UNSEALED COURT DOCS: Bill Clinton Regularly Visited Epstein’s Island With ‘Young Girls’, so did Senate Majority Leader; Documents Reveal Details of Maxwell’s Perverted Activities

By The Blaze. A trove of court documents involving the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell were unsealed Thursday night. The documents include allegations that former President Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s private island. . .

The batch of 47 documents and more than 600 pages unsealed from the now-settled defamation case include the deposition transcripts from Giuffre, email correspondence between Maxwell and Epstein, and the draft of Giuffre’s memoir she was writing about her experiences inside the alleged sex-trafficking ring that provided young women to wealthy and powerful men. . .

(Editor’s note: Page 194 of the deposition shown above mentions former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell)

During a court questioning, lawyer Jack Scarola asked Giuffre, “Do you have any recollection of Jeffrey Epstein’s specifically telling you that ‘Bill Clinton owes me favors?'”

“Yes, I do,” Giuffre responded. “It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here [on Epstein’s island] kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me favors.” . . .

“Ghislane, Emmy [another girl who was allegedly a regular at Epstein’s house], and there was 2 young girls that I could identify. I never really knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York,” Giuffre answered.

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Bill Clinton Visited Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island, Unsealed Court Documents Suggest

By Fox News. . .The [released] data include records of a 2011 meeting between accuser Virginia Giuffre and her lawyers where she talked about the powerful people in Epstein’s orbit who she said either flew on his private Boeing 727 or stayed on his private island in the Caribbean. . .

One of the names mentioned was that of former President Bill Clinton. . .

The lawyer asked her to clarify what she was referring to when she mentioned Clinton, and she said the former president was on the island. She said Maxwell was also there, as well as a person named “Emmy” and two young girls.

“And were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island, including Bill Clinton?” Scarola asked.

“That’s correct,” she responded. “He had about four or five different villas on his island separate from the main house, and we stayed in the villas.” (Read more from “Bill Clinton Visited Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island, Unsealed Court Documents Suggest” HERE)

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Court Docs Detail Maxwell’s ‘Constant’ Orgies With Young Girls on Epstein’s Island

By New York Post. . .Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Epstein and Maxwell of abusing her, detailed the sex-obsessed world of the pair in a 2016 deposition in a civil case against Maxwell that was made public for the first time Thursday.

Giuffre testified that Maxwell had “continuous” sex with girls and women in front of her, some she believed were as young as 15.

“There’s just a blur of so many girls,” Giuffre told Maxwell’s attorneys when asked if she could name girls she saw Maxwell have sex with.

“There were blondes, there were brunettes, there were redheads. They were all beautiful girls. I would say the ages ranged between 15 and 21.” . . .

“The island was a place where orgies were a constant thing that took place. And again, it’s impossible to know how many,” Giuffre said. (Read more from “Court Docs Detail Maxwell’s ‘Constant’ Orgies With Young Girls on Epstein’s Island” HERE)

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Queen of Vote Fraud, Lisa Murkowski, Hammers Trump for Suggesting Presidential Election May Need to be Delayed, Insists Congress Keeps Elections “Safe and Secure”

By Breitbart. President Donald Trump on Thursday predicted the 2020 election would be the “most inaccurate and fraudulent” in history, and even suggested delaying it as Democrats continue promoting vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” he asked on Twitter.

The president repeated mail-in voting was proving to be a “catastrophic disaster.”

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA.”

The president also suggested mail-in voting would open up the 2020 election to foreign influence.

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Queen of Vote Fraud, Lisa Murkowski, Derides Trump, Says Congress Has Been Ensuring “Safe and Secure Elections”

By Newsweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans flatly rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion Thursday that the November elections should be delayed[.] . . .

Trump cannot simply “delay the election,” as he implied, because it would require congressional action. The date is set by an 1845 law and would require a constitutional amendment to postpone past December. And the president’s assertions about vote-by-mail fraud are unfounded, given the little evidence in the past few decades.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump confidant, said that while he feels the president’s concerns about mail-in voting are “valid,” he believes “delaying is not the right answer.”

