web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > article (Page 190)

Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal

A mass murderer known as the “I-95 killer,” who spent the majority of 1994 targeting gay men — including a Navy World War II veteran — ate three burgers, fries and bacon before he was executed late Thursday in Florida.

Gary Ray Bowles, 57, was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m. Thursday evening after receiving a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke, the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said. Bowles had already eaten his last meal by 3 p.m. that afternoon, prison officials told WJXT.

EXECUTION OF ‘I-95 KILLER,’ WHO TARGETED GAY MEN ALONG BUSY CORRIDOR, DELAYED AS LAWYERS APPEAL

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal filed by Bowles’ attorneys earlier Thursday that argued their client was not mentally fit to receive the death penalty, clearing the way for his execution to proceed as planned.

Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-a82f5de0f0ef453cb89be57f8f6e88b1 Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article a74428f8-d00f-5160-b1e0-e543256a546c

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree in 1994 that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Florida State prison. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)

Bowles was condemned to die for his murder conviction in the 1994 slaying of Walter Hinton, a 42-year-old who was strangled and had his head smashed with a concrete block, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. That was one of the six known killings that terrorized the Interstate 95 corridor that year and earned him the nickname of the “I-95 killer.” In each case, Bowles had a signature: He stuffed the victims’ throats with objects, including rags, toilet paper, dirt, leaves — even a sex toy.

Police were on Bowles’ trail after his first killing in 1994 in Daytona Beach. Bowles left investigators a slew of evidence, including a probation document left at the scene and ATM footage showing him trying to withdraw money from the victim, John Hardy Roberts,’ bank account.

Milton Bradley, a Navy World War II veteran, was living in Savannah when he met the serial killer in May 1994 at a now-closed gay bar in the Georgia city’s historic district, a former police detective told the Associated Press. His body was found bludgeoned at a golf course with leaves and dirt stuffed down his throat.

DEATH ROW INMATE EVOKES CHRIST AT EXECUTION

Bowles maintained he was heterosexual but has acknowledged letting gay men perform sex acts on him for money. Prosecutors said it was how the self-described hustler survived: often using his targets for money or a place to stay, but eventually snapping and killing them.

The mass murderer was raised in West Virginia, where he experienced drugs and violence at a young age. His father was a coal miner who died of black lung disease before he was born. His mother remarried multiple times, and his first two stepfathers were abusive, according to court records.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP 

His mother and brother have testified that Bowles began drinking, smoking marijuana and huffing glue when he was 11. When he was 13, he fought back against his second stepfather, smashing a rock into his head and nearly killing him, The Associated Press reported, citing court records.

He also had a history of violence against women. Bowles was convicted of beating and raping his girlfriend while living in Tampa in 1982 and sentenced to eight years in prison. The victim reportedly sustained severe injuries.

Fox News’ Greg Norman, Vandana Rambaran and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-a82f5de0f0ef453cb89be57f8f6e88b1 Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article a74428f8-d00f-5160-b1e0-e543256a546c   Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-a82f5de0f0ef453cb89be57f8f6e88b1 Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article a74428f8-d00f-5160-b1e0-e543256a546c

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

This Day in History: Aug. 23

On this day, Aug. 23 …

2008: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama introduces Joe Biden as his choice for vice president.his running mate.

Also on this day:

  • 1305: Scottish leader William Wallace is executed in London.
  • 1914: Japan declares war on Germany in World War I.
  • 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
  • 2000: Approximately 51.7 million people watch the season finale of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS.   
Westlake Legal Group ObamaBidenIntro082319 This Day in History: Aug. 23 fox-news/us/this-day-in-history fox news fnc/us fnc article 85fe7536-f638-5438-a836-9407fd1cff52   Westlake Legal Group ObamaBidenIntro082319 This Day in History: Aug. 23 fox-news/us/this-day-in-history fox news fnc/us fnc article 85fe7536-f638-5438-a836-9407fd1cff52

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

ABC’s choice of anti-Trump reporter Jorge Ramos as debate moderator draws criticism

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6007603349001_6007606920001-vs ABC's choice of anti-Trump reporter Jorge Ramos as debate moderator draws criticism fox-news/politics/elections/presidential-debate fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/entertainment/tv fox news fnc/media fnc Brie Stimson article 56332d40-ed0a-5369-b08f-5b7ce2d818fd

ABC’s selection of Jorge Ramos as a moderator for their Democratic debate coverage next month is drawing some criticism on social media.

