Author and journalist Mike Cernovich has once again scooped the establishment media, and once again a mainstream hack is attempting to take credit for news that he broke.
Just over an hour before President Donald Trump tweeted his announcement that General John Kelly would be replacing Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff, Cernovich announced an impending shakeup on his Twitter feed.
Source close to POTUS: Reince has been told he's out.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 28, 2017
Cernovich wrote that a source close to the president had told him that Priebus had been told that he is officially out at 3:29pm. So, when the Trump sent out his tweet at 4:49pm, the stunned eyes of the mainstream media were immediately focused on the Gorilla Mindset author.
I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
Cernovich had Reince's departure two hours ago. https://t.co/gQL04sYKHV
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) July 28, 2017
looks like he got the scoop after all https://t.co/sMa6Ijewux
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) July 28, 2017
Hilariously, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times attempted to take credit for “having the scoop,” despite the fact that she had actually tweeted that Priebus being replaced was simply “being floated,” meaning that it was hardly a sure thing.
Am I reading Maggie incorrectly?
"Isn't more than a float" means her sources said Kelly *wasn't* going to replace Reince. pic.twitter.com/n9sh8HyIV7
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 28, 2017
“Maggie Haberman is trying to take credit for my scoops. Why can’t she give credit where it’s due? Stealing credit is fake news,” Cernovich told Big League Politics.
Cernovich, being a beloved figure in the pro-Trump media world, quickly had an army of support that began calling Haberman out on her false claim.
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) July 28, 2017
Cernovich scooped this story. When I saw Maggie Haberman was trying to steal his credit 👇 pic.twitter.com/G8x3QHt7Pg
— President Abraham Trump (@_I_LikeTurtles) July 28, 2017
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) July 28, 2017
Meanwhile, desperate establishment types attempted to downplay the fact that Cernovich — a man they have consistently labeled as a troll, or “fake news” — has been repeatedly providing massive, well sourced, reporting to the public.
As Buzzfeed reported in May:
“Since April, Cernovich has broken a number of significant national security stories, many of which have been subsequently confirmed — at least in part — by mainstream outlets. In early April, he correctly reported that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice had requested to unmask the identities of Trump associates. Days later, Cernovich tweeted, “Breaking news! Possible air strikes by the U.S. in Syria tonight” just 30 minutes before President Trump authorized the evening’s attack. He followed that up with another story that the national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, had drawn up a potential plan to bring ground troops into Syria. A number of details in the story were confirmed days later by Bloomberg.”
Following Cernovich’s scoop on the Rice unmasking story, Bloomberg reporter Eli Lake attempted to claim credit for breaking the news.
“The difference here is that at least Eli had been working on the story. Haberman specifically said Kelly wasn’t going to get the position. Two hours after saying Kelly wasn’t anything more than a trial balloon, she claimed credit for the scoop,” Cernovich told Big League. “Shameless!”
The New York Times enjoys slinging mud at those who don’t subscribe to their liberal viewpoints, and branding alternative media as “fake news,” yet they seem to be late on many of the biggest stories of this administration. If Anthony Scaramucci is correct, now that Priebus is gone, they may be even later.
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Pro-Trump Republican Who Defeated Sanford Hit By Oncoming Car On Highway 17
A lawmaker who recently defeated incumbent South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford in a Republican congressional primary earlier this month is recovering from serious injuries after a head-on collision with a vehicle operating in the wrong direction on U.S. Highway 17.
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office reported that Katie Arrington, newly elected South Carolina lawmaker, and a friend identified as Jacqueline Goff of Mandeville, Louisiana, were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday night a vehicle headed in the wrong direction struck Arrington’s vehicle head-on. According to Sheriff’s Captain Roger Antonio, the driver of the other vehicle died on the scene.
Katie Arrington, Summerville Republican underwent surgery to remove portions of her colon and her small intestines as well as having sustained a back fracture, and broken ribs. She is recovering in a local Charleston-area hospital said spokesperson for Arrington, Michael Mule. Her friend, Jacqueline Goff was also seriously injured and is recovering today.
