Dr. Anthony Fauci has raised alarm bells by declaring that Biden won’t need to force Americans to get the COVID-19 Vaccine because local mandates will extort anti-vaxxers to get vaccinated if they want to participate in society.
Fauci continued pushing his COVID-19 insanity ignoring the fact that how can the Biden administration mandate a vaccine that has not only not been approved but is also clearly unconstitutional.
“I don’t think you’re going to see a central mandate,” Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said in a CNBC interview on Wednesday. “I think there will be a reflex pushback on that.”
But what I do see in the future are local mandates – at local businesses, local universities, and colleges – so that if people want to do things and be able to participate in activities, they will get vaccinated.
"I don't think you're gonna see a central [vaccine] mandate," says Dr. Anthony Fauci. "But what I do see, in the future, are local mandates." pic.twitter.com/UbHKqIREvb
Biden, Fauci Using The COVID-19 Vaccine To Push Autocracy In America
Fauci like Biden is using the supposed spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant, to prompt local governments such as Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandates regardless of vaccination status.
Contrary to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines suggesting that people who’ve been inoculated against the virus don’t need to wear face coverings.
Fauci nevertheless said vaccinated Americans should be masking up indoors to guard against the Delta variant.
“If you want to go the extra mile of safety, even though you’re vaccinated, when you’re indoors, particularly in crowded places, you might want to consider wearing a mask,”
Fauci added that rising Covid-19 infections in vaccinated people reflect the variant’s “extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person.”
Fauci COVID-19 Fearmongering
The Biden administration missed his target of having 70% of US adults vaccinated with at least their first dose by July 4.
The current first-jab rate among adults is under 66%, and only 57% are fully inoculated, according to CDC data. Among the entire American population, around 49% are fully vaccinated.
The Biden administration has repeatedly said there are no plans to issue a federal mandate or introduce a centralized ‘vaccine passport’ scheme to access public places, but Fauci has increasingly agitated for municipalities, institutions, and private entities to achieve the same effect through local requirements.
He predicted earlier this month in a CNN interview that local mandates will become more common once Covid-19 vaccines have received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration, rather than being distributed under emergency authorizations, as is currently the case.
While Biden lackey US Army General Mark Milley ducked questions about his past comments on “white rage” and critical race theory (CRT), claiming that he wanted to make one thing clear: the military is “apolitical.”
Speaking at a Pentagon press briefing on Wednesday, Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declined when pressed to elaborate on his congressional testimony last month linking the US Capitol riot to “white rage” and defending the military’s teaching of CRT.
“I’m not gonna address specifically white rage or black rage or Asian rage or Irish rage or English rage or German rage or any other rage.
The events of January 6 happened. Those are all gonna get sorted out.”
He added that it was important for the military to understand not only foreign societies, but “our own society – to understand the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and the society they’re coming from.”
Gen. Milley when asked about his prior comments on "white rage:"
US Army General Mark Milley Refuses To Answer For His Previous Trump-Hate Idiocy
Asked again about his use of the term “white rage,” Milley said “I’m not going to discuss it right now. I think it’s a very complicated topic, and we don’t have the time to go into the nuance of it right this minute. I can do that later. I’ll be happy to do that later.”
Milley had used the phrase when testifying to the House Armed Services Committee about the Capitol breach, saying, “I want to understand white rage, and I’m white. What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the constitution of the United States of America?”
He also bristled at suggestions by some members of Congress that military leaders were “woke,” and defended a West Point seminar on CRT, saying it was critically important for leaders to be “open-minded and widely read.”
Milley also sidestepped a question about media reports in the past week about a new book in which it’s alleged he made plans with other military officials last fall to prevent then-president Donald Trump from attempting a “coup” if he lost the November election.
“I know there’s a lot of interest out there in all of these books that are out there, and quoting me and lots of others, etc.,” he said. “I’m not going to comment on what’s in any of those books.”
He added that he had always provided his best military advice, regardless of who was president, and that the Pentagon had “maintained the tradition of an apolitical military.”
“FW: #NEWS: A majority of unvaccinated Americans say they’re unlikely to get the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of outreach efforts,” read the email’s subject line.
The author of the email, identified by Carlson as CNN’s Washington bureau chief, wrote to a colleague: “This is the point re: carrot vs. stick. The carrot is no longer going to work…”
Although the Fox host didn’t identify him by name, CNN’s Washington bureau is currently headed by the network’s senior vice president, Sam Feist.
The suggestive commentary likely would have remained shielded from public scrutiny had the CNN bigwig in question not accidentally sent it to Charlie Kirk, a popular conservative activist, and commentator.
CNN confirmed the authenticity of the email but insisted that there was nothing newsworthy about its contents.
“The email, mistakenly sent to Kirk, was simply acknowledging that current vaccination incentives are losing steam,”
Kirk appeared on Carlson’s program to discuss the strange email, asking:
“Is it CNN’s stated position now that they’re going to try to administer medicine under the threat of punishment?”
Referring to the “carrot vs. stick” analogy used in the email, Kirk wondered aloud: “What does the stick look like in CNN’s world?”
CNN Apologiast Brian “Portato” Stelter
Reacting to the segment on Twitter, CNN’s resident apologist Brian ‘Potato‘ Stelter argued that Carlson had twisted the email to push an “outright lie” about the news network. “CNN has 4,000 staffers.
One exec sends an email about vaccine hostility opining that ‘the carrot is no longer going to work.’
Carlson obtains it. And his show turns it into an outright lie: ‘CNN WANTS TO USE A ‘STICK’ ON THE UNVACCINATED’,” Stelter wrote.
Tucker Carlson's deception in 280 chars:
CNN has 4,000 staffers. One exec sends an email about vaccine hostility opining that "the carrot is no longer going to work." Carlson obtains it. And his show turns it into an outright lie: "CNN WANTS TO USE A 'STICK' ON THE UNVACCINATED"
Farmers in Texas have had it with Biden allowing human traffickers to freely bring illegal immigrants across the US border under his watch — saying that “coyotes abandon people, steal vehicles, vandalize property and threaten the safety and livelihoods of farmers and ranchers” — and now they want the White House to write them a check for the damages.