The Univision anchor has said “neutrality” on President Trump “is not an option” and has also called Trump the “most anti-immigrant president” in decades, according to The Hill.

Ramos has loudly criticized the administration’s immigration policies and in one contentious exchange in 2015, then-candidate Trump told Ramos to “sit down” and “go back to Univision.” He was thrown out of the Dubuque, Iowa, event for asking a question without being called.

UNIVISION ANCHOR JORGE RAMOS, TEAM DETAINED, RELEASED IN VENEZUELA, NETWORK SAYS

Ramos has also referred to Trump as “the most divisive, polarizing and disrupting figure in American politics in decades,” The Hill reported.

Some social media users were quick to pan ABC’s decision to include Ramos in its debate coverage.

“Jorge Ramos gets to do a debate!!,” one user wrote. “Who’s next, Rosie O’Donnell? Rob Reiner? Kathy Griffin? Bette Midler?”

“Jorge Ramos is the love child of [CNN’s Jim Acosta and Don Lemon],” another user wrote, “combined with a love affair w/ [Hillary Clinton to complete the triangle.”

Another commenter used ABC’s selection of Ramos for the debate to call out CNN’s Brian Stelter for criticizing Fox News’ hiring of Sarah Sanders.

“They just announced that Jorge Ramos will be a moderator in the next dem debate, and this buffoon wants to talk about bias?” the user wrote.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Both CNN and NBC took heat for selecting Trump critics as moderators in their debates. Don Lemon, who hosts “CNN Tonight,” and Rachel Maddow who has an opinion show on MSNBC, are both unapologetically anti-Trump.

Ramos will be joining ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Linsey Davis in covering the debate, which will be held in Houston over two nights, Sept. 12-13.

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6007603349001_6007606920001-vs ABC's choice of anti-Trump reporter Jorge Ramos as debate moderator draws criticism fox-news/politics/elections/presidential-debate fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/entertainment/tv fox news fnc/media fnc Brie Stimson article 56332d40-ed0a-5369-b08f-5b7ce2d818fd   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6007603349001_6007606920001-vs ABC's choice of anti-Trump reporter Jorge Ramos as debate moderator draws criticism fox-news/politics/elections/presidential-debate fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/entertainment/tv fox news fnc/media fnc Brie Stimson article 56332d40-ed0a-5369-b08f-5b7ce2d818fd

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested

A man and woman in Louisiana were arrested after a kindergartner brought three bags of cocaine to a New Orleans-area school Tuesday, investigators said.

A teacher called a school resource officer after the 5-year-old student was seen holding a bag of white powder, later discovered to be cocaine. The officer found two additional bags of the drug, Slidell, La., police said in a Facebook post.

“Throughout the investigation, it was apparent the child had no knowledge about the drugs,” police said.

PHILADELPHIA 5-YEAR-OLD BRINGS 22 BAGS OF CRACK COCAINE TO SCHOOL, POLICE SAY

Westlake Legal Group coke Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc ceda0993-a615-5f99-93a8-09bbde3c5f61 article

Investigators said a 5-year-old student brought three bags of cocaine to school Tuesday. (Slidell Police Department )

Detectives searched the child’s home and arrested Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, after more cocaine allegedly turned up inside.

“It’s a terrible thing but the silver lining in all this is that the teacher did a phenomenal job being alert, notifying the SRO [school resource officer], taking immediate action,” Slidell police Det. Daniel Seuzeneau told FOX 8 of New Orleans. “God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine, if another student would have ingested the cocaine, I mean it would have been terrible.”

“God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine … It would have been terrible.”

— Det. Daniel Seuzeneau, Slidell, La., police

Investigators said Stanley and Cousin stored the drugs in the child’s clothing, but didn’t offer additional details.

