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Introduction by The Editor:
The news media declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 4th, long before any state had so certified.  Then the Biden handlers set up the fictitious "Office of the President Elect" for his television appearances, to promote the perception that he actually won fair and square.  Officially, there is no such office.  There is nothing magical about any president's "First 100 Days" in office, yet that's all the news media could talk about in January.  One might be tempted to ask, What's the rush?  Indeed, Joe Biden is now acting like a dictator, just like Barack H. Obama, issuing dozens of unilateral decrees, in the form of executive orders, the purpose of which is to legislate from the White House all the policies that the Congress wouldn't be able to pass, and immediately implement the Democrats' socialist platform.  But Joe Biden is just a puppet:  He is a senile old man who will sign anything his handlers tell him to sign.  He will read whatever words come up on the teleprompter, just like Barack H. Obama.  He is apparently trying to weaken America's economy, just like Barack H. Obama.  The national news media are doing everything possible to portray Joe Biden in a positive light, just as they did for Barack H. Obama.  The Biden presidency is starting to look like Obama's third term.

The biggest mystery in America today is this:  Who is running the Executive Branch of the federal government? This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2023 by Andrew K. Dart

Yet another note from The Editor:
Perhaps I should apologize, or boast, that this page has turned into a four-megabyte heap of text related directly to Joe Biden.  Unlike the multiple pages of news and commentary about Barack H. Obama, no attempt has (yet) been made to sub-categorize articles about Biden's unwise decisions, mental state, cloud of corruption, or other topics — with the exception of his favorable treatment by the press, and his long list of objectionable appointments.  Use the "Find" function in your browser to get to a specific subject.

Appended 3/3/2023:
This collection has grown to 5½ megabytes, but only the first megabyte or so is on this page.  The rest has been moved to the overflow area, to save bandwidth — yours and mine.  Mostly mine.

More Proof Joe Biden Worked with Hunter.  Everybody on the planet understands that Joe Biden worked directly with Hunter Biden on business deals.  Without Joe, Hunter's "business" did not exist.  Still, Biden the Elder continues to lie about knowing anything about Hunter's business dealings.  The notion of Joe Biden knowing nothing of Hunter's business dealings defies common sense.  But we do have Biden's "word as a Biden". [...] Joe Biden isn't the brightest bulb in the box.  He made mistakes, and I believe his bank records or LLC tax returns will be his undoing.  In other words, proof will come soon, after a forensic audit of Biden's wealth and how he got it.  So America waits it out.  And while some may remain skeptical given how the crooked DOJ has handled things, I predict things will heat up as the campaign season approaches.

Biden's Empty Suit Presidency Is Resetting The World Order, And Not In A Good Way.  If Americans are concerned about our enemies getting bolder in their bid to disrupt the U.S.-led world order, they should thank President Joe Biden.  Last week, Chinese dictator Xi Jinping traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  During the meeting, the leaders outlined plans to enhance bilateral ties on issues such as trade, energy, and military cooperation.  Xi and Putin furthermore agreed to support one another's "fundamental interests," specifically on matters concerning "sovereignty, territorial integrity, security and development."

Biden Makes Best Case Yet for Presidential Age Limit.  Biden's penchant for inappropriate behavior is well documented, especially since 2009. Always looking for new depths of demented cringe to plumb, Biden managed to outdo not only himself, but his former boss.  After the Ft. Hood shooting (the one where we weren't supposed to mention the shooter's religion) in 2009, Barack Obama infamously smiled and gave a shout out to someone in the crowd he was addressing before he got around to all of the murder and stuff. [...] There has been discussion lately about mental competency tests for members of Congress over a certain age.  It's not a horrible idea.  When my paternal grandfather was in his 70s, he told me that he thought all people his age should have to take a behind-the-wheel driving test to get their licenses renewed (he could still drive just fine, by the way).  Yes, we're all living longer and functioning better than ever before.  Most of us, anyway.  Joe Biden's mental decline has been on painful display for two years now.  And the idiot Democrats want him to run again.  I get that — their bench is filled with varying degrees of pathetic.  If his wife weren't also a horrid human being, she wouldn't want him to run again.  Her elder abuse tyranny will continue, however, because she doesn't want to give up being First Lady.

Report: Rob Walker, Who Paid Biden Family Over $1M, Visited WH 16 Times During Biden Vice-Presidency.  As RedState reported, banking records obtained by the House Oversight Committee regarding Biden family associates revealed that John Robinson "Rob" Walker, a business associate of Hunter Biden's whose wife served as Jill Biden's assistant, made payouts to Hunter, Jim, and Hallie Biden, as well as an as yet "unnamed" Biden, totaling over $1 million between 2015 and 2017.  Those payouts came after Walker received $3 million from State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company CEFC China Energy.

Biden in Jocular Mood, Jokes About Ice Cream Before Statement on Nashville Shooting.  An extraordinarily strange scene unfolded at the White House on Monday after the news broke that a woman claiming to be a man had murdered six people at Covenant School, a Christian school in Nashville.  Old Joe Biden came out to address the Small Business Administration's Women's Business Summit, knowing that the shooting had taken place and that there were fatalities, and likewise knowing that the world was waiting and watching, expecting him to make a statement about what had happened.  Instead of striking a somber note, however, asking for prayers and expressing condolences, Old Joe was positively insouciant, yukking it up with some children in the audience, kidding around about ice cream, and generally showing himself to be in splendid high spirits.  Was he buoyed at the prospect of another chance to push his agenda of disarming sane and law-abiding Americans?

Ron Johnson: 'Bank from China' Voluntarily Provided Biden Family Records While U.S. Banks Won't.  A bank founded by Chinese-Americans that facilitated many Biden family transactions voluntarily provided Republican investigators with Biden family bank records, a stark difference from the current practices of U.S. banks, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) revealed Sunday.  Cathay Bank, which has offices in the U.S. and communist China, voluntarily provided Johnson's investigation with 200 bank records from 2017 and 2018 showing how the Biden family moved money through a complicated web of entities.  The specific records revealed transactions between Hunter Biden-linked business entities and Chinese energy firm CEFC, whose top company lieutenant was the "spy chief of China," according to Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden Swan-Dives off the Deep End With Incoherent, Offensive Speech.  Joe Biden spoke on Monday, and as is often the case, he really shouldn't have.  The President of the United States took the podium just hours after a school shooting took place in Nashville.  While there, he delivered scintillating remarks on what kind of ice cream he eats, and that was the most coherent part of his remarks.

Biden [is] Mercilessly Mocked for Tweet Claiming Republicans Would Cut Border Funding.  Joe Biden is as frustrating a president as you could dream up in a lab as he constantly gives his self-satisfied Joker grin while spewing things that are often incomprehensible and just as often simply flat-out false.  Sunday was no different as he — or should I say some of his staffers who think they're being sharp-witted — blasted out a tweet that was so ludicrous that the Bumbler in Chief was quickly ratioed into next month.  (Ratioed means that the tweet received far more negative comments than it did positive ones.)  If there's anything that sums up Biden's failed administration, it's his maladministration at the southern border, where millions of illegals have slipped through unfettered under his watch, hundreds upon hundreds are dying, and the deadly drug fentanyl is smuggled into our county in unprecedented quantities.  Yet here's Joe:  [Tweet]

National Archives just torpedoed Joe Biden's 'I know nothing' defense.  For years, President Biden has maintained a Sgt. Schultz defense ("I know nothing, nothing!") to counter allegations that his family has profiteered on influence peddling with foreign countries and companies.  Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Biden maintains that he "knows nothing, nothing" about son Hunter Biden's business deals.  He recently doubled down on this defense by even denying that family members received money from foreign sources.  He repeated his denial even after the release of financial transfer reports from his own administration showing millions transferred from China.  Now, emails have emerged that show that Biden personally helped draft responses to the controversial deals in 2015 when he was vice president.  It also appears that Biden officials like former White House communications director Kate Bedingfield knew of his role even as the president continued to deny any involvement.

Why Is This Man Shouting?  President Biden addressed the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa yesterday.  The White House has posted the transcript [elsew]here.  In his remarks Biden retailed the same impoverishing ignorance and stupid shibboleths that he has sold in the United States many times over.  He doesn't know shibboleths from Shinola.  [Video clips]

Biden is Preparing Americans To Lose the Second Cold War.  Vladimir Putin's approval rating is 82%.  Joe Biden's is 42%.  Xi Jinping's is anyone's guess, but the Chinese near-unanimously trust their government.  More than half of Russians trust their government.  Less than a third of Americans trust theirs.  These statistics are not random but speak to America's imminent loss in this, the Second Cold War.  The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine, and Russians are as proud as ever to be Russian.  Meanwhile, American pride is sinking.  It has given Ukraine $76.9 billion to fight the second iteration of Russia's "Evil Empire" in a war increasingly seen as the opening proxy war in Cold War II.  Why aren't Americans rallying around the flag?  Pride, approval, and support for their respective flags in China and Russia, but not the same in America, is not an accident.  All governments influence the memories they want their people and foreigners to have of them.

Someone doesn't know what "global" means.
Jill Biden Tells Governor General of Canada: "It's Been Really Warm Because of Global Warming in the United States".  Joe and Jill Biden on Thursday traveled to Ottawa, Canada to participate in a greet with Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada and her husband, Whit Fraser.  Dr. Jill opened her big fat mouth in the beginning of the meeting and mumbled something stupid about global warming.  "Well, it's been really warm because of global warming in the United States," Dr. Jill said.

Think Tank Executive Provided 'Explosive' Info to FBI About Hunter Biden's Chinese Deals, Lawyer Claims.  An Israeli think tank executive claims he told the FBI in 2019 that members of the Biden family warned a Chinese energy executive about a coming federal investigation, allowing him to flee the country before being placed under arrest.  Gal Luft, the co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington-based foreign policy think tank, provided the "explosive" details to the FBI and Justice Department in March 2019, according to his lawyer.  Sources close to Luft told the Jewish News Service members of the Biden family "" their Chinese partner, China Energy Fund Committee chairman Ye Jianming, that he was the target of an FBI probe.  The details emerge as House Republicans have homed in on the Biden family's dealings with CEFC China, and amid an ongoing Justice Department probe of the troubled first son.  Republicans released a report last week that a close friend of the Biden family, Rob Walker, wired millions of dollars from a CEFC-linked company in 2017 to Hunter Biden, his uncle Jim Biden, and his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden.

Comer in Shadows.  Reporters Jonathan Swan and Luke Broadwater profile House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer for readers who get their news from the New York Times.  Comer's investigation of the Biden family business is therefore belittled as a look into "sinister-sounding allegations against Mr. Biden and his family."  Were those "sinister-sounding allegations" formerly known as "Russian disinformation"?  Maybe this is a step up.  "Sinister-sounding allegations" must be something like George Smathers's legendary disparagement of his opponent as "a shameless extrovert" — something designed to fool the ignorant rubes.  Indeed, that is the gist of the Times profile.  The profile features a photo of Comer in shadows with the New York Post cover regarding Hunter Biden's laptop blown up on a poster in the back.  Comer screens readers from a full viewing of the cover.  The photo is an apt metaphor for the Times's treatment of Comer and his investigation of the Biden family business.

Hidin' Biden: See How Few Interviews Biden Has Given Compared With Past Presidents.  Despite appearances, Today News Africa reporter Simon Ateba isn't the only member of the White House press corps who is frustrated with a lack of access to the Biden administration.  Colleagues scolded Ateba for derailing the White House press briefing on Monday with a rant about not being called on to ask questions.  But just days earlier, the briefing room erupted with complaints about President Joe Biden's pattern of avoiding the news media.  The New York Post explained that Thursday's "reporter revolt" came amid "mounting tension with the White House press corps over a recent dearth of meaningful access."  During Biden's first two years in office, he "has given about half as many press conferences as his recent predecessors."  Biden also "lags in interviews," per the Post, having granted less than a quarter as many as Donald Trump did at the same point in his presidency.

Hunter Biden used FBI mole named 'One-Eye' to tip him off to China probes: tipster.  Hunter Biden had an FBI mole named "One-Eye" who tipped off his Chinese business partners that they were under investigation, according to an Israeli energy expert arrested in Cyprus last month on gunrunning charges.  The House Oversight Committee is investigating the explosive claims by Dr. Gal Luft, a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant colonel with deep intelligence ties in Washington and Beijing, who says he was arrested to stop him from revealing what he knows about the Biden family and FBI corruption — details he told the Department of Justice in 2019, which he says it ignored.  Luft, 56, first made the claims on Feb. 18 on Twitter, after being detained at a Cyprus airport as he prepared to board a plane to Israel.

Report: FBI Mole Known as 'One-Eye' Would Tip Off Hunter About Any China Probes.  At The New York Post, Miranda Devine wrote about an FBI mole known as "One-Eye" who would inform Hunter Biden about any China probes: [...] [Dr. Gal] Luft claimed that he tried to reach out to the DOJ about the Chinese energy company CEFC paying Hunter $100,000 and James Biden, Joe's brother, $65,000 "in exchange for their FBI connections and use of the Biden name to promote China's Belt and Road Initiative around the world."  Luft came across the scheme from his friendships "with Hunter's Chinese business partners, Patrick Ho and Ye Jianming, chairman of CEFC."

Shocking New Video Reveals Joe Biden's Groping, Grooming and Dangerous Predatory Behavior with Children, Women and Young Boys.  For years The Gateway Pundit has reported on the dozens of times Joe Biden has been caught on camera in public grabbing, groping, sniffing, and rubbing women children and little boys. [...] On Wednesday, [A Twitter account] linked to a recent video of child abuse expert Anthony Zenkus describing the behaviors of a child predator.  His talk is interspersed with clips of Joe Biden groping, grooming, petting, grabbing, holding women, children and little boys.  The mainstream media refuses to report on this obvious predatory behavior of Joe Biden.  They would rather see children scarred for life than report honestly about pervert Joe Biden.  Remember that the next time they try to lecture you.  The fake news will NEVER report on this.  They've ignored this for years to protect Joe Biden and Democrats.

Joe Biden: Guilty Of Foul Deeds.  Last week, the other shoe dropped on the Biden crime family.  James Comer, chairman of the committee investigating the most disturbing scandal in the history of the White House, finally received the records from a bank — one of 12 — that the Bidens have used to stash their payoffs from China's Communist dictatorship.  Comer had previously been stonewalled for two years by the corrupt and incompetent Biden Treasury head, Janet Yellen.  This first Biden bank record to be surrendered showed three members of the Biden family, including Beau Biden's widow Hallie and one person identified only as "Biden," received payments amounting to $1 million from a Chinese Communist State energy company.  What were the payments for?  Forget asking the Bidens, who have a long history of silence and denial on such material questions.  When asked, Joe Biden denied he ever discussed Hunter Biden's Chinese business affairs with him, even though he flew with Hunter on Air Force Two to China and met with his business associates.

Comer demands WH 'correct' Biden's 'dishonest' denial that kin got money tied to China.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Tuesday demanded the White House "correct" a "misleading and dishonest" statement by President Biden regarding more than $1 million his relatives got from a company with ties to China's Communist Party.  Comer (R-Ky.) revealed last week that fewer than two months after Biden left office as Barack Obama's vice president, State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company CEFC China Energy, wired $3 million to Biden family associate Rob Walker.  The dough was subsequently distributed to at least three members of the Biden clan and two Biden family associates, according to bank records obtained by the Oversight Committee.

Biden Tries to Recite Poem Multiple Times, Fails Miserably in Embarrassing Spectacle.  Amidst all the consternation from all sides over the possible indictment of Donald Trump, it's worth remembering that the United States is still being run by a man riddled with senility.  That we are all worse off for it is assumed at this point, though it's not hard to detail how.  Apparently, Bruce Springsteen was at the White House on Tuesday because that's what the current administration has devolved into.  Yeah, Biden doesn't have the time to visit East Palestine or generally do his job in any real way, but he's got time for Bruce Springsteen and the cast of "Ted Lasso."  Is it any wonder things are as bad as they are?

Joe Biden Lies a Lot Even for a Democrat.  We're still reeling as a nation from the fact that the man who currently occupies the Oval Office has the mental capacity of a diminished gnat.  If we're being honest with each other — and we always are here — Joe Biden was never the sharpest tool in the shed.  A lot of what we've been witnessing since Jan. 20, 2021, gets attributed to his age but Biden has always been a no-filter loon whose grip on reality is tenuous on his best days.  And he's always been a liar.  Over the years, many — even conservatives — have called what Biden does "embellishment."  No, he's a liar.  The younger people who were duped into voting for him don't know that his 1988 presidential run was derailed because it was found that he was a big-time plagiarist in college.  That's a sign of fundamental dishonesty, something that Biden has exhibited throughout his long, overrated career in Washington.

Most underreported story: Evidence of the Biden family's $ millions from China now documented with bank records.  It comes as no surprise that the propaganda arm of the Democrats called the "mainstream media" has no interest in informing the American people of the gravity of the evidence piling up that Joe Biden has been bought off by the Chinese Communist Party.  Thanks to the efforts of James Comer, we already have bank records of $1 million flowing to Biden family members through a cutout named Rob Walker, shortly after Biden left office as VP.  There is no indication of any particular services performed for this treasure, nor is there any expertise among the recipients, who include the current POTUS's son Hunter, his brother James, Hunter's mistress-at-the time Hallie Biden (who is also his brother's widow and Biden's daughter-in-law) and an entity simply named "Biden."  Rep. Comer, appearing on Maria Bartiromo's Sunday Morning Futures program on Fox News, said that this is "only the beginning."  There are "as many as 11 other deals" that are being examined by his committee.

"That's Not True": President Biden Moves Toward The Evil Twin Family Defense.  President Joe Biden has repeatedly denied that his family received money from China.  He has also denied any knowledge of his son's foreign dealings despite direct evidence to the contrary, including a recorded message from the President to Hunter referencing the deals.  The White House has simply refused to address the recording or photographs contradicting the President.  Now, there is confirmation that millions were sent from China and then money from a third-party account was distributed to at least three, and possibly four, Biden family members.  However, when confronted with the evidence on the way to Marine One, the President again declared "that's not true."  Given that these are suspicious activity reports (SARs) from Biden's own Treasury Department, it is unclear now what the President is suggesting beyond the possibility of an evil twin Biden family that is besmirching his good name.

Guilty.  Last week another shoe dropped on the Biden crime family.  James Comer, chairman of the committee investigating the most disturbing scandal in the history of the White House finally received the records from a bank — one of twelve — that the Bidens have used to stash their payoffs from China's Communist dictatorship.  Comer had previously been stone-walled for two years by the corrupt and incompetent Biden Treasury head, Janet Yellen.  This first Biden bank record to be surrendered showed that three members of the Biden family including Beau Biden's widow Hallie and one person identified only as "Biden" received payments amounting to $1 million from a Chinese Communist State energy company.  What were the payments for?  Forget asking the Bidens who have a long history of silence and denial on such material questions.

A Failed Presidency In 20 Seconds.  Yesterday Joe Biden made the mistake of listening to a question from a reporter at the White House, and briefly trying to answer.  I understand that the reporter was from another country; I don't suppose a liberal American "reporter" would be so bold as to question Slow Joe on the subject of his China connections:  [Video clip]  First, even in this very brief clip, Biden's mental and physical incapacity are on display.  He may only be 80 years old, but he is an old 80.  Second, Biden answers "It's not true."  But it is true.  A single Chinese entity paid Biden's family well over $1 million.  That has been documented.  And for what?  Hunter's sober judgment?  Brother James's financial acumen?  Hallie's good looks?  Obviously, the only reason why foreign companies and governments have showered money on the Biden family is Joe's perceived power.  And his influence has been real.  When the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma desperately wanted a meeting with a high-level State Department official, it invoked the fact that the vice-president's son was on its board of directors, and it got the meeting.  Why else do you think the pathetic, drug-addled Hunter, who knew nothing about natural gas and didn't speak Ukrainian, was worth $1 million a year to a Ukrainian natural gas company?  Joe Biden has been a corrupt politician for a long time, probably decades.

Establishment Media Continue Defending Biden Family Business Scandal.  The establishment media have continued to defend the Biden family business schemes from House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer's (R-KY) probe, calling the findings "debunked," "phony," and "wild."  Comer's investigation, launched in November, has begun to yield results.  This week, Comer revealed the Biden family business received a $3 million wire transfer and subsequent payments from a Chinese energy company between 2015 and 2017 upon receiving Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) from the Treasury and subpoenaed records from Bank of America.  The $3 million payment was in turn split between four Biden family members — Hunter, James, Hallie, and an unidentified "Biden" — from State Energy HK Limited.  The family members received $1.3 million collectively.

Is it because he's a chronic liar, or because he's venal and corrupt?
Biden skewered as 'world's worst Catholic' who cheapens Irish and Catholic identity.  As the Irish diaspora around the world prepared to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a writer at The Telegraph scorched President Biden for being the "worst" public representative of Irish Catholicism's legacy.  Pennsylvania-born Biden has professed his Catholic roots and Irish heritage multiple times.  Shortly after his inauguration in 2021, the White House invited a professional bagpiper for St. Patrick's Day, much like many Irish-American events that mix general Celtic traditions, to which Biden replied, "They really know how to make an Irishman feel special at the White House."  He has also made the internet cringe with statements like "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid."  [Tweet]

The coming Trump arrest is a very dangerous power play.  The economy was booming, China was being constrained, illegal immigration was diminishing, peace was blossoming in the Middle East, and there were no new wars or concentration camps.  Something needed to be done.  Enter COVID.  Democrats use COVID to shut down the economy, close schools, censor speech, and institute mail-in balloting that, in many states, was illegal according to their own constitutions.  Most significantly, they use the self-inflicted death of a felon with major heart disease who'd taken fatal levels of illegal drugs as an excuse to launch the BLM revolution.  And it was a revolution, designed to overthrow the government through hysterical racial division and attacks on America's infrastructure: cities burned, and activists targeted the White House, law enforcement, and the federal judiciary.  The election results are ludicrous.  A hugely successful president who managed rallies with tens of thousands of people despite COVID and who had caused significant numbers of minorities to cross to his side lost to a corrupt, demented, racist, and very stupid puppet who campaigned from his basement, in an election riddled with manifest problems, everything from mail-in voting (with all the evidence and envelopes immediately and illegally destroyed), to counting stoppages in the middle of the night.

