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KAMALAND FEARS A HARRIS PRESIDENCY… FREE BEACON: Report: Traumatized Ex-Harris Staffers Terrified at Thought of Her Becoming President

Working for Vice President Kamala Harris was so traumatizing for some former staffers, the experience has left them terrified at the thought of her becoming president, Insider reports […]

The outlet interviewed a dozen former Harris staffers from various points in her political career, nearly all of whom “spoke on condition of anonymity to protect professional relationships, adding that Harris’ job trajectory means it’s well within reason she could become the most powerful person on the planet.”

That’s a terrifying prospect for ex-aides who recall a “toxic” and “reactionary” workplace infused with “a sense of paranoia in that office that you never knew when she was going to snap at you.” […]

The comments from former staffers echo those published earlier this month in Politico. […]

Within the community of traumatized former Harris staffers, the Politico report “went around like wildfire,” as many “recognized treatment they had seen” during their time in her office. One former aide even forwarded the story to their therapist along with a note that read: “Rarely in life are we publicly vindicated.” The ex-staffer told Insider they sought therapy to “resolve trauma from the on-the-job abuse” after Harris was selected as Biden’s running mate in 2020.

Their accounts described Harris as an unpredictable boss who would unleash “a lot of verbal abuse” upon staffers who failed to fulfill her erratic demands, or even for handing her the wrong type of pen.

 

INSIDER BUREAU CHIEF DARREN SAMUELSOHN: Some described Harris as unpredictable and at times demeaning to her staff over the years. She often hung up on her aides, berated them when she didn’t think they were prepared enough for briefings, and had a reputation for churning through interns and lower-level staff. (THREAD)

A longtime communications professor in California said at least 20 interns who worked in Harris’ attorney general and Senate offices came to her crying and seeking advice.

One former staffer forwarded a recent Politico story about dysfunction in Harris’ office to their therapist with a note that read: “Rarely in life are we publicly vindicated.”

Another former staffer recalled a time when Harris got frustrated on the phone after a staffer she was looking for couldn’t be located quickly. “I don’t understand what’s taking so long,” Harris snapped before hanging up, the former staffer said.

Former Harris staffers said they were well acquainted with her preferred writing tool: Pilot Precise V7 Roller Ball pens. The pens are “seared into everyone’s brain,” a former aide said. […]

 

AMNESTY IN DEMS’ BUDGET SHOVE… FOX: Jayapal says Democratic budget package includes amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said on Wednesday that the $3.5 trillion budget proposal by Democrats in Congress will include a number of top liberal priorities – including pathways to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

Jayapal said during a press call that the resolution will include a pathway to citizenship for “Dreamers, TPS, essential workers, and farmworkers.”

By “Dreamers,” Jayapal was referring to recipients or those eligible for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, which protected immigrants who came to the country illegally as children from deportation. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients are those from countries where it is deemed unsafe for them to return due to armed ongoing conflict, environmental disasters or “extraordinary and temporary conditions.”

While the details are unclear, past efforts at such pathways for farmworkers have been eligible for if they have worked 400 days or more in a five-year period and passed background checks and included seasonal or temporary work.

 

MANCHIN SUPPORTS… HILL: Manchin signals support for immigration in budget deal

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a key moderate, on Wednesday said he supports including immigration provisions in a budget reconciliation bill, easing the path toward resolution on an issue that threatened to divide Democrats.

Asked by a reporter how he felt about the immigration provisions in the bill, Manchin replied, “I’m fine.”

“I’m a 2013 immigration supporter. You can look at the 2013 bill and I thought that was a great bill. If we had that bill then, we wouldn’t have the problems we’d have today,” he said, referring to a comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 but was never taken up by the House.

As the most conservative Senate Democrat, Manchin’s support is critical to inclusion of any provision that ends up in the reconciliation bill.

Democrats will need unanimous support from their Senate caucus to pass any reconciliation bill.

While a budget reconciliation bill would not include immigration reform per se, the current Democratic proposal includes funding to grant a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.

 

Tucker Carlson Reports DHS Is Secretly Using A Military Air Base To Move Illegal Migrants To Unknown Locations (VIDEO)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is secretly moving illegal migrants around the U.S. from Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas, a leaked email revealed.

During a segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson revealed a leaked email from Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Burrows to his subordinates at the base given to his show by a whistleblower.

“Over the next few days, weeks, or months you may see passenger aircraft on our ramp transporting undocumented non-citizens,” the email began. “In coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Del Rio Border Patrol will be using the Laughlin AFB runway to transport undocumented non-citizens via a Boeing 747.”

