Sunday BLOG 19-23
Verse(s) for today:
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:8 KJV
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Micah 7:7 KJV
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, Neither have entered into the heart of man, The things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV
Antony Blinken’s Plot to Destroy Israel, Exposed:
The Obama-Biden-Blinken “realignment” is well under way, and the consequences are dire for Israel and the United States — and indeed for the rest of the world.
It is now crystal clear that Secretary of State Antony Blinken is exploiting the Iranian-backed Hamas war to destroy the existing state of Israel through the use of threats, blackmail, leaks, the media, diplomatic backstabbing, the Arab states, the European Union, and the United Nations.
In a State Department memo dated Monday, November 13, Blinken explained America’s posture toward the Arabs in Gaza. It’s madness. He wrote:
As I said in private and in public, we believe Palestinian people's voices and aspirations must be at the center of post-crisis governance in Gaza. We believe in Palestinian-led governance of Gaza, with Gaza unified with the West Bank. Gaza's reconstruction must be supported with a sustained mechanism.We also underscored America's firm opposition to actions that would undermine efforts to build lasting peace and security. No forcible displacement of Palestinian civilians from Gaza - not now, not after the fighting stops. No reoccupation of Gaza after the conflict. No attempt to blockade or besiege Gaza. No reduction in the territory of Gaza. No use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism or other violent attacks, and no tolerating the use of the West Bank to carry out such attacks. No more violence from extremist settlers in the West Bank.These steps are not ends in themselves. They must lead to Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in states of their own, with equal measures of security, freedom, opportunity, and dignity. That’s not something we can put off discussing until after this crisis is over. This discussion must happen now.
This also explains the current pressure campaign by leftists in Israel to try to topple the Netanyahu-led conservative government and replace it with radical left-wing parties that will deliver Israel to the effective control of the U.S. State Department, where Blinken, a mere appointed Cabinet secretary, will determine Israel's fate.
Israel will not survive the Blinken plan — certainly not for long. This has been the plan for Israel since Barack Obama was president, when Blinken was deputy secretary of state. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) was 100% right when he went to the Senate floor to excoriate Blinken and refused to support his confirmation.
Blinken, the Biden whisperer, is behind pouring $100 billion into rearming Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis in Yemen. Blinken set the Middle East on fire immediately upon taking office nearly three years ago. He has lifted or refused to enforce virtually every sanction on Iran. Blinken destroyed the popular uprising against the ayatollahs, when the Iranians sought to remove their murderous regime, by backing Tehran over its people.
Worse, Blinken chose Robert Malley, a Marxist supporter of Iran, as the U.S. envoy to negotiate another nuclear deal. And what did Malley do? He installed a high-level Iranian spy ring in D.C. and undermined our nation (and Israel) at every turn.
The Obama-Biden-Blinken “realignment” is well under way, and the consequences are dire for Israel and the United States — and indeed for the entire Middle East and the world. It is a hideous and diabolical plan, being instituted right now without any transparency, involvement from Congress, or the knowledge and consent of the American people. It is the brainchild of a small cabal of rogue, radical left-wing foreign policy arsonists who could easily trigger World War III.
The question is: How long will this go on before Blinken is stopped? Where are the House Republican committee chairmen? Where are the Senate Republicans? Where are conservative think tanks? Where are the conservative media? (This publication excepted, of course.)
I understand that the left-wing corporate media and the Democratic Party are worse than useless. In fact, they are propagandists for this administration’s malign policies, from Thomas Friedman at the New York Times to Jamie Raskin in the House of Representatives.
But if there is not an organized pushback immediately, a relentless and public demand for accountability and transparency, and an immediate impeachment inquiry directed at Blinken (successful or not), then evil will prevail. Never forget all the disasters the Biden whisperer has unleashed in a mere three years running American foreign policy and the death, inhumanity, and impoverishment he has imposed on one region and society after another. Enough is enough.
[The BLAZE Media]
Changing your Sinful Trajectory:
This Week’s Program
The Pathology of Sin
All of us were born knowing how to do wrong. It’s not something that needs to be taught. If we follow the trajectory that our sinful path takes us toward, the ultimate destination is eternal death. But God can change our path!
