Beltway Insider: Biden/Trump, Salman Rushdie, DOJ/SoBaptists, COVID/Vaccine Totals, Breonna Taylor, Uvalde, Anne Heche

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President Biden, who has often confirmed that he plans to seek a second Presidential term, is expected in the coming months to officially launch his re-election campaign, and insiders have indicated the presidents expects a Biden-Trump rematch.

 

The President's job approval rating, according to the website fivethirtyeight.com, for the period ending August 14, 2022 increased by 1.0% to 40.3% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness decreased by 0.2% to 55.4% of those polled who disapprove of his effectiveness. A slight 3% of the population polled have no opinion. Ratings are calculated weekly.


Beltway Insider: Biden/Covid, Kansas, NATO, China, COVID/Vaccine Totals, Breonna Taylor, Uvalde, Vin Scully


Biden-Trump Gear Up For 2024

With the primaries for the November mid-terms set Biden, who recently recovered for Covid, and recent victories over hot button issues in Kansas, small, repeated, victories in the economy, and finally the Inflation Reduction act, will solidify his determination to secure solid gains for America's middle class.

"Biden's resolve to mount a second White House bid is hardening even with polls showing most Democrats would prefer a candidate other than the 79-year-old president. But those close to Biden describe him as buoyed by recent legislative, economic and foreign policy victories and committed to again deny Trump a return to the Oval Office," Bloomberg.com reported.

Biden, in the coming weeks will announce his decision on student loan forgiveness, which could significantly increase his popularity among disgruntled college graduates who feel duped by the for-profit university for failures including falsifying job prospects upon graduation.

Trump's Home Raided by FBI

Former President Donald Trump's Florida home was raided by FBI officers this week, after a search warrant stated he was in possession of presidential records and Top-Secret documents.

"The warrant said it is seeking all "physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed in violation of three potential crimes," including a part of the Espionage Act outlawing gathering, transmitting, or losing national defense information," The Washington Post reported.

Top Secret Nuclear Documents Found

Twenty boxes of documents, including Top Secret nuclear documents, were removed from the former Presidents Florida estate. Four sets of top-secret papers, three sets of documents classified as secret and an additional three sets of documents classified as confidential.

Removal of White House documents by the Trump Administration, or any administration, must follow protocol. In some cases, documents can be declassified but need approval from other branches of government.

Additionally, the former President was deposed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, this week, who is conducting a probe into his business dealings, and invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination 440 times.

"James' office is investigating whether the Trump Organization illegally inflated the value of its assets. A spokesperson for the AG later confirmed the former president had taken the Fifth but did not detail the number of times, NBC News reports," reported This Week.


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Bolton Confirms Iranian Death Threats

Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, confirmed this week, that he and another top government official in former president Donald Trump's administration was targeted in retaliation after Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, was killed in a targeted drone strike.

"Shahram Poursafi, 45, was charged with providing and attempting to provide material support for a transnational murder plot, as well as using interstate commerce facilities to commit murder-for-hire. He remains at large," The New York Post reported.

Poursafi, who has never visited the United States under his name, was allegedly in contact through the internet with someone he believed was sympathetic to Iran. Throughout the conversations, Poursafi expressed his views on Bolton and had gathered personal contact information on him, surveillance footage, and provided a contact within Bolton's office. He finally offered the contact. who was an FBI informant, $300,000 to "eliminate" Bolton.

Salman Rushdie Attacked by Iranian Sympathizer; Remains Critical

Author Salman Rushdie, who was attacked by an Iranian sympathizer on stage at an upstate New York literary symposium, this week, has begun to show signs of stability and is on the road to recovery.

President Biden commented on the brutal attack, "Salman Rushdie—with his insight into humanity, with his unmatched sense for story, with his refusal to be intimidated or silenced—stands for essential, universal ideals. Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to share ideas without fear. These are the building blocks of any free and open society. And today, we reaffirm our commitment to those deeply American values in solidarity with Rushdie and all those who stand for freedom of expression."

Rushdie, 75, who was being introduced at the Chautauqua Institute and was seated on dais, when Hadi Mater, 24, rushed the stage and began stabbing "The Satanic Verses" author repeatedly and as reported by witnesses "with determination."

The attack was brutal, multiple members of the audience jumped onto the stage to subdue the assailant. A physician in the audience provided initial treatment to Rushdie before he was airlifted.

He was initially placed on a ventilator and endured many hours of surgery. His agent, Andrew Wylie, indicated he suffered damage to the nerves in his arm, stab wounds to his liver and may lose an eye.

"The road to recovery has begun," Andrew Wylie said in a text. "It will be long; the injuries are severe, but his condition is headed in the right direction," reported The New York Times.

Rushdie, who had been living under a fatwa or death threat from the Islamic government over his depiction of Islam in "The Satanic Verses," caused the award-winning author to go into hiding.

Matar was arraigned and held without bail. Prosecutors explained he acted with premeditation.

Justice Investigates Southern Baptists

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest religious denomination governing body in the United States, announced the Department of Justice has initiated an investigation into several branches of the organization.

"The SBC Executive Committee recently became aware that the Department of Justice has initiated an investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention, and that the investigation will include multiple SBC entities," the statement issued Friday by 14 SBC leaders from multiple top entities said. "Individually and collectively each SBC entity is resolved to fully and completely cooperate with the investigation," The Washington Post reported.

