Saturday, June 17, 2023

Blinken trip to China 'makes no sense' as tensions remain high, trust hits all-time low, expert says - Peter Aiken


​ by Peter Aiken

Blinken is set to arrive in China later today



Secretary of State Antony Blinken commences his visit to China later on today in hopes of opening a dialogue as tensions remain high and trust hits an all-time low between Washington and Beijing, with reports indicating the secretary can expect a frosty reception. 

"Blinken’s trip to China makes no sense from the foreign policy standpoint and he should just turn around and go home - cancel this trip," Rebekah Koffler, president of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting and a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, told Fox News Digital.

"Washington knows the trip is pointless because in a pre-trip briefing on Wednesday, U.S. officials revealed they have no expectation of a breakthrough in U.S.-China relations that are at a low point."

Blinken originally intended to make the trip to Beijing months ago, but the appearance of a surveillance balloon over the U.S. – eventually determined by officials to have come from China – derailed those plans and prompted a series of delays. 


Wang Yi and Antony Blinken shake hands

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) shakes hands with China's top Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 9, 2022.  (STEFANI REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Further revelations of secret Chinese police stations in New York City and Toronto – allegedly used by Beijing to monitor Chinese nationals living overseas – and a supposed Chinese spy station in Cuba have only further strained any remaining trust between the two countries. 

China appears set to provide Blinken with a gruff reception after Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang told his American counterpart that the U.S. should "stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and undermining China’s sovereign security and development interests in the name of competition" during a call on Wednesday ahead of the visit.  

According to the State Department Blinken will meet with senior officials, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, to discuss "the importance of open lines of communication to responsibly manage the U.S.-PRC relationship."


Balloon recovery

U.S. forces haul debris from China's surveillance balloon onto a boat off the coast of South Carolina. (US Fleet Forces)

Blinken will also focus on "bilateral issues of concern, global and regional matters, and potential cooperation on shared transnational challenges." Ukraine may be one such issue, with Blinken expected to make a stop in London to attend the Ukraine Recovery Conference to help mobilize international support from the public and private sectors to support Ukraine during Russia’s ongoing invasion.

China has developed closer ties with Russia, both in the run-up to and throughout the invasion of Ukraine. The two countries have invested more time and effort into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and more recently the BRICS economic bloc in order to try and shore up their own control and influence in competition with the U.S. and western allies. 

Those moves have raised a fairly pessimistic attitude from pundits about the possibility for any real success following this trip. Koffler labeled any effort to try and talk Xi out of his current trajectory as "pointless" as Beijing has worked towards these goals "for decades," including the invasion of Taiwan. 


Xi, Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands after jointly signing a Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Deepening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination for the New Era and a Joint Statement of the President of the People's Republic of China and the President of the Russian Federation on Pre-2030 Development Plan on Priorities in China-Russia Economic Cooperation in Moscow, Russia, March 21, 2023. Xi on Tuesday held talks with Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.  (Xie Huanchi/Xinhua via Getty Images)

"It’s not how things work," Koffler said. "Diplomacy doesn’t work if you’ve already allowed your adversary to set up spy bases on your door step, if you’ve allowed your combat arsenal be depleted by flowing billions of dollars of high-tech military hardware into another country, if you haven’t secured your networks and haven’t planned for what’s obvious to any serious military analyst - that is China’s invasion of Taiwan."

"Beijing knows our vulnerabilities and the fact that our leaders pursue a wishful thinking approach to diplomacy and national security," Koffler added. 

The South China Morning Post argued that even if Blinken doesn’t leave Beijing with any breakthrough agreements, the trip can prove successful as long as it "re-establishes some predictability to the relationship." 

Peter Aiken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news.


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America’s Largest LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group Declares National Emergency - Joseph Klein


​ by Joseph Klein

Pushing the trans agenda to transform America.


[Frontpage Editor’s note: Make sure to read Joseph Klein’s masterpiece contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America’s largest and most influential activist organization representing the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. HRC has been around since 1980. It started out with a declared purpose “to advance the cause of lesbian and gay civil rights by supporting and educating candidates for federal elective office.” Over the years, however, HRC has turned into a left-wing high-pressure group seeking to impose transgender activists’ most extreme demands for fundamental changes in America’s institutions and societal norms on the rest of us.

For the first time in the Human Rights Campaign’s forty-year history, HRC’s president, Kelley Robinson, decided that now is the right time to proclaim that “LGBTQ+ Americans are living in a state of emergency.”

HRC did not declare an emergency during the years when lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals could not serve openly in the military or before same-sex marriage was legally recognized in the United States. HRC waited until 2023 to do so, ignoring all the progress that homosexual individuals have made in securing broad acceptance and rights during the forty-year period of HRC’s existence.

Why now? Because pro-trans activists and their supporters are growing impatient with the pace at which America is changing to fully accommodate the less than one percent of the U.S. population who consider themselves to be transgender individuals.

“Everyone has challenges that we are wrestling through, but when I look at the impact on trans people, particularly Black trans women, it is clear that we need an intentional effort to center them,” HRC’s president Kelley Robinson said.

Thus, the Human Rights Campaign has launched a jihad against what it calls the “anti-LGBTQ+ Republican establishment” and its conservative supporters who have pushed for legislation in red states that HRC considers to be transphobic.

HRC is upset about legislation that protects impressionable children from age-inappropriate gender identity and sexual orientation instruction in school. HRC vehemently opposes legislation that ensures fair competition in girls’ and women’s sports by limiting participation to biological females. Moreover, HRC condemns legislation that bans or limits subjecting minors to harmful, potentially irreversible medical procedures aimed at conforming their young bodies to the gender they currently believe they identify with as opposed to their biological sex at birth.

The Human Rights Campaign also has problems with laws enacted in Florida and other conservative states that would prohibit schools from keeping parents in the dark about a change in their child’s gender identification in the classroom. Such laws uphold what the Supreme Court has described as “the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children…perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court.”

HRC wants woke schools to stand between parents and the parents’ children who may be confused about their self-identity and to take away control of these children from their own parents.

President Biden strongly supports the transgender community on these issues. The Human Rights Campaign lavished President Biden with praise for his pro-trans stance and for the initiatives he announced just recently to further their cause.

