Sunday, May 31, 2020


New surveillance video shows George Floyd in struggle with cops in back of police car BEFORE being pulled out and 'killed' by officer Derek Chauvin

  • New video appears to show George Floyd, 46, in a violent struggle with police
  • Clip was posted by activist Shaun King who said: 'Police were in the car beating the sh** out of George Floyd'
  • White officer Derek Chauvin was captured on video kneeling on Floyd's neck
  • Floyd, 46, fell unconscious and died, and Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter
Shocking new surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with Minneapolis police before his death.
Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him. 
The clip was posted by activist Shaun King, who wrote: 'BREAKING: Just got this new video. It’s all coming together. Police were in the car beating the sh** out of George Floyd. One stands watch, while the others attacked him.'
Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him
Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him
One officer can be seen leaning into the car while another looks on
One officer can be seen leaning into the car while another looks on
Later, white officer Derek Chauvin was captured on video by a bystander kneeling on Floyd's neck as he begged for air.
Floyd, 46, fell unconscious and died, and Chauvin, 44, has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, which are filed in cases of unintentional death.
Chauvin also was accused of ignoring another officer who expressed concerns about Floyd, a black man, as he lay handcuffed on the ground. 
Floyd´s family attorney Ben Crump says he thinks more serious murder charges should be filed against the officer.
Crump says he believes there's enough evidence to show the officer's actions were premeditated. 
Crump told CBS: 'We don´t understand how that is not first-degree murder.'
George Floyd's (pictured)
George Floyd's (pictured)
Floyd´s family attorney Ben Crump says he thinks more serious murder charges should be filed against Derek Chauvin
White officer Derek Chauvin was captured on video by a bystander kneeling on Floyd's neck as he begged for air
White officer Derek Chauvin was captured on video by a bystander kneeling on Floyd's neck as he begged for air


The List: 47 Republicans Lobby for More Foreign Workers While 36M Are Jobless

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Thirty-eight House Republicans have joined nine Republican Senators in lobbying the White House to continue importing foreign workers to the United States even as more than 36 million Americans are jobless.
In a letter to Trump, Republican lawmakers including Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) — running against Kris Kobach for Kansas’s open Senate seat — and New York Representitives Elise Stefanik and Peter King ask that businesses continue to be allowed to import blue-collar foreign workers through the H-2B visa program amid mass unemployment.
Every year, U.S. companies are allowed to import 66,000 low-skilled H-2B foreign workers to take blue-collar, non-agricultural jobs. For some time, the H-2B visa program has been used by businesses to bring in cheaper, foreign workers and has contributed to blue-collar Americans having their wages undercut.
The Republican lawmakers claim that even though a record number of Americans in many states are jobless, businesses are still suffering from labor shortages — a claim that is made year-round by the cheap labor lobby.
The Republican lawmakers who signed the letter include:
  • Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)
  • Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI)
  • Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)
  • Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
  • Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
  • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)
  • Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
  • Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH)
  • Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)
  • Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD)
  • Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)
  • Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI)
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
  • Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)
  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
  • Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
  • Rep. Mike Conaway (R-MD)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)
  • Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA)
  • Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)
  • Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)
  • Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI)
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
  • Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
  • Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL)
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
The Republicans write:
On behalf of the thousands of small and seasonal businesses in our Districts that are struggling in this unprecedented and uncertain economic climate, we respectfully urge you to refrain from imposing any further restriction on the H-2B nonimmigrant seasonal guest worker program as part of any forthcoming executive action relating to immigration and/or economic recovery.
The letter continues:
This is evident as, despite active recruitment by seasonal employers, very few US workers are seeking and accepting seasonal temporary jobs. Therefore, it is important that the H-2B program continue to be available to our seasonal employers as a failsafe in the event that we see a rapid drop in unemployment and a return to the extremely tight labor markets of just a few months ago. Such flexibility to meet business needs is critical to rapid, solid and fulsome economic recovery. [Emphasis added]
As such, we urge you to maintain the continued, uninterrupted operation of the H-2B program with the continued requirement that all employers only have access to it based upon their proven and certified need within the statutory cap. [Emphasis added]
The full letter can be read here:
Likewise, this week, nine Republican Senators sent a letter to Trump asking the administration to allow businesses to import more foreign workers.
Specifically, the Senators said businesses must be able to exempt themselves from some existing labor regulations so long as they claim they cannot find qualified Americans to do the work. The Republican Senators who signed the letter include:
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
  • Sen. James Risch (R-ID)
  • Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)
  • Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)
Today, federal employment data reveal that there is no labor shortage of working- and middle-class Americans who want a job. There are currently more than 36 million Americans out of work, spurred by the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
The H-2B visa program has been widely used by businesses to drag down the wages of American workers in landscaping, conservation work, the meatpacking industry, the construction industry, and fishing jobs, a 2019 study from the Center for Immigration Studies finds.
When comparing the wages of H-2B foreign workers to the national wage average for each blue-collar industry, about 21 out of 25 of the industries offered lower wages to foreign workers than Americans.
In the construction industry, wage suppression is significant, with H-2B foreign workers being offered more than 20 percent less than their American counterparts. In the fishing industry, foreign workers were offered more than 30 percent less for their jobs than Americans in the field. In the meatpacking industry, foreign workers got 23 percent less pay than Americans.
Every year, the U.S. admits about 1.2 million legal immigrants on green cards to permanently resettle in the country. In addition, another 1.4 million foreign workers are admitted every year to take American jobs
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