The investigation stems from a May 2022 release of the SBC internal report, that found that the organization kept a database of sexual assault victims and accusers, a tracking system, making it impossible for any victim to recover. Moreover, the victims were ignored, minimized, harassed, maligned, denigrated, libeled, and disparaged.


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Sexual assault is routinely covered up within religious organization. Moreover, sexual assault is routinely covered up within corporate America, where the stakes are higher both for the victim, who is guaranteed career assassination if she moves forward with any attempts at justice, and the perpetrator.

Rape Common in the Church

Rape and sexual assault are common within religious organizations for multiple reasons. So much so that often the church pastor chooses the victim. When church leadership decide on a victim, it is through a process of determination, will the victim report the crime, is the person dedicated to the teachings of Christ so the victim's religious beliefs can be manipulated by the choice dozen scripture that are often used by leadership when discouraging the victim to move ahead with prosecution.

If the victim becomes unmanageable, then the leadership will counter with defamation and character assassination, she will be denied access to the church, branded by the leadership as "trouble" and will even be removed from the church and banned by police from returning. This is all after the church leadership has investigated the victim to determine viability, and seeking leverage points to silence, discredit and defame.

Manipulation of Power

When a victim is determined to seek justice, they are met at each step, from the hospital to the police to the detectives to the prosecutor who often use their position to obstruct justice, with efforts to destroy evidence at collection, dead end any investigation, arrest, and prosecution. Moreover, the prosecutorial statistics for sexual assault victims make the crime a perpetrators paradise.


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Affiliates of the Church are everywhere, and while they may not be privileged to top level information, the idea of the preacher of any religious organization taking notice is similar to rock-star groupie mentality. Being noticed by the preacher is likened to being noticed by God.

Often those closest to the victims are encouraged to create harassing situations, even countering the legitimate and verifiable sexual assault accusation, by concocting imaginary assaults, monologues of slanderous lies, which create perception bias, and then report the victim to the same police for any number of defaming, malicious, claims, to the point where the victim's life crashes, in hopes that the annihilation, of a once thriving existence, will end in suicide, which will be used by the church as evidence of the victim's lies.

Vaccine Totals

Bloomberg.com has built a vaccine tracker which can be seen here. "In the US, 606 million doses have been given so far. During the last week, shots were administered at an average rate of 67,218 doses a  day," Bloomberg.com reported.

Coronavirus Totals

Mandates have been altered or lifted in most urban areas with limited exceptions, and the population is encouraged to maintain personal protective practices. Masks are optional and tolerated. Vaccines and boosters are still considered the most effective agents against contracting the Coronavirus.

For the one-week period ending August 14, 2022, coronavirus cases globally increased by 5,702,262 new confirmed cases, bringing the total of confirmed cases worldwide to 589,586,255 people with a total worldwide death toll of 6,430,783 deaths, and a 7-day death rate increase of 17,474. (Data from The New York Times).

COVID U.S. Totals

Infections rates in the United States are also on the rise. For the seven-day period ending August 14, 2022, the total confirmed cases rose to 92,655,110 people with new confirmed cases increasing by 725,763 with a 7-day average of 103,680 cases per day. The coronavirus has claimed 1,033,195 total deaths, adding 3,398 more deaths over the 7-day period. (Data from The New York Times).

Pentagon's Diary Gets Personal

Protecting for gain of function knowledge only aides those who initiated the constitutional violations. It does nothing to combat the homegrown terrorism or the narcissistic above the law belief. The best obtainable version of the truth.

Louisville Detective Pleads Guilty in Breonna Taylor Murder

Former Louisville Detective Kelly Goodlett has agreed to plead guilty to falsifying information to illegally obtain a search warrant and then lying to cover it up, in the fatal police shooting death of Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor, in March 2020.

"Goodlett resigned from the police department last week after she and her three former colleagues were charged in connection with Taylor's death in March 2020. But unlike the others — Goodlett was not indicted. Rather, her charges were filed in a sealed "information," which analysts said usually indicates a defendant has agreed to a plea deal with the government," reported The Washington Post.


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Uvalde School Shooting

No additional information has been provided regarding the termination of former Uvalde police chief Pete Arredondo due to mishandling of the May 24, 2022 slaughter at Robb Elementary school which resulted in the murder of 19 fourth graders, and two educators.

Arredondo was the first responding officer and considered the incident commander, even as 376 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers would arrive at the scene. He remains on unpaid leave.

"The school district police chief has faced withering criticism from officials, families, and the public over his handling of the shooting, in which 19 children and two teachers died. Officials have identified Arredondo as the on-scene commander during the massacre, though the chief has said he did not consider himself in charge," CNN reported.

Anne Heche Dies

Actress Anne Heche succumbed to injuries she suffered in a car crash which resulted in a house fire and caused catastrophic pulmonary damage. The award-winning actress was 53.

The "Six Days Seven Nights" actress never regained consciousness after she was recused by Los Angeles firefighters who were on scene in the Mar Vista neighborhood to extinguish the house fire which erupted from the crash. Bystanders were driven back by the intense heat and unable to rescue Heche. She was unable to escape the Blue Mini-Cooper she was driving as debris from the house blocked her exit.

She was kept on life support throughout the week, as it was her wish to donate her organs to determine if any were viable for harvest.

Heche is survived by two sons. No additional information is available.

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