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  • This is the dangerous Venezuelan gang infiltrating the US that you probably know nothing about but should

    06/10/2024 4:39:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2024 | Rafael Romo, Belisa Morillo and Laura Weffer
    An alleged multistate human trafficking ring forcing immigrant women into prostitution. The mysterious killing of a former police officer in South Florida. Attacks against police officers in New York. The arrest of a drug dealer in Chicago. Local and federal officials say these apparently unrelated crimes have a common denominator: Tren de Aragua, a transnational criminal gang that originated in a Venezuela prison and has slowly made its way south and north in recent years. They say it’s now operating in the United States. The scale of its operations is unknown, but crimes attributed to alleged members of the gang...
  • Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Hunter’s ex Hallie Biden days before she testifies in first son’s gun trial

    05/27/2024 12:34:30 PM PDT · by billorites · 138 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2024 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden made a surprise nighttime visit to the Delaware home of Hallie Biden on Sunday — just before she’s due to serve as one of the most important witnesses at first son Hunter Biden’s federal trial for alleged gun crimes. Biden stopped by Hallie’s home around 8 p.m. for a brief private talk eight days before the 54-year-old first son’s trial is scheduled to stand trial beginning June 3. Hallie dated Hunter at the time of his alleged gun crimes and is one of a dozen expected witnesses. Prosecutors allege Hunter lied about his drug use on gun purchase...
  • Donald Trump trial updates: Furious Michael Cohen says he stole $60,000 from Trump as 'self-help' because ex-president slashed his bonus - in bombshell testimony blowing the prosecution case wide open

    05/20/2024 10:30:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 97 replies ^ | 5/20/2024 | By ROB CRILLY
    The prosecution’s 'star witness' Michael Cohen is back on the stand for a third day, as the court waits with bated breath to find out whether former President Donald Trump could testify himself. He finally admitted under oath that he stole $60,000 from the Trump Organization by ‘grossing up’ payments for tax. Donald Trump was seen shaking his head as his former ‘fixer’ made the revelation, confirming he’s a common thief. Cohen also dramatically revealed that he dealt with an apparent photo ‘extortion’ blackmail attempt involving the ex-president’s daughter, Tiffany. Cohen admits he was handling Tiffany Trump ‘blackmail’ Blanche continues...
  • This May Be the Week Alvin Bragg’s Case Against Trump Falls Apart

    05/12/2024 5:59:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 12, 2024 | Jonathan Turley
    Even for those of us who have long been critics of the “hush money” case against Donald Trump and its dubious legal theory, it has been surprising to see that the prosecutors had no more evidence than we previously knew about. The assumption was that no rational prosecutor would base a major criminal case almost entirely on the testimony of Michael Cohen, who was recently denounced by a judge as a serial perjurer peddling “perverse” theories in court. The calculus of Alvin Bragg is now obvious. He is counting on the jury convicting Trump regardless of the evidence. Which is...

    05/12/2024 4:31:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    X ^ | 12:59 PM · May 11, 2024 | Greg Kelly
    GREG KELLY GOES TO THE COURTHOUSE OF THE FAKE TRIAL OF TRUMP. AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW: So I went to The Courthouse this week to see the FAKE Trial for myself. STORMY has told DOZENS of versions of her stupid, ridiculous FANTASY of hooking up with Trump. —Stormy remembers EVERY DETAIL of Trump’s suite at the Harrah’s Hotel she where allegedly spent just two hours, and it was EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO. Stormy describes: “black and white floor tile, mahogany round table, Flower arrangement, layout of the suite, double-door style entry, PERT shampoo in the bathroom, the FOYER was...
  • Bill Maher drops Stormy Daniels bombshell as he airs 2018 interview with porn star that undermines her Trump trial testimony

    05/12/2024 11:22:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12 2024 | DOMINIC YEATMAN and ROB CRILLY
    Stormy Daniels may have blown the Democrats' last chance to see Donald Trump jailed before the election by portraying herself as a victim in bombshell testimony to his hush money trial, Bill Maher claimed. The HBO host unearthed footage of his 2018 interview with the former porn star in which she laughed off suggestions she was coerced into having sex during the alleged hook-up 12 years earlier. 'It is not a 'me-too' case,' she told Maher at the time, 'I wasn't assaulted, I wasn't attacked or raped or coerced or blackmailed.'
  • Bill Maher dredges up 2018 Stormy Daniels interview that totally undermines her Trump trial testimony

