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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in an opinion Tuesday that the House Ways and Means Committee can obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

“While it is possible that Congress may attempt to threaten the sitting President with an invasive request after leaving office, every President takes office knowing that he will be subject to the same laws as all other citizens upon leaving office,” Senior Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote in the opinion.

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal sent a written request to the IRS in 2019 requesting Trump’s personal and business tax returns. A federal judge ruled in August 2021 that Trump’s accountants had to hand over tax returns and financial records from after Trump became president to the House committee.

House Democrats are investigating whether Trump accepted payments from foreign governments while in office, as well as auditing a lease granted for a Trump business in Washington, D.C., according to NBC News.

The ruling comes a day after the FBI raided Trump’s Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago. The FBI was reportedly investigating an alleged 15 boxes of White House documents, some of which were classified, that Trump took with him when he left office, according to The Washington Post.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Trump said in a statement following the raid. “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”

  • Phil Barberg says:

    It would be nice to get the tax returns on all the democrats in office as well as former presidents. I hope they declared all the lobbyist money and who gave it to them for their votes. Especially the Biden family payoffs with Ukraine and China. Hilary’s nuclear fuel deals with Russia etc.

  • Annabel says:

    A hundred FBI agents swarmed over the Trumps’ home? Were they all checked on their way out for the ‘mementos’ they stole? Rummaging through Melania’s clothes in her closets and jewellery, photos etc.?
    The “Freekin’ Bloody Idiots of today are not trustworthy we all know that. Was every pocket on their body armour clothing searched as they left the property? . I hope the Trumps put out a list of what is missing.This will backfire on the democrat crooks next election. New laws as to FBI searches need to be stringently effected. They are FINISHED!

  • Matthew Ingman says:

    The radical left and their media are lying hypocrites and the scum of the Earth. They have become the primary enemies of the United States.

  • Rita says:

    Remember what ever they accuse you of they have already done themselves.

  • Mick says:

    Getting very tired of hearing about Trump! Let’s resolve all the issues prior to the name Trump! How about Hillary scandals? How about Obama corruptions? How about Hunter scandals? Enough with Trump already. Convict those before him and maybe you would find something that would stick. Until then … Happy Witch hunting!

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    Ex-Clinton Adviser: Hillary Setting Up 2024 Presidential Bid with ‘Open Borders’ Critique of Biden



    ​Hillary Clinton is “dusting off” her husband’s playbook by criticizing the Biden administration’s “open borders” to put herself in place to mount a 2024 presidential run, veteran political consultant Dick Morris said in a new interview.

    Morris, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, said Hillary is setting herself up to enter the race as a “moderate” choice for Democrats in two years for what would be her third shot at the White House.

    “I see more and more signs that Hillary’s going to run,” Morris told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show in an interview that aired Sunday​, noting that she has been remarking that Americans “do not believe in open borders.”

    “These are all signals that she is going to be the moderate candidate for president. She’s going to say after the election, ‘See, the left cost us the House and the Senate. If we stay with a left-wing candidate in 2024, we’re going to lose the White House. I’m the only one who will tack to the center and give us a chance at victory​,​’​” Morris said.

    Morris said he’s aware of the strategy she’s employing “because it’s the strategy I designed for Bill Clinton in 1992” when he won the Democratic nomination.​

    “​Hillary is just dusting off Bill‘s playbook that I wrote for him and applying it herself this year,” he said.

    The former secretary of state and senator from New York during an interview on MSNBC last month called out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for flying migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, alleging the Republican was engaging in human trafficking.

    “So many other Americans — I happen to believe still the majority of Americans — are good-hearted and generous and when people end up on their doorstep in need, they’re going to respond. They’ll feed them and house them and the kids in the AP Spanish class will be let out of high school so they can go and translate. That’s the kind of American spirit that we try to celebrate at the Clinton Global Initiative,” she said on MSNBC on Sept. 16, adding “nobody wants open borders who has any idea of how government and countries work.”​

    Morris was building on comments he made to Catsimatidis on last week’s show when he predicted that Democrats will ditch President Biden in favor of Clinton over fears a more far-left candidate could end up nominated.​

    “Once Biden pulls out, the polling will show that the Democrats are leaning toward some crazy radical like Gavin Newson, Bernie Sanders. Maybe even AOC herself,” Morris ​said, referring to progressive lightning rod Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    ​“That’s going to drive the Democratic Party leaders to go to Hillary and say, ‘Hey look. Please run again. We need you to save us from the crazy left,” ​Morris said.

    “Otherwise we’ll have Sanders as our candidate. We’ll lose Congress by a ton. And we’ll get wiped out in the presidential race.’”

    Clinton ran in 2008, but lost the nomination to former President Barack Obama. She lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.

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    Former Democrat Rep Headed to Prison for Election Fraud Case



    A former Pennsylvania congressman was sentenced to over two years in jail for committing election fraud aimed at helping Democratic candidates.

    “Protecting the legitimacy of elections is critical to ensuring the public’s trust in the process,” FBI Philadelphia Division Special Agent in Charge Jacqueline Maguire said in a press release last week. “Through his actions, Ozzie Myers pointedly disdained both the will of Philadelphia voters and the rule of law. He’s now a federal felon twice over, heading back behind bars, with time to consider the great consequence of free and fair elections.”

    Former Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers pleaded guilty to frequently stuffing ballots, conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election and deprive civil rights, voting records falsification, and bribery in favor of Democratic candidates, according to a Department of Justice press release. He carried out the schemes in Pennsylvania during the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 elections, the DOJ said.

    Myers served in the U.S. House between 1976 and 1980 but was expelled from Congress for bribery and served three years in prison.

    He will now serve 30 months in prison, a well as three years of supervised release, and he was fined a total of $100,000.

    The DOJ accused Myers of bribing former Philadelphia election judge Domenick J. Demuro to stuff ballots for Democratic candidates, with Demuro pleading guilty to that crime in 2020. Myers was also involved in an election fraud scheme with former Philadelphia election judge Marie Beren, who pleaded guilty to that crime in 2021.

