How Palm Beach Is Preparing For A Possible Trump Indictment; Florida Officials Are Preparing ‘Contingency Plans’

By Politico. Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., have actively prepared for the possibility that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance could indict former President Donald Trump while he’s at Mar-a-Lago, according to two high-ranking county officials involved in planning sessions.

Among the topics discussed in those meetings: how to handle the thorny extradition issues that could arise if an indictment moves forward.

An obscure clause in Florida’s statute on interstate extradition gives Gov. Ron Desantis the ability to intervene and even investigate whether an indicted “person ought to be surrendered” to law enforcement officials from another state — which means that as Mar-a-Lago prepares to close down for the season and Trump relocates to Bedminster, N.J., it isn’t just the Florida heat he’s leaving behind: He could lose a key piece of political protection.

“The statute leaves room for interpretation that the governor has the power to order a review and potentially not comply with the extradition notice,” says Joe Abruzzo, clerk of the Circuit Court of Palm Beach County, the official who would be in charge of opening a potential fugitive-at-large case. (Read more from “How Palm Beach Is Preparing For A Possible Trump Indictment” HERE)

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Florida Officials Are Preparing ‘Contingency Plans’ For A Trump Indictment From New York, Report Says

By Business Insider. As the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump enters its final stages, officials in Florida are preparing for “thorny extradition issues that could arise” from a statute in the Sunshine State, Politico Playbook first reported on Thursday.

Two officials involved in the “contingency plans” told Politico that law-enforcement personnel in Palm Beach County were looking at what to do if Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s investigation results in an indictment while Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. . .

If Trump were indicted while in New Jersey, extradition issues could prove less tricky because the state is led by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who would likely be less sympathetic to the one-term president.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that his perceived political foes are out to get him after his presidency and has expressed concern about several ongoing federal and state criminal investigations into his financial dealings. Insider previously reported that Trumpworld was largely shrugging off the Justice Department’s investigation into the Capitol riot but saw more danger in Vance’s inquiry and a separate investigation by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Georgia.

The New York investigation is examining whether the Trump Organization violated state laws when it facilitated hush-money payments to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Trump in 2006. Vance’s office secured a major victory earlier this year when the Supreme Court cleared the way for it to obtain Trump’s closely held tax returns. (Read more from “Florida Officials Are Preparing ‘Contingency Plans’ For A Trump Indictment From New York, Report Says” HERE)

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Let’s Make a Deal: Biden Meets With GOP to Talk ‘Compromise’ on $2.3T Spend Plan

President Biden on Thursday met with six Senate Republicans to discuss possible compromise on his proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill.

Biden hosted the top Republicans on relevant committees a day after he hosted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for the first time.

“I’m prepared to compromise,” said Biden, who was joined by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

“We’ll see if we can work out some — on a compromise on infrastructure. And I know they’re sincere about it, so am I. And what we’re going to try to do is figure out what we can — what constitutes infrastructure from … our perspectives and then see whether or not we’re in a position that — how, how much we want to fund it above the baseline, the baseline meaning what we spent last year,” Biden said. (Read more from “Let’s Make a Deal: Biden Meets With GOP to Talk ‘Compromise’ on $2.3T Spend Plan” HERE)

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Report: Toddler Shoots Both Parents in Maine Home

A 2-year-old boy in Maine shot his parents Wednesday morning with a gun he picked up from a nightstand, a report said.

The toddler’s 25-year-old father was hit in the head, and the mother, 22, was struck in the leg in the shooting at their home in West Bath, WMTW reported, citing Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry.

The baby was injured by the recoil of the gun, authorities said. All three family members were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Merry. (Read more from “Toddler Shoots Both Parents in Maine Home” HERE)

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Cruise Line Foolishly Threatens to Boycott Florida Over Vaccine Passports

The rampant and prolonged COVID-19 shutdowns have imposed economic distress on countless individuals and businesses through no choice of their own, but some corporations are inflicting the pains of coronavirus regulations needlessly on themselves. Norwegian Cruise Line is threatening to be one such company.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on May 3 to ban the requirement of “vaccine passports” in the state, following an April executive order with the same purpose. “In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision,” DeSantis said at the signing. The bill authorizes a fine of up to $5,000 against any business, government entity, or educational institution in violation. . .

Frank Del Rio, the CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, suggested in an earnings call last week that the cruise line may suspend its use of ports in the Sunshine State. “God forbid we can’t operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason, then there are other states that we do operate from,” Del Rio said. “We can operate from the Caribbean for a ship that otherwise would have gone to Florida.” . . .

In the same press conference, DeSantis made it clear he was not concerned about Del Rio’s threat. “Norwegian’s not one of the big ones,” he noted, adding that other cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Carnival are “ready to go.”

“Cruise lines have been operating in other parts of the world where there’s no access to the vaccine,” DeSantis continued. If cruise lines like Norwegian don’t want to follow state laws, “that niche will get filled in Florida.” (Read more from “Cruise Line Foolishly Threatens to Boycott Florida Over Vaccine Passports” HERE)

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CDC Changes Guidelines AGAIN for Fully Vaccinated

Fully vaccinated people can ditch their masks and ignore physical distancing both outdoors and indoors, the Biden administration said Thursday in a dramatic shift for a federal team that has been panned as overly cautious and a drag on the return to normal life.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than one-third of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated and protected from the coronavirus, so they can to start doing the things they gave up more than a year ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Today is a great day for America in our long battle with the coronavirus,” a maskless President Biden said from the White House Rose Garden. “I think it’s a great milestone.”

