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Aditya Singh: Man found 'living in airport for three months' over Covid fears

BBC

A man too afraid to fly due to the pandemic lived undetected in a secure area of Chicago's international airport for three months, US prosecutors say.

Aditya Singh, 36, was arrested on Saturday after airline staff asked him to produce his identification.

He pointed to a badge, but it allegedly belonged to an operations manager who reported it missing in October.

Police say Mr Singh arrived on a flight from Los Angeles to O'Hare International Airport on 19 October.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55702003

Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump's life extremely difficult

Washington Post
By Karen Heller
Jan. 18, 2021

On the other side of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency, the lawyers are waiting.

Leaving aside his Senate impeachment trial, mounting government investigations include a civil probe by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., and a federal probe by acting U.S. Attorney for D.C. Michael Sherwin that may include Trump’s role in the catastrophic storming of the U.S. Capitol this month.

But already pending for the soon-to-be South Florida retiree is a trio of lawsuits that allege defamation, fraud and more fraud — all of which are helmed by one attorney.

Roberta Kaplan’s clients include writer E. Jean Carroll, who filed a defamation case after Trump claimed she was “totally lying” about her allegation that he raped her a quarter-century ago in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, and niece Mary L. Trump, who claims that Trump and two of his siblings deprived her of an inheritance worth millions.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/roberta-kaplan-lawyer-attorney-trump/2021/01/17/ae8890f2-50f8-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

Raw Story has their version of the article at

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-legal-problems-2650010970/

Inside the roots of modern America's home-grown right-wing extremism

Raw Story
Heather Cox Richardson, Moyers & Company
January 18, 2021

Since right-wing insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6 with the vague but violent idea of taking over the government, observers are paying renewed attention to the threat of right-wing violence in our midst.

For all our focus on fighting socialism and communism, right-wing authoritarianism is actually quite an old threat in our country. The nation's focus on fighting "socialism" began in 1871, but what its opponents stood against was not government control of the means of production — an idea that never took hold in America — but the popular public policies which cost tax dollars and thus made wealthier people pay for programs that would benefit everyone. Public benefits like highways and hospitals, opponents argued, amounted to a redistribution of wealth, and thus were a leftist assault on American freedom.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that fight against "socialism" took the form of opposition to unionization and Black rights. In the 1920s, after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia had given shape to the American fear of socialism, making sure that system never came to America meant destroying the government regulation put in place during the Progressive Era and putting businessmen in charge of the government.

When Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt established business regulation, a basic social safety net, and government-funded infrastructure in the 1930s to combat the Great Depression that had laid ordinary Americans low, one right-wing senator wrote to a colleague: "This is despotism, this is tyranny, this is the annihilation of liberty…. The ordinary American is thus reduced to the status of a robot. The president has not merely signed the death warrant of capitalism, but has ordained the mutilation of the Constitution, unless the friends of liberty, regardless of party, band themselves together to regain their lost freedom."

Much more:

https://www.rawstory.com/right-wing/

Mick Mulvaney's niece listed on the permit for Trump rally that became Capitol insurrection

Raw Story
Sarah K. Burris
January 17, 2021

The Associated Press did an extensive expose on the public records available for those who participated in the "Stop the Steal" rally that ended with a riot and insurrection against the U.S. Capitol.

One piece of the report outed Maggie Mulvaney, niece to top Trump's old aide Mick Mulvaney, as the VIP Lead on the permit that Women for America First requested for the Trump rally.

According to the AP, the younger Mulvaney "worked as director of finance operations for the Trump campaign, according to her LinkedIn profile. FEC records show Maggie Mulvaney was earning $5,000 every two weeks from Trump's reelection campaign, with the most recent payment reported on November 13."

The insurrection on the capitol led to the resignation by Mick Mulvaney, who had moved from being Trump's chief of staff to United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland after March 2020. He confessed to CNBC that he wanted to resign because his reputation would likely take a hit for the rest of history, prompting people to say "'Oh yeah, you work for the guy who tried to overtake the government.'"

https://www.rawstory.com/mick-mulvaneys-niece-listed-insurrection/

NJ Army Reservist With Security Clearance Busted for Capitol Riots

Daily Beast.
Justin Rohrlich
Updated Jan. 17, 2021 12:48PM ET / Published Jan. 17, 2021 12:12PM ET

A U.S. Army reservist with a secret-level security clearance and “access to a variety of munitions”—described in court papers as a white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer—has been charged with taking part in the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli of Colts Neck, New Jersey, works as a contractor at Naval Weapons Station Earle, which is also in Colts Neck, according to an FBI affidavit filed last week.

