Crosstalk: May 4, 2020
Here’s a selection of news stories that made the cut for the ‘Round-Up’ this week:
–Joe Biden denies allegations of sexual assault by former staffer Tara Reade.
–Tara Reade laments that her sexual assault allegations have become a partisan tool.
–Tara Reade slammed Hillary Clinton for Clinton’s endorsement of Joe Biden for president.
–Officials at the University of Delaware, which refuses to release the Senate records of Joe Biden that could potentially corroborate the sexual assault allegations of Tara Reade, have close personal and financial ties to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
–Internal FBI documents unsealed yesterday indicate that Peter Strzok, former head of FBI counter-intelligence, ordered the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to remain open even after it was slated to be closed due to a lack of so-called derogatory information.
–During a press conference, 2 California E.R. doctors told reporters that nationwide lockdown policies are not an appropriate reaction to what current data shows about the coronavirus.
–Government authorities, advisers and analysts who are calling for a continuation of the near total lock-down of the economy are ignoring five facts according to a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.
–A Bronx E.R. doctor says that the lock-down should end so people can go back to work.
–Project Veritas has a new video interviewing funeral directors in New York who are skeptical about the number of cases attributed to Covid-19.
–Pennsylvania has removed hundreds of COVID-19 deaths from the official death count after coroners pointed out that the state health department numbers didn’t match theirs.
–Dr. Anthony Fauci, among the one-time members of the Obama administration, must be held accountable for the 3.7 million dollars the U.S. granted to China for coronavirus research in 2014 according to Rudy Giuliani.
–The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed on record for the first time yesterday that the U.S. intelligence community is investigating whether the coronavirus outbreak was the result of an accident at a Chinese lab in Wuhan.
–The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 3.1 million people worldwide.
–A Trump administration official has reportedly told Fox News that the coronavirus numbers that the Chinese Communist Party had reported were so under-reported, it is mathematically impossible.
–White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro said Beijing had vacuumed up mask and personal protective equipment before they let the world know how dangerous the coronavirus is.
–While the rest of the world wrestles with the coronavirus, China is intensifying its efforts to extend its influence in the South China Sea by intimidating its Asian neighbors.
–Twila Brase of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom is challenging the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented notification letter requiring all hospitals to submit admission discharge and transfer data on all hospitalized patients to the government with or without a coronavirus diagnosis.
–Criminals in New York City are not following stay-at-home orders. The result is that murders are reportedly up more than 55% over the last 28 days compared to the same time last year. Overall crime is up 4.6% year-to-date.
–New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is taking heat for criticizing the Jewish community after hundreds gathered for a Rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn.
–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that a guaranteed minimum income might be part of a future round of coronavirus legislation.
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