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Adam Schiff, the chairman of the Democrats’ Impeachment Committee, has let it be known that the Bidens, especially Hunter Biden, is beyond congressional scrutiny. That’s Schiff’s justification for not allowing Hunter Biden to testify at the Democrats’ Impeachment Committee’s hearing. Chairman Schiff and other Democrats have already settled on a verdict. That verdict was arrived at 3 years ago when President Trump was just President-Elect Trump.

We all know the story. Just 19 minutes after President Trump’s swearing in, the Washington Post ran an article saying that impeachment begins now. Further, we know that there were impeachment rallies in Chicago, Washington DC and NYC the day after Election Day, 2016. Obviously, Democrats didn’t have anything that rose to the level of an impeachable offense. To Resistance Democrats, Trump defeating Hillary was the impeachable offense.

Over the years, Adam Schiff lead the Democrats’ impeachment charge. Schiff was the lying Democrat who told Chuck Todd that he’d seen evidence that was “more than circumstantial” verifying that then-Candidate Trump had colluded with Russia to win the election. Adam Schiff is the lying dirtbag Democrat who wrote a lie-filled speech, then pretended that it was what President Trump said during his phone call with Ukraine President Zelenskiy:

Schiff has ruled that potential Biden wrongdoing is offlimits for these hearings even though it’s entirely relevant to the charges being brought against President Trump. They’re relevant because, if Hunter Biden engaged in influence-peddling, then that’s no different than what Paul Manafort did.

Stop and think this through because it’s important. If Hunter Biden engaged in influence-peddling, then President Trump is justified in having Ukraine investigate the Bidens because he’d be trying to investigate corruption. At that point, President Trump wouldn’t be trying to dig up dirt on a political opponent.

Democrats won’t admit that since that’d be like admitting that they’re impeaching President Trump because they hate him. Republicans should make this case daily and tirelessly. Republicans should highlight the Democrats’ hatred of Trump. Once Democrats admit that they hate Trump, the Democrats’ claims of patriotism disappear. It isn’t possible to hate the president if you’re a patriot.

It’s painfully obvious that Democrats don’t care about this nation. If Democrats loved the United States, they’d rejoice that minorities are doing exceptionally well economically under President Trump. If Democrats loved the United States, they’d fight with President Trump in eliminating corruption.

If Schiff won’t let Republicans call the 2 witnesses most central to their defense of President Trump, then Republicans should take some of their time during the televised hearing to simply explain their theory of the case. If Schiff tries preventing that, then Republicans should remind voters that Schiff is a lying partisan who’s been trying to impeach President Trump for 3 years. Why not have a ‘Schiff’s Greatest Hits’ video ready for that moment?

It’s time for Republicans to put Democrats on defense. If Democrats insist on playing by crooked rules, Republicans should ignore the rules whenever it’s needed to prove their point.

At the heart of the Democrats’ impeachment drive is the Democrats’ contention that President Trump asked Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden. That’s a theory that the media, myself included, hasn’t examined, at least not seriously. The thought that President Trump is worried about Joe Biden, especially at a time when Biden’s fundraising is struggling and his cash on hand balance is low, is misguided thinking.

President Trump understands that he’s a force of nature, politically speaking, and that there isn’t a candidate at the Democrats’ debates that’s clicking with the voters. Sleepy Joe Biden doesn’t excite anyone. Elizabeth Warren just blew up her candidacy with her Medicare-for-All tax increase. Bernie Sanders’ campaign just died at the hands of Crazy Bernie. Check out Crazy Bernie’s immigration proposal:

Key Points

  1. Institute a moratorium on deportations until a thorough audit of past practices and policies is complete.
  2. Reinstate and expand DACA and develop a humane policy for those seeking asylum.
  3. Completely reshape and reform our immigration enforcement system, including breaking up ICE and CBP and redistributing their functions to their proper authorities.
  4. Dismantle cruel and inhumane deportation programs and detention centers and reunite families who have been separated.
  5. Live up to our ideals as a nation and welcome refugees and those seeking asylum, including those displaced by climate change.

To use an old carpenter’s saying, Crazy Bernie’s plan is a full bubble off center. But I digress. The subject was Biden.

Supposedly, Joe is the champion of blue collar workers everywhere. There’s a flaw with that logic, though, which I’ve written about frequently. Sleepy Joe wants to ban fossil fuels. This video is from the Greenpeace USA Youtube channel:

The Obama-Biden administration also prevented the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. It didn’t take long for President Trump to reverse that.

