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(FreedomWire.org) – According to FBI whistleblowers, Attorney General Merrick Garland and his DOJ were, in fact, targeting school parents using similar threat tags usually reserved for terrorists.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) wrote a letter to Garland regarding the bombshell allegations.

“We have learned from brave whistleblowers that the FBI has opened investigations with the EDU OFFICIALS threat tag in almost every region of the country and relating to all types of educational settings,” the lawmakers wrote. “The information we have received shows how, as a direct result of your directive, federal law enforcement is using counterterrorism resources to investigate protected First Amendment activity.”

“Garland, in sworn testimony before the Senate in October, assured lawmakers his memo did not instruct the bureau to open up investigations into local matters involving school boards and parents. The National School Boards Association apologized for its role in the affair amid accusations it had colluded with the White House to sic the DOJ on parents,” the Daily Wire reports.

(FreedomWire.org) – On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s Department of Interior (DOI) announced that it would be canceling three significant oil and gas lease sales that would have greatly boosted American energy output.

Axios reports that the move all but confirms that the federal government will not be selling any new oil and gas leases for the remainder of 2022, a sharp reversal from the energy dominant policies of the Trump Administration that saw the United States become energy independent for the first time ever, as well as a major exporter of energy.

The DOI released a statement claiming that the cancelation of the sales was due to “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area,” declaring that it “will not move forward with the proposed Cook Inlet OCS oil and gas lease sale 258,” which would have been off the coast of Alaska. The department also confirmed that “it will not move forward with lease sales 259 and 261 in the Gulf of Mexico region, as a result of delays due to factors including conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

The alarming move from the DOI comes even as gas prices continue to soar to record highs, primarily as a result of Biden’s “green energy” push to cancel numerous other oil and gas leases across the country. Immediately upon coming to power, one of Biden’s first moves was to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada that would have created tens of thousands of jobs, as well as build a stronger energy-based partnership with Canada.

Gas prices have risen even higher following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, although Biden has tried unsuccessfully to blame the entirety of the energy crisis on the war. Biden has also previously voiced his support for lending more oil and gas to European countries so that they are less dependent on Russian energy, although the DOI’s latest decision further reduces the United States’ ability to even produce energy for itself, let alone export energy to other countries.

Far-left environmental activists celebrated the Biden Administration’s decision, with Earthjustice spokesman Drew Caputo claiming, without evidence, that the lease cancelation was “good for the climate, which can’t handle new oil and gas development.” Conversely, Frank Macchiarola of the American Petroleum Institute pointed out that “unfortunately, this is becoming a pattern. The administration talks about the need for more supply and acts to restrict it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The Washington Post published an article on Monday which argues that George Washington University must be renamed in order to address systemic racism and inequality.

By those standards, The Washington Post should follow suit and rename their own publication if they are truly serious about racial justice in America, as they claim to be.

The opinion piece titled, George Washington University needs a new name, argued that in order to address the university’s systemic racism, institutional inequality, and white supremacy, the school must be renamed, increase black enrollment, select a black president, and adopt decolonized university curriculum.

The author argued that racism runs rampant at George Washington University and has been since its founding in 1821. As the nation found itself in a racial reckoning in 2020 following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, social justice warriors demanded change.

Students renamed George Washington University’s Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, which was named after a segregationist, to the University Student Center in 2021. However, the author, Caleb Francois, a senior at George Washington University, said it hardly made a dent in addressing systemic racism and inequality. If the University really wanted to make meaningful change, they would get rid of their name honoring the nation’s first and most historical President.

The author states that America’s “history of slavery, Jim Crow, red lining and other discriminatory policies toward African Americans has never been fully addressed or atoned for…in which compromise and intolerance are no longer an option.”

It’s unclear if The Washington Post will take the advice of the author but it’s evident the Bezos-owned publication has a hard time passing up a good virtue signaling opportunity, even if it comes at the expense of their own outlet.

(FreedomWire.org) – A federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump has refused to toss out a major lawsuit against the Biden administration regarding immigration and border enforcement.

According to Republic Brief, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security in February alleging that the agency is exceeding its authority by releasing illegal aliens into the interior of the country, putting undue financial and other stress and strain on states.

U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell II ruled this week that the lawsuit can proceed, according to Law.com:

The lawsuit alleges that the Biden administration has violated immigration laws through policies that have led to people being released from detention after crossing the U.S. border with Mexico. Also, it alleges that the releases affect Florida because of issues such as increased education, healthcare, and criminal-justice costs.