“Do not take photographs and refrain from posting anything on social media. If anyone asks you about it, refer them to public affairs,” the email concludes.

Carlson then said the Pentagon confirmed the authenticity of the email to his show, saying that spokesman Chris Mitchell “described the flights from Laughlin as non-citizen movements, part of what he called the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s mission. He told us then to direct any further questions to ICE.”

Later in the program, Tucker read a statement he received from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detailing the purpose of migrant transfers from the base.

“On June 17, 2021, a Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, between DHS and DOD was signed by all parties and finalized,” the statement began. “On June 29, 2021, ICE Air Operations utilized Laughlin Air Force Base for the first time, pursuant to the MOA, to transport non-citizens from CBP custody to ICE custody. Since June 29, approximately 780 non-citizens were transferred via ICE Air on six ICE Air flights.”

 

KAREN TOWNSEND: Texas Land Commissioner Bush sues Biden, DHS over border wall construction

George P. Bush is running for the job of Texas Attorney General, challenging the current attorney general, Ken Paxton. What better way to make a splash in the news than for Bush to announce filing a lawsuit against the Biden administration and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas? George P. Bush is the current Texas Land Commissioner. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) filed the lawsuit today.

“On behalf of the people of Texas, I’ve instructed my agency to file a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and also Secretary Mayorkas, of the Department of Homeland Security,” stated Bush.

Texas owns approximately 591,595 acres along the Texas-Mexico border. GLO will partner with local officials to build the border wall. […]

The lawsuit is over the unused funds appropriated by Congress for border wall construction. Bush staged the news conference on a 3,100-acre property in Starr County. The border wall is left unfinished on the property. […]

In other words, Bush and the GLO want the money Congress allocated for border wall construction and say that Biden had no power to stop the project in the first place. Biden ran on not building another mile of the border wall and in his first days in office, signed an executive action putting a halt to its construction. This move that puts politics over border security left contractors hanging and residents along the border were left with incomplete sections of the wall. The lawsuit specifically addresses the property in Starr County on which Bush stood. The GLO asks that the court enjoin DHS from stopping work on the border wall.

 

Psaki Refuses To Definitely Say Cubans Are Fleeing Due To Communism (VIDEO)

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy noted that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had instructed Cubans not to attempt the journey by sea to the Florida coast and asked why.

Psaki said that the intent was to make sure that people followed the proper asylum application process before coming to the border, whether by land or by sea, rather than making the dangerous journey alone.

“As the administration tries to figure out the root causes of migration to the country, don’t we know that the reason people want to leave Cuba is because they don’t like communism?” Doocy asked. “As we are trying to figure out what the processes are for these people who want to leave Cuba.”

“I’m not sure what your question is,” Psaki replied. “Why are people leaving Cuba or what is the process for them getting here? I can explain either of them, but you tell me.”

“Do you think people are leaving Cuba because they don’t like communism?” Doocy asked again.

“I think we’ve been pretty clear that we think people are leaving Cuba or not — leaving Cuba or protesting in the streets as well because they are opposed to the oppression, to the mismanagement of the government in the country,” Psaki said, adding, “We certainly support their right to protest and their efforts to speak out against the treatment in Cuba.”

Psaki went on to say that some programs that could offer relief to Cubans and Haitians were not available due to the actions of former President Donald Trump’s administration.

 

‘Get With The Motherf*cking Program’: Pitbull Blasts People Not Understanding Cuba Protests Are About ‘Freedom’ (VIDEO)

“It frustrates me, to a certain extent, being a Cuban-American and having a platform to speak to the world and not being able to help my own people,” the “Timber” hitmaker continued. “Not being able to get them food, not being able to get them water, not being able to get them medicine. But most of all not being able to help and really get them what they deserve which is freedom.”

The music star then called on all “world allies” and “global businesses” get together to help those in Cuba who live under communism, specifically calling out Cuban-American, Jeff Bezos, who he said built one of “the biggest companies in the world” in Amazon and is the “richest man in the world.”

The singer, born Armando Christian Pérez, said people can’t wait for politics to figure things out and that what is needed now is solutions because people there are “losing their lives” over “literally” something “we wake up every day and appreciate which is is freedom.”

“So, to everybody out there, stand up, step up,” he added. “And if you don’t understand, Get with the motherf*cking program and wake up. Cause this is about freedom and it’s about human rights. And to everybody in Cuba keep the fight up.”