These are the policies and candidacies that Democrats think are winners in 2020? There’s nothing to think these policies will connect with blue collar voters in Rust Belt states that Democrats need to flip. If Biden doesn’t flip ‘Blue Firewall’ states like Pennsylvania and Michigan back into the Democrats’ column, Democrats can kiss this election goodbye. Check this article out:

The battle is a microcosm of what is happening nationally: Big-city Democratic mayors are aligning themselves with leftist local officials and environmental activists to renounce disfavored industries. It also exposes the Democrats’ deep challenges with blue-collar voters. In both Western Pennsylvania and the Scranton area, the shale industry is opening up prosperity not seen for two generations—and inflaming climate zealots. “A Democrat can’t win Pennsylvania without voter support from those two regions,” said Mike Mikus, a strategist who consulted for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election campaign last year. “And you can’t win the presidency as a Democrat if you lose Pennsylvania.”

The point of this is that Biden is a fatally flawed presidential candidate. President Trump didn’t need Ukraine’s help to defeat Biden. Further, President Trump ran on draining the Swamp. If anyone personifies the Swamp better than Joe and Hunter Biden, it’d be the Podesta brothers.

Unlike other presidents, President Trump has made a habit of keeping his promise. He doesn’t have a perfect record but it’s better than any recent president.

  1. He’s building the wall, despite the Democrats obstructionism.
  2. President Trump moved the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  3. President Trump signed the biggest tax cuts in US history.
  4. He promised small-town workers that they wouldn’t be forgotten. Thanks to the booming energy industry, he’s more than kept that promise.

Democrats whine about President Trump going after Joe and Hunter Biden because they aren’t used to a president actually getting serious about corruption. Joe and Hunter Biden are government corruption personified. They aren’t at John Murtha’s level but they’re still in the Swamp Hall of Fame.

According to this article from CBS Boston, the problems in the Minnesota Department of Human Services are widespread. To quote the article, “DHS lost track of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money in just the last five years. That’s according to numerous investigations, reviews and outside independent analysis of one of Minnesota’s largest and most important agencies.”

Check this out:

Here’s a partial list in one place:
DHS Fraud/Waste

  • 2016: $271 million to MNsure.
  • 2017: $7.7 million to Medicaid.
  • 2018: $30 million to MNCare.
  • 2019: $72 million in child care.
  • 2019: $3.7 million to dead people.
  • 2019: $30 million in opioid overpayments.

That list alone comes to $414,400,000. That’s almost half a billion dollars spent on people who allegedly didn’t qualify for their various programs. That’s quite stunning in light of this fact:

Minnesota’s sprawling DHS occupies a full city block in downtown St. Paul, with 16,000 employees and a budget of $17.5 billion.

That’s before learning this:

DHS manages thousands of programs for Minnesota’s most vulnerable poor, disabled, seniors and children. Those programs include food stamps and housing, health care, refugee resettlement, sex offender treatment, gambling, drug addiction and mental health, and much more.

Then there’s this:

That statement is from 2011. The statement said that oversight was weak even then. Think about that a minute. Things didn’t change in almost a decade. Then think about this frightening thought: Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want this to be the blueprint for health care ‘reform’. You can virtually hear people saying ‘Over my dead body’. The frightening thought about that battle cry in Minnesota is that those dead people might get a check from Human Services.

Trusting DHS isn’t a worthwhile effort.

Mark Zaid, the faux whistleblower’s attorney, apparently has a bone to pick with President Trump. He’s apparently a prolific Twitter user, too. Zaid’s tweets might hurt his client.

According to Zaid’s tweets, he wants Trump out of office ASAP:


What’s laughable is what’s written on Mr. Zaid’s profile page:

Attorney handling cases involving national security, security clearances, govt investigations, media, Freedom of Information Act, & whistleblowing. Non-partisan

That should read “Hyper-partisan” instead of “Non-partisan.”

Then, in July 2017, Zaid remarked, “I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president.” Also that month, Zaid tweeted, “We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters.”

Only in Washington, DC, would a man who tweeted out such tweets be considered non-partisan.