Mule said Arrington would need several more surgeries, as well as a stent to repair the partial collapse of the primary artery in her legs which will require her to remain in the hospital for at least two weeks. Mule reported to news outlets that Arrington was alert and talking on Saturday morning.
In a statement released to the press, Mule said “Katie asks for your continued prayers for the deceased and the deceased’s family, as well as prayers for a quick recovery for Katie and her friend.”
A statement was also released on the official Katie Arrington Facebook page asking for prayers and support:
Arrington’s recent win over “Never-Trumper” Sanford made national headlines as well as Arrington securing Trump’s support hours before the primary ballot. Arrington was vocal of her support of Trump throughout her campaign and used Sanford’s criticism as a cornerstone of her campaign.
“I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love,” tweeted Trump ahead of the primary. “She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”
Trump later reportedly mocked Mark Sanford at a meeting with House Republicans: “ I want to congratulate Mark on a great race.”
This morning, the president tweeted sending his thoughts and prayers to the lawmaker as well as her friend and their families.
Clinton Donor Clare Bronfman ‘Expects To Be Indicted’ In Sex Cult Child-Trafficking Case
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign donor Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagrams fortune, “expects to be indicted by late July” in the NXIVM sex cult case.
NXIVM leaders Keith Raniere and “Smallville” actress Allison Mack were arrested in Mexico and stand trial for human trafficking, child sex trafficking, and other crimes. Raniere is being held without bail while Mack is in the custody of her parents with an ankle bracelet. Bronfman, who oversaw the group’s experiments on women and children at their secretive “Rainbow Cultural Center,” is expected to be charged.
Charles Hurt reported that in the spring of 2007, “executives and top associates…along with their family members” of NXIVM donated $29,900 to the Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign.
Kirsten Gillibrand has also taken money from the group’s high-profile socialite member Bronfman, and her father actually worked for the cult.
The group’s former publicist and foremost whistleblower Frank Parlato tells Big League Politics that Bronfman is preparing herself for prosecution.
“I worked as the publicist,” Frank Parlato told Big League Politics. “We ran into a major disagreement and we split. At the time I worked for them I thought they were a little peculiar but it wasn’t until the end that I realized they were a downright evil group.”
“There are women on the record who are now adults who have accused Raniere of statutory rape and there are some very suspicious incidents where Mexican girls came under the perimeters of Raniere’s control and left under suspicious circumstances. They came from Chihuahua Mexico. I reported this to the authorities,” Parlato said.
Human Experiments (READ MORE ABOUT THIS HERE)
Parlato described the bizarre human experiments that Raniere and his benefactors the Bronfman sisters oversaw at the Rainbow Cultural Garden, where they separated children from their parents. Dr. Porter is identified as Raniere’s human experiments chief.
“They do the human fright experiments where they subject women to surprise graphic viewings” similar to A Clockwork Orange, Parlato said.
“The most diabolical experiments that he conducts are experiments where babies are subjected to a constant succession of strangers who take care of them instead of their parents, and the strangers teach them foreign languages,” Parlato said.
“The cult members’ children, they are pressured to give up their children to Raniere. They pay $10,000 to Raniere for the privilege of having Raniere teach them how to speak.”
Seven different nannies would spend time with the children each day and speak seven different languages, rendering the children illiterate, confused, and permanently intellectually damaged.
“Adults are shellshocked now having been through this,” Parlato said.
“The children are housed with their parents and then the children either go to a school, Rainbow School, or the nannies who were sex slaves come to the house,” he said. “The courses run for 6 months to 7 years or so, at which point Raniere alleges the young child’s brain is most susceptible to these different languages and cultures. They get them right at 6 months and the program has only been around for (a few years) so there’s only a limited number of parents.”
“Her father Doug Rutnik came to work as a consultant for NXIVM…he was fired, they sued him, and they had to pay him $100,000,” Parlato said, referring Gillibrand’s father.