Westlake Legal Group coke1 Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc ceda0993-a615-5f99-93a8-09bbde3c5f61 article

Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, were arrested Tuesday during an investigation into a kindergartener who brought cocaine to school Tuesday, police said. (Slidell Police Department )

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Police did not disclose the name of the school or the relationship between the child and the suspects. They said “proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child,” but offered no specifics.

Stanley and Cousin were charged with possession of a schedule II narcotic with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to a juvenile, according to St. Tammy Parish jail logs.

Westlake Legal Group coke1 Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc ceda0993-a615-5f99-93a8-09bbde3c5f61 article   Westlake Legal Group coke1 Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc ceda0993-a615-5f99-93a8-09bbde3c5f61 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as ‘Wizard of Oz’ characters

Lions and tigers and bears — and babies.

Four newborns at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh were dressed up as characters from the “The Wizard of Oz” to celebrate the film’s 80th anniversary this Sunday.

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON MARRIES LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND LAUREN HASHIAN

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-2 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

The Allegheny Health Network, which includes West Penn Hospital, sometimes dresses up its babies on holidays, Fox 8 reported Thursday. This time, they were celebrating the iconic 1939 movie.

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-1 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-7 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

The tiny Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion were dressed for the occasion and ready for their close-ups.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN FATHERHOOD: TARANTINO TO BECOME A DAD

The newborn dressed as Dorothy donned a blue gingham outfit, complete with red ruby slippers.

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-5 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

The newborn Scarecrow looked anything but scary.

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-3 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

Tiny Lion looked ready to roar in an outfit complete with lion’s ears and a mane.

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-6 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

Baby Tin Man even had a heart.

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-4 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Newborns were dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The “Wizard of Oz” was released on Aug. 25, 1939, and remains one of Hollywood’s most popular films.

Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-2 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6   Westlake Legal Group Pa-Wizard-of-Oz-2 Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/pennsylvania fox-news/health/healthy-living/childrens-health fox-news/good-news fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/babies fox news fnc/health fnc article 53a89c83-347f-509b-8f07-79e4955e85c6

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Restore migrant DNA collection, whistleblower says: ‘We have a great tool … and we’re not using it’

Westlake Legal Group Ingraham-Jones_FOX Restore migrant DNA collection, whistleblower says: 'We have a great tool ... and we're not using it' fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/politics/executive/homeland-security fox-news/person/barack-obama fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc d59170eb-4a0d-514a-88ba-1a672e6066d0 Charles Creitz article

A whistleblower from U.S.Customs and Border Protection who helped reveal that the agency failed to comply with a law forcing it to collect DNA from detained migrants spoke Thursday about his decision to go public on the issue.

“We have a great tool that was mandated by and approved by Congress as a law and we’re not using it,” Mark Jones told Laura Ingraham, host of “The Ingraham Angle.” “We are allowing ourselves to apprehend individuals and process them — and by not taking the DNA sample, we’re not giving our law enforcement, both state and federal, the additional tool to solve these outstanding crimes.”

“We have a great tool that was mandated by and approved by Congress as a law and we’re not using it.”

— Mark Jones, CBP whistleblower

Jones told Ingraham that the program was given a waiver in 2010 based on “exigent circumstances.”

“We can’t get an answer that says why we would allow what was defined as a one-year delay [to] go into nearly a decade,” he said. “It was originally based on exigent circumstances of volume of individuals [and] time taken to collect the sample. It was not necessarily personnel, it was about a 15-minute initial process.”

“We can’t get an answer that says why we would allow what was defined as a one-year delay [to] go into nearly a decade.”

— Mark Jones, CBP whistleblower

WATCHDOG ALERTS TRUMP THAT BORDER AGENCY VIOLATED DNA COLLECTION LAW FOR YEARS, LETTING VIOLENT CRIMINALS WALK FREE

Currently, Jones said, the collection time plus turnaround is “much quicker.”

“We filed the complaint with the [U.S.] Office of Special Counsel and one of our predicates was that this waiver or delay was never intended to be permanent, let alone a decade.”