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) also derided Trump’s claim. “There is absolutely no reason to delay this election, and it is not going to happen,” she wrote on Twitter. “It’s incumbent on us to ensure safe and secure elections, and that’s exactly what the Congress has been doing.” (Read more from “McConnell, Republicans Split with Trump, Say the Election Can’t Be Delayed” HERE)

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U.S. Dollar Teetering on the Brink, Massive Decline; Fed Printing Out-Of-Control; Dollar Finally Facing Its Demise; Gold Skyrockets, $3K Soon

Battered U.S. Dollar ‘Hanging by a Thread’ as Coronavirus Cases Grow

By Reuters. A steady decline in the dollar has accelerated in recent weeks, as a resurgent coronavirus outbreak in the United States and improving economic prospects abroad sour investors on the currency.

The buck is down 8% from its highs of the year against a basket of currencies =USD and stands near its lowest level since 2018. Net bets against the dollar in futures markets are approaching their highest level in more than two years.

“The dollar is hanging by a thread,” said Mazen Issa, senior currency strategist at TD Securities in New York. “At this point, the dollar-weakness mindset has become deeply entrenched.”

A range of factors are driving the U.S. currency’s decline. For years, expectations that the United States would outperform other economies kept the dollar elevated against many of its peers.

That performance gap is increasingly expected to narrow. European Union leaders earlier this week clinched a massive stimulus plan and have been largely successful in their efforts to contain the coronavirus. Meanwhile, outbreaks across large swaths of the United States have all but extinguished hopes of a quick economic turnaround there. (Read more from “Battered U.S. Dollar ‘Hanging by a Thread’ as Coronavirus Cases Grow” HERE)

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Dollar Takes 9% Dive After Coronavirus Shutdowns, on Track for Worst Month Since 2011

By Washington Times. Even the greenback is looking a little green these days from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Battered by a global recession and investor fears that the U.S. economy may be facing an especially difficult time, the U.S. dollar has fallen 9% from its March high and is on track for its worst month in July since the summer of 2011.

By contrast, gold — long seen as a haven for investors in troubled times — has been setting price records in recent days. It reached a new closing high of $1,931 an ounce Monday on Wall Street. Given global uncertainties, gold could rise another $1,000 an ounce in the coming months, analysts at Bank of America Global research say.

The dollar is down about 3% for all of 2020 after rising in each of the past two years in lockstep with the U.S. economy. In the past three months, however, the dollar has fallen 5.1%.

“The dollar is very vulnerable now,” Boris Schlossberg, managing director of G-10 currency strategy at BK Asset Management, told the financial publication MarketWatch last week. (Read more from “Dollar Takes 9% Dive After Coronavirus Shutdowns, on Track for Worst Month Since 2011” HERE)

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U.S. Is `Printing’ Money to Help Save the Economy From the COVID-19 Crisis, but Some Wonder How Far It Can Go

By USA Today. In its frantic scramble to save the American economy, the central bank of the United States seems to have the ultimate superpower.

It works like magic. With a few strokes on a computer, the Federal Reserve can create dollars out of nothing, virtually “printing” money and injecting it into the commercial banking system, much like an electronic deposit. By the end of the year, the Fed is projected to have purchased $3.5 trillion in government securities with these newly created dollars, one of many tools it is using to help prop up the ailing economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oxford Economics. . .

The Fed’s goal: to keep markets functioning after they had seized up in fear. The strategy also makes credit easier to obtain, with a bigger money supply and lower interest rates. Without these and the Fed’s other emergency measures, the economy would have crashed already, experts say. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said at a recent news conference that these purchases have helped market conditions improve “substantially” in recent weeks. . .

But an unstated, practical result of the Fed’s bond purchases is that it creates money to finance the gigantic debt run up by Congress. The very idea of it tends to explode the heads of those who say dollars should come from work, savings and investment instead of thin air. In the age of a nearly $25 trillion national debt, such “sound money” concepts seem outdated – relics of a bygone era in which the value of a dollar once was based on a fixed amount of gold.

“What we’re working with now is fake money, a fake measuring rod,” longtime Federal Reserve critic and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told USA TODAY. “It is unbelievable.” (Read more from “U.S. Is `Printing’ Money to Help Save the Economy From the COVID-19 Crisis, but Some Wonder How Far It Can Go” HERE)

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America’s Aggressive Use of Sanctions Endangers the Dollar’s Reign

By The Economist. Ever since the dollar cemented its role as the world’s dominant currency in the 1950s, it has been clear that America’s position as the sole financial superpower gives it extraordinary influence over other countries’ economic destinies. But it is only under President Donald Trump that America has used its powers routinely and to their full extent, by engaging in financial warfare. The results have been awe-inspiring and shocking. They have in turn prompted other countries to seek to break free of American financial hegemony.

