November 15, 2022
Top Headlines of the Week
Judicial Watch: Defense Department Records Reveal U.S. Funding of Anthrax Laboratory Activities in Ukraine
Judicial Watch announced recently it received 345 pages of records from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), a component of the U.S. Department of Defense, revealing that the United States funded anthrax laboratory activities in a Ukrainian biolab in 2018. Dozens of pages are completely redacted, and many others are heavily redacted. The records show over $11 million in funding for the Ukraine biolabs program in 2019.
Judicial Watch Sues Obama Library for Obama White House Records about the 2016 ‘Russia Collusion Hoax’
“The records we are seeking go to the heart of the Obama administration’s efforts to undermine the incoming president, Donald J. Trump, and tie up his new administration in a phony scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And the Obama Library is part of the same National Archives system that is subjecting President Trump to unprecedented harassment about Trump White House record keeping practices.”
Taliban Uses U.S. Military Equipment, IG Withholds Records of Afghan Security Forces Collapse
The Taliban is training and operating with U.S. military equipment including rifles, trucks, and helmets with night vision mounts since the Biden administration withdrew American troops from Afghanistan last year. Taliban forces even held a military parade with dozens of U.S.-provided armored vehicles and Mi-17 helicopters flying overhead, according to a federal audit documenting the collapse of the American-funded Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
DHS Slammed for Failing to Counter Terrorism, Secure Border, Manage Explosive Devices
Two decades after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created to protect the U.S. from another 9/11, the agency faces serious management and performance challenges that prevent it from fulfilling its critical mission, according to a federal audit that says DHS must improve how it identifies domestic terrorism threats and better manage its efforts to counter homemade explosive devices.
In The News
‘What about you, Joe?’ Conservative commentators slam Biden for trying to pressure DOJ into investigating Elon Musk’s ties with other countries (when president is embroiled in son Hunter’s dodgy dealings)
The Daily Mail
President Joe Biden was slammed as a hypocrite Wednesday night after he suggested Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition should be investigated — while denying any wrongdoing with his son’s foreign entanglements.
The president said at a news conference that the billionaire’s acquisition of Twitter ‘is worthy of being looked at’ after he was asked whether the deal, which was partially funded by Saudi Arabia, constituted a national security threat.
Karine Jean-Pierre blasted for warning it may take ‘a few days’ to count votes: ‘This insanity has to stop’
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was blasted Monday for saying that waiting a couple of days for results is how elections are “supposed to work.”
“We may not know all the winners of elections for a few days. It takes time to count all legitimate ballots in a legal and orderly manner,” Jean-Pierre told reporters at the White House press briefing. “That’s how this is supposed to work.”
Twitter removes warning flag on JTN ballot harvesting story, after direct appeal to Musk
Just the News
Twitter has removed its warning label on a post from the account of Just the News editor-in-chief John Solomon about his story on a whistleblower alleging ballot harvesting in Florida, following Solomon’s direct appeal to the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk.
Though Solomon appeared to be the first to appeal to Musk, the new Twitter owner responded directly Sunday to a post on the matter by Tom Fitton, president of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.