After Fox News published an article on the OSC’s letter to President Trump on the matter, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said late Wednesday the agency was now going to work closely with the DOJ on a “path forward” on DNA collection. Currently, the official said, DHS was operating under the determination that an Obama-era waiver of the DNA collection requirements was in effect.

But the Office of Special Counsel did not accept that DHS explanation for delaying the law’s implementation.

On “The Ingraham Angle,” Jones said that, potentially, Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan could take prompt action on the matter.

CBP REBUKED BY WATCHDOG, WHISTLEBLOWERS FOR ‘FAILURE’ TO COLLECT DNA FROM MIGRANT DETAINEES

“What we could do, based on the findings of the [Office of] Special Counsel, is the secretary could write a letter to the attorney general today … and say, ‘We recognize that this waiver was never intended to be for a decade,’ and order DHS to begin the process of implementation.”

Under the law, CBP was required to collect DNA from individuals in its custody, to be run against FBI violent-crimes databases. The procedure is separate from DNA collection designed to establish familial relationships among migrants at the border.

Previously speaking exclusively to Fox News, Jones suggested federal authorities were concerned about facing legal liability from “angel families,” or those who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants — and that, by admitting fault, CBP potentially would expose the agency to lawsuits.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

In a scathing letter to Trump, exclusively obtained by Fox News, the OSC said CBP’s “noncompliance with the law has allowed subjects subsequently accused of violent crimes, including homicide and sexual assault, to elude detection even when detained multiple times by CBP or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”

The OSC told the White House that it was taking the “strongest possible step” to “rebuke the agency’s failure to comply with the law,” as well as its “unreasonable” attempts to defend its own conduct.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, Gregg Re and Cyd Upson contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Ingraham-Jones_FOX Restore migrant DNA collection, whistleblower says: 'We have a great tool ... and we're not using it' fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/politics/executive/homeland-security fox-news/person/barack-obama fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc d59170eb-4a0d-514a-88ba-1a672e6066d0 Charles Creitz article   Westlake Legal Group Ingraham-Jones_FOX Restore migrant DNA collection, whistleblower says: 'We have a great tool ... and we're not using it' fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/politics/executive/homeland-security fox-news/person/barack-obama fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc d59170eb-4a0d-514a-88ba-1a672e6066d0 Charles Creitz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Corey Lewandowski: Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne should testify about alleged ties to Russian agent

Westlake Legal Group Corey-Lewandowski-1 Corey Lewandowski: Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne should testify about alleged ties to Russian agent Talia Kaplan fox-news/shows/the-story fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/person/robert-mueller fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc article 6007e319-70a8-5428-a6b4-0224583717fe

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Thursday the Senate should call former Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne to testify about his alleged involvement with a Russian agent.

Speaking on Fox News’ “The Story” with Martha MacCallum, Lewandowski, who was mentioned several times in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, weighed in on Byrne’s resignation after 20 years at the company amid his ties to a government investigation related to the 2016 presidential election.

Last month, Byrne disclosed he was involved in an FBI probe of Russia and admitted he had a relationship with Maria Butina, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to act as a Russian agent without registering with the Justice Department.

EX-OVERSTOCK CEO PATRICK BYRNE SAYS HE GOT ‘FISHY’ ORDERS FROM PETER STRZOK; FORMER ACTING AG UNSURE OF CLAIMS

Byrne said Thursday on “The Story” he had helped federal officials with investigations twice in the past, including to “help them take down people on Wall Street.”

Earlier Thursday, in an interview on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.,” Byrne said the investigation was “all about political espionage” and that he thought “we are about to see the biggest scandal in American history.”

Lewandowski responded to Byrne’s announcement and his interview with MacCallum saying, “it may have been the craziest interview I have ever seen in my life.”

He went on to say, “I have been unfortunately knee-deep in this investigation.”

He continued, “I’ve testified in front of the House on two separate occasions, the Senate already, the Mueller investigators. Never had I ever heard of this individual, never has he even been brought up in conversations. He clearly had nothing to do with the campaign and if he was somehow involved with this former Russian spy, she was likely using him as a source for information.”

