In The News Feed: Daily Update. News and Headlines.5/15/2023.

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US News:

Illegal immigrant faces life after beheading girlfriend with a machete inside car in Minnesota

An illegal immigrant from Cuba has been convicted of first-degree murder for beheading his girlfriend with a machete in Minnesota after striking her with a dumbbell inside a car.

Alexis Saborit, 44, was found guilty Thursday of attacking 56-year-old America Mafalda Thayer with the 8-pound dumbbell in the city of Shakopee near Minneapolis on July 28, 2021.

Several people witnessed the gruesome attack, which ended with him decapitating her with a machete.

One of the bystanders shot a video that captured the depraved killer pulling the woman’s body out of the car and then picking up her head by the hair.

John Durham releases final report concluding FBI had no verified intel when it opened probe on Trump

“Neither U.S. law enforcement nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion in their holdings at the commencement of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation,” Durham wrote in a 300-plus page report sent to Congress and others and obtained by Just the News.

DOJ was slated to make the report public later Monday.

“The FBI personnel also repeatedly disregarded important requirements when they continued to seek renewals of that FISA surveillance while acknowledging — both then and in hindsight — that they did not genuinely believe there was probably cause to believe that the target was knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of foreign power.”

The report’s release touched off instant outrage and impact on Capitol Hill, where House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan tweeted he planned to summon Durham for testimony next week.

Durham specifically faulted the FBI for relying on evidence from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including the Steele dossier, saying leadership lacked the necessary distrust of politically motivated allegations.

EXCLUSIVE – The FBI’s ‘abuse of power’: Three whistleblowers will lay out how bureau ‘inflated domestic extremism’ stats and prioritized January 6 defendants over child predators in bombshell hearing

Three FBI officials will testify on alleged ‘abuses of power’ by FBI leadership – ranging from discrimination against conservatives to inflation of domestic terrorism statistics – during a public whistleblower hearing by the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government Thursday, has learned exclusively.

Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and head of the select committee, has secured the in-person testimony of suspended FBI special agents Garret O’Boyle and Steve Friend, as well as former FBI State Operations Specialist Marcus Allen. President of Empower Oversight Tristan Leavitt will also be testifying. 

The hearing is set to be held at 9 a.m. ET Thursday and will focus on the ‘abuses of power’ the former officials witnessed. They will be given the opportunity to detail how they have been ‘retaliated’ against by the FBI, according to a source familiar.

Greta: This is the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in 18-year long case

Greta Van Susteren reports the latest developments in the now 18-year long case regarding the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, and shares what Natalee’s mother has told her over the years about the case.

Migrants dumped into US border towns as crossings hit record highs

Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines on how Arizona is addressing the migrant crisis after the expiration of Title 42

Bergquam: Border Patrol Institutes Bag Concierge System for Migrants Crossing the Border

Border expert: MASSIVE migration on ‘pause’ but NOT OVER

The Biden Administration currently is celebrating its handling of the border crisis, with VP Kamala Harris even saying over the weekend that the situation down there is ‘going rather smoothly.’

But it’s definitely too early for such a victory lap, says Todd Bensman, Senior Fellow for the Center of Immigration Studies.

Bensman, who closely monitored the crisis from the border last week, tells Glenn it’s likely that the massive migration into America simply is ‘on pause.’ And when the Biden Administration says otherwise, Bensman explains, it shows that the left underestimates the cunningness of migrants dreaming of life in America: ‘Immigrants are smart people.

They pay very close attention to…any kind of way they can get around the new regime.’

Maryland man leads police on chase with 5-ton military vehicle after being released from jail: officials

“The initial investigation indicates the suspect, identified as Michael D. Stevens II, 38, from Abingdon, had just been released from the Harford County Detention Center before stealing the vehicle,” police said in a statement. 

“Multiple attempts to deploy stop sticks to disable the vehicle were attempted but failed. The truck continued into Baltimore City before coming to a stop on Conkling Street,” the Sheriff’s Office added. “The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to run from the scene. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were able to safely apprehend the suspect.” 

“During his bail review he was released on an unsecured $1,500 bond. He left the Detention Center and stole the vehicle within about 30 minutes,” she added.

Kid Rock a top donor to Daniel Penny’s defense in NYC subway chokehold death

A side-by-side of Marine veteran Daniel Penny and Kid Rock, who donated $5,000 to the 24-year-old’s legal defense fund. (Timothy Clary/Amy Lemus via Getty)

The GiveSendGo fundraiser has surpassed a staggering $2 million in donations with the help of the musician who forked over $5,000 and had a pointed message for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

“Mr. Penny is a hero. Alvin Bragg is a POS. Kid Rock,” the message reads. 