 

‘Subverts The Right And Duty Of Parents’: Bowser, DC Sued For Allowing Children To Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

Multiple parents have filed lawsuits against Washington, D.C., for allowing children to receive vaccines without parental knowledge or consent.

In a lawsuit filed Monday by the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and Parental Rights Foundation against D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, four parents call for a preliminary injunction prohibiting D.C. from enforcing the D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020, which allows children who are eleven-years-old or older deemed “capable of meeting the informed consent standard” to consent to vaccines without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

“The Minor Consent Act subverts the right and duty of parents to make informed decisions about whether their children should receive vaccinations, by both depriving them of the opportunity to make those decisions and by concealing from parents that their children have been asked to consent to vaccinations or may have indeed been vaccinated,” the lawsuit said. “In fact, the Minor Consent Act states that medical providers who administer vaccines under the Minor Consent Act shall seek reimbursement directly from the insurer without parental knowledge or consent.”

Bowser’s office declined to comment on the matter to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

 

TEACHERS UNION BOSS ISN’T GOOD AT MATH, CRITICAL THINKING… ‘Millions Of Floridians Are Going To Die’ Because Of Ron DeSantis, Claims Teacher’s Union President

The president of America’s second-largest teacher’s union claimed Wednesday that “millions” of Floridians are going to die because of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was responding to DeSantis selling“Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise.

“Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s choosing to profit from it,” Weingarten said in a tweet. “He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his own cruel agenda.”

The state of Florida currently has 38,282 deaths from COVID-19 and a death rate from the virus below the national average. The entire U.S. sits below one million deaths at 623,777.

 

‘I Don’t Think Anything About This Is Funny’: Doocy Presses Psaki On Texas Democrats Fleeing State (VIDEO)

“Do you know any examples from his 36 years in the Senate that Joe Biden just hopped on a train and left town to avoid a vote that he knew he was going to lose?” Doocy asked.

“Welcome back,” Psaki laughed, prompting laughter from the press corps as well. “Look, I think the president’s view is that these Texas legislators were making a statement through action in opposition to efforts in their state to oppose restrictions on people’s fundamental rights.”

Psaki noted that Vice President Kamala Harris had met with the Texas Democrats and that President Joe Biden supported their efforts to stand up and use their voices against the Texas legislation.

Biden referred to that and similar efforts in other states as the greatest challenge to democracy “since the Civil War” during a Tuesday address.

“Maybe it is funny to think about it that way but the president is talking about this as the most serious assault on democracy since the Civil War,” Doocy continued.

“I don’t think anything about this is funny,” Psaki interrupted. She said that 28 states had either already passed or were in the process of passing laws making it more difficult for people to vote. In fact, Psaki appeared to be referring to reports on 28 similar voter integrity measures either passed or in progress in 17 states.

 

Joy Reid Calls Abbott A ‘Jim Crow Governor’ For Threatening To Arrest Texas Dems (VIDEO)

MSNBC host Joy Reid called Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a “Jim Crow governor” for threatening to arrest fleeing Texas Democrats.

“And your governor is acting like a Jim crow governor threatening to arrest y’all when you get back,” Reid began. During a Monday night interview with Laura Ingraham, Abbott vowed to arrest the Democrats, who fled to Washington, D.C. in order to avoid voting on the Republicans’ election reform bill, upon their return to Texas. Abbott said the lawmakers would be brought to the Texas Capitol in order to finish conducting business.

Reid then claimed that the voters who elected President Joe Biden are the ones being attacked and asked if Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Krystin Sinema, who are opposed to abolishing the filibuster, would “force the president of the United States to break faith with the voters who got him in.”

 

Lincoln Project Advisor Says Republicans Will Carry Out A ‘Replay Of 9/11’ If Voting Bills Aren’t Passed (VIDEO)

Lincoln Project senior advisor Stuart Stevens told MSNBC host Joy Reid Wednesday night that if the Democrats’ election reform bills are not passed, Republicans could commit a terrorist attack similar to 9/11.

“If we don’t do this, then what happens?” Reid asked Stevens, referring to the passage of the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. The Lincoln Project senior advisor compared the reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attack and said that it was impossible to predict what could happen.

“Well look, I think it’s our inability to imagine what will happen,” Stevens responded. “It is a replay of 9/11, and we could not imagine this attack on America. And we have to get ahead of that.”

 

Feds Arrest Five Family Members Who Walked Into Capitol Building During Jan. 6 Riot

FBI agents on Monday arrested five members of the Munn family of Borger, Texas, for entering the Capitol Building during the riot on Jan. 6.