“Never had I ever heard of this individual, never has he even been brought up in conversations. He clearly had nothing to do with the campaign.”

— Corey Lewandowski

During Byrne’s interview on “The Story,” he claimed he received “fishy” orders from former FBI official Peter Strzok and carried them out in 2015-2016.

Strzok was removed from Mueller’s investigation over anti-Trump text messages he traded with his mistress, Lisa Page. He was fired from the FBI in August 2018.

Byrne claimed people whom he characterized as “the Men in Black” came to him and asked him “for this third favor.”

He told MacCallum he didn’t know exactly who had sent the orders, but he carried them out.

REPUBLICANS CONFRONT MUELLER WITH ALLEGATIONS OF A DOUBLE STANDARD IN RUSSIA PROBE

“Last summer, watching television and some congressional hearings, I figured out where these orders came from. They came from a guy named Peter Strzok,” Byrne said, adding the names of other individuals, who MacCallum pointed out also worked at the FBI.

In response, Lewandowski said, “This seems like a lot of black helicopters flying around this guy’s world, things that he can’t talk about.”

“This seems like a lot of black helicopters flying around this guy’s world, things that he can’t talk about.”

— Corey Lewandowski

He continued, “He said it wasn’t the FBI, but then he kept referencing Peter Strzok, Lisa Page. We know those are bad people. We know that they should have been fired a long time ago, they were part of the Mueller investigation. So I think we should dig deeper on him and I think the Senate should call him before and ask him some questions.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed Lewandowski and ex-White House aide Rick Dearborn, as part of its investigation into President Trump’s conduct in office.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the committee’s chairman, said the committee wanted to hear publicly from Lewandowski and Dearborn on Sept. 17 “as part of its efforts to hold the president accountable.”

The Trump administration has been blocking former aides from testifying before Congress.

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and Charles Creitz, Fox Business’ Blair Shiff and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Corey-Lewandowski-1 Corey Lewandowski: Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne should testify about alleged ties to Russian agent Talia Kaplan fox-news/shows/the-story fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/person/robert-mueller fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc article 6007e319-70a8-5428-a6b4-0224583717fe   Westlake Legal Group Corey-Lewandowski-1 Corey Lewandowski: Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne should testify about alleged ties to Russian agent Talia Kaplan fox-news/shows/the-story fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/person/robert-mueller fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc article 6007e319-70a8-5428-a6b4-0224583717fe

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Laura Ingraham: ‘Leftist purge patrol’ seeking to ‘blacklist,’ intimidate Trump supporters, allies

Westlake Legal Group Laura-Ingraham Laura Ingraham: 'Leftist purge patrol' seeking to 'blacklist,' intimidate Trump supporters, allies fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 2027d004-317b-53a2-a24b-31ac9b77982e

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham took on Democrats and left-wing activists who have tried to publicly embarrass and socially shun supporters and allies of President Trump, saying they constitute a “leftist purge patrol.”

Ingraham pointed to the recent case of Stephen Ross, owner of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, who has investments in the Equinox and SoulCycle fitness companies, being targeted for boycotts and other repudiation after Ross planned to host a fundraiser for Trump at his Hamptons home in New York.

“Steve Ross is being ejected from the league’s social justice committee,” Ingraham said, noting the fallout that Ross experienced for associating with Trump.

MIAMI DOLPHINS OWNER FIRES BACK AFTER ANTI-TRUMP ACTIVISTS PLAN EQUINOX, SOULCYCLE BOYCOTTS

The host of  “The Ingraham Angle” said it is not a new phenomenon for the left to go after supporters of their political rivals but that the president has made their efforts more fervent.

“This blacklist thing and intimidation and public shunning is part of a pattern that’s intensified since the election of Trump,” she said.

“This blacklist thing and intimidation and public shunning is part of a pattern that’s intensified since the election of Trump.”

— Laura Ingraham

She pointed to several Democratic lawmakers and activists who have taken such action or publicly demonstrated to that effect.