At this year’s Pride celebration at the White House, the president once again lashed out against laws he considers to be anti-trans, mentioning specifically “laws introduced in states targeting transgender children,” for example. President Biden has this backwards. The laws he is criticizing that ban or limit so-called “gender-affirming” medical care for children who think they are transgender are not targeted against these children. To the contrary, these laws are meant to protect vulnerable children from the health “experts,” practitioners, and clinics who profit from pushing minors confused about their gender identity to undergo drastic chemical and surgical procedures.

President Biden unwittingly said one thing during his Pride celebration remarks that made the case for laws requiring schools to promptly notify parents, and even obtain their consent, before “affirming” their children’s desired gender identity in the classroom. The president said that “the most basic values and freedoms we have as Americans” include “the right to raise your own children.” That is precisely what these parental rights laws do. They put the parents in charge of raising their own children.

While HRC is delighted with the Biden administration’s support for its agenda, it is working hard to elect pro-LGBTQ+ political candidates at all levels of government. It actively lobbies to advance its progressive left-wing agenda. And HRC is engaging in a full-court press on businesses and other entities in the private sector to embrace the pro-trans agenda.

The Human Rights Campaign, according to Influence Watch, “has leveraged its position as the largest advocate for LGBT interests to pressure major corporations, law firms, hospitals, and local governments into implementing and expanding socially liberal policies, supporting Human Rights Campaign financially, and withdrawing support from conservative and religious organizations through implicit threats of low scores on its Corporate Equality Index, Healthcare Equality Index and Municipal Equality Index ‘scorecards.’”

The Human Rights Campaign’s affiliated foundation describes its Corporate Equality Index (CEI) as “the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.” For a corporation to reach a perfect score of one hundred, it must satisfy a detailed set of CEI criteria, including compliance with what the Human Rights Campaign Foundation calls “Transgender Inclusion Best Practices.” Points are deducted for what HRC considers to be “a large-scale official or public anti-LGBTQ blemish on their recent records.”

With some major pension and mutual funds choosing not to invest in companies with low CEI scores, HRC has successfully pressured businesses dependent on such investments to prove their wokeness by scoring high across all LGBTQ+ metrics.

On May 31st the Human Rights Campaign, together with many other left-wing advocacy groups, signed on to a statement asking businesses supporting the LGBTQ+ community to stand up against what the signatories called “anti-LGBTQ+ extremism.”

Any departure from HRC’s left-wing orthodoxy is costly for the politically correct companies that have done very well in the past on the Corporate Equality Index scorecard. Target Corporation is a notable example.

Target has received a 100% rating for meeting all the CEI criteria for ten consecutive years. However, this year Target has found itself in troubled waters.

The company has faced a backlash from many of its customers for featuring female swimsuits in honor of this year’s Pride Month, which accommodated transgender females’ private parts. Swimsuits for adults had a circular tag reading “Tuck-Friendly Construction,” and “Extra Crotch Coverage.” A kid’s swimsuit for sale had a tag reading: “Thoughtfully Fit on Multiple Body Types and Gender Expressions.”

At first, Target’s CEO Brian Cornell defended his company’s ‘tuck friendly’ female swimwear collection. But as the backlash continued, Target’s senior management reversed course in response to the negative customer reaction, threats of boycotts, and safety concerns. It removed the offending merchandise from the front of its stores.

Despite its years-long unwavering support for LGBTQ+ causes, Target Corporation suddenly became a major target for LGBTQ+ activists. The May 31st statement that HRC signed called on Target to “put Pride merchandise back on the sales floor and online in full.”

An LGBTQ+ activist sent e-mails threatening to bomb several Target locations unless “you stop cowering and bring back your LGBT merchandise.”

The Human Rights Campaign and other left-wing LGBTQ+ activist groups are not only doing everything they can to keep businesses in line with their agenda. These leftist groups have also condemned feminists who reject HRC’s pronouncement that the word ‘women’ “always includes trans women. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it.”

Feminists, including lesbians, who disagree with HRC’s definition of ‘women’ are derided as trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs for short). Activist trans women and their supporters hurl the TERF epithet at feminists who do not believe in prioritizing gender fluidity in identity and expression over preserving the hard-fought advancements to end inequality between the two biological sexes.

As Meghan Murphy, the founder and editor of Feminist Current, wrote several years ago, “The term, ‘TERF,’ is itself an intentional manipulation, intended to reframe feminist ideas and activism as ‘exclusionary,’ rather than foundational to the women’s liberation movement.” The epithet is used to pillory women who dissent from the Left’s pro-trans party line in order “to shut them up, bully them, condemn them, smear them, humiliate them, and dismiss them.”

The Human Rights Campaign’s jihad against those who oppose its extremist left-wing transgender agenda is helping to divide Americans into warring camps.

HRC demands that businesses comply with “Transgender Inclusion Best Practices” or risk losing investments by major buy-side funds that rely on CEI scores in making their investment decisions. This pits businesses who want to remain in good graces with HRC and “socially conscious” buy-side funds against many of these businesses’ regular customers who are offended by having trans images and merchandise shoved in their faces.

HRC favors the handover of control of parents’ school-age children to teachers and administrators when it comes to sensitive issues such as gender identity, pitting schools against parents.

HRC favors allowing biological males who self-identify as females to participate in girls’ and women’s sports despite the unfair competitive advantages that biological males have over biological females with regard to their respective physiologies and anatomies.

Trans activists are even creating divisions within the broader LGBTQ+ community of which they are a part. Lesbians are the first named group in that community. Nevertheless, trans activists condemn lesbian feminists who define the terms “men” and “women” based on their biological sex rather than on their self-identified gender preference, particularly when it comes to these lesbians’ same-sex romantic relationships.

The Human Rights Campaign’s claim that LGBTQ+ Americans in 2023 are “living in a state of emergency” is pure hype. It is an artifice meant to use pliant politicians like President Biden, business leaders, the media, and educators as tools to accelerate the normalization of transgender activists’ extremist agenda that most Americans do not accept today.

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer, and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, The United Nations & Radical Islam.


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Doctors think 'gender affirming' care for kids is 'crazy,' but are 'too afraid' to speak out: Dr. Marty Makary - Kayla Bailey


​ by Kayla Bailey

Medical research is only done to support a 'foregone conclusion,' Makary insisted on Saturday



The new President of the American Medical Association Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld has ruled transgender treatments for minors as an "ethical and scientific" procedure – a determination that has been widely but silently dissented within the medical community.

