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Bragg Drops Case Against Jordan, Allowing House GOP to Depose Ex-Manhattan Prosecutor

Reprinted from NOQ report.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has dropped his effort to quash a congressional subpoena to a former prosecutor who worked in his office, a congressional aide told The Epoch Times in a statement on Friday.

“This evening, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office withdrew its appeal in Bragg v. Jordan. Mr. Pomerantz’s deposition will go forward on May 12, and we look forward to his appearance,” Russel Dye, spokesperson for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to The Epoch Times in a statement.

“Bragg caved. Jim Jordan won,” the House Judiciary Committee wrote in a statement on Twitter Friday.

The development wrapped up a legal clash between Bragg and House Judiciary Republicans, whereby Bragg had attempted to stop the lawmakers from requesting testimony from Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor who investigated former President Donald Trump’s finances. Pomerantz left Bragg’s office in February 2022 in protest of Bragg’s initial unwillingness to bring an indictment against Trump.

A grand jury, encouraged by Bragg, brought an indictment against Trump in late March, prompting Jordan to initiate a probe into what he calls a “politically motivated” prosecution against a former president. Jordan subpoenaed Pomerantz to seek his testimony as a part of that probe. In response, Bragg sued the House Judiciary Committee and Pomerantz to prevent Pomerantz from testifying.

That lawsuit led to a hearing on Wednesday in the Southern District Court of New York, and a subsequent decision by District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, a Trump appointee, ordered that the congressional panel has the authority to become involved in the investigation of Trump and declined Bragg’s request for a court injunction on the congressional subpoena.

Bragg wrote in a court filing that he intended to appeal the lower court’s decision to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on April 19. On the same day, the court issued a temporary administrative hold on the return date of the House Judiciary Committee’s congressional subpoena of Pomerantz. This administrative hold did not reflect the court’s opinion on the merit of Bragg’s case, the court indicated in an April 19 filing, but serves as a short pause as the court considers whether to extend the freeze on the subpoena as Bragg appeals the case.

A three-judge panel was originally scheduled to decide early next week on this matter.

Bragg on Friday dropped the appeal, wrapping up the legal contention between him and the House lawmakers.

“Our successful stay of this subpoena blocked the immediate deposition and afforded us the time necessary to coordinate with the House Judiciary Committee on an agreement that protects the District Attorney’s privileges and interests. We are pleased with this resolution, which ensures any questioning of our former employee will take place in the presence of our General Counsel on a reasonable, agreed upon timeframe. We are gratified that the Second Circuit’s ruling provided us with the opportunity to successfully revolve this dispute,” Bragg’s office wrote in a statement on Friday on Twitter.

Judge’s Comments

During the district court hearing on Wednesday, the court affirmed the congressional lawmakers’ position that requesting Pomerantz’s testimony serves a valid legislative interest and that Pomerantz, due to his own conduct, is not protected by confidentiality privileges.

In her order, Vyskocil agreed with the congressional lawmakers’ reasoning that testimony by Pomerantz can help inform current and pending legislation. This includes a bill that, if enacted into law, would bar the use of federal funds to investigate a sitting or former president (the Accountability for Lawless Violence In our Neighborhoods, or ALVIN, Act) and another that would allow Congress to remove an action or prosecution against a former president (H.R. 2553).

“It is not the role of the federal judiciary to dictate what legislation Congress may consider or how it should conduct its deliberations in that connection,” the judge wrote, adding that the U.S. Constitution protects lawmakers from litigation when their actions serve a valid legislative interest.

She rejected Bragg’s attempt to use a Supreme Court decision (Trump v. Mazars) to justify his case. In that decision, the highest court ruled in Trump’s favor and stated that the congressional committees couldn’t subpoena Trump’s financial statements because doing so would violate the separation of power between the executive and legislative branches.

During the Wednesday hearing, Bragg’s attorneys said that the reasoning in Trump v. Mazars applies to this case, and that the committee’s subpoena is an unconstitutional intrusion of the legislative branch into a state executive branch prosecution. Vyskocil disagreed.

“The congressional subpoena in Mazars was directed at materials pertaining to the sitting President of the United States,” Vyskocil wrote in her ruling, noting that Trump clearly represented the executive branch then.