The largest organization of farmers in America has taken action behind the scenes this summer to recoup the money that its members have had to fork over during the first six months of the Biden administration to cover all sorts of issues prompted by the spike in illegal migration at the US-Mexico boundary, where more non-citizens are being apprehended while attempting to illegally enter the country every month than any other time in the past 21 years, according to federal data.
Texas Farmers Want Biden To Pay Up
Texas Farmers Bureau president Russell Boening told The Post that his group’s farmers, including those who live hundreds of miles north of the international boundary, are seeing human smugglers drive vehicles through their fields of crops, residences broken into, and families left stranded on their property.
The activity has reached a level where farmers are desperate for federal help to stop the crime and cannot sustain the financial hits.
Faced with calls by members to represent their concerns to Washington, the American Farm Bureau Federation, all 50 state bureaus, and the Puerto Rico Farm Bureau sent a letter in early June to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, asking the Biden administration to address what local communities were experiencing.
“Coyotes abandon people, steal vehicles, vandalize property and threaten the safety and livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. They are often criminals who smuggle drugs and firearms into the country, frequently leaving them on farmers’ and ranchers’ property, causing unrest for farm and ranch families,” the letter stated.
The White House agreed to a virtual meeting in late June and farm bureau officials pleaded their case before top federal officials, explaining not only how landowners across Texas were being impacted by rising illegal immigration but the need for financial assistance because of the disaster.
“Local and state border security resources have been exhausted, leaving little help for farmers and ranchers. We respectfully request federal authorities work promptly to provide additional resources and enforce legal immigration to secure U.S. borders,” the farm bureaus wrote.
“The current situation should not be acceptable to you or to any American. People are being treated as a disposable source of income, and landowners are living in fear while Coyotes reap a windfall from leaving people destitute.”
Boening said the financial implications are not yet known, but they include things like broken fences, stolen pickup trucks and ruined crops.
“You have that economic issue and then you have just the safety issue — the mental strain — and to a certain extent being afraid for your own safety on your own property when you’re out checking crops, checking livestock, doing things just in your normal course of business,” said Boening.
Farmers and ranchers who live near the border are accustomed to encountering migrants on their property, even helping the occasional passerby in need of water or a ride into town, but it has evolved since January not only in the number of people coming across, but the involvement of transnational criminal organizations desperate to get families and children into the country whereas high levels of illegal migration during the Reagan, Clinton and Bush administrations were often Mexican farmworkers.
A human smuggler driving a vehicle that is filled with a dozen to two dozen migrants who are being transported from the border to deeper within the state may go off the road to avoid detection and drive through a field, inevitably going through fences that not only mark where property lines end, but also meant to keep livestock in a contained area.
Every time a vehicle rams through a fence, the repairs cost between an average of $1,000 and $4,000.
Some landowners are fixing fences multiple times a week, according to Richard Guerra, a fourth-generation rancher in Roma, Texas.
Boening said he had heard of a property in Lavaca County, more than 200 miles north of the border, where the owner recently lost six fences. On top of the cost of fixing the fence, ranchers risk livestock escaping through a fence hole, especially if a vehicle rams through the fence overnight. Farmers lose crops that are destroyed by vehicles driving through fields.
But that is not the biggest concern for Guerra, who lives in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, where more people attempt to get across than any other part of the nearly 2,000-mile international boundary, in part because it is the most southern part of the US and shortest distance from Central America, from where most migrants are traveling.
“The biggest expense is the fever tick. It comes from Mexico because Mexico does not do what the US government does. We have laws, we get restrictions, and then we have to abide by to keep our cattle clean. Well, Mexico doesn’t,” said Guerra.
“But it’s not just limited to animals and horses. Some of these migrants also carry the fever tick [as a result of passing through Mexico into the US]. And when they step on your property, chances are they’re going to drop the tick.”
The cost and length of time that farmers and ranchers must spend to eradicate a fever tick breakout is exorbitant. One expense in resolving fever ticks is hiring helicopters to spray, up to $400 per hour, Guerra said.
Some of the costs sustained by landowners can be reimbursed by insurance companies, but for lost crops and fences that need to be rebuilt several times a week or month, the landowners are often on their own, and that is where they are looking for the government to help in a way similar to how the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency helps people affected by natural disasters.
“When there’s a disaster of some kind — people lose property or lose their home, or lose part of their property — there’s places that you can go apply and say, ‘OK, this is what I lost. Here’s my documentation,’” said Boening. “We don’t have a direct way to do it. I mean, if the administration is going to come up with something, it’s going to have to be administered and run by them.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has deployed state law enforcement and National Guard to the border, as well as law enforcement from non-border states. He has vowed to put up hundreds of miles of border wall up and down the state’s 1,250-mile boundary with Mexico, but neither of those addresses the flow of people or cartels’ involvement.
Boening said it is the federal government’s responsibility to resolve this, as well as help those who have been impacted, including the migrants themselves who are victimized through the smuggling process.
Farm Bureau officials from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas met with White House representatives four weeks ago.
“They assured us that they were taking it to the administration, and they would get back with us on some things that the administration is doing,” said Boening. “I haven’t seen that yet.”
Beijing must be quaking in its boots: If officials there don’t shape up, who knows? Biden might castigate them a second time.
The White House statement, which blames the Chinese government for the massive hack of Microsoft Exchange servers this year and other attacks since 2011, reads like self-parody: It sternly (and rightly) scolds Beijing — but doles out no consequences to make the Chinese pay or to deter future attacks.
“The United States has long been concerned about the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) irresponsible and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace,” it chides. And so “today, the United States and our allies and partners are …” — wait for it! — “… exposing further details of the PRC’s pattern of malicious cyber activity.”
Exposing details — that’s it?
Oh, wait: Washington also got the Europeans to issue similar condemnations (everyone knows how fearsome they can be against China). And it charged four Chinese nationals, including three intelligence officers, with stealing information dating to 2011. (Too bad none is in custody or likely ever to stand trial.)
It looks like those “allies” would only join in as long as the entire effort was toothless. But this tells Beijing that Washington cares more about a show of unity than actually making the bad guys pay. If anything, the Chinese will only feel emboldened to wage more attacks.
