Hannity Wimps Out! Drops Seth Rich Investigation!

Sean Hannity had defiantly vowed on his radio program to continue his investigation of the murder of DNC stagger Seth Rich.

By nightfall, as he appeared on his Fox News TV show, he sang a different tune.

Somebody with a great deal of power and influence does not want the murder of Seth Rich investigated. Hannity may have been threatened or blackmailed. In any case, he looks really, really stupid today.

Contrary to what Variety is about to tell you, NOTHING has been debunked. The Seth Rich murder is unsolved and no aspect of it has been thoroughly investigated that the public has been made aware of.

Variety

After several days of promoting a debunked theory surrounding the death of Democratic National Committee staffer, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity said he would cease discussing the matter out of respect for the man’s family.

During Monday night’s broadcast of his regular primetime show, Hannity told viewers he had been in contact with the brother of former DNC Staffer Seth Rich and had expressed his condolences. Hannity had on a few recent occasions begun to take up a discredited story that has been promoted in other right-leaning publications suggesting that Rich, who was murdered in Washington D.C. in July had been targeted in retaliation for the leak of internal DNC documents to Wikileaks. There has been no credible evidence to date supporting the allegations, and Hannity’s broadcasts prompted outcry from Rich’s family.

“Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing the matter at this time,” Hannity said. Fox News earlier on Monday retracted a story about the debunked theory online – believed to be one of the first times the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet has withdrawn an article over its more than 20-year history.

Fox News lent the story new momentum last week when it posted an item about the story after Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor who is also a private investigator Rich’s family has hired, was shown on Fox affiliate WTTG suggesting he had evidence linking Rich to Wikileaks. Subsequently, Wheeler told CNN he had no evidence.

Hannity vowed to viewers that he would continue to investigate the circumstances of Rich’s death. “I promise you I am not going to stop trying to find the truth,” he said. Earlier in the day on his regular radio broadcast, Hannity said he would not retract his statements on the story, even though Fox News Channel had. “All of you in the liberal media: I am not Fox.com or FoxNews.com. I retracted nothing,” Hannity said on his Tuesday radio show.

After teasing viewers earlier in the day that he would also discuss his “future at Fox,” Hannity reassured fans that he would be staying. It’s the second time in recent weeks he has hinted that he might drop a bombshell about his employment at the network, only to reiterate his desire to stick around for the foreseeable future. Hannity is believed to be working under a contract that expires sometime around 2020. He is one of Fox News’s most-watched and best-known personalities.

Britain’s Heroic Katie Hopkins Under Police Investigation for So-Called Manchester Hate Tweet

KATIE.

ibtimes.co.uk

Katie Hopkins has been reported to police for calling for a “final solution” in the aftermath of the terror attack at Manchester Arena which killed 22 people, including children.

In response to a tweet to Good Morning Britain presenter Phillip Schofield, Hopkins tweeted: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution.”

Her tweet has since been deleted and rewritten with a message reading “we need a true solution”, but social media users were quick to condemn the Mail Online columnist for originally referencing the Nazi term for the Holocaust.

Hopkins has been reported to the Metropolitan Police over the tweet, but it has not confirmed whether an investigation will be launched.

At least 22 people were killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Katie was on Fox News with Tucker Carlson Tuesday night. This exchange between Tucker and Katie offers rational opinion.

IJR

Tucker Carlson had Hopkins on his show and asked, flabbergasted, “What’s the point of having a government if they won’t protect your children?”

“They’re investigating you for your tweets in the country that gave the rest of us freedom of speech. This is kind of a philosophical question, but is a the government that is demonstrably unwilling to defend its own children and they are, despite the slogans in the tanks, is that a legitimate government? What’s the point of having a government if they won’t protect your children?”

For her response, Hopkins leveled a blow against the culture of political correctness in her country:

“Absolutely, it seems to me that the establishment and now on the side of anything that represents diversity, or indeed Muslims supporting Islam. We immediately have the greater Manchester Head of Police came out this evening and said, ‘We will not tolerate hate against the Muslim community.’ So many of us, unaware, saying ‘It’s OK, we will tolerate our little 8-year-old girls being slaughtered as they leave a concert, but we won’t tolerate hate speech.’ That seems to be where we’re at in the U.K. Tonight.”

