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Today is May 18. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1) Congresswoman files resolution to expel Rep. Adam Schiff for pushing ‘false narratives’ in Durham report:
Fox News – Florida Rep. Ana Paulina Luna filed a resolution on Wednesday evening to expel Rep. Adam Schiff, formerly the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, from Congress alleging that he pushed a false narrative to the American people in the Trump-Russia investigation.
“Adam Schiff lied to the American people. He used his position on House Intelligence to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and abused the trust placed in him as Chairman. He is a dishonor to the House of Representatives,” Luna said in a press release Wednesday, May 17.
Republicans, like Luna, have been vocal that lawmakers should face the consequences for the report after the Durham report found significant FBI failures and no evidence that Donald Trump’s campaign was coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The full report was released by the Justice Department on Monday, May 15 after a year-long investigation in a report that spans more than 300 pages.
“The Durham report makes clear that the Russian collusion was a lie from day one and Schiff knowingly used his position in an attempt to divide our country,” Luna added.
Adam Schiff is fundraising off his treason. https://t.co/eU5H5Elh0L
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) May 18, 2023
Denny’s Insight: EXPEL HIM NOW! Add Schiff next to Mayorkas for most punchable face. This man is a sniveling fraud who used the hoax to boost his political popularity. Now he’s going to ask people for money to help support his lies? Seriously, we need an overhaul of everyone who participated in this witch hunt. Expulsion isn’t even enough; he needs to face criminal charges for BS-ing the American public (not that most of us ever actually believed him). Nothing would make me smile more than seeing Schiff’s career go up in flames.
2) Russia unsuccessfully hammers Ukraine again with missile barrage:
Politico – KYIV — Ukrainian air defense reported shooting down 29 of 30 Russian rockets on Thursday morning, as the Kremlin delivered a new onslaught of cruise missiles.
It was the seventh massive missile attack carried out by Russia since the beginning of May. It has bombed all corners of Ukraine — including the rarely targeted Western regions.
All the Russian missiles aimed at Kyiv on Thursday were shot down, thanks to Ukraine’s high-end air defense systems.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko reported two blasts and a fire, likely caused by falling missile debris. “There are currently no casualties at the sites of debris fall in the Darnytskyi and Dnipro districts. There have been no appeals to doctors yet,” Klitschko said.
Zaluzhniy’s official Facebook account claimed that 29 of the 30 Russian missiles launched during the night had been shot down.
The video shows the beginning of the ricochets of the only missile that arrived. It then flew on a bouncing trajectory towards western Ukraine…… pic.twitter.com/UqLjNgMZnK
— Zlatti71 (@djuric_zlatko) May 18, 2023
Denny’s Insight: As I mentioned in one of my other briefings, the war will heat up as the summer months approach. I wouldn’t be surprised if Russia has something up their sleeves to hammer down heavier on Ukraine. And I wouldn’t be surprised if in two months from now Biden gives Ukraine more of our money and military assets to support this prolonged war.
3) Adidas ‘Pride 2023’ Ad Features Man in Women’s One-Piece Bathing Suit:
Breitbart – The new Adidas “Pride 2023” ad campaign features a man wearing a women’s one-piece bathing suit, perpetuating an ongoing corporate trend featuring men in women’s clothing.
Deemed the “Pride Swimsuit” and sold for a whopping price of $70, the Adidas one-piece features a fully-male model proudly displaying what can only be described as a man-bulge in his groin region. Video on the Adidas site also features the man swaying and sauntering in the one-piece.
As the New York Post noted, it currently remains unclear if the male model identifies as transgender or non-binary or any other sexual identity.
“The new line by South African designer Rich Mnisi, dubbed ‘Let Love Be Your Legacy’ and released ahead of Pride Month in June, is ‘a celebration of self-expression, imagination and the unwavering belief that love unites,’ according to Adidas’ site,” the Post reported.
Male models wearing bras and women’s swimsuits for “Pride Month”?!?!
I AM DONE WITH ADIDAS!!! pic.twitter.com/qTgz4uTQCn
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) May 17, 2023
Denny’s Insight: Gross. That’s all I have to say. Oh, and boycott Adidas. Under Armour is better anyways.
4) Nashville Covenant School Files Motion To Protect Sensitive Information In Shooter’s Manifesto:
Daily Wire – Lawyers for The Covenant School in Nashville filed a motion on Monday to intervene in lawsuits calling for the release of the 28-year-old female mass shooter’s manifesto, citing security and safety concerns for staff and students at the private education institution.
Local media reported that school officials are concerned the manifesto could publicize sensitive information about the school, including schematics of the facilities and confidential information about employees and students.
“The disposition of this action may impair or impede its ability to protect its interests and the privacy of its employees and students,” the motion reads, according to Fox 17 Nashville.
— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) May 17, 2023
Denny’s Insight: I’m mixed on this. The manifesto in part needs to be released to finalize and confirm what the trans shooter’s intentions were, even though we all have that hunch it was to target Christians. But I also agree that the school’s private information needs to be protected, especially after what they’ve been through. What are your thoughts? Should the manifesto be revealed in full, or only the necessary parts to show the shooter’s intentions? Sound off in the comments.
5. Tax preparation industry pushes back against IRS pilot program:
Washington Examiner – Tax preparers are pushing back against the IRS’s plan to launch a pilot program for a free agency-run electronic filing system that directly threatens their industry.
The IRS announced the move on Tuesday. The agency said it has built a “functioning internal prototype” of the tax filing tool and intends to launch a pilot program sometime next year. The announcement faced immediate blowback from Republicans about privacy and oversight concerns, and tax preparers are arguing such a move is redundant and costly.
Tax preparation giant H&R Block said in a statement that the direct e-file pilot “continues to be a solution in search of a problem.”
“With more than 30 organizations already offering free tax preparation, this pilot is unnecessary and faces significant barriers to providing comprehensive tax preparation services,” the company said. “H&R Block remains committed to helping millions of Americans get the best outcome at tax time.”
The IRS announced Tuesday that it is launching a pilot program for a free agency-run electronic filing system, a threat to major tax preparers such as @TurboTax and a move that prompted immediate criticism from Republicans.https://t.co/87uEfDXz9Y
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 17, 2023
Denny’s Insight: Would like to hear your opinion on this as well — is the IRS overstepping with this pilot program? Are they really trying to make filing taxes easier, or is this their way of secretly gathering more intel on taxpayers? And better yet, if you were in charge of the IRS, how would you change the agency to work for the people and not for the government (cough cough, the Biden administration, cough)? Clearly, they’re not as transparent as we would like them to be, and that’s putting it lightly. Comment your thoughts and ideas below!