Relaxed mask rules do not apply to health care settings — such as hospitals or doctor’s offices — or in homeless shelters or jails. And masks still will be required on means of public transportation such as planes, trains and buses. (Read more from “CDC Changes Guidelines AGAIN for Fully Vaccinated ” HERE)

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University Accused Of Violating Free Exercise Clause With Vaccine Mandate

The University of Alabama-Birmingham has been accused in a letter from First Liberty Institute of violating the Constitution’s requirement protecting free exercise of religion because it grants other exemptions from its vaccine requirements for students, but not for religious students.

“UAB’s policy triggers, and subsequently fails, strict scrutiny under recent Supreme Court precedent interpreting the Free Exercise Clause,” explained a letter from the institute. “In addition, UAB’s immunization policy impermissibly burdens Gale’s religious exercise under the Alabama Religious Freedom Amendment. To conform with both state and federal legal protections, UAB should provide Gale, and other students like her with religious objections to UAB’s mandated vaccines, a religious exemption to its immunization policy.”

The letter to the school was on behalf of Jackie Gale, a sophomore at the school who previously was allowed to register and attend classes without meeting the school’s vaccine requirement policy.

The vaccines at issue are not COVID vaccines.

At issue are vaccinations for “Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (which would require two MMR shots), Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis (requiring one Tdap shot), Chickenpox/Shingles (requiring two VZVIgG shots), Meningitis (requiring one Menactra, Menveo, or Mennomune shot), as well as proof that she underwent a Tuberculosis screening.” (Read more from “University Accused Of Violating Free Exercise Clause With Vaccine Mandate” HERE)

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It’s Time For Christians To Stand Up And Proclaim We Will Never Stop Worshipping

Last weekend the world saw a fearless man of God, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, arrested for leading a church service. This faithful pastor, who escaped the iron fist of communist rule in Poland as a child, was handcuffed on the streets of Canada and thrown in jail for refusing to shutter his church.

Not too long ago, this shocking display of repression would be unheard of in the western world. But over the last year, government efforts to curtail our freedom to worship have become all too common, and it has uncovered an uncomfortable problem in our church. . .

We cannot stop praying! We must not stop worshipping! For 2,000 years the Christian church has gathered, prayed, and worshipped through pandemics and persecution. And I believe that is the call of today.

The church is ready for a revival. Since pandemic orders locked down our communities more than a year ago, I’ve worshipped with hundreds of thousands of believers in 87 cities, and have witnessed a rising revival across America. We will not be stopped.

The church will no longer be pressured by the world into hiding our light under a bushel. We won’t be cowered by politicians to forsake our mission to gather, pray, and worship the God who saved us. (Read more from “It’s Time For Christians To Stand Up And Proclaim We Will Never Stop Worshipping” HERE)

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State Steps In When Feds Give Title X Money To Abortionists

President Trump successfully had worked to make sure federal Title X taxpayer money was not being used to fund abortions.

Joe Biden, when he moved into the Oval Office, immediately reversed that. It’s one of nearly a dozen ways President Biden is moving to cement a “legacy of death,” as critics have described.

But now one state has started a movement to protect its own taxpayers from that burden anyway.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday signed his state Legislature’s HB620, sponsored by Rep. Amy Regier, that ensures taxpayer dollars funding Title X family planning programs are kept separate from abortion-related activities.

“Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to subsidize the dangerous work of abortionists. HB 620 helps ensure that Montana women and families maintain access to quality, comprehensive healthcare, including family planning services,” said Denise Burke, a senior counsel to the Alliance Defending Freedom. (Read more from “State Steps In When Feds Give Title X Money To Abortionists” HERE)

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VP Harris Caught Supporting Border Closure She Opposed Under Trump

In 2020, then-Sen. Kamala Harris was among the 10 Democratic senators who signed a letter to former Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, accusing the Trump administration of violating federal law in using the pandemic as justification for closing the border with Mexico[:]

The Biden administration has continued to use the Trump-era policy, often dubbed Title 42 in reference to the U.S. code, to effectively seal the border. It does so under the argument that migrants trying to cross could pose a health risk during the Covid outbreak.

More than 60 House Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to end the policy, saying it has no legal basis. Dozens of public health experts say it has “no scientific basis as a public health measure.” Immigration advocates have filed legal challenges as well.

But Biden hasn’t budged; and Harris remains one of several Democrats who was critical of former President Donald Trump but has stayed quiet as the administration faces accusations that it is using Title 42 to control immigration but not the pandemic. […]

Harris’ silence on Title 42 illuminates the binds that she — and the Biden administration writ large — have faced upon taking office. Biden officials are trying to fulfill their campaign promises on immigration but have found that quickly reversing Trump’s policies can create an abundance of political headaches and contribute to a host of other problems, including trying to process and house a record number of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border. (Politico)

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WATCH: Biden Warns Americans The Colonial Pipeline Fix Isn’t ‘Like A Light Switch’

President Joe Biden gave an update on the restart of the Colonial Pipeline Thursday, but warned Americans finding full gas stations and getting back to normal won’t be like “turning on a light switch.”

According to the FBI, the cyberattack on the pipeline was not sanctioned by the Russian government.

“Colonial Pipeline has made substantial progress in safely restarting our pipeline system and can report that product delivery has commenced in a majority of the markets we service. By mid-day today, we project that each market we service will be receiving product from our system. The green segments on this map are operational, meaning product delivery has commenced. Blue lines will be operational later today,” Colonial released Thursday night. (Read more from “WATCH: Biden Warns Americans The Colonial Pipeline Fix Isn’t ‘Like A Light Switch'” HERE)

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