FBI Raided Home of Longtime Trump Attorney Michael Cohen, Who Paid Off Stormy Daniels

The FBI raided the office and home of Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-time attorney who allegedly paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money just before the 2016 election to silence her about an affair in 2006. The FBI was acting on behalf of special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen’s records include attorney client protected documents.




UK Plans to Add ‘Knife Control’ Regulations as Murder Rate Rises

Most of the murders in the UK are from knife attacks, as the nation has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, and they are now considering knife control laws. The murder rate in the UK has surpassed that of New York, and more than 50 people have been killed there so far this year. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling for police to use the “stop and search” technique that he clamped down on and referred to as “racist.” He said it undermined public confidence in the police, but now he says stop and search is a “vital tool.” Mass immigration is the source of the problem.

Amid a huge spike in murders in his city, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling for heavy knife control and the increased use of a police technique that he had once referred to as “racist.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan. / Getty Images
Khan tweeted on April 8: “No excuses; there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

London has seen more than 50 homicides already in 2018. Most were committed with knives. London has had strict gun control measures in place since 1920.

The Daily Wire reported that UK Parliament “is also set to take up heavy ‘knife control’ legislation when it resumes this week.”

In February and March, London for the first time in modern history had more homicides than New York City.

If the trend continues, London will far surpass the 130 murders in 2017 and reach a number not seen since the early 2000s.

Among the immediate measures Khan intends to take are the deployment of hundreds more police officers to crime-ridden neighborhoods and the use of “stop and search” by police.

During his mayoral campaign in 2015, Khan said he would do “everything in my power to cut stop and search,” claiming it “undermines” public confidence in local government and policing systems.

Amid the current crime wave in London, however, Khan calls stop and search a “vital tool.”

Other measure being taken include a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, two of the most common weapons used in London today.

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Astonishing California Bill Proposes to Shut Down Free Speech

California: Bill SB 1424 requires all social media and internet websites that have physical presence in the state to verify news stories that are shared on their websites using fact checkers. The goal of the bill is to silence critics of official narratives using so-called fact checkers who would come from government supported groups who agree with the official positions. California State Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous mandatory vaccine bill of 2015, is introducing this legislation.

California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Getting the picture?

It’s a free speech killer.

If it passes, agencies of the California government will develop numerous regulations for enforcement, including penalties for “speech criminals.”

Saying this bill violates the 1st Amendment of the Constitution is a vast understatement. The last time I looked, the Founders mentioned nothing about fact checkers or warnings attached to speech.

“Open borders and a flood of immigration into California are destructive to—wait. My statement has been precluded by warnings and fact-checker overrides…”

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Tucker Carlson Slams Bipartisan Call to War Based on a Tragic Viral Video

Tucker Carlson lambasted war hawks on the right and left who agree that the US must go to war and overthrow Syrian President Assad, based on a viral video depicting people suffering from a poison gas attack that offers no real proof against Assad. He points out that US regime change in Libya and Afghanistan have been total failures and have cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and these countries should be made whole again before toppling another regime.  Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), and advocate for war, said that he was convinced that Syrian President Assad was involved in last year’s chemical attack despite Secretary of Defense General Mattis’ admission that the perpetrator of the chemical attack last year is a mystery.