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marty Makary pulled the curtain back during his appearance on "Fox & Friends Weekend," arguing that "a lot" of doctors think "gender-affirming" care for kids is "crazy," but they are "too afraid" to speak out. 


"I think a lot of doctors think this is crazy, but they are too afraid to speak up. Mayo Clinic just fired a doctor who said, hey, testosterone and transgender female athletes, that's not fair. And he was a famous exercise physiologist, that basically sends a message. You've got to be in line with the party establishment thinking on this," Dr. Makary explained, Saturday.

A protester shows her opposition to Kentucky Senate bill SB150, known as the Transgender Health Bill outside the Senate chamber at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

A pro-gender affirming care activist protest Kentucky Senate bill SB150, known as the Transgender Health Bill outside the Senate chamber at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

"We've lost our ability to critically appraise research. Where's the research to support this? If anything, we're lacking the key studies. What's the regret rate among these kids that have these operations? And what's the true incidents in the population?" Dr. Makary continued.

Transgender surgical and chemical interventions includes hormone blockers, cross-sex hormones, double mastectomies, breast implants, surgical inversion of the penis to create a neo-vagina, testical removal, facial reconstructive surgery for feminine or masculine features, removal of the uterus, removal of the ovaries, and the creation of a penis using the urethra and tissue from a forearm or thigh. 


Children experiencing dysphoria may start getting treatment in early childhood, and may progress to surgeries starting at age 18, or sometimes younger. 


Dr. Marty Makary continued, urging Americans to wake up to what he sees as the politicization of the medical community. 

"Just as in the general society, people are wearing their political badges. That's happening now in the medical community, Pete So you'll have an entirely flawed research study and then somebody will cite it and says, this is exactly why we have to do this, simply because it aligns politically," Dr. Makary explained, Saturday.


"Take, for example, a study on hormone therapy just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, there was no control group, and two of the kids out of 300 committed suicide. And then that's what they're calling the 'science and the evidence.' That's not the appropriate science. And yet that's in line with the party message. And that's what people are citing."


"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy weighed in, asking Dr. Makary, "Why is there so much lack of courage? Why are so many doctors silence?"

"We as physicians, realize how common this is out there, more and more doctors are speaking up, and we need to speak up," Dr. Makary began.

"Unfortunately, the Mayo Clinic suspension of that doctor sent a strong message that if you speak up, you're going to risk your livelihood, your job as a doctor. But we've got to get more research. Right now. We don't have the critical research that we should be getting. And that's because research is only done to support a foregone conclusion."

In an appearance on CBS, Friday, AMA President Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld defended the practice of gender treatment for kis: "In at least six states now if I practice evidence-based care, I can go to jail. It’s frightening. When a patient shows up in my office, if I do the right thing from a scientific, from an ethical perspective, to know that that care is no longer legal, criminalized, and could wind me in prison."

Ehrenfeld complained that "backseat drivers" were "telling us what to do" on reproductive care and "gender-affirming care" for transgender patients.

Fox News' Hannah Grossman and Kristine Parks contributed to this report.


Kayla Bailey is Digital Production Assistant with Fox News.


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Court hears case on Biden White House allegedly pressuring Twitter about COVID misinformation - Greg Piper


​ by Greg Piper

President Biden's "flying monkeys" had no authority to repeatedly harangue Twitter about COVID misinformation, lawyer argues.


Presidents use the bully pulpit to pressure private actors to do their will, whether John F. Kennedy to lower steel prices or Joe Biden to stop purported COVID-19 misinformation. Is that policy advocacy or unconstitutional coercion? 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in oral argument Thursday, grappled with the consequences of arguably censoring the executive branch to prevent it from indirectly censoring Twitter users and whether the Department of Health and Human Services could legally remedy whatever actions Twitter takes against users.

The three-judge panel, all appointed by Republican presidents, seemed receptive to the argument that Twitter's sanctions against users got stiffer after public pressure from the White House, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other federal officials. 

That argument didn't fly with U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus, who concluded Twitter was already "ramp[ing] up" enforcement of its COVID misinformation policy before the feds allegedly "commandeered" it to censor theoretical cognitive scientist Mark Changizi, lawyer Michael Senger and stay-at-home father Daniel Kotzin.

They are represented by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), which is also representing censored doctors in conjunction with Missouri and Louisiana attorneys general against the feds.

That case got the green light to proceed by U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, who said in March the evidence showed the "threat of future censorship is substantial." 

The May 26 hearing on the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in the parallel case didn't go well for the feds, according to Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey.

Bailey says Doughty compared the case to George Orwell's "1984" and that he challenged the government to name one political progressive censored for misinformation.

Bailey said the government's response was "a political opponent of Joe Biden" –  likely referring to vaccine skeptic and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is fronting a class-action suit against the feds for censorship.



The White House is also facing a threatened subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee if it doesn't voluntarily turn over documents on alleged coercion of companies to censor speech.

NCLA lawyer John Vecchione reminded the 6th Circuit judges their colleagues frowned on the University of Michigan chilling the speech of students through its bias response team, which was disbanded after a rough hearing. The difference in this case is "you have real injury," he said.

He also said Twitter conducted "very small moderation" such as 12-hour suspensions "before the government started pounding" on it, at which point users got kicked off. And he emphasized the facts didn't have to be "pristine" under the modest pleading standard at this stage of litigation.

Judge Helene White questioned how government representatives speaking on public policy, by itself, could constitute coercion.

Vecchione responded they could also be "in cahoots" – meaning "the company just didn't want the fight" so it caved to the pressure. He also said the Justice Department could bring tech companies to heel just by changing its interpretation of Section 230 immunity, without Congress statutorily removing their liability shield.

Section 230 refers to a part of federal communications law that essential protects social media sites from liability from third-party content. 

When Judge Danny Boggs compared that hypothetical to a new administration simply opposing affirmative action, Vecchione said this administration's actions would be like asking universities to disclose who was admitted under racial preferences "and then the schools started throwing people out." 

Murthy and HHS are "actors who shouldn't even be acting on this playground," Vecchione said, describing them as Biden's "flying monkeys" from "The Wizard of Oz."



