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EXCLUSIVE: Sex, Racism, Corruption in U.S. Marshals Service Revealed

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The documents obtained by The Messenger detail misconduct cited by Grassley, including a chief inspector who took “an alleged prostitute to a vetted USMS apartment in Mexico City, Mexico.”

The inspector was suspended for four days, according to the documents.

They also include dozens of other previously unreported allegations, including a 2017 investigation of a deputy who “had a sexual relationship with an unregistered confidential source, who aided [redacted] in the apprehension of her fugitive uncle.”

That deputy, who resigned from the agency, disclosed the source’s identity to her family and also “received sexual favors from female coworkers at the USMS El Paso Office,” the documents state.

Another deputy was suspended for eight days after he allegedly had sexual relations with a student volunteer intern who flew to the Virgin Islands to see him while he was on temporary duty assignment, according to the records.

Strangers beat and rob woman in brutal NYC attack caught on video

The group made off with the woman’s cellphone, wallet, $25, and bank cards, cops said.Twitter/@WMSBG

A violent group of strangers pummeled and robbed a woman in Brooklyn late Thursday, disturbing new video shows. 

The 46-year-old was walking on Broadway near Roebling Street in Williamsburg around 11:50 p.m. Thursday when the group of six suspects approached and started throwing punches, according to police. 

The flurry of punches began on the sidewalk, but continued on the street, where the victim fell to the ground, according to the clip, posted by the Williamsburg News Twitter account.

Some of the violent group — who appear to be both men and women — kicked the victim when she was down on the ground, the clip shows. 

Illegal border crossings in first 4 months of year greater than populations of 6 states

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So far this year, at least 1,047,528, people have been apprehended or reported evading capture, according to data analyzed by The Center Square.

The total is greater than the estimated populations of Delaware (1,031,985), South Dakota (923,484), North Dakota (780,588), Alaska (732,294), Vermont (647,156) and Wyoming (583,279).

The numbers are larger than 290 of the 300 largest cities in the U.S., edging out the population of Austin, Texas, which is currently the 10th largest city.

Combined, they also total more than the individual estimated populations of 75 countries and territories, including Figi, Luxembourg and the Bahamas.

Police officer clings to roof of speeding car in Iowa chase

Footage from the police car chasing the suspect shows Mr McCarty holding on as the vehicle speeds through what appears to be an industrial area.

The car swerves around corners before the police officer loses grip, falls off the roof, and hits the ground at speed.

Mr McCarty broke his back in the fall, according to the Iowa Capital Dispatch news service.

The driver pleaded guilty in court to causing serious injury with a vehicle and was sentenced to up to five years in prison, the news service added.

Republicans demand answers from NIH director after 2 involved in transgender youth study ‘died by suicide’

The Republicans named Boston Children’s Hospital as one of the clinics that participated in the study. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The message to Dr. Lawrence Tabak, co-signed by Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul and Reps. Josh Breechen, Lauren Boebert and Andy Biggs, among others, highlights “grave concerns” from the lawmakers over the study in which researchers examined 315 subjects  “between the ages of 12 and 20 who identify as transgender and were given cross-sex hormones,” 240 of which were minors. 

“During this study, two young people died by suicide and eleven reported suicidal ideation,” the letter says. “Rather than shutting the study down after such serious adverse events, the researchers published their paper, concluding that the study was a success because cross-sex hormones had altered subjects’ physical appearance and improved psychosocial functioning.” 

“Despite glaring shortfalls, this government-funded research is already being used to further the fallacy that chemically transitioning children is safe and effective,” the Republicans also argued, adding, “It is alarming that vulnerable young people died by suicide while participating in a taxpayer-funded study that will almost certainly inflict devastating physical harm on those who participated.” 

Border Patrol agents come under fire while rescuing abandoned, injured 4-year-old boy

A U.S. Border Patrol agent talks with asylum-seekers waiting between the double fence along the U.S.-Mexico border near Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, May 8, 2023, in San Diego. The migrants wait between the fences to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents.  ((AP Photo/Denis Poroy))

Agents directed everyone, including medical services and the San Diego Fire Department to take cover, and a CBP chopper responded to provide support, along with CBP’s Office of Field Operations Special Response Team. Mexican law enforcement also responded after being alerted by authorities.

The shocking incident came just days after a Border Patrol agent on Saturday reported coming under fire in the San Ysidro mountains. According to CBP, air assets responded and saw a number of individuals just south of the border. One appeared to be carrying a rifle.

