DOJ Attempts to Get Involved in Arizona Ballot Audit – As Predicted DOJ Civil Rights Division Cites Lawfare Activists and Media Reports as Evidence of Concern

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 147 Comments

Everyone knew this was coming…. The Feds are attempting to get involved in the Maricopa County ballot audit.  The DOJ Civil Rights Division has sent a letter [pdf available here] to the Arizona State Senate claiming their review of Lawfare statements and media reports may show evidence of auditing issues that violate federal laws.

Last week a group of Lawfare activists [SEE HERE], including New York University Law School – which leads to Andrew Weissmann, asked the DOJ to get involved.

The ridiculous letter from the Biden DOJ goes on to cite media reports from the Washington Post as evidence to justify their involvement.

Remember, previously the DOJ narrative was that each state makes up its own election rules.  Now the DOJ is saying, falsely, that Arizona might be breaking federal laws.

Their first concern [as predicted] centers around ballot security.  Again, remember, the Maricopa County election board would not let the auditors use the county tabulation center [SEE HERE] so the ballots and equipment had to be moved to Veterans Memorial Coliseum (AZ State Fairgrounds).   Now the DOJ is citing that move as a potential issue for the security of the ballots and auditing procedures.

The first issue relates to a number of reports suggesting that the ballots, elections systems, and election materials that are the subject of the Maricopa County audit are no longer under the ultimate control of state and local elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors at an insecure facility, and are at risk of being lost, stolen, altered, compromised or destroyed.

Federal law creates a duty to safeguard and preserve federal election records. The Department is charged with enforcement of provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1960, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20701-20706. This statute requires state and local election officials to maintain, for twenty-two months after the conduct of an election for federal office, “all records and papers” relating to any “act requisite to voting in such election.”

The DOJ’s second issue is even more obtuse. They cite federal election law for voters rights, as the DOJ is worried that auditors will visit -and intimidate- people and places who have a record of multiple ballots from the same address or non residence:

The second issue relates to the Cyber Ninjas’ statement of work for this audit. Among other things, the statement of work indicates that the contractor has been working “with a number of individuals” to “identify voter registrations that did not make sense, and then knock on doors to confirm if valid voters actually lived at the stated address.” … these federal preservation and retention requirements for elections records is to “secure a more effective protection of the right to vote.”
The statement of work also indicates that the contractor will “select a minimum of three precincts” in Maricopa County “with a high number of anomalies” in order “to conduct an audit of voting history” and that voters may be contacted through a “combination of phone calls and physical canvassing” to “collect information of whether the individual voted in the election” in November 2020. Statement of Work at ¶ 5.1. This description of the proposed work of the audit raises concerns regarding potential intimidation of voters. The Department enforces a number of federal statutes that prohibit intimidation of persons for voting or attempting to vote. For example, Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act provides that “No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for voting or attempting to vote, or intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for urging or aiding any person to vote or attempt to vote…”

Both issues are moot; but the DOJ effort to intervene in the audit should not be taken lightly.  Democrats in Arizona, the Lawfare group, the media and the DOJ are all working together to undermine the audit.

The Arizona State Senate should tell the DOJ to go pound sand; however, the DOJ effort is really an attempt to build a framework to undermine the results of the audit if/when fraud is uncovered.

The DOJ is making a concerted effort to assist the Biden administration in retaining the fraud.  That’s the bottom line.

Here’s the letter: 

We all know where this is coming from…

Sean Hannity Interviews California Governor Candidate Caitlyn Jenner

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 39 Comments

Sean Hannity sat down for an extensive interview with California candidate for governor, Caitlyn Jenner.  Posted without comment because this is the first time I have ever seen Jenner discuss positions on issues.

Liz Cheney Runs to The Washington Post to Present Her Case Against President Trump

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 306 Comments

Decepticon Representative Liz Cheney has gone to The Washington Post to request their support in presenting her ideological case against President Donald J Trump.

…. because the first outlet “Republicans” consider when they want to talk to other Republicans is The Washington Post right? /sarc… I digress.

Rather than spend time on this insufferable creature who is no longer relevant to the issues we face, allow me to point out the transparently obvious.

For over a decade the one constant in an ever-changing universe has been the specific outlets used to push public relations narratives.  Because this pattern is so predictable we have drawn attention to it frequently.

  • When the Intelligence Community wants PR support they use The Washington Post.
  • When the FBI team want PR support they use The New York Times and Politico
  • When the State Dept. Want’s PR support they use CNN


Liz Cheney runs to The Washington Post.  What does that tell you?

