unreliable source for AI,” Melius Research analyst Ben Reitzes warned in a note to investors.”

Social media users have gone as far as blasting the Gemini tool as ‘unusable’.

While the tumble in the stock price can be reverted, what would happen if an even greater percentage of users grow concerned about Google’s ‘hallucinations and bias’?

Read: Google’s Gemini AI Chatbot Says You Shouldn’t Misgender Caitlyn Jenner — Even to Stop a Nuclear Apocalypse

The plunge came on the day that Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, admitted that Gemini’s image tool would be offline for a ‘few weeks’ while the issue was fixed.

“’We have taken the feature offline while we fix that. We are hoping to have that back online very shortly in the next couple of weeks, few weeks’, Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis said Monday. Hassabis added that the tool was not ‘working the way we intended’, during his appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.”

Google Gemini’s bizarre behavior is a clear evidence that it received politically biased ‘training’ from the company’s AI ‘experts’ (a.k.a. militants).

“Those complaints surged last week after politically charged tweets by Google Gemini’s product lead Jack Krawczyk allegedly resurfaced last week. In the old posts, which went viral on X, Krawczyk allegedly stated that ‘white privilege is f—king real’ and America is rife with ‘egregious racism’.”

New York Post thinks that the fact that Alphabet ‘does not publicly reveal details about the parameters that govern the chatbot’s behavior’ makes it ‘difficult to get a clear explanation for why it was generating the so-called ‘woke’ images’.

But it’s not difficult at all, really. The people feeding him data are doing it on purpose. The only question is whether they do it behind top management’s back or not.

Read: Google Gemini Director’s Disturbingly Racist Posts Discovered: This Explains Why Its AI Erased White People

This is the kind of thing that conservatives at congress can tackle – because it’s not just the woke images. There’s also the basic chatbot features also filled with crazy bias.

“Additional testing of Google Gemini’s responses raised further alarms – with the chatbot refusing to condemn pedophilia and claiming there was ‘no right or wrong answer’ when asked if Adolf Hitler or Elon Musk is worse.”

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Family Dollar Fined More Than $40M Over Rat-Infested Arkansas Warehouse

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 21:40

Family Dollar Stores pleaded guilty on Monday to storing food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics in a rat-infested warehouse in West Memphis, Arkansas.

In a press release, the Department of Justice announced that the company agreed to pay a $41.67 million fine over the “insanitary conditions.”

“A criminal information unsealed today in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, charged Family Dollar with one misdemeanor count of causing FDA-regulated products to become adulterated while being held under insanitary conditions,” the press release explained.

The fine is the largest ever monetary criminal penalty in a food safety case.

The DOJ continued, “The company, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., entered into a plea agreement that includes a sentence of a fine and forfeiture amount totaling $41.675 million, the largest-ever monetary criminal penalty in a food safety case. The plea agreement also requires Family Dollar and Dollar Tree to meet robust corporate compliance and reporting requirements for the next three years.”

“When consumers go to the store, they have the right to expect that the food and drugs on the shelves have been kept in clean, uncontaminated conditions,” said Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer. “When companies violate that trust and the laws designed to keep consumers safe, the public should rest assured: The Justice Department will hold those companies accountable.”

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division added, “Companies distributing and selling food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics must ensure that these products are being held in safe and sanitary conditions.”

“The Justice Department will continue to work closely with the FDA to investigate and prosecute those who put public health at risk by failing to meet this important obligation,” Boynton continued.

By pleading guilty, Family Dollar admitted that its Arkansas distribution center shipped to stores in Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

“According to the plea agreement, the company began receiving reports in August 2020 of mouse and pest issues with deliveries to stores,” the DOJ said. “By the end of 2020, certain stores reported receiving rodents and rodent-damaged products from the warehouse. The company admitted that by no later than January 2021, some of its employees were aware that the insanitary conditions caused FDA-regulated products held at the warehouse to become adulterated in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).”

In January 2022, an FDA inspection found live rodents, dead and decaying rodents, rodent feces, urine, and odors, and evidence of gnawing and nesting throughout the warehouse.

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Elon Musk Weighs In on Joe Biden Turning America into “a Refuge for the World’s Worst Criminals!”

