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“I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese.”—Sen. Dianne Feinstein
As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to America’s most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s warm relationship with and advocacy for Communist China go back decades and involve millions, if not billions, of dollars.
The most damaging testimony dealt with Manafort’s accountants and the description of a lifestyle collapsing under its own weight. As discussed earlier, his own accountant received immunity because she believed that she committed crimes in filing documents that she believed were untrue.
The testimony suggests that Manafort may have viewed the Trump campaign position as a type of “Hail Mary” play to get out of impending financial disaster. As shown by Michael Cohen, millions were to be made by selling access to Trump. What was not known was that Manafort was in a free fall financially.
Mueller’s team has leveled multiple charges of tax and bank fraud against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, particularly pertaining to his political work in Ukraine.
But while Manafort is the one on trial, the prosecution has often been on the receiving end of Ellis’ rebukes. The judge has lashed out at them for a variety of alleged missteps, from how they address him to how they’ve sought to portray the defendant.
Ellis has also cautioned the team about the high bar set for conviction; prosecutors have to prove Manafort knowingly violated bank and tax laws related to his political work overseas.
Fox News Video: Trouble ahead? Far-left Democrats stumble in key primaries
Candidates backed by the progressive duo Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struggled in Tuesday’s elections; reaction from Meredith Kelly, communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Matt Gorman, communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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New York Republican Rep. Christopher Collins has been indicted on insider trading charges, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
“These charges are a reminder that this is a land of laws and that everyone stands before the bar of justice,” Geoffrey Berman, an attorney for the U.S. Southern District of New York, said during a press conference on Wednesday.
“Not to put too fine a point on it, do you identify with the term socialist?” a reporter asked Jealous during a press conference on Wednesday.
“Are you f—ing kidding me?” replied Jealous, the former leader of the NAACP. “Is that a finer point?”
Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary for Michigan’s 13th district – setting her up to be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
Tlaib beat out a crowded field of Democrats to replace Rep. John Conyers, the 89-year-old Democrat who retired in December, citing health reasons. Conyers, who was the longest-serving congressman, made the decision to step down just weeks after multiple sexual harassment allegations surfaced.
“I want people across the country to know that you don’t need to sell out,” Tlaib told supporters early Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times. “You don’t have to change who you are to run for office – and that is what this country is about.”
Hollywood-backed Democratic candidates didn’t fare as well as politically engaged celebrities had hoped in Tuesday’s elections, which sparked Russian meddling conspiracy theorizing and celebs bashing Green Party voters in Ohio.
The contest between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor in Ohio’s 12th congressional district garnered perhaps the most celebrity attention in the weeks and days leading up to the election.
Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano blamed the Russians after Democrat’s lost Tuesday’s special election in Ohio.
“You know what sucks?” the 46-year-old actress wrote. “Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.”
She added, “Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?”
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Western Division) issued an order granting a Judicial Watch motion to file an amicus curiae brief that asks the court to unseal the depositions of former IRS officials Lois Lerner and Holly Paz. The court also granted a hearing to be held Thursday, August 9, at 1 pm ET.
Both Lerner and Paz played key roles in the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups opposed to Obama policies in the run up to the 2012 presidential election. Their depositions were sealed by a federal judge after Lerner’s and Paz’s lawyers claimed the two were receiving threats. Judicial Watch argues that the testimony transcripts sought may shed light on government misconduct, and the shielding of internal government deliberations does not serve the public’s interest.
In Hollywood, President Trump’s Walk of Fame star has become a frequent vandalism target. Rosie O’Donnell is back. And on MSNBC, Never Trump Republican Rick Wilson became so worked up, he began cursing, and the channel had to kill his audio feed.
Black Lives Matter activists in California have a new tactic. One of the officers involved in the shooting death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento was recently married, but on his wedding day he had to confront invading activists.
In The News:
A man who was arrested at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found abused was training kids to commit school shootings, court documents revealed.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates
A Florida tourist died Tuesday, two days after he reportedly was punched in the face by a driver he may have mistaken for an Uber driver in New York City.
Sander Szabo, 35, died at the hospital two days after the driver of an SUV delivered a blow to the Florida native’s face, causing Szabo to fall back and slam his head into the pavement, police told the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday. Szabo was in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens returning to his hotel just after 1 a.m. Sunday when he was hit.
