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DOJ says it has no plans to charge Trump with ‘incitement’

This will indeed be a major blow to the Democrats, who have long wished to see Donald Trump behind bars. 

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A senior official at the Justice Department says there are no plans to indict President Donald Trump or anyone else who spoke at the rally that took place just before the riot at the Capitol last Wednesday. 

“We don’t expect any charges of that nature,” said Ken Kohl, a senior prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office. 

This will indeed be a major blow to the Democrats, who have long wished to see Donald Trump behind bars. 

Despite calls for impeachment and even indictment, the bar for prosecuting a public official for incitement is extremely high, an anonymous official explained to PJ Media. 

The current Justice Department official called it a “moonshot” to suggest that “there’s any hook for criminal liability for Trump.” 

“Encouragement can cause criminal liability, but it’s got to be…more than a politician making reckless comments to their base,” because most comments are still protected by the First Amendment, the official said. 

“[Even] if Trump were in communication with protesters who said, ‘We’re going to storm the Capitol,’ and Trump said, ‘Go for it,’ I don’t know if that gets you [to a criminal charge],” the official added. 

For a conviction to happen, there has to be knowledge or intent that the words would lead to a violent action, which in this case is unlikely. 

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Two Illegal Immigrants Arrested For Allegedly Plotting July 4 Mass Shooting

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Two illegal immigrants in Virginia have been arrested for allegedly plotting a mass shooting on a July 4 celebration after a “hero citizen” overheard a conversation about the plot and called police.

“A hero citizen picked up the phone and overheard a conversation there was a mass shooting being planned here in the city of Richmond, Virginia,” Richmond Chief of Police Gerald Smith said Wednesday.

“Two illegal immigrants, 52-year-old Julio Alvarado-Dubon and 38-year-old Rolman Balacarcel, were arrested and charged with being a non-U.S. citizens in possession of a gun after police uncovered a plot that the duo planned a mass shooting at Richmond’s July 4 celebration Monday,” Fox News reported. “Smith said that police investigated Alvarado-Dubon based on a tip to police by someone he would only refer to as a ‘hero citizen.’ Police investigated the claims and found Alvarado-Dubon was in possession of two rifles, one handgun, and 223 rounds of ammunition. He was arrested on July 1, while Balacarcel was placed under surveillance and eventually arrested on the same charges on Tuesday.”

Smith also addressed reports that one of the suspects has been deported several times but continued to illegally reenter the United States, saying it was “frustrating” that a person could repeatedly break the law and still be able to plan out a mass murder.

The news comes as illegal immigration has reached the highest level on record with nearly 240,000 migrants being encountered by border officials in May.

“There were an unprecedented 239,416 migrant encounters at the Southern border in May, CBP reports. This is the highest monthly total in DHS history, beating the record that was set the month before in April w/ 234,088,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin wrote on Twitter.

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National Public Radio Discontinues Reading the Declaration of Inependence

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A post by Todd Starnes alerts that National Public Radio (NPR) has ditched its annual ritual of reading the Declaration of Independence. NPR, derisively referred to by Starnes as “National Public Welfare Radio,” announced the cessation of reading the Declaration. Which staffers at the taxpayer-funded radio network had been reading aloud the document since 1988.

The void that would have resulted from not reading the Declaration was not unfilled. “Instead, NPR broadcast an 11-minute conversation about whether or not the Founding Fathers actually meant the words “all men are created equal.” Here’s a link if you’d like to listen to their “screed” (which also reminds us frequently that many of the Founding Fathers owned slaves).

Starnes disclosed that he owns “KWAM, the leading news talk radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. It angers me that my tax dollars are used to prop up a broadcast competitor that spits on our Founding Fathers and our Founding Documents.”

Interestingly, NPR’s newly voiced contempt and cynicism for the Declaration of Independence does not encompass refusing taxpayer-funded government support. Whether or not the Founding Fathers meant what they said and what they wrote may be grist for energetic banter on a radio program that is increasingly committed to shrill progressive virtue signaling. However, the topic of this discussion among smug well-remunerated media activists is irrelevant. The words of the Founding Fathers have been inspirational for two hundred and forty-six years and have been the moral and legal foundation used to free the slaves and develop Constitutional principles to ensure that slavery can never be implemented in this country. Slavery currently exists in several countries now, but NPR is dedicated to ignoring that scourge.

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