Justice Department lawyer Daniel Winik laid out the chronology of federal pressure on tech companies, starting with then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki in May 2021, Murthy's advisory that July, then his request for information (RFI) on COVID misinformation the following March. 

Even if internal emails revealed that company employees worried "we're in really big trouble" if they don't censor to the government's liking, Twitter punished the plaintiffs before any of that, Winik said. 

He also said the 6th Circuit already deemed speculation about conversations with the feds too little for legal standing, when it tossed a lawsuit by a man denied a gun purchase after the FBI visited the dealer to warn him the prospective buyer "keeps" problematic "company." 

This boils down to "a series of very general statements about public policy" that the plaintiffs seek to prohibit as unconstitutional coercion whenever "some broader overlay of government regulation" is in the background, according to Winik.

Judges Boggs and John Bush — it wasn't always clear which was speaking on the audio livestream — pushed back that Twitter "certainly" sanctioned users in "more strenuous" ways following federal pressure.

"What if there was a very important permit pending" before an agency, one of them asked: "Don't you have a wink-wink, nod-nod?" 

One asked if Murthy even had the statutory authority to make the RFI, comparing it to the Obama administration's controversial "Dear Colleague" letter on Title IX that led colleges nationwide to rescind protections for accused students in sexual misconduct proceedings. The surgeon general simply "invited people who were interested to send him information," Winik insisted.

In his rebuttal, Vecchione distinguished the gun purchase case – Turaani v. Wray – from this one because the FBI agent who visited the gun dealer asked questions "in his lane" as a federal agent. He reiterated that at this pleading stage, "the inferences have to go to the plaintiff" that ramped-up enforcement by Twitter is attributable to federal coercion.

"Twitter has every incentive to let people go to their platform" to earn revenue, and in censoring users, the inference is "they aren't doing it for economic reasons," Vecchione said.


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Concerns that transgender culture has gone too far make for unusual Pride Month - Natalia Mittelstadt


​ by Natalia Mittelstadt

Middle school students in Massachusetts protested against being told to celebrate Pride Month.


Pride Month in the U.S. and elsewhere has historically been, for many, a celebration of gay rights and equality. But this year's annual festivities have been undercut by concerns from consumers and others who believe transgender culture is being pushed upon them and their children, which has resulted in some companies and governments pulling back their support.  

The recent backlash over heartland brands that appeared to alienate long-time core customers began in earnest earlier this year when Bud Light entered into a paid partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. 

Conservatives and Bud Light customers began boycotting, resulting in the product losing its position as the top-selling beer in the United States to the Mexican lager Modelo Especial. In addition, two Anheuser-Busch InBev executives who supervised marketing collaboration were put on leave.

After Bud Light, Target was boycotted by conservatives over selling LGBT-themed products for children. 

The boycott resulted in Target losing over $12 billion in market value in just over a week, leading the company to remove some of the more controversial LGBT-themed products from its stores. 

Since then, and now midway through LGBT pride month, other entities are also facing outcries regarding the push to celebrate the lifestyle, leading some to reverse course. 

The White House hosted an LGBT pride event on Saturday, during which some trans activists who attended later took a video of themselves going topless on the South Lawn. 

After the video was tweeted by one of the activists on Monday, conservatives on Twitter criticized the White House. 

Radio host Dana Loesch tweeted Monday: “No, this isn’t another hookers-n-blow photo from Hunter’s laptop, it was the Pride party on the White House lawn two days ago hosted by Joe.” 

In a reply tweet, Loesch added, “Apparently it’s ok to go topless if you had a medically unnecessary breast removal surgery or if you’re a man with implants.” 

On Tuesday, the White House responded to the video, saying, "This behavior is inappropriate and disrespectful for any event at the White House. It is not reflective of the event we hosted to celebrate LGBTQI+ families or the other hundreds of guests who were in attendance. Individuals in the video will not be invited to future events." 

Pride Month started in 1969 after a series of series of gay liberation protests known as the Stonewall Riots and has since spread outside of the United States.

Also this month, dozens of Starbucks stores nationwide have not permitted their employees to set up decorations for pride month, one of the unions for the franchised coffee shops said Tuesday. 

Baristas in at least 22 states have reported instances in which local stores have forbidden employees from decorating for Pride Month, the union asserted, with such explanations as too few employees to decorate to safety concerns due to recent backlash against other companies to the argument the 30-day celebration does not represent everyone. 

Starbucks says there has been no change in policy and that store managers and their employees continue to have discretion on how or if to celebrate. 

Also, in the Detroit-area city of Hamtramck, Michigan, the City Council on Wednesday unanimously approve a resolution to prohibit all "religious, ethnic, racial, political, or sexual orientation group flags" from being flown on municipal property. 

Council member Nayeem Choudhury said during the meeting to pass the resolution that LGBTQ residents are "welcome," but "Why do you have to have the flag shown on government property to be represented? You’re already represented. We already know who you are." 

The town's previous mayor had flown the LGBT flag outside City Hall.

Hamtramck is the only city in the U.S. in which Muslims hold all city council seats and the mayor's office. 

Students are also pushing back against pride month. 

At a high school in Huntington Beach, Calif., students were shown a pride month video in class, despite voicing their desire to not view it. This reportedly led to a teacher threatening them with Saturday school if they didn’t “knock it off.” 

In Burlington, Mass., some middle school students protested being told to celebrate pride month, instead tearing down the decorations in the school and wearing patriotic clothing. 

Evan Nierman, the CEO of the crisis management firm Red Banyan and author of Crisis Averted, told Just the News on Thursday that the shift against Pride Month is "because of the transgender issues."

"It has been thrust front and center into the national debate and has made it harder for a lot of people in the country to feel comfortable endorsing Pride Month and celebrating it because in the LGBTQ acronym, it's really the 'T' in it that has started to dominate the national conversation," he said, referring to transgender. 

He also argues the backlash is “simply a reaction to what has been perceived as an explosion of acceptance and promotion of transgenderism among youth."

Conservative Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh, who did a documentary last year regarding transgenderism titled, “What is a Woman?,” tweeted  Wednesday, “Social conservatism is ascendant. Brands that push the LGBT agenda are suffering massive losses. Many states have passed laws banning the mutilation of kids. Gender clinics are being shut down. High school kids are pushing back against Pride indoctrination in their schools. We are gaining ground. We are starting to win."

