Six Dr. Seuss books are being retired after decades of criticism over racist imagery in the illustrated children’s stories. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the organization that carries on the author’s legacy, announced Tuesday that it will stop publishing and licensing “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.” “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” the organization said in a statement Tuesday morning, adding that the decision was made last year with a panel of e...
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After harsh news in Matt Gaetz investigation critics say he'll 'go to prison long before Hillary ever will'
The New York Times and Orlando Sentinel revealed Tuesday that former tax collector Joel Greenberg was cooperating with the Justice Department in the ongoing investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
Gaetz has maintained that he is innocent of all allegations and that they are politically motivated. He has further said that he is being targeted by the Justice Department in an extortion plot around the allegations. Each time the scandal has been mentioned, Gaetz has used that scheme as an excuse. But in the past weeks, Americans learned that Gaetz gave money to Greenberg, who then gave it to three different women. The description for the money was "school" and "tuition." Gaetz hasn't explained why he was giving young women tuition money.
It prompted many to theorize that Gaetz will be done in the coming weeks and his resignation will come long before his next reelection. Only time will tell.
See the comments from folks below:
Why is Rep Matt Gaetz still on the House Judiciary Committee, which has oversight over the Department of Justice th… https://t.co/evBdjBojXJ— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1618353958.0
Long story short... Matt Gaetz will go to prison before Hillary ever will. Suck it MAGA.— 💀DeathMetalViking💀 (@💀DeathMetalViking💀)1618355817.0
Hey QAnon, why aren't you after Gaetz?
— David Gilchrist (@DavegFla) April 14, 2021
Matt Gaetz: I got myself into this, and I'll most likely will get myself even deeper into this.— 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 '𝓜𝓪𝓭 𝓔𝔂𝓮' 𝓜𝓪𝓬𝓢𝓲𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓻 (@𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 '𝓜𝓪𝓭 𝓔𝔂𝓮' 𝓜𝓪𝓬𝓢𝓲𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓻)1618358725.0
Matt Gaetz has a minor problem.— Mike Dominy 👮🏻♂️🇺🇸 (@Mike Dominy 👮🏻♂️🇺🇸)1618358683.0
Wait...you're still tweeting your defense haha? Thought you'd be hiding out in a Pizza Parlor or something...
— DDG (@DDG97560547) April 14, 2021
In addition to Matt Gaetz and Florida Republican Joel Greenberg, there's at least one other unnamed Republican official involved in this sex trafficking ring. This is a scandal with boundaries that are still growing. And it's not going to stop with Matt Gaetz.
— Candour99 (@Candour99) April 14, 2021
Look at you. A scared troll behind a computer willing to talk. Such a big boy with big hair and soon to be big jail time.
— Tony Scampanelli (@tonyscampanelli) April 14, 2021
👏 snitches 👏 get 👏 a reduced sentence.
— Dr. Zeus (@CraigFr57755100) April 14, 2021
Can someone make a vaccine that protects you from Matt Gaetz— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1618353544.0
Indicted sex trafficking fraudster Joel Greenberg has been cooperating w/ the DOJ against seditious perv Matt Gaetz… https://t.co/TiumeFceFX— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1618355526.0
Joel Greenberg has been cooperating with the Department of Justice since last year, admitting that he and Matt Gaet… https://t.co/OeV7dA1Ra3— Lindy Li (@Lindy Li)1618359188.0
So Joel Greenberg ALREADY FLIPPED on @mattgaetz 🤭 Matty, your ONLY way to seeing the free world in your old age is… https://t.co/TdUQEudnfY— Jim Stewartson, QAnon Eliminator, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️ (@Jim Stewartson, QAnon Eliminator, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️)1618354801.0
Capitol Police were told to stand down from certain riot control tactics during pro-Trump invasion: report
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the inspector general for the Capitol Police has determined officers were told to hold back from using key riot control methods during the pro-Trump invasion of the complex on Jan. 6.
"In a 104-page report, the inspector general, Michael A. Bolton, criticized the way the Capitol Police prepared for and responded to the mob violence on Jan. 6," reported Luke Broadwater. "Mr. Bolton found that the agency's leaders failed to adequately prepare despite explicit warnings that pro-Trump extremists posed a threat to law enforcement and civilians and that the police used defective protective equipment. He also found that the leaders ordered their Civil Disturbance Unit to refrain from using its most powerful crowd-control tools — like stun grenades — to put down the onslaught."
