DOJ Responds To Jim Jordan’s Demands In Biden Docs Probe
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The Justice Department rejected the House Judiciary Committee’s demand for records about the investigation into President Joe Biden‘s handling of classified materials.

Assistant Attorney General Carlos Felipe Uriarte issued the agency’s response to a January 13 letter sent by Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), who sought documents and communications underlying the inquiry, including the appointment of a special counsel the lawmakers said had raised “fundamental oversight questions” that are “routinely” examined by their panel.

Citing “longstanding policy,” Uriarte said the Justice Department is averse to sharing “non-public information” central to an ongoing investigation because doing so “could violate statutory requirements or court orders, reveal roadmaps for our investigations, and interfere with the Department’s ability to gather facts, interview witnesses and bring criminal prosecutions where warranted.”

Disclosures from active investigations “risk jeopardizing those investigations and creating the appearance that Congress may be exerting improper political pressure or attempting to influence Department decisions in certain cases,” Uriarte added. “Judgments about whether and how to pursue a matter are, and must remain, the exclusive responsibility of the Department.”

All that really was explained in detail in the new letter was an already-established timeline of events on steps taken after classified materials were first found in November at Biden’s think tank office in Washington, D.C., and later his Wilmington, Delaware, residence. That includes an initial review by U.S. Attorney John Lausch, and, at his recommendation, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointing former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to examine whether “any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter.”

The letter, published in full Monday by the Washington Examiner, refrained from directly addressing particular records about the run-up to the special counsel investigation or various records from the Justice Department, FBI, or the White House also sought by Jordan and Johnson. Uriarte said the Justice Department would abide by regulations he cited as reasons for the agency’s limited ability to report to Congress, but he encouraged the GOP lawmakers to contact his office for further assistance.

“Our Members are rightly concerned about the Justice Department’s double standard here. After all, some of the Biden documents were found at a think tank that has received funds from communist China,” Jordan spokesman Russell Dye said in a statement. “It’s concerning, to say the least, that the Department is more interested in playing politics than cooperating.”

It remains to be seen whether Republicans in control of the House will escalate the showdown as they gear up for multiple investigations into the Biden administration. Jordan told CNN last week lawmakers are “definitely looking at asking for documents via subpoena.” Among the concerns raised by Jordan and others are the prospect of unauthorized possession of classified materials dating back to Biden’s time as a senator and vice president.

Frustrations have also been mounting on the Senate side even as Biden’s team insists they are cooperating with the National Archives and Justice Department. Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee left a classified briefing last week in an uproar, with leaders of the panel arguing they were being prevented from performing their congressional oversight duties because the U.S intelligence community refused to show records at the center of the Biden documents scandal as well as records at the heart of a separate special counsel inquiry into former President Donald Trump’s handling of documents.

Uriarte sent a response to Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) over the weekend. In that letter, reported by CBS News, Uriarte assured the senators the Justice Department was “working with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to support the provision of information that will satisfy the Committee’s responsibilities without harming the ongoing Special Counsel investigations.”

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  • gooby says:

    It will not stop until we the American people use our 2nd amendment and why it was provided to us.
    We have about 100 million armed Americans in this country and I am sure there are at least a few % that will step up and go remove these POS with the legal rights under our constitution behind us hopefully with them unconditionally surrendering when it would be in their face but ready use whatever is necessary to restore order to our country including removing their souls from this earth. Hope is does not come to that, but that’s their end game and is apparent now.

    Our elected and unelected cheating POS may be wiping their a$$e$ with that document but that does not mean it is not the law of our land for 246 years . We need to use the tools provided within the constitution to remedy our horrific attack on our democracy and republic by these tyrants and traitors and most likely foreign invaders.

    Probably at least 3 % of that number form retired Law enforcement and military alone that took their oath too this nation that never give that up that are totally acceptable to not be considered insurrectionist.

    “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government………………………………….”

    We were given our 2nd amendment BY OUR FOUNDERS to protect our constitutional rights against exactly this sort of government and tyranny.


    443,543 National Guard
    1,390,000 all active military
    1.100,000 reservist
    100,000 full-time federal law enforcement FBI- US MARSHAL’S CIA SECRET SERVICE ETC.
    696,644 full-time local law enforcement officers employed in the United States. and the only full time armed assets.