“In contrast, here, the subpoena was issued to a private citizen who is no longer employed by any state government and who has written a book and spoken extensively about the subject matter of the congressional inquiry,” she wrote. “The Court is not persuaded that Mazars applies to this case.”

In her ruling, Vyskocil also rejected Bragg’s reasoning that Pomerantz enjoys confidentiality privileges and thus must not be compelled to reveal information about his former employment at the Manhattan DA’s office. Vyskocil noted that because she cannot predict what Congress would ask and what Pomerantz would say, it is not logical to say that such hypothetical statements would violate privilege.

“Bragg’s throw-everything-at-the-wall approach to privilege is unpersuasive,” Vyskocil wrote. “This Court will not quash a subpoena based solely on Bragg’s seemingly endless string of ‘what ifs.’”

Pomerantz, in an April 17 court filing, wrote that he would be put in an “impossible position” if he were to testify in Congress because he could face criminal prosecution if he testifies—violating confidentiality laws—or if he refuses to testify—committing contempt of Congress.

The judge dismissed this concern.

“[T]he Court notes that Pomerantz is in this situation because he decided to inject himself into the public debate by authoring a book that he has described as ‘appropriate and in the public interest,’” Vyskocil wrote in her Wednesday order.

“[Bragg] cannot seriously claim that any information already published in Pomerantz’s book and discussed on prime-time television in front of millions of people is protected from disclosure as attorney work product (or otherwise).”

Article cross-posted from our premium news partners at The Epoch Times.

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Former CIA Deputy Director ADMITS Blinken played central role in covering up Hunter Biden Laptop Story

Sara A. Carter contributed to this report.

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The chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is demanding to know why C-SPAN is apparently refusing to broadcast a field hearing on “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan,” scheduled for Monday in New York City.

Jordan “will examine how Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s pro-crime, anti-victim policies have led to an increase in violent crime and a dangerous community for New York City residents,” according to the committee.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s recent indictment against former President Donald J Trump has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans as being politically motivated and lacking serious teeth. Many law experts and lawmakers have questioned Bragg’s decision to bring about the 34 felony count indictment when he has been so weak on pursuing serious criminal cases against violent offenders.

“Why will C-SPAN cover Democrat-run field hearings, but not Republican-run Judiciary Committee field hearings? That doesn’t seemed “balanced” at all, and frankly Americans deserve better from the network. If C-SPAN refuses to fairly cover Democrat and Republican hearings, then Americans should cut their subscription to the network.” a  source directly familiar with the matter told SaraACarter.com.

C-SPAN could not be immediately reached for comment.

Bragg, however, has refused to back down and filed a lawsuit against Jordan  on Tuesday, saying the Chairman is attempting to interfere with his case against Trump, when asked to testify before the committee. The hearing in New York, Monday is expected to be heated, as it will focus on the rise of crime in New York City and the failure of Bragg’s office to bring charges against criminals. Bragg has been described as being ‘soft on crime” and many residents have spoken out against the Manhattan DA’s failure to protect victims.

Jordan, tweeted recently, “New York City. Portland. San Francisco. All seeing businesses close down because of crime. All run by Democrats.” This is exactly why Jordan is heading to Manhattan but unfortunately for the public, C-SPAN, a public radio, will not broadcast the hearing leaving the public in the dark, very much resembling the way the Chinese Communist Party has utilized public media censorship.

According to reports from Townhall, Jon Kelley, C-SPAN’s assignment Desk Manager, said, “We won’t be able send a crew to cover the House Judiciary field hearing on Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan on Monday. I know it is making a lot of news and we did look at possible coverage but we just don’t have the resources at this time.”

Moreover, Monday’s hearing will be the only hearing of the day for the House of Representatives leaving the House Judiciary Committee perplexed. Staffers of the Committee contacted C-SPAN to gain a understanding of why they won’t air the hearing but C-SPAN has yet to return their emails, according to reports.

On Twitter, the House Judiciary GOP tweeted, “C-SPAN covered Democrat-run field hearings in the past. But so-far, have refused to cover Republican-run Judiciary Committee field hearings.”

