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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." -- Marie Curie
A Boston-based Internal Revenue Service agent convicted of raping a college intern at gunpoint in 2017 was sentenced to seven to eight years in prison Tuesday.
James Clarke, 45, dropped his head into his hands when the sentence was delivered at Suffolk Superior Court.
Clarke was convicted by a Suffolk County jury last month of aggravated rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and indecent assault and battery in the July 2017 assault of a 21-year-old woman, the Boston Globe reported.
Frederick Louis, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was indicted on 16 counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, 4 counts of wire fraud, and 4 counts of aggravated identity theft. On March 18, 2022, Louis was arrested by IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents.
The indictment alleges that Louis served as a "ghost preparer," meaning that he prepared tax returns for compensation but failed to sign or otherwise declare the tax returns he prepared for other individuals. Louis worked as a Tax Examiner for the IRS from 1985 to 1994. It is alleged that due to his prior IRS employment, Louis knew that by law individuals who are paid to prepare or assist in preparing tax returns must have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and sign and include their PTIN on the returns they prepare. Louis also held himself out to be an accountant who prepared tax returns for pay or as a favor to friends. In actuality, Louis does not have an accounting degree, is not a Certified Public Accountant, and did not have a PTIN.
It is alleged that from at least January 2016 and continuing through at least March 2021, Louis prepared tax returns that contained false Schedule C business expenses, false Schedule F farming expenses, false Schedule A itemized deductions, claimed false dependents, and/or claimed false filing statuses on certain tax returns to generate fraudulent inflated tax refunds to which the taxpayer clients were not entitled. It is further alleged that Louis allocated portions of the refunds to himself, often unbeknownst to his client by directing the fraudulently inflated refunds be direct deposited in one of the following ways: (1) the entire refund was sent to Louis or (2) some portion of the refund was sent to bank accounts owned or controlled by Louis. As a result of the scheme, the IRS issued over $191,000 in fraudulent federal income tax refunds.
The Internal Revenue Service fails to fire the overwhelming majority of employees who are delinquent on their taxes, despite a legal requirement to do so.
Of the 1,250 employees the IRS identified as not fully paying their tax bills or not doing so on time in fiscal 2017, it only took disciplinary action in 90 cases—just 7% of the time. In the vast majority of cases, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found, IRS management concluded that employees were not “willfully” failing to pay their bills and therefore should not be fired.
Management made those decisions despite three-quarters of those cleared employees working in such tax-related positions as examiners, compliance investigators and employees responsible for answering tax questions.
Under a 1998 law, the IRS must fire employees willfully out of tax compliance. Failing to pay taxes is considered willful if the individual knew or should have known about their non-compliance, though the inspector general noted IRS employees are responsible for being aware of their requirements under the law.
The Democrats are desperate to win in November and they are taking the United States down the drain in order to forcefully impose their will, or should I say the Great Reset. On the approaching 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, The Democrats are toying with what will most likely end in a civil war and the destruction of the United States. Never in the entire history of the United States has a former president been indicted for any criminal conduct. This has not been because there was never such an incident. Most importantly, the historic precedent is that post-term indictment is NOT legally allowed.
Americans don’t like the idea of criminalizing politics. Just look at Ukraine. In January 2022, Ukraine’s former president, Petro Poroshenko, landed in Kyiv and was charged with Treason by Zelensky in a case that illustrates the danger of criminalizing politics. So many other banana republics do the same. Once one party gets a hold of power, they try to prosecute the opposition.
Up until now, both political parties, as well as the public, see the prospect of post-term immunity as a guarantee that the country’s politics will remain civil and that power will transition peacefully from one party to the other. All of that is now crumbling before our eyes. That very percedent is what drove President Gerald Ford to pardon Richard Nixon. It was also the reason why the Office of the Independent Counsel decided not to indict former President Bill Clinton for perjury.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, was been raided by FBI agents. “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Trump announced in a statement.
NEVER in the history of the United States has the FBI ever carried out such a raid. Trump publicly stated that his home was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” He also said that: “They even broke into my safe.”
Joe Biden on Tuesday signed ratification documents approving Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership
After raiding President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago the Stasi-FBI apprehended Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) and seized his phone.
The corrupt Biden gang’s forced invasion yesterday of President Trump’s Florida property, Mar-a-Lago, is upsetting the fascist communist liberals.
