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    Washington Post, NY Times issue major corrections over story that Rudy Giuliani's lawyer called 'totally false'

    The Washington Post and New York Times issued major retractions on Saturday after initially reporting that Rudy Giuliani and One America News were warned by the FBI they were targets of a major Russian disinformation campaign during the 2020 presidential election season.
    The Post reported on Thursday the FBI warned Giuliani in late 2019 "he was the target of a Russian influence operation aimed at circulating falsehoods intended to damage President [Joe] Biden."
    The Post also reported that OAN received a similar warning.
    The warning was part of an extensive effort by the bureau to alert members of Congress and at least one conservative media outlet, One America News, that they faced a risk of being used to further Russia's attempt to influence the election's outcome, said several current and former U.S. officials. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter remains highly sensitive. Giuliani received the FBI's warning while deeply involved with former president Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign and related activities in Ukraine to surface unflattering or incriminating information about the Biden family.
    Meanwhile, the Times claimed Giuliani had received a "defensive briefing" in which FBI agents were "cautioning him that some of the information he was pushing on the Biden family was tainted by Russian intelligence's efforts to spread disinformation."
    Giuliani flatly denied the allegations.
    Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello, told CNN, "This story is totally false according to Mayor Giuliani. He never received any such briefing."

    The Post issued a retraction acknowledging that neither Giuliani nor OAN received warnings from the FBI as the newspaper initially claimed.

    At the top of the story, an editor's note reads:
    Correction: An earlier version of this story, published Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News was warned by the FBI that it was the target of a Russian influence operation. That version also said the FBI had provided a similar warning to Rudolph W. Giuliani, which he has since disputed. This version has been corrected to remove assertions that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings.
    The Times, on the other hand, initially edited out their claims about Giuliani having received a warning from the FBI without including an editor's note explaining the correction.
    However, the newspaper later added the following note at the bottom of its story, "An earlier version of this article misstated whether Rudolph W. Giuliani received a formal warning from the F.B.I. about Russian disinformation. Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a so-called defensive briefing."

    A spokesperson for the New York Times claimed editors delayed including a correction notice because they needed to deliberate "correction language."
    "We decided to update the story as quickly as possible to stop perpetuating the incorrect information while we reviewed correction language," the spokesperson said.

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    I guess Newsom is trying to get all his buddies released before he has to go flip burgers.


    California planning early release for 76,000 prison inmates, including violent and repeat felons

    California is preparing to issue early release credits for approximately 76,000 inmates, including tens of thousands who were convicted of violent crimes.
    "More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017," the Associated Press reported. "That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole."
    In an effort to reduce the state's massive prison population, over 10,000 inmates who were convicted of a second serious, but nonviolent, offense under the state's "three strikes" law will be eligible for release after serving half of their sentences.
    "All minimum security inmates in work camps, including those in firefighting camps, will be eligible for the same month of earlier release for every month they spend in the camp, regardless of the severity of their crime," the report stated.
    The new prison policies go into effect on Saturday, "but it will be months or years before any inmates go free earlier," KCRA-TV reported, and added, "Corrections officials say the goal is to reward inmates who better themselves while critics said the move will endanger the public."The changes were approved this week by the state Office of Administrative Law with little notice to the public because the new rules were labeled as "emergency regulations." In order for the changes to be permanent, they will need to be submitted next year and allow for a public hearing and comment.
    Republican state Sen. Jim Nielsen, who previously was the head of the state parole board, slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration for instituting the new policy without consulting the public.
    "He's doing it on his own authority, instead of the will of the people through their elected representatives or directly through their own votes," Nielsen said of the Democratic governor. "This is what I call Newsom's time off for bad behavior. He's putting us all at greater risk and there seems to be no end to the degree to which he wants to do that."
    "The goal is to increase incentives for the incarcerated population to practice good behavior and follow the rules while serving their time, and participate in rehabilitative and educational programs, which will lead to safer prisons," Dana Simas, the press secretary at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, told the AP. "Additionally, these changes would help to reduce the prison population by allowing incarcerated persons to earn their way home sooner."
    Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, has a different view of the early release credits.
    "You don't have to be good to get good time credits. People who lose good time credits for misconduct get them back, they don't stay gone," Scheidegger told the AP. "They could be a useful device for managing the population if they had more teeth in them. But they don't. They're in reality just a giveaway."

    Last July, California announced that it would release as many as 8,000 inmates over the summer. State authorities said the release of prisoners was being done to slow the spread of COVID-19. Last spring, California released about 10,000 inmates over coronavirus fears.

