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NYT Report Reveals ‘ Whistleblower ‘ spoke to ‘ Shifty Boat ‘ before the complaint was filed

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Donald Trump branded Adam Schiff a low life and liar and accused him of helping to write a letter to the whistle-blower.

The Presidents commented after the New York Times reported that the CIA agent accusing Trump of being a quid pro quo for Ukraine spoke to Chief Adam Schiff’s staff before sending his report.

RT notes that the “whistleblower” spoke to a staff member of the House Intelligence Commission about his thoughts, who was shocked by the second-hand interpretation of a telephone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, that the President was abussing his powers-and that the president was abuse his influence.

The article in the Times “shows that Schiff is fraud,” the chairman, at a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon, told a Finnish president, Sauli Niinisto, that a congressman, whom he called the “shaff boat,” knew about a lawsuit, even before he was filed, “a scandal.” “He learned a long time ago, and he helped write it too,” he added with greater confidence. The president–who attempted his latest “corrupt reporting” against mainstream media elsewhere in his remarks–nevertheless congratulated the Times on the scoop. “They might get better,” he said.

Schiff’s knowledge of the lawsuit illustrates how it learned about its existence with the administration of Trump having initially sent the report on a highly secret device of the National Security Council. Schiff was not the only one to get a sneak preview of the charges–the source asked a friend for the first time to share information with the CIA’s top lawyer.

The Times characterized the “original charge” of the whistleblower as “vague,” but Schiff’s spokesman insisted that the office of the Congressman follow normal protocols, and did not meet the blame-blueprinter personally or even know his identity. In any case, the report sent to the Inspector General was definitely not ambiguous. Trump was threatened with a risk of withdrawing military assistance to Ukraine if Zelensky did not reopen the bribery check for a natural gas company which used the son of Joe Biden, Democrat President-elect (in a comfortable, nepotistic $60,000/month job), and that he had no less than seven times the quid-per-quo.

Transcripts of the call released last week revealed no clear quid pro quo, and instead Schiff read the call’s entirely fabricated’ interpretation’ in interviewing Trump’s National Intelligence Director last week. Schiff later described his amazing walks as a “parody,” but Trump has accused him of treason and called for his resignation.

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Groups turn up pressure on Biden, Democrats to end deportations and make good on immigration reform

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White House, Congress must hold federal agents accountable for treatment of migrants else they, too, become part of problem, activists say

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Activists took to the streets of Downtown El Paso on Thursday to demand an end to deportation flights to Haiti and the Title 42 public health policy used to remove other migrants on public health grounds.

The so-called “March for our Dignity” was one of at least two dozen protests nationwide demanding President Biden make good on campaign promises of giving migrants due process and provide a path to citizenship for those who’ve lived and worked here for many years.

“We are here to protest the treatment of our fellow migrants from Haiti. You shouldn’t even treat animals like that,” said El Paso resident Irma Cruz, who said she was shocked to watch images of Border Patrol agents on horseback charge at Haitians trying to cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas. “I am sad that a country that bills itself as defender of human rights is treating in this manner people who come to seek its help.”

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El Paso resident Irma Cruz participated in Thursday’s immigration protest march in El Paso. (photo by Julian Resendiz/Border Report)

Across the county, from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, immigration and civil rights advocates held rallies and news conferences to call for a moratorium on deportations, and end to Title 42, the defunding of federal immigration agencies and the firing of agents who use excessive force or mistreat migrants.

Advocates who a year ago were faulting President Donald Trump for allegedly inhumane immigration policies are now turning their attention to President Joe Biden.

“The Border Patrol corralling Haitians is the most clear and recent evidence of what we already knew, that border and immigration policies and practices are rooted in white supremacy and racism,” said Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights.

The co-organizer of Thursday’s protest in El Paso said human and civil rights violations are rife on the U.S.-Mexico border and that asylum-seekers, including families, are subjected to harsh treatment and “institutional violence.”

