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Friday, November 01, 2019

Kanye West claims Democrats have 'brainwashed' black Americans and 'made them abort their children' in explosive new interview

Kanye West claims black Americans have been 'brainwashed' into voting for the Democratic Party despite the fact the party promotes policies that are harmful to them.

The controversial rapper, 42, made the declaration in an explosive interview with radio host Big Boy on Friday while promoting his new Christian-themed album, Jesus Is King.

When asked about his support for President Donald Trump, West explained that he doesn't believe it is smart for black Americans to bloc vote for Democrats, claiming: 'You are quite easily controlled if they know everybody gonna be blue [Democrat]. If you go to a white [person] bar, you gonna hear people talking Independent, you gonna hear people talking Democrat, you gonna hear people talking Republican'.

In the 2016 Presidential Election, 88 percent of black Americans voted Democrat, while only 8 percent of that same demographic voted Republican.


Katie Hill blames 'misogynistic culture' for political downfall in final floor speech

California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill delivered her final floor speech Thursday, claiming her political career was cut short as a result of a sexual double standard and misogynistic culture.

"I am leaving now because of a double standard. I am leaving because I didn't want to be used as a bargaining chip. I am leaving because I didn't want to be used by papers and blogs and websites used by shameless operatives for the dirtiest gutter politics that I’ve ever seen," Hill said.

Hill blamed the "right-wing media" looking "to drive clicks and expand their audience by showing intimate photos of me, taken without my knowledge let alone my consent, for the sexual entertainment of others" for her stepping down.


Xanax Patients Anxious Over 'Contamination' Recall

People who take the highly addictive anti-anxiety medication sold under the brand name Xanax have a new worry; contaminated medication.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of a Alprazolam tablets (USP C-IV 0.5 mg, generic), in a lot distributed between July and August of this year, according to Newsweek.
The affected batch is lot number 8082708 and was sold in 500-pill bottles with an expiry date of September 2020. The recall has been issued on account of possible contamination with a foreign substance.

As of right now, the decision to recall sales of lot number 8082708 appears to be a precautionary action. According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statement published Saturday, any adverse health effects relating to the batch have yet to be reported. -Newsweek

Trump makes Florida his primary residence, but says New York will 'have a special place in my heart'

President Trump, a born-and-bred New Yorker, announced Thursday that he has changed his permanent residence to Palm Beach, Fla., because of the way politicians in New York City and the state of New York have treated him.

“I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse,” the president tweeted.

“I hated having to make this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!”


Chuck Grassley Rips Comey: You Missed Key Evidence In Clinton Investigation. I’m Going To Find It.

On Tuesday, Senator Charles Grassley released a statement slamming former FBI Director James Comey for his failure during the Hillary Clinton investigation to find out that government officials deliberately transmitted classified information on unclassified systems.

Grassley stated:
The State Department report said: “Instances of classified information being deliberately transmitted via unclassified email were the rare exception and resulted in adjudicated security violations.” That clearly says some individuals deliberately transmitted classified information on unclassified systems. Those individuals were subject to security sanctions but the State Department failed to describe who the violators were and what the sanctions were. Those answers ought to be forthcoming and I intend to follow up. Ensuring the proper handling of highly classified information is an issue that should garner bipartisan support.

Franchot To Present Wicomico County Cornerstone Award on Monday

Comptroller will also attend Junior Achievement event at Pinehurst Elementary in Salisbury

Comptroller Peter Franchot
Comptroller Franchot will spend Monday on the Lower Shore, beginning at Pinehurst Elementary School in Salisbury, where he will participate in the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore program to help second graders learn how money is earned and how taxes help pay for needed services such as police and fire departments, schools and roads. He will be joined by Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and other local elected officials. 
Next, Mr. Franchot will present the Wicomico County Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence to Pete "Rosko" Roskovich, owner of Adam's Taphouse Grille and Black Diamond Catering. Since opening in 1993, Adam's Taphouse has been a fixture of the Fruitland community, known not only for their succulent ribs, but the support they provide to local residents through fundraising and sponsorship opportunities. 
Monday, November 4, 2019