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Guilty: Bowers convicted on all counts in Pittsburgh synagogue trial - JNS


​ by JNS

The man who called Jews “the children of Satan” potentially faces the death penalty.

It took jurors five hours to come to their conclusion: The man accused of murdering 11 Jewish worshipers at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh on the morning of Oct. 27, 2018, is guilty on all counts.

Robert Bowers, 46 at the time of the mass shooting, has now been convicted on 63 charges, including 11 capital counts each of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and of using a firearm to commit murder; and 11 counts of hate crimes resulting in death.

“I am grateful to God for getting us to this day. And I am thankful for the law enforcement who ran into danger to rescue me and the U.S. attorney who stood up in the court to defend my right to pray,” said Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who survived the attack, following the verdict.

“Today, I’m focused on being with my congregation and praying, singing and clapping in praise of God as we do each Shabbat. In the face of the horror our community has experienced, I can think of no better response than practicing my Jewish faith and leading worship,” he added.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh said it “continues to stand with the families, witnesses and first responder community most directly impacted by the deadly synagogue shooting.”

The organization added that the shooting’s impact extends far beyond those in the local community and thanked “the citizenry of the greater Pittsburgh region for standing with the Jewish community since October 27, 2018, and supporting our communal efforts towards healing and resiliency.”

The American Jewish Committee stated that justice has been served.

“We realize it does little to ease the pain for the families and friends of the 11 people murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh simply for being Jewish and practicing their faith. However, we hope this verdict allows them to continue the slow process of healing if not closure,” it stated.

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, noted that the attack was the deadliest antisemitic violence in U.S. history.

“The hate and conspiratorial thinking that fueled this violence has not gone away,” he stated. “We thank the jurors for their service, and we hope this brings closure to those who lost loved ones five years ago.”



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“The Soros Agenda” by Rachel Ehrenfeld - Dr. Alex Grobman

 ​ by Dr. Alex Grobman

“Rachel Ehrenfeld brings skill and passion to presenting a damning indictment of a dangerous man.” Michael B. Mukasey U.S. Attorney General (2007 to 2009), and U.S. District Judge (1988 -2006).

George Soros is a man with billions at his disposal and one of the most powerful networks in the world, whose motto is: “If I spend enough, I can make it right.” But what is “right,” according to Soros?

Known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England,” Soros used the publicity to create a network of influential foundations dedicated to his ambition to reshape the world’s only constitutional democratic republic, the United States of America. By 2023 the nation’s political and social landscape has changed beyond recognition. The financial speculator’s enormous sums of money oiled the corrupt Democrat Party’s globalist, green, lawless, racist, and woke agenda, turning the American dream into a nightmare. How did he do that?

George Soros’s primary credential to justify meddling in the political and social affairs of the U.S., Israel, and countries around the world is his survival of the Holocaust. The agnostic Soros disputes Israel’s right to exist as the Jewish State but exploits the religion he was born into as a tactic to shield him from criticism.

For the past four decades, Soros has been using his and others’ multibillion-dollar, political-philanthropic global network to impose his globalist Weltanschauung on the world through his craftily termed “Open Society Foundations.”

Decades ago, Rachel Ehrenfeld perceptively predicted, “Unchallenged, Soros would change the political landscape of the U.S.” Join her on the journey as she exposes the Orwellian lingo, schemes, and strategies Soros has been using to transform America, a thriving, law-and-order democracy into a Sorostian world.

And he is not done yet…

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Michael B. Mukasey*

Rachel Ehrenfeld has undertaken an ambitious project – to sketch the sprawling agenda of a billionaire who has called the United States “the main obstacle to a stable and just world.”  She shows how he has used his resources to undermine this country’s justice system, sovereignty, and social cohesion. The only other country on which George Soros arguably has inflicted comparable damage is Israel.  Although Soros was born Jewish, he has done more to spread anti-Israel propaganda than anyone on the face of the earth, according to a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, and has cynically used his Jewish birth to hurl promiscuous accusations of anti-Semitism at anyone who dares to criticize him.  In this wide-ranging description of what Soros does through the ironically named Open Society Foundation, Ehrenfeld describes not only the multi-faceted malign conduct of George Soros but also the obstacles he puts in the way of anyone who would expose the financial underpinnings of his various organizations.  Rachel Ehrenfeld brings skill and passion to present a damning indictment of a dangerous man.  

*Michael B. Mukasey served as Attorney General of the United States from 2007 to 2009 and as a U.S. District Judge from 1988 to 2006. 


The Soros Agenda

‘No person has done more to damage Israel’s standing in the world, especially among so-called progressives than Soros’ – Alan M. Dershowitz.

Dr. Alex Grobman, Israel National News Jun 14, 2023 

Who is George Soros? Why does the mere mention of his name provoke a torrent of pejorative comments including many expletives? Antisemites are accused of using his name to foster hatred against Jews in the same way they used to invoke the Rothschilds. Soros is an easy target not only because he is Jewish, but more importantly because of what he does to undermine the West and specifically the US, which he calls “the main obstacle to a stable and just world.”

Attempt to Transform America

To learn more about Soros’ plan to transform the US, I turned to Rachel Ehrenfeld’s latest work The Soros Agenda. (Rachel Ehrenfeld, The Soros Agenda, New York: Republic Book Publishers, 2023 ISBN: ‎978-1645720478). Ehrenfeld is the director of the American Center for Democracy and its Economic Warfare Institute, and an expert on terrorism and corruption, including terror financing, economic warfare, and narcoterrorism.

She exposes his strategy to advance radical causes by supporting Left-wing public figures, groups and politicians that have significantly increased the violence and sown discord and division in the country, while “weakening” the nation from within and reducing its prestige and influence throughout the world. By identifying his modus operandi and his “tenuous” direct and indirect links that effect domestic and international affairs, Ehrenfeld hopes to thwart them from implementing his “full-scale revolution.”

Soros’ objective is to liberate the US “from the restraints of constitutionalism, American exceptionalism, free-market capitalism, and other obsolete isms,” according to the late journalist Stefan Kanfer, whom Ehrenfeld quotes.

