GSA Approves Biden Transition Funds

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy sent a letter to Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden informing him that she was authorizing the release of funds to him for a potential presidential transition. While Murphy, who is a President Trump appointee, was careful to say she was not declaring a winner in the presidential election which is being contested by Trump, she cited “recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results” for her decision Monday.

Murphy said she was not pressured or given direction by anyone in the administration. However she said she received thousands of messages via phone, mail and online threatening herself, her family, staff and pets.

A copy of the letter was posted by CNN (full text below):

GSA Letter of Approval of Funds for Biden

Dear Mr. Biden:

As the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, I have the ability under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, to make certain post-election resources and services available to assist in the event of a presidential transition. See 3 U.S.C. § 102 note (the “Act”). I take this role seriously and, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, am transmitting this letter today to make those resources and services available to you.

I have dedicated much of my adult life to public service, and I have always strived to do what is right. Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official—including those who work at the White House or GSA—with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination. I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely. Even in the face of thousands of threats, I always remained committed to upholding the law.

Contrary to media reports and insinuations, my decision was not made out of fear or favoritism. Instead, I strongly believe that the statute requires that the GSA Administrator ascertain, not impose, the apparent president-elect. Unfortunately, the statute provides no procedures or standards for this process, so I looked to precedent from prior elections involving legal challenges and incomplete counts. GSA does not dictate the outcome of legal disputes and recounts, nor does it determine whether such proceedings are reasonable or justified. These are issues that the Constitution, federal laws, and state laws leave to the election certification process and decisions by courts of competent jurisdiction. I do not think that an agency charged with improving federal procurement and property management should place itself above the constitutionally-based election process. I strongly urge Congress to consider amendments to the Act.

As you know, the GSA Administrator does not pick or certify the winner of a presidential election. Instead, the GSA Administrator’s role under the Act is extremely narrow: to make resources and services available in connection with a presidential transition. As stated, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I have determined that you may access the post-election resources and services described in Section 3 of the Act upon request. The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution. Section 7 of the Act and Public Law 116-159, dated October 1, 2020, which provides continuing appropriations until December 11, 2020, makes $6,300,000 available to you to carry out the provisions of Section 3 of the Act. In addition, $1,000,000 is authorized, pursuant to Public Law 116-159, to provide appointee orientation sessions and a transition directory. I remind you that Section 6 of the Act imposes reporting requirements on you as a condition for receiving services and funds from GSA.

If there is anything we can do to assist you, please contact Ms. Mary D. Gibert, the Federal Transition Coordinator.
Sincerely,

Emily W. Murphy
Administrator
U.S. General Services Administration
cc: The Honorable Edward Kaufman
The Honorable Jeffrey Zients
The Honorable Mark Meadows
The Honorable Chris Liddell

Source: The Gateway Pundit

Trump Lawyer Harassed and Threatened by Attorney Working For Law Firm Representing Pennsylvania Secretary of State

Another one of Trump’s lawyers was harassed and threatened for the ‘crime’ of representing the President of the United States.

Last week the anti-American hacks at The Lincoln Project doxxed and harassed two of President Trump’s Pennsylvania lawyers prompting them to withdraw from a voter fraud case.

Now another one of President Trump’s lawyers had her life threatened after she filed a civil rights lawsuit to ensure a clean election in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia lawyer Linda Kerns said in a Sunday night court filing that she was harassed and threatened by a lawyer working for Kirkland & Ellis.

“Since this case was filed, undersigned counsel has been subjected to continuous harassment in the form of abuse e-mails, phone calls, physical and economic threats, and even accusations of treason – all for representing the President of the United States’ campaign in this litigation,” wrote Kerns in her filing.

“On November 14, 2020 at 8:43 am, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis left a one-minute voicemail for undersigned counsel. The voicemail, which has been provided to counsel of record from Kirkland & Ellis in this case and will be provided to the Court via email upon request, speaks for itself and by any measure falls afoul of standards of professional conduct.”