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Pinehurst Elementary
520 S. Pinehurst
Salisbury, MD 21801
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Adams Taphouse Grille
219 N Fruitland Blvd.
Fruitland, MD 21826

Troopers Arrest Laurel Man on Drug Charges After Juvenile Overdose-Laurel

Laurel- The Delaware State Police have arrested 31-year-old Gilbert M. Dickerson on drug and related charges after a juvenile accidently overdosed on heroin.
The investigation began on October 28, 2019 at approximately 9:12 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence located in the 2700 block of Pot of Gold Circle, Rainbow, Trailer Park, Millsboro, in reference to an 11-year 0ld victim in cardiac arrest.  Upon arrival, Troopers located several small bags, containing heroin in the victim’s pocket.   In total, 30 small bags of heroin were collected from the scene.  The victim was transported to the AI DuPont Children’s Hospital.
Further investigation revealed that the victim had obtained the heroin on October 28, 2019 from a friend at Laurel Elementary School.  It was learned that the friend was driven to school by their stepmother, in a vehicle owned by their father, Gilbert Dickerson.  During the ride to school, the friend located an Altoids container, in which unknown to their knowledge concealed heroin.   Once in school, the friend opened the container, unknowing it contained heroin and proceeded to give the substance to the victim.  Laurel Elementary personnel were not aware that this exchange had occurred on their school’s property.  Once Laurel Elementary School was notified by Law Enforcement, the school’s administration cooperated fully and helped insure that this event was an isolated incident.
On October, 30, 2019, members of the Sussex Drug Unit (SDU), Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF), and the Laurel Police Department responded to Dickerson’s residence in Little Creek Apartments, Laurel and conducted a search.  During the course of the search, approximately 65 bags (.455 grams) of heroin were located.  Also present in the residence at this time were 3 juvenile children, ages 13, 12, and 6.
Dickerson was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:
  •  Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance
  •  Reckless Endanger First Degree (2 counts)
  •  Unlawfully Dealing With a Child Permits <18 to Remain in Place Where Dangerous Drug Activity (3 counts)
Dickerson was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $10,500.00 unsecured bond.

RUDY’S BACK! GIULIANI WARNS DEMOCRATS — “The Truth Will Emerge… You Will Be Surprised by the Pattern of Corruption Dems Are Covering Up”

Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney is back tweeting again and he is not holding back.

Democrats were hoping to silence Rudy by arresting two of his acquaintances but no such luck.

On Wednesday night Rudy posted a string of tweets warning Democrat that the Truth will Emerge on the deep pattern of corruption.

Rudy did not hold back.

Dems are covering up because it’s bigger than you think!


Joe Biden Repeatedly Asked Federal Agencies To Do What His Son’s Lobbying Clients Wanted

When do 'coincidences' become sheer corruption? 

News of Hunter Biden profiting from his father’s political activity is becoming an endless saga that has yet to genuinely interest our media who claim “democracy dies in darkness.” The latest set of coincidences, uncovered by Alana Goodman of The Washington Examiner, reveal more unseemly connections between Hunter’s business adventures and his father’s political maneuvers. Whether it be China, Ukraine, or China again, we have heard this pattern before.

While serving as senator of Delaware, Joe Biden reached out discreetly to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss matters his son Hunter Biden’s firm was then lobbying for, according to government records Goodman gathered.

The latest revelations further buttress accusations that Joe Biden’s work as senator and vice president frequently converged with and assisted Hunter Biden’s business interests. Whether it be getting the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son’s company fired or meeting one of his son’s business partners while on a diplomatic trip to China in 2013, Joe Biden’s political activities in relation to his son Hunter have continued to garner scrutiny.


Elizabeth Warren: 2M lost jobs 'part of the cost' of 'Medicare for all'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren acknowledged in an interview that "Medicare for all" would cause two million jobs to be lost because of the disruption to the healthcare industry.

"Regardless of what kind of money is involved, 'Medicare for all' would likely result in a pretty significant kind of shift in how our healthcare system is structured, and even supporters of that approach within the health policy world have said that would likely mean lost jobs in some form," Casey McDermott, a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, told the Massachusetts Democrat during a Wednesday interview. "An economist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told Kaiser Health News earlier this year that that could result in about two million jobs lost."