    05/12/2024 11:22:25 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 12, 2024 | Ryan King
    “You say it’s not a MeToo case,” Maher pressed Daniels at the time. “It’s not a MeToo case,” Daniels replied. “I wasn’t assaulted. I wasn’t attacked, or raped, or coerced or blackmailed.” ... Daniels [Friday] claimed that Trump “was bigger and blocking the way,” that at the end of it, saying “my hands were shaking so hard,” and “I just wanted to leave.” She also claimed that she “blacked out” during the encounter... Maher contended that Daniels’ testimony now has deviated from her original iteration of the alleged encounter. “She’s talking about ‘he was bigger and blocking the way.’ It’s...
  • Michael Avenatti: Will DA Bragg pursue charges against her (Stormy Daniels) for falsification of business records, fraud, etc?

    05/07/2024 3:40:58 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 29 replies
    Michael Avenatti on X ^ | May 7, 2024 | Michael Avenatti
    Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti Here is my statement regarding the testimony of Stormy Daniels. Will DA Bragg pursue charges against her for falsification of business records, fraud, etc.
  • Paying Progressive Dane-Geld, with Apologies to Rudyard Kipling

    05/07/2024 4:05:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | June 10, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wikimedia commons, 1992 LA riots, taken by Ricky Bonilla, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten In the tumultuous middle 1960's, the ideologically progressive media came to full power, with a blame America first, globalist, anti-Christian set of assumptions about reality. Their answer to the riots in the cities was to "purchase peace" with money and programs. A primary result of this action was the funneling of enormous amounts of cash to people in the progressive cultural knowledge-elite. They did the studies, ran the think-tanks, and administered the programs. The money flowed through their hands, and a great deal,...
  • U.S. could allow for American troop deployment to Ukraine - Democratic House leader Jeffries

    05/06/2024 4:14:18 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 77 replies
    New Voice of Ukraine ^ | 5/6/24 | New Voice of Ukraine
    Should Russia succeed in its war on Ukraine, the United States will likely have to intervene with more than just money - but also with troops, said U.S. Democratic House leader Hakeem Jeffries. "We cannot allow Ukraine to fall, because if it does, there is a significant possibility that America will have to intervene in the conflict — not just with our money, but with our troops," he told CBS News.
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘black book’ with 221 additional high-profile names is being sold to a secret bidder

    05/03/2024 9:52:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/03/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    Jeffrey Epstein is going to name names — again. A mysterious “black book” believed to belong to the late pedophile financier, which revealed the names and addresses of 221 previously undisclosed people, is going up for auction — and bidders are being assured that their identities will be kept secret. It could fetch up to $200,000 — or more, the auction house owner told the Daily Beast, which first reported the story. **SNIP** The book was reportedly found on Fifth Avenue in the East Village by a female musician in the 1990s, but how it came to be there remains...
  • Leftist Scottish Leader Humza Yousaf’s Brother-in-Law Charged with Abduction and Extortion

    04/09/2024 7:47:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The brother-in-law of leftist Scottish leader Humza Yousaf has been arrested and charged with abduction and extortion in relation to a case in which a man died after plunging out of the window of a Dundee flat in January. Ramsay El-Nakla, the brother of the First Minister Humza Yousaf’s wife Nadia, is expected to appear at the Dundee Sheriff Court on Tuesday after being charged in the case of the death of of Ryan Munro, who died after falling out of a Dundee apartment building window on January 10th, ultimately passing away in a hospital a week later. According to...
  • Seattle scrambles to raise $5,000 DAILY hotel cost for 240 'threatening' asylum seekers who overtook school play area, erecting tents and flags and complaining of being 'traumatized'

    04/04/2024 12:46:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 4, 2024 | James Reinl
    Seattle is scrambling to raise the $5,000-a-day hotel costs for 240 asylum seekers who overtook a school play area with tents and foreign flags in a takeover locals called 'threatening.'. Seattle City Council members say they're working with Mayor Bruce Harrell's office to find an emergency solution to the cadre of migrants who camped at Garfield Tennis Courts, part of a community center used by local schools. A $50,000 donation has paid for the migrants and their children to return to the Quality Inn Hotel in Kent, but it's not clear what they will do when the cash for 61...
  • Fan Who Caught Shohei Ohtani's First Dodgers Home Run Ball Says She Was Pressured to Give Up Ball (Extorted by Dodgers).

