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GOOD NEWS! Convington Attorney Todd McMurtry Is Running for Congress in Kentucky Against GOP Lawmaker Trump Calls “Third Rate Grandstander”

This is really good news!
Attorney Todd McMurtry, who represented the Covington Catholic boys in their lawsuits against the perpetrators in the mainstream media, is running for US Congress in Kentucky’s 4th Congressional district.

WLWT5 reported:

Todd McMurtry represented Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann after the student sued CNN for defamation for a video taken at a national Right to Life march. The video shows Sandmann with a group of other students who had been approached by a Native American protester…

…McMurtry filed to challenge Thomas Massie in the May GOP primary in the 4th District, a conservative bastion that spans the state’s northern tier. McMurtry filed a few hours before the deadline for candidates to get their names on this year’s ballot.

McMurtry described himself as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and said he’d be a better ally than the veteran congressman.

You can donate to Todd McMurtry here.

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McMurtry is running against Rep. Massie who is not a Trump fan.

President Trump slammed Massie after he was the lone lawmaker to stall the Coronavirus aid bill during negotiations in March.

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FCC decision highlights GPS vulnerability and the urgent need for resilient tech

It’s time for resilient positioning, navigation and timing before America’s strategic weakness becomes our national downfall.

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John Oliver Reveals ‘Damning’ Evidence Against Sen. Richard Burr, Who Dumped Stock After Coronavirus Briefing

On Sunday night, after briefly touching on immunologist Rick Bright’s whistleblower testimony in front of Congress, accusing the Trump administration of ignoring his warnings about the novel coronavirus and their lack of preparedness, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver tackled “a major scandal brewing in Washington”: the curious case of Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

This past week, Sen. Burr was forced to step down as Intelligence Committee chair amid an FBI probe into his stock dealings—confiscating his cellphone in the process. 

“It’s true: The FBI seized Burr’s cellphone on suspicion that he may have used non-public information from coronavirus briefings to dump shares ahead of the market crash,” Oliver explained. “The details here do not look particularly good for him.”

One day after a February briefing wherein Burr and other members of the Senate Intelligence Committee were briefed on the potential impact of COVID-19 on the economy, Burr sold off $1.7 million in stock that included shares in the travel and hotel industries.

“That is pretty damning. The only way that could have been any shadier is if Burr then bought a ton of shares in the actual coronavirus,” joked Oliver.  

If that weren’t enough, Burr’s brother-in-law, Gerald Fauth, sold between $97,000 and $280,000 in stock on the same day he did—and a private recording emerged in late February of Sen. Burr warning a group of business executives that COVID-19 would have a dire impact on the country.

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“Could Be Unlawful” – Pelosi Says Congress to Investigate Trump’s Firing of Obama Holdover State Department IG Steve Linick (VIDEO)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that President Trump’s firing of Obama holdover State Department Inspector General Steve Linick “could be unlawful.”

State Department Inspector General and Deep State hack Steve Linick was fired on Friday night.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired the anti-Trump Obama holdover.

Linick played a role in the faux impeachment of President Trump over Ukraine.

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Linick requested an urgent meeting with Congressional Democrat staffers. During the meeting Linick handed over documents related to the Trump administration and Ukraine.

The delusional Speaker did however concede that President Trump has the right to fire federal employees, but she said his firing of Inspectors General may be unlawful if it’s ‘in retaliation.’

Pelosi is just making it up as she goes.

Where was the outrage and calls for impeachment when Barack Obama fired all of the George W. Bush holdovers?

“Madam Speaker, late Friday, President Trump sent you a letter saying that he was going to remove the Inspector General of the State Department, Steve Linick. There’s the fourth IG to be removed in six weeks. Why was Linick removed? What’s behind this?” CBS host Margaret Brennan asked Pelosi.

“Well, this is new to us and typical of the White House announcing something that is very unsavory. They would do it late on a Friday night. The fact is, as you indicated, it’s the fourth inspector general- inspectors general, that office was created after Watergate to make sure that there was integrity in the departments, the agencies of government. They’re supposed to show cause. Even Republicans in Congress are concerned about and have spoken out,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi said Congress will be looking into the firing of Linick when asked by Margaret Brennan if the fired IG was investigating Pompeo.

