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Oregon County Drops Mask Exemption For ‘People of Color’
Oregon’s Lincoln County is an idyllic patch of country, set on the Pacific Ocean halfway between Portland and Eugene and home to about 50,000 residents.
But the tiny community this week found itself in national headlines after county officials passed a directive ordering all residents must wear face coverings when in public places in which they are likely to come within six feet of another person who is not from their own household.
Well, not all residents. “People of color” who are “worried about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public” were exempted in the directive.
The directive, passed on June 16, went viral after the New York Post posted a story with the headline: “Oregon county issues face mask order that exempts non-white people.”
By Wednesday, as the story spread, county officials were slammed with angry emails and phone calls. And now, the county has revised the directive and gotten rid of the exception, saying that it “does more harm than good.” Read more…
Explosive New FBI Notes Confirm Obama Directed Anti-Flynn Operation
Newly released notes confirm President Barack Obama’s key role in surveillance and leak operation against Michael Flynn, the incoming Trump administration national security adviser. The handwritten notes, which were first disclosed in a federal court filing made by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, show President Obama himself personally directed former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to investigate Flynn for having routine phone calls with a Russian counterpart. He also suggests they withhold information from President Trump and his key national security figures.
The handwritten notes from fired former FBI agent Peter Strzok appear to describe a Jan. 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting between Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Comey, Yates, and then-national security adviser Susan Rice. The meeting and its substance were confirmed in a bizarre Inauguration Day email Rice wrote to herself.
It was at this meeting, which was confirmed by testimony from Comey and Yates, that Obama gave guidance to key officials who would be tasked with protecting his administration’s utilization of secretly funded Clinton campaign research, which alleged Trump was involved in a treasonous plot to collude with Russia, from being discovered or stopped by the incoming administration. Read more…
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