Supreme Court Justice Announces He’s Stepping Down; Stunning “Claim”: ‘Brutal Sexual Assault’ by Next Pick for U.S. Supreme Court

By Daily Caller. Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of the Court’s current term, NBC News reported Wednesday.

His successor is expected to sit on the Court by the beginning of its next term in October, according to the outlet. Breyer, who is 83 years old, was appointed to the Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994. He is the longest-serving member of the Court’s liberal bloc and the second-longest serving current member after Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

The White House declined to comment on the announcement, with White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying that she “ha[s] no additional details or information to share.” . . .

In recent months, left-wing activists have called on Breyer to announce a retirement plan. The group Demand Justice, which is made up of former Obama administration officials, has been at the forefront of the pressure campaign, even renting a billboard truck with the words “Breyer, Retire” emblazoned on the side. The group noted the 2020 death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was replaced by conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and expressed concern that Breyer would also be replaced by a conservative. (Read more from “Supreme Court Justice Announces He’s Stepping Down” HERE)

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Stunning “Claim”: ‘Brutal Sexual Assault’ by Next Pick for U.S. Supreme Court

By WND. With Justice Stephen Breyer stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court, there’s suddenly plenty of speculation about what comes next, and the identity of his potential replacement.

Now, Roger Stone, a close associate of former President Donald Trump, has posted a stunning message on Gab.com. . .

“I’ve never shared this with anyone before, but when I was young, I was violated in a brutal sexual assault that I never reported.

“The perpetrator was whomever Biden nominates to the Supreme Court.”

His tongue-in-cheek remark is a poke at how the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was handled, before he was confirmed to the high court. (Read more from “Stunning Claim: ‘Brutal Sexual Assault’ by Next Pick for U.S. Supreme Court” HERE)

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Will Predictions That Biden Will Install Kamala on Supreme Court Prove True?

By WND. That Joe Biden might nominate his vice president, Kamala Harris, to the U.S. Supreme Court was making the rounds on news and other sites on Wednesday literally before newscasters finished their announcement that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was retiring.

It’s true that she does check the boxes that Biden imposed, as a candidate, when he said he would make sure a black woman was nominated first. . .

But the real reason may have nothing to do with her qualifications, but with the idea that Biden apparently has been looking for a way to remove her from the VP job for some time already. . .

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, “Politically speaking, if you are not happy with the vice president and you want her in a different role, there’s no greater role than the Supreme Court.”

CNN, weeks ago, suggested there was “internal discontent” inside Harris’ office at the White House and there was an “at-times rocky relationship with the Biden White House.” (Read more from “Will Predictions That Biden Will Install Kamala on Supreme Court Prove True?” HERE)

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Dear Diary: CNN’s Acosta Says Virginia Under Youngkin ‘a Soviet-Style Police State’

CNN “Democracy in Peril” host Jim Acosta on Tuesday reacted to Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) setting up a tip line for parents to report the teaching of “inherently divisive” rhetoric such as Critical Race Theory.

Acosta noted that the GOP had recently been engaging in a culture war, which he warned “could be weakening our democracy.” He argued Youngkin went from “campaigning in a fleece vest” to running “a Soviet-style police state.” . . .

“You know, I seem to remember Glenn Youngkin campaigning in a fleece vest in Virginia. He was running as a different kind of Republican. I was told there was going to be a vest — not a Soviet-style police state across the Potomac from Washington,” he added. (Read more from “Dear Diary: CNN’s Acosta Says Virginia Under Youngkin ‘a Soviet-Style Police State’” HERE)

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Study Says Two Thirds of Omicron Cases Are Reinfections

More than two-thirds of cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are among people who have been reinfected with the virus, a new study said Wednesday.

Imperial College London researchers reported that around 3,582 people — or about 66% of participants in the study — who tested positive in January had already been infected with the virus, CNBC reported.

An additional 7.5% of the infected participants said they believed they had previously had the virus but did not confirm that with a test.

The study looked at more than 100,000 PCR tests that were collected across England between Jan. 5 and Jan. 20.

The study’s authors said in a paper released Wednesday that the Omicron variant has hit England at “unprecedented levels” and has nearly replaced Delta as the country’s most prominent variant, CNBC reported. (Read more from “Study Says Two Thirds of Omicron Cases Are Reinfections” HERE)

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Trump’s Net Favorability Rating 17 Points Higher Than Joey’s

In the latest Harvard-Harris poll, former President Donald Trump’s net favorability rating is 17 points higher than His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s.

That is not a typo.

Here are the latest favorable/unfavorable numbers from the pollster…

Donald Trump: 47 – 44 percent… +3
Joe Biden: 39 percent – 53 percent… -14

Do the math.

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Viral Video Shows Illegal Aliens Released at the Border

A new viral video shows illegal immigrants nabbed at the border in Texas being released, ferried to airports and dropped off to catch flights taking them deeper into the U.S.

Bill Melugin, a Fox News reporter, posted a video taken from Brownsville, putting the Biden administration’s practice of catch-and-release in stark images.

The Biden administration has acknowledged difficulties with defending the border and said it was being compelled to catch and release illegal immigrant families.

But the new Fox video showed only men, underscoring the broadening nature of catch-and-release.

The video comes just after Homeland Security released its final southern border numbers from 2021, showing by far the worst year on record for illegal activity. (Read more from “Viral Video Shows Illegal Aliens Released at the Border” HERE)

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Leaked Audio: Biden’s DHS Secretary Admits Border Is ‘Worse Now’ Than ‘in at Least 20 Years, if Not Ever’

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had a contentious meeting with border patrol agents, according to leaked audio.