[Pastor – Jack Hibbs]
David DePape convicted in 2022 attack on Paul Pelosi
After a week long trial and roughly seven hours of deliberation, a federal jury in California this week convicted David DePape in a violent 2022 attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), at their San Francisco home, as the Washington Examiner reports.
As a result of the verdict, DePape now faces the possibility of up to 50 years in prison, not including any additional sentence that could arise from a potential conviction on state charges also leveled against him last year.
According to reports, DePape displayed little emotion as the jury declared his guilt on counts of attempted kidnapping of a federal official as well as assault on the immediate family member of a federal official.
The trial itself had moments of real drama, particularly when Mr. Pelosi took the stand to recount precisely what happened on that fateful night last October, when DePape appeared at the Pacific Heights home he shares with his wife.
As the Associated Press reported, Paul Pelosi explained to the court the surprise and bewilderment he experienced when he spotted a strange man at his bedroom door in a situation that escalated into one of significant aggression.
“It was a tremendous sense of shock to recognize that somebody had broken into the house and looking at him and looking at the hammer and the ties, I recognized that I was in serious danger, so I tried to stay as calm as possible,” Mr. Pelosi said.
He went on to explain that he remembered waking up to the sounds of DePape bursting into his bedroom and inquiring as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Pelosi.
Upon telling DePape that his wife was out of town, Mr. Pelosi was told by the assailant that he planned to use zip ties as a restraint and top keep him captive until she returned.
Paul Pelosi stated, “We had some conversation with him saying she was the leader of the pack, he had to take her out, and that he was going to wait for her.”
During the frightening episode, Mr. Pelosi was able to make his way to the bathroom, where he placed a call to 911, but when police arrived, DePape struck him with a hammer.
The attack left Paul Pelosi unconscious on the floor in a pool of blood, causing injuries which required multiple surgical procedures and a substantial recuperation period.
Following DePape's conviction, a spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi issued a statement that said, “Speaker Pelosi and her family are deeply grateful for the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes for Mr. Pelosi from so many across the country during this difficult time.”
“The Pelosi family is very proud of their Pop, who demonstrated extraordinary composure and courage on the night of the attack a year ago and in the courtroom this week,” the statement added.
With the federal case now concluded, DePape is scheduled for a hearing on Nov. 29 in the state case against him, though San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins suggested that, given his conviction this week on federal charges and the lengthy sentence he now faces, her prosecution of the defendant may not go forward.
Trump blasts 'PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT!' in Biden’s classified doc’s case:
This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
President Trump, who right now is being prosecuted for having documents in his home from during his presidency, documents that included what the government has described as secret, had a terse reaction when reports this week revealed Joe Biden, who also kept classified documents from during his years as senator and vice president, probably would not be charged.
Trump's response came on social media, where others joined him in reacting negatively.
Biden is "going to get off scot-free," charged commentator Sean Hannity.
And Monica Crowley, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury, said, "Did you really think it was going to go any other way?
There were reports from several publications that Biden was unlikely to be charged over his illegal possession of multiple classified government documents in multiple locations, including, apparently, a stash of cardboard boxes in an unsecured garage stacked next to his collectible Corvette.
The Wall Street Journal said special counsel Robert Hur apparently is putting together a report, but it's unlikely to produce criminal charges.
"Wow! Fake news CNN, through a leak from the Department of Injustice, has just reported that no charges will be filed in the (much bigger than mine!!!) Crooked Joe Biden documents case," Trump charged. "We are living in a very corrupt country!"
The circumstances lend even more support to the charges made by Christians, conservatives, and Republicans that there is a two-tier justice system in America, one protecting the Bidens and Democrats, the other prosecuting anyone else. After all, the DOJ worked with Democrats when they fabricated those "Russia collusion" claims about Trump during the 2016 election. And the DOJ described conservative parents as domestic terrorists. And the FBI interfered in the 2020 presidential election by falsely telling publications to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop scandals because it was "Russian disinformation," when agents knew all along it was real.
Then there are the harsh prosecutions of those who protested the election on Jan. 6, 2021, and the Capitol, while Black Lives Matter radicals who inflicted billions of dollars of damages on American cities were let off.
Hur had been assigned to investigate Biden’s classified documents offenses after they were found at a former office, and at his home.
Biden has claimed he did nothing wrong, and his lawyers have claimed they notified the DOJ right away.
