Joshua Caplan


A group of demonstrators on Thursday hung blow dyers and curlers on a tree outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) San Francisco residence after the top congressional Democrat was caught violating coronavirus lockdown restrictions in her home city to get her hair done without a mask.

The demonstrators, who appeared to all be women, branded themselves as “angry salon customers” who want to get their hair done.

Another video shows the women forming a hand-holding circle around the tree with hair appliances. Next, the women can be seen draping an American flag over a part of the tree, which they reportedly named the “Freedom Tree.”

Pelosi is facing fierce backlash after Fox News Channel aired surveillance footage from the salon that showed her walking through the salon with her hair wet and with a mask around her neck rather than on her face. In the clip, a masked stylist follows her.

Critics, including President Donald Trump, called her a hypocrite and asked why she did not know the coronavirus-related rules in her home city.

Erica Kious, owner of ESalon SF in the city’s upscale Cow Hollow district, told Fox News that she rents chairs to stylists, and one of them informed her in advance that Pelosi wanted a wash and blow dry. California guidelines on salons vary by county, but stringent San Francisco officials have not yet permitted indoor salons to open.

Kious said she considered Pelosi getting her hair done “a slap in the face” to struggling business owners.

On Monday, Pelosi called the visit a “set-up” and demanded the salon owner issue an apology.

“I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times, and that when they said … we’re able to accommodate people one person at a time, and that we can set up that time, I trusted that,” Pelosi said. “As it turns out, it was a set-up.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Watch: Women Hang Blow Dryers on Tree Outside Nancy Pelosi’s Home

Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) failed presidential campaign received contributions from a law firm used by deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, according to July 2019 report.

The Associated Press reported:

Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm’s work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual abuse “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same day, Harris’ husband headlined a Chicago fundraiser for her presidential campaign that was hosted by six partners of that firm — Kirkland and Ellis, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.

Harris, a California senator and Democratic presidential candidate, was one of several White House hopefuls to blast the handling of Epstein’s case in Florida a decade ago, when his lawyers negotiated a deal with federal prosecutors that allowed him to avoid the possibility of years in prison.

In 2008, former Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta met with Kirkland and Ellis lawyers in his capacity as U.S. attorney in Miami and cut an agreement that let Epstein only serve 13 months in prison.

Despite the connection to Epstein, then-Harris spokesman Ian Sams dismissed concerns about taking money from law firm partners that were uninvolved with Epstein’s plea deal.

“The people involved in that case have not supported her campaign, and she wouldn’t want that support anyway,” Sams argued to the AP at the time.

However, one attorney believes any campaign connection to the firm is unacceptable.

“If any connection with Kirkland and Ellis is a stain on (senior Justice Department officials), why isn’t a connection with the law firm for the receipt of campaign contributions a stain on her own campaign?” said Common Cause lawyer Paul Ryan.

In August 2019, Epstein was found dead in his New York City jail cell where he was being held on sex trafficking and abuse charges. His alleged madam — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell — was arrested in early July on charges of enticing minors to engage in sexual activities.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Kamala Harris Bagged Campaign Cash From Jeffrey Epstein’s Law Firm

President Donald Trump on Thursday responded to a Black Lives Matter leader threatening to “burn down this system” unless the United States “give[s] us what we want,” accusing him of “treason, sedition,” and “insurrection.”

In a Wednesday interview with Fox News Channel, Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome warned that if the country “doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.”

“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down the system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally,” Newsome told The Story host Martha MacCallum.” It’s a matter of interpretation. Let’s be very real and let’s observe the history of the 1960s. When black people were rioting, we have their highest growth in wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks. Since you started protesting there have been eight cops fired across the country.”

President Trump weighed in on Newsome’s threat, tweeting: “Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!”

Newsome’s warning comes as Black Lives Matter activists have taken to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protests have been marked with violent unrest, including the targeting of law enforcement, arson, rioting, and looting. In recent weeks, Black Lives Matter protesters have also targeted federal monuments such as Confederate leaders and even presidents like George Washington and Andrew Jackson.

On Monday, D.C. police prevented protesters from toppling a statue of Jackson near the White House.

President Trump has warned that individuals who vandalize monuments could face up to ten years in prison.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Trump: Black Lives Matter Leader’s Threat to ‘Burn Down This System’ Is ‘Treason, Sedition, Insurrection’

A second man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn amid violent protests over the death of George Floyd.

St. Louis resident Mark Jackson, 22, faces second-degree murder, robbery, burglary, stealing charges, along with three counts of armed criminal action.

The charges were confirmed by a spokesperson for St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday.

Stephan Cannon, 24, the suspected shooter, was earlier charged with first-degree murder, robbery, and other crimes. Both men are jailed without bond. Jackson does not have a listed attorney.