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director, told Fox News that “The whistleblower’s lawyer gave away the game. It was always the Democrats’ plan to stage a coup and impeach President Trump and all they ever needed was the right scheme. They whiffed on Mueller so now they’ve settled on the perfectly fine Ukraine phone call. This proves this was orchestrated from the beginning.”

As dense as Mr. Zaid is, apparently, Justin Amash is just as clueless:

“Actually, the Constitution specifically provides for the right of the accused to meet his accuser,” Hemingway tweeted. “Whistleblower protection has never — could never — mean that accusations are accepted without question. He of course must testify. To say otherwise is silly.”

Amash made this feeble argument against Hemingway:

“Yeah, at *trial* in a *criminal* prosecution,” Amash responded. “To say otherwise is silly. The best argument one could make is that it also should apply at trial in the Senate, despite not being a criminal prosecution, following impeachment in the House.”

Seriously? So a person can get impeached without the accuser having to testify? When did the USA’s judicial system become predicated on the notion that a person could get indicted by anonymous accusations?

It’s one thing to say that a person can get indicted without having their accuser cross-examined. While a criminal indictment isn’t fun, it’s a breeze compared with getting impeached. Getting impeached means that the president isn’t permitted to run the nation for the betterment of a nation. Does Mr. Amash think that the impeachment process not affect the entire nation?

If Mr. Amash thinks that, then he and Mr. Zaid deserve each other. They’re both losers if that’s the case.

Anyone that thinks that the Minnesota Department of Human Services isn’t suffering through a crisis hasn’t been reading LFR lately and they certainly haven’t read this article, either. After reading the article, LFR reached out to Rep. Nick Zerwas of Elk River, who consented to an interview.

Q: What has bothered you the most about this scandal thus far?
A: Obviously the total lack of accountability is disappointing (but predictable).
Q: You say that it’s predictable that there was a lack of accountability. Why is that predictable?
A: In all of the scandals at DHS over the last 7 years I’ve been in the legislature, I can’t recall anyone ever being held accountable.

If you visit Rep. Zerwas’ legislative website, you’ll see a lengthy list of statements on the DHS crisis. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that DHS management has responded to the crisis.

Rep. Zerwas issued this statement yesterday:

Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, who serves on the House Health and Human Services Finance Division and has called for a full forensic audit of all state and federal spending at the embattled agency, is calling on Ramsey County Attorney John Choi to examine the latest report, and determine whether the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office should step in to prosecute the repeated violations of law.

“While I appreciate the good-faith efforts Commissioner Harpstead is making to clean up the agency and restore public trust, at some point we must determine whether there are consequences for violating the laws we have in place,” Zerwas said. “If the agency is unwilling to hold employees accountable, then it may be time for law enforcement to step in.”

At this point, actions and consequences are more important than words. If the Ramsey County Attorney won’t prosecute lawbreakers, then it’ll be apparent that their office isn’t taking this seriously. There were other questions asked of Rep. Zerwas. This one stood out:

Q: One final question: Should the legislature break up DHS? Or is just changing the culture required?
A: I think the agency is too large, and I would support breaking it up. However, a restructure of DHS alone will not fix anything. If the employees don’t believe there will be consequences for their illegal actions, then I guarantee you nothing will change.

That’s the growing consensus about DHS. There’s no question that the culture must change. The Department must change, too.

The records obtained by the newspaper show employees sometimes allowed vendors and grantees to perform work or services without finalized and signed contracts, while in other cases employees bought products such as software without the required permission. Department officials said the agency has safeguards in place that prevent spending in such situations. But legislators said the violations put the agency at risk for misusing taxpayer dollars.

Thank God for those departmental safeguards. Where would we be without them? Apparently, DHS management doesn’t pay much attention to those ‘safeguards’. Question: Can they be considered safeguards if nobody pays attention to them?

If there’s anything that’s predictable, it’s that the Swamp protects its own. Nowhere is that more visible today than with the faux whistleblower, whose name (allegedly Eric Ciaramella) was disclosed by Donald Trump Jr. today. According to this article, “current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News” that “pressure is building on the spy agency’s director, Gina Haspel, to take a stand on the matter.”