“Well, I mean, unsavory when you take out someone who is there to enforce the — to stop waste, fraud, abuse or other violations of the law that are… they believed to be happening. So, again, let’s take a look and see. The president has the right to fire any federal employee. But the fact is if it looks like it’s in retaliation for something that the attorney- the IG, the Inspector General is doing, that could be unlawful,” Pelosi added.

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Betsy DeVos Is Robbing Poor Kids of Coronavirus Relief Funds

Derek W. Black, The Conversation

Public schools have faced three distinct challenges since the coronavirus pandemic began—scrambling to make sure that low-income children don’t go hungry, teaching students remotely who lack internet access and bracing for dramatically smaller budgets.

Congress tried to help in the $2 trillion economic relief package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act, by designating $13.5 billion for public schools. The money was supposed to be distributed to school districts based on the number of low-income students they enroll. A new directive from the U.S. Department of Education, however, tells districts to share far more of the money than expected with private and religious school students, even though fewer than 5% of those children are poor.

I’m a scholar of federal education policy and history who has testified before a congressional commission and federal courts in disputes over federal funds. In my view, this new policy runs counter to what Congress has tried to achieve in public education for the past 50 years and it directly contradicts the CARES Act.

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A delicate balancing act: The US government must juggle a pandemic and the FY21 budget

It’s time for the government to show it can do two big things at once, and do them right.

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Clapper May Have Perjured Himself When He Told Congress He Did Not Brief Obama on Flynn-Kislyak Calls

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Former DNI Chief James Clapper may have perjured himself when he told Congress in July of 2017 that he did not brief Barack Obama on the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls.

According to newly declassified documents, then-Deputy AG Sally Yates said she first learned of the December 2016 calls between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak from Barack Obama in the January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting.

Why did Obama know this information before it was published in the media?

Newly released House Intel transcripts from the Russia probe gives us more answers on the targeting of Flynn.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testified that James Clapper briefed Barack Obama in the first week of January 2017 about the Flynn-Kislyak calls.

Comey’s testimony matches what McCabe wrote in his book titled “The Threat” — McCabe wrote that he shared the intel with Comey and Comey shared it with DNI James Clapper and Clapper told Barack Obama.

It appears Clapper is lying.

Via Just the News:

Starting in early 2017, the committee interviewed dozens of witnesses for its investigation into Russian election interference. In a July 2017 interview with Clapper, Republican members asked if he had briefed Obama on the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls.

“No,” Clapper answered.

Clapper’s denial conflicts with earlier congressional testimony provided by former FBI Director James Comey. According to Comey’s March 2017 account, he briefed Clapper on the Flynn-Kislyak calls and then gave the former DNI copies of the transcripts, as he requested.

“In the first week of January,” said Comey, Clapper “briefed the President and the Vice President and then President Obama’s senior team about what we had found.”

Comey’s testimony squares with the account of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. In his 2019 book “The Threat,” McCabe writes that after an analyst shared the information with him, he “shared it with Comey; Comey shared it with the director of national intelligence, James Clapper; and Clapper verbally briefed it to President Obama.”

The Justice Department dropped its case against Flynn last Thursday after bombshell documents were released showing he was framed by the FBI.

Ranking member of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) last year sent US Attorney General Bill Barr a criminal referral notification, alleging ‘potential violations’ of the law related to the Trump-Russia investigation.

Nunes said on Sunday to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, “You will begin to see where some of our criminal referrals are based out of, some of the false testimony that was given to Congress.”



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Former AG and Deep State Hack Sally Yates Lied to Congress About Flynn, Russia and Logan Act in May 2017 — May Have Been Leaker

In May 2017 Former Attorney General Sally Yates went before Congress and lied about General Michael Flynn being compromised by Russia.

Yates knew General Michael Flynn was not compromised. She lied anyway.

The Deep State was listening in on all of General Flynn’s conversations with foreign leaders which was his job. They knew Russia had nothing on him. They knew this was a lie.