"So I agree," Warren responded to McDermott. "I think this is part of the cost issue and should be part of a cost plan."


Trump moves to repeal Obama rule against faith-based foster-care programs

President Trump moved on Friday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that bars federally funded adoption and foster-care programs from serving families based on their religious beliefs.

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed regulation that would require grant recipients to comply with laws protecting religious liberty, as well as other nondiscrimination statutes. Conflicts in some states have centered on whether foster-care agencies can reject parents based on sexual orientation.

Administration officials said the action is needed to address a crisis in foster care.

“Today, the administration is proposing a regulation to fulfill President Trump’s promise to allow faith-based social service providers who receive HHS grants to continue serving their communities without compromising their beliefs,” said a senior administration official.


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Here are two articles, and they are a bit long, which shed a lot of light on what was going on in Ukraine before President Trump was elected, and on what has occurred after he took office. You may wish to use them in tandem or separately. They shed a lot of light on it for me. 


CLOWN SHOW: Dem Congresswoman Katie Porter Wears Batman Costume to Cast Vote in Committee

On the day Democrats voted on their sham impeachment inquiry rules against President Trump, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) was seen wandering the halls of Congress on Thursday wearing a Batman costume and incredibly was allowed to vote in a House Financial Services Committee meeting while wearing her Halloween costume.

The NRCC commented on Porter’s mockery of the seriousness of the day on the Hill, “As House Democrats prepare to officially blow up their Majority with impeachment, @RepKatiePorter is prancing around dressed as Batman. This is how seriously these clowns are taking impeachment.”


Today We Fired Up Our Southern Pride Smoker

Tomorrow afternoon we will start serving pulled pork, brisket and smoked ham with our Pit Master Ray Layfield. This is a one of a kind apple butter rub to die for. We will be open at 11 AM tomorrow and serving the bbq in the afternoon. Finally a place that serves bbq in the winter months. Don't miss out on a great meal.

Texas School District Mandates Transgender Education For 8-Year-Olds

A Texas school district board has unanimously approved a proposal to introduce transgender education for children as young as 8-years-old.

The Austin Independent School District rubber stamped the new curriculum, which will for the first time will see students taught about “gender identity and sexual orientation.”

“The lessons will also help kids identify an adult they can trust; plus talk to them about options if they get pregnant, and seventh graders would learn how to use a condom,” reports KXAN. 

Tickets to Obama's first 2020 fundraiser cost from $10K to $355K

Former President Barack Obama will host his first fundrasier for the Democratic Party in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election later this month, and it will cost attendees a minimum of $10,000 just to get in the door.

Obama will headline the Nov. 21 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee with chair Tom Perez in Los Altos Hill, California, according to Recode. The cheapest ticket merely grants admission to the event for $10,000, with costs going up to $355,000 to "chair" the event.

Karla Jurvetson, a psychiatrist, will be hosting the fundraiser at her Silicon Valley home. She gave nearly $7 million to Democratic groups last election cycle.


Steve Scalise: Pelosi Using Impeachment Probe to Influence 2020 Presidential Election

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told reporters Thursday that House Democrat leaders are using the partisan impeachment inquiry to help decide who will be the next president of the United States, suggesting the probe will interfere with the 2020 elections.

While briefing reporters in the wake of the House Democrat’s approval, along party lines, of the impeachment inquiry resolution, Scalise declared:
If you look at where we are at right now, we’re at an important point in history. Clearly, there are people that we serve with that don’t like the results of the 2016 election — that’s their prerogative — but the country next year will be deciding who our president is going to be. It should not be Nancy Pelosi and a small group of people that she selects that get to determine who’s going to be our president.

End the Failed Renewable Fuel Standard Experiment

It's time for the annual Congressional fight over the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS. In one corner sit corn farmers and their representatives, who fight tenaciously not just to preserve the RFS but to expand it. In the other sits, well, just about everyone else. Whether you are a refiner, a consumer, an environmentalist, a free market economist or just someone who cares about good government, there is ample reason to oppose the ethanol mandate.

Since 2005, the federal government has required that refineries blend increasing amounts of ethanol (grain alcohol) with gasoline. There are requirements for cellulosic, biodiesel and advanced biofuels, with the rest of the mandate typically being met by corn ethanol since it is the cheapest.