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 21:20
Illegal aliens in Eagle Pass, Texas

In December Bloomberg reported that Venezuela’s violent deaths fell to a 22-year low on migration.

It appears Venezuela’s second most important export next to crude oil, is violent criminals.

Thousands of Venezuelan illegal migrants have flooded across the US border since Joe Biden took office.

As reported earlier, in late January, several Venezuelan migrants attacked New York police officers after they were asked to quit blocking the sidewalk near Times Square. The migrants fought back against the police officers knocking them to the ground and kicking them. The officers suffered minor injuries.

The violent migrants were then released back out on the street by New York officials without bail.

Joe Biden wanted to send the criminal aliens back home to Venezuela.

But deporting the criminal aliens back to Venezuela is no longer an easy task. Communist leader Nicolas Maduro recently announced his country is refusing to cooperate with deportation requests after Washington reimposed some of the economic sanctions it had previously lifted on Venezuela. The communist leader wants does not want them back.

Nobody respects Joe Biden not even the communists.

End Wokeness posted this headline earlier today on the falling violent crime rates in Venezuela.

Venezuela has its lowest homicide rate in 22 years because their gangs are coming here.

Read that again and let it sink in. pic.twitter.com/cTBJjVhSTN

— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 27, 2024

That’s when Elon Musk weighed in on the obvious Venezuelan strategy.

Elon Musk: The ability to discard your identification documents (from any country), walk across the southern border and claim “asylum” has turned America into a refuge for the world’s worst criminals!

The ability to discard your identification documents (from any country), walk across the southern border and claim “asylum” has turned America into a refuge for the world’s worst criminals! https://t.co/ENhh2abS5G

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 27, 2024

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Waste of the Day: $38.5 Billion In Medicaid Funds Improperly Managed

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 21:00

 

This story originally was published by Real Clear Wire

By Adam Andrzejewski
Real Clear Wire

Topline: State governments spent $38.5 billion to increase Medicaid payouts in 2022, but there is little oversight of how the money is being used, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report.

Key facts: Typically, state governments send money to Medicaid Managed Care, which pays healthcare centers on behalf of patients as needed.

But since 2017, states have been allowed to send extra money directly to clinics to try and improve the quality of healthcare. The practice was originally meant to be used sparingly, but it’s becoming more common.

State governments spent over $38.5 billion on these “directed payments” in 2022, which are managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

But according to the GAO, there are “weaknesses” in “CMS procedures for approving such payments.”

The report says that CMS has “weak fiscal guardrails,” meaning states often do not keep track of whether a healthcare provider is using its funds effectively before sending it more money.

The GAO evaluated five states and found that none of them were “consistently” evaluating whether the extra billions of dollars spent on Medicaid were actually having an impact on patient outcomes. In Texas, some hospitals received more than double the standard amount of funds, with little to no oversight.

The causes of this issue varied. Some states had flawed data software; some were simply not “implementing best practices.”

CMS also has not set any clear limits on the amount of money a single healthcare provider can receive.

Background: Eighteen states each spent over $500 million on directed payments in 2022, with California and Texas each giving out almost $7 billion.

Most of the money came from taxes on private healthcare providers, while some came from state general funds and other sources.

The United States spent $804 billion on Medicaid overall in 2022.

Summary: States are gaining more influence every year over how Medicaid funds are dispersed, yet they don’t have enough systems in place to prevent potential wasteful spending.

The #WasteOfTheDay is brought to you by the forensic auditors at OpenTheBooks.com

This article was originally published by RealClearInvestigations and made available via RealClearWire.

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Special Prosecutor Webb Refutes Jussie Smollett’s Appeal to Illinois Supreme Court, Says Disgraced Actor Did NOT Have a Non-Prosecution Agreement With Chicago DA

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 20:40

Way back in January 2019, TV actor Jussie Smollett became entangled in a web of lies in his detestable hoax in which he pretended to have been racially targeted and assaulted.

In a very long-lasting Cook County judicial process, Smollett ended up charged and convicted (in 2021) of five counts of disorderly conduct – and his conviction was later confirmed by an Illinois appellate court.

Read: New Documentary Featuring the Osundairo Brothers Exposes the Jussie Smollett Hoax and Vicious Attack on Conservatives (VIDEO)

But the story is not over because the disgraced actor is taking his fight to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Prosecutor Dan Webb has responded to Smollett’s appeal, and of course it got leaked to the media.

