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President Donald Trump will reportedly move to “immediately fire” three top U.S. officials if he wins re-election next month and has additional planned replacements after those three are gone.

The three officials who Trump wants to immediately remove include FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, according to Axios. Wray and Haspel are reportedly “despised and distrusted” by the administration, and the president would have already fired both — starting with Wray — if not for politically damaging headlines in the run-up to next month’s elections.

“The view of Haspel in the West Wing is that she still sees her job as manipulating people and outcomes, the way she must have when she was working assets in the field,” a source told Axios. “It’s bred a lot of suspicion of her motives.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson reported last month that Haspel was blocking the release of documents critical to understanding the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016. Multiple sources have told The Daily Wire the same thing.

The news comes as Trump signed a new executive order last week that will make it significantly easier for the administration to remove individuals in the federal service who are “constraining him from enacting desired policies or going after perceived enemies,” Axios added.

“Separating employees who cannot or will not meet required performance standards is important, and it is particularly important with regard to employees in confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions,” the executive order said. “High performance by such employees can meaningfully enhance agency operations, while poor performance can significantly hinder them. Senior agency officials report that poor performance by career employees in policy-relevant positions has resulted in long delays and substandard-quality work for important agency projects, such as drafting and issuing regulations.”

CBS News Senior Investigative Correspondent Catherine Herridge reported last month that in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic being a contributing factor in slowing things down, the investigation “expanded in recent weeks” and it now “goes well beyond [the] origins of FBI Russia probe.”

Trump allegedly wants to get rid of Haspel for her opposition to declassifying documents related to the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016. The president allegedly wants to get rid of Wray for a multitude of issues, ranging from his disagreement with things the administration has said, to him not removing more FBI officials tied to the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. Trump reportedly soured on Esper after Esper pushed back on the idea of deploying the military to stop the far-left riots over the summer.

The report also noted President Donald Trump’s frustrations with Attorney General William Barr after recent reports indicated that U.S. Attorney John Durham was not going to have a report ready before the election from his criminal investigation into the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016.

This report has been updated to include additional information.

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Trump To ‘Immediately Fire’ Three Top U.S. Officials If He Wins Re-Election: Report

A U.S. Navy Veteran who reportedly was a former business partner of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, unloaded on Biden in a statement early on Thursday morning, saying that Biden lied to the American people when he claimed that he did not talk to his son about his son’s business dealings.

Tony Bobulinski, who left the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, says that the few political donations that he has made in his life have been to Democrats. Bobulinski said in a statement to the New York Post that he has been contacted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting that he produce all documents related to his business dealings with the Biden family and noted that he is moving to immediately comply with the request.

“[Bobulinski] confirms that he was one of the recipients of the May 13, 2017, e-mail published by The Post eight days ago. That e-mail, from another partner in the group, laid out cash and equity positions and mysteriously included a 10 percent set-aside for ‘the big guy,’” the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin wrote. “Sources have said the ‘big guy’ was Joe Biden. In a matter-of-fact manner, Bobulinski states that the ‘e-mail is genuine’ and that the former vice president and the man leading in the 2020 race is indeed ‘the big guy.’”

Following the New York Post’s report last week, Fox News reported that “one of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.”

Bobulinski gave a full statement to the New York Post about what he saw in doing business with the Bidens [emphasis added]:

My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.

This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats.

If the media and Big Tech companies had done their jobs over the past several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story. Given my long standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now.

After leaving the military I became an institutional investor investing extensively around the world and on every continent. I have traveled to over 50 countries. I believe, hands down, we live in the greatest country in the world.

What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.

I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.

The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.

I would ask the Biden family to address the American people and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those questions for them.

I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.

God bless America.

The statement from Bobulinski comes after Joe Biden has repeatedly said that he never discussed his son’s business dealings with his son.

Democrats and many mainstream journalists have tried to claim that the emails revealed in the New York Post’s explosive reports last week amounted to a Russian disinformation campaign. Those claims have been debunked by the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI, and the DOJ.

Fox News reported last night that the FBI issued a subpoena for the laptop late last year in connection with an alleged criminal investigation into money laundering.

A Senate report from last month stated that a number of Hunter Biden’s foreign associates have been linked to money laundering. The report stated:

The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals. In particular, these documents show that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from foreign sources as a result of business relationships that he built during the period when his father was vice president of the United States and after. In addition to providing new and descriptive details about the nature, origin and extent of payments from Burisma Holdings to Hunter Biden, the documents acquired by the Committees also shed light on a much broader array of questionable financial transactions involving Hunter Biden, other members of the Biden family, and their associations with foreign nationals. These foreign nationals have questionable backgrounds that have been identified as being consistent with a range of criminal activities, including but not limited to organized prostitution and/or human trafficking, money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement.

Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts also received the statement from Bobulinski.

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Hunter Biden Business Partner, A Pro-Democrat Navy Veteran: Hunter Asked Dad To ‘Sign-Off’ On Deals

A newly-released undercover sting video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas allegedly showed a “member of the Colorado Democratic Party Executive and Central Committees” advocating for the use of violence to achieve political ends and arguing that it is “morally acceptable” to “lie,” “cheat,” and “steal” in order to win.

Kristopher Jacks was listed on the Weld County Democratic Party’s website as the “chair of our revolution weld county, and a member of the Colorado Democratic Party Executive and Central Committees.”

“We’ve been following Kris Jacks for a long time. We first met him, during the presidential primary race. Now, we have caught up with him in Colorado,” O’Keefe said in a statement. “Jacks represents the radical wing of the Democratic Party in Colorado–he is someone most Americans should be afraid of.”

“I want to make this point very loudly and very clearly. I said it nicely before, but I’ll say it more curtly now. 2020 is a political revolution,” Jacks said in the video. “I am going to do everything morally acceptable to win. I will lie. I will cheat. I will steal. Because that’s morally acceptable in this political environment.”

“Well, when it comes to civil war, violence type stuff there’s always military guys, like former guys that stand up for the right thing–when that time comes, then we gotta get some of those type people involved,” Jacks said. “If you want to do some Versailles shit. If you want to do some Antifa shit. You really want to change this country that way, with violence, there’s only one way to do it. You gotta get people that are close to billionaires and start just, random billionaires start turning up dead. And nobody knows what the f**ks going on. Nobody knows. Nope, I don’t know. They just turned up dead. And just three or four of ‘em is all it’s going to take.”

“All it’s going to take is a pattern of I don’t know, I don’t know man. I don’t know what happened,” he continued. “Just showed up that way. I walked in. That’s how it was. That’s the only way that’s, you do that to three or four people enough to say that this is a pattern, and this is why – draw a dollar sign on their desk or whatever you do, that’s what it’s going to take. It’s going to take a strategic hit against the .1% that’s in charge, cause that’s who it is. Killing random Nazis in the street, random f**king bootlickers.”

“I do think there needs to be a militant group and I love Antifa for that reason,” he continued. “I love that there’s – you always have to have somebody that’s willing to hold up the flag and say nope, this is the line in the sand and we’re the ones holding that line.”

In the video, Jacks says that Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has a “functioning signing hand” and that Biden will sign far-left legislation that comes across his desk or else he will face relentless protests.

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Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Colorado Democrat Party Member Suggests Using Violence: ‘Morally Acceptable’ To ‘Lie,’ ‘Cheat,’ ‘Steal’

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday afternoon that he will be moving to “immediately” overturn an order that was reportedly given to change the official ethos and creed statements of the U.S. Navy SEALs and Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) to remove certain words in order to make it gender neutral.

The Daily Wire highlighted examples of language that was changed:

The first paragraph of the SEAL ethos used to say, “A common man with uncommon desire to succeed.” Now it reads, “Common citizens with uncommon desire to succeed.” Another change in the first paragraph: from “I am that man” to “I am that warrior.”

Fourth paragraph: What was “The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men” is now “The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from others.”

Last paragraph: What was “Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold” is now “Brave SEALs have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold.”

Regarding the SWCC creed, “Brotherhood” in the first paragraph has been changed to “group of maritime warriors.” Also, “I challenge my brothers to perform, as I expect them to challenge me” will now be “I challenge them to perform, as I expect them to challenge me.”

Trump responded by writing on Twitter: “I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately!”

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Trump To ‘Immediately’ Overturn ‘Ridiculous’ Order To Make Navy SEALs Official Ethos Gender Neutral

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe revealed Tuesday afternoon that former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was referred by federal officials to the FBI for investigation after allegedly approving of a plan to “stir up a scandal against” Trump by tying him to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ratcliffe made the bombshell revelations in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. Ratcliffe’s letter contained three major points:

  • In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the
  • Democratic National Committee. The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.
  • According to his handwritten notes, former Central Intelligence Agency Director [John] Brennan subsequently briefed President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.”
  • On 07 September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral to FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok regarding “U.S.
  • Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”

“As referenced in his 24 September 2020 letter to your Committee, Attorney General [William] Barr has advised that the disclosure of this information will not interfere with ongoing Department of Justice investigations,” Ratcliffe added. “Additional declassification and public disclosure of related intelligence remains under consideration; however, the IC welcomes the opportunity to provide a classified briefing with further detail at your convenience.”