    I am just disappointed that strong leaders in our military would not have stepped up and put an end to this immediately.

    It was explained to us very simply with great wisdom in insight that absolute power absolutely corrupts and when this happens it’s time to listen to Thomas Jefferson and take action.

    Thomas Jefferson in writing about the government?
    “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government…”
    We were given our 2nd amendment BY OUR FOUNDERS to protect our constitutional rights against exactly this sort of government and tyranny.

    What is pissing me off the most is Knowing we are many and they are so few and the people from outside just walking in to our country or rising up and us just letting them take our 246 year old nation tha all before us and now have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve for us all.


    I won’t at this time say but I can name about 30 people in our country and a few outside of our country that if we sent them on their final journey, this would all end within a few months after a wind down, Not to mention we would restore our wealth through seizures of assets for the foreign obstructionist alone.




  • Jule westcott says:

    The Biden adm, FBI, CIA, and FBI are criminals plain and simple

  • Matthew Ingman says:

    Republicans are gonna need their own military to get any information out of this communist regime. There should have been a military intervention shortly after the fraudulent 2020 election and now we’re stuck with the tyranny.

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    Pence had long sought to avoid testifying before the panel and had leaned on an argument that protections in the debate clause, which insulates congressional officials from legal scrutiny over their work, apply to the vice president. He also avoided testifying before the now-dissolved House Jan. 6 committee.

    “I’m pleased that the court accepted our argument and recognized that the Constitution’s provision about speech and debate does apply to the vice president. But the way they sorted that out and the requirements of my testimony … are subject to our review,” he said. “We’re evaluating the court’s decision.”

    Smith has been spearheading the Justice Department’s investigations of the Jan. 6 Capitol protest as well as the coinciding efforts to thwart the 2020 election and the Mar-a-Lago classified document ordeal concerning Trump. Pence has also been under scrutiny for classified documents after material was unearthed at his Indiana residence earlier this year.

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) have voiced frustration with the intelligence community for not being more forthcoming about the nature of the documents that were found at the residences of Trump, Pence, and President Joe Biden.

    “I would have no objection whatsoever to him seeing the documents,” Pence replied when asked. “Members of the Senate Intel Committee deal with classified documents on a regular basis, and the materials that were inadvertently packed and stored at my residence we discovered earlier this year. Out of an abundance of caution, we engaged in a review.”

    “I’d be very, very happy to cooperate with any further inquiry from members of the Senate, and I look forward to putting this matter behind us in the near future,” he added.

    Pence has been testing the waters for a possible 2024 presidential run, which would put him on a collision course with onetime boss Trump. He laid out “spring or early summer” as a time frame for his decision about whether to run and stressed that he is receiving an “awful lot of encouragement from around the country.”

    He is currently running in third place in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary, per the latest RealClearPolitics polling aggregate. Earlier in the day Tuesday, Pence delivered a keynote at Liberty University School of Law’s Consecration Service. He also has an eighth trip to Iowa scheduled for Wednesday following a recent stint in New Hampshire.

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    No Trump Grand Jury Indictment This Week



    The grand jury hearing evidence in the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into former President Donald Trump will not sit on the case again this week, multiple sources told Fox News Tuesday.

    A court administration source, and others, told Fox News the grand jury, which was expected to reconvene Wednesday, is done with the case until next week.

    The secret grand jury wrapped its proceedings Monday afternoon without voting on Trump’s case, sources told Fox News on Monday. Those proceedings came after they were canceled twice last week by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.

    Bragg has been investigating the $130,000 hush-money payment that then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford. That payment was made in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

    Cohen has said Trump directed the payments. Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 through his own company and was later reimbursed by Trump’s company, which logged the payments as “legal expenses.”

    Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing with regard to the payments made to Daniels, and he has repeatedly said the payments were “not a campaign violation” but rather a “simple private transaction.”

    The Trump Organization “grossed up” Cohen’s reimbursement for Daniels’ payment for “tax purposes,” according to federal prosecutors who filed the 2018 criminal charges against Cohen for the payments.

    Federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York opted out of charging Trump related to the Daniels payment in 2019, even as Cohen implicated him as part of his plea deal. The Federal Election Commission also tossed its investigation into the matter in 2021.

    Over the weekend, Trump suggested the case had already been dropped against him.

    “I think they’ve already dropped the case,” Trump told reporters aboard his plane after appearing at his first 2024 campaign rally in Waco, Texas.

    “It’s a fake case,” he said. “Some fake cases, they have absolutely nothing.”

    When asked for comment about Trump’s claim the case has been dropped, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung told Fox News Digital: “This has been dropped because everyone knows this was a partisan witch-hunt by a radical, leftist DA that sought to politically weaponize the Justice system to influence an election.”

    Meanwhile, Bragg has slammed House Republicans who have called for him to testify on Capitol Hill about the investigation.

    “We evaluate cases in our jurisdiction based on the facts, the law, and the evidence. It is not appropriate for Congress to interfere with pending local investigations,” the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

    The office told Fox News Digital that Bragg stands by his previous pledge to publicly state the conclusion of the investigation, “whether we conclude our work without bringing charges, or move forward with an indictment.”

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    MTG Twitter Suspended over Highlighting ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’



    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) congressional Twitter account has been suspended for a week after she condemned calls for a “Trans Day Of Vengeance” made before the Nashville school attack by a 28-year-old transgender shooter.

    Greene was initially suspended after she tweeted that antifa was organizing the event, announced before the shooting yesterday that killed three children and three adults.

    After her account was restored, she was suspended again after she retweeted the post that offended Twitter. That was followed by a notice that the lawmaker’s account was suspended for seven days.

    “After 3000 RTs of this tweet, my account was suspended AGAIN. Why is Twitter whitewashing the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance,’ @elonmusk? A day after a mass murder of children by a trans shooter? The people need to know about the threat they face from Antifa & trans-terrorism!!!” she wrote before the seven-day suspension hit.

    Several conservative news sites wrote about the protest day after trans shooter Audrey Hale went on a killing spree at the private Covenant School yesterday.

    “We had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets /retweets of this poster,” Ella G. Irwin, vice president of trust and safety at Twitter, posted Tuesday. “We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. ‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok.”

    Greene followed up those reports by uploading the poster promoting the day of protest in Washington. She called on the Justice Department to investigate.

    Twitter said, however, that she had violated their rules against violent speech.

    On her personal Twitter account, which she uses in tandem with the congressional one, she wrote of violating rules, “This is a lie. My Congressional account was suspended for 7 days for exposing Antifa, who are organizing a call for violence called ‘Trans Day of Vengeance.’ The day after the mass murder of children by a trans shooter. Restore my account immediately.”

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    WATCH: Bodycam Footage Shows Moment Hero Cops Take Out Trans Nashville School Shooter



    Police have released frightening bodycam footage of the moment officers took out mass shooter Audrey Hale — as it was revealed she suffered from an “emotional disorder” and hid her cache of weapons from her parents.

    The footage, released by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, shows officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo storming through The Covenant School’s hallways as they methodically hunted down the 28-year-old mass killer on Monday.

    Soon after entering the building, the heroic cops could be seen rushing towards an atrium on the second floor of the private Christian academy while repeatedly shouting “shots fired.”

    As they rounded the corner and laid eyes on Hale, the bodycam shows officers rapidly firing as the shooter blasted bullets in their direction.

    Seconds later, Hale could be seen dropping to the floor.

    The footage shows cops cautiously approaching the shooter’s limp body as they screamed “don’t move” and “get your hands away from the gun.”

    Hale, who was armed with two rifles and a handgun, was killed in the shootout.

    At a press conference on Tuesday, Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake said the 28-year-old had legally purchased seven guns from various local stores — including the three used in the massacre.

    The shooter was also being treated for an emotional disorder — and had hidden her cache of weapons from her parents, the police chief said.

    “She was under care, doctor’s care, for an emotional disorder,” Drake told reporters, adding that cops “knew nothing about the treatment she was receiving.”

    The police chief did not elaborate on what kind of emotional disorder she was suffering.

    A source close to the Hale family told the Daily Beast that the shooter was autistic “but high-functioning” — however, cops were unable to immediately confirm that.

