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Soros-Backed DA Poised To Lose To Challenger In Ultra-Liberal County

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From the Daily Caller News Foundation

By REBEKA ZELJKO

Portland District Attorney Mike Schmidt is likely to be replaced by prosecutor Nathan Vasquez after only serving one term.

Schmidt, the Soros-linked incumbent, won in 2020 in a landslide in which he received over 75% of the vote in heavily-Democratic Portland. Election results show Vasquez leading Schmidt with 56% of the in the nonpartisan primary as of this writing.

As of April 2024, Multnomah County is nearly 50% blue, with 282,152 of 568,681 voters registered Democrat according to the Oregon Secretary of State. Only 56,653, roughly 10% were registered Republicans.

The incumbent received a generous cash influx of $213,000 from Soros linked donors in April 2024. Despite this, Schmidt and many other progressive and Soros backed DAs are on a losing streak.

Former Portland District Attorney Mike Schmidt linked to Soros lost

 

Portland faced increasing insecurity and surges of violent crime in recent years, prompting many to flee the county. Portland homicide rates peaked in 2021 with 92 murders and again the following year with a record of 101 murders, according to OregonLiveData. Violent crime rose 17% in Portland following Schmidt’s election, according to a report from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

In 2020, Oregon decriminalized hard drugs via referendum Measure 110, but was promptly re-criminalized by Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek after Oregon declared a state of emergency citing a dramatic increase in overdose cases. Vasquez plans to prioritize enforcement of drug trafficking and open air drug use, according to his campaign website.

 

Following Schmidt’s 2020 election, Portland became a hotspot for riots following the police killing of George Floyd. Schmidt later announced that they would not be prosecuting low- level riot related crimes. BLM rioters and violent Antifa protestors led destructive demonstrations for over 120 days, billing the Portland Police Department over $12 million by the end of the year.

Schmidt also accepted a $30,000 campaign donation in February from the Drug Policy Alliance, a group that supported hard drug decriminalization through referendum Measure 110.

“Experience matters,” Vasquez said on his campaign website. “Until you’ve held the hand of a child who is about to face her abuser, or a mother who must listen to the details of her son’s murder, or helped someone access rehab for the first time, only then can you know what it takes to rebuild our public safety system.”

Both Vasquez and Schmidt’s campaign did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Large amount of drugs, firearms seized from Red Deer home

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News release from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Five firearms were seized alongside nearly a quarter million dollars’ in drugs and cash after a Red Deer home was searched.

ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime team searched the home on May 23, 2024 with help from Red Deer RCMP. The home, located in the Eastview neighbourhood, contained a large amount of drugs and firearms with five suspects being arrested.

“None of these firearms were lawfully possessed and are instruments of the drug trade. There’s an inherent violence with drug trafficking that threatens all of our safety,” said Insp. Brad Lundeen, ALERT Regional.

The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $220,000 and include:

  • Five firearms;
  • 670 grams of cocaine;
  • 336 grams of MDMA;
  • 90 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 76 suspected methamphetamine pills;
  • 71 opioid pills;
  • 494 illicit prescription pills;
  • 4.4 litres of GHB;
  • 1,313 grams of cannabis;
  • $96,440 cash.

One of the firearms, a loaded 40-caliber handgun, had previously been reported as stolen. Two of the firearms also had their serial number tampered. The seized firearms will be sent to ALERT’s Provincial Firearms Solutions Lab for ballistics testing and analysis.

Five suspects, ranging in age from 32 to 51 years old, were arrested but charges have yet to been laid. The investigation remains ongoing as investigators prepare reports and disclosure for Crown Counsel.

ALERT’s investigation began in January 2024 in response to drug trafficking in the Red Deer area.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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FBI admits identity of Hunter Biden laptop in Delaware trial after intelligence officials denied story in 2020

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By Louis Knuffke

Hunter Biden’s laptop was identified on Wednesday in federal court through serial numbers and Apple records, and FBI agent Erika Jensen admitted it belonged to Biden, after the FBI and intelligence officials covered up the laptop story ahead of the 2020 election.

The Hunter Biden laptop was entered into evidence in an ongoing Delaware trial of Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son for allegedly illegally purchasing a firearm as a drug addict.

Biden’s laptop, which 51 prominent U.S. intelligence officials publicly claimed was a “Russian hoax” in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, was identified on Wednesday, June 5, in federal court through serial numbers and Apple records. FBI agent Erika Jensen confirmed that the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden and that the FBI found no evidence of tampering with the device.

The laptop had been officially handed over to the FBI in December 2019 by the computer repair shop owner at whose store Hunter Biden reportedly left it.

READ: Why did the FBI cover up Hunter Biden’s laptop for nearly 18 months?

Observers pointed out on social media the deception of which the FBI and intelligence officials have now been clearly shown to be guilty in covering up the existence of evidence that would expose the corruption and criminal activity of not only Hunter Biden but also his father just prior to the 2020 election.

 

READ: Hunter Biden business partner says FBI ‘altered history’ by refusing to investigate Biden family

As has since come to light, after the New York Post published its shocking report about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop just weeks before the 2020 election, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s senior campaign advisor Antony Blinken orchestrated a letter signed by 51 officials of intelligence agencies smearing the laptop story as a “Russian hoax” in an attempt to keep it from public scrutiny just before the election.

Mainstream media and social media followed suit and the story was effectively suppressed for the time being, allowing Joe Biden to dismiss the scandal in a live 2020 presidential debate against Trump, citing the letter.

 

READ: New emails prove ‘beyond all doubt’ Joe Biden obstructed justice with Hunter’s Ukraine deal: fact-checker

In 2022 U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida questioned FBI Cyber Division assistant director Bryan Vorndran about the whereabouts of the Hunter Biden laptop during a congressional hearing, and Vorndran then claimed he didn’t “have any information about the Hunter Biden laptop” despite his prominent position at the FBI Cyber Division. Gaetz then proceeded to enter a copy of the Hunter Biden laptop into the official Congressional Record.

Wednesday’s admission of the laptop into court evidence and the confirmation of its identity by the FBI as belonging to Hunter Biden is the latest development in a story that continues to expose the deep criminal corruption of the Biden family.

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