“When he was hit, he was struck so hard in the face,” Szabo’s brother, Dominic, told the New York Daily News on Monday. “He hit his head on the asphalt. That’s what caused the brain injury.”
VALHALLA, N.Y. – A man shot a patient to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said.
Police were trying to determine the connection between the two, who were found in a fourth-floor room after gunfire rang out around 9:40 a.m. at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, a major medical campus about 35 miles north of Manhattan. No one else was in the room at the time, authorities said.
After agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area, the driver fled the checkpoint at a high rate of speed.
Agents pursued the vehicle, which eventually came to an abrupt stop, and observed several subjects bail out. The driver, a United States citizen, and three of the fleeing passengers were quickly apprehended.
The passengers were determined to be Brazilian nationals who were illegally present in the United States.
After his hearing last month in New York’s Nassau County court, Miguel Corea Diaz said he’s receiving death threats from outside the jail and being heavily discriminated against.
The 35-year-old claims he’s locked in his cell for 23-hours a day and hardly has access to phones.
The alleged kingpin was one of 17-suspects named in an indictment after a seizure of nearly one million dollars worth of heroin. Diaz was later indicted for drug trafficking and conspiracy to murder in Long Island.
LOS ANGELES – Nearly two dozen people were arrested Wednesday and charged with using small aircraft to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine over the U.S. border at the behest of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels, authorities said.
The arrests of 22 suspects come on the heels of a nearly three-year investigation into three drug trafficking organizations that authorities say were working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel. The groups, which received the drugs from the cartel in northern Mexico, would then stash them in soup cans, inside hidden compartments in cars and used small aircraft — though authorities wouldn’t say whether they were manned or drones — to transport the drugs over the border, officials said.
Russia used “chemical or biological weapons” to try to assassinate a former British spy, the U.S. said on Wednesday, adding that new sanctions would be imposed on the country for the attack.
“Following the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the United States, on August 6, 2018, determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) that the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals,” the state department said in a statement.
The Israeli military said it struck 12 targets in Gaza after four rockets fired from the Strip hit the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Wednesday evening, injuring nine Israelis.
The targets include a factory for tunnel components, a coastal attack tunnel and Hamas targets, the IDF said.
Shortly after the military struck Gaza, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three rockets fired from the Strip. According to the IDF, a total of 36 rockets were fired from the coastal enclave toward Israel.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – In a bit more than a month since women in Saudi Arabia won the historic right to drive, a group of them is headed out on the road on not four wheels, but two.
“We have been waiting a lifetime for this,” said Aliya, an enthusiastic 23-year-old student from Jeddah who is set on motorcycling. “Always watching my brothers ride. Now they’re teaching me.”
Over the weekend the city of Chicago experienced one of the most violent weekends yet this year. On this edition of Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points Memo, Bill gives in-depth statistics and facts about the crime that has taken over the nation’s third largest city. Watch to hear Bill’s plan that could help take back the city of Chicago.
The strong performance in Tuesday’s special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District by Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson against Democrat Danny O’Connor shows President Trump made the difference. Voters in the central Ohio district sent a message: the Trump agenda is leading America in the right direction and they don’t want to turn back.
President Trump, Balderson and the Republican National Committee all claimed victory for Balderson. However, news organizations are saying the race is too close to call because of provisional and absentee ballots that won’t be looked at until Aug. 18.
Fox news Video: Farage: Treat Twitter like a biased publisher and sue
Tech companies are taking the lead in suppressing any voices that dissent against the left. In the past few days, Apple, Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, and othercompanies have all banned Alex Jones from using their platforms.
Once that precedent was set, it took no time at all for other voices to fall victim. Brexit leader Nigel Farage believes Twitter and others should be treated like biased publishers.
I like many informed American’s are dumbfounded and amazed at how radical the progressive movement, (The left, Democrats, Liberals) have become after the election of President Trump. Well, not really. We always knew how and who they where but the opennesses and the length, the depth in which they have gone to divide, destroy America and ANYONE that does not fall in line with their agenda is just amazing.
But, if you look back at History you can see where it came from, maybe understand it and learn from it. Not that much has changed. Why do you think they are so hard pressed to erase it and rewrite the History books?