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Federal Grand Jury Issues Indictment Against Perkin Coie Attorney Connected to Clinton Campaign

A federal grand jury has issued an indictment for attorney Michael Sussman, whose law firm Perkins Coie played a pivotal role in propagating the Trump-Russia collusion hoax prior to the 2016 election.

BREAKING: A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against Perkins Coie attorney, Michael Sussmann, who represented the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

— Jason D. Meister (@jason_meister) September 16, 2021

“A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against Perkins Coie attorney, Michael Sussmann, who represented the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign,” Jason Meister reported.

The indictment was also reported by CBS’ Cahterine Herridge.

#Durham NEW: Indictment “..on Sept. 19, 2016, Sussman, a lawyer at a large international law firm, met with the FBI General Counsel at FBI HQ… Sussman had requested the meeting to provide the GC with certain data files + “white papers” that allegedly demonstrated a covert… pic.twitter.com/wrQ42tCOes

— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 16, 2021

The federal grand jury indictment document can be read below:

Michael Sussmann Indictment by Kyle Becker on Scribd

Earlier on Thursday, special counsel John Durham told the Justice Department that he will be seeking an indictment against the Clinton-connected lawyer for the charge of making a false statement to the F.B.I., as the New York Times reported.

“Any indictment of the lawyer — Michael Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm, and who represented the Democratic National Committee on issues related to Russia’s 2016 hacking of its servers — is likely to attract significant political attention,” the Times noted.

“Donald J. Trump and his supporters have long accused Democrats and Perkins Coie — whose political law group, a division separate from Mr. Sussmann’s, represented the party and the Hillary Clinton campaign — of seeking to stoke unfair suspicions about Mr. Trump’s purported ties to Russia,” the Times dishonestly reported.

Sussmann is a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The law firm is responsible for hiring Fusion GPS, which led the effort to compile anti-Trump opposition research in the Steele dossier. The Steele dossier is a discredited piece of uncorroborated and salacious opposition research that was nonetheless used to file illegal FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

“The case against Mr. Sussmann centers on the question of who his client was when he conveyed certain suspicions about Mr. Trump and Russia to the F.B.I. in September 2016,” the Times continued. “Among other things, investigators have examined whether Mr. Sussmann was secretly working for the Clinton campaign — which he denies.”

While Sussman is likely to be indicted, the Times reported, his attorneys are professing his innocence.

“Mr. Sussmann has committed no crime,” they said. “Any prosecution here would be baseless, unprecedented and an unwarranted deviation from the apolitical and principled way in which the Department of Justice is supposed to do its work. We are confident that if Mr. Sussmann is charged, he will prevail at trial and vindicate his good name.”

Although Attorney General Merrick Garland could block Durham’s prosecutorial request, the Times’ sources indicated that is unlikely. Indeed, it appears that Sussmann will now have to defend his actions in federal court.

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24 State Attorney Generals Issue Letter to President Biden Threatening Lawsuit Over His Federal Vaccine Mandate

Twenty-four state attorney generals are threatening to sue the Biden administration over the federal vaccine mandate that it earlier issued by executive order. On Thursday, the state AGs delivered a letter to the Biden administration on the lawsuit they intend to bring if it does not rescind its federal mandate.

“We, the Attorneys General of 24 states, write in opposition to your attempt to mandate the vaccination of private citizens,” the AGs’ letter reads. “On September 9, you announced that you would be ordering the Department of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard, under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act , which would mandate that private sector employers require most of their employees to either get a COVID-19 shot, submit to weekly testing, or be fired. Your plan is disastrous and counterproductive. From a policy perspective, this edict is unlikely to win hearts and minds-it will simply drive further skepticism. And at least some Americans will simply leave the job market instead of complying.”

“This will further strain an already-too-tight labor market, burdening companies and (therefore) threatening the jobs of even those who have received a vaccine,” the letter continues. “Worse still, many of those who decide to leave their jobs rather than follow your directive will be essential healthcare workers. This is no idle speculation. A New York hospital recently announced its plans to stop delivering babies after several staff members resigned in the face of New York’s mandate} And recent polling suggests those frontline healthcare workers are not outliers. 2 Thus, Mr. President, your vaccination mandate represents not only a threat to individual liberty, but a public health disaster that will displace vulnerable workers and exacerbate a nationwide hospital staffing crisis, with severe consequences for all Americans.”

“This government edict is also likely to increase skepticism of vaccines. You emphasized at your September 9 announcement ‘that the vaccines provide very strong protection from severe illness from COVID-19 … [and] the world’s leading scientists confirm that if you are fully vaccinated, your risk of severe illness from COVID-19 is very low’,” the letter continues. “You further stated that ‘only one of out of every 160,000 fully vaccinated Americans was hospitalized for COVID per day.’ And you said ‘the science makes clear’ that ‘if you’re fully vaccinated, you’re highly protected from severe illness, even if you get COVID-19.’ The mandate, however, sends exactly the opposite signal: it suggests that the vaccinated need protection from those who, for whatever personal reason, choose not to or cannot receive a COVID-19 shot. That is hardly a statement of confidence in the efficacy of vaccines.”