“Her father’s wife, her stepmother, was also a member of NXIVM…Doug got her into the cult, Gillibrand’s father got Gillibrand’s future stepmother into the cult. Doug left the cult because he was sued. Clare Bronfman after her father was sued donated money to Gillibrand. Gillibrand accepted it.”
“One is inclined to call her a liar,” Parlato says of Gillibrand.
“The Clintons got a lot of money from NXIVM, NXIVM members, one of their main NXIVM members was a guy named Richard Mays, he encouraged Clinton to indict their enemies, to use their political influence in Arkansas to indict enemies of Raniere,” Parlato said….
NEW VEGAS FOOTAGE: Exclusive Analysis From Laura Loomer
Laura Loomer breaks down police actions taken in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre.
On Wednesday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released the 6th round of released information related to the October 1 shooting massacre on June 13th. The release came a day after Sherriff Joe Lombardo retained his position as Clark County Sherriff by majority vote rule.
This rule falls under Nevada State law where nonpartisan municipal races can be decided in a primary if a candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes.
A day prior to the election, an exclusive report revealed details of an email sent by Sheriff Joe Lombardo to all employees in the LVMPD department warning of the upcoming body camera footage release and what details would be divulged.
The email stated that the footage had been redacted in accordance with the Order of the District Court, however it did not allow for redaction of personal conversation or text messages that were displayed on cell phones.
CAUTION: This is footage taken immediately in the aftermath of a mass shooting. Viewer discretion is advised.
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There were 28 video files of body worn camera footage released, along with 500 audio files. The body worn camera video files range in length of time from as short as approximately 15 seconds such as #20, which was also previously released on May 2, 2018. This video is of Officer Newton’s body camera as it came loose and went tumbling down the stairwell shortly before the room 32-135 breach. The longest video file is a little over 2 hours long.
There was no explanation given on the varying length of each video, or why there is no continuous coverage of what took place that night, as most officer reports reflect all were on duty covering multiple assignments related to the shooting well into the following day.
As the night unfolds in the varying angles of the body cameras, the terror, confusion, and panic is very surreal. As police rush to the scene, they are faced with incredible challenges while trying to assess the scene, identifying which victims need life-saving medical intervention, all while frantically searching where the shooter or shooters were located.
Many police officers, first responders, and civilians were proven to be heroes that night as their efforts to save lives were captured on this footage. Some of those moments are shown in the following videos, however viewer discretion is advised. Some of the language and images may be disturbing for some viewers.
In Body Cam #15, two officers rush to the scene as they are made aware of the shooting over the radio. There are multiple alerts sounding over their radio, along with alarmed broadcasts of an active shooter in the concert venue, “Units be advised, it is automatic fire, fully automatic fire coming from an elevated position. Take cover.”
They arrive, weapons drawn, and are met with injured concert goers and the sounds of gunshots ringing in the air. They are approached with a victim who is in desperate need of immediate medical attention, with a gunshot wound to the head. Without hesitation, they immediately rush the injured woman to their vehicle to transport her to UMC (University Medical Center of Southern Nevada), in a valiant attempt to save her life.
In video #27, there are a few silent moments as the initial sound appears to be disabled, you see a couple of uniformed officers inside the concert venue, interacting with concert goers and enjoying the concert. In a matter of seconds, there is a large commotion in the crowd behind them, and then chaos ensues. The officers immediately respond by moving towards the danger, courageously trying to identify the location of the threat.
As the officers maneuver through the terrified screams, gunfire continues to ring through the air. The officer wearing the body camera comes across an injured woman and assists in moving her to safety and medical attention by carrying her over his shoulders with the help other concert goers. He rushes to the aid of another more seriously wounded victim located in this area, using a belt as a tourniquet, loading the victim into their vehicle and rushing to the hospital.
In body cam #8, the imminent threat of that night is undeniable while watching this footage. The officers are again rushing to the scene, listening to the radio updates of multiple gunshot victims and continuous gunfire. As they hear reports of the shots coming from The Mandalay Bay, they drive directly into the line of fire.
