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Ivanka Email Scandal is a Grade-A Nothing Burger According to White House

The mainstream media is having a field day with this tale, but is it justified?

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Democrats the nation over are salivating today at the possibility that Ivanka Trump, daughter of the President, may have served them up just the scandal they were hoping for.

During the 2016 election, few stories captured the ire of the American people the way that Hillary Clinton’s private email server did.  Not only had the former First Lady knowingly and secretively set up the illegal device to funnel information away from the federal government, but even after determining that classified material had made its way through the device, the FBI chose not to press charges.

This made then-candidate Trump, along with a vast majority of Americans, furious over the treatment given to the known-criminal Clinton.

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So, when a story broke that implicated Ivanka in a similar situation, the left was nearly giddy.

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As it turns out, however, their excitement was all for naught.

White House officials on Monday defended adviser Ivanka Trump’s use of private email for government business since serving in President Donald Trump’s administration.

The Washington Post broke the story on Monday evening, noting that Trump’s daughter, serving as a senior adviser in the administration, sent “hundreds” of emails related to work on a private email address that she shared with her husband, Jared Kushner, also a Trump administration official.

Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Ivanka Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, told the Washington Post that none of the emails included classified information.>
Mirijanian said in a statement to the Post:

While transitioning into government, after she was given an official account but until the White House provided her the same guidance they had given others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.

One former White House staffer said what we were all thinking.

Former White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told CNN that “it’s hypocritical and certainly it looks bad.”

“I’m sure the media will have a field day with it today,” he continued.

As of this article’s publication, there has been no statement from Ivanka Trump on the matter.

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Swing State Getting Serious, Dumping 100K Off of Voter Rolls

This is the first such cleanup in YEARS.

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Over the course of the next several years, America is going to be taking a good hard look at how she handles elections, and things are likely to get somewhat ugly in the process. That’s because we’ve allowed the false dichotomy of the two-party system to stake claims to how we vote.  On the left, a free-for-all.  On the right, a far more serious application of election laws that could be commandeered by ne’er-do-wells looking to massage the electoral results. So, as we head to the polls in 2022 and 2024, we will do so under the auspices of angst, almost undoubtedly, after having seen a great deal of fussing and fudging of the system itself. In Georgia, a massive cleanup of the voter rolls are now underway, for example. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger intends to remove 101,789 “obsolete and outdated” voter files from the state’s voter registration rolls, his office announced. “Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections,” Raffensperger said in a statement. “That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.” The more than 100,000 voter files set to be removed include 67,286 voter files linked to a National Change of Address form submitted to the U.S. Postal Service; 34,227 voter files that had election mail returned to sender; and nearly 300 that had no contact with elections official for two general elections. This is the first serious sanitation attempt since 2019, and has already seen over 18,000 dead Georgians removed from the rolls.

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CREEPY: Texas Power Companies Remotely Adjusting Home Thermostats

That’s not okay.

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When we first began to suffer the beginning of the “smart home” era, there were, (as there still are), plenty of Americans who found themselves wary of just what this interconnectedness could mean for us.  Was this going to allow us to better serve ourselves, or would this merely provide a conduit for some malign overlord to further tighten their grip on our every move? Many of us were already concerned about the increase in the amount of cameras that were being placed around the country, and we were suddenly also signing up, (and paying for), listening devices to be installed in our homes, which connected directly to the retail megaliths of Amazon and Google. Now, in a remarkably unnerving move, power companies in Texas are digitally sneaking into homes to adjust the temperature. In Texas, power companies are reaching into homes remotely to turn the temperature up, USA Today reports. People who have noticed the surprise adjustments have pointed them out on social media. But the companies can make them if the customer joined energy-saving programs designed to reduce the strain on the state’s power grid. The nonprofit that runs the Texas grid—which had a bad winter— said last week that it’s worried about getting through the current heat wave. And yes, that’s just as ridiculous as it sounds. “During summer peak energy demand days, we may briefly adjust your thermostat settings by a few degrees,” CPS Energy says on its website. “We’ll do this only as needed.” Under the rules for utilities, the changes can be in effect for one to four hours at a time, on any weekday that’s not a holiday, from June 1 through Sept. 30. Of course, users can opt out of this specific program if they’d like to, but it would preclude them…

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