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A Black Lives Matter leader in Atlanta is facing explosive charges after defrauding donors to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the name of “social justice.”

Sir Maejor Page, 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland on three counts of money laundering and one count of wire fraud, the Department of Justice announced.

Page is accused of creating a 501(c)(3) Facebook page called “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta” and then using the page in 2020 — after the IRS revoked its tax-exempt charity status — to raise more than $450,000 from donors.

The BLM leader allegedly used a “substantial portion” of the money on personal expenses – ranging from buying a house to paying for prostitutes.

As alleged by the Department of Justice, Page suggested through his actions that the donations would be used to fight for racial and social justice even though the organization was no longer an official charity.

Instead, Page put the donations to work for his personal benefit, spending money on “entertainment, hotel rooms, clothing and firearms,” as well as purchasing a home in Toledo, Ohio, according to the Department of Justice.

“These allegations involve fraudulent misrepresentations that the donations received would support Black Lives Matter (Atlanta, Georgia) when, as stated in the indictment, those funds were actually used by the defendant for personal expenses he incurred in Toledo and elsewhere,” Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan said in a DOJ press release.

“It is our sincere hope that these charges help raise awareness about online scams and efforts by some to exploit the name and purpose of non-profit organizations for personal gain.”

Page registered the organization’s name with the Georgia Secretary of State Corporation’s Division in 2016, taking on the role of president and CEO. Facebook then recognized BLMGA as a valid charity, allowing users to make donations.

In May 2019, however, the IRS revoked BLMGA’s tax-exempt status due to Page’s failure to submit the proper paperwork for three consecutive years.

Page allegedly did not notify Facebook of the situation and continued to accept donations.

“To create the false pretense and representation that BLMGA was a legitimate social justice organization, the defendant routinely made posts on BLMGA’s public Facebook page about social and racial issues, including those occurring in Georgia,” The DOJ continued.

“In addition to falsely representing BLMGA as a legitimate non-profit organization, the defendant is accused of using the BLMGA Facebook handle to privately communicate with other Facebook users and falsely represented that the donations would be used to “fight for George Floyd” and the “movement.” As a result, over one hundred people donated to BLMGA through its Facebook page”

“It is alleged that the defendant used a substantial portion of the funds donated to BLMGA to buy personal items, including entertainment, hotel rooms, clothing and firearms. The defendant is accused of using the largest sum of funds to purchase a property and the adjoining vacant lot on Glenwood Avenue and Maplewood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. This property was to be used as a personal residence for the defendant, the indictment states.”

The DOJ further added, “The defendant allegedly attempted to conceal the purchase of the property by titling it to “Hi Frequency Ohio” and requesting that the seller’s realtor enter into a nondisclosure agreement. This prevented the seller from disclosing that the defendant was the true buyer and that he used BLMGA funds to make the purchase.”

“Page is accused of using unprecedented tensions and uncertainty due to widespread civil unrest and a global pandemic to fill his own bank account,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith said in the press release.

“Page allegedly purchased homes, traveled, and spent other people’s money to buy luxury items for himself, all on the backs of hardworking people believing they were donating to a worthy cause. The FBI will continue efforts to root out fraudsters who victimize our fellow citizens for personal gain.”

A bill proposed in California would ban or fire police officers from serving if they are affiliated with a hate group, but critics say it would also ban officers who have conservative or religious social views.

“I think everyone can agree that no one wants cops serving us who belong to violent hate groups, but this bill goes far beyond that. It actually goes after individual cops who simply have conservative social views on issues like marriage,” Pro-Family group director said. 

Last month, California lawmaker Ash Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 655, also known as the California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act. The act would require background checks for police officers to ensure they are not part of hate group or participate in “hate speech.” 

The bill defines hate speech as “advocating or supporting the denial of constitutional rights of, the genocide of, or violence towards, any group of persons based upon race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.”

Critics of the bill say the definition is too broad and could label religious or conservative people as part of a hate group. 

“This is a blatantly unconstitutional violation of religious liberty and freedom of speech. It is also a tyrannical abuse of power from a politician seeking to ruin the lives of those he disagrees with,” he said.

Kalra, however, argues that people “have a constitutional right to have racist and bigoted views” but not “a constitutional right to be a police officer.”

The bill will be heard by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 6.

On the campaign trail and in the White House, Joe Biden has insisted that he is not for ending the filibuster, which many of his party cadres support. Now Biden is changing his tune. 

The legislative filibuster has proven to be a burden for Biden’s agenda as the Senate remains a 50-50 with VP Harris as the tie breaker. Reform advocates wish to dismantle any attempt to Biden’s legislation through means of the Senate filibuster. 