Fund The Police – Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1,000 Bonuses For Police Officers and First Responders

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 133 Comments

As many local and state governments’ debate the Marxist request to defund the police department, at least one governor goes in the exact opposite direction.  Today Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced:

“I will sign into law $1,000 bonuses for every sworn law enforcement officer, every EMT, every firefighter and every paramedic in the state of Florida”.

“The difference between argument and action is belief in your own intentions.” ~John Hayward

DC District Judge Rules Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions is Beyond Authority of CDC

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 127 Comments

U.S District Judge Dabney Friedrich has ruled the CDC has exceeded its authority with the federal ban on evictions during the COVID response. [pdf ruling HERE]

The issue at the heart of the matter is one of private property rights.  As the judge stated: “The question for the Court is a narrow one – “Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.

(WASHINGTON) – Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich struck down on Wednesday the national eviction moratorium, potentially leaving millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has banned most evictions across the country since September. President Joe Biden extended that protection to renters until July. Some 1 in 5 renters across the U.S. are behind on their payments amid the pandemic, and states are scrambling to disburse more than $45 billion in rental assistance. (read more)

Judges in Ohio and Texas have previously ruled against enforcement of the ban based on property rights.  The federal government cannot block evictions for failure to make payments to private property owners.  The Washington Post reported that officials in the Treasury Department were “racing” to distribute COVID relief aid before eviction moratoriums were struck down; the Biden administration knew what they were attempting would be overturned by the courts.

In a related note….

President Trump Delivers a Message to Liz Cheney and the DeceptiCon Caucus

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 219 Comments

President Trump delivered a brutally honest statement to Liz Cheney, the professional republican apparatus and the decepticon caucus therein:

DONALD TRUMP – “Warmonger Liz Cheney, who has virtually no support left in the Great State of Wyoming, continues to unknowingly and foolishly say that there was no Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election when in fact, the evidence, including no Legislative approvals as demanded by the U.S. Constitution, shows the exact opposite. Had Mike Pence referred the information on six states (only need two) back to State Legislatures, and had gutless and clueless MINORITY Leader Mitch McConnell (he blew two seats in Georgia that should have never been lost) fought to expose all of the corruption that was presented at the time, with more found since, we would have had a far different Presidential result, and our Country would not be turning into a socialist nightmare! Never give up! (LINK)

Additionally, President Trump puts his support behind a replacement for Liz Cheney in Elise Stefanik:

Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership. We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!” (LINK)

A War On Humanity

Posted originally on MAY 4, 2021 AT 10:51 AM


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Many jokes immediately ensued—you’ve probably read them. I could have drawn a cartoon joke—say, an angry Melinda walking in on Bill who is in bed with the Devil—his true love.

However, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is not funny. Thousands of people dropping dead from experimental vaccines is not funny. So I penned a more serious image.

Bill comes from a genocidal-minded family. His father headed Planned Parenthood. They had ties to the Rockefelllers and other members of the illuminati. Bill is carrying out a generational dream of reducing humanity through the application of vaccines. Melinda presumably remains onboard with this goal until we hear otherwise.

It IS odd that the divorce was announced at this time. If their marriage has been festering for a long time, why not divorce earlier? Even if they hate each other, wouldn’t they stay together for the sake of their Foundational goals? The Clintons have long drifted apart, yet they remain married for the sake of appearance.

Conspiracy theories abound:

•  Did Melinda find out what Bill was up to with his friend Jeffrey Epstein? Has Bill Gates been compromised by Ghislaine Maxwell’s evidence?

• Does Melinda fear a backlash to the deadly vaccines her husband continues to push? There could be another Nuremberg style trial to convict the vaccine-pushing Illuminati criminals. She would be as guilty as her husband.

• Could it be a clash of egos when it came to Foundation decisions? Maybe Bill wants to kill off more of humanity than she does.

• Could there be upcoming legal problems with the Gates Foundation? These foundations are set up to make the rich and powerful more rich and powerful. Look at the Clinton Foundation and how rich the Clintons are now. (Remember, Hillary said they were broke upon leaving the White House). These foundations are crooked as doglegs, and are used to further nefarious goals. It’s the same way with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They pretend to be philanthropists, but in actuality the money the Foundation donates goes to companies that has Gates as a stakeholder. Maybe Melinda fears an upcoming investigation.

• Is the divorce a sideshow to distract from another virus release or their continued eugenics activities? Remember, they both smiled when Bill said there would be another, more virulent virus.

This could get interesting, but let’s not lose focus on what they both want—a global tracking ID system as well as population reduction—both by means of vaccinations.