Crooked Sally Yates told Congress that the Logan Act was the first reason she intervened in the Flynn case — the reason FBI agents were sent to the White House to interview Flynn in the Trump administration’s early days.  The Logan Act has not been prosecuted in the United States for over 200 years.  She knew this.  Michael Flynn was innocent.

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Sally Yates is a criminal and a liar.

We also know that a Deep State spy set up General Flynn. And Flynn not only reported his trip to Russia before he went, he also took training on how to act and then provided the intelligence community information upon his return on what he learned. All of this information has been kept quiet by the intelligence community for two years until early this year.

Yates hid this evidence from Congress.

So will Sally Yates ever face justice for lying to Congress?

Should Sally Yates be charged with perjury and leaking classified documents?

Via Rosie Memos.

On Monday attorney Techno_Fog published more information on Sally Yates and her relationship with reporter Adam Entous who first published the Michael Flynn leak.
Miss Yates could be in even more trouble if she is pegged as the leaker of classified information.

It was Sally Yates who “flagged” General Flynn’s completely innocent call with the Russian ambassador as “highly significant” and “potentially illegal.”

So was Sally Yates the leaker?  And will she ever be prosecuted for perjury?



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Don’t let the Pentagon dip into its bag of old tricks

Our pursuits to fix financial shenanigans and sow fiscal discipline into the defense budget are more important than ever.

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Once Again, Congress Will Let Wall Street Pillage Main Street

Over the last decade, Congress’s approval ratings have hovered around the mid-teens or low 20s, reflecting the reality that our representatives in Washington, D.C., serve the needs of big donors while throwing an occasional rhetorical bone to the “essential” workers who actually make the country function. Congress’s handling of the current crisis of the pandemic is unlikely to improve its ratings.

Working Americans are facing an unprecedented disaster. Before the virus hit, half of them lived paycheck to paycheck and didn’t have $400 saved for an emergency. Now they have been ordered to stay home. Many have no income while their rents, utility bills, student loans, and credit card debts are accruing.

The small businesses—restaurants, gyms, and stores—that provide half of the nation’s jobs were ordered to shut down. Their rents are accruing. And with no income coming in, many have little chance of repaying what they owe when the economy reopens.

Congress has responded in typical fashion by protecting its donors—the investor class—the only people in the country who didn’t need help. By unrecorded voice vote, Congress passed the CARES Act, rushing $1.77 trillion in taxpayer money out the door to help their friends on Wall Street. This bailout also saved the stock market and preserved the wealth of the 10 percent of Americans who own 85 percent of the stocks and bonds.

And to add insult to injury, the Federal Reserve is providing trillions more in free money to fortify the banks so they can continue to collect 21 percent interest on your credit cards and buy up your distressed assets. Ordinary Americans will receive a one-time payment of $1,200, if their creditors don’t scoop it up first, and some unemployment relief, if their state’s system is functioning after the flood of new claims. (In the last six weeks, more than 30 million workers have applied for unemployment compensation.)

Governments of other countries are covering wages to keep workers in their jobs until this emergency is over. A similar plan was proposed in both the Republican-controlled Senate and the Democratic-controlled House. But it wasn’t taken seriously or brought to the floor for debate. Neither of the two corporate-backed parties that share power in the U.S. believe that any drastic measures are necessary to save Main Street.

Congress did set up a loan program for small businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). But the big banks who were put in charge of distributing the loans gave much of the money to publicly traded chains that were allowed to claim small business status under a loophole written into the bill by their lobbyists.

Many economists are predicting a dangerous explosion in a matter of months when rents and mortgages cannot be paid, businesses fail, and temporary layoffs turn into permanent job losses.

As was the case in the 2008 bailout, Congress has assured that none of the pain will be borne by its big donors. Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase won’t lose a penny. Their executives will get their bonuses and their investors will get their dividend checks. Once again, big banks have been allowed to collect their profits on risky loans even when those loans go bad. In other words, the big banks’ risk has been socialized—covered by the taxpayers—while their profits remain privatized. This is capitalism in the 21st century.