Trump’s Snub of Jeff Sessions Sends a Bad Message
We could be living through the final months of the Trump presidency.
By Matthew Boose
American Greatness, May 29, 2020
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Trump's Attacks on Jeff Sessions Anger Immigration Hawks
By W. James Antle III
Washington Examiner, May 28, 2020
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Trump's attacks on Jeff Sessions anger immigration hawks

 | May 28, 2020 12:00 AM
President Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t want Jeff Sessions returned to the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years, but the president’s Twitter tirades against his former attorney general could reverberate beyond the Yellowhammer State to produce a backlash among Trump voters concerned about immigration.
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter, once an immigration-centric supporter of the president and author of the book In Trump We Trust, has called Trump a “blithering idiot,” “complete moron,” “lout,” and the “most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office” for attacking Sessions, the “ONE PERSON in Trump administration who did anything about immigration.” Fox News host Tucker Carlson has told an Alabama radio host that “Sessions was Trump long before Trump” and had been “the single most impressive member of the Senate.” Sessions announced his comeback candidacy last year on Carlson’s show.
Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump for president in early 2016, having been persuaded that the businessman and reality TV star was the best vehicle for his populist brand of conservatism. Trump borrowed heavily from Sessions’s immigration policy handbook during the campaign and plucked top adviser Stephen Miller from the 73-year-old Alabamian’s Senate staff. But as Attorney General Sessions recused himself in the Trump-Russia investigation, paving the way for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, he was forced out of the Justice Department over a year later.
Trump hasn’t forgiven Sessions. He has not only endorsed his Republican primary opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, he has railed against Sessions on Twitter, calling him “slime” who had his chance but blew it. “Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions,” Trump posted. “He let our Country down.” Tuberville edged out Sessions in the first round of voting thanks to Trump’s endorsement. The two will face each other in a July runoff.
What impact Trump will have on that race is unclear, but immigration hawks nationwide are outraged. "I refuse to believe what’s happening to Jeff Sessions right now is entirely due to recusal,” said RJ Hauman, government relations director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “It may be a factor, but don’t forget that those aligned with big business and the GOP establishment have taken hold of President Trump’s policy agenda and campaign strategy. So, no surprise that the man who has long fought for an immigration system that puts the American people first is being thrown under the bus."
Hardliners speculate that son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who sparred with the former attorney general over criminal justice reform as well as immigration, played a role in Sessions’s demise. Now, Trump’s choice, Tuberville, is not well-liked by immigration hawks.
“Even voters attracted to Trump because of his ostensible hawkishness on immigration, but who don't closely follow immigration politics and policy, are likely to be influenced by Trump's ravings,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. “But for those who know the issue, the vendetta against Sessions is just one more indication that Trump isn't actually a restrictionist. I don't mean that he's lying about supporting the wall, etc. — I think that genuinely comes from his gut — but when it comes to the level of legal immigration and guestworker admissions, he's more in tune with Obama and Jeb and Pelosi and Schumer than with Sessions.”
Many MAGA activists are taking the president’s side in the argument, however. Sessions’s replacement, Attorney General Bill Barr, has forcefully unraveled the Trump-Russia investigation and defended the president’s prerogatives. Aspects of the investigation, from warrants to surveil Trump campaign associates to the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, have since been revealed to be flawed. The Mueller report found no collusion between Trump and Russia to swing the 2016 election.
The normally mild-mannered Sessions has surprisingly hit back at Trump and defended his recusal as required by law and resulting in the president’s exoneration. Trump’s interventions in Alabama politics have failed before. He endorsed interim Sen. Luther Strange in the last Republican primary for this seat, but voters chose the controversial Roy Moore instead. Almost alone among national GOP leaders, Trump backed Moore in the special election, but he lost to Democrat Doug Jones.
Sessions didn’t have a Democratic challenger last time he ran for reelection and won 97.5% of the vote. Coulter has accused Trump of risking “another Roy Moore fiasco” in the state, but local insiders think Trump could fall on deaf ears again.
“Twitter is an echo chamber, and there are zero undecided voters on the platform,” said Alabama-based Republican strategist Brent Buchanan. "It changes nothing in the Alabama Senate runoff." Either Sessions or Tuberville should be heavily favored over Jones later this year, with Trump at the top of the ticket. It's a rare GOP pickup opportunity as the party defends Senate seats in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Maine.
“Trump's attacks hurt both Sessions and himself, but the question is what's the net effect, and with whom,” said Krikorian. “In Alabama, specifically, they probably hurt Sessions more than Trump, though I still don't think they guarantee a win by Florida Man,” a residency-related nickname for Tuberville.