Through his myriad of nonprofit organizations and foundations, Soros and his family fund the elections of Democrat candidates on the local, state and presidential level and district attorney campaigns, providing him with enormous influence. The media documented his very significant support of the elections of Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and others, although the amount of his direct and indirect contributions is by design not made available.

Soros has invested millions of dollars in the “defund the police,” movement, “social justice” projects and Left-wing grassroots organizations advocating for environmentalism, gun control, court-packing, legalizing drugs and abortion.

During an interview in 1994 with Steve Kroft on CBS’s 60 Minutes, Soros claims his character was formed during the German occupation of Hungary. When he was 14, Soros’ father bribed Baumbach, a Nazi Hungarian official at the Ministry of Agriculture, to hide his son in his home and introduce him as his godson. George accompanied Baumbach on his mission to identify Jewish property for confiscation. “I was only a spectator,” he said. “I had no role in taking away the property.” Yet, as Ehrenfeld noted, on that show “Soros failed to use the opportunity to convey his regret.”

Soros and the Jewish State of Israel 

“I don’t deny the Jews right to a national existence,” Soros said, “but I don’t want to be part of it.” He argued that sometimes Jews have chosen “to identify with their oppressors,” and even “try to become like them.” He funds groups that deny the right of Israel to exist including Israeli-Jewish and Israeli-Arab Leftist groups as well as anti-Israel media. He supports pro-Palestinian Arab groups that promote boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel (BDS), as well as pro-Palestinian Arab Jewish, Christian, and Muslim organizations in the US.

Several groups, Ehrenfeld said, “have links with the US -designated Palestinian terrorist groups and support the elections and appointments of anti-Israel proponents in the US government and international organizations.”

Gerald M. Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, adds that Soros supports organizations involved in international campaigns “to undermine the elected governments of Israel.”

In August 2016, after Barack Obama became president, Soros funded organizations that “began an ambitious project to persuade Europe and the US to hold Israel accountable for violations of international law.” From leaked documents, it was clear Soros did not want the information about his involvement made public.

To increase anti-Israel sentiment among Christians in the US, Soros funds fringe American evangelical Christians in order to “flip” them from being pro-Israel to being pro-Palestinian Arab. In Hijacked: How George Soros and Friends Exploit Your Church, John Aman, director of communications at D. James Kennedy Ministries, reveals that “for a decade, Soros has been giving six-figure grants to the Telos Group, which takes evangelical influencers on expense-paid tours to Israel and brings “Israeli and Palestinian leaders and activists” to speak in the US as part of a propaganda or cognitive war against Israel.”

“In plain terms,” Aman says, “that means cooling evangelical fervor for Israel.” As of 2021, “Telos has taken more than 110 groups to Israel, giving evangelical leaders a decidedly pro-Palestinian perspective.” There is no question support among younger evangelicals has been eroding for some time.

Ehrenfeld suggests the Soros’ assistance to the Palestinian Arabs “seemed to have influenced US Secretary of State [Antony] Blinken’s decision to drop the Trump administration’s demand that the PA stop paying salaries to terrorists for murdering Israelis as a condition for aid.”

She also comments that Tom Nides, Biden’s ambassador to Israel, candidly expresses his empathy for the Palestinian Arabs and openly castigates Israel. In a pro-BDS group webinar, he proclaimed “Your agenda is where my heart is.”

“No single person has done more to damage Israel’s standing in the world, especially among so-called progressives than George Soros,” asserts Alan M. Dershowitz in a Wall Street Journalarticle. “His financial support has multiplied the influence of the two major organizations that have done the most to shift the left-wing paradigm against Israel. One of them is Human Rights Watch…. The “organization’s one-sided reports were used to justify selective condemnation of Israel by the United Nations and its divisions. They were circulated on university campuses around the world.”

The other organization is J Street. Despite its claim to be a progressive pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian organization, J Street has done much to turn most progressive and some liberal Democrats—including members of Congress, academics and media figures—against Israel.”

A Final Note

“The idea that by criticizing George Soros, I am antisemitic, or I’m indicating antisemitic tendencies,” asserted David Friedman, former US Ambassador to Israel, “when George Soros is himself one of the great enemies of the Jewish people and the state of Israel, turns the world on its head. Just because he is nominally of the Jewish faith does not mean he gets a free pass on being criticized.”

One must be very careful in allowing George Soros, his son Alex or any other Jewish individuals associated with his nefarious operations to dismiss attacks against them as motivated by antisemitism. At the same time, indisputably antisemitic assaults levelled against them must not be tolerated.

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey praised Rachel Ehrenfeld’s “skill and passion” for “presenting a damning indictment of a dangerous man,” an act for which she deserves our utmost appreciation.


Dr. Alex Grobman is the senior resident scholar at the John C. Danforth Society, a member of the Council of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and on the advisory board of the National Christian Leadership Conference of Israel (NCLCI). He has an MA and PhD in contemporary Jewish history from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


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Report links New York City attacks on Jews to activist group Within Our Lifetime - Sergio Carmona


​ by Sergio Carmona

Group activists have committed “some of the most horrific anti-Jewish violence that New York City has seen over the last three years,” said Mitchell Silber of Community Security Initiative.


Waseem Awawdeh. Source: Canary Mission.
Waseem Awawdeh. Source: Canary Mission.

In the days before the assault of Joseph Borgen on May 20, 2021, Waseem Awawdeh, who was recently sentenced to 18 months, attended two events held by the organization Within Our Lifetime.

Awawdeh went to a WOL “emergency rally to defend Palestine” two days beforehand and three days before that, he was part of a WOL nakba rally (the Arabic term meaning “catastrophe,” referring to the establishment of the modern-day State of Israel) in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. He is one of seven anti-Israel activists who attended Within Our Lifetime rallies and awaits trial or has been convicted, according to a new Canary Mission report.

At the May 18 rally Awawdeh attended, a mob attacked two pro-Israel activists. One member of the mob later posted an Instagram video of the assault with the caption “Every punch felt better than the last,” per the report.

The 52-page report “reveals a pattern of violent rhetoric and incitement perpetrated by WOL’s leadership and the resulting violent attacks on NYC’s Jews by some of the organization’s top activists,” Canary Mission stated in a release.

The report contains 26 mini-profiles of the group’s leading activists, who led anti-Israel protests in New York City in 2021 and 2022, and an index addresses 12 more activists.