CNN: China funneling the Bidens money is A-OK!  The narrative about that huge flow of money from China to Joe Biden's family has coalesced: "what's the big deal?"  It's perfectly normal for our biggest adversary to secretly send money to the Vice President and then President's family.  I mean, if you could help support the Bidens with a bit of extra cash, wouldn't you?  [Tweet]  Besides, the money involved came from a Chinese energy company, and we all know that Hunter Biden has extensive knowledge of energy companies, given his experience helping Burisma.  The very same Burisma that was under investigation in Ukraine, until Joe Biden forced the Ukraine government to fire the prosecutor investigating it.  [Tweet]

James Comer shows that the Biden family business is corruption.  Bravo to Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) for revealing just how much of a family business Biden, Inc. is.  Bank records newly obtained by his House Oversight Committee show that Hunter Biden associate Rob Walker transferred north of $1.3 million in 2017 not only to usual suspects Hunter and presidential little brother Jim but also to daughter-in-law Hallie (son Beau's widow; Hunter's brief fling) — plus an unknown simply tagged as "Biden."  The family that gets paid together stays together, it seems.  Most of that big chunk of change came from a $3 million transfer from an affiliate of Chinese energy outfit CEFC to Walker.  CEFC, now defunct, was one of China's biggest private companies and a main target of Hunter Biden's operations back in 2017, with the First Son angling for a ultra-high-paid board seat and equity stakes for him and Jim and an unnamed "big guy" widely thought to be Joe.

The Editor says...
The Big Guy is "thought to be Joe" [Biden], says the New York Post Editorial Board, cautiously.  Obviously it's Joe Biden.  Who in the Biden organization is bigger than Joe?  Who among them has more influence to peddle?

Corruption does the talking for Joe Biden.  "He can run but he can't hide," legendary boxer Joe Louis once said about an opponent.  These days, the same thing might be said about the president of the United States.  At a crucial moment of his tenure, Joe Biden is repeatedly refusing to take questions.  The odd ducking and weaving have even the normally docile White House press corps in an uproar.  Why won't he answer us, they demand to know.  The question answers itself — Biden won't face the media because he's got something to hide.  But as with Joe Louis' opponents, running won't work.  For despite Biden's efforts, day by day, drip by drip, his dirty secret is coming into view.

Government Tyrants Play with Fire.  If there were not a two-tier "justice" system that exists only to protect Deep State friends and demolish Uniparty enemies, Joe Biden's notorious reputation over the last half-century as a bought-and-paid-for stooge of foreign governments and domestic crime syndicates — with a family of drug users and reprobates who profit solely from his politically-protected name — would have at least kept him far from the White House, if not serving time in prison. [...] Taking bribes from Chinese communists?  No problem.  Laundering money through Ukraine?  No big deal.  Fabricating an international conspiracy framing Donald Trump as a Russian spy?  What's the harm?  Selling America out to her enemies in Iran, China, and anywhere else politicians and their corporate patrons can make a buck?  By all means!

It looks like Joe Biden committed tax fraud.  It's undisputed that the Biden family was taking money from foreign governments.  The clearest example is Hunter, who received about $11 million from entities associated with the Chinese and Ukrainian governments, according to NBC News.  He failed to pay income tax on at least some of this money.  It's also undisputed that the emails in Hunter's notorious laptop referenced "the big guy" at least 41 times in connection with foreign money, and that "the big guy" is his father Joe.  It's undisputed that at least one such email refers to "10% for the big guy." [...] That said, it's hard to prove the crime of political bribery.  That's because it requires more than (1) the payment of money to a politician and (2) action by the politician that benefits the payor.  If that were all it took, the heads of the teachers' unions would have been sent to jail long ago.  It takes a third element:  It takes proof that the action taken by the politician was in consideration of the money paid to him.

Comer demands Rob Walker, Biden biz associate behind China cash, detail Joe's role.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Friday demanded that Biden family business associate Rob Walker submit to questioning about his role in distributing more than $1 million from China to at least three of President Biden's relatives.  Subpoenaed bank records indicate Walker, an ex-Clinton administration official, distributed Chinese funds in early 2017 to President Biden's brother James Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter-in-law Hallie Biden — with $70,000 going to an unidentified Biden whose first name was not specified.  "The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden's involvement in his family's business practices [and] has identified you as a critical witness in this matter," Comer (R-Ky.) wrote to Walker.

Businessman Suspected of Kicking Back Chinese Cash to Bidens Asked to Testify by House Oversight.  House Oversight Committee James Comer (R., Ky.) on Friday sent a letter to Biden family associate Rob Walker asking him to participate in a transcribed interview with Committee staff, one day after subpoenaed bank records revealed Walker doled out more than a $1 million to Biden family members after receiving a $3 million payout from a Chinese energy company.  "Rob Walker is a key witness in our investigation of President Biden's involvement in his family's business schemes," Comer said in a statement on Friday.  "After receiving a $3 million dollar payout from a Chinese energy company two months after Vice President Biden left office, Rob Walker then sent over a million dollars in incremental payments to Biden family accounts and a similar amount to another Biden family associate."

Hunter Biden Admits to Biden Family's China Deals for $Millions After Years of Denial.  Hunter Biden on Thursday admitted and then justified the Biden family's multi-million dollar business with Chinese entities close to the Chinese Communist Party after years of denial. [...] Hunter's statement is a public relations attempt to push back on House Oversight Committee James Comer's (R-KY) confirmation that the Biden family business received a $3 million wire transfer from a Chinese energy company and subsequent payments afterPresident Joe Biden left the vice presidency in 2017.  Comer has also found evidence that shows the Biden family business received $179,836.86 while Joe Biden was in the White House.

The Bidens and Biden associates who received Chinese cash.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed on Thursday that on March 1, 2017 — less than two months after Joe Biden left office as Barack Obama's vice president — State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company CEFC China Energy, wired $3 million to Biden family associate Rob Walker.  The windfall was subsequently divvied up over a period of about three months to at least three members of the Biden clan, and two Biden family associates.

The Bidens and Biden associates who received Chinese cash.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed on Thursday that on March 1, 2017 — less than two months after Joe Biden left office as Barack Obama's vice president — State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company CEFC China Energy, wired $3 million to Biden family associate Rob Walker.  The windfall was subsequently divvied up over a period of about three months to at least three members of the Biden clan, and two Biden family associates.

Hunter Biden Accuses Delaware Computer Repairman Of 'Invading' His Privacy In Countersuit.  Hunter Biden has countersued a Delaware-based computer repairman, alleging that John Paul Mac Isaac violated his privacy by accessing and disseminating data held in Biden's laptop.  Biden's attorneys filed the suit in response to a lawsuit Mac Isaac filed against Biden in late January, according to ABC News.  Mac Isaac sued Biden for defamation, claiming that the son of the U.S. president unfairly and illegally targeted Mac Isaac and damaged his reputation for years with repeated claims that a laptop Biden left at Mac Isaac's repair store could have been stolen or hacked.  Biden's 42-page suit, filed on Friday, describes how the laptop became the center of a series of stories beginning in October 2020 about Biden's life and overseas business dealings in countries such as Ukraine and China.  The laptop is now a key component of House Republicans' investigations into President Joe Biden.

In other words, Hunter admits the laptop is authentic, and it was his -- until he forfeited it.
Hunter Biden Sues Delaware Laptop Repairman over Leaked Files.  Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit Friday against the computer repairman, John Paul Mac Isaac, who turned over files on a laptop Hunter left at his shop to the New York Post ahead of the 2020 presidential election.  Hunter Biden "had more than a reasonable expectation of privacy that any data that he created or maintained," reads the lawsuit filed with a Delaware federal court Friday morning.  The president's son was under the impression it "would not be accessed, copied, disseminated, or posted on the Internet for others to use against him or his family or for the public to view."  Lawyers representing Hunter Biden have challenged Mac Isaac's assertion that his failure to retrieve the laptop after 90 days granted the Delaware repairman its ownership.

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Does anyone thing that was the last laptop Hunter Biden ever owned?  Of course not.  I wonder what's on his new laptop today.

Biden pours cold water on bank transactions showing son Hunter and daughter-in-law Hallie got cut of $1 million in Chinese cash.  President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back on a Republican report that members of his family received more than $1 million in payments from China, saying it wasn't 'true.'  'That's not true,' Biden said when asked about it as he left the White House to spend the weekend at his home in Wilmington, Del.  He was responding to a report House Republicans released on Thursday that showed the president's Hunter Biden, Beau Biden's widow Hallie and other relatives of the president's family received more than $1 million in 2017 from an associate who had entered into a business deal with a Chinese energy company.

Wonder why most of the media aren't trusted?  Because most of the media continue to show how much they are in the tank for Joe Biden.  This week, Republicans have shown millions of dollars in transfers to the Biden family from China, and yet it doesn't make the nightly news. [...] Hunter got paid millions from a corrupt company in Ukraine for a no-show job, and the media and other Democrats didn't care.  Joe bragged about extorting Ukraine with a billion dollars in taxpayer money if they didn't fire a prosecutor investigating the company that paid Hunter millions — and the media and other Democrats didn't care.  Not only did the media and other Democrats not care about the pure corruption and kickbacks from Ukraine, but Trump was also impeached for even asking about it.  The wife of a Moscow mayor pays Hunter $3 million, and the media and other Democrats don't care.  The Hunter laptop story shows that Hunter used some of his money to pay Dad's bills and that some deals involved giving 10% to the big guy.  Not only do the media, the Justice Department, and other Democrats not care about the story, but they and social media intentionally buried the story so the public wouldn't see it before the election.

Joe Biden Can Be Impeached for Bribery.  News Thursday of payments from a Chinese Communist Party-linked company to members of President Joe Biden's family amounts to a potential case for bribery, an impeachable offense under the Constitution.  The House Oversight Committee revealed that in 2017, China's State Energy HK Limited sent $3 million to a company controlled by family associate Robert Walker, who in turn distributed funds to members of Biden's family: his surviving son, Hunter; his brother, James; his daughter-in-law, Hallie; and an unknown "Biden."  State Energy HK Limited was linked to CEFC China Energy, whose chairman, Ye Jianming, did business with Hunter Biden.  CEFC was also involved in an abandoned joint venture with the Biden family in which someone referred to as the "big guy," and presumed to be then-former Vice President Biden, was to have a 10% stake.

Hallie Biden, Beau's Widow and Hunter's Ex, and an Unnamed Biden Received Money From Chinese Energy Company.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer told The New York Post that Hallie Biden, Beau's widow and Hunter's former flame, is a family member who received money from a China energy company in 2017: [...] The records do not name the other Biden family members.  So right now, we know Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Hallie Biden got Chinese cash.  The unknown Biden received $70,000 between March and May 2017.  Hunter's "Owasco P.C." account got $500,000 and James's "JBBSR INC" account got $360,000 during that timeframe.  A source told Fox News the "First Clearing LLC" that received $100,000 belongs to Hunter as well.  James and Hunter received $4.8 million from CEFC Chica Energy in 2017 and 2018.  Hunter and Hallie hooked up in 2016 a year after Beau's death and while Hunter was still married.  They split in 2019.

ESG Will Bankrupt You — Financially and Morally.  The biggest little bank you had never heard of was a key bank to the small and medium-sized businesses in the tech industry.  Remember, the FDIC guarantees up to $250,000 per account.  But, in a jaw-dropping move, Biden bailed out all accounts in a change not contemplated by the FDIC act.  Is this to be the new FDIC standard?  Where did Biden get such authority, and is this yet another abuse of his presidential powers?  Where's Congress in all of this?  Given Biden's extra-lawful money grabs, why have a Congress at all?  Early information about the bank's demise gives a definite and suspected reason.  Long-term bonds, issued at low yields, secured many of the bank's assets.  When liquidated early to cover cash calls, SVB suffered huge losses.  Why did SVB need cash?  Because the government spent trillions it did not have making the money supply massively inflated, thus creating runaway inflation.

Biden Family Got Over $1M in Chinese Wire Payments.  The House Oversight Committee is digging into the Biden family business.  Its latest revelations raise some interesting questions.  The Oversight Committee stated that, "Bank records we've obtained reveal Rob Walker, a Biden family associate, used his company to transfer money from a Chinese energy company to Hunter Biden, James Biden, Hallie Biden, and an unknown Biden." [...] And then there's Hailie Biden, Beau Biden's widow who took up with Hunter.  While Hunter and James Biden were in business, wiring money to Hailie suggests an attempt to disguise money going to Hunter or an attempt to bypass him, or a larger business relationship involving the Biden family.  Hence the missing 4th Biden.

House Oversight Receives Bank Records Showing Biden Family [was] Paid by Chinese Energy Company.  The House Oversight Committee released records today outlining how the Biden family was paid by a Chinese energy company.  The bank records indicate payments to Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden; Joe Biden's brother, James Biden; Joe Biden's daughter-in-law, Hallie Biden, and an unknown "Biden;" likely the principal, "big guy", Joe Biden himself.

Biden's Lie of the Day.  President Biden is a pathological liar.  His account of the epiphany that led him to support gay marriage is only the most recent example, though it was classic and blatant.  Indeed, it was so blatant as to be laughable.  I have a high level of confidence that Biden lies every time he speaks in public.  Take yesterday's Remarks on Lowering Prescription Drugs Costs in Las Vegas — please.  It is difficult to choose one statement from these remarks as Biden's lie of the day.  His dad banging on the headboard of his bed when he lost his health insurance strikes me as one among many, but I can't prove it.

Elections Have Consequences; Stolen Elections Have Catastrophes.  "Put the adults back in charge," they whined.  "Donald Trump will break the world," they lied.  Well, they manipulated election rules to certify suspicious vote totals that preposterously portrayed senile Joe Biden as the most popularly elected president in history; censored and locked up anyone who complained; and covered up their crimes with J6 show trials drenched in untruths meant to hide from history the Uniparty's underhanded machinations in outright stealing a presidential election.  The whole mess was so banana-republic-yucky that Biden was inaugurated behind barbed wire and a show of military force befitting the small junta who attended the successful coup's celebration.  And as a result of the Uniparty's installation of Dementia Joe as White House marionette, the American people have been plagued with crime, inflation, political persecution, COVID tyranny, deadly battlefield retreat, open borders, staggering drug deaths, proxy wars, bankruptcies, bank runs, endless new regulations, a plummeting standard of living, economic panic, and social volatility.

Comer says '6 or 7 Biden family members' may have been involved in overseas business schemes.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer believes that more than half a dozen members of the Biden clan may have been involved in various worldwide business schemes that profited off their family name.  Comer, whose committee is investigating the Biden family's business dealings, shared the insight in a Wednesday night [3/15/2023] interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.  "At the end of this I think we're gonna see there are probably six or seven Biden family members that were involved in various business schemes around the world," Comer (R-Ky.) told Ingraham, referring to his panel's far-reaching probe.  Comer didn't mention any names in the interview and declined to reveal the identity of the unnamed Biden family member who got proceeds from a $3 million wire to Hunter Biden associate John "Rob" Walker just weeks after Joe Biden left the vice presidency in 2017.

Judicial Watch Continues to Push for Testimony on Secret University of Delaware Deal with Joe Biden to Hide Senate Records.  Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a reply brief on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation and itself in the Supreme Court of Delaware asking for limited discovery, including, at a minimum, deposing a university representative.  In July 2020 Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation filed a Delaware Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after the university denied their April 2020 requests for all of Biden's Senate records and for records about the preservation and any proposed release of the records, including communications with Biden or his representatives.

Biden 2020 campaign had 'surreptitious involvement' in Russian disinfo hoax surrounding Post's Hunter laptop story: FEC complaint.  Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign had "surreptitious involvement" in organizing a letter written by 51 former intelligence officials that falsely claimed the New York Post's story about Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday [3/15/2023].  The complaint, from lawyers for former President Donald Trump, asks the FEC to record the infamous "Dirty 51" letter as an "in-kind contribution" to Biden's campaign because it allegedly was used to influence the outcome of the election.  The Oct. 19, 2020, letter was signed by 51 ex-spooks, including five former or acting CIA directors — John Brennan, Leon Panetta, Mike Hayden, John McLoughlin and Mike Morell — as well as James Clapper, the one-time director of national intelligence.

There's No Liar Like A Biden.  How do we know when Joe Biden is lying?  When he says he gives us his word as a Biden.  But that's not the only time he spins a whopper.  He says something untrue quite regularly, the most recent instance a tall tale about his "epiphany" regarding gay marriage.  When asked about his "evolution on marriage equality" during an interview on Monday night's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, Biden radically revised his personal history so that he would appear to have been woke for more than a half century.  Our president (how did such a thing ever happen?) said he "hadn't thought much about" same-sex marriage until his "senior in high school." [...] This "epiphany" is similar to Biden's claims about his grand contributions to the civil rights movement.  He's said a number of times that he was an activist, even as a teen.  He's even told stories about participating in marches and being arrested multiple times at civil rights protests, once in South Africa where he was trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.

Speaker McCarthy: Administration 'Fighting Every Step of the Way' Against Biden Family Business Investigations.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News last week that Democrat President Joe Biden's administration has been "fighting" against transparency "every step of the way" with GOP investigators probing the president's family business dealings.  McCarthy's interview, taped on Wednesday [3/15/2023] in the ceremonial U.S. House Speaker's office, came before the Treasury Department finally, after weeks, relented and agreed to provide the many Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on Biden family members' bank transactions.

Second-Worst President in History Asks the Worst President to Deliver His Eulogy.  In his characteristically clumsy fashion, Old Joe Biden has revealed that former President Jimmy Carter has bestowed upon him a singular honor:  "He asked me to do his eulogy — excuse me, I shouldn't say that," Biden said at a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, California on Tuesday.  When that day arrives, no matter how poorly Old Joe delivers what is certain to be a farrago of lies, half-truths, historical revisionism, and self-serving distortion, there will be a certain fitting aspect to the entire occasion:  the previous holder of the title of Worst President in American History will be eulogized by the current holder of the title.

Oversight Committee Chairman Has an Update About Its Biden Family Probe.  Rep. James Comer, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, said the Treasury Department agreed to hand over suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their business partners.  "After two months of dragging their feet, the Treasury Department is finally providing us with access to the suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their associates' business transactions," said Comer, who requested the information in January.  "It should never have taken us threatening to hold a hearing and conduct a transcribed interview with an official under the penalty of perjury for Treasury to finally accommodate part of our request."  The Kentucky Republican has been pressuring Treasury to comply for weeks, again contacting the department last month about the "lack of accommodations," and calling on a Treasury Department official earlier this month to appear for a transcribed interview to explain why the requested information was not provided.

James Comer Reveals New Biden Family Member Has Emerged in Probe.  It appears that the Biden family's shady business dealings overseas involve more than just Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.  According to Fox News, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, (R-Ky) has revealed that a new family member (who is so-far unnamed) is somehow involved.  Comer is spearheading an investigation into the Biden family for alleged "influence peddling," and says that a new family member outside of Hunter and Joe has been implicated.  However, he is currently declining to identify which family member it is.  The discovery comes after a mysterious $3 million dollar payment was sent to three Biden family members.  The reason for this mysterious payment has not been revealed either, but the findings certainly raise suspicions.

Speculation mounts over ID of 'new' Biden family member who got cut of $3M wire.  It's Washington's newest guessing game:  Who is the unnamed Biden family member who got proceeds from a $3 million wire to Hunter Biden associate John "Rob" Walker weeks after Joe Biden left the vice presidency in 2017?  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) first revealed Monday that bank records obtained via subpoena implicate a "new Biden family member" in the panel's probe of the first son's alleged influence-peddling scheme.  Comer is expected to reveal the person's name at some point but has not yet announced specific plans to do so, leaving the door open to speculation about who else could have been on the receiving end.

Biden: Worse than Jimmy Carter.  There are striking parallels — and contrasts — between Jimmy Carter's leadership during the 1970s Oil Crisis and Joe Biden's initiatives during the current "Climate" Crisis.  The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) instigated the 1973 crisis in U.S. gasoline prices that sparked inflation, and Jimmy Carter responded by supporting conservation and alternative energy plans (as well as a shift to "plentiful coal").  In contrast, Joe Biden seeded current fuel price inflation with wasteful overspending and attacks on oil production, and embraces yet more inefficient spending on renewable manufacturing projects that accelerate pollution and increase American vulnerability to China and Russia. [...] Liberal media seek to compare Biden's policies to Carter's, presenting the current energy crisis as one in which Joe Biden is similarly the victim of conditions beyond his control.

James Comer: Treasury Reports Show Biden Family Made Millions from Chinese Company After 2016.  The Biden family business received a $3 million wire transfer from a Chinese energy company and subsequent payments after President Joe Biden left the vice presidency in 2017, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) announced upon receiving suspicious activity reports from the Treasury this week.  U.S. banks have flagged over 150 SARs from Hunter and James Biden that included "large" amounts of money flagged for further review.  According to a 2020 Senate report, SARs "often contain evidence of potential criminal activities, such as money laundering and fraud."