    “Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. If even one vote has been illegally cast or if the integrity of just one election official is compromised, it diminishes faith in process,” U.S. Attorney Romero said in the release. “This defendant used his position, knowledge of the process, and connections to fix elections for his preferred candidates, which demonstrates a truly flagrant disregard for the laws which govern our elections. He will now spend 30 months in prison as penalty for his crimes.”

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    Conservatives Score Major Political Victory in the Fight for Parents’ Rights in Public Schools



    A new Virginia law will mandate that every family in the state will be alerted if their children could be exposed to sexually explicit content in public schools.

    Officials with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) said the regulations, which school boards have until January to adopt, are aimed at reinforcing parents in their right to decide what their children are exposed to and at protecting their innocence, according to local Richmond outlet WTKR. They also noted that the law is not intended to censor books or instructional material based on the sexual orientation of characters in such books.

    The policy mandates that public schools in Virginia, which has been a hotbed of conflict between parents and school boards, must give parents prior notice if they intend to use any material with sexually explicit content, which it defines as “any description, picture, photograph, drawing, motion picture film, digital image or similar visual representation depicting sexual bestiality, a lewd exhibition of nudity, sexual excitement, sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse, coprophilia, urophilia, or fetishism.”

    Parents will be allowed to review the potentially objectionable material and be given the opportunity for their child to be given an alternative in a process that schools will be required to create before the start of each school year.

    Schools will also be mandated to list the materials on their websites and give parents at least 30 days’ notice before such material is slated to be taught.

    The policies apply to “Any content used by one or more students for an educational purpose, regardless of (a) its format, whether printed, representational, audiovisual, electronic, or digital (such as materials, social media content, and software applications accessible through the internet), or (b) the time, place and manner in which the content is used.”

    “Library materials are considered instructional materials when used (i) for completion of an assignment, or (ii) as part of an academic or extracurricular educational program. This includes any division, school, and/or classroom purchased or created assessments. However, the phrases ‘instructional material’ and ‘instructional materials’ do not include standardized national or state assessments, such ACT, SAT, NAEP, and AP or SOL exam,” the policies continue.

    The new law comes weeks after a judge in Virginia Beach dismissed a lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds that had sought to deem two controversial books as obscene and to restrict their distribution to minors in libraries and bookstores.

    “Gender Queer” and “A Court of Mist and Fury” have stoked outrage from parents who object to the description or illustration of sexual acts in them. “Gender Queer,” an award-winning 2014 graphic novel by Maia Kobabe, includes photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man.

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    NEW POLL: Michigan Governor’s Race Much Closer Than Previously Suggested



    Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to lead Republican candidate Tudor Dixon in the polls, but a new survey shows Dixon within striking distance.

    A poll released Friday by the Trafalgar Group shows Whitmer leading by six points (51% – 45%), indicating a much closer race than the previous polls from the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press showed. According to a Detroit News poll from the end of August through early September, Whitmer led Dixon by 13 points, while the Free Press had the governor ahead by 16 at the middle of last month.

    “Even Gretchen’s millions in attack ads can’t erase her record of broken promises,” Dixon tweeted in response to the Trafalgar poll findings. “We will defeat the Queen of Lockdowns.”

    The Trafalgar poll was revealed a day after a report from Bridge Michigan showed that the state has lost nearly 82,000 jobs under Whitmer’s watch as the governor continues to tout her economic “achievements.” Whitmer has also repeatedly bragged about creating 25,000 auto jobs in the state, but those jobs don’t seem to exist.

    Dixon blames Whitmer’s harsh COVID lockdown policies for Michigan’s sluggish economy.

    “Gretchen Whitmer implemented the most draconian and extreme lockdowns in the country throughout the pandemic,” Dixon told Bridge Michigan.

    “She destroyed our small business community … and forced hard working Michiganders to follow her intrusive orders that picked winners and losers. That is her economic legacy,” the GOP candidate added.

    Trafalgar, one of the most-trusted survey companies in the country, has proven its accuracy in Michigan in the past. The company was one of the only pollsters that correctly predicted former President Donald Trump’s victory in the state in 2016.

    The latest poll of 1,075 Michiganders conducted between September 24 – 28 also showed Democrats leading in the two other statewide races. Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson leads GOP candidate Kristina Karamo 50% to 45%, while Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel is ahead of Republican attorney Matthew DePerno 48% to 45%.

    Dixon is set to hold a rally with Trump in Warren, Michigan, Saturday night. The former president endorsed Dixon days prior to her massive primary victory in early August. Since her victory, Dixon has come out with multiple conservative plans, from a Florida-like ban on public schools teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to K-3rd grade students to giving the police $1 billion in additional funding.

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    Historic Election in Brazil — Trump Endorses Bolsonaro — Winner Could be Announced Tonight



    Former President Donald Trump has called on Brazilian voters to re-elect President Jair Bolsonaro.

    “BRAZIL, VOTE FOR JAIR BOLSONARO,” Trump posted on Truth Social on Saturday night, calling the Brazilian president a “great and highly respected man.”

    Bolsonaro himself posted a video of Trump admonishing the Brazilian people to re-elect him, offering his endorsement and calling Bolsonaro “a fantastic leader, a fantastic man, [and] one of the great presidents of any country in the world,” specifically citing Bolsonaro’s management of Brazil’s economy.

    In the same tweet in which he shared the video of Trump, Bolsonaro said, “Thank you, my friend Trump! Thanks to the support of the Brazilian people and our determination to fight for Brazil’s interests, today we are respected throughout the world and we count on the support of free and prosperous nations and no longer of socialist dictatorships, as in the past.”

    The two leaders maintained warm relationships during their overlapping tenures in office, and during Bolsonaro’s 2018 campaign for Brazil’s top, some observers likened his style and populist message to Trump’s, going so far as to dub him “the Trump of the Tropics.”

    Bolsonaro must now face off against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, with recent polls showing da Silva with a sizable lead. A da Silva victory would fit a recent pattern of victories by far-left leaders and parties in Latin and Central American countries, as Silva helped found “the first major socialist party in Brazil’s history,” according to the BBC. Previous examples of this trend include Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s victory in the 2018 Mexican presidential election and — even more recently — Gustavo Petro’s victory in the 2022 Colombian presidential election.

