Jordan Candler / May 11, 2020

Monday News Executive Summary

China colludes with the WHO, Cuomo acquiesces, Georgia narrative fail, and more.

Above the Fold

  • German intelligence has determined that in late January, Chinese dictator Xi Jinping beseeched the World Health Organization to not only conceal knowledge of COVID-19’s human-to-human transmission but to hold off on declaring a global pandemic. Sen. Tom Cotton responded, “I don’t know about all the specific details of those reports, but there’s no question that Xi Jinping and senior officials in the Chinese Communist Party were pressuring the WHO all the way back to December to undersell the risk of this virus.”

  • Over the weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally dispensed with a deleterious order that gave nursing homes no other option but to re-house previously hospitalized coronavirus patients. Since March 1, it’s estimated that approximately 5,000 coronavirus-infected New Yorkers died in nursing homes. Even Cuomo could no longer ignore these fatal statistics.

  • According to anti-Trump co-conspirator Barack Obama, the DOJ’s motion to dismiss charges against Michael Flynn means that “our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.” Flynn’s lead attorney retorted: “The whole thing was orchestrated and set up within the FBI, [James] Clapper, [John] Brennan, and in the Oval Office … with President Obama.” Just don’t tell that to the “experts” at MSNBC; they suggest Flynn should thank Vladimir Putin.

Government & Politics

  • Attorney General William Barr’s office shreds NBC’s Chuck Todd for “deceptive editing” of Barr’s comments (The Daily Wire)

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly drafting a $750 billion bill to aid state and local governments; Republicans aren’t happy (Fox News)

  • Office of Special Counsel blocks removal of HHS whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright to investigate claim of “political retaliation” (National Review)

  • Encouraging illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. is a crime, the Supreme Court rules unanimously (The Daily Caller)

Other Notables

  • Georgia attorney general asks for DOJ probe into handling of Ahmaud Arbery case (NPR)

  • Narrative fail: Fifteen days after lockdown ease, Georgia sees lowest day of COVID hospitalizations (The Daily Wire)

  • Rhode Island becomes first in Northeast bloc to lift stay-at-home order (Fox News)

  • Field hospitals stand down, most without treating any coronavirus patients (NPR)

  • Joe Biden’s virtual rally in Tampa goes hilariously wrong (The Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

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