Mystery parties seek secrecy in Jeffrey Epstein-related suit – Pedophilia Sex Scandal

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(Last month, a federal judge in Florida ruled that federal prosecutors broke the law a decade ago by failing to consult with and misleading victims of Jeffrey Epstein before making a deal that waived any federal charges in exchange for him pleading guilty to two state felony prostitution charges. | Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)

 

The two said they could face embarrassment if the court makes public records from the suit, which accused a longtime Epstein friend of engaging in sex trafficking.

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Two mystery litigants citing privacy concerns are making a last-ditch bid to keep secret some details in a lawsuit stemming from wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein’s history of paying underage girls for sex.

Just prior to a court-imposed deadline Tuesday, two anonymous individuals surfaced to object to the unsealing of a key lower-court ruling in the case, as well as various submissions by the parties.

Both people filed their complaints in the New York-based 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which is overseeing the case. The two people said they could face unwarranted speculation and embarrassment if the court makes public records from the suit, in which Virginia Giuffre, an alleged Epstein victim, accused longtime Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell of engaging in sex trafficking by facilitating his sexual encounters with teenage girls. Maxwell has denied the charges.

“Wholesale unsealing of the Summary Judgment Materials will almost certainly disclose unadjudicated allegations against third persons — allegations that may be the product of false statements or, perhaps, simply mistake, confusion, or failing memories of events alleged to have occurred over a decade and half ago,” former federal prosecutor Nick Lewin wrote in an amicus brief filed Tuesday.

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Top Prosecutor Leaves Mueller’s Team After GOP Lawmakers Complain to AG Bill Barr About Her Anti-Trump Bias

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Cristina Laila

Gateway Pundit

Another top prosecutor left Mueller’s team this week, making this the second high-profile departure from the Russia witch hunt this month.

Zainab Ahmad, a US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and Andrew Weissmann’s partner-in-crime was one of the prosecutors on Mueller’s team who signed General Mike Flynn’s guilty plea.

Mueller’s “pit bull” Andrew Weissmann stepped down from the special counsel’s team last week.

Peter Carr, the spokesman for the special counsel said this week that Zainab Ahmad has concluded her work with Mueller.

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A Judge’s Sudden Departure (Pedophilia) … by Byron Christopher (Up-dated)

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Courtesy of Byron Christopher

March 19, 2019

It’s never easy chasing ‘delicate’ stories.

In the news business, we sometimes come across interesting information that can’t be verified — for various reasons.

It could be that records are sealed or destroyed, witnesses are afraid to come forward, too much time has passed … or the story is simply “dangerous” because it’s a huge embarrassment to the establishment — a black eye to the system we’re supposed to trust.

There are three credible sources for the post you’re about to read … two senior police officers and a Court of Queens Bench Justice. All retired — and confidential.


REMEMBER VHS TAPES?

The story begins more than 30 years ago on a side street in Edmonton, Alberta.

City sanitation worker was emptying garbage cans into an idling garbage truck when he came across a VHS tape. Curious to see what was on the tape, he brought it home, popped it in a VHS player and turned on his TV …

Whoa! He found himself watching a homemade pornographic movie with two males going at it. One was an adult; the other, a youth. [The adult was the ‘insertive’ partner; the youngster the ‘receptive’ partner.]

The City employee turned the tape over to Edmonton Police [EPS] where one of the officers [call him ‘Cop #1’] viewed the shocking evidence and announced, “That’s an Edmonton Court of Queens Bench Justice!”

The video recording was made while the man was a lawyer, not a judge.

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Photo: Author

According to Cop #1, the short video was hand-held and shot by the perpetrator.


POLICE BRASS

The Chief of Police got involved. Cop #1 was then removed from the file. Other officers were assigned.

A few weeks later, the justice resigned.

No charges were laid. The justice remained a free man. He went back to being a lawyer.

Cop #1 then checked his computer and made a shocking discovery — the file he had worked on had mysteriously vanished. He called it one of the biggest disappointments of his long career in law enforcement.

Initially, the officer refused to identify the judge.