However, the FBI staged an assault-style raid on Trump's home to take away boxes of papers even after Trump's lawyers were working with the government to return what the archives administration wanted.
Meanwhile, special counsel Jack Smith has charged Trump with dozens of counts over circumstances that in many ways are identical to Biden's.
One key difference is that Trump had the authority while president to declassify any documents he had: Biden never was president when he took those classified documents, so he never had that authority.
There are other differences:
That "may not only be false but was knowingly false at the time it was made," explained Jonathan Turley, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School.
He's also not only testified as a constitutional expert before Congress, he's represented members of that body in court.
He explains the problem.
One of the closest aides to Biden and a close friend to Hunter Biden is Annie Tomasini. She referred to Hunter as her “brother” and signed off messages with “LY” or “love you.”
Tomasini was once a senior aide to Joe Biden and, according to the Oversight Committee, inspected the classified material on March 18, 2021, two months after Biden took office — nearly 20 months before they were said to be found by the Biden team.
The committee [investigating the Bidens} now alleges that the White House “omitted months of communications, planning, and coordinating among multiple White House officials, [Kathy] Chung, Penn Biden Center employees, and President Biden’s personal attorneys to retrieve the boxes containing classified materials. The timeline also omitted multiple visits from at least five White House employees, including Dana Remus, Anthony Bernal, Ashley Williams, Annie Tomasini, and an unknown staffer.”
Turley explained such a situation would demolish the Biden's claimed timeline.
"That could have an immediate impact on both the criminal and impeachment investigations."
The investigation finally reached the headlines just recently, as Hur interviewed Biden.
Turley explained the evidence comes from a House Oversight Committee investigation of the Bidens, in which members "released a new timeline on the discovery of classified documents in various locations associated with Biden."
"The most glaring problem is that, after they were removed at the end of his term as vice president, the documents were repeatedly moved and divided up. Some were found in the Penn Center office used by Biden in Washington, D.C. Others were found in his garage and reportedly in his library.
He noted that while Biden insisted, he was "surprised" by the discovery of the documents in November 2022, "In reality, Biden’s counsel and associates conducted repeated searches and declared repeatedly that no further classified documents were found. That was repeatedly found to be untrue."
There is concern, he explained, that Biden's lawyers changed how the documents were stored, and confused whether classified markings were visible.
Further, the "discovery" likely happened months before Biden claimed.
"The timeline would now more closely mirror Trump’s timeline in the knowing retention of classified material, the failure to turn over all of the classified material despite assurances from counsel, and alleged false accounts about the document’s discovery," Turley explained.
At issue is when and what Biden knew about the lies regarding the discovery of the documents.
"It also raises the question of whether the president knowingly possessed classified documents and lied about their removal, use, and discovery. Finally, if Biden repeated his public denials to Hur, there could be added allegations of false statements to federal investigators, another commonly-charged federal crime," Turley said.
A report at The Gateway Pundit explained the House Oversight Committee launched a new target for its investigations: "whether Joe Biden’s stolen classified were used to make his family millions of dollars."
A statement from the members of Congress said, "We are investigating whether classified documents President Biden was caught mishandling included sensitive information related to specific countries involved in his family’s foreign business schemes that brought in millions for the Bidens."
Committee chief James Comer wrote to Special Counsel Robert Hur demanding more information about Joe Biden’s stolen classified documents.
The House Oversight Committee last week revealed that five White House employees were involved in Biden’s stolen classified documents case, the report said.
And the committee “revealed Joe Biden and his attorney lied” about those issues.
The report charged that Joe Biden “lied” regarding when the documents were found because they were discovered “nearly TWO YEARS before Joe Biden’s lawyer said he ‘found’ them.”
“Recent reports indicate you recently interviewed President Biden and other individuals involved in this matter, and the Committee now seeks information from your office to further our investigation. As detailed in the Oversight Committee’s bank memoranda and Impeachment Inquiry Memorandum, evidence suggests President Biden may have used certain members of his family-particularly his son, Hunter Biden-to accumulate millions of dollars from foreign individuals and entities for the benefit of his family and himself.”
“Indeed, the Biden family received millions of dollars from foreign sources while President Biden served in public office and afterwards. If any of the classified documents mishandled by President Biden involved countries or individuals that had financial dealings with Biden family members or their related companies, the Committee needs access to that information to evaluate whether our national security has been compromised.”
