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WH Official Stephen Miller Broke The Law By Launching Into Anti-Biden Rant On Fox & Friends


White House official Stephen Miller appears to have broken the law during a Friday appearance on Donald Trump’s favorite morning program, Fox & Friends.

According to a new complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Miller violated the Hatch Act by using his official government position for partisan purposes.

The complaint notes that Miller, from the grounds of the White House, “impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about former Vice President Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.”

Just in case Miller’s violation of the Hatch Act wasn’t clear enough, the Trump campaign’s official Twitter account even posted a clip of the interview.

A portion of Miller’s comments:

Well as you know Joe Biden is stuck in a basement somewhere and he just emerges every now and again and somebody hands him a notecard and he says whatever his 23 year old staffer tells him to say and then, he dutifully disappears to be seen a week later. As for former President Obama the reality is that for eight years he delivered nothing but failure and betrayal to the people of this country.

As CREW notes in its filing, “This Hatch Act prohibits any executive branch employee from ‘us[ing] his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.’”

Business as usual for this lawless administration

The news that a White House official broke the law on live television might have meant something in previous presidencies, but it’s business as usual for the most lawless administration in history.

In 2019, the Office of Special Counsel found that Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act and recommended that she be removed from federal service.

Trump quickly stood by Conway, saying that he wouldn’t fire her for exercising her “free speech.”

In November, the American people will have the opportunity to remove Donald Trump and his band of criminals once and for all.

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Scranton Church Launching Bakery to Help Former Prisoners


SCRANTON, Pa. — A church in Scranton is getting into the bakery business. It is who the bakery will employ that makes this project unique.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has been on Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton since 1852. Its basement hasn’t been occupied for at least the last 15 years of its storied history, but the church has plans to turn the space into a commercial bakery.

It won’t be a revenue source for the church. Instead, it will be a nonprofit that hires only former convicts.

“We’ve got to work through the stereotypes so that we can start welcoming folks back into society that really want to come back and support themselves and their families,” said Helen Wolf.

They’re modeling the bakery on a similar nonprofit in California. The idea is to provide jobs and training to former convicts who are having trouble getting back into the workforce.

It’ll be called Cypress House Bakery.

“We loved the name and the idea of the cypress tree, which is the idea of the sheltering boughs of protection and comfort,” said Rev. Rebecca Barnes, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Initially, the plan is to have Cypress House be a takeout and delivery place, but the long-term goal is for there to be a storefront along Wyoming Avenue — a cafe so folks can come and enjoy their meal.

“I think what we want to do is also use the upper floors that are also not utilized, and other than being a reentry housing kind of program, to use that space for counseling and educational programs,” Rev. Barnes added.

Cypress House will start baking out of St. Luke’s existing kitchen to start. In order to renovate the basement, church officials estimate they’ll need to raise about $300,000.

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