In 2018 America’s Treasury put legal measures in place that prevented Rusal, a strategically important Russian aluminium firm, from freely accessing the dollar-based financial system—with devastating effect. Overnight it was unable to deal with many counterparties. Western clearing houses refused to settle its debt securities. The price of its bonds collapsed (the restrictions were later lifted). America now has over 30 active financial- and trade-sanctions programmes. On January 10th it announced measures that the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said would “cut off billions of dollars of support to the Iranian regime”. The State Department, meanwhile, said that Iraq could lose access to its government account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That would restrict Iraq’s use of oil revenues, causing a cash crunch and flattening its economy. . .

The world’s financial rhythm is American: when interest rates move or risk appetite on Wall Street shifts, global markets respond. The world’s financial plumbing has Uncle Sam’s imprint on it, too. Most international transactions are ultimately cleared in dollars through New York by American “correspondent” banks. America has a tight grip on the main cross-border messaging system used by banks, swift, whose members ping each other 30m times a day. Another part of the us-centric network is chips, a clearing house that processes $1.5trn-worth of payments daily. America uses these systems to monitor activity. Denied access to this infrastructure, an organisation becomes isolated and, usually, financially crippled. Individuals and institutions across the planet are thus subject to American jurisdiction—and vulnerable to punishment. . .

Using the dollar to extend the reach of American law and policy fits Mr Trump’s “America first” credo. Other countries view it as an abuse of power. That includes adversaries such as China and Russia; Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, talks of the dollar being used as a “political weapon”. And it includes allies, such as Britain and France, who worry that Mr Trump risks undermining America’s role as guarantor of orderliness in global commerce. It may eventually lead to the demise of America’s financial hegemony, as other countries seek to dethrone its mighty currency.

The new age of international monetary experimentation features the de-dollarisation of assets, trade workarounds using local currencies and swaps, and new bank-to-bank payment mechanisms and digital currencies. In June the Chinese and Russian presidents said they would expand settlement of bilateral trade in their own currencies. On the sidelines of a recent summit, leaders from Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar proposed using cryptocurrencies, national currencies, gold and barter for trade. Such activity marks an “inflection point”, says Tom Keatinge of rusi, a think-tank. Countries that used merely to gripe about America’s financial might are now pushing back. (Read more from “America’s Aggressive Use of Sanctions Endangers the Dollar’s Reign” HERE)

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Gold Price Reached Almost $2,000 Today, Is $3,000 Next?

By Forbes. Gold prices are likely to continue their upward journey as investors know that the gold price has broken significant resistance. This resistance level, formed in 2011, reached an all-time high at $1921. As of today, the gold price is trading at $1943 and has reached as far as $1981. The gold price is up nearly 28% YTD. . .

Gold investors know that gold price has strong momentum. For them, the current rally is only the beginning. With a global dovish monetary policy and the central bank running their money printing machine at full pace, investors hope that the gold price will continue its rally until it touches $3,000 an ounce.

From the outset, this may seem bizarre, but with a loose monetary policy in place and a significant stock market crash hiding behind closed doors, the gold price will likely continue its run. . .

Moving away from the Federal Reserve, gold prices have been supported due to the rising geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and China. These tensions could continue to escalate if China doesn’t honor its phase-one trade agreement that hasn’t come in the spotlight yet.

China bought only 23% of the total purchase target of goods from the U.S. during the first half of this year. If Beijing doesn’t pick up it’s buying in the second half; the phase one trade deal agreement is likely to upset Donald Trump. (Read more from “Gold Price Reached Almost $2,000 Today, Is $3,000 Next?” HERE)

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WAR ALERT: Multiple Indicators China Preparing for Imminent Hostile Action, Setting Off Alarm Bells in U.S.

By Bill Gertz. What intelligence agencies call “indications and warnings” — signs of potential hostile military or other actions against the United States — are being detected from inside China. Analysts suggest these movements reveal Beijing may be preparing for some type of military or covert action. . .

The account @TruthAbtChina on July 25 tweeted video from Beijing and Shanghai showing posters instructing people how to go to underground bunkers if an alarm signals a military attack . . .