Most of the violent, antisemitic rhetoric associated with the group traces back to its founder and leader, Nerdeen Kiswani, according to the report. Canary Mission says group leaders frequently incite violence, and that eight acts of violence occurred during or shortly following Within Our Lifetime rallies where violent rhetoric and antisemitic chants were heard.

Within Our Lifetime’s description of itself as pro-Palestinian is a “benign interpretation” for a group that talks about globalizing the intifada, Mitchell Silber, executive director of  Community Security Initiative, a joint UJA-Federation and JCRC-NY program, told JNS.

“That was a multi-year, terrorist campaign that killed Israeli civilians, and their motto is ‘globalize it,’” Silber said. “That’s a call for violence here in New York, and frankly, globally.”

Silber often sees the group protesting when Israel goes to war with terrorist groups, like Hamas or Islamic Jihad.

“On the fringes of their protest activity, they whip up their activists into such a frenzy that some of the activists associated with the group have been responsible for some of the most horrific anti-Jewish violence that New York City has seen over the last three years,” Silber said.

Vandalism of property, physical incidents at events

Anti-Israel activist Nerdeen Kiswani. Courtesy of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Gideon Taylor, chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, told JNS that the JCRC is concerned about rising antisemitism and hate in the state.

“We’re working hard to monitor and combat that hate through CSI,” he said.

Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs, told JNS that antisemitic rhetoric often precedes violence against Jews.

“Whether in 1930s Germany or today on the streets of New York, we have seen vandalism of Jewish-owned property and even physical attacks against Jews after public events which spread anti-Jewish hate and conspiracy theories,” she said.

“Within Our Lifetime has glorified terrorists, supported violence and called for the elimination of Israel, and now there is evidence that its members have engaged in physical violence against Jews,” she added. 

Rothstein urged law enforcement to monitor the group’s events to “prevent them from spilling over into violence and hate crimes against the Jewish community.”

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Michigan: FBI arrests 19 year old who planned mass shooting in a synagogue - Israel National News


​ by Israel National News

FBI says that the neo-Nazi teen planned a mass shooting at a Michigan synagogue.


The FBI arrested a teenager from Michigan on Friday night for allegedly plotting a mass shooting at a synagogue.

According to Forbes, FBI investigators discovered messages sent by the teen on social media that praised past mass shooters and spread neo-Nazi ideology.

The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Sean Pietila. Investigators found a message on his phone that suggested he planned to attack a synagogue in East Lansing, Michigan, with pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, multiple assault rifles, and a shotgun, before killing himself.

The attack was planned to take place on March 15, 2024, the fifth anniversary of two mass shootings in New Zealand.

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Extensive report details decades of antisemitism at CAIR - David Swindle


​ by David Swindle

“Antisemitism is in the DNA of CAIR,” author of the report Steve Emerson said of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR report
Cover of a June 2023 report from the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Credit: Courtesy.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism is set to release an extensive report—spanning more than 100 pages—about the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Steve Emerson, founder and executive director of the project (IPT), told JNS that he will release the report, titled “CAIR’s Antisemitism Unmasked,” on June 16. It took two years to assemble the report, which JNS reviewed.

“CAIR was created as a Hamas front group and still functions as a propaganda arm of Hamas to this day,” Emerson told JNS. “Antisemitism is in the DNA of CAIR. It is part of CAIR’s intrinsic fiber.”

CAIR has been in the news of late, following the revelation that the White House brought the group in as a partner on its national strategy on combating antisemitism.

That move, history professor Gil Troy, recently told JNS, is like recruiting “male chauvinists for the next women’s rights initiative,” or inviting “some butchers to National Vegetarian Day.”

Emerson told JNS that CAIR’s participation in the White House antisemitism strategy is “one of the greatest deceptions in national security in modern times.”

The new report, which is slated to come out in paperback in two weeks, is organized thematically, corresponding to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

Much, but not all, of the report documents extensive allegations and reporting about CAIR that is already public. One new item is an FBI agent’s affidavit, which Emerson obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. That document names Omar Ahmad, co-founder of CAIR, as “one of the leaders of Hamas.”

Steven Emerson
Steven Emerson, founder and executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Credit: Courtesy.

From the origins of CAIR, which was founded in 1994, and its closeness to Hamas to the organization today, some 30 years later, the report details many anti-Israel statements from leaders of the group. One example: Nihad Awad, CAIR co-founder and executive director, referred to Tel Aviv as “occupied” in 2021, noting “It will be free later.”

To Emerson, the report not only implicates CAIR, but also those who stand by idly, or who support the group.

“This book is as much an implicit indictment of the media and half the members of Congress who have legitimized CAIR as it is as an indictment of CAIR itself,” he told JNS. “We live in the age of citizen-warriors, but the weapons we citizens carry are knowledge. That’s what this book provides.”

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

The FBI is Now a Democrat SuperPAC - Brian C. Joondeph


​ by Brian C. Joondeph

From Reagan’s “Shining city on a hill” we have Biden’s Banana Republic of America, thanks to the unethical and unscrupulous FBI.


The FBI’s mission is “To protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution.” Their motto is “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity”.

How is the FBI doing on these fronts?

What are they protecting the American people from? Are they upholding the Constitution? Who is their fidelity to? Do they act with integrity?

The current FBI fails on all these counts. They have morphed from the premier law enforcement agency in the world to a Democrat party superPAC.

Start with revelations from the Durham, and previously the Weissman/Mueller reports. The FBI knowingly and deliberately used bogus and unverified opposition research from the Clinton campaign to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his transition, and then his administration.

The FBI lied to FISA courts to obtain warrants to spy on those within Trump’s orbit. Some were entrapped, as was Gen. Michael Flynn, and prosecuted. Others received visits by FBI agents or SWAT teams, such as Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Rudy Giuliani, to intimidate and harass them for the sin of supporting Donald Trump.

Have any Democrats been treated similarly?

The FBI conspired with suspected Russian agent Igor Danchenko who, along with British agent Christopher Steele, concocted the bogus “Steele Dossier” used as the basis of spying and undermining the Trump campaign and administration.

Cornell Law school defines, “Treason refers to the betrayal of one’s own country by attempting to overthrow the government through waging war against the state or materially aiding its enemies.”