He said Biden must bring these agencies and “rogue” public servants back under control or else assume responsibility for their actions.

“All of this is un-American, it’s unacceptable and shameful,” Garcia said. “It’s time for the Biden administration and the (Democratic) majority in Congress to protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, immigrant families and border residents. If they don’t, they become accomplices and part of the problem, not the solution.”

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Last chance to catch the Nature Bus this Saturday

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Last chance to catch the Nature Bus this Saturday

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This could be your last chance to catch the CDTA Nature Bus this Saturday! The Nature Bus is a free service that provides communities in Albany access to neighboring nature preservations located a short ride from downtown Albany.

Nature preserve stops include:

There’s several locations you can get on the bus. Locations include:

  • Livingston & Lark
  • North Pearl & State
  • South Pearl & State
  • Second & South Pearl
  • Second/Whitehall & Delaware
  • Whitehall & New Scotland

The Nature Bus ran from July 12 to September 25 this year. The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy partnered with the CDTA, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and various other partners to provide the Nature Bus.

The full Nature Bus schedule can be found on the CDTA website. More information on the nature preserve amenities can be found on the Nature Bus website.

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Jefferson County man arrested as suspect in shooting death of his wife

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A Jefferson County man was arrested Friday as a suspect in the November shooting death of his wife.

Scott Lee Smith, 46, is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

On Nov. 1, 2020, deputies responded to the 5400 block of West Ottawa Avenue when Smith called authorities and said that he shot his wife, Kanokwan Smith, 48, when she came at him with a weapon, the release said. Kanokwan Smith was found dead inside their residence.

Smith was booked on a first-degree murder charge at the time of the shooting, but was released because “evidence at the time was not sufficient to support criminal charges,” the sheriff’s office said.

The homicide investigation continued and Smith was arrested Friday. He’s also being held on suspicion of tampering with physical evidence and domestic violence.

 

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Are you up to date on your rabies shot? DOH issues statement following rabies-positive bat in Oneonta

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Are you up to date on your rabies shot? DOH issues statement following rabies-positive bat in Oneonta

ONEONTA – On Wednesday, the Otsego County Department of Health is encouraging one after a rabies positive bat was identified.

The Department of Health warns that if you’re exposed and symptoms start to appear the disease is 100% fatal, However, it is 100% preventable if rabies post-exposure treatment is started and adhered to.

Early fall can be one of the busiest times for bats, and one person has been started on rabies post-exposure treatment after interacting with the infected animal.

Bats can get into homes through narrow gaps in screens, windows, doors, or through holes only as small as a dime. All openings should be secured at night.

Anytime a person is in direct physical contact with a bat, it should be captured and tested.

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All lanes closed on NY 156 and Main St. in Guilderland

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2 downed trees in New Scotland and Bethlehem, all lanes closed

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – All lanes and alternating lanes are closed on NY 156 going westbound and Main Street due to flooding.

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Avalanche’s Erik Johnson, Pavel Francouz coming off lost season

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Thirty-somethings Erik Johnson and Pavel Francouz are back in the Avalanche fold after the defenseman was limited to four games last season and the goalie didn’t play at all.

On Day 2 of on-ice training camp Friday they both said they feel healthy again.

“I’m old for our team but not in life,” said Johnson, 33.

Johnson, who had COVID-19 in the first month of 2021 before suffering a concussion and an arm injury on Jan. 30 from a massive check delivered by Minnesota forward Jordan Greenway, is practicing with rookie Bo Byram, 20, on what is expected to be an opening-night pairing.

“I feel good,” Johnson, a longtime alternate captain, said. “It took a lot longer to recover from the concussion, not from the head more so from the fall, and just took me a while to get back to normal. It’s frustrating. You know it’s most frustrating for me because I’m the one going through it so it was a long, kind of annoying process to go through, but now I feel good. I’m excited to get back out there with the guys.”