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I was curious as hell to find out the man’s identity, and so I asked around. No one seemed to know. If they did, they weren’t talking.

A few years later, I hit pay dirt with Cop #2 … a former city detective. The man spoke freely about the case, recalling many details as if they’d happened only weeks earlier.

Cop #1 and #2 do not know each other’s identity.

Cop # 2 provided the name of the justice. I didn’t know him — never met him — but I was quite aware of his family name because it was so well-known, especially in Edmonton.

The family name is still well-known. And, far as I can tell, it’s a respected name as well.

Because no charges were ever laid, I cannot make the man’s name public. I also can’t reveal which federal political party appointed him to the bench … or the year he became a justice … or the year he was ordered to resign. That information would identify him.

I doubt very much that charges will ever be laid. And that’s the whole point of this story.

[Note that in Alberta, judge refers to someone appointed by the provincial government. Higher up the food chain is a justice, appointed by Ottawa. So as not to be overly repetitive, I’ve used ‘judge’ and ‘justice’ interchangeably.]


A DEAL IS CUT

I asked Cop #2 why the pedophile wasn’t charged. His response was that it was a plea bargain — “resign and you won’t be charged.” Well, I suppose it’s tantamount to a ‘plea bargain’ … but not really because there was nothing to plead. The justice was never charged and therefore did not appear in court.

The backstory from Cop #2 was that several EPS officers flew to Ottawa where they spent the night at the Chateau Laurier, a 5-star hotel downtown. Next morning, the policemen met behind closed doors with the Federal Minister of Justice and theDeputy-Minister of Justice.

A communications official with the Department of Justice in Ottawa confirmed the dates of service for the justice — and the Prime Minister who appointed him. The communications staffer I spoke with either didn’t know why the justice resigned or they didn’t want to share the juicy details.

A resignation letter was drafted for the justice. The officers promptly returned to Edmonton, walked over to the Law Courts Building, rode the elevator to the top floor where Court of Queens Bench Justices have their offices.

According to Cop # 2, the disgraced Justice promptly signed his resignation papers and was given “five minutes to clean out his desk.”

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The Law Courts Building in downtown Edmonton. Photo: Author


THE VICTIM

I’m told the victim likely came from a temporary jail for young offenders, the Yellowhead Youth Detention Centre which, at the time, was located alongside Yellowhead Trail in North-Central Edmonton.

I’m also told the victim was in his early teens, and Native.

I was not able to track down the youngster who — if he’s still alive — would now be in his late 40s.

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ANOTHER JUSTICE REACTS

When told about the porn tape, a retired Court of Queens Bench Justice asked, “Does his last name start with [X]?” “Yes, it does,” I replied. Turns out, the Justice knew the man — in fact, had worked alongside him.

He then talked about a rumour circulating at his workplace, the Law Courts, after the justice mysteriously left. “We heard he was in possession of child porn,” he said. I shot back, “Possession? Shit, he was the leading actor in a movie …”

I told the retired judge that I planned to do a story on it, but that I continued to search for information — possibly a confirmation on record somewhere — and, hopefully, track down the suspect and speak with him. As in, see what he has to say.

I added, “I have no problem taking the word of the police on this because you guys do it all the time.” “Interesting,” the retired judge said, rubbing his chin.


MAKES ONE WONDER …

A fair question: how many cases did the boy-lover justice handle that involved people facing sex crimes? Were they given breaks or did he play by the rules??

The pedophile went back to practicing law and according to the retired Court of Queens Bench Justice … he returned to the Law Courts Building at least once — as an attorney.

The man remained a card-carrying member of the Law Society of Alberta, which — on paper at least — has a sparkling code of ethics.

The porn star finished off his career as a lawyer, working part-time for an Edmonton law firm.

The man is married and according to a woman who knows his family, describes his wife as “lovely.” She asked that I not do the story for fear his wife would read it and be hurt.

The source didn’t have much good to say about the rogue lawyer except that she’d been advised — in the 1980s — to stay clear of him because of his sexual behaviour.


DOES THAT TAPE EXIST?

I have inquired about the whereabouts of the video tape because I want to see it for myself.