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    WATCH: John Fetterman Gives Puzzling Response When Answering Question During Interview



    Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) raised eyebrows Friday evening with a nonsensical answer that he gave during a cable news interview.

    The segment comes after Fetterman suffered a stroke several months ago from which he has not fully recovered, and has thus faced lingering doubts on the campaign trail about whether he is fit to serve in the U.S. Senate.

    “First, I just wanted to check in and see how you’re feeling and how you’re doing,” leftist MSNBC host Chris Hayes said.

    “I’m doing fan-, I’m doing fantastic,” Fetterman claimed. “And, and, uh, it’s not about kicking balls in the authority or anything.”


    The Washington Post Editorial Board slammed John Fetterman (D) in an op-ed published in mid-September, saying that his hesitancy to debate his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, was unacceptable and that he needs to release his medical records following his stroke.

    Fetterman claimed in an interview in early September that he would debate “sometime in the middle to end of October,” which was weeks after voters can start casting mail-in ballots, and he refused to give any specific details other than he would potentially debate one time.

    “Since returning to the campaign trail, Mr. Fetterman has been halting in his performances,” the Editorial Board wrote. “He stammers, appears confused and keeps his remarks short. He’s held no news conferences. Mr. Fetterman acknowledges his difficulties with auditory processing, which make it hard for him to respond quickly to what he’s hearing. He receives speech therapy — and we wish him a speedy, full recovery — but the lingering, unanswered questions about his health, underscored by his hesitation to debate, are unsettling.”

    “The Fetterman campaign squandered credibility by concealing from the public for two days after his stroke that he had been hospitalized,” they op-ed continued. “It waited weeks longer to reveal a more complete picture of his medical history, including that he had been diagnosed in 2017 with cardiomyopathy. Mr. Fetterman had a pacemaker with a defibrillator implanted after the stroke. The campaign’s response to questions about Mr. Fetterman’s health is to point to a doctor’s note, released more than 14 weeks ago, which said ‘he should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem’ if he takes his medications and exercises.”

    The Editorial Board said that Fetterman pointing to a 4-month-old doctor’s note was “not good enough” and that he “should release his medical records for independent review.”

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    Another Women’s Sport Sees Trans Athletes Rise to Top, and Competitors Are Speaking Out



    Biologically male transgender athletes are rising to the top of women’s professional disc golf, causing some competitors to start speaking up.

    Male-to-female trans athletes have been allowed to compete in several women’s sports, including girls’ track and field, women’s Olympic weight lifting, and female collegiate swimming, and they have had a big impact on those sports.

    Trans disc golfers, like Natalie Ryan, Chloe Alice, and Kelly Jenkins, are eclipsing women in the sport, at least two biologically female players exclusively told Jonathan Kay at Quillette.

    “I would say that one of the biggest advantages of the [male-bodied] players is their ability to scramble in tight situations when a disc goes off the fairway, to just stand there and blast a shot through the woods,” one prominent player, who wished to stay anonymous, told Kay. “I’ve seen both [trans player] Chloe Alice and Natalie [Ryan] do this. They’re just standing still and throw the kind of [forehand shot] that I’ve never seen a female throw even under perfect conditions.”


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    “What makes it worse is that Ryan’s form isn’t even that good,” another golfer said. “If it were, she’d be out-throwing us by even more. So while the rest of us spend years refining our form, trying to keep up and get more distance, she’s been in the sport only — what? — three years or something. And she’s already said [publicly], ‘Oh, I’ve got my form down. I don’t need to practice that.’”

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    The same athlete told Kay about Jenkins throwing an impressive “320-foot thumber” that’s just not thrown by women.

    “And then, when people were standing there in disbelief, [Jenkins] says, ‘Ha ha, softball!’ — like, telling people that she learned to do this kind of shot from playing softball when she was young,” the competitor explained. “But I know women disc golfers who’ve played softball their whole lives. They’ve never seen a woman throw a disc like that.”


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    One female pro commented that it was “all too convenient that now is when [trans women] decide to jump in and make a splash,” noting that the women’s sport has only become “economically viable” as an occupation in the last few years.

    Ryan sparked particular concern when the biologically male athlete took home $6,000 from a win — a rather large amount in the female space.

    Girls competing in NCAA swimming this year got a taste of the so-called inclusion, too.

    University of Pennsylvania’s transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who is biologically male and self-identifies as a woman, dominated in the women’s 500-yard freestyle event in March and was even put up for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

    Thomas, 22, competed on the men’s team at the University of Pennsylvania before identifying as female in 2019 and taking testosterone blockers and estrogen. Notably, the swimmer still has a penis and has not had surgery to remove it and dates females, according to teammates.

    Speaking up about the issue was rare, though — and even when girls do, they typically do so anonymously out of fear of retribution.

    “If you even brought up concerns about it, you were ‘transphobic,’” one anonymous swimmer told Daily Wire host Matt Walsh in the documentary “What is a Woman?”

    “If you even bring up the fact that Lia’s swimming might not be fair, you’re immediately shut down and called a hateful person, or transphobic,” she added.

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    ‘Thousands of F***ing Dollars You Stole From Everyone’: Outrage at Pro Fishing Tournament After Winners Allegedly Caught Cheating



    Two pro fishermen in Ohio caught some rage along with their fish on Friday.

    After Chase Cominsky and Jake Runyon were declared winners at the weigh-in at the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship (LEWT) in Cleveland, their fellow competitors found some bizarre items stuffed in their catches, TMZ reported. Video of the incident shows someone cutting open the fish and pulling out what appears to be lead weights and even the filets of another fish that the men had allegedly stuffed down the throats of their catches to make them heavier.

    Multiple people can be heard urging someone to “call the cops” and file a police report over the alleged cheating scandal.

    “You got thousands of f***ing dollars you stole from everyone!” someone accuses.


    The two fishermen have been accused of cheating in the past, according to The Toledo Blade.