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    Bill Maher now admits Russiagate was 'reported erroneously' after years of promoting Trump-Russia collusion narrative

    Bill Maher now admits that the Russiagate story that he helped promulgate while Donald Trump was president had elements that were "reported erroneously." The liberal TV talk show host made the admission on the latest episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher."
    There were hundreds of media outlets and some Democratic politicians that pushed conspiracy theories claiming Trump was colluding with the Russian government, including stories that the former U.S. president was a "handmaid" to Russian President Vladimir Putin because he was blackmailed by kompromat. Veteran journalist Brit Hume went so far as to say the mainstream media's coverage of the Russia investigation is the "worst journalistic fiasco" he has ever witnessed.
    The Russian collusion story came crashing down when Robert Mueller's nearly two-year "investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." On Friday night, Maher made a confession that the Russian collusion story wasn't all that the media made it out to be. During a panel discussion about the federal agent raid of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment that took place this week, Maher asked his guests, "Is it political payback, is this politics or is it because what Giuliani and Trump did was unprecedented?"

    Liberal author and historian Thomas Frank noted that the Giuliani raid wasn't "unprecedented," citing the Nixon administration and how "a lot of those guys went to jail."
    Maher then asked, "But did they involve themselves with other countries?" He then followed up by saying, "I feel like, yes, we play dirty politics, but we always had one rule: no ringers, keep it in the family, do what you do, but don't bring in the guy from Russia."
    "Look, a lot of this stuff we found out or we're finding out was reported erroneously," Maher said in reference to Russiagate, Fox News reported.

    Maher presented his theory that Trump was "both an idiot and crazy." Maher brought up Trump's quote from the 2016 campaign trail, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you can find the 33,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."
    "We, like, thought that it had to be more of a conspiracy. It may turn out that most of it really was just what he did in public," Maher said. "When I look back, I'm like 'Wow, we lived through this?'"

    https://youtu.be/ZdtVVWMCtwc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    Bill Maher now admits Russiagate was 'reported erroneously' after years of promoting Trump-Russia collusion narrative

    Bill Maher now admits that the Russiagate story that he helped promulgate while Donald Trump was president had elements that were "reported erroneously." The liberal TV talk show host made the admission on the latest episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher."
    There were hundreds of media outlets and some Democratic politicians that pushed conspiracy theories claiming Trump was colluding with the Russian government, including stories that the former U.S. president was a "handmaid" to Russian President Vladimir Putin because he was blackmailed by kompromat. Veteran journalist Brit Hume went so far as to say the mainstream media's coverage of the Russia investigation is the "worst journalistic fiasco" he has ever witnessed.
    The Russian collusion story came crashing down when Robert Mueller's nearly two-year "investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." On Friday night, Maher made a confession that the Russian collusion story wasn't all that the media made it out to be. During a panel discussion about the federal agent raid of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment that took place this week, Maher asked his guests, "Is it political payback, is this politics or is it because what Giuliani and Trump did was unprecedented?"

    Liberal author and historian Thomas Frank noted that the Giuliani raid wasn't "unprecedented," citing the Nixon administration and how "a lot of those guys went to jail."
    Maher then asked, "But did they involve themselves with other countries?" He then followed up by saying, "I feel like, yes, we play dirty politics, but we always had one rule: no ringers, keep it in the family, do what you do, but don't bring in the guy from Russia."
    "Look, a lot of this stuff we found out or we're finding out was reported erroneously," Maher said in reference to Russiagate, Fox News reported.

    Maher presented his theory that Trump was "both an idiot and crazy." Maher brought up Trump's quote from the 2016 campaign trail, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you can find the 33,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."
    "We, like, thought that it had to be more of a conspiracy. It may turn out that most of it really was just what he did in public," Maher said. "When I look back, I'm like 'Wow, we lived through this?'"

    https://youtu.be/ZdtVVWMCtwc
    I 100% agree with Bill Maher! "Maher presented his theory that Trump was "both an idiot and crazy."

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    Human Smuggling Investigation Underway After Police Find Over 90 People in a Single Home

    An apparent human smuggling operation has been disrupted, after police on Friday found 91 people inside a southwest Houston residence.
    Houston Police first responded to a call concerning a possible kidnapping late on Thursday, according to KPRC-TV.
    Eventually, after working through the night, police obtained a search warrant. (but they don't need warrants to go after republicans?)
    “When we got into the house we realized there were over 90 people inside. We immediately began to assess any threats and render medical care,” Houston Police Assistant Chief Daryn Edwards said. “It was very surprising.”





