Grind for March 9th
“You can make mistakes, but you’re not a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes.” – John Wooden
Illegals Jam Phone Lines as CA Offers 500 Dollars Each in Coronavirus Relief
The State of California is offering $500 each to illegal aliens as part of a $75 million coronavirus relief program – even as it asks federal taxpayers for help paying for its $54 billion deficit.
The program, which launched on Monday, saw phone lines jammed as “undocumented immigrants,” who are ineligible for the federal aid provided thus far, called a state hotline.
The New York Times reported:
Within minutes after the phone lines opened, many people reported they could not get through, and by 10 a.m., an hour after it opened, many of the phone lines crashed.
The $75 million cash assistance program, awarded on a first-come first-served basis, was being conducted almost entirely by telephone to avoid hazardous in-person contacts.
The available funding will allow only about 150,000 immigrants to benefit, according to state officials.
The governor, Gavin Newsom, announced in mid-April that the state would provide $75 million in cash assistance to the 150,000 who are selected. Philanthropic organizations and private donors pledged an additional $50 million, for another 100,000 immigrants. Read more…
How the FBI Used the Media to Push its Russia-Collusion Narrative
FBI agents determined to discover evidence that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election used selective leaks to the media to justify continuing its investigation.
Chuck Ross, an investigative journalist at the Daily Caller News Foundation, has outlined five examples of the FBI using so-called news hooks to advance its probe into the Trump campaign. In one of the most extreme cases, fired FBI Director James Comey actually used a media leak to push for the appointment of a special counsel. That special counsel, Robert Mueller, spent two years investigating claims of Russian collusion and found no evidence to suggest the Trump campaign worked with the hostile nation to win the election.
“Prominent media outlets played a key role in advancing the now-debunked theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. Much of that media manipulation centered around the infamous Steele dossier, which the Clinton campaign and DNC funded,” Ross reported. “Christopher Steele, a former British spy, briefed numerous reporters, the FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ), State Department and think tank officials on his dossier. The FBI’s possession of the dossier itself would eventually serve as a news hook that allowed Steele’s unverified allegations to make their way into public view.”
It was Comey who used the dossier to advance the investigation. He briefed incoming President Trump on the dossier’s existence, thereby allowing the media to report on the dossier and launch the narrative that Trump colluded with Russia. Read more…
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