Sen. Blackburn: ‘Now is the time’ for Trump to present evidence of fraud in court

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I will say now is the time for the Trump campaign, if they have their information that they need to present in court,” said Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on ABC News Prime on Saturday. “Now is the time they need to be taking that evidence to the court.”

“There is a process, that the media doesn’t declare,” said Blackburn responding to why she and her Republican colleagues don’t accept president-elect Biden. “This is something your local and your state officials will do as they certify those elections.

It is important that we settled this. I think if every legal vote is counted, Donald Trump would get four more years.”

It is not the job of any of the news organizations to declare the winner. This is up to the people of the country. It is up to the boards of elected. It is up to the secretaries of state and once all of that has transpired and the electors have been appointed and there is an electoral college, then that is the time to make those two declarations. And at that point, whether it is President Trump for four more years or Joe Biden for a new term, that will be the time to do that.”

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Orwell’s 1984 is prophetic: How the leftists are trying to change and erase President Trump and history

I’m literally sickened by the actions of some in the main stream media, leftists and their minions in the education system that are seeking to rewrite history and ostracize anyone that supported President Donald Trump. Regardless of where anyone stands politically, everyone should oppose these un-American tactics and disinformation war against the Commander-in- Chief.

The media, however, along with the help of powerful tech giants, are doing everything in their power to control the narrative of the Trump administration and by doing so change the history of our nation.

Sharyl Attkinson’s book Slanted: How the media taught us to love censorship and hate journalism, lays it out perfectly. She, like others who are concerned about censorship and the media’s devolving role in our Republic, compared the situation to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. She describes the protagonist in Orwell’s book, Winston Smith, whose job is to edit history for the Ministry of Truth. Of course, Orwell naturally was describing a society that was rewriting history with lies and a world where Big Brother was watching everyone.

It is essentially happening to our country now, but not by the dystopian government described by Orwell but by a complex network of ideologists that are now in control of some of the most essential industries to America’s freedom.

Look at this headline from Yahoo. It is the first headline from the publication’s Friday story revealing Donald Trump Jr’s diagnosis with COVID-19: Former reality TV show host’s son tests positive for COVID-19, by Patrick Gomez.

What an insult to the American people and to President Trump. Yes, he is still the president of the United States. What was the point of this headline and others like this but to slowly rewrite history and to erase this President and the administration’s achievements.

Benny Johnson is right “the media is already trying to erase the fact that he is President.”

This didn’t just start after the 2020 election. This has been happening since Trump became the Republican candidate nominee in 2016.

Think about the last four years of Trump’s presidency. Think about the onslaught of lies against him in the media. In fact, the outrageous lies that were perpetrated against Trump, his campaign and the White House before, during and after his 2016 election. The Russia Hoax was truly a conspiracy against the President by former senior Obama Administration officials who didn’t want him in office. They weaponized both federal law enforcement and the intelligence community against him and then used the media to spread the lies that were later proven to be false by investigations conducted by those of us who believed in seeking the truth.

This is the truth about the 2020 election: 73 million Americans voted for Trump, the most of any Republican President in history. Moreover, if you, like me, believe that there may be a significant chance that this election was plagued with enough fraudulent behavior that only a thorough investigation could ever uncover, then he may have garnered the most votes of any American President.

If Americans don’t start demanding better we will only have ourselves to blame for what will come in our future.

It’s not going to end with President Trump. Others will be the target of these actions in what is truly becoming a new dystopian world. Republicans and Democrats alike that don’t fit the mold of this new shadow government will meet a similar fate.

The actions of these leftists Marxist ideologues embedded in our nation’s schools, combined with left leaning social media platforms and their virulent spread of these unAmerican ideas is what we have been witnessing.

I certainly hope we wake up, expose it and stop the infection before it kills our liberty and shreds our Constitution.

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VP Pence campaigns in Georgia ahead of Senate runoff elections there

As the weather gets colder, things are heating up down in Georgia.

