Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) provides links and brief excerpts from news reports in the national media.
Justin Trudeau Tests Positive for Coronavirus as Anti-Vaccine Mandate Truckers Hit Ottawa | 31 Jan 2022 | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday he has contracted coronavirus. The revelation came barely 24-hours after he and his family left their home in Ottawa for a secret location, citing security concerns as massive trucker convoys surged into the capital to protest vaccine mandates. Trudeau used social media to inform the world of his condition. No announcement has been made as to when he is likely to appear in public again… On Sunday, photos and video poured swamped social media revealing the truckers forming in protest at the country’s vaccine mandate had a tremendous amount of support from Canadians of all walks of life. Thousands of those supporters took to the nation’s frozen streets well into the dark of night in solidarity with the grass roots movement.
Nova Scotia outlaws support on highway for ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers days after massive protest | 30 Jan 2022 | The Canadian province of Nova Scotia made it illegal for people to gather along a highway ahead of the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers that made their way across the country in protest of vaccine mandates. The local government issued “a directive under the Emergency Management Act prohibiting protesters from blockading Highway 104 near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border.” The directive specifically states supporters of the Freedom Convoy and another protest, the Atlantic Hold the Line event, can’t gather along Highway 104, on the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border… Those who disobey face fines between 3,000 to 10,000, while corporations face fines between 20,000 and 100,000, according to the Toronto Star.
‘Makes No Sense’: Canadian Premier Vows to End Proof of Vaccine Policy as Truckers Protest in Ottawa | 30 Jan 2022 | A Canadian premier said Saturday the proof of vaccine requirement makes no sense and he will end it in the “not-too-distant future” in his province. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said in a statement that being vaccinated doesn’t prevent one from getting the virus and the vaccine mandate “makes no sense.” “I am fully vaccinated with my booster shot. This did not prevent me from recently contracting COVID-19, but I believe it did keep me from becoming sick,” he said in a statement. “That said, because vaccination is not reducing transmission, the current federal border policy for truckers makes no sense. An unvaccinated trucker does not pose any greater risk of transmission than a vaccinated trucker,” he continued. Moe showed his appreciation to the truckers for keeping the country running during the pandemic and said the federal vaccine mandate for truckers poses a significant risk to Canada’s economy and to the supply chain in Saskatchewan.
‘I will die free’: Unvaccinated North Carolina man denied kidney transplant by hospital | 28 Jan 2022 | A Burke County, North Carolina, man’s decision not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine means he also won’t be getting a much-needed kidney transplant. Chad Carswell, a double amputee who has undergone several major surgeries on his heart, now faces a different battle… Carswell said he has received all kinds of tests and scans from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem in hopes of getting a kidney transplant. Instead, Carswell learned that he and anyone who wanted to donate a kidney would be required to be vaccinated before the surgery. He said friends and local businesses raised money to fund the transplant. More than 100 people, Carswell said, have offered to donate a kidney, but because of his vaccination status, that can’t happen.
Fully Vaccinated and Boosted Sen. Mitt Romney Isolating After Positive COVID-19 Test | 29 Jan 2022 | Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and “will be isolating and working remotely for the recommended period of time,” according to a news release from his office. The Utah Republican is fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and is not showing any symptoms, the statement said. His wife, Ann, tested negative for the virus. Romney is among a group of other congressional lawmakers that have contracted the virus recently, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Over 100 ex-Afghan forces and officials slain since August, UN says | 31 Jan 2022 | The United Nations has received “credible allegations” that more than 100 former members of the Afghan government, its security forces and those who worked with international troops have been killed since the Taliban took over the country in mid-August, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says. In a report obtained Sunday by The Associated Press, Guterres said “more than two-thirds” of the victims were alleged to result from extrajudicial killings by the Taliban or its affiliates, despite the Taliban’s announcement of “general amnesties” for those affiliated with the former government and US-led coalition forces… He added that despite Taliban assurances, the UN political mission has also received credible allegations “of enforced disappearances and other violations impacting the right to life and physical integrity” of former government and coalition members.
Pentagon Names Army Units Tapped for Possible European Deployment | 27 Jan 2022 | Soldiers from the Army’s elite airborne divisions are among the 8,500 service members currently on heightened alert to rapidly deploy if NATO activates its multinational response force, the Pentagon announced Thursday… Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said units that had been put on alert include parts of the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Other units put on alert include parts of the 4th Infantry Division and other units at Fort Carson, Colorado; parts of the 101st Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and units at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Fort Hood, Texas; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington state; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; as well as several other unnamed U.S. locations.
‘Someone Opened the Doors From the Inside,’ Jan. 6 Defense Attorney Says | 29 Jan 2022 | Kelly Meggs and other members of the Oath Keepers could not have done one of the major things of which they are accused by federal prosecutors: force their way into the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6, 2021, through the famous Columbus Doors, a defense attorney says. The two sets of historic doors that lead into the Rotunda were opened by someone on the inside, and not his client, says defense attorney Jonathon Moseley… “The outer doors cast from solid bronze would require a bazooka, an artillery shell or C4 military-grade explosives to breach,” Moseley wrote in a letter to federal prosecutors. “That of course did not happen. You would sooner break into a bank vault than to break the bronze outer Columbus Doors.” The 20,000-pound Columbus Doors that lead into the Rotunda on the east side of the U.S. Capitol are secured by magnetic locks that can only be opened from the inside using a security code controlled by Capitol Police, Moseley wrote in an eight-page memo.
