Brace for violent street theater after the election
Antifa and associated groups are already planning disruptions. It's important to understand that "peaceful protests" and "violence" are not two separate things; they are the same thing. The violent elements depend on the people "peacefully protesting" to cover their violent actions and the violent actions generate news coverage, attract public attention, and deliberately seek to provoke a response from law enforcement against "peaceful protesters" to erode support for existing government structures.
One of the emails on Hunter Biden's laptop lays out exactly what Hunter Biden's "scope of work" was to be on the Burisma matter: "organization of a visit of a number of widely recognized and influence current and/or former US policy-makers to Ukraine in November aiming to... close down [sic] for any cases pursuits against [Burisma] in Ukraine." And that's exactly what Biden did.
Second degree murder charges filed in shooting of Trump supporter
2nd Degree Murder sounds about right here. Premeditation would be hard to prove. Neither a slap nor mace are deadly force threats, and we don't know what exactly preceded those (ie, who and what started the fight). But police can talk to witnesses and it seems they have enough to file charges.
The apparent fact that the alleged murderer was apparently operating as paid security without a licence to do so won't help his case.
The Biden campaign is still claiming Russian interference while not denying the authenticity of the material. They city a letter from 50 or so former intelligence officials to claim the laptop is Russian interference, none of whom have any access to classified information now. DNI Ratcliffe says it's not Russian interference and no one (looking at Adam Schiff) has been given intelligence making that claim because none exists.
One is, there was a preexisting money laundering investigation that found out about the laptop when it was reported and grabbed it. This investigation could be about the Bidens, and everything has been kept quiet to keep the prosecution successful...
Two, it could be an FBI investigation into money laundering revolving around Rudy Giuliani, his alleged prior associate Lev Parnas, and other figures alleged to have been feeding information to Rudy of unknown quality and authenticity. We keep hearing rumors of some sort of investigation around that (it apparently flipped Lev Parnas; whether or not he's singing or composing remains to the seen). In this case, the laptop would be seized by the investigative team to protect their candidate and keep a lid on the information. The latter tactic would fit with an investigation that apparently produced nothing for about a year.
I have no idea whether any allegations against Rudy or his alleged associates have any merit. Ditto those against the Bidens, though the evidence in that case is certainly suggestive.
This is surprising to say the least. I see three points of interest here:
1) Trump has actually succeeded in increasing peace in the middle east, including historical peace agreements between Israel and other nations in the region. Muslims in the US who may not be fanatical in hating Jews may view this as a positive.
2) The article heavily emphasizes that Trump "does what he says", while Clinton and Obama did not. This is certainly true. I don't have the kind of insight into the Islamic community in the US to know if this really matters. I'm guessing "does what he says" refers to avoiding more middle east conflicts, but the speaker doesn't elaborate.
3) Obama was definitely a crypto-Muslim who flashed low-profile signals of supporting Islam regularly. Biden has also tried this but it seems a lot less credible coming from him. I oppose Biden politically and am ready to believe quite a few bad things about him, but not that he's a secret Muslim.
Giuliani alleges child endangerment and sexual exploitation found on Biden laptop
The evidence was allegedly delivered to Delaware police. I'm not going to speculate, since this isn't really about politics. Either it's true, or it isn't. The person directly accused isn't running. It's a major black eye for elder Joe the candidate, especially if he knew and did nothing as is alleged; but it isn't directly criminal on his part (absent facts which would support neglect or some other failure of duty). It just looks really bad.
It may be even more awkward, because the Delaware AG appears to be a friend and ally of the Bidens.
These accusations are bad enough that I hope they aren't true. Sadly, enough external validation has come out regarding emails from the laptop that dismissing all of this as a dirty trick is not justified. We'll have to await the outcome of actual investigations from people with direct access to the evidence -- if the FBI and the Delaware police are willing to conduct them.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey appears to have lied under oath
Video and details here Cruz asks Jack Dorsey about the New York Post stories Twitter has been blocking. Dorsey says the story can be shared now. But it can't be. Of course it was unblocked shortly after that.
CJ Roberts allows ballots without postmarks to be counted after election
4-4 split leaves absurd lower court decision in place. We need Amy on the court to resolve these decisions without absurd ties. And we need Roberts to wake the fuck up and do his job, or else resign and publicly admit that the left has been blackmailing him. Seriously. In what sane universe do you count votes without postmarks that were received after the election? That is an invitation to fraud. And if those ballots decide the presidency... well, that's a nightmare scenario we don't need.
Should there be a special counsel in the Biden corruption matter?
At first glance, I didn't think a special council was necessary -- yet. If Trump wins, AG Barr can handle an investigation into political figures who are not running for political office. There's no conflict of interest there after the election, and no investigation started now could possibly have an impact on the election when the election is only three weeks away.
There is a caveat to that, however. The FBI has had this laptop since 2019 and so far as we can tell, nothing has been done about it. AG Barr should demand a full accounting on the status of any investigations opened on the basis of this evidence, and make a determine whether, at this point, a special counsel is required simply to avoid the appearance of impropriety.