TMZ reported:

Jussie Smollett doesn’t understand the law, and he’s barking up the wrong tree with the Illinois Supreme Court… at least that’s how the special prosecutor views the actor’s appeal.

Special prosecutor Dan Webb — who convicted Jussie for lying to cops about the hate crime hoax — is responding to Jussie’s motion to have the IL Supreme Court review his case and overturn the conviction … and says JS’s claim he had an agreement in place to avoid prosecution simply doesn’t hold water.”

Jussie Smollett claims he had an (unsigned) deal with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, in which he would do volunteer community service and forfeit his bond – and in return, prosecutors would drop the charges.

“However, Webb says that ‘agreement’ was ‘imaginary’ on Smollett’s part, and it did not insulate him from facing charges at a later date. Webb also shoots down Jussie’s claim he’s a victim of double jeopardy — pointing out the legal term doesn’t apply in this case.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, the special prosecutor says protection from double jeopardy is ‘triggered only after the accused has been subjected to the hazards of trial and possible conviction’.”

Read: Jussie Smollett Hoax: After Appeal Denied, Prosecutor Says He Must Finish Jail Sentence – Convicted Actor Spotted With Family in Los Angeles

The initial charges were dropped before there was any jury impaneled, any witnesses sworn in, or any evidence produced.

“Special prosecutor Webb’s overall point… Jussie’s case isn’t worthy of an IL Supreme Court review. Webb would like to see the high court reject his bid for appeal, opening the door for Jussie to complete his 150-day sentence … of which he’s only served 6, so far.”

The actor works to exhaust all his appeal options after a jury in 2021 convicted him on five of six counts of disorderly conduct.

His sentence was 150 days in jail, 30 months of probation, and $130,160 in restitution.

AOL reported:

Smollett’s attorneys filed the petition to the high court […] arguing that the questions raised by the case have the ‘potential for wide-reaching implications’ across Illinois. The court has the discretion to decide whether to take the case, or leave the appellate court’s decision in effect.

[…] Smollett’s petition to the Supreme Court argues that the lower court’s opinion ‘threatens to upend all informal and formal deferred prosecution agreements’.

‘What should have been a straightforward case has been complicated by the intersection of politics and public outrage’, the petition says.”

Read more:

JUST IN: Hate Hoaxer Jussie Smollett Headed Back to Jail

 

 

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Nathan Wade Divorce Attorney SWEATS BULLETS on the Witness Stand as Lawyers Grill Him About When Fani Willis’ Relationship with Wade Began…He Suddenly Has Amnesia (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 20:20

Nathan Wade’s former law partner and divorce lawyer Terrence Bradley was back on the stand on Tuesday after Judge McAfee said he is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “financially benefited” from a romantic relationship with top Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Earlier this month Fani Willis and Nathan Wade both got subpoenaed to testify at an evidentiary hearing thanks to a lawsuit filed by Trump’s RICO co-defendant Michael Roman.

Judge Scott McAfee previously said Fani Willis may be disqualified from Trump’s RICO case over her improper relationship with top Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade.

A couple of weeks ago Trump’s RICO co-defendant Michael Roman filed an explosive supplemental reply to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and accused her of lying to the court about her affair with the top Trump prosecutor she appointed.

Nathan Wade’s divorce lawyer Terrence Bradley earlier this month was called to the stand and tried to invoke attorney-client privilege during an evidentiary hearing on misconduct, however, he could not recall when he became Wade’s lawyer.

Judge McAfee ultimately determined Bradley’s communications with Nathan Wade were not protected under attorney-client privilege.

Bradley sweat bullets on the witness stand as he was grilled about Nathan Wade’s romantic relationship with Fani Willis.

Bradley would not reveal exactly when Nathan Wade told him he was dating Fani Willis.

Recall that Bradley previously suggested he had knowledge that the Fani-Wade love affair began before 2022. Now all of a sudden he can’t recall anything.

Interesting.

“I recall him stating that at some point they were dating. I can’t tell you what date that was,” Bradley said asserting his conversation with Wade was in confidence.

Bradley kept looking over at Wade and his legal team before every answer.

