Friday, April 30, 2021

Election 2020: FBI Refuses Possession of Hunter's Hard Drives

They must be really worried about the Maricopa vote audit. WaPoo whines As Trump seizes on Arizona ballot audit, election officials fear partisan vote counts could be the norm in future elections. After entirely partisan elections counts in five cities elected President* Joe Biden. Human Events, Judge Rejects Attempt to Keep Arizona Election Audit Procedures Under Wraps. From Sundance at CTH, Lawfare Groups Ask For Federal Intervention in Arizona Ballot Audit – Send Letter to DOJ Asking for Immediate Involvement

After the Democrat Secretary of State failed to get the Arizona State Attorney General to initiate an investigation of the audit; and after a Democrat state judge rejected the Democrat effort for a temporary restraining order; and after all other efforts have failed…. now we see three outside left-wing election groups (claiming bipartisanship yet led by lawyers from NYU) asking the DOJ to intervene in the Maricopa County, Arizona, ballot audit.

The audit started on April 23. A judge on April 28 rejected the attempt by Democrats to halt the process.

The Brennan Center, Protect Democracy and The Leadership Conference have signed a letter to the civil rights division of the DOJ asking them to get involved.

The arguments within the letter [pdf here] are identical to the arguments made previously by other Lawfare groups, including Perkins Coie, to a state judge. The state judge rejected the arguments because there was no evidence submitted to the court to back them up.

Obviously there is a great amount of fear amid the network of Lawfare and leftist activists about this ongoing ballot audit. The letter only highlights the worry they carry that Arizona’s election fraud might be demonstrably proven the the wider U.S. electorate.

Also,  Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward Gives and Update on Maricopa Ballot Audit, video at link. Meanwhile, back in New Hampshire, Concerns Mount Over Integrity of Windham New Hampshire Election Audit. A funny vote count from, you guessed it, Dominion voting machines. (HE) Another asterisk for President* Biden?

John Hinderacker at Power Line, Project Veritas Is Sticking It To the Times

This video by Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe is entertaining. O’Keefe is not a lawyer, but what he says about the progress of Veritas’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times is basically accurate. The case arises out of Veritas’s exposure of voter fraud in Minnesota, which the Times labeled, falsely, as “deceptive” and “probably part of a coordinated disinformation campaign.” Project Veritas alleges that these and other statements by the Times were false. The Times moved to dismiss Veritas’s complaint. That motion was denied by a judge who seems sympathetic to Veritas’s point of view, and the Times has now been required to answer the allegations of the complaint.

The newspaper’s principal defense is that the allegedly defamatory statements were expressions of opinion, like, say, “Blue is my favorite color,” and therefore immune from defamation liability. The funniest thing about this, as O’Keefe points out in the video, is that the Times’s denunciation of Veritas’s expose led to “fact checks” decreeing Veritas’s statements “false” by liberal sources like USA Today.

So when the Times says you are “deceptive” and “probably part of a coordinated disinformation campaign,” which is it? Fact or opinion? On the bright side, it is nice to see the Times not only admitting, but affirmatively alleging, that its “news” pages consists largely of statements of its reporters’ left-wing opinions.

Vince Coyner at Am Think, 100 Days into Mark Zuckerberg’s Latest Acquisition. Breitbart, Alfredo Ortiz: Biden’s 100 Day Victory Lap in Atlanta Can’t Hide His ‘War’ on Georgia Small Businesses Hurt By His Voting Law Lies

Newsweek, U.S. Capitol Police to Be Sued for $10 Million for Killing Unarmed Rioter. We still don't know who killed Ashli Babbitt. 

The family of Ashli Babbitt—the only person shot during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol—plans to sue the U.S. Capitol Police department, and the officer who shot her, for at least $10 million, their attorney said.

The civil suit will follow a decision by federal prosecutors not to seek criminal charges against a plainclothes police lieutenant whose single shot killed Babbitt, who was unarmed.

It's pretty clear the FBI, directed by President* Biden's AG, Merrick Garland, and likely executed by Andy Weissman are determined to get Rudy Giuliani as a result of his support for President Trump. WaPoo has a long article today, FBI warned Giuliani, key Trump ally in Senate of Russian disinformation campaign targeting Biden. But they are curiously shy about whether it's Hunter's Laptop. If I were Giuliani, any such warning from the FBI would be a hint at what to investigate. NewsMax, Giuliani Shocker: FBI Refused to Take Hunter's Hard Drive. Sundance, Rudy Giuliani Joins Tucker Carlson to Give Details of FBI Raid of His Home

Rusty Weiss at the Political Insider, Hawley Mocks Liz Cheney For Possible Presidential Run: She Has ‘No Support In Her Own Caucus’. Conservative credentials incompletely burnished, AllahPundit at Hot Hair whines that Caught on camera: Liz Cheney fist-bumps Biden before his speech.

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