Previous to the hearting being held in Manhattan, there was a GOP field hearing at the border which C-SPAN also refused to cover due to the fact that there would be no Democrats at the hearing. C-SPAN then changed their reasoning for not covering the hearing, blaming it on a lack of resources.

Rep. Barry Moore, R-AL, reinforced the House Judiciary GOP’s tweet with a tweet of his own saying, “C-SPAN claims to cover ‘gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the House and Senate,’ and previously covered Democrat-run field hearings. So why didn’t they cover our Judiciary GOP field hearing at the border? Why won’t they come to Manhattan?”

Furthermore, the report from Townhall stated that a source of theirs said, “If C-SPAN is worried about ‘cord-cutting,’ maybe they should be more fair in their editorial decisions and cover hearings that people actually care about instead of the liberal content they currently produce.”

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Biden’s not backing down…announces reelection bid for 2024

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Rep. Jim Jordan R-Ohio, claiming that Jordan is interfering in his investigation and waging intimidating tactics over Bragg’s indictment of President Donald J Trump, the lawsuit states.

President Trump was indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records that were related to hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. Bragg claims that President Trump was hiding other crimes within the falsification of his business records but has yet to provide any evidence to the public on what crimes were committed.

Jordan, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is investigating claims that the bureaucracy has been weaponized against Trump and the GOP. During the House Weaponization Subcommittee hearing Jordan, R-Ohio, has had numerous witnesses testify about the Biden administration’s alleged collusion with Big Tech companies that have violated First Amendment rights. Jordan, who has spoken to numerous FBI whistleblowers, allege that the bureau urged social media companies, to include Twitter and Facebook, not to distribute stories referencing Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s laptop that contained a plethora of information on the Biden family’s business dealings, as well as exposed Hunter’s penchant for drugs and prostitutes. The New York Post was first banned on Twitter for Miranda Devine’s excellent investigative journalism exposed in her best selling book ‘Laptop From Hell.’

As for Bragg’s charges, Trump pleaded ‘not guilty’ to all counts. Bragg has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for bringing these very weak charges against the former President.

Even staunch Trump critic former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Bragg telling John Catsimatidis on WABC 770s radio, “you have a cynical public, they don’t believe anyone and when you start to see these prosecutors bring political cases, it just affirms everybody’s cynicism…It’s a coincidence that Bragg goes after Trump and Tish James goes after Trump and Georgia goes after Trump. That’s all a coincidence,” Cuomo scoffed.

Cuomo was referring to James’ investigation of the Trump Organization, as well as the “District Attorney of Fulton County’s probe into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election,” as reported by the New York Post.

Bragg’s lawsuit states, “in response to an unprecedentedly brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation of former President Donald J. Trump.”

A statement from DA Bragg in the lawsuit states, “Chairman Jordan’s subpoena is an unconstitutional attempt to undermine an ongoing New York felony criminal prosecution and investigation,” Bragg continued,  “As our complaint details, this is an unprecedented, illegitimate interference by Congress that lacks any legal merit and defies basic principles of federalism.”

Jordan responded to Bragg’s lawsuit on twitter.

“First, they indict a president for no crime,” he said. “Then, they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they say they used to do it.” 

On Monday, the house judiciary committee will be holding a hearing in Manhattan on the crime in New York. The hearing will be on what the committee calls the Soros funded DA’s “pro-crime, anti-victim” policies.

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DURHAM: Evidence Clinton campaign orchestrated fake Russia collusion to ‘vilify Donald Trump’

Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the FBI’s Trump Russia probe concluded Monday with a 306 page report outlining the bureau’s political bias and failure to objectively investigate the false allegations made against then President Donald J. Trump that he colluded with Russia.

In the report, a copy of which was obtained by this reporter, Durham outlined in detail the process of his investigation into the bureau’s 2016 Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Trump, as well as his associates.

“Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI, failed to uphold their important mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” stated the report released Monday. “As notes, former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith committed a criminal offense by fabricating language in an email that was material to the FBI obtaining a FISA surveillance application displayed, at best, a cavalier attitude towards accuracy and completeness.”

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering a document related to the FISA warrant, a secret surveillance application,  of  former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the Russia investigation. He was the first official to be charged in a special Justice Department review of the investigation into ties between Russia and Trump.

