Boom News - Scientology Human Trafficking - Iran - Planned Parenthood Defunding - NXIVM Daycare Centers - Walmart Settlement - Condi Rice - Mueller Report Farce - TSA to Border 6/20/19

Scientology, Accused of Human Trafficking, Lobbied Hillary’s State Department and Obama’s White House
A team of eight victims’ rights attorneys on Tuesday filed the first of what they promise will be a series of lawsuits against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, on behalf of defectors who say they suffered a range of exploitation from child abuse, human trafficking and forced labor to revenge tactics related to the church’s Fair Game policy.

In Blow Against Planned Parenthood, Judges Rule to Let Trump Defund Abortion Clinics

A federal appeals court ruled on June 20 that the Trump administration’s family planning rules can go into action across the nation, granting the administration’s request to life injunctions ordered by courts in Oregon, California, and Washington state.

NXIVM Cult’s Daycare Centers: Human Experiments Left Children Damaged For Life

The NXIVM sex cult’s operation of various “Rainbow Cultural Garden” daycare centers is now coming under intense scrutiny following cult leader Keith Raniere’s conviction Wednesday for sex trafficking. The cult was found to have imported child sex slaves from Mexico, even providing them with fake identification to disguise the slaves’ illegal immigrant status. (READ — ‘CRIME BOSS’ — Satanism, Mexico Child Trafficking, Hillary, Schumer, and Gillibrand Ties).

Walmart to pay $282 million in foreign corruption settlement

Walmart settled a federal allegation of foreign corruption in a Virginia courthouse Thursday to the tune of $282 million.

Federal investigation of Walmart began in 2012 over suspicions that they had been violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits companies and individuals from bribing foreign officials in furtherance of a business deal, according to the Associated Press.

Condi Rice Destroys NBC Reporter When Asked About Racism Under Trump: ‘Sure Doesn’t Feel Worse’

In a Thursday interview on NBC’s “Today” show, America’s fist black female Secretary of State was asked a loaded question by NBC News’ Sheinelle Jones. She declared to Rice that “there are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race” and said others feel that there is a “divisive environment” in the U.S. under Trump.

“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past,” Rice said.

Mueller report hearing goes off the rails as Gaetz denounces 'farce'

No one raised their hands when Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., asked a panel of witnesses to acknowledge if they personally knew whether anything in the Mueller report was true or false, during a Thursday hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

"If you have personal knowledge regarding the truth or falsity of a single material fact [from the Mueller report], just raise your hand," Gaetz said. "So, the record can reflect no witnesses have raised their hand. No witnesses have any personal knowledge regarding a single fact in the report. No witnesses last week had personal knowledge ... This hearing should not be entitled 'Lessons from the Mueller Report,' it should be entitled 'Hot Takes from the Mueller Report,' because what we're getting are people who have no knowledge of the facts, no information as to the underlying information. They're just reading it and offering their analysis, their hot takes."

TSA ready to deploy more workers to border if Congress blocks supplemental funding

The federal agency that oversees security at airports and transportation hubs may deploy additional employees to the southern border in the midst of its busiest time of year to assist other Homeland Security agencies should Congress not pass a supplemental funding bill in the coming weeks.

"We would expect that to continue and maybe elevate if they do not receive additional funds, given the shortfalls," Patricia Cogswell, acting deputy administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, told reporters at a roundtable briefing Thursday.

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

The 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report is available in PDF and HTML formats. The PDF is available as a complete one-piece file and as individual sections for easier download. To view the PDF files, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader. To request a hard copy of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, please email and provide your mailing address. Please note that due to high demand, your order may not be processed right away.

Message From the Secretary of State Dear Reader: Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes on Earth. Right now traffickers are robbing a staggering 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity—that’s roughly three times the population of New York City. We must band together and build momentum to defeat human trafficking. We must hold the perpetrators of this heinous crime accountable. We must achieve justice for survivors as they rebuild their lives. We must reinvigorate our shared commitment to extinguish human trafficking wherever it exists. There is no time to waste.

New York City Restaurant Becomes First To Get License To Serve Human Flesh

Where else but New York City? A newly opened restaurant within the city limits is boasting the nation’s first license to serve human flesh on the menu. The restaurant, simply called SKIN, received a license after petitioning the state and federal governments over laws against cannibalism.

Iran Releases Video Of Drone-Downing, Trump Warns "You'll Soon Find Out" If US Will Attack

In remarks to the press, Trump reiterated that Iran made a "very bad" mistake, and insisted that the drone was in international waters. Though it seems like that ship has already sailed, the UN has warned the US and Iran to refrain from any actions that might "inflame the situation."

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life.