“The policy also fails to account for differences between employees that may justify more nuanced treatment by employers,” the letter states. “Most glaringly, your policy inexplicably fails to recognize natural immunity. Indeed, the CDC estimated that by late May 2021, over 120 million Americans had already been infected, and that number is likely tens of millions higher today.4 And your sweeping mandate fails to account for the fact that many workers-for example, those who work from home or work outdoors-are at almost no risk of exposure from their co-workers regardless of vaccine status. A one-size-fits-all policy is not reasoned decision-making. It is power for power’s sake.”

“Your edict is also illegal,” the letter adds. “You propose to enforce your mandate through the rarely used emergency temporary standard provision in the OSH Act. According to the Congressional Research Service, the Department has attempted to adopt an emergency temporary standard only one other time since 1983 (and that one exception came in June of this year and is being challenged). An emergency temporary standard does not have to go through notice and comment and can be made effective immediately upon publication. Because of this lack of process and oversight, courts have viewed these standards with suspicion. Between 1971 and 1983, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued nine emergency temporary standards. Of those, six were challenged. The courts fully vacated or stayed the standards in four cases, partially stayed the standards in another, and upheld only one of the six.”

“Courts are skeptical because the law demands it,” the letter continues. “To justify an emergency temporary standard, OSHA must determine that ’employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful or from new hazards …. ‘ and it must conclude that ‘such emergency standard is necessary to protect employees from such danger.’ Each of the italicized phrases defeats your attempt to rely on this statute. First, while ‘grave danger’ is left undefined, your own statements during the announcement that those who are vaccinated have little chance of hospitalization or death undercut any assertion that there is ‘grave danger.’ Moreover, many Americans who have recovered from COVID-19 have obtained a level of natural immunity, and the statistics are clear that young people without co-morbidities have a low risk of hospitalization from COVID-19. You thus cannot plausibly meet the high burden of showing that employees in general are in grave danger.”

“What is more, the COVID-19 virus is not the sort of ‘substance,’ ‘agent,’ or ‘hazard’ to which the statute refers,” the attorney generals point out. “OSHA, as its full name suggests, exists to ensure occupational safety. In other words, it deals with work-related hazards, not all hazards one might encounter anywhere in the world. Congress made this clear in empowering OSHA to establish workplace standards not concerning whatever it likes, but rather ’employment and places of employment. ‘ The findings Congress passed with the law say the bill was motivated by a concern that ‘personal injuries and illnesses arising out of work situations impose a substantial burden upon . . . interstate commerce.’ Congress expressly intended to encourage ’employers and employees in their efforts to reduce the number of occupational safety and health hazards at their places of employment’.”

“When used in the context of a law directed toward occupational safety, the words ‘substances,’ ‘agents,’ and ‘hazards’ relate to the dangers presented by the job itself-for example, chemicals used at job sites and tools used to carry out tasks-not to dangers existing in the world generally. And indeed, this is consistent with how the Act elsewhere uses these words. One provision, for example, requires the government to prepare a report ‘listing all toxic substances in industrial usage.’ Another provision repeatedly imposes duties and powers regarding ‘substances’ and ‘agents’ to which employees are exposed as part of their employment. Still another requires studies regarding ‘the contamination of workers’ homes with hazardous chemicals and substances, including infectious agents, transported from the workplaces of such workers.’ All of these provisions are most naturally focused on dangers occurring at work because of one’s work, as opposed to dangers occurring in society generally, including at work.”

“Finally, broadly mandating vaccinations (or weekly COVID-19 testing) for 80 million Americans, simply because they work at a business of a certain size, hardly seems ‘necessary’ to meet any such danger,” the attorney generals note. “On the contrary, it is vastly overbroad and inexact. There are many less intrusive means to combat the spread of COVID-19 other than requiring vaccinations or COVID- 19 testing. The risks of COVID-19 spread also vary widely depending on the nature of the business in question, many of which can have their employees, for example, work remotely. The one-size­fits-almost-all approach you have decreed makes clear that you intend to use the OSH act as a pretext to impose an unprecedented, controversial public health measure on a nationwide basis that only incidentally concerns the workplace.”

The attorney generals continue to provide more legal bases for the forthcoming potential lawsuit before closing their argument. The letter can be read in full below:

24 AGs’ Letter to Pres. Biden on Vaccine Mandate (FINAL) by Kyle Becker on Scribd

“The vaccines have helped protect millions of Americans, and there are surely others who could benefit from obtaining this treatment,” the attorney generals argue. “But convincing those who are hesitant to do so would require you to allow room for discussion and disagreement. Instead, you have offered the American people flimsy legal arguments, contradictory statements, and threatening directives. It is almost as if your goal is to sow division and distrust, rather than promote unity and the public’s health.”