Politico published a report trying to downplay the letter from Ratcliffe, saying that members of the Committee said the newly declassified information was Russian information.

Ratcliffe immediately disputed Politico’s report, saying in a statement: “To be clear, this is not Russian disinformation and has not been assessed as such by the Intelligence Community. I’ll be briefing Congress on the sensitive sources and methods by which it was obtained in the coming days.”

This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates.

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Feds Referred Hillary To FBI For Probe After Allegedly Approving Plan To Create Trump-Russia Scandal To Distract From Email Scandal, ODNI Says

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Thursday that law enforcement officials had arrested four individuals for their alleged involvement in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in the state’s 2018 Democrat primary election. One of the people who was arrested was the Democrat who won the primary race.

“The four individuals—Charlie Burns, Dewayne Ward, Marlena Jackson and Jackson’s husband Shannon Brown, a Democrat who was serving as Gregg County’s Precinct 4 commissioner—collectively stand accused of 134 different felony charges of election fraud and ballot tampering,” Newsweek reported. “If found guilty, each individual could face six months in jail to 99 years in prison.”

The charges filed against the individuals included engaging in organized election fraud, illegal voting, fraudulent use of an application for a mail-in ballot, unlawful possession of a mail-in ballot, tampering with a governmental record, and election fraud.

“It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud. Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level,” Attorney General Paxton said in a statement. “Mail ballots are vulnerable to diversion, coercion, and influence by organized vote harvesting schemes. This case demonstrates my commitment to ensuring Texas has the most secure elections in the country, and I thank the Gregg County Sheriff and District Attorney for their continued partnership. Those who try to manipulate the outcome of elections in Texas must be held accountable.”

The statement from the Texas Attorney General’s office said that a grand jury had returned indictments of 23 felony counts against Democrat Commissioner Brown, 97 felony counts against Jackson, eight felony counts against Burns, and six felony counts against Ward.

The statement said that in order to win, the group allegedly “targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were ‘disabled,’ in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent.”

The news comes after federal law enforcement officials announced on Thursday that a handful of military ballots had been discarded in the swing state of Pennsylvania and that out of all the discarded ballots that were opened when they were discovered, all of them had voted for President Donald Trump.

“The FBI has recovered a number of documents relating to military ballots that had been improperly opened by your elections staff, and had the ballots removed and discarded, or removed and placed separately from the envelope containing confidential voter information and attestation,” U.S. Attorney David J. Freed said in a letter to Shelby Watchilla, Director of Elections of Luzerne County Bureau of Elections.

“Specifically, a total of nine (9) military ballots were discovered to have been discarded,” the letter continued. “Seven (7) of those ballots when discovered by investigators were outside of any envelope. Those ballots were all cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump. One (1) of those seven (7) ballots was able to be identified to an envelope that was recovered, and thereby potentially tied to a specific voter. Two (2) military ballots that had been discarded were previously recovered by elections staff, reinserted into what appeared to be their appropriate envelopes, and then resealed. Therefore, the votes cast on those two (2) ballots are unknown. Thus, is appears that three (3) of the nine (9) recovered ballots can be potentially attributed to specific voters. Six (6) of the ballots were simply removed and discarded, and cannot be attributed to a specific voter at this time.”

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Texas Attorney General Announces Arrests In Fraudulent Mail-In Ballot Scheme In Democrat Primary

At least two caucuses at the Democratic National Convention omitted “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during meetings this week.

David Brody, Chief Political Analyst at CBN News, tweeted out two videos where “under God” was removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, The Washington Times reported.

Delegate A.J. Durrani said at the DNC’s “Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly”: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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Another speaker at the LGBT Caucus stated: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs highlighted the history of the Pledge of Allegiance:

Thirty-one words which affirm the values and freedom that the American flag represents are recited while facing the flag as a pledge of Americans’ loyalty to their country. The Pledge of Allegiance was written for the 400th anniversary, in 1892, of the discovery of America. A national committee of educators and civic leaders planned a public-school celebration of Columbus Day to center around the flag. Included with the script for ceremonies that would culminate in raising of the flag was the pledge. So it was in October 1892 Columbus Day programs that school children across the country first recited the Pledge of Allegiance this way:

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

Controversy continues over whether the author was the chairman of the committee, Francis Bellamy — who worked on a magazine for young people that published the pledge — or James Upham, who worked for the publishing firm that produced the magazine. The pledge was published anonymously in the magazine and was not copyrighted.

