The Wells Report
Monday July 17, 2023
10-THOUSAND POUNDS OF FENTANYL SEIZED AT BORDER
Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, seized nearly 10,000 pounds of fentanyl headed for U.S.
communities, and led to 284 arrests. The Operations were called ‘Blue Lotus & Four Horsemen.
“I understand that the Department has used the insights gained from these two operations to launch
the next phase of its campaign to target and prevent fentanyl from entering the United States,”
Drug deaths nationwide hit a new record of 109,680 people in 2022, according to preliminary data
released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many of them were overdose victims who unwittingly took black-market painkillers or recreational
drugs laced with the lethal synthetic opioid that are being mass-produced by Mexican drug cartels.
SUBURBAN SHOOTING SUSPECT KILLED BY GEORGIA POLICE OFFICERS
The man wanted in a series of shootings in an Atlanta suburb that left four people dead was shot
and killed by police on Sunday, and two officers were injured while attempting to take the suspect
into custody, officials said.
Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said Andre Longmore, 40, was fatally shot during a
widespread search after he had traveled into a nearby area of Clayton County. Several state and
local law enforcement agencies were involved in the search that began Saturday morning in
Hampton, a small city of about 8,000 residents about 30 miles outside Atlanta.
A Henry County sheriff’s deputy and a Clayton County police officer were wounded in the attempt to
arrest Longmore, according to Henry County Sheriff's spokesperson Syntonnia Moore.
Hampton Police Department Chief James Turner said the victims were three men and one woman.
All four victims were identified Sunday as Scott Leavitt, 67, and his wife Shirley, 66; Steve Blizzard,
65; and Ronald Jeffers, 66.
FREEDOM CAUCUS FIGHTS TRANSGENDER CARE & ABORTION FUNDING IN
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said the Republican-controlled House’s version of the annual
defense policy bill has zero chance of making it to President Joe Biden’s desk after Republicans
added a litany of culture war amendments to the bill that “mix domestic social debates with the
security needs of our nation.”
Sullivan on CNN’s “State of the Union” criticized what he called “an extreme group of Republicans”
for pushing through several amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, nixing multiple
Pentagon policies House conservatives claim is "wokeism" in the armed services.
Sullivan said the NDAA “should be an area where politics stops and national security starts.”
House Freedom Caucus, a group of the chamber’s most conservative lawmakers, pressured House
Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., into allowing votes on amendments to the bill that ranged
from undoing an abortion policy to restricting gender-affirming care for transgender service
HOUSE & SENATE LOOK FOR MORE UFO INFORMATION IN NDAA DEBATE
The House and Senate are using their annual defense bills to require declassification of reports
related to UFOs, a bid to make government agencies share more information.
There’s growing, bipartisan interest on Capitol Hill as the Pentagon and other national security
agencies have said they are investigating an increasing number of unidentified aircraft, which the
government is now calling UAPs – unidentified anomalous phenomena.
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) Amendment requires Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to declassify
DOD records and documents “relating to publicly known sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena
that do not reveal sources, methods, or otherwise compromise the national security of the United
DOD would have 180 days from the defense bill becoming law to declassify the reports.
HOMELESSNESS, CRIME, REMOTE WORK KILLING SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco, California-based tech CEO Mark Benioff says the city will never go back to the way
it was before the pandemic, advising city officials to convert old office space into housing, and hire
In just three years, the pandemic forced companies to rethink how their workforce conducts
business, stripping away the crowds and bustling environment metropolitans like San Francisco,
California were known for having.
Now, as some things return to normal, many workers who commuted to San Francisco continue to
work remote and the Golden City is struggling to keep businesses intact, leaving many buildings
The Associated Press reported that office vacancy rates in San Francisco were 24.8% in the first
quarter, more than five times higher than pre-pandemic levels and well above the average rate of
18.5% for the nation’s top cities, according to CBRE, a commercial real estate services company.
FORMER EDUCATION SECRETARY CALLS FOR SHUTDOWN OF EDUCATION
Betsy DeVos says she hopes Americans elect a president in 2024 who will shut down the Education
Department and strip powerful teachers' unions of their control in order to champion freedom and
choice in American education.
“I don’t think the Federal Department of Education should exist,” the former education secretary told
DailyMail.com during an exclusive interview.
“I am hopeful that we elect a president who is also committed to either scaling back dramatically or
ultimately shutting down the Department of Education.”
2024 GOP presidential hopefuls including former President Donald Trump, former Vice
President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott have all vowed to
shut down the Education Department if elected president.