Meanwhile, their digital assaults have cost “governments and businesses billions of dollars in stolen intellectual property, ransom payments and cybersecurity mitigation efforts,” notes Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Cybersecurity expert Dmitri Alperovitch warns that Beijing’s breach of Microsoft systems, which put hundreds of thousands of businesses and private info at risk, were “much more dangerous than the Russian SolarWinds hacks” last year, yet those triggered US sanctions against Russian culprits. The failure to punish any “PRC-affiliated actors” now looks like “a double standard,” says Alperovitch. “We treat China with kid gloves.”
China is increasingly testing the West — in the South China Sea, by withholding COVID data, over Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Uyghurs … Let’s hope Biden summons the will to finally push back meaningfully before it’s too late to matter.
New cases of COVID-19 are spiking across the US, fueled by the more infectious Delta variant — stoking fears of a virus resurgence as President Biden pleads with unvaccinated Americans to roll up their sleeves.
The rise also occurred in every state, as well as in the nation’s capital, where Biden on Monday urged those who haven’t yet been jabbed to get their shot as soon as possible.
“If you’re unvaccinated, you are not protected,” Biden told reporters. “So please, please get vaccinated now. It works. It’s safe, it’s free, it’s convenient. You know? This virus doesn’t have to hold you back any longer.”
Less than 400,000 Americans are currently getting their first vaccine dose daily, down from a high of more than 2 million a day in April. More than 90 million of those eligible have not gotten a dose, the Associated Press reported Monday.
As a result, hospitalizations due to the virus have also increased 35.8 percent between July 7-13 compared to the previous seven days, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Doctors are attributing the uptick to the highly contagious Delta variant, which first emerged in India last year and is up to 80 percent more infectious than the original strain.
Epidemiologists told the Wall Street Journal that the rise in cases and hospitalizations across the US has been more severe in states with lower vaccination rates.
In Arkansas, just over 40 percent of the population age 12 and up is fully vaccinated, according to state data.
Nationwide, under half (48 percent) of the population is fully vaccinated, CDC data shows, while only just over half (56 percent) have gotten at least one shot.
Just 38 percent of people ages 18 to 29 received at least one dose — the lowest rate of any group, according to a CDC report last month cited by the Wall Street Journal. Elderly Americans had the highest rate at 80 percent, the report found.
“We’re in a hot mess,” Ben Amick, an epidemiology professor at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences told the outlet.
“Everybody’s tired. Everybody’s exhausted. Everybody’s ready for it to be done, and everybody believes that it was done earlier in the summer. We have a substantial problem now.”
Deaths from the virus also rose 25 percent last week, reaching an average of 250 per day, according to a Reuters analysis.
Fears of the variant’s continued spread, meanwhile, spooked Wall Street Monday, with the Dow plunging 725 points, or 2.1 percent — in its worst day since October. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also fell 1.6 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
US Senate Democrats are reportedly preparing to overhaul the nation’s military Selective Service System to require that all Americans, including women, be required to register for the draft.
Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has authored legislation expanding the registration requirement to include women, Politico reported on Monday, citing a copy of the bill. The current registration mandate applies only to males, when they reach 18, and carries potential fines or imprisonment for violators.
The legislation may be attached to the National Defense Authorization Act, meaning it could become a trading chip as lawmakers push back and forth on a must-pass bill through which Congress oversees military policy and budgeting.
Military Selective Service System
Although the US hasn’t conscripted soldiers through a draft since 1973, the inclusion of women in the Selective Service System is controversial.
The Obama administration opened all combat roles to women in 2015, despite a Marine Corps study that showed female troops underperformed males and were more than twice as likely to be injured.
Lawsuits have challenged the constitutionality of male-only draft registration. The US Supreme Court declined last month to hear a case filed by the National Coalition for Men, but three justices said the current mandate may be unconstitutional and outdated.
Congress, which stopped short of passing past bills to require women to register for the draft, created a commission to study the issue. The panel last March recommended the move, saying, “This is a necessary and fair step, making it possible to draw on the talent of a unified nation in a time of national emergency.”
Two more Texas Democrats who traveled to Washington, DC to protest an elections integrity bill have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total infected up to five.
After three of the more than 50 who traveled to DC last week tested positive for Covid-19 – despite all three being fully vaccinated – the House Democratic Caucus announced it was testing all other lawmakers and staff on the trip. Two more positive cases were found.
Texas Democrats COVID rules for thee, but not for me
Despite the Democrats pushing for their draconian lockdown laws, and such rules as being masked on airplanes, these fugitives from Texas threw away the COVID rulebook refusing to wear masks and social distance when making their escape from the Lone Star State.
The news of two more Texas Democrats comes on the heels of TuskerDaily reporting that Vice President Kamala Harris, who met with some of the group on Tuesday and praised their obstructionist efforts, announcing she would not be quarantined in light of the news.
It was later reported she visited Walter Reed Medical Center, though the appointment was described as “routine.”
It all was met with mockery on social media, similar to the first three cases, with many pointing to the trip as a failed media stunt, full of maskless pictures of the protesting Democrats together.
So pretty much everyone can be point at this and scream “SEE?”
1. Anti-vaccine folks seeing the breakthrough 2. Republicans who are pointing out all the photo ops with no masks 3. Liberals who are still insistent that the virus is around even harder and we need more restrictions https://t.co/QD8OTuUvzP
State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer has revealed that he is one of the latest caucus members to test positive for Covid-19. Rep. Celia Israel of Austin also tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms. Both are fully vaccinated.
In a Twitter thread, Israel highlighted both her infection and delaying her own wedding to go to DC as examples of the “sacrifice” and the “risk” she and others are apparently taking on their trip.
Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. What this highlights is the risk every @TexasHDC member continues to face to defend the state we love and the Texans we represent.
Despite my setback, I will continue to push forward and fight for every Texan to have their voices heard
There has been an increasing number of high-profile cases in which fully vaccinated individuals appear to become infected.
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Florida) announced on Monday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, but he has been vaccinated since the vaccine was first available to him earlier this year.
Rock band Foo Fighters also recently announced the cancellation of what was intended to be a concert exclusively for fully vaccinated individuals, due to someone within the band’s “organization” testing positive.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has blasted the Democrats multiple times for fleeing the state to avoid voting on the new elections bill – which would increase ID requirements and ban things such as drive-thru voting – and said the lawmakers will be greeted with handcuffs upon their return.