Both Cops #1 and #2 say that ain’t happening. One believes that CSIS, Canada’s best-known spy agency, has the tape. Don’t know if I buy that. The second officer feels the tape is in a very secure part of the main police station downtown where evidence is kept under lock and key. Few people have access to the special evidence room. I certainly don’t.

Other police officers I spoke to about this touchy file feel the video tape has not been destroyed because it’s “evidence.” Don’t know if I believe that either.


‘PRIVATE MATTER’

I figured that the Alberta Government department that looks after police and judges in the province [Justice and Solicitor General] would have the power to confirm the video tape exists, and possibly view it. A lawyer for the deputy-minister flatly rejected that idea, saying it is a “private” matter between police and the courts.

You bet it’s private. That’s a huge part of the problem.

From the website of the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, I found this quote: “[the department] leads a fair and innovative justice system, ensures effective policing and supports victims of violence.” Nice words.


A PREACHER’S THOUGHTS

I was discussing this file with a pastor friend who said he wasn’t surprised to hear a Court of Queen’s Bench justice could be having sex with boys.

His spin was that pedophilia is everywhere … in many organizations. “It’s just that the Roman Catholic Church got busted,” he says, “but they’re certainly not alone.”

I hope he’s wrong, but I have this dark feeling this kind of BS [by that, I mean the crime and cover-up] goes on more than we care to admit.

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Photo: Canadian Civil Liberties Association


WARNING 

Cop #1 initially refused to provide the name of the rogue Court of Queens Bench justice. He wasn’t protecting the judge. He was protecting me. From an interview in the fall of 2017, his exact words:
“It is very dangerous to go after this guy … think about it. Our society is not the same as before. They’re well connected, better than you realize. They will take you to the cleaners, take your house, everything.”

IN CONCLUSION

What do you get from this article? For starters, you have the right to believe it, or not believe it. The choice is yours.

But don’t stop believing in our police and our judicial system. It’s not perfect … but it’s all we have. And it goes without saying — but I’ll say it anyway — there’s certainly room for improvement.

We should always be vigilant and strive to make our criminal justice system more accountable. If we don’t, we’ll surely have a two-tiered farce … where the law depends on money and influence.

Or, a roll of the dice.

Some say that system is already broken …


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23 thoughts on “A Judge’s Sudden Departure …”

  1. A very interesting case. Does not surprise me that evidence disappeared and all is covered up.

    I also believe there is a lot of that that goes on in just about every city and town. Not all judges but in all walks of life.

    There are covered up cases here in Campbellton [New Brunswick]. They say money talks, well it sure does.

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  2. I wondered how you would handle the sensitive dimension of naming the lead actor in this story.

    This is quite good. There is sufficient evidence for the reader to recognize the legitimacy of your story. At the same time, other than yourself, the people involved are anonymous. Respectful.

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  3. Good one!

    Not sure if you realize, but one of President Trump’s goals is to clean up child-trafficking and pedophilia. There are over 80,000 sealed indictments, many have now been unsealed, and pedos are being rounded up and charged.

    There have been a number of them so far this year.

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  4. I have to agree that this sort of thing has been going on years, everywhere, with most of the evidence covered up somehow!

    Nowadays, people are speaking out about it and that’s a good thing, as more and more are finally getting charged; but their sentences never seem to fit the crime, which is sad — especially for the victims!!

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  5. Seemingly, it has always been thus — the powerful preying upon the most vulnerable — and getting away with it. Wish there were more folks like you to get these vultures into the everlasting Hells they deserve.

    Keep up the good work — am proud to call you a friend!!!

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  7. Wow … just simply wow … but still not surprising. It’s the world we live in today.

    Totally corrupt.

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  8. Good article and a good reminder of how money and power still don’t just talk – they roar!

    Good for you exposing another instance of this.

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  9. Wow, good read but very sad at the same time.

    I just wonder how many victims of this judge have been quieted with long jail terms — or worse.

    The fact his colleagues knew or heard rumours is very disheartening.

    And you wonder why when police have issues believing in our justice system.

