‘She’s been caught’: Sally Yates slammed for her selective memory

The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus ripped former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates for downplaying her role in the FBI’s unprecedented counterintelligence probe into then-GOP nominee Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who’s also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, panned Yates’ selective memory, adding that she was elusive with many of her responses because “she’s been caught.” After Dobbs remarked that some senators believe that Yates only remembered “what seems to be convenient,” Biggs agreed, noting that “she’s gonna protect herself.” “Read More

Portland police clash with rioters as they descend on far

Portland police were forced to declare a riot for the second time in as many nights on Wednesday after scores of black-clad Antifa-linked vandals attacked the east precinct building and attempted to light it on fire. For months, raucous anti-police demonstrations that often turned violent have taken place in downtown Portland following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police in May. And in recent weeks, Antifa-linked protesters and their allies focused attention on federal agents guarding the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse. But over the past few days after Oregon officials made a deal Read More

Silicon Valley investor ripped for his privilege over ‘microschool’ ad

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. A wealthy Silicon Valley investor was lambasted for his privilege after placing an ad on social media in search of the “best teacher in the Bay Area” to educate his kids at a ‘micro-school’ as California learning centers remain shuttered due to coronavirus. Angel financier Jason Calacanis, 49, who has put money into start-ups like Uber and Robinhood, posted that he was looking for “the best 4th to 6th grade teacher” and offered the prospective candidate a salary that would “beat whatever they are getting paid.” In Read More

Senator wants increased Medicaid funding to pay for unarmed response

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. A U.S. senator from Oregon would like to see an increase in Medicaid to help finance unarmed response teams that would replace police officers in some circumstances. Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, believes a Eugene-based program called CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) that has been in existence for decades could be expanded around the country to more effectively handling mental health-related calls than conventional police, according to OregonLive. Wyden’s office said in a release that Read More

Sen. Kennedy asks Yates, if he does what she did,

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates blamed the FBI for providing her with false information which she used to sign off on a surveillance warrant against a former member of the 2016 Trump campaign. Yates, who was fired by President Donald Trump just days after he took office for refusing to defend a travel ban from terrorist-sponsoring countries, told Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday she didn’t know information contained in the infamous “Steele dossier” was inaccurate before she signed Read More

LAPD loses $900 million to ‘community’ programs if BLM-inspired measure

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. Los Angeles County law enforcement stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding if a ballot measure inspired by “Black Lives Matter” efforts do ‘defund the police’ passes in November. The LA County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to redirect $880 million away from law enforcement, choosing instead to use it for ‘community’ programs, Fox News reported. The money would be taken from the country’s unrestricted general funds, local FOX 11 in Los Angeles noted further. Board members voted 4-1 in favor of the proposal, Read More

Dem Senator, with no evidence, accuses Sen Graham of mistreating

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was accused of sexism and bullying during his questioning of former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates during a hearing Wednesday regarding the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe of the 2016 Trump campaign. At one point, after Yates hedged a number of her answers, Graham interrupted in an attempt to get her back on track. When he did, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) broke in and accused the chairman of berating Yates because she is a woman. “Mr. Chairman, let her answer the question. Just because it’s a woman testifying doesn’t Read More

Biden gets belligerent about cognitive testing: ‘Why the hell would

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted a CBS reporter on Tuesday for asking whether or not the former vice president had taken a cognitive test. During a wide-ranging interview, Biden lashed out at Errol Barnett during a multi-moderator conference of Black and Latino journalists for asking the question. “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?” Biden responded. “C’mon man,” he continued. “That’s like saying, ‘You — before you got on this program you took a test Read More

‘You’re just saying a bunch of crap’: CNN host hailed

CNN host Brianna Keilar accused senior Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp of pushing “crap” as the two clashed over differences between mail-in and absentee ballots ahead of the November elections. The fiery segment came after President Donald Trump hinted at a court challenged in a tweet earlier Tuesday regarding a just-passed universal mail-in voting law in Nevada Republicans say Democrats will use to retain permanent control over the state due to provisions in the law that allow for the possibility of voter fraud. In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win Read More

Woman booted from American Airlines flight over ‘offensive’ facemask

A South Florida woman was kicked off an American Airlines flight last week after a flight attendant determined the mask she was wearing featured “offensive” material. Arlinda Johns was traveling to Illinois and boarded a plane wearing a mask that said “F*** 12,” as well as a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt, she said in an interview with Local 10, which described Johns as an “activist.” The station notes that “F*** 12” is an acronym for “F**k the Police.” Shortly after boarding, a flight attendant reportedly asked Johns, who supports the “defund the police” movement, to cover up her mask, which she did. Read More