Atop FBI lawyer who fabricated evidence in a federal spy warrant against Trump campaign affiliate Carter Page is expected to plead guilty to federal charges brought by U.S. Attorney John Durham. Kevin Clinesmith, who is expected to admit to deliberately fabricating evidence in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application, used to spy on a former campaign affiliate of President Donald Trump, was a top attorney in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and a key agency attorney under fired former FBI Director James Comey.
Clinesmith is the first individual to be charged as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the efforts in 2016 and 2017 to spy on the Trump campaign and Trump administration. Both Durham and Attorney General William Barr stated at the conclusion of the OIG investigation of the Page FISA warrants that they had reason to believe the entire investigation of Trump, which allegedly began in late July of 2016, was not legally predicated. Durham was tapped by Barr in May of 2019 to investigate the Russian collusion hoax and determine whether any criminal charges against those who perpetrated it were warranted.
Eric Trump revealed that FBI agents who raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida broke into his safe — but it was empty.
The 45th president’s son told Fox News Channel‘s Brian Kilmeade that the safe was “empty” and that over two dozen FBI agents were involved in the raid.
Eric Trump said the raid was to find documents that should have gone to the National Archives. It’s unknown if they retrieved the documents, but Eric Trump said there was nothing in the safe that the agents searched.
“Nothing was in the safe,” Kilmeade said, quoting Eric Trump.
Former President Trump revealed on Monday that his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was raided by a “large group” of FBI agents.
The FBI’s unannounced raid was allegedly tied to boxes of classified information that Trump had supposedly taken to his Florida estate.
Webmaster addition: The only thing in the safe was a picture of Hunter Biden smoking crack and jerking off!
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has come to the defense of former President Donald Trump after the FBI raided his Florida Mar-a-Lago home.
“The raid of MAL [Mar-a-Lago] is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves,” he said on Twitter. “Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”
And he was not the only Republican to respond with furiousness after the raid.
“The @FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago is incredibly concerning, especially given the Biden admin’s history of going after parents & other political opponents. This is 3rd World country stuff. We need answers NOW. The FBI must explain what they were doing today & why,” Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott said.
Former President Donald Trump has kept everyone guessing as to his 2024 intentions.
Recently, the 45th president dropped a big clue leading people to believe he’s gearing up for another White House run.
“It’s certainly not a very long period, the time is coming,” Trump said. “I think people are going to be very happy, our country has never been in a position like this, we’ve lost everything.”
“Our country has never been at a worse point,” said Trump. “They gave away $85 billion worth of equipment, dead soldiers, you still have Americans over there probably as hostages, eventually will be hostages, there has never been a time like this.
“We’ll be making an announcement in the not too distant future,” added Trump.
“We have to win an Earth-shattering victory in 2022,” Trump said. “Winning this election needs to be a national referendum on the horrendous catastrophes radical Democrats have inflicted on our country.”
Bruce Reinhart acted for several employees of the billionaire pedophile before he sanctioned the 'unannounced' search on Mar-a-Lago yesterday.
He left the local US Attorney's office over a decade ago to set up a private practice and help staff members including his Lolita Express pilots and his scheduler.
He was accused in a lawsuit of breaking the Justice Department's policies by using information from his previous job to benefit in the private sector, which he denied.
Meanwhile Reinhart was also revealed to have donated to Barack Obama's campaign in 2008 and Jeb Bush's when he ran against Trump in 2015.
The FBI searched Trump's estate as part of a probe into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida mansion.
The ex-president revealed the raid in a lengthy statement and said the Feds broke into a safe at his home as they hunted the documents.
Despite the best efforts of the alt-far-left-communist-democRATs and their MSM toadies to both change the definition of vaccine and to coerce people to take the shots, many people absolutely refuse. The good news is that those people are doing just fine. But WE(!!) worry about the rest of you.
An article from August 5, 2022 actually dismissed a cluster of Canadian doctors dying. It stated all 3 died of cancer, blamed “anti-vaxx” social media, said there was no evidence it was the ‘vaxx’ and said we should all move on. The only problem is that another article yesterday (2 days later) said it was actually FOURTEEN (14!) doctors who died over the last 9 months, all from the same hospital!
According to the second article only 2 of them 14 died of cancer:
If you have followed my reporting you probably know about the protests happening in the Netherlands. Tens of thousands of farmers have taken to the streets to protest against new climate goals which will force farmers to shut down their farms.
