Wednesday News Executive Summary

Jordan Candler  Above the Fold

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled yet another monstrous relief package — this time to the tune of $3 trillion, which would dwarf the CARES Act’s $1.8 trillion price tag. The Washington Examiner gives a rundown on the legislation’s statist provisions. However, Senate Republicans are rightly declaring it dead on arrival.

According to ABC News reporter Alex Mallin, “A senior DOJ official [said] ‘we do not intend to release the [unmasking] list’ that [Director of National Intelligence Richard] Grenell brought over to the building last week.” National Review adds, “A source told Fox News that the DOJ is ‘confused’ why the releasing of the list is under their jurisdiction. ‘Given that [the Office of the Director of National Intelligence] is the owner of that information, if they want to release it they can do it, that’s their call,’ the official said.”

Government & Politics

White House confirms Trump won’t reopen trade negotiations with China (The Daily Caller)

Communist Party of China sends out deceptive missive on American coronavirus “lies” (The Daily Caller)

Like Katie Hill, her district goes both ways: GOP poised to retake Katie Hill’s California seat, as Trump-backed candidate wins big in Wisconsin (Fox News)

Culture & Heartland

Governors Ron DeSantis (FL) and Brian Kemp (GA) see low death rates in states despite media hate (Washington Examiner)

Los Angeles County could keep stay-at-home orders in place well into summer (Los Angeles Times)

World

UK surpasses Italy with most coronavirus deaths in Europe (Washington Examiner)

Brutal attack on mothers and newborns prompts Afghanistan to resume offensive operations against Taliban (The Washington Post)

Other Notables

In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers (Yahoo News)

U.S. judge puts Justice Department’s move to drop charges against Michael Flynn on hold pending outside groups’ counterarguments (The Washington Post)

Apple considering massive shift of iPhone production from China to India (9to5mac.com)Working from home: Average productivity loss of remote work is just 1% (ZDNet)

Closing Arguments

Policy: Who gets bailed out next? Congress gets ready to pick some more lucky winners (National Review)

Policy: For America, there is no obvious path out of the red (E21)

Humor: BREAKING: Coronavirus has died after infecting Chuck Norris at age 77 (Genesius Times)  ~The Patriot Post

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Jordan and Biggs Tear The Bark Off Trey Gowdy, Culpable Republicans and #scumbag/liar-nObamagate 

by sundance{theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Representatives Jim Jordan and Andy Biggs tear the bark off the scumbag/liar-nObamagate scandal; including culpable republicans who participated in the DC coup effort… Appearing with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Jim Jordan rips through the timeline early in the interview to expose how it was impossible for all of the activity to be happening without former President scumbag/liar-nObama being a participant.   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/11/jordan-and-biggs-tear-the-bark-off-trey-gowdy-culpable-republicans-and-obamagate/VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrF_3P_zmv0&feature=emb_title

Satchel Contents Identified – Grenell Moves to Unmask the Unmaskers

by sundance{theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Last week it was noted that Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard “Ric” Grenell delivered a satchel of classified documents to AG Bill Barr. The exact content of the documents was unknown… Today ABC is reporting that Grenell has requested AG Bill Barr use the declassification authority, granted to him by President Trump in May 2019, to declassify the list of scumbag/liar-nObama officials who requested unmaskings of Trump campaign and administration officials.Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has sought to declassify a list of former scumbag/liar-nObama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the so-called “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his conversations with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition, a senior U.S. official tells ABC News. […] His visit indicates his focus on an issue previously highlighted in 2017 by skeptics of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, specifically allegations that former officials improperly unveiled Flynn’s identity from intercepts of his call with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. […] Former scumbag/liar-nObama national security adviser liar-Susan Rice has openly acknowledged unmasking the identities of some senior Trump officials during the presidential transition but has strenuously denied ever leaking any identities and said nothing she did was politically motivated…  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/11/satchel-contents-identified-grenell-moves-to-unmask-the-unmaskers/  VIDEO 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9b3vGCKOfE&feature=emb_titleVIDEO 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0GQPSZ_HCw&feature=emb_title

Former Deputy AG liar-Sally Yates Had The Original Joe Pientka 302 That is Now Mysteriously Missing

by sundance{theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka interviewed National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on January 24, 2017. According to documents presented in the court case… agent Peter Strzok did the questioning and agent Joe Pientka took most of the notes. Following the interview agent Pientka then took his hand-written notes and generated an official FD-302; an FBI report of the interview itself. There has been a great deal of debate over the first draft, the original FD-302 as it was written by Joe Pientka. In the case against Flynn the DOJ prosecutors never presented the original Pientka 302. Recent evidence from Brady material turned over to the defense by auditing attorney Jeff Jensen showed FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI Agent Peter Strzok rewriting, editing and shaping the 302 on February 10, 2017, more than two weeks later:Lisa Page is “pissed off” because Peter Strzok previously edited the 302 and she says he “didn’t even attempt to make this cogent and readable.” Peter Strzok replies back to Lisa Page that he was “trying to completely re-write the thing so as to save Joe’s voice”, because Joe Pientka was the actual author. Peter Strzok is re-writing the interview notes of Pientka in order to construct the framework to accuse Flynn of lying. Lisa Page is editing the re-write to make it more cogent and readable. The question has remained: Where is the original 302 report as written by Pientka?…  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/11/former-deputy-ag-sally-yates-had-the-original-joe-pientka-302-that-is-now-mysteriously-missing/VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtIQdneqlq4&feature=emb_title

People In Hong Kong Are Becoming Ill With Rat Hepatitis For First Time Ever No One Knows How It’s Happening.

