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  • Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest

    06/03/2020 11:01:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Gregg Re
    A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has guaranteed the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her "best friend," Fox News has confirmed. The Washington Free Beacon first reported that Salmah Rizvi, who served in the Defense Department and State Department during the Obama administration, went to bat for Urooj Rahman, who was arrested this weekend alongside Pryor Cashman associate Colinford Mattis. Rizvi, an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray, told the court: "Urooj Rahman is my best friend and I am an...
  • Mainstream media avoids on-air coverage of Rod Rosenstein hearing after years of pushing Russia collusion

    06/03/2020 11:00:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    After years of pushing the Russia collusion narrative, all of the major networks avoided on-air coverage of the Senate Judiciary hearing of former Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who testified about his involvement in the controversial investigation into President Trump's campaign. Rosenstein is the first of what will likely be a series of hearings led by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., about alleged misconduct within the Justice Department. The biggest takeaway from Wednesday's hearing was his admission that had he known what he knows now, he would not have approved the reauthorization of the FISA warrants that allowed the...
  • NY Times writers in 'open revolt' after publication of Cotton op-ed, claim black staff 'in danger'

    06/03/2020 10:58:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Sam Dorman
    The New York Times is facing backlash, some of it from the paper's own reporters, after publishing an op-ed in which Sen, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called on the federal government to send in the military to quell violent uprisings over George Floyd's death. "NYT reporters in a rare open revolt over the opinion side running Tom Cotton's op-ed calling to deploy the military to 'restore order,'" tweeted Politico's Alex Thompson, who cited posts from writers Taylor Lorenz, Caity Weaver, Sheera Frankel, and Jacey Fortin. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, op-ed writer Roxane Gay attacked the decision to publish...
  • 2 NYPD cops shot, another stabbed during confrontation, unclear if related to unrest

    06/03/2020 10:56:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | David Aaro
    Two police officers were shot and another was stabbed in Brooklyn on Wednesday night during a confrontation with a knife-wielding suspect, police said, according to multiple reports. Police said one officer was shot in the arm and the other struck in the finger by gunfire. They were rushed to Kings County Hospital and are expected to survive, according to the New York Post. The suspect was taken into custody after he was shot several times by the officers, police added. Brooklyn resident Jean Jones told The Post, “I just heard gunshots, at least 16 if I was being conservative."
  • Trump's 'antifa' accusations spark debate in Germany, the movement's birthplace

    06/03/2020 10:41:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.03.2020 | Mark Hallam
    After Donald Trump claimed most protesters in the US were “antifa,” Germany’s Social Democrats rushed to declare solidarity with the movement. But which movement? And why did other politicians object?Quite a few people, not least the President of the United States, seem a little confused as to precisely what “antifa” is. Unlike many of the gaps in Donald Trump’s knowledge, there are some reasonable historical justifications for this particular confusion. In Germany, politicians and the public have been wrestling with the term for around a century now — without coming any closer to an uncontested definition. What the word means...
  • Candace Owens (video) - I DO NOT support George Floyd and I refuse to see him as a martyr!

    06/03/2020 10:25:53 PM PDT · by tinyowl · 8 replies
    Candace Facebook video via Youtube ^ | June 4, 2020 | Candace Owens
    Figured this was already posted but Alas! I don't see it in keyword search. Candace hasn't said much yet ... in this ... she says a lot - she takes the black community to task very fairly and with facts and reason. It's very heartfelt though, rather than standard media political argument/debate or take down of the other side -> often online or in interviews she's playing 'conservative political influencer / celebrity', but this is more natural, I think one of her best if not best.
  • We wondered why prisoners were released from prison, right?

    06/03/2020 10:20:16 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 8 replies
    I bet nobody thought of this? Could somebody find the original tweet? It's fantastic.
  • Feds investigating whether 'professional' Antifa-linked agitators exerting 'command and control' over unrest

    06/03/2020 10:13:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/3/2020 | jake gibson
    Federal law enforcement officials are probing whether "criminal actors" are coordinating violent activities during protests and are looking into reports that "rocks and bricks" have been dropped off to throw at police and other law enforcement as cities across the country grapple with the uptick in violence, a senior Justice Department official said. "You see the hallmarks... We're trying to see if there's a coordinated command and control, you see those bread crumbs and that's what we're trying to verify," the DOJ official said. Another DOJ official said the feds have seen signs of "very organized" coordination from "professional" agitators,...
  • Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

    06/03/2020 9:43:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 3 2020 | By Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper broke with President Trump on Wednesday and said that active-duty military troops should not be sent to control the wave of protests in American cities, at least for now. His words were at odds with his commander in chief, who on Monday threatened to do exactly that. Mr. Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over Mr. Trump, who in seeking to put American troops on the streets alarmed top Pentagon officials fearful that the military would be seen as participating in a move toward martial law.
  • Joe Biden Has No Good Options

