DEADLIER BY THE DAY: More dead from Coronavirus than number killed on 9/11

WASHINGTON– A startling new report released by John Hopkins University Tuesday says more Americans have now died from the deadly Coronavirus than the number killed during the terror attacks on September 11.

According to the report, COVID-19 had caused the deaths of 3,415 Americans as of Tuesday afternoon, while the 9/11 attacks claimed 2,977 American lives.

A majority of the deaths have been reported in the so called “hot spots” of New York, New Jersey, and Washington State, where the country’s initial COVID-19 were first detected.

In an appearance on Tuesday’s NBC “Today Show” White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the projected numbers of deaths estimated by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci could range from 100,000 “if we do things perfectly” to as high as 1.6 million to 2.2 million if the virus is permitted to spread beyond control.

“I think everyone understands now that you can go from five to 50 to 500 to 5,000 cases very quickly,” she said. “I think in some of the metro areas we were late in getting people to follow the 15-day guidelines.”

As of Tuesday afternoon the number of confirmed deaths worldwide stood at 838,061.

President Donald Trump announced Sunday that the administration’s guidelines on social distancing have been extended until April 30.

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‘WHAT ABOUT MY RAPE’? Clinton accuser Juanita Broderick says NBC skipped ‘perfect opportunity’ to grill Bill Clinton about alleged sexual assault

Washington, D.C. — Juanita Broaddrick says she was “sickened” by NBC’s interview of Bill Clinton during which the network asked the former president only about his sexual liaison with Monica Lewinsky.

Broaddrick, who has went on record of accusing Clinton of violently raping her in a hotel room in 1978, said NBC interviewer Craig Melvin had the “perfect opportunity” to confront Clinton about the incident as they questioned him about the impact of the current “me too” movement, but chose to let it pass.

“I can’t believe there is not a reporter out there,” Broaddrick told Breitbart News in an interview. “I mean, this person had a perfect opportunity today to ask Bill Clinton about the allegations of sexual assault and rape.”

“Why doesn’t NBC have me on to discuss the rape? Of course, they are the same network that held my 1999 interview until after the impeachment hearing.”

During Monday’s interview, NBC News’ Craig Melvin asked Clinton whether he would have dealt with the Monica Lewinsky affair differently in light of the current #MeToo movement.

“I don’t think it would be an issue,” the former president told Melvin in an interview that aired Monday on the “Today” show. “Because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts. If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t.”

Clinton, visibly angered by the reference to Monica Lewinsky, whom he admitted to having an extramarital affair with while serving as president, lashed out at Melvin, claiming that he, not Lewinsky, his young intern at the time, was the victim.

“A lot of the facts have been omitted to make the story work,” he claimed. “I think partly because they’re frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office and his voters don’t seem to care.”

Clinton, when asked whether he had ever privately apologized to Lewinsky over the turmoil the affair between the two had created for her in her private life, responded that he had not.

When asked whether he felt he owed Lewinsky, now 44, an apology, he replied: “No, I do not.”

“You know, his interview took away so much from the real victims over the years,” Broadrick said. “The victims against which he perpetrated the sexual assault and harassment and of course raping me.

“I’m not concerned with his consensual sex. I care about him being brought to justice for the crimes he committed against me and the others. That’s what I care about.”

None of Bill Clinton’s other alleged victims, including Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and former reporter Leslie Millwee, all of which have come forward to accuse the former president of sexual assault, were mentioned during the NBC interview.

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LAUER AXED: ‘Today Show’ host latest to be targeted by sexual misconduct claims

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Matt Lauer has been fired from his high profile role as host of “The Today Show,” according to a press release by the network.

Lauer, who had hosted the morning news show for more than 20 years, was terminated after a colleague complained about inappropriate sexual behavior toward her, NBC News chief Andrew Lack said in a memo published to the show’s website (https://www.today.com/video/matt-lauer-has-been-terminated-from-nbc-news-1105840707690).

According to the statement, although the colleague’s complaint was the first official allegation received by the network regarding Lauer’s behavior, show executives have cause to believe more allegations may soon surface.

“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” the memo reads.

Lack said the allegation against Lauer “represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”

“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” the memo continued.

Lauer’s longtime “Today Show” co-host, Savannah Guthrie, confirmed the news to viewers on Wednesday morning. “All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken,” Guthrie said.

Describing Lauer as “a dear, dear friend,” Guthrie said she was “heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story.”

Calls for statement to Lauer’s publicist were met with “no comment at this time”.

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OFFICIAL STORY FALLS APART: Hotel worker claims he dodged bullets before Las Vegas shooter opened fire

LAS VEGAS, NV — In yet another blow to the government’s official story, a hotel worker for Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino says he called for help before shooting suspect Stephen Paddock opened fire.

Stephen Schuck, a hotel engineer at the now infamous resort, said he radioed for assistance after Paddock shot at him and a fellow security guard.