As the vehicle approaches, you can hear the shots echoing in the background. There seems to be gunfire from a distance, and then more shots fired in their immediate vicinity. A group of police officers take cover behind their vehicles as bullets rain down on the street and the venue, screams of possible victims heard. The camera cuts off unexpectedly at 5 minutes, 47 seconds. It is unknown why the camera footage was cut off.
Another body camera that seems to cut off rather suddenly is #3, with only a duration of 1 minute and 1 second. The officer wearing the body cam seems to be inside the medical tent which was in the concert venue, located near Gate 4A. You can see another officer in the medical tent with him, along with a woman that seems to be handcuffed in a chair. As the door opens and you can hear the gunfire. There is no reaction seen by either officer, security, or concert goers located in the tent, indicating that the shots had just started.
In video #1, officers arrive to an area near The Mandalay Bay in order to stage and form their strike teams. It appears the body cam may be worn by a newer officer, as he struggles to hook up his gear. Dozens of officers form lines and are assigned numbers for their teams. While waiting in line, the officer wearing the camera engages in a conversation with another officer about what radio communication they should be using. He also questions if a teammate has a rifle, stating after this event “they will make it mandatory”, saying “they kept pushing it off until something *** bad happens”. The inference refers to the need for rifle training prior to being able to carry one in the line of duty.
The longest video of the latest release, video #2, is a little over 2 hours. While this camera cuts off unexpectedly as all the others, it showcases some incredibly brave civilians alongside law enforcement officers who do not hesitate to stay behind amidst mass gunfire to assist those in need. The first 15 minutes of the body camera view is obstructed by the nylon vest the police officer is wearing, however the location of the officer inside the venue is apparent with the sounds of panic and terror piercing the night as you hear the rapid fire. The view becomes unobstructed and there are dozens of people crouching in fear all over the ground. This two-man team is separated as they maneuver through the crowd trying to provide help and protection where they are able.
The officer with the bodycam is approached by several concert goers, some who are off duty first responders and law enforcement, who are more than willing to stay and put themselves in harm’s way to help the wounded and assist in a plan for the fatalities and evacuations. There is a heart wrenching scene of putting a wounded victim into a wheelbarrow to get him out of the venue quickly. A group of officers gather together in the venue and formulate a plan to clear the venue.
You can almost feel the anxiety and concern as you observe the officers and their actions. The emotions they had to deal with outside of their own was a heroic job in and of itself. And when the burden seems to overwhelm them for a moment, there are brave civilians right by their sides to support them, provide water, and continue to help despite the risk.
In this same video, law enforcement officers are tasked with moving the performers from the concert and their families from their tour busses to a safe location, to include a baby. You can hear the officer say, “If there is fire, give me the baby, I can put them under my vest”. Another 4-man team was in contact with Jason Aldean and his crew for evacuation from his tour bus. Concern and frustration rose to the surface as the plan for moving the performer and his team was discussed due to lack of rank and experience on behalf of the lead in charge of the evacuation.
Towards the end of the video, you can hear the officer call a loved one to let them know he is okay. True heroism is shown here as this man in his uniform sheds a tear for those who lost their lives that night, yet fights through his emotion to get back to work to continue to protect and serve. His body camera comes to an end shortly after, without any evidence of turning the camera off or equipment default.
In many of the videos you can hear references to difficulty getting on a radio channel, confusion on what channel communication was on, lack of training for weapons needed to face events such as this, and apparent lack of organization and leadership in evacuation and emergency/disaster plans, which may have contributed to the time lapse in a plan of action in entering the shooter’s room sooner, all of which fall on proper leadership. Yet, despite these many challenges, the body camera clips released give the public a chance to see the incredible effort by both first responders and civilians alike.
There are many stories of heroism and bravery yet to tell as we continue to bring you full unedited footage of additional videos released from that night, as well as the unexplainable attempts to prevent any footage from being seen.
This is an ongoing series covering the October 1 Las Vegas shooting event and we will continue to keep you updated.
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