( – Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) removed her mask and proved she is a total fraud with her comment about the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Our legal system is based on the concept of innocent until proven guilty.

But not for Pelosi when it comes to Trump. Instead, Pelosi put the burden of proof on the defendants, not the state saying that “everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence” and that the justice system gives Trump that right.

She said: “The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law. No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”

Pelosi made the statement on Twitter and was shut down by Twitter’s fact-checking system Community Notes. It reminded the former Speaker:

“Ms. Pelosi mistakenly says that Trump can prove his innocence at trial. Law in the US assumes the innocence of a defendant and the prosecution must prove guilt for a conviction.

“A presumption of innocence means that any defendant in a criminal trial is assumed to be innocent until they have been proven guilty. 

“As such, a prosecutor is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person committed the crime if that person is to be convicted. To do so, proof must be shown for every single element of a crime. 

“The presumption of innocence is not guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. However, through statutes and court decisions–such as the U.S. Supreme Court case of Taylor v. Kentucky–it has been recognized as one of the most basic requirements of a fair trial.”

( – Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says there’s something shady taking place with the job status of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci officially retired as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Dec. 31. However, during an appearance on the Fox News show “Hannity” on Tuesday, Paul said that might not be what actually has taken place,

“There’s a massive cover-up going on, and the lead in all of the cover-up has been Fauci,” Paul said.

“We now have information that he’s still working for government, even though he says he’s retired,” he continued.

Paul offered his explanation for what he has learned.

“It is my belief that he is worried about being indicted, and so he continues to work, so he will get legal protection under the federal government,” Paul said.

“This is wrong on every level of it, and we are going to get to the bottom of it. We are sending a letter to find out what the actual status of his employment is. Is he retired? Is he still getting a federal detail?”

Paul noted that he has many concerns about COVID-19 and its origins and treatment and that “At the top of every sort of concern we have it’s Tony Fauci.”

In speaking with Jesse Watters of Fox News, Paul said there was an extreme conflict of interest in Fauci setting federal policy on COVID while being in charge of an agency doling out federal grants.

In an Op-Ed on Fox News, Paul said that the agency Fauci headed needs to be reformed to end a situation Paul likened to the long reign of J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI.

“We now know Dr. Fauci used his perch atop the nation’s biodefense research apparatus to finance gain-of-function experiments on bat coronaviruses in China. In doing so, he bypassed a security protocol to screen out projects that posed too much risk,” he wrote.

Paul said he has proposed legislation to divide the agency Fauci led into three parts and ensure that the leaders of those sections serve no more than 10 years, with appointments subject to Senate approval.

“J. Edgar Hoover and Anthony Fauci are two real-life examples of how too much power in too few hands creates an echo chamber where decisions cannot be questioned. But a free and open society depends upon questioning those in power. A people’s trust in science depends upon it, too,” Paul wrote.

During his appearance on “Hannity,” Paul addressed the issue of increased risks of myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart — in some who get the COVID vaccine.

“You have to weigh the risk and benefit. … If you are over 65 or over 70, the risk of the disease, at least for the last couple years, has been much greater than any perceived or any real risk of the vaccine, I believe that,” Paul said.

“But if you are younger, the risks of the vaccine, even though they’re rare, can actually exceed the risk of the disease,” he said.

“We’ve got universities mandating three vaccines,” Paul said. “I think that’s malpractice because the risk of the myocarditis increases with each vaccine. There’s a lot of compromises that could happen here: one vaccine, no vaccine if your kid’s already had it. But instead, the government says do as you’re told, don’t think about this, don’t listen to any dissent, just do as you are told. And that’s a recipe for bad medicine and really malpractice.”

( – Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas looked stunned on Wednesday after Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy surprised him during a hearing.

Mayorkas was testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee when mid-testimony Sen. Kennedy patted him on the right shoulder, walked behind him and went in for a handshake.

Mayorkas immediately jumped at the first pat on the back before being overcome with confusion as he searched around to see who laid a hand on him. Mayorkas then cracked a smile after he realized it was Kennedy.

Kennedy later grilled Mayorkas, asking him to define an assault weapon after Mayorkas called to ban them.