The 77-year-old Dorn, who was black, was slain June 2 outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry during a looting episode.

Dorn’s last moments were caught on video and apparently posted on Facebook Live, though the video has since been taken down.

His death came on a violent night in St. Louis, where four officers were shot, officers were pelted with rocks and fireworks, and dozens of businesses were burglarized or damaged, including a convenience store that burned.

The AP contributed to this report.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: St. Louis Police: Second Man Charged in Murder of David Dorn

A Georgia State Trooper is making the rounds on social media after telling Black Lives Matter protests that he only kneels for God. The Trooper’s remark came in the wake of police officers and Democrat lawmakers taking a knee during nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.

The Trooper, identified as O’Neal Saddler, was asked to take a knee at a protest Hartwell, George, according to a video shared to Facebook by Ni’Rubyan Photography

“If I didn’t have any respect, I wouldn’t [be here],” Saddler told the protesters. “I was supposed to be out of town this weekend with my wife. I took off today, this weekend, but I’m out here to make sure y’all are safe.”

“Don’t go there, with respect, okay? I have much respect, but I only kneel for one person,” he added.

“And that’s God,” a demonstrator interjected.

That’s “God,” Saddler replied.

Video of the exchange was posted to Twitter by Students For Trump founder Ryan Fournier on Sunday and has garnered 16,700 retweets and 45,700 likes.

Over the weekend, Police Chief John Walcek from Lowell, Massachusetts, refused to kneel with protesters, despite chants telling him to “take a knee.”

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Black Georgia State Trooper to Protesters: I Only Kneel for God

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday claimed unnamed doctors ask her “what’s the matter” with President Donald Trump, suggesting that medical professionals have expressed concern to her about the president’s mental health.

“I hear doctors talk to me about saying, ‘what’s the matter with him?’” Pelosi claimed during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.

“The things he says are so inappropriate for a President of the United States. The comments he makes about women — so inappropriate,” she added.

Earlier in her press conference, Pelosi bizarrely said that President Trump and other Trump administration have “doggie doo” on their shoes.

“It’s like a child who comes in with mud on their pants, that’s the way it is, they are outside playing. He comes in with doggie doo on his shoes, and everybody that works for him has that on their shoes too for a very long time to come,” the speaker remarked.

Pelosi made the comments as she defended calling President Trump “morbidly obese,” saying that her comments were “a dose of his own medicine” that was both “factual” and “sympathetic.”

“I didn’t say anything about the president. I gave him a dose of his own medicine,” Pelosi replied when asked about her jab about the president’s weight. “I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way.”

On Monday evening, Pelosi called President Trump “morbidly obese” when pressed about the president taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, as a preventative treatment against the Chinese coronavirus.

“As far as the president is concerned, he’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group — morbidly obese, they say,” the speaker told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. “So, I think it’s not a good idea.”

President Donald Trump hit back at Pelosi on Tuesday, saying she was a “sick woman” with “a lot of mental problems.”

Hours later, Pelosi expressed surprise over the president’s comment, calling it a “sensitive” reaction.

“He’s always talking about other people’s avoir du poids, their weight, their pounds,” the speaker told MSNBC.

“I don’t want to spend any more time on his distraction because, as you see in the last couple of days, so much of the time has been spent on what he said,” she added. “Rather than that, I think he should recognize his words weigh a ton. Instead of telling people to put Lysol into their lungs or taking a medication that’s not been approved except under certain circumstances. He should be saying that your previous guest mentioned things that will help people.”

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Nancy Pelosi: Unnamed ‘Doctors’ Ask Me What’s the Matter with Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Monday that President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly Chinese coronavirus pandemic has fanned the flames of “hate” and “fear” and “nakedly xenophobia” against Asian-Americans, according to The Hill.

Biden leveled the accusations during his virtual remarks to Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund. The presumptive Democrat nominee said President Trump moved too slowly to combat the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, adding that his “denials, delays and distractions, many of which were nakedly xenophobic.”

“The pandemic has unleashed familiar forces of hate, fear, and xenophobia that he always flames… that have always existed in this society,” the former vice president said. “But this president brought it with him, has brought with it a new rash of racial messages, verbal and physical attacks and other acts of hate, some subtle, some overt, against the Asian American and Pacific Islanders.”

President Trump implemented a travel ban from China in January as part of an effort to prevent the virus from spreading in the U.S. Biden took aim at the action during a January 31 campaign event in Fort Madison, Iowa, calling the measure “hysterical xenophobia.”

However, in an April statement to CNN, the Biden campaign reversed course by coming out in favor of the travel ban.

