The Brew: Trump Saga Turning Into a Melodrama
I hope you like plot twists.
You know how during “sweeps week,” TV shows swing for the fences to draw viewers? I’m starting to think we are in some cable news version of sweeps week. Yesterday, the Grand Jury meeting looking into the Trump-Stormy Daniels case was abruptly and “mysteriously” cancelled by Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg.
Sources tell Fox News that “major dissension” has broken out in the D.A.’s office. Fox News reports that one source goes so far as to say the Soros-funded D.A. is “having trouble convincing the grand jury on potential charges due to the ‘weakness’ of the case.”
How weak must the case be if a gaggle of New York liberals is saying, “Uh, we’re not buying it, hoss.” (Yes, I know no New Yorker has ever said the word “hoss.”)
The D.A. also has to be smarting noticing that The New York Times — which bought and sold the entire Trump-Russia conclusion hoax — is raising red flags.
A New York Times review and interviews with election law experts strongly suggest that New York state prosecutors have never before filed an election law case involving a federal campaign. Bringing an untested case against anyone, let alone a former president of the United States, carries the risk that a court could throw out or narrow the case.
The Grand Jury is told to be on “stand-by” for today.
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On Wednesday morning, Trump released another statement on Truth Social about the case.
Every article I read, every show I watch, even the so-called Haters say that “President Trump did nothing wrong, there IS NO CRIME HERE!” As Biden would say, “No, I mean it, I’m not kidding.” The Crime would be if I get charged!!!
Put aside the gravity of the leading opposition candidate facing arrest over a trumped-up charge. Put aside the details of the case. Let’s pause a second to marvel at Trump throwing in the line “As Biden would say, ‘No, I mean it, I’m not kidding’?”
If Wife-y Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy …
Paul Sperry of Real Clear Investigations tweeted this Wednesday:
BREAKING: Anti-Trump D.A. Alvin Bragg’s wife Jamila Ponton @jpontonbragg has locked her Twitter page, changing her account status from open to “protected.” For several years, @jpontonbragg has railed against Trump & retweeted posts calling him racist and advocating for his arrest
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) March 22, 2023
I was worried about how the left would respond if Bragg ultimately decides not to indict. Now I have to worry about how his wife will respond.
Emails Indicate Hunter’s Business and Biden’s VP Staff Worked in Tight Collusion
Emails obtained under the FOIA show the tight relationship between Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca business and then-VP Biden’s White House staff. America First Legal says the documents handed over by the National Archives are “directly linking Joe Biden to Hunter Biden’s profiteering in Ukraine.”
/2 Despite Joe Biden’s assertions that he had no involvement with Hunter’s appointment to Burisma, he signed off on the official statement in response to questions from reporters about whether Hunter’s position undermined the VP’s credibility in pushing anti-corruption measures. pic.twitter.com/wdsRVl8d3c
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) March 20, 2023
But, no, Joe had nothing to do with Hunter’s business activities.
Like Hunter’s Laptop, Ashley Biden’s Diary is Proving Legit
A court filing Tuesday by a Special Master reviewing the FBI’s raid of Project Veritas in the hunt for Ashley Biden’s diary offers more proof the diary is legit. Seems Ashley confirmed to PV that the diary was hers. (And obviously, the FBI isn’t going to raid a journalist for a fake diary that doesn’t really belong to the daughter of the president. They’re politicized. Not lobotomized.)
I’m also perplexed that the media is utterly unperturbed by the Feds raiding journalists. Trump made fun of CNN’s Jim Acosta and it was called an assault on the free press. Perplexed that media fluffs off the FBI raiding a journalist on behalf of a president … over a personal diary that proves damaging to him.
If a politician uses her clout to try and get out of a speeding ticket, it’s national news.
Perplexed they show no interest in what’s in the diary.
Guess we shouldn’t be perplexed at all, given the indifference to the material on Hunter’s laptop. The laptop and diary are flip sides of a coin that paint a disturbing portrait of inappropriate behavior involving children within the Biden family.
We have Biden’s daughter declaring her father showered with her in a manner and at an age that she directly connects to her later sexual and substance addictions. Is that important or have we totally thrown away child sexual exploitation being a bad thing? I mean, this is the same guy who thinks it’s “close to sin” to prevent little kids from having sex-change treatments and surgeries. And seems okay with drag queens twerking in the faces of tots. And seems happy with an open border that has fostered the wholesale sex trafficking of children.
Poll: 3 in 4 Voters Support Schools Having Parental Consent Before Changing a Student’s Gender Identity
Candidates are going to face one big question in the coming election. “Do you support parents or do you support the Nanny-Tranny State?” And candidates would do well to pay attention to a new poll. Fully three-out-of-four want schools to get parental consent before they go around changing the gender identity of students. 71% want legislation requiring schools to get permission from parents.
The CRC Research poll was published Tuesday by Parents Defending Education. The findings cut across racial and economic lines. Running through the numbers, Black voters have the strongest aversion to schools calling “Jack” “Jill” without parental approval. (Republican politicians, are you paying attention?)
Further, 82% of Blacks agree with the statement “A child changing his or her gender identity has major long-term medical and psychological ramifications. Parents should know, and have an opportunity to be involved in, such an important aspect of their child’s well-being.” (Emphasis theirs)
Overall 78% of registered voters agree.
Georgia Senate Passes Bill Banning Most Sex-Change Surgeries and Puberty Blockers for Minors
A law banning most sex-change surgeries and puberty blockers for children under 18 is now on the desk of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. The Georgia Senate approved the bill Tuesday.
Over in Arkansas, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a law requiring students to use the school bathrooms/showers of their biological sex. As a spokesperson told the Associated Press, “The Governor has said she will sign laws that focus on protecting and educating our kids, not indoctrinating them and believes our schools are no place for the radical left’s woke agenda. Arkansas isn’t going to rewrite the rules of biology just to please a handful of far-left advocates.”
In Missouri, state Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued an emergency regulation against gender transition treatments to prevent what he calls “inhuman science experiments.” This comes as the Missouri legislature wrestles to put a ban on transgender surgeries and chemical castrations into law. The Daily Signal’s Fred Lucas helps us with the full story.
A Win for Free Speech: Newsmax Returning to DirecTV Today
Newsmax is returning to DirecTV today. Several months after the conservative outlet was dumped … and a heap of pressure was dumped on DirecTV for silencing yet another conservative channel … Newsmax and DirecTV reached a new multi-year deal.
NEWSMAX is coming back to DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream, and U-verse on March 23 after reaching a business agreement. Fortunately, it’s become clear that DIRECTV supports diversified perspectives, including conservative voices. See more: https://t.co/PhYvR88Xf6 pic.twitter.com/x1y4p80PHi
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) March 22, 2023
Across The Stream
Dr. Michael Brown’s latest is fascinating and inspiring. “Are Religious Debates Fruitful?”