March 20, 2023

Monday: Below the Fold

Hunter Biden sues John Paul Mac Isaac, ICC issues war-crimes arrest warrant for Putin, and more.


  • Hunter Biden sues John Paul Mac Isaac: After effectively admitting in February that the infamous laptop is indeed his, Hunter Biden has now raised a lawsuit against the computer repair shop owner he left it with, John Paul Mac Isaac. The lawsuit accuses Mac Isaac of six counts of privacy invasion due to his having shared the contents of Hunter’s laptop with Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, who then shared it with the press. After denying the laptop was his, the Bidens are now going on the offensive by calling on the Justice Department to investigate Giuliani, Steve Bannon, and Mac Isaac. With House Republicans now digging into the Bidens’ crooked business dealings, this appears to be a desperate effort to further hamper those investigations.

  • Putin and Xi meet/ICC issues war-crimes arrest warrant for Putin: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow today to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a move that is clearly designed to show China’s support for Putin’s war with Ukraine. Xi has attempted to project a neutral stance on the war while at the same time offering Putin exactly what he wants — legitimacy for his aggressive power grab. Meanwhile, likely in an effort to further isolate Putin, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin, accusing him of war crimes specifically related to the alleged deportation of Ukrainian children, taking them from Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine to Russia. Ukraine celebrated the ICC’s decision while Moscow dismissed it, as Russia does not recognize ICC jurisdiction.

  • NATO’s Turkey used by ChiComs to arm Russia: With friends like these, who needs enemies? It’s no secret that China has helped arm Russia in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. However, a recent report obtained by studying the data from ImportGenius, which tracks the global shipment of goods, has uncovered the fact that some of the Chinese companies with direct ties to Beijing have been shipping military equipment to the Russians via Turkey. That’s right, a member of NATO is effectively aiding Russia, which is at best adversarial toward NATO. The concern now is determining just how heavily involved in the war China is. And what is Joe “Big Guy” Biden going to do about it?

  • Wyoming bans the abortion pill: On Friday, Wyoming became the first state to ban prescription abortion pills. Republican Governor Mark Gordon signed the bill into law, making it illegal in the Equality State to “prescribe, dispense, distribute, sell or use any drug for the purpose of procuring or performing an abortion.” The infamous “morning after pill” remains legal and is not included in the ban. The law also includes sensible exemptions for protecting the life of the mother “from an imminent peril that substantially endangers her life or health” or for a “natural miscarriage according to currently accepted medical guidelines.” The law says women “upon whom a chemical abortion is performed or attempted shall not be criminally prosecuted.”

  • Reporter rips Lightfoot to shreds, Chicago style: Authoritarians don’t like to have their decisions challenged, and soon-to-be-former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot infamously embodied this tyrannical instinct last year when she pulled the press credentials of reporter William Kelly after he dared to question her over her authoritarian COVID lockdowns. It was a chilling move that should have gotten more press than it did at the time. Well, Kelly might have gotten the last laugh when he addressed Lightfoot at a city council meeting last week. After noting her shutdown of the city, he observed: “I never thought in my life that I would ever see the city of Chicago brought down so low as you have managed to bring it down. Shame on you. That is a legacy that you are going to have to carry.” Kelly called for press credential power to be removed from the hands of the mayor and concluded: “I hope that after today’s city council meeting, you will pack your suitcase and get the hell out of my city. You are a pandemic.” Judging by the recent election results, the majority of Chicagoans agree with Kelly.


  • Trump says he expects to be arrested, calls for protest (AP)

  • A New York grand jury will hear a final surprise witness on Monday and won’t vote on Trump indictment until it’s over (Insider)

  • Rachel Levine “optimistic” child sex-change procedures will soon be normalized (Free Beacon)

  • The Iraq War 20 years later: Delta Force operators recall hunting Saddam Hussein (Fox News)

  • Mexico’s president blames American families for fentanyl crisis (Daily Wire)

  • Russia honors pilots who harassed, collided with U.S. drone (Daily Wire)

  • Egg prices so high, popular store Dollar Tree pulls them from shelves completely (Fox Business)

  • New York set to become first state to ban natural gas in new buildings (Free Beacon)

  • Newsom under pressure to take executive action on reparations if California legislature doesn’t act (Fox News)

  • Sharks’ goalie James Reimer refuses to wear LGBT pride jersey, citing “personal faith in Jesus Christ who died on the cross for my sins” (Not the Bee)

  • Bremerton school board reaches nearly $2M settlement with praying football coach Joe Kennedy (Fox 13)

  • YouTube restores Donald Trump's account (Daily Wire)

  • Alex Jones concealing money to avoid paying Sandy Hook families $1.5 billion (Washington Examiner)

  • China’s new excuse for COVID is that it came from a “raccoon dog” (Not the Bee)

  • Policy: Letting noncitizens vote in U.S. elections is foreign interference (The Federalist)

  • Humor: Manhattan DA announces plan to get Trump elected in 2024 (Babylon Bee)

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