Pennsylvania court strikes down expansive mail-in voting law | 28 Jan 2022 | A statewide court on Friday declared that Pennsylvania’s expansive two-year-old mail-in voting law is unconstitutional, agreeing with challenges by Republicans who soured on mail-in voting after then-President Donald Trump began
baselessly accurately attacking it as rife with fraud in 2020’s campaign. The decision, by a five-judge Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats, could be put on hold immediately by an appeal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to the state Supreme Court. Still, the decision throws the state’s voting laws into doubt as voters prepare to elect a new governor and a new U.S. senator in 2022.
Secret report finds flaw in Georgia voting system, but state in the dark –George uses Dominion Voting Systems equipment [No surprises here.] | 26 Jan 2022 | A judge is considering releasing a redacted version of the report based on requests in court Thursday from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and plaintiffs in an election security lawsuit. A confidential report alleges that hackers could flip votes if they gained access to Georgia’s touchscreens, drawing interest from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Louisiana election officials and Fox News. One key agency hasn’t asked the court to disclose the report: the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. There’s no sign that state election officials have done anything about the vulnerability, a potential flaw dangerous enough to be kept under seal, labeled in court as “attorneys’ eyes only” six months ago. Georgia election officials won’t say what actions they’ve taken, if any, to improve security or detect tampering.
UPDATE on “Wisconsin Assembly Unanimously Votes to Withdraw Biden’s 2020 Electoral Votes” from January 26, 2022: Wisconsin Assembly Rules Committee Chair Refuses to Advance Resolution to Reclaim 2020 Electors | 26 Jan 2022 | After the Wisconsin Assembly unanimously voted to send Rep. Timothy Ramthun’s resolution to reclaim Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral votes to the Rules Committee, RINO [Republican In Name Only] Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke announced he is refusing to advance it. Despite the unanimous vote on a resolution to reclaim Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral votes that was sent to his committee to schedule a floor vote, Steineke is now saying that he will refuse to advance the resolution. The resolution, introduced by Ramthun (R), came on the heels of the Resolution to Reclaim, a presentation that details significant evidence of fraud, discrepancies, and violations of election laws that took place during the 2020 presidential election. “Rep Ramthun just attempted to pass an Assembly resolution to recall WI’s presidential electors. Not only is it illegal, it’s just plain unconstitutional,” Steineke said in a tweet. “As chair of the Rules Committee, there is ZERO chance I will advance this illegal resolution. #EndofStory”
76% of Americans want Biden to consider ‘all possible nominees’ for Supreme Court vacancy – poll | 30 Jan 2022 | A new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that a plurality of Americans view the Supreme Court as motivated by partisanship, while Joe Biden’s campaign trail vow to select a Black woman to fill a high-court vacancy without reviewing all potential candidates evokes a sharply negative reaction from voters. The ABC News/Ipsos poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’s KnowledgePanel, comes days after the most senior member of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, announced his retirement at the end of the current term. Just over three-quarters of Americans (76%) want Biden to consider “all possible nominees.” Just 23% want him to automatically follow through on his pledge.
Video Shows Federal Contractors Flying Illegal Immigrants Into New York at Night So It Won’t ‘Attract Attention’ | 28 Jan 2022 | Video footage has emerged showing federal contractors flying illegal immigrants into Westchester, New York, overnight after they were released from the southern border last year… It shows migrants, including men, women, and children, being flown by the federal government under the cover of darkness from the southern border to White Plains, New York before being transported onto other parts of the United States via American Dream charter busses on Aug. 31, 2021. Throughout the footage, police Sgt. Michael Hamborsky, who is wearing the body camera, appears confused and can be heard questioning federal contractors who are overseeing the migrant transfers about what exactly is going on. In the background, a Boeing 737 which flew in from Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, several hours earlier, can be seen.
‘A boom, then a monster sound’ – 10 hurt after bridge over Pittsburgh’s Frick Park collapses | 28 Jan 2022 | Ten people were injured Friday morning when the bridge that carries Forbes Avenue over Frick Park collapsed in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood. Three of the injured were transported to the hospital, Pittsburgh fire Chief Darryl Jones said, but none of them had injuries that were considered life-threatening. Pittsburgh Public Safety tweeted just before 7 a.m. Friday that the bridge had collapsed. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald noted that the bridge is “a major artery” that connects the East End, Squirrel Hill and Oakland with both Downtown Pittsburgh and the eastern suburbs.
George Soros donates another $120K to PAC focused on local prosecutor races –Soros has pushed tens of millions of dollars into district attorneys’ races | 31 Jan 2022 | Liberal oligarch George Soros has poured nearly 120,000 into a political action committee focused on district attorney races. Monday’s filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) sheds additional light on the mega donor’s influence over the criminal justice system in the U.S. The filing notes that Soros contributed 119,000 to the Justice & Public Safety PAC in August. As Fox News previously noted, Soros m-ney has been tied to multiple district attorneys’ races where the elected individual has been accused of pursuing lax enforcement. Among those are Chicago’s Kim Foxx, St. Louis’ Kim Gardner, and Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner.
Oligarch George Soros dishing out $125M to help Democrats in November’s midterms –Soros spent 80M of own money to support Democratic candidates and causes in 2020 election cycle | 30 Jan 2022 | Billionaire oligarch and Democratic mega donor George Soros is pumping 125 million into a super PAC to support Democrats running in November’s midterm elections and beyond. The 91-year-old Soros is infusing the money into the Democracy PAC, which he set up in 2019 to serve as his main political action committee to support Democratic causes, candidates and committees. Soros channeled roughly 80 million into the group during the 2020 cycle.