According to some accounts of Bellamy as author, he decided to write a pledge of allegiance, rather than a salute, because it was a stronger expression of loyalty — something particularly significant even 27 years after the Civil War ended. “One Nation indivisible” referred to the outcome of the Civil War, and “Liberty and Justice for all” expressed the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

The words “my flag” were replaced by “the flag of the United States” in 1923, because some foreign-born people might have in mind the flag of the country of their birth, instead of the U.S. flag. A year later, “of America” was added after “United States.” No form of the pledge received official recognition by Congress until June 22, 1942, when it was formally included in the U.S. Flag Code. The official name of The Pledge of Allegiance was adopted in 1945. The last change in language came on Flag Day 1954, when Congress passed a law which added the words “under God” after “one nation.”

Originally, the pledge was said with the hand in the so-called “Bellamy Salute,” with the hand resting first outward from the chest, then the arm extending out from the body. Once Hitler came to power in Europe, some Americans were concerned that this position of the arm and hand resembled the salute rendered by the Nazi military. In 1942, Congress established the current practice of rendering the pledge with the right hand placed flat over the heart.

Section 7 of the Federal Flag Code states that when not in military uniform, men should remove any headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, thereby resting the hand over the heart. People in military uniform should remain silent, face the flag and render the military salute.

The Flag Code specifies that any future changes to the pledge would have to be with the consent of the president.

The Pledge of Allegiance now reads:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

This article has been updated to include additional information.

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: DNC Caucuses Omit ‘Under God’ From The Pledge Of Allegiance

Violent extremists once again attacked a federal courthouse in Portland on Saturday, and physically attacked numerous police officers in the process.

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted before the mayhem broke out on Saturday night: “Day 56. Last night six DHS law enforcement officers were injured in Portland. To be clear, criminals assaulted FEDERAL officers on FEDERAL property…and the city of Portland did nothing. It’s time Portland join other responsible cities around the country to hold criminals accountable and protect federal property and officers.”

The Portland Police Department said that there were “thousands” of rioters gathered at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

“Throughout the night some people in this crowd spent their time shaking the fence around the building, throwing rocks, bottles, and assorted debris over the fence, shining lasers through the fence, firing explosive fireworks into the area blocked by the fence, and using power tools to try to cut through the fence,” the police department said. “People wore gas masks, carried shields, hockey sticks, leaf blowers, flags, and umbrellas specifically to thwart police in crowd dispersal or attempt to conceal criminal acts.”

“People against the fence sprayed unknown liquids through it toward the courthouse,” the department continued. “At about 1:03 a.m. people in the crowd attached a chain to the fence and with many people pulling managed to pull a section of it down. People began lighting fires along SW 3rd Avenue. People climbed over the fence to get close to the federal courthouse. People continued to launch mortar style fireworks at ground level that were exploding near others.”

About 20 minutes later, Portland Police said that so many people were maintaining “this level of violence and tumultuous conduct and were either intentionally or recklessly creating a grave risk of public alarm” that they declared a riot.

Australian political commentator Rita Panahi highlighted a clip from the extremist attack on the courthouse that showed a rioter throw an object that struck a federal law enforcement officer in the head.

Reporter Andy Ngo highlighted the violent rioters using lasers, which have seriously injured police officers.

Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong posted video of the so-called “moms” protesting at the event, and rioters he described as Antifa. In the post, Cheong referenced “the Yellow Bloc,” a term that has started to gain traction online in recent days to describe the group of “moms” because they wear yellow.

Other videos showed assaults on random people who were in the area.

Blaze Media reporter Elijah Schaffer tweeted numerous videos from the ground and said that some in the far-left extremist group Antifa were posing as members of the press.

“More fake Antifa press harassing officers, yelling at them, standing in the middle of the street disobeying orders to stand on the sidewalk,” Schaffer wrote. “This is the 6th one I’ve found. How many more are abusing press immunity? I’m exposing these posers like breasts at a 1980s rock concert.”

