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- NYT: The numbers aren’t there to keep COVID panic going
- Political advice: Don’t believe the label, look inside the package
- New Survey: Biden compromised by China
- And more…
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NYT: The numbers aren’t there to keep COVID panic going
Even the New York Times is finally noticing that while COVID case numbers may be rising, hospitalization rates are down or flat.
Their daily newsletter even admits that a couple of weeks ago, the news was full of top Democrats getting COVID, even elderly ones like Nancy Pelosi, and then we didn’t hear any more about it because they got over it and it was no big deal. The Times writer credits this, of course, to vaccination and improved treatments, with a grudging nod at last to natural immunity (which provides “at least some immunity,” as he puts it), but never mentions that the new variants causing the infections are, as real scientists predicted long ago (but were accused of spreading “misinformation”), becoming more contagious but less severe.
The story says that because positive tests for COVID are no longer an indication of serious illness, the Times newsletter will no longer report case rates, but only hospitalization rates. I take that as an indicator that Democrats have determined that trying to revive COVID panic will not help them in the November elections, but running away from it might. I doubt that, but it’s still immensely preferable to more pointless mandates and lockdowns, so I say go for it, Dems.
Political advice: Don’t believe the label, look inside the package
Here’s yet more proof that when it comes to political movements, you can’t believe the label, you have to look at what’s really inside the package. You can give your organization a name like “Black Lives Matter,” knowing that it’s something nobody could possibly disagree with. But the name means nothing when the policies you promote result in a 43% increase in murders of black Americans compared to the previous 10-year average.
New Survey: Biden compromised by China
A new survey by the Trafalgar Group finds that a whopping 63.7% of American voters believe that President Biden is likely compromised and/or conflicted in dealing with China because of the Biden family’s personal business dealings with China. Surprisingly, that includes 34.3% of Democrats.
And now you know why the media and social media platforms were so desperate to bury the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election.
YouTube removes Tucker Carlson interview
YouTube removed a video of Tucker Carlson’s interview with a young woman relating her personal experience with being pressured and misled into taking dangerously high doses of testosterone to "change her gender" instead of getting the counseling she really needed, and how she has now “detransitioned” back to her birth sex.
The reason YouTube gave for banning it: The video violates their policy on “spam, deceptive practices and scams.” Take a look and try to find any way this video could violate such a policy, unless the policy is that YouTube protects certain politically-correct deceptive medical practices and scams from exposure. It’s either that or they’ve redefined “scam” to mean “actual journalism that undermines quackery we support.”
More proof that fighting back against the “woke” cancel culture mob works
Meet the Hispanic conservative college student at Wichita State University who was denied nomination as a candidate for student government because she dared to nominate a fellow conservative for recognition.
Not only did she refuse to take the “racial sensitivity class” they demanded she take, she launched a write-in campaign for student government – and won. Then she got the student supreme court to overturn the leftist student government’s decision to deny official status to her conservative student club. Then she ran for president of the student government – and won! Better yet, one of the major agitators who led the move to block her club lost his seat. So she’s now the leader of the student government that tried to silence and bully her six months ago.
Interestingly, she didn’t run as a conservative, but on depoliticizing student government and allowing all groups, including leftist and racial groups, to have a voice. If defending freedom of speech and standing up against leftist totalitarianism can actually win elections on today’s college campuses, then I have a very good feeling about the coming elections.
Great commentary from Tom Knighton about Critical Race Theory and how one of its most financially successful proponents, Robin DiAngelo, has basically created a vile form of religion in which all white people are guilty of racism, there is no forgiveness or redemption, and the only form of absolution is to give her a lot of money to tell you “what a horrible person you are so you can feel better about being a little less horrible than other white people, so you’ve got that working for you.”
Durham has MORE Sussmann evidence, Part 2
A discussion of special counsel John Durham’s latest court filings wouldn’t be complete without the perspectives of analysts Margot Cleveland, senior legal correspondent at The Federalist, and Jonathan Turley, professor at George Washington University Law School, and we have them both today.
First, in case you didn’t see it yesterday, here’s the link to Part 1. One huge take-away from that is that the CIA, after being approached by Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann with the fake Trump-Russia story --- including the weird tale about unusual Russian-made cell phones “following” Trump --- said it was “not technically plausible” and (the big one) “user-created.” Sussmann’s attorneys, of the Democrat-connected firm Latham and Watkins, are fighting like mad to keep this and all the CIA evidence out.
Turley was interviewed by Laura Ingraham on Monday night, and she asked a great question: Why might Durham have thought it was necessary to get all this information into the public domain via his detailed court filings? He said this is because Sussmann and his attorneys are taking a “real scorched-earth approach” to the trial, trying to keep evidence out, trying to keep witnesses from receiving immunity for their testimony. “That has forced the hand of this special counsel,” he said. Durham has had to tell the court why this evidence is so important.