Another source in Asia reported that Taiwanese ham radio operators were picking up indicators that China may be preparing to take some type of action against Taiwan’s outer islands, which are closer to the mainland than the main Taiwan island, which sits around 100 miles off the southern coast.

A third indicator comes from a businessman with contacts inside China who says locals there are reporting unusual movements of equipment and shifts in production at some factories away from producing civilian products.

There are also rumors of a major political power struggle in Beijing pitting Chinese President Xi Jinping against political elements behind former Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong — an ally of former leader Jiang Zemin and part of the Shanghai political faction. (Read more about China preparing for military action HERE)

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More Reasons China Preparing for Conflict with U.S.

By Alice Su and Tracy Wilkinson. Fears are rising on both sides of the Pacific that the U.S. and China could be headed for a total breakdown of relations and even outright conflict within the next few months.

As the two powers ordered the closure of each other’s consulates in Houston and Chengdu last week amid allegations of espionage, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for the end of “engagement,” a policy that has defined U.S.-China relations for nearly five decades and is considered one of the Republican establishment’s most important foreign policy achievements in recent history. . .

In addition to the consulate shutdowns, the U.S. last week charged two Chinese nationals with hacking for Chinese intelligence agencies and arrested a Chinese researcher who had been hiding in the San Francisco consulate. She was part of a long-standing network of Chinese industrial spies spanning 25 cities, the U.S. Justice Department claimed.

The two countries have also clashed in recent weeks over tech, trade, student and journalist visas, the coronavirus outbreak, the South China Sea, Xinjiang, and Hong Kong. . .

“I am extremely worried about the arrogant inflexibility of China in the South China Sea,” [said Orville Schell, director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations], pointing also to Xi’s stances on Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan and Hong Kong so far. To Xi, those are “core interests,” Schell said: “End of story. Shut up. No negotiation.” (Read more about China preparing for conflict with the U.S. HERE)

The NFL Just Declared War on Church (VIDEO)

A deal reached by the National Football League and the NFL Players Association bans players from attending any indoor church services that are above 25 percent capacity, multiple sources told NBC Sports on Saturday.

Alongside its restrictions on attending worship services, the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) also prohibits players from attending indoor nightclubs and bars (except for take-out), indoor concerts, professional sports games, and indoor parties that include 15 or more people.

The deal has not been publicly released, but NBC Sports made no mention of any restrictions on attending protests. Meanwhile, the NFL’s Twitter account has been sharing and celebrating pictures of players engaging in protests around the country.

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Bill Gates Says Schools Should Reopen; CDC Director Admits There Are More Suicides and Overdoses Than COVID Deaths, Lockdowns Bad for Mental Health

Bill Gates Says Schools Should Reopen Despite COVID-19

By Fox News Business. Bill Gates is siding with President Trump, saying US schools should reopen in the fall despite the continued spread of the coronavirus — claiming “the benefits outweigh the costs.”

“I’m a big believer that for young children, the benefits in almost every location — particularly if you can protect the teachers as well — the benefits outweigh the costs,” the billionaire philanthropist said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” in an interview aired Tuesday.

“As you get up to age, like, 13 and higher, then you’ll have to look at your locale to decide what you’ll do with high schools,” Gates said. “And if they’re not in, then you have to put massive effort into trying to get there to be continued learning online.”

The comments come as Trump continues to push for schools to reopen in September, warning that students are falling behind in their education after months of at-home learning due to the coronavirus lockdown. (Read more from “Bill Gates Says Schools Should Reopen Despite COVID-19” HERE)

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CDC Director Admits There Are More Suicides and Overdoses Than COVID Deaths, Lockdowns Bad for Mental Health

By Townhall. Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield testified in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health.

“We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID,” he said.

Roughly 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes in the U.S., according to CDC data.

The most recent publicized federal data records 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 1.4 million attempts in 2018. In 2019, almost 71,000 people died from drug overdoses.

Where Redfield obtained his data is unknown, although a doctor at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA claimed the facility has “seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” He did not say how many deaths occurred, or whether the statement was exaggerated for emphasis. (Read more from “CDC Director Admits There Are More Suicides and Overdoses Than COVID Deaths, Lockdowns Bad for Mental Health” HERE)

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WATCH: Barr Laughs at PA Lawmaker Who Doesn’t Even Know What Policy She’s Asking Him About

Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr had plenty of popcorn moments, but one exchange the witness had with Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) deserves an honorable mention. As Dean, a Democratic representative from Pennsylvania, was questioning the attorney general, she seemed to completely forget her point. And Barr instantly called her bluff.

