Scientist responsible for COVID-19 prediction has history
Apparently, he's predicted 3 of the last 0 pandemics, not counting COVID-19 itself as the outcome of this prediction is still uncertain. Making apocalyptic predictions is a good way to get press coverage and funding, as anyone familiar with global warming should know quite well.
The New York Times purports to diagnose Trump's mental state
What the New York Times author apparently doesn't realize is that she is describing the mind of ... Batman, an astonishingly stable genius who has outfought, outlasted, and outsmarted everything from criminal masterminds to alien superhumans with a dedicated fan following probably numbered in the millions.
GOA asks for a red flag order... on Senator Schumer
This is a clever bit of political judo. To protest red flag laws, which punish gun owners by seizing their firearms with no due process or legal recourse, the Gun Owners of America have requested a red flag order on Senator Schumer following Schumer's threatening speech in front of a mob protesting before the Supreme Court building.
New York's laws forbid carry except to a very limited number of places without a (much harder to get) carry permit. There's a case challenging those laws before the Supreme Court this term. New York got the jitters and tried to moot the case. Supreme Court says no, they will hear the case. This seems likely to result in a win for us, increasing Constitutional scrutiny of carry restrictions by the states.
If you haven't been following why, exactly, Trump and Barr investigating Crowdstrike is such a big deal, this is a good way to catch up. And if that describes you, ask yourself whether the media sources you trust to keep you informed have actually been doing that.
The first two FISAs on Carter Page are still being looked into.
This should, logically, mean everything they found based on that information is fruit of the poisoned tree and inadmissible. But it's not clear they found anything from that warrant that was useful in criminal court. It was political intelligence they were after. If Mueller used it even just to generate leads to look into things (like the Cohen situation), that could rapidly run into problems. But we just don't know what role -- including an intermediate role without being directly submitted to a court -- the information collected from those wiretaps played in later prosecutions. DOJ will be looking into that.
There's potentially a lot of fallout here since it imperils the entire existence of the Mueller special counsel investigation, if that was predicated on anything found in the wiretaps.
IG Horowitz releases scathing review of FISA process
First, I will point out that this is not the Page FISA that has gotten so much attention. It is a supplemental report from the IG on all the OTHER FISAs out there that were not controversial or in the public eye.
For four of the FISA applications, they could not review the Woods file verification because it could not be found or did not exist.
He has basically found substantial flaws in every single application he reviewed. The FBI has demonstrated that this entire process cannot be trusted... that the FBI itself cannot be trusted.
The good news is the FDA has approved the use of two forms of chloroquin for treating the coronavirus. The bad news is when: for "hospitalized" patients. This may be better than nothing, but the best ways to use the drug appears to be as early as possible after the infection is identified. Apparently the drug, or combination (some studies recommend use combined with another drug), stops replication of the virus but does not kill existing virus. Taking it after the patient is already dying is much less helpful than starting before the virus has taken over.