WATCH: Rand Paul Reveals What He May Do with Ukraine Whistleblower

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed on Tuesday that he may reveal the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower while speaking to a group of reporters and then doubled down on it later in the evening during an appearance on Fox News. . .

CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux, apparently upset over the fact that Paul wanted transparency in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, aggressively confronted Paul over the issue.

“The whistleblower laws they protect the whistleblower,” Malveaux said. “You know it’s illegal to out a whistleblower?”

Paul immediately corrected her, saying, “Actually, you see you’ve got that wrong.” . . .

Paul then proceeded to educate Malveaux on the laws surrounding the whistleblower.

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Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly

For the first time in more than two decades, Virginia Democrats have taken control of both chambers of the state legislature, according to election results from the Washington Post. . .

District 4 – Republican William Wampler beat Democrat Starla Kiser with 63 percent of the vote.

District 20 – Republican John Avoli won with 58.6 percent of the vote over Democrat Jennifer Lewis.

District 23 – Republican Wendell Walker beat Democrat David Zilles with 63 percent of the vote.

District 25 – Republican Chris Runion beat Democrat Jennifer Kitchen and Independent Janice Allen with 58.2 percent of the vote.

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Kentucky AG Election Ends in Historic Win for Republicans

Daniel Cameron won Tuesday’s race for Kentucky Attorney General, and it was a historic victory. He is going to be the Commonwealth’s first African American Attorney General ever, as well as the first Republican Attorney General since 1948. He defeated former Democratic Attorney General and former Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives Greg Stumbo to make it happen.

Republican Attorneys General Association Chairman and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was ecstatic about the news.

“Kentucky voters sent a strong signal tonight: They want Daniel Cameron to clean up decades of Democrat dysfunction and restore credibility to the Attorney General’s Office,” Paxton said in a statement. “For the first time in a generation, Kentucky will have an Attorney General who is focused on supporting and defending the rule of law and Kentucky’s law enforcement community, and more interested in fighting public safety challenges than political opponents. Daniel was an excellent candidate and as Kentucky Attorney General, will make every Kentuckian proud of the Commonwealth.” (Read more from “Kentucky AG Election Ends in Historic Win for Republicans” HERE)

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New Poll Has Stunning News for Trump Regarding 2020 Race

By Newsweek. Donald Trump is polling better than Democratic primary front-runners Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in Nevada, a key swing state for the upcoming 2020 election.

A new poll by Emerson found the president would beat both the former Vice President and the Massachusetts senator by 51 percent of support among Nevadans to 49 percent in a head-to-head.

The survey conducted between October 31 and November 2 also found that Trump and Bernie Sanders were running neck-and-neck, with both candidates hitting 50 percent of popular support in the state.

But his marginally greater potential to beat Trump in Nevada was not reflected in his standing among local Democrats. (Read more from “New Poll Has Stunning News for Trump Regarding 2020 Race” HERE)

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Poll: 59 Percent Say Trump’s Interactions with Ukraine Neither Illegal nor Wrong

By Breitbart. About six out of every ten U.S. adults, or 59 percent, believe President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine that triggered the impeachment probe amount to something “unethical but not illegal” or “nothing wrong” at all, according to a recent poll.

The poll, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs and released on Friday, reveals that 29 percent believe Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are “unethical but not illegal.”

Another 30 percent say there is “nothing wrong” with the Trump-Zelensky interactions, while 38 percent say Trump’s Ukraine-linked actions amount to “something illegal.”

In other words, 59 percent of respondents believe Trump’s Ukraine-linked actions are neither illegal (29 percent) nor wrong (30 percent). (Read more from “Poll: 59 Percent Say Trump’s Interactions with Ukraine Neither Illegal nor Wrong” HERE)

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Killing in Plain View: The Epstein Plot Thickens

Dr. Michael Baden, the noted forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for New York City, recently appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the death of alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. At the request of the decedent’s brother, Baden observed Epstein’s autopsy and is investigating. . . Baden is, in my estimation, the best of his profession. He has performed over 20,000 autopsies; served as director of the Forensic Investigation Center of the New York State Police; was chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of Congress’ Select Committee on Assassinations, which reinvestigated the deaths of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; and has held scores of similar professional, teaching, and governmental appointments. . .

Until his television appearance, Baden had made no public comment regarding the conclusory announcement by Barbara Sampson, New York City’s current chief medical examiner, that Epstein’s cause of death was “hanging” and manner of death was “suicide” . . .In his televised remarks, Baden stated that, rather than hanging, the findings at autopsy were more consistent with “ligature homicidal strangulation”. . . He also noted that the assistant medical examiner who did the autopsy “didn’t think that there was enough information to say it was suicide.” (see video below)

When asked by one of the Fox hosts if there were any signs that Epstein had fought back (a very good question), Baden . . . replied that fingernail clippings had been taken “to see if anyone else’s DNA was present.” But, once again, that information hasn’t been released by the authorities.