“What the law is, it’s in the Constitution, and that is the house, the State House of Representatives who were here in the Capitol in Austin right now, they do have the ability to issue a call to have their fellow members who are not showing up to be arrested, but only so long as that arrest is made in the state of Texas,” the governor told Fox News last week, adding the Democrats will be arrested and forced back into the state capitol the moment they are back in Texas.
Republicans cited the fact that there are too many lingering questions — including how the Democrats plan to pay for their bloated budget.
“How can I vote for cloture when the bill isn’t written?” Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) asked on “Fox News Sunday.” “Unless you want program failure, unless Schumer doesn’t want this to happen, you need a little bit more time to get it right.”
Cassidy called on Schumer and the White House to work with them on a version that could pass the chamber.
“Right now, I can frankly tell you that they’ve not. We’re competing with their $3.5 trillion plan. They want everything reasonable on their side, not helping us,” he said. “Again, we can pass this. We just don’t need program failure.”
But he said “if we get the pay-fors, we can pass this.”
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), like Cassidy one of the group of 22 bipartisan senators trying to hammer out the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal, said talks are continuing over the weekend on how to pay for the massive plan.
“We are still negotiating. In fact, last night I was negotiating some of the final details with the White House, and later today we’ll be having additional negotiations with the Republicans and Democrats who come together to put this bill into a track that’s very unusual for Washington,” Portman said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“This is a little confusing for people because it’s actually 11 Republicans and 11 Democrats putting this together. Chuck Schumer, with all due respect, is not writing the bill. Nor is [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell, by the way. So that’s why we shouldn’t have an arbitrary deadline of Wednesday,” he said.
He said one proposal to help fund the deal by increasing Internal Revenue Service enforcement of tax cheats is no longer an option in the infrastructure legislation.
“That’s one reason we’re having initial meetings today and had more meetings over the past few days on this topic. There are other ways to do this,” Portman said. “I’ve been on the phone a lot with the congressional budget office and with the joint committee on taxation over the weekend. And we have a number of pay-fors. And that’s important that it be paid for.”
Republicans Blast Chuck Schumer and the Democrats Infrastructure Idiocy
GOP Sen. Rob Portman says the improvement of IRS enforcement of existing laws is not included in his proposal as a potential method to pay for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. “There are other ways to do this.” #CNNSOTUpic.twitter.com/OJbuPmeCAj
He said the IRS proposal faced opposition from other Republicans and the budget bill, that Democrats are hoping to push through the Senate by reconciliation, also included proposals for the IRS.
Boosting tax enforcement is estimated to raise $100 billion over 10 years.
“One reason it’s not part of the proposal is, and we did have pushback. Another reason is that we found out that the Democrats were going to put a proposal into the reconciliation package, which was not just similar to the one we had but with a lot more IRS enforcement,” Portman said.
He was asked by CNN host Dana Bash about why the Republicans had a problem with Schumer wanting to force a vote on cloture, a process that would allow for debate to begin.
“Start debate on what? We don’t have a product yet. And we won’t have a product until we can finish the negotiations properly,” Portman said.
“Again, this is a complex bill. It involves several committees. It involves a lot of very tough issues, because we have got to resolve them between us first.”
Schumer announced he had scheduled the votes for Wednesday, even though the details were being negotiated.
“The time has come to make progress,” he said in a speech on the Senate floor. “And we will. We must.”
Sixty votes are needed to begin debate on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill – meaning 10 Republicans will have to vote with all 50 Democratic senators.
While the bill addresses typical infrastructure projects like roads and bridges, the $3.5 trillion budget package includes a spending hike for education, efforts to battle climate change and social programs like Medicare.
McConnell rips Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s infrastructure plan as “a grand socialist experiment.”
Schumer said he wanted Democrats to reach an agreement on the $3.5 trillion plan so that all 50 Democratic senators would support the deal and ram it through the chamber with 51 votes under reconciliation, a parliamentary procedure that allows them to bypass the 60-vote filibuster with Vice President Kamala Harris’ vote topping the threshold.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn’t consider the bipartisan bill until the Senate passed the larger package through reconciliation.
Cassidy said he supports the infrastructure plan.
“The $1.2 trillion is good for the United States of America. it would be bipartisan, representing the interests of all 50 states, not just those represented by Democrats, it actually addresses pent up demand for roads and bridges of my state, across the nation, and other things important,” Cassidy said on Fox News.
“Now the $3.5 trillion, if they want to go there on a straight party line vote, fueling ... inflation, making people more dependent upon the government. They’re going to address that. I’m just trying to take care of the infrastructure that our country needs that my state needs,” he said.
Nearly 190,000 migrants tried to illegally enter the United States from its southern border in June – the highest number in more than 20 years, and as much as ten times the total recorded during some months under Trump.
Highest Number of Illegal Immigrant Border Crossings in over 20-years.
June’s statistics were also over 8,000 people more than May, nearly 10,000 more than April, and over 80,000 more than February.
The number of illegal border-crossing attempts shot up considerably following the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
101,095 attempts were made in February the first full month after Joe Biden’s White House reversed many of former President Donald Trump‘s tough immigration policies that had kept illegal immigration in check.
The number of illegal border crossings is now as much as ten times higher than during Trump’s presidency, where the number of attempted crossings was as low as 17,106 in April 2020.
Biden has taken a different tone to Trump in his border policies, opting to halt construction of a southern border wall and backing a bill – that was passed by the House in March – which gives illegal immigrants in the country a pathway to citizenship.
One of Biden’s first acts in office was to terminate Trump’s ‘National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States.
However, as TuskerDaily reported the increase in attempted border crossings under the Biden administration has seemingly forced the president to change his position on immigration.
“I can say quite clearly: don’t come over,” Biden told illegal immigrants after being hit with a huge increase of 72,000 border crossings in March.
The call did not appear to have any considerable impact on the number, which has continued to rise month on month.
Once again the Democrats show their COVID hypocrisy as Kamala Harris ignores the rules her draconian party demands every American submit to.
