D.C. Intel Exec Nabbed in Feds Narco Money-Laundering Sting

The founder of a Washington private intelligence company is in deep trouble with the feds for his alleged willingness to take on a risky new client: a Mexican drug cartel. On Wednesday, federal law enforcement raided the house and seized the electronics of executive Michael Bagley in connection with a money-laundering investigation. Federal prosecutors charged Bagley with money laundering after he allegedly helped confidential FBI sources posing as narco cartel representatives hide what he thought was more than $250,000 in illicit proceeds, according to court documents. Bagleys attorney declined a request for comment from The Daily Beast. Bagley is the founder of the Washington, D.C., private intelligence firm Jellyfish Partners, which big-name clients like Philip-Morris. According to the FBI, Bagley …

This Rumored Connection Between Melania Trump & Jeffrey Epstein Is A Lot

Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images // Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images News/Getty Images Do Melania Trump & Jeffrey Epstein Know Each Other? This Is Kind Of Awkward By Madhuri Sathish 3 hours ago Long before Donald Trump ran for president, he socialized with billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is currently being held without bail after being arrested on July 6 on charges of alleged sex trafficking. Epstein has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer did not return Elite Daily’s request for comment. In recent years, however, reported that Trump has distanced himself from Epstein. But that hasn’t stopped Epstein from claiming that he introduced the president to first lady Melania, though neither of the Trumps have ever mentioned Epstein playing …

Does Watching Light Entertainment Really Increase Your Odds Of Voting Populist?

Fans of light entertainment may be more populist. At least, that’s the finding of a study recently published in the American Economic Review: economists studying the rise of Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire found a curious correlation between light entertainment consumption and support for populist parties in Italy. Areas of the country with earlier (and superior) access to the ex-Italian president’s media network (Mediaset) appear to have been more likely to vote for his (more populist) political party, Forza Italia.  First, some background. Italian law on television broadcasting used to be extremely strict, even banning private channels until 1976 when they were permitted but only on a local level. Berlusconi launched Canale 5 in 1980, expanding his network to include Italia 1 and Rete 4 by 1984. Eventually, these three channels became Mediaset.  …

If You’re Wondering About What To Do About The ICE Raids, Here’s Some Info

Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images Here’s What You Can Do If There Are ICE Raids In Your Community, So Listen Up By Shelby Black an hour ago On Thursday, July 11, reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin deportation raids on Sunday, July 14. An ICE spokesperson told Elite Daily by email that the agency couldn’t confirm or offer specific details due to “law enforcement sensitivities” and the safety of ICE personnel. The controversial deportation efforts have been a point of alarm for many concerned citizens and immigration rights advocates across the nation. For those who want to get involved, here’s what you can do if there are ICE raids in your community. Listen up, everyone. According …

Tomi Lahren Missed Something Major About The USWNT & Equal Pay

Rich Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Tomi Lahren’s Tweet About The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team & Equal Pay Missed A Big Point By Shelby Black an hour ago On Sunday, July 7, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team made history when they clinched their fourth (!) World Cup championship with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. The team’s victory in the 2019 FIFA World Cup has inspired tons of people across the country, and even better, their demands for equal pay for equal work has restarted a national conversation about pay equality. As the team continues to demand change, Tomi Lahren’s tweet about the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) and pay equality missed the mark on a few significant points. In …

Hunt backs protection for Christians worldwide

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’ Alarm over China’s Church crackdown Pope decries killing of Christians It said the Foreign Office should identify the “particular character” of discrimination against Christians, alongside “similar definitions for other religions”. Boris Johnson, Mr Hunt’s rival in the Conservative leadership race, also signalled his backing for the report. Image Copyright @BorisJohnson @BorisJohnson Mr Hunt said he thought officials should clearly call out specific anti-Christian hatred using the term ‘Christophobia’. “We need to recognise that there is a specific Christian-related issue that goes beyond the championing of freedom of religious belief,” he added. The bishop’s report estimated estimated that one in three people suffer from religious persecution, with Christians the most persecuted religious group. ‘Not about …

Bill Clinton ‘knows nothing’ about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘terrible crimes,’ former president’s spokesman says

Court documents unsealed Monday show wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein is charged with creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls. (Fox News) Prosecutors also allege Epstein “worked and conspired with others, including employees and associates” who helped facilitate his conduct by contacting victims and scheduling their sexual encounters with the 66-year-old at his mansion in New York City and Palm, Beach, Fla. At Epstein’s multi-story mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, prosecutors said that victims would be escorted to a room with a massage table where they would perform a massage on him. “The victims, who were as young as 14 years of age, were told by Epstein or other …

