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America last! Another $3 bil going to Ukraine / FBI’s Mir-A-Lago raid chief oversaw Gretchen Whitmer investigation

National media news & headlines compiled by CLG

America Last: Biden Regime to Send Another $3 Billion in Aid to Ukraine | 23 Aug 2022 | America last. The Biden Regime is expected on Wednesday to announce another three billion in aid to Ukraine. Joe Biden has sent more than 55 billion of US taxpayer m-ney to Ukraine this year. Ukrainian oligarchs are filling their coffers while Americans suffer because of high inflation rates. Just two weeks ago the US approved a 4.5 billion package to Ukraine for “budget needs,” and an additional 1 billion in military aid to Ukraine — a total of 5.5 billion in one day! Last week Biden approved another 775 million in military aid to Ukraine. 

FBI agent Steven D’Antuono

FBI Detroit chief during bungled Whitmer ‘plot’ sting now runs D.C. office that raided Mar-a-Lago –Steven D’Antuono ran the Detroit field office when, trial testimony alleges, it instigated, encouraged and facilitated what the government charges was a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. | 21 Aug 2022 | The Washington, D.C., FBI field office that raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and is investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol breach is led by Steven D’Antuono, who ran the bureau’s Detroit field office when, trial testimony alleges, it instigated, encouraged and facilitated what the government charges was a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer… Legal experts and civil libertarians have decried accelerating prosecutorial overkill, double standards and strong-arm tactics in the criminalization of political opposition by the Department of Justice and FBI.

Pentagon announces extra $775M in weapons to Ukraine | 19 Aug 2022 | The United States will send another 775 million in missiles, drones, vehicles and mine clearing equipment to Ukraine, the Pentagon announced Friday. The new assistance package will include 16 howitzers and ammunition, AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, 15 Scan Eagle reconnaissance drones, and armored vehicles, among other armaments, a senior Defense official told reporters. The latest lethal aid follows the 1 billion in weapons and equipment given to the embattled country earlier this month. The package also pushes the United States past the 10 billion mark for military assistance for Ukraine under the Biden administration, spread out over 19 packages since August 2021.  

Ukraine shells apartment complex in Donetsk – mayor –A residential building took a “direct hit,” mayor Alexey Kulemzin said | 23 Aug 2022 | Ukrainian troops have shelled residential buildings in Donetsk using NATO-supplied 155mm caliber artillery, city officials claimed on Tuesday. An apartment complex in the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) “took a direct hit,” Mayor Alexey Kulemzin wrote on Telegram. Three civilians were killed, Kulemzin added. A video posted on social media shows gray smoke rising from what appears to be a building in Donetsk.

British soldiers to prepare for fighting Russia —Warrant Officer Paul Carney advised troops to discuss a potential deployment with their families | 21 Aug 2022 | The UK’s top “other ranks” soldier has said that British troops must be ready to fight Russia, and should prepare their families for the prospect of an “extended” deployment. His advice comes after the UK’s new head of General Staff said that British forces must become capable of “defeating Russia in battle.” Writing for the latest issue of the British Army’s Soldier magazine, Carney said “the Army is shaping itself to meet the threat from Russia,” and “will be ready, with the right equipment, to play our part in deterring a future war in Europe.” “Deterring” in this case seemingly means deploying. “I want us all to check we are physically fit for operations…” he continued. “My ask is that you have discussions about a potential deployment with them now…we could be out of contact for extended periods on tour.”

Russian soldiers in Ukraine hospitalized with severe chemical poisoning – Moscow –Traces of the toxin Botulinum toxin Type B have been discovered, the Defense Ministry says | 20 Aug 2022 | Several Russian soldiers involved in the military operation in Ukraine have been hospitalized with severe chemical poisoning, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Traces of Botulinum toxin Type B, which is an “organic poison of artificial origin,” have been discovered in samples taken from the servicemen, the ministry said, accusing Kiev of “chemical terrorism.” The Russian troops were “hospitalized with signs of severe poisoning” after being stationed near the village of Vasilyevka in Zaporozhye Region on July 31, the statement said. “The Zelensky regime has authorized terrorist attacks with the use of toxic substances against Russian personnel and civilians” following a string of military defeats in Donbass and other areas, the ministry insisted.  

Car blast kills daughter of Russian philosopher Dugin –Investigators suspect an improvised explosive device was used | 20 Aug 2022 | A powerful explosion ripped apart an SUV near Moscow on Saturday night, instantly killing its driver, identified as Darya Dugina, the daughter of Russian political commentator Aleksandr Dugin. The incident took place on a highway 20km west of Moscow at around 9:35pm local time, with witnesses saying the blast occurred in the middle of the road, scattering debris all around. The car, which was engulfed in flames, then crashed into a fence, according to photos and videos from the scene.  