Trump’s Snub of Jeff Sessions Sends a Bad Message

We could be living through the final months of the Trump presidency.
By Matthew Boose • 
What kind of message does it send when the president, five months before his reelection contest, throws the first senator ever to endorse his presidency under the bus?
For supporters of Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s decision to snub his former attorney general and endorse a goofy RINO football coach instead is more evidence that the America First agenda that won him the White House, and that Sessions pioneered, has become an afterthought for his administration.
The president rages at Sessions for his recusal from the Russia probe. But here’s a thought experiment: what are the odds that Tommy Tuberville would have distinguished himself as some maverick against the Russia hoax had he been in the Senate? Any takers?
To ask the question is to answer it. It’s because the Republican Party is so unprincipled and unimpressive that Sessions (and Trump) stood out in the first place. Sessions is a decent man, and his patriotic convictions carried him, with justice, to a place of prominence in American history.
Trump, a man of instinct, interprets Sessions’ recusal as a sign of weakness, ignoring his loyalty to the president before, during, and after his White House tenure and his vigorous efforts to pursue the president’s America First agenda as attorney general.

Still America First?

The president, if it wasn’t obvious by now, is not some Leninist ideologue who was planning to methodically deport millions of illegal immigrants. This comes as a disappointment to some of his most ideologically driven supporters as well as to his most delusional detractors.
Sure, the president doesn’t have to (and probably shouldn’t) adhere rigidly to doctrine, but Trump’s personal feud with Sessions is disappointing and counterproductive. While not by itself dispositive, it is part of a familiar pattern of setbacks for some of the strongest advocates of the “America First” message, who have started to weary of his inconsistent attention to the Greatness Agenda.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has been granted a public mandate by a clear majority of Americans to effectively shut down all immigration into the United States. Outside the predictable partisan noises from liberal media and activist groups, it would be a hugely popular decision. Of course, voters have wanted to reduce immigration for many years. They would reward Trump for it without a doubt.
But the president’s much-hyped immigration “moratorium” followed a familiar playbook: after the excitement of the news died down, it was apparent that Trump left a massive exception for hundreds of thousands of guest workers, hardly a logical decision in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades, and unfair to college graduates entering a brutal job market.
There are now murmurs that the president will enact a second order this week to expand the ban. But Jared Kushner wants to keep immigration flowing. He has also been given a say in “overhauling” the Republican party platform, for some reason.
The Trump base has been inured to these reversals. While Kushner is often seen as the culprit, the lack of focus in the president’s governance cannot be overlooked.
It came as a shock when Trump, in a recent tweet, complained that Big Tech is controlled by the “radical Left” and that he would do something about censorship of conservatives. Just by acknowledging the problem, the president thrilled beleaguered members of his base who have been fighting to stay online, with little support, over the last four years.
The president doesn’t have much to gain by liberalizing the MAGA movement, but in the wake of Biden’s “you ain’t black” moment, the president has sought to highlight his efforts to reform the criminal justice system, something that his supporters never voted for in 2016.
Why not, instead of desperately trying to expand the coalition, focus instead on retaining the core voters who got Trump elected in the first place?

