Durham case goes to trial, Pelosi insults Trump, and more….
By Anneta Griffee
Today is May 16. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.
1 – Michael Sussmann’s trial to begin in first case brought by Special Counsel John Durham
Fox News reports: The trial of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann is set to begin Monday morning as Special Counsel John Durham’s yearslong investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe finally lands in court.
Sussmann is charged with making a false statement and has pleaded not guilty.
The trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with jury selection and U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper presiding.
Durham alleges Sussmann told FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016 — less than two months before the 2016 presidential election — that he was not doing work “for any client” when Sussman requested and attended a meeting where he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
Durham alleges Sussmann lied in the meeting, “falsely stating to the general counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client.”
DML: Next, go after everyone else who pushed the Trump-Russia collusion hoax!
2 – Pelosi calls Trump a ‘creature’ as she dubs Supreme Court ‘dangerous to US freedoms’
The Independent reports:
House speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed that former president Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees have made the bench “dangerous to the freedoms” of the country.
She criticized the judges as the court prepares to issue a ruling that could end decades of constitutional protections for abortion care and trigger a wave of laws making abortion illegal in roughly half the US.
Abortion rights have taken the centre stage in the US in the wake of a leaked draft opinion from the conservative-majority Supreme Court to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v Wade.
“Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far-right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court,” she said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.
DML: Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Nancy Pelosi would ever sit in the SPEAKER’s CHAIR, pushing a list of radical progressive bills on the American people?
3 – Migrant Mom in Texas Expects Feds to Deliver Abandoned Child to Her
Breitbart reports: A migrant woman living in Texas told a South Texas border rancher that she “expects” the federal government to deliver her smuggled child to her. A migrant woman, apparently unknown to the family, smuggled the child across the Rio Grande after being handed the child by human smugglers.
Fox News journalist Bill Melugin tweeted a video on May 12 showing a woman carrying a two-year-old girl she had just carried across the border river near Eagle Pass, Texas. The woman told the reporter that human smugglers handed her the little girl and instructed her to cross the dangerous river where dozens of people, including children, have died in the past two months.
A second tweet reported that the rancher whose land the migrants crossed onto, contacted the child’s mother after finding a note with her contact information. The piece of paper said the mother lives in Dallas — 415 miles to the north.
The rancher told Melugin the mother seemed nonchalant regarding the news that her toddler had just been smuggled into the U.S. by being carried across a dangerous river where dozens of people — including infants and other toddlers –drowned during the past two months.
The mother added that she “expects” the U.S. government to get her daughter to her.
DML: They are simply USING these children, and Joe Biden is complicit in it!
4 – Liberal speakers dominate commencements at top-ranked universities
The Washington Examiner reports: Only three of the top 100 ranked universities in the country will be hosting a high-profile conservative speaker for their 2022 commencement addresses, according to a report by the Young America’s Foundation , a conservative youth organization.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and former college football star Tim Tebow will be the only notable American conservatives slated to deliver commencement addresses at any of the U.S. News and World Report’s top 100 universities. Youngkin is slated to address graduates at Virginia Tech University, and Tebow is set to speak to the class of 2022 at his alma mater, the University of Florida.
The only other college that has invited a conservative speaker to its commencement is Boston College, which will welcome Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to its 2022 commencement festivities.
In contrast, according to the foundation’s report, 53 top-ranked colleges will host liberal speakers. The remaining schools either do not have an announced speaker, have multiple ceremonies and thus multiple speakers, have selected a university administrator as their speaker, or will have a speaker whose politics could not be ascertained.
DML: The war against conservatives continues.
5 – CRT push in mandatory programs at top medical schools, report finds
Fox News reports: At least 39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education.
Earlier this year, CriticalRace.org found that CRT was prevelant in medical schools across the country. The project from Legal Insurrection Foundation, a non-profit devoted to campus free speech and academic freedom, has since expanded its database and found even more elite medical schools are focusing on “racialization” of medicine.
“The national alarm should be sounding over the racialization of medical school education. The swiftness and depth to which race-focused social justice education has penetrated medical schools reflects the broader disturbing trends in higher education,” Legal Insurrection founder William A. Jacobson told Fox News Digital.
Jacobson, a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School, founded CriticalRace.org’s extensive database that has also examined elite K-12 private schools and 500 of America’s top undergraduate programs.
DML: When even medical care is based on this woke garbage, we’ve got a MORE SERIOUS problem!