    Hale also identified as transgender, Drake revealed at an earlier press conference Monday, though it wasn’t clear whether the suspect identified as a man or woman.

    Asked whether Hale’s identity could be a factor in the motive, Drake said, “There is some theory to that, we’re investigating all the leads.”

    Hale used male pronouns and the name Aiden on some social media accounts.

    The mass killer – dressed in a red hat backward, military fatigue pants, and a dark vest — had also earlier been captured on surveillance video casually stalking the hallways for victims as cops were rushing towards the scene.

    Police said Hale managed to gain access to the school by pumping bullets through the glass doors on the side of the building.

    After unleashing a reign of deadly terror, the shooter then started firing at arriving officers from the second-story window where she was eventually taken out.

    Hale gunned down three 9-year-olds and three staffers in the minutes before police fatally shot her.

    The victims have been identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and Williams Kinney, as well as custodian Mike Hill, 61, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61, and headmaster Katherine Koonce, 60.

    Drake hasn’t yet revealed a motive for the massacre but said Hale, who was a former student, had meticulously planned out the carnage.

    A search of Hale’s home uncovered a detailed map of the school, including potential entry points.

    The shooter also conducted surveillance of the building before carrying out the massacre, Drake added.

    “We have a manifesto, we have some writings that we’re going over that pertain to this date, the actual incident,” he told reporters on Monday.

    “We have a map drawn out of how this was all going to take place.”

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    Legacy Media Scramble To Recover, Claim Police ‘Misidentified’ Gender Of Nashville Shooter



    Legacy media outlets are upset that police in Nashville “misidentified” the gender of the biologically female shooter who killed six, including three 9-year-old children, Monday morning at a Christian school.

    USA Today wrote in a tweet thread update that “Police on Monday afternoon said that the shooter was a transgender man. Officials had initially misidentified the gender of the shooter.” The New York Times also issued a statement, attempting to clear up “confusion” about the shooter’s gender.

    “There was confusion later on Monday about the gender identity of the assailant in the Nashville shooting,” the Times said.

    “Officials had used ‘she’ and ‘her’ to refer to the suspect, who, according to a social media post and a LinkedIn profile, appeared to identify as a man in recent months.”

    The 28-year-old shooter Audrey Hale —  shot and killed three children and three adults at the Covenant School before police responded and exchanged gunfire with the shooter, who was struck and killed around 10:27 a.m. — just 14 minutes after the first call was made to police. Nashville Police Chief John Drake said the shooting was a “targeted attack.”

    The shooter was a biological woman who identified as a man. Throughout the day in press conferences and updates, the Metro Nashville Police Department and Police Chief John Drake referred to the shooter as a woman and used her biological female pronouns. The female shooter, however, put “he/him” pronouns on social media, causing legacy media outlets to retroactively issue statements addressing gender identity.

    On Monday afternoon, local authorities along with the FBI searched the home of the female shooter. During the search, law enforcement said they found “a manifesto” along with maps of the school drawn in detail that included points of entry. The police chief said authorities have a theory on the shooter’s motive, but they are not ready to share it yet.

    Police identified the six victims, and they include three 9-year-old children and three adults 60 years old and above.

    According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the victims are “Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61.” Katherine Koonce was the head of the Covenant School.

    The Covenant School is a private Presbyterian school in Nashville’s posh Green Hills neighborhood that educates children from preschool through sixth grade. According to the school’s website, it enrolls between 195 and 210 students.

    Not a single headline says the word Christian, transgender, or targeted:


    New York Times front page the day after Buffalo:

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    FBI Releases 190 Pages on ‘Secret’ Investigation Into Ivana Trump



    The FBI released “secret” documents relating to an inquiry into former President Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana Trump on Tuesday.

    The documents, obtained by Bloomberg, indicate that Ivana faced counterintelligence allegations relating to her home country of Czechoslovakia. The FBI used connections in Canada and Europe to track down the specifics of her emigration from the country, which at the time was controlled by communists.

    Ivana left Czechoslovakia by marrying an Austrian ski instructor, who she divorced soon after gaining Austrian citizenship in 1972. She then traveled to the U.S. and ended up in New York City, where she met the would-be president.