Joe’s position has wavered, often from day to day. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki seemed to break from Biden’s position when she told reporters the president is “open to hearing” ideas on the filibuster but that he prefers “not to make changes.”

Under current Senate rules, the Democrats must get at least ten Republican Senators on board with their legislative agenda if they wish to bring bills for floor debate or for a vote. 

Democrats say the filibuster will hold up agenda items on issues such as immigration reform and voting rights and are calling to either eliminate the procedure or change the rules. The filibuster has evolved since its beginnings to become a procedure invoked by the Senate’s minority party to stop bills that won’t pass without at least 60 votes. 

Some Democrats are against changing the filibuster — namely Sens. Manchin and Sinema. Both have been vocal opponents of their party’s hope to change Senate rules. 

However, Manchin also said he hopes to get to the point of working in a bipartisan manner so that 10 or 15 Republicans will be willing to work with Democrats on legislation. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., meanwhile, warned Democrats on Tuesday that changing the filibuster would create “chaos” that “would not open up an express lane to liberal change. It would not open up an express lane for the Biden presidency to speed into the history books. The Senate would be more like a hundred-car pile-up. Nothing moving.”

McConnell added that Republicans would take advantage of any changes in the rules when they won the Senate majority again, and that “this pendulum would swing both ways — hard.”

Americans are slowly but surely losing confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to lead the country – and they aren’t afraid to admit it. 

According to a Rasmussen poll, 47% of voters believe “someone else is making the decisions” in the Biden administration while only 37% believe that Joe Biden is actually the one in charge. 

Biden has often heaped praise on Kamala, stating: 

“I asked Kamala to always tell the truth, which she will. I ask that she challenge my assumptions if she disagrees, ask the hard questions, and help make the best decisions for the American people.”  

A longtime friend who wishes to remain anonymous revealed that Kamala is by no means taking a back seat in the White House. “She is nobody’s number two,” the friend admitted. 

According to reports, Biden and Harris “typically spend several hours together each day.” Which is atypical according to past President/Vice President relations in the past. 

Harris’s deputy press secretary, Sabrina Singh, said Harris is in “a majority” of meetings with Biden “because he wants her there.”

In February, the Department of Defense erroneously called President Joe Biden “VP” in a tweet:

During the campaign, Harris slipped and said the “Harris administration with Joe Biden”:

Twenty-one states have joined up in arms – filing a lawsuit against Democrat President Joe Biden over his extremely controversial decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline.

The radical move by Biden to end the construction of the pipeline was such a questionable action that it even managed to draw backlash from other Democrats who are not as far leaning on their energy policy.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that Biden has exceeded his presidential authority by canceling the pipeline on his first day in office.

The attorneys general argue that Biden exceeded his authority because “of a provision Congress tucked into tax legislation in 2011 that required then-President Barack Obama to either approve the pipeline within 60 days or issue a determination that it wasn’t in the national interest,” NBC News reported.

“Obama then rejected TransCanada’s (now TC Energy Corp) application weeks later, saying Congress gave him insufficient time, but allowed the company to re-apply, which deferred the decision until after his re-election. Obama later rejected the application, President Donald Trump approved it, and Biden revoked the approval.”

States named in the suit against Biden include Texas, Montana, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The lawsuit states in part:

“Revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a regulation of interstate and international commerce, which can only be accomplished as any other statute can: through the process of bicameralism and presentment. The President lacks the power to enact his “ambitious plan” to reshape the economy in defiance of Congress’s unwillingness to do so. To the extent that Congress had delegated such authority, it would violate the non-delegation doctrine. But Congress has not delegated such authority: It set specific rules regarding what actions the President can take about Keystone XL and when. The President, together with various senior executive officials, violated those rules. The action should be set aside as inconsistent with the Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 500, et seq.”

“Since his first day in office, President Biden has made it his mission to undo all the progress of the previous administration, with complete disregard for the Constitutional limits on his power. His decision to revoke the pipeline permit is not only unlawful but will also devastate the livelihoods of thousands of workers, their families, and their communities,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.

“This administration continues to tout imaginary green-energy jobs, without any recognition that their actions in the real world will make it impossible for hard-working Americans to put food on the table.”

“The power to regulate foreign and interstate commerce belongs to Congress — not the President. This is another example of Joe Biden overstepping his constitutional role to the detriment of Montanans,” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen added.

“There is not even a perceived environmental benefit to his actions. His attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline is an empty virtue signal to his wealthy coastal elite donors. It shows Biden’s contempt for rural communities in Montana and other states along the pipeline’s path that would benefit from and support the project.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas attempted to defend the administration’s response to the surge of unaccompanied minors at the southern border. His excuse? There’s more migrants trying to enter than any time in the last 20 years. That says a lot about the loose policies Biden has put in place. 