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to a single false statement charge. He admitted to doctoring an email that the FBI used to get the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court’s approval to eavesdrop on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2017.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan stated on Monday, that he has reached out to “the Justice Department to have Special Counsel John Durham testify next week” on Capital Hill.

Moreover, the report states that the FBI did not sufficiently investigate the debunked dossier compiled by former British Spy Christopher Steele who relied primarily on “a U.S.-based Russian national, Igor Danchenko, to collect information that ultimately formed the core of allegations found in the reports.”

The political bias appears to be more than evident. For example, in the report Durham establishes that “Danchenko was responsible for 80 % of the ‘intel’ and 50 % of the analysis contained in the Steele Dossier.”

I think an even more stunning revelation in the report is that Durham proved how Hillary Clinton’s campaign was directly involved in trying to link President Trump to Russia. This wasn’t a secret to the Obama administration, as according to the report, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, then Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former FBI director James Come were all  briefed on Clinton’s campaign.

Could Hillary Clinton be charged?

“The Office also considered as part of its investigation the government’s handling of
certain intelligence that it received during the summer of 2016. That intelligence concerned the
purported “approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign
policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the
Russian security services.»391 We refer to that intelligence hereafter as the ‘Clinton Plan
intelligence.’ DNI John Ratcliffe declassified the following information about the Clinton Plan
intelligence in September 2020 and conveyed it to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence
analysis alleging that U.S Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a
campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by
tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee.
The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian
intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.
According to his handwritten notes, CA Director Brennan subsequently briefed
President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including
the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her
foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming
interference by Russian security services.”

This story is ongoing and will be updated throughout the day.

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Fake, AI-generated photo of Pentagon explosion causes brief drop in US stocks

Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the FBI’s Trump Russia probe concluded Monday with a 306 page report outlining the bureau’s political bias and failure to objectively investigate the false allegations made against then President Donald J. Trump that he colluded with Russia.

In the report, a copy of which was obtained by this reporter, Durham outlined in detail the process of his investigation into the bureau’s 2016 Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Trump, as well as his associates.

“Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI, failed to uphold their important mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” stated the report released Monday. “As notes, former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith committed a criminal offense by fabricating language in an email that was material to the FBI obtaining a FISA surveillance application displayed, at best, a cavalier attitude towards accuracy and completeness.”

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering a document related to the FISA warrant, a secret surveillance application,  of  former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the Russia investigation. He was the first official to be charged in a special Justice Department review of the investigation into ties between Russia and Trump.

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to a single false statement charge. He admitted to doctoring an email that the FBI used to get the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court’s approval to eavesdrop on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2017.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan stated on Monday, that he has reached out to “the Justice Department to have Special Counsel John Durham testify next week” on Capital Hill.

Moreover, the report states that the FBI did not sufficiently investigate the debunked dossier compiled by former British Spy Christopher Steele who relied primarily on “a U.S.-based Russian national, Igor Danchenko, to collect information that ultimately formed the core of allegations found in the reports.”

The political bias appears to be more than evident. For example, in the report Durham establishes that “Danchenko was responsible for 80 % of the ‘intel’ and 50 % of the analysis contained in the Steele Dossier.”

I think an even more stunning revelation in the report is that Durham proved how Hillary Clinton’s campaign was directly involved in trying to link President Trump to Russia. This wasn’t a secret to the Obama administration, as according to the report, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, then Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former FBI director James Come were all  briefed on Clinton’s campaign.

Could Hillary Clinton be charged?

“The Office also considered as part of its investigation the government’s handling of
certain intelligence that it received during the summer of 2016. That intelligence concerned the
purported “approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign
policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the
Russian security services.»391 We refer to that intelligence hereafter as the ‘Clinton Plan
intelligence.’ DNI John Ratcliffe declassified the following information about the Clinton Plan
intelligence in September 2020 and conveyed it to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence
analysis alleging that U.S Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a
campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by
tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee.
The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian
intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.
According to his handwritten notes, CA Director Brennan subsequently briefed
President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including
the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her
foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming
interference by Russian security services.”

This story is ongoing and will be updated throughout the day.

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The Priorities of Our Own Government Are Completely Upside Down

Reprinted from NOQ report.