By  Ryan Saavedra  {dailywire.com } ~ A new report this week outlined an increasing virus problem in Hong Kong, which is attached to mainland China, where rat hepatitis E is jumping from rats to humans for the first time in history, and no one seems to know how it’s happening… The first case was reported in 2018 when infectious disease experts at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) examined a man who had just undergone a liver transplant and was having liver problems. “Tests found that his immune system was responding to hepatitis E – but they couldn’t actually find the human strain of the hepatitis E virus (HEV) in his blood,” CNN reported. “With tests for that human strain of HEV negative, the researchers redesigned the diagnostic test, ran it again – and found, for the first time in history, rat hepatitis E in a human.” Dr. Siddharth Sridhar, a microbiologist at HKU, told CNN that “suddenly, we have a virus that can jump from street rats to humans” but added that it was not clear if it was just a “one-off incident.” Since the first discovery, ten more cases have been identified in Hong Kong with the most recently discovered case being identified a week ago in a man who had no recent travel history and had no signs of rats in his home. “The rat strain poses a new mystery: nobody knows exactly how these people are getting infected,” CNN added. “In the two years since the discovery, researchers have yet to identify the exact route of transmission from rats to humans. They have theories – maybe the patients drank contaminated water like the usual human strain, or handled contaminated objects – but nothing’s been definitively proven.” Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said in a statement at the end of April that the man was still in the hospital. Scientists say that while most people experience mild symptoms from the rat hepatitis E virus, those with weakened immune systems can experience severe symptoms, including tissue scarring and liver damage…  https://www.dailywire.com/news/people-in-hong-kong-are-becoming-ill-with-rat-hepatitis-for-first-time-ever-no-one-knows-how-its-happening    

Crossfire Hurricane, Mueller, and scumbag/liar-Schiff: Three Acts of the Deep State Play

by JED BABBIN{spectator.org } ~ Winston Churchill once said that a fanatic was someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. That definition certainly fits the main players in the four-year farce aimed at preventing Donald Trump’s election… interfering in his transition, and then impeaching him on entirely spurious grounds. This past week’s actions — the disclosure of the second “Mueller scope” letter, the Justice Department’s move to dismiss the charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, and the forced disclosure of 53 transcripts of interviews in Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s secret investigation of the “Russia collusion” nonsense — are important in their own right. Moreover, these disclosures are important because, if we consider the timeline of the FBI’s and CIA’s abuses of power in 2016–17, the Mueller investigation, and the scumbag/liar-Schiff effort to remove Trump, we see that one literally paved the way for the next despite their successive failures. Last week was a really bad week for the FBI, former special counsel Robert Mueller, and scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff, the George Armstrong Custer of the impeachment. The Justice Department’s decision to drop its prosecution of President Trump’s first national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, was the final shovel of dirt on the grave of the Mueller investigation. The disclosure of 53 interview transcripts from scumbag/liar-Schiff’s secret pre-impeachment investigation of Trump disproved, redundantly, scumbag/liar-Schiff’s insistence that there was significant evidence of collusion against Trump. The transcripts contain no evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia, but they do give some insight into the three-act deep state play. From the summer of 2016, when the FBI first submitted false affidavits to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), through the FBI–CIA “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation of Trump and his campaign and Trump’s presidential transition, these operations yielded nothing. Neither did the nearly two-year-long Mueller investigation or the unjustified prosecution of Flynn…  https://spectator.org/crossfire-hurricane-mueller-and-schiff-three-acts-of-the-deep-state-play/    