Biden Says Opposing the Mutilation of Children Is 'Close to Sinful'.  Old Joe Biden appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show Monday night, where the guest host Kal Penn [...] asked him about same-sex marriage and boys who want to become girls and girls boys.  In response, Biden struck a moral tone, suggesting that support for same-sex marriage and the genital mutilation of children in pursuit of delusions and fantasies was simply the decent position to take, and [indeed], Lunchbucket Joe didn't see why it had to be any more complicated than that.  As we have all come to expect by now, Biden lied when he told a story that he has told before about his alleged "epiphany" on same-sex marriage.

Investigators score big win as Treasury turns over secret bank records flagging Hunter Biden deals.  The Biden Treasury Department ended weeks of foot dragging Tuesday by agreeing to provide congressional investigators with access to secret bank records that flagged suspicious overseas financial transactions involving Hunter Biden and the first family.  House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer announced the deal to let his investigators access the so-called Suspicious Activity Reports in a secure reading room.  "After two months of dragging their feet, the Treasury Department is finally providing us with access to the suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their associates' business transactions," Comer said Tuesday morning.

U.S. Treasury to Release Biden Family's Suspicious Bank Reports to House Oversight Committee.  The Treasury Department will comply and release suspicious activity reports (SARs) generated by the Biden family and their associates' business transactions to the House Oversight Committee, Breitbart News has learned.  The Treasury's compliance to disclose the SARs is a massive development in the House Oversight Committee's investigation into the Biden family business to determine if President Joe Biden is compromised by communist China.  The committee is investigating the Biden family business for nine violations, including wire fraud and money laundering.

Treasury gives House GOP access to Biden family suspicious activity reports.  The Treasury Department has agreed to let House Oversight Committee members review suspicious activity reports pertaining to President Biden's family, panel Chairman James Comer announced Tuesday [3/14/2023].  The records submitted by banks to the US government may contain new bombshells on the first family's murky foreign income and the millions reaped by first son Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden in countries where their powerful relative held sway.  "After two months of dragging their feet, the Treasury Department is finally providing us with access to the suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their associates' business transactions," Comer (R-Ky.) said.

Congress Caught Off-Guard by Biden's $5 Trillion Tax Increase Proposal.  Joe Biden's $6.8 trillion annual budget proposal, which included a proposed increase of $5 trillion in taxes in order to fund it all, surprised many in Congress due to drastically overshooting what he was expected to ask for.  As reported by The Hill, the unexpected proposal only creates greater risks for Democrats in the 2024 elections, as Biden presumably prepares for a re-election bid and his party seeks to defend 23 seats in the U.S. Senate, including many red-state seats.  The new proposal, some say, would only exacerbate ongoing economic woes, including inflation and high tax rates, putting an even greater strain on the average American household's finances.  However, Biden has vowed that he would not raise taxes on anyone making more [sic] than $400,000 a year.  Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) described the Biden administration's proposal as "jaw-dropping," declaring it to be "exactly the wrong approach to solving our fiscal problems."

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Everything Biden does is "exactly the wrong approach" to any problem.  It must be intentional.  Nobody is that stupid.

Tom Cotton: Biden Administration Won't Commit to Not Bailing Out Chinese SVB Investors.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said in a tweet Monday that the Biden administration refused to commit to not bailing out Chinese companies that invested in Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) with American taxpayer money.  "It's well known that SVB funneled American money into Chinese companies," Cotton tweeted.  "I pressed the Biden administration today to commit not to bailout Chinese companies with money from Arkansas's taxpayers, but they refused.  Which tells you that's exactly what President Biden plans to do," he said.

Are Taxpayers Funding Natalie Biden's Spring Break Trip to San Diego?  Biden's granddaughter flew on Air Force One and is traveling with the president to and from San Diego, official events, and a DNC fundraiser, and Karine Jean-Pierre doesn't know whether Natalie's cross-country spring break trip is being paid for by taxpayers who've been crushed by inflation and are having to slim down their own vacation plans?  There's been much ado about incumbent presidents of both parties using Air Force One for campaign trips, or, as Biden is doing on Monday, pairing official travel with a partisan reception to defray unofficial travel costs.  Campaigns are supposed to reimburse taxpayers for unofficial travel aboard Air Force One, but the formula used by the Treasury Department to determine whether or how much of a trip is "official" and how much needs to be reimbursed is not public.  What's more, reporters who travel aboard Air Force One while covering the president pay for their travel.

House Oversight Committee has 'documents that show just exactly how the Biden family was getting money from the Chinese Communist Party'.  Documentary proof of an American president getting paid off by our greatest strategic rival, if not enemy, is no small matter.  James Comer, chair of the House Oversight Committee, said some pretty important things yesterday, appearing on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Channel.  Despite being stonewalled by Janet Yellen over release of Suspicious Activity Reports from banks about Hunter Biden's transactions, he has gotten evidence about Biden family receipt of money from the CCP.  What encourages me about his revelation is that there now are key forces within the Democrat establishment (which includes the legacy media) that see Joe Biden as a problem to be removed.  His worsening dementia is becoming impossible to hide, and his (really Dr. Jill's?) determination to run for re-election seems likely to doom not only the presidential prospects of the party, but its congressional prospects as well.  A wipeout, especially if either Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis were to occupy the Oval Office with congressional majorities, could lead to doom for the party if it results in exposure of its mendacity.  Both men play for keeps with their opponents.

James Comer says docs show 'Biden family was getting money from CCP'.  House Oversight Committee chair James Comer claimed Sunday on Fox News that he has evidence proving that President Joe Biden's family has profited from the Chinese Communist Party.  [Video clip]

Ted Cruz Says Biden 'Certainly' Isn't Running the White House After New Budget Proposal.  Ted Cruz acknowledged what the majority of us have long known: Biden is a puppet leader.  Cruz criticizes the projected $6.8 trillion budget of the Biden administration on social media, claiming he no longer runs the White House.  Cruz, R-Texas, asserted that President Biden's budget for the 2024 fiscal year indicated that "socialists are in charge" and that he had failed to fulfill his vow to unite the two major parties.  The budget, as stated by Cruz, boosts taxes and increases expenditure to record levels for the socialist economic, education, climate, and healthcare agenda.

I've heard this before.
Some Walls Might Be Closing in on the Biden Crime Family.  We here on the right have long known that the Biden family has business ties all over the place that are rather unsavory.  Honestly, most people on the left do, too; they just don't care.  That's why various forms of leftmedia were scrambling before the 2020 election to pretend Hunter Biden's laptop was a nothingburger story.  Their overreaction was the only reaction we needed to know we were correct.  There is no bombshell news, but it looks like some progress has been made in exposing the depths of the Biden business depravity, especially when it comes to the commies in the country with which we will soon be fighting a war.

Poll: One-Third of Democrats Believe Joe Biden Has 'Conflict of Interest' with China.  One-third of Democrats believe President Biden has a "conflict of interest" with China potentially affecting his administration's response to China's "aggressive actions against the U.S.," a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released this week found.  The survey asked respondents, "Due to the Biden family's business relationships with China, do you believe President Biden has a conflict of interest when responding to China's aggressive actions against the U.S.?"  Across the board, 57.2 percent said "yes," Biden has a conflict of interest.  33.5 percent do not believe he does, and 9.3 percent said they are not sure.

Dem. Rep. Dan Goldman Has an Added Interest in Sinking Oversight Investigations Into Biden.  For those who watched Thursday's [3/9/2023] Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government hearing regarding the Twitter Files, the arrogant, dismissive, (and hilariously ignorant) attitude on display by the subcommittee's Democrat members was hard to stomach.  While most hearings are dog and pony shows to some degree, the Dems' seek-and-destroy mission aimed at undermining the credibility of witnesses Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger and muddying the waters was blatant.  As a former Democrat (of the "classical liberal" variety) the disdain for journalistic ethics and best practices and utter indifference to the gross governmental overreach revealed by the Twitter Files demonstrated by the Democrats who questioned (or, rather, bellowed at and over) Taibbi and Shellenberger made my blood boil.  There were no liberal ideals on display Thursday — at least not by the Democrats.  And the irony that their ire was directed at two decidedly-non-Republican witnesses simply because they've dared question the authoritarian methodology embraced by the "progressive" ruling class was thick.

Recent First Ladies and Their Academic Degrees.  I am frankly amazed at the intellectual ineptitude revealed by our recent Democrat First Ladies' degree-awarded ventures in academic exposition and by the media adulation they have received for their efforts.  Having recently published an analysis of Jill Biden's doctoral dissertation, pointing out its utter inadequacy, I find it comes as no surprise that former First Lady Michelle Obama considers it a work of substantial merit and heaps accolades on Biden as "a brilliant woman who has distinguished herself in her profession."

It's Not Hard to See the Future of America Under this Manchurian President.  President Biden is not only compromised but exemplifies the ultimate Manchurian President.  I also see him as a traitor to our nation — plain and simple.  His actions and deeds, controlled by those we do not yet see, are purposefully destroying our democracy, legal system, freedoms, independence, and republic. [...][ It's evident that Biden is but a simple puppet, a marionette.  The question is, who exactly are the puppeteer(s) pulling his strings?  I also believe Biden, like his son, is compromised by the Chinese and the Russians.  Just look at the actions he's taken since January 2021. [...] Whomever his puppeteers are, they are undoubtedly far left, not favorable towards America, view our Constitution with disdain, and look to change America forever.  They pull the strings of their marionette named Biden, the Manchurian President, from behind the red Marxist and fascist curtains.  The strings are pulled to purposefully change America from a champion of liberty, opportunity, freedom, and democracy to an autocracy, dictatorship, and tyrannical system.

J6 lies are part of a much bigger pattern.  The scandalous information on Hunter Biden's laptop was authentic and revealed President Joe Biden's compromised positions with Ukraine and China; we're now funding a war in Ukraine to the tune of almost $200 billion, and just this week, China has threatened "confrontation and conflict."  Democrats got the Hunter Biden laptop censored because it threatened Joe Biden's presidential campaign.

TikTok Hires Firm With Biden Connections Amid Increasing Scrutiny in Washington - Reports.  Social media app TikTok hired a prominent consulting firm with connections to US President Biden as it faces increasing scrutiny in Washington, Politico reported.  The firm, called SKDK, deals with both public affairs and political consulting and was hired in the last few months to provide communications support for TikTok, which has been fielding criticism from US senators focused on restricting or banning the app from use in the United States, the report said, citing two people, including one with direct knowledge of the hire.  Seen as a well-connected Democratic firm in Washington who has represented heavy-hitting companies such as Starbucks and Amazon, SKDK has many former employees in senior and mid-level positions in the Biden administration, according to the report.

Cruz: Biden Enriched Cartels Whose Revenue Increased 26x Since 2018, We Need to Pressure Mexico, Not Invade It.  On Tuesday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Jesse Watters Primetime," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that President Joe Biden "is the best thing that ever happened to the Mexican drug cartels" and cited the massive surge in cartel revenue since 2018 and argued that the solution to cartel violence isn't to invade Mexico or go to war with it, but rather, to pressure the country to act against cartel violence.  Cruz said, "Well, listen, those who kill American citizens must be held accountable.  And, at the first instance, this wouldn't happen if we had responsible presidential leadership.  Joe Biden created the chaos at the border.  Joe Biden stopped building the wall.  He reinstated catch and release.  He pulled out of Remain in Mexico.  And what Joe Biden has done is he's turned these vicious narcoterrorists into multibillionaires. [...]"

Treasury official ordered to appear for Hunter Biden interview under penalty of perjury.  A top House Republican investigator is demanding that a Treasury Department official appear for a transcribed interview related to the department's refusal to hand over suspicious activity reports on Hunter Biden.  Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, had set a hearing for this Friday for Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Jonathan Davidson to testify, but the GOP investigator revealed that Davidson refused to appear, so Comer is now demanding that Davidson testify before his committee next Tuesday under penalty of perjury.  "Treasury Department officials have repeatedly said that they are cooperating with the committee's request but all we've seen is obstruction," Comer said Tuesday evening.  "We've offered multiple good faith accommodations, but Treasury continues to provide excuses and employ delay tactics.  We are done with the excuses and calling on Assistant Secretary Jonathan Davidson to answer questions under the penalty of perjury next week."

House Oversight delays hearing on Biden family business dealings.  The House Oversight and Accountability Committee has postponed a hearing into the Biden family's business dealings.  The hearing, titled "The Biden Family Investigation: The Department of the Treasury," was supposed to be held on Friday at 9 a.m., but committee staff told the Washington Examiner it was delayed because the requested witness refused to attend that day.  "Treasury Department officials have repeatedly said that they are cooperating with the Committee's request but all we've seen is obstruction," Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said in a statement released the day before.  "We've offered multiple good faith accommodations, but Treasury continues to provide excuses and employ delay tactics.  We are done with the excuses and calling on Assistant Secretary Jonathan Davidson to answer questions under the penalty of perjury next week."

A Shockingly Low Percentage of Americans Think Old Joe Biden Is Really Running Things.  In previous administrations throughout the history of the United States, the question didn't even come up.  Harry Truman had a sign on his desk proclaiming "The Buck Stops Here," and no one doubted that it did.  When Secretary of State William Seward wrote to President Abraham Lincoln politely offering to take over the heavy lifting of actually being the commander-in-chief, Lincoln just as politely replied that he would handle things, and he did.  Nobody ever wondered if Theodore Roosevelt or Dwight D. Eisenhower were really in charge.  But questions have swirled around Old Joe Biden's cognitive abilities and thus his ability to discharge the duties of the office he ostensibly holds ever since he began pretending to be president.  And now a new poll has shown that a majority of Americans don't really think Old Joe is running things at all.  In other words, a majority of Americans are able to see what's right in front of their faces.

Treasury Official Set to Testify on Biden Family's 'Suspicious' Wire Transfers Previously Worked for Joe Biden.  Treasury Department official Jonathan Davidson, who is set to testify this week about the agency withholding the Biden family's "suspicious" bank records, worked as the Biden-Harris Transition's Economic Nominations Confirmation team lead in 2020 and was nominated to the position at the Treasury by President Joe Biden, raising questions of whether his testimony will be tainted with political bias.  On Friday [3/10/2023], Davidson is scheduled to appear before the House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) and answer questions about why the Treasury has refused to provide the committee with James and Hunter Biden's 150 suspicious activity reports (SARs) generated by U.S. banks.  SARs often contain evidence of potential criminal activities, such as money laundering and fraud.  The disclosure would greatly help Comer investigate the Biden family, along with Eric Schwerin, for nine violations, including wire fraud and money laundering.

Biden makes unproven claim that he was a civil rights activist during Selma speech.  President Biden on Sunday remarked that he was involved in the civil rights movement during a speech in Selma, Alabama — a claim that remains unproven.  The president visited the historic city to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march, a pivotal moment of the 1960s civil rights movement.  "I was a student up north in the civil rights movement," Biden said to the crowd.  "I remember feeling how guilty I was, [that] I wasn't here.  How could we all be up there, and you going through what you went through," he continued.

Biden's Offensive Pandering, Lying, and Confusion in Selma.  Joe Biden was in Selma, Alabama on Sunday to commemorate "Bloody Sunday."  Biden was there to commemorate the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when police beat peaceful protesters marching for voting rights.  But if you read media descriptions, like this from the New York Times, you would think we were barely away from those times.  [Tweet] [...] That's truly shameless.  Exactly who is being denied the vote?  And it's Democrats who have lied and been divisive under Joe Biden acting as though somehow Republicans are denying people the right to vote, which is all about trying to manipulate the voters.  Joe Biden was at that again during his remarks in Selma.  First, he of course had to lie again about his involvement in the civil rights movement to pander to his audience.  [Tweet]

Biden Lies Again: 'I Was A Student Up North In the Civil Rights Movement'.  Old Joe Biden swung by Selma, Ala., on Sunday to commemorate the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the March 7, 1965, civil rights march in Selma that state troopers attacked with tear gas and clubs, leading to serious injuries to seventeen marchers.  As is his longstanding habit, Biden seized the opportunity to embroider on his life story in order to demonstrate that he was not only on the side of the good guys, but had been all along.  "I was a student up north in the civil rights movement," Biden informed his audience in Selma.  "I remember feeling how guilty I was I wudden here.  How could we all be up there?  And you goin' through what you were goin' through, lookin' at those — I can still picture..."  Here the available video mercifully ends, but Joe had made his point:  he has been a civil rights campaigner for longer than most of you folks have been alive, see?  There's just one catch:  he hasn't.  [Tweet]

What price Biden?  President Biden is something of a wrecking ball.  All his past life has been but a preparation for the damage he is doing.  It can't be much of an overstatement to observe that everything he "knows" is wrong.  If we ask What price Biden?, it is to seek a reckoning of the cost.  The cost in financial terms must be the least of it, but it is nevertheless unthinkably enormous.  Today's New York Post editorial places a number on the financial cost to New York City of Biden's erasure of our southern border:  ["]Nearly Five.  Million.  Dollars.  Per Day.["]

Biden Administration Approved 192 U.S. Trade Licenses Worth $23 Billion to Support Blacklisted Chinese Companies.  He's not called China Joe for nothing.  This is quite a considerable amount of U.S. tech products delivered to blacklisted Chinese companies.  It would be interesting to trace the multinational kickbacks to the Biden administration. [...] Beijing knows they can purchase U.S. political outcomes.

US approved 192 licenses for exports to blacklisted Chinese firms early 2022.  The Biden administration approved 192 licenses worth over $23 billion to ship U.S. goods and technology to Chinese companies on a U.S. trade blacklist in the first quarter of last year, according to a document released by a U.S. congressional committee on Friday [3/3/2023].  The 192 licenses granted were out of 242 license applications decided between January and March 2022, a chart showed, and 115 of those approved contained controlled technology.  Nineteen, or 8 percent of the total number of applications, were denied, and 31 were returned without action.

Just how unjust is our system of justice?  China is our most dangerous adversary, not Russia.  Biden is a controlled asset of the CCP.  That should be obvious to everyone by now.  The American president is doing China's bidding but he owes those Ukrainian oligarchs a great deal for all the millions they funneled to the Biden family.  We American citizens are toast unless the squishy Republicans develop a spine.

Biden Slammed over 'White Boy' Remark During Event Marking Black History Month: 'Most Racist President... Since LBJ'.  President Joe Biden faced a wave of backlash over what was deemed a "racist" comment of his implying that white men are unintelligent, after stating, "I may be a white boy, but I'm not stupid," at a reception honoring African Americans throughout the country's history.  During a White House reception marking Black History Month on Monday, President Biden stated that "black history matters" after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reportedly rejected a high school Advance Placement course for African American studies following his "Stop Woke Act," which aims to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the state's public schools.

Russian billionaires who dodged US sanctions shopped US land with Hunter Biden, dined with then-VP Joe.  Two Russian billionaires who have managed to dodge US sanctions over Moscow's year-old invasion of Ukraine went property shopping with Hunter Biden, dined with then-Vice President Joe Biden, and discussed "favors" they might swap, sources tell The [New York] Post.  New details of Joe and Hunter Biden's association with Yelena Baturina and Vladimir Yevtushenkov flesh out tantalizing clues from the first son's abandoned laptop.  The sources spoke with The Post this week after the duo was yet again spared a fresh batch of sanctions announced by the Treasury Department Friday.  "I think it's very fishy," said one source who had firsthand knowledge of the business relationship between Hunter Biden and Yevtushenkov — who is sanctioned by the UK and Australia but not by the US.

Old Joe Biden Has Never Told a Weirder Story Than This One.  Old Joe Biden has been in politics for over half a century, and before the onset of his dementia, he could be a fluid and occasionally effective public speaker, although he was never as charming or compelling as he clearly believed himself to be.  But as he has aged, the doddering corruptocrat who pretends to be president of the United States has lost whatever ability he ever had to move an audience.  Now, more often than not, he tries for an emotional effect and only manages to come off as weird, as with his bizarre habit of whispering points he wants to give particular emphasis.  But Old Joe has never been weirder than he was on Tuesday in Virginia Beach, where he was supposed to be reading off the teleprompter an address about affordable healthcare, but took the opportunity to embark on a bizarre ramble about a nurse he had when he suffered two brain aneurysms in 1988.

Biden's roller coaster of catastrophes.  In a remarkable interview last Friday, ABC News anchor David Muir pulled back the curtain to reveal a President Joe Biden who seemed disconnected with the political reality swirling around him and his White House.  Here was a commander in chief unable to remember whether he had spoken with the mayor of a small Ohio town experiencing one of the worst chemical accidents in recent memory, a catastrophic train derailment that had dominated the news for three weeks.  Muir simply asked the president if he had talked with the mayor of East Palestine.  Biden responded:  "I can't recall that I.  I don't think I've talked to the mayor.  I talked to everyone else there multiple times.  Talked to both the senators, both governors.  And I've talked to everyone there to talk to.  And we've made it clear that everything is available."  That was the best this president could summon for a group of his fellow Americans, frightened and worried they may lose everything they've dreamed of and worked for?

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Insane: Joe Biden Laughs Discussing Mother Whose Sons Died From Fentanyl.  Sometimes I write an article and the topic is so insane that I'm not even sure what to say.  In this case, I'm going to do my best, but understand that it's difficult to put words down when you watch something that is this bad.  Joe Biden appeared in Maryland on Wednesday evening to speak to the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference (whatever that is).  And while the typical political bluster about "assault weapons" and such was on full display, there was one moment that is destined to go viral, and not for a good reason.  While speaking, Biden decided to laugh at/about a mother whose sons died after taking fake Percocets laced with fentanyl.  Rebecca Kiessling had recently appeared before Congress to testify on the dangers of the deadly drug and the epidemic of deaths occurring because of it.  For her trouble, she got this display from the President of the United States.  [Video clip]

Why Did The IRS Let Biden Off The Hook For His Sketchy Tax Filings?  Republicans Should Investigate.  Apparently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) doesn't listen to my advice.  Last summer, as Congress prepared to ram through a spending spree that included funding for nearly 87,000 IRS employees, I noted that if Democrats were interested in tracking down wealthy tax cheats, they should instead demand that the tax agency audit the current occupant of the White House to study his own dodgy tax history.  Now come claims from the White House that the IRS examined President Biden's taxes yet raised no red flags.  That apparent development was enough to prompt an analyst at a liberal think tank to say Congress should investigate what he views as the IRS's abdication of its duties regarding Biden's returns.  But the question remains whether Republicans will get off their proverbial tails and actually do something about it.