WATCH:

Terrence Bradley, Nathan Wade’s former law partner and divorce lawyer, responds to questioning from Ashleigh Merchant on the relationship between Wade and Fani Willis. pic.twitter.com/ecdFuKfY4C

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 27, 2024

Terrence Bradley claimed he was “speculating” about when Wade’s relationship with Fani Willis began.

Trump lawyer Steve Sadow asked Bradley about previous text messages he sent where he believed Wade’s relationship with Willis began before 2022.

“That’s speculation on my part,” Bradley said.

Sadow replied, “Why in the heck would you speculate in this text message?”

WATCH:

Terrence Bradley, Nathan Wade’s former law partner, testifies that he was “speculating” about when Wade’s relationship with Fulton County DA Fani Willis started:

“I never witnessed anything. … I can’t tell you anything specific, if that’s what you’re asking.” pic.twitter.com/SVu03mVJpr

— The Recount (@therecount) February 27, 2024

Nathan Wade and Fani Willis both lied about when their relationship began.

Wade lied to the court in a civil proceeding about his divorce, provided false statements in a brief submitted and signed by Fani Willis AND lied on the witness stand.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, authorities geo-tracked Nathan Wade and found that Nathan Wade made at least 35 visits to Fani’s Hapeville neighborhood before he was hired as the lead prosecutor in the lawfare RICO case against President Trump and 18 Trump associates.

“Nathan Wade appeared to make at least 35 visits to the Hapeville neighborhood where Fani Willis was living before the district attorney hired him to lead Fulton County’s election interference prosecution, according to cellphone data included in a court submission filed Friday.” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to cell phone data, Wade visited the “Yeartie condo” where Willis was residing before he was hired in November 2021.

“Trump’s lawyers relied on data collected from Wade’s cellphone and cellphone tower transmissions to track his movements. It seems to contradict Wade’s testimony last week in which he said he had visited Willis at her condo in Hapeville no more than 10 times before he was hired in November 2021. It also indicates Wade twice arrived late at night at the condo and left early the next morning in the months before Willis and Wade said their relationship became romantic early in 2022.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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President Trump’s CPAC Speech Was A Masterstroke Of Political Genius

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 20:00

President Trump was in vintage form on Saturday, where he first delivered the one-two punch between a Homeric speech, in which he deviated from his prepared remarks and instead chose to amuse the packed room with a series of ad-libbed stories from his first term.  Then, just a few hours later, he barnstormed to South Carolina and declared victory in what seemed like just minutes after his arrival and only hours after his highly entertaining peroration in National Harbor.  

Although the President continues to deal with the crippling effects of a justice system animated by the same communist ideologies that cannibalized the Soviet Union and so many Socialist banana republics to our south in the decades past, his remarks typified true statesmanship in being at one and the same time reasonable, and marinated in common sense.  The President’s hour-and-a-half-long speech not only amused the room but reminded everyone of how special it is to witness a single man so adept in both politics and entertainment – almost like a two-sport athlete, at the top of his game in both leagues.

But the occasion also struck a temperate chord – a warning that, really, not just America but the world’s fate hinges on the outcome of the coming election because President Trump alone seems to be the only leader capable (based on the chaos of the world situation since he departed office) of introducing peace and stability into a global order that has devolved into chaos.  Where Trump goes, so goes the world.

The speech also exposed the President’s skills as a master negotiator.  Someone who can confidently reassure anxious onlookers, nervous about the ultimate fate of America, that our country’s best days may still be in front of it.  But it will require the diligent work of a competent captain to steward this ship out of treacherous waters into more stable currents. 

President Trump’s unwavering conviction – in this country and in himself – even in the face of unprecedented political persecution carried out by a vengeful regime that represents itself so pitifully on the world stage with the enfeebled occupant of the Oval Office, is testimony to his unbreakable spirit.  More broadly, the President’s endurance reflects the human spirit in general and that hallowed tradition of larger-than-life statesmen that nature somehow produces generation after generation, especially during times of apparently all-consuming darkness, to course-correct just in the nick of time.

What was once CPAC has been dissimulated, by none other than the presidential frontrunner himself, into the elemental ingredients of conservatism, that ideology behind the event’s namesake, which the President summarized in two simple words: common sense.  