Despite being in maskless contact with two Texas House Democrats who tested positive for COVID-19, US Vice President Kamala Harris does not plan to self-isolate, her aide told the media.
Harris’ spokesperson Symone Sanders confirmed in a statement over the weekend that Harris met with members of the Texas state legislature this week after they ‘fled’ to Washington, DC to avoid voting on an elections integrity bill in their home state.
Three have since tested positive for COVID-19 and will need to quarantine for 10 days.
COVID Rules For Thee…None For Me
Images of Harris speaking with the Democrats in an indoor setting showed no one appeared to be wearing masks.
Sanders said the vice president did not have “close contact” with the Democrats and only met with two of the three infected, adding, all three Democrats who tested positive for COVID-19 were previously vaccinated as well.
“Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined. The Vice President and her staff are fully vaccinated,”
The Texas Democrats met with numerous other politicians while in DC, including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York), though the Democrat leader said he was not in contact with anyone who was infected.
Harris met with the group on Tuesday. The first positive test came Friday evening and the following two on Saturday. The Texas politicians were heavily mocked on social media following the positive tests, as critics spread images of the politicians making their trek while none appeared to be masking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine after being in contact with someone who is Covid positive, but they do recommend monitoring symptoms for two weeks.
Harris has been traveling the country promoting Covid-19 vaccinations.
One of the cities she recently visited, Las Vegas, has already gone back to requiring masks for people in indoor settings, with health officials citing recent upticks in cases as the reason.
California health officials have put forth the same guidance in Los Angeles.
There have been multiple high-profile cases of people who are vaccinated getting infected with COVID-19.
A Foo Fighters concert that had been scheduled for this week required attendees to be vaccinated, but it was ultimately canceled after someone within the “organization” tested positive.
They were not initially planning to self-isolate since they were participating in a ‘daily contact testing pilot’ which would allow them to continue essential government business even after the risky contact.
However, following a backlash, both the prime minister and the chancellor decided to self-isolate, with Sunak admitting that “the sense that the rules aren’t the same for everyone is wrong.”
It’s a nightmare scenario for some former Harris staffers who watched nervously as their former boss ascended the national political stage. Many of them remain loyal Democrats and fans of Biden, but they didn’t want to see a boss with whom they’d had a bad experience become the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer.
Biden, at 78, was already the oldest person to assume the US presidency. He’ll be a few weeks shy of his 82nd birthday on Election Day 2024, and there’s already speculation six months into his term over whether he’ll run for reelection.
Traumatized Kamala Harris Staffers
The outlet interviewed a dozen former Harris staffers from various points in her political career, nearly all of whom “spoke on condition of anonymity to protect professional relationships, adding that Harris’ job trajectory means it’s well within reason she could become the most powerful person on the planet.”
That’s a terrifying prospect for ex-aides who recall a “toxic” and “reactionary” workplace infused with “a sense of paranoia in that office that you never knew when she was going to snap at you.” One former staffer who had mostly positive things to say about Harris conceded that her staffers were often “so stressed out that they were making themselves sick. Is that toxic? I don’t know.”
The comments from former staffers echo those published earlier this month in Politico. “People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses, and it’s an abusive environment,” said one person with knowledge of Harris’s management style. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s—t.”
Some people have defended the vice president against the charges of staff abuse, including Anita Dunn, a senior White House aide who served as a “damage control” adviser to disgraced Hollywood pervert Harvey Weinstein. According to Dunn, the situation in the VP’s office was “not anywhere near what you are describing,” though she declined to elaborate as to whether it was better or worse than the situation being described.
Within the community of Traumatized Kamala Harris Staffers, the Politico report “went around like wildfire,” as many “recognized treatment they had seen” during their time in her office. One former aide even forwarded the story to their therapist along with a note that read: “Rarely in life are we publicly vindicated.” The ex-staffer told Insider they sought therapy to “resolve trauma from the on-the-job abuse” after Harris was selected as Biden’s running mate in 2020.
Their accounts described Harris as an unpredictable boss who would unleash “a lot of verbal abuse” upon staffers who failed to fulfill her erratic demands, or even for handing her the wrong type of pen. The traumatic work environment could explain why Harris had one of the highest staff turnover rates among U.S. senators between 2017 and 2020.
A former aide who worked for Harris in the California attorney general’s office said the reports coming out of Harris’s office just a few months after Biden was inaugurated were “very concerning” and delivered a vague yet ominous warning to the American people: “It’s important to both the nation and the Biden administration that this doesn’t happen again.”
A woman, dubbed by the internet as the Victoria’s Secret Karen Meltdown after she was filmed in hysterics, crying and pretending to pass out after another woman, Ijeoma Ukenta, accused the “Karen” of trying to hit her.
In the viral video, the blonde woman causing a scene in the middle of a Millburn, New Jersey, lingerie store began sobbing and wailing on the floor after Ukenta began recording.
Ukenta, who is black, claimed the aggressor was the other woman, whose attitude seemed to instantly change and who started to play the part of the victim once Ukenta’s camera started rolling.
She can be seen on tape yelling at Ukenta, complaining about being recorded, and chasing her around the store in an apparent attempt to force her to stop filming.
According to TMZ, Ukenta said she continued to film despite the woman’s advances and alleged threats in order to protect herself until police arrived. She told the outlet she was afraid the woman would make false claims against her and wanted video proof she was telling the truth.
Victoria’s Secret Karen Meltdown
The purported assailant allegedly told the police she was yelling at Ukenta to stop filming because she was afraid the video would be posted online and that she might face repercussions.
Since the incident, the clip has, in fact, gone viral. It’s received more than 70,000 likes on Twitter and topped 2,500 comments.
All Ukenta wanted, she said in the video, was to indulge in a free pair of panties from a deal run by the lingerie chain but, instead, she had to deal with the revenge of a Karen. In an update, a representative for the Essex County Prosecutors Office told TMZ that it was investigating whether any laws were broken in the exchange.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling on President Biden to stop denouncing and spreading lies about the Lone Star State’s sweeping election reform bill.
In a video posted Tuesday evening to Twitter, the governor began by remarking on the commander-in-chief previously accusing him of “Neanderthal thinking” for reopening his state earlier this year.
“It turned out he was wrong,” Abbott said.