A representative for the “American Bad A–” crooner confirmed he was behind the donation.

Donations have poured in from all over the country since Penny was charged with second-degree manslaughter Friday for fatally choking Jordan Neely, 30, on a New York City train.

Afghan Migrant on Terrorist Watch List Apprehended at California Border

File Photo: John Moore/Getty

The county supervisor confirmed rumors that the Afghan migrant was found with a group of migrants who crossed the border on May 10 — one day before the end of Title 42. The number of migrant apprehensions surged during the two weeks leading up to the end of the Trump-era CDC migrant expulsion protocol.

CBS 8 contacted FBI officials in San Diego who refused to comment on the arrest. A source told the local CBS affiliate the FBI classified the information on the Afghan national.

Two days later, and shortly after the end of Title 42, Tucson Sector agents arrested five more migrants on the TSDB watch list, Breitbart Texas reported.

Homeless veterans reportedly booted from migrant hotels in New York

New York State Assemblyman Brian Maher, R., joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss why some veterans were booted from a hotel to house migrants as the surge continues.

Shocking video shows Border Patrol center in El Paso teeming with migrants

Sobering video shows some 750 migrants packed into a Border Patrol processing center in El Paso, Texas — more than six times the facility’s regular capacity.

US Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) shared the footage of the crowd of mostly men standing amid makeshift beds in the 120-person room Friday.

He said the Central Processing Center handled about 6,000 migrants that day despite its maximum capacity of 1,000.

During a press conference about the crisis after the end of the pandemic-era Title 42, the congressman called it an “astronomical number.”

“A cell that is supposed to hold 90 people was holding 400 to 500,” he said, KFOX reported. “These are not good conditions.”

World News:

Moscow claims first intercept of UK-made long-range projectile

FILE PHOTO: An MBDA Storm Shadow missile. ©  BEN STANSALL / AFP

Russian forces have downed a UK-supplied cruise missile along with several other weapons fired by Ukrainian forces, the Defense Ministry reported in its daily update on Monday.

London confirmed delivering Storm Shadow weapons to Ukraine last week, which were promptly used to attack the city of Lugansk.

The Defense Ministry claimed weapons intercepted in the previous 24 hours included seven anti-radiation HARM missiles, one Storm Shadow missile and seven rockets fired by HIMARS multiple launch weapon systems.

It was the first time that Moscow reported downing a Storm Shadow since the UK confirmed their delivery.

U.S. Sees More Indications of ‘Burgeoning Defense Relationship’ Between Russia, Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receives Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran on July 19, 2022.

The United States is seeing more indications that Russia and Iran are expanding a defense partnership in a way that will help Moscow prolong its war in Ukraine, the White House said on May 15.

Russia is looking to purchase more advanced drones from Iran, while at the same time Iran is looking to buy “billions of dollars of military equipment” from Russia, including aircraft and other military hardware that increase the security threat to Iran’s neighbors, said White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

Drones are the primary military help Iran is providing to Russia, which is seeking to acquire advanced level types, he said.

Iran announced two months ago that it reached a deal to buy advanced Su-35 fighter planes from Russia. Iranian state media said Iran had asked a number of countries to explore the possibility of selling it fighter jets, and Russia had given a positive response to the request. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Israel-Gaza ceasefire holds; Iran’s IRGC pledges support to annihilate Israel TV7 Israel News 15.05

1) An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire has taken effect – with Israel proclaiming victory over the battered Iranian-proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

2) IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Qa’ani reaffirms Iran’s unwavering support for Palestinian terror groups proactively seeking Israel’s annihilation.

3) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secures roughly 2.6 million votes more than his chief rival, yet fails to secure the minimum required for victory – forcing yet another round of elections.

Russia and India reviving rupee settlements in trade

Getty Images/Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Several weeks after rupee-ruble talks were reportedly suspended over concerns by both Russia and India about secondary sanctions, a new mechanism has emerged to facilitate non-dollar settlements.

The traditional allies are turning to settling outstanding non-oil payments with the excess Indian rupees in Moscow’s coffers, according to a top official at India’s United Commercial Bank (UCO Bank), a state-run lender.

Although this is a new approach, the mechanism had actually been in the works since January.

Such a move augurs well for both India and Russia amid New Delhi’s new trade policy that aims to make a dent in the hegemony of the dollar.

Panama Canal | Full Measure

Odds are, many of the products you buy each day or the car that you drive came through one very specific body of water, one built with American manpower and know-how: the Panama Canal.

Most days, it’s business as usual at this critical trade route.

But there are growing concerns about who else is passing through those storied waters. Scott Thuman reports from Panama.