What’s Next?

We could be living through the final months of the Trump presidency. Victory is by no means assured in November, and it’s anybody’s guess what will become of the MAGA movement if Trump loses to Joe Biden. The Left will seek revenge without mercy.
Trump is a courageous man, and his ability to survive four years of daily, relentless counter-insurrection is admirable. The nationalist awakening that he inspired would never have been possible without him. He is an American original, and there is no doubt that he is the only choice for American patriots and conservatives in November.
That is what makes the president’s distractions so disappointing. Yes, it doesn’t help that Trump has had to contend with a vicious media, an obstructive permanent bureaucracy, and hoax after hoax for years on end. Neither has the weak, gelded Republican party been of much use.
But none of these excuses will make a difference in November, and they won’t matter years from now when posterity looks back on the Trump era. Will this time be remembered as an inflection point for a dying Republic, the moment America came roaring back, or a tragic disappointment?
There is now even talk that President Trump wants to end the war in Afghanistan before November—an aspiration of noble Trumpian proportions—and he appears to finally have taken serious notice of Twitter censorship (five months before the election!) It remains to be seen if these are momentary, or lasting, attentions.
The last four years have been great fun, but the president wasn’t elected to trigger the libs with memes or let criminals out of prison. He was elected to serve the American people and put America First.
The decisions Trump makes now will resonate loudly.


WARNING GRAPHIC: Dallas Protesters Beat Man to Near-Death Outside Store

Dallas Man beaten nearly to death by mob at George Floyd protest. (Photo: Twitter Screenshot/Blaze TV/@Elijah Schaffer)
Photo: Twitter Video Screenshot/Blaze TV/@Elijah Schaffer
A video of the George Floyd protest in Dallas appears to show a man being beaten nearly to death by the crowd. The victim reportedly tried to defend his shop with a large sword, a report states.
A video posted by Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer shows a man being beaten by a mob after he reportedly attempted to “defend a shop with a large sword.” Shaffer reported the rioters turned on the man and beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with rocks.
The article claims the man was critically injured. The reporter said he called an ambulance for the victim.
The victim can be seen being assaulted by multiple attackers. Toward the end of the attack, one man appears to kick the victim in the head and then runs away.
The carnage is evident as the crowd disperses and the victim is revealed lying apparently unconscious in an unnatural position face down in the street.
A later post by the reporter shows the “critically injured” man being tended to by emergency medical workers.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison: ‘Nobody Really Knows’ Who Is Behind Protest Violence

Protesters throw objects onto a burning car outside a Target store near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - …
KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said during NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that “nobody really knows” who is behind the protest violence at the riots over George Floyd’s death.
“The truth is, nobody really knows,” Ellison told NBC’s Meet the Press. “What the exact political motivation is is unclear at this point.”
Ellison later faulted Attorney General William Barr, who pointed out “Antifa-like” tactics in the protests and said Barr should stick to investigating instead of “making incendiary comments.”
In fact, it was Ellison who supported Antifa in 2018 when he was a congressman and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
He tweeted a picture of himself holding the book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray with the caption: “At @MoonPalaceBooks and I just found the book that strike [sic] fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
White House officials, untainted by radical groups, say that it is clear that far-left groups are instigating these protests and turning them into riots.
But left-wing groups say it is white nationalists who have fanned the flames of these incendiary protests.
“There’s been a lot of videotape taken by demonstrators of people who are very suspicious, who really did start breaking windows,” Ellison said, citing a video of a white man in dark clothing filmed breaking windows at an Auto Zone store.
President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he would be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.