The stated goals of the RFS were to reduce reliance on foreign energy and to move toward cleaner fuel sources. It falls short on both fronts.


ISIS confirms death of Baghdadi, names new leader

The Islamic State has confirmed that its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, died during a U.S. special operations forces raid and has named his successor.

The terrorist group confirmed Baghdadi’s death in an audio recording released through its media arm, Amaq, on Thursday. In the recording, ISIS named Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al Qurayshi as its new leader.

The group also confirmed the death of its spokesman Abu Hassan al Muhajir, who was killed in an airstrike in a village in northern Syria controlled by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.


Cops & Courts – November 1, 2019

Assault Charges For Choking Incident
OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on first-degree assault charges last week after allegedly strangling his girlfriend at a resort residence.

Loaded Handgun ArrestOCEAN CITY — A Virginia man faces multiple charges this week after first allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and later being found in possession of a loaded handgun.

Disorderly, Assault Charges
OCEAN CITY — A Nanjemoy, Md. man was arrested on assault and disorderly conduct charges last week after allegedly attempting to interfere with a traffic stop.

Refusal To Leave
OCEAN CITY — A Chestnut Hill Cove, Md. man was arrested on multiple charges last week after getting kicked out of a midtown nightclub and causing a scene while refusing to leave.

Bushes Flattened
OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on intoxicated endangerment charges last weekend after falling into and flattening some bushes at a midtown hotel while attempting to urinate.

Jail For Golf Club Thefts
OCEAN CITY — A Hagerstown, Md. man, arrested in June after a theft spree from vehicles at a north-end condo parking lot, pleaded guilty last Friday to theft under $25,000 and was sentenced to 18 months, all but seven days of which were then suspended.

Rough Trip Across Road Nets Jail Time
OCEAN CITY — A Hagerstown, Md. man, arrested in September after being found passed out in front of a bank in the uptown area before stumbling across Coastal Highway and exposing himself to police, pleaded guilty this week to intoxicated endangerment and was sentenced to 90 days, all but four of which were suspended.


De Blasio: 'Something doesn't fit' about Jeffrey Epstein's death

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio fueled conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s death, saying Thursday that “something doesn’t fit.”

The city’s chief medical examiner is standing by the conclusion that the convicted sex offender died by hanging himself in his prison cell this summer after a pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother cast doubt on the findings.

The pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden, claimed Epstein more likely died of homicide than suicide, as determined by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson.



As of October 22, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 1,064 cases of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette/vaping product use throughout 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 1 U.S. territory as well as 34 confirmed deaths. Although investigation into the specific cause of the e-cigarette/vaping product use associated lung injuries (EVALI) is ongoing, the Wicomico County Health Department urges residents to take CDC recommendations regarding e-cigarette/vaping use seriously.
·       All patients reported e-cigarette/vaping use.
·       Most tested samples had THC present and most patients reported using products containing THC.
·       Latest findings suggest a link between the cases and THC-containing products, especially those bought off the street or from informal sources (family, friends, dealers, etc).
·       Do not use e-cigarette/vaping products that contain THC.
·       Do not buy any type of e-cigarette/vaping product from off the street, especially those that have THC.
·       Do not modify or add substances to e-cigarette/vaping products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including those products purchased through retail establishments
·       Since the specific ingredient/compounds causing EVALI is unknown, refraining from all e-cigarette/vaping use is the only way to ensure you’re not at risk for EVALI.
o   Do not return to smoking; consider approved nicotine replacement therapies.
·       If you continue to use e-cigarette/vaping products, monitor yourself for EVALI symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, or weight loss. If symptoms present, contact your healthcare provider.
For more information on EVALI and the ongoing investigation, visit . For information on Cessation classes, contact 1-800-QUIT-NOW or the Wicomico County Health Department at 410-334-3480, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram(WicomicoHealth), and Twitter (@WicomicoHealth).

'Good witches love Trump': Trump supporters throw 'Witch Hunt' Halloween party

Supporters of President Trump held a "White Hunt" Halloween party in Pennsylvania on the eve of Halloween and the day before the House votes on an impeachment resolution.