Kirkland & Ellis’s lawyer tried to deny one of their attorneys harassed and threatened Linda Kerns before finally admitting it and then defending the conduct.

“Contacted about this message, Secretary Boockvar’s counsel first opined that despite the caller identification on the voicemail the call may not have been placed from Kirkland & Ellis. Confronted with the fact that the firm issues cell phones to its lawyers and it should be easy to check a directory to confirm that this number belongs to one of his colleagues, opposing counsel finally admitted that it did, but then excused the conduct by saying the lawyer (who works in the same office) does not work on this case or in litigation, and offering that the call was “discourteous” and apologizing for wasting time.”

Kerns asked for the Court to apply “what sanction is appropriate, and respectfully ask for an order to show cause for the above-described conduct of Secretary Bookvar’s counsel.”

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trump-lawyer-harassed-threatened-attorney-working-law-firm-representing-pennsylvania-secretary-state/

Conservative Journalist Arrested & Jailed Ahead Of ‘ShadowGate’ Documentary Release

While weaver’s arrest appears to be for unrelated charges according to the Daily Dot

When speaking to the Daily Dot via phone Saturday morning, a Portage County Jail administrator said that Weaver is being charged with alleged “robbery, tampering with evidence, obstruction justice, and domestic violence.”

When asked about the claim that Weaver was arrested for exposing the deep state, the administrator laughed. Conspiracy theorists believe a type of shadow government exists and is working to undermine President Donald Trump and his agenda.

Meaww also reports Weaver’s husband was arrested.

…we still can’t help but wonder about the curious timing?

As Peter Bary Chowka detailed earlier at AmericanThinker.com, Millie Weaver, widely known as Millennial Millie, a 29-year old conservative new media video and print journalist with a large following online, was arrested at her home in Ohio on Friday morning. Police officers apparently from a local SWAT team took Weaver to the Portage County Jail in Ravenna, Ohio where she is being held without bail until at least Monday for a “tentative status hearing.” A short video captured on her cell phone as she was being taken away was posted online.

The news of Weaver’s arrest was immediately taken note of on social media as the Twitter hashtags #freemillie and #freemillieweaver quickly trended. Talk show host and licensed investigator Doug Hagmann, on whose program Weaver was a guest on July 3, obtained a copy of Weaver’s custody record, which is public information, with additional background from his sources which he cited in an article:

According to the information I obtained through my investigative inquiries (and partially detailed in the video of her arrest), she was indicted by a grand jury seated in Ohio. The indictment was sealed until served. The nature of her alleged offenses appears to be “process crimes” (e.g. Obstruction of Justice, Tampering with Evidence). [emphasis original]

In an article Friday at activist post, Spiro Skouras wrote that he also “contacted the Portage County Sheriff’s Office and they confirmed Millie Weaver is in their custody. They also confirmed that she was served a secret indictment. “]

The plot, if not the confusion, in this case thickens in light of the fact that Weaver was set to release an 82-minute independent documentary, Shadow Gate, which, as they say, is ripped from the headlines. The two-minute trailer, which Weaver tweeted a link to on August 11, teases the film’s relevance to current events:

The ObamaGate scandal only scratches the surface. . . Both parties are equally guilty in what should turn out to be an even bigger scandal. Shadow Gate the tactical and operational role the shadow government played behind the scenes carrying out the coup against President Trump.

The material presented in this documentary should concern people of all political affiliations given elected officials are not the shadow government. This is about real players [whose] names never come up but should. Corrupt carrier politicians are definitely part of the beltway swamp, even aspects of the deep state, but they are not the shadow government. Two whistleblowers, who worked extensively within the Shadow Government as contractors have come forward with revelations that may be the biggest whistleblowing event to date.

One of the whistleblower sources in the film, who uses the name Tore, uploaded a full copy of the documentary following Weaver’s arrest on Friday. In its first 14 hours online, the film had over 468,000 views. As of this writing, it is still on YouTube and is propagating virally elsewhere on the Internet.