When you consider good to be evil and evil to be good, of course your priorities are going to be completely and utterly messed up.  The White House, the halls of Congress, and the federal bureaucracy and filled with people that have an extremely warped view of the world.

As a result, they are incapable of making the right choices even if they were inclined to do so.  Pretty much the best that we can hope for is for them to do nothing, because everything that they “accomplish” ends up being diametrically opposed to the interests of the American people.

Just look at our foreign policy.  Following the humiliating debacle in Afghanistan, our leaders decided that fighting a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine would be a better choice than coming up with a peaceful solution at the negotiating table.

A peaceful solution could have easily been reached before the war started, because the Russians were not being completely unreasonable.  If a negotiated settlement could have been achieved, the Russians never would have invaded.

But our leaders refused to sit down and talk, and now the Russians have gobbled up large chunks of Ukraine, and thousands upon thousands of people on both sides are dead. And at this point any negotiated solution would be much more favorable to the Russians, because Russia now holds much more territory than it did before the war.

Of course the Biden administration has absolutely no interest in any sort of a peaceful compromise at this time, and so we will continue to pour billions upon billions of dollars into an endless conflict in Ukraine for the foreseeable future. Sadly, our tax dollars are not just being wasted in a losing war in Ukraine. They are also being stolen.

According to a new bombshell report from investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, the CIA has estimated that Ukrainian officials embezzled a whopping 400 million dollars last year…

One estimate by analysts from the Central Intelligence Agency put the embezzled funds at $400 million last year, at least; another expert compared the level of corruption in Kiev as approaching that of the Afghan war, “although there will be no professional audit reports emerging from the Ukraine.”

In January, CIA Director William Burns actually confronted Zelensky about this…

The issue of corruption was directly raised with Zelensky in a meeting last January in Kiev with CIA Director William Burns. His message to the Ukrainian president, I was told by an intelligence official with direct knowledge of the meeting, was out of a 1950s mob movie. The senior generals and government officials in Kiev were angry at what they saw as Zelensky’s greed, so Burns told the Ukrainian president, because “he was taking a larger share of the skim money than was going to the generals.”

So now that this corruption is out in the open does this mean that we are going to stop sending money to Ukraine? Oh no, our leaders in Washington would never do that.

They just want the theft of our tax dollars to be reduced to a dull roar. And the corporate media here in the United States will never report on any of this, because in the narrative they are pushing Zelensky is the main hero.

So Zelensky and his corrupt minions are free to continue to shut down churches and arrest priests, and the corporate media will just keep cheering him on.

Meanwhile, here in the United States documents have just been revealed that prove that the FBI has been working “to develop sources inside Christian churches and Catholic dioceses”.  The following comes from Fox News

The FBI recently sought to develop sources inside Christian churches and Catholic dioceses as part of an effort to combat domestic terrorism, according to internal documents released by House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

The internal documents — obtained last month by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., who are also members of the so-called Weaponization Subcommittee — showed the FBI planned to use churches as “new avenues for tripwire and source development.” The federal law enforcement agency also aimed to specifically target “mainline Catholic parishes” as part of its efforts.

In addition, according to Jordan, the FBI expressed interest in “leverag[ing] existing sources and/or initiat[ing] Type 5 Assessments to develop new sources with the placement and access.” And, in another example, the agency cited a desire to to sensitize religious congregations “to the warning signs of radicalization and enlist their assistance to serve as suspicious activity tripwires.”

So the next time you go to church, you may want to be careful what you say.

The person sitting next to you might be an FBI informant.

You would think that federal officials would be interested in investigating the leftist radicals that have been gunning down Christians and storming our statehouses, but they are untouchable.

Instead, it is red-blooded patriotic citizens that they are interested in taking down.

In fact, another document that has recently emerged shows that you can get in trouble with the feds simply for using certain popular conservative buzzwords

– Based (to mean something that is agreeable or cool and generally considered to be anti-woke), but according to the FBI a sign that someone has been converted to ‘racist ideology’.

– Red Pill (taken from the Matrix movies meaning someone uncovering hidden truths), but according to the FBI indicating someone who has adopted racist, anti-Semitic, or fascist beliefs.