Ahead of two side-by-side runoff elections in Georgia on January 5, Vice President Mike Pence took some time on Friday to campaign with the state’s two incumbent GOP senators to fend off challenges from two well-funded Democratic candidates. These two races will determine which political party will hold a slim majority in the U.S. Senate during the next two-year session of Congress. If Democrats pick up both seats, the Senate will be split 50-50 and give Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote.

The Republican Party has controlled the Senate since seizing it during the 2014 midterm elections. Prior to the 2018 midterms, Republicans had controlled the House of Representatives since 2010.

This happened on the same day Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office announced that, after its hand audit of the state’s election results, it has certified the results showing the President-elect Joe Biden has won the key state, making him the first Democratic presidential candidate to pick up the Peach State since 1992. While the major news outlets called the presidential election for Biden two weeks ago, President Donald Trump and his campaign have launched dozens of legal challenges to the results in multiple swing states alleging election fraud.

The vice president appeared alongside Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue at an event in the outer parts of the Atlanta metropolitan area, where he energetically reaffirmed his support for the Trump campaign’s lawsuits challenging the results in multiple states but slightly softened his rhetoric, focusing more on the runoffs and shoring up Republican turnout.

“As our election contest continues, here in Georgia and in courts across the country, I’ll make you a promise,” Pence said. “We’re going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted. We’re going to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out. And whatever the outcome, we will never stop fighting to make America great again.”

Pence is widely considered a top contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination and him campaigning to maintain the GOP’s Senate majority could help to position him well in less than four years from now.

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Multiple outlets: Lara Trump, Mark Meadows eyeing NC Senate seat in 2022

Multiple outlets have reported on Thursday and Friday that Lara Trump and Mark Meadows are both weighing runs for one of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seats in 2022, according to people familiar with their plans. This comes after Sen. Richard Burr (R) recently announced that he would not seek re-election, closing the book on what has been a 15-year career in the Senate.

A source familiar with the plans of President Donald Trump‘s daughter-in-law, who has reportedly discussed them directly with her, told Fox News on Friday that Lara Trump is “interested and exploring” a possible run. Trump is married to the president’s third child, Eric, and hails from the state, after whom she named one of her children Carolina.

The source told Fox News that Trump should “automatically be considered formidable,” saying that she has deep roots in North Carolina and was a frequent presence for President Trump’s campaigns there in 2016 and in 2020.

“The president gave her the responsibility of winning North Carolina in 2016 and in 2020 — she did it both times,” the source said, adding that she’s a “household name” and that she’s “well-known among the Republican Party.”

“Were she to run, she should be considered an immediate front runner,” the source also said.

“She’s very charismatic, she understands retail politics well, and has a natural instinct for politics,” Mercedes Schlapp told the NYT

Mercedes Schlapp, an adviser to President Trump’s 2020 campaign who crisscrossed the country as a surrogate alongside Ms. Trump, told the New York Times, who was the first to report the news on Thursday, that Trump has a lot of potential. Schlapp also said that Ms. Trump was a “household name,” but it is not clear if she is the same source who spoke to Fox News the day after.

“She’s very charismatic, she understands retail politics well, and has a natural instinct for politics,” she said. “In North Carolina, in particular, she’s a household name and people know her. She worked really hard on the campaign and was very involved in a lot of decisions throughout.”

Kellyanne Conway, a former White House official and the Trump campaign manager in 2016, shared a similar sentiment with The Times about Ms. Trump’s potential to make headway in a potential senatorial campaign.

“She would be formidable,” she said. “She has the trifecta: She can raise money, raise awareness of key issues and raise attention to her race. Unlike many typical politicians, she connects with people and is a compelling messenger.”

Before entering politics, she was a television producer for “Inside Edition“ and also worked as a professional chef and a personal trainer.

