STILL MUST PASS IN SENATE: US House protects state-legal cannabis programs

“The amendment to the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending billspecifically prohibits the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories from implementing their adult-use and medical marijuana programs.

A similar amendment protecting tribal programs passed by a voice vote on Wednesday, as did an amendment that would protect Veterans Affairs doctors who recommend medical cannabis in states where it is legal.

Thursday’s vote marks the first time a congressional chamber has voted to fully protect state-legal cannabis programs from Justice Department interference.

https://mjbizdaily.com/in-historic-vote-us-house-protects-state-legal-cannabis-programs/

FBI, warned early and often that Manafort file might be fake, used it anyway | TheHill

For example, Ukraine’s top anticorruption prosecutor, Nazar Kholodnytsky, told me he warned the U.S. State Department’s law enforcement liaison and multiple FBI agents in late summer 2016 that Ukrainian authorities who recovered the ledger believed it likely was a fraud.

“It was not to be considered a document of Manafort. It was not authenticated. And at that time it should not be used in any way to bring accusations against anybody,” Kholodnytsky said, recalling what he told FBI agents.

Likewise, Manafort’s Ukrainian business partner Konstantin Kilimnik, a regular informer for the State Department, told the U.S. government almost immediately after The New York Times wrote about the ledger in August 2016 that the document probably was fake.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/449206-fbi-warned-early-and-often-that-manafort-file-might-be-fake-used-it-anyway

Illinois lawmaker threatens gun owner with confiscation when he questions proposed semiautomatic ban

During the town hall, state Sen. Julie Morrison was faced with a valid line of questioning from a gun owner who would be impacted by the bill: If the guns are safe enough to allow some people to keep them with a fine, why would they need to be banned at all?

“You want me to turn them over to the state police unless I pay a fine for each firearm and register them, then I get to keep them. If I get to keep it — if I pay a fine and register it — then how dangerous is it in the first place and why do you need to ban it at all?” the gun owner asked.

His question brought applause from the other attendees, and after thinking about it for a moment, Morrison took things the opposite direction.

“Well, you just maybe changed my mind,” Morrison replied. “Maybe we won’t have a fine at all, maybe it’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying the fine.”

https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-lawmaker-threatens-gun-owner-with-confiscation-when-he-questions-proposed-semiautomatic-ban

Chinese dissidents are being executed for their organs

“The prisoner was brought in, tied hand and foot, but very much alive. The army doctor in charge sliced him open from chest to belly button and exposed his two kidneys. “Cut the veins and arteries,” he told his shocked intern. George did as he was told. Blood spurted everywhere.

The kidneys were placed in an organ-transplant container.

Then the doctor ordered George to remove the man’s eyeballs. Hearing that, the dying prisoner gave him a look of sheer terror, and George froze. “I can’t do it,” he told the doctor, who then quickly scooped out the man’s eyeballs himself”

https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/chinese-dissidents-are-being-executed-for-their-organs-former-hospital-worker-says/

Background checks on ammunition purchase begin next month in California

“Reed said the system would check to see if each buyer is a felon and if they are a registered gun owner of the model gun they are buying ammo for. If they are not, they can’t buy the ammo.

“If you have a gun and your wife has a gun and she’s registered with that gun, you can’t buy her ammo for her,” Reed said.”

https://www.kcra.com/article/background-check-gun-ammunition-california/28020725

Deep State: NSA/DoD Cyber-strategy targets Russian power grids without President’s authorization or knowledge

“But the action inside the Russian electric grid appears to have been conducted under little-noticed new legal authorities, slipped into the military authorization bill passed by Congress last summer. The measure approved the routine conduct of “clandestine military activity” in cyberspace, to “deter, safeguard or defend against attacks or malicious cyberactivities against the United States.”

Under the law, those actions can now be authorized by the defense secretary without special presidential approval.”

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jun/16/cyber-strategy-targets-russian-power-gr/?latest

Tom Fitton: FBI Notes on Clinton Emails Go Missing

The FBI has released 277 pages of redacted records that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are “missing” and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely “damaged” irreparably.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/11/fitton-fbi-notes-on-clinton-emails-go-missing/

Telegram Suffers ‘Powerful DDoS Attack’ From China During Hong Kong Protests

Telegram, one of the most popular encrypted messaging app, briefly went offline yesterday for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide after a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack hit its servers.Telegram founder Pavel Durov later revealed that the attack was mainly coming from the IP addresses located in China, suggesting the Chinese government could be behind it to sabotage Hong Kong protesters.

Source: Telegram Suffers ‘Powerful DDoS Attack’ From China During Hong Kong Protests