    Winners of the tournament receive cash prizes of up to $100,000 and are determined by the weight of their five largest catches, according to the LEWT website. Another prize goes to the largest single walleye caught. The official Facebook page for the event said the latest incident proved there was cheating during the competition.

    “Disgusted guys and gals, I’m sorry for letting you down for so long and I’m glad I caught cheating taking place in YOUR LEWT at the same time,” Tournament Director and police officer Jason Fischer said, adding, “I hope you know now that when I say ‘you built this LEWT and I will defend its integrity at all costs,’ I mean it. You all deserve the best.”

    Pro fishing hasn’t been the only sport plagued by an alleged cheating scandal recently. Last month, the number one chess player in the world resigned against 19-year old Hans Niemann, who was widely suspected of cheating against him in a recent tournament.

    Although Niemann has admitted cheating twice in online games when he was younger, calling them mistakes he made because he was young, he denied claims he had cheated against Magnus Carlsen. Chess.com countered Niemann’s claims and showed evidence that he had cheated more frequently.

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    Georgia Supreme Court Rules Democrat Ryan Williams to Be Removed from Ballot



    The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that Douglas County Chief Judge William H. “Beau” McClain erred when he ruled that he does not have the authority to remove Democrat Ryan Williams from the ballot for chief magistrate judge.

    As part of the ruling, the high court remanded the case to McClain and instructed him to order Williams’ name removed from the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

    As a result of the ruling, incumbent Republican Chief Magistrate Judge Susan S. Camp will be the only candidate on the ballot and will get another four-year term in office.

    Camp declined to comment when reached Friday afternoon, saying she was waiting until McClain had ordered Williams’ name removed from the ballot. McClain’s order doing so is a formality and was expected to come quickly.

    Bryan Tyson, an Atlanta attorney, represented Camp’s husband, Scott, who challenged Williams’ candidacy and appealed the case to the Supreme Court after McClain ruled in July he didn’t have authority to remove Williams’ from the ballot under the state law cited by Camp.

    “We’re definitely pleased with the ruling and glad that the law related to elections is going to be followed in this situation,” Tyson said. …

    “We want to make sure everybody’s playing by the same rules. And this is a decision that ultimately ensures that everyone is playing by the same rules and that everyone (voters) see on their ballot is someone who has gotten on that ballot properly and has followed the proper procedures to do that.”

    Williams, in an emailed statement to the Sentinel, said he was disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

    “When I joined the race for chief magistrate judge, I didn’t run to make history; I ran to create change,” Williams said.

    “Although I adhered to the qualifying process, the Supreme Court of Georgia has unfortunately decided that now is not the time to create a clear and concise pathway for candidates facing similar circumstances to remain on the ballot. I am disappointed in the court’s ruling, and even more disappointed for the voters of Douglas County who will not have a voice in deciding who sits on the magistrate court judicial bench. I hope that my candidacy inspires others to become involved in the democratic process, to continue the fight for voter choice, and to dismantle the hurdles that discourage people of color from running for office.”

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    Charges for Man Accused of Killing ‘Republican’ Teenager Upgraded to Murder



    The North Dakota man accused of a fatal hit and run of a teenager now faces a charge of murder.

    Shannon Brandt, 41, was initially charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run killing of Cayler Ellingson on Sept. 18. The criminal vehicular homicide charge has since been dropped.

    On Friday, Foster County State’s Attorney Kara Brinster announced that Brandt is being charged with murder with a dangerous weapon in addition to duty in an accident involving death, according to Fox News. Both are felonies, and the murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

    Brandt was released from jail on Sept. 20 after posting a $50,000 bond. He was not placed on house arrest and didn’t have a curfew.

    Brandt reportedly turned himself in on Friday at the Stutsman County Correction Center.

    The upgraded charges stem from an investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Foster County Sheriff’s Department, and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

    Brandt allegedly ran over the 18-year-old with his SUV following a “political argument.” Brady reportedly left the crime scene that happened after a street dance party in McHenry.

    Brandt called 911 and “made comments regarding the incident being intentional and not an accident,” according to the affidavit.

    Court documents say Brandt asked the 911 operator, “I just wanna ask you a question, am I going to prison?”

    Brandt allegedly told the 911 dispatcher, “I hit him and I didn’t mean to, and he’s subdued, I was scared to death, but he’s subdued, he can’t do anything to me now.”

    Brandt added, “I almost, oh god, I almost just run away but I thought jeez obviously if it was a total accident I wouldn’t be scared but I know it was more than that,” according to the affidavit.

    Brandt reportedly told the 911 dispatcher that Ellingson “wouldn’t let him leave” and made a call to someone saying “something to the effect of you’re going to have to come here and handle him.”

    Ellingson allegedly only called his mother and father.

    At 2:34 a.m., Ellingson called his mother Sheri Ellingson, and suggested that “maybe he should call his cousins or posse,” according to the affidavit. The mother of the slain teenager allegedly informed him that he “didn’t need to do that and that she was on her way to pick” him up.

    Ellingson’s final call with his mother was at 2:42 a.m., when he said “something to the effect of they are after me or he is after me,” and the phone call dropped, according to the affidavit.

    Ellingson was taken to a local hospital, but later died.

    Brandt drove to his home in Glenfield. Law enforcement tracked him down at his house, where they said he was visibly intoxicated. Police said a breathalyzer test revealed Brandt’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit to drive.

    An investigation by the highway patrol did not find acceleration or skid marks in the gravel alley where Ellingson was hit by the SUV. Investigators also noted that Brandt’s SUV had little to no damage.

    An autopsy performed on Ellingson showed that his fatal injuries “weren’t caused from being struck by Shannon Brandt’s vehicle and were caused by being run over,” the affidavit stated.

    Brandt initially told authorities that he got into a “political argument” with Ellingson. He described the teen as a member of a “Republican extremist group.”

    North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind said of the alleged extremist ties, “There is no evidence to support the claim Brandt made about Ellingson.”

    A funeral for Cayler Ellingson was held on Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington, North Dakota.