    04/04/2024 10:27:59 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Dodgers Nation YouTube ^ | 4/4/24 | Dodgers Nation
    Interview with Amber Roman who caught Shohei Ohtani’s first home run as a Dodger at Dodger Stadium last night (Wednesday, April 3). I post it because she was essentially extorted in to giving up the ball to Dodger staff. Security immediately went and got her, took her in to a room, would not allow her husband, or anyone else, to accompany her. They then told her if she did not give them the ball that the Dodgers would not authenticate it and it would be worthless. That there is illegal. The whole thing stinks. I post the pertinent transcript excerpt...
  • Report: White House Using 4-Part Plan to Overthrow Netanyahu

    04/03/2024 6:50:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    The Biden White House is attempting to overthrow the elected government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, using a four-part plan that reportedly involves the United Nations and left-wing activists in Israel. The report, published by columnist Caroline Glick at the Jewish News Syndicate, cites text messages from activist Ami Dror, which were first reported by Israel’s Channel 14, the equivalent of Fox News in the local Israeli media.
  • REPORT: White House using 4-part plan to overthrow Netanyahu

    04/03/2024 7:26:24 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 8 replies ^ | 4/3/2024 | Joel B Pollak
    The Biden White House is attempting to overthrow the elected government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, using a four-part plan that reportedly involves the United Nations and left-wing activists in Israel. The report, published by columnist Caroline Glick at the Jewish News Syndicate, cites text messages from activist Ami Dror, which were first reported by Israel’s Channel 14, the equivalent of Fox News in the local Israeli media. Glick wrote: Based on what he referred to as a conversation with his contacts in the White House, Dror set out in granular detail the White House’s four-part plan to overthrow...
  • Matt Gaetz Explains Why He Cannot Support Removal of Speaker Johnson

    04/02/2024 5:15:13 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 46 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 2, 2024 | Sundance
    Representative Matt Gaetz explains why he cannot support the effort by Marjorie Taylor Greene to vacate the chair and remove Speaker Mike Johnson. {Direct Rumble Link} As outlined by Gaetz, there are two or three specific republicans, former democrats, who will vote to support Hakeem Jeffries if the opportunity arises. With all of the exits from the GOP House team noted, it will be a struggle to keep the house in republican control in 2025 even with a resounding victory by President Trump. WATCH:
  • Vermont advances bill requiring fossil fuel companies pay for damage caused by climate change

    04/02/2024 6:43:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2024 | BY LISA RATHKE
    The Vermont Legislature is advancing legislation requiring big fossil fuel companies pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other extreme weather. “In order to remedy the problems created by washed out roads, downed electrical wires, damaged crops and repeated flooding, the largest fossil fuel entities that have contributed to climate change should also contribute to fixing the problem that they caused,” Sen. Nader Hashim, a Democrat from Windham County, said to Senate colleagues on Friday. It’s a polluter-pays model affecting companies engaged in the trade or business...
  • Guatemala's president says U.S. should invest more to deter migration

    03/27/2024 4:22:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 27, 2024 | By Ed O'Keefe , Nidia Cavazos, Gillian Morley and Fin Gómez
    Washington — Nearly three years ago, Vice President Kamala Harris stood alongside the then-president of Guatemala in his palace and delivered a message to would-be migrants: "Do not come" to the United States. Her pleas didn't work. Since June 2021, when Harris made those remarks, U.S. officials have tallied 709,305 encounters with migrants from Guatemala along the southern border, according to government data. More than 2 million migrants of all nationalities are expected to be apprehended along the border by the end of this fiscal year in September, which would be the third straight year of sustained foot traffic across...
  • Mexican President Demands U.S. Pay Up or ‘Flow of Migrants will Continue’

    03/26/2024 8:12:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies ^ | 3/26/2024 | Bob Unruh
    Demands $20 billion a year, amnesty, sanctions lifted The president of Mexico, in an interview, has confirmed what essentially appears to be his attempt to blackmail the United States into paying billions of dollars, or else the “flow of migrants will continue.” A report at Fox News reveals that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador earlier demanded a series of actions by the United States in order for him to try to cut off some of the millions of illegal aliens coming from Mexico into the United States across its southern border. Then just days ago, he said in an appearance on...