Justice Department attorneys raised a series of arguments in seeking dismissal of the case, including disputing a Florida contention that the Biden administration has a “non-detention” policy.

But Wetherell disagreed.

“Suffice it to say the court is wholly unpersuaded by defendants’ position that they have unfettered discretion to determine how or if to comply with the immigration statutes and that there is nothing that Florida or this court can do about their policies even if they contravene the immigration statutes,” Wetherell wrote in a 37-page decision.

“This position is as remarkable as it is wrong because it is well established that no one, not even the president, is above the law and the court unquestionably has the authority to say what the law is and to invalidate the action of the executive branch that contravenes the law and/or the Constitution. Thus, if Florida’s allegations that defendants are essentially flaunting the immigration laws are proven to be true, the court most certainly can (and will) do something about it,” he added.

The Justice Dept. also argued that Florida did not have “standing” to bring the lawsuit, but Wetherell dismissed that as well.

“Florida has plausibly alleged that the challenged policies already have and will continue to cost it millions of dollars, including the cost of incarcerating criminal aliens and the cost of providing a variety of public benefits, including unemployment benefits, free public education, and emergency services to aliens who settle in Florida after being ‘paroled’ into the country,” Wetherell wrote.

In his ruling, the judge acknowledged the federal government’s arguments that “Congress has authorized it to establish immigration enforcement policies and priorities, specifically those related to allocating its limited resources, thereby conveying discretion.”

“However,” he wrote, “Congress was presumably aware that defendants have limited resources when it enacted the detention requirement, yet it still chose to use language mandating detention,” he wrote. “Even if resource allocation and other policy priorities can be considered in defendants’ exercise of their limited parole authority … those considerations do not give defendants carte blanche to release arriving aliens without undertaking individualized case-by-case assessments as required by that statute, as they have allegedly done through the challenged policies — particularly if, as Florida alleges, defendants have essentially created the problem the challenged policies seek to alleviate.”

Last weekend, former DHS Secretary Chad Wolf expressed renewed concerns over the Biden administration’s border enforcement policies, which are far laxer than those of former President Donald Trump.

“I’m very concerned, not only for the American people, but also for Border Patrol, who continues to be in a crisis now for 15 months, and they have no end in sight…at the end of the day, this administration doesn’t appear to want to actually solve this problem of this illegal behavior. There’s no deterrent in any of the policies or processes that they are currently undertaking in responding to,” he told Fox News.

“Instead, they put out a six-point pillar plan to deal with Title 42 going away, and it’s simply processing more and more individuals into the country…until we get serious about making sure that we hold people accountable for breaking the law and removing individuals very quickly back to their home countries, that don’t have a legal right to be here…unfortunately, you’re going to continue to see historic numbers. We’re going to have historic numbers in April, and we certainly will have them in May as well,” he added.

Republican lawmakers are also sounding off on the Biden border policies, which have led to record-high encounters with illegal migrants and skyrocketing drug smuggling.

“The Chinese Communist Party is in business with the major cartels down in Mexico to flood our country with fentanyl, and they’re killing our kids. We cannot afford to lift Title 42,” Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) tweeted earlier this month.

(FreedomWire.org) – Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert along with other conservatives destroy Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after she issued a “call to arms” after the leaked Supreme Court draft that purports to end Roe v. Wade.

As protests have raged outside of the homes of some of the conservative members of the Suprem Court, and as Catholic churches have been vandalized, the embattled Chicago mayor issued her “call to arms.”

“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms,” she said in a tweet.

“We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!” she said.

That was when Rep. Boebert responded to her by simply calling her an “Insurrectionist.”

“Excuse me. Insurrection is your thing. Not ours,” the Chicago mayor said in a tweet.

That tweet triggered Rep. Boebert into hitting the Chicago mayor with a truth bomb.

“6 killed and 18 wounded in your city this past weekend. Nearly 200 murders this year so far. Go fix your city, hack,” she said.

And she was not the only conservative who was furious with Mayor Lightfoot.

“You hate the Second Amendment and firearms. How you gonna fight?” Beth Baumann said.

(FreedomWire.org) – Elon Musk denounced Twitter for it banning former President Donald J. Trump from its social media platform.

While attending FT Live’s Future of the Car conference, Musk was interviewed by the Financial Times on various issues, including his purchase of Twitter.

