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Attorney General Bill Barr contradicted the president on several points during his recent press conference on Monday. This included reaffirming that Russia was likely behind the cyber breach and saying that voting machines by the US government should not be stopped.
Donald Trump claimed over the weekend that China, instead of Russia, could be behind the cyber breach, despite all other reports suggesting the attack came from the latter country. Reports also indicated that Mr. Trump considered imposing martial law during a White House meeting regarding the 2020 elections, but the president has since denied the plot.
This comes at a time when Republican lawmakers such as Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and Marco Rubio are raising public outrage by taking pictures of receiving the Coronavirus vaccine, having previously put their lives at risk by downplaying the importance of the epidemic and ignoring the task force’s guidance.
British Airways is requiring UK passengers on flights to New York to submit a negative test
Amid news of a new outbreak of Covid-19 spreading across the UK, it was announced that British Airways would require passengers on flights to New York to show a negative coronavirus test.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the new initiative during his Monday press conference.
The announcement included saying the state government was in talks with Delta and Virgin Atlantic to request the same from its passengers in the UK.
Cuomo criticized the federal government on Sunday for not blocking UK flights over the new Covid-19 mutation. More than 40 countries, including Canada and Italy, imposed the ban amid the news.
But the Trump administration has yet to implement the travel ban.
New York is now working with airlines to try to stem the possibility of incoming UK flights with people infected with the Covid virus.
Daniel ZewailnerDecember 21, 2020 17:59
‘It’s sad and pathetic’: Trump insiders say the president’s plans with Sydney Powell left them bewildered and fearful
Andrew Feinberg with his latest edition of The Independent:
Daniel ZewailnerDecember 21, 2020 17:51
Barr says the US government penetration appears to be Russia, despite Trump’s attempt to deflect suspicion from Moscow
Attorney General William Barr has confirmed intelligence assessments that Russia is behind the massive cyber espionage operation against the United States that Donald Trump has tried to blame China, he wrote. Justin Vallejo.
When asked if Russia was responsible for the mega-hack of SolarWinds, Barr contradicted the president’s attempts to distract from the hack away from the Kremlin.
“From the information I have, I agree with the secretary [Mike] Barr said Pompeo’s assessment definitely appears to be Ross, but I won’t discuss it later.
Daniel ZewailnerDecember 21, 2020 17:28
Lawmakers say the $ 600 stimulus payments are “not enough” with Congress’s approval of Covid relief
After a lengthy legislative debate about providing much-needed financial relief to millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, progressive lawmakers have criticized a final $ 900 billion deal that includes direct payments of $ 600 as insufficient to address the scale of the crisis.
After an 11-hour deal was reached moments before the deadline was extended to avoid a government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday that Congress can “finally report on what our nation has needed to hear for a very long time: more help is on the way.”
Michigan Congresswoman Rachida Tlaib responded on Twitter: “More help for whom?”
“How millions of people face eviction, remain unemployed and stand in the food bank,” she added [and] Soup kitchen lines are supposed to live on $ 600? We haven’t sent help for 8 months. This is not leadership. There is no sympathy, only a politics of greed and power. “
Daniel ZewailnerDecember 21, 2020 17:08
Also breaking: Barr says there’s no reason to seize the voting machines as he is fighting Trump’s conspiracy theories
Attorney General William Barr said he saw “no reason” to seize the Dominion voting machines when he split from Donald Trump at his last press conference as head of the Department of Justice.
When asked if the president has the legal power to order the confiscation of voting machines across the country, Barr backtracked on Trump’s campaign efforts to continue challenging election results in swing states where votes were counted by Dominion Voting Systems.
“I don’t see any basis now for the federal government’s seizure of machinery, as you know, the federal government’s wholesale seizure of machinery,” Barr said.
Justin Vallejo He has the report:
Daniel ZewailnerDecember 21, 2020 16:45
Breaking: Bill Barr says he will not appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden
At his recent press conference at the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr said he saw no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, writes Oliver O’Connell.
Mr. Barr said he “saw no reason to hire a special advisor and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
Donald Trump has been pushing particularly for a person to be appointed to investigate the president-elect’s son, Joe Biden.
Daniel ZewailnerDecember 21, 2020 16:36
“I’m going to be tough for all of us,” says Home Secretary Biden.
Shweta Sharma spoke about New Mexico Congressman Deep Haaland, the first Native American in US history to be appointed Secretary of the Interior, who pledged tirelessly to fight climate change and environmental injustice.
Joe SomeraldDecember 21, 2020 16:25
Trump has already drawn attention to naming an airport in his honor
The Daily Beast Reports that the president was asking his aides about the possibility of an international airport bearing his name appeared to be believed to deserve an extended tribute to the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and Bill Clinton.
Joe SomeraldDecember 21, 2020 16:10
Anger that Republican lawmakers who downplayed the pandemic are jumping into the vaccine queue
Louise Hall has this angry reaction to the likes of Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and Marco Rubio who got their footage after Covid-19 was devastated and endangered their lives for several months.
Joe SomeraldDecember 21, 2020 15:55
Dr. Fauci tells the kids that he vaccinated Santa Claus in the Arctic
Aaaw, what a sweetheart.
Joe SomeraldDecember 21, 2020 15:35
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