The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a "professional" tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials. Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only "in the executive branch." The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left...
Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted Mexicans. Crusius walked into the courtroom wearing a dark suit, white shirt and glasses. He was sworn in, waived the reading of his indictment and pleaded not guilty. The entire hearing lasted less than three minutes.
BREAKING NEWS: This email exchange between Ali Chalupa (Consultant for the DNC) and Luis Miranda (Comms Director for the DNC) dated 5/3/16, is one of many instances proving collusion between Ukrainian officials and DNC/Clinton campaign. pic.twitter.com/7eoRXk6DDv
A Florida jury deliberated for just six hours before finding a man guilty of manslaughter in the 2018 killing of an unarmed father he shot in front of his family in a dispute over a handicap parking space... A jury found Drejka guilty of manslaughter in August after deliberating for about six hours... Just hours after gunning down Markeis McGlockton, Drejka told detectives he opened fire on July 19, 2018, when the unarmed man shoved him to the ground outside a Circle A store in Clearwater, Florida, and took one step toward him, a scenario the jury rejected after viewing security video multiple times that showed the victim step back when he saw Drejka pull a firearm.
A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives looked at levels of PFAS in people who ate fast food versus those who ate homecooked meals. Using data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES), a comprehensive and regularly maintained dataset, researchers looked at PFAS in blood samples collected from more than 10,000 people from 2003 to 2014. Five commonly used types of PFAS were found in the blood of around 70 percent of those surveyed... those who had eaten fast food consistently showed an increase in the amount of PFAS in their blood...
So the FBI never investigated the Seth Rich murder even though the NSA said the case was a matter of national security? Attorney Ty Clevenger requested documents again from the FBI related to any communications related to the death of Seth Rich – Clevenger claims that the FBI did not perform its search in good faith after first declaring that they did not have to perform the search. Clevenger also claims that his client, Ed Butowsky, has information that the Seth Rich’s devices were inspected and he wants the results of those investigations... Clevenger has requested that the US Department of Justice provide him documents he is requesting based on some new information and also is asking the court to allow him to compel the FBI to produce Mr. Hardy (the individual at the FBI who has not provided documents requested) and the chief of CART as witnesses at an evidentiary hearing...
Perry is the latest Trump administration official to be issued a subpoena as part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, which is examining the president's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Biden, a leading Democratic presidential contender. “Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President,” the chairmen of the three committees leading the House inquiry wrote to Perry. Leaders of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees are demanding that the Energy secretary hand over the requested documents by Oct. 18.
The queries examined took place between 2017 and 2018, which would largely be during FBI director Chris Wray's tenure and during the Trump presidency... The FBI has argued that because they kept general records of the search terms used that was enough to satisfy Section 702’s requirement of keeping search records, but the court found that because they did not specify which queries were related to a “United States person,” it did not satisfy the law’s requirement.
For context, the FISC ruling noted that in 2017, the FBI ran "approximately 3.1 million queries against raw FISA-acquired information, including section 702-acquired information." While the FBI's failure to specify which ones pertained to U.S. persons, making it difficult to determine how many searches were affected by their insufficient practices, Judge James Boasberg noted that "given the FBI's domestic focus it seems likely that a significant percentage of its queries involve U.S.-person query terms."
Although the media loosely tied these 2 Ukranians to Giuliani, the story is missing many parts to the puzzle. Berman was the US Attorney handling this case, and Berman is Giuliani's boy. Could it be that Giuliani was the person that helped take them down? We'll look into it, but here's a snippet from the WSJ.
Two foreign-born donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee who helped Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to investigate Democrat Joe Biden were arrested late Wednesday on criminal charges of violating campaign finance rules and are expected to appear in court on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Florida businessmen, have been under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan, and are expected to appear in federal court in Virginia later on Thursday, the people said. The men’s nationalities was unclear, though both were believed to have been born in former Soviet republics.
Watch Southern District of New York brief reporters on the arrest and indictment on campaign finance violations:
Read the indictment: Note: The indictment does not name Giuliani or President Donald Trump
Derkach publicized documents which, as he said, "describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr." at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine's press center in Kyiv on Wednesday... He also publicized sums that were transferred to Burisma Group representatives, in particular Hunter Biden, a son of the former U.S. vice president... The timeline of events proves that the U.S. linked the Zlochevsky case to loan guarantees, he said... After the decree dismissing [then Ukrainian Prosecutor General] Viktor Shokin was published on April 3, 2016, the governments of the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement worth $1 billion, several months later, on June 3, he said.
Here's Giuliani talking about it last night on Fox News:
Penzeys Spices, a Wisconsin-based company, spent $92,000 on pro-impeachment ads from Sept. 29-Oct. 5, according to an Axios analysis. Steyer, who has openly been calling for impeachment since he founded Need To Impeach in Oct. 2017, spent $86,000 on ads during the same time period... "The reason we spent so much is that this ad has worked better than any ad we've placed before ... This president, and the media that is supporting him, are really-really unpopular right now," he continued. Penzey first called for the president's impeachment back in early 2018.
Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protestors in Hong Kong have used to track police movements, saying the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police and by criminals who used it to victimize residents in areas with no law enforcement.
Apple rejected the crowdsourcing app, HKmap.live, earlier this month but then reversed course last week, allowing the app to appear on its App Store. The approval drew a sharply worded commentary criticizing Apple in the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily.
The men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, had been among hundreds of suspected Isis figures being held in Kurdish-operated jails inside Syria... It was subsequently reported by multiple US media outlets that Elsheikh and Kotey were among those removed and taken into US custody in Iraq. The Washington Post said up to 40 suspected Isis prisoners who were being held in a number of small prisons in northeast Syria that were overseen by Kurdish figures and US and UK special forces, had been removed.
...as part of a raft of measures to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state, which has some of the world’s highest diabetes rates. Under the measures, further details of which will be released next year, high-sugar drinks will also be required to bear health warnings on labels... Singapore is also considering taxes on sugary drink makers and importers, and even a total ban on the sale of some beverages, the ministry said.