So many of America’s problems can be resolved by basic common sense, so disarmingly straightforward in theory, but which too frequently succumbs to the distractions and rank incompetence of the present age.  The idea that America should have a border to preserve and protect its native-born population would not have been controversial in any other age.  Nor the idea that America should invest in its own people and infrastructure and not let the rest of the world – which gets more competitive by the day with the rise of China and India, and even whole continents like Africa and South America – run roughshod over the advantages that once made America stand out by leaps and bounds over the rest.  

Nor should the idea that men and women are complementary, albeit naturally different, and no amount of scientific alchemizing will change that.  Nor that Americans should have autonomy over their own medical decisions, and least of all have assurances by the state to protect their basic right to privacy.  Nor that speaking these basic truths should not be met with the heavy hand of the state, or the legal system, or its apparatchiks in legacy media institutions and Big Tech, which censors dissident voices with scandalous indifference for the foundational principles hardwired by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence to check the size and scope of government, and stave off the blight of tyranny. 

In the most general of terms, these were the themes President Trump touched on in his sprawling oration, which are broadly the same themes that define this coming presidential election.  The mantra that “they are really after you, I’m just standing in the way” was encapsulated by the gravity of the president’s remarks and the sobriety with which he delivered them – speaking of such things as “Stalinist show trials” that are still ongoing in places like New York, Washington, DC, and Georgia, that are uncannily similar to the recent persecution of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.  

The President further talked about how the Biden regime, which repeatedly sells itself as the “defender of democracy,” is really anything but: with its unfailing reliance on patently antidemocratic institutions and mechanisms, such as the justice system and unelected bureaucrats, to expel its chief political opponent from national politics, over and above reliance on the democratic ones – the election process, itself contaminated by those same forces that would completely usurp the will of the people if they had it their way.

The climax of the President’s speech was arguably when he declared himself a “political dissent” – a witheringly poignant line that resonated in a room teeming with political dissidents.  The words “President of the United States” adorned the back wall, offering a reminder of the trials this country has endured over the past four years with the fraudulent 2020 election.  The illegitimacy of that race unleashed this “long national nightmare” – to invoke a phrase from yesteryear – upon not only the 45th President but his supporters and anyone who dares stand for the traditional values that once made America great. 

So too did the presidential backdrop stand as a warning for what is to come, not just the hurdles of the next ten or so months but of all the work needed to stop the bleeding and undo the tremendous damage exacted upon America’s economy, its cultural identity, and its national spirit by the regnant political order.

The President’s indomitable spirit, which is not only contained in his optimistic rhetoric – but on the ground as well through his landslide victories in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and, this evening, Michigan – reminds us that the torch of American liberty has not yet gone out – and a national renewal is still possible.  This, so long as we keep alive the momentum of this movement, captured in sentiment by President Trump at CPAC: American greatness that lives in the memories of our forefathers who fought generation after generation to preserve the American dream, that last beacon of hope.  

Those words are truer than ever, and CPAC was the latest occasion by which the principle that America’s and President Trump’s destiny are inexorably linked was again reaffirmed. 

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3 St. Louis Men Arrested after Migrant Woman Found Beaten, Tied with Ropes, and Bleeding from Her Head After Escaping Cult-Like Church

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 19:40
From left, Grace Kipendo, Pasi Heri and Mmunga Fungamali all face charges related to the kidnapping of a unnamed female. SLMPD and Riverfront Times

Three men were arrested this past weekend in St. Louis City after after a woman was found bound by ropes and bleeding from the head. The incident took place at Mount of Olives Ministry on Minnesota Avenue in the city.

The woman said she was held captive and was beaten by the men at the church. Inside the room police found a bottle of water and a bucket that had been used as a toilet.

According to reports when police arrived at the scene they found women described as “angels” held in a room inside the premises. When police lifted their veils the women would start screaming.

Local KSDK reported on the south city cult.

The Riverfront Times reported:

A bizarre kidnapping case that allegedly occurred this past weekend in south St. Louis got a lot stranger this afternoon at a bond hearing for one of the defendants.