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  10. 10/10. Great work.

    People scoff at the idea that the Clintons, Podesta and the rest of the crew could be guilty of sex abuse and are immune from the law.

    Examples like this make me question how hard it is to keep secrets.

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    • Tyler,

      That is exactly what I was thinking. The “talk” abounds about the actions of those you listed. Sadly power allows this to occur.

      While there may not be justice in this life, we can only hope there will be in the next.

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  11. I’m not surprised at anything anymore.

    We only have to go back and look at one of the premiers of New Brunswick when everyone looked the other way.

    Great story.

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  12. Great piece. Would be better if the judge could be publicly identified.

    Oh Canada.

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  13. Thanks for your courage in presenting this, Byron. I honestly don’t know the best way to handle matters like this, but I so want this information to come out.

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  14. This story is incredible — and heartbreaking.

    Considering the need to be cautious about publicly lobbing accusations without full evidence, I wonder what unprinted suspicions you might harbor about a conspiracy or like that caused the footage to disappear.

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  15. With power and $, you can get away with a lot of shit … just look at the children of the rich actors.

    This makes me sick.

    Thanks for your hard work.

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  16. Fascinating and sad at the same time. Unfortunately this does exist in our society, even with those tasked with preventing the very crime which occurred.

    Thankfully there are good, responsible, caring individuals who do their best to fight this, with a passion that should give hope to victims and scare the perpetrators.

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  17. This was not a plea bargain. It was an under-the-table offer which it appears the judge took. Otherwise, at least here [USA], his law license would have been rescinded.

    Some people.

    In my military days, senior officers pretty much got the same treatment, whereas the enlisted guys got burned. We called it “Different spanks for different ranks”.

    And leadership always tried to feed us this bullshit that low-end reprimands instead of court martials or dismissals were just as bad … or worse.

    Yeah, right.

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  18. Very well written.

    When secret stories of corruption and illegal activity are shared and then they become public, one can only hope that more information/evidence comes to light.

    And maybe one day, justice will be served. Or at the very least the judge will be looking over his shoulder.

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  19. This goes on all over the world. I’ve been in law enforcement for almost 19 years and I’ve found that all crime leads to politics.

    When there are no consequences for someone’s actions what is going to stop them?

    The judge will reap what he’s dealt that child.

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  20. Still sticking your nose in things, Byron. I think that’s great.

    What about the government? I understand justice has to be independent from politics … however when justice goes bad, somebody has to have the authority to correct things.

 

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Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export

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By Joyce Nelson

Global Research

March 19, 2019

In all the press coverage of the “the SNC-Lavalin affair,” not enough attention has been paid to the company’s involvement in Site C – the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.’s Peace River valley.

The Liberals say that any pressure they put on Jody Wilson-Raybouldto rubber-stamp a “deferred prosecution agreement” for SNC-Lavalin was to protect jobs at the company. But the pressure may have been to protect something much bigger: the Liberals’ vision for Canada’s future. Site C epitomises that vision.

The “Many Lives” of Site C

Birthed in 1959 on the drawing boards of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BC Electric (then owned by Montreal-based Power Corp), the Site C dam has been declared dead, then alive, then dead again several times over the next five decades until 2010, when BC Premier Gordon Campbellannounced that Site C would proceed. [1]

Tracking SNC-Lavalin’s involvement in Site C during recent years has been difficult, but Charlie Smith, editor of The Georgia Straight, has filled in some of the missing information.

Site C dam is located in British Columbia

Site C dam (Source: CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sometime in 2007, the Site C dam project was quietly moved to Stage 2 of a five-stage process. Smith wrote,

“SNC-Lavalin and Klohn Crippen Berger were prime consultants for Stage 2 of the Site C project. This had to occur before the project could proceed to Stage 3 in the five-stage planning process. The decision to advance to Stage 3 was based on a prediction in the Stage 2 report that demand for B.C. electricity will increase 20 to 40 percent over the next 20 years. ‘As extensive as BC Hydro’s hydroelectric assets are, they will not be enough to provide future British Columbians with electricity self-sufficiency if demand continues to grow as projected,’ the Stage 2 report [Fall, 2009] declared. Bingo. This gave the pro-Site C politicians in the B.C. Liberal party … all the justification they needed.” [2]