When asked about Twitter’s ban of Trump, Musk stated:

“Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts…I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”

I would reverse the permanent ban,” Musk added. “I don’t own Twitter yet. So this is not like a thing that will definitely happen, because what if I don’t own Twitter?”

According to CNBC, “Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the platform in January 2021 following the attack by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. The company said it made the decision after the Jan. 6 riot ‘due to the risk of further incitement of violence.’ Trump at the time had more than 80 million followers on the platform.”

While many of his followers have said they would like to see Trump back on Twitter, Trump has said that, even if he could, he will not rejoin Twitter.

“I will be on Truth Social within the week,” Trump told CNBC last month. “It’s on schedule. We have a lot of people signed up. I like Elon Musk. I like him a lot. He’s an excellent individual. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House. I was disappointed by the way I was treated by Twitter. I won’t be going back on Twitter.”

(FreedomWire.org) – A gathering of roughly 100 demonstrators appeared outside the homes of Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts. These demonstrators are taking to the streets after a draft of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.

Douglas Blair, who works as a news editor for The Daily Signal, described what he witnessed outside Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s home.

Blair called the protests an “attempt at intimidation” and said that Joe Biden and the Democrats have failed to condemn the demonstrations.

“This is an attempt at intimidation,” Blair said. “And I think it really says a lot, too, that the Biden administration is willing to absolutely let these justices out to dry.”

“They’re not going to say, ‘It’s not acceptable for you to go to somebody’s house and yell and scream.’ That’s not how we do it in this country,” he continued.

“I did not see Justice Kavanaugh. My hope is that he wasn’t home,” Blair said.

“My hope is that he was safe with his family somewhere else because it was genuinely one of the scariest things I’ve ever witnessed.”

Senator Ted Cruz revealed that some Republicans believe the person who leaked the draft Supreme Court decision is “one of those twelve law clerks” who work directly for the justices.

Cruz continued, “Well, that was the intent of this clerk, we’ve got left-wing groups now that have published the addresses of justices.”

“The intent of this clerk was to bully and threaten and intimidate the justices to changing their votes and I’ve got to say this week, it was shameful that the White House refused to condemn violent protesters threatening the families of the Supreme Court,” he said.

Whoever leaked the draft of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was committed a crime and could be charged with obstruction of justice, according to former Attorney General Bill Barr.

Chief Justice JohnRoberts has reportedly ordered the marshal of the court to begin an investigation into the leak. The goal of the investigation is to discover who leaked Justice Samuel Alito’s ruling striking down the landmark 1973 decision.

“It really is unprecedented,” former Attorney General Barr explained, adding that the person could face charges of obstructing the administration of justice and “the due process of justice. Obstruction means you’re attempting to influence through some kind of wrongdoing. I don’t think it’s a stretch,” he said.

Cruz added, “This is the culmination of a multiyear campaign from Senate Democrats to politicize and destroy the court, and it’s had many aspects.”

“It is disgraceful, and Joe Biden used to be chairman of the Judiciary Committee,” Cruz said. “Joe Biden knows it’s disgraceful, he’s literally threatening the lives of these justices by the mob they’re unleashing, it’s the same thing we saw with Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots where the left embraced them, and now they’re embracing mob violence to get their partisan outcome.”

Bill Barr explained, “The chief would’ve had the option, perhaps he still will, to appoint a counsel. A special counsel. Not in the classical criminal sense, but the court can appoint a counsel and bring in a former US attorney or someone with a law background. I’m sure he would get the support he needed from the FBI or any other law enforcement agency.”

“Our institutions have become increasingly politicized, but I never imagined this could happen to the Supreme Court, which has always protected its confidentiality, and for someone to let this out in order to influence the final decision is really beyond the pale,” Barr added.​

In response to the leak and subsequent protests, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said, “We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into give you the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”

Senator Cruz argues that the Left has been inciting violence with their rhetoric. “It featured Chuck Schumer standing on steps of the court calling out justices by name, threatening to unleash the whirlwind, that they won’t know what hit them if they don’t vote the way Schumer wants, that’s incredibly destructive to the court,” he said.

“It features Senate Democrats threatening to pack the supreme court, to add four left-wing justices immediately and grow it to thirteen justices,” Cruz said, “and I think what happened here is you had some left-wing, woke twit who decided that he or she was so upset, that they were going to violate the trust they owe to their justice, to the court, to the rule of law, and, Maria, it is difficult to overstate just how destructive this is to the court.”

(FreedomWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at the opening session of the elite 2022 Aspen Ideas Climate Conference in Miami. While on stage, Pelosi referred to the Republican Party as a ‘”cult.”

“You don’t want me to get too political here, do you?” Pelosi asked the audience.

“I mean, the fossil fuel industry, they weigh in so significantly,” she continued. “I mean, how could it be that nobody in the Senate cares about climate?”

Pelosi continued, “So rather than saying, ‘Well, we have to defeat them,’ no, let’s just try to persuade them. I want the Republican party to take back the party, take it back to where you were when you cared about a woman’s right to choose, you cared about the environment.”

“Hey, here I am, Nancy Pelosi, saying this country needs a strong Republican party, and we do, not a cult, but a strong Republican party.”

Pelosi has branded the GOP a cult before in the past. In 2020 she said Republicans had been “highjacked” by a “cult-like group of people and others who are afraid of defying the cult leader,” referring to President Donald Trump.

(FreedomWire.org) – Valerie Biden Owens, the sister of President Joe Biden, was recently on Good Morning Britain. During her interview she invited Meghan Markle to join the Democratic Party, and said Meghan would “of course” make a good candidate for the US Presidency.

Valerie Biden Owens, 76, said that the Duchess of Sussex would be “welcome to come in and join the Democratic Party,” adding that it was key to have more women in politics.

The Biden family have had a close relationship with Prince Harry for the last 10 years.  Reports have claimed that Markle has been networking among senior Democrats with a view of building a campaign and starting a career in politics. 

Owens stated, “It’s wonderful to have women in politics. The more women we have the better our democratic system will work. We welcome her to come in and join the Democratic Party.”

When asked if she thought the Duchess would make a good potential candidate for President one day, Owens said, “Yes, perhaps. Of course she will.”

Owens, was also asked about her brother’s mental health as well as his future plans. They pointed out that Republicans have accused Biden of being mentally unfit for office following a series of verbal blunders, such as referring to his wife Jill as the Vice President and calling for regime change in Russia by saying Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”

When asked about whether it makes her angry when Biden misspeaks and people put it down to him not being mentally fit for office, Owens said, “First of all, his gaffes are truths. He speaks the truth.”

Owens replied, “Is he capable? Watch him. Look at him. He speaks the truth. Sometimes it comes out in a different way and people call it a gaffe. He speaks the truth.”

Owens revealed she was not “enthusiastic” about Biden running against Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020 because she believed Trump was “committed to destroying my brother and my family.”

Owens, who has been in charge of Biden’s political campaigns for over 50 years.

“I was not enthusiastic about him running against the former president, because the former president I believe was committed to destroying my brother and my family,” Owens said.

Owens added, “Joe is the right person at the right time for the right job and there are lots of things still to do to carry on the agenda. There’s no daylight between the private person and the public man. The American people know what Joe is about.”

When asked if Biden will run for President in 2024, Owens confirmed, “Yes! We’ve got stuff to do. Absolutely!”

Owens was her brother’s campaign manager for all of his Senate campaigns and for his 2008 presidential bid, which he suspended only to be chosen as Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s running mate. She was a senior adviser on the president’s 2020 campaign.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former Vice President Pence calls President Biden’s “MAGA crowd” extremism charge a “desperate” deflection by the administration “grasping for straws” due to its tanking approval rating.

Biden labeled MAGA as the “most extreme” political organization in recent U.S. history on Wednesday, in reaction to a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, and support by Republicans for the end of federal protections for abortion and returning that power to states. 

“What are the next things that are going to be attacked?” Biden asked. “Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history—-in recent American history.”

“With all due respect, President Biden sounds desperate. It sounds like the rhetoric of an administration grasping for straws,” Pence told Fox News Digital during an exclusive interview Saturday ahead of his commencement speech at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

“I mean, look, the president’s approval rating speaks for itself. He is exploring of the bowels of American approval numbers in modern history. And it’s because the American people see the failed policies of this administration at home and abroad,” Pence continued.

Biden’s approval rating tumbled to the lowest point of his presidency, with just 33% of Americans approving of his job performance.

“And I think there’s no amount of, you know, any effort by this administration to demean the 74 million people that supported this [MAGA] movement. And millions of Americans who know our economy can be strong, our borders can be secure, and that that America can be respected on the world stage and our values can be respected in our courts, [values] that they love.”

Pence said that Biden’s dig at MAGA will likely have the opposite effect that he may have anticipated.