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US News:

Game-changing witness emerges with crucial information that could alter Daniel Penny’s destiny…

According to this bombshell witness, on that fateful day aboard a New York City subway train, Mr. Neely, a career criminal, made threats to kill people before Mr. Penny intervened to subdue him. 

Mr. Neely’s mental health and violent tendencies were so serious that he was previously placed on a “Top 50” list of the most at risk homeless people in the city. Local outreach workers believed he was a potential threat to himself and others.

Even more disheartening, the woman testified that she provided a statement to the NYPD, and they still ended up charging Mr. Penny:

FBI whistleblower claims retaliation for raising concerns about accuracy of Wray’s J6 testimony

The lawyer for Intelligence Analyst Marcus Allen told Congress his client, a retired Marine, was once named the FBI employee of the year in his Charlotte, N.C., office but today has found himself without a paycheck and sidelined after raising concerns about the accuracy of Wray’s testimony during a Senate hearing.

In fact, FBI leaders even questioned Allen’s “allegiance to the United States” before suspending his security clearance even though Allen served tours of duty during the Iraq war after the Sept. 11 attacks, wrote attorney Tristan Leavitt, the president of the Empower Oversight whistleblower center that is representing the analyst.

“These circumstances strongly suggest Mr. Allen’s leadership retaliated against him for disclosing his concerns about the veracity of Director Wray’s congressional testimony and suspended Mr. Allen’s security clearance as reprisal for that protected whistleblower disclosure to his supervisors,” Leavitt wrote in a letter sent to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on April 26 and obtained this week.

At issue is testimony Wray gave in March 2021 at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing when, under questioning Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., he left the impression to some that the FBI or law enforcement had not infiltrated certain groups like the Proud Boys that were blamed for the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

More Than 4,000 Illegal Immigrant ‘Gotaways’ Since Title 42 Ended: Border Patrol Chief

 (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

Ruiz reported that Border Patrol agents apprehended 14,752 illegal immigrants, while estimating that another 4,316 got away over the course of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Among those apprehended, Border Patrol agents identified five sex offenders and a wanted felon, while seizing four pounds of marijuana, one pound of cocaine, two firearms, and $58,758.

The Border Patrol chief reported that three of his agents were also assaulted in that 72-hour period.

Bannon, O’Keefe, and Alex Jones discuss OMG’s explosive undercover footage of Fox News Insider

On War Room, Bannon, Jones and O’Keefe discuss OMG’s undercover footage showing a Fox News producer discuss Carlson’s dismissal, advertising pressures and more..

Fox News Producer Tells All to OMG Journalist about Advertising Pressures and Pfizer

A Brave OMG journalist captured undercover footage of his meeting with Fox News Producer Sean Langille who spoke about the impact advertisers have on the network saying “now that he’s (Carlson) is gone, they’re starting to come back.”

California Considering Unemployment Benefits For Illegal Immigrants

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Senate Bill 227would establish the Safety Net for All Workers Act, which would provide benefits for laid-off illegal immigrants, such as $300 per week for up to 20 weeks.

“The program would provide workers who are excluded from Unemployment Insurance solely due to their immigration status with $300 per week, for up to 20 weeks, for each week they are unemployed between January 1, 2025 and December 21, 2025,” the bill stated. “In addition, the bill would: Require the department to promulgate regulations on or before January 1, 2025. Prohibit disclosures of personal information obtained through the program. Require the department to report to the Legislature specified information describing program participation, including outreach efforts and administrative costs.”

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors had adopted a resolution that supported the bill in March, with Supervisor Shamann Walton saying that the workers have earned those benefits.

World News:

Brigitte Macron’s relative beaten up at family chocolate shop by protesters

(left) A picture shows a chocolate shop owned by French First Lady Brigitte Macron’s grandnephew Jean-Baptiste Trogneux. (right) File photo of Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron. Photograph:(AFP)

Local reports have mentioned that according to Trogneux’s father, he was attacked by anti-government protesters on Monday evening in Amiens. 

The victim’s father, Jean-Alexandre Trogneux, told news agency AFP on Tuesday that his son was surrounded by anti-government protesters who insulted “the president, his wife and our family” before attacking him physically. He said, “They’ve crossed the line. I’m flabbergasted.” 

While speaking to the BFM channel, Trogneux said that his son had been left with several broken ribs, a head injury and a hand wound. 

Ukraine claims gains in Bakhmut, shooting down Russian missiles and drones amid overnight barrage

It was also later confirmed that some 18 missiles were launched at Ukraine overnight where flashes and raining debris were seen in Kyiv, as per Reuters (L). Photograph:(Reuters)

The Ukrainian forces claimed to have shot down at least six Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missiles in an overnight missile barrage of nearly 20 missiles and drones, a weapon which Moscow has previously touted as all but unstoppable.

Meanwhile, Russia said it hit “all assigned targets” in Ukraine. 