Attacks on Israel | News on The 700 Club: May 15, 2023

Russian mercenary chief offered to give up Russian troop positions to Ukraine: Report

Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin has long feuded with Russia’s military leadership. (AP Photo)

Wagner Group owner Yevgeniy Prigozhin made the offer through back channels to Ukrainian intelligence, according to a trove of leaked Pentagon documents obtained by the Washington Post.

He reportedly requested that Ukrainian forces pull back from the city of Bakhmut and said he would provide intelligence on the Russian military’s troop deployments in return.

Wagner’s mercenary troops had been taking significant losses in the fighting around Bakhmut for weeks.

The private military group often deploys ill-trained soldiers as fodder for the front lines, many of them convicts who accepted service in exchange for shorter sentences.

Russia Losing Ground Around Bakhmut, Says Wagner Leader

According to the leader of the Wagner Group, Russian forces are losing ground around Bakhmut as units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully advance in the area.

The leader also mentions that Ukrainian forces aim to deal with the Wagner Group first before pushing into other regions of Ukraine, and he expects the counteroffensive to cover the entire frontline from north to south.

Ukrainian Commander Touts Successful Advance In Bakhmut; Zelenskiy Gets Weapons Pledge From Britain

Ukrainian soldiers fire a cannon at Russian forces near Bakhmut on May 1

Ukraine’s General Staff said on May 14 that the Russian military continued to focus its main efforts in the Donbas region — made up of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions — on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka, and that about 30 combat clashes took place that day.

The Ukrainian military described Bakhmut and Maryinka as being at the “epicenter of hostilities.” Donetsk regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said on May 15 that four people were killed when a Russian missile attack struck a hospital in Avdiyivka.

The Ukrainian push to break through Russian forces in Bakhmut, coming amid an anticipated spring offensive to recapture areas occupied by Russia following its invasion in February 2022, comes as President Volodymyr continues his tour of European capitals to drum up support and secure fresh deliveries of Western military equipment and aid.

Zelenskiy met with German and French leaders, as well as Italian officials and Pope Francis, over the weekend, and arrived in London on May 15 to meet with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Nuclear Mushroom-Like Cloud Appears In Ukraine After Russian Suicide UAVs Annihilate Its Ammo Facility

Reports indicate that a wave of 21 attack drones targeted the city, with 17 out of 21 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) successfully neutralized during the night, resulting in four direct hits in the Khmelnytskyi region, as confirmed by Yuriy Ihnat, spokesperson for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

The exact weapon that triggered the explosion remains unknown, aside from the reports of a drone strike.

But Russia had attacked a similar storage facility in eastern Ukraine just two weeks before, causing similar destruction and a large crater at the center of the explosion.

The explosion in the footage resembles the chain reaction typically observed during the detonation of large ammunition or explosive storage facilities. 

Library story time for children now features plump bearded men wearing dresses

The current phenomenon that is showcasing drag queen story time to children at publicly-funded institutions like public libraries and public schools rears its head at the small Ontario town renowned as a popular tourist destination, with one of the world’s longest freshwater beaches.

The Eventbrite page and registration form welcome people to join the library for Pride Month activities in the park, followed by story time with dynamic drag artists Fay & Fluffy.

The event is to take place on Friday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In a video about the drag performers by the magazine Today’s Parent, one of the drag performers, Jean-Paul Kane a.k.a. “Fay,” notes that he is a kindergarten teacher with the Toronto District School Board.

Human traffickers getting away with running drug and sex empires | 60 Minutes Australia

If you think Australia’s borders are secure, think again.

Six months ago, in a joint investigation with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, 60 Minutes exposed how criminals are making a joke of the way we enforce who does and doesn’t enter the country.

The rorting is breathtaking. There’s large scale human and drug trafficking, sex slavery, and the shocking exploitation of sex workers.

After our story, the Albanese government promised action ordering an urgent enquiry. The report was meant to be publicly released before last week’s budget.

But instead, the naming findings have been kept secret. But not any longer.


Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Dispute Over Trump’s Former DC Hotel

(Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

A federal district judge threw out the Democrats’ lawsuit in 2018, finding they lacked standing to bring the case. The court found the lawmakers were not injured by being denied the documents and that there was “no historical precedent for members of Congress to even attempt to enforce unmet … demands through the federal courts.”

But a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned that ruling on a 2–1 vote in 2020, finding that the lawmakers had the right to sue. The panel sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration, stating, “The separation of powers, it must be remembered, is not a one-way street that runs to the aggrandizement of the executive branch.”

In the case at hand, the Biden administration sided with the former Trump administration in defense of presidential authority, urging the Supreme Court not to take up the case.

The Supreme Court is expected to hold oral arguments in the case in its new term that begins in October.