“I could feel them (bullets) pass right behind my head,” engineer Stephen Schuck told NBC News’ “Today” on Wednesday (https://www.today.com/news/las-vegas-hotel-workers-took-cover-hallway-after-gunman-opened-t117342). “Something hit me in the back.”

Schuck claims he was on an upper-level floor of the Las Vegas hotel on Oct. 1 when he received a request to look at a fire exit door that wouldn’t open on the 32nd floor.

The exit door in question was located on the same floor where Paddock allegedly opened fire on concertgoers 1,200 feet below, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.

Schuck claims he entered the hallway when the first round of bullets went off at about 9:59 p.m.

“As soon as they stopped, I saw Jesus pop out….he yelled at me to take cover,” Schuck said. “As soon as I started to go to a door to my left, the rounds started coming down the hallway.”

“It was kind of relentless so I called over the radio what was going on,” he said. “As soon as the shooting stopped we made our way down the hallway and took cover again and then the shooting started again.”

Schuck’s claims are in direct contrast to the official story given by investigators that he and security guard Jesus Campos were wounded by Paddock after the suspect opened fire on crowds from his hotel room but before turning the gun on himself.

According to police and FBI reports on the shooting, investigators claim Paddock fired through the door of his room and injured the unarmed guard after shooting into the crowd.

Joseph Giacalone, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a retired New York City police sergeant, told ABC-7 Las Vegas (http://abc7.com/las-vegas-shooting-chilling-audio-recordings-released/2519385/) that the new timeline “changes everything.”

“There absolutely was an opportunity in that timeframe that some of this could’ve been mitigated,” he said.

The Schuck’s claim is accurate, it means that based on the Las Vegas police’s own timeline it took 19 minutes for the LVPD to know what the guard and the maintenance worker already knew — where exactly Paddock was shooting from. Families of the victims say that leads them to wonder how many of their loved ones could have been saved.

Nicole Rapp, whose mother was trampled during the chaos of the shooting said she’s “having a hard time wrapping my head around” the new revelations.

“It’s very confusing to me that they are just discovering this a week later,” she told ABC 7. “How did we not know this before? It’s traumatic for the victims and their families not to be sure of what happened.”

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VICTIM CARD: Hillary says Benghazi to blame for loss to Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Adding to her already lengthy list of those to blame for her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton now says Benghazi is among the reasons she failed to become president.

Clinton’s poorly timed comments, which came just hours after the 5th anniversary of the date on which US ambassador Christopher Stevens, his state department colleague Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty lost their lives, occurred as Clinton was promoting her new book, “What Happened”.

“Take the Benghazi tragedy—you know, I have one of the top Republicans, Kevin McCarthy, admitting we’re going to take that tragedy—because, you know, we’ve lost people, unfortunately, going back to the Reagan administration, if you talk about recent times, in diplomatic attacks,” Clinton told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday as she threw out examples on how she felt she had been “unfairly” criticized. “But boy, it was turned into a political football. And it was aimed at undermining my credibility, my record, my accomplishments.”

Clinton’s critics were quick to berate the former Secretary of State for her comments, with many calling them inappropriate and heartless.

“It is disgusting for her to downplay it, and I think the American people knew it. She did nothing about it at the time, and this tragedy was entirely preventable, except her State Department was inept in protecting Americans in Benghazi,” Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R)-Utah Chaffetz told Fox News. “I’m sure she can’t even look in the mirror and face the fact that, on her watch, they lost four Americans, and it’s disgusting she can’t live up to it, even today.”

Calling out Clinton for her comments on the Benghazi attack while giving testimony before a congressional panel in which she famously asked, “What difference does it make?” when probed on what led to the attack, Chaffetz said Clinton’s latest comments reveal her true colors.

“I think she really did believe that,” Chaffetz said. “She showed today that her comment about ‘what difference does it make’ was truly how she felt.”

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, two security contractors in an interview with Fox News’ chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/13/clinton-state-department-silenced-them-on-benghazi-security-lapses-contractors-say.html) alleged that Hillary Clinton’s State Department silenced them on important security lapses at the Benghazi, which they clam had they been permitted to address, could have saved the lives lost during the September 11, 2012 attack.

“Was the State Department contract officer trying to silence you?” Herridge asked longtime special forces soldier and security contractor executive Joe Torres.

“Oh absolutely,” said Torres. “The U.S. ambassador is dead and nobody is held accountable for it.”

Herridge claimed a classified cable was received in October 2012 by the State Department that showed Libya ambassador Chris Stevens and his team were in trouble in mid-August and that they had begged the State Department for help because radical Islamist groups were everywhere.

“They were sending these cables back to the contracting guys and the decision makers back here and they weren’t responding,” said Brad Owens, a former Army intelligence officer. “It’s gross incompetence or negligence, one of the two.”

Worse, says Torres, nothing was done under the Obama administration to prevent similar attacks in the future or to make the situation any better.

Torres went on to say that this terrorist attack could happen again and ‘nothing [has] changed” in making the security safer.

“Nothing [has] changed,” he said.

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