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Kevin McCarthy threatens action against Maxine Waters for ‘dangerous rhetoric’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is demanding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hold Rep. Maxine Waters accountable for inciting violence in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the fatal police shooting of Duante Wright.

On Saturday, Waters spoke to a group of demonstrators in Minnesota one week after Wright was killed.

“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” said Waters. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”

“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

Since Wright’s death, violence has erupted in Brooklyn Center, Minn., where many protestors have been arrested for rioting and looting.

Waters added that she’s looking for a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis. “I hope we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational,” Waters said.

McCarthy warned Pelosi that he will “bring action” against Waters this week if the lawmaker does not receive punishment for engaging in “dangerous rhetoric.”

“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week,” McCarthy tweeted Sunday.

Additionally, Several more GOP lawmakers slammed Waters for her comments.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has called for Waters’ expulsion from Congress, saying she is a “danger to our society.”

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“After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and a drive by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning,” Green continued.

“As a sitting United States Congresswoman @MaxineWaters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty. This is also an abuse of power. #ExpelMaxineWaters.”

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Greene organized a petition to expel Waters from her position in Congress, saying that Waters has incited BLM/Antifa violence and riots for years.

“Speaker Pelosi,” Greene tweeted. “You impeached President Trump after you said he incited violence by saying ‘march peacefully’ to the Capitol. So I can expect a yes vote from you on my resolution to expel Maxine Waters for inciting violence, riots, and abusing power threatening a jury, right?”

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Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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DOJ says FBI informant on Biden had ‘high-level’ contacts with Russian intelligence

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In a memorandum filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to support Alexander Smirnov’s continued pre-trial detention, the Department of Justice(DOJ) wrote that he claimed to have had “contacts with multiple foreign intelligence agencies…[who] could resettle Smirnov outside the United States if he were released.”

Smirnov, a dual citizen of the United States and Israel, was arrested and charged on Feb. 14 with making false statements to the FBI about Biden’s connections to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Limited, which employed his son Hunter Biden as a member of the board with a monthly salary of $50,000 during his term as vice president.

“During his custodial interview on February 14, Smirnov admitted that officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story about [Hunter Biden],” wrote special counsel David Weiss in the filing. “Smirnov apparently attended a separate meeting with Russian Official 1, [an] individual who controls groups that are engaged in overseas assassination efforts.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Smirnov was a confidential human source who provided information that was used to prepare a report, known as an FD-1023, about Joe Biden’s alleged connections to the Burisma business partners of Hunter Biden. That report has previously served as evidence contradictingJoe Biden’s claim that he knew nothing of his son’s business dealings; a notion at the center of an impeachment inquiry against him.

The FD-1023 detailing Smirnov’s claims was released by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on July 20, 2023, after it was provided to him by government whistleblowers. “[The] indictment confirms several points Senator Grassley has made repeatedly. The informant behind the FD-1023 was, indeed, a long-serving, trusted FBI source used by the agency for criminal investigations since the Obama administration. In fact, he was so trusted that the FBI provided him authorization ‘to engage in illegal activity for investigative purposes’,” a spokesperson for Grassley told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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