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    HPD Commanders and PIO at 12200 Chessington Drive after dozens of persons found inside a residence. Incident initially reported as a kidnapping and may possibly involve human smuggling. Media briefing expected in about an hour. #HouNews


    “This is definitely more of a smuggling thing and not a trafficking thing,” Edwards added, according to KHOU-TV.

    Police believe that they were contacted with the kidnapping report by someone who is related to one of the people in the house, KXAN-TV reported.




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    .. @houstonpolice update: 91 or so suspected human smuggling victims found in two areas of two story home. HFD helping with medical needs. Concern there are active #COVID19 cases among folks found. About five women, rest men, no kids. Being given food + water #khou11

    The department additionally revealed their concerns that many of the people rescued likely have COVID-19, noting that some reported fevers and others, a loss of smell — both symptoms of the disease — according to KHOU.
    Only five of those in the house were female, police said. Although there were no children in the house, police told reporters the upper age limit of those found was in the late 30s.
    People discovered in the house said they had not eaten in some time.
    “They were basically in there, in their basic clothing, and all huddled together,” Edwards said, according to the Independent.

    Edwards said sorting through the 91 people would take some time.
    “We’ve got to separate who the victims are, versus who, as you can imagine, somebody that would be involved in something like this, as soon as they realise we’re here, they’re probably going to try to become a part of them,” he said.
    He added that many of the people in the house said they were from Central America.
    This week, in response to a rise in human smuggling, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would be launching a new initiative titled “Operation Sentinel,” according to NBC News.
    “We will identify the smugglers and their associates and employ a series of targeted actions and sanctions against them. We will have a broad approach and a strong one. It will include every authority in our arsenal, including revocation of travel documents … freezing of banking and other financial assets, and these are just some of the examples,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    Human Smuggling Investigation Underway After Police Find Over 90 People in a Single Home

    An apparent human smuggling operation has been disrupted, after police on Friday found 91 people inside a southwest Houston residence.
    Houston Police first responded to a call concerning a possible kidnapping late on Thursday, according to KPRC-TV.
    Eventually, after working through the night, police obtained a search warrant. (but they don't need warrants to go after republicans?)
    “When we got into the house we realized there were over 90 people inside. We immediately began to assess any threats and render medical care,” Houston Police Assistant Chief Daryn Edwards said. “It was very surprising.”





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    HPD Commanders and PIO at 12200 Chessington Drive after dozens of persons found inside a residence. Incident initially reported as a kidnapping and may possibly involve human smuggling. Media briefing expected in about an hour. #HouNews


    “This is definitely more of a smuggling thing and not a trafficking thing,” Edwards added, according to KHOU-TV.

    Police believe that they were contacted with the kidnapping report by someone who is related to one of the people in the house, KXAN-TV reported.




    Jason Miles



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    .. @houstonpolice update: 91 or so suspected human smuggling victims found in two areas of two story home. HFD helping with medical needs. Concern there are active #COVID19 cases among folks found. About five women, rest men, no kids. Being given food + water #khou11

    The department additionally revealed their concerns that many of the people rescued likely have COVID-19, noting that some reported fevers and others, a loss of smell — both symptoms of the disease — according to KHOU.
    Only five of those in the house were female, police said. Although there were no children in the house, police told reporters the upper age limit of those found was in the late 30s.
    People discovered in the house said they had not eaten in some time.
    “They were basically in there, in their basic clothing, and all huddled together,” Edwards said, according to the Independent.

    Edwards said sorting through the 91 people would take some time.
    “We’ve got to separate who the victims are, versus who, as you can imagine, somebody that would be involved in something like this, as soon as they realise we’re here, they’re probably going to try to become a part of them,” he said.
    He added that many of the people in the house said they were from Central America.
    This week, in response to a rise in human smuggling, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would be launching a new initiative titled “Operation Sentinel,” according to NBC News.
    “We will identify the smugglers and their associates and employ a series of targeted actions and sanctions against them. We will have a broad approach and a strong one. It will include every authority in our arsenal, including revocation of travel documents … freezing of banking and other financial assets, and these are just some of the examples,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
    Great Job President BIDEN
    Thanks Phil pointing that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Great Job President BIDEN
    Thanks Phil pointing that out.
    BIDEN caused this by telling the illegals to come to America...

    in march 2021 alone 170,000 illegals jumped our border

    march 2020 there were about half that many that jumped the border illegally

    YUP BIDEN BUILT THAT!

    but you don't want facts you just want someone to be on your side.

    Move along lil doggie you won't get that from me.


    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/ill...11/id/1009702/

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