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    At Least 125 Dead, 300 Injured as Chaos Unfolds After Soccer Match Between Rival Teams



    At least 174 people are dead — most of them trampled in a stampede– after violent brawls erupted between opposing fans after a soccer match in Indonesia, local police said.

    Numerous fights broke out among rival fans at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java province’s Malang city just as Persebaya Surabaya defeated Arema Malang 3-2 in the Indonesian Premier League Match on Sunday.

    In an effort to break up the fights, riot police fired tear gas which sent hundreds of panicked fans fleeing for the stadium exits, East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta told the Associated Press.

    In the chaos, 34 people were trampled to death instantly, while others suffocated.

    Afinta said over 300 others were rushed to local hospitals, but many died on the way and during treatment.

    The death toll is likely to increase, he said, as many of the 180 injured victims’ conditions were worsening.

    Video circulating on social media shows fans from each side of the soccer pitch sprint toward midfield, appearing ready to fight each other before riot police suddenly run between them.

    Other video shows hundreds of fans frantically sprinting across the pitch for the exits, flinging themselves over barriers and desperately climbing fences.

    Riot police can be seen kicking and hitting people with batons as they try to get away — and firing tear gas canisters directly into the crowd at both ends of the field.

    Another video shot from the seats shows a whole section of the stands engulfed in tear gas as fans cry out.

    Disturbing footage shows a mass of injured people packed tightly into an overwhelmed hospital, with some lying motionless on the hospital floor.

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    READ IT: FBI’s Brutal Draft Letter Firing Disgraced Agent Peter Strzok Revealed



    A top FBI official accused Trump-hating former agent Peter Strzok of doing long-term damage to the bureau’s reputation with a “sustained pattern of bad judgment” and “selfishness” in the newly released draft of the 2018 letter firing him.

    David Bowdich, who was deputy director of the bureau when he penned the brutally harsh draft of the dismissal letter, told Strzok the damage he caused to the bureau would last for years. He referred specifically to Strzok’s use of “an FBI device,” an apparent reference to the shocking text messages sent on bureau cell phones between Strzok and his paramour, Lisa Page, in which vowed to stop former President Trump from being elected in 2016.

    “While there is no doubt your 21 years of service to the organization cannot and should not be erased, it is difficult to fathom the repeated, sustained errors of judgment you made while serving as the lead agent in two of the most high profile investigations in the country,” Bowdich wrote in the August 8, 2018 letter. “Though the Office of the Inspector General found no evidence of bias impacted any of your or the FBI’s investigative actions or decisions, your sustained pattern of bad judgment in the use of an FBI device has called into question for many of the decisions made during both the Clinton e-mail investigation and the initial states of the Russian Collusion investigation.”

    “In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.”

    The draft letter was an attachment in a DOJ response in Strzok’s wide-ranging federal lawsuit alleging violation of his right to privacy and wrongful termination. Strzok’s attorneys deposed Bowdich and are now trying to depose Trump and FBI Director Christopher Wray in a bid to show his firing was political. The DOJ attached the draft letter to rebut the idea that Strzok’s firing was for political reasons.

    Bowdich has since left the bureau and is vice president of global security for Disney. Strzok, despite being humiliated by the exposure of his emails, extramarital affair, and repeated bungling of investigations, has written a book and frequently appears on hard-left cable news channel MSNBC to defend the FBI against accusations of political bias.

    Strzok served as deputy assistant director of the bureau’s counterintelligence division, leading the investigation into phony Trump-Russia collusion claims and before that, the probe of Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a personal email server to send and receive classified documents.

    Strzok was first fired from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team and then from the bureau after the Department of Justice’s inspector general in 2017 turned up the damning emails exchanged between him and Page. In them, the pair expressed contempt for Trump and his supporters and Strzok hinted at plans to derail his campaign.

    Bowdich claimed Inspector General Michael Horowitz found no evidence that political bias affected FBI investigations involving Strzok, but said the public perception was otherwise.

    “In my 23 years in the FBI, I have not seen a more impactful series of missteps which called into question the entire organization and more thoroughly damaged the reputation of the organization,” wrote Bowdich. “In our role as FBI employees we sometimes make unpopular decisions, but the public should be able to examine our work and not have to question motives.”

    The two-page letter ends with a blistering reference to Strzok’s failure as a public servant.

    “As Deputy Assistant Director, you were expected to be a leader who was beyond reproach and set an example for not only our direct subordinates, but others throughout the organization who watched and observed your behaviors and actions,” Bowdich wrote. “You failed to do so repeatedly and put your own interests [above] the interests of the organization. Though it pains me to do so, it is for this reason that I am dismissing you from the rolls of the FBI.”

    In addition to the texts ending Strzok’s career, they appear to have wrecked his personal life. In one exchange the DOJ revealed in response to Strzok’s wrongful termination suit, the pair discuss Strzok’s wife seeing their correspondence.

    “My wife has my phone,” Strzok wrote.

    “Your wife left me a VM,” Page replied. “Am I supposed to respond? She thinks we’re having an affair. Should I call and correct her understanding? Leave this to you to address?”

    “I don’t know,” Strzok wrote. “I said we were close friends and nothing more. She knows I sent you flowers. I said you were having a tough week.”

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    NSA Agent Arrested After Giving Government Secrets to FBI Agent He Thought Was Foreign Operative



    A 30-year-old former NSA agent was arrested after the feds said that he had been trying to sell government secrets to an undercover FBI agent he thought was a foreign operative.

    Jareh Sebastian Dalke of Colorado Springs, Colorado, made his first appearance in court on Thursday after he was hit with espionage related charges for allegedly attempting to transmit National Defense Information (NDI) to a Russian operative.

    According to the Department of Justice, Dalke used an encrypted email account to send several classified documents to a person he believed worked for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.

    “In actuality, that person was an undercover FBI agent. Dalke subsequently arranged to transfer additional classified information in his possession to the undercover FBI agent at a location in Denver, Colorado,” the DOJ said.

    Dalke, who was an information systems security designer for the NSA between June and July this year, was arrested on Wednesday when he went to meet up with his contact to allegedly sell classified information.