“Well, now President Biden is calling Texas names again,” he continued. “This time, he’s chastising us for making it easy to vote but hard to cheat. And once again, President Biden ignores the facts.”
“The fact is that Texas is passing a law that expands, not reduces, the hours of early voting,” the governor added. “That’s more than many states, including President Biden’s home state of Delaware, which has zero hours of early voting.”
He also noted that the law will help prevent mail-in ballot fraud and “uphold the integrity of our elections and ensure that Texans who do qualify to vote by mail will have the ability to do so.”
Stop Lying About Texas Election Reform Bill
Biden has a pattern of spreading misinformation & he's at it again today.
The #txlege is passing a law that EXPANDS early voting hours & prevents mail-in ballot fraud.
The Texas state Senate approved the sweeping bill Tuesday night, one day after dozens of House Democrats scurried away from Texas like rats abandoning a sinking ship to prevent the chamber from taking up the legislation.
The state Senate approved the bill on an 18-4 party-line vote. Nine Senate Democrats had joined 51 of their House colleagues in hightailing it to Washington, DC, though this was not enough to deny the upper chamber a quorum.
However, the legislation is now stalled due to the absence of a quorum in the House.
ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Veteran Capitol observers say this is unchartered territory. Photo from Democrat on the plane. https://t.co/YOuOMb0A2mpic.twitter.com/abWoARvFIC
Democrats Can’t Explain How Blacks, Or Anyone Else, Will Be Prevented From Voting
Republicans say the measures in the bill — which include ending drive-thru and 24-hour polling places, banning ballot drop boxes, and empowering partisan poll watchers — are designed to ensure the integrity of the vote by preventing voter fraud.
Amazingly, Democrats called many of the rules the Texas bill does away with “temporary measures that were needed because of the COVID pandemic.” But now that the pandemic is over, which negates the need for these measures, the Democrats immediately played the race card.
Just as they had done in Georgia, Democrats accused the Texas legislation of an attempt by Republican racists to stop minorities from voting.
Biden could only accuse it of being an ‘inconvenience’:
“In Texas, for example, the Republican legislature wants to allow partisan poll watchers to intimidate voters and impartial poll workers. They want voters to dive further, and be able to be in a position where they wonder who’s watching them.
To wait longer to vote … [T]hey want to make it so hard and inconvenient that they hope people don’t vote at all.”
And as usual, the Democrats refuse to answer why it’s wrong for people to have to show a picture ID to vote, but these same Americans must show a picture ID to buy liquor, and cigarettes, or when trying to cash a check.
Twitter’s attempt to relaunch their Blue Checkmark verification process crashed and burned after they handed out blue checks to bot accounts.
In May, Twitter announced verifications would be relaunched only for “notable” and “authentic” users, having shut it down in 2017 after users complained it was “arbitrary and confusing,” apparently mistaking them for “an endorsement or an indicator of importance.”
The doling out of blue checks to political figures was a particular source of controversy, with those on the opposite side of the political spectrum howling with anger when their ideological adversaries received the blue check, given its similarity to a congratulatory blue ribbon.
Twitter had specifically nixed the blue checks after Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, organizer of the infamous Charlottesville riot, was awarded one in November 2017 – presumably as a significant figure in the news – only for Twitter users to come down screeching on the platform, accusing it of endorsing white supremacy.
Twitter Blue Checkmake Relaunch Completly Screws The Pooch
Twitter admitted on Tuesday, that they accidentally allowed six fake accounts to be verified, all of which were created on June 16. It’s not clear exactly how long they were up before they were either falsely verified or taken down, however.
Most of the short-lived blue-checked accounts had not posted so much as a single tweet before they were spotted by self-described data scientist Conspirador Norteño, let alone a photo or other glimmer of authenticity, and those “users” who’d bothered with profile photos at all had seemingly dredged up some stock images for the purpose.
Other account pictures were apparently AI-generated, using sites such as thispersondoesnotexist.com, other images were just anime characters – and internets go to profile pics ‘cats‘.
Twitter told tech blog the Daily Dot on Tuesday:
“We mistakenly approved the verification applications of a small number of inauthentic (fake) accounts.
We have now permanently suspended the accounts in question, and removed their verified badge, under our platform manipulation and spam policy.”
Two of these six accounts (@kayitlii and @aykacti) have photographs of people as their profile pics. Despite the presence of the blue verification checkmark, neither image is likely to depict the account holder as both images appear to be stolen. pic.twitter.com/IQnt9ZRFIZ
These 976 accounts are part of an astroturf botnet consisting of (at least) 1212 accounts. The network is split into followers, which follow the aforementioned verified accounts as well as other members of the botnet, and followees, which are followed by the other bots. pic.twitter.com/wKKfC2PRX8
The mistakenly verified accounts had gone to at least nominal lengths to disguise themselves, attempting to conceal their nonexistence by racking up hundreds of followers – though almost all accounts had added the same ‘friends’. Indeed, all the new ‘followers’ accounts had been created on June 19 or June 20, according to @conspirator0, who dug up the scandal. The botnet apparently included about 1,212 accounts in total.
Facebook’s former chief security officer, Alex Stamos, suggested on Twitter that the ‘mistake’ could have been an “inside job,” noting that Instagram had recently been subject to a similar assault. Stamos also noted that many of the account names among the newly arrived Twitter invaders were Turkish, suggesting a potential national link – or at least an attempt to imply one.
Twitter’s New ‘Blue Checkmark’ Requirements
The new regulations require accounts to have been active in the past six months, and to fit “one of several criteria: government, companies, brands and organizations, news outlets and journalists, entertainment, sports and gaming, activists, organizers and other influential individuals,” the platform declared in May, adding that it planned to expand into “scientists, academics, and religious leaders” later in the year.
Users hoping to gain the coveted blue check must also have a clean record with regard to rule violations, meaning nothing that had caused them to be locked out of their account for longer than 12 hours within the previous year. A more controversial rule requires users to refrain from “behavior such as harassment or posting content that promote[s] the supremacy of a particular group, both on and off Twitter.”
Vice President Kamala Harris met with fugitive lawmakers who fled Texas to block the state’s Republican majority from passing election-security legislation, comparing them to suffragettes and other past champions of voting rights.