“Border violence is a significant threat to public safety and to the Border Patrol agents charged with securing our nation’s borders. This is another example of the inherent dangers that agents face every day,” San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said in a statement. 

Laura Ingraham: This is terrifying

New York City mother of murdered son Madeline Brame says the city ‘completely failed’ Marine veteran Daniel Penny and Jordan Neely on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Oops: $3 Billion Pentagon Accounting Error Means More Arms for Ukraine

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AP reports the error was caused when officials wrongly used valuation for new equipment, rather than for used equipment drawn from U.S. stocks, to assess the cost of weapons already despatched to the war zone.

The poor accounting methodology has been exposed as the Pentagon faces increased pressure by Congress to show accountability for the billions of dollars it has sent in weapons, ammunition, equipment, and training to Ukraine and as some lawmakers question whether that level of support is sustainable, as Breitbart News reported.

The aid surplus was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

To date the U.S. has provided Ukraine nearly $37 billion in military aid since Russia invaded in February 2022.

The National Desk: Top Nonprofit Hospitals Pocketed Billions from COVID Relief Funds

Billions of pandemic dollars were pocketed by top nonprofit hospitals. OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat on Friday to discuss the story.

Nolte: Corporate Media Smear Pregnant Hospital Worker as Racist Bike Thief

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On May 12, a female Bellevue Hospital employee, who is six months pregnant and had just finished a 12-hour shift, got into a confrontation with a group of black teens over a bike rental.

The whole thing was caught on video and then uploaded to social media with commentary that made it look as though the black teen paid for the bike rental and the white woman was some sort of entitled “white supremacist” who tried to steal the rental:

But on Thursday, the New York Post reported that the woman was not only the victim here—the one who had her bike stolen—but a victim of a false accusation of racism by whoever posted the clip with the lie that she tried to steal the bike:

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US and allied naval commanders in Mideast transit Strait of Hormuz, in show of force against Iran

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The USS Paul Hamilton is seen after passing through the Strait of Hormuz Friday, May 19, 2023.(AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

The incredibly rare, joint trip by the three navy chiefs aboard the USS Paul Hamilton, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, saw three fast boats of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard approach the vessel at one point.

There was no immediate reaction in Iranian state media nor from the Guard about the Paul Hamilton’s trip from the Persian Gulf out through the strait to the Gulf of Oman.

However, it was unlikely the Iranians immediately knew that the American, British and French commanders had been aboard the vessel, though at least one Guard member aboard the fast boats was studying the Paul Hamilton with a pair of binoculars.

On the trip through the Strait of Hormuz, at least one Iranian drone watched the Paul Hamilton. Meanwhile, an U.S. Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon also was overhead. U.S. forces also routinely fly drones in the region as well, while a Navy task force also has put some drones out to sea.

Scale of destruction in Sudanese city revealed by satellite images taken before and after conflict

Since the violence escalated, the country has been in crisis – forcing Western countries, including the UK, to act to evacuate thousands of their citizens.

Scores have fled across borders into neighbouring countries, too.

But for many, escape is not an option.

Now Sky News has uncovered evidence showing just how destructive the crisis has been on the ground.

Metropolitan Police officer sacked after sexually assaulting child at a party

Ghadiali, who was attached to the Met’s Central West Command Unit, was found guilty in March following an investigation by Essex Police.

He is due to be sentenced on Wednesday.

Ghadiali has been dismissed from the Met Police after a misconduct panel found he had breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.

The panel found the actions which lead to his conviction to be gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice.

Video: Inside Bakhmut’s blackened nightmare Ukrainians are terrified – but Russia’s domination could be a pyrrhic victory

Although Ukraine has made small gains in the open ground around the flanks, its hold inside the city is looking increasingly desperate.

Russia has captured at least 95% of the buildings and is still pushing forward.

To get to the defensive positions outside the main city means leaving cover and traversing farmland.

Russian drones are looking for movement – targets for their artillery.

Bakhmut appears like a vision from a nightmare.

The buildings are just blackened bones of a place where people used to live.

On the horizon, we witness a smoking wreck of rubble and death.

Iran defies US over executions, putting three democracy protesters to death

In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, protesters chant slogans during a protest over the death of a woman who was detained by the morality police, in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sept. 21, 2022.   ((AP Photo, File))

The Iranian-regime controlled Mizan News Agency, which is affiliated with the country’s opaque judiciary, reported that Saleh Mirehashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saeed Yaqoubi were executed on May 19 in a prison the city of Isfahan.

