Morning Briefing Fri. Dec. 3

DML Morning Briefing Fri. Dec. 3: Baldwin’s denial, Epstein visited WH, Bumbling Behar, Biden late to event, and more!

By  Team DML

Today is December 3 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.

1 – Emotional Alec Baldwin recalls ‘Rust’ shooting: ‘If I felt that I was responsible, I might have killed myself’
Fox News reports: Alec Baldwin spoke out about the “Rust” shooting incident in his first sit-down interview which aired Thursday night.

The fatal Oct. 21 incident left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza injured.

The actor described the moment the gun was discharged during the interview. “I let go of the hammer of the gun,” Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “And the gun goes off.”

Baldwin and Hutchins had been setting up for a shot where the actor was supposed to draw the gun and point it at the camera. While standing next to the camera, the cinematographer was “guiding” Baldwin on where to point the gun, he said. “The gun wasn’t meant to be fired in that angle,” he confirmed.

“I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin reiterated. “The gun was supposed to be empty,” he said.

 

DML: I’ll be speaking about this on my podcast today. Stay tuned!

2 – Jeffrey Epstein visited Clinton White House at least 17 times
The New York Post reports: Jeffrey Epstein visited the White House at least 17 times in the early years of President Bill Clinton’s administration, according to a new report published Thursday.

Visitor logs show the wealthy convicted pedophile — who died from an apparent suicide in his jail cell in 2019 – even visited the Clinton White House twice on the same day three different times, The Daily Mail reported.

In one visit on Sept. 29, 1993, Epstein attended an event where he and his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell were photographed alongside Clinton after the financier donated $10,000 to help renovate the building.

The visitor logs, obtained by the Mail through a request with the Clinton Presidential library, showed Epstein first visiting the White House on Feb. 25, 1993 – a little more than a month after the Democrat first took office. During that visit, his destination was listed as “WW” — apparently the West Wing – and his invitation was issued by “Rubin,” according to the report.

Epstein is listed on logs three more days in 1993, including the day of the photograph with Maxwell, who’s now on trial in New York City for her alleged role recruiting underage woman for her friend to assault, the Mail reported.

Epstein returned to the White House 12 times in 1994, including four visits in less than a week in April, the Mail reported. For several of the visits, Clinton’s schedule showed he wasn’t at the White House at the time, according to the report.

DML: Thick as thieves.

3 – Chicago Public Schools eliminating sex-specific restrooms to ‘increase gender equity’
Fox News reports: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is requiring all schools in the district to adopt new signage in an effort to make restrooms gender-neutral.

The initiative, which CPS is referring to as a “big step forward for gender equity,” requires the schools to display language outside of restrooms informing students, whether they are male or female, that they may use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.

“We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive,” CPS wrote in a tweet announcing the change. “This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff.”

The move not only impacts school children but also the staff. “All CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity,” CPS Title IX Officer Camie Pratt said of the change in a video shared to social media.

DML: Disgusting!!  Parents, are you going to stand for this?

4 – Joy Behar: Conservatives ‘Do Not Understand The Reality Of What Happens When You Have Sex’
The Daily Caller reports: Joy Behar said that people “on the right” do not recognize the consequences of having sex Thursday on “The View.”

“They encourage all of that,” she said. “It sells everything. Sex sells. And yet, when it comes to the reality of pregnancy, this particular group of people, on the right in this country, and these religious zealots, do not understand the reality of what happens when you have sex. It’s almost like they don’t want to see that part. They just want to see the fun in the bed, not the second part.”

Her comments stemmed from a discussion the hosts were having over the Supreme Court hearing of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health on Wednesday. The case concerns a Mississippi law that banned abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Roe v. Wade stipulated that states could not ban abortions in the first six months of pregnancy.

DML: Just can’t make this stuff up…  She really said it!  What is worse… calling Christians “religious zealots”, or claiming they don’t know what happens when you have sex?!  Here’s a thought… maybe it’s the “pro-choice” folks who don’t understand what happens, since they’re the ones going out and getting abortions afterward!

5 – Crowd told to redo applause after Bidens show up late to National Christmas Tree lighting
The Washington Examiner reports: President Joe Biden gave Republicans an early Christmas gift this year.

LL Cool J introduced the president and first lady Jill Biden on Thursday evening at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which was held at the Ellipse south of the White House, but the cheering crowd had to wait nearly two minutes for the pair to show up.

Music played for part of the time — the rest was filled with silence until the rapper spoke up again and said, “We’re going to do it again.” He then told the crowd to sit down again. Someone else could be heard asking for applause before LL Cool J again introduced the Bidens.

After Biden finally arrived, he appeared confused as to whether he should speak in front of the podium.

DML: Who’s REALLY in charge at the White House?  Because it sure ain’t Biden. He can’t even get to a Christmas tee lighting on time, and then doesn’t know where to speak!

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