According to Ukrainian officials, all of the 18 missiles and nine drones launched by Russia overnight were destroyed. This also comes weeks after Kyiv had said it downed its first Kinzhal missile after receiving its first US Patriot air defence system in April.

However, this time around Ukrainian officials did not specify which weapons were used to counter the attack on Tuesday. 

Taiwan allows same-sex couples to adopt children

Taiwan now allows gay couples to adopt unrelated children in another significant move toward full marriage rights.    © Reuters

Under President Xi Jinping, China in 2016 forbade the portrayal of homosexual relationships and in 2021 banned effeminate men on television. In the region, only Thailand is inching toward accepting same-sex civil unions.

Until Tuesday’s amendment, gay couples in Taiwan were not allowed to adopt children to whom they were not biologically related. Only heterosexual couples and single people were allowed to do so.

Advocacy group Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights said the latest reform gives it “more confidence … to follow up on issues such as artificial conception,” referring to in vitro fertilization and surrogacy.

Netanyahu says Israel’s enemies have taken note; Palestinians mark Nakba Day TV7 Israel News 16.05

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underscores that the enemies of Israel have taken note of Israel’s resolve to protect its citizens, soldiers and cities – as was displayed during Operation Shield and Arrow.

The United Nations sponsored an event marking the Palestinian-proclaimed “Nakba Day of Catastrophe” in reference to the inception of the nation state of the Jewish people in the land of Israel.

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen thanks the 32 countries which shunned the UN-sponsored Nakba event – which he referred to as ‘a Palestinian attempt to distort history.’

10 Hong Kong protesters jailed for up to 4 years and 10 months over riot linked to 2019 PolyU siege

Protesters in Yau Ma Tei on November 18, 2019. File photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

Lui Hiu-tin, 28, Mui Chun-ho, 26, Ng Cheuk-wang, 25, Ng Yuet-kiu, 29, O Chun-ming, 26, On Chun-yin, 23, Poon Yi-ching, 28, Tai Cheuk-yan, 22, Wong Chi-yung, 25, and Yu Ka-ching, 26, appeared in front of Judge Anthony Kwok for mitigation and sentencing on Tuesday morning.

On that day, pro-democracy demonstrators had rallied across Kowloon in attempts to reach the campus of PolyU that was occupied by protesters and surrounded by the police.

The 10 defendants were among the 213 people surrounded and arrested as police dispersed protesters that night. All of those arrested were charged with rioting.


A Politically Weaponized FBI is the REAL Seditious Conspirator

Trump manufacturing czar Peter Navarro and Eric Bolling on Newsmax explain how Bill Barr, Bull Durham, and the FBI might rightly be accused of seditious conspiracy along with top leadership in the FBI and intelligence community.

Chip Roy Does Not Hold Back Grilling Pro-Choice Witness On Alleged ‘Getting That Skull Out’ Comment

At today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) questioned a witness about an alleged quote pertaining to abortion.

‘This Should Terrify All Americans’: Rand Paul Issues Dire Warning About Federal Govt Surveillance

At today’s Senate Homeland Committee hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) detailed government surveillance of citizens.

 MTG Introduces Articles Of Impeachment Against FBI Director Christopher Wray

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the articles of impeachment.

“Not only has Director Wray persecuted political opponents in an unprecedented and partisan way, but he has also overseen his agency take actions to shield and protect the current President and his family. A senior FBI official left the agency under a cloud of accusations that he shielded a laptop belonging to the President’s son, Robert Hunter Biden, from a criminal probe,” Greene’s office said.

“It is unacceptable for the Director of the FBI or any civil officer to exercise his power in a way that targets one political class while doing favors for the other,” they continued.

McEnany: They swayed a presidential election

The ‘Outnumbered’ panel discussed the fallout from the release of John Durham’s final report investigating the origins of the Russia probe.

Rep MTG Tears Into DA Matthew Graves For J6 Prosecutions

The implications of this cannot be overstated: Sen. Mike Lee

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the fallout from John Durham’s final report on the Trump-Russia probe and his key takeaways from his findings.


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In A Healthy ‘Democracy,’ John Brennan Would Already Be In Prison

As Durham points out, even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report, and after Brennan admitted no one found a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, the former head of the CIA went on with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, another all-star election “denier,” and claimed that he “suspected there was more” to collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin than Mueller had let on.

That’s all it takes for the former CIA director, a man who was given immense unchecked power — a man who oversaw secret kill lists and was the driving force behind drone strikes on civilians (including an American citizen) — to sign a letter he knew would obstruct the workings of “democracy” and the free press.

CIA officials broke into Senate computer files and viewed emails and drafts of a report on torture. All of it was illegal. Brennan covered up the agency’s actions (also illegal), blamed the Senate, and pushed to fire at least one staffer who was tasked with investigating his agency.

The Obama administration backed Brennan fully, and the Senate moved on. No one put him under oath and grilled him about the specifics. As with the FBI interference in the 2016 election, not one person was held accountable for domestic spying, much less fired.