The Norway-based Iran Human Rights group said that there had been at least 90 executions in the last 18 days, marking May as the “bloodiest month” in the nation over the last five years.

“What we’re witnessing in Iran are not executions, but extrajudicial mass killings to create societal fear to maintain power,” Iran Human Rights Director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said.

Iran’s regime charged the three men with “waging war against God,” a crime that is frequently applied against political activists and dissidents.

Tourist shot to death in popular Mexican resort town days after another tourist killed in machete attack

Playa Zicatela bordered by palm trees, Puerto Escondido, State of Oaxaca, Mexico. (DEA / G. COZZI / Contributor)

No details were revealed regarding the specific circumstances of the man’s death, but he was identified as 27-year-old Víctor Masson.

Masson’s death comes three days after a tourist from Argentina was killed in a machete attack in the state of Oaxaca, generally considered one of the safer states in Mexico, roughly 60 miles west of Puerto Escondido in the hamlet of La Isla.

The Argentine was identified as Benjamin Gamond and Mexican police say he was one of three tourists from Argentina attacked by a man wielding a machete on Friday and that he died in the hospital after the attack. His two travel companions suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

Biden endorses F-16 training for Ukrainians as Zelenskyy is set to attend G7 summit

Zelenskyy has consistently called for the supply of Western fighter jets to bolster his country’s defenses against Russia’s invasion, but has until now faced skepticism from the U.S. that they would turn the tide in the war.

Now, as Ukraine has bolstered its air defenses with a host of Western-supplied anti-aircraft systems, officials believe the jets could become useful in the battle and essential to the country’s long-term security.

Separately, Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, confirmed on national television that Zelenskyy would attend the summit.

Fears grow for Afghan-American journalist Ali Latifi after detention by Taliban

A Taliban gunman on patrol at a World Press Freedom Day event at the office of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association in Kabul. AP

Afghan-American journalist Ali Latifi has been unreachable since he was detained by Taliban authorities in Kabul on Thursday.

Fears are growing for his safety.

Relatives say Latifi was picked up by police on Thursday evening after having dinner at the home of Hashmat Ghani, a prominent tribal leader and brother of former presidentAshraf Ghani.

A taxi transporting Latifi back to his apartment in Afghanistan’s capital was stopped by police in the PD6 area of Kabul at about 9:30pm, according to Hashmat Ghani.

‘Murdered Like Animals’: The Genocide of Christians in Nigeria Reaches New Heights

5,068 Citizens Massacred For Being Christians In Nigeria In 2022, 1,041 Slaughtered In First 100 Days Of 2023

The “pure genocide” of Christians in Nigeria, as it has been characterized by some international observers, has reached new levels, according to an April 10, 2023 report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, also known as “Intersociety”, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Nigeria.

According to the report, since the Islamic uprising began in 2009, 52,250 Christians “have been butchered or hacked to death” in Nigeria. With each passing year, the number of slain grows. In just the first 100 days of this year, “no fewer than 1,041 defenseless Christians were hacked to death by Nigeria’s Jihadists … [from] 1st Jan to 10th April 2023.”

As Open Doors observed a year ago, in Nigeria, “every two hours, a Christian is killed for their faith.”

Bosnian Flooding Inundates Hundreds Of Homes, Vast Farmland

Days of torrential rain have caused flooding in the north of Bosnia-Herzegovina after rivers breached their banks.

The Una and Sana rivers spilled onto surrounding farmland and filled homes, affecting hundreds of residents of the rural areas.

The cities of Bihac, Krupa, and Cazin are among the municipalities most impacted by the flooding.


FBI dropped 4 probes into Hillary Clinton, family’s non-profit ahead of 2016 election: Durham report

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FBI investigators obtained a document containing evidence of one alleged $2,700 illegal contribution that subsequently led to another “contribution of a significant sum of money.” At the time of the alleged initial contribution, it was the maximum amount allowed for an individual donation.

In 2016, FBI field offices in Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Arkansas, and New York launched separate investigations into the Clinton Foundation for “possible criminal activity.”

The FBI’s Little Rock field office revealed in a January 2016 report regarding the Clinton Foundation that it found evidence that “large monetary contributions were made to a non-profit, under both direct and indirect control of [a] federal public official, in exchange for favorable government action and/or influence.”