Over the weekend, police were called to Minnesota Avenue in the Patch neighborhood after a woman was found bound by ropes and bleeding from the head. She later told police she had been confined against her will in a room at the nearby Mount of Olives Ministry church. Three men were charged with felony kidnapping and assault.

This afternoon, at a bond hearing for one of those men, 28-year-old Grace Kipendo, Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Faerber described cult-like conditions at Mount of Olives Ministry.

Faerebr said in court he’d be reaching out to federal prosecutors regarding the case.

He said that officers at the scene reported that members of the church referred to women as “angels” and there was a “white room” where there were women referred to as “good angels” and wore white veils.

“Officers tried to lift their veils to check on their well-being and the women started screaming,” Faerber told Judge Heather Hays, in arguing that Kipendo should remain in the City Justice Center without bond.

Faerber quoted one of the officers at the scene who said, “If I hadn’t seen this with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

According to the police probable cause statement, the victim said that she was kept locked in a room where she was beaten and given only water. After police arrived, the victim led officers to a different room, one that wasn’t the “white room,” which had had its door knob broken off and, inside, a bucket being used as a makeshift toilet.

Police were called because the victim was “crying out to passersby who were not members of the church,” according to Faerber.

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Civil Rights Complaint Filed Over ‘Black Excellence’ Pledge in Denver Schools

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 19:20

On February 20th, Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed a federal civil rights complaint against the largest school district in Denver, Colorado, for allegedly requiring staff to participate in a “Black Excellence” pledge.

The complaint cites an internal memo referencing the pledge and alleges the initiative is backed by the district’s superintendent, school board, and senior leadership.

According to the complaint, the pledge reads in part, “all educators need to understand the prevalence and deep harm whiteness brings to students,” and promises “conversations about racism and white supremacy culture.”

The pledge suggests teachers “dismantle the system that allows certain students to excel and others to perish.”

EXCLUSIVE:

This was an internal memo sent to staff and teachers at Denver Public Schools: “Black Excellence Pledge”

Included in this pledge:

“Understand the prevalence & deep harm whiteness brings to students”
“Equity-based revisions to curriculum”
“Work to dismantle the… pic.twitter.com/pAHEUjcJSr

— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 11, 2024

Image courtesy of @EndWokeness/X

 

Image courtesy of @EndWokeness/X

The complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education against Denver Public Schools “for discrimination on the basis of race in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance in violation of both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

The Daily Mail reports:

‘The district should be embarrassed for promoting curricula that exemplifies the ‘deep harm whiteness brings to students’,’ said Caroline Moore, a vice president at PDE.

No student, even those who are white, should go to school and feel ashamed for what they look like. Discrimination is discrimination, end of story.’

Read the full complaint below.

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WATCH: Italian TV Destroys Dementia Joe Biden in Their Second Parody of Lost and Confused President

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 19:00
Credit: Warner Bros. Discovery/NOVE

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that a clip on Italian TV brutally mocked Biden, showing the world what they think of his pathetic leadership. Now, they have released a sequel parody.

This new skit opens up with a demented Biden walking like Frankenstein as he approaches the podium on the White House lawn before falling flat on his face. His handlers race to help him to his feet.

Once they help him up, he collapses AGAIN. When asked if he is okay, he grunts, “Yeah.”

After wandering aimlessly for a few seconds, the Biden character attempts to find his way to the podium and walks beside it. He cannot locate the object even after his handlers consistently point it out to him.

WATCH:

Italian TV just aired this skit mocking Joe Biden. Americans need Trump. pic.twitter.com/NNARMGYVeQ

— RadioGenoa (@RadioGenoa) February 27, 2024

After finally discovering the podium, he asks it, “What’s your name? He is still to the side of the object.

After not hearing a response, the Biden character exclaims, “My name is Joe Kennedy!”

His handlers immediately correct him and say the name “Biden.” He responds by giving them a clueless look.

He then turns his back to them and begins to wander off. Biden’s handlers beg him to come back.

When he finally arrives at his original place to the right of the podium, he says, “My Name is Joe Kennedy” again.

Biden’s handlers can only laugh. He gives them another blank look in response.

America is truly a national laughingstock under this clown. This was never the case under President Trump.

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WATCH LIVE NOW: Former Law Partner and Divorce Attorney to Testify About Relationship Between Fulton DA Fani Willis and Nathan Wade in Disqualification Hearing – Judge Decides He is NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege!

