In this day and age, it’s rare to see the Senate work together on any issue.
Even though there are many causes that both parties and compromise on, Democrats often stonewall any progress.
But there seems to be one issue that motivated all senators to band together and get something passed.
Because there was unanimous consent to approve this bill, proposed by Republican Josh Hawley.
The Senate passed a bill that would require intelligence on the origins of COVID-19 to be declassified.
The legislation requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to declassify information “related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and the origins of the Covid pandemic,” per the press release. The bill was introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.).
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information about the origins of the 2020 crisis.
For a long time, the media’s narrative about the cause of the 2020 crisis was widely accepted. Anyone that questioned the story that it arose out of the Wuhan wet markets was dismissed, and even banned.
But in recent days, there have been stirrings within our government questioning that narrative.
Social media had banned even discussing its possibility, and people were accused of stirring up conspiracy theories. Biden’s team just admitted they cancelled the Trump administration’s investigation.
But in a stunning turn of events, Biden now says he’s ordering a redoubling of efforts to investigate it, and he wants to report the findings in 90 days. The Democrats and the media who seemed to have tried to bury this now have egg on their faces.
The State Department had previously suggested the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan Virology lab. At one point, even the World Health Organization was leaning toward that theory (and quickly withdrew it, after China pressed them).
But it’s becoming harder to deny that the origins of a crisis that shut down the world might not have come out of an accidental encounter at a wet market.
The Senate has hammered figures like Anthony Fauci for answers about Wuhan’s “gain-of-function” research.
Senators like Rand Paul believe Fauci’s own org donated money the lab so they could conduct this research.
Now, the entire Senate has approved a process that will reveal to the public what we are learning about the origins of what happened.
It seems clear that China worked to cover up the spread for months. They have already been blamed for letting it get out of control.
But if it really started in a lab, run by the Chinese government? The entire international community will demand answers.
Hopefully, we’ll find out soon.
- The Senate unanimously passed a bill concerning the origins of the 2020 crisis.
- The bill will require the DNI to declassify information on whether the Wuhan lab was responsible.
- Growing sentiment is challenging the original story that the virus came from the wet markets.
Idaho lieutenant gov issues vaccine order, tries to send National Guard troops to southern border while gov is out of state
For the second time this year, Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin attempted to take advantage of Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s absence to issue a COVID-19 related executive order — but the governor isn’t having any of it.
With Little out of state Tuesday, McGeachin issued an executive order barring employers in the state from implementing vaccine mandates for employees, the Associated Press reported.
Little was in Texas meeting with nine other Republican governors over concerns about President Biden’s handling of the crisis at the U.S. southern border when the order was issued. But after he caught wind of McGeachin’s maneuvering, Little issued a statement saying that he never authorized the order and vowing to repeal it immediately upon his return.
“I am in Texas performing my duties as the duly elected Governor of Idaho, and I have not authorized the Lt. Governor to act on my behalf,” Little said in a statement shortly after arriving in Texas on Tuesday. “I will be rescinding and reversing any actions taken by the Lt. Governor when I return.”
The AP noted that Little is expected back in the state Wednesday evening. The news agency also noted that in Idaho, the governor and lieutenant governor don’t run on the same ticket. In fact, McGeachin is running for governor against Little in the state’s next election.
McGeachin wasn’t finished there, however. She also sought to deploy Idaho National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border this week in Little’s absence.
In a letter to Maj. Gen. Michael J. Garshak obtained by the AP, McGeachin wrote, “As of Wednesday, my constitutional authority as Governor affords me the power of activating the Idaho National Guard. As the Adjutant General, I am requesting information from you on the steps needed for the Governor to activate the National Guard.”
The lieutenant governor’s request was ultimately rebuffed, but Little took notice of the attempt and used it to slam his opponent.
“Attempting to deploy our National Guard for political grandstanding is an affront to the Idaho constitution and insults the men and women who have dedicated their life to serving our state and the country,” Little said in a statement.
In May, while Little was in Nashville, Tennessee, attending a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, McGeachin issued an executive order barring local governments from implementing mask mandates.
Little, who had never implemented a statewide mask mandate in Idaho, called the order an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.”
Glenn Beck: Electricity shortages in China mean empty shelves ARE coming. Here’s how to PREPARE
On the “Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn explained why he wouldn’t be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.
Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: “There’s a major storm brewing in the supply chain,” Beckham wrote on Twitter.
Thanks to China’s centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. “It could dramatically impact every [American’s] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet,” Beckham warned.
Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.
Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:
It Begins: Federal Investigators Are Issuing Warrants for Google to Turn Over Anyone Typing in Certain Search Terms
The federal government is issuing warrants from compliant Google to turn over anyone typing in certain search terms.
But they assure the American public that they can be trusted. Just like the federal government assured Americans they would not abuse the secret FISA courts to spy on innocent Americans!
We now know that crooked feds were spying on Donald Trump, his family, his campaign and his presidency using the secret courts to obtain warrants.
This is your brave new world. Get used to it.
The U.S. government is reportedly secretly issuing warrants for Google to provide user data on anyone typing in certain search terms, raising fears that innocent online users could get caught up in serious crime investigations at a greater frequency than previously thought.
In an attempt to track down criminals, federal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.
Google has to respond to thousands of warrant orders each year, but the keyword warrants are a relatively new strategy used by the government and are controversial.
“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes.
“This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people, especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame not precise. To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” she added.
The government said that the scope of the warrants is limited to avoid implicating innocent people who happen to search for certain terms, but it’s not publicly disclosed how many users’ data are sent to the government and what the extent of the warrant requests are.