On April 19, 2010 Premier Campbell announced that Site C would proceed. At the time, Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation called the entire five-stage process a “’farce,’ and said the government hadn’t finished the second stage of the development process, so he doesn’t know how it can go ahead to the third. Willson said First Nations in the area haven’t seen studies on land use, wildlife, the fishery or the cultural significance of the region, and the process can’t move on to environmental assessments [Stage 3] without that work.” [3]

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At Trudeau’s behest, Gould instructed Google News to limit Canadian access to foreign press

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March 19, 2019

In the days approaching former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould‘s testimony to the House of Commons’ Justice Committee on February 27, at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s behest, Karina Gould, the Minister of Democratic Institutions, reached out to social media giant Google to pressure the firm to curtail political criticism of the Trudeau government on its platform.

Gould placed a call to a senior government relations executive at Google, during which she complained about ‘hate speech’ and ‘toxic rhetoric’, referring multiple times to specific criticisms of the Trudeau government that she found objectionable. She then threatened sweeping regulations that would require unprecedented disclosures of advertising sponsors.

The firm’s existing ad systems are not technologically capable of complying with Gould’s demand. It would require a months-long reconstruction of the software to meet the compliance requirements she laid out.

In response, the firm announced that it will not accept political advertising through the October elections. That disappointed Gould, who implored them to reconsider, even complaining to newsmedia that, “they have enormous financial and technical resources… they can get this done.”

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Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech’s censorship expands, by Donald Trump Jr.

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Courtesy of…

by Donald Trump Jr.

March 19, 2019

As Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives becomes ever more flagrant and overt, the old arguments about protecting the sanctity of the modern public square are now invalid. Our right to freely engage in public discourse through speech is under sustained attack, necessitating a vigorous defense against the major social media and internet platforms.

From “shadowbans” on Facebook and Twitter, to demonetization of YouTube videos, to pulled ads for Republican candidates at the critical junctures of election campaigns, the list of violations against the online practices and speech of conservatives is long.

I certainly had my suspicions confirmed when Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, “accidentally” censored a post I made regarding the Jussie Smollett hoax, which consequently led to me hearing from hundreds of my followers about how they’ve been having problems seeing, liking or being able to interact with my posts. Many of them even claimed that they’ve had to repeatedly refollow me, as Instagram keeps unfollowing me on their accounts.

While nothing about Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives truly surprises me anymore, it’s still chilling to see the proof for yourself. If it can happen to me, the son of the president, with millions of followers on social media, just think about how bad it must be for conservatives with smaller followings and those who don’t have the soapbox or media reach to push back when they’re being targeted?

Thanks to a brave Facebook whistleblower who approached James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, we now know that Mark Zuckerberg’s social media giant developed algorithms to “deboost” certain content, limiting its distribution and appearance in news feeds. As you probably guessed, this stealth censorship was specifically aimed at conservatives.

Facebook appears to have deliberately tailored its algorithm to recognize the syntax and style popular among conservatives in order to “deboost” that content. “Mainstream media,” “SJW” (Social Justice Warrior) and “red pill” — all terms that conservatives often use to express themselves — were listed as red flags, according to the former Facebook insider.

Facebook engineers even cited BlazeTV host Lauren Chen…

Read Much More HERE

ALBERTA: Notley Calls Election For April 16

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by Spencer Fernando

March 19, 2019

Polls show the United Conservatives leading.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called an election for April 16th.

In her speech announcing the election date, Notley unleashed attacks on Jason Kenney.

However, while Notley and Kenney are even in personal popularity, all polls show the UCP with a strong lead.

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Establishment Elites Silent On Recent Massacres Of Christians In Africa

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by Spencer Fernando

March 19, 2019

The media was right to report on and condemn the horrific attacks on two Mosques in New Zealand. That said, the ongoing massacres of Christians deserve attention as well.

Since February of 2019, Fualani Militants (a majority Muslim group in Nigeria), have killed over 120 Nigerian Christians.