“We thus urge you to reconsider your unlawful and harmful plan and allow people to make their own decisions,” the attorney generals warn. “If your Administration does not alter its course, the undersigned state Attorneys General will seek every available legal option to hold you accountable and uphold the rule of law.”

The following states are signatories to the letter: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and .Wyoming

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Sickening: Biden Admin. Issues Order to Block Red States from Using Up Effective Covid Treatment

The Biden administration, under the pretenses of showing equity to all U.S. states, is effectively blocking majority red states from using more than its ‘fair share’ of monoclonal antibody (MA) treatment. The MA treatment, shown to be effective as a therapeutic fighting Covid, has been used in states such as Florida, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana to lower its hospitalization rates.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, under the auspices of a “Public Health Emergency,” issued a fact sheet on the updated allocation of monoclonal antibody treatments.

“The increased incidence of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 caused a substantial surge in the utilization of monoclonal antibody (mAb) drugs, particularly in areas of the country with low vaccination rates. HHS is committed to helping ensure consistent availability of these critical drugs for current and future patients in all geographic areas of the country. As such, we updated the distribution process for mAbs to assure fairness and efficiency,” HHS said.

“The updated process is a state/territory-coordinated distribution system similar to that used to distribute mAb product from November 2020 – February 2021. HHS firmly believes a state and territory-coordinated distribution system will help maintain equitable distribution, both geographically and temporally, across the country – providing states and territories with consistent, fairly-distributed supply over the coming weeks,” HHS continued.

“Under this system, HHS determines the weekly amount of mAb product available to each state and territory,” the U.S. agency went on. “Subsequently, state and territorial health departments then determine which sites in their jurisdictions receive product and how much.”

This is, effectively, health ‘communism.’ It is not respecting the market-based system of therapeutics, which is guided by supply and demand. If blue states are not utilizing monoclonal antibody treatments, then HHS should not be artificially allocating the treatments to them by disregarding patient demand.

A spokesperson for American Commitment explained that the Biden administration has thus far failed in its commitment to increase supply of the treatment.

Biden, September 9, 2021:

“Tonight, I’m announcing we will increase the average pace of shipment across the country of free monoclonal antibody treatments by another 50 percent.”

INCREASE.

Less than a week later he CUT allocations to southern states by 50%. pic.twitter.com/TCTY7XdboC

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 16, 2021

“Tonight, I’m announcing we will increase the average pace of shipment across the country of free monoclonal antibody treatments by another 50 percent,” Biden announced on September 9th.

A DeSantis aide told Real Clear News reporter Philip Melanchthon Wegmann that HHS hasn’t explained the cut.

A DeSantis aide tells me HHS hasn’t explained the cut:

“They had a vague statement about ‘equity’ but sorry that doesn’t cut it. No explanation of how the allocation was determined. No explanation of why it’s only Florida and a few other red states being restricted. No warning” https://t.co/3avIdovceA

— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) September 16, 2021

“They had a vague statement about ‘equity’ but sorry that doesn’t cut it,” Melanchthon Wegmann reported. “No explanation of how the allocation was determined. No explanation of why it’s only Florida and a few other red states being restricted. No warning.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was mocked and scolded for advocating monoclonal antibody treatments, such as Regeneron’s, as recently as a few months ago. Apparently, the left is no longer laughing and is apparently concerned that it actually works.

“Two months ago, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida was being roundly castigated for promoting the use of Regeneron’s monoclonal-antibody treatment as part of his state’s efforts to fight COVID-19,” National Review noted. “Desperate to find something sinister in the push, DeSantis’s critics threw out every charge they could dream up. At first, the line was that Regeneron’s treatment didn’t work. Then, it was that Regeneron’s treatment worked fine, but represented a dangerous distraction from the vaccine. And, finally, it was that Regeneron’s treatment was part of a corrupt plot to enrich DeSantis’s donors.”

“Today, we learn from the Washington Post that, actually, none of that was the problem,” Charles Cooke wrote. “Instead, DeSantis’s sin is that he has been relying upon monoclonal-antibody treatment too much, and that this is unfair to other states that now need it.”

There may be a workaround to the artificial MA bottlenecking, however, as was reported by PJ Media’s Stacey Lennox.

“Luckily, COVID-19 super sleuth Phil Kerpen found a workaround for concerned states,” Lennox writes. “GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) also makes monoclonal antibodies. Sotroimab is available under an EUA and recommended by the NIH for the Delta variant. According to Kerpen, GSK’s product is not on a federal purchase order. He suggests states use COVID-19 relief funds to make bulk purchases directly from GSK since HHS is not controlling the distribution of Sotroimab.”

