The make-up Olympics are headed to Japan this year, but next year Beijing will have the winter Olympic games and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is very concerned that the Chinese government will harvest American Olympian DNA to create super soldiers.
In a letter that Cotton sent to President Joe Biden demanding to know what precautions are being taken and how to protect Americans from being harvested by the Chinese.
"First, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) operates the world's most invasive domestic surveillance system. Chinese authorities closely monitor internet traffic within the country and block and censor online information that the Party views as adverse to its grip on power.
He went on to sound the alarm about facial recognition in China, something that Facebook has implemented and noted that the hotel rooms will likely be bugged. That's when it turned into a strange concern.
"Second, the CCP also considers DNA collection a vital intelligence-gathering objective. As the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center recently noted, 'The PRC views bulk personal data, including health-care and genomic data, as a strategic commodity to be collected and used for its economic and national-security priorities.' The CCP has reportedly conducted tests to develop biologically-enhanced soldiers and intended to use DNA data to catapult Chinese biotechnology companies to global market dominance."
He claimed that the DNA will be irresistible to the Chinese and they'll likely detain people specifically to gather their DNA.
See the letter below, uploaded by Fox:
Adam Schiff pens scathing op-ed demanding the DOJ be reformed after Trump 'shattered' the rules with spying
On Tuesday, writing for The Washington Post, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) shredded former President Donald Trump for his abuses of the Justice Department — and called for major reforms to prevent a repeat.
"Nixon's abuse of the Justice Department led to strict rules to govern FBI investigations and insulate them from White House interference, so that extraordinary investigative practices could only be deployed when justified in the most serious of cases," wrote Schiff. "The rules established after Watergate to ensure the independence of the Justice Department served our nation well for half a century, until another president shattered them."
One of the most recently revealed instances, Schiff noted, is the attacks on himself, as Trump's DOJ enlisted Apple to surveil him and his family. "Over his four years in office, Trump baselessly accused me of treason, of leaking classified information, of engaging in unspecified corruption and other offenses. He said I should be investigated and prosecuted, and that someone needed to 'do something' about me," wrote Schiff. "Last month, I learned that Apple had been served a subpoena by the Justice Department in 2018 seeking records from more than a dozen accounts belonging to two members of Congress, committee staff and even family members — one of whom was a minor."
All of this requires new rules established at the DOJ, wrote Schiff — but, he continued, other branches of government also have to do their part. The House is already moving to investigate, but Schiff argued legislation is needed too.
"Congress has an important job to do here, too," wrote Schiff. "We must conduct our own vigorous oversight, into former top officials' knowledge or participation in these abuses of power and any other politically motivated decisions made by the department. And at a minimum, we must urgently pass reforms to prevent the abuse of powers we saw under Trump from ever happening again. The Protecting Our Democracy Act, a package of reforms designed by House Democrats that I introduced last year, contains new safeguards designed to strengthen the department's independence from the White House and improve other vital checks on executive power."
"The credibility of our justice system — and the very health of our democracy itself — is dependent on the steps we take now to ensure that the Justice Department represents the interests of the people and not the whims of any particular president," concluded Schiff.
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In a wide-ranging interview with The Lincoln Project, former lawyer to Donald Trump, Michael Cohen responded to the recent news that Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg could be indicted as early as this summer.
Among the many things Cohen revealed, he cited an occasion in which some legal things seemed to be getting complicated and it was possible that Donald Trump Jr. or Ivanka Trump could be held accountable for it. It was something that Cohen said he included in his 2020 book Disloyal, but appeared to go largely unnoticed. Cohen recalled Trump saying that if it comes down to Don Jr. or Ivanka going to prison that it should be Don Jr. because "he can handle it." Cohen explained that he would shoot for keeping both children out of prison.
The comment came as Lincoln Project hosts Tara Setmayer and Rick Wilson were talking about a past appearance Cohen had on MSNBC in which he predicted that Trump would flip on Weisselberg as well as his children and even his wife if necessary.
Cohen went on to talk about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the hosts asked him what he thought Trump was thinking or feeling as he watched the U.S. Capitol falling under siege by his supporters. Cohen predicted that Trump was elated and that for him, the attack was probably "better than sex."
He went on to describe the Trump cult as being akin to the Jim Jones cult that ended with the mass suicide of over 900 people. He confessed that without enduring what he had, he would still be embedded in the cult today.
At one point, Wilson asked if Trump knows that he's despised in New York, which Cohen said he likely does. It's one of the reasons that he thinks Trump moved to Florida along with Don. Jr. and Ivanka.
"The only one that I think is still left here is Eric, you know, nobody even knows where Melania and Barron are. I mean, for all you know, they're on Jeff Bezos' space shuttle now," he joked. "So, nobody even knows. And truth be told, nobody even cares. But he knows that he's despised and that's one of the reasons he walks around Mar-a-Lago, right? Which is sort of an insane asylum for incredibly wealthy sycophants who want to sit there and pet the fat ass of Donald Trump."
Among the other things Cohen explained, he noted that Vladimir Putin is someone that Trump sees as having and being all of the things that he wants to have and be. The difference is that Trump secretly knows that he'll never be able to be as powerful or as wealthy as Putin.
Trump "is just a wannabe," Cohen said. "He thinks he's a tough guy out there, walking the walk and talking the talk, but he waddles and he mumbles."
When asked about the alleged "pee tape," a conspiracy that the ex-president was in a Russian hotel room with prostitutes, Cohen said that he's convinced the tape doesn't exist because he would have been able to find it.
He then blasted Rudy Giuliani, predicting that Giuliani will soon learn that Trump isn't ever going to be there for him and even took down former White House counsel Don McGahn too.
See the full video below:
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