Other relevant videos from the violence in Portland below:

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Extremists Attack Authorities In Portland, Tear Down Part Of Fence Before Getting Rushed By Police

A top al-Qaeda terrorist was killed on Sunday in Syria in an airstrike that reportedly used a secretive U.S. missile that does not feature an explosive warhead, but instead uses knives to shred the target.

“Khalid al-Aruri, a Jordanian also known by his nom de guerre Abu al-Qassam al-Urduni, was struck in his car, almost certainly by a new breed of lethal, highly accurate missile,” The Sunday Times reported. “The Hellfire R9X has been nicknamed the ‘flying ninja’ or ‘flying ginsu’ for its fast-swivelling, detachable blades.”

Al-Aruri reportedly led an al-Qaeda faction in Syria where he was the “personal representative” of Ayman al-Zawahiri and was tasked with planning future Islamic terrorist attacks on the West.

The Sunday Times added that al-Aruri was killed along with another top Islamic terrorist leader, Bilal al-Sanaani. The U.S. Military said that the strike was not the result of an operation by Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Wall Street Journal reported in 2019 on the Hellfire R9X missile that was developed by the U.S. military to avoid civilian casualties in populated areas.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon have used the weapon while closely guarding its existence. A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, the weapon carries an inert warhead. Instead of exploding, it is designed to plunge more than 100 pounds of metal through the tops of cars and buildings to kill its target without harming individuals and property close by.

To the targeted person, it is as if a speeding anvil fell from the sky, the officials said. But this variant of the Hellfire missile, designated as the R9X, also comes equipped with a different kind of payload: a halo of six long blades that are stowed inside and then deploy through the skin of the missile seconds before impact to ensure that it shreds anything in its tracks.

Numerous videos and images of the vehicle that was struck that reportedly was carrying al-Aruri surfaced online. The images show that the weapon struck the top of the vehicle, completely gutting the inside of the vehicle.

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The Wall Street Journal was able to confirm that the weapon had been used at least twice before, including once by the CIA and once by the Department of Defense:

In January 2019, Jamal al-Badawi, accused of being behind the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 in a Yemeni port, killing 17 American sailors, was killed by an R9X fired by the Pentagon. The Pentagon has acknowledged the strike, which occurred in Yemen, though not the specific munition involved.

In February 2017, Ahmad Hasan Abu Khayr al-Masri, an Egyptian national who served as al Qaeda’s No. 2, was killed in Syria’s Idlib Province by an R9X fired by a U.S. aircraft operated by the CIA. The CIA doesn’t acknowledge airstrikes it carries out.

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Top Al-Qaeda Terrorist Killed With ‘Secret U.S. Missile’ That Uses ‘Knives To Shred Target,’ Report Suggests

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Thursday that the party has moved its celebration of the re-nomination of President Donald Trump to Jacksonville, Florida, after running into problems in North Carolina.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the official business of the convention will still take place in Charlotte this August, but after the first day, the remaining three days of the event will take place in Jacksonville.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville,” McDaniel said in a statement. “Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump’s heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months.”

The RNC said in a statement that it moved the celebration portion of the convention because Democrat Governor Roy Cooper “refused to provide assurances” that the celebration could take place in Charlotte due to social distancing measures over the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China.

The move could generate over $100 million in revenue for Jacksonville, the AP reported, adding that the city has a population of 1.5 million people and is home to a major military base.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) responded to the news in a tweet, writing: “I’m biased, but this is a great choice! The state of Florida and the city of Jacksonville are ready and excited to host President @realDonaldTrump for the fun part of the Republican Convention. It’s the first step towards a big win in November!”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded to the news by saying in a statement: “Florida is honored to host this special event where we will celebrate the re-nomination of President Donald J. Trump. Jacksonville is a great city that will showcase Florida’s energy, facilities, entrepreneurship and commitment to bring together the delegates of the Republican Party at a historic time in our nation’s history.”

Fox News noted that Jacksonville was attractive to Republican officials from the start because the city has a Republican mayor, Lenny Curry, who made a strong pitch for the city to host the celebration by offering up the same venue that the city has used to host a major UFC fight—VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Curry responded to the news by saying, “Today’s announcement is a huge win for the City of Jacksonville to host the celebration of President Trump’s acceptance of the nomination. The opportunity to highlight all our city has to offer and the tremendous economic impact is one I enthusiastically welcome, and we look forward to hosting an exciting event for all delegates and guests to enjoy.”

This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates.

Author: Ryan Saavedra

Source: Daily Wire: Republican National Committee Announces New Location To Celebrate Trump’s Re-Nomination

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