October 05, 2021
Top Headlines of the Week
Babbitt was shot and killed as she climbed through a broken interior window in the United State Capitol. She was unarmed, and a 14-year Air Force veteran. The identity of the shooter was kept secret by Congress as well as federal and local authorities for eight months until U.S. Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd went public to try to defend his killing of Ms. Babbitt.
The HHS website describes the COVID-19 Community Corps as “an initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures.” The government program also seeks to enlist minors (16 and older). The site reports “over 4,000 organizations and almost 10,000 individuals across the United States have joined the COVID-19 Community Corps. They’ve committed to take action to encourage their families, friends, and members of their communities to get vaccinated for COVID-19.”
The U.S. government continues funding a costly initiative established by former President Barack Obama to offer foreigners free English, history, and civics courses as well as naturalization legal services. The money flows through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency with a staff of around 19,000 that oversees lawful immigration. Launched in 2009, the program aims to expand citizenship preparation services nationwide by annually awarding thousands of dollars to a multitude of leftist groups described by the government as “immigrant-serving organizations” in dozens of states and the District of Columbia.
Issue Deep Dive
As FBI Special Counsel John Durham’s recent indictment of Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann shows, the investigation into Crossfire Hurricane is far from over. “Michael Sussmann, who had been a lawyer for the firm behind the Steele dossier … had a special meeting shortly before the election in 2016 with the General Counsel of the FBI, General Counsel Baker, in which they discussed targeting Trump,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton states in the Weekly Update. Sussmann, Fitton notes, “was behind the idea that a Russian bank had improper communications … with the Trump organization.” However, “he was not indicted for lying about that specifically,” Fitton explains, “he lied about the purpose of the meeting.” According to the indictment, “he withheld from [General Counsel] Baker … that he was there on behalf of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, etc..”
In The News
The judge in the case of recently indicted Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann is married to the lawyer who represented a disgraced former FBI official that worked on the Donald Trump-Russia probe that Sussmann played some role in advancing. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper of the District of Columbia, who is presiding over the Sussmann case, is married to lawyer Amy Jeffress, who represented FBI lawyer Lisa Page in a civil case.
Fox News: HHS documents reveal incidents of sexual and physical abuse of unaccompanied migrant children
Recently released documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reveal incidents of physical and sexual abuse of unaccompanied migrant children intercepted at the southern border.
The Daily Caller: FDA Says It Does Not Buy Fetal Tissue — Any More
The agency’s response follows the release of documentation obtained by Judicial Watch showing that the FDA procured fetal organs, tissue, and heads for research that involved “humanized mice.” Previous documents uncovered by Judicial Watch found that the FDA requested “fresh and never frozen” fetal organs.
“I’ve been doing this for 23 years. These documents we’ve gotten from the FDA and our other lawsuit…they are the worst things I’ve ever seen,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday. “The most troubling documents I’ve ever seen.”