Hunter Biden's Ukraine BioLab Partner Was Partners With Ghislaine Maxwell.  Hunter Biden was instrumental in funding and assisting a company responsible for Ukraine biolabs.  The Metabiota company, headed by a Ghislaine Maxwell partner named Alan Wolfe, was in charge of setting up biolabs in Ukraine.  The biolabs have sparked concern that dangerous materials could be used to fuel bioterrorism in Ukraine and around the world.  Hunter Biden's firm Rosemont Seneca invested a staggering $500,000 in Metabiota, a company that set up Ukrainian biolabs.  Hunter Biden acted as an unofficial lobbyist and fundraiser for Metabiota, reportedly finding millions of dollars for the company that engaged in pathogen experiments in the period when Hunter Biden's father Joe was the vice president and the globalist West built up a belligerent stance against Russia.  Hunter even linked Metabiota up with the company Burisma, which Hunter was on the board of, for work related to Ukraine biolabs.  Metabiota became a U.S.  Department of Defense contractor during the Obama-Biden administration.

Jim Jordan Wants to Know Why DOJ Hasn't Appointed a Special Counsel for Hunter Biden.  While U.S.  Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed special counsels to probe the handling of classified documents by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, he has not appointed one to handle investigations of Hunter Biden — and that has House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) curious.  So, to get some answers with his power as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, Jordan sent a letter to AG Garland on Tuesday looking to get his hands on some documents to better understand the situation and conduct oversight of Biden's Department of Justice.  "The Department's investigation of Hunter Biden, son of President Biden, raises the appearance of a conflict of interest that would necessitate special counsel protections and authorities," Chairman Jordan notes in his letter to Garland. "However, to date, you have declined to appoint a special counsel in this matter, despite appointing special counsels in other investigations."  As noted, there's a special counsel to investigate Joe Biden's sticky fingers when it came to classified documents from his time as vice president and a U.S. senator — so why not a special counsel to investigate his son?

Just Call it What it Is.  Biden's attacks on the Constitution have been unrelenting since he was propped up behind the Resolute Desk.  It started on Inauguration Day with a stack of seventeen executive orders crushing an economic revival, creating division by race and class, and destroying meritocracy by elevating identity over competency with a rogue's gallery of department heads anointed by skin color, transgenderism, sexual proclivity, and radical beliefs.  The hidden hands of the administration that rock the cradle see the Constitution as an out-of-touch recipe for a federal republic, with checks and balances easily bent or broken in the face of a stiff political wind.  A recent example is the pending agreement with the World Health Organization to relinquish America's pandemic sovereignty, a document having the force of a treaty but duplicitously constructed as a provisional agreement to circumvent the required approval of the Senate.

Joe Biden's brother Jim touted his connections.  Joe Biden's brother touted his family connections in a letter to the Qatari royal family asking for work, can reveal.  Jim Biden, the President's younger brother, wrote a groveling letter to a Qatari prince in charge of the Arab nation's $170 billion investment fund in August 2017, asking for a meeting.  In the letter, obtained by from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, Jim told a Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) director: 'My family could provide a wealth of introductions and business opportunities at the highest levels.'

Russian Sanctions Have Proved as Useless as COVID Vaccines.  In teasing an imminent re-election announcement from President Braindead, pretend medical doctor Jill Biden recently bragged that her husband had "brought us out of the chaos."  Brought us out of the chaos?  Both inflation and illegal immigration are out of control, Americans' financial security is in tatters, forced "vaccinations" did nothing to curb COVID, and we're closer to WWIII than ever before.  If this is Slow Joe's idea of "smooth sailing," then nuclear Armageddon is nothing but "a bit of a rough patch."  Just what do Jill and her Marxist mavens smoke that so twists their noggins into thinking that the nation is in better shape since they took control of D.C.  behind barbed-wire fences, sandbag barricades, and military troops?

Whistleblower Signals He Will Reveal Explosive Information On The Biden Crime Family.  The investigation into the Biden Crime Family's foreign business deals might be about to explode.  A former associate of Hunter Biden claims he has damning information on the Bidens' sordid foreign business deals.  The Washington Free Beacon revealed Monday [2/27/2023] that Gal Luft, the co-director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, says he provided details about Hunter Biden, his uncle, Jim Biden, and his father Joe Biden to the Trump Justice Department back in March 2019.  Luft was an adviser to CEFC China Energy, a business conglomerate with extremely close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.  CEFC Energy paid Hunter $6 million in 2017 alone to secure energy deals in the United States according to the Washington Free Beacon.  Once Joe Biden assumed power, there was every reason to keep details on his and his family's corruption hidden from the public.  According to Luft, the Regime had him arrested on bogus weapon trafficking charges last month in an effort to silence him.

Whistleblower threatening to "name names" in Biden Inc..  Gal Luft is a think tank executive who used to represent a Chinese energy corporation that basically served as a front for the Chinese Communist Party and reportedly paid Hunter Biden millions of dollars.  Luft is in a bit of trouble after being arrested in Cyprus earlier this month on charges that he illegally sold weapons to China and Lybia.  But he claims that he provided information about the Bidens' business dealings to the FBI in 2019 and now the Biden administration is trying to punish him.  So now his attorney is saying that Luft will start "naming names" soon.

Joe Biden Starts Shouting Out of No Where During Black History Month Reception.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Monday hosted a reception celebrating Black History Month in the East Room.  Biden said white people are stupid.  "I may be a white boy, but I'm not stupid," Biden said to cheers.  "I know where the power is.  You think I'm joking!"  Joe Biden also began shouting out of nowhere.  "We just have to remember who we are!  We are the United States of America!" Biden shouted.  Why is he shouting like this?  [Video clip]

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This is the kind of behavior one would expect to see in a psychiatric hospital, not in the White House.

Whistleblower Says He Gave DOJ Information on Biden Family Foreign Business Deals.  An Israeli think tank executive who served alongside Hunter Biden as an adviser to a Chinese energy conglomerate widely suspected of serving as a front for the Chinese Communist Party now says he provided the FBI with [...] information about the Biden family's foreign business dealings.  Gal Luft, the co-director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, says he provided information about Hunter Biden, his father, and his uncle, Jim Biden, to the Justice Department in March 2019.  Luft served as an adviser to CEFC China Energy, a conglomerate that "aligned itself so closely with the Chinese government that it was often hard to distinguish between the two," according to CNN.  The group, which donated at least $350,000 to Luft's think tank, paid Hunter Biden at least $6 million in 2017 to procure energy investment deals in the United States.

Biden will be playing defense on student loans this week at the Supreme Court.  President Joe Biden's $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan will finally get its day at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.  But some experts predict that by the time arguments end, the administration may wish it had been somewhere else.  Biden's proposal, which would forgive up to $20,000 for some borrowers, is almost certain to be in for a rough ride before a court with a 6-3 conservative majority and an increasingly skeptical view of agencies acting without clear approval from Congress.  "The case against him on the merits is very strong," said Ilya Somin, a law professor at George Mason University.

Aussie Reporter Loses It on Air Covering Biden's Mental Health.  An Australian news anchor struggled to keep a straight face while covering the results of Joe Biden's recent physical, which gave him a clean bill of health.  "President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief," White House Physician Kevin O'Connor claimed.  Well, Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi found O'Connor's assessment so absurd she couldn't contain her laughter as she contrasted O'Connor's finding with clips of Biden's verbal stumbles, gaffes, and other embarrassing hits.  [Video clip]

Biden Hosts Black-only Staff Event for Black History Month.  President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a special event for black federal employees in observance of Black History Month, according to a tweet by the White House posted on Sunday.  [Tweet]  It is unclear why members of other racial groups were not invited to an event observing Black History Month, a national event, or why they were not given the same chance for face time with the president and vice president.

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Fake news alert!  I don't think it is at all "unclear why members of other racial groups were not invited."  In fact, it's obvious.  Blacks are the most rabid segregationists in America today, and Joe Biden (or whoever makes his decisions) is pandering to them.

Joe and Jill Went Up the Hill.  Much has already been said about the devastating policies and tenure of Joe Biden.  Simply put, he is unarguably the worst president the U.S.  has ever suffered, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama notwithstanding.  Here I will focus on the other half of the Biden tandem, a woman of scholarly pretensions without foundation, the ineffable Dr. Jill.  The adulation Jill Biden has received for so flimsy a dubious accomplishment as a paper doctorate in a derelict field like Education Studies is utterly misplaced, whether it is the mentally impregnable Whoopi Goldberg thinking that Jill Biden was a medical doctor and should be considered for Surgeon General or a sports announcer for an NFL game, as Megyn Kelly notes, ingratiatingly remarking that "Dr. Jill Biden" was in attendance.

What if Joe Biden Doesn't Run in 2024?  It somewhat slipped under the radar, but a few days ago (February 22nd), Politico tossed out a puff piece by no fewer than six writers musing on what would happen should Joe Biden not run for re-election in 2024.  The article simultaneously makes a few points and misses even more.  Before getting into the story's heart, some richly deserved roasting of its delivery.  There's media bias, and then there's this story, making one wonder exactly who the authors are covering, as it can't possibly be the Biden we all know and ... uh, know. [...] While all indications are Biden will be propped up long enough to run for re-election — I mean, how else will Jill Biden be fawned over for wearing dresses patterned after online pre-teen roleplaying games? — the article does lay out how, should Biden choose not to run (no mention made of the real possibility he will be unable to), others are quietly drawing up campaign maps.

To Learn Who Rules Over You.  I was reminded of the flap over Jill Biden's doctorate while watching NFL football some weeks ago as a commentator pointed out that "Dr. Jill Biden" — not Mrs. Biden, note, or even the First Lady — was in attendance.  It must be at her own insistence that she is given the public designation, and anyone who fails to applaud risks angry censure by the bien pensants.  The subject of "Dr. Jill" originally erupted even before her husband took office, when an opinion piece by the essayist Joseph Epstein called on her in December, 2020 to "drop the doc."  Epstein's "Is There a Doctor in the White House?  Not if you Need an M.D," appearing in the Wall Street Journal, was not particularly critical of Jill Biden personally; he merely pointed out that it seemed "fraudulent," perhaps even "a touch comic," to call oneself "Dr." when one's doctorate was not in any medical field (Biden's is in Education) and at a time when the PhD "has been diminished by the erosion of seriousness and the relaxation of standards in university education generally." As it happens, there are few living writers more erudite than Epstein, a man who could run intellectual circles around Dr. Biden with one foot tied behind his back.

The World Bank becomes Joe Biden's global greenie slush fund.  The greenie policies that forced Sri Lanka into bankruptcy and toppled its government last year has a lot of fans at the World Bank, who'd like to see that "model" replicated worldwide.  They've since staged a palace coup, effectively ousting the Bank's first-rate president, David Malpass, who will exit his term a year early in June, in favor of a "great reset" wokester fanatic, Ajay Banga, who once ran MasterCard, Inc.  and intends to make the multilateral bank, which traditionally funds infrastructure projects, into a greenie conversion outfit, forcing the third world to scrap the whole economic growth idea, and just "go green" instead.  That can be their 'progress' instead building their nations' wealth.  Naturally, this smells like the "Inflation Reduction Act" which was of course, a disguised pork program for greenie new deal boondoggles.  And sure enough, Biden's men were behind this ouster hoping to replicate the strategy.

Biden Can't Remember If He's Talked to East Palestine Mayor Amid Toxic Train Derailment.  President Joe Biden's mental health is declining; that's no secret.  However, it is alarming when he can't make it through an interview without stumbling over his words or being unable to recall whether he's already talked to someone.  During an interview with ABC on the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Biden said that he has "talked to everyone that there is to talk to" but can't remember who he has spoken to.  Host David Muir asked Biden if he plans to travel to Ohio and has talked to the mayor.  "I can't recall whether I've — I don't think I've talked to the mayor.  I've talked to everyone else there multiple times.  I've talked to both the senators, both governors, I've talked to everyone there is to talk to, and we've made it clear that everything is available," Biden said in response.

Biden Makes Bizarre Comment About East Palestine, Says Things He Shouldn't in Interview.  Sometimes, I listen to Joe Biden, and all I can think is: he is one weird dude.  He was asked on Friday if he would be visiting the site of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and his response was bizarre.  He said he did a "whole video," and he couldn't remember that it was a "Zoom" video.  [Tweet]  "Zoom.  All I can hear every time I think of Zoom is that song of my generation, 'Who's Zoomin' Who?'" Biden babbled.  Yikes.  At this point, he's just not a serious person; he seems completely out of it.

Workarounds to working.  [Scroll down] Living off of family money, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, government grants, friends, subsidized homelessness, becoming a perpetual student, and/or working off the books all come together to allow an unprecedented number of people to fail to contribute to the continuing success and financing of our country.  There is a monthly government statistic called U-6 and another metric called Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate.  These two stats, added to the official Unemployment rate, reveal another estimated 12 million unemployed or underemployed individuals over and above the official stats.  Another important metric is people who could work but choose not to do so.  Yes, the government keeps that number as well.  When you combine all these numbers, you approach 100 million people who don't work for a variety of reasons.  That number has risen by about 35 million in the last ten years.

Amtrak Joe Couldn't Be Bothered To Visit A Train Wreck.  Afreight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, three weeks ago.  Residents were ordered to evacuate and the cargo of toxic chemicals from five tanker cars was eventually released and set on fire.  So far, Joe Biden hasn't visited the scene, as is tradition for presidents when large-scale disasters strike.  Instead, Biden officials have blamed Donald Trump, who hasn't been president in more than two years, for the wreck.  But even some media outlets are admitting it wasn't his fault.  Official word from the White House accuses "congressional Republicans and former Trump administration officials" for selling out "to rail industry lobbyists when they dismantled the Obama-Biden rail safety protections as well as EPA powers to rapidly contain spills."  The administration believes Trump, who beat Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (who is utterly useless) to the site, and GOP lawmakers, owe "East Palestine an apology."

Hunter Biden's latest rebrand is just smoke and errors.  Hunter has long been a reclamation project for the media and the Biden team.  Despite ample evidence that he and his family may have engaged in one of the largest influence-peddling operations in history, the media have struggled to find a redeeming image for someone who's committed his life to a toxic mix of nepotism, narcissism and narcotics.  First there was "Hunter: the wrongly accused international businessman."  This blanket denial of wrongdoing was maintained by his father and dutifully repeated by the media.  Hunter Biden did "nothing wrong," and reporters pressing questions of corruption were immediately attacked.  Then came "Hunter Biden: victim of Russian disinformation."  Before the 2020 election, the media repeated the false claim that the Hunter laptop was likely "Russian disinformation."  Despite the denial of American intelligence and self-verifying emails on the laptop, the media accepted without question the dubious claims of former intelligence figures pushed by longtime Democratic operatives.  Then it was "Hunter Biden: heroic recovering addict."

House committee asks former Serbian official for interview, documents on Hunter Biden.  The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, which is investigating the Biden family's business dealings, has asked a former Serbian official for an interview and documents related to Hunter Biden.  The Republican-led committee sent a five-page letter Tuesday to Vuk Jeremić, who served as Serbia's foreign minister and president of the U.N. General Assembly from 2012 to 2013.  "The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden's connections to certain international and domestic business transactions and practices, including his family and associates who peddled influence to generate millions of dollars for the Biden family," chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., wrote in the letter.

Republicans demand interview with Serbian UN official over his 'business relationship' with Hunter Biden.  Republicans investigating the Biden family's alleged influence peddling have demanded an interview with a former Serbian politician with ties to Hunter and the Chinese Communist Party.  Vuk Jeremic, the ex-President of the United Nations General Assembly, allegedly introduced the President's son to an energy firms with links to the Chinese communist party in 2015.  At the time, Hunter Biden was being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to act as 'consultant' to help 'open doors' by introducing businessmen with links to Beijing to political leaders around the world, Republican Congressman James Comer claims.

The Toxic Racialist Obsessions of Joe Biden.  Joe Biden ran on "unity," which is critical in a multiracial America.  He vowed to heal the divisions supposedly sown by Donald Trump.  Instead, he is proving to be the most polarizing president in modern memory.  Often his racialist rhetoric and condescension have proven demeaning to both blacks and whites.  In a volatile multiracial democracy that demands tolerance and restraint, a highly unpopular Biden, for cheap political advantage, continually proves incendiary and reckless.

The collapse of civilization on the altar of equity and diversity.  Talent and merit has nothing to do with race, but the left does not accept that fact.  It is the left that is truly racist; Joe Biden has long been one of the worst racists in Congress.  Watch his attempted humiliation of Clarence Thomas at his confirmation hearing to see just how racist Biden is.  Thomas is a towering intellect with an IQ twice that of poor old Joe's.  But like most people who are both stupid and arrogant, they never recognize brilliance in others.  They only know they resent such people but they don't know why.

Will Biden's Ukraine Trip Inspire Even More Of His Lies?  The current occupant of the Oval Office is a career, serial fabulist.  He lies not to connect to his audience, as his media apologists have tried to argue, but to serve his narcissism and to gain political advantage.  Biden is pathological.  It's reasonable to believe he has a "mental disease," and is a "psychopathic personality of some type."  Biden's long history of lies has gone largely uncovered by a media that quickly became fixated on Rep. George Santos and his prevarications.  But that's to be expected.  With little exception, today's media has no interest in the truth.  Its primary objective is to help the Democratic Party establish permanent and unchallengeable political power.

CNN Reporter Alex Marquardt Says No Air Sirens Or Explosions Went Off In Kyiv Until Biden Showed Up.  CNN senior national security correspondent Alex Marquardt said Monday that no explosions or air sirens were heard in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, until President Joe Biden made a surprise visit.  Biden made an unannounced visit to Kyiv for about five hours on Monday and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion.  The White House had previously denied that the president made any plans to visit Ukraine ahead of his scheduled trip to Warsaw, Poland.  "I've been here for the past five days," Marquardt said.  "I have not heard any explosions, I have not heard any air sirens until about a half an hour ago, right when President Biden was in the center of Kyiv."

Make it Go Away.  This partial list of challenges to the President's transparency reveals his attempts to explain not just mistakes but displays terrible judgment:
  •   Balloongate — In a single 10-day period, the American people witnessed an unchallenged, week-long aerial invasion of the United States.  Biden's administration explained it in multiple, sometimes contradictory ways, with the commander in chief blaming the advice he received from the Joint Chiefs.  And when the next three airborne intruders were discovered, they were rapidly shot down.
  •   Ukraine — I must have missed the President explaining the specific objectives we seek.  To most Americans who support backing Ukraine, it appears like the President is playing a game of chicken.  We seem to give the Ukrainians enough support to defend themselves at a horrific cost of lives.  But we won't give them the decisive weapons they need to push Russia out. [...]
  •   Hunter Biden — Here's a story that students of journalism will be studying for the next hundred years.  The administration closed ranks and stated unequivocally that the laptop was Russian disinformation.  Before the election, Biden's campaign got 50 current and former intelligence chiefs to claim the same.  The facts are, as the NY Times confirmed only last year, that the laptop is genuine.  Yet the FBI declined to open an investigation that may involve evidence of multiple federal crimes, perhaps even the President's involvement.
  •   Classified Documents Fiasco — Used to pillory Trump, an actual former President with rights to possess classified records and to declassify them at his purview (while in office) as juxtaposed by senator and then Vice President Biden, who has no rights to possess any classified documents much less an ability to retain any by law.  A world of difference, folks.  However, we must overlay one other terrifying proposition.  If Hunter is in the pocket of China as it looks to all the world, how can anyone know if the 'Big Man' is not involved?  The scope of the Hunter problem could take on an entirely different dimension.
  •   The Border — No one can deny that the border was closed before Biden took office.  By presidential directive, he thrust open the border for more than five million illegals so far to stake their claim to a New America.  The question never asked of the President is why? [...]
  •   Energy — You heard the President say that oil will only be around for another ten years. [...] Biden's entire strategy is built on quicksand.  Knowing that 'Green Energy" is more expensive and less reliable than the status quo, he plans to subsidize all 'Green Energy' and undermine fossil fuels and Americans through higher taxes. [...]
  •   Inflation — Let no one believe otherwise.  Inflation is a weapon used against the middle class, and inflation did not sneak up on us.  Biden knew — he was warned that adding $3 trillion in debt was massively inflationary, and he did it anyway to fulfill his promises to his climate masters. [...]
  •   COVID, before, during, and afterward — COVID was well on its way to being under control when Biden took office.  The economy was already opening up, especially in Red states, but Biden had little desire to understand how COVID came to be.  That was important to understand, assign responsibility, learn, and not be as vulnerable the next time.  I see little focus on finding and fixing these failings in his administration.  Why?

Biden decides to give the WHO authority over U.S. sovereignty.  The World Health Organization, a subsidiary of the United Nations run by a team of bureaucrats in Geneva, soon could have the power to dictate lockdowns, vaccination mandates, social distancing and much more in the United States.  Even surveillance of citizens.  A new report from the Epoch Times explains Joe Biden is getting ready to sign the U.S. up to a "legally binding" deal that would give international politicians authority to make decisions for America during a pandemic.  And he's maneuvering so it won't require approval by the U.S Senate.

