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“Reckless Betrayal of Public Trust”: Birx Violated Own Travel Advisory During Thanksgiving

“Reckless Betrayal of Public Trust”: Birx Violated Own Travel Advisory During ThanksgivingPosted: 21 Dec 2020 11:15 AM PSTAs the virus pandemic aggressively spread across the country ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Dr. Deborah Birx, a top member of the White House coronavirus task force, warned Americans to “be vigilant” and limit celebrations to “your immediate household.” Apparently, Birx neglected to follow her own guidelines as she traveled to her beach home on Fenwick Island in Delaware, the day after Thanksgiving, according to AP News. There, she spent time with family from other households.Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Birx was one of the leading health officials advising Americans to stay home this year to prevent the spread.AP reported that one of her extended family members blew the whistle on Birx’s travels. AP cited Kathleen Flynn, whose brother is Birx’s daughter’s husband, revealed Birx’s trip “out of concern for her own parents.”“She cavalierly violated her own guidance,” Flynn told AP. Birx later admitted she spent two days at the beach town and dined with her family but explained her purpose behind the trip was to prepare her beach home for sale. “I did not go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving,” Birx said in her statement, adding that her family shared a meal together while in Delaware.While in Delaware, she was bold enough to interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” in which she said some Americans “went across the country or even into the next state” for Thanksgiving.“Some people may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period,” Birx said.She also said those who traveled over the holidays should assume they were infected.The news of Birx breaking her own coronavirus travel advisory did not sit well with many, and it also exposes a two-tiered system where elites don’t have to follow the rules while everyone else remains in lockdown.“Another rules for thee but not for me! Tsk tsk,” Fox News Channel host Janice Dean tweeted.Another rules for thee but not for me! Tsk tsk. https://t.co/HUie8djYTn— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) December 20, 2020“This is a reckless betrayal of public trust,” virologist Angela Rasmussen tweeted.It is astonishing to me that Dr. Birx thinks a multi-generational Thanksgiving gathering is okay for her—even after publicly urging Americans not to do this—because the trip wasn’t primarily for Thanksgiving. This is a reckless betrayal of public trust.https://t.co/SqJxsbMuJQ— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) December 20, 2020Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permission The post “Reckless Betrayal of Public Trust”: Birx Violated Own Travel Advisory During Thanksgiving appeared first on We Are Change.
Attorney General William Barr Sees “No Need” for Special Counsel on Hunter BidenPosted: 21 Dec 2020 11:02 AM PSTAnswering questions during his PanAm 103 terrorist bombing probe press conference, Attorney General William Barr says he sees no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.Additionally, Barr confirmed he does not plan to announce any actions on Hunter Biden before leaving DOJ.Attorney General William Barr says he has “not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel” to investigate Hunter Biden, and has “no plan to do so” before he steps down https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/My7WnkdTTq— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 21, 2020Additionally, Barr said that he “saw no basis” for seizing voting machines, when asked if the President had legal authority… and with regard to election fraud, Barr added that “if I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool, I would name one, but I haven’t and I’m not going to.”REPORTER: Does the president have legal authority to order the seizure of voting machines around the country?BARR: I see no basis for seizing machines by the federal government. pic.twitter.com/SpUgpqNqVW— August Takala (@AugustTakala) December 21, 2020Presumably we, the people should just trust the American justice system to see this through without political intereference…This comes just days after Barr said in an interview published Friday that he has no regrets over not letting the public know before the election that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son was under investigation.We give the final word to Pepe Escobar, who appeared to sum up Bill Barr perfectly:“Barr is now out of the picture (see his letter of resignation). Barr is a notorious Daddy Bush asset since the old days – and that means classic Deep State. Barr knew about all federal investigations on Hunter Biden dating back to 2018, covering potential money laundering and bribery. And still, as the Wall Street Journal delightfully put it, he “worked to avoid their public disclosure during the heated election campaign”.”Gatekeeper, indeed.Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permissionThe post Attorney General William Barr Sees “No Need” for Special Counsel on Hunter Biden appeared first on We Are Change.
Ron Paul: Congress Again Proves That the Business of Washington is WarPosted: 20 Dec 2020 05:22 PM PSTLibertarian educator Tom Woods famously quipped that “no matter who you vote for you end up with John McCain.” Unfortunately Woods was proven right for about the thousandth time this past week, as Washington again showed us that it is all about war.First, we learned that if Joe Biden ends up in the White House next month he intends to put a deep state member of the military-industrial complex in charge of the Pentagon. General Lloyd Austin will be only the second Defense Secretary in decades to require a special Senate waiver to serve in that position. Gen. James Mattis under President Trump also needed a waiver, as he had been out of the military less than the required seven years before becoming Defense Secretary.But the revolving door between active military service and civilian leadership of the Pentagon is perhaps less troubling than the revolving door between the military-industrial complex and leadership of the Defense Department.As the first African-American to take charge of the Pentagon, the Austin pick is celebrated as a great victory for “diversity.” However, if we move beyond the color of a person’s skin, Biden’s selection is not all that diverse. Gen. Austin was head of the US Central Command under an Obama Administration that launched a brutal war on Libya under false pretenses and pursued a regime-change policy in Syria that involved arming and training jihadists. Upon retirement, as is all too common with military leaders, he cashed in on his service with a position on the board of military contractor Raytheon.Austin will be “business as usual” for Washington’s warmongers and the military contractors who make a fortune inventing endless conflicts overseas.Then things went from bad to worse, as the yearly monstrosity called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed with an amendment severely restricting the US president’s ability to remove troops from Afghanistan and Europe. Offered by neoconservative Congresswoman Liz Cheney, daughter of the warmongering Dick Cheney, the amendment all but guarantees that America’s longest war in history will continue pointlessly onward.A coalition of warmongering Democrats and Republicans have been furious with President Trump for his last minute effort to draw troops down from Afghanistan and elsewhere, and they appear to have a veto-proof majority to tie the president’s hands.Congress has for decades believed that the president can go to war whenever or wherever he pleases without a declaration, but if the president dares attempt to end a war their belief in a “unitary executive” is thrown out the window. What hypocrisy.The Constitution is clear that the president is the commander in chief of the military and as such should have the authority to move troops as he sees fit. The Founders understood that 535 Members of Congress trying to micromanage troops on the battlefield is not a good idea.Congress has it backward. It should be very difficult for a president to take the country to war and easy for that war to be ended.Time after time, the “peace” candidate usually wins the election. But no matter how sick the American people are of endless war, the war machine finds a way to keep chugging along. What will it take to return to a policy of peace and prosperity?Republished from RonPaulInstitute.org with permissionThe post Ron Paul: Congress Again Proves That the Business of Washington is War appeared first on We Are Change.

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