Someone is covering their asset in Vegas.
I didn’t think this was possible, but the Las Vegas attack investigation continues to get even more strange.
It’s been nearly three weeks and neither the FBI nor the Las Vegas Police have given us a possible motive. We haven’t seen a single surveillance video or photo.
On top of that, not only do we not know what’s going on, but the police seem to not know either. They’ve released three different timelines for the attack. All three seem to revolve around, and conflict with, the time hotel security guard Jesus Campos encountered the shooter on the 32nd floor.
Campos is the most significant eyewitness to the attack, so naturally, everyone’s been trying to get him to tell his story. He was set to do just that last Thursday.
All the major news outlets gathered in a Vegas Hotel. Minutes before the interviews were set to kick off, Jesus Campos vanished. The security union rep was told Campos was taken to a minor emergency clinic for a health reason, but that was the last time anyone saw him. Not even his neighbors knew where he was. Until yesterday. Jesus Campos was found on the set of the Ellen DeGeneres show.
So, hang on just a second. Campos is the key witness to the worst crime in modern history. The investigation is being questioned, and the timelines for the attack conflict. And the man that could clear all of this up is interviewed on a comedian’s talk show? Are you kidding me? I mean, was this to ensure that no hard follow up questions would be asked? Because that’s exactly how the interview played out.
Campos told his story and it was compelling. His account of the events seems to confirm the third timeline police released last Friday. Campos was dispatched to the 32nd floor at 9:59, he was shot in the leg by Paddock around 10:04, and the massacre began at 10:05. He was also quick to add that he radioed for backup as soon as he was shot.
Not to knock Ellen, but had this been - say - Anderson Cooper, he might have asked why it took officers a full thirteen minutes, after Paddock shot Campos, to reach the 32nd floor. It was also two minutes after Paddock had stopped firing on the crowd. An investigative journalist could
have asked why it took so long. Did the hotel take their time informing the police?
Ellen made sure to mention that this was the only interview Campos would give. Are we ever going to get the full story on this? We may never know, and this is getting stranger by the day.
Hillary's Russian hypocrisy.
Hillary Clinton might want to stop talking so much about Russian collusion. Here’s why. In 2010, the Obama administration and the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment approved a deal that allowed the Russian atomic energy agency, called Rosatom, to buy a majority stake in Uranium One.
Uranium One was a Canadian company with significant uranium mining rights in the U.S. The Committee on Foreign Investment reviews all deals that could result in foreign control of an American business with national security importance. This deal gave Moscow control of 20% of the U.S. uranium supply.
Then, in 2013, Rosatom bought the rest of Uranium One, meaning Vladimir Putin now controls one of the largest uranium producing operations in the world. Most of these facts were known before now, and even reported, but for some reason, the story never gained media traction. The new bombshell twist to this story was reported by The Hill this week – that starting in 2009, the FBI investigated Russia’s efforts to infiltrate the U.S. nuclear materials industry.
With the help of a secret U.S. informant working with the Russians, the FBI compiled evidence of bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in the U.S. by Rosatom officials. The FBI also has evidence that Rosatom and Uranium One officials donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, even while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and while she was on the Committee on Foreign Investment, which approved Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One.
Hillary did not disclose those donors to the Obama administration even though she had agreed to do so. Shocking. Why would the Obama administration sign off on those deals, when the FBI had several years of corruption evidence against Rosatom? Why was Congress never briefed about this FBI probe and its findings? And why did Congress never look into the link between Hillary, the Clinton Foundation, and the sale of Uranium One, even after the New York Times reported it in 2015? Hillary, What Happened?
I think you need a follow-up book just to address this shady chapter in your political career. We deserve answers.
The humanity in the horror.
Flying embers and smoke swarmed them from all sides. Mike and his roommate knew they had only seconds to make a last-ditch escape from their home in Yuba County, California. As fire singed their hair and burned their eyes, they ran to their SUV, praying to God that they would make it out in time.
Two men barely escape wildfires in California
We’re not dead yet. Mike and his roommate survived. But others have not been so lucky. The Northern California wildfires have claimed at least 42 people so far with that number is expected to rise as search and rescue teams continue to comb through gutted homes looking for bodies.
5,700 homes and businesses have been reduced to ashes. To put things in perspective, the wildfires have consumed an area larger than New York City.
This has been the deadliest wildfire epidemic in California’s history. But out of the wreckage and debris comes a story of hope. Loren Jade Smith lost the most precious thing in the world to the Santa Rosa wildfires. His Oakland A’s collection. All his baseball cards dating back to 2000.
17 jerseys. 10 hats. And 2 baseballs. One of them signed by the whole team. Loren wrote to the baseball team about his plight. “To the Oakland A’s: I love watching your A’s games. I want to be an A’s player and I play at Mark West Little League in Santa Rosa. I played baseball in my backyard all day loving the A’s and making up my own game. In my backyard, they won six World Series in a row. But my house burned down in the Santa Rosa fire and my saddest things were my A’s collection…”
The president of the A’s was so moved by Loren’s letter that he promised to completely outfit the nine-year-old and his family in new Athletics gear. And people from all over the country are now sending Loren their Oakland A’s memorabilia in an effort to help him restore his collection. Never underestimate the generosity of humanity. Ask and you shall receive.
As the wildfires in Northern California become contained, remember that the fire in man’s heart to do good will never be extinguished.