More from media

In one video clip, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., tells a group of supporters in California to “push back on” Trump administration officials they encounter in public.

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station … you tell them they’re not welcome,” she said.

In another example, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., tells a Washington, D.C., crowd to, “get up and, please, get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who served in the Obama administration, also has said that, “when they go low, we kick them.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

In addition, Ingraham said such rhetoric has caused Republicans and Trump allies to not even be able to take comfort in their own homes, pointing to a protest that cropped up recently outside the Lousiville, Ky., home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — in which one protester was heard on camera saying, “Stab that [expletive] in the heart, please!”

“The same people who blame Trump’s rhetoric for the recent El Paso mass shooting use, as he [Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas] does, the most vicious, toxic language to smear their political adversaries,” Ingraham said. “Forget real debate, just smear them. It’s all with the goal of making them social and cultural outcasts.”

Westlake Legal Group Laura-Ingraham Laura Ingraham: 'Leftist purge patrol' seeking to 'blacklist,' intimidate Trump supporters, allies fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 2027d004-317b-53a2-a24b-31ac9b77982e   Westlake Legal Group Laura-Ingraham Laura Ingraham: 'Leftist purge patrol' seeking to 'blacklist,' intimidate Trump supporters, allies fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 2027d004-317b-53a2-a24b-31ac9b77982e

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Sean Hannity: Dems, media accusing Trump of anti-Semitism refuse to criticize Tlaib, Omar

Westlake Legal Group hannity1111 Sean Hannity: Dems, media accusing Trump of anti-Semitism refuse to criticize Tlaib, Omar fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/shows/hannity fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/person/ilhan-omar fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc edf451e4-d698-5ac3-8f6b-d2418f4a31d0 Charles Creitz article

Fox News’ Sean Hannity said Thursday that he believed many Democrats and media figures have been hypocritical in their coverage of President Trump and “the Squad” when it comes to Israel, saying the left’s narrative against the president has shifted from Stormy Daniels to the Russia investigation to claims of racism — and now, anti-Semitism.

“While the hysteria shifted, the goal remained unchanged,” Hannity said during his opening monologue.

SEAN HANNITY: MEDIA, DEMOCRATS ‘WANT PEOPLE TO SUFFER’ IN RECESSION SO TRUMP LOSES IN 2020

“Smear, slander, besmirch, destroy, bludgeon the Trump presidency,” he continued. “Unfortunately for them, all the previous narratives ended in failure.”

Hannity said The New York Times effectively dedicated much of its reporting to the Russia investigation in an anti-Trump light.

“After first dedicating their entire newsroom, as they say, to the Russian lie, conspiracy and hoax, now The New York Times is shifting their efforts to paint Trump and everyone in his orbit … as a racist,” the “Hannity” host said.

Hannity added that the media’s current focus is a continuation of their work from previous election cycles, in which reporter’s focus on claiming Republicans and conservatives are discriminatory on several fronts in the hope of electing Democrats.

More from media

“Every two and four years, the left in this country will accuse Republicans, conservatives, of being racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic … and they want dirty air and water,” he said.

“They are already breathlessly accusing Trump of bigotry, racism and even anti-Semitism,” Hannity added.

He called the president the most loyal ally in the history of the Jewish state and dismissed those who have made claims to the contrary.

“These phony charges are coming from the very same Democratic Party that is the home to two of the most virulent anti-Semites to ever hold public office,” he said, naming Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“They both need an education about the horrors of what happened in the Holocaust,” he added.

Hannity said Democrats and media figures accusing Trump of anti-Semitism should remember how he moved the U.S. embassy to the capital, Jerusalem, and recognized the sovereignty of the Golan Heights, calling anything to the contrary, “selective, fake moral outrage.”

