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Wells Fargo Fires 100+ For Seeking Bailout Funds

Bloomberg News reports: Wells Fargo & Co. fired more than 100 employees for improperly getting coronavirus relief funds, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, Bloomberg News reports. The firm found staffers who it believes defrauded the U.S. Small Business Administration “by making false representations in applying for coronavirus relief funds for themselves,” according to an internal memo …

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SD Gov Blames Soaring Cases On Increased Testing

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota’s recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus. There are currently no open general-care hospital beds in the southeastern part of the state, which contains the two …

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Feds Spent Years Investigating Whether Egyptian State Bank Funneled Millions To Trump’s 2016 Campaign

CNN reports: For more than three years, federal prosecutors investigated whether money flowing through an Egyptian state-owned bank could have backed millions of dollars Donald Trump donated to his own campaign days before he won the 2016 election, multiple sources familiar with the investigation told CNN. The investigation, which both predated and outlasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, examined whether …

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Barrett: “Open Question” If Trump Can Pardon Himself

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday said it is an “open question” as to whether Trump could pardon himself while adding that the top U.S. judicial body “can’t control” whether a president obeys its decisions. Trump has said he has the “absolute power” to pardon himself, part of his executive clemency authority. Asked …

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Grand Jury Indicts South Dakota Mask Refuser Who Had To Be Dragged Out Of School Board Meeting By Police

The Mitchell Republic reports: A grand jury has indicted a Mitchell man on charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer for his actions during a Mitchell School District Board of Education meeting last month. Reed Bender, 39, faces a Class 1 misdemeanor for “using or threatening to use violence, force or physical interference or obstacle, intentionally obstruct, impair or hinder …

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Melania Says Barron Tested COVID+, Is Now Negative

From a statement issued by Melania Trump: It was two weeks ago when I received the diagnosis that so many Americans across our country and the world had already received—I tested positive for COVID-19. To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation’s Commander-in-Chief, received the same news. Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief …

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Barrett Won’t Say If Rulings Decriminalizing Gay Sex, Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Were Rightly Decided

The Washington Post reports: Barrett said Wednesday that she believed two Supreme Court decisions outlawing racial discrimination were correctly decided but declined to say the same for other landmark opinions involving gay rights and access to contraceptives. Those responses came under questioning from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who asked her whether Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed the “separate …

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COVID Cases At Megachurch’s “Supernatural Ministry” Double To 274 As Senior Pastor Condemns Face Masks

Redding’s ABC News affiliate reports: Shasta County health officials have confirmed 274 cases of COVID-19 connected to Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). That number includes a previously reported 137 cases. Health officials say the school is actively engaged in testing and contact tracing those connected to the school. The update came as people online were sharing and commenting on …

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Biden +7 Over Trump In New Quinnipiac Georgia Poll

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 7 points in Georgia, according to a new poll. The latest Quinnipiac University survey finds Biden’s support at 51 percent and Trump’s at 44 percent, with 4 percent of respondents undecided. Biden led by only 3 points in the same poll in September, before the first presidential debate …

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Trump Won’t Commit To Keeping Bill Barr After DOJ’s “Unmasking” Probe Doesn’t Deliver: “I’m Not Happy”

From the right wing Newsmax: President Donald Trump offerered a “no comment” on whether he plans to keep Attorney General William Barr should he win a second term. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV that airs Wednesday night on “Greg Kelly Reports,” Trump said it’s “too early” to determine whether he would ask Barr to come back or if …

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