Do you remember the headlines when President Trump had Covid-19? Many of them questioned how many people close to him, including his Secret Service agents, would die as a result of his irresponsible handling of the disease. Many in his family and close confidants were also infected, including his wife. One particular article (I wish I could find it now) predicted that President Trump’s actions would “decimate” the White House staff.
A new hit piece intended to reiterate all of these points came out today. Citizens for Ethics tried to smear President Trump by using a Freedom of Information Act request to find out how many Secret Service agents had been infected with Covid-19 in 2020. They were giddy to report, along with several in mainstream media, that the monstrous president put hundreds of lives in danger that resulted in nearly 900 members of the Secret Service being infected.
Nearly 900 Secret Service employees tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021, according to government records obtained by CREW. The vast majority served in protection jobs, either as Special Agents or in the Uniformed Division.
The records obtained by CREW show that in the first year of the pandemic, 881 active Secret Service employees were diagnosed with COVID. The list consists of 477 Special Agents, 249 members of the Uniformed Division, 131 working in Administrative, Professional, Technical Positions, 12 Investigative Protection Officers and 12 Technical Security Investigators. The records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, do not include the names or assignments of those who tested positive.
Let’s set aside the fact that the President of the United States only comes in contact with a tiny percentage of Secret Service agents. Let’s also ignore that this “bombshell” is trying to blame the infections on President Trump’s personal Covid policies when it’s the agency itself that is responsible for protocols and procedures related to anything like the pandemic. All of those points are important, but there’s on big one the hit pieces invariably failed to mention.
To date, no Secret Service personnel have died from Covid-19. Nearly 900 were infected under Trump and during the first two months under Biden, yet there have been zero deaths attributed to the disease.
Most in the Secret Service are relatively young and healthy. These numbers reveal known cases, but they do not go into severity. It’s conspicuous that the report does not indicate how many were hospitalized, a statistic that could have been easily provided by Department of Homeland Security in their response to the FOIA request. Either CREW failed to ask the basic question or they intentionally omitted it for the sake of the narrative they were trying to create. They weren’t interested in who was actually harmed by the disease. They wanted raw data to use to point a finger at Orange Man Bad.
Hundreds of healthy Secret Service agents who had not been vaccinated had Covid-19 and survived. None died. What does this tell us about the unhinged push to vaccinate every healthy person in America?
YouTube, Spotify, and other Big Tech platforms are taking Freedom First Network down
It’s no secret we speak our minds and bring on guests who do the same. That’s one of the biggest reasons we put together the Freedom First Network in the first place. There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright coverup the truth at worst. Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
We have had our YouTube channel taken down. Many of our shows have been suppressed or removed by Facebook and Twitter. Spotify banned one of our shows completely from their platform. Google hates us. We’ve even been censored by some of the smaller players like Medium, Transistor, and Captivate. But we stand behind our reporting and perspectives and we refuse to bow down to Big Tech tyranny for the sake of pageviews or video plays.
This isn’t the easiest road to travel, especially for a media company that is so new. We launched Freedom First Network in 2020 to fight against the very censorship that we’re seeing so widespread today. We have found great homes for our content on freer speech platforms like Rumble and we’re putting our best efforts forward into building our presence on Locals. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need help.
One of the things cofounders Jeff Dornik and JD Rucker agreed to from the start was to never be the pawns of companies that do not embrace our worldview. Finding advertisers and affiliates is easy; we receive requests by companies wanting to be pushed on our shows every day. But it’s important to us that we’re promoting companies, services, and products that are beneficial to maintaining a Freedom First stance in America. As a result, we do not take on sponsors easily. We would rather rely on our own products like Freedom First Coffee and the support of our wonderful viewers, listeners, and readers.
Those who want to support us and help keep the fight for America’s future moving forward can do so by donating through our Locals page. There, you can donate monthly or one-time. Some have told us to use Patreon or GoFundMe, but both of those platforms have demonstrated a hatred for free speech. Locals does not. They embrace it. We encourage everyone to join us on Locals, but donations are greatly appreciated as well. We do not have day jobs. Our fight for freedom is a full-time gig.
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