He also observed that “the ligature is made out of torn strips of orange sheets, and whoever made it had to put a lot of DNA on it.” Nevertheless, no information has been released “regarding whose DNA was on the ligature.” Since this death occurred in a federal facility, Baden wants to know if the FBI took possession of the ligature. If so, since “it only takes a couple of days to do the DNA, what’s the result?”

As for the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death, Baden found the breakdown in security to be “highly unusual.” Epstein was not checked on by anyone from 3:30 to 6:30 in the morning. At the same time two guards were allegedly asleep, a situation that Baden has never seen in over 50 years of investigating prison deaths, and which he considers to be “extremely unlikely.” He also questioned why all of the security cameras around Epstein’s cell were inoperative.

(here’s the recent interview with Dr. Baden:)

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Sanctuary County Rolls Back Its Anti-ICE Policy Following String of Illegal Aliens Charged with Rape

Following months of national media coverage over the handling of illegal aliens in his custody, Montgomery County, Maryland, Executive Marc Elrich has somewhat reversed a sanctuary policy he signed into law.

Elrich will allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents the ability to access certain areas of the Montgomery County jail in order to apprehend illegal aliens, according to ABC7 News. A county spokesman confirmed to the local news outlet on Nov. 1 that correctional officers have been ordered to give ICE agents clearance to “identified areas” of the jail to “ensure that transfers are conducted in a safe environment.”

News of the cooperation between Montgomery County and federal immigration authorities comes three months after Elrich signed an executive order that prohibited county officials from working with ICE.

Elrich signed the “The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order” in July, which barred county police from asking an individual about their immigration status and largely prohibited them from cooperating with ICE agents. Montgomery County had already refused to honor ICE detainer requests, and the new order was the latest sanctuary measure enacted by a deep-blue locality revolting against the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

However, Elrich’s order soon proved controversial. Authorities arrested numerous illegal aliens in Montgomery County — all of the arrests taking place just weeks after the order was signed — and charged them with rape or other sexual abuse crimes. The string of rape charges shined a national spotlight on the county’s policy toward criminal illegal aliens and its fraught relationship with the agency tasked with removing them. (Read more from “Sanctuary County Rolls Back Its Anti-ICE Policy Following String of Illegal Aliens Charged with Rape” HERE)

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Army LT. Clint Lorance Feels 19-Year Prison Sentence Is ‘Just Another Mission’ (VIDEO)

In Leavenworth, Kan., sits a 34-year-old male who made a decision in his mid-20s that changed his life and the lives of many others irreversibly.

Clint Lorance is a former first lieutenant in the Army who is serving a 19-year prison sentence for murder at the United States Penitentiary. While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, the former officer – taking over for an injured platoon leader – ordered the fire on a group of three local men riding on a motorcycle, killing two of them. . .

In August 2013, Lorance’s fate was sealed and he was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder. Now, Lorance seeks to overturn his conviction, which has sparked an emotional debate between supporters and detractors that has risen to the national stage. . .

“I think like any human being, he probably is feeling shift. Nobody wants to be held against their will and I think it’d be safe to assume that Clint is being held against his will at Leavenworth like all the other inmates that are there,” said [filmmaker] Pawlowski. “I think he is pretty sober, level-headed about the whole thing. So, you know, he has stricken me as somebody who’s somewhat selfless, but also pretty even-keel.”

“He said something early on to me which really resonated or landed home,” Pawlowski continued. “What he said about his incarceration was; ‘It’s just another mission.’ He felt as though being in the Army, the circumstances of serving, especially being in a war zone, there’s a fair amount of deprivation.” (Read more from “Army LT. Clint Lorance Feels 19-Year Prison Sentence Is ‘Just Another Mission’” HERE)

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Hunter Biden-Linked Firm Asked Obama Administration for Help Amid Corruption Probe

Ukrainian gas firm Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was employed as a board member — asked the Obama State Department for assistance when the company was being investigated for corruption, just one month before then-Vice President Joe Biden forced the country to fire the prosecutor looking into his son’s company.

Investigative journalist John Solomon uncovered the findings in a bombshell report on Monday, revealing several memos he obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The documents show several meetings set up between Obama administration officials and Burisma employees, including Hunter Biden, during the 2016 election cycle.

Solomon notes that Hunter Biden’s name “was specifically invoked by [a] Burisma representative as a reason the State Department should help, according to a series of email exchanges among U.S. officials trying to arrange the meeting.”

A Feb. 24, 2016 email between State Department officials (with the headline, “Burisma”), reads:

Per our conversation, Karen Tramontano of Blue Star Strategies requested a meeting to discuss with U/S Novelli USG remarks alleging Burisma (Ukrainian energy company) of corruption. She noted that two high profile U.S. citizens are affiliated with the company (including Hunter Biden as a board member). Tramontano would like to talk with U/S Novelli about getting a better understanding of how the U.S. came to the determination that the company is corrupt. According to Tramontano, there is no evidence of corruption, has been no hearing or process, and evidence to the contrary has not been considered. Would appreciate any background you may be able to provide on this issue.

