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Sydney Powell concludes hundreds of thousands of votes transferred from Trump to Biden in ALL battleground states

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Running mates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
A cyber-crimes expert Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia may be the one to save the election for President Donald Trump.

Dr. Keshavarz-Nia is not a stranger to the mainstream media. In fact The New York Times published a glowing report on Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia way back in September writing, "Navid Keshavarz-Nia, those who worked with him said, 'was always the smartest person in the room.'"

In his statement to Sidney Powell, Dr. Keshavarz-Nia concludes that the election data IN ALL BATTLEGROUND STATES were altered resulting in hundreds of thousands of Trump votes transferred to Joe Biden.
Navid statement
This is a huge development!

Dr. Keshavarz-Nia is an experienced ethical hacker, a big data architect and cloud security expert in cloud computing, Blockchain technology, and big data analytic solutions. He has led or supported the CIA, NSA, DHS US-CERT, USCYBERCOM and the FBI.

Comment: Experts of this caliber certainly have a considerable weigh-in effect regarding President Trump's claims. While Keshavarz-Nia's affidavit gives hope and undergirds the (more than) hypothetical, applications of such assessments and speculations must be proven in court. Still, it is welcomed expertise for the Trump legal team and another argumental iron in the fire.

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'Cover up': Trump lawyers react after third circuit rejects PA lawsuit

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the Trump campaign's attempt to block Pennsylvania's certification of a Joe Biden victory. The former vice president has an 81,000-vote lead in the state.

"Charges of unfairness are serious," Judge Stephanos Bibas, whom President Trump himself appointed, wrote in his 21-page opinion on Friday. "But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here...Nor does the campaign deserve an injunction to undo Pennsylvania's certification of its votes. The campaign's claims have no merit."

Comment: More from Yahoo!News:
Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race
MARYCLAIRE DALE, Fri, November 27, 2020, 6:41 PM

President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state's election results.

Trump's lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges' assessment that the "campaign's claims have no merit."

"Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here," 3rd Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, wrote for the three-judge panel, all appointed by Republican presidents.

The case had been argued last week in a lower court by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who insisted during five hours of oral arguments that the 2020 presidential election had been marred by widespread fraud in Pennsylvania. However, Giuliani failed to offer any tangible proof of that in court.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, another Republican, had said the campaign's error-filled complaint, "like Frankenstein's Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together" and denied Giuliani the right to amend it for a second time.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called any revisions "futile." Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith and Judge Michael Chagares were on the panel with Bibas, a former University of Pennsylvania law professor. Trump's sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, sat on the court for 20 years, retiring in 2019.

"Voters, not lawyers, choose the president. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections," Bibas said in the opinion, which also denied the campaign's request to stop the state from certifying its results, a demand he called "breathtaking."

In fact, Pennsylvania officials had announced Tuesday that they had certified their vote count for President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the state. Nationally, Biden and running mate Kamala Harris garnered nearly 80 million votes, a record in U.S. presidential elections.

Trump has said he hopes the Supreme Court will intervene in the race as it did in 2000, when its decision to stop the recount in Florida gave the election to Republican George W. Bush. On Nov. 5, as the vote count continued, Trump posted a tweet saying the "U.S. Supreme Court should decide!"

Ever since, Trump and his surrogates have attacked the election as flawed and filed a flurry of lawsuits to try to block the results in six battleground states. But they've found little sympathy from judges, nearly all of whom dismissed their complaints about the security of mail-in ballots, which millions of people used to vote from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump perhaps hopes a Supreme Court he helped steer toward a conservative 6-3 majority would be more open to his pleas, especially since the high court upheld Pennsylvania's decision to accept mail-in ballots through Nov. 6 by only a 4-4 vote last month. Since then, Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett has joined the court.

"The activist judicial machinery in Pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud," Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tweeted after Friday's ruling. "On to SCOTUS!"

In the case at hand, the Trump campaign asked to disenfranchise the state's 6.8 million voters or at least "cherry-pick" the 1.5 million who voted by mail in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and other Democratic-leaning areas, the appeals court said.

"One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption," Brann, a member of the conservative Federalist Society, wrote in his scathing ruling on Nov. 21. "That has not happened."