Here is part of a Christian Post report on the massacres:

“The curfew comes as there have been a string of recent attacks against communities within the predominantly Christian Adara chiefdom of southern Kaduna.

On Monday, 52 people were killed, dozens injured and around 143 homes were destroyed in attacks on the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma and Ungwan Gora in the Maro district of the Kajuru Local Government Area, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The Monday attack followed an attack on Sunday in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru in which 17 people were killed and dozens of homes were burned.

In late February, there was another attack in Maro that resulted in the deaths of about 38 Christians and saw homes and a church burned. On Feb. 10, 10 people were killed in an attack in Ungwan Barde as six others were killed in isolated attacks the day before.

CSW, a United Nations-recognized NGO that advocates for persecuted Christians worldwide, reports that victims in the attacks on Monday included women and children. Survivors told the nonprofit that the attackers were separated into three groups. One group shot and killed people, the second set fire to buildings, and a third ran after people fleeing the scene.”

Additionally, “In 2018 alone, thousands of Christians were killed by militant Fulani herdsmen, leaving some to say that genocide is occurring in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.”

Most establishment media outlets have not mentioned this, nor have they mentioned that Christians are the most oppressed religious minority on Earth.

Clearly, the media was right to report on and condemn the vile terrorist attack against two Mosques in New Zealand.

Read More HERE

Exclusive: Source Claims Fox News Host Secretly Worked to Get Jeanine Pirro Suspended to Curry Favor With Democrats

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by Kristinn Taylor

The Gateway Pundit

March 18, 2019

A source with intimate knowledge of the situation is claiming two Fox News hosts secretly maneuvered to get Judge Jeanine Pirro suspended over her controversial remarks about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), with one, Bret Baier, allegedly seeking to curry favor with Democrats to reverse a decision to not allow Fox to host any of the party’s presidential primary debates by getting Fox to suspend Pirro.

The source asked TGP for anonymity to speak freely about the behinds the scenes maneuvers:

The original complaint came from Bret Baier’s team. Bret saw an opportunity to make Fox News acceptable enough to the left, so he could get himself a job of hosting the Democratic Debates. Bret supported one of his producers, Hufsa Kamal, in tweeting out a condemnation of Judge Jeanine to put pressure on Fox News to suspend her show. Hufsa Kamal, a producer of Special Report with Bret Baier, has a history of anti-conservative tweets.

Shepard Smith, known as a “never-Trumper”, also played a major role in the Judge’s suspension. “He lobbied 24/7 to suspend her.”

Fox News placed Jerry Andrews, a far-left, anti-conservative  as Executive Producer of Justice with Judge Jeanine to “muzzle Judge Jeanine from speaking the truth.” Andrews has a long history of anti-conservative, anti-Trump social media activity.
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Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative ‘shadow bans,’ smears

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By Gregg Re | Fox News

March 18, 2019

California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.

In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes claimed Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he looked into alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. Nunes said Twitter was guilty of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”

The lawsuit alleged defamation, conspiracy and negligence, and sought not only damages, but also an injunction compelling Twitter to turn over the identities behind numerous accounts he said harassed and defamed him. The lawsuit is separate from Nunes’ work on the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.

“Twitter is a machine,” Nunes’ personal attorney, Steven S. Biss, told Fox News. “It is a modern-day Tammany Hall. Congressman Nunes intends to hold Twitter fully accountable for its abusive behavior and misconduct.”

Although federal law ordinarily exempts services like Twitter from defamation liability at all levels, Nunes’ suit said the platform has taken such an active role in curating and banning content — as opposed to merely hosting it — that it should face liability like any other organization that defames.

“Twitter created and developed the content at issue in this case by transforming false accusations of criminal conduct, imputed wrongdoing, dishonesty and lack of integrity into a publicly available commodity used by unscrupulous political operatives and their donor/clients as a weapon,” Nunes’ legal team wrote. “Twitter is ‘responsible’ for the development of offensive content on its platform because it in some way specifically encourages development of what is offensive about the content.”

Read Much More HERE