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Trump to Withhold Federal Aid for California Wildfires – This Is the Reason Why

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that the federal government would no longer provide federal money to help with wildfires in California. According to the president, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has “done a terrible job of forest management” because of environmentalists.

Newsom clapped back at the president, clearly blaming climate change on the state’s massive wildfires.

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NY Governor Preparing to Release 900 Criminals and Offer Mets Tickets to Show up for Trial

It looks like Christmas will come early this year in New York for violent criminals, while peaceful taxpayers will be stuck with a lump of coal.

Come January 1, thanks to a bill signed earlier this year by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, criminals arrested for roughly 400 categories of misdemeanors and felonies will be released immediately without the need to post any cash bail pretrial. Other criminals will get off with limited cash bail or other forms of unsecured bond. This means that people arrested for criminally negligent homicide, any drug trafficking and gang activity, or aggravated assault (even against children) will be released indefinitely while awaiting trial, which often takes a long time. This law applies retroactively to those already in jail awaiting trial for these crimes.

Now, the New York Post is reporting that the state Office of Court Administration is now working on a plan to begin staggering 880 releases of current criminals beginning in December. According to the Post, the Legal Aid Society, a taxpayer-funded legal aid group that has notoriously helped free violent criminals, is already filing motions to get these people released as soon as possible. The Legal Aid Society is the same taxpayer-funded group that is now defending Randy Santos, the man accused of beating four homeless men to death in Chinatown last month.

“It is completely arbitrary and cruel to hold people pre-trial now who will have to be released come Jan. 1,” said Marie Ndiaye, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society. In the case of Santos, he was on the streets despite numerous arrests for violent crimes and skipping court hearings. It’s richly ironic for the Legal Aid Society to be promoting a new jailbreak program under the promise that these people released pretrial won’t skip court dates. The only cruelty here is leaving the most violent criminals on the streets to assault, sexually molest, and murder.

But fear not, as an incentive for them to show up at court, a plan is being concocted by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice. The Post reports that he is trying to bribe these criminals with free tickets to Mets baseball games as an incentive to show up for trial. The assumption is that the Mets are not as popular as the Yankees. But as one cop is quoted as saying, “Are Yankees tickets reserved for murderers? I am sure it will only be a matter of time before they get out on no bail.’’

Another cop quoted by the Post asked rhetorically, “What do the victims get — to watch it on TV?’’

This is no joke, though. And it’s not just happening in liberal bastions like New York. Republicans and even President Trump have bought into this notion of one-sided “criminal justice reform” and “bail reform” all focused on leniencies for criminals.

Yesterday, the president was still touting the federal jailbreak bill known as First Step Act, which retroactively freed many of the worst gang-bangers and drug traffickers with long rap sheets who graduated to the federal system.

As I’ve noted before, jailbreak policies hurt African-Americans more than anyone else, a point the president made consistently before ceding this issue to the jailbreak movement. The overwhelming majority of the public wants government to be tougher, not weaker, on crime.

The jailbreak fever has permeated every aspect of politics in Oklahoma, a state where the majority of every single county’s residents voted for the Republican presidential nominee over the past four elections cycles. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is recommending the immediate release of 527 inmates. It is all designed to lower the prison population as an end to itself – with no sense of balance for public safety. It’s one thing to target very small numbers of individuals for leniencies, but at the same time focus on numerous violent criminals like Andrew Munoz who have escaped justice in states like Oklahoma and wound up killing a mother and daughter in Oklahoma City earlier this year.

For every one person some might think are over-sentenced, there are numberless violent criminals who are under-sentenced or never sentenced, but few politicians in either party seem interested in focusing on them. This is all a one-sided jailbreak.

The delegitimization of justice and incarceration is also continuing to take a toll on cops. As part of the growing trend of open and brazen physical attacks on cops in New York, an NYPD vehicle was trashed with rotten food and eggs on Halloween night in the Bronx as two officers responded to a domestic dispute. While the officers were patiently cleaning up the car, they were being openly taunted by some local residents on the streets.

Here’s a case just from this week. According to the New York Daily News, Musa Williams, 25, was arrested for a string of crimes in the Washington, D.C., area and was sent back to Manhattan Friday on a warrant for having missed a September 24 appearance in criminal court on criminal mischief charges in NYC. Despite his long rap sheet, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Laurie Peterson released Williams on his own recognizance that very same day. Two days later, he is accused of beating a Port Authority officer “so badly Sunday morning that he broke the 27-year-old cop’s nose and cut his left eyeball.”

The president has always strongly backed law enforcement, but now he needs to realize that agreeing to the Left’s premise that the criminal justice system unjustly incarcerates too many people is contributing to the war on cops. He already gave a “first step” to criminals. Now he should focus on a first step policy for law enforcement, victims of crime, and the 99 percent of the public who are law-abiding citizens, rather than offering a “second step” to criminals. When is Christmas for people who want safe streets? (For more from the author of “NY Governor Preparing to Release 900 Criminals and Offer Mets Tickets to Show up for Trial” please click HERE)

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