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Democrats' election plans are far more radical than the media will tell you

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President Donald Trump interviewed by Axios’ Jonathan Swan
Sending millions of ballots across states based on outdated voter rolls is just one of numerous controversial ideas being signed into law by Democrats while the media covers for them.

Democrats are planning a collection of unnecessary, dangerous, and wildly unpopular election changes for November, and you'd never even hear about it if you only read corporate media. A recent interview between President Trump and Axios journalist Jonathan Swan goes a long way toward exposing what's going on.

In it, the president alleged Democrat politicians in California plan to send unrequested mail-in ballots to every voter in the state. He then began discussing the security issues implicit in blasting off more than 20 million ballots based on outdated and inaccurate voter rolls.

Swan quickly interrupted, insisting Trump's claims were false, and that applications were of course needed to receive a ballot. In an extraordinary display, he interrupted the president five times in less than a minute, again and again insisting's Trump's argument was false.


Comment: Did the president really think he could talk logic to a mind-locked media guy baiting for reactions with agenda attached? The interview is nauseating.


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UK govt. refuses to release info about Assange judge who has 96% extradition record

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Judge Vanessa Baraitser • Julian Assange
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice is blocking the release of basic information about the judge who is to rule on Julian Assange's extradition to the US in what appears to be an irregular application of the Freedom of Information Act, it can be revealed.

Declassified has also discovered that the judge, Vanessa Baraitser, has ordered extradition in 96% of the cases she has presided over for which information is publicly available.

Baraitser was appointed a district judge in October 2011 based at the Chief Magistrate's Office in London, after being admitted as a solicitor in 1994. Next to no other information is available about her in the public domain.

Baraitser has been criticised for a number of her judgments so far concerning Assange, who has been incarcerated in a maximum security prison, HMP Belmarsh in London, since April 2019. These decisions include refusing Assange's request for emergency bail during the Covid-19 pandemic and making him sit behind a glass screen during the hearing, rather than with his lawyers.

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Jerry Nadler in 2004: 'Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud'

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Jerry Nadler in 2004, who remains blown out of proportion today.
A resurfaced C-SPAN video from 2004 shows Jerry Nadler fiercely opposing paper-based ballots during a Capitol Hill hearing.

At the hearing, a member of the public spoke in support of paper ballots, citing research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which said hand-counted paper ballots to be "among the most reliable" voting methods.

But Nadler didn't agree with that claim:

"Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud," he said.

"And at least with the old clunky voting machines that we have in New York, the deliberate fraud is way down compared to paper."

"When the machines break down, they vote on paper - they've had real problems," he warned.

"There's gotta be a way of getting the best of our methodologies," but offered no suggestion for an alternative voting method.

Comment: The Dems couldn't remove Trump with Russiagate nor their impeachment debacle. To highjack the election and assure Biden's win, the public must be convinced to endorse ballot harvesting, the opposite of their own concerns in 2004.

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Snakes in Suits

Psychopath John Bolton slams Trump's Middle East policy, says US should have toppled Iranian regime

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This is not the first time the ex-Trump administration official has criticised his former boss. He recently released a tell-all book about his days as national security adviser, depicting POTUS as purportedly being incompetent in matters of foreign policy.

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has once again stepped up his criticism of Donald Trump's foreign policy. This time he took aim at the president's approach to Iran, which it slapped with heavy sanctions in 2018 and whose top general, Qasem Soleimani he ordered to kill in January 2020.

In an interview with the Kurdish network Rudaw TV, Bolton stated that all these measures against Iran were insufficient to force the country into abandoning its alleged ambition to acquire nuclear weapons - an aspiration that Tehran strenuously denies. Still, the former official said that the Iranian government didn't give "any sign whatever" that they had decided to drop the development of a nuclear programme and hence, in Bolton's opinion, it should be toppled.

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Democratic Party boosters have little to offer Biden campaign

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Donald Trump might be described as unique as a president of the United States in that he constantly impulsively self-promotes in a bizarre fashion which the Independent has described as "wild days of authoritarian and incoherent outbursts." But normally politicians are canny enough to steal and connive out of sight without letting on what they are doing or thinking. Given that, you know you are in deep trouble as a nation when a major political party is so tone deaf as to persist in introducing spokesmen who suffer from serious negative perceptions to boost the chances of their current candidates for office. That is precisely what the Democratic Party has been doing when it keeps employing the Obamas and Clintons to promote the Democratic National Committee platform and its candidates for the November elections while also supporting the campaign of Honest Joe Biden.

Reminding the national electorate of the legacies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama guarantees that voters normally inclined to vote Republican or even independent will be energized and turn out in large numbers in spite of their disdain for Trump's style. Hillary, after all, should still be in jail for her mishandling of classified information while Barack ought to be in prison for life for having given the orders to assassinate American citizens without due process while also using the intelligence and law enforcement agencies to undermine the Donald Trump campaign. Hillary and Barack were also complicit in unnecessary wars against Libya and Syria that have devastated both countries.