Biden Makes 'Surprise' Visit to Ukraine, Immediately Sets Off Multiple Controversies.  Americans woke up on Monday morning to the news of a surprise visit to Ukraine, by the President of the United States.  Press outlets swooned as Joe Biden was seen walking around the streets of Kyiv with Volodymyr Zelensky, the latter donning his signature olive drab.  There were even air raid sirens blaring in the background to really make the scene pop.  [Tweet]  I'm sort of in the middle on Ukraine aid, believing that some investment in diminishing Russia's military by proxy is a net positive (but I want less overall and a lot more accountability).  What I'm affirmatively against, though, is being gaslit, and this entire visit is pure gaslighting.  There is no Secret Service protocol that allows the president to be left strolling out in the open during an actual air raid.  Those sirens were clearly turned on with no actual threat in the area in order to make Biden look tough and courageous.

Biden lands in Kyiv and gives Zelensky $500 million more in new weapons.  President Joe Biden arrived in Kyiv on Monday morning on a surprise days before the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and declared that Vladimir Putin had failed in his 'war of conquest.'  His visit was shrouded in secrecy.  He arrived after the hours-long train journey from Poland with a stripped down press pool of just one reporter and a photographer.  Air raid sirens blared across the besieged Ukrainian capital although there were no reports of Russian missile or air strikes.

The Editor says...
The air raid sirens were part of the show:  a cheap manipulation of the news media, and an attempt to make Biden's mission bold and dangerous.

Former WH doctor for Trump, Obama blasts 'alarming' Biden health report: 'The cover-up needs to end'.  Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician, is calling for an end to the "cover-up" of President Biden's health after the president's physical earlier this week claimed that he is healthy and fit to serve as commander in chief.  "The majority of Americans can see that Biden's mental health is in total decline, yet there is no transparency from the White House on what's going on, if anything, to address this issue and his inability to do his job," Jackson told Fox News Digital.  "Yesterday's written physical exam report released by Biden's physician, Kevin O'Connor, further confirms that this administration is still adamant about concealing the truth."

Hunter Biden's Art Dealer Stonewalls GOP Probe into Art Sales to Anonymous Buyers.  Hunter Biden's art dealer, Georges Bergès, refused on Thursday to provide the House Oversight Committee requested disclosures into his art sales to anonymous buyers.  Hunter, an attorney and former lobbyist who is under investigation for tax fraud, has reportedly sold about 12 paintings to anonymous buyers during his father's term as President of the United States.  The price tags of artwork are reported to be $500,000 each.

The Editor says...
"Anonymous buyers" is a poor choice of words.  Hunter Biden knows who they are, and unless the buyers paid cash, Hunter Biden's bank knows who they are, too.  If you or I tried to launder money in this manner, the IRS would be well aware of it.

America Is Becoming a Corrupt Country.  Politico journalist Ben Schreckinger's new book, The Bidens: Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power, is a pretty good introduction to the world of grifting at the heart of the Biden family's economic well-being.  No serious person believes that Hunter Biden got money from Russia, China, Ukraine, and other foreign countries because he was good at business.  Hunter Biden got a lot of money (including a 3-carat diamond from a Chinese billionaire) because he seemed a good bet to influence his father, then-Vice President and now-President Joe Biden.

Democrats Have No Good Option for 2024.  [D]espite the impending made-for-TV tumult in the GOP primary, the fact remains that the party has a number of possible or likely candidates who are either well-qualified or broadly popular with a substantial slice of the national electorate.  The same is simply not true for the Democratic Party.  And as the octogenarian President Joe Biden shows all signs of imminently launching his reelection campaign, even the mainstream press is starting to fret.  The New York Times, the closest thing to Democratic Party Pravda, has over the past year run a series of urgent articles sounding the alarm on Biden's unprecedented presidential age and declining cognitive abilities.

Hunter laptop deniers try to rewrite history as House Republicans investigate.  Now that everyone acknowledges that Hunter Biden's laptop is authentic, just as it was when first reported by the New York Post in October 2020, some pretty aggressive rewriting of history is going on.  Republicans now control the House of Representatives and have made it plain that they'll examine the saga of the laptop, the contents of which connect Hunter's father, now-President Biden, to his family's lucrative business of selling access to him.  Because of this new congressional scrutiny, some who conspired to falsely cast the laptop story as "Russian disinformation" are scrambling to alter the record.  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was one of the biggest names — and the first listed — in an open letter issued on Oct. 19, 2020, that was intended to protect then-candidate Joe Biden from political damage in the wake of the laptop bombshell just over two weeks before the last presidential election.  First reported by Politico, the letter expressed the view of 51 identified "former senior intelligence officials" (and nine anonymous others they said could not be named publicly) that the laptop had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."

Biden installed: What could possibly go wrong?  Despite the convictions of Democrats and Trump haters, evidence that the 2020 election was rigged seems to have met the "beyond a reasonable doubt" burden.  Beyond Molly Ball's Time Magazine bragging confession, there are the ballot box-stuffing mules, and the accounts of numerous cyber experts that demonstrated how some voting machines could be (and seemingly were) programmed to cheat.  Biden was not legitimately elected, he was fraudulently installed.  So terrified of Donald Trump are the denizens of the swamp that they were willing to sell out the country, the Constitution, and the American people, and put into the oval office a man so corrupt and so compromised, that the nation might never recover from this catastrophic theft of an American presidential election.  Biden has effectively ruined America in two short years.  We are no longer energy independent but are being starved of domestic energy.  Businesses, especially restaurants, that survived the ridiculous Covid lockdowns now face unaffordable gas bills.  Gas prices are twice what they were under Trump — and now these fools want to ban gas stoves!  Punishingly absurd.

Biden tells press 'give me a break,' stomps off when pressed on family's China business.  President Biden stormed out of a press availability Thursday afternoon when asked if his ability to deal with China was "compromised" by his family's business interests — complaining journalists were not being "polite" and telling them to "give me a break" before walking away.  Republicans say Biden can't properly confront China on issues ranging from fentanyl and COVID-19 origins to a surveillance balloon that traversed US airspace this month because of his family's financial links to Chinese state entities.  "Is your ability to deal with China compromised by your family's business relationships in China, President Biden?" a reporter for The [New York] Post asked following a seven-minute address on the Chinese balloon and the subsequent shoot-down of three yet-to-be-identified objects.  At least four other reporters shouted questions at the president, who had not faced the press for nearly six days, but Biden chose to answer only The Post's query.

Biden is a 'healthy' and 'vigorous' 80-year-old who can 'successfully execute' his duties, his doctor says.  President Joe Biden is a 'healthy' and 'vigorous' 80-year-old who is fit for office, his doctor said after his annual physical on Thursday [2/16/2023] at Walter Reed.  White House physician Colonel Kevin O'Connor provided an update on his health amid concerns over his age as he prepares to announce a 2024 run for president.  The results were largely unchanged from last time, aside from a lesion on his chest that has been sent for cancer screening, and there was no cognitive test despite calls from Republicans.

Democrats privately know Joe Biden is too old to run again, but they can't say it out loud.  There are two new stories out about Joe Biden's age today and both of them make clear that Democrats are privately very nervous about lining up behind an 80-year-old man who would be 86 by the time he finished a second term.  CNN reports discussion of Biden's age is "omnipresent." [...] The rest of the CNN story does its best to make the argument that worries about Biden's age are mostly coming from outside the camp.  According to CNN, the people who spend time with him are consistently impressed: [...] The other story out today about Biden's age paints a different picture.  Writing for Politico, Jonathan Martin said he spoke to lots of high-level Democrats who remain worried about Biden's age but who are afraid to speak up because the leading alternative, Kamala Harris, is not considered an option.

New Democrat Talking Point in Response to the Joe Biden 'Age Question' Defies Belief.  As President Joe Biden nears the time when he is expected to make a formal announcement about running for reelection (rumor has it that he'll do it sometime in March or April), fresh excuses are pouring in from his Democratic supporters as to why his age shouldn't be an issue despite all the available evidence showing it very much is an issue.  The latest example comes courtesy of CNN, which did a surprisingly thorough piece on the "age questions" that Biden has been hit with since even before he declared his presidential candidacy in 2019.  According to the report, among the strategies the Biden team is set to employ after Biden makes it official are similar to some of the ones used in 2020, which is to use young 20- and 30-something Democrats to vouch for Biden's supposed vitality and fitness to lead while promising that he is ushering in a "new generation of leaders" or whatever: [...]

The CBO Exposes Biden's $5.45 Trillion Lie.  While spending the country into ruin, President Joe Biden likes to portray himself as a fiscal conservative who has cut the deficit in half in the past two years.  But a new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows just how big a lie this is — a 5 1/2 trillion dollar lie, to be exact.  During his State of the Union speech last week, Biden not only claimed that "my administration has cut the deficit by more than $1.7 trillion — the largest deficit reduction in American history," he also claimed that he's a miser compared to Donald Trump.  "Under the previous administration, the American deficit went up four years in a row. ... Nearly 25% of the entire national debt that took over 200 years to accumulate was added by just one administration alone — the last one," he said.

The Editor says...
This is another indication that Barack H. Obama is conducting his third term in office, with Joe Biden serving as Obama's puppet.  When Obama was president, he routinely blamed every unfortunate circumstance on George W. Bush for years after Bush was out of the loop.  Now Biden/Obama is doing the same thing, blaming Donald Trump.

Why is Biden so Oddly Silent about the Ohio Train Diaster?  The environmental disaster taking place in Ohio from a Norfolk Southern derailed train should outrage both sides of the political aisle.  After the smoke clears, investigations will take place and most likely will show that there is plenty of blame to be shared, including all levels of government and both political parties.  But at the moment, the complete lack of any significant response by the Biden administration is appalling and begs the question why an administration that is hostile to the free market and supports extreme measures to fight climate change is missing in action?  Could it be that some of the largest shareholders of the responsible railroad, Norfolk Southern Corporation, are tied to PACs and affiliates that helped fund the 2020 election of the Biden administration?  If true, then isn't it reasonable to conclude that by such donations, these shareholders, through their PACs and affiliates, support the Biden administration?

Biden, 80, to Get Physical Ahead of Possible 2024 Reelection Fight.  Joe Biden will complete a full physical exam Thursday as the oldest-ever U.S. president readies for a possible 2024 reelection fight.  No official announcement has yet been made as to whether he will run again.  AFP reports the White House has promised to make the results public via the president's doctor just as it did during a previous medical checkup in 2021.

The Editor says...
Here's my prediction:  The doctor will either whitewash Biden's frail and senile condition, or will disqualify him at the request of the party bosses.

Biden Planning a Second Presidential Basement Campaign.  The kindest advice I gave the Democrats was that they should have taken a loss in 2022.  Hand the House and the Senate to Republicans and clear the deck for a new generation of leadership.  Biden would have been forced to follow Pelosi into retirement after a long grueling struggle with congressional Republicans.  Democrats would have had a good shot at winning in 2024 with a younger candidate who wasn't at the wheel during these miserable years.  Instead, Biden was locked in for a second term.  Most of the critics fell silent and endorsed his reelection campaign.  The potential competitors, primarily Newsom, have gotten out of the way.  They've won the battle and lost the war.  And having caught the car, they have no idea what to do now.

Oversight Committee Chair: Treasury Must Provide Bank Records Related to James Biden's Saudi Deal.  House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) told Breitbart News that the U.S. Treasury must provide bank records related to court documents that show James Biden's secretly negotiated a $140 million settlement deal in 2012 between a U.S. company and the Saudi Arabian government due to his relationship with then-Vice President Joe Biden.  "Evidence continues to mount that the Biden family used Joe Biden's name to secure deals around the world to enrich themselves," Comer said Wednesday in relation to the court documents.  "The Treasury Department must provide the suspicious activity reports generated for the Biden family and their associates to inform our investigation about the Biden family's business schemes and Joe Biden's involvement," he said.  "If Joe Biden is compromised by his family's deals, this is a national security threat."

Hunter Biden's link to disgraced ex-FBI official Charles McGonigal.  The FBI's reputation problems have accelerated with the arrest on corruption charges of Charles McGonigal, the former chief of counterintelligence for the FBI's New York field office, one of the most powerful spy-hunters in the country — who also happened to be connected to Hunter Biden.  In twin indictments last month, McGonigal was charged with taking secret cash payments from a former Albanian intelligence officer, holding secret meetings with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and attempting to remove top Kremlin oligarch Oleg Deripaska from a US sanctions list.  The Albanians cited by prosecutors tie this scandal to Hunter Biden and the Chinese energy company CEFC that paid him and uncle Jim millions of dollars in a deal which Joe Biden was slated to join after his vice presidency ended.

'Of course, the name didn't hurt' when Jim Biden was hired to negotiate $140M deal with Saudis.  Jim Biden, the younger brother of Joe, was hired to negotiate a secret deal with the Saudi government on behalf of a U.S. construction company because of his family connection with the then-vice president.  That's not a rumor, that's documented in bombshell affidavits.  The more that comes out about Biden, Inc., the more corrupt the Biden family business dealings look.  Jim Biden trades on the family name as Hunter Biden does.  Jim Biden was selected to negotiate a $140 million settlement in a secret deal between Hill International and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2012.  Joe Biden was vice-president and Jim was chosen because Saudi Arabia "would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal."  That tidbit is found in an affidavit.

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Affidavit Reveals Joe Biden's Brother Was Hired to Negotiate Secret Saudi Deal Because of the Then-Vice President.  Just how deep do the corrupt dealings of the Biden family go?  That's a question once again being asked after a new report from The Daily Mail that is being labeled as a "bombshell."  According to an affidavit, which stems from a dispute between three legal firms and a US construction company, Joe Biden's brother, Jim Biden, was selected to negotiate a secret deal with the Saudi government because of his relationship with the then-vice president.  At the time, Joe Biden was leading delegations to the Middle Eastern nation, and the belief was that the Saudis "would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal."  Further, per Thomas Sullivan, the former US Treasury official who provided the affidavit, Jim Biden's wife said that the two brothers "told each other everything," again discrediting the notion that Joe Biden was completely aloof about the business dealings of his family members.

Since everyone had classified docs, prosecutors are going after Trump for obstruction.  The Biden Justice Department has a dilemma.  Up until January 9, 2023, when CBS News reported that President Joe Biden had a classified documents scandal of his own, you could have bet the ranch that DOJ was poised to indict former President Donald Trump for illegally retaining national-security intelligence at his Mar-a-Lago estate.  Prosecutors were getting their ducks in a row, taking the kind of steps that are only taken when the government is very serious about filing charges: appointing a special counsel, forcing former executive officials to testify before the grand jury despite potential privilege claims, aggressively litigating in the district and appellate courts to prevent Trump's legal team from inhibiting their probe.  The discovery that Biden was also hoarding classified documents complicated matters immensely — not least for Biden himself, who had ripped Trump for his irresponsibility before checking his own glass house.  Or, I should say, glass houses ... and an office ... and who knows where else.

Hunter Biden's Strategy To Defy Congress Invites His Criminal Prosecution.  Hunter Biden could use better lawyers.  Or at least a better legal strategy. [...] It's hard to make sense of Hunter Biden's senseless new strategy to tell congress to stuff it.  But it is part of a paradigm of brazen intimidation designed to delay, deflect, and shift blame.  Shrinks will tell you that it's a classic manipulative method employed by narcissistic people caught committing acts of wrongdoing.  They are allergic to assuming responsibility, so they lie and gaslight to avoid accountability.  Recently, Hunter's newly constituted team of high-priced attorneys threatened his critics in the media with defamation.  That idea deflated faster than an exploding Chinese balloon.  It was a frivolous tactic that no one took seriously.  After all, Hunter managed to sully his own reputation.  Big time.  He recorded images of himself smoking crack, snorting lines of coke, posing naked, performing sex acts with prostitutes, and cooking up all manner of greedy schemes to profit off his dad.  It's all there on his laptop, which eventually went viral.  Suffice it to say that Hunter has no good name to damage.  It cannot be tarnished or soiled further.  Under the law, he is slander-proof.  Moreover, truth is a complete defense to defamation.

Joe Biden Falsely Claims Food Prices Are 'Continuing to Come Down'.  President Joe Biden falsely claimed food prices are coming down after Tuesday's inflation report revealed prices at the grocery store actually increased in January.  Delivering a Tuesday afternoon keynote address at the National Association of Counties, Biden falsely claimed inflation, including food prices, is coming down. [...] Over the past 12 months, grocery prices have gone up 10.1 percent, the numbers reflecting the month of January show.

Secret China Donations to University of Delaware Soared After the Opening of the Biden Institute.  A second university has been found to have received more than $6.7 million in anonymous donations from China, including direct funding from the Chinese government, after Joe Biden set up a program there in his name, according to a Government Accountability Institute analysis.  The revelation comes following reporting that anonymous China-linked funds flowing to the University of Pennsylvania almost tripled after the inauguration of the Penn-Biden Center, which illegally housed classified documents.

Karine Jean-Pierre Fails Miserably to Explain Biden's Absence Amid Multiple Shoot-Downs.  Following multiple shoot-downs of unidentified flying objects over the last week, reporters were itching to gather more information during Tuesday's White House press briefing.  That vigor for transparency was quickly quelled by the world's worst press secretary, though.  Karine Jean-Pierre took to the podium to once again provide absolutely nothing of value for the six-figure salary she collects from taxpayers.  When pressed on why Joe Biden has still not addressed the nation about even the initial Chinese spy balloon that was downed, this was the result.  [Tweet]  The question wasn't whether he is receiving briefings.  I would hope that Biden is receiving briefings.  That would be the bare minimum given he's ostensibly the President of the United States.  That still doesn't explain why Biden can't manage to give a few brief remarks on the situation.

Biden's Classified Documents Scandal Keeps Getting Bigger.  Newly disclosed emails from the National Archives indicate that Joe Biden's classified documents scandal is even bigger than we initially thought.  The emails reference Joe Biden's attorneys handing over documents in Boston, "confirming a little-known detail in the chronology of Biden's classified documents scandal," according to the New York Post.  On November 7, 2022, National Archives general counsel Gary Stern wrote to Biden attorneys Patrick Moore and Bob Bauer, "Please ensure that the boxes in your office in Boston remain secure in a locked space and are not accessed by anyone."  This was sent five days after Biden's attorneys found classified documents in Joe's office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.

Intel Officials' Fresh Laptop Baloney.  Two and a half years after more than 50 intelligence community pooh-bahs emerged to slime the New York Post's pre-election report on Hunter Biden's laptop, the fact-checkers have arrived on the scene.  With Biden safely ensconced in the White House — and with the facts about the laptop plainly obvious — the Washington Post has swooped in to tsk-tsk Politico for over-dramatizing its October 2020 headline:  "Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say."  Now that we all know the laptop is authentic, the Post wants us to distinguish between "disinformation" and "information" campaigns — foreign efforts to interfere with our elections through the dissemination of accurate information.

Outrage as James Clapper, other Hunter Biden laptop skeptics suddenly speak out against media: 'What a fraud'.  It's now an infamous headline among conservatives and a sore spot for Politico.  But at the time, the Oct. 19, 2020, story by Natasha Bertrand had its intended bombshell effect with this headline: "Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say."  Now former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Politico "deliberately distorted" the letter he and more than 50 others — many of them open Joe Biden supporters — signed.  Critics are wondering why the players in the story are speaking out more than two years later — just as House Republicans are investigating the matter — and why they didn't cry foul at their own words being twisted at the time.  "If James Clapper knew Politico and Natasha Bertrand were lying about what their letter said, why didn't he say so then?" journalist Glenn Greenwald asked on Monday.  "Reality: the CIA/IC people lying wanted the media to spread this.  Only now that someone has to take the hit is Clapper saying Politico lied."

James Clapper now claims he didn't call Hunter Biden laptop 'Russian disinfo'.  A key signer of the open letter that wrongly suggested The Post's bombshell reporting on Hunter Biden's emails was part of a "Russian information operation" has accused Politico of distorting "what we said" — more than two years after the fact.  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tried Monday to tamp down the growing controversy over the letter that he and 50 other ex-spooks signed after The Post first revealed the existence of the first son's infamous laptop in October 2020.  Their public statement, now the subject of investigations by the Republican-led House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, was first reported by Politico and later seized on by then-candidate Joe Biden.

National Archives Looked Into Even More Biden Locations, Grabbed More Docs (But We Weren't Told).  According to emails revealed under a FOIA request, the National Archives looked into even more locations than we have been told for Biden documents.  The email communication exchange starting Nov. 7, 2022 (the day before the election) — between National Archives lawyer Gary Stern and Biden attorneys Bob Bauer and Patrick Moore — reveal that they were looking to recover documents.  The email says they would like to "come back" to the DC Penn-Biden Center office to assess the remaining boxes.  This was five days after Patrick Moore reportedly found classified documents in Joe Biden's Penn Biden office.  Look at how nice and sweet they are — compared to the treatment we saw with President Donald Trump.

Bombshells, Landmines, and Nemesis.  Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mocks the Hunter Biden laptop scandal of a "half-fake" laptop.  Yet such puerile flippancy only confirmed her own trademark arrogance and ignorance.  Is she claiming the laptop was, was not, or is just sorta not genuine?  Hunter's lawyers are suing to stop the dissemination of his "half-property"?  Hunter, who never in the past has denied ownership of the laptop, has now confirmed it really was his.  A revisionist Hunter should have first conferred with his dad, since, on the presidential debate stage in 2020, Joe Biden swore to the American people the laptop was a product of Russian disinformation.  He cited as support "50 former intelligence officials" who signed a statement claiming as much — all organized to deceive the pre-election electorate by former CIA Directors James Clapper and John Brennan.  Both previously were best known for admitting to lying under oath to Congress.  Any fair examination of the laptop's contents would conclude that Joe Biden received percentage payments from the various quid pro quo enterprises for the merchandising of his name and status as a senator and then vice president. [...] If Hunter's trove of business assessments are found to have drawn on his father's classified files — and there are already allegations that they did — then such use of his father's illegally transferred federal documents for familial profit would end the Biden presidency.