“We are on pace to accept more individuals on our borders than in the past 20 years,” Mayorkas revealed. “We refuse to deport unaccompanied minor children, but we are expelling individuals and adult families,” he added. 

Mayorkas said children who just enter the U.S. will be “processed” in government holding facilities before being taken into custody where additional shelter will be provided. Children as young as six are being processed and housed by the Biden Administration. 

“We have ended the prior administration’s policy of expelling minor children,” Mayorkas said. However, one could ask whether being sent back to your home country is worse than being processed and housed in warehouse-like facilities or Biden’s tent cities. 

“The situation we are currently facing at the southwest border is a difficult one,” he admitted.

The increasing number of migrants attempting to cross the border, which is at the highest level since spring 2019 and on pace to rise to hit a 20-year peak, has become an early test for President Joe Biden as he seeks to break from his immediate predecessor, President Donald Trump, who waged a broad effort to significantly curtail both legal and illegal immigration.

Officials have warned “the border is not open” and said they are sending back adults and families who have tried to cross the border illegally since Biden took office.

Nearly 4,300 unaccompanied children were being held by border patrol officials as of Sunday, according to an agency official who requested anonymity to discuss the matter. By law, the children should be transferred out of Customs and Border Protection facilities to HHS-run shelters within 72 hours.

“The Border Patrol facilities have become crowded with children and the 72-hour timeframe for the transfer of children from the Border Patrol to HHS is not always met,” Mayorkas acknowledged. HHS also has not had the capacity to take in the number of children, he said.

In Michigan, a judge ruled that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson broke several state laws by offering “guidance” as to mail-in-ballots should be handled. 

State Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray ruled that the Democrat Attorney General failed to use the proper rule-making process when instructing poll workers to automatically assume the accuracy of signatures on millions of absentee ballots. 

“No where in State Law can we find this presumption,” wrote Murray, a Republican judge. 

Murray wrote that Benson violated Michigan’s Administrative Procedures Act by issuing election rules without following the processes laid out in the bill. 

Murray states that Benson’s rule to only question signatures with “multiple or obvious” inconsistencies fell under the administrative rule that requires a multi-step process to instate, per the Administrative Procedures Act. 

Michigan is one of six states targeted by Trump and his legal team as having significant voter fraud in the 2020 election. Team Trump believes these inconsistencies potentially costed him a presidential victory.  

Trump has faced significant legal setback, losing nearly all of his election lawsuits. The Supreme Court decided on three occasions to refuse any election cases. 

The Washington Post has been absolutely smashed by criticism after being forced to correct a story in which the outlet “misquoted” former President Trump during a phone call which – thanks for false reporting – nearly led to his impeachment.

The phone call in question was Trump’s December call with the Georgia Secretary of State’s top investigator.

The Post fessed up to using fraudulent quotes in the story, attributing them to a single anonymous source who was reportedly familiar with the call that took place on Dec. 23. The newspaper published the fake quotes in a January article playing up the president’s alleged efforts to interfere in Georgia’s presidential election.

The newspaper corrected its story on Thursday and issued a lengthy editor’s note to the top of the article after The Wall Street Journal published audio of the phone call last week.

The Post said it “misattributed” quotes of Trump ordering the investigator to “find the fraud” and claiming the investigator would be a “national hero.”

“This kind of mistake is beyond serious. There’s zero accountability in major corporate media anymore, yet they continually insist they’re the ones holding the line on the truth. And always remember what should scare you about the media is what *doesn’t get exposed,” RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway said.

“Also note headline on the Post’s follow-up story is a sort of maliciously anodyne ‘Recording reveals details of Trump call to Georgia’s chief elections investigator.’ It’s not ‘Trump’s Remarks Grossly Misrepresented Across Media, Because We Credulously Fall For Political Ops.’”

CNN conservative political commentator Mary Katherine Ham suggested that the Post’s mistake was so grotesque – it should cost someone his job.

“So, they made up quotes. What in the actual F,” Ham tweeted. “The header for this story could be a little clearer, like ‘Our Bad, We Made Fake News That Led the National News For Weeks And This Audio Proves It,’” she added with a link to the Post’s story.

“For those in my timeline asking me if it really matters bc Trump bad anyway, YES, IT REALLY MATTERS! Quotes being correct matters A LOT. Don’t you see that’s the issue? If a reporter is so dead sure, that ‘Trump bad anyway,’ he is less inclined to question or vet his own stories.” Ham continued.

“And don’t give me the ‘corrections are an example of the system working’ stuff. Sometimes they are! Here, they’re coming in 3 mos later when they were outed by a recording & the correction & new story are designed to downplay as much as possible, not blare as loudly as original.”