“You said you will oppose all assault weapons. But you don’t know what they are. Can you give me an example?” Kennedy stated.

“I think I gave you an example yesterday.” Mayorkas replied.

On Tuesday, Mayorkas was grilled  from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee over the Biden administration’s border crisis, Kennedy shared his takeaways.

Kennedy pointed out, “Either Secretary Mayorkas believes in completely open borders or he is not qualified to manage a Chuck E. Cheese.”

( – Former President Barack Obama had some speaking engagements in Australia, and while there, he tried to blame former President Donald Trump for the rise of China.

Obama complimented Chinese President Xi Jinping for taking “advantage” of the United States under Donald Trump, blaming his successor for a strain between the two nations.

The former US president kicked off his “Evening with President Obama” tour with 9,000 people packed into the Aware Centre Theatre in Sydney on Tuesday night.

He discussed the rise of China with host Julie Bishop, former deputy Liberal leader and foreign minister.

Obama praised Xi for his “forceful and confident” demeanor in navigating US relations after he left office, taking a swipe at Trump for strained relations.

“I think China feels as if it does not have to operate under the same constraints that it did while I was president,” Obama said.

“Externally, frankly, with my successor coming in, I think Xi (Jinping) saw an opportunity, ­because the US president didn’t seem to care that much about rules based in the international ­system.

“And so as a consequence, I think China’s attitude was, well, we can take advantage of what appears to be a vacuum internationally on a lot of these issues.”

Of course, Obama knows darn well the problem was China was abusing the ‘rules-based international system’ we let them in.

And were too greedy to kick them out. Trump changed the game by calling our leaders, not by blaming China but by blaming our past leaders.

Trump won because he told the truth to the American public, that helping China become our only real threat for cheap televisions was a foreign policy mistake that will go down in the history books.

“They took advantage of us for many, many years,” Trump said in 2019. 

“And I blame us, I don’t blame them. 

“I don’t blame President Xi. I blame all of our presidents, and not just President Obama. 

“You go back a long way. 

“You look at President Clinton, Bush — everybody. 

“They allowed this to happen, they created a monster. 

“We rebuilt China because they get so much money,” he said.

( – On Tuesday, a hot mic caught President Biden’s handler telling him how to walk. You can hear him guide Biden step by step while telling the president where to go.

“Yes, sir, down the ramp. Your mark is gonna be the blue one to the left. You got a blue mark,” he explained.

“I’ll stay in my blue mark,” Biden said.

Yes this is legitimate video… What a sad state our country is in. This is supposed to be the most powerful person in the world.

The problem is Joe Biden is not only a bit confused here, he’s been more than a bit confused on other occasions.

Here he is at his current place of residence, apparently being told where to walk. And missing it!

It is not just instructions on how to walk. During a meeting with Governors, Biden was handed a card by an aide that reads “Sir, there is something on your chin.”

Here, on the World stage, he fails to follow simple instruction.

Biden’s mental capacity is an issue. Leaders like Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un are paying attention. Americans should be paying attention, too.

( – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) completely destroyed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a hearing on Tuesday over the Biden administration’s ongoing crisis on the U.S. southern border.

Cruz didn’t go easy on Mayorkas after getting him to admit that the U.S. saw its lowest level of encounters on the southern border in 2020.

“Let’s look at CBP encounters … it drops to the lowest level. Then boom, what happens? You show up!” Cruz said. “And that red line is you! That red line is Joe Biden! And you’re claiming nothing happened, oh gosh, this was here before us. No! You made the decision to allow this!”

Cruz also got Mayorkas to admit that he had no idea how many migrants have died trying to get through the southern border in 2022.

“Of course you don’t! I know how many died, 853!” Cruz fired back. “You go back to 1998, you see it’s consistently between 300 to 400… Suddenly 2021. What happens? You get in office!”

Cruz later enraged Mayorkas after demanding that Mayorkas resign from his job over how poorly the Biden administration has handled the crisis.

“Mr. Secretary, I want to say to you right now, your behavior is disgraceful. And the deaths, the children assaulted, the children raped, they are at your feet,” Cruz said. “And if you had integrity, you would resign.”