Lennox also raises a point that suggests the Biden administration may have perverse incentives to deny therapeutics in states with lower vaccination rates.

“That the federal government failed to prepare with the only recommended treatment in sufficient quantities is inexcusable,” she opines. “That HHS is cutting supplies in hard-hit states is unconscionable. At some point, it is legitimate to ask if the fear and suffering created by COVID-19 is a problem they really want to solve.”

If the Democrats would stop politically capitalizing on ‘crises,’ such as using the pandemic as a rationale for mass mail-in ballots during elections, then their motives would be less open to question. Since the Biden administration is both effectively punishing red states and simultaneously failing in its commitments leads to valid questioning if it truly wants the pandemic to end.

There is a simply way for the Biden administration to respond to such criticism: Increase the supply of monoclonal antibodies, as it promised, and let patient demand determine how it is allocated.

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We Now Know What That ‘Top Secret Meeting’ in Australia Regarding a ‘Major International Development’ Was All About

There were secret talks held in the Australian capitol of Canberra on Wednesday regarding a ‘massive event’ that was expected to come out of America on Thursday morning.

Late Wednesday night, news broke of a security pact between the U.S., Great Britain and Australia involving the sharing of sensitive nuclear and artificial intelligence technology. It is ostensibly part of a joint effort to counter Chinese military aggression in the South Pacific.

“Australia, the United States and Britain will unveil a landmark new security pact to share advanced technologies, including nuclear submarine technology, in a major international announcement on Thursday morning,” the Age reported in a follow-up to its original reporting.

“As part of the pact, to be known as AUKUS, the US would help Australia develop a nuclear submarine capability, which could result in Australia dumping its $90 billion submarine deal with France, sources confirmed.”

“The working group will enable the three countries to share information in areas including long-range strike capabilities, artificial intelligence and underwater systems in a thinly veiled bid to counter China, Politico reported, citing a White House official and a congressional staffer,” the report continued.

The bit on “artificial intelligence” could be the most concerning to those who believed the announcement might concern collaboration on matters such as ‘population control’ in the face of ongoing, unpopular lockdown policies. Australia and Great Britain have been home to some of the most massive anti-lockdown demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Washington D.C. appears to be bracing for popular unrest amid increasingly authoritarian policies, such as a federal vaccine mandate that was issued via executive order. On Thursday, the news surfaced that Washington D.C. was installing fencing, motion detection, and facial recognition software around the U.S. capitol.

Motion-tracking watchtower installed outside the US Capitol along with new fencing pic.twitter.com/rPBp3SfN3z

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) September 16, 2021

The security measures were purportedly put in place in preparation for a September 18 ‘far-right rally’ that is being disavowed by the Proud Boys and even by former President Trump himself.

“Trump also characterized the planned Sept. 18 rally at the U.S. Capitol as a ‘setup’ meant to denigrate Republican voters regardless of what transpires,” the Federalist reported in an exclusive.

“On Saturday, that’s a setup,” Trump said, referring to the rally. “If people don’t show up they’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s a lack of spirit.’ And if people do show up they’ll be harassed.”

The earlier suggested a ‘major international development’ expected out of the United States on Thursday morning, according to the Australian-based publication.

“Sources familiar with the development said some members of cabinet were granted border exemptions to urgently fly to Canberra for the hastily arranged meeting, which sources say will have international significance,” the Age report said.

“The announcement will be “significant to the United States and British governments,” the report indicated.

The White House announced late Wednesday that President Joe Biden will soon deliver “brief remarks about a national security initiative.” The U.S. press picked up on the announcement, particularly Politico.

Per a WH source, today’s national security announcement has something to do with the UK and Australia.

The piece below seems to confirm that.

But what, exactly? Still don’t know. https://t.co/CStGL1E5CA

— Alex Ward (@alexbward) September 15, 2021

“Per a WH source, today’s national security announcement has something to do with the UK and Australia,” Politico reporter Alex Ward commented. “The piece below seems to confirm that. But what, exactly? Still don’t know.”

Australia has become notorious for some of the most draconian Covid lockdown policies on the planet. The recently liberal democratic nation has even imposed Covid internment camps on its citizens, out of which has come some harrowing reports.

President Joe Biden will also be traveling to New York City on September 21 to deliver remarks at the U.N. General assembly, the White House announced on Monday.

“Joe Biden will reportedly propose a target for 70% of the world’s population to be vaccinated within the next year at a global vaccines summit he intends to convene alongside the UN general assembly in New York this month,” the Guardian reported.

