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Alex Jones grilled on the stand for calling judge sitting NEXT to him a 'tyrant' during hoax trial 

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:11
At one point, Bellis asked Alex Jones, 48, to 'look at me' and the conspiracy theorist stiffly turned toward her as his face remained blush pink.

Johnny Depp is 'seriously dating' lawyer Joelle Rich after they worked together four years ago

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:09
Johnny is reportedly dating an attorney named Joelle Rich. Rich represented the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor during a trial with News Group News in the UK in 2020 that he ended up losing.

Wooded area where missing Georgia mom Debbie Collier was found murdered pictured for the first time

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:08
DailyMail.com followed the path to the harrowing site where Debbie Collier was found dead on September 11, after obtaining the Habersham County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Maine’s Education Department Calls ‘MAGA,’ ‘Colorblindness,’ And ‘Columbus Day’ Forms Of Covert Racism

The Federalist - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:08
Guy wearing a MAGA hatMaine's Education Department is smearing the phrase 'Make America Great Again' (MAGA) as a form of covert racism, according to a new report.

Mormon mom who was shunned by church says she is an 'online mistress' for religious men

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:06
Holly Jane, 39, from California, has claimed married Mormon and Catholic fans are paying her for virtual sex on Only Fans, saying she is their 'online mistress.'

'Border czar' Kamala Harris says Republicans are 'playing games' by dropping migrants at her house

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:03
Kamala Harris slammed Republicans for dragging migrants to locations across the country for the 'sake of a headline' after Governor Greg Abbott dropped two buses off in front of her residence.

Preemie baby who was born weighing just ONE POUND leaves the hospital after 500 DAYS in ICU

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:00
Tyler Robinson's now-18-month-old daughter, Autumn, from Illinois, was born four months early - at just 23 weeks - after Tyler suffered from a uterine rupture.

FBI Hero Paying Hefty Price for Exposing Unjust ‘Persecution’ of Conservative Americans

Geller Report - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:00

A large number of FBI agents were taken off child sex abuse cases and reassigned to work on trumped up political investigations.

Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC, FBI field office cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism, and ­using an “overzealous” January 6 ­investigation to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights.

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Friend, 37, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT team member, was suspended Monday, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted out of the FBI field office in Daytona Beach, Fla., after complaining to his supervisors about the violations.

He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 ­subjects accused of misdemeanor ­offenses.

This American hero, the father of two small children, has blown up his “dream career” because he could not live with his conscience if he continued to be part of what he sees as the unjust persecution of conservative Americans.

Miranda Devine breaks the story over at The New York Post:

FBI hero paying the price for exposing unjust ‘persecution’ of conservative Americans

By September 21, 2022:

Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC, FBI field office cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism, and ­using an “overzealous” January 6 ­investigation to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights.

Friend, 37, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT team member, was suspended Monday, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted out of the FBI field office in Daytona Beach, Fla., after complaining to his supervisors about the violations.

He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 ­subjects accused of misdemeanor ­offenses.

This American hero, the father of two small children, has blown up his “dream career” because he could not live with his conscience if he continued to be part of what he sees as the unjust persecution of conservative Americans.

“I have an oath to uphold the Constitution,” he told supervisors when he asserted his conscientious objection to joining an Aug. 24 raid on a J6 subject in the Jacksonville, Fla., area. “I have a moral objection and want to be considered a conscientious objector.”

Friend, who did not vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election, said he told his immediate boss twice that he believed the raid, and the investigative process leading up to it, violated FBI policy and the subject’s right under the Sixth Amendment to a fair trial and Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment.

Friend served as a SWAT team member.

Multiple violations

In his whistleblower complaint to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, obtained by The Post, Friend lays out multiple violations of FBI policy involving J6 investigations in which he was involved.

He says he was removed from active investigations into child sexual exploitation and human trafficking to work on J6 cases sent from DC. He was told “domestic terrorism was a higher priority” than child pornography. As a result, he believes his child exploitation investigations were harmed.

He also has reported his concerns about a politicized FBI to Republican members of Congress, among 20 whistleblowers from the bureau who have come forward with similar complaints.

Among Friend’s allegations:

  • The Washington, DC, field office is “manipulating” FBI case management protocol and farming out J6 cases to field offices across the country to create the false impression that right-wing domestic violence is a widespread national problem that goes far beyond the “black swan” event of Jan. 6, 2021.
  • As a result, he was listed as lead agent in cases he had not investigated and which his supervisor had not signed off on, in violation of FBI policy.
  •  FBI domestic terrorism cases are being opened on innocent American citizens who were nowhere near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, based on anonymous tips to an FBI hotline or from Facebook spying on their messages. These tips are turned into investigative tools called “guardians,” after the FBI software that collates them.
  •  The FBI has post-facto designated a grassy area outside the Capitol as a restricted zone, when it was not restricted on Jan. 6, 2021, in order to widen the net of prosecutions.
  •  The FBI intends to prosecute everyone even peripherally associated with J6 and another wave of J6 subjects are about to be referred to the FBI’s Daytona Beach resident agency “for investigation and arrest.”
  •  The Jacksonville area was “inundated” with “guardian” notifications and FBI agents were dispatched to conduct surveillance and knock on people’s doors, including people who had not been in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021, or who had been to the Trump rally that day but did not go ­inside the Capitol.

