Let’s start with some “In Case You Missed It” items that I skipped over the last couple of days:
First, there’s the fact that a judge in England has denied the U.S. extradition request for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, and will set bail for him later this week.
A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S. documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions.
In a mixed ruling for Assange and his supporters, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected defense arguments that the 49-year-old Australian faces a politically motivated American prosecution that rides roughshod over free-speech protections. But she said Assange’s precarious mental health would likely deteriorate further under the conditions of “near total isolation” he would face in a U.S. prison.
“I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America,” the judge said.
Lawyers for the U.S. government said they would appeal the decision, and the U.S. Department of Justice said it would continue to seek Assange’s extradition.
Then there’s the additional news that Mexico’s President Obrador has made an offer of full asylum for Assange:
Mexico's President AMLO announces that Mexico is offering political asylum to Julian Assange, citing not only Mexico's tradition of protecting people from political persecution but also its "responsibility" to do so. https://t.co/3SfM4rEBSi
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 4, 2021
On top of all of that, the Prime Minister of Australia said on Monday that Assange would be free to return to that country once all of the British court proceedings have been completed and he has been released. From a story at The Hill:
Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that his government would allow Julian Assange to return home should efforts fail to extradite the Wikileaks founder from London to face charges in the U.S.
Reuters reported that Scott Morrison made the remarks during a radio interview, telling the hosts that he had no inside information on Assange’s legal battles but adding that Australian consulate services are available to him and all other Australians.
“Well, the justice system is making its way and we’re not a party to that. And like any Australian, they’re offered consular support and should, you know, the appeal fail, obviously he would be able to return to Australia like any other Australian,” Morrison said.
“So, yes, it’s just a straightforward process of the legal system in the U.K. working its way through,” he continued, according to Reuters.
This is all important news in the U.S. for one simple reason: Julian Assange knows where all the bodies are buried, especially where the Democrat Party is concerned. More to the point, he knows the truth about the murder of Seth Rich, a truth that the DNC can never allow to come to light.
This is a story to watch closely.
This is funny only because it’s apparently true:
Senator @TedCruz: "As the son of a Cuban immigrant, I have said many, many times 'screw the Chinese Communists.'
Apparently, Eric Swalwell said 'okay.'" pic.twitter.com/ZoWy7pDAEW
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 4, 2021
In case you believe Kelly Loeffler is a real part of the solution in Washington, well, think again. – Loeffler is married to the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, billionaire Jeff Sprecher. On Monday, even as his wifey was participating in a rally held by President Donald Trump on her behalf, Sprecher and his organization announced that it would defy a Trump executive order demanding that the NYSE and other U.S. stock exchanges de-list certain corporations controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.
From a story at CNBC:
NYSE says it will no longer delist three Chinese telecom giantsKEY POINTS
- The New York Stock Exchange said it no longer plans to delist three Chinese telecommunications giants: China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom.
- Four days earlier, the NYSE said it planned to drop those listings to comply with a November executive order from President Trump.
- Trump sought to bar American companies and individuals from investing in firms that allegedly aid the Chinese military.
The New York Stock Exchange said it no longer plans to delist three Chinese telecommunications giants, reversing a decision announced four days earlier.
The NYSE said late Monday it dropped the plans after “further consultation with relevant regulatory authorities in connection with Office of Foreign Assets Control.”
If you are wondering if those “relevant regulatory authorities” included representatives of the ChiCom party, trust me, you are not alone.
Don’t get me wrong here: We need either Loeffler or David Perdue to win today’s runoff because their votes would deny Democrat efforts to eliminate the senate filibuster rule and prevent the stacking of the U.S. Supreme Court. But if you’ve been hoping Loeffler might actually a be a real reform-minded conservative who would support efforts to roll back the machinations of the DC Swamp, well, just let that go. She’s just Mitt Romney with long blonde hair, and Perdue is no better.
So, what do the polls in Georgia look like? – I predicted two weeks ago that a deal has been cut that would allow Loeffler to win her seat, while David Perdue would lose to John Ossoff. The only poll worth taking a look at, from the Trafalgar Group, shows – guess what? – Loeffler leading and Perdue trailing:
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) January 5, 2021
As I write elsewhere this morning, it all ultimately depends on how the Dominion Systems machines have been programmed. I’m betting they’ve been programmed to produce a split outcome.
You don’t have to believe me on this… – Let analyst Jovan Pulitzer, who hacked into a Dominion machine over the Internet during a live Georgia Senate hearing last week, explain it all to you:
#ScanTheBallots #ShowUsTheBallots Georgia n Dominion SWEAR their systems cannot b hacked because there r no modems or connections! Well watch this and then you decide! #JovanHuttonPulitzer PLEASE SHARE @dbongino @gregkellyusa @gatewaypundit @GenFlynn @LLinWood @SidneyPowell1 pic.twitter.com/YPtbwHLMGh
— JovanHuttonPulitzer ™ #JovanHuttonPulitzer (@JovanHPulitzer) January 5, 2021
Incidentally, you may remember that that Senate committee voted to allow Pulitzer to perform an audit on the Nov. 3 ballots in Fulton County. Pulitzer still has not been allowed access to those ballots by corrupt Sec. State Brad Raffensperger and his evil minions.
What a surprise, right?
This guy really needs to run for president. – Watch Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis embarrass a typically-biased hack reporter from CNN:
A CNN reporter takes on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
It does not work out well for her.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 5, 2021
That is what a real reform-minded conservative Republican looks like. Keep him in mind for 2024 and beyond.
That is all.
Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.