Johnson, who also finished the 2019-20 season on the injured list, declined to expand about how difficult it’s been for him being out. [ comment=”” ]

“You’ve got to keep things in perspective. A lot of people were going through some very serious illness with COVID,” he said. “I got an injury playing professional hockey, a sport I love to play, I’m lucky to play, so I think you just got to look at the bright side. Yeah, it was not fun to go through but in the big picture, it’s not that much (compared) to some people.”

Francouz, 31, backed up Philipp Grubauer to begin last season before going on injured reserve with what the team said was a lower-body injury. It was later learned that Francouz had surgery on each hip performed by Dr. Marc J. Philippon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail.

“I knew since we decided to go to the surgery, I knew the season — the shortened season — is over for me,” Francouz said. “It was tough at first but maybe a little bit easier because I knew I’m getting ready for the next season right away. That was kind of my goal and we started working on it right away.”

Francouz went through the same procedures, and from the same doctor, as former Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov when he was still in Colorado. Varlamov led the NHL with a .929 save percentage last season.

“I spoke to Varly about it, and I see now how is he doing and he’s doing really well,” Francouz said. “He said he has no issues since the surgery so that was kind of good to hear. And also, when I saw the hospital (and staff), I had no doubts and no question marks. I knew I (would) be in the best hands.”

Francouz is competing with newcomer Darcy Kuemper for playing time. The Avs acquired Kuemper from Arizona after Grubauer signed with the expansion Seattle Kraken as a free agent.

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NFL Prospect Watch: Colorado State TE Trey McBride does it all

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NFL Prospect Watch: Colorado State TE Trey McBride does it all

The player with the most receptions in college football midway through the first month is not a fleet-footed wide receiver with an NFL-bound quarterback.

Rather, it is bruising Colorado State tight end Trey McBride, who is drawing praise not only for his pass-catching, but also his blocking and leadership.

Rams coach Steve Addazio thinks McBride is the best at his position in the college ranks, and his 30 catches for 339 yards through three games certainly make the coach pleased that McBride passed on leaving early for the NFL.

“When you talk about a complete tight end for the next level, that can get open and catch the ball, that can block people, is physically tough and (football) is their world … that’s the best tight end in the country right there,” he said.

“Trey thinks he’s good, but not in a bad way,” Addazio said when the Rams opened camp in August. “He loves ball, he’s a great kid and fun to be around.”

McBride is a promising NFL prospect in a deep class of tight ends The Associated Press is spotlighting this week with help from Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director and former NFL scout Jim Nagy.

“He’s a do-it-all guy,” Nagy said. “He’s got he’s got good size. There’s enough want-to where he is a pretty good blocker for a college player. But to me, a couple of things that really stick out is he’s a really good athlete.”

That shows in the way he adjusts to catch passes and how he transitions from making the catch to turning upfield to gain yardage.

“He probably has the best catching skills of any tight end in this class,” Nagy said. “But it’s also the catch skill part of it where where he adjusts and tracks the ball very naturally. When he is forced to adjust, he’s very coordinated and fluid.”

SIZE & STATS

McBride has plenty of size and heft for the NFL at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, and his career-long reception of 69 yards shows that he can move well. He caught 22 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns last season. For his career, he’s got 104 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.

BIGGEST MOMENT

McBride, one of two team captains as a junior, caught a deep ball against Wyoming last season around the 10 yard-line with a defender on his back and he carried the defender into the end zone for a touchdown.

SCOUT’S TAKE

McBride benefits from his size. Nagy said a lot of tight ends who are as adept in the passing game are smaller and less effective as blockers, so NFL scouts have to project how adding weight would affect their play.

“What you see is what you get. To me, we call those guys clean prospects. He is a really clean evaluation,” he said. “There’s not a lot of projection that has to go on in terms of his body type, size, skill set. I mean, it’s it’s all right there for you to see.”

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Nagy said McBride is among seven tight ends he has rated as being selected in the first two days of the draft.