    Ivana and Trump married in April 1977, and the couple would remain together until their highly public divorce in the late 1980s.

    The FBI produced some 900 pages of documents relating to its investigations into Ivana, but only 190 were made available this week. More documents from the stash are expected to be available next month, according to Bloomberg.

    The FBI’s inquiry focused at least in part on Ivana’s connections to a man in Czechoslovakia who was said to arrange false marriages. The man was believed to have connections to the country’s intelligence community. The FBI redacted names from all the documents it released.

    The documents also made note of a visit investigators say Ivana made to her home country in June 1990. The documents say she met with Vaclav Havel, the late president of Czechoslovakia, and he reportedly gave her a signed book.

    The documentation of the meeting indicates the FBI was investigating Ivana long after her marriage to Trump ended.

    Ivana died in July 2022, and Trump attended her funeral alongside their children, Ivanka, Eric and Don. Jr.

    “I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City.. She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!,” Trump said in a statement announcing her death.

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    Border Tragedy: At Least 39 Dead in Massive Fire at Mexico Migrant Center



    A fire at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico, near the U.S. border, has claimed the lives of at least three dozen migrants, Mexican authorities said.

    Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) said 39 foreign migrants died in a fire that started shortly before 10 p.m. local time on Monday, at the detention center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

    Images from the scene showed rows of bodies lying under shimmery silver sheets outside the facility in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas. Ambulances, firefighters and vans from the morgue could also be seen.

    INM said that 68 men from Central and South America were staying at the facility. Of these, 29 more migrants were injured in the fire and were transported in delicate to serious condition to four local hospitals for care.

    The agency said a complaint has been filed with the proper authorities to begin investigating the incident. Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) was given a hearing to intervene in legal proceedings and to safeguard foreign migrants.

    INM said it will assist in legal investigations “in order to clarify these unfortunate facts.”

    “The National Institute of Migration strongly rejects the acts that led to this tragedy,” the agency said, without specifying which “acts” it was referring to.

    Ciudad Juarez is a major crossing point for migrants entering the United States. Its shelters are full of migrants waiting for opportunities to cross or who have requested asylum in the United States and are waiting out the process.

    A local newspaper, Diario de Juárez, reported that the fire began in the men’s area of the detention facility and that all the victims are male.

    The cause of the fire remains unknown and is being investigated by Mexico’s attorney general’s office, according to media reports.

    This tragedy near the U.S. border comes as dual border hearings are scheduled on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will testify in an oversight hearing conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m.

    At the same time, the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability will hold a hearing entitled, “Biden’s Growing Border Crisis: Death, Drugs, and Disorder on the Northern Border.”

    House lawmakers will hear from National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd and others who will speak about illegal immigration across the U.S.-Canada border, which is the longest international border between two countries in the world.

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    ‘I’m Planning to Die’: Trans School Shooter’s Chilling Final Message to Friend



    The transgender school shooter who killed six people including three innocent children yesterday before being gunned down by police sent a message to a friend moments before the rampage, telling her: ‘I’m planning to die today… you’ll probably hear about me on the news.’

    Audrey Hale, 28, shot and killed three students and three teachers at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, shortly before 10.30am yesterday.

    Audrey – who was transgender and also went by ‘Aiden’ – was then shot and killed by police.

    Before traveling to the school, the killer sent a haunting final message to Averianna Patton on Instagram.

    They had played middle school basketball together and remained friends.

    At 9.57am, 16 minutes before cops were first notified to the shooting, Audrey wrote: ‘So basically that post I made on here about you, that was basically a suicide note.

    ‘I’m planning to die today. THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!! You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die.

    ‘This is my last goodbye. I love you. ‘See you again in another life.’

    ‘Audrey (Aiden)’.

    Patton immediately called the cops to report the messages but it was already too late.

    By the time she called, Audrey had begun shooting children at the small, church school.

    Patton told News Channel 5 Nashville that another message read: ‘One day this will make more sense. I’ve left behind more than enough evidence behind.

    ‘But something bad is about to happen.’

    During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday morning, she said Hale had been suicidal in the past.

    ‘Audrey has shared with others that she had been suicidal in the past and I knew to take this serious.’