After viewing the complete documentary one time on Friday evening, I can attest to its compelling – and complex – content. It is a professional piece of film making, with state of the art production values.  The interlocking documents among Deep State players both known and obscure are riveting. Several viewings (a transcript would help) would be required to fully absorb and confirm the myriad details in the incredibly fast-moving presentation.

Weaver, originally from California, is married with two children, ages four and nine months. Some reports have said that her husband has also been taken into custody. Weaver started her journalistic career in 2012 at Infowars, where she quickly became one of the channel’s most popular reporters. Recently, she has gone out on her own as an independent journalist while continuing to contribute articles and video reports to Infowars. Weaver’s own YouTube channel has over 420,00 subscribers and her Twitter account has 180,00 followers.

Source: ZeroHedge

Alex Jones interviews an insider with knowledge of what Millie Weaver was working on when she was indicted by a grand jury and arrested.

Banned.video uploaded the shocking whistleblower documentary the following morning:

Millie was very courageous to expose the corrupt deep staters and is now paying the price. To support her, please visit Ezra Levant’s Go Fund Me: https://gf.me/u/yqjnrk

Update from Alex Jones whom Millie has worked as an independant contractor:

It is with sadness that Infowars is forced by conscience and respect for goodness to break ties with Millie Weaver and her entourage. After an eight year relationship, we do not take this action lightly. Millie as a contractor, working with our Infowars team, has produced hundreds of important and at times amazing productions that have truly informed the public, and empowered humanity. We are not ending this relationship with Millie because of the film Shadowgate. Sadly our relationship must end, because we cannot be connected to individuals involved in her operation. These issues are too voluminous to chronicle here, but out of respect for the public, infowars supporters, and to Millie’s fans, we are linking to a detailed report laid out by Kaitlin Bennett: The Truth About Millie Weaver and Shadowgate https://lbry.tv/@LibertyHangout:2/MillieVid:f Our fact checkers have reviewed this report and found it to be credible. If you wish to understand why we have made this decision, watch this video, but we are not going to talk about this anymore. We are an organization known for not infighting and for trying to support the grassroots in the fight for human freedom. This is something we had to do, and we concur with Kaitlin Bennett’s analysis Click the link below and see the information for yourself. The Truth About Millie Weaver and Shadowgate https://lbry.tv/@LibertyHangout:2/MillieVid:f We wish Millie well and hope that she can come to her senses.

HIDDEN CAMERA: Police Interrogate Ezra Levant about his Justin Trudeau Book

Ezra Levant wrote a best-selling book, “The Libranos: What the media won’t tell you about Justin Trudeau’s corruption,” about Justin Trudeau in the last election. After the election, he received a letter by registered mail notifying him that he was being investigated for that book. Trudeau’s elections commissioner claimed it was an illegal campaign activity and demanded that he submit to an interrogation. So he went to Elections Canada’s Ottawa headquarters, where he was grilled for an hour by two 30-year veterans of the RCMP — and they refused to rule out a police raid on Rebel News headquarters!

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant is now under investigation after he was interrogated by former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, that specialized in terrorism cases, over his best-selling book on Justin Trudeau’s corruption.

The officers, Paul Couture and Timothy Mackin, who are now under contract as investigators with the Commissioner of Canada Elections, didn’t know it at the time, but Levant filmed the entire interrogation, which took place at the high security headquarters of Elections Canada in Ottawa.

Rebel Media reports that Levant received a letter shortly after Christmas which accused him of breaking the law by publishing his book during the election and because he refused to “register” his book with the government. The letter demanded that he meet with investigators or potentially face harsher penalties.

“This is Trudeau’s latest attempt to censor his toughest critics, Rebel News. Remember, Trudeau’s hand-picked election debates commission banned our journalists from covering the election debates. We had to go Federal Court, and a judge ordered Trudeau’s commission to let us in. That victory cost us $18,000 in legal fees,” Levant explained on Rebel Media.