Former ICE chief: Biden border policies ‘greatest national security threat since 9/11’

Former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom HomanMatt York | AP

At a recent town hall event in El Paso organized by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Homan spoke on a panel expressing his fear that another terrorist attack against Americans could occur as a direct result of Biden administration policies.

“This administration has created such a crisis that it’s not about immigration anymore. It’s about border security,” he said. “When you cause a crisis this big and take 70% of agents off the line, that makes the border vulnerable.”

Homan also pointed to the record number of gotaways, those who’ve illegally entered the U.S. and evaded capture by law enforcement, which total over 1.7 million reported by Border Patrol agents since the president’s been in office.

Eric Swalwell BLINDSIDED by Video Montage DESTROYING His Narrative

House Republicans Uncover Over Twenty Suspicious Activity Reports on Hunter Biden

House Republicans Uncover Over Twenty Suspicious Activity Reports on Hunter Biden, Treasury Department Buried Documents.

Receipts of Biden-CCP Infiltration Brought Forth by House Republicans, Check Out “The Indictment”

Dirty Politics | Full Measure

As we press into the presidential campaign, it turns out today’s political figures got nothing on our forefathers and their contemporaries.

Lisa Fletcher reports from the library of our sixth president, John Quincy Adams.

Election Questions | Full Measure

As we plow forward with the 2024 presidential campaign, there’s a lingering ghost of elections past. Polls over the years consistently show a majority of Americans don’t trust the election process.

Donald Trump claims the 2020 election was stolen from him. Joe Biden says 60 election challenges were dismissed by courts because they had no merit.

Now as the two men are squaring up for a possible rematch, we set out to learn whether any documented irregularities emerged after the dust settled in 2020.

Our Full Measure investigation found dozens of instances where there were election problems or errors that typically favored Biden.

Today, we highlight a few notable cases and dissect how voter fraud can happen.

At Least 5 Whistleblowers Come Forward Against Biden Family

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

The whistleblowers are in addition to the multitude of witnesses that Republican members of Congress have interviewed behind closed doors.

The whistleblowers range from an IRS agent to an Obama administration stenographer, encompassing alleged corruption in Ukraine and Mexico, along with the FBI and DOJ.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who testified before the House’s new Select Subcommittee on Political Weaponization in 2023, said whistleblower disclosures indicate the FBI has evidence that Joe Biden is aware of the family business schemes, a statement that directly contradicts the president.

5) Joe Biden Bribery Allegations Were Flagged to DOJ in 2018

Bribery allegations were brought to the Justice Department by a whistleblower in 2018 against President Joe Biden; but the allegations were ignored, a former federal prosecutor revealed last week. The second allegation of bribery against Joe Biden involves Hunter Biden’s board membership for Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, the New York Post reported:

Buying the Bidens

Joe Biden wears a mask. To some, he appears as a genial old man, trustworthy and empathetic.

Pull back the mask and you expose a grifter, using his political prowess to trade on his name while raking in millions of dollars through influence peddling.

Now, as the House Oversight Committee is unearthing Biden’s hidden financial records, has the Biden family’s ill-gotten gains finally been exposed? Or is the coverup complete?

Secret Service refuses to hand over emails naming Biden’s Delaware visitors

A Secret Service FOIA officer cited a federal appeals court ruling in New York regarding visitor information for former President Donald Trump’s residences, even though the ruling doesn’t bind the actions of officials in Delaware or in DC.

The Secret Service claimed last year that “no records were located” showing logs of Biden’s Delaware visitors in response to a FOIA request filed by The Post. 

In September, the Secret Service denied an appeal, telling The Post again that “no responsive records” were found after an “additional search of relevant program offices.”

The latest response is different in that it doesn’t deny the existence of responsive records and instead says they cannot be released.


ChatGPT and the Dawn of Computerized Hyper-Intelligence | Brian Roemmele | EP 357

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Brian Roemmele discuss the future of human civilization: a world of human androids operating alongside artificial intelligence with applications that George Orwell could not have imagined in his wildest stories.

Whether the future will be a dystopian nightmare devoid of art or a hyper-charged intellectual utopia is yet to be seen, but the markers are clear … everything is already changing.

Tucker Carlson Reveals His New Show, Also Elon Musk Hires Linda Yaccarino as New Twitter CEO

Daniel Penny’s Arraignment Will Make You Sick, & New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino Is BAD NEWS |Ep.337

Daniel Penny restrained violent criminal and homeless man Jordan Neely on the New York City subway after he threatened to kill people, ultimately leading to Neely’s death. Now, Penny is being charged with second degree manslaughter and could face up to 15 years in prison.

Liz breaks down how this indictment could change the fabric of our nation.

Plus, new Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino has several red flags, and Liz breaks down why she’s a bad selection for the next leader of the tech company.


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