[Patriot News ALERTS]
Biden administration targeted a Navy SEAL for one infuriating reason:
Joe Biden and the Democrats are going after their political enemies.
The United States is quickly venturing into banana republic territory.
And the Biden administration targeted a Navy SEAL for one infuriating reason.
Leftists seem to think it’s healthy to go berserk when their institutional power is threatened.
The nucleus of the Democrat Party is its stranglehold on K-12 education and the universities.
Without a near monopoly on education, the Left would wither.
That’s why the Left became so hysterical when parents began protesting at school board meetings across the country.
Attorney General Merrick Garland even scolded the FBI on protesting parents.
And one parent who’s currently under investigation by the Pentagon is Navy SEAL operator, Bryce Henson.
If the weaponized DOJ targets Seal operator Dad, imagine what’s waiting for the average joe.
Henson is being investigated for “possibly participating with, or supporting, extremist causes.”
Henson’s “crime” was allegedly speaking to members of the Proud Boys at a school protest.
The Proud Boys, which started as a silly bar-room frat created by a comedian, has been built into a paramilitary threat by the corporate-controlled media.
Navy spokesman Cmdr. Ben Tisdale explained, “While sailors are always allowed to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly if they follow the law and policy restriction, participation with hate or extremist groups of any kind is contradictory to the core values of the Navy and is not tolerated by [Navy Special Warfare].”
This is why the establishment wants narrative control.
If establishment players can get people or groups labeled extremist, then it justifies police action against them.
Speaking to feds favorite J6 boogeymen
A social media account tied to Henson wrote in a statement that “he is confident that the investigation will vindicate him of any wrongdoing, demonstrating that he has only been a dedicated and responsible father and a hero for knowingly assuming risk to help parents under attack.”
Henson launched the group SoCal Parent Advocates, which fights against “woke” indoctrination in schools.
SoCal Parent Advocates reject Critical Race Theory, which they define as the “belief that America is a racist country whose systems must be torn down. Indoctrinating children to see everything through the lens of race, inadvertently teaching them to be racists.”
The group also rejects radical gender ideology, which it describes as the “coordinated effort by leftists in academia to indoctrinate our children into their radical gender queer ideology which is ultimately harmful to children and violates fundamental parental rights.”
People who push back against insane neo-Marxist and postmodernist ideas are now considered extremists.
Video Suspected to Be an Undercover Officer Allegedly Flashing Badge Inside US Capitol – Is Likely a Vape Instead:
On Friday night, Speaker Mike Johnson fulfilled his commitment to release the security camera footage from the January 6, 2021 protests at the US Capitol.
The first batch of videos was released Friday afternoon on the Committee on House Administration website. There were over 90 videos on the Committee on House Administration site, but Rep. Johnson has promised to upload more as the days go on.
One of the most intriguing videos released is the moment a Capitol Police Officer is spotted un-cuffing and even fist-bumping a protester near an exit point.
The video starts with an officer guiding a handcuffed “protester” wearing a helmet and some protective gear to the Capitol’s exit point.
BREAKING: The recent release of the J6 videos by Speaker Johnson appears to be proving the insurrection was an inside job.
In this video alone we can see that Capitol police release a ‘protester’ and allowed him to keep his gear after he got out of view. pic.twitter.com/p78iVQ8bLE
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) November 17, 2023
On Saturday night, another video clip started going viral on social media.
In this clip, an alleged Trump supporter inside the US Capitol is seen flashing his badge to Capitol Police. But it now appears this is a vape he flashed at police.
Kyle Becker posted the video.
This newly released J6 video is BIZARRE. All of these dangerous “insurrectionists” casually walking the halls… right next to Capitol Police and FBI agents in full riot gear.
WHAT is going on here? pic.twitter.com/DClawtg6qX
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 19, 2023
It now appears the “badge” is a “vape” and the Trump supporter is flashing it to security.
Certainly looks like a vape to me.The person is NOT FLASHING A BADGE. pic.twitter.com/KRFv4adaVX
— (@martinDouglas_) November 19, 2023
[The Gateway Pundit]
President Biden's Lawyer pushes back on Legitimacy of Impeachment Inquiry:
The Republican-led House's impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden hit a bit of a snag during the House speaker debacle last month, but it appears to be back on track.