Whether or not the tri-lateral security arrangement will actually lead to an enhanced ability to resist Chinese encroachment is unclear. The joint announcement to share sensitive nuclear and AI technology is undoubtedly an open invitation for abuse, as well as probable interception by hostile adversaries, including Russia and China.

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America ‘Can’t Survive Treason from Within’: US Lawmakers Demand Article 15-6 Investigation of General Milley

U.S. lawmakers are demanding that the Pentagon open an Article 15-6 investigation into the actions of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley for reported conduct suggesting that he committed high treason.

The Department of Defense was notified of the lawmakers’ demands for an investigation into General Milley’s activities both prior to the November election and after the January 6 riot. Milley essentially confirmed in a statement that he twice contacted Chinese General Li Zuocheng, which follows reporting from Bob Woodward and Bob Costa in their forthcoming book “Peril.” The book relates that Milley promised the Chinese general that he would give the CCP a ‘heads up’ if the United States intended to attack under then Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump. The second call Milley made to General Li on January 8th was unauthorized, according to former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.

The letter to the Pentagon, signed by 27 members of the House of Representatives, was first obtained by the Daily Caller’s Henry Rodgers. It can be read below:

House Republicans Demand In… by Kyle Becker

“We are gravely concerned with General (GEN) Mark Milley’s ability to exercise his duties and responsibilities as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this recent case, our specific concerns involve reports from 14 September 2021, which indicate that GEN Milley blatantly disregarded the concept of civilian control of the military, and gave aid and comfort to America’s principal adversary, the Chinese Communist Party,” the lawmakers wrote. “We request a formal AR 15-6 Investigation commence immediately with regard to these allegations.”

The demand for an investigation was spearheaded by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), who has a background with more than 38 years of U.S. Army service. He provided the Daily Caller with a statement on his rationale for the investigation into General Milley.

“It’s said a nation can survive its fools, but it can’t survive treason from within. Sadly for America, we’re infested with both, and it’s time to start cleaning house before it’s too late,” Perry said “No matter how many stars are on your shoulders, you’re never above your oath to support and defend the Constitution, and all those who break it must be held accountable. This investigation will ensure the truth is told and oaths have been upheld.”

On Wednesday, President Biden said that he has “great confidence in General Milley,” despite the reports of actions that would amount to high treason. General Milley has denied wrongdoing and is claiming that his phone calls amount to routine discussions between military leaders.

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Psaki Snaps at Reporter Over New Biden Policy on Covid Therapeutics: It’s Our Role to ‘Oversee the Entire Country’

The White House seems a bit touchy about a controversial new policy that blocks red states from using more than its ‘fair share’ of a Covid therapeutic known as monoclonal antibodies treatment.

On Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki got more than a little testy with a reporter who dared question the Biden regime’s frankly communist health policy.

“[Biden] promised on September 9th that he was going to send 50% more supply of monoclonal antibodies to states,” Newsmax’s Emrald Robinson pointed out. “Yet, the Biden administration is cutting supplies to red states by a factor of 50%. So, for example, you know, in Florida they were expecting to get 70,000 doses this week, which they say they need, but they said they are only getting 30,000 doses.”

“And this is not just for unvaccinated people, in South Florida, half the people who were seeking this treatment are fully vaccinated,” Robinson continued. “So, why is the Biden administration cutting these supplies?”

“That’s not accurate,” she protested. “So let me give you the accurate information. First of all, we are increasing our distribution this month by 50 percent,” she claimed.

“In early August, we were distributing an average of 100,000 doses per week. Now we’re shipping an average of 150,000 doses per week,” Psaki continued. “Over the last month, though — and one thing that I think people need to understand for clarity, facts, I know you like facts — is that monoclonal antibodies are life-saving therapies that are used after infection to prevent more severe outcome. So, clearly, the way to protect people and save more lives is to get them vaccinated so that they don’t get Covid to begin with,” she lectured.

“But over the last month, given the rise in cases due to the Delta variant and the lower number of vaccination rates in some of these states, like Florida, like Texas, just seven states are making up 70 percent of the orders,” she continued. “Our supply is not unlimited and we believe it should be equitable across states, across the country.”

“There have been no reports of a lack of supplies,” Robinson noted. “So, why cut them to those states only…”

“I think our role,” Psaki interjected, “As the government overseeing the entire country is to be equitable in how we distribute. We are not going to give a greater percentage to Florida over Oklahoma, nor do I think you are suggesting that.”

Sounds kind of communist, Jen. The U.S. government was not set up to be the dictator of ‘equity’ across the United States or the redistributor of the country’s resources. There are fifty states that have their own particular problems and their needs are best decided through market mechanisms.

The U.S. government is now operating according to fully socialist principles. As people in red states are going to find out, if they don’t find a workaround, the federal government’s policies are actually going to get people killed.