    She also revealed that she was on hold for seven minutes before someone answered her call to the non-emergency police line.

    ‘I called Nashville’s non-emergency line at 10:14am and was on hold for nearly seven minutes before speaking with someone who said that they would send an officer to my home.

    ‘An officer did not come to my home until 3:29 pm,’ she said.

    The first 911 call of a shooting came in at 10.13am.

    By 10.27am, police were at the school and had killed Hale on the second floor of the building.

    Hale shot her way into the school, firing through one of the locked doors.

    She then made her way through the first floor, and up to the second.

    It remains unclear exactly how many shots she fired in total, and whether anyone else was shot and injured.

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    Meet the Two Hero Cops Who Took Out Trans School Shooter



    The two police officers who fatally shot the suspect of the Covenant School shooting in Nashville on Monday have been identified.

    Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Officer Rex Englebert and Officer Michael Collazo fired at the 28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale “and fatally wounded her,” bringing an end to a shooting that left six victims, including three children, dead.

    Officer Englebert is a four-year MNPD veteran and Officer Collazo is a nine-year MNPD veteran.

    “Chief John Drake and the men and women of the MNPD join all of Nashville in mourning today’s deaths of six innocent persons, three nine-year-olds and three adults, at the hands of an active shooter at Covenant Church/School on Burton Hills Drive,” a statement from the Nashville Police read.

    According to the police chief, Hale fired at the officers who were arriving at the scene from windows on the second floor before they swept the building and found her in a common room.

    “The first call to 911 about shots being fired in the building came in at 10:13 a.m. Officers rushed to the campus, made entry, and began clearing the building. Shots were heard coming from the second level. It was on the second floor, in a common area, that a team of officers encountered Hale shooting (she had been firing through a window at arriving police cars). Two members of an officer team fired on Hale and fatally wounded her,” Chief Drake said.

    The responding officers were on the scene and neutralized the shooter within 15 minutes of the initial shots being fired by Hale.

    The victims were identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, William Kinney, and Hallie Scruggs, all age nine, as well as Mike Hill, 61, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Katherine Koonce, 60.

    According to the police, Hale, who attended the school years ago, arrived on campus in her Honda Fit and was heavily armed with three guns. They included two AR-style weapons and a pistol.

    Surveillance video released by MNPD showed Hale shot her way into the church/school through a set of glass doors at a side entrance of the building.

    The MNPD also found writings belonging to Hale in a nearby vehicle that revealed her attack was “calculated and planned.”

    Other evidence, including a sawed-off shotgun and a second shotgun, was seized when officers executed a search warrant at Hale’s Brightwood Avenue home, police said.

    The shooting remains under investigation and is being led by several MNPD components, with assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the ATF and Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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    Chris Christie Suggests He’ll Run to Torpedo Trump in Primary



    Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie suggested to an audience on Monday that he may enter the 2024 presidential race to torpedo former President Donald Trump.

    Christie made the remarks while speaking at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire.

    Christie campaigned in New Hampshire more than any other GOP candidate in 2016 and was blown out there, leading him to suspend his campaign.

    “You better have somebody on that stage who can do to him what I did to Marco because that’s the only thing that’s gonna defeat Donald Trump,” Christie said in reference to him going hard after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during the debates. “And that means you gotta have the skill to do it and that means you have to be fearless because he will come back and right at you.”

    Christie said that “it’s not gonna end nicely” and Trump’s “end will not be a calm and quiet conclusion.”

    “And so, if I run again, I can’t imagine that I would continue to do it the same way,” he added. “But this time if I run, I would just hope that you come to a better conclusion than you did the last time.”

    Mediaite reported that Christie’s remarks “elicited laughs from the crowd.”

    The former president and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis currently sit at the top of the polls for the 2024 Republican nomination, even though the latter has not announced a campaign yet.

    Christie told Fox News that he wanted to go to New Hampshire to talk to people “who I know are the best-informed voters in the country about things that I think are important in the world and in our country right now — and to see how they react to that, and see that what they think about things that I think are important.”

    Christie said though that he has not made any plans on whether to join the race but added that he has “had a lot of interesting conversations with donors over the course of the last few weeks.”

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