In Today’s Issue 💬
- Our email-sending service deplatformed us.
- First Jan 6 protestor acquitted—defeat for DOJ
- Biden wrote a recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese exec
- Some headlines to keep you in the loop
Our email-sending service deplatformed us.
Background: The service we use to send our newsletter deplatformed us on Monday without any warning and explanation. The past two days have been chaotic, but we’ve moved over our operations to more reliable services. We’re back now.
Not the first time: Another primary email service, Mailchimp, has become known for censoring conservatives for “inaccurate information” and “hate speech.” Most recently, they banned (but afterward reinstated) The Babylon Bee. Before that, they deplatformed a local Tea Party.
Our current record: We’re banned on Twitter. Instagram banned our backup account, which reached 50,000 followers. And now we’ve been deplatformed from our email service provider. Clearly, we’re doing something right. Thank you to everyone that has made our reporting possible.
First Jan 6 protestor acquitted—defeat for DOJ
From reporting by Julie Kelly at American Greatness.
What happened: Matthew Martin was arrested a year ago on four counts: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, violent entry, and parading in the Capitol building. Prosecutors confirmed he was in the building for roughly 10 minutes.
Allowed in: McFadden pleaded not guilty and said he was “waved” into the building by capitol police. Calling Martin’s conduct “minimal and non-serious,” the judge found it “plausible” that Martin was allowed into the building and did not realize the grounds were off-limits to the public. He was found not guilty on all counts.
What this means: It is the first acquittal in a January 6 case. McFadden’s ruling could impact upcoming cases since a government witness confirmed for the first time under oath that police stood by as people entered the Capitol.
In other words, the courts just proved what we've been saying for a long time— Jan 6 protestors were allowed in by capitol police.
Biden wrote a recommendation letter for the son of Hunter’s Chinese business partner.
Background: Hunter Biden worked with Chinese executive Jonathan Li and set up an investment fund called BHR. Hunter held 20% equity of it—ten for himself and ten for Joe Biden.
The letter: In 2017, CEO of BHR Jonathan Li reached out to Hunter Biden and his associates to get advice about his son, who was applying to American ivy leagues at the time. Several weeks later, Hunter’s business associate informed Li that Joe Biden wrote a recommendation letter to Brown and delivered it directly.
“We don’t comment on the laptop”: When asked about the recent story and more details about the laptop, Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that “we don’t comment on the laptop,” even though it has now been authenticated by establishment outlets like the New York Times and Politico.
As more emails are investigated, it becomes increasingly clear that Joe Biden was the main driver behind Hunter’s dealings. In exchange for his influence and for making the Chinese investment fund possible, he and Hunter received 20 percent of equity.
🔥 In Other News
Gov. Abbot plans to send migrants to DC: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised to meet the incoming wave of illegal immigration by bussing the migrants to Washington DC. Afterward, it became known that the program was voluntary and would require taxpayer money for buses and flights.
DeSantis’s No Patient Left Alone Act: “No one should be denied the choice to have family present in the hospital. Today, I signed the No Patient Left Alone Act into law to protect the right of Floridians to have companionship when hospitalized. Floridians will be able to visit their loved ones when it matters most.”
Twitter has no plans to reinstate Donald Trump’s account: Even with Elon Musk’s new Twitter board set, a Twitter spokesperson said there were no plans to reverse any policy decisions.
Ohio gets an anti-grooming bill: Ohio Republicans introduced a House bill on Monday prohibiting "divisive or inherently racist" curriculum and banning instruction that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
More Title 42 concerns: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a statement Monday saying that Biden’s latest immigration policy change will lead to illegal immigration “above the current high levels.”
NYC Against “Don’t Say Gay”: New York City is launching an advertising campaign denouncing Florida's controversial Parental Rights in Education law with billboards across the Sunshine State, inviting Floridians unhappy with the state's rightward shift to move to the Big Apple. You can see the campaign here.
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