Meadows, President Trump’s chief of staff, is reportedly considering the Senate seat too, multiple outlets say. Before joining the Trump administration earlier this year, Meadows was a member of the House of Representative from North Carolina since 2013.

Speculation about a potential candidacy from him garnered significantly less attention than that surrounding Ms. Trump. In most articles from major outlets, he was often only mentioned in a single paragraph or sentence whereas Trump has had entire articles dedicated to her and a possible campaign.

A GOP insider who is involved with Senate races told Fox News in the same Friday article that Meadows is pondering a run for the soon-to-be-vacant seat. Neither Meadows nor his staff have spoken publicly about the current speculation surrounding his political future.

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U.S. Prosecutors Drop Drug Charges Against former Mexican Defense Minister

This story first published on The Dark Wire: An Investigation Foundation, founded by Sara A. Carter.

U.S. prosecutors formally dismissed drug trafficking and money laundering charges against Mexico’s former defense minister this Wednesday.

In New York City, a federal judge has granted prosecutors requests from the Justice Department to dismiss all criminal charges against retired Mexican Army General and former defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda. Cienfuegos, who served as Mexico’s defense secretary under former President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018, was secretly indicted by a federal grand jury in New York in 2019. General Cienfuegos will be returned to Mexico by the U.S. Marshals to face charges by Mexican authorities “if appropriate.”

According to the U.S. indictment, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, also known as “El Padrino” (The GodFather), is accused of trafficking in cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana to the United States and money laundering while serving as Mexico’s defense minister.

Gen. Cienfuegos also accused of permitting the “H-2” cartel led at the time by Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez, alias “El H2” to operate with impunity in Mexico while using the Mexican military to launch operations against rivals. Patrón Sánchez, “H-2” was the “plaza boss” for the Beltrán-Leyva spinoff drug gang previously aligned with the Sinaloa Cartel. Patrón Sánchez was killed in February 2017, during a raid led by the Mexican Navy.

The arrest of Gen. Cienfuegos took place at Los Angeles International Airport in mid-October when he arrived with his family from his native Mexico. His detention drew immediate backlash from high level Mexican government officials who were said to be blindsided and embarrassed since they were not informed of the investigation against Cienfuegos and impending arrest.

On Tuesday, November 17, the Attorney General of the United States William P. Barr and Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero released a joint statement as follows:

“In recognition of the strong law enforcement partnership between Mexico and the United States, and in the interests of demonstrating our united front against all forms of criminality, the U.S. Department of Justice has made the decision to seek dismissal of the U.S. criminal charges against former Secretary Cienfuegos, so that he may be investigated and, if appropriate, charged, under Mexican law.”

“At the request of the Fiscalía General de la República, the U.S. Department of Justice, under the Treaty that governs the sharing of evidence, has provided Mexico evidence in this case and commits to continued cooperation, within that framework, to support the investigation by Mexican authorities.”

According to court documents, prosecutors indicated that “the evidence in this case is strong.” But further related, “as a matter of foreign policy and in recognition of the strong law enforcement partnership between Mexico and the United States, and in the interest of demonstrating our united front against all forms of criminality including the trafficking of narcotics by Mexican Cartels the government hereby moves to dismiss the pending charges against the defendant without prejudice.”

A detention memo submitted by the Drug Enforcement Administration indicated that thousands of intercepted BlackBerry messages revealed that Cienfuegos made sure that military operations were not carried out against the H-2 cartel, as reported by NBC News.

The arrest and subsequent release of Gen. Cienfuegos followed the December 2019 arrest of Genaro García Luna, the former Secretary of Public Security in Mexico. García Luna was accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from “El Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel while he controlled Mexico’s Federal Police Force. Garcia Luna remains in U.S. custody

Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime. Arce completed work assignments in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, with the most recent being a three-year tour in Monterrey, Mexico, for the U.S. Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program. He can be contacted at robertrarce@gmail.com

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Fauci: Santa Claus is ‘immune’ from COVID-19

Although Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet, Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to already be in the Christmas spirit.