    The DOJ said that Dalke told an undercover FBI agent that he was still working for the agency and that he would exchange secrets for a specific cryptocurrency. The information in question reportedly related to U.S. cyber security.

    “On or about Aug. 26, 2022, Dalke requested $85,000 in return for additional information in his possession. Dalke also told the FBI undercover agent that he would share additional information in the future, once he returned to the Washington, D.C., area. Although he was not employed by the NSA while communicating with the FBI, Dalke re-applied to the NSA in August 2022,” the DOJ said.

    Court documents show that Dalke allegedly told the undercover agent that he “recently learned that my heritage ties back to your country, which is part of why I have come to you.”

    He allegedly also said that he wanted to sell the documents because he “questioned our role in damage to the world in the past and by mixture of curiosity for secrets and a desire to cause change.”

    According to the charges, one of the documents that were intended to be sold were classified as “secret,” while two more were “top secret.” He was charged with three violations of the Espionage Act.

    Dalke had previously worked as a volunteer with the Colorado Rangers, a state law enforcement group. Colonel Ronald M. Abramson, of the Rangers, said that he was disappointed with the allegations.

    “We are enormously disappointed in the allegations but we have to wait for the federal process to run its course,” Abramson told CBS News Colorado. Dalke has since been suspended from work with the Rangers.

    If convicted, Dalke could be sentenced to life in prison or execution.

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    Elon Musk Slams Kamala Harris for Racial Remarks About Distributing Disaster Assistance



    Vice President Kamala Harris (D) was called out Friday evening by entrepreneur Elon Musk after saying that the Biden administration was prioritizing giving disaster relief to minorities for the sake of “equity” because the administration wants everyone to end up “in an equal place.”

    Harris made the remarks during a discussion with leftist Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

    “It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making,” Harris claimed. “And so we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity, understanding not everyone starts out at the same place.”

    She added, “And if we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities and do that work.”

    “Should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else,” Musk responded.

    Musk made news this week when he suggested that he was potentially interested in working with an alternative platform to YouTube after the left-wing tech company reportedly censored actor Russell Brand.

    Brand claimed he was “officially censored by YouTube” for promoting misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, to which he responded by showing clips of leftist media personalities making false claims related to the pandemic and YouTube not taking action against their accounts.

    Brand also claimed in the video that the reason YouTube does not take action against these personalities is because YouTube is actually part of the mainstream media. Musk responded to Brand’s video saying, “Good point.”

    Rumble’s founder, Chris Pavlovksi, pleaded with Musk on Twitter, writing, “Elon, I founded Rumble and forever wanted to work with you.”

    “Below is from 2010 when I visited SpaceX. I was ready 12 years ago, and I’m ready 12 years from now. Whenever you’re ready 🚀,” he tweeted. “In the meantime, let’s peer our datacenters with Starlink to secure free speech 🙂”

    Musk responded, “Maybe worth talking at some point.”

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    WATCH: DeSantis Cooks Breakfast at Waffle House for Hurricane First Responders



    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) cooked breakfast Saturday morning for first responders who have been on the frontlines dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

    Hurricane Ian made made landfall Wednesday afternoon in Southwest Florida as one of the most powerful Category 4 hurricanes to ever hit the state, with sustained wind speeds reaching up to 155 mph.

    “@WaffleHouse is one of the first restaurants in Charlotte County to reopen and provide hot meals as we work together to serve Floridians after #HurricaneIan,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for providing meals to the linemen working to restore power.”

    DeSantis served the first responders, emergency response staff, and volunteers at a Waffle House in Punta Gorda.


    DeSantis issued updates on his administration’s hurricane recovery efforts after surveying numerous devastated areas and meeting with officials in the impacted communities.

    The governor’s office said that there are 42,000 lineman responding to the more than 1.2 million power outages caused by the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ian. The lineman have already restored power to more than 1.4 million Floridians, the governor’s office added.

    As of early Saturday morning, over 1,000 members of search and rescue teams made more than 1,100 rescues. Helicopters had been used for nearly 200 of the rescue responses and the Florida National Guard is also involved in efforts to conduct search and rescue operations with individual counties.

    The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has received a major boost in support from the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), gaining 1,800 personnel from more than two dozen states that have arrived in the state to assist in recovery efforts.

    “FDEM is working with feeding partners to open kitchens for impacted and displaced residents,” DeSantis’ office said. “More than 63,000 hot meals were served on-scene at food banks in Alachua, Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole and Union counties yesterday, Friday, September 30. More than 100,000 hot meals will be served today, October 1.”

    “FDEM has six active fuel depots and is staging an additional four fuel depots today throughout Central and Southwest Florida to ensure first responders have the fuel they need to conduct search and rescue operations,” the statement added. “More than 1.2 million gallons of fuels has been mobilized.”

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    WOKE: Trans Paedophile Starts Relationship with ‘Vulnerable’ Female Inmate Immediately Upon Arrival to Women’s Prison



    A British sexual predator, Sally Dixon, a biological male that identifies as a woman, was convicted in July for sexually assaulting at least seven children, sentenced to a woman’s prison, and then almost immediately started a “relationship” with a female inmate.

    According to the Daily Mail, Dixon arrived at prison and began this “relationship” with a woman who was deemed “vulnerable” due to her “learning disabilities.” 58-year-old Dixon had to be removed from the wing to prevent exploitation of the female inmate who had “mental health issues.”

    Dixon was sentenced to the women’s prison in September despite not being biologically or legally recognized as a woman, after being found guilty on 30 offenses of indecent assault or indecency with a child against seven kids. The victims, of which the youngest was just seven years old, were abused between 1989 and 1996, when Dixon still identified as a man. Dixon began transitioning in 2004.

    The Daily Mail reports that once Dixon landed in prison, with a source saying “Dixon was very outspoken about being transgender. There were a few instances when it was reported she had made inappropriate comments to some of the female prisoners, and possibly staff.”

    “The comments were sexual stuff, flirtatious stuff. Once Dixon was allowed to associate with everyone else, it was very hard to keep an eye on her,” the source continued.