In the hidden camera footage, the officers say that they are there to speak with him about Rebel News. Levant asks them to confirm that none of the other authors who wrote books about Trudeau during the election, which there are 23, are under investigation.

“You call in authors to grill them about a book criticizing your boss — think about who you are,” Levant is heard saying in the footage. “I think there’s going to be a chapter about you two fellas in the next edition.”

Levant says that a senior investigator told him that by publishing his book during an election season he had committed an illegal campaign activity.

“You did a blurb online that I watched, and you speak about, of course, that it was released in time for the election. Which, if that’s your position today, that wouldn’t allow you to have the exemption for advertising for a book,” the interrogator, Couture, is heard saying in the hidden camera footage.

Couture is also heard telling Levant that no recording would be allowed during the interview “because of security features.” Instructions that Levant clearly did not follow.

When Levant asked if he could see the complaint against him, the officers refused.

“To keep the integrity of the investigation right now — you’ll understand that we can’t share everything we have,” the officer says.

“How can I possibly respond to something that you won’t show me?” Levant asks.

Levant also asked who filed the complaint and if it came from someone within the election commission or an outside party. The officer confirmed that the complaint came from an external party.

They would not tell him who made the complaint.

The investigators also asked Levant, who runs a right-wing website, why he hires people who are critical of Trudeau.

“So, for the book, you seek volunteers that, without going back to the tape to get the exact quote, that have certain views on Trudeau and Gerald Butts — and believed in free speech and that were embarrassed by the Prime Minister Trudeau in blackface. You sought that specific type of person, is that correct?” they asked.

The investigators continued to ask why Levant did not register his book with the government, and the author’s response was priceless.

“I thought, the day I register with the government to write a book is the day we are no longer the true north strong and free,” Levant replied, “and if Elections Canada commissioners are stupid enough to prosecute me for writing, publishing and promoting a book about an election during an election — that’s an important fight to have because we need to roll back these pencilneck bureaucrats and their blackface boss. We need to remind them that we are still a free country.”

Levant says that he filmed over an hour of footage and will be releasing it in multiple parts.

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/caught-on-hidden-camera-conservative-ezra-levant-of-rebel-news-interrogated-over-his-book-exposing-justin-trudeaus-corruption/

Former Penn State Football Player Sues College over Sexual Hazing: ‘I’m Going to Sandusky You’

A former Penn State football player has filed a lawsuit against the college claiming that star players violently hazed other players and made sexual threats in the name of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Former defensive back Isaiah Humphries had a full scholarship to the school in 2018 but says that his time at Penn State was a hell of hazing and abuse. Humphries the school, James Franklin, and Damion Barber for negligence and inflicting emotional distress.

Humphries accused players such as Defensive MVP of 2019 Micah Parsons, All-Big 10 defensive end 2018 and ’19 Yetur Gross-Matos, Damion Barber, and Jesse Luketa of leading a campaign of hazing younger players.

The player also alleges that he was told the locker room was “a prison,” that he was called “their bitch,” and that newer players were threatened and told things such as, “I am going to f*ck you” and “I am going to Sandusky you … This is Jerry.”

The lawsuit also claims that Humphries and his father told head coach James Franklin and the school of the hazing, but nothing was ever done.

The lawsuit also charges that upperclassmen placed the genitals on the faces of lower classmen, that lower classmen had their genitals fondled, and other acts of abuse.

Humphries adds that an investigation of the Penn State Univ. Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response found that Damion Barber violated school rules by hazing players and was handed a one-game suspension last year.

Ultimately, Humphries transferred out of the school.

For its part, the school claims that it did its duty and investigated the allegations.

“In accordance with our processes, the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response and the Office of Student Conduct carried out investigations of the plaintiff’s claims independent from Intercollegiate Athletics,” Penn State said.

The school added that they related its investigation to the local district attorney, but that office did not file charges.

The DA reviewed the case and decided that no charges would be pursued,” the school concluded.

Source: Breitbart