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Keeping with its mission of combating disinformation, the Biden administration is giving professors at a public university over half a million dollars to fight science-related misinformation and misperceptions in black communities. The goal is to counter inequity and mistrust in scientific information and understand science misinformation in black communities, according to the government agency that is doling out the money for the research, the National Science Foundation (NSF).
In its November 2022 request to the district attorney, Judicial Watch noted a news report stating that news organizations had been rebuffed on similar requests and, pursuant to the California Public Records Act, asked for, in addition to the recording and camera footage: All records of communications, including emails and text messages, between the SFDAO [San Francisco District Attorney’s Office] and the San Francisco Police Department concerning the incident. It also asked for communications with several federal agencies, including the Justice Department, the Capitol Police, and the FBI. Judicial Watch also asked for the identities of the persons at the Pelosi home at the time of the incident.
In its appeal Judicial Watch points out that the lower court was mistaken when it upheld the FBI’s Glomar response (neither confirming nor denying the existence of records) because the FBI previously acknowledged the existence of the records in multiple ways. For instance, court records filed in support of a criminal case include the FBI’s statement of facts that provides the defendant’s address, which was obtained through “his Bank of America account and recent Expedia transactions.”
The head of the federal agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation’s transportation system is accused of fraud, waste, and abuse of authority for unlawfully deploying assets to the Mexican border to perform duties unrelated to transportation, according to a report filed with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General.
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Judicial Watch and news organizations have attempted to obtain the materials under California’s Public Records Act but have been nixed by newly elected District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. Controversy still dogs the Oct. 28 break-in of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) home, especially after an NBC reporter was suspended for reporting facts that court records show are true.
Legal experts rallied to Donald Trump’s defense Friday in criticizing Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of former federal attorney Jack Smith as special counsel to head the Department of Justice’s investigations of the former president.
Conservatives on Twitter tore into CBS News for finally admitting that the controversial Hunter Biden laptop — containing the personal files and shady business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son and foreign countries — is real.