According to The Hill, the impeachment inquiry appears to be of cause for concern for the White House, as it recently deemed the inquiry "unconstitutional."
The president's White House lawyers attempted to make that argument in a recent letter addressed to House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, held nothing back as he accused the committee heads of misrepresenting facts in the impeachment inquiry, among other accusations.
WH Special Counsel Sauber letter to Jordan/Comer:
You appear so determined to impeach the President that you have misrepresented the facts, ignored the overwhelming evidence disproving your claims, and repeatedly shifted the rationale for your ‘inquiry,
"The subpoenas and interview requests purport to be in furtherance of what you have characterized as an ‘impeachment inquiry,’ even though no such inquiry has been authorized by the House of Representatives," Sauber's letter read.
He added, "Indeed, you appear so determined to impeach the President that you have misrepresented the facts, ignored the overwhelming evidence disproving your claims, and repeatedly shifted the rationale for your 'inquiry.'"
The president's lawyer also slammed the committee chairs for labeling it an "impeachment inquiry" when, he argues, that the only way an impeachment inquiry can take place is with a full House vote, which has not yet happened.
"You also claim the mantle of an ‘impeachment inquiry’ knowing full well that the Constitution requires that the full House authorize an impeachment inquiry before a committee may utilize compulsory process pursuant to the impeachment power—a step the Republican House Majority has so far refused to take," Sauber wrote.
The only problem with Sauber's argument is that it's false, as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats launched the exact same process against former President Donald Trump.
The Hill noted:
However, other legal experts disagree — and House Republicans are not the first to start an impeachment inquiry without holding a vote. House Democrats and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did the same in 2019 ahead of the first impeachment of then-President Trump, before eventually formalizing the inquiry with a vote on a House resolution.
Though his previous statements suggested otherwise, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) recently indicated that House investigators have his full support in the process.
Only time will tell if the House can get a full resolution passed to begin the formal process. America is waiting.
Canadian Restaurant Owner who defied Government's COVID Rules wins Legal Battle
A Canadian restaurant owner who refused to follow the government's coronavirus policies has won his legal battle, Media Bezirgan reports.
Per the outlet, "The court hearing that lasted 10 minutes ended with cheers from the crowd after an unexpected decision by the crown to withdraw charges."
The restaurant owner is Jesse Johnson. He owns Without Papers Pizza, which is located in Calgary.
Johnson, during the COVID-19 pandemic, refused to implement the city's COVID-19 policies. This resulted in Johnson, among other things, losing his business license.
The Blaze reports:
[Johnson's] business faced shutdowns and charges from the Alberta provincial government after it refused to close while also declining to participate in Canada's vaccine passport program, which required two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to eat indoors at restaurants.
Now, however, the Canadian government has dropped its charges against Johnson.
Following the decision, Johnson said, "These bastards, they literally tried to break me — financially, mentally, and spiritually. It was not me that broke the law, but the law itself."
Johnson also said that he would "love to go back and provide the love and pizza that we gave to all the people of Calgary regardless of vaccination status."
"It was not me that broke the law, but the law itself" says Jesse Johnson owner of Without Papers Pizza, which was shut down over Calgary's vaccine passport.
Today the City of Calgary dropped all charges, but has justice been served? (Full report soon) pic.twitter.com/lHjWIEFxuU
— Syd Fizzard 🍁 (@SydFizzard) November 15, 2023
Now, Johnson says that he is planning to bring his own lawsuit against the Canadian government.
Without Papers Pizza's webpage states:
Without Papers Pizza is pursuing a civil suit against the City of Calgary & Alberta Health Services in regards to the vaccine passport (City of Calgary Bylaw 65M2021) and the illegal closure of Without Papers Pizza for refusing to discriminate its customers. Please consider donating to our Give Send Go campaign.
This is followed by a "donate" link that takes users to a webpage where they can donate money to this effort. This page states that Johnson has already obtained legal representation.
"I am pleased to announce that the Democracy Fund has agreed to fund our defense and has hired Chad Williamson from Williamson Law to represent us. The funds received from this campaign will go towards his counsel and the balance will be picked up by the Democracy Fund," the donation page reads.
It continues, "I wish to give thanks to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the many patriots who donated to our cause."
