According to a report from BayNews9, a 62-year-old man and his three adult sons were indicted on Friday for selling a COVID-19 "miracle cure" that was essentially industrial bleach.
The report states that Mark Grenon, 62, of Bradenton, along with his sons Jonathan Grenon, 34, Jordan Grenon, 26, and Joseph Grenon, 32 were hit with federal charges for refusing to stop selling the toxic substance.
"The indictment alleges that the Grenons took in more than $1 million from selling tens of thousands of bottles of it," the report states, adding they "manufactured, promoted and sold 'Miracle Mineral Solution,' which contained sodium chlorite and water," which, "when ingested, the solution became chlorine dioxide, typically used for treatment or bleaching textiles, pulp and paper, the release said."
According to the report the men, "threatened a federal judge that they would 'pick up guns' and instigate 'a Waco' should the government attempt to enforce court orders that halted their distribution of their product."
According to the report, "the indictment charges each of the Grenons with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts of criminal contempt," and they could face life imprisonment.
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At a campaign rally in Virginia for Democrat Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign, President Joe Biden mocked Donald Trump's weird way of drinking water with both hands.
Trump has required two hands to drink a glass of water:
Trump does that weird thing where he uses both hands to drink a glass of water pic.twitter.com/5swKiHmXIE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 22, 2020
Trump still hasn't totally figured out how to drink water pic.twitter.com/IO8CDXmD9i
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2020
Following one of the incidents, the hashtag for "Trump is not well" trended nationwide on Twitter. Trump was angered enough by the mockery he had received that attempted to prove critics wrong during a campaign rally a week later.
The President attempts to prove he can drink water one handed.. awkwardly https://t.co/npysMRKWmJ— Acyn (@Acyn) 1592700814.0
On Friday, Biden mocked Trump by easily drinking a glass of water with one hand.
On Friday, The Washington Post reported that FBI Assistant Director Jill Tyson is under further investigation for having an improper romantic relationship with a subordinate.
"Jill C. Tyson, who has a close working relationship with FBI Director Christopher A. Wray in her role as assistant director for congressional affairs, was criticized in a report issued Thursday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz," reported Devlin Barrett. "The inspector general did not name Tyson, but concluded that 'the Assistant Director was engaged in a romantic relationship with a subordinate and failed to timely report the relationship, in violation of FBI policy.' Multiple people familiar with the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel issue, said the person in question is Tyson, one of the few women in a senior leadership role at the FBI."
According to the inspector general's report, "the Assistant Director allowed the relationship to negatively affect an appropriate and professional superior-subordinate relationship and to disrupt the workplace by interfering with the ability of other FBI employees to complete their work, and ... the Assistant Director participated in a hiring or organizational decision involving the subordinate, all in violation of FBI policy."
The FBI has stated that the incident is "under internal review."
This news comes after a fraud several years for the federal law enforcement agency, which has been repeatedly attacked by Republicans for investigating former President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, and faces new accusations of mishandling the Brett Kavanaugh probe in 2018.
On Friday, Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, a Texas-based "inventor" who developed the controversial technology being used by Arizona Republicans in their partisan "audit" of the Maricopa County ballots from 2020, posted in a video from a private jet that the total cost of the whole project was $9 million — including $2 million in security costs alone.
While the audit itself allegedly totals $9 million, Arizona Senate Republicans committed $150,000 of that in direct taxpayer money.
The audit, billed as a means of securing "election integrity," is an effort to validate former President Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him. It has relied on chasing a number of conspiracy theories, including searching for bamboo fibers to try to prove ballots were forgeries from China.
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