Drastic Increase in Non-Infectious Diseases in Military Explained as Data Glitch – Whistleblower –Whistleblower faces involuntary separation from Army | 23 Aug 2022 | A medical Army officer who discovered a sudden increase in disease coinciding with reports of side effects alongside COVID-19 vaccines–which the Army has dismissed as a data glitch–said he faces involuntary separation after being convicted but not punished for disobeying COVID-19 protocol. In January 2022, First Lt. Mark Bashaw, a preventive medicine officer at the Army, started noticing some “alarming signals” within the defense epidemiological database. The Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED), which tracks disease and injuries of 1.3 million active component service members, showed during the pandemic a significant increase in reports of cancers, myocarditis, and pericarditis; as well as some other diseases like male infertility, tumors, a lung disease caused by blood clots, and HIV, Bashaw said. All these illnesses are listed in FDA documentation as potential adverse reactions associated with COVID-19 vaccines, Bashaw told EpochTV’s Crossroads program in an interview on Aug. 1.

Judge Grants Relief to Marines Denied Religious Exemption From Vaccine Mandate | 19 Aug 2022 | U.S. District Court Judge Steven D. Merryday on Thursday evening granted a class-wide injunction that prohibits the Marine Corps from enforcing the Biden administration’s military vaccine mandate against or discharging Marines who filed for religious exemption from the mandate and who were denied. The injunction gives relief to Marines who were affirmed by a chaplain as harboring a sincere religious objection to the vaccine, submitted a request for religious accommodation, were denied, and who appealed and were denied or will be denied after an appeal. Merryday wrote in his order that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin et al. are “PRELIMINARILY ENJOINED (1) from enforcing against a member of the class any order, requirement, or rule to accept COVID-19 vaccination, (2) from separating or discharging from the Marine Corps a member of the class who declines COVID-19 vaccination, and (3) from retaliating against a member of the class for the member’s asserting statutory rights under [Religious Freedom Restoration Act].”

Fauci Announces He’s Stepping Down as NIAID Director, Medical Adviser to Biden | 22 Aug 2022 | Dr. Anthony Fauci, 81, is stepping down from three government positions that he currently holds, he announced on Aug. 22. He’s resigning as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, and chief medical adviser to Joe Biden. The moves will take effect in December, Fauci said… Republicans have vowed to investigate Fauci and other architects of U.S. pandemic policy [not to mention, the pandemic itself] if they gain control of either or both congressional chambers in the upcoming midterm elections. “Dr. Fauci is conveniently resigning from his position in December before House Republicans have an opportunity to hold him accountable for destroying our country over these past three years,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said in a statement.

Fauci is Now Performing Gain-of-Function on the Spanish Flu, blogger claims By Tom Renz | 19 Aug 2022 | …Fauci and crew are now actively performing gain-of-function (GoF) work and infecting primates with the Spanish Flu. For those of you that are unaware, GoF does not have a single agreed upon definition but, as it relates here, is essentially the modification of the Spanish Flu virus to make “more functional.” In this case, as with COVID, I have little doubt the GoF supporters will argue that this is not GoF but the article actually notes that this disease was created in canine kidneys with supplemental bovine serum… I frankly do not care to debate the nuance of whether the recreation of generally extinct virus “generated by reverse genetics” using pieces and parts of other animals qualifies as GoF; what I care about is that we have recreated the Spanish Flu and are experimenting with it on other animals. I also care that one focus of this article is the fact that scientists are frustrated that the recreated Spanish Flu is not dangerous enough.  

Trump files motion challenging FBI search warrant, demands ‘special master’ review documents –Trump has previously asserted that all of the documents were declassified by a standing order he imposed | 22 Aug 2022 | Former President Donald Trump filed a motion on Monday to have a third party review the documents the FBI took when it raided his home. Trump sought the appointment of a “special master” to review the documents taken from his home, multiple news reports have stated. He also seeks a detailed inventory of what law enforcement took, the return of items taken that were outside the scope of the search, and to bar the government from reviewing the material pending the special master’s appointment. Trump, in the filing, asked the government three questions: “Why raid my home with a platoon of federal agents when I have voluntarily cooperated with your every request?” “What are you trying to hide from the public — given that you requested I turn off all home security cameras, and even refused to allow my attorneys to observe what your agents were doing?” “Why have you refused to tell me what you took from my home?”  


FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence to Frame Pro-Trump Political Prisoner | 19 Aug 2022 | Former Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods was the first elected official in the state to endorse President Trump in 2016. Two years later, U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks of the Western District of Arkansas sentenced Woods to serve 18 years in federal prison, in addition to three years of supervised release and ordered Woods to pay 1.6 million in restitution. Yesterday, the lead FBI agent in his case plead guilty to destroying exculpatory evidence that could have proven Woods’s innocence. The court has known about the illegal destruction of evidence the entire time. Woods’s appeal to the 8th Circuit of Appeals before appellate judges Jane Kelly, an Obama appointee, Michael J. Melloy, a Bush Sr. appointee, and Jonathan A. Kobes, a Trump appointee, case# 18-3057 on October 16, 2020, was denied even though the appellate court knew that the FBI destroyed relevant evidence on purpose.

Paul Pelosi avoids more jail time as he pleads guilty to 1 count in California DUI case –Paul Pelosi pleads guilty to DUI and causing injury | 23 Aug 2022 | Paul Pelosi, the multimillionaire husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and causing injury on Tuesday in connection to drunk driving charges back in May. Pelosi’s plea agreement includes a jail term of five days, although Judge Joseph Solga noted that he already had credit for four days, two from actual time served and two for conduct credits. The remaining day will be covered by an 8-hour work program. The sentence also includes a three-month drunk driving program, one year with an ignition interlock device, restitution payments, as well as three years of probation. As part of the agreement, Pelosi pleaded guilty to violating California Vehicle Code 23153(a), and a second charge was dismissed in the interest of justice.  

Gun rights group asks judge to block NY gun ban in Times Square, other ‘sensitive’ places | 23 Aug 202 | A Second Amendment advocacy group on Tuesday asked a federal judge to block a New York state law that bans the carry of firearms in certain “sensitive locations” such as stadiums, hospitals and Manhattan’s Times Square. The request was part of a lawsuit brought by the Gun Owners of America against a New York law enacted this summer in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision expanding the Second Amendment. The justices’ 6-3 decision in late June found the Constitution generally protects the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. At the same time, the court said guns could be restricted in certain “sensitive locations,” but left that term largely undefined.  

NYC sucker punch suspect re-arrested for parole violation after walking free following attack –Van Phu Bui, a convicted sex offender, was caught on video suck-punching Jesus Cortes in an unprovoked attacked in New York City, police said | 19 Aug 2022 | The suspect allegedly caught on video brutally sucker-punching a New York City pedestrian last week was arrested Friday for a parole violation, a day after he was taken into police custody and walked free after his charges were reportedly downgraded. Bui Van Phu, a 55-year-old homeless man, was directed by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to report to his parole officer Friday morning, authorities said. He was arrested and is expected to appear before a judge within 24 hours. On Thursday, he was released without bail during a court appearance after his initial attempted murder charge was downgraded.  

Donald Trump to hold rally in Pennsylvania, where Dr. Oz faces tough prospects in Senate race | 19 Aug 2022 | Former President Donald Trump will hold a rally on Saturday, Sept. 3, in Pennsylvania to support the campaigns of Doug Mastriano for governor and Dr. Mehmet Oz for Senate. The rally will take place in Wilkes-Barre and Trump will deliver his remarks at 7:00 p.m.

Trump Says Cheney’s Defeat a ‘Complete Rebuke’ of Jan. 6 Committee | 18 Aug 2022 | Former President Donald Trump suggested that the Jan. 6 committee should be dissolved, following the defeat of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in a GOP primary on Aug. 16, calling the vote a “referendum” and that “the people have spoken.” “Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming. This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform on Aug. 16. “Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” Trump continued. “Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now.” “Thank you WYOMING!” Trump added.

Biden Revives Biggest Offshore Oil, Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History | 18 Aug 2022 | When Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction [sic] Act into law on Aug. 16, his signature opened the door to reinstating the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history, which had been blocked by a court because of climate impact concerns. The Inflation Reduction Act includes provisions that direct spending, tax credits, and loans to bolster technologies such as solar panels and equipment to cut pollution at coal- and gas-powered power plants. But the legislation also contains a provision that reinstates the previously halted Lease Sale 257, the biggest offshore oil and gas lease in U.S. history, spanning nearly 81 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  1. FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence to Frame Pro-Trump Political Prisoner

    This headline should read: [Another] FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence to Frame Pro-Trump Political Prisoner

    After all, Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement back in August 2020 regarding Carter Page and leading to the ‘Russia Hoax’.

    And now we’re supposed to believe AG Garland and the FBI about the Mar a Lago raid? Fat chance.

    • Exactly! Since it is acknowledged that Trump cannot read anything more advanced than a comic book, what on earth need can he have for secret documents! Clearly a plant. Silly of the FBI to assume that the American public would believe that Trump could even read the word ‘confidential’, much less be able to define it!

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