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Fmr. president of foundation that runs ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ charged with possession of child porn

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Brett Blomme

Milwaukee County Children’s Court Judge Brett Blomme, 38, has been charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography.

Blomme was elected to the Milwaukee County children’s court in the spring 2020 election, defeating incumbent Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Dedinsky. In his race, Blomme described himself as a “progressive alternative.”

Before being elected, Blomme was President of the Cream City Foundation, which provides grant money to LGBTQ groups in the Milwaukee area and is known for hosting ‘Drag Queen Story Hour‘, a controversial event where men dressed as women in drag attire read stories to children.

The Department of Justice arrested Blomme Tuesday “following an investigation into multiple uploads of child pornography through a Kik messaging application account in October and November 2020,” according to a statement.

The search warrant filed Friday by a DCI special agent states that Blomme was using online alias “dommasterbb” to upload videos and images containing child pornography. Blomme reportedly uploaded up to 27 images and videos of underage children being sexually abused to “Kik.” The location for these uploads were tracked back to Blomme’s house and two of the files were uploaded at a Milwaukee County government building, the search warrant said.

Blomme spent one night in prison and was released through a signature bond, ordering Blomme to not use social media or file sharing services, or have unsupervised contact with children, except for his own. Blomme is married to a man and has two adopted children.

Criminal charges are expected to be filed against Blomme this week.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Biden Energy Secretary Subject of Ethics Complaint for Promoting Electric Company She Held $1.6 Million in Stock

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

President Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has received an ethics complaint for promoting an electric bus company she sat on the board of and held over a million dollars of stock in. She did so all while being a part of the executive branch in Biden’s administration.

Breitbart reports Granholm, “who oversees moving the country toward an electric vehicle transportation system and enjoys newfound powers after the passage of Biden’s infrastructure package — is facing scrutiny for promoting Proterra, a Burlingame, California-based electric bus company she sat on the board of and held 240,520 shares of stock in, which garnered her $1.6 million when she finally divested them 157 days after her nomination.”

Critics say Granholm has promoted Proterra in her official capacity as energy secretary and for hyping grant access to companies with connections to Proterra. Additionally, they say Granholm’s promotion of Proterra has increased its visibility and therefore the value of her stock before she was required to sell her shares due to ethics rules.

As of Monday, the company had a market cap of $2.6 billion. Granholm also promoted Burlingame, a California electric vehicle company, at the same time “Democrats in Congress were crafting – and ultimately passing – Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, which dramatically increases Granholm’s authority as energy secretary to advance private sector companies in the transition to an electric vehicle-based transportation infrastructure” reports Breitbart.

The infrastructure package “grants as much as $174 billion to green vehicles and $456 billion to zero-emission buses to ‘replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles and electrify at least 20 percent of our yellow school bus fleet’ and ‘to build a national network of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030.”

Breitbart reports:

Granholm’s involvement with Proterra started in March of 2017 when the company announced she would be joining its board ostensibly due to her experience with the automotive sector when she served as Michigan’s governor from 2003 to 2011. Proterra hoped to use Granholm’s “track record for producing a high-quality clean energy and transportation workforce in the Midwest” to launch the company into the “next phase of strategic growth and national deployment,” its press release explained. During her time on the board, Granholm supplemented her considerable income by simultaneously serving on the boards and consulting for various left-wing organizations as well, such as American Bridge PAC and Media Matters.

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