Trump supporters Joyce Bollini and Cynthia Lane attended the Wednesday event with witch hats and shirts that said, "Good witches love Trump."

"I think it’s been a witch hunt. The whole Russia collusion and anything before it and anything after it," Lane told Bloomberg. "It’s the swamp versus him. It’s the elite, the deep state."

"That’s why I wore this," the 70-year-old Bollini said. "He’s a man that promises something and does it. I’m just unhappy with some of the hardship and blocking that he’s faced."


The Rules Of The Democrat-Backed Impeachment Inquiry Are Stacked Against Trump

House Democrats rubber-stamped an ad hoc anti-Trump investigation Thursday aimed at overturning the results of the 2016 election after the spectacular failure of the grand Russian collusion hoax collapsing earlier this year.

The text of the resolution lays the framework for the official impeachment proceedings going forward led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who has been operating an illegitimate process since Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the beginning an investigation in September.

Despite Democrat claims that the resolution would mean an open and transparent process, House members are still holding hearings in secret even after its passage.

The Democrat passed rules for impeachment also bar Republican lawmakers from calling witnesses or subpoenaing evidence without prior approval from Democrats. Members of the minority party were granted these rights in both the Nixon and the Clinton impeachment proceedings.


Kamala campaign death throes as she blames racist and sexist Dem voters

Kamala Harris's presidential campaign is collapsing, as she has proven herself to be a phony hypocrite, willing to say anything to pander, and unable to win support from the voters and donors who know her best: those in California.

Politico reports on the signs of impending death for the campaign:
Kamala Harris is dramatically restructuring her campaign by redeploying staffers to Iowa and laying off dozens of aides at her Baltimore headquarters, according to campaign sources and a memo obtained Wednesday by POLITICO, as she struggles to resuscitate her beleaguered presidential bid.

The moves come as Harris is hemorrhaging cash and in danger of lacking the resources to mount a competitive bid against better-funded rivals in Iowa. The overhaul will touch nearly every facet of Harris' operation, with layoffs or re-deployments coming at headquarters, as well as in New Hampshire, Nevada and her home state of California, a Super Tuesday prize that her advisers once viewed as a big asset.
Harris apparently hopes to save her campaign with a good showing in the Iowa caucuses, but the prospects there are poor for her.


54% of Americans credit Trump for death of Baghdadi

A majority of Americans gave President Trump credit for a raid in Syria that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

A new ABC/ Washington Post poll found a total of 54% of Americans said Trump deserved the credit, with 76% of Republicans crediting Trump but only 39% of Democrats doing the same.

Forty-five percent of Republicans said the death of Baghdadi will make American safer while only 15% of Democrats believed it would.


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Mike Pompeo says OBAMA was the one who corruptly withheld military aid from Ukraine

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has gone on the offensive, defending President Donald Trump and suggesting that it was actually the Obama administration that was malfeasant in Ukraine.

In an interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Wednesday night, Pompeo said that there was nothing wrong with Trump's July phone call to the Ukrainian president.

'What I know is I was on the call, I listened to the call, I thought the way the President handled it was appropriate,' he said.

The call is now at the center of a House impeachment probe, with Democrats alleging that Trump threatened to withhold military aid if Ukraine did not investigate his political rival Joe Biden.


LGBT Activists Won’t Admit Anything’s Wrong With A Man Flashing Children During Drag Queen Story Hour

There is little room for polite interpretation when the headline reads “Drag Queen Flashes Crotch to Children During ‘Story Hour’ Event,” as RedState reported on Oct. 29. Rather than hyperbole or an overreaction, the headline describes the event very literally. On Oct. 18, 2019, an organization called Child Protection League Action posted a disturbing photo taken at a Minnesota public library featuring a drag queen sitting in a chair with his legs spread open, revealing his crotch to the children sitting in front of him.

The photo was taken mid-movement, with the presenter clearly in the middle of a performance, and looks accidental. It is unclear if nudity is involved, but the image perfectly demonstrates the concern of conservatives and parents everywhere. Adult entertainment is not suitable for children.