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Seven Denver police officers sue city over COVID vaccine mandate as deadline looms

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Seven Denver police officers are suing the mayor and the city’s health department, alleging the city’s employee vaccine mandate is illegal and asking a judge to end it.

The lawsuit challenges Denver’s authority to issue a vaccine mandate and claims the city used “executive overreach to decree an edict of unlawful rules couched as an order.”

The officers filed the suit Thursday against Mayor Michael Hancock, the Department of Public Health and Environment and its executive director agency Robert McDonald, and Denver police Chief Paul Pazen.

“With caution thrown to the winds, everyone — the young and healthy, the old, the previously recovered and naturally immune, even pregnant and breastfeeding women — is currently being pressured by governments, businesses and educational institutions to submit to a COVID inoculation with no assessment of the risks or benefits for each individual or any consideration of medical necessity or contraindication in each particular case,” according to the lawsuit, which was first reported by CBS Denver.

The filing asks a Denver District Court judge to nullify the city’s vaccine mandate. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

The officers, whose tenures with the department range from 2 to 21 years, state that they are “on the edge of unemployment” because of the mandate.

All city employees are required to submit proof of vaccination by Thursday. Mayor Michael Hancock on Aug. 2 implemented the mandate for all city employees to be vaccinated as the fast-spreading delta variant caused a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and in Colorado.

As of Friday, 82% of Denver Police Department staff and 78% of Denver Sheriff Department staff had presented proof of vaccination, city data shows. The Denver Fire Department, also a part of the Department of Public Safety, has a much higher vaccination rate of 92%.

Overall, 92% of Denver’s city employees have submitted proof.

The police and sheriff vaccination rates are higher than the citywide and statewide rates, however. Seventy percent of eligible Coloradans have been fully vaccinated and 75% of Denver residents, according to city and state health departments.

The Department of Public Safety created contingency staffing plans should large numbers of employees leave due to the vaccine mandate, but Public Safety Executive Director Murphy Robinson said in an interview that he didn’t expect to have to implement those plans.

Robinson said he is proud of public safety employees who he said have stepped up to mitigate COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. He said he’s had dozens of meetings with staff members to help answer questions about the vaccine and address concerns.

As of Thursday, 10 employees from the Department of Public Safety — four Denver sheriff employees and six Denver police employees — had notified their employer that they were resigning or retiring because of the vaccine mandate, said Andrea Webber, records administrator at the Department of Public Safety. The 10 retirements or resignations include both sworn and civilian employees.

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Teen sentenced to life in prison for shooting death of Cherokee Trail rugby player

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Teen sentenced to life in prison for shooting death of Cherokee Trail rugby player

A teenager who shot and killed another teen, a standout rugby player at Cherokee Trail High School, during a vape juice robbery has been sentenced to life in prison.

Demarea Mitchell, 19, of Aurora, was sentenced Wednesday, with the possibility of parole after 40 years, for the May 8, 2019, death of Lloyd Chavez IV, according to the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office. Chavez, 18 at the time, was shot outside his Centennial home.

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Watertown couple arrested for possessing illegal Glock on I-81

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Watertown couple arrested for possessing illegal Glock on I-81

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – On Wednesday, a Watertown couple was arrested for possessing illegal firearms, initially stopped by Police for a traffic violation.

Tyrese Kimmons, 22, and Elaine Permillion, 31, were arrested, following a traffic stop by Troopers of a 2010 Dodge Charger on I-81, Police said.

On September 22, Troopers interviewed the driver and learned that Kimmons, was currently on Federal Probation for weapons trafficking, as a result of a 2019 ATF investigation Police said.

Kimmons provided consent for Police to search his vehicle when a loaded 9mm Glock 17 pistol was located in the center console Police said.

Kimmons was charged with:

  • Second-Degree Possession of a weapon (Felony)
  • Third-Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony)
  • Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm (Felony)

The passenger in the vehicle, Permillion, was also arrested and charged with the Criminal Possession of a Firearm (Felony).

Permillion was released on an appearance ticket.

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