The Biden administration’s policy goal of getting every living thing vaccinated in the United States, regardless of risk or naturally developed immunity, has become a totalitarian obsession. There is nothing off-limits for this administration, including cutting off therapeutics for those who might need them to not die from Covid-19.

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BREAKING: Durham is Seeking Indictment for Clinton-Connected Lawyer at Center of Russia Collusion Hoax

Special counsel John Durham is finally doing part of his job, even if it is much too late. Durham has told the Justice Department that he will seek an indictment against a Clinton-connected lawyer on the charge of making a false statement to the F.B.I., the New York Times has reported.

“Any indictment of the lawyer — Michael Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm, and who represented the Democratic National Committee on issues related to Russia’s 2016 hacking of its servers — is likely to attract significant political attention,” the Times noted.

“Donald J. Trump and his supporters have long accused Democrats and Perkins Coie — whose political law group, a division separate from Mr. Sussmann’s, represented the party and the Hillary Clinton campaign — of seeking to stoke unfair suspicions about Mr. Trump’s purported ties to Russia,” the Times dishonestly reported.

Sussmann is a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The law firm is responsible for hiring Fusion GPS, which led the effort to compile anti-Trump opposition research in the Steele dossier. The Steele dossier is a discredited piece of uncorroborated and salacious opposition research that was nonetheless used to file illegal FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

“The case against Mr. Sussmann centers on the question of who his client was when he conveyed certain suspicions about Mr. Trump and Russia to the F.B.I. in September 2016,” the Times continued. “Among other things, investigators have examined whether Mr. Sussmann was secretly working for the Clinton campaign — which he denies.”

While Sussman is likely to be indicted, his attorneys are professing his innocence.

“Mr. Sussmann has committed no crime,” they said. “Any prosecution here would be baseless, unprecedented and an unwarranted deviation from the apolitical and principled way in which the Department of Justice is supposed to do its work. We are confident that if Mr. Sussmann is charged, he will prevail at trial and vindicate his good name.”

Although Attorney General Merrick Garland could block Durham’s prosecutorial request, the Times’ sources indicated that is unlikely.

“The accusation against Mr. Sussmann focuses on a meeting he had on Sept. 19, 2016, with James A. Baker, who was the F.B.I.’s top lawyer at the time, according to the people familiar with the matter,” the Times reported, adding that Durham is working under a five-year statute of limitations for such crimes that will expire this week.

“At the meeting, Mr. Sussmann relayed data and analysis from cybersecurity researchers who thought that odd internet data might be evidence of a covert communications channel between computer servers associated with the Trump Organization and with Alfa Bank, a Kremlin-linked Russian financial institution,” the paper added.

“The F.B.I. eventually decided those concerns had no merit. The special counsel who later took over the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, ignored the matter in his final report.”

While that matter will no longer be ignored, there is the obvious issue that this will all be handled by a Department of Justice that has not shown any interest in actual “justice.” If there is more than a wrist slap shown to Sussman for willfully misleading of the American people, it will be a shock to observers of the corrupt machination known as the Swamp.

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Tucker Goes Scorched Earth on General Milley After Biden Backs His ‘Treasonous’ Conduct

Tucker Carlson railed against President Biden and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on his Wednesday show for selling the country out to the communist Chinese.

“Just hours ago, the former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told Fox News he has no idea what Mark Milley is talking about. Quote: ‘As Secretary of Defense, I did not and would not ever authorize such conduct.’ As Miller put it, quote, ‘a lesser ranking officer accused of such behavior would immediately be released of duty,’ but Mark Milley has not been relieved of duty and apparently he won’t be. Today, Joe Biden endorsed him and the job he is doing,” Tucker said and rolled the clip.

“Did General Milley do the right thing?” a reporter asked. “In your opinion, did General Milley do the right thing?”

” I have great confidence in General Milley,” Biden replied.

“So, for secretly revealing American military strategy to the Chinese government, for threatening violence against a sitting American president, Mark Milley is not going to be punished,” Tucker said. “Are you surprised by this? Maybe you shouldn’t be. In Washington, this is normal. Colluding with the Chinese government is not considered a sin, it is not even weird. Watch this video from Milley from 2015 as he explains that China is somehow not a threat to us.”

“Is Russia a greater threat to the U.S. than ISIS right now?” a reporter asked.

“I said in testimony that I consider Russia the number one threat to the United States,” Milley said. “Russia is the only country on earth that has the capability to destroy the United States of America. It is an existential threat, by definition… China is not an enemy… They are going to develop themselves and are developing themselves into a great power. That is not to say, however, that they are an enemy, and that is not to imply nor say that conflict with China is inevitable.”

“So, Milley thinks China is winning and so he is sucking up to his new master,” Tucker said. “So, he tells us ‘Russia is the only country on earth that has the capacity to destroy the United States.’ That’s absurd. Nobody believes that. The Chinese military is far, far more powerful than anything Vladimir Putin can do, it’s not even close. Milley does not end lying about it, and it should make you nervous. Why is he lying about that?”