"Three days before the siege, a Capitol Police intelligence assessment warned of violence from supporters of President Donald J. Trump who believed his false claims that the election had been stolen. Some had even posted a map of the Capitol complex's tunnel system on pro-Trump message boards," continued the Times. "But on Jan. 5, the agency wrote in a plan for the protest that there were 'no specific known threats related to the joint session of Congress.' And the former chief of the Capitol Police has testified that the force had determined that the likelihood of violence was 'improbable.'"
Bolton concluded that the failures were the result of internal dysfunction at the agency.
The Capitol riot resulted in serious questions about the preparedness of various security services that protect the complex, with the House sergeant-at-arms resigning in the wake of the disaster.
Samuel Christopher Montoya of Texas was arrested today by the FBI on charges of unlawful entry and disorderly and disruptive conduct in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot.
The FBI complaint identifies Montoya as a narrator and video editor at Infowars.com and quotes a witness as saying he worked there. Here's what the complaint states was found at Infowars.com:
"PatriotsStormCongressRawFootageIncludesExecutionofAshliBabbitt. The approximately 44-minute video is embedded with the tag "THERESISTANCE.VIDEO" and the narrator identifies himself as "Sam with Infowars.com." The video captures "Sam" going from the Capitol grounds into the Capitol Building along with crowds of protesters on January 6, 2021, at one point turning the camera on himself and exclaiming, "It feels good to be in the Capitol baby!"
Here are some of the other comments attributed to Montoya in the FBI arrest complaint:
"During the video, Montoya makes the following statements:
9:55 – "We're gonna crawl, we're gonna climb. We're gonna do whatever it takes, we're gonna do whatever it takes to MAGA. Here we go, y'all. Here we go, y'all. Look at this, look at this. I don't even know what's going on right now. I don't wanna get shot, I'll be honest, but I don't wanna lose my country. And that's more important to me than—than getting shot."
11:04 – "We have had enough! We're not gonna take your fucking vaccines! We're not gonna take all your bullshit! The people are rising up! Folks, I am now on the steps of the Capitol. Here we go! Here we go! Having a good time!"
12:55 – "We are in the Capitol, baby! Yeah!"
15:40 – "We're all being a little bit too rowdy for sure."
16:07 – "Here we are in the US Capitol in Washington DC in the Capitol building, it has officially been stormed by Trump supporters. Again, the US Capitol building in Washington DC has officially been stormed by Trump supporters. And here we are, taking our—the people's house back!"
17:38 – "I'm sure these officers are scared, but we're here, we're here to just show that we've had enough. We've had enough."
34:05 – "We don't hurt innocent people; we don't tear down statues! We don't tear down statues! We take our house back! We take the people's house back!"
The report also states: "At times during the video, Montoya describes himself to others inside the Capitol Building as a "reporter" or "journalist" as he attempts to get through crowds. The director of the Congressional press galleries within the Senate Press office did a name check on Samuel Christopher Montoya and confirmed that no one by that name has Congressional press credentials as an individual or via any other organizations.
The FBI stated it had received a tip January 11 to its National Threat Operations Center "from W-1, a family member of Samuel Christopher Montoya." W-1 reported that W-1 had proof that Montoya was physically inside the U.S. Capitol near the shooting of a woman on January 6, 2021. FBI agents interviewed W-1 on January 17, 2021, to follow up on the tip received. W-1 stated that Montoya worked for Infowars and that Montoya showed a video of himself walking through the Capitol and captured footage of the death of Ashli Babbitt. W-1 reported that Montoya showed the video to family members who all recognized Montoya as being the one in the video and having taken the video.
And there was this: "Your affiant has also reviewed several interviews with Montoya on the Infowars show "War Room with Owen Shroyer" regarding the events at the U.S. Capitol. On January 8, 2021, Shroyer interviewed Montoya in a video titled "EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT OF ASHLI BABBITT'S EXECUTION"2 Montoya - who is credited as "Sam," and a "Video Editor" at "Infowarsstore.com" – describes to Shroyer hearing the gunshot and his recollections of the scene of the shooting. His "exclusive" footage that is played features his same voice narrating as in the 44-minute video, and appears to depict activity by the Speaker's Lobby sometime after the conclusion of his 44-minute video.
Here's the FBI complaint.
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