[The American Digest]
'Ridiculous and Unconstitutional':
Trump Gag Order temporarily Lifted:
Former President Donald Trump blasted a gag order against him in his New York fraud case after an appeals court stayed the order.
Trump took to Truth Social to speak out against the gag order as "unconstitutional."
BREAKING: Trump gag order LIFTED by appeals court in New York civil case https://t.co/cl0Di3pvRV
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 16, 2023
"Judge David Friedman of New York’s intermediate appeals court issued a stay on the gag order while a longer appeals process continues," the Post Millennial wrote.
"The gag order prevented Trump from speaking out against Allison Greenfield, the law clerk of Judge Arthur Engoron who is presiding over the non-jury trial case," it continued.
The gag order was illegal! New York judge lifts gag order that barred Donald Trump from maligning court staff in fraud trial https://t.co/VQbpfNIfz1
— LeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) November 16, 2023
"Engoron later fined Trump $15,000 for violating the gag order and expanded it to include his lawyers after they questioned clerk Allison Greenfield’s prominent role on the bench, where she sits alongside the judge, exchanging notes and advising him during testimony. Friedman’s ruling allows the lawyers to again comment about court staff, as well," the Associated Press reported.
"At an emergency hearing Thursday, Friedman questioned Engoron’s authority to police what Trump says outside the courtroom," it noted.
Donald Trump takes aim at judge and Letitia James after gag order lifted temporarily https://t.co/GUVi0hkQ4v
— Ceil Utnik (@CeilUtnik) November 17, 2023
"Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!)," Trump wrote.
"His Ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace. They are defending the Worst and Least Respected Attorney General in the United States, Letitia James, who is a Worldwide disgrace, as is her illegal Witch Hunt against me," he added.
Trump has faced both gag orders and ongoing trials in multiple cases in recent months.
He continues to battle cases in Florida, Washington and Georgia in addition to his current New York fraud case targeting his business that could include fines of up to $250 million.
The legal issues have not led to problems with his campaign yet, however, as Trump continues to hold a large lead over his fellow GOP candidates.
Federal court gives Joe Biden ‘37’ days to Reverse his latest bone-headed Decision:
The Biden admin is up to its ears in legal battles. They’ve just been handed a devastating loss.
Because a federal court has given Joe Biden 37 days to reverse his latest bone-headed decision.
On Tuesday, an appeals court rejected a lawsuit filed by four environmental groups to stop the sale of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, dealing a huge blow to their efforts to slow down American oil output.
The sale was put on hold after a request by the Biden administration to the court to do so.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit instead ruled that the protesters of the sale of the land had no legal basis for their lawsuit and directed an auction of the drilling licenses to be held “within 37 days,” as reported by Reuters.
The initial auction date of September 29 was pushed out to November 8, and then it was placed on hold indefinitely pending the outcome of current litigation.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management remarked at the time, “Until the court rules, BOEM cannot be certain of which areas or stipulations may be included in the sale notice.”
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a division of the Department of the Interior, reduced the leaseable area by nearly 6 million acres.
After Tuesday’s court ruling, all of that land is once again available for lease.
American Petroleum Institute (API) general counsel Ryan Meyers issued a press release after the court’s decision was handed down, noting, “The U.S. Gulf of Mexico plays a critical role in maintaining affordable, reliable American energy production and today’s decision creates greater certainty for the essential energy workforce and the entire Gulf Coast economy.”
Various environmental groups challenged the API’s efforts to increase the sale of drilling rights because of the possible effects on an endangered whale. Reuters also reported that the Chevron Corporation and the state of Louisiana have joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs.
“This disappointing and unjustified ruling could be the death knell for the nearly extinct Rice’s whale,” Earthjustice attorney George Torgun told Reuters via email.
Earthjustice represented several environmental organizations like “Friends of the Earth” in the lawsuit.
After the ruling, a representative for President Joe Biden’s Department of the Interior, which is responsible for drilling lease auctions, declined to comment.
It was reported in September by The New York Times that less federal leases have been sold to private energy corporations during the Biden administration compared to any previous time since the federal government first began leasing property.
Before the federal government can give approval for the construction of wind turbines for the generation of so-called “clean energy,” oil drilling leases must first be put up for public auction in accordance with the law.
The New York Times also noted at the time that oil corporations had warned of rising oil and gas prices due to less oil drilling.