TRUMP MAY FACE TRIALS DURING 2024 CAMPAIGN
Many legal analysts believe Trump will face at least one jury of his peers before the general election
of Nov. 5, 2024 – but maybe not before Republican primary voters decide who will get their party's
presidential nomination, a prize that could be claimed as early as March.
However it works out, Trump and his attorneys have begun the delay strategy by asking a federal
judge to push back – indefinitely – a trial on federal obstruction of justice charges involving classified
One reason, Trump's legal team said: The presidential election.
“This undertaking requires a tremendous amount of time and energy, and that effort will continue
until the election on November 5, 2024,” Trump’s attorneys said in a motion.
KERRY CLIMATE COMMENTS MET WITH SILENCE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
The White House was silent when asked by Fox News Digital whether it agrees with Special
Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry's recent comments lamenting the Ukraine war’s
Spokespeople for both the White House and National Security Council failed to provide a comment
about Kerry's remarks after they were contacted multiple times by Fox News Digital.
Last week, Kerry doubled down on past comments that a key consequence of the ongoing Ukraine
war stemming from Russia's invasion last year is increased global greenhouse gas emissions.
"Lots of parts of the world are exacerbating the problem right now, but when you have bombs going
off and you have damage to septic tanks or to power centers etcetera, you have an enormous
release of greenhouse gas, methane, all of the family of greenhouse gasses and the result is it’s
adding to the problem,” Kerry said during an interview with MSNBC on July 10.
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER BLAMES US FOR MUSLIM PUSHBACK ON
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed the "American right-wing" for Canadian Muslims' opposition
to gender ideology and LGBTQ curriculum in K-12 education.
The video was of Trudeau speaking with the Muslim community last week at a Calgary mosque –
Baitun Nur Mosque – after hundreds of protesters rallied against gender ideology in schools,
chanting “Leave our kids alone.”
The frustration reached a boiling point after audio surfaced of an Edmonton Public Schools
teacher berating Muslim students for skipping school in order to avoid pride events.
“It goes two ways. If you want to be respected for who you are, if you don’t want to suffer prejudice
for your religion, your color of skin or whatever, then you better give it back to people who are
different from you. That’s how it works,” said the teacher.
MILLENIALS BELIEVE MISUSE OF PRONOUNS SHOULD BE A CRIMINAL
Almost half of millennials believe using the incorrect pronouns for a transgender person should be
considered a criminal offense.
A survey, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek suggested that among those
aged between 25-34, 44 percent were in favor of the idea while just 31 percent disagreed.
The remaining 25 percent of those responding to the survey either expressed no clear opinion or
simply stated that they didn’t know.
Those surveyed weren’t asked what punishment should be meted out to those who use the wrong
Similar sentiments were found among those aged 35-44. In that group, 38 percent appeared to be in
favor of criminalizing misgendering someone while 35 percent were against.
HARVARD RESEACHERS MAY HAVE FOUND FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Scientists have reportedly discovered the key to the foundation of youth, identifying a combination
of drugs that can help reverse the aging process.
Harvard researcher and professor Dr. David Sinclair shared that a team at the Harvard Medical
School searched for three years to find molecules that “reverse cellular aging and rejuvenate
senescent human cells.”
The team identified six chemical cocktails and potentially more that helped return people to more
"youthful states" in less than a week.
“Studies on the optic nerve, brain tissue, kidney, and muscle have shown promising results, with
improved vision and extended lifespan in mice and, recently, in April of this year, improved vision in
monkeys,: Sinclair wrote on Twitter last week.
DISNEY WALKS BACK REPORTS OF WOKEISM ON SET OF SHOW WHITE
Disney backtracked on its claim that photos showing Snow White’s new accomplices, previously
called the seven dwarfs, were “fake” in what a news outlet said was a “misunderstanding” on its
The Daily Mail published a story Friday showing an inside look into Disney's live-action production
for the classic film. The outlet accused Disney of adapting the film's iconic characters into”magical
creatures” to be “politically correct.”
The Daily Beast reported how conservatives were upset about the photos from the movie but a
Disney spokesperson told them the photos were "fake." Disney said it was seeking a correction and
disputed the authenticity of the images.
“The photos are fake and not from our production. We are currently trying to have the Daily Mail
issue a correction,” a Disney spokesperson told the Daily Beast.
However, Disney walked backed their previous statement, verifying the photos were from their
production but weren’t official.
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