The nation’s leading infectious diseases expert this week in an interview with USA TODAY joked that old Saint Nick, while he will be spreading the spirit of Christmas, won’t be spreading the coronavirus.

“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Fauci told USA TODAY.

According to the USA TODAY article, many children have been worried this year about Santa, especially when he visits billions of people on Christmas Eve. On top of that, Kris Kringle, being elderly and overweight, falls into a demographic that is particularly prone to the worst effects of COVID-19.

Fauci is telling kids to be rest assured that Santa won’t give them and their loved ones the virus, saying that “Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody.”

As Adrianna Rodriguez and Grace Huack noted in their USA TODAY article, the Santa Clauses that people would see under normal circumstances at shopping malls and street corners have been social distancing this time around, instead taking to Zoom and the internet to spread the joy.

This isn’t the first time in history, however, that people were concerned that Father Christmas would get sick. According to USA TODAY, he has “gotten sick” from the flu before. More than a century ago during the last major pandemic, one newspaper, the St. Paul Daily News, wrote on December 6, 1918 that “SANTA CLAUS IS DOWN WITH THE FLU.”

Doctors and health experts have been urging everyone to get their annual flu shots to avoid a flu crisis while they are already trying to contain the growing spread of COVID-19 cases across the country. Additionally, health experts and many government officials have been urging people to reconsider big travel plans for the holiday season, with Fauci having said that people should “think twice” about traveling or holding big indoor gatherings in a Wednesday meeting with the USA TODAY editorial board.

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Matthew McConaughey says he might consider running for governor of Texas

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 26: Matthew McConaughey attends the ‘Mud’ Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2012 in Cannes, France. (shutter stock)

Actor Matthew McConaughey hinted that he might consider running for governor of his home state of Texas in the future.

In a Tuesday interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” when asked if he would ever run for governor, the 51-year-old Academy Award-winning actor said, “I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”

He was on the podcast promoting his new book called “Greenlights.”

“I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again,” he said, adding that the country doesn’t “trust each other.”

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“Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now,” McConaughey added. “And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”

In further explaining how he feels about the current state of politics, the actor delved into getting behind “personal values.”

“I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again,” he said, adding that the country doesn’t “trust each other.”

“We don’t trust each other, and that leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy,” the “True Detective” actor continued. “I’m all for the individual, and I think it’s for — to make collective change that the individual needs to look in the mirror and say, ‘How can I be a little bit better today?’”

After that, McConaughey emphasized that “Coming out of the election right now, we’ve got to stabilize. This country’s got to stabilize first before we start to say, OK, here’s how we’re marching out of this together, forward.”

The current governor of the Lone Star State, Greg Abbott (R), faces a re-election contest in 2022. Texas places no term limits on its governors.

If McConaughey runs for governor and actually wins, this wouldn’t be the first time that a Hollywood actor became a governor of a U.S. state. Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California in 1966 and served two full terms before being elected president in 1980. Though former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura isn’t an actor per se, it should be noted that he served a full term as governor of Minnesota in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

While the actor has never publicly endorsed President Donald Trump or any other candidate for president, he has been openly critical of the country’s left wing when it comes to the controversial president. McConaughey said in 2016 after Trump was elected that “A lot of people that I know on the far left were in denial after he had become the president.”

“I remember saying, well look, regardless of [Trump’s] politics, in the very first question, what do we say in America is successful? What do we give credit and respect?” McConaughey continued. “The top two things are money and fame. And I said guys, just on a very base level, Trump has those, so I don’t know why we should be so surprised that he got elected.”

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Pelosi is re-nominated for speaker by House Democrats

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was renominated for her position of Speaker of the House of Representatives by the members of the House Democrats on Wednesday after running unopposed, paving the way for a fourth two-year term in the role and securing her another term as the leader of the Democrats in the House.