Fine. Here’s a stand that these Swamp critters won’t like. Haspel should side with the Constitution. Specifically, Haspel should side with the Sixth Amendment, which says “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”

TRANSLATION: Anyone accused of a crime has the right to cross-examine his accusers, just like he has a right to accuse those accusers. The standard is that defendants shall have the right to confront their accusers. It doesn’t say that defendants might have that right if the wind is out of the west and if we’ve just had a full moon. It says that, in all situations, the defendant shall have that right. Predictably, the faux whistleblower’s attorney isn’t fond of the idea of his client’s name getting outed:

Andrew Bakaj, the whistleblower’s lead lawyer, has said that disclosure of his client’s name would deter future whistleblowers and he has threatened legal action against anyone who reveals the name. In a statement Wednesday, the whistleblower’s lawyers said “identifying any suspected name … will place that individual and their family at risk of serious harm.”

First, it isn’t known if this person qualifies as a whistleblower. Just because his/her attorney says the person is a whistleblower doesn’t make it Gospel fact. Next, if the alleged whistleblower has a partisan political agenda that includes removing the president from office, then exposing the alleged whistleblower’s identity is a patriotic thing. I want people who gossip about things that they heard to not be protected. If this person didn’t abide by the laws of integrity, they don’t deserve protection.

The inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, found the whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s alleged pressure campaign on Ukraine to be credible. The description of events in the complaint, which has been public for weeks, has largely been confirmed by the transcript of Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president and by the publicly available testimony of other witnesses in recent weeks.

Michael Atkinson should testify when the House Impeachment Committee, chaired by hyperpartisan Democrat Adam Schiff, conducts public hearings. What made the whistleblower’s testimony credible? Was it the fact that none of it was first-hand information? Was it the fact that no court in the nation would’ve admitted this information into a court because it’s hearsay, which is inadmissible except in a few exceptions?

“Since the affiliation of the whistleblower is unacknowledged, it is up to the Acting DNI Joe McGuire to take a firm public and private stance against any effort to expose the whistleblower,” Brennan told NBC News. “Other leaders of the Intelligence Community should privately oppose any attempt to name the whistleblower. Senator Paul’s appalling call for the naming of the whistleblower by the media should be denounced in the strongest terms possible; a statement signed by the heads of all the intelligence agencies would be most appropriate.”

Based on what, Mr. Brennan? Why should partisan snitches peddling gossip get protection? This isn’t the case of a patriot saving the nation from a madman. This is the case of a renegade madman trying to save a nation from a patriot.

It isn’t often that Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul agree so I’d better record this for history’s sake:

It isn’t a well-kept secret that the Minnesota Department of Human Services is in utter chaos. This is one of the biggest crises we’ve seen in Minnesota. And remember that Minnesota is the state that brought us such wonderful experiences as MNLARS, MNsure and the lesser-known MnChoices. But I digress.

Last week, senators learned from the “Legislative Auditor’s report” that “DHS staff can make decisions to spend Medicaid funds without review and approval from DHS officials who are responsible for the state’s Medicaid program. The agency also lacks a policy that requires that its various divisions, offices and units to obtain approval from Medicaid officials before making spending decisions.”

That isn’t the worst of it. Then there’s this:

The legislative auditor found, for instance, that the agency’s behavioral-health division had its own staff for setting payment rates and that it did not coordinate with the health care division, which actually oversees payments. Because DHS failed to establish uniform payment controls, the unauthorized payments to White Earth and Leech Lake continued for several years, the auditor’s report said.

That led to this:

The overpayments were for an unauthorized billing practice that enabled the bands to bill the Medicaid program an unusually high rate, $455 a day, for an anti-addiction medication, Suboxone, even when patients took the drug at home without interacting with a clinician. The payments continued over several years even though they were never authorized. A month after that billing error became public, the agency disclosed that it was ordered to repay $48 million to the federal government.

That’s quite a lovely little slush fund that the Tribes might operate. After all, the Tribes were responsible for billing “the Medicaid program an unusually high rate” of $455 per day. That’s a fund of $166,075 per year per patient. The report didn’t state how many patients used this program so let’s go with 25 patients per year. Potentially, that’s a nest-egg of over $4,000,000 a year. The report said that this practice lasted more than a decade. A dozen years of doing this might lead to a balance of almost $50,000,000.

Sen. Michelle Benson, the chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, said “Your internal auditors do not appear to have taken internal controls seriously.” That’s quite the understatement. Apparently, DHS auditors weren’t the only government employees who didn’t take things seriously:

In its report, the legislative auditor found that no one at the agency documented the decision that allowed the Indian bands to bill the Medicaid program for self-administering drugs at home. The state’s failure to do so, the auditor’s office found, violated the Minnesota Official Records Act, which requires that state agencies preserve all records “necessary to a full and accurate knowledge” of their official activities.