Mr. Potato

Gaffe-smothered Biden laughs off the idea he should take a cognitive test, backs out of attending Democratic convention on Covid-19 fears

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has mocked an interviewer who asked him if he would take a cognitive test, and also dismissed Donald Trump's challenge to do so.

"Why the hell would I take a test?" the 77-year-old politician asked, during a Tuesday Yahoo News interview after confirming that he has not taken one. Biden then used his catchphrase "come on, man" to mock the very idea, adding that it is like asking the interviewer, Errol Barnett, if he has been taking cocaine before the interview.


Biden concluded by saying he believes that Barnett was trying to "goad" him during the interview, but nevertheless he is looking forward to have an opportunity to "sit or stand with the president on the debates." The presumptive Democratic Party nominee then cut himself off, concerned he would say "something he shouldn't say."

Comment: Jill Biden, Joe's wife, recently said that the Democratic nominee would be debating Trump - but in related news it looks like Biden will not attend the Democratic convention on Covid fears:
Joe Biden won't be traveling to Milwaukee as planned to accept the Democratic presidential nomination - he and other scheduled speakers at the party's national convention will give their speeches remotely, due to Covid-19 fears.

"From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first," Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday.

"We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That's the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. And that's the leadership Joe Biden will bring to the White House."

Perez didn't explain how Biden's presence at a 188,000-square-foot venue with attendance limited to about 300 at next month's scaled-down convention would jeopardize lives. Nor did he give details on how or where the candidate would give his acceptance speech. The convention begins on August 17.

Biden traveled to Houston in June to meet with the family of George Floyd, the black man whose May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody set off a wave of anti-racism protests across the country. He has given speeches in recent weeks in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, but his campaign has been largely run remotely from his home, leading to quips from Republicans that Biden is being hidden in his basement until election day to cover up his incompetence.

"OK. Joe Biden is not even campaigning, won't go to the DNC, has no VP. WTF is this?" independent journalist Tim Pool asked on Twitter. Other critical posters questioned whether Biden was sick or incapacitated and mocked his low-profile campaign strategy, such as one user who said, "Translation: I am not a serious candidate. I need to have my leash on when I speak, and I can do this if I stay at home."



Snakes in Suits

Gang rape investigation launched against employees of ex-oligarch Khodorkovsky's media group

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Russia's Investigative Committee has begun to look into allegations that Sergei Prostakov, the former chief editor of opposition website MBK Media, and photographer Andrey Zolotov participated in the gang rape of a girl in 2014.

On July 13, Victoria Kuzmenko, an employee at Russian news outlet Lenta.ru, wrote a tweet in which she claimed that Zolotov was involved in a rape at a house party, while Prostakov watched and masturbated. She later clarified she did not witness the incident herself. Following the accusations, both Prostakov and Zolotov resigned from their posts at MBK Media, which is owned by disgraced 1990s oligarch, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Responding to the allegations, Prostakov claimed he did not remember what happened, having been intoxicated, but apologized "to all the women whom [he] offended." Meanwhile, Zolotov explained that there had been "group sex" at the party, but he had not participated.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and anti-Russia Sanctions: Interview with Alex Krainer


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Belarusian authorities cancel opposition campaigning ahead of election

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Supporters gather near the the place where a campaign rally by Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya was disrupted by authorities in Salihorsk on August 4.
Belarusian authorities have again canceled campaign events by presidential contender Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya ahead of the August 9 election, claiming that repair work needed to be carried out where the political rallies were to be held.

In the city of Slutsk, located 100 kilometers south of the capital, Minsk, local authorities on August 4 said there was an "urgent" need for repair work at an event place and announced that a planned opposition rally was canceled.

Riot police and plainclothes officers then detained at least 17 people as hundreds of opposition supporters gathered for the political rally, according the Vyasna human rights center. Among those detained was the editor of a local news website.

Tsikhanouskaya was also forced to cancel a rally in the city of Salihorsk, scheduled for the evening of August 4 after the one in Slutsk.

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Attention

Don't do your own research! - Just take our word for it...

They Live!
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Do your own research! Read it for yourself! It's in the show notes! How many times have I uttered these words? These exhortations represent the founding ethos of The Corbett Report. I want you to read the source documents for yourself and come to your own conclusions. But guess what? The establishment doesn't want you to think for yourself, and now that the Corona World Order is beginning the Great Reset, they are coming out and saying as much. Find out the details in this week's edition of #PropagandaWatch.


Snakes in Suits

US hypocritically condemns foreign military involvement in Libya

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Russia has been helping Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA)
The United States has said it is "deeply troubled" by growing violence in Libya and called on foreign powers to end their proxy war in the troubled North African nation.

"We strongly oppose foreign military involvement, including the use of mercenaries and private military contractors, by all sides" in Libya, White House national-security adviser Robert O'Brien said in a statement on August 4.

The U.S. military has accused Moscow of supplying Russian mercenaries and military hardware to Libya in an attempt to gain a foothold in the North African country.

Comment: See also: US signs deal with Kurdish-led rebels to steal Syrian oil