Westlake Legal Group hannity1111 Sean Hannity: Dems, media accusing Trump of anti-Semitism refuse to criticize Tlaib, Omar fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/shows/hannity fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/person/ilhan-omar fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc edf451e4-d698-5ac3-8f6b-d2418f4a31d0 Charles Creitz article   Westlake Legal Group hannity1111 Sean Hannity: Dems, media accusing Trump of anti-Semitism refuse to criticize Tlaib, Omar fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/shows/hannity fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/person/ilhan-omar fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc edf451e4-d698-5ac3-8f6b-d2418f4a31d0 Charles Creitz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Major League Baseball banning players from Venezuelan Winter League during offseason

Major League Baseball is cutting ties with the Venezuelan Winter League — at least for now.

The Venezuelan league won’t be an option for U.S. major leaguers and minor leaguers in the coming offseason. The MLB cited the Trump administration’s recent policies regarding Venezuela.

The league said in a statement to Fox News: “MLB has been in contact with the relevant government agencies regarding the Executive Order issued by President Trump on Venezuela. MLB will fully adhere to the policies implemented by our government. With respect to the Venezuelan Winter League, MLB will suspend its involvement in that league until it receives direction from the relevant agencies that participation by affiliated players is consistent with the Executive Order.”

Westlake Legal Group Venezuelan-fans Major League Baseball banning players from Venezuelan Winter League during offseason Frank Miles fox-news/world/world-regions/latin-america fox-news/world/world-regions/americas fox-news/topic/venezuelan-political-crisis fox-news/sports/mlb fox news fnc/sports fnc article 27348107-9c13-5e9a-b633-2b603ce6b2c5

Baseball fans showing their support of Venezuelan players as the Miami Marlins hosted the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park in Miami this past April. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images, File)

VENEZUELA’S WAR ON CHILDREN AT A ‘BREAKING POINT’ OVER LACK OF MEDICAL CARE

Wilmer Reina, a statistical analyst with Las Aguilas de Zulia, told The Wall Street Journal the ban would have a “brutal impact on the league and the quality of the game.”

“Many of the players in the minor leagues need the money that they make in Venezuela, and they need to play to develop themselves and to arrive in optimal condition to spring training,” he said.

And fans are not happy either. “The sanctions are not going to topple the government. It’s just we the people that suffer,” said José Martinez, a 39-year-old accountant who has been a lifetime fan of the Leones de Caracas, the Journal reported. “Every kid here dreams of reaching the major leagues. A prohibition on Venezuela means we’re finished.”

MLB’s 30 teams featured 68 Venezuelan players on their opening-day rosters this season, the news outlet reported; more than 400 Venezuelans have played in MLB, more than any foreign country besides the Dominican Republic.

The ban has been a long time coming, as The Journal reported that MLB’s teams have shut down their academies in Venezuela and rarely have sent scouts there recently.

The U.N. estimated at least 4 million Venezuelans have left their country because of hyperinflation and severe shortages of food and medicine.

Trump and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro both confirmed this week that there have been “secret” discussions between the two nations for months now even as the U.S. ramped up economic sanctions against the socialist regime.

Maduro said Tuesday that talks had long been underway between high officials in his government and the U.S. administration, while Trump said his government is talking to “various representatives” of the Venezuelan government.

Maduro said he’s prepared to meet with Trump to normalize relations between the two countries, though he made the same offer before.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

The U.S. has stated that it no longer sees Maduro as a legitimate ruler of the country and instead endorsed opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of the country. Still. despite the support from Western countries, Maduro has continued to hold power.

Fox Business Network’s Blake Burman contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Venezuelan-fans Major League Baseball banning players from Venezuelan Winter League during offseason Frank Miles fox-news/world/world-regions/latin-america fox-news/world/world-regions/americas fox-news/topic/venezuelan-political-crisis fox-news/sports/mlb fox news fnc/sports fnc article 27348107-9c13-5e9a-b633-2b603ce6b2c5   Westlake Legal Group Venezuelan-fans Major League Baseball banning players from Venezuelan Winter League during offseason Frank Miles fox-news/world/world-regions/latin-america fox-news/world/world-regions/americas fox-news/topic/venezuelan-political-crisis fox-news/sports/mlb fox news fnc/sports fnc article 27348107-9c13-5e9a-b633-2b603ce6b2c5

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com