And following the playbook of the 2008-09 bailout, the Fed is making funds available to their Wall Street cronies to buy up distressed Main Street assets at fire-sale prices. Big companies will pick up small companies. Blackstone will buy up more real estate. The economy will be even more centralized.

States and municipalities are also facing rapidly approaching disasters. Unlike the federal government, states and cities cannot run a deficit or print money. They have to actually pay for things like public services and unemployment insurance by collecting revenues from sales taxes and income taxes. And they are not getting those revenues.

Nevertheless, only about 5 percent of the $3 trillion in total coronavirus relief has gone to help the 50 states. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell suggested that Congress might let states go bankrupt, meaning among other things, that workers’ pensions would likely evaporate.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi was recently asked whether she and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer made a “tactical mistake” in not providing any help for state and local governments in the relief bills. In response, she told CNN’s Jake Tapper to “just calm down.”

Tapper reportedly did calm down. But it’s not clear if ordinary Americans will just calm down when their businesses are closed and their families are thrown out into the streets.

The Democratic Party that controls the House still tries to sell the outdated notion that it is fighting for working people. Yet, despite its powerful allies in the mainstream press, fewer and fewer Americans are buying the ruse. First, we all just watched as the entire Democratic Party establishment came together to stop an insurgent candidate in the presidential primaries, Bernie Sanders, whose major sin was his refusal to sell out to Wall Street donors. Instead, the working man’s party has united behind Joe Biden, a reliable servant to Wall Street banks for nearly 50 years.

In a time when the health of our nation depends on a health care system capable of providing our neighbors with testing and treatment for a highly contagious disease, even if there is no profit to be made, the nominee for president of the working man’s party has promised his donors to veto a Medicare-for-All bill if it crosses his desk.

A second reason working Americans are less willing now to “vote blue no matter who” is that they remember the 2008-09 bailout. Back then, Barack Obama was in the White House and the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate. Wall Street banks crashed the economy by selling exploding mortgages to poor people and then packaging those worthless mortgages into worthless investment securities. Obama bailed out the banks—his major campaign sponsors and donors—and he let ten million Americans lose their homes. Wall Street companies like Blackstone were allowed to buy up foreclosed homes for pennies on the dollar, and then very quickly raise rents on Americans. As a result, Black and Brown people who graduated from four-year colleges lost 70 percent of their wealth under the first Black president, according to a Federal Reserve study.

The Democratic Party learned one important lesson from 2008: it is best not to control the office of the president and both houses of Congress. Too much power makes it harder to serve the interests of the big donors while still pretending to fight for ordinary working Americans. It is much better to split power and blame the Republicans for screwing working people.

Did you ever wonder why Democrats always lose when Republicans try to game the system to silence minority voices? Republicans encounter little resistance when they gerrymander districts to make them safe from minority voters, suppress minority voters at the polls, enact filibuster rules that allow corporate interests to block popular legislation, and preserve the arcane Electoral College. All of these schemes benefit the corporate patrons of both parties by making it less costly to rig the system. Corporations don’t need to own all 535 members of Congress, or even a majority of them, to control the levers of power.

It is generally acknowledged that the situation today is more dangerous than the financial collapse of 2008. The coronavirus has shut down large parts of the economy. And because we were so ill prepared for the pandemic, there is great uncertainty as to when or how the economy will restart, or what it will look like.

Since our government has refused to bail out small businesses or ordinary working people, prominent economists like Professor Michael Hudson at the University of Missouri at Kansas City have warned that the government will need to intervene and allow Americans to write down debts that cannot be paid, or we will face economic meltdown. But writing down debts would harm the big banks, so it probably won’t happen under this Congress or this president.

I like to end columns on a positive note. I have long advocated using democratic means to wrest political power from corporations and return it to the people. But right now, the economy appears to be headed off a cliff and the corporations have a tight grip on all the controls. And I am not smart enough to know how people can take back power without a violent revolution. One thing I am sure of is that when American families start getting kicked out of their homes, the Democrats will blame the Republicans, and the Republicans will blame anyone but themselves.

This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Leonard C. Goodman is a Chicago criminal defense attorney and co-owner of the newly independent Reader.