“Defending the right of the American people to vote is as American as apple pie,”
The Over-The-Top Idiocy Of Vice President Kamala Harris.
The VP praised the politicians for their “courageous stand” and “patriotism,” saying that they made great sacrifices to protect voting rights.
While speaking on Monday at an event in Michigan, she said the Texans were “marching in the path that so many others before did, when they fought and many died for our right to vote.”
She said she wanted to put their efforts in historical context, noting pivotal incidents that helped advance voting rights, including an 1867 appeal to Congress by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, arguing that black men should be allowed to vote, and the 1913 suffragette march down Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue.
“And 2021, the Texas Legislature came to Washington, DC,” the VP screeched.
.@VP Kamala Harris to Texas Democrats: "Defending the right of the American people to vote is as American as apple pie." pic.twitter.com/WpfhL1hV7u
The Vice President’s over-the-top idiocy came just hours after Texas Governor Greg Abbott vowed to arrest the absconding lawmakers upon their return to the state and Texas House Republicans voted to approve warrants to round up their Democrat colleagues by force, if necessary.
Texas is one of several Republican-controlled states in which lawmakers have introduced or passed bills to shore up election security in the aftermath of the 2020 vote, when former president Donald Trump alleged that he lost because of massive fraud.
Dems Can’t Explain How Exactly The Texas legislation Would Stop Blacks or Anyone Else from Voting.
President Joe Biden and other Democrat politicians have framed the state bills as an attempt to keep non-white people from voting. “We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” Biden said on Tuesday. “That’s not hyperbole – since the Civil War.” He called the state legislation “an unfolding assault” and “an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote.”
The House bill’s major provisions include an ID for voting by mail, increased access for poll watchers to observe the counting of votes and bans 24-hour, and drive-through service for early voting.
It also would prohibit the sending of vote-by-mail applications to people who haven’t requested them.
A Senate version of the bill, which has largely the same provisions, was passed on Tuesday in a party-line vote.
But neither that bill nor the House version can become law if the House can’t gather a quorum before a special legislative session ends next month.
Abbott has said he will call more special sessions until votes are held. Two-thirds of the 150-member House must be present, and Republicans hold an 83-67 majority.
Social media users pointed out the irony of many Democrats calling for the elimination of the Senate filibuster rule, which allows the minority Republican caucus to stall partisan bills, while praising the Texas Democrats for keeping their state House from voting on legislation.
“Let’s see now, Democrats denying a quorum in Texas to prevent legislation they cannot defeat is good,” author Richard Paolinelli said. “GOP denying debate on a bill they cannot defeat by using the filibuster is bad. If you agree with both of the above statements, you might be a hypocrite.”
Let's see now:
Democrats denying a quorum in Texas to prevent legislation they cannot defeat is GOOD!
GOP denying debate on a bill they cannot defeat by using the fillibuster is BAD!
If you agree with both of the above statements, you might be a hypocrite.
— Richard Paolinelli – A #Superversive Scribe (@r_d_paolinelli) July 12, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris Praises Cowardly Fugitive Texas Democrats, Vice President Kamala Harris Praises Cowardly Fugitive Texas Democrats, Vice President Kamala Harris Praises Cowardly Fugitive Texas Democrats
A video showing actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson saluting former President Donald Trump as he arrived at a recent UFC fight has enraged Twitter’s cancel culture mob.
First posted to TikTok on Monday, the footage shows Trump as he entered the T-Mobile area near Las Vegas for the UFC 264 event over the weekend, with Gibson briefly seen saluting him in the background.
The crazy thing is, you didn't even need to know why Mel Gibson was trending to know that he probably did something shitty.
For those liberals that still have some gray matter left in their noggin, and many ‘right side of history’ Conservatives, just couldn’t comprehend why Mel Gibson’s salute triggered the liberal loony-toon cancel culture mob?
Why do we continue to make “Big” news out of some of the dumbest things ?
I'm not a fan of #MelGibson or #DonaldTrump. But puzzled that Gibson apparently saluting Trump is somehow becoming news?!?! He can salute the sky or Prince of Darkness if he chooses to, no? Again, I find them both indefensible so I have no skin in the game. Just puzzled. pic.twitter.com/C0pwpblFij
I may not agree with #MelGibson‘s politics but the man is entitled to his political beliefs. Nobody should knock at him for that. If he wants to support #Trump then according to our constitution he has every right to. I’m not going to cancel my favorite celebrity for his politics
The guy is worth half billion $’s. He works when and if he wants to. He purposely chooses to live a quieter life. This year he bought an island in Fiji to stay away from all the knuckleheads out there ……you know people kind a like you.
Michele Flournoy, an ex-Obama official and a close ally to President Biden, issued a ridiculous mea culpa after addressing an event held by an Iranian group claiming she was “unaware” of its involvement.
Michele Flournoy Caught Speaking The Quiet Part Outloud
Flournoy – who served as Barack Obama’s undersecretary of defense for policy and now heads up a major consulting firm with close ties to the Biden administration – appeared virtually at the ‘Free Iran World Summit 2021’ event on Sunday, where she openly endorsed “internal regime change” in the Islamic Republic.
Do these people truly believe anyone buys their idiocy about agreeing to speak at a conference they know nothing about?
Then how come she didn’t make a speech about Baseball?
But despite not knowing what the Iranian Group’s stance was, somehow, miraculously, her speech perfectly aligned with their views?
Flournoy said during her talk:
“This regime should not expect an easy ride from this administration or from the US Congress.
The American commitment to Iran’s people in their quest to be free remains unfaltering.
When there is an internal regime change, and a government comes to power that renounces its revolutionary aims and terrorism, the United States will be the first in line to engage it.”
Flournoy’s consulting firm WestExec Advisors attempted to distance her from the event’s sponsor, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
The council serves as the diplomatic branch of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian dissident group previously on the US terrorism blacklist due to alleged involvement in a string of bombings and assassinations between 1979 and 2000.
“When she agreed to the engagement, Ms. Flournoy was unaware of the affiliation.
She would not have participated had she known of it, and she refused payment for the engagement once she learned of it.
She has no affiliation with the MEK and will never appear at their conference again.”