VE Day Plus 75 Years: World’s Worst Conflict Becomes Faded History

by DOUG BANDOW{spectator.org } ~ World War II, the worst conflict in human history, was ending 75 years ago. On May 8, 1945, Germany surrendered, ending combat in Europe… The war in the Pacific went on for nearly four months longer, but the final act there was coming to a close. Germany had been the stronger combatant, more murderous and evil. From Rome and Paris to Moscow, much of an entire continent had been laid waste. Finally, the bullets and bombs stopped flying. But anything but peace was the result. Six years of conflict destroyed governments, institutions, organizations, communities, associations, and families. Even functioning democracies confronted dramatic change: Franklin Delano Roosevelt was dead and Winston Churchill was out. The presumptive democracies, most notably France and Czechoslovakia, were in far worse shape. The former faced a bitter battle over who and what would replace the collaborationist regime. The latter was occupied by the Soviet Union, “liberated” by a tyranny no less suffocating and brutal than the one destroyed. Within three years, Prague was fully absorbed into the Soviet Empire. The fate of Eastern Europe was no different, only the pain came sooner. Soviet troops brought their political masters’ oppressive system along. Not that there was much heritage of liberal democracy to preserve. “Western” values had been largely absent from the region, which was filled with strongmen of various tempers. Even victims, like Poland, had behaved badly; that authoritarian regime feasted on the territorial carcass of Czechoslovakia before being consumed by Germany and the USSR. Poland suffered more than any other nation. Newly independent after World War I, Warsaw had to defeat the new Bolshevik state to survive. With the rise of Nazi Germany, Poland was squeezed between two aggressive, totalitarian powers. Before World War II Warsaw rejected Western proposals that envisioned Soviet transit through or military presence on Polish soil since the Poles understandably had no confidence the troops would leave. The infamous Hitler–Stalin pact sealed Poland’s fate. A generation after the latter’s refunding, it was wiped out as an independent country when Germany opened World War II in the east. Nazi rule was particularly hideous. Perhaps six million people — half of them Jews — or about 17 percent of the population, died. Nazi mass murder was replaced by Soviet mass repression. Moscow sought to wipe out those capable of resisting the USSR. Some 22,000 military officers, policemen, professionals, and other members of the intelligentsia were murdered — most famously in Katyn Forest, but also at Kalinin and Kharkiv prisons. The death toll was lower than that exacted by Germany, but the intent was similarly malignant. As the war wound down, nearly a score of Polish leaders from the government-in-exile and underground were invited to consultations by Moscow; in a further act of decapitation, they were arrested and convicted of various charges ranging from collaboration with Germany to criticism of the Soviet Union. That presaged a brutal occupation, in which Soviet troops plundered the country of industrial equipment and other economic goods and annexed Polish territory east of the Curzon Line. Poland was in turn pushed west, with the forced cession of German territory. Millions of Poles either fled or were expelled from their homes by the Soviets…  https://spectator.org/ve-day-plus-75-years-worlds-worst-conflict-becomes-faded-history/ 

.scumbag/liar-Schiff’s Smoking Gun Backfires

Nate Jackson  

Yesterday morning, we noted that House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff was in a tough spot regarding transcripts related to the probe of supposed collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard Grenell wrote a letter to scumbag/liar-Schiff challenging him to release 6,000 pages of transcripts from more than 50 interviews the Intel Committee conducted in its probe. scumbag/liar-Schiff once called for releasing those transcripts, but then stonewalled actually doing so because he knew it would inevitably pull the curtain back on the Democrats’ hoax. Late yesterday, those transcripts finally dropped.

Obviously, it will take time to sift through that much material, but there are some pretty significant highlights already out there. Here are some of them:In 2017, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe conceded: “There is a lot of information in the Steele reporting. We have not been able to prove the accuracy of all the information.” And yet the phony Steele dossier, bought and paid for by scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC, was relied upon not just for FBI surveillance of Trump’s campaign but for acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s “scope memo” directing Robert Mueller’s investigation nearly a year later.In 2018, former Director of National Intelligence scumbag-James Clapper acknowledged: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting [or] conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” And yet, two years later, scumbag-Clapper claimed “the Trump campaign … was essentially aiding and abetting the Russians.” What changed his mind? Probably the paycheck from CNN.Team scumbag/liar-nObama knew it had nothing. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, “I can’t say that [evidence of collusion] existed or not.” Former National Security Adviser liar-Susan Rice admitted, “I don’t recall any intelligence or evidence to that effect.” Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes confessed, “I saw indications of potential coordination, but I did not see, you know, the specific evidence of the actions of the Trump campaign.” Nevertheless, Democrats have spent the last three and a half years screaming about that phantom collusion.In the face of all evidence to the contrary, scumbag/liar-Schiff laughably claims, “Despite the many barriers put in our way by the then-Republican Majority, and attempts by some key witnesses to lie to us and obstruct our investigation, the transcripts that we are releasing today show precisely what Special Counsel Robert Mueller also revealed: That the Trump campaign, and Donald Trump himself, invited illicit Russian help, made full use of that help, and then lied and obstructed the investigations in order to cover up this misconduct.”Mueller found nothing of the sort.Predictably, scumbag/liar-Schiff also blamed the White House for the delay. “These transcripts should have been released long before now,” scumbag/liar-Schiff sniffed, “but the White House held up their release to the public by refusing to allow the Intelligence Community to make redactions on the basis of classified information, rather than White House political interests. Only now, and during a deadly pandemic, has the president released his hold on this damning information and evidence.”Actually, as Grenell noted in his letter to scumbag/liar-Schiff, most of the transcripts were ready for release last June. It was scumbag/liar-Schiff who blocked their release.The real reason for scumbag/liar-Schiff’s lies and blame-shifting is that the release confirms what we knew all along: There was no collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians. It was a Democrat hoax from the beginning, meant to punish Trump for his real “sin” of defeating scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton.“It was a very dangerous situation what they did,” Trump said in response to the transcripts’ release. “These are dirty politicians and dirty cops and some horrible people and hopefully they’re going to pay a big price in the not too distant future.” That could be a reference to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation into the deep state over this collusion nonsense. Stay tuned.  ~The Patriot Post

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