During the 2018 midterm elections, Pelosi, who is now 80 years old, vowed that she would not run for re-election as Speaker of the House in 2022. This will most likely be her final term in the position and, with Democrats still holding a majority of House seats, she is widely expected to win re-election.

Pelosi first became speaker in 2006 after that year’s midterm elections that saw a blue wave sweep the House amidst an embattled George W. Bush administration, making her the first, and still only, female to ever hold the speakership.

Pelosi’s renomination comes off the heels of an election which saw Democrats lose six seats in the House, which has rehashed tensions between the progressive and moderate wings of the party as one side blames the other for losing those seats.

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Georgia residents, Vernon Jones are at the Capital demanding a meeting with the Secretary of State

Democratic Rep. Vernon Jones speaks to a crowd of President Trump supporters outside the Georgia State Capital Wednesday (Nov. 19,2020) Photo provided by Ben Hendrick for SaraACarter.com

Georgia residents marched to the State Capitol with Democratic Rep.Vernon Jones leading the way Wednesday shouting “stop the steal’ and demanding a meeting with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Jones, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said the integrity of the Georgia election has been shaken, as more and more irregularities have been disclosed. Moreover, the discovery of thousands of ballots that were not uploaded into the voting system is stunning evidence that the state may need to conduct a thorough investigation into what happened.

Raffensperger has come under fire for accusing fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, and others for saying they were pressuring him into throwing out legally cast absentee ballots, in an effort to reverse President Trump’s narrow loss in the state.

Ben Hendrick, a cyber security expert and GOP observer, who worked the Cobb County recount facility over the weekend, told me that Republicans are demanding an investigation into the missing ballots and irregularities. He marched alongside Jones at the rally on Wednesday.

He said frustration is mounting in Georgia and the GOP is doing everything it can to ensure that every legitimate vote counts.

“We want Gov. Kemp to hold a special session with the legislature before we certify the vote,” said Hendrick.

President Trump supporters, along with Georgia residents, went to the Capitol Wednesday demanding to speak to the Secretary of State about the irregularities in the general election.(video provided by Georgia resident Ben Hendrick)

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FDA issues emergency use at home COVID19 test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) Wednesday “for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results,” according to a press release.

The press release from the FDA stated that the new at how test is the Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit. The test kit is a molecular “single use test that is intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.”

The FDA continues to demonstrate its unprecedented speed in response to the pandemic. While COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is the first that can be fully self-administered and provide results at home. This new testing option is an important diagnostic advancement to address the pandemic and reduce the public burden of disease transmission,” stated FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. “Today’s action underscores the FDA’s ongoing commitment to expand access to COVID-19 testing.”

Now, more Americans who may have COVID-19 will be able to take immediate action, based on their results, to protect themselves and those around them

Dr. Jeff shuren

Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. said the authorization for a complete at-home test “is a significant step toward FDA’s nationwide response to COVID-19.”

He stated that the test that can be fully administered entirely outside of a lab or healthcare setting has always been a major priority for the FDA to address the pandemic.

“Now, more Americans who may have COVID-19 will be able to take immediate action, based on their results, to protect themselves and those around them,” he said “We look forward to proactively working with test developers to support the availability of more at-home test options.”

Read from the press release below:

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit test has been authorized for home use with self-collected nasal swab samples in individuals age 14 and older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider. It is also authorized for use in point-of-care (POC) settings (e.g., doctor’s offices, hospitals, urgent care centers and emergency rooms) for all ages but samples must be collected by a healthcare provider when the test is used at the POC to test individuals younger than 14 years old. The test is currently authorized for prescription use only. 

The test works by swirling the self-collected sample swab in a vial that is then placed in the test unit. In 30 minutes or less, the results can be read directly from the test unit’s light-up display that shows whether a person is positive or negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Positive results indicate the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Individuals with positive results should self-isolate and seek additional care from their health care provider. Individuals who test negative and experience COVID-like symptoms should follow up with their health care provider as negative results do not preclude an individual from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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