Watch Katie with Tucker:

More Tweets and Retweets from Katie:

The left, the cucks, the Muslims, the “people of color” and the politicians want Katie behind bars. Let’s show her whatever support we can.

ISIS Takes Credit for Manchester Suicide Bombing That Killed 22, as British Police Arrest 23 Year Old Male Suspect and First Victim Named

VICTIM GEORGINA CALLANDER WITH ARIANA GRANDE.

BREAKING: A SECOND VICTIM HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED:

Following the murder of 22 young people in Manchester, England, on Monday night, many in Britain that you and I would call cucks are rallying to the defense of Islam.

Let’s look at developments over the last eight hours in a story that is still developing. This is full-blown white genocide.

Los Angeles Times

Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the English city.

Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester on Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers.

They did not provide details.

On Tuesday morning, the Islamic State said one of its members carried out the bombing.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the investigation was ongoing and the threat level remains at severe.

“We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish, but as an opportunity for carnage,” May said in a statement.

Police also said officials arrested a man at the Arndale shopping center in central Manchester, but that arrest is not believed to be connected to Monday night’s attack.

President Trump sends condolences from Israel:

While many in Britain are fearful of being called “racist” if they speak the truth about Muslims:

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Dozens of Asswipes Walk Out on Mike Pence Graduation Speech at Notre Dame

Tolerance demands submission.

Mike Pence, America’s VP and former governor of Indiana, is not tolerant enough for the Cultural Marxist. He’s said some things about “gay rights” that aren’t politically correct.

The best idea I’ve seen is to name the stupid shits who walked out and put up their identifying information on a “Do not hire” website. Of course, Hillary, Obama, the DNC, California’s Governor Moonbeam and a host of other lefturds would still hire them. They’d be glad to.

If you work for a company that hires these little Red Shirts, be aware that they’re just looking for somebody to snitch on and destroy their life. Or if you see one fixing you a coffee at Starbucks, be sure to leave your MAGA cap in your pickup, unless you like your coffee seasoned with spit.

NBC News

Dozens of students at the University of Notre Dame walked out of their commencement ceremony Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence took the stage — in protest of the administration and policies he represents.

Some members of the larger crowd cheered the walk-outs on, while others booed the students who marched out of gates 27 and 28 of Notre Dame Stadium during the school’s 172nd commencement. The walk-out came before the students received their degrees, and they were not allowed back in, officials said.

The move was not totally unexpected, since the student organization WeStaNDFor had shared their plans ahead of time. They believe that the politics Pence, the former Indiana governor who was raised Catholic, represented contradicted the Catholic social virtues Notre Dame extols.

“He has supported policies that have targeted the weakest and most vulnerable among us,” said graduate student Luis Miranda, a member of the group, told NBC affiliate WNDU before the protest. “These are my classmates; these are my friends; these are our family members as well. We’re standing up for them. We’re standing up for their dignity.”

South Bend Equality, a group participating in the event, expanded further on the specific issues that they were protesting.

“Our members lived in South Bend when Mike Pence was governor,” the group said in a statement. “We know all too well how his policies endangered or caused direct harm to public education, health care, women’s rights, the environment, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants and refugees, reproductive rights, local infrastructure, the economy of our state, and more.”

Newest Developments in Seth Rich Murder Mystery

The final item in this post is a news.com.au article on the Seth Rich murder case, hot off the presses. It offers a quick 5 minute summary of what we know tonight. Videos, Tweets, and links augment that article.

Stefan Molyneaux analyzes the truth about the murder of Seth Rich. This video starts at the beginning and then moves up to the current moment. It’s a good place to start if you’re not up to speed on the case.

Styxenhammer666 shows the common sense of the Rich-Wikileaks connection and the involvement of the Clinton assassination team.