A separate Republican challenge that reached the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week seeks to stop the state from further certifying any races on the ballot. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is fighting that effort, saying it would prevent the state's legislature and congressional delegation from being seated in the coming weeks.

And from the Gateway Pundit:
Legislature to Seek to Reclaim Power to Appoint Electors: Pennsylvania State Sen. Mastriano Electors: Pennsylvania State Sen. Mastriano
Kristinn Taylor; November 27, 2020 at 11:56am

Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) said Friday the Republican controlled legislature will seek to reclaim its power to appoint the state's electors to the Electoral College. Mastriano made his comments in an interview with former Trump administration official Steve Bannon on the War Room podcast, stating the move could take place as early as today.

Mastriano, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, said he has been working with Pennsylvania House and Senate members on a joint resolution to "grab back" their constitutional authority from the secretary of state that was ceded in 1938.

Mastriano said momentum for the resolution stemmed from the explosive hearing on Wednesday by Senate Republicans in Gettysburg that featured evidence indicating massive fraud that tipped the election for Democrat nominee Joe Biden over President Trump.

Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis appeared in person at the hearing. Trump addressed the hearing for about ten minutes via Ellis' cellphone. Several witnesses presented allegations and evidence of fraud.

Mastriano told Bannon he believes two of the four GOP leaders of the House and Senate already support the move to reclaim the power to appoint electors, as do over half of GOP legislators.

Video of War Room podcast cued to Mastriano:

Transcript excerpts:
Mastriano: ...So, we're gonna do a resolution between the House and Senate, hopefully today. I've spent two hours online trying to coordinate this with my colleagues. And there's a lot of good people working this here. Saying, that the resolution saying we're going to take our power back. We're gonna seat the electors. Now obviously we're gonna need the support of the leadership of the House and Senate, we're getting there on that. But we need to act like...

Bannon: Hold it, hold it, hold it. I think we got some breaking news here. You're saying you're going to get a joint resolution to actually go forward and, the Republicans control the House and Senate, to go forward to basically take the power back from the secretary of state and put it in the state legislature to put forward the electors?

Mastriano: That is exactly what we're gonna do. And so, look, it's gonna obviously be a struggle. We're gonna hear the palpitations and you know the outcries of our Governor Wolf and Secretary Boockvar, whose resignation should have happened months ago and she shouldn't have ever been confirmed. But you know what we have that power and we're gonna take that power back because there's so much evidence of shenanigans and fraud, we can't stand aside and just watch this unfold around us. You know, it's not about disenfranchising anybody, it's making sure that every legal vote counted. And if there's extensive shenanigans out there it's up to the General Assembly to step in. So we have a fight on our hands and we're gonna fight. We're gonna take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to.

Mastriano: ...But, yes, I am seeing a shift. Now there, there's several, there's four leaders, two in the House, two in the Senate and I'm seeing a shift among a couple of 'em. So, I think the momentum's on our side. Look, if, there's fifty voices in the Senate, twenty-nine Republican or independent caucus with us, all we need are, you know, sixteen in the Senate to really influence the leadership and I think we're pretty darn close to having, you know, sixteen, seventeen senators and I think there's at least half of the House as well on the Republican side moving forward, so yes they are getting motivated. And sometimes it feels like we're pushing from behind, but, you know, doing the right thing eventually catches on.

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Another hypocritical leader: After warnings to avoid travel, Denver Mayor Hancock flies to visit family for Thanksgiving

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock boarded a flight to Houston ahead of Thanksgiving despite his warnings that people should stay close to home and only spend the holiday with their own household if they can.

His spokeswoman confirmed that Hancock was traveling to Houston Wednesday to visit his daughter in Mississippi, and that his wife is already there.

About 30 minutes before the flight, Hancock's account tweeted out to "avoid travel, if you can" in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Once again proving our "leaders" do not care about the restrictions they place on everyone else while flaunting them themselves and certainly do NOT take the threat of Covid seriously.
"It's a big club, and you ain't in it" - George Carlin


Trump says 'very hard to concede' if Electoral College votes for Biden, alleges 'massive fraud'

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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, on Nov. 26, 2020.
President Donald Trump said that it would be hard to concede the 2020 presidential race if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.