National Review senior writer David Harsanyi joked sarcastically, “I’m sure it was just an accident.”

“There is absolutely no way that 20 years ago a newspaper would have gone with a story about a presidential call with so little corroboration. This is just one of dozens of major stories that big outlets got completely wrong. And it’s no mistake that all of them skew in 1 direction,” he added.

“Trump gave them license to act like a bunch of unprofessional hysterical activists. And no one will pay a price because they provide their subscribers with exactly the content they want.”

The correction posted to the Post’s story reads:

“Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigator to “find the fraud” or say she would be “a national hero” if she did so.

Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find “dishonesty” there. He also told her that she had “the most important job in the country right now.” A story about the recording can be found here. The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump.”

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the great state of Texas has succeeded in reducing the overall number of coronavirus cases after lifting all lockdown measures. The rolling average number of cases has significantly decreased by 42.5% in the past two weeks. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has long been a vocal critic of the increasing coronavirus regulation found in most states across America. He lifted all restrictions, including the mask mandate, last week. 

Data shows the Democrats have been wrong all along.

Hospitalizations in Texas have reduced significantly, to 3,000 patients, down from 5,800 at the height of the pandemic. While conditions have improved, they’ve yet to defeat COVID entirely. State health services in Texas report 2,347 new cases and 69 deaths in the last three weeks.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that while Texas is ranked third in coronavirus deaths, the state is making the biggest turnaround. 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 2.8 million Texans have completed their vaccinations. That’s almost 10 percent of the state’s population.

The Biden administration is reportedly struggling to perform on the world stage after being ignored by a foreign power which President Trump’s admin managed to cultivate a working relationship with.

According to a Reuters report, Biden’s team has reached out to North Korea’s government “behind-the-scenes” but has received no response in return.

“The disclosure of the so-far unsuccessful U.S. outreach, which has not been previously reported, raises questions about how Biden will address mounting tensions with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs,” Reuters reported.

“It also adds a new dimension to a visit America’s top diplomat and defense secretary will make next week to South Korea and Japan, where concerns over North Korea’s nuclear arsenal are expected to be high on the agenda.”

A senior Biden administration official told Reuters that the Biden’s government has made multiple attempts to contact North Korea “through several channels.”

The official added, “To date, we have not received any response from Pyongyang.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran also shot down an offer in late February to hold direct talks with the United States.

“Senior Western diplomats said Iran’s response doesn’t quash the Biden administration’s hopes of reviving diplomatic efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, struck between Iran and six world powers and abandoned by the Trump administration in 2018,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “But they said it seemed to set a deadlock: Iran wants a guarantee it wouldn’t walk away from a meeting with the U.S. without some sanctions relief, which Washington has so far ruled out.”

The Biden admin reversed the Trump admin’s position on U.N. sanctions on Iran and eased some of the stricter restrictions on Iranian diplomats traveling in the U.S in the middle of February.

National security expert Tim Morrison, who was on Trump’s National Security Council and is currently a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, stated that the Biden administration was giving up all leverage as it tried to restart the “dangerously flawed” deal.

“The Biden Administration is repeating the mistakes of the Obama Administration,” Morrison said. “It’s making concessions to get nothing more than a meeting. The Iran deal was dangerously flawed in 2015. In 2021, with key provisions expired, it’s simply national security malpractice to return to that deal. The Trump Administration bequeathed Biden tremendous leverage over Iran—it must not squander it.”

Biden has also struggled mightily in dealing with Saudi Arabia on a couple of issues. Biden promised on the campaign trail that he would go after the Saudi officials who murdered a Washington Post columnist.

However, Biden cowered after the U.S. released a report that alleged that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) “approved” the operation that resulted in the killing of the columnist. The New York Times wrote that Biden decided to not punish MBS because he was “fearing” Saudi Arabia.

One of the most notable foreign policy moments for Biden occurred when he was in office after just a few weeks. “If we don’t get moving, [China’s] going to eat our lunch,” said Biden. This comes after Biden has repeatedly downplayed the Chinese threat and has claimed that China is “not competition for us” and that China was not going to “eat our lunch.”

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has expressed concern over the direction that Biden has taken on foreign policy issues, saying that, setting politics aside, it is important for all Americans that Biden is successful on intelligence and national security matters.

Ratcliffe also noted that China wanted Biden to win because “the policies of the Trump administration were, frankly, somewhat confrontational to China.”

Ratcliffe said that China was already showing signs of testing the Biden administration for weakness by flying bombers over Taiwan, expanding their presence in the South China Sea, and sanctioning Republicans.

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