While Flournoy’s firm claimed ignorance about the event’s sponsor, she spoke of the “important work” done by “diaspora groups like yours” during her talk, presumably referring to the National Council, whose ties to the MEK are common knowledge in Beltway foreign policy circles.
The MEK was only removed from Obama’s US terrorism list in 2012, under pressure from political figures ranging from former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani – who also attended last weekend’s event – to ex-Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean.
The group was also on the European Union’s terrorism watchlist but was removed in 2009.
Michele Flournoy, a “cabinet in waiting” for Biden
Though the ex-Obama official is no longer in government, Flournoy’s consulting firm – as well as her hawkish liberal think tank, CNAS – remains a powerful force in DC politics. Co-founded alongside current Secretary of State Tony Blinken, WestExec was described by Politico as a “cabinet in waiting” for Biden after his 2020 election win.
Flournoy was ultimately passed up for the defense secretary role, though Blinken and a former principal at the firm, Avril Haines, were tapped for top spots in the administration.
In addition to Flournoy – whose speech gave full-throated endorsement to the US sanctions regime on Iran, even while calling for a return to the 2015 nuclear deal – a number of other American political luminaries attended the event. Fellow Democrats made appearances, including Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Menendez, Senator Cory Booker, as well as Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.
GOP Senators Roy Blunt and Ted Cruz were given speaking slots in addition to former Trump officials, among them ex-national security advisor John Bolton and secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
“May your mission be blessed and protected, may the Iranian people be blessed,” Pompeo told the audience, urging the National Council of Resistance to “keep up the fight.”
Though Pompeo reportedly ordered staffers to limit their contacts with members of the MEK while he was still in office, saying they could hurt diplomatic efforts with Iran, he attended an anti-Iran event with close links to the MEK just one year prior and has frequently appeared in the group’s propaganda materials.
Bolton, too, has previous ties to the group, having accepted at least one paid speaking gig from an MEK-affiliated organization and appeared at several other events hosted by the group to lobby for regime change.
Fresh off last week’s revisionist history where the Democrats tried claiming it was the Republicans supporting the Defund the Police movement, Democrats have moved on to trying to revise another aspect of their history: Their opposition to voter ID laws.
Staunch Democrat opposition to voter ID laws has led to many lawsuits filed in states like North Carolina and Georgia. In particular, NC’s voter ID law has been tied up in the courts for several years. Democrats like Stacey Abrams and others claim that voter ID is just another supposed attempt by Republicans to “suppress the black vote.” Abrams, President Biden, and Sen. Raphael Warnock have called voter ID a modern-day version of racist Jim Crow laws, which were, incidentally, implemented by Democrats.
Democrats Were Never Opposed To Voter ID Laws…WTF?
But if you listen to Democrats now and didn’t know of their history of opposing voter ID, you’d never know it. For example, here’s what House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Sunday when asked about Sen. Joe Manchin’s compromise election reform bill, which included elements of voter ID:
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said Sunday that he “absolutely” could support a proposed national voter ID requirement offered last month by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), despite Clyburn previously calling voter ID laws a form of “voter suppression.”
“When I first registered to vote as a 21-year-old — back then, 18-year-olds could not vote — I got a voter registration card, and I always present that voter registration card when I go to vote, and that is voter ID,” Clyburn, the No. 3 House Democrat, told CNN’s “State of the Union”.
“We are always for voter ID. We are never for disproportionate voter ID,” Clyburn added. “When you tell me that you got to have a photo ID, and a photo for a [college] student for an activity card is not good, but for a hunting license it is good, that’s where the rub is.”
Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn says he's "absolutely" open to a voter ID requirement as long as it is "equitable:" "You ought to be able to vote with whatever ID that you have" #CNNSOTUpic.twitter.com/v9QynSQFTo
It was a rather odd statement for Clyburn to make, considering his past comments in opposition to voter ID don’t include any qualifiers about supporting ID if only Republicans would relent and allow any photo ID. For example:
Long voting lines. Closed polling locations. Voter ID laws. They're all voter suppression.
Abrams is another who has conveniently done a 180 on her past opposition to voter ID laws. She said this last month:
When asked about the compromise on Thursday, Stacey Abrams, the former gubernatorial candidate for Georgia and Fair Fight Action founder, who has long railed against voter ID laws, said she “absolutely” could support Manchin’s proposal even if voter ID was a part of it. “That’s one of the fallacies of Republican talking points that have been deeply disturbing. No one has ever objected to having to prove who you are to vote. It’s been part of our nation’s history since the inception of voting,” Abrams told CNN.
Except no, it’s not a “deeply disturbing fallacy” to point out the truth of Democrat objections to voter ID, objections Abrams made as recently as April:
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell on Saturday said actions should be taken against the person who allegedly “unmasked” Fox News host Tucker Carlson to the National Security Administration.
Grenell, who led the intelligence agency from February to May of 2020, cited his experience when discussing how he believes Carlson allegedly became an interest of the NSA.
As TuskerDaily reported, Tucker Carlson accused the NSA last month of tracking his emails in an attempt to take down his popular primetime show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
The Fox News host said on Wednesday he believes his identity was illegally unmasked and leaked to the media after he had sought an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There is a process,” Grenell said while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s second conference in Dallas. “Somebody asked who this U.S. person was. And they went through the process of unmasking, and then somebody came in and said to this person … it’s Tucker Carlson from Fox News. That should have never been shared with anybody.”
Grenell: NSA Leaker Should Be Prosecuted
Grenell added that if a person did take such actions to unmask, there must be federal consequences, including prosecution for federal crimes related to unmasking and unlawfully leaking the information to the media.
“There are two violations there,” Grenell said. “And somebody should lose their security clearance, and possibly be prosecuted.”
Carlson urged the leaders of the NSA and the DNI to release any information on the person who named him within the agency during his show on Wednesday.
“By law, I should have been identified internally merely as a U.S. journalist, American journalist. That’s the law,” Carlson said. “But, that’s not how I was identified. I was identified by name. I was unmasked. People in the building learned who I was.”
The NSA, however, denied Carlson’s charge that they’ve engaged in any monitoring efforts against him.
“This allegation is untrue,” the agency said in a statement. “Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air.”