With gas prices becoming more volatile than ever before during Joe Biden’s tenure as president, many Americans have been concerned about the federal government’s approach to energy independence.
Former President Donald Trump has put the Biden administration on blast for neglecting how important non-renewable energy sources are, like fossil fuels.
The Democrat Party also continues to stiff arm the most powerful energy source available to mankind in nuclear energy.
Donald Trump has suggested a 360-degree approach to energy independence in America where the federal government allows private companies to safely utilize all energy sources from wind, to solar, to oil, to nuclear.
[The DC Daily Journal]
Payback Coming for Schiff, Resignation to Come After Unbelievable Discovery:
The majority of House members censured California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff late last month, and as a result, he entered American history—though not in a good way.
Schiff was forced to stand in front of Congress and endure the humiliation of his colleagues, becoming one of only two dozen members of Congress since the nation’s establishment to receive a censure. Schiff, though, is utilizing his reprimand with pride in his U.S. Senate campaign.
“Rep. Adam Schiff has more cash on hand to spend on his Senate run than any individual presidential campaign, according to new FEC data. Why it matters: In an election cycle poised to break records for campaign spending, the hotly contested race to fill Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) open seat is expected to be one of the most expensive in the country,” Axios reported.
“After raising more than $8 million in Q2, Schiff has nearly $30 million in cash on hand — more than any other federal candidate, including for president. Schiff, already a prolific fundraiser, received a surge in donations after House Republicans vote to censure him last month for leading investigations into former President Trump. President Biden’s campaign raised about $20 million in Q2, though that figure balloons to more than $72 million when combined with the Democratic National Committee and their joint fundraising committee,” according to Axios’ report.
Schiff had more than $21 million in cash on hand at the end of the 2022 election season, according to FEC records.
The California Democrat referred to the vote as a “badge of honor” and used it to raise money.
“Today, I wear this partisan vote as a badge of honor,” Schiff said. “Knowing that I have lived my oath. Knowing that I have done my duty, to hold a dangerous and out-of-control president accountable. And knowing that I would do so again — in a heartbeat — if the circumstances should ever require it.”
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), who called Schiff a “criminal” for allegedly using his former position as chair of the House Intelligence Committee to falsely accuse former President Donald Trump of “colluding” with Russia to sway the 2016 election, launched the movement to have Schiff removed from office.
Paulina Luna spoke about the House Oversight Committee’s ongoing efforts to hold former Schiff accountable for lying about the Trump-Russia probe without any conclusive evidence to support charges of suspected collusion during an appearance with Fox News.
“I will speak to Adam Schiff. Maria, I have a privileged resolution that I’m bringing to the floor, and we are going to fine that man 16 million dollars for using his position to lie to the American people and ultimately push something that not only destroyed our country but ripped us apart and I believe, maybe even permanently damaging foreign relations. He is a criminal, and Adam Schiff, you will be held accountable,” Luna said.
“And yet, he was privileged to information that not even I or many of my colleagues would be able to see,” Luna went on to say. “He used that position. He absolutely aided and abetted a corrupt FBI into investigating a sitting president.”
“Adam Schiff lied to the American people. He used his position on House Intelligence to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and abused the trust placed in him as Chairman. He is a dishonor to the House of Representatives. The Durham Report makes clear that the Russian Collusion was a lie from day one and Schiff knowingly used his position in an attempt to divide our country,” she added.
Schiff was charged earlier this year for leaking extremely sensitive material for years in an effort to harm then-President Donald Trump.
Mike Pompeo, a former CIA director who is currently the Secretary of State, reportedly asserted that he felt compelled to be selective in the information he provided to Schiff and his staff due to concerns that it would be weaponized and leaked to the media.
“During my time as CIA director and secretary of state, I know that he leaked classified information that had been provided to him,” Pompeo said.
“Outnumbered” co-host Emily Compagno, after emphasizing what a huge problem that is, asked Pompeo why there hadn’t been any accountability if leaking that kind of information is “a felony at a minimum, up to treason.”
“It’s a complicated process, right? It’s difficult to pin down precisely what happened,” Pompeo said. “But I could tell you that when we provided information to him and to his staff, it ended up in places it shouldn’t have been with alarming regularity. We could see it. In the end, I decided I held back information from them as a result.”
[The Political Signal]
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