President Joe Biden has overseen the largest influx of migrants from the southern border in decades, with 178,840 illegal crossings occurring in December 2021 alone — a level higher than the December totals from 2020, 2019, and 2018 combined.

On Wednesday, Mayorkas was forced to acknowledge before Yuma Sector agents that the border is “worse now than it, frankly, has been in at least 20 years, if not ever,” according to meeting audio obtained by Townhall reporter Julio Rosas.

“The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021,” Mayorkas said. “I know apprehending families and kids is not what you signed up to do. And now we got a composition that is changing even more with Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and the like, it just gets more difficult.”

“I know the policies of this administration are not particularly popular with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but that’s the reality and let’s see what we can do within that framework,” he continued. (Read more from “Leaked Audio: Biden’s DHS Secretary Admits Border Is ‘Worse Now’ Than ‘in at Least 20 Years, if Not Ever’” HERE)

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The NYT FINALLY Admitted What We’ve Known About Natural Immunity and COVID

The CDC has finally admitted that those with natural immunity had six times the protection as those who were vaccinated when the Delta wave hit. So, obviously—it’s not shocking that those with natural immunity represented a lower percentage of deaths and hospitalizations during this wave. It’s a thing, folks. We’ve known it for months. The experts and the media are just showing up. They’re late to the party (via NYT):

By the week beginning Oct. 3, however, vaccinated people with a prior diagnosis fared best against the Delta variant. Unvaccinated people with a history of Covid also had lower rates of infection and hospitalization than those protected by vaccines alone.

The data are consistent with trends observed in international studies, the researchers said.

Waning of vaccine-derived immunity may explain why vaccinated people were less protected from infection with the Delta variant than those who had a prior diagnosis, the researchers said.

A recent study of employees at the Cleveland Clinic suggested that while vaccination does not add much benefit to a prior bout for the first many months, it may offer better protection against symptomatic illness over the long term than does immunity from a previous infection.

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White House: Biden Stands by Pledge to Name Black Woman to SCOTUS

The White House chose not to comment directly on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s plans to retire but said President Joe Biden stands by his 2020 campaign promise to nominate a black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court if given the chance.

Biden made the pledge during a February 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate.

“It’s always been the decision of any Supreme Court justice, if and when they decide to retire, how they want to announce it,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at Wednesday’s press briefing. “And that remains the case today, so we’re not going to have additional details.”

Psaki still fielded a number of questions about the Breyer news but noted the president “has stated and reiterated his commitment to nominating a black woman to the Supreme Court and certainly stands by that for today.”

She additionally declined to offer “anything else” on whether Biden would nominate Vice President Kamala Harris, who served as California’s attorney general before her tenure in the Senate. (Read more from “White House: Biden Stands by Pledge to Name Black Woman to SCOTUS” HERE)

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Jan. 6 Panel’s Subpoena Furthers Complications for Rudy Giuliani, DOJ

The Jan. 6 select committee’s subpoena to former President Trump’s legal team is likely to queue up a lengthy legal battle while escalating complications for Rudy Giuliani, who is already under federal investigation.

The committee has subpoenaed Giuliani and other lawyers who pushed the Trump agenda in court, including Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn, an attorney who served as a strategic adviser for the campaign.

The subpoenas go after the Trump legal team’s strategy for denying President Biden the White House and could also open the door to a fight over whether they can skirt the committee by claiming attorney-client privilege.

It’s a tactic already floated by Giuliani’s attorney Robert Costello.

“Chairman Bennie Thompson, who is not a lawyer, should realize that Giuliani has a claim of executive privilege and a claim of attorney-client privilege,” he told CNN. (Read more from “Jan. 6 Panel’s Subpoena Furthers Complications for Rudy Giuliani, DOJ” HERE)

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Biden: US Will Not Deploy Combat Troops to Ukraine; Biden Warns Putin

By Washington Examiner. President Joe Biden said he would not deploy combat troops to Ukraine amid concerns that Russian troops could invade the country.

“We have no intention of putting American forces or NATO forces in Ukraine. But we — I said there are going to be serious economic consequences if he moves,” Biden said Tuesday during a stop in Washington, D.C., warning that the effects of a Russian invasion would stretch worldwide.

The White House is instead leaning on a threat of new export controls targeting strategic Russian industries to deter Moscow’s threats. Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed some 120,000 Russian troops along Ukraine’s eastern border, threatening an invasion. . .

“This would be the largest, if you were to move in, with all those forces, it would be the largest invasion since World War II,” Biden said. “It would change the world.”

The Kremlin has said that the United States fueled the conflict with an announcement that it is placing 8,500 troops on alert. During a briefing Tuesday, press secretary Jen Psaki said in response that Washington is committed to protecting NATO allies. (Read more from “Biden: US Will Not Deploy Combat Troops to Ukraine” HERE)

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Biden Warns Putin With Sanctions as West Steps up Ukraine Defenses

By Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.

The rare sanctions threat came as NATO places forces on standby and reinforces eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets in response to Russia’s troop build-up near its border with Ukraine.

Russia denies planning an attack and says the crisis is being driven by NATO and U.S. actions. It is demanding security guarantees from the West, including a promise by NATO never to admit Ukraine. Moscow sees the former Soviet republic as a buffer between Russia and NATO countries. (Read more from “Biden Warns Putin With Sanctions as West Steps up Ukraine Defenses” HERE)

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