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NY mailman allegedly tried to cross Canadian border with 813 pieces of mail, including 3 ballots

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A New York mailman faces federal charges after Customs officers found more than 800 pieces of undelivered mail, including three absentee ballots, in his car.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Brandon Wilson, 27 of Buffalo, NY, reportedly attempted to cross into Canada from the Peace Bridge Port of Entry in Buffalo.

The car was flagged for routine inspection at the border.

Custom officers discovered a postal worker’s uniform, ID badge and a USPS bin containing 813 pieces of mail, including three absentee ballots that never made it to their appointed destination, authorities said.

The missing mail had postmarks between Sept. 16 and Oct. 26.

“Wilson stated the mail belonged to him and his mother. However, the defendant could not account for additional names printed on the mail pieces,” according to the complaint. “Wilson further stated that he had intended to deliver the mail and had forgotten to return the mail pieces to the post office. Wilson denied knowledge of the three election ballots discovered within the recovered mail.”

NBC News reported that Wilson wrote about not delivering mail to a home because of an unleashed dog in a since-deleted Facebook post.

“I’m working today and this lady has her dog on the porch not chained up no leash nothing just walking back and forth so I’m walking past her house and she asked me I have no mail today while I have a bundle of mail for her in my hand I said NOPE!!!! And kept walking,” he wrote. “Listen I’m not playing with y’all I will walk smooth past your house with all your mail.”

The Inspector General’s office of the post office says Wilson is on “emergency placement.”

A U.S. attorney states, “This office is committed not only to ensuring the integrity of the mails, but also of individuals rights to vote in a free and fair election. The criminal conduct to which this individual alleged to engage, undermine both those interests.”

If convicted, Wilson faces up to five years behind bars and a $250,000 fine, authorities say.

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Credit: Brandon Wilson’s Facebook
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House Republicans Subpoena DOJ for Records of Biden’s Interview with Special Counsel

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Special Counsel Robert Hur determined that President Joe Biden not only mishandled classified documents, but he also declined to press charges against him because his advanced age and declining memory would influence a potential jury.

“Mr. Biden will likely present himself to the jury, as he did during his interview with our office, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote.

House Republicans have subpoenaed the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the interview transcripts, audio, notes and video files from Hur’s interview with Biden which transpired during the investigation.

“The Committees further seek to understand whether the White House or President Biden’s personal attorneys placed any limitations or scoping restrictions during the interviews with Special Counsel Hur or Mr. Mark Zwonitzer precluding or addressing any potential statements directly linking President Biden to troublesome foreign payments,” the lawmakers said in a subpoena cover letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“Special Counsel Hur’s report outlined that classified documents Joe Biden stashed for years relate to countries where his family cashed in on the Biden brand. We owe it to the American people to provide transparency and accountability about the extent of Joe Biden retaining sensitive materials and the concerns raised about his current mental state and fitness to be President of the United States,” Comer said in a statement. Comer, Jordan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R., Mo.) are leading the impeachment inquiry.

“Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents made two things clear: there’s a double standard of justice in this country and Joe Biden isn’t fit for office. The transcripts and materials from his investigation are critical to our oversight work,” Jordan stated.

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