Oh, by the way….Melinda Gates really does look like Kevin Kline.

—Ben Garrison

Fake News Knows What It is Doing

Armstrong Economics Blog/Press Re-Posted May 5, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I wrote to the ________ news and pointed out that you had a computer model that beat all the models that Gates-funded to use to create these lockdowns. They never responded.


ANSWER: Oh it is worse than that. One of the top five newspapers in the world wanted to write a story about Socrates and its forecasts with respect to COVID. We spoke, and then two weeks later, the powers from above said NO!

It is not a question of them not being aware. They know precisely about Socrates, yet the powers that be give directions not to cover Socrates, for it goes against the narrative. Perhaps if enough people wrote to Fox or the Hill, they might report something. But they too are afraid of stepping into this mess, for they might drown in a swamp filled with quicksand.

Supply v Demand – Does It Always Work?

Armstrong Economics Blog/Agriculture Re-Posted May 5, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, You say that wheat fell during the Great Depression during the Dust Bowl when supply would have declined. This makes no sense. Would you address that question?


ANSWER: Your problem is typical in analysis. It appears that 99% of the people always try to reduce some event to a single cause and effect. Everything is connected like a line of dominoes. You are not just pushing over a single one. The action has a ripple effect that moves through the entire world economy and is not even restricted to a single nation.

I do not make stuff up to try to prove a point. I have been curious to discover how things really work. When I say we have the largest database in the world, I am not joking. Just as I have been a collector of various things, that includes data. It is easy to find a yearly chart of wheat, but not daily or weekly during that period. Here is how wheat responded during the Great Depression on a weekly basis. Note that it peaked about 4 weeks before the stock market. Then you see a huge gap down in 1931.

This was caused by the wholesale defaults of just about every nation. Some went into a moratorium and suspended payments on their debt like Britain. But most outright defaulted and you can buy their bonds usually on eBay.

Here is the impact of the 1931 Sovereign Debt Crisis. The dollar soared on our index from roughly the 112 level to nearly 160. That was high which exceeded even World War I levels. That illustrates just how high the dollar rallied. Because wheat was priced in dollars, it fell in terms of dollars while rising in terms of other currencies because of their defaults.

The Federal Reserve raised rates in 1931 during the Depression because they feared that the dollar would collapse because confidence in government globally collapsed.

Now, look at the unemployment. It soared as well. Because people lost their jobs, demand declined with supply. So you see, this is a far more complex issue than meets the eye. It is also why I say governments should NEVER be allowed to manipulate the economy. They always focus on a single cause and effect and never look at the whole.

Consequently, while supply contracts, your assumption that price should rise is predicated upon demand remaining the same or rising. Therein lies your answer. That is simply a false assumption.

The Decline & Fall of the USA & Rise of China

Armstrong Economics Blog/China Re-Posted May 4, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

The obsession with climate change and the manipulated models they have put forth that only look at data post-1850 is interestingly fulfilling our model that China will become the financial capital of the world. The billionaires pushing this agenda and the hair-brain ideas behind the Great Reset undermine the Western economy and our very culture. The woke movement is further dividing the people as everyone seems to be offended by something. What builds a civilization is much like a relationship between a husband and wife. As long as it is mutually beneficial, the relationship flourishes. As soon as each only looks for themselves, divorce becomes inevitable. This is what the woke movement is doing — dividing the people and that eliminates the mutual benefit of remaining together as a nation-state or civilization.

China will NOT join the West in destroying its economy to BUILD BACK BETTER. In fact, Su Wei, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that “Because renewable energy (sources such as) wind and solar power are intermittent and unstable, we must rely on a stable power source … We have no other choice. For a period of time, we may need to use coal power as a point of flexible adjustment.”

China will NOT follow this woke movement, but it will also pay only lip-service to this Great Reset and BUILD BACK BETTER agenda. The collapse of communism in 1989 was economically driven. Once Bretton Woods collapsed, China was forced to deal with the real world. The USA peaked in 1977, initially benefiting itself from the sharp rise in energy. China has posted positive economic growth since the fall of communism, whereas the United States plunged negatively during the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis, and once again thanks to the manufactured COVID Financial Crisis. This BUILD BACK BETTER agenda will permanently dismantle the Western economy and transfer economic growth and innovation to China.

So when we look ahead at the markets, we must change the way we see the world, for it is changing in ways people have not yet appreciated. Because of the endless borrowing with no intention of ever paying anything back by those in government, we are entering the last stage of the ECM wave – authoritarianism because they have fiscally mismanaged everything possible.