They have set hay bales on fire on motorways and dumped manure and even blocked supermarket distribution centers.
Despite our high vaccination rate, COVID-19 activity remains high in San Diego County, the Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday, even as hospitalizations are on a slow decline.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved San Diego County to the high-risk level for COVID-19 three weeks ago and cases continue to trend high.
In all, the meant-to-be-inflation buster bill will dole out about $80 billion to the IRS for increase enforcement, operational improvements, customer service, and systems modernization. Think big, really big. That $80 billion is more than six times the current annual IRS budget of $12.6 billion.
How can the IRS spend all of that? You guessed it, the bill says a whopping $45.6 billion will be for enforcement, and make no mistake, enforcement is the main directive from Democrats to the IRS. Get bigger, tougher and faster at collecting, and make them pay. Meanwhile, the IRS could be ramping up its police power too. The IRS is a key part of the government, but not one you usually associate with law enforcement and guns.
Webmaster addition: Will they come for the gold fillings in our teeth?
This month marks 30 years since Ruby Ridge, one of those events that, as Dan Gelernter explains, the FBI prefers Americans to ignore. That attitude invites a look at those events, as described by the victims of FBI violence.
Army veteran Randy Weaver believed the world had become corrupt and dangerous, so he chose to be a survivalist. In 1983, Weaver built a cabin in the remote Ruby Ridge area of northern Idaho and lived there with his wife Vicky, daughters Sara and Elisheba, son Samuel, and family friend Kevin Harris.
Weaver held anti-government views but was not a member of the Aryan Nations. The federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sought to make Weaver an informant among the group and when Weaver refused he was arrested. This led to a standoff in which U.S. Marshal William Degan and Weaver’s son Samuel, 14, were both killed.
This brought in the FBI, which deployed some 400 heavily armed agents, helicopters, and armored personnel carriers against a single family. The rules of engagement allowed deadly force against any family member seen with a firearm, but in effect it was an order of shoot on sight.
Noted journalist, HL Menchen, once said the following:
“The most dangerous (individuals) to any government (are those) able to think things out…without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos.”
Their inevitable “conclusion is that (their ruling regimes are) dishonest, insane, and intolerable.”
“In his book, titled a “Race to Incarcerate,” Marc Mauer discussed America’s obsession with imprisonment, punishment, and the commodification of prisoners to fill beds — harming society’s most vulnerable.
They’re targeted for supporting ethnic justice, racial emancipation, as well as political, economic and social equality across gender, ethnic and racial lines, then locked away in the “Land of the Free.”
Popular social media account Libs of Tiktok declared on Sunday that they had uncovered additional evidence of trans activist and blamed rapist Eli Erlick’s illegal drug trafficking scheme.
"It appears it’s been going on since at least September, 2021," announced Libs of TikTok, sharing a screenshot from Erlick’s Instagram page that showed his blatant disregard for the law. Number 6 on a list of 11 "mantras" Erlick wrote was to "Redistribute your extra hormones to people who can’t access/afford them."
On Saturday, Libs of TikTok shared an Instagram post from the trans-identified biological male from May that publicly detailed his scheme to send prescription hormones to "trans youth" through a distribution network.
The viral post caught the attention of the Daily Wire's Matt Walsh, who announced he would make it his "personal mission" to see Erlick face consequences for his confessed crimes. In response, Erlick tagged Walsh and Libs of Tiktok in an Instagram story that bragged, "Thanks for the free advertising."
Progressives reimagining classic and historic characters into their image is now standard fare. And with the latest news of the planned reimagining of Robin Hood as a “black female ‘Gen Zer,’” it’s time for something novel – reimagining characters as anti-woke.
On July 29, Bounding into Comics reported that Global TV is beginning production on Robyn Hood, a series that is reimagining “the English archer of legend as a young, black, female ‘Gen Zer’.” Jessye Romeo will portray the eponymous character.
And what will the Canadian series be about? Looks like it will feature a stunning and brave storyline.
“The synopsis ultimately concludes with a hint towards the series’ actual plot, teasing, ‘When Robyn finds herself fighting for her home and her family against local property developer John Prince and The Sheriff of New Nottingham, Robyn and her band The Hood decide to fight back, righting the wrongs of the corrupt elite to give back to the people who are living under their regime.’”