– Chad (an attractive, strong male who is successful with women), but according to the FBI a “race -specific term used to describe the idealized version of a male.”

– Stacy (a confident, sexually attractive female), but according to the FBI an extremist misogynistic term used by incels.

– Looksmaxxing (defined by the FBI as the “process of self-improvement with the intent to become more attractive), which is apparently another sign of ‘extremism’, although the federal agency doesn’t explain why.

I feel sorry for anyone that is actually named “Stacy” or “Chad”.

In this environment, their social media accounts could potentially get flagged just for using their own names. But high profile politicians that have committed absolutely heinous crimes just keep getting to do what they do.

Hunter Biden’s laptop contains clear evidence that the entire Biden family has been involved in extremely serious corruption, but the feds just aren’t interested.

So nobody is holding Joe Biden accountable, and that means that he is free to do whatever he feels like doing.  Unfortunately, that often means sniffing little girls whenever he has the opportunity

Joe and Jill Biden on Monday participated in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Biden glad-handed with Easter Egg Roll attendees on the South Lawn.

He just couldn’t help himself around the children.

Joe Biden leaned in and sniffed a little girl before being whisked away by his son Hunter.

Some people out there like to use the word “demonic” to describe Joe Biden and other politicians in Washington.

But the reason why we have deeply evil leaders is because our entire society has become deeply evil.

Just look at how we entertain ourselves.  Satan is the subject of countless movies and television shows, and now a new show that Disney is developing will feature an 18-year-old girl that actually has sex with the devil

Disney+ has unveiled a German original about a teenager who falls in love with the devil from the team behind Netflix’s How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).

Pauline follows the eponymous protagonist, an 18-year-old who accidentally becomes pregnant – from a one-night stand. With school stress, the climate crisis and the downfall of society weighing heavily on her mind, something she doesn’t need at all right now is catching feelings, especially not for her one-night stand Lukas, who, as it turns out, is the devil himself.

If we put garbage into our minds, we will get garbage out.

And after putting garbage into our minds for decades, our entire society is now teeming with evil. But that doesn’t mean that you have to be part of the evil.

It is when times are the darkest that the greatest light is needed.

And I believe that those that choose to be lights are going to do some really great things in the days ahead.

Speaking of that, on Friday I am going to drop some incredible information regarding the times in which we live for my paid subscribers on Substack.  It is going to be a topic that I have never discussed before, and it is going to be information that I have never shared anywhere else.

All of human history has been building up to a grand crescendo, and we get to be here for it. So don’t get down when you look around and see so much evil in our world. You were put here for a reason, and you can make a difference even in the midst of all of the chaos and all of the darkness.

Michael’s new book entitled “End Times” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

Article cross-posted from End of the American Dream.

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DA Bragg attempts to weaponize legal system against GOP? Sues Jordan to hamper probe

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Rep. Jim Jordan R-Ohio, claiming that Jordan is interfering in his investigation and waging intimidating tactics over Bragg’s indictment of President Donald J Trump, the lawsuit states.

President Trump was indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records that were related to hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. Bragg claims that President Trump was hiding other crimes within the falsification of his business records but has yet to provide any evidence to the public on what crimes were committed.

Jordan, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is investigating claims that the bureaucracy has been weaponized against Trump and the GOP. During the House Weaponization Subcommittee hearing Jordan, R-Ohio, has had numerous witnesses testify about the Biden administration’s alleged collusion with Big Tech companies that have violated First Amendment rights. Jordan, who has spoken to numerous FBI whistleblowers, allege that the bureau urged social media companies, to include Twitter and Facebook, not to distribute stories referencing Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s laptop that contained a plethora of information on the Biden family’s business dealings, as well as exposed Hunter’s penchant for drugs and prostitutes. The New York Post was first banned on Twitter for Miranda Devine’s excellent investigative journalism exposed in her best selling book ‘Laptop From Hell.’

As for Bragg’s charges, Trump pleaded ‘not guilty’ to all counts. Bragg has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for bringing these very weak charges against the former President.

Even staunch Trump critic former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Bragg telling John Catsimatidis on WABC 770s radio, “you have a cynical public, they don’t believe anyone and when you start to see these prosecutors bring political cases, it just affirms everybody’s cynicism…It’s a coincidence that Bragg goes after Trump and Tish James goes after Trump and Georgia goes after Trump. That’s all a coincidence,” Cuomo scoffed.