When asked about what he will do if the Electoral College elects Biden, Trump said, "It's going to be a very hard thing to concede, because we know there was massive fraud."

"So as to whether or not I can get this apparatus moving this quickly — because time isn't on our side, everything else is on our side — facts are on our side. This was a massive fraud. It should have never taken place in this country," he told reporters at the White House.

Comment: More from RT:
Trump says Biden can only move into White House if he 'PROVES' his votes weren't 'illegally obtained'
27 Nov, 2020 17:48

Donald Trump has warned presumed President-elect Joe Biden that he can only ascend to the presidency by "proving" his votes in the 2020 election "were not fraudulently obtained," though he earlier agreed to an orderly transition.

"Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous "80,000,000 votes" were not fraudulently or illegally obtained," Trump tweeted on Friday.

The incumbent president added that Biden has a "big unsolvable problem," citing allegations of "massive voter fraud" in cities like Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, which he has been raging about for weeks.

Trump's apparent new requirement for an orderly transition of power comes on the heels of comments he made earlier this week, saying he would "certainly" leave the White House if the US Electoral College certifies the "rigged" election result for Biden.

He added, however, that it would be a "mistake" for them to accept "fraudulent" election results and that it would be a "very hard thing" to concede.

Trump has so far refused to concede the election to Biden, despite the Democrat leading in the popular vote and Electoral College, according to official tallies. He has instead set out on a quest to prove that illegally cast ballots in multiple states led to his opponent's victory and launched multiple lawsuits in an effort to overturn results in certain states.

While Trump and some of his top lawyers have claimed several times he still has a "clear path to victory," the president's chances of victory appear to be growing slimmer as his campaign's litigious efforts keep swinging and missing.

Multiple election suits have already been dismissed or withdrawn across the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona. Those left active are either fighting over thousands of votes, unlikely to overturn the election, or are uphill battles over the legality of a states' electoral processes.


Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert plans Thanksgiving 'funeral' for dead turkey in defiance of Colorado guidelines

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Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives seat in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Colona, Colorado.
The Second Amendment enthusiast also wants to carry her gun in Congress.

Incoming Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, an anti-big government Republican who previously defied local shutdown orders, said she's finding a creative way to bypass Colorado's Thanksgiving gathering restrictions by having a "funeral" for a dead turkey.

Boebert, who has railed against coronavirus lockdown rules, called out Colorado's limits on personal gatherings to 10 people while "life-rite" gatherings like funerals can have many more people.

"In Colorado, Thanksgiving is limited to 10 people, but funerals are limited to 30," Boebert told Fox News in a recent interview in Washington, D.C., during congressional orientation. "So I'm going to have a peaceful funeral for a turkey and have about 30 people at my house."

Comment: That's one way to get around ridiculously restrictive Covid rules. Here's another, from RT:
California megachurches rebrand as 'family friendly strip clubs' to protest state's Covid-19 restrictions
27 Nov, 2020 16:06

Two megachurches decided to open Sunday services with some safe-for-work joke stripteases, in a cheeky protest against California's closing down of churches due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while letting strip clubs stay open.

Before the start of Sunday's sermon, pastors at two churches opened with short burlesque dance routines, taking off their jackets and even throwing their ties into the cheering audience.

"Strip clubs (Not Churches) are exempt from the Covid lockdowns, and are deemed essential by our governor!" said senior pastor of Awaken Church Jurgen Matthesius on Instagram. "So we decided we are NOW Awaken family friendly strip club!" he quipped.

The pastor then rolled with the joke, clarifying, "we strip the devil of his hold, power & authority over people's lives!"

With God working in mysterious ways, a similar bit was performed by pastor Rob McCoy at Godspeak Calvary Chapel. "This is insane!" McCoy later said of unequal rules set for churches and strip clubs in the state. "Cannot America see the hypocrisy and the stupidity of all this?" he asked, calling the rules "tyranny."

The tongue-in-cheek stripteasees at the Awaken Church and Godspeak Calvary Chapel came after the San Diego Superior Court's November 6 decision, which allowed for strip clubs to reopen while churches remained closed.