“No one in Congress seems to care, at all,” Tucker continued. “People with oversight seem to be on his side,” he added, referring to Senator Tom Cotton, who wants Milley to testify before Congress on the report.

As reported on September 1, Pentagon sources told Becker News General Mark Milley responded internally to escalating demands for his resignation or firing in the wake of the Afghanistan military disaster, by saying that “he will not be fired nor will he quit,” indicating that he had the full backing of the White House.

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‘This is a Puppeteer Act’: Senator Demands to Know ‘Who is In Charge’ of Biden After He’s Cut Off in Mid-Sentence

The disturbing reality that President Biden is not in charge of his own White House has become so obvious that fed-up U.S. Senators are now confronting senior administration officials over the sham.

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-OH) confronted Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Afghanistan, which the senator called a “dismal failure.”

“One of the things we need to get to the bottom to is who is responsible for this? Who made the decisions?” Risch said. “[Biden] can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring it or signing off on it.”

As reported by Fox News, “the senator cited an instance Monday in which the White House abruptly ended the feed of Biden’s briefing on wildfires with federal and state officials, cutting him off mid-sentence during a question to George Geissler of the National Association of State Foresters.”

“This is a puppeteer act, if you would, and we need to know who’s in charge and who is making the decisions,” Senator Risch said.

“Somebody in the White House has authority to press the button and stop the president, cut off the president’s speaking ability and sound. Who is that person?” the senator asked.

“There is not enough lipstick in the world to put on this pig to make it look any differently than what it actually is,” he also said, referring to the Afghanistan withdrawal. “The American people want to know who is responsible for this?”

“Ultimately, the president makes the decisions,” Blinken replied. “As in every case, ultimately decisions that can only be decided by the president are decided by the president.”

Risch again pointed to Monday’s incident where the White House feed cut off Biden in mid-sentence.

“There is no such person,” Blinken answered, adding that Biden “speaks very clearly and very deliberately for himself. No one else does.” This is a lie of such gargantuan proportions, it doesn’t warrant a serious response.

The senator was referring to the White House feed getting cut at a serendipitous moment for the president on Monday. But it was not the only such instance.

BIDEN: “Can I ask you a question?”

*White House feed cuts out” pic.twitter.com/YQ9I9u3r98

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 13, 2021

Biden in this clip is speaking sluggishly and his thoughts appear to be wandering when the feed cuts. Convenient for a president who didn’t even hold a press conference for the first few months of his presidency.

But there is a much more concerning incident from late August, when the president made an outrageous ‘joke’ that was not caught on the White House feed.

President Joe Biden was asked to address the press regarding Americans trapped in Afghanistan due to his disastrous abrupt military pullout. His reaction was entirely inappropriate. (In fact, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki didn’t even try to defend it when asked about it.)

When asked by a reporter about the emergency situation, the Commander-in-Chief smirked and then the White House feed cuts out.

“So, ultimately we’ve got a lot of of work to do, and thank you all very much and thanks to the press for being here,” Biden said. We’ll go private now.”

“Mr. President, if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline, what will you do?” he was asked. “Sir, what will you do if Americans are still there after the deadline?”

The White House feed went blank. It looked like there was no video of the incident, but a reporter in on the closed pool briefing got more information about the president’s response.

I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.
His response: “You’ll be the first person I call.”
Took no questions. pic.twitter.com/MlyFIayrMZ

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 25, 2021

“I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline,” NBC Chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander reported on Twitter.

“His response: ‘You’ll be the first person I call.’ Took no questions,” Alexander said, implying this flippant response did not answer his question.

On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump said Biden was “worse than Obama” then implied that he was not running the show in his own administration.

“He’s worse than Obama,” Trump said. “Of course, Obama is probably running the government now, anyway, according to many,” he said in an interview with Newsmax.

In early September, President Biden continued his record of making comments that imply that he is not in charge of his presidency.

“Now, I am supposed to stop and walk out of the room here,” Biden said. “I am going to stop, and with your permission, I am going to walk into the room and say hello.”

In June, Biden made a remark about ‘getting in trouble’ at a summit between the European Union and the United States:

“I’m going to get in trouble.”

Biden confuses himself while reading notes at EU-US summit. This is just *embarrassing.* Watch: pic.twitter.com/Z0qoW6aqaZ

— Becker News (@NewsBecker) June 15, 2021

“And uhh, I’ve said before and I apologize for the confusion,” he said. “Oh, I didn’t… that’s my national security adviser,” he added while pointing to the side.

“We’ve got a lot of people here, I apologize,” Biden continued. “I’m going to get in trouble, but… anyway, we’ll get back to that.”