During an FBI meeting in early 2016, former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe “initially directed the field offices” investigating the Clinton Foundation “to close their cases.” McCabe was described as being “negative,” “annoyed,” and “angry” about the probes.

Federal law and intelligence agencies have become Democrats ‘secret police’

Sky News host James Morrow says the Durham report reaction, or lack thereof, “cuts to the heart” of the American system which “relies on everyone being treated equally”.

The 2016 Russian collusion conspiracy saw an event where “credulous and biased media decided it was up to them to protect America from Trump,” Mr Morrow said.

“And it now looks very much like federal law and intelligence agencies have become the Democrats ‘de facto’ secret police – protecting the left while hounding conservatives.

“This, I have to say, is not the America I grew up with, or which I was taught to revere.”

Lara Trump: We can’t have the FBI and CIA in our elections | John Bachman Now

On Friday’s “John Bachman Now,” Lara Trump tells us her thoughts on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ possible 2024 bid, and widow of ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ comments about Fox News and Tucker Carlson.

THESE FBI actions may be WORSE than the Durham Report

The recent Durham Report exposed inexcusable moves done by the FBI (and by many others, too). But FBI abuses do not stop there.

In fact, Rep. Jim Jordan tells Glenn that recent actions from the agency — like its attempt to CRUSH whistleblowers who speak out — may be worse than the ones Durham revealed.

In this clip, Glenn and Rep. Jordan discuss the recent FBI whistleblower hearing, the way the FBI tries to silence anyone who speaks out, and why recent FBI actions hurt more than a presidential campaign — they’re deeply affecting the everyday American, too…

Rep. Comer: Biden Set Up Family Members Through Deals

Biden did so while not anticipating that he eventually would become president, Comer told The Washington Times.

The then-vice president was focused on setting up family members as highly paid business consultants overseas, according to Comer.

“Everywhere where there are odd payments, the president spent time toward the end of his vice presidency,” Comer told the Times.

Under then-President Barack Obama, Biden traveled to China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and other countries, including Mexico — places where Biden’s son Hunter Biden, brother James Biden, and a small group of associates pursued profitable business deals.

Trump: ‘Also a Victim’ in House ‘Weaponization’ Hearing

“Very sad watching what took place today in Congress regarding Whistleblowers and the FBI,” he wrote on Truth Social. “There has never been a time like this in our Country, the complete weaponization of Justice.

“I am a victim also, but the real victim is the United States of America. Congress must use its purse strings to straighten it out, before it is too late! MAGA 2024.”

Three whistleblowers testified Thursday before the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government about the retribution they experienced for coming forward with statements on several issues.

This included the investigations into the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol, the investigations of parents speaking out at school board meetings, and other instances that the Republicans on the committee say show the weaponization of the government against the American people.


Dan Bongino Reveals the Truth About His Fox News Exit, and the Power of New Media Today

Megyn Kelly is joined by Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, to talk for the first time about his exit from Fox News, the way the media has changed, how the Fox News’ audience is still punishing the network after Tucker Carlson’s firing, and more.

‘Citi Bike Karen’ Lawyer Shows RECEIPTS & Announcers DEFAMATION Lawsuit Against Race Hustling Media!

The attorney for the New York City nurse at the center of a viral bicycle dispute said his client is “in hiding” because her life and job are being threatened over the encounter.

The attorney says he is preparing lawsuits, saying there’s “no question” some outlets defamed his client.

WAYNE ROOT: Everyone Has Missed Real Revelation of the Durham Report: Obama is the REAL ‘Big Guy.’ Obama is the Criminal Mastermind. Obama Committed Treason.

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Obama, Hillary and Joe Biden used the power of the federal government as their own mafia extortion operation. Hillary and Biden were the capos who carried out the crimes, thereby keeping Obama’s hands clean. Obama gave them full license to steal, and free from prosecution. In poker it’s called a “free roll.”

That was the point of the made up “Russian Collusion” story. To frame the new President Trump, and keep him too distracted defending himself, to prosecute Obama, Biden and Hillary.

That was also the point of the FBI declining to prosecute Hillary for her deleted emails. Those emails between her and Obama were enough to get them all hung for treason. Remember Hillary’s words from 2016, “If that bastard (Trump) wins, we all hang from nooses.”

It’s even truer today than in 2016. That is why Democrats are so desperate to stop Trump from winning in 2024. Because there is no statute of limitations for treason.

Durham has opened the door. And I’m betting if Trump wins again, this time he’s going after all of them with a vengeance.