Turley didn’t say this, but I wonder if by fighting so hard to keep this evidence out of court, Sussmann's team is calling even more attention to it than there might otherwise have been. Not that most mainstream media will cover it at all –- as with every other Democrat scandal, they’re getting whiplash from looking the other way –- but it’s slowly making its way into public consciousness --- at least among those members of the public who are conscious.
Turley pointed out that the law firm Perkins Coie, representing Hillary For America and the DNC, had “two of the critical figures,” Sussmann (under indictment) and the general counsel for the campaign, Marc Elias. Sussmann was working on the phony Alfa Bank story, and Elias was working on the phony Steele “dossier.” Recall that the FEC has recently fined the Clinton campaign for illegally hiding the true use of its funds by laundering the cash through Perkins Coie to pay Fusion GPS for the “dossier.” Just as Elias hid the purpose of that money billed to “legal services,” so Sussman hid the fact that he was acting on behalf of clients.
The significance: both of these were Russian collusion hoaxes, coordinated through Perkins Coie. It seems they were on parallel tracks, timed to coincide. That’s why Durham is lumping them together and including evidence of both in his case; he’s saying one set of facts helps prove the other.
On his own website, Turley’s headline emphasizes something we reported yesterday, that “five witnesses connected to the Clinton campaign’s false Russian claims have refused to cooperate.” These are members of that George Tech cyber team who either took the Fifth, so as not to incriminate themselves, or signified to Durham their intent to do so. The one who hadn’t was “Researcher – 2," not identified in the filing but known to be David Dagon, and he has had immunity since last July 28, over a month before Sussmann’s indictment.
Because those five researchers took the Fifth, Durham “pursued Researcher – 2’s immunity in order to uncover otherwise unavailable facts underlying the opposition research project that Tech Executive – 1 [Rodney Joffe] and others carried out in advance of the Defendant’s meeting with the FBI.”
“Researcher – 2” allegedly has information on meetings with both Elias and Steele.
Durham has numerous email exchanges that show doubts within the cyber team that they could fool people with their “evidence” of Trump-Russia collusion. “According to Durham, the Alfa Bank story fell apart even before Sussmann delivered it to the FBI,” Turley says. “...Notably, there were many who expressed misgivings not only within the companies working on the secret project but also among unnamed ‘university researchers’ who repeatedly said the argument was bogus.”
Researchers were told not to look for proof but just enough to “give the base of a very useful narrative.” You’ve seen the quote from “Researcher – 1”: “Let’s assume again that they are not smart enough to refute our ‘best case scenario.’ You do realize that we will have to expose every trick we have in our bag to make even a very weak association.”
I like to contrast the previous two paragraphs with the way Sussmann characterized these same researchers in bringing his user-created “evidence” to the CIA. Why, they were so brave, coming forward with information they thought was so important to the U.S. government that they did so at great personal risk, under threat from Russian intelligence! That’s why, of course, they insisted on remaining anonymous!
Margot Cleveland has weighed in on the Friday filings as well, and she always comes up with new angles. She points out that Durham is having to address about a dozen “tedious issues” regarding what evidence he may use at trial, as the defense is trying to get whatever it can excluded.
Recall that when the story broke about Sussmann TEXTING to FBI general counsel James Baker that he was not acting on behalf of any client, we wondered, “Why is this just now coming out?” The defense had been saying it was just hearsay, a “he said—he said,” and that there was no proof of this lie. Then, suddenly, there was the stunning proof that no one had seemed to know about. Where'd it come from?
Sussmann’s attorneys are claiming the text was stored on the cloud and that Baker had suddenly realized he never retrieved those messages. It had been thought that perhaps the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General had withheld them, but apparently no. The court will have to decide whether this was an attempt to obstruct evidence.
Also, read Cleveland’s piece to see how obvious it is now that these people were SPYING ON Trump. By claiming those “Russian-made” cellphones appeared to be “following” Trump, they had to have Trump’s physical position. Were they using GPS to track him? This is something new. I thought we couldn’t be shocked anymore, but it they did this, consider me shocked a little.
Finally, as we told you yesterday, it’s David Dagon, “Tech Researcher – 2,” who was given immunity last July. (Reportedly, an unidentified Fusion GPS employee will also have immunity as a witness.) Cleveland is intrigued, because Dagon, one of the Georgia Tech crew, worked on both the Alfa Bank hoax and the Russian cell phone hoax. This and other details suggest that Dagon “holds a wealth of knowledge” related to both hoaxes. He should know the roles various people played, and he’ll be able to relate what information he and his team told Sussmann about the weakness of their “evidence.” That might make it harder for Sussmann to profess ignorance in that regard.
No wonder the defense team wants to keep it all out. Latham and Watkins and its elite Democrat clients have a lot more at stake than just fighting this one charge of lying.
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