“The men and women of the Border Patrol, they’ve never had a political leader undermine them,” Cruz continued. “They despise you, Mr. Secretary, because you’re willing to let children be raped to follow political orders. This is a crisis. It’s a disgrace. And you won’t even admit this human tragedy as it is crisis.”

Mayorkas responded by saying he would not “address” Cruz’s remarks because he found them to be “revolting.”

“Your refusal to do your job is revolting!” Cruz fired back.

Another highlight from the hearing showed Mayorkas repeatedly dodging Cruz’s question of whether there was a crisis at the southern border.

“1 word. 1 syllable. 3 letters,” Cruz said. “That’s how someone answers a question & does their job. You’re being a politician misleading the American people.”

( – Former Biden White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki premiered her new show on MSNBC recently and she’s already facing blowback.

As Tom Elliot pointed out on Twitter, Psaki attempted a segment where she attacked Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over his views on Ukraine. Psaki, who is supposed to be this great communicator, instead grabbed headlines when she persistently began waving her arms all over the place while trying to make a point.

“Okay. So, if you’re having a hard time following, you’re not alone. But let me try to recap here. It’s nothing more than a territorial dispute, but the person overseeing this, little territorial dispute, is a war criminal. But at the same time, we have to worry much more about our own border than said war criminal. Got it, okay, I think. And look, I know there are politics involved here. Of course there are. This is a potential presidential primary that he’s gonna get himself engaged in. But this isn’t just about positioning in a Republican primary. The rest of the world actually watches stuff like this very closely, including Vladimir Putin. If he sees the two leading Republican candidates for president waffling on support for Ukraine, it gives some incentive to wait out the next year and a half and continue to pulverize Ukrainian civilians, rather than even being open to negotiating anything,” Psaki began.

“So, Ron DeSantis may think this is just another political issue to manage in a primary, but what he is saying could actually impact the war. Europeans are watching this, too, and if they think the United States might waver in their support, that can impact their calculus as well. Look, I was with President Biden on his first overseas trip as president when the common concern he heard from other foreign leaders was whether they could depend on our commitment to our values and to our partners after four years of Donald Trump. ‘How long would it last?’ was their question,” Psaki said.

“And you better believe that those concerns will resurface if they are sensing a return to the isolationist sentiment from the leading Republican candidates for president. Now, it may be that Ron DeSantis has lurched away from Trump on this issue and is a firm supporter of helping Ukraine. It may be that he’s lurched back. I honestly can’t tell. But what I do know is this: Consistency matters. Commitment to values matters. And at the moment, Ron DeSantis isn’t showing much of either of those,” she added.

Psaki raised eyebrows last week when she gushed over President Joe Biden delivering a speech.

During an interview on MSNBC, Psaki, where she now works as a host, praised Biden for giving a speech at 9 AM about the urgent banking crisis facing the country.

“It’s important to note President Biden does nothing at 9 AM … The fact that he’s doing this at 9 AM anyway speaks to how vital the White House recognizes it is for him to have his voice out there…” Psaki told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday.

( – On Monday, President Joe Biden addressed an assembled group in the White House following the murder of three adults and three children in a mass shooting at a Nashville Christian school.

President Biden opened his remarks in a unserious fashion following the shooting.

”My name is Joe Biden,” he said as the audience laughed. “I’m Dr. Jill Biden’s husband.”

Then Biden said, he “came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream.”

“By the way I have a whole refrigerator upstairs,” Biden continued. “You think I’m kidding.”

Biden’s unserious comments come after a shooter, reportedly a female which is very rare for a school shooter, entered the Covenant Elementary School in Nashville and murdered six before being killed by police.

Fox News initially cut away from his remarks, which went viral online and elicited some well-deserved condemnation.

When he did get around to acknowledging the actual shooting, he said, “We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart,” the president said. “We have to do more to protect our schools so they’re not turned into prisons.”

It seems like President Biden and Democrats are attempting yet again to turn a tragedy into an opportunity to strip law-abiding citizens of their constitutional rights.

