Politico is reporting that Iran state-run news has been taken down, apparently by the United States.
"The U.S. seized roughly three dozen websites, the majority of which are linked to Iranian disinformation efforts, said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case had not yet been officially announced by the American government," said the report.
Multiple global leaders are working to bring back the 2015 nuclear deal that former President Donald Trump broke with Iran. It's particularly important as the new anti-west leader Ebrahim Raisi was "elected" in what some are calling a "rigged" election.
Raisi has already ruled out the idea of negotiating or even meeting with new U.S. President Joe Biden to address the treaty.
"Iran provides support to militant groups in the region, such as Lebanon's militant Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthi rebels, as it seeks to wield its influence far afield and counter its foes," said Politico.
The report also said that the U.S. also took over domain names of news website Palestine Today "which reflects the view points of Gaza-based Islamic militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, redirecting the site to the same takedown notice."
Jacob Chansley, known as the QAnon Shaman, is employing a different tactic in his defense. Chansley was recently sent to a federal prison in Colorado for a psychological evaluation. While there haven't been any reports about the findings of that, his lawyer has a new argument presented in his defense.
According to court documents, Chansley isn't responsible for his actions on Jan. 6, the whole country is.
"For better or for worse, the images of the Defendant on Jan. 6 have collectively become the de facto service mark for Jan. 6, akin to the Nike Swoosh ... inextricably and in perpetuity linked to an event which will become known not as a day of infamy, but as a day on which our nation was compelled to commence bellying up to the bar to acknowledge each of our roles in permitting, fostering, tolerating, endorsing or ignoring without action an ever increasing barrage of divisiveness, intolerance, untruths, misrepresentations, and mischaracterizations through an unrelenting multi-year propaganda odyssey," said the lawyer.
He's essentially arguing that because of "alternative facts" Chansley was at the Jan. 6 attacks. Becuase of the divisiveness in the United States, he went to the Capitol dressed in war paint and a Viking-looking helmet of sorts.
See a screen capture of the statement below:
A Board of Education member in Linden, New Jersey, who is also a former middle school principal is under fire for a Facebook post where he called Vice President Kamala Harris a "street walker," MyCentralJersey reports.
Gregory R. Martucci posted the comment on the "I grew up in Linden" Facebook page in response to a post from pro-Trump comedian and actor Terrence K. Williams that was shared by someone else.
"She is right off the wingnut streets of San Francisco what do you expect from a street walker who has no clue about America," Martucci wrote on Williams' post that featured Harris telling migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, "Do not come."
After MyCentralJersey published their story, Martucci sent a statement to the network, apologizing for his post.
"This was an 'offensive' comment which does not reflect who I am in both my private and public lives," Martucci wrote in an email to MyCentralJersey.com Tuesday. "My actions to this point have always reflected a positive support for all women and for all cultures. I assure you that I will continue to support all women and all cultures."
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