He now faces five federal counts: knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority; disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; disrupting the orderly conduct of government business; parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building; and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Naval Weapons Station Earle is the operational support base for four Military Sealift Command combat logistics ships: USNS Arctic, USNS Robert E. Peary, USNS William McLean, and USNS Medgar Evers.

More:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/nj-army-reservist-with-security-clearance-busted-for-capitol-riots?ref=home

Biden has Cuppa Joe. What should be the official ice cream flavor for T-rump?

Treason Truffle

ImpeachMint II

Burnt Hamberder

Faux Orange

DC shop introduces inaugural ice cream flavors

WUSA9
Matt Pusatory

Inauguration Day is just a few days away, and while this year's events will look different thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and heightened security in the District following the Capitol riot on January 6, some D.C.-area businesses are offering special menu items to help you safely celebrate from home.

Beloved ice cream shop Ice Cream Jubilee has rolled out four special inaugural flavors with nods to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Biden's two flavors are vanilla chocolate chip and Cuppa Joe, made with locally roasted beans from Zeke's Coffee. The Harris flavors are cardamom amaretto and rose mimosa, a non-dairy sorbet.

"Our flavors for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris include nods to her California home (and wine country and almond farms) and to her Asian American heritage. Our flavors for President-elect Biden are classic ice cream flavors that are his favorites and are beloved by all,” the shop said in a blog post.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/dc-shop-introduces-inaugural-ice-cream-flavors/ar-BB1cOfPB?ocid=msnews

Actor Dave Bautista offers $20,000 in case of manatee scraped with word 'TRUMP'

CNN
Lauren M Johnson

By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN

There is already a reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for writing "TRUMP" on a manatee in Florida, but actor Dave Bautista is taking it a step further.

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star announced an additional reward on his Twitter account on Monday.
"If there's not already a reward for the arrest and conviction of the low life scummy MAGATs that did this I'll throw in $20,000. And I promise there will be bonuses to that reward!" he said.

The manatee was discovered on January 10 in Florida's Homosassa River with the President's name scraped on its back, according to a news release from the Center for Biological Diversity.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/us/dave-bautista-offers-20000-reward-for-manatee-defacers-trnd/index.html

Mueller Memos: The FBI Just Released Its Secret Interviews With Michael Flynn After BuzzFeed News Wa

Buzzfeed News
Jason Leopold

The tumultuous early days of Michael Flynn’s brief tenure as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser are laid bare in more than 100 pages of FBI interview summaries that reveal new details about his secret conversations with Russia’s ambassador weeks before Trump was inaugurated.

He didn’t last long because he couldn’t seem to tell members of the new administration a straight story.

“Did you lie to Pence?” Trump asked Flynn on Feb. 12, 2017, when he was confronted about his contacts with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia’s ambassador to the US.

“No, I just didn’t remember the full conversation,” Flynn said.

Much more at

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/mueller-memos-michael-flynn-fbi-interviews?ref=bfnsplash

The 126 pages of FBI documents the Justice Department released Friday, known as 302s, were released to BuzzFeed News and CNN in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for summaries of witness interviews from Mueller’s investigation, according to Buzzfeed

I am so angry about this vaccine shortage that I can't see straight.

So the federal vaccine reserves are gone, according to several news reports.

This is sickening. This affects every single person in America. It may cost many lives.

It was horrible enough that they fucked with supplies personal protective for medical workers last year.

How many doctors, nurses, medical technicians died because they were reduced to wearing plastic garbage bags as they worked on the front lines to save lives?

I recall reading stories that federal agents of some kind confiscated shipments of PPE from some states and hospitals. Where did that equipment go? Was it sold to Russia? Saudi Arabia? Who profited from these illegal seizures of property?

And now we learn that our federal government's vaccine reserves, which were promised to the states, are gone.

Where did they go? Were they sold to the highest bidder in some other country? Is some of it being used privately to vaccinate Trump's loyalists and rich supporters? Who is profiting from these "missing vaccines?"

Are more Americans going to die unnecessarily because they can't get vaccinated? Are people going to be deprived of the second injections needed to ensure the vaccine works as it should?

We need a major investigation into this unbelievable disaster.

Any person who is involved in this or the seizures of PPE should be arrested, charged and tried. If convicted, life in prison. And that includes all members of the Trump crime family who may be involved.

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