“We continually asked, ‘What is the documentation? Do you know who made the decision?'” Nobles told legislators at Wednesday’s hearing. “… No one raised their hand and said, ‘I made the decision and I’m responsible.’ It’s disturbing that this could occur.”

I can’t picture this working:

To address the problems, she said a team of experts is coming together to identify the root cause of the overpayments and map out how decisions are made and by whom. She also has proposed a tighter process for documenting decisions. The changes, Harpstead said, will result in multiple layers of approval before Medicaid funds are disbursed — and a clear paper trail.

Instead of hiring a “team of experts”, why not hire a competent person with executive experience, then task that person with the responsibility of implementing clearly defined procedures for each of the tasks that agency is responsible for? Hiring a team of experts might muddy things more than fix things. It’s better to hire one competent person, then give that person the authority to fix that agency. That’s because that person can’t pass the buck off when the problem isn’t fixed.

This must be fixed ASAP. Too many Minnesota and federal tax dollars have gotten spent improperly. That needs to end immediately. The OLA should audit DHS again within the next 3-4 months to see whether Commissioner Harpstead’s new plan is fixing the problem.

Further, there’s a legislative component to this, too. What’s required is the ability to terminate incompetent or corrupt officials. Letting incompetent or corrupt officials collect like deadwood is likely how DHS slid into this crisis.

Anyone that thinks that President Trump isn’t amazing isn’t paying attention. It isn’t about whether you agree with his tweets or not. It’s about President Trump’s ability to focus on what’s most important the past month. Democrats have been trying to impeach President Trump since before he took office. That’s 3 years ago. While Resist Democrats, aka Do-Nothing Democrats, have stood against virtually everything President Trump advocated for, President Trump has implemented policies that’ve put the United States on the right path economically and from a national security standpoint.

Just 48 hours ago, Do-Nothing Democrats and their media allies criticized President Trump’s decision to pull a handful of troops out of northern Syria. Some Democrats said that “the White House had no ‘real plan’ to combat the terror group following the U.S. pullout in Syria.” Sunday morning, President Trump held an hour-long news conference to announce an operation that killed the world’s top terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. That happened without the world knowing what was happening. President Trump knew what was happening for 3 days.

Despite Democrats’ constant criticism, President Trump has made great decisions. President Trump’s economic policies have strengthened families while lifting minority families out of poverty. President Trump’s military policies have brought troops home without giving comfort to terrorists. (President Obama can’t say that.)

Despite the Democrats’ 3-year-long impeachment investigation, President Trump’s policies have made the US more prosperous, rebuilt rural America, made the US energy dominant while rebuilding the military and strengthening border security. He’s done this without a single vote from Democrats. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has strengthened the US economy. That passed without a single Democrat vote in the House or Senate.

Each day, President Trump has to listen to busybodies throw hissy fits about him allegedly committing treason or the walls closing in. He’s had to listen to has-been reporters claim that what Trump did was “worse than Watergate.” Additionally, President Trump has had to listen to commentators insist that that day’s testimony was a bombshell.

President Trump just keeps chugging along. He’s heard this crap for 3+ years. It hasn’t stopped him from giving as good as he’s gotten. It hasn’t stopped him from getting major initiatives enacted. When he puts this all together at the Convention next year, it’ll make for an impressive-sounding acceptance speech that’ll rally longtime activists and newly minted Republicans alike.

I don’t think that President Trump can walk on water but I’m convinced that he’s accomplished as much in 3 years as Bill Clinton accomplished in 8. Considering the hostile press he’s faced daily and the Do-Nothing Democrats impeachment insanity he’s had to deal with, it’s amazing he’s still standing, much less flourishing. When impeachment falls behind him, President Trump won’t have to deal with the BS that he’s had to deal with his entire presidency.

Hopefully, President Trump will be re-elected with a bigger GOP Senate majority while retaking the House away from the nuts that currently run the Democrat Party. If we have unified government again, the economy will improve and more reforms will get accomplished.

That would be truly amazing.