Grassley Details How a 'Triad' of Media, FBI, and Dems Tried to Thwart Investigation into the Biden Family's Corrupt Business Dealings.  In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee's first hearing on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) detailed how a "triad" of partisan media, FBI, and Democrats used disinformation from a Russian agent to smear their investigation into Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings.  In addition to Grassley, the committee on Thursday heard from Senator Ron Johnson (R- Wis.), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former FBI agent Thomas Baker, Professor Jonathan Turley, and former FBI agent Nicole Parker. [...] Grassley said other whistleblower disclosures to his office have "made clear that the FBI has within its possession very significant, impactful, and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter and James Biden."  The whistleblowers also allegedly told the the senators that "Joe Biden was aware of Hunter Biden's business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them."  Grassley said they are "still not sure what's been done with this information, but the FBI's track record doesn't create much faith that the information is going to be followed up on."

Biden's Right: His Word Means Nothing.  Installed (p)Resident Joe Biden loves to make promises secured by the supposed worth of his family name.  "I give you my word as a Biden," he said back in March of 2020, "When I'm president, I will lead with science, listen to the experts and heed their advice, and always tell you the truth." [...] My goodness, if only Biden's family name possessed more value than that of Benedict Arnold's, we would be blessed with a man in the White House committed to truth, unity, spiritual guidance, and American success.  Yet Biden's name is synonymous with none of those things, is it?  Instead, the Biden family name has really stood for only two things:  buffoonery and corruption.  For fifty years, Joe Biden has managed to hold onto some slice of power in D.C. as a senator, vice president, and Oval Office stooge not because he is renowned for his erudition or virtue but rather because his doltish behavior and venal character make him ideal for others to control.  Perhaps no other Washington relic has accomplished so little for the American people over such a prolonged government career or managed to harness those defects for lucrative advancement more successfully than China Joe.

Hunter Biden just made Republicans' investigation a lot easier.  Hunter Biden's legal team has been at the center of news coverage this month after it appeared to confirm the authenticity of his laptop in a letter (only to try to backtrack 24 hours later).  It was a curious and gratuitous move for Biden and his counsel Abbe Lowell as they called for criminal investigations into his critics, suggested lawsuits against media, and even argued that the tax-exempt status of some groups be rescinded by the IRS.  Now, however, the team is moving in a far more precarious direction.  They seem to be adopting the strategy of Steve Bannon that resulted in his conviction for contempt of Congress.  Lowell categorically refused to turn over material to Congress this week, leaving his client open to a subpoena and possible prosecution.  The move may have thrilled hardcore Democrats, but it is the Republicans who should be most ecstatic with Hunter's initial position.  Lowell has declared the oversight investigation in the Biden family's alleged influence peddling as illegitimate and has refused to turn over records related to its investigation.

[The] Secret Service [is being] accused of a 'cover-up'.  The Secret Service has been accused of a 'cover-up' over its alleged involvement in a police investigation when Hunter Biden's lover dumped his gun in a trash can near a school in 2018.  Judicial Watch, a justice watchdog nonprofit, announced on Friday that it received 487 pages of Secret Service (USSS) records over the incident, and says the documents cast further doubt over the agency's claims that it was not involved.  Hunter's lover and brother's widow, Hallie Biden, left his .38 handgun at the top of a trash can at Jansens supermarket in Wilmington, Delaware in October 2018, sparking a police probe.

Closing In on the Classified Cover-up.  At the center of the Biden document cover-up is the question of who blocked the National Archives and Records Administration from informing the U.S. public about the classified records found in the president's office in early November.  The archives' general counsel told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability that he couldn't divulge that information, but GOP House leadership concluded that only Attorney General Merrick Garland or Biden himself could have given those orders.  But there's a third powerful name in play, this one from outside of the government:  David Rubenstein.  Co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm the Carlyle Group, Rubenstein is one of the archives' most generous patrons.

Joe Biden Tried to Sunset Social Security, All Other Federal Programs as a Senator.  Joe Biden introduced legislation that would sunset all federal programs, including social security, every four years when he was a freshman United States senator in 1975.  On Tuesday night at the State of the Union, Biden stated that "some Republicans" wish to "sunset" social security and Medicare, leading to significant pushback from GOP lawmakers on the House floor while millions watched. [...] But Biden made an even more aggressive proposal when he represented Delaware in the United States Senate, seeking "to sunset all federal programs, including social security and Medicare," every four years, Fox News reported, when he introduced S. 2067 on July 19, 1975.  Biden's central argument for reviewing all programs was the rapid increase of the federal budget.

Who Owns Joe Biden?  Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec delved into President Joe Biden's links to foreign regimes on Tuesday by discussing the millions in donations he has received to the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.  According to an analysis by the Washington Free Beacon, which conducted a review of US Department of Education records, the institute has received $23,610,996 from Saudi Arabia, $6,704,250 from China, $2,513,646 from Oman, and $1,673,847 from Turkey[.]  "Who owns President Biden?" Posobiec asked. "China, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Turkey gave millions to the University of Delaware, after the creation of the Biden Institute, the University of Delaware is one of those institutions of higher education that is known for absolutely nothing, really."

Biden Just Admitted He's Responsible For Today's Energy Crisis.  At about the mid-point of President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech, he went off script.  If you missed the importance of it, so did we, until we read about it on PJ Media.  Because it confirms exactly what we've been saying was the real cause of high gas prices — namely, Biden's war on energy.  According to the official transcript of the speech, Biden was supposed to say:  ["]You may have noticed that Big Oil just reported record profits.  Last year, they made $200 billion in the midst of a global energy crisis.  It's outrageous.  They invested too little of that profit to increase domestic production and keep gas prices down.  Instead, they used those record profits to buy back their own stock, rewarding their CEOs and shareholders.  Corporations ought to do the right thing.["] [...] Here's what he actually said during his speech:  ["]Have you noticed — Big Oil just reported its profits.  Record profits.  Last year, they made $200 billion in the midst of a global energy crisis.  I think it's outrageous.  Why?  They invested too little of that profit to increase domestic production. And when I talked to a couple of them, they say, 'We were afraid you were going to shut down all the oil wells and all the oil refineries anyway, so why should we invest in them?'  I said, 'We're going to need oil for at least another decade, and that's going to exceed ...' — (laughter) — and beyond that.  We're going to need it.  Production.["]  Biden's White House handlers can't be happy that he ad-libbed that anecdote.  Because by doing so he pointed the finger of blame for high energy prices directly at himself.

Chuck Grassley: Whistleblowers Say FBI Has Evidence Joe Biden Involved in Family Business Schemes.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who testified Thursday before the House's new Select Subcommittee on Political Weaponization, said whistleblower disclosures indicate the FBI has evidence that President Joe Biden is aware of the family business schemes, a statement that directly contradicts the president.  Joe Biden and his staff have claimed seven times that he's had no part in the family business schemes.  "I've never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.  Here's what I know — I know Trump deserves to be investigated,"Biden claimed in 2019.  But Sen. Grassley, speaking before the first "Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government" hearing, told House members that whistleblower disclosures "make clear the FBI has within its possession very significant, impactful, and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter and James Biden."  "These disclosures also allege that Joe Biden was aware of Hunter Biden's business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them," Grassley added.

Biden's silence on the classified documents is deafening.  When will this scavenger hunt end?  That's what Americans across this country are asking themselves as more classified material is found improperly stored by President Biden.  If the Biden administration had its way, you wouldn't even know about it. [...] I am also concerned about who had access to Biden's unsecured documents given the Biden family's financial connections to foreign actors and influence-peddling schemes.  Oversight Republicans have been following the Biden family and associates' money trail — consisting of international transactions worth millions of dollars — and seeking to provide answers to the American people.  Everyone deserves to know whether the president's connections to his family's shady business deals occurred at the expense of American interests.

Biden downs more balloons — that monitor the border.  This story hasn't drawn many headlines (for obvious reasons), but it's the latest in a series of very clear signals that not only is the Biden administration not making any effort to close the southern border, but it is actively working to make the job of the Border Patrol harder.  The CBP had been operating a dozen blimps with cameras to monitor some of the more remote regions of the border.  For the most part, they don't actively help in capturing illegal aliens who enter the country, but they do allow Customs and Border Patrol to monitor and count the number of "gotaways" that make it into the interior of the country.  Last year, however, eight of the balloons were eliminated.  And now the final four are being taken offline.

Biden Finally Finds a Balloon He Wants To Take Down: Surveillance Blimps at the Southern Border.  After refusing for days last week to shoot down China's spy balloon, the Biden administration finally found airships they are happy to take down: surveillance blimps that monitor the southern border.  The Biden administration is taking the blimps, which allow agents to detect illegal migrant activity over long periods of time, out of commission due to funding cuts, Fox News reported.  While there were 12 surveillance balloons in operation last year, only four remain.  Customs and Border Protection agents told Fox that the removal of the blimps, known in the agency as their "Eyes in the Sky," will drastically hinder their ability to track illegal immigrants who evade detention at the border.  As of January, there were 1.2 million "gotaways" since Biden took office.

They Weren't Duped': Sen. Ron Johnson Shreds Federal Agencies, Media For Being 'Vital Partners' Of The Left.  Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson shredded federal agencies and the corporate media for working with Democratic operatives to promote "left-wing ideology" in the past several years.  Johnson criticized agencies for allegedly covering for left-wing politicians while simultaneously targeting former President Donald Trump and other conservatives in the years following the 2016 presidential election.  He accused the media of complying with the FBI in investigating the now-discredited allegations that Russia colluded with the 2016 Trump campaign and covering up the Hunter Biden laptop story.  "It is important to recognize corrupt individuals within federal agencies that I am talking about are not acting alone.  They operate as vital partners of the left-wing political movement and includes most members of the mainstream media, Big Tech, social media giants, global institutions and foundations, Democrat Party operatives and elected officials.  As the Twitter Files reveal, these actors worked in concert to defeat their political opponents and promote left-wing ideology and government control over our lives."

Hunter Biden Denies Oversight Committee's Request for Bank, Communications Records, Citing No 'Oversight Basis'.  Hunter Biden's very expensive and high-powered legal team denied House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer's (R-KY) letter demanding the president's son disclose troves of documents and communications relevant to the investigation into the Biden family for wire fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, among six other potential violations.  Attorney Abbe Lowell, who represents high-profile individuals engulfed in political scandals, such as Bill Clinton and Jared Kushner, told Comer that his demands lacked "legitimate legislative and oversight basis" to request such relevant information.  On Wednesday evening [2/8/2023], Comer asked Hunter and James Biden, along with the family's business partner Eric Schwerin, disclose a host of both classified and unclassified documents, records, and communications between business associates and family members, including President Joe Biden.

10 Brand New Hunter Biden Breaking Stories the Nets Are Burying.  On Wednesday, Congress begins their first public hearings on President Joe Biden's family, including his son Hunter and his ties (revealed in his infamous laptop) to foreign companies.  These hearings give the broadcast networks a new opportunity to actually cover these new developments, especially the ones linked to Joe "Big Guy" Biden.  At NewsBusters we've been documenting how the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) news networks have been censoring the revelations from Hunter's laptop on their evening, morning and Sunday roundtable shows.  It's not just the salacious stories being ignored (drug use, illegal gun possession, hookers, nude photos) that would've been widely covered if it was a Republican President's son.  There are the more pertinent cases that put a lie to President Biden's 2019 claim:  "I've never spoken to my son [Hunter] about his overseas business dealings!"

The Democratic litany of Hunter Biden's laptop lies.  So many lies were told at the House Oversight's first committee hearing Wednesday into the corruption scandal involving Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop and the subsequent cover up by the FBI with social-media firms to rig the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.  Or, as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tried to rebrand it: "Hunter Biden's half-fake laptop."  It's a sign of desperation that more than two years after The Post published the first bombshell story from the laptop, Dems can't get their stories straight on what the laptop really is.  Is it Hunter's property, his "personal data" that was stolen from him, as his lawyers claimed last week in letters demanding the Department of Justice investigate John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of the Delaware computer repair shop where Hunter abandoned his laptop while a crack addict in April 2019?  Or is it the "so-called laptop," as Hunter's lawyers claimed in a backflip clarification the next day?

The President Who Wasn't There.  Joe Biden very well may be the worst president in generations... worse than Jimmy Carter, and I can already hear the sound of a thousand readers uttering simultaneously, "And that's saying something!"  I’m not saying it's not a close call, but one of the reasons we even remember how awful Carter was is that he had a notable presence.  He made decisions.  They were all wrong, but they were all his, and America knew that. [...] Joe Biden is the un-present President... the confused Commander-in-Chief... the lost leader.  It is hard to really even be mad at him.  Biden doesn't seem to be making choices, good or bad.  He doesn't give off an aura of authority, and we don't see enough of him to think he's just a really dumb leader making really dumb decisions.  This President simply isn't there.  He is nowhere he needs to be when he needs to be there, it seems.  He spends a disturbing amount of time in his Delaware home.  At this point, it may be close to at least half his time spent at his personal compound.  That's just what we know about.  My uninformed suspicion is that Mr. Biden spends quite a bit of unreported time at his personal compound.

Hunter Biden, victim.  Did I say DNC spin-writers are good?  They're grrrrrrrrrrreat!  Look at how their spin on Hunter Biden's laptop and its evidence of multiple felonies.  In their fantasy, Hunter is not the betrayer of the nation but a victim of property theft and invasion of privacy.  New York magazine was among the first to peddle this fiction to its readers in a September 12, 2022, story by Andrew Rice and Olivia Nuzzi.  They wrote, "Now imagine that you are both the son of a man running for president and a lawyer and lobbyist accustomed to mixing with powerful people and doing business overseas premised on your proximity to those powerful people, and that you are in the throes of a divorce and a midlife catastrophe brought on by the early death of your older brother and that, in your distortion field of grief, on a hell-bent drug-and-alcohol binge, you have been making even more horrible choices, taking up with your brother's widow and, while in considerable financial debt, hiring prostitutes and zoning out with camgirls and staying awake for days at a time on crack cocaine and generally hurting everyone in your life who is trying to help you with your cruel and idiotic behavior."  That poor man. [...] How dare the media — well, just the New York Post — report on his felonies. [...] Maybe he should not have taken bribes.  Maybe he should not put stuff on his laptop that foreign countries could use as blackmail.  Maybe he should not abandon his laptop at a computer repair shop.  Making a big deal about his corruption and seedy lifestyle is so unfair.

Biden Blithely Admits One of Documents FBI Seized From His Home Is From 1974 in Troubling PBS Interview.  Joe Biden just did an interview with PBS's Judy Woodruff after not having done an interview in quite some time. [...] I'm not sure why his attorneys let him do an interview and answer questions on this subject.  Or maybe they told him not to speak about it, but Joe just can't keep his mouth shut.  But this is typical of Biden — trying to blame other people for his actions.  So he wants us to believe it's the fault of the folks that cleaned out his offices and didn't look through his papers?  They shouldn't have to root through his papers for classified documents, they're not supposed to be there anyway.  What were such documents doing among his papers, to begin with?  And in his home?  And in his office?  He's the common element.  It's just not a credible claim.  How does he have a document from 1974 from when he was in the Senate, where they require people to view things in a SCIF, and they cannot legally remove any classified documents?  He just put himself on the hook now with that.

Hunter Biden Exclusive: Burisma Asked Hunter to End Ukraine Investigation on Company — Then Joe Biden Threatened Ukraine and Had Investigator Fired.  Who can forget Joe Biden's presentation in front of the Council on Foreign Relations event after the 2016 Election?  In his own words, with cameras rolling, Joe Biden described how he threatened the Ukrainian President and said that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if Ukraine didn't immediately fire the prosecutor investigating Burmisa Holdings.  Joe's son Hunter was on the Board of Burisma making tens of thousands a month for doing nothing but "fixing things".  Biden said:  ["]I said, 'You're not getting the billion dollars.  I said you're not getting the billion.  I'm going to be leaving here, I think it was about six hours.  I looked at them and said: We're leaving in six hours.  If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money. [... "]

General Flynn: Vice President Biden Visited Ukraine 12-13 Times in His Last Year as VP — All Of These Trips Need to be Investigated!.  Earlier on Wednesday The Gateway Pundit's Jim and Joe Hoft interviewed General Michael Flynn on the Hunter Biden laptop.  During our conversation, General Flynn pointed out that Joe Biden visited Ukraine 12 or 13 times his last year as vice president.  Why?  And why did Obama allow this?  Obama is as much at fault as Joe Biden.  [Tweet]  General Flynn is calling on Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan to investigate every single one of these trips.

Republicans tear into Biden's 'lies' as he repeats misleading claims he has created more jobs than any other president.  Joe Biden used Tuesday night's State of the Union to tout his economic accomplishments, express his optimism for the future and urge Republicans to work with him.  However, it became an unusually chaotic night as many Republicans loudly voiced their anger at some of Biden's claims, particularly over his administration's handling of the fentanyl crisis, with cries of 'liar!', 'it's all your fault' and 'secure the border'.  Biden attempted to hit back and continued to call for bipartisanship, but the message that is set to underpin his likely reelection announcement was repeatedly attacked.

Joe Biden's 2023 State of the Union is his campaign manifesto and he's just taken a big gamble.  Joe Biden is running for president again and his second State of the Union address was his campaign manifesto headlined by the notion of "finish the job" as his rallying cry.  Most Americans today, however, want Biden to finish up his job and move over for someone else.  Clearly, this president has no intention of backing down from an all-out effort to stay in office even as polls show a majority of Democrats want him to stick to one term.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Biden 'Surrendered His Presidency' to Woke Left in GOP State of the Union Response.  In her Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union address Tuesday, newly elected Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Biden administration has been hijacked by the woke left, fostering an absurd political environment in which "the choice is between normal or crazy."  Sanders, who previously served as press secretary to former president Trump, began her speech by drawing a generational juxtaposition with Biden, noting that, at 40, she's the youngest sitting governor, while Biden is the oldest ever sitting president.  "I'm the first woman to lead my state.  And he's the first man to surrender his presidency to a woke mob that can't even tell you what woman is," she said.  She went on to argue that Biden has been captured by the progressive wing of the Democratic party and its radical platform, "whether he believes it or not."

Putting lipstick on a pig:
Biden Touts Delayed Downing of Chinese Spy Balloon as Sign of American Resolve.  During his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, President Joe Biden cast the recent downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon as a signal of American resolve, despite the fact that the balloon was not shot down until a week after it entered U.S. airspace and days after it was allowed to hover over sensitive military facilities in Montana.  America is currently "in the strongest position in decades to compete with China or anyone else in the world," Biden said before a joint session of Congress.  "But make no mistake: as we made clear last week, if China's threatens our sovereignty, we will act to protect our country.  And we did.  And let's be clear: winning the competition with China should unite all of us.  We face serious challenges across the world.  Not anymore," he added.  The balloon was shot down on Saturday off the Carolina coast, one week after it was allowed to enter U.S. airspace over the Aleutian Islands and traverse over much of the Northwest U.S., including some time spent hovering over Montana's Malmstrom Air Force Base, a sensitive military facility that houses nuclear-missile silos.

The unbearable lightness of Joe Biden.  The shark grins.  The sarcastic "Come on, Man" at any dared query regarding the most recent, massively horrible, Biden-originated turn of human events.  The Vegas, tinsel-town Mafiaesque little woman.  The reflexive, haughty denial of any errors.  Father of a daughter of the vacant, abused stare and a son of the pathetic "Look at me, I'm a mess" unpunished crimes and demeanors.  The flat-out ignorance of, e.g., political history, political philosophy, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and his own employees' names.  The repeated lies about who he is, what he's done, where he's been, and whom he's done it to.  The fraudulent Catholicism.  The self-enriching money trails all over the planet.  The military and geopolitical cowardice.  The tiresome 60s once dead-and-buried white adolescent radicalism.  The suck-up-to-ObamaWorld ice cream cones and wobbly bike rides. [...] Of course, there's more, but how can we stand it for much longer?

The Biden Family Problems are Converging.  The Biden family (as in crime family) legal problems are beginning to converge in an interesting way.  It may be the formation of a perfect political storm.  Objective observers (which excludes the MSM) recognize that the Biden clan has had some shady financial dealings.  With recent events, the evidence is becoming undeniable.  As criminals often do, one of the co-conspirators may need to turn on the other to cover his tail.  In this case, Hunter Biden may be the one protecting himself at his partner's expense — with Joe Biden being the partner left holding the bag.  I like those movies where a criminal mastermind pulls off an impossible heist and leaves no evidence behind.  A Hunter Biden caper doesn't look anything like that.  He traveled the world selling influence and information (some of which may have been classified) provided by his father.  His primary clients appear to be Ukraine and China.  That would be the very Ukraine that President Asterisk made generous military gifts to, and the China that he refuses to hold accountable for anything.

Report: Hunter Weighs Launching Legal Defense Fund to Afford High-Powered Lawyers Costing $100K/Month.  Hunter Biden is reportedly weighing the creation of a legal defense fund to cover the charges of his high-powered attorneys, which experts estimate to cost at least $100,000 per month.  It is unknown who would run the fund and what types of "parameters or confidentiality rules would be adopted" to avoid compromising Hunter's father, the Washington Post reported.  It is unclear if foreign money would be accepted by the fund or who would be interested in defending Hunter from both the Justice Department and congressional probes.