Dean began her interrogation with a timeline of events on the day President Trump walked from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church, which had been lit on fire the night before during George Floyd-related riots in the city. About 15 minutes before he took his stride to the church, park police sprayed protesters outside the White House in Lafayette Square with PepperBalls, clearing the area. Barr said it was a coincidence.

She then displayed a description of the DOJ’s use of less-lethal weapons from a 2009 report. It explained that the accuracy and accompanying blunt trauma impact of PepperBalls make it “an ideal chemical dispensing system.” So, Dean concluded that although Barr claimed it “wasn’t a chemical,” he must at least be aware of his department’s policy.

“What policy?” Barr asked.

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Bernie’s Campaign Co-Chair: Voting for Biden Is Like Eating ‘a Bowl of S***’; Dems May Face Revolt at Convention; Another Democrat Rep Refuses to Endorse Biden

By Daily Caller. Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign co-chair Nina Turner on Monday compared voting for 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden to “eating a bowl of s**t.”

In an Atlantic piece titled “Don’t Count Trump Out,” Turner was asked about voting for Biden, to which she said: “It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of s**t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still s**t.” (Read more from “Bernie’s Campaign Co-Chair: Voting for Biden Is Like Eating ‘a Bowl of S***’” HERE)

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‘Squad’ Member Rashida Tlaib Refuses to Endorse Biden

By Townhall. When it comes to Joe Biden, Democrats have an enthusiasm problem, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is the latest example.

In an interview with Newsweek contributor Steve Friess, Tlaib said she would not be endorsing the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. But Tlaib, who represents Detroit and is a member of the progressive “Squad,” is no friend of President Trump.

“If there is one person who wants Donald Trump out of the White House, it’s me,” Tlaib stated. “And I’m going to work extremely hard. . . Why? Because my residents cannot afford another four years of Trump. They just can’t.” . . .

“If the ultimate goal is to get rid of Donald Trump, that doesn’t have to involve me actually endorsing Biden,” she said. “My constituents don’t need to be bogged down in, ‘Is he the best candidate?’ That’s not what you have to convince my residents. They need to come out in droves and be inspired by something. And that is going to be a vote against Donald Trump.” (Read more from “‘Squad’ Member Rashida Tlaib Refuses to Endorse Biden” HERE)

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Bernie Sanders Delegates Mount Convention Rebellion Over ‘Medicare for All’

By Politico. A revolt is brewing among Bernie Sanders delegates three weeks from the Democratic National Convention.

More than 360 delegates, most of whom back Sanders, have signed on to a pledge to vote against the Democratic Party’s platform if it does not include support for “Medicare for All,” the petition’s organizers told POLITICO. They argue that single-payer health care is an urgent priority amid a worldwide pandemic and the biggest unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.

“This pandemic has shown us that our private health insurance system does not work for the American people. Millions of people have lost their jobs and their health care at the same time,” said Judith Whitmer, a Sanders delegate and chair of the convention’s Nevada delegation who helped spearhead the pledge. “There’s people leaving the hospital now with millions of dollars in medical bills. What are we going to do about that?”

The warning is all but certain to set up a clash between Sanders’ most dedicated supporters and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who opposes Medicare for All, at a time when the party is seeking to demonstrate unity ahead of its August convention. Though the petition signers have little chance of revising the platform to include Medicare for All support, they do have the numbers to draw attention to their protest and cause. (Read more from “Bernie Sanders Delegates Mount Convention Rebellion Over ‘Medicare for All'” HERE)

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Mayor Claims White Provocateurs Dressed as BLM Supporters Starting Riots; Rioters Hurl Molotov Cocktails at Federal Officers in Portland; Seattle Mayor Blames Riots on President Trump; Dozens of Cops Injured (VIDEO)

Mayor Says Riots Started by “Undercover White Supremacists” Masquerading as BLM Supporters

By Tauren Dyson. The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, has blamed undercover white supremacists for the riots during Black Lives Matter protests this weekend.

On Sunday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney claimed white supremacists had marched “under the banner of Black Lives Matter” during the protests and inflamed the situation until it became a riot.