Bid to make no deal more difficult scrapes through

He tweeted that it “makes it much harder for incoming prime minister to suspend Parliament”. Not selected The UK had been due to leave the EU on 29 March, but this date was delayed after MPs repeatedly rejected Theresa May’s deal. Currently, the date for exit is 31 October. If that date is reached without a deal being agreed on the separation process, then the UK will leave without one. MPs have consistently voted against this option, but the prime minister could try to get around that by closing Parliament – proroguing – in the run-up to Brexit day, denying them an opportunity to block it. Why there’s more to the Northern Ireland bill Can the new prime minister force …

Trump sings praises of American exceptionalism in elaborate July 4 salute

“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special Salute to America,” a smiling Trump said. “We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States military.” ‘SALUTE TO AMERICA’ CRITICS FUELED BY ‘HATE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’: KAYLEIGH MCENANY From George Washington leading the Continental Army to the Apollo 11 moon landing, Trump rattled off a list of American accomplishments and inventions in the name of freedom, while surreptitiously sneaking in a boast about his administration’s accomplishments. “Americans love our freedom and no one will ever take it away from us,” Trump said to chants of “U-S-A.” “Our nation is stronger today than it ever was …

War criminals among us: inside the quiet effort to prosecute and deport violators disguised as refugees

FILE – In this April 13, 1975, file photo, U.S. Marines come under Khmer Rouge fire while they were on the ground near the U.S. embassy during Operation Eagle Pull which evacuated American and embassy personnel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Five days after Operation Eagle Pull, the dramatic evacuation of Americans, the U.S.-backed government fell as communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas stormed into Phnom Penh. Nearly 2 million Cambodians – one in every four – would die from executions, starvation and hideous torture. (AP Photo/Tea Kim Heang, File) (The Associated Press) More recently, a case this year was won against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, regarding the president’s direct involvement in the targeted killing of American journalist Marie Colvin amid …

‘Inconsistency’ around blue badges ‘needs to end’

A spokesperson from the Welsh Government said: “We welcome this review and the opportunity to give evidence. We will consider the findings and respond in due course.” ‘No real information’ Tina Sharp, from Knighton in Powys, who contributed to the committee’s inquiry, said it was “really difficult” for people to apply for blue badges. The 55-year-old has used a wheelchair for the past 15 years as she has Arnold-Chiari malformation which affects brain and spinal cord development. She also had to apply for a blue badge for her father because he “wouldn’t have known where to start” which would have left him “house-bound”. Ms Sharp said many people use libraries to seek help to make their application, but 10 libraries …

Why are the UK and China arguing about Hong Kong?

Demonstrators argue it threatens Hong Kong’s autonomy (its right to rule itself) and undermines its independent legal system. They fear China could use it for political reasons. In 1984, then prime minister Margaret Thatcher signed the Joint Declaration with the Chinese government. In it the two countries agreed that Hong Kong would be handed back to China in 1997, on a number of conditions. These included the region’s high level of autonomy and maintaining certain rights not granted in mainland China. It was also agreed that Hong Kong’s capitalist system, which was different to China’s communist model, would continue. The agreement would be in place for the following 50 years – that’s until 2047. Related Topics Hong Kong extradition protests …

Members of secret Border Patrol Facebook group under investigation

The Department of Homeland Security opened an investigation following the explosive ProPublica report about a secret Facebook group comprising current and former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees. Members of the Im 10-15 group reportedly joked about the death of a 16-year-old in Border Patrol custody, made veiled threats against the Congressional delegation that visited two immigrant detention facilities yesterday, and shared lewd and misogynistic doctored images such as one of President Donald Trump forcing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to fellate him. 360 News/YouTube One person also questioned whether the viral photo of a drowned father with his 23-month-old daughter was fake because the bodies were so clean. There is no indication that the Associated Press image was staged or …

Several Dummies Were Blown Up To Remind People To Celebrate 4th Of July Safely

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is not messing around at all when it comes to encouraging folks to stay safe this 4th of July. They went ahead and subjected dummies to some absolutely brutal, explosive demonstrations. They just want to cut down on all the mindless, excited stupidity that can pop up on the holiday. And if you look at all these and still feel like playing with fire, we’d be shocked.  1 July 4th is next week and millions will be celebrating with fireworks. But safety experts are reminding people how dangerous they can be The @USCPSC used mannequins to recreate eight different accidents that can occur involving fireworks https://t.co/zbEoeIDEaY pic.twitter.com/X5PsE4CSJG — CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) June …

The Worst Parts About Seeing The World In Black And White

Holly Riordan Updated July 3, 2019 By God & Man When you see the world in black and white, your opinion changes by the hour. You switch between loving certain humans and hating them. When someone hurts you, your gut instinct is to lash out against them. To block them from every social media channel. To cut them out of your world without looking back. You have a hard time coming to terms with the fact Most of the time, they fall into a grey area. They aren’t all good or all bad. They aren’t angels or monsters. They have a good side a bad side. When you only see in black and white, it’s easy to forget that. It’s easy …