House Oversight Chair James Comer is building a killer case against Joe Biden.  When they hear James Comer speak with his lilting south-central Kentucky accent and courteous style, it would be an easy mistake for Democrats and targets of his newly fanged House Oversight Committee to underestimate the former Monroe County cattle farmer.  But Comer is a killer — and corruption is his prey.  Everything has changed in Washington since the Republicans won back the House, and Comer, as chairman of the Oversight Committee, is champing at the bit to hold the Biden administration accountable.  That includes getting to the bottom of the Biden family corruption as revealed in Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, and elsewhere, using the awesome power of Congress.  "This is not about Hunter Biden," Comer said last week in a broad-ranging interview with The [New York] Post.  "It's about Joe Biden."  He aims to "prove Joe benefited financially and prove he made decisions against the best interests of the United States."

Joe Biden Lawyers Likely Conduct[ed] Cleansing Operation Of Hunter-Related Material When [They] Stumbled On Classified Docs.  I don't think that when the lawyers originally discovered that there were classified documents at the UPenn satellite office in Washington, DC, I don't think they were actually looking for classified documents.  I think they were looking for things regarding Hunter Biden's business dealings, Joe Biden's dealings with foreign governments on behalf of Hunter Biden, that were in his vice presidential papers that were kept at UPenn.  I think they were looking for other things because they knew that Republicans were going to be taking over the Congress and would have subpoena power, and Republicans could subpoena UPenn to turn over all those documents and all those records.  If the records are not physically at UPenn, Republicans in the House can't [subpeona UPenn). They'd have to subpoena Biden, which raises all sorts of issues.

That's how the rep makes his money.  What else could he say?
Art dealer representing Hunter Biden calls him 'one of the most consequential artists in this century'.  The art dealer representing Hunter Biden said the president's son had the potential to be one of the most influential painters of the modern era, but declined to say whether he'd cooperate with a congressional investigation into sales of the art.  Georges Bergès, who has been overseeing the sale of Biden's paintings, said the 53-year-old would 'become one of the most consequential artists in this century.'  His comments came as the New York Post pressed him on whether he would comply with requests from the House Oversight Committee, which asked to see the names of individuals who purchased Biden's artwork and the price they paid for it.

The Unclassified Docs Biden's Lawyers Were Searching May Be The Key To The Real Scandal.  Maybe the classified documents are a distraction.  Maybe the classified documents were not sought, but found inadvertently when looking for unclassified documents regarding Biden family foreign dealings and the funneling of foreign money to The Big Guy.  With it clear that Republican-led House committees were going to be issuing subpoenas, Team Biden needed to make sure the Biden Center at U. Penn (in D.C.) was not in a position to produce those boxes in response to a subpoena.  What better way to solve the problem than to move the boxes.  But knowing there was potentially damaging documents in there, you needed lawyers with a duty of loyalty to their client (Joe) to do the work.  They needed not only to move things, but to know what damaging material might already have been seen by others.

Who is running our government?  Classified documents, everywhere, and by everyone: Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Mike Pence... and the list keeps growing.  Now there are questions about Barack Obama, who took 30,000,000 documents to his Presidential library (it's doubtful he even knows what he has) and who has ignored the National Archive's requests for their return.  This is just more evidence of what the American people have learned really exists: The Deep State.  The Deep State successfully ousted Trump with constant leaks and political chicanery against a sitting president, all to foment distrust and dishonor, and to make his life and office a living Hades.  Pelosi's Congress was no slouch either and impeached him a second time, even after he left office (with the first impeachment over a phone call!).  Then came the most stunning election upset in history, after Joe Biden stayed in his basement for the entire election campaign while the media campaigned for him.  Biden brought nothing to the election — no soaring rhetoric, no catchphrases, no crowds, yet somehow not only unseated Trump but also garnered the most votes in American history.  Now, though, it appears that Biden, having unseated Trump, must go too.  This would be hilarious if it weren't so serious insofar as it indicates that an actual cabal controls our government.

Hunter Biden Alcoa email promising Russian oligarch info raises fresh concern about Joe's access.  A Hunter Biden email sent to an American aluminum company and promising information on Russian oligarchs is raising fresh concerns about the first son's access to classified documents recently discovered in his father's Wilmington, Del., home as lawmakers prepare to investigate allegations of influence peddling.  Documents dating back to 2011 on his notorious "laptop from hell" showed Hunter offered to sell intelligence on Russian oligarchs to the US aluminum firm Alcoa Inc. for $55,000, according to The Post's exclusive October 2021 report.  As his father served as former President Barack Obama's second-in-command, Hunter Biden offered to provide a "statistical analysis of political and corporate risks, elite networks associated with Oleg Deripaska, the Russian CEO of Basic Element company and United company RUSAL," which had just signed a metal supply agreement with Alcoa.

The Stench of Fascism Is Suffocating our Democracy.  ... but nobody wants to talk about it.  We sanitize our language so that classified documents strewn over unsecured garages and centers of Chinese influence are talked about as though it's a matter of carelessness and not design.  The indisputable brute fact is this:  our commander-in-chief and his family have made themselves wealthy by taking bribes from foreign powers, chief among them our mortal enemy Communist China.  Nobody seems to be asking, but how exactly were the inexplicable decisions to turn Afghanistan over to China and the Taliban made, and what American interest was served by this?  In classic fascist fashion, the Biden administration has suborned the intelligence community and the Department of Justice to censor and harass its political opponents.  These include school parents and Capitol trespassers whom it libels and imprisons as "domestic terrorists" and (unarmed) "insurrectionists."  In typical fascist moves, it has suborned corporate America into spying on its political opponents with the goal of cancelling them and silencing their opinions.  Just this week AT&T shut down the fastest growing and fourth largest cable news network, Newsmax TV, depriving 13 million viewers of access to its reporting.  This attack on the First Amendment came on the heels of Twitter's exposure of the way the FBI had put its platform on the federal payroll and dictated its censorship of tweets that could have changed the results of the last presidential election.  The same fascistic arrangement was made with other tech social media giants like Facebook.

The ever-shifting excuses about Hunter Biden's laptop.  Just look at this long list of Hunter's defenses, one crumbling after the other, [...]
  •   It's not my computer.  That was Hunter's original defense, and he still hasn't completely abandoned it.
  •   I'm not sure if it's my computer.  That was his backup defense.
  •   I have no idea if I left any computer at that repair shop.  Who knows?  I'm not admitting that's my signature on the shop's release form.  It could be a forgery. [...]
  •   What about the chain of custody for that computer's hard drive?  It's very fishy.  The information could well be fake. [...]
  •   The [New York] Post story about the computer is worthless because they got it from unreliable sources.  Years later, CBS News confirmed that the computer's contents were authentic.
  •   This stuff about Hunter's computer has all the earmarks of a classic Russian disinformation campaign.  So said 51 former US intelligence agents, many of them high-ranking and still closely connected to the intel community.  Even today, they won't admit they were wrong. [...]
  •   It definitely is Russian disinformation.  That was Joe Biden's public statement when the Post broke the story. [...]
  •   Okay, it really is Hunter's computer.  That's what his lawyers finally seemed to say only to be called out and retract it.  The lawyers managed to tie themselves in knots thanks to their scorched-earth PR campaign in anticipation of Hunter's indictment.  One of their stratagems is to threaten media outlets with lawsuits if they disclose anything on the laptop, claiming that information is private and belongs to Hunter.  Unfortunately for Hunter's team, that very threat seemed to acknowledge, for the first time, that the computer really was Hunter's.  "Oops.  Not so fast," said the lawyers.  "We admit nothing.  We're not saying the computer belonged to Hunter.  We're just saying that any information on it is his personal information and you don't have any right to share it." [...]
Does the sleazy information on Hunter's computer really matter?  Only if it reveals something important about how the Biden family grifting operation worked and especially how Joe Biden contributed to it.  What role did he play as vice president (and perhaps earlier as senator)?  What did he know about Hunter's contacts with foreign businesses?  How did Joe's actions in office contribute to the lucrative arrangements made by Hunter and Joe's brothers?  How were the profits shared?  Remember, Joe has denied all knowledge of Hunter's business affairs and, of course, denied profiting from them.

Hunter Biden: More Depraved Than You Knew.  I thought my opinion of the Biden family, and Hunter Biden in particular, couldn't possibly go lower.  But I was wrong.  From a New York Post link, I learned about Marco Polo, a group that I don't necessarily endorse — I don't know enough about them — but that has devoted a lot of time to studying the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop. [...] Hunter Biden's daily preoccupations are (or were, until recently) crack cocaine and prostitutes.  His most frequent communications were with crack dealers and pimps, lining up and paying for prostitutes.  It goes on and on, day after day.  Is there a drug dealer or a pimp on the East Coast, or in California, who is not on close personal terms with Hunter Biden?  The amount of money Hunter ran through was extraordinary.  Where did he get it?  Not through any legal and gainful employment, certainly.  It is reasonable to assume that Hunter's share of the Biden crime family's loot went for crack and prostitutes.  Follow the link for details:  it went on day after day.  Frankly, it is surprising that Hunter is still alive.

Biden took out $250K line of credit against Delaware beach home amid Hunter probe, classified docs scandal.  President Biden secured a $250,000 line of credit against his Rehobeth Beach, Delaware, home as his son, Hunter Biden, faces an investigation into his tax affairs and amid his own classified documents scandal, records obtained by Fox News Digital shows.  Biden acquired the six-figure home equity variable rate line of credit from M&T Bank on Dec. 5, 2022, Sussex County filings show.  Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, initially purchased the residence in 2017 for $2.74 million, according to county records.  It is unclear why Biden quietly secured the line of credit, which allows him to borrow up to a quarter of a million dollars against his home's equity, and the White House did not respond to a Fox News Digital inquiry on the matter.

Top Republicans say they aren't swayed by tactics of Biden's son's lawyers.  Republican lawmakers indicated to on Thursday that they're unperturbed by the aggressive new strategy rolled out by Hunter Biden's legal team to combat a litany of inquiries into his foreign business dealings.  It comes after his attorney, Abbe Lowell, wrote to the Justice Department calling for investigations into Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon, as well as former computer repair store owner John Paul Mac Isaac.'  Lowell accuses them of having 'violated various Delaware laws in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden's personal computer data' with the regards to the laptop hard drive at the center of a firestorm of controversy for President Joe Biden's family.

50 ways for experts to lose their expertise.  It turns out that everyone was lying, including those 50 experts who called the laptop Russian misinformation.  Can't wait to see one of the 50 explain it to Representative Jim Jordan now that Hunter Biden admitted the laptop is his.  Wouldn't you love to see the Trump-Biden second debate now that we know that it was his laptop?  As you may remember, President Trump kept bringing up Hunter and Biden the experts.  In other words, the whole Russia-Trump story, from collusion to the laptop to Hamilton 68, was fake.

'Desperate' Hunter Biden trying to shirk blame for laptop crimes, lawyer says.  First son Hunter Biden wants to duck responsibility for his own wrongdoing by sicking Delaware and federal law enforcement on the computer repair shop owner who blew the whistle on the infamous "laptop from hell," a lawyer for John Paul Mac Isaac told The Post Thursday.  Mac Isaac, who owned The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Del., was accused by Hunter's lawyer of "unlawfully" accessing the now-52-year-old's personal data after the laptop was abandoned at his store in 2019.  The Biden scion's attorney, Abbe Lowell, fired off a pair of letters on Wednesday urging prosecutors to probe Mac Isaac and others, including former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, for spreading the laptop's sordid contents publicly — only to continue to deny the laptop belonged to Hunter a day later.

Can You Believe the Chutzpah of This Guy?  Hunter Biden has begun an aggressive counterattack against his accusers by asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Trump allies who he claims illegally accessed the computer he abandoned and left at a Delaware repair shop.  Biden's lawyers are also suing Fox News host Tucker Carlson for making "false and defamatory claims" that Biden's son had access to classified documents stored at his father's home.  This salvo from Hunter Biden represents a new White House strategy that will play out during all the investigations into the president, his son, and Democrats as Republicans ramp up a long list of investigations now that they have control of the House.

Hunter Biden's Utterly Ridiculous Prosecution Demands.  Hunter Biden's decision to write letters to the Department of Justice, the Delaware attorney general, and the Internal Revenue Service demanding investigations and prosecutions of his critics — such as Tucker Carlson, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon and others — is being touted as "aggressive."  To me, it looks stupid.  Probably the easiest way to ensure that a criminal investigation is perceived as a partisan vendetta is for it to begin after the president's son publicly demands it.  Almost everyone Hunter Biden's lawyers wrote to either has close ties to the Biden family or owe their jobs to Joe Biden's nominating them to the position, and they ultimately answer to the president.  By publicly demanding that federal and state prosecutors unleash the hounds, Hunter Biden has ensured that anyone who does prosecute his foes looks like they're obeying the commands of the president's spoiled, screw-up son.

Hunter Biden Finally Admits Infamous Laptop Is HIS.  Hunter Biden is going on the offense with his lawyers now asking the Justice Department to investigate former President Donald Trump's allies, who peddled his laptop's hard drive to media outlets in the run-up to the 2020 election.  The first son's lawyer Abbe Lowell asked the DOJ to probe former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, campaign lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani's lawyer and the owner of the Wilmington computer repair shop, John Paul Mac Isaac, who obtained the laptop in April 2019.  Using passages from Mac Isaac's book, American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth, Lowell notes that Mac Isaac sent a copy of the laptop data to Giuliani's lawyer Robert Costello who turned it over to the ex-mayor, who at the time was pushing discredited theories about the younger Biden.

When Joe Biden Declared War On Half the Country.  On September 1, 2022, in a nationally televised address, the nominal president of the United States, Joe Biden, declared war on half the country.  In a dark, threatening speech before an ominous red-and-black background and flanked by two Marines in full dress uniform, Biden declared that "Donald Trump and the MAGA [Make America Great Again] Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."  For the first time in American history, a president declared that his primary political opposition was outside the bounds of acceptable political discourse.  The message couldn't have been clearer:  The establishment Left, entrenched in power in the United States but deeply afraid of losing that power, was intent on criminalizing political opposition.  Dissent from Biden's agenda and you could end up with the thought police breaking down your door at four a.m.  Probably more out of historical illiteracy than historical awareness, Biden's handlers chose the 83rd anniversary of Hitler's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II for Biden's profoundly disturbing and un-American speech.

Biden Ramps Up Another Far-Left Obsession by Claiming Climate Change Worse Than 'Nuclear Weapons'.  We've been covering lately how President Joe Biden and his administration are particularly obsessed with abortion, but on Tuesday afternoon the president reminded how he's equally overly focused on another Democratic talking point, which would be climate change.  Biden addressed the issue during a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in New York City.  Not only did he warn about climate change when it comes to emphasize we have "a real big problem," he claimed that it's even worse than nuclear weapons.  "If we don't stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius incr- — we're going to have a real problem," he said, stumbling over his words.  "It's the single-most existential threat to humanity we've ever faced, including nuclear weapons."  On its face, it's a pretty stunning statement.

Fix is in: FBI bungling case against Biden over top-secret documents.  The FBI issued the "all clear" on its latest search of one of President Biden's residences.  The announcement came with the first day of special counsel Robert Hur on the job at the Justice Department.  Hur may find that the Biden legal team feels that "all clear" extends beyond the latest search.  It could be challenging to make a criminal case after how the investigation has been handled.  At every stage, the FBI has adopted an approach that would compromise or complicate any criminal charge.  The FBI left the home untouched for over three months after classified documents were found in Biden's former office in DC.  While it was recently learned that the FBI did go to that office a couple weeks later, they reportedly elected to have personal counsel for the president conduct searches on the residences.  Biden then spent weeks traveling to these residences after the FBI waited to search the premises.

DOJ is at Biden's Delaware beach home.  So why ignore the treasure trove of documents down the road?  The FBI search of President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday, continues the search for classified material in various homes and work spaces used by the president and his family in the past decade.  What is surprising about Wednesday's search is not the fact that a sitting president has now been subject to two FBI searches of his residences, but the fact that this search has come roughly three months after the first discovery of documents in a closet in Washington.  Despite that rather lackadaisical record, Biden's personal counsel Bob Bauer still stated on Wednesday, with no sense of irony, that this has been a "timely DOJ process."  It is "timely" if you use glacial measurements.

Let's see the list of his previous buyers.
So Hunter Biden's 'masterpieces' aren't quite selling like hotcakes for top dollar.  Is the Biden money-making machine gig up?  Sure looks like it, given the situation with artistic genius, Hunter Biden. [...] Leaving aside the issue of a legal defense fund and taking one step back, it appears that the art world wasn't exactly fooled by the hype and publicity about Hunter Biden's amazing and newly discovered art talent, with newbie paintings supposedly being ready to sell for $500,000 a pop and he never did become the hottest thing around at the galleries.  After all, that was the plan, wasn't it?  The celebs showed up at his gallery opening, and the $500,000 sales estimates for his blow-pipe paintings suggested on paper at least that Hunter had some extraordinary talent, and collectors were just itching to get their hands on his glorious oeuvres.  For a new artist to start selling paintings at $500,000, it would have to be someone from whom the demand was extraordinarily strong.

Hunter Biden Paintings [are] Worth Less Than His Mounting Legal Bills.  Hunter Biden is in financial turmoil after his paintings sold for less than the six-figure price tags estimated by his gallerist, who previously spent time in jail for making terrorist threats.  The underwhelming sales have led Biden to consider launching a legal defense fund to help pay his mounting attorney bills stemming from a federal tax crime investigation and congressional inquiries into his foreign business dealings, the Washington Post reported.  Biden has sold around a dozen paintings "for a fraction of the $500,000 price tag once estimated" by his Manhattan gallerist Georges Berges, according to the Post.  The congressional investigations into Biden have also spooked some prospective buyers, a source told the newspaper.

Biden Hands China-linked "Green" Energy Company Another $1.6 Million.  The Energy Department of Joe Biden last week announced the awarding of $1.6 million to the Chinese-backed green energy company LanzaTech — which notably also has ties to top Democratic politicians.  "The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $118 million in funding for 17 projects to accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels for America's transportation and manufacturing needs," the department boasted in a Thursday press release.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, the recipient of almost $2 million of these funds, carbon-capture company LanzaTech, signed a partnership in 2021 with Sinopec Capital, which is the clean energy-focused subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned oil conglomerate.  In addition to the Sinopec connection, LanzaTech has raised millions of dollars from CITIC Capital, a subsidiary of the biggest state-run conglomerate in China.

The Bidens "Fixed" Crimes by Corrupt Actors for a Fee.  The Biden crime family made millions off the family name in pay-for-play schemes for several decades.  The Bidens likely committed several crimes including espionage.  The Gateway Pundit reported this week on several likely criminal actions documented on Hunter Biden's laptop computer.

National Archives was blocked from revealing Biden classified docs find: Comer.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has said the National Archives and Records Administration was prevented from notifying the public about the initial discovery of classified documents from President Biden's former DC think tank office.  Comer (R-Ky.) told Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday night that Archives general counsel Gary Stern said in a closed-door interview he could not tell lawmakers who ordered the Archives not to put out a press release announcing the Nov. 2 find at the Penn Biden Center.  "There are only two people that could have given those orders, and that's either the Department of Justice with [Attorney General] Merrick Garland or the White House with Joe Biden," Comer said.  "So it shows right there that this Department of Justice and this White House is interfering with this," he added.

[An] FBI Search [is] Underway at Biden's Delaware Beach Home.  On Wednesday morning [2/1/2023], Joe Biden's attorney Bob Bauer revealed that the FBI is in the process of searching the president's vacation house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Agents are reportedly hunting for additional classified documents.  "Today, with the President's full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware," Bauer said in a statement.  "Under DOJ's standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this work without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate."  Bauer added, "The search today is a further step in a thorough and timely DOJ process we will continue to fully support and facilitate.  We will have further information at the conclusion of today's search."

[The] FBI [is] searching Biden's beach home in Rehoboth for more classified documents.  Federal agents are searching Joe Biden's Rehoboth beach house for classified documents, the president's attorney said on Wednesday [2/1/2023], as the crisis takes yet another troubling turn for the administration.  Biden is cooperating with the search of his six-bedroom, 4,800 square foot home in the Delaware beach town, his attorney Bob Bauer said.  'Today, with the President's full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware.  Under DOJ's standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this work without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate,' Bauer said in a statement.

What Is the Penn Biden Center?  My ignorance is instructive.  You see, I'm somewhat of a connoisseur of think tanks.  Some people are connoisseurs of the arts, food, fine wine, and even good cigars.  But I, dear reader, have an odd expertise in think tanks.  I've worked at, written for, and even written about think tanks.  I've given lectures at and even lectures about think tanks in grad schools, describing these distinctive entities, left and right and center. [...] Given my over three decades of think tank experience, I hereby assert, definitively, with no embarrassment, that I had never heard of the Penn Biden Center until it exploded into the news.  And I'm certain that that's more a product of the Penn Biden Center than anything lacking in my studious cranium. [...] So, I ventured to the website of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy & Global Engagement.  Alas, I remain even more in the dark.  I found a few articles and what seem like press releases.  I found no reports or policy papers, which is odd because such is the main product of a think tank.  I did, however, find Joe Biden — everywhere.  Biden's grinning mug is splashed all over the thing.  When you first open the website, you see Biden. [...] The first is a photo of, quite appropriately, old Scranton Joe and China's Xi taking a friendly stroll together at some bridge near Beijing.  I say appropriately because, as readers know, the only thing maybe worth knowing about the Penn Biden Center is its possible shady connections with Xi and China.