Cuomo was referring to James’ investigation of the Trump Organization, as well as the “District Attorney of Fulton County’s probe into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election,” as reported by the New York Post.

Bragg’s lawsuit states, “in response to an unprecedentedly brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation of former President Donald J. Trump.”

A statement from DA Bragg in the lawsuit states, “Chairman Jordan’s subpoena is an unconstitutional attempt to undermine an ongoing New York felony criminal prosecution and investigation,” Bragg continued,  “As our complaint details, this is an unprecedented, illegitimate interference by Congress that lacks any legal merit and defies basic principles of federalism.”

Jordan responded to Bragg’s lawsuit on twitter.

“First, they indict a president for no crime,” he said. “Then, they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they say they used to do it.” 

On Monday, the house judiciary committee will be holding a hearing in Manhattan on the crime in New York. The hearing will be on what the committee calls the Soros funded DA’s “pro-crime, anti-victim” policies.

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Congress Demands Cooperation from Secretary Blinken in Hunter Biden Laptop Investigation

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The House Oversight Committee chairman, Jim Jordan, intensifies demands for Secretary Anthony Blinken’s cooperation in the Hunter Biden laptop investigation, citing his key role in initiating the discrediting public statement.

In a letter Jordan sent Tuesday to Blinken, he warned “the response letter sent on your behalf did not dispute the central facts at issue that you, while serving as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign, contacted Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), about the Hunter Biden laptop story, which set in motion the events that led to the issuance of the public statement.”

The joint committees are conducting oversight on federal law enforcement and intelligence matters within their respective jurisdictions, aiming to shed light on potential wrongdoing and ensure accountability. In a letter addressed to Secretary Blinken, Jordan and republican Rep-Ohio, Michael R. Turner,  expressed their concerns and reiterated their request for voluntary cooperation.

The investigation centers around a public statement signed by 51 former intelligence officials, which disputed the authenticity of a New York Post story related to Hunter Biden’s laptop and emails, labeling it as supposed Russian disinformation. The committees’ oversight has uncovered several significant facts, including Secretary Blinken’s involvement in initiating the events that led to the issuance of the public statement.

The committees’ letter points out that Secretary Blinken, while serving as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign, contacted Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the CIA, regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story. This contact set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the release of the public statement.

Moreover, The committee noted that Secretary Blinken’s attorney’s response did not dispute the central facts presented by the committees. These facts include Secretary Blinken emailing Mr. Morell a USA Today article containing the signature block of Andrew Bates, the Director of Rapid Response for the Biden campaign at the time. Additionally, evidence obtained by the committees suggests that the Biden campaign chairman thanked Mr. Morell for organizing the statement.

The response letter sent on behalf of Secretary Blinken mischaracterized the committees’ allegations. The committees clarified that they did not accuse Secretary Blinken of soliciting the public statement directly. Instead, they emphasized that his outreach to Mr. Morell set the events in motion, resulting in the release of the statement.

While Mr. Morell denied being asked by the Biden campaign to prepare a statement, testimonies from individuals involved suggest otherwise. Marc Polymeropoulos, who assisted Mr. Morell in preparing the statement, indicated that Mr. Morell mentioned that “someone in the kind of Biden world had asked about doing this.” Former CIA Director John Brennan also conveyed that Mr. Blinken reached out to Mr. Morell about drafting a public statement.

Congress has broad oversight powers, and the committees maintain their oversight interest in this matter to inform potential legislative reforms. The committees may consider various legislative proposals, including restrictions on the use of security clearances by federal employees after leaving government service and preventing intelligence agencies from engaging in or promoting political activities during federal elections. The requested information from Secretary Blinken is vital to inform these potential legislative reforms.

The Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have once again called upon Blinken to cooperate voluntarily in their oversight investigation into the public statement regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop. As the deadline approaches, the committees remain committed to ensuring transparency, accountability, and potential legislative reforms in the interest of the American people.

The use of compulsory process may be considered if the requests for cooperation are not met. The committees eagerly await Blinken’s response, which will determine the course of action moving forward.

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