    “She was told she wasn’t allowed to go into people’s rooms, but once they are unlocked we don’t have the staff to follow her around constantly.”

    Lewes Crown Court in East Sussex determined Dixon will serve at least 12 years at HMP Bronzefield, an adult and youth female prison, despite not being legally recognized as a woman. After that, Dixon will be eligible for parole.

    In late September, the Sussex Police in the United Kingdom defended the convicted pedophile’s gender identity.

    In a now-deleted tweet, officials said, “Sussex Police do not tolerate any hateful comments towards their gender identity regardless of crimes committed,” in response to Twitter users who were critical of Dixon’s categorization as female.

    “This is irrelevant to the crime that has been committed and investigated,” officials added.

    Maya Forstater, who won a test case ruling that gender-critical views were a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act, noted that Dixon is a biological male.

    “It is not ‘hateful’ or criminal to call someone male a man. It is a simple statement of fact. The paedophile who committed these crimes, like 98 percent of those who undertake sex crimes was and remain male,” Forstater said.

    Sussex Police then released another statement, apologizing for the previous comment but still standing by the sentiment.

    Dixon previously lived in Crawley and Bexhill in Sussex, England, and abused children in a storage unit and a trailer. At that time, Dixon worked repairing TVs and DJing at local bars and trailer parks.

    Prosecutor Ryan Richter described the harrowing abuse mounted against two boys and five girls that lasted years.

    “The defendant, living as a man in the late 80s and 90s, was a brazen and callous sexual predator,” Richter said to the court. “He exploited young males and cultivated a toxic relationship with female children who he systematically abused throughout their childhoods.”

    The offender, who was born John Stephen Dixon, was jailed for six months in 1997 for the sexual abuse of a teenage boy, but it was not until another victim came forward in 2019 that Dixon’s years of abusing children came to light.

    “Dixon came to know these vulnerable young children successively through family connections, and used that trusted access to systematically abuse each of them for sexual gratification, in some cases for several months at a time,” said Detective Constable Amy Pooley of the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit.

    “Only when one of the victims eventually came to us in 2019 was the terrible and distressing nature of Dixon’s offending over many years finally uncovered. As one victim escaped this predatory interest, another would take their place, but sometimes some victims would be offended against simultaneously,” Pooley added.

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    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Dies at 74



    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer, 74, died suddenly at his home near Pittsburgh Saturday.

    “This is a tremendous loss for the Court and all of Pennsylvania,” the newly appointed Chief Justice Debra Todd, who is the longest serving justice on the court, said in a statement.

    “Pennsylvania has lost a jurist who served the Court and the citizens of the Commonwealth with distinction,” she continued. “Chief Justice Baer was an influential and intellectual jurist whose unwavering focus was on administering fair and balanced justice.”

    “He was a tireless champion for children, devoted to protecting and providing for our youngest and most vulnerable citizens,” the statement read.

    Baer was first elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2003 and was sworn in as chief justice in 2021 after a lengthy career in law, according to local news outlet Post Gazette.

    The justice was set to retire at the end of the year at the age of 75, which is the court’s mandatory age retirement.

    The Pittsburgh native reportedly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 before obtaining his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1975.

    Baer also served as deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1980.

    “His distinguished service and commitment to justice and fairness spanned his decades on the bench – first as a family court judge in Allegheny County and eventually as administrative judge in family court before being elected to serve on the Supreme Court,” Todd said.

    “On behalf of the Court, we offer our deepest condolences to family, friends and colleagues of Chief Justice Baer.”

    The passing of Baer means Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will now need to fill the vacancy left in the state’s hightest court.

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    Obama-Appointed Judge Slaps Down Stacey Abrams’ Election Lawsuit



    A federal judge sided with the state of Georgia in a lawsuit filed by a group associated with Democrat Stacey Abrams challenging the constitutionality of its election practices.

    “Although Georgia’s election system is not perfect, the challenged practices violate neither the constitution nor the VRA,” U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Obama appointee, wrote, referring to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He detailed his reasoning in a 288-page order siding against Abrams’ Fair Fight Georgia group in a lawsuit filed four years ago alleging voter suppression and racial discrimination after she narrowly lost to the state’s current Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

    Kemp, who was Georgia Secretary of State when the lawsuit was filed, applauded the ruling as a victory against an attempt by Abrams to weaponize the legal system for political gain.

    “Judge Jones’ ruling exposes this legal effort for what it really is: a tool wielded by a politician hoping to wrongfully weaponize the legal system to further her own political goals,” Kemp said in a statement.

    “While the Court’s actions are not the preferred outcome, the conduct of this trial and preceding cases and legislative actions represent a hard-won victory for voters who endured long lines, burdensome date of birth requirements and exact match laws that disproportionately impact Black and Brown voters,” Abrams said in a statement.

    Abrams’ Fair Fight Action organization filed the lawsuit along with Care in Action, a nonprofit that advocates for domestic workers. Several churches later joined as plaintiffs. It was originally extremely broad and called for a significant overhaul of Georgia’s election system. By the time it got to trial, the scope had narrowed significantly after some allegations were resolved by changes in state law and others were dismissed by the court.

    Georgia officials have created a landscape where it’s “harder to register, harder to stay registered and ultimately harder to vote,” Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, an attorney for Fair Fight and the other plaintiffs, said during her closing argument in late June. The barriers to voting aren’t caused by inevitable human errors but instead result from “choices designed to keep certain people from voting,” she said.

    “This is a voting rights case that resulted in wins and losses for all parties over the course of the litigation and culminated in what is believed to have been the longest voting rights bench trial in the history of the Northern District of Georgia,” Jones wrote.

    In a press release, Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called the ruling a “win for all Georgia election officials who dedicate their lives to safe, secure and accessible elections.”

    “Stolen election and voter suppression claims by Stacey Abrams were nothing but poll-tested rhetoric not supported by facts and evidence,” the statement added.

    The ruling comes as a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice last year alleging discrimination continues to make its way through court. Both the DOJ and Biden White House declined to provide an update on that case last week when contacted by Fox News Digital.