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Original FBI 302 Report Used to Brief Congress Confirming Flynn Did Not Lie is Still “Missing” (VIDEO)

Congressman Nunes told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that the original Flynn FBI 302 report used to brief Congress is still ‘missing.’

It was revealed in October former FBI lawyer Lisa Page EDITED General Mike Flynn’s 302 report, then lied to the DOJ about the edits.

A 302 summary report consists of contemporaneous notes taken by an FBI agent when interviewing a subject.

General Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell filed a motion in October, 2019 revealing that General Flynn was indeed set up by the FBI with an ambush, damaging leaks and altered 302 reports.

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“Lisa Page, Special Counsel to Deputy Director McCabe, resigned; she edited Mr. Flynn’s 302 and was part of a small, high-level group that strategically planned his ambush.” the filing said.

A discussion between Lisa Page and her paramour Peter Strzok talking about editing Flynn’s 302 report was previously released.

Strzok to Page: “I made your edits” Also discussion of misleading leadership re: picking up 302.

The manipulation of the Flynn 302 took place a couple weeks after the initial interview.

The Special Agent notes that Flynn wasn’t sure he spoke to Kislyak on the UN vote.

The 302 says different.

“Where’s the Flynn 302, Congressman?” Bartiromo asked Nunes.

“Well, the 302 is still missing, Maria, so here’s what we know,” Nunes said explaining Congress was briefed by people at the highest levels on the original 302 report confirming Flynn did not lie.

“The FBI agents essentially said ‘look, there’s nothing to see here. Flynn wasn’t lying’ — and that’s what we were told on the record so we knew this at the beginning of 2017,” he added.

“We know the report was doctored because we have the messages from the lovebirds [Peter Strzok and Lisa Page], but here’s the problem, the original report that was used to brief the United States Congress — that report is missing — it’s gone, poof! We can’t find it!”

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The US Navy’s modernization rush must not harm mine countermeasures

We should not wait until American lives are in peril before we take action against mine warfare.

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The Pentagon made its case against Ligado. What comes next isn’t clear.

A marathon hearing on Wednesday gave DoD officials a chance to lay out three key arguments against Ligado’s plan for L-Band, but the Senate may not be able to provide any relief.

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India’s Ex-PM Manmohan Singh Questions Modi’s Govt on the Post-Lockdown 3.0 Scenario

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New Delhi (Sputnik): Opposition parties have been targeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s “unplanned and sudden” lockdown, which was imposed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the lockdown has been extended for the third time, until 17 May , and parties demand clarity in the procedure for lifting it.

Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh on Wednesday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government on its strategies for the country after the lockdown is lifted.

​Addressing a meeting of the chief ministers of the states ruled by the opposition Congress party, Singh, an economist, said, “We need to know what will happen after lockdown 3.0.”

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, who was also present at the meeting along with former chief Rahul Gandhi, demanded that the Modi government makes clear the criteria it is using to judge how long lockdown will continue.

“After 17 May, what? And after May 17, How? What criteria is the government using to judge how long the lockdown is to continue,” she said.

Seeing a growth in the number of COVID-19 cases, India on 2 May extended the lockdown for the third time, until 17 May. The country has been under lockdown since 24 March.

Other issues such as ensuring the safe travel of migrant workers to their hometowns was also discussed in the meeting. This comes after the party slammed the federal government for charging the often cash-strapped train fares from migrants and stated that it would pay for the migrant workers.

Earlier, Congress had argued that the lockdown is not the only solution to COVID-19 and it is “futile” until the government expedites the scale of testing. It had warned the government of the massive job losses and food shortages that  are is likely to hit the country.

“Lockdown may have been necessary, but the way it was implemented, it disrupted the lives of common man, several migrant labourers, who were compelled walk to walk back to their home states,” Sonia Gandhi had said.

So far, India has recorded 49,391 COVID-19 positive cases with the growth in cases failing to decline even with the lockdown provisions in place. Nearly, 2,958 new cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 1,694 deaths have been recorded in the country due to the viral infection.

 



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The defense industry needs new entrants, and a supportive government during crises

If we see the same old story of the government claiming to support small businesses but prioritizing old incumbents, investment dollars will disappear.

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