Apparently, the DFL isn’t serious about protecting whistleblowers. If the DFL was serious about eliminating corruption, this wouldn’t still be happening:

A state whistleblower says she is still being retaliated against months after she reported wrongdoing. Faye Bernstein, a compliance officer at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, said she has been excluded from the work she did before speaking out, told by superiors that her opinion “is no longer needed,” and encouraged to take time off or seek therapy when she objected to the retaliation she continues to face. And Bernstein said some employees have even started “wild and hurtful rumors” to discredit her.

Bernstein, a 14-year veteran of the department, raised concerns in July about “substandard and noncompliant” state contracts that were being approved by leaders in the agency’s behavioral health division, which pays out millions of dollars in contracts and grants for programs that include battling addiction and the opioid epidemic.

This started before the Walz administration but it’s obvious that the Walz administration isn’t taking their responsibilities seriously. When she was appointed, I said that new Commissioner Jodi Harpstead was a terrible pick. That was mid-August. It’s now late October. Changing the culture takes time but it isn’t unreasonable to think that Ms. Harpstead should get 1-2 of her top priorities fixed in that time. According to this testimony from Ms. Harpstead, changing the culture wasn’t a high priority:

That’s depressing. What’s depressing, too, is that, after naming Harpstead the new commissioner 2 months ago, Democrat Gov. Tim Walz essentially disappeared. I just did multiple searches for Gov. Walz but found only a handful of articles, most of which dealt the insulin issue. The insulin issue is important but the DHS whistleblower/bullying scandal is important, too. Walz and the DFL have disappeared on the issue of eliminating fraud within DHS.

The DFL hasn’t provided meaningful oversight on DHS. Tim Walz has disappeared. Walz’s new leader for DHS, Jodi Harpstead, hasn’t prioritized changing the culture in her new department, meaning that DHS’s culture remains toxic. Big government that thinks it doesn’t answer to anybody is a nightmare. Why doesn’t the DFL think that stopping corruption and bullying is a big thing? The DFL has treated these scandals like they aren’t interested.

While the lineup of speakers has changed, the goal remains the same — convince people that there’s a hate crime epidemic sweeping through St. Cloud. Last time, the event was titled “Dismantling Hate Crimes” before it was cancelled amidst a ton of controversy. Last time, the dishonest thugs at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights whined that they were upset that protesters had tried to silence a discussion of hate crimes. That’s a bunch of BS. Jeff Oxton, St. Cloud’s assistant police chief, “said Wednesday the department received no reports of threats related to the event.”

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero issued a statement that said, in part, “Hate is not a value in St. Cloud or in any part of our state. Our community deserves better. I am heartbroken by the attempts to silence discussion on hate crimes. The goal of the forum was to discuss the community we want to create. One that is full of dignity and joy.”

I pointed out that the event was cancelled before the dozen or so protesters arrived. I also highlighted the fact that no threats were received that day or that week. In other words, the statement was BS.

This time, instead of CAIR’s Jaylani Hussein and MDHR’s Lucero, they’ll have police hating AG Keith Ellison, a former skinhead and career politician wannabe Dan Wolgamott. What this has to do with St. Cloud is beyond comprehension. St. Cloud doesn’t have a hate crimes problem. We definitely don’t have a skinhead problem. Unfortunately, we have a crisis with wannabe career politicians.

According to this article, “Hate crimes and white nationalism will be the focus of a St. Cloud listening session Tuesday night. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will be joined by District 14B Rep. Dan Wolgamott and former violent extremist Christian Picciolini from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Atwood Memorial Center ballroom at St. Cloud State University. Ellison will hear concerns about hate crimes and seek community-based solutions, according to a press release from his office.”

This event is scheduled to last 90 minutes. If it was based on truth, it would last 15 minutes maximum. I don’t understand why a former skinhead’s input makes sense. Frankly, I don’t think it’s relevant. It’s disturbing that Keith Ellison is Minnesota’s AG. He’s a former Nation of Islam activist. He’s also been photographed with Antifa handbooks. Antifa is now classified as a domestic terrorist organization.

Then there’s this:

Keith Ellison is the last person Minnesotans should listen to about hate crimes. Ellison has appeared at a fundraiser for Assata Shakur, a convicted cop killer who escaped from a New Jersey prison and is believed to be exiled in Cuba.

What this bunch of hoaxers have to say on hate crimes and white supremacists is difficult to imagine. Considering Ellison’s history of hate, I wouldn’t think his thoughts on hate crimes was worth much.