California Christians have been up in arms about the ban on in-person church services for months. "There is a desperate need for the church with the brokenness within our community," senior pastor Matthesius told Good Morning San Diego earlier this month.
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Black Cat

Dragon flies, eagle crashes at geoeconomic summits

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XI made his case for multilateralism, international cooperation and Global South representation while Trump was absent or golfing

Four geoeconomic summits compressed in one week tell the story of where we stand in these supremely dystopian times...

The (virtual) signing of RCEP in Vietnam was followed by the equally virtual BRICS meeting hosted by Moscow, the APEC meeting hosted by Malaysia, and the G20 this past weekend hosted by Saudi Arabia.

Cynics have not failed to note the spectacular theater of the absurd of having the Top 20 - at least in theory - economies discussing what is arguably the turning point in the world-system linked to a beheading-friendly desert oil hacienda with a 7th century mentality.

The Riyadh declaration did its best to lift the somber planetary mood, vowing to deploy "all available policy tools" (no precise details) to contain Covid-19 and heroically "save" the global economy by "advancing" global pandemic preparedness, vaccine development and distribution - in tandem with debt relief - for the Global South.

Not a peep about The Great Reset - the Brave New World scheme concocted by Herr Schwab of Davos and fully supported by the IMF, Big Tech, transnational Big Capital interests and the oh so benign Prince Charles. Meanwhile, off the record, G20 sherpas moaned about the lack of real global governance and multiple attacks on multilateralism.


Up to 70 Tories may refuse to back Boris Johnson's Covid tiers, say MPs

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Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous battle to get England's new coronavirus tiers plan through parliament after dozens of Conservative MPs protested at the curbs for their areas and demanded to see the evidence behind them.

Some MPs predicted that, without significant change between now and Tuesday, when the vote on the system to replace the current England-wide lockdown takes place, as many as 70 Conservatives could vote against the plan or abstain. This could mean relying on Labour for the vote - which takes place on the day the lockdown lapses under law - to pass.

Particular vehemence came from Tories who found their areas moved from tier 1 under the pre-lockdown system to tier 2 or, in the case of Kent, to the most rigorous restrictions of tier 3 starting at 00.01 on Wednesday 2 December.

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Berlin is not responsible when US commits war crimes with drones taking off from Germany - court

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FILE PHOTO: The sun rises over an MQ-9 Reaper drone at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
Berlin will no longer be required to ensure that US drone strikes coordinated through an air base in Germany are in line with international law, a top court has ruled, in a "severe blow" to a case brought by human rights groups.

The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig concluded that the government has no obligation to guarantee US strikes are in line with humanitarian law beyond basic assurances from US authorities, overturning a ruling from last year that made Berlin partially responsible for such operations.

The case was brought in 2014 by human rights groups on behalf of three Yemeni plaintiffs, who charge that family members were killed by American drones in 2012, and that those strikes used flight control data relayed through the US air base in Ramstein, Germany. One of the plaintiffs, Faisal bin Ali Jaber, called Wednesday's ruling a "severe blow."

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Lukashenko says he will leave position when new constitution is adopted

The Belarusian authorities have called for a national assembly of thousands of people late next month or in January 2021 to discuss proposed constitutional changes.

Belarus has been rocked by protests since an August 9 presidential election handed Lukashenka a sixth term amid allegations of widespread fraud. Protesters say opposition candidate Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya was the real winner of the vote.

Ahead of the August election, Tsikhanouskaya had said that if she's elected president, she'd organize a referendum to bring back the 1994 constitution that limited presidential powers.

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'Immediately terminated': Trump calls for abolishing Section 230 in late night tweet

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President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump called Thursday for the "immediate" termination of Section 230, the portion of law granting internet companies immunity from certain lawsuits.

Trump made the comment amid speculation that his administration is planning a flurry of executive actions before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. Trump argues Section 230 must be abolished "for purposes of National Security."
It is unclear how Section 230 relates to national security, however. The law prevents all internet companies from being held legally liable for the third party content their users post on their site. It also protects those companies from being sued for how they moderate that content.

Trump and Republicans have argued for years that social media giants like Facebook and Twitter were abusing the immunity to silence conservative voices on their sites.

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