“Joe Biden supports travel bans that are guided by medical experts, advocated by public health officials, and backed by a full strategy,” Kate Bedingfeld, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told the news outlet. “Science supported this ban, therefore he did, too.”

Bedingfeld claimed that Biden’s accused of “xenophobia” referring to President Trump labeling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is among the various leading scientific experts who have praised the administration’s implementation of travel bans on China, saying the move “absolutely” helped prevent further spread of the disease.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Joe Biden: Trump’s Coronavirus Response ‘Nakedly Xenophobic’

Author Tara Reade called on Joe Biden to drop out of the White House race Thursday in her first on-camera interview since accusing him of sexually assaulting her in 1993 while she served in his Senate office.

A transcript is as follows:

MEGYN KELLY: Let’s talk about what [Joe Biden] said, because he went on TV last Friday and said, “first of all, it never happened. Period, end of report. This did not happen.” He did say, in his view, “accusers should start off with the presumption that they’re telling the truth.” Do you think he’s afforded you that presumption?

TARA READE: No, it’s been stunning, actually, how some of his surrogates with the blue checks that have been saying really horrible things about me and to me on social media. He hasn’t himself, but there’s a measure of hypocrisy with the campaign saying it’s safe. It’s not been safe. All my social media’s been hacked, all my personal information has been dragged through.

Every person who maybe has a gripe against me, an ex-boyfriend or an ex-landlord or whatever it is, has been able to have a platform, rather than me, talking about things that have nothing to do with 1993. Even the whole thing about being called a Russian agent, that in particular. That incites people. I got a death threat from that because they thought I was being a traitor to America.

These are serious things. And his campaign is taking this position that they want all women to be able to speak safely. I have not experienced that.

KELLY: If he’s watching this, what do you want to say to him?

READE: I want to say, “You and I were there, Joe Biden. Please step forward and be held accountable. You should not be running on character for President of the United States.

KELLY: You want him to withdraw?

READE: I wish he would, but he won’t. But, I wish he would. That’s how I feel, emotionally.

KELLY: Do you want an apology?

READE: I think it’s a little late.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Tara Reade Calls for Biden to Drop Out: Campaign Hasn’t Let Me ‘Speak Safely’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) floated the theory that President Donald Trump could go to war against Iran if the Islamic regime targets his hotel properties in response to the U.S.’s deadly strike on military commander Qasem Soleimani.

“Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests,” Omar, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote on Twitter Monday. “His business interests should not be driving military decisions.”

Her take comes after Hesameddin Ashena, a senior aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, tweeted a Forbes magazine video featuring Trump properties as well as a quote from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

“I tell the whole world that if the world wants to stand up to our religion, we will stand up against their whole world,” read the quote.

Democrats have reacted with fury over President Trump’s decision to take out one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world, including Omar, who vowed to “step in and stop” the president, while pushing a conspiracy theory regarding his motive behind the strike.

“So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?” Omar tweeted Thursday evening. “Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.”

The “Squad” member did not elaborate on what measure she will take to prevent the president from acting against Iran.

The strike on the Iranian general has prompted the Islamic regime to vow retaliation and formally announce it will continue violating former President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In return, President Trump has warned that 52 Iranian sites “will be hit very fast and very hard” if Tehran strikes back at U.S. citizens or assets.

“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!” the president tweeted Saturday evening.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Ilhan Omar: Trump Might Start War with Iran to Protect His Hotels’ Income

Appearing Monday on MSNBC’s All In, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) admitted the “genesis” of impeachment was birthed during then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for the presidency.

(Watch from 1:58)

A partial transcript is as follows:

CHRISTOPHER HAYES: You just mentioned political expediency and insincerity. Those are two charges that have been leveled against Democrats during this entire affair, particularly when the formal impeachment inquiry. You played a starring role in those charges. The argument goes like this of how House Republicans and Trump, the president and his allies, is basically the Democrats wanted to impeach Donald Trump from day one, they cast about looking for a set of facts they could plausibly use to do it, and all of it was pretextual and reverse-engineered to get to this point, exhibit one is Al Green, who’s been calling for the man’s impeachment for two years now. What’s your response to that charge?

REP. AL GREEN: Well, the genesis of impeachment — to be very candid with you — was when the president was running for office and he had members of his own party to talk about his unfitness to hold office. The persons who were running against him, Mr. Romney spoke of his not being fit to hold office. Mr. Cruz made statements about it. So, the president didn’t have the luxury of persons from his party having been on his side as it were throughout this entire ordeal. Sen. Graham has said some hard things about the president.

Author: Joshua Caplan

Source: Breitbart: Democrat Admits Impeachment ‘Genesis’ Was Before Trump’s Election

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