Biden Continues Playing Politics with COVID Emergency — House Votes to End it, Senate will Ignore.  On the literal eve of a House vote to end the COVID emergency through legislation, the White House announced they would end the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration on May 11th.  The managers of Biden knew they would face a bipartisan vote to end the power of the dictatorial fiat known as the COVID emergency, so they quickly rushed to give Democrats in congress cover for voting against the legislative end.  In the end this is all a matter of pure politics and posturing for narrative control, because the Democrat controlled Senate is not going to take up the House bills.

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May 11 is three months from now.  The Biden puppeteers like to boast about following the science, so what scientific facts make it impossible to end the so-called emergency today?

Why US establishment politicians are sending tanks, jets, weapons, equipment, and $100+ billion to Ukraine.  [Thread reader]  It has nothing to do with Ukrainian citizens, and everything to do with Deep State assets/secrets in Ukraine.  Let's go back to when and where it all began.  Flashback to 2005.  Then Senator Obama and Senator Lugar visited former Soviet biological and chemical facilities in Ukraine, and established the US Deep State roots in Ukraine.  To "counter bioweapons". [...] Obama opened the floodgates for the Deep State[, c]reated biological weapons programs with the Ukrainian government, and established connections for US oligarchs to build biolab companies in the lawless land of Ukraine.  Companies like Biden's Metabiota. [...] Now with complete control of the Ukrainian government, then the Bidens began their dirty work.  Biden visited Ukraine 13+ times, securing US funding for Ukrainian oligarchs.  Then used his power to fire a State prosecutor who figured out Biden's kick-back/laundering scheme.  So the reason why all of our tax dollars are in Ukraine, is because Ukraine is a Deep State proxy, controlled by the ruling families of the DNC/Soros.  They are trying to protect their assets/secrets in Ukraine.  Most consequential of which is their biological activity.

Biden's China Spy Scandal is even worse than his classified documents scandal.  Baimadajie Angwang, 33, an ethnic Tibetan and naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested in 2020 for acting as an agent of Beijing, for wire fraud, making false statements, and obstructing an official proceeding.  Prosecutors charge that Angwang reported on Chinese citizens, cultivated intelligence sources, and connected Chinese officials with senior contacts in the New York Police Department.  The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York recently filed a motion asking federal Judge Eric R. Komitee, a Trump nominee, to dismiss the indictment due to "additional information."  The Eastern District did not reveal the information or explain its relevance to the case.  The move illuminates official Biden policy toward Chinese espionage in the United States.

Philly jury gives President 'Devout Catholic' a black eye.  It's hard to find a sweeter and more appropriate verdict than one that was handed down from Philadelphia of all places, in the wanton federal prosecution of pro-life activist Mark Houck. [...] The whole prosecution was utter garbage, with many pro-life advocates noting that the act was done to intimidate.  Who's doing the intimidating?  Joe Biden's White House, of course, which would be the same Joe Biden who hails himself as a "devout Catholic."  The same Joe Biden on whose watch churches and crisis pregnancy centers are being firebombed and vandalized with no consequences to the thugs.  His hypocrisy is pretty big in this one, given the damage done with a vindictive prosecution so flawed even a Philly jury wouldn't go along.  They must have thought they had it in the bag, and they didn't.  Meanwhile, President Devout Catholic, as if to take the public's mind off this outrageous abuse of government power on his watch, was last seen claiming the pope was on his side in his federal funding for abortions.

'Devout Catholic' Joe Biden Remains Woefully Ignorant on Key Church Teaching.  President Joe Biden, despite supposedly being a "devout Catholic," keeps finding himself in the news over his obsession, and the obsession of his administration, on abortion.  On Tuesday [1/31/2023], we covered how his administration may be looking to declare a public health emergency declaration, this time on abortion.  Earlier in the week, on Monday, Biden had also been confronted by a reporter about such a pro-abortion stance, which led to the president giving a rather head-scratching answer about his Catholic faith.

Zelensky Sent Out Government Decree to Destroy All Information on Hunter Biden's Metabiota Company on Same Day as Russian Invasion.  Ukrainian President Zelensky ordered government officials to destroy all information on Hunter Biden's Metabiota Company on the same day Russia invaded the country.  Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.  Zelensky sent out this document on February 24, 2022.  DC Draino reported on this development today.  [Tweet]

Democrats' Trojan horse is taking on a life of its own.  A silly older man sniffing women was sold to the American people as the safe alternative to President Donald Trump.  Joe Biden's assignment was to wear a suit, read words on a teleprompter, and quip.  Biden was the Democrat left's version of the Trojan horse.  Get the 78-year-old inside the White House pretending to be a gift to the American people, and then let the real puppet masters emerge and change the nation's demographics, destroy the economy, and transform every social norm.  For two years, Biden did precisely what the Democrat socialists wanted him to do:  run to podiums, mumble, and then wander away.  Smile, wave, and lie. [...] So the Trojan horse flawlessly performed the task it was designed to perform.  But now comes the glitch:  lo and behold, the fake leader of the free world wants to stay.  Somehow, in all the confusion of corruption and millions of dollars flowing from China into the Biden coffers, Joe didn't read the memo that the charade is finished after one term.

The Joe and Hunter Biden scandal convergence.  Two Biden scandals are merging into one.  The convergence point is President Joe Biden's house in Wilmington, Delaware.  The public learned in the last few weeks that Biden stored a number of classified documents there, both in his garage, famously next to his vintage Corvette, and in his personal library.  How many documents?  Biden will not say.

Hunter Biden allies talking about creating legal defense fund: report.  Allies of Hunter Biden have held initial discussions about starting a legal defense fund to aid the first son as Republicans ramp up congressional investigations into his business relationships and the federal probe into his taxes continues, according to a report on Tuesday.  A collection of attorneys have been representing Hunter, 52, in recent years and new ones are being added as his team pursues fresh legal strategies — but the Biden scion has struggled to pay them all due to dwindling financial resources, the Washington Post reported.  It's unclear exactly how much the first son owes in legal fees because some of the work has been treated as pro bono.

Republicans demand more scrutiny of President's son over documents debacle.  Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas wants the FBI to search Hunter Biden's homes — after classified documents were discovered inside President Biden's Wilmington residence where documents indicate Hunter kept a home office.  Cruz, who has already called for a search of the thousands of boxes of Biden papers donated to the University of Delaware, pointed to a Hunter Biden email that purports to show a level of expertise in Ukraine and claimed it raised the 'inference' that the president's son may have had 'direct access' to classified info.  The former presidential candidate referenced the same Hunter Biden 2014 email to his former business partner that showed fluency with internal politics of Ukraine that Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson flagged as 'suspicious.'

There's more evidence that Hunter might have been selling state secrets.  Late last night, Miranda Devine wrote an essay that's ostensibly about a poll showing that Americans think that Biden was wrong to brush off the news about his squirreling classified documents as "nothing."  In fact, most Americans, including Democrats, think what happened is "something."  But buried in Devine's article was well-grounded speculation more interesting than poll results:  She believes there's inferential evidence that Hunter Biden was openly selling national security information to foreign governments and corporations.

Third Hunter Biden Email from Laptop with Classified Information Uncovered — Classified WH Conference Call Shared with Hunter's Ukrainian Business Partners.  The Biden crime family made millions in Ukraine performing nefarious and criminal activities including espionage.  TGP reported on Thursday that the Bidens were using classified information to the benefit of the Hunter Biden family business.  Miranda Devine from the New York Post provided one email that appeared to include classified material from the US government.  [Tweet]  On Sunday night TGP reported a second email that showed Hunter Biden was sharing classified information with individuals at Burisma in Ukraine which is espionage.

Did Biden Inc.  Leverage Classified Documents For Profit?  Leaving Washington with classified documents must be a tradition for outgoing presidents and vice presidents.  Sensitive government papers have now been found in the private homes and offices of Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Mike Pence.  Maybe every president going back for decades has taken documents he shouldn't have.  But only one has a crooked son who could have easily accessed those documents and used them to enrich himself and his corrupt family.  The public sure seems to believe that is the case.  Six in 10 American voters are convinced it is likely that Biden's son Hunter used information from the unsecured classified documents found in the current president's Delaware home to sweeten "his foreign business deals."

Biden repeats his false Amtrak story for the eighth time.  Joe Biden repeated an untrue story for at least the eighth time on Monday claiming an Amtrak conductor congratulated him for racking up one million miles on the train commuting between Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, D.C.  The president has told this fabricated story since at least his 2020 presidential campaign.

Biden claims he had Amtrak train key, rode home 15% of time with engineers.  President Biden claimed Monday that he had an Amtrak train key when he was a senator and would ride "about 15% of the time" with engineers on trips home to Delaware.  The 80-year-old president shared the memory in Baltimore while touting $4 billion from his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law that will be used to build a pair of train tunnels in the city to replace a passage from 1873.  "I can say it now since there's different leadership.  I used to about 15% of the time ride with the engineers, for real.  And I'm the only guy that I'm aware of — when I stopped riding Amtrak — that had a key to get in the back," Biden said.

Biden: The 'Great American Road Trip Is Going to Be Fully Electrified'.  President Joe Biden on Monday promoted electric vehicles again as part of his administration's push for green energy, smiling gleefully in an EV with a mask hanging underneath his chin.  "On my watch, the great American road trip is going to be fully electrified.  And now, through a tax credit, you can get up to $7,500 on a new electric vehicle," Biden said alongside an accompanying image, showing the president smiling in a Hummer EV.  The image shows Biden with a mask under his chin and an individual in the passenger seat who remained masked up.

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It is a safe bet that the "individual in the passenger seat" was a federal agent, and he was steering the car, not Mr. Biden.  It's almost as if Biden has the mind of a three-year-old.

Hunter Biden Alcoa email promising Russian oligarch info raises fresh concern about Joe's access.  A Hunter Biden email sent to an American aluminum company and promising information on Russian oligarchs is raising fresh concerns about the first son's access to classified documents recently discovered in his father's Wilmington, Del., home as lawmakers prepare to investigate allegations of influence peddling.  Documents dating back to 2011 on his notorious "laptop from hell" showed Hunter offered to sell intelligence on Russian oligarchs to the US aluminum firm Alcoa Inc. for $55,000, according to The [New York] Post's exclusive October 2021 report.  As his father served as former President Barack Obama's second-in-command, Hunter Biden offered to provide a "statistical analysis of political and corporate risks, elite networks associated with Oleg Deripaska, the Russian CEO of Basic Element company and United company RUSAL," which had just signed a metal supply agreement with Alcoa.

None Dare Call It Treason; None Dare Call Them Traitors — Part one.  Biden claims he has no knowledge regarding the docs, their content (his memory's shot anyway, but I think he would remember this) or how they may have got to where they were "discovered."  Like many others, I have wondered why his own people (his lawyers, apparently) didn't just send the things into the shredder and... Case Closed — ha ha — in accordance with Dems' ethics.  After all, if no one was missing them for years, just disappear them.  So we all wonder if this is a Deep State coup of sorts:  Were the docs planted and "found"?  Biden was already highly unlikely to be electable by late 2023, so running was injurious to the Dems:  He's a staggering, misspeaking, pathologically lying moron who barely keeps his place on a teleprompter now.  Equating his Corvette's security to Classified documents' requirements was sheer idiocy.

None Dare Call It Treason; None Dare Call Them Traitors — Part Two.  Consider:  Joe Biden left $85 Billion in military equipment in Afghanistan when he ordered a completely ill-planned evacuation of that country, and an abandonment to the Taliban.  There is no discounting the human tragedy involved, first and foremost:  The U.S. servicemembers' deaths, the abandonment of American citizens (and rumored deaths in that category, too), and the stab-in-the-back to our Afghan allies.  But he also left aircraft, attack helicopters, artillery, air-to-ground munitions, military vehicles, weapons, thousands of HUMVEES, machine guns, communications equipment, and other materials.  But now comes a fresh consideration of that withdrawal in the light of the documents scandal - and you'll only hear it here:  What "trade secrets," what associated Top Secret information, how many Classified field manuals and systems' training guides associated with advanced weaponry and munitions, were abandoned and left to the Taliban - and to the Chinese, who were said to be "reverse engineering" our equipment?

The state of our union under Biden: A weaker, less secure, more divided America.  Next week, President Joe Biden will address Congress on the state of the union, as the Constitution dictates.  He ought to take an honest look at the country and the many problems it faces — problems his administration has either created or worsened.  Over the next week, the Washington Examiner will report on a few of the important problems plaguing the country and how they are affecting the public every day.  The most glaring crisis our country faces today is at the southern border, where hundreds of thousands of immigrants are crossing into the country illegally every month, overwhelming immigration officials and border towns.  Just last week, border agents confirmed that more than 1.2 million immigrants evaded immigration enforcement completely.  Who knows how many of these immigrants were on the terror watch list, as at least 70,000 apprehended immigrants have been, or were part of the drug cartels flooding our cities with fentanyl.  The reason the border crisis angers the public so deeply — indeed, it is almost always listed as a top concern for voters — is that it makes clear how little respect Biden's administration has for America's sovereignty.

Comer sounds alarm on Biden's mishandling of classified documents: 'Nothing' he's done is 'normal'.  James Comer:  ["]Nothing that Joe Biden's done with respect to mishandling these classified documents is normal.  Take into consideration that he's also being investigated for influence peddling with our adversaries around the world, and it's even more concerning.  Look, more information comes out every day where his son, especially, as well as his two brothers, have had shady business dealings with our adversaries around the world, and part of what they would do when they would make a pitch to these shady characters in these foreign countries is prove to them that they actually had direct access to their brother and that they had direct access to people at the highest levels of our federal government.  So when we learned that Joe Biden had classified documents from all over the place and that Hunter Biden especially lived in his house where he had those classified documents, we became extra concerned, and that's why this it this investigation is of the utmost importance for the United States Congress as well as the American people.["]

New Details Raise Questions.  According to a story published on Saturday, the scope of Joe Biden's classified documents scandal may be bigger than previously thought.  Sources close to the investigation say in addition to classified documents, the FBI also seized notebooks from Biden's Wilmington, Del., home, which were reportedly written by Biden while he was vice president.  "The notebooks were seized because Biden's notes on some of the pages relate to his official business as vice president, including details of his diplomatic engagements during the Obama administration, and may refer to classified information, this same person said, adding that the notebooks do not have classified markings on them, but some of the handwritten notes inside them could be considered as such given their sensitive content," NBC News reported.  "Other pages in the notebooks, while they may not contain potentially classified information, could still be considered government property under the Presidential Records Act because they pertain to official business Biden conducted as vice president, according to the person familiar with the investigation."

Forget classified docs, show us the real haul of Biden's records in Delaware.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has repeatedly assured the public that President Biden is committed in the classified document scandal to move forward in "a very transparent way."  Putting aside the refusal to share any information beyond a desire to be fully transparent, Biden has one major test awaiting him on his pledge: his senatorial records.  There has been much discussion of a classified document being found in his personal library in Wilmington, but there is a huge library of Biden documents sitting in the University of Delaware.  The university is sitting on Biden documents due to a cynical 2012 arrangement made by Biden when he was vice president and contemplating a run for the presidency.  The president effectively locked away his records by giving them to the university, which has claimed for a decade that it is still working to organize and catalog the documents.  He has refused to allow the public or the press to see the documents.  With the recent reports that Biden may have included classified information in notebooks found at his residence, the status of the University of Delaware documents is becoming more and more untenable for the White House.

Fox News is helping the Democrats' Biden document narrative.  When it comes to the Biden document scandal, Fox News, as the opposition media, should not be banging the same gong that the leftist media outlets are striking with fervor.  And yet it is.  That's not good news.  President Biden's days as a politician are numbered, not because some confidential documents were 'discovered' in suspicious circumstances, but due to the "Big Picture."  If you want to understand what is going on, start with the result the leftist globalists desire and work back to the event at hand.  Right now, they want Biden out because he no longer serves their goals.  For the four years after 2016, Democrats failed to promote anyone who could beat Trump.  By 2020, they had no qualified (meaning 'able to win') candidates in the wings.  They were stuck nominating and sheltering Biden solely to defeat Trump, boosting him in the primaries and through to his victory.  Other acts towards Trump's permanent defeat were the Russia hoax, the two sham "impeachments," the January 6 committee, and the Mar-a-Lago raid.  Biden, though, is imperfect, and Democrats must move Biden out.

Megyn Kelly Takes on Jill Biden Calling Herself 'Dr' and The Left Loses Their Mind.  As we reported earlier, Jill Biden was at the NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.  But she wasn't with Joe Biden.  She was sitting with Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL.  Joe Biden went to their home in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon after spending most of the weekend in Camp David as I reported, raising questions as to why was he only going there for the evening when presumably he's just heading back to the White House on Monday.  I'm surprised that she's back given that she was booed the last time that she was there.  That may explain why Joe Biden wouldn't show up because he may get a greeting that he isn't going to appreciate.  But once again as we've seen in the case of Jill Biden, there's now a requirement for the media to constantly refer to her as "Dr." Jill Biden.

Biden cover-up is in full swing.  On President Biden's first day in office, then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki vowed that the administration would "bring transparency and truth back to government."  What a useless promise.  The Biden administration has turned out to be one of the most opaque, secretive and nontransparent in decades, creating the overt appearance of impropriety.  After Republicans won control the House of Representatives and promised to investigate Mr. Biden's son Hunter's overseas business dealings, among others, the White House told incoming House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer and House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan to pound sand. [...] Now that the 118th Congress is up and running, the Biden administration has continued its stonewalling.  Mr. Comer sent a request to the Treasury Department to provide information on Biden family financial transactions that may have been marked suspicious, with a deadline for responses last week.

WH Goes 'Outer Limits' on Jobs, Border, and That Strange Change to Biden's Schedule.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre got into some trouble on Friday, when she was grilled by Fox's Peter Doocy about the false claim the Biden team made that Joe Biden "self-reported" he had classified documents.  As we noted, not only didn't Joe Biden self-report, his team hid from the American public right before the midterm election what he had done.  The only reason we know about the classified documents is because Biden got nailed by the good reporting of CBS.  Even then, Biden didn't fully fess up to how many finds they had at that point.  But Jean-Pierre had more trouble, as well, in that press conference.  She's supposed to be the one helping to explain the things that Biden says.  But when neither she nor Biden can get things straight, there's an issue.  How many jobs is Biden claiming he's created?  Eleven, according to Jean-Pierre.

Joe Biden Is Curiously Serving Two Masters, Which Has Me Wondering.  It is clear that Joe Biden is being ratted out in the classified document scandal, but by whom? [...] Joe Biden has been in politics for 50 years.  He's never had a real job.  The only core conviction he has is the self-aggrandizement that comes from being able to have people suck up to him due to the power and vast resources at his disposal.  He's dumber than a doorknob.  Yet, with 50 years of experience, he is on automatic pilot when it comes to self-preservation.  He simply does what he is told and reads his teleprompter without really knowing what he is reading.  Thus, I don't buy Tucker's analysis because the "powers that be" controlling him already have a pretty good gig.  Why would they want to dump him?

'Dr.' Jill's Latest Actions Confirm All Is Not Well in the Biden White House.  [R]ecent instances where "Dr." Jill stepped in to run interference for Joe Biden in the midst of his classified documents scandal have put a finer point on Jill Biden's sometimes domineering hold over Joe, at a time when the POTUS, who has faced questions throughout his presidency about his mental fitness to lead, hasn't officially declared that he's running for reelection — though rumors are swirling that he'll do just that sometime in February.  They occurred Thursday during an AAPI Lunar New Year event at the White House.  We touched on what happened at the time, but I wanted to revisit the issue because the symbolism was just eye-opening.  As Biden leaves the event, a reporter shouts a question at him; that's one of the only ways they have left to reach the president, since he holds so few solo press conferences.  He looks around, confused, but Jill Biden steps in and shoos the reporter away, while guiding Joe Biden away from actually having to interact with a member of the media:  [Video clip]

A home office?  To conduct what business?
Hunter Biden reportedly converted dad's Delaware residence containing classified docs into home office.  Hunter Biden allegedly transformed his father's Wilmington, Delaware home, where classified documents have been found, into a home office that was central to his overseas business dealings, according to experts and leaked cellphone texts.  This comes as allegations swirl that Hunter Biden used classified materials to profit off business deals involving energy and Ukraine, according to Fox Business.  He reportedly emailed his partner in 2014 before Vice President Joe Biden flew to Ukraine.  The president's son reportedly listed the Wilmington home as his address in the wake of his 2017 divorce from ex-wife Kathleen Buhle.  Hunter Biden went so far as to claim that he owned the lakefront mansion on a July 2018 background check form as part of a rental application, the New York Post reported.  He also used that home's address as his billing address for a personal credit card and an Apple account in 2018 and 2019.  At least 12 classified documents have been found at that residence, dating back to President Biden's time in the Senate.

Biden Family Values: They like to live large.  Joe Biden likes to advertise himself as ordinary 'Scranton Joe' who's a family man and "devout" Catholic to the public.  A look at news rolling out about Biden's extended family in the wake of recent scandals suggests a different story.  Far from being Lunchbucket Joe, House Biden is more like Venezuela's Maduro family, or Chavez family, or Cuba's Castro oligarchs. [...] All we have to do is look at the latest story from the Daily Mail about how Joe used his "pull" to get his ne'er-do-well niece Caroline a fancy new job she'd never have otherwise gotten as a convicted criminal on probation for a $100,000 credit card theft. [...] How [...] she managed to avoid prison for that is as mysterious as how Hunter Biden got into Yale.  That kind of stuff happens When You're A Biden, which almost sounds like a Broadway song.  What other Scranton Joe family has a "big guy" who can get every relative, down to nieces and nephews, out of any jam they get themselves into.  It wasn't just her.  Hunter Biden was time and time again spared charges and jail time over his tax evasion, his falsification of his gun permit application, evidence