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 18:40
Fani Willis and lover Nathan Wade

Terrence Bradley will take the stand again today in a third hearing to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from prosecuting the sham election interference case against President Trump after she was accused of misusing funds and having an inappropriate relationship with lead prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Bradley is the former divorce lawyer and law partner of Fani Willis’ lover and Trump prosecution lead, Nathan Wade.

Earlier this month, Willis and Wade were subpoenaed for an evidentiary hearing stemming from a lawsuit filed by Michael Roman, a co-defendant in Trump’s RICO case. Ashleigh Merchant, representing Roman, has accused Willis’ office of “intentionally withholding information.”

The Gateway Pundit reported extensively on the explosive testimony in the previous hearings by Nathan Wade, Fani Willis, and Fani’s ex-Black Panther daddy

Recall that Terrence Bradley testified on February 15 but claimed that the Georgia Bar Association had advised him not to answer questions due to the application of Rule 1.6 of confidentiality.

The Georgia Bar Association is Now Interfering — Advises Witness Not to Answer Questions About Fani Willis and Nathan Wade in Scandal Investigation

Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing the case, has reportedly determined that some communications are not privileged, and Bradley can no longer hide behind “what the person at the Bar told us.”

This comes after damning findings of potential perjury by Fani Willis and Nathan Wade.

The Gateway Pundit reported on Saturday that the attorneys for Trump and Roman geo-tracked Nathan Wade and found that Wade likely made at least 35 visits to Fani’s home BEFORE he was appointed to lead the case. However, they both testified in court that they met at Willis’s home no more than ten times and started a relationship AFTER he was appointed to lead the Trump election interference case.

It was also discovered that Wade and Willis exchanged over 2,000 voice calls and almost 12,000 text messages in the 11 months of January to November 2021 before Nathan Wade was hired.

Their testimony is further contradicted by Robin Yeartie, who worked in Fani Willis’s office and testified in the first hearing that Fani Willis and Nathan Wade started their relationship in 2019 – before Willis assigned Nathan Wade as lead prosecutor in the RICO lawfare case against President Trump.

Atlanta News First reports,

Bradley was called to testify two weeks ago in a court hearing held to determine whether Wade, Willis and her staff should be disqualified from their sprawling RICO case against former President Donald Trump and his allies.

On the stand, Bradley declined to answer questions about the now-acknowledged relationship between Willis and Wade, and said he’d been advised by the State Bar of Georgia not to testify about it, citing attorney-client privilege.

Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee notified attorneys in the case late Monday that some communications between Bradley and Wade are not protected by attorney-client privilege, sources said. McAfee made his decision after a closed-door meeting with Bradley on Monday, the sources confirmed.

Watch the hearing live below:

Watch live below:

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Donald Trump’s Approval Rating is Higher with Gen Z Than Any Other Age Group

GatewayPundit - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 18:20

Former President Donald Trump is more popular with young voters than any other age group.

Generation Z represents those currently between the ages of 18-24.

A recent Harvard CAPS–Harris survey found 57 percent of voters approved of the job Trump did as president, and 41 percent disapproved.

When breaking that approval rating down by age group, a massive 64 percent majority of Gen Z voters approved of the job Trump did as president.

Newsweek reports:

However, the results could be yet another warning sign for President Joe Biden’s reelection hopes. In 2020, young voters were crucial in Biden’s victory, as Generation Z and millennials supported Biden over Trump by margins of about 20 points in the record-breaking turnout, according to analysis by the Pew Research Center.

The age group with the second-highest approval rating of Trump’s presidency in the Harvard CAPS–Harris survey were respondents aged 55 to 64 (60 percent), followed by those aged 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 (both 58 percent).

A separate poll released Monday by Axios-Generation Lab also showed that Biden is only slightly favored over Trump by voters between ages 18 and 34, with 52 percent choosing the president and 48 percent choosing Trump.

One factor the pollsters found is really hurting Biden with younger voters is his staunch support for Israel, according to a report from Axios. Trump has had a nuanced position on the region, repeatedly saying that there would have been peace if he was still the president.

Democrats have traditionally counted on the young vote to swing their way, but times may be changing.

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