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Sara Carter: Whistleblowers were ‘terrified’ of reporting on Biden DHS nominee while he led USCIS

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On Sunday, Sara Carter appeared on the Fox News program “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton, where she slammed the reputation of President-elect Joe Biden‘s nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, when he used to run U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during the Obama administration.

Mayorkas was chided by the DHS Inspector General in 2015 for his actions during his time as head of USCIS in which whistleblowers accused him of giving three wealthy Chinese nationals preferential treatment for EB5 visas.

Sen. Tom Cotton called out the potential nominee on Twitter last week stating “In 2015, Mayorkas appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee to testify that he had pushed some Chinese nationals with connections to top Democratic lawmakers through the US EB5 visa program, following an Inspector General report.”

Here’s a statement from the Inspector General’s report:

“Regardless of Mr. Mayorkas’ motives, his intervention in these matters created significant resentment in USCIS,” stated the Inspector General’s report. “This resentment was not isolated to career staff adjudicating within the EB-5 program, but extended to senior managers and attorneys responsible for the broader USCIS mission and programs.”

USCIS “has had enormous problems, going back years,” Carter said, adding that she covered the DHS for years. She then brought up whistleblowers and how they were reportedly treated during his tenure at USCIS.

“Whistleblowers have been harmed, whistleblowers that came forward to even report on Mr. Mayorkas were terrified of doing so because they were afraid of repercussions,” Carter said.

“Imagine what it’s going to be like having him head the Department of Homeland Security,” Carter continued. “Imagine what people inside the department are going to be fearing when a person like that is in charge.”

Mayorkas was nominated last week alongside a slate of other foreign policy and national security officials, with Biden this week focusing on appointing economic officials. If confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, he would become the first Latino and first immigrant to ever head the DHS, an agency with a critical role in U.S. immigration policy.

Mayorkas served as the director of USCIS from 2009 to 2013, when he became the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and served in the post until 2014. In 2016, he became a parter at a Washington, DC-based law firm called William Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

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Alec Baldwin Lowest of the Low; Blames Victim For Shooting ‘Everything is at her Direction’

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“Just when you think Alec Baldwin can’t go any lower, he blames Halyna Hutchins, the woman he shot to death, for getting shot to death” writes the New York Post. Naturally, Baldwin gifted his first interview since the tragic death of Hutchins to his Hampton’s buddy and leftwing media host George Stephanopoulos.

“Everything is at her direction,” Baldwin told George Stephanopoulos during the hourlong interview that aired Thursday night on ABC. Ultimately the entire one hour can be summed up by Baldwin’s twelve words: “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I know it’s not me.”

For any viewers looking for anything particularly meaningful from Baldwin or for him to answer tough questions, a sit-down with his liberal elite buddy was not the place to get it. “I’m holding the gun where she told me to hold it,” Baldwin said, “which ended up right below her armpit. Which is what I was told — I don’t know.”

He carried on, “I would never point a gun at anyone, and pull the trigger at them. Never.” Oddly he had just finished describing how he was pointing the gun at Hutchins.
Agent Bobby Chacon, a retired FBI agent who works as a writer and on-set consultant for Hollywood stated “The bullet striking and killing that woman came out of the barrel of the gun pointed directly at her…Bullets don’t curve. He isn’t in ‘The Matrix.’ The trigger would still have to be pulled.”

The New York Post reports:

“I’m not aware of any gun firing itself,” says Steve Wolf, a Hollywood firearms and special-effects expert since 1994. “I’ve never seen a gun self-discharge. A single-action revolver like this” — the Colt that Baldwin fired — “can be discharged very easily, with minimal input required … The trigger still must have been pressed.”
Wolf is also outraged by a larger concern. “It’s really important to discredit anyone who claims that guns fire themselves,” he says. “If this becomes an acceptable defense, there goes any accountability when it comes to shooting people. We can’t have this kind of ‘guns shoot themselves’ thing. They don’t.”

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