A Toronto currency exchange business helped Iran secretly wire millions of dollars into Canada in violation of sanctions, according to a classified intelligence report that calls the financial transfers a threat to national security. A Canadian Security Intelligence Service report obtained by Global News accuses Alireza Onghaei, the investor immigrant behind the company, of “assisting the government of Iran in the clandestine wiring of monies into Canada.” The total amount allegedly funneled into Canada from Iran was not known, but CSIS wrote that “we assess it to be in the millions.” One transfer alone was for $600,000, according to CSIS.
Law & Crime
A man accused of breathing on anti-Trump protesters outside the president’s golf club in Sterling, Virginia, was charged with misdemeanor assault. Kathy Beynette told News4 that she and another woman were protesting President Trump outside the Trump National Golf Club on Saturday. Across the street, a group of Trump supporters were counter protesting… “Then, quite out of nowhere, the guy came over from across the street, came charging across the street,” Beynette said… In the video, a woman can be heard telling him, “You’re in my face and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back off.” The man then takes a deep breath and blows. “He just proceeded to assault us by taking a deep breath and doing a very powerful exhalation on both of us,” Beynette said.
Prosecutors in the United States Virgin Islands are demanding access to alleged communications between now-deceased convicted sexual predator, Jeffrey Epstein, and the minor children of a New York City socialite — communication that lawyers believe could show a “close relationship” between Epstein and a 12-year-old girl. The U.S. Virgin Islands, home to a number of Epstein’s assets, is looking to seize homes and accounts over allegations of racketeering, sex trafficking, child endangerment and abuse, and forced labor, and is currently tracing Epstein’s relationships, focusing on individuals who might have been privy to information about Epstein’s fortune and real estate holdings, including, Fox News notes, the billionaire’s “lawyers, accountants, and bankers.”
Despite indications that the “Defund the Police” movement had a negative impact on Democrats’ election success, leaders of Black Lives Matter are petitioning for a meeting with an incoming Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, and demanding that Biden support the “BREATHE Act,” which includes a “roadmap’ to abolishing law enforcement and a demand for reparations. The Act, which BLM touts as “a radical reimagining of public safety, community care, and how we spend money as a society,” is its central legislative effort, and represents a list of demands that align only with the aims of far-left legislators.
These probably weren’t the busts they’d expected. An underground swingers sex party was broken up overnight in Queens for violating pandemic gathering restrictions, the New York City Sheriff’s Office announced. Caligula, which bills itself on Facebook as a “private upscale on premise swingers club” in Astoria, was caught hosting more than 80 people, bumping loud music and unlawfully serving alcohol, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said. When sheriff deputies arrived, they found three couples having sex in a small room while others were gathered across the venue unlawfully drinking alcohol and socializing, according to the sheriff and pictures of the event. Jennifer Hayes, 47, was the only attendee who was fined and given a summons for disorderly conduct.
12 Charged: Protest at police HQ after cops break up demo demanding change for Black, Indigenous people
“We were yelled at. We were ignored. We were bullied from the very moment they took us from Laurier and arrested us to the moment we got out,” she said. “This is what we mean by institutional racism. Policing in Ottawa is f—ing racist.” Ifrah Yusuf, co-chair of the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, said occupying the intersection, which began Thursday afternoon, was a way to stand in solidarity with Black and Indigenous groups against systemic racism in institutions.
Feds: Three Execution Dates Set, Including For Man Who Murdered, ‘Systematically Abused And Tortured’ His Toddler
The Bureau of Prisons has scheduled execution dates for three more federal death row inmates who were convicted of “staggeringly brutal murders” that occurred between the early 1990s and early 2000s, officials said Friday evening. The first execution date is for Alfred Bourgeois, 55, who “systematically abused and tortured” his 2-year-old daughter, JG, while on a 2002 trucking route after he was ordered to pay child support, according to officials. After JG stumbled over her training potty on the trip one day, Bourgeois killed her by repeatedly slamming her against the window and dashboard of his semi-truck. Bourgeois has a December 11, 2020, execution date at Terre Haute prison in Indiana.
A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots. The case was always a long shot to stop President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, but it was U.S. President Donald Trump’s best hope to affect the election results through the courts, mostly because of the number of electoral votes, 20, at stake in Pennsylvania. His personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, stepped into a courtroom for the first time in decades to argue the case this past week. U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his order that Trump had asked the court to disenfranchise almost 7 million voters.
On May 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went before Canadians and spoke of the tragedy of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia and promised to act on it. That day he announced that he was banning 1,500 different rifles and their variants as part of a public safety campaign related to that very shooting. I knew at the time he was lying in making that link and now we have the proof, a briefing note presented to Trudeau just days earlier that told him all the guns used by Gabriel Wortman were illegally obtained. Still, Trudeau told us on May 1 that his gun control measures were about stopping such events. Why Trudeau linked this massacre and his gun ban agenda is now crystal clear though — pure, partisan politics and nothing else. Shame on him.
Backdated ballots, overcounting, blocked inspections, dishonest vote counting systems, and more. President Trump’s campaign lawyers, led by Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, held a contentious press conference Thursday at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC. They outlined their evidence to date of what Giuliani described as a pattern of massive election fraud, which they plan to submit to courts in key battleground states where lawsuits have been or will be filed. Sidney Powell, who is a member of Trump’s legal team, and the Trump campaign’s senior legal advisor Jenna Ellis also spoke. Their central message was that, but for the rampant fraud and use of highly suspicious vote counting software systems, Trump would have won the election by a wide margin and that they had the evidence to prove it.