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says that Seth was the Wikileaks source of the damning Podesta emails.

He has a score to settle with Democrats:

I heard Sean Hannity talking about the Seth Rich murder on his radio show on Friday. He’s a big name and he’s the first big name involved in this mess.

Body language analysis suggests nefarious lies by Rich family and lawyer:

Various social media accounts allegedly owned by Seth Rich have been discovered.

Claim: Seth Rich’s Reddit account was recently edited by an unknown party: Link: Someone just edited Seth Rich’s Reddit Posts

A Zerohedge article implies that the DNC (Hillary, et. al.) had Seth murdered.

The following summary of the week’s developments was just published an hour ago by news.com.au.

news.com.au

AN INTERNET conspiracy theory over the murder of a young former Democratic National Convention staffer in the US has once again reached fever pitch.

Seth Rich was shot in the back and killed walking home in an up-market Washington neighbourhood in July last year.

The death has largely gone unexplained, with Washington police suggesting it was the result of a botched robbery. But in the aftermath of the killing, conspiracy theorists claimed the 27-year-old staffer was responsible for leaking a trove of 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC servers to WikiLeaks.

The stolen materials contained explosive details of collusion between the Hillary Clinton camp and the DNC to undermine the Bernie Sanders campaign in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election.

This week, both Fox News and a Fox affiliate in Washington, WTTG-TV, published and aired reports which cited information attributed to a private investigator named Rod Wheeler, who claimed he had uncovered evidence showing Mr Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks before his death.

WikiLeaks — which is now seen by many US Democrats as a vehicle for Russian intelligence — retweeted stories containing the latest claims, which many interpreted as confirmation. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange last year appeared to suggest Mr Rich was the leaker.

US authorities have accused Russian operatives of being the source of the leaks.

The Fox News story was also shared by the Russian Embassy in the UK on Twitter, receiving thousands of shares. But the report has since been proven to be inaccurate. Mr Wheeler said he had no information to that effect, and an FBI spokesman told the media that, contrary to the report, it had not conducted a forensic analysis of Mr Rich’s laptop that showed he had been in contact WikiLeaks.

A spokesman for the Rich Family, Brad Bauman, lashed out at those who continue to promote the story, which includes prominent Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.

“Anyone who continues to push this fake news story after it was so thoroughly debunked is proving to the world they have a transparent political agenda or are a sociopath,” he told CNN. “It either case, they should be taken off the air because they are either blind to the damage they are doing to a murder victims family or don’t care, showing a profound lack of judgment and common decency.”

On Sunday, speculation that the young DNC staffer was involved in the leaks was promoted by internet millionaire and the embattled founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom. Mr Dotcom tweeted that Mr Rich was the leaker and that he himself was also involved, promising to issue a statement after meeting with his lawyers this week.

Things got weirder still after internet sleuths uncovered what appeared to be Mr Rich’s social media accounts, including his Reddit username, “MeGrimlock4” and Twitter handle, “@panda4progress”.
His online persona revealed Mr Rich was a huge supporter of Sanders, which conspiracy theorists hold up as evidence of his motive to leak the e-mails which showed the DNC colluded to prevent Sanders from gaining the party nomination.

In a strange development, users discovered a tweet by former DNC director of data science Andrew Therriault, which appeared to posthumously mock Mr Rich, referring to him as an “embarrassment”.

On 27 April, quoting a tweet which read, “TIL: A group of Pandas is called an ‘Embarrassment’ #pandafacts”, Mr Therriault tweeted: “cc: @panda4progress”. The tweet has since been deleted.

Not long after, Reddit appeared to alter posts made by Mr Rich — a big no-no from the perspective of the site’s users — to remove a comment in which he shared his e-mail address, linking him to the account.

Reddit has a strict policy against sharing personal information, but a previous case in which Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman manually altered user’s comments drew ire from users and forced a public apology.

At the time, even former CEO Ellen Pao weighed in, saying she “would have immediately fired anyone” who did what Mr Huffman did. News.com.au contacted Reddit to ask about the alleged changes made to Mr Rich’s comment history.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post has published multiple reports this weekend describing claims of a cover-up over the murder of Seth Rich as fake news.

“The re-emergence of the conspiracy theory this week, which did not lack for real news, revealed plenty about the fake news ecosystem … in the Trump era,” the paper wrote. “It also happened to cause untold pain for the Rich family, which has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the so-called private investigator who led this dive back into the fever swamp.”

If I run across any more pertinent information, I’ll post it in a comment on this piece tonight.

Air Force Fighter Jets Scrambled after Kebab Creates Disturbance on American Airlines Flight

There’s no word from law enforcement or the news media whether the Turkish passenger who tried to force his way into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii is in the United States legally.

Whatever his immigration status, he must be deported after serving his sentence because of the threat to public safety. Once back in Turkey, he must also be blocked from traveling to Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.

The Guardian

The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance involving a Turkish passenger aboard the plane was reported, officials said.

The nature of the fracas was not immediately disclosed by the FBI, the military or American Airlines, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound Flight 31 from Los Angeles.

The man was subdued by an off-duty law enforcement officer and others aboard the aircraft, and the flight landed safely at 11.35am Hawaii time, officials said. No injuries were reported.

A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent told reporters in Honolulu that the Turkish passenger had earlier been involved in security breach at Los Angeles international airport (LAX).

Federal authorities were preparing a criminal complaint to charge Anil Uskanil, 25, with interference with a flight crew, FBI special-agent-in charge Paul Delacourt said at a Honolulu airport news conference.

LAX airport police said separately that Uskanil had been detained, questioned and released hours earlier after he was caught by security there going through a terminal concourse door leading out to the airfield.

Los Angeles airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said Uskanil was a ticketed American Airlines passenger with a boarding pass who had cleared security screening but claimed that he lost his way because he was tipsy from drinking.

As he did not appear to meet the criteria for public drunkenness, police let him go with a citation for misdemeanor trespassing. He was escorted to the street in front of the terminal when released, Pedregon said.

Because the LAX incident occurred at about 2.45am Pacific time, nearly three hours before the first flights of the day, he would have had ample time to get through security again and catch a plane to Hawaii as scheduled.

Pedregon said it is not unusual for LAX passengers to mistakenly go through an unauthorized exit door at the terminal.

American Airlines said its Honolulu-bound flight, an Airbus A321, was carrying 181 passengers and six crew members.

One passenger who spoke to HawaiiNewsNow said a first-class flight attendant deserved much of the credit for preventing the suspect from reaching the cockpit.

“I would just never want to go against her. She was tasked with keeping him out of there, and she did a great job,” Lee Lorenzen said.

The incident prompted Pacific Command to dispatch a pair of F-22 fighter jets to intercept the passenger plane.

“The F-22s escorted the airliner to the airport in accordance with homeland defense procedures. Local law enforcement responded once the civilian airliner was on the ground,” said Commander Dave Benham.

Doggos sent to investigate:

Heavy offers more.

Breaking! Sweden Drops Rape Investigation of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Time

(STOCKHOLM) — Sweden’s top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny “has decided to discontinue the investigation.”

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States. Last month, President Donald Trump said he would support any decision by the Justice Department to charge Assange.

WikiLeaks tweeted after the Swedish announcement: “UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK,”

Friday’s announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. But the Metropolitan Police said Assange is still subject to arrest for the “much less serious offense” of jumping bail in 2012.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker was wanted in Sweden for questioning over a rape allegation stemming from a 2010 visit.

“This is a total victory for Julian Assange. He is now free to leave the embassy when he wants. We have won the Assange case. He is of course happy and relieved. He has been critical that it has lasted that long,” Per E Samuelsson, his lawyer in Sweden, told Swedish Radio. Samuelsson was not immediately available for comments.

Assange still can’t leave the Ecuadorian embassy without being arrested:

Related: Iceland believed the FBI wanted to frame Assange.

Assange supporters fear that he will be extradited to the U.S. and put on trial.