Isn’t Russia considered our enemy?

Since the CIA knew that “Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election,” treason accurately describes the FBI's activities, preventing Trump’s election and stopping his presidency to serve the wishes of and aiding America’s enemy Russia.

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Then there is the Hunter Biden laptop, in FBI’s possession since 2019, but hidden away and not investigated.

According to Yahoo News, “A whistleblower claims FBI officials instructed agents not to investigate Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 presidential election.”

Of course, Democrats and the FBI wanted to suppress such a story, just as their FBI superPAC smothered the Hillary Clinton email scandal? This was blatant election interference by the FBI.

The FBI, by ignoring the laptop in their possession, altered the 2020 election, “16% of Biden voters would have voted differently if Hunter Biden laptop story was not suppressed by media, big tech.” They left out the original suppressor, the FBI.

Voters agree that the FBI actions interfered in the 2020 election: “79% say ‘truthful’ coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop would have changed 2020 election.”

Additional confirmation came from a Twitter file release last December, “Evidence shows FBI, Biden campaign and Twitter worked together to suppress Hunter story.” In other words, the FBI and Twitter were part of the Democrat campaign.

At least in Twitter’s defense, it is a private company. The FBI is not, instead it is a taxpayer funded agency under the Department of Justice. Yet here they are as a Democrat party superPAC.

Who was in charge of the FBI during this time? An honest guy like the Efrem Zimbalist Jr character in the 1960 series “The FBI”? No, it was James Comey, who doesn’t hide his hyper-partisanship and political activism.

In a recent MSNBC interview Comey asserted, “Trump poses a near-existential threat to the country if he gains a second term.” In another interview he was in full campaign mode saying, “It has to be Biden in 2024.” He also predicted, "He could be wearing an ankle bracelet while accepting the nomination at the Republican convention." 

It's extremely likely that Comey held these views as FBI director, when Trump ran for and was elected president. After Trump’s election, Comey, along with his wife and daughters marched through Washington, D.C. wearing “pink pussy hats,” protesting the election of the president he purportedly served. So much for fidelity or integrity.

Not only Comey, but two senior FBI officials, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok had this exchange in August 2016,

“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok in August 2016.

“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.

I’m sure similar conversations took place in the DNC headquarters. Is there any difference between the DNC and FBI?

The FBI has hunted Trump supporters anywhere near the U.S. Capitol on January 6, arresting them and serving them up to the other Democrat superPAC, the DOJ, for draconian prosecution. Meanwhile they can’t seem to identify the January 5 pipe bomber and are keeping Ray Epps and his role on January 6 hidden and buried as deeply as Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The FBI raided the home of a former Republican president over supposed classified documents, which he has declassification authority over, and which were in locked in his home under Secret Service protection.

While a Democrat senator and vice president, Joe Biden, without declassification authority, stored classified documents in garages, homes and offices, in multiple states, under no specific security protection, and the FBI yawns and instead pursues parents exercising their right of free speech at school board meetings.

Our FBI shields firms tied to the Chinese communist party that hold U.S. voter data in mainland China while they pressured Twitter to suppress information critical of the Biden family.

The FBI celebrates Democrat priority Pride Month while targeting Catholics as domestic terrorists. Just as any Democrat operative would have done.

As Rep. James Comer said, “The FBI is attempting a coverup, and Democrats are doing their bidding by lying to the American people” regarding supposed DOJ investigations into the Biden Family selling influence to foreign countries.

Then there is last week’s Trump indictment, after an unprecedented FBI raid and fishing expedition, seizing thousands of Trump’s personal items having nothing to do with national security. The FBI played tag team with the DOJ, indicting Trump for flimsy interpretations of the Espionage Act.

Trump was indicted over so-called classified documents that remain hidden. As Sundance described, “They cannot tell anyone, even the court, what the nature of the documents are that underpin their assertion.  Remember, they wouldn’t even let a court appointed “special master” review the documents.”

I predict that if there is a trial, it will drag out through campaign season, only to be dropped on election day, having served its original intent of election interference by the Biden administration.

On the same day as the indictment, the FBI, under Congressional pressure, finally coughed up documents verifying their slow-walked investigation into an alleged $5 million bribe to then Vice President Biden from a Ukraine energy company.

Joe Biden has been confirmed as “the big guy” by a Burisma executive, after a few years ago being called the same over peddling his vice presidential status and influence to China. The FBI is “investigating” a $5 million bribe paid to “the big guy” but are sure keeping the investigation quiet.

No swat raids. No indictments. No arrests. Senate Republicans had to drag this out of the agency charged with monitoring and prosecuting foreign influence peddling by U.S. officials. The FBI is protecting one of its own fellow Democrats.

What’s the solution? Few Republicans seem to care, and the Democrats are happy to have the FBI as one of their most influential superPACs. If wrongdoing by the FBI is uncovered, nothing will happen, as evidenced after the Durham Report release.

The U.S. House has the power of the purse and could defund the FBI if they don’t reverse course but that will never happen. Instead, the FBI thumbs its nose at Congressional subpoenas, comfortable in the assurance that the DOJ would never prosecute such contempt of Congress. That’s reserved only for Republicans.

Fortunately House Speaker Kevin McCarthy found his spine and tweeted,

Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America.

It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him. Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades.

I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable.

Talk is cheap though. Let’s see of Speaker McCarthy follows through.

The American people stand with Trump though. Following his indictment, Trump’s poll numbers went up, giving him a nearly 40 point lead over the rapidly diminishing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Fifty years ago, many feared a politicized and weaponized FBI under the reign of J. Edgar Hoover. Now those fearing a tyrannical government are in charge and running these agencies.

We now have a federalized police agency targeting political opponents of the party in power. Biden is now in good company with other tyrants who acted similarly including Mao, Stalin, and Hitler.

From Reagan’s “Shining city on a hill” we have Biden’s Banana Republic of America, thanks to the unethical and unscrupulous FBI. The Democrat party, with the able assistance of the FBI and DOJ, is attempting to take out the leading 2024 election opponent to assist their very own Big Guy. So much for the will of the people electing their president.

Welcome to the Banana Republic of America.


Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., is a physician and writer. Follow me on Twitter @retinaldoctor, Substack Dr. Brian’s Substack and Truth Social @BrianJoondeph.


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