From Fox News:
The 49-year-old suspect who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the alleged torching of a Christmas tree outside the New York City headquarters of Fox News and News Corp. has been freed on no bail.
Arson suspect Craig Tamanaha was seen leaving a Manhattan criminal courthouse on Wednesday night following his arraignment.
“I didn’t do it,” Tamanaha told reporters outside the building.
The fire, which happened early Wednesday morning, sent dangerous flames and thick smoke into the air outside the building at Sixth Avenue and West 48th Street, just hours before workers, holiday shoppers and tourists would be flooding sidewalks and pedestrian plazas in the area.
Investigators said the 50-foot artificial tree was set ablaze using a burning piece of cardboard, the New York Post reported. The fire’s damage was estimated to cost about $500,000.
The arson and other charges Tamanaha was facing – including criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass — were considered misdemeanors, not requiring a bail payment under liberal New York City’s laws, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bayley told the Post.
Tamanaha, a vagrant with a long criminal record, would have to be accused of a more serious charge of third-degree felony arson in order to be forced to pay bail for his release, criminal defense lawyer Mark Bederow told the newspaper. He said the more serious arson offense occurs only when there is perceived intent to harm a person or an allegation of a hate crime.
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BIDEN on ???: ‘What Kind of Country Are We Going to Be with 4 More Years of George??’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled basement campaign over the weekend; apparently warning the country of the dangers posed by “four more years” of “George.”
“What kind of country are we going to be?” asked Biden alongside his wife Dr. Jill Biden. “Four more years of George, uh, he uh, we’re going to find ourselves in a position where that if Trump is gets elected we’re going to be in a different world!”
WATCH: Joe Biden confuses President Trump with George Bush.
"4 more years of George, uh, George…" pic.twitter.com/Zzt2brIaYS
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 26, 2020
Watch Biden’s bizarre comments above.
‘MAKES NO SENSE’: Biden Launches Bizarre Rant on Healthcare, ‘Let Me Put It Another Way’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign this week; launching a bizarre rant over “maintaining affordable healthcare” to “make sure it makes sense.”
“We have to make sure everyone has access to maintain, maintain affordable health insurance coverage. We should be making it easier, not harder, to make sure, to make sense, let me put it another way, it makes no sense,” said Biden during a virtual town hall event.
Yes, I think we can all agree that you're not making any sense 👇 pic.twitter.com/NoQoMphGGw
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 9, 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday; clearing the path for the Democratic nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump this November.
“Sanders was unable to build on his early momentum in the race after wins in New Hampshire and Nevada as well as virtual tie in Iowa, going on to lose a string of states to Biden after the former vice president consolidated the support of moderate Democrats,” reports the Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential bid. The progressive was the front-runner until the Democratic establishment consolidated around Joe Biden. https://t.co/Zi5olL3jBI
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 8, 2020
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