    06/03/2020 9:29:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/03/2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    This riot crisis will pass, and then it’s nothing but bad choices ahead for Badfinger Biden, not that he realizes it. He’s too far gone and far too busy watching his stories on the tee-vee to negotiate the crucial strategic decisions he faces if he wants to win. Even if not he has not already disembarked the short bus in Seniletown, he’s at least wandering aimlessly through its suburbs. The calls he has to make – about reacting to the failing Antifa/Democrat insurrection, about picking a veep, and about how to handle the only guy who seemed to grow younger,...
  • 'No one was gassed': Kayleigh McEnany spars with Jim Acosta over 'misreporting' White House clash with protesters

    06/03/2020 9:22:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 15 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | June 3 2020 | Spencer Neale
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany pushed back against accusations that tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse large crowds outside the White House over the past several days. During Wednesday's White House press briefing, McEnany exchanged terse words with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, saying there had been a lot of "misreporting" about tense standoffs with police in front of the White House. "No tear gas was used, and no rubber bullets were used," McEnany said before Acosta interjected that "chemical agents were used" against protesters. "Again, no tear gas was used, no rubber bullets were...
  • The Lancet casts doubt over its own Hydroxychloroquine study

    06/03/2020 9:15:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Lancet has issued an "expression of concern" over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine it published that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. In a statement, the medical journal acknowledged "important" questions over the research, after dozens of scientists issued an open letter last week raising concerns about its methodology and transparency around the data, which was provided by the firm Surgisphere. "Although an independent audit of the provenance and validity of the data has been commissioned by the authors not affiliated with Surgisphere and...
  • Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney Releases All Rioters and Looters from Jail Without Charges Following Monday’s Mass Rioting

    06/03/2020 9:14:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/3/2020 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner released ALL of the rioters and looters captured this week in the criminal Black Lives Matter – Antifa protests in St. Louis. This was after 4 police officers were shot and one retired police captain was killed in the street on Facebook live. Missouri state Attorney General Eric Schmitt was shocked by the move. Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney Releases All Rioters and Looters from Jail Without Charges Following Monday’s Mass Rioting By Jim Hoft Published June 3, 2020 at 12:32pm 379 Comments Share (28k) Tweet Email St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner released...
  • Pentagon chief on shaky ground with White House after breaking with Trump over protest response

    06/03/2020 9:07:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 03 Jun 2020 | Zachary Cohen, etc
    Washington(CNN)Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is on shaky ground with the White House after saying Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last resort. Speaking from the Pentagon briefing room podium, Esper noted that "we are not in one of those situations now,"...Wednesday's press briefing by Esper went over poorly at the White House, where his standing was already viewed to be tenuous, multiple people familiar with...
  • Richard Sherman says Drew Brees is 'beyond lost' on anthem protest stance

    06/03/2020 9:07:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 3, 2020 | Eric Ting
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the punching bag of the sports world on Wednesday after stating he still does not agree with NFL players who demonstrate during the national anthem to protest brutality.
  • National Guardsman kneel down to BLM....pathetic, just embarrassing....

    06/03/2020 8:46:38 PM PDT · by basalt · 58 replies
  • Last Person to Receive a Civil War Pension Dies at 90

    06/03/2020 8:36:37 PM PDT · by rxsid · 9 replies ^ | 06.03.2020 | Blake Stilwell
    Last Person to Receive a Civil War Pension Dies at 90The Department of Veterans Affairs' motto is "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." The meaning of those words was perhaps never more apparent than in the case of Irene Triplett, who died Tuesday from surgical complications following a fall at a North Carolina nursing home, according to The Wall Street Journal. She was the last person to receive a pension from a veteran's Civil War service. Her father, Mose Triplett, fought on both sides of the Civil War, first...
  • Man, 24, Dies In ATM Explosion In Philadelphia

    06/03/2020 8:33:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | 6/3/2020
    Police now tell us a 24-year-old man is dead after trying to blow up an ATM in the city. SkyFOX was over the scene at North Second Street and West Susquehanna Avenue on Tuesday morning. This happened around 6 a.m. outside Sidekicks Sports Bar. There, investigators were looking over the automated teller machine with a smashed screen, a mangled keyboard, dangling components but a seemingly intact safe at the bottom. FOX 29's Lauren Johnson reported that, according to police, the man was using explosives. He was seriously injured at the scene and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Sources...
  • Looters Have Blown Up 50 Philadelphia ATMs with Dynamite Since Saturday – Bombings Also Reported in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis

    06/03/2020 8:15:20 PM PDT · by rxsid · 52 replies ^ | 06.03.2020 | Jim Hoft
    "Looters Have Blown Up 50 Philadelphia ATMs with Dynamite Since Saturday – One Looter Blew Himself Up – Bombings Also Reported in Pittsburgh and MinneapolisJacqui Heinrich reported tonight on FOX News there have now been 50 ATMs blown up by looters so far this week. There have been 30 calls to police on attempted ATM bombings. Federal investigators are looking at this as a coordinated effort to bomb ATMs for cash.
  • Police Brutality Victim George Floyd At Center Of Nationwide US Riots Was A Pornstar

    06/03/2020 8:12:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 78 replies ^ | June 2, 2020
    Story at Link