Friend says he was punished after complaining to his bosses about being dragged into J6 investigations that were “violating citizens’ Sixth Amendment rights due to overzealous charging by the DOJ and biased jury pools in Washington, DC.”

His top-secret security clearance was suspended last week because he “entered FBI space [his office] and downloaded documents from FBI computer systems [an employee handbook and guidelines for employee disciplinary procedures] to an unauthorized removable flash drive.”

In a Sept. 16 letter from the head of FBI human resources, he was told he was losing his security clearance also because he “espoused beliefs which demonstrate questionable judgment [and demonstrated] an unwillingness to comply with rules and regulations.”

Reprisals from bosses

In his whistleblower complaint, Friend describes “reprisals” from his supervisors after he voiced his conscientious objections.

He says they ignored his complaint about “manipulative casefile practice [which] creates false and misleading crime statistics, constituting false official federal statements.

“Instead of hundreds of investigations stemming from an isolated incident at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, FBI and DOJ officials point to significant increases in domestic violent extremism and terrorism around the United States.

“At no point was I advised or counseled on where to take my disclosure beyond the reprising officials above; the threatened reprisal constituted a de facto gag on my whistleblowing.”

On Aug. 19, he first told his immediate boss, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Greg Federico, that he believed “it was inappropriate to use an FBI SWAT team to arrest a subject for misdemeanor offenses and opined that the subject would likely face extended detainment and biased jury pools in Washington, DC.

“I suggested alternatives such as the issuance of a court summons or utilizing surveillance groups to determine an optimal, safe time for a local sheriff deputy to contact the subjects and advise them about the existence of the arrest warrant.”

Federico told him it would have been better to just “call in sick” rather than voice his objection and “threatened reprisal indirectly by asking how long I saw myself continuing to work for the FBI.”

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House Candidate Says He Served in Afghanistan, but Air Force Has No Record of It (Neil Vigdor/New York Times)

Memeorandum - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:00

Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
House Candidate Says He Served in Afghanistan, but Air Force Has No Record of It  —  J.R. Majewski, a Republican House candidate in northern Ohio, has frequently promoted himself as a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but the U.S. Air Force …

Newlyweds and 200 guests dodged death after the dancefloor at their reception collapsed

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:56
A Jersey Shore wedding reception was cut short over the weekend when the dancefloor collapsed. No one was injured and the 200 guest wedding party moved outside and kept celebrating!

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says inflation won't come down until NEXT YEAR

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:55
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday that inflation will 'certainly' come down by next year, but denied the country was entering a recession because the labor market is so 'tight.'

Pennsylvania poll: Fetterman and Oz in close race for Senate; Shapiro holds big lead over Mastriano (Evan Jones/Morning Call)

Memeorandum - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:55

Evan Jones / Morning Call:
Pennsylvania poll: Fetterman and Oz in close race for Senate; Shapiro holds big lead over Mastriano  —  With just over six weeks until the general election, Democratic candidates are holding leads in both the Pennsylvania gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll.

'Sad' video shows Biden appearing to get lost and ask crowd how to leave while walking off stage

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:53
Biden, 79, faced another public embarrassment Wednesday evening when he appeared to get lost while walking off stage following his remarks at the Global Fund Conference. 

I'm a professional dad who "leaned out" to support my wife's career (Timothy B. Lee/Full Stack Economics)

Memeorandum - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:50

Timothy B. Lee / Full Stack Economics:
I'm a professional dad who “leaned out” to support my wife's career  —  If we want an equal society, we need to get more comfortable with unequal marriages.  —  In 2016, I started to feel I was struggling at work.  —  Until then, my journalism career had been going well.

AP Hides Crucial Details About Killing Of Republican Teenager

The Federalist - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:45
Shannon BrandtWhen reporting on a fatal and apparently intentional hit-and-run of a North Dakotan teenager, the Associated Press failed to mention the perpetrator’s motive: his belief that his victim held “Republican extremist” views. Forty-one-year-old Shannon Brandt told the police that he “hit” 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson with his car because he believed the teen was part of a “Republican extremist group” […]

Trump Made N.Y. Attorney General's Fraud Case Virtually Unbeatable (Renato Mariotti/Politico)

Memeorandum - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:40

Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Trump Made N.Y. Attorney General's Fraud Case Virtually Unbeatable  —  New York Attorney General Tish James raised eyebrows when she refused last-minute settlement overtures from former President Donald Trump.  Her 222-page lawsuit filed Wednesday doubles down, asking for wide-ranging penalties …

PICTURED: Colorado boy, 12, savaged by his pet pit bull named DIABLO

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:39
A 12-year-old Colorado boy, who was attacked by his pit bull named Diablo, is in recovery after he witnessed his grandma be torn apart by the hound on September 14.

President Yoon caught on hot mic calling US Congress 'f***ers' who could 'humiliate' Biden

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:39
Yoon was caught on hot mic calling U.S. federal lawmakers 'f***ers' who could humiliate Biden by failing to pass the additional $6 billion in aid to the United Nations Global Fund.

John Kerry admits he doesn't think the Inflation Reduction Act has 'much to do with inflation'

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:35
Climate envoy John Kerry says he's not sure how much President Biden's new Inflation Reduction Act has to do with inflation - 'but that's okay.'

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