In April, Biden took a question from a reporter about sending vaccines to India and he gave a similar response.

“Will you make it faster for them to get the vaccine, the vaccines we will get soon?” a reporter asked.

“Say it again?” Biden asked.

“India. They are suffering at this moment.”

“I am sorry. Just… last question I will take,” Biden replied. “I’m really going to be in trouble,” he added.

Biden made the same allusion to getting in “trouble” at the G7 summit in response to Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News trying to ask a question.

“I’m sorry, I’m going to get in trouble with staff if I don’t do this the right way,” Biden said in regards to answering a question from someone that was not on his pre-planned list of reporters to call on.

The lamestream media, such as CNN, can continue to spin it however they like: Biden is in mental decline and he answers to other people who make sure the he doesn’t get in “trouble.” The “puppeteer act” is an obvious one, and the American people deserve answers about who is actually in charge of their government.

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Biden-Backed General Accused of ‘Treason’ Releases Stunning Statement Confirming He Made Secret Calls to China

The embattled Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, confirmed that he held secretive talks with China amid major political events in the United States. According to the forthcoming book “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Bob Costa, the general made two calls to Chinese general Li Zuocheng. The first of the unauthorized phone calls, made four days prior to the 2020 election, indicated that Milley would give advance warning to China in the event of a military attack, including a nuclear attack.

“One call took place on Oct. 30, 2020, four days before the election that unseated President Donald Trump, and the other on Jan. 8, 2021, two days after the Capitol siege carried out by his supporters in a quest to cancel the vote,” the Washington Post reported.

“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” Milley told General Li. “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”

“General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise,” Milley added.

This directly subverts the Chain-of-Command and is tantamount to high treason. The second call was made two days after the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

“In the second call, placed to address Chinese fears about the events of Jan. 6, Li wasn’t as easily assuaged, even after Milley promised him, ‘We are 100 percent steady. Everything’s fine. But democracy can be sloppy sometimes’.”

“Li remained rattled, and Milley, who did not relay the conversation to Trump, according to the book, understood why,” the Post added. “The chairman, 62 at the time and chosen by Trump in 2018, believed the president had suffered a mental decline after the election, the authors write, a view he communicated to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a phone call on Jan. 8. He agreed with her evaluation that Trump was unstable, according to a call transcript obtained by the authors.”

“The first call was prompted by Milley’s review of intelligence suggesting the Chinese believed the United States was preparing to attack. That belief, the authors write, was based on tensions over military exercises in the South China Sea, and deepened by Trump’s belligerent rhetoric toward China,” the Post added.

The New York Times in a January 8 report provided more detail on how the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, who was nominated by Donald Trump in 2018, conspired to subvert the U.S. Constitution and the chain-of-command.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on Friday took the unprecedented step of asking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about ‘available precautions” to prevent President Trump from initiating military action abroad or using his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons in the last days of his term.”

“In a phone call to the chairman, Gen. Mark A. Milley, Ms. Pelosi appeared to be seeking to have the Pentagon leadership essentially remove Mr. Trump from his authorities as the commander in chief,” the Times reported. “That could be accomplished by ignoring the president’s orders or slowing them by questioning whether they were issued legally.”

On Wednesday, General Milley responded to the accusations by essentially confirming that he indeed made the secretive phone calls.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia. These conversations remain vital to improving mutual understanding of U.S. national security interests, reducing tensions, providing clarity and avoiding unintended consequences or conflict.

His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability. All calls from the Chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency.

Also in keeping with his responsibilities as senior military advisor to the President and Secretary of Defense, General Milley frequently conducts meetings with uniformed leaders across the Services to ensure all leaders are aware of current issues. The meeting regarding nuclear weapons protocols was to remind uniformed leaders in the Pentagon of the long-established and robust procedures in light of media reporting on the subject.

General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution.”

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that Biden has “complete confidence” in Milley. As Becker News reported exclusively on September 1, Milley indicated that he had the full backing of the president.

“The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, has responded internally to escalating demands for his resignation or firing in the wake of the Afghanistan military disaster,” Pentagon sources told Becker News.

“General Milley has responded to these demands, which include a letter issued by nearly 90 retired generals and admirals, by saying that ‘he will not be fired nor will he quit,’ indicating that he has the full backing of the White House.”

However, as Becker News reported on Tuesday, at least two generals amid the top brass are seeking ways to push General Milley out over the accused ‘treasonous’ behavior.

The scoop backs up a report from Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec that “several Pentagon officers present in Milley’s secret meeting are willing to testify against him under oath,” per a White House official.

BREAKING: Several Pentagon officers present in Milley’s secret meeting are willing to testify against him under oath, per WH official

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) September 14, 2021

That push to remove General Milley is going to have to turn ugly in a very public way in order to push the reluctant Biden administration to remove the disgraced general.

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