The drag queen, a young man who goes under the name “Sasha Sota,” performs at gay night clubs and posts videos of his performances. He is not a comedian like legendary drag queen Bianca Del Rio. He does not perform as a character like the hilarious and iconic Trixie Mattel. He is a provocative adult entertainer, and as so many on the right have been screaming from the rooftops for years now, such entertainment is simply not for kids. Those that promote drag queens reading to small children nationwide seem intent on refusing to recognize this fact.


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First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years

For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a federally mandated test given every other year in reading and mathematics to students in grades four and eight. (Periodically it also tests other subjects and grade levels.) In the latest results, released Wednesday, American students slid yet again on nearly every measure.

Reading was the worst hit, with both fourth and eighth graders losing ground compared to the last year tested, 2017. Eighth graders also slid in math, although fourth graders improved by one point in math overall. Thanks to Neal McCluskey at the Cato Institute, here’s a graph showing the score changes since NAEP was instituted in the 1990s.


'Bad move': Trump campaign says it weighed $10M ad buy before Twitter ban

President Trump's reelection campaign says it was prepared to spend more than $10 million on Twitter ads before the social network abruptly made "a mistake" and banned paid political content.

"We probably would have spent seven figures, potentially eight figures," a senior campaign official told reporters Thursday on a conference call for political journalists.

Twitter announced the political ad ban on Wednesday. CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet, "We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought."


Wind Turbine Size Changes Could Jeopardize Approvals; Agency Seeks PSC Review

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City got an unexpected ally in its ongoing battle to push proposed offshore wind turbines back to a distance not visible from shore when a state agency fired off a letter to the approving body urging a review of the original approval process.

In 2017, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved two offshore wind energy projects off the coast of Ocean City. Technically, the PSC awarded Offshore Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) to the two companies seeking to develop wind farms off the coast of the resort including the US Wind project and the Skipjack project. The awarding of ORECs was a necessary first step in what has become a lengthy approval process.

Last week, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) fired off a letter to the PSC urging the agency to reopen the cases awarding the ORECs to the two projects and reconsider the original approvals. The MEA letter, penned by MEA Director Mary Beth Tung, cites the significantly increasing size of the wind turbines for both projects as reason enough to revisit the original approvals.


NSC Official Tim Morrison To Schiff: ‘I Was Not Concerned That Anything Illegal Was Discussed’ In Trump-Ukraine Phone Call

A top National Security Council (NSC) official who listened to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky testified to Congress today that he did not believe Trump had discussed anything illegal during the conversation.

“I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed,” former NSC Senior Director for European Affairs Tim Morrison testified today, according to a record of his remarks obtained by The Federalist.

Morrison testified that Ukrainian officials were not even aware that certain military funding had been delayed by the Trump administration until late August 2019, more than a month after the Trump-Zelensky call, casting doubt on allegations that Trump somehow conveyed an illegal quid pro quo demand during the July 25 call.

“I have no reason to believe the Ukrainians had any knowledge of the [military funding] review until August 28, 2019,” Morrison said. That is the same day that Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chief anti-Trump inquisitor in the U.S. House of Representatives, disclosed on Twitter that funding had been held up. Politico also published a story that day, sourced to anonymous leaks, that military funding had been temporarily held up.


RealClear Investigations Suggests ‘Whistleblower’ Likely 33-Year-Old CIA Analyst

RealClearInvestigations on Wednesday published the name of the person they believe is most likely the “whistleblower” against President Trump: Eric Ciaramella, an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.

The outlet reported that Ciaramella’s name has been raised privately in impeachment depositions, as well as at least one open hearing held by a House committee not involved in the impeachment inquiry.

RealClearInvestigations also reported that House Democrats this week blocked Republicans from asking questions about Ciaramella and “intend to redact his name from all deposition transcripts.”

It said Ciaramella is 33-years-old, a registered Democrat who began working at the White House during the Obama administration and previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Ciaramella left the Trump administration’s National Security Council in mid-2017 over concerns about negative leaks to the media and then returned to the CIA, the outlet reported.

“He was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump,” a former NSC official told RealClearInvestigiations.

The outlet also reported that Ciaramella huddled for “guidance” with the staff of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), including former NSC colleagues who now work for Schiff.


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