“Last night, that [violence] reared its ugly head right here in the City of Richmond … We saw some violent actions, violent protests, spearheaded by white supremacists. And frankly, it was disgusting. Disgusting. As they held plywood shields that read, ‘BLM,’ these folks toured areas of damage downtown, The Fan, breaking windows, tagging private property with hateful language,” Stoney said during a press conference, according to News 6.
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Molotov Cocktails Thrown at Federal Court

By Breitbart. Protests descended into violent chaos yet again in Portland over the weekend, as protesters targeted the federal courthouse and reportedly hurled Molotov cocktails toward federal officers.

Chaos erupted in the city again late Sunday into early Monday morning as protesters attempted to breach the fence of the federal courthouse, hurling “mortar-style fireworks over the fence.”A group also lit what the Portland Police described as a “large fire in Lownsdale Square Park”:

On July 27, 2020 at about 12:59 a.m. somebody started a fire just inside the fence along SW 3rd Avenue. The fire started quickly, grew into large flames on the sidewalk, and was out within about a minute. Following that, dozens of people approached the outside of the fence with shields and began throwing objects over it.

Footage from the protests show demonstrators throwing what appear to be Molotov cocktails toward federal officers:

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Seattle Mayor: Trump Doing ‘Dry Run for Martial Law’ and Is ‘Responsible’ for Riots in City – Best Way to Have Peace Is ‘Bring More Justice’

By Breitbart. On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) stated that President Trump’s actions “were responsible for what happened this weekend” in Seattle and “we are seeing the dry run for martial law.” Durkan also stated that the best way to bring peace to the city “is to bring more justice to the systems.”

Durkan said, “We don’t need the help that the president’s offering, and, in fact, I think the president’s actions have directly escalated and were responsible for what happened this weekend. Many people who were interviewed by media said they came to the protest because of what’s happening in Portland. The protest itself was billed as something in solidarity with Portland. And so, we are — today, I requested the Department of Homeland Security — since there was no actions directed against the federal properties here — to ask them to remove the standby team that they have.” (Read more from “Seattle Mayor: Trump Doing ‘Dry Run for Martial Law’ and Is ‘Responsible’ for Riots in City – Best Way to Have Peace Is ‘Bring More Justice’” HERE)

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59 Cops Injured in Seattle

By Brian Trusdell. Fifty-nine police officers were injured during weekend riots in Seattle, the department reported, including abrasions, bruises, burns and a torn knee ligament with one hospitalization.

The Seattle Police Department blotter posted images of some of the injuries and wounds and included four body-cam videos stitched together, three of which showed explosives being thrown and detonating amid the cops and a fourth which showed a wooden plank hurled into the officers from a throng of retreating rioters.

“Officers are recovering from protests yesterday where they were struck with explosives, rocks, bottles, and wood,” the post said Saturday’s mayhem. (Read more HERE)

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USDA Warns Against Mysterious, Unidentified Seeds Mailed from China to Multiple US States; “Possible Bioterrorism”

By Emily Czachork. Kentucky is one of eight U.S. states where residents have reportedly received parcels containing unlabeled seeds, seemingly sent from China by mail.

Ryan Quarles, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, issued an alert [Sunday:] “Multiple states have opened investigations,” he wrote on Twitter, before providing residents with instructions should they receive one of the unsolicited parcels.

A photo attached to Quarles’ tweet showed six small seed bags wrapped in clear packaging. One seemed to contain a different variety of seed from the rest. Chinese characters appeared on two mailing labels pictured, as did a description listing the parcels’ contents as “jewelry” in English.

Agricultural departments in Virginia, Washington, Louisiana and Kansas shared nearly identical reports late last week. Each warned of potentially invasive species in its alert notice and encouraged residents to report any related information to the state. Residents in Utah, Arizona and Ohio have reportedly received unlabeled packages with seeds as well. (Read more about the unidentified seeds HERE)

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USDA Warns Against Chinese Seeds

By Thomson/Reuters. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday warned residents against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China because they could harm the environment.

At least eight states, from Washington to Ohio, have also told residents in recent days not to put the seeds in the ground, after they arrived apparently from China in the mailboxes of people who did not order them. Officials said the seeds could be invasive species that could threaten crops or livestock.

“At this point in time we don’t have enough information to know if this is a hoax, a prank, an internet scam or an act of agricultural bioterrorism,” Ryan Quarles, Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner, said in a video posted on the department’s website. . .

The Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Read more about the unidentified seeds HERE)