Those arrested included parents Thomas and Dawn Munn, and their children Kayli Munn, Kristi Munn and Joshua Munn, according to the criminal complaint filed in the D.C. District Court. All five members were charged with disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, among other charges; a sixth member of the family, a minor child, was not charged, Fox 8 reported.

FBI Special Agent David Lee Bolyard began the investigation into the family after a tipster claimed Kristi Munn, one of the daughters, entered the capitol building, according to the criminal complaint. The tipster provided screenshots of Munn’s social media accounts, one of which showed the Munn family captioned with “Washington D.C. here we come… #StopTheSteal #TrumpIsMyPresident,” according to the complaint.

Further investigation found additional social media posts showing the family traveling to Washington, D.C., with one post from Thomas Munn describing his experience inside the Capitol, according to the complaint.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Raffensperger Warns Georgia County To ‘Clean Their Own House’ After Double-Counting Dozens Of 2020 Ballots Before Recount

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger lambasted Fulton County’s election mismanagement in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday after it was reported nearly 200 ballots were initially scanned twice before being corrected in the recount.

“Every time we think we’ve reached the peak of Fulton’s elections mismanagement issues, more comes to light,” Raffensperger told the DCNF. “I’ve been calling for change in Fulton since day one. Maintaining public confidence in our elections begins in Fulton County,” he said.

“Now, with SB202, the State Election Board has the authority to make that happen. If Fulton County doesn’t take action to clean their own house, then I re-iterate my call that the State Election Board should use their new authority to clean it for them,” he said.

A spokesperson for the office of the Secretary of State told the DCNF that Raffensperger has not done anything to indicate his views towards the legitimacy of the election results have changed. “We have now counted legally cast ballots three times and the results remain unchanged,” Raffensperger said in December after Georgia’s recount affirmed President Joe Biden’s victory.

The double-counted ballots were discovered by voters suing to be allowed to review 147,000 absentee ballots, but there is no indication any identical ballots were included in the official results after the recount, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday. Biden’s lead would have only increased by 27 votes if the ballots had been counted, and election observers and organizations doubt the duplication would have happened often or in large numbers, the Journal-Constitution reported.

 

EARLIER… ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: Some ballots initially double-counted in Fulton before recount

A duplicate write-in vote for singer Kanye West was a big clue that some absentee ballots had been counted twice in Fulton County.

Digital ballot images made public under Georgia’s new voting law show nearly 200 ballots — including one for West — that election officials initially scanned two times last fall before a recount. There’s no indication any vote for president was counted more than once in official results.

The discovery of identical ballots provides evidence to back up allegations of problems in the presidential election, but on a relatively small scale that had no bearing on the final certified count. A group of voters seeking to prove the election was fraudulent say double-counting is just the beginning of what they hope to find.

Supporters of Republican Donald Trump have been searching for signs of fraud since his 12,000-vote loss to Democrat Joe Biden in Georgia. But two recounts confirmed Biden’s victory, and the courts have rejected lawsuits that sought to overturn the results.

Double-counted ballots were discovered by voters suing Fulton in an effort to persuade a judge to allow them to conduct an in-depth inspection of 147,000 absentee ballots. The judge ruled against the plaintiffs last month, but the case survived with new claims filed against the county’s five election board members.

 

A COUPLE OF AMAZON EMPLOYEES ARE MAD THAT ABIGAIL SHRIER CAN EXPRESS HERSELF… NBC NEWS: At least two Amazon employees have resigned in recent weeks to protest the company’s decision to continue to sell a book they say frames young people who identify as transgender as mentally ill.

EDITOR’S NOTE: AMAZON HAS APPROXIMATELY 1.3 MILLION EMPLOYEES…

 

SOMEBODY FOLD UP A NAPKIN AND STICK IT UNDER THE MOON… AXIOS: NASA: Moon “wobble” will cause dramatic increases in coastal flooding

A “wobble” in the moon’s orbit will combine with rising sea levels due to the Earth’s warming to bring “a decade of dramatic increases” in high-tide coastal floods across the U.S. in the 2030s, NASA warns in a new study.

Why it matters: Low-lying areas near sea level already increasingly at risk from flooding will see their situation “only get worse,” per a statement from NASA administrator Bill Nelson.

 

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS: George W. Bush said Wednesday in an interview that the consequences of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan would be “unbelievably bad and sad.” President Joe Biden announced in April that the U.S. would be completely withdrawn from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, but the date has been moved to Aug. 31. What do you think, Patriots? Should Biden continue with plans to withdraw troops? Let us know in the form.