    Biden has referred to the Georgia voting system as “Jim Crow in the 21st Century.”

    Raffensperger’s office told Fox News Digital that 1.9 million eligible voters participated in the 2022 primary contest compared to 1.2 million in 2018, despite the DOJ’s allegation of voter suppression, and African-American turnout was 22% higher than any other primary election except for the 2020 presidential primary.

    Kemp and Abrams are set to square off in a rematch for Georgia governor next month in a race that Fox News polling shows Kemp leads by seven points.

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    DeSantis Delivers Blunt Message for Those Thinking About Looting in Wake of Hurricane



    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) warned those who are thinking about looting in the wake of Hurricane Ian that they are putting their lives at risk as the state supports citizens using the Second Amendment.

    DeSantis, who made the remarks while speaking in the devastated community of Matlacha near Fort Myers, said that he has seen citizens indicating that they will shoot looters.

    “They boarded up all the businesses, and there are people that wrote on their plywood, ‘You loot, we shoot,’” DeSantis said. “At the end of the day, we are not going to allow lawlessness to take advantage of this situation. We are a law-and-order state, and this is a law-and-order community, so do not think that you’re going to go take advantage of people who’ve suffered misfortune.”

    “I would not take that chance,” DeSantis said. “Florida is a Second Amendment state.”

    Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, a Republican, said, “We are not going to tolerate — and I mean zero tolerance — when we say anyone that thinks they’re going to thrive on the residents of this county or state when we just took a horrific hit, I can guarantee you that is not going to happen.”

    “Most importantly, safety and security as always,” Marceno added. “I guarantee you, we will be out here in full force, and any person that makes that horrific error that thinks they’re going to do something to one of my residents in my county, I guarantee you it’ll be swift incarceration immediately with no tolerance.”

    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody shared a video on Twitter showing men who were accused of allegedly trying to loot in Fort Myers.

    “Florida will not tolerate looters taking advantage of #HurricaneIan to prey on vulnerable Floridians,” Moody tweeted. “They will be arrested and I have asked state attorneys to seek the longest pretrial detention possible to keep them locked up so they cannot commit new crimes.”

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    New Details Emerge in Shooting of 84-Year-Old Pro-Life Volunteer, Michigan Man Charged



    New details continue to emerge in the shooting of an 84-year-old pro-life Michigan canvasser, now identified as retired nurse Joan Jacobson.

    Richard Harvey, 74, admitted during a news interview last week that he fired off a “warning shot” from his .22 caliber rifle when he heard his wife allegedly arguing with the elderly pro-life activist on September 20. He also claimed he tried to push away Jacobson’s clipboard and said he accidentally shot her in the front of her shoulder.

    Jacobson, though, says the shooting was intentional. “I do think that he knew what he was doing,” she told The Daily Signal. “I think it was intentional.”

    The elderly woman, described as 120 pounds and five feet tall, says she did not refuse to leave the property like the Harveys have claimed nor did she threaten the couple.

    Harvey was charged Friday with felonious assault, careless discharge of a weapon causing injury, and reckless use of a firearm, according to WoodTV.

    Felonious assault in Michigan carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison, the report noted.

    A press release from Great Lakes Justice Center sent to The Daily Wire said Jacobson was visiting homes on September 20 to express her concerns over Ballot Proposal 3, which is a pro-abortion measure. “She had been to approximately a dozen homes, handed out literature, had friendly conversations with folks, and then came to the door of Sharon and Richard Harvey,” the press release said. “That is when her day suddenly turned dangerous.”

    Sharon Harvey was “immediately” “hostile, belligerent, and antagonistic” when she found out Jacobson’s views, the legal team claimed. When the pro-life activist was ordered off the property, Jacobson left while Sharon allegedly continued to follow her and verbally harass her, the legal team said. And things only escalated from there when Mr. Harvey showed up with a gun.

    “Ms. Harvey followed her down the porch onto the sidewalk and continued her verbal assault of Ms. Jacobson,” the press release said. “Her husband, Richard Harvey, joined her in the yard and was carrying a loaded .22-caliber rifle. He never said a word to Ms. Jacobson, and she said nothing to him. He admitted that he fired a ‘warning shot’ and then claimed he ‘accidently’ shot Ms. Jacobson with a second shot.”

    “She was not threatening either Mr. Harvey or his wife, did not use her clipboard as a weapon, and was shot without any provocation,” the legal team continued. “She had turned to ask Ms. Harvey to stop yelling at her, and she was shot from the side as the bullet entered the top of her right shoulder and exited out her upper back near her spine.”

    Jacobson was “stunned” by the shooting and feared for her life. She drove to a nearby police station, where she was then transferred to a hospital for treatment.

    “She believed Mr. Harvey intended to shoot her and that he might shoot her again if she did not leave the scene and get help,” the press release said, adding that “[n]either Sharon nor Richard Harvey expressed any concern for Ms. Jacobson, offered her any assistance, or said one word to her after she was shot.”

    “There was no justification for shooting Ms. Jacobson,” said David Kallman, senior legal counsel for Great Lakes Justice Center. “Mr. Harvey admitted firing a warning shot, so he knew the gun was loaded when he pointed it at my client. If it was truly an accident, why did neither of the Harvey’s express any remorse or even offer to assist Ms. Jacobson or call 911 immediately after shooting her? The answer is obvious: it was not an accident and Mr. Harvey should be held accountable.”

    “I was just in shock,” Jacobson recounted to The Daily Signal. “I said to myself, ‘Did I just get shot? Did he just shoot me?’”

    “They didn’t say anything,” the 84-year-old told the outlet. “I didn’t say anything. I just headed back to my car and tried to ascertain if I could drive … I didn’t feel lightheaded or like I was going to pass out or anything. I thought, ‘I gotta get out of here.’ I got into the car and they were standing by the sidewalk, I looked through the car window, and I had a thought that went through my mind, I thought, ‘This guy is going to shoot me again through the window of the car!’ He didn’t, and I was able to get the car started, get into gear, get on the road.”

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