Before leaving the room, he said, “I gotta go … There’s a little thing going on in — around the world.”

( – Last week, members of the Taliban released photos of the impressive military arsenal President Joe Biden gifted them when he hastily and recklessly withdrew troops from Afghanistan.

Biden left more than $24 billion dollars with of weapons in the desert.

“300 destroyed vehicles in the 205th Army Corps were restored,” Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter. “As many as (300) types of intermediate military vehicles that were destroyed and unusable were restored and ready for use by the technical team of the Abu Dojaneh Brigade of the Badr Army.”

“Repaired vehicles include 150 International Kamaz trucks,” the statement continued. “125 Arada Humvee, 2 assault tanks, 4 Aradeh Taylor, 10 Aradeh Purcliff, and 15 are Humvee ambulances.”

“It should be mentioned that hundreds of other vehicles have been restored due to the efforts of the engineering and technical teams of the Ministry of National Defense,” the statement said.

“41 different vehicles were repaired in 203 Mansouri Corps,” the statement continued. “In the second brigade of 203 Mansouri Corps, 41 different types of vehicles were prepared for repair and use by the technical team.”

“In these vehicles,” the statement concluded. “Includes (30) Arade Humvee tanks, (6) Arade International vehicles and (5) Arade Ranger vehicles. The commander of the second brigade of the said corps praised the efforts of the technical team, thanked them and added that they will use the repaired vehicles if necessary.”

The Taliban also claims the Abu Dujana brigade of the Al-Badr Corps have already repaired over 300 military vehicles and now are ready for use.

( – Twitter CEO Elon Musk reached his limit with CNN after the network posted an absurd article titled, ‘What’s ‘digital blackface?’ And why is it wrong when White people use it?’ The network added this caption on social media:

“If you’re White and you’ve posted a GIF or meme of a Black person to express a strong emotion, you may be guilty of wearing ‘digital blackface.’”

If you are confused what digital blackface is, CNN cites Lauren Michele Jackson’s article where she said it “includes displays of emotion stereotyped as excessive: so happy, so sassy, so ghetto, so loud… our dial is on 10 all the time — rarely are black characters afforded subtle traits or feelings.

“We are your sass, your nonchalance, your fury, your delight, your annoyance, your happy dance, your diva, your shade, your ‘yaas’ moments,” Jackson writes. “The weight of reaction GIFing, period, rests on our shoulders.

“But while these examples are particularly noteworthy for their malicious intent, digital blackface has softer counterparts, just like offline blackface. 

“Digital blackface does not describe intent, but an act — the act of inhabiting a black persona. Employing digital technology to co-opt a perceived cache or black cool, too, involves playacting blackness in a minstrel-like tradition. 

“This can be as elaborate as anon accounts like @ItsLaQueefa or as inadvertent as recruiting images of black queer men to throw shade at one’s enemies.

“No matter how brief the performance or playful the intent, summoning black images to play types means pirouetting on over 150 years of American blackface tradition.

“As the name of the tag suggests, online minstrels are no more believable than their in-person counterparts to anyone who knows black culture and black people, rather than a series of types.

“Unfortunately, digital blackface often goes unchecked unless a black person does the work to point out the discrepancies in someone’s profile.

“Now, I’m not suggesting that white and nonblack people refrain from ever circulating a black person’s image for amusement or otherwise.

There’s no prescriptive or proscriptive step-by-step rulebook to follow, nobody’s coming to take GIFs away.”

“No matter how brief the performance or playful the intent, summoning black images to play types means pirouetting on over 150 years of American blackface tradition.”

CNN quoted Elizabeth Halford who apologized for engaging in digital blackface:

“I’ve engaged in digital blackface.

“I’ve laughed at people of color on the news facing horrifying crime and disaster and loss. 

“I’ve appropriated Black trauma as punchlines and peeled their faces off to put on my own and say what I can’t say, to make you laugh, or just because it went viral.”

A stunned Twitter user said about CNN’s post:

“Jesus f*cking christ shut the f*ck up.”

Elon Musk agreed CNN needed to shut the f*ck up saying: