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1. Kamala Harris’ former top aide in California AG’s office signed mysterious non-disclosure
Daily Mail reports: A mysterious non-disclosure agreement has been revealed, showing that Senator Kamala Harris’ top aid in the California attorney general’s office received a $34,900 settlement to resign quietly in 2011.
Terri Carbaugh was working for Harris, who was then California’s top prosecutor, as chief deputy attorney general for administration and policy when she signed the agreement in September 2011, according to Business Insider.
In exchange for agreeing to resign quietly and release any claim of harassment, discrimination or retaliation against the department, Carbaugh received the taxpayer-funded payout and a glowing letter of recommendation penned by Harris.
REVEALED: Kamala Harris’ former top aide signed mysterious non-disclosure for $35K settlement https://t.co/m8Mg3xn3Lm
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 1, 2020
According to Business Insider, the full text of the agreement has been circulating for months among the media elite. Its authenticity was confirmed by the Sacramento Bee through a public records request. Read it here.
Sabrina Singh, a senior adviser for Harris’ political operation, responded to reports about the agreement, telling Business Insider, “Senator Harris strongly opposes the use of non-disclosure agreements to silence anyone. She fully supports the release of Terri Carbaugh from this NDA if she chooses.”
A mysterious decade-old document from Kamala Harris’ tenure as CA AG has sparked a series of unanswered questions surrounding a $34K settlement agreement reached with a top aide who quietly left her office, @Politicsinsider has learned. by @robinbravender https://t.co/89uHc1ipyk
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) July 31, 2020
2. DML eviscerates professional athletes in an explosive takedown
During an exclusive news broadcast to TeamDML.com subscribers on Friday, DMLNewsApp and TeamDML.com founder Dennis Michael Lynch applauded the National Hockey League, showing a clip of players recently standing for the National Anthem. He compared the NHL to players in other professional sports, including the National Baseball League, for joining the left by participating in BLM demonstrations.
“Do not watch these people!” DML declared. “This is disgusting what these folks are doing.”
“It’s not about black or white, it’s about red, white and blue,” DML continued. “Sports are sports. Let me watch my game without shoving some political message down my throat!”
WATCH his fiery commentary in the brief video clip below. (This is only a portion of the entire broadcast. Scroll down for details on how to join the growing TeamDML.com movement and get access to exclusive, daily news broadcasts and much more!)
3. The lone NBA player to stand for National Anthem
A tweet with at least 39-thousand likes and nearly 10-thousand retweets highlights a strong stand taken by an NBC player.
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is the first NBA player to stand for the National Anthem after the league resumed play. Isaac, 22, who is Black, stood alone as players, coaches and referees took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. He was also the only player who did not wear a “Black Lives Matter” shirt.
Isacc explained his stance, saying he doesn’t think “putting that shirt on and kneeling went hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives.”
“For me Black lives are supported through the gospel,” he said. “All lives are supported through the gospel.”
The tweet below, from David Hookstead, Smoke Room editor-in-chief, was captioned (in part), “Sometimes, when you stand for what is right, you must stand alone.”
This side-by-side of Jonathan Isaac and LeBron James is powerful.
LeBron defends the Chinese dictatorship, has a $1 billion Nike deal and thinks it’s brave to kneel during the anthem.
Isaac is 22, on a rookie deal and stands alone because of his Christian faith. That’s courage. pic.twitter.com/j9vtafNME2
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 1, 2020
4. 9-year-old boy killed as gun violence plagues Chicago
ABC News reports: A 9-year-old boy, who was believed to be playing in a parking lot on Friday evening, was shot and killed in Chicago, police said.
Around 6 p.m. near the 900 block of North Cambridge Ave. in the Cabrini Green neighborhood, a Black man walked up to a group of people, which included the young boy, and opened fire, police said.
“A 9-year-old boy was senselessly struck by gunfire … unfortunately, our victim was struck multiple times,” said Chicago Police Department Chief of Operations Brian McDermott at a press conference on Friday night.
No arrests have been made.
Five children under the age of 11 have been shot and killed in Chicago since June 20, according to the research group Gun Violence Archive, ABC News reports.
Chicago police provided an update. Watch below:
Six people were fatally wounded, including a 9-year-old boy, and at least 13 others were wounded since Friday evening, Chicago police say https://t.co/sdPUELYA2E
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 1, 2020
5. Alexander Vindman, key impeachment inquiry witness, says nation’s values are threatened under Trump
CBS News reports: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who was fired from his post at the White House after he testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, wrote in an op-ed Saturday: “At no point in my career or life have I felt our nation’s values under greater threat and in more peril than at this moment.”
Vindman announced his retirement from the military last month, citing a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation” led by the president.
In an essay for The Washington Post, Vindman compared the current government to that of the Soviet Union. Vindman and his family emigrated from Ukraine when he was a young boy.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted a response to Vindman’s op-ed. He wrote, “Thank you, Lt. Col. Vindman. For reminding us that here, right matters. And that even with a president with no regard for the Constitution or anything beyond himself[.] The strength our democracy is the character and commitment of citizens like you.”
Thank you, Lt. Col. Vindman.
For reminding us that here, right matters.
And that even with a president with no regard for the Constitution or anything beyond himself,
The strength our democracy is the character and commitment of citizens like you.https://t.co/eGlMD6Weof
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 1, 2020
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