So, it will go exactly as you’d expect it to go. It’s going to be the latest in a long line of the entertainment industry reimagining classic characters into progressive propaganda.
While all eyes are focused on the 2022 midterm elections, there are some looking forward to 2024 and the race for the White House. And while former President Donald Trump is busy holding rallies, another possible contender is also heading out to support GOP candidates around the country.
Trump-endorsed GOP candidates, at that.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, currently the runner-up and second favorite among Republicans for 2024, is headed out to Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania for upcoming rallies. Those battleground states will have a huge impact on how things shape up in the next Congress.
It’s a shame to have to point this out, but the United States Senate is considering legislation so inappropriately titled that it might come right out of the bizarro episode of Seinfeld. Nevertheless, while the country is reeling from the onset of a recession coupled with near-double-digit inflation, the most left-wing elements of our policymaking body in Washington seem to have convinced Senator Joe Manchin that down is up, wrong is right, and pain is pleasure.
Make no mistake: the policy proposals contained in the hilariously named “Inflation Reduction Act” would be folly in good economic times. In the current environment, however, they represent outright recklessness.
The Left is playing chicken with the possibility of a depression, and they need to be called out. This agenda, if enacted, would do nothing for Floridians and everything for the bureaucrat class in D.C.
General Mark Milley reportedly vowed to fight then-President Donald Trump in 2020 “from the inside” and dared those opposed to his actions to arrest him.
Milley, currently serving as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – a role he was nominated for by Trump – was quoted in a new book as having realized that Trump was “doing great and irreparable harm.”
Following an incident in which a decision was made to remove rioters from Lafayette Square during a protest in June of 2020, the General, according to excerpts from the book, The Divider: Trump in The White House, Milley vowed to fight rather than resign.
“Fuck that shit,” he allegedly told his staff at the time. “I’ll just fight him.”
Accelerating the total destruction of America — exactly as planned — Democrats gleefully passed the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” that even Bernie Sanders says won’t reduce inflation. Because inflation is the product of an expanded money supply — see Inflation.news to stay informed — this massive government spending bill will only increase inflation while handing out hundreds of billions of dollars to the green energy sector, IRS agents and wealthy corporations.
One of the most alarming aspects of the bill is the $80 billion that’s earmarked to hire 87,000 new IRS agents, unleashing “tax terrorism” against the American working class while the wealthy elite continue to pay almost nothing in taxes. Although these 87,000 new IRS agents will likely spend a few years just opening the backlog of mail currently piling up in IRS offices across the country, at some point they will turn their attention to America’s working class, weaponizing the IRS to target conservatives, small business owners, Trump supporters, Christian churches and pro-2A non-profits. (Note, too, that the math on this comes out to nearly $1 million per IRS worker…)
Under Democrat control, of course, every institution of Big Government becomes a weapon to be wielded against their political opposition. The IRS was already weaponized under Obama (remember Lois Lerner?), and now under the Obiden regime, the IRS is going to be transformed into a domestic terrorism organization much like the FBI, a criminal cartel that plots and carries out terrorism attacks in America in order to heighten its own importance while placing the blame on “extremism” (which the FBI defines as anyone who believes in America).
Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back against the mainstream media’s growing monkeypox hysteria and said Florida would not be declaring a state of emergency.
During a press conference Wednesday, DeSantis compared the developing monkeypox outbreak to the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that — then and now — politicians were only interested in creating fear in order to restrict people’s freedoms.
“I am so sick of politicians, and we saw this with COVID, trying to sow fear into the population,” DeSantis said. “We had people calling, mothers worried about whether their kids could catch it at schools.”
Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik said Monday he is worried Democrats might try to assassinate former President Donald Trump.
Trump’s home was raided by the FBI beginning Monday morning in connection with documents that were not turned over to the National Archives by the former president upon leaving office. According to the New York Times, 15 boxes containing classified documents were taken by FBI agents who raided Trump’s office and broke into his safe.
Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump told Fox News the former president was aware of the raid and why. She added that he took memorabilia from his time in office which he rightly owned. She said he had been negotiating the return of some of the material.
The Department of Justice has not commented publicly on the raid, but Kerik claimed on Newsmax TV he is afraid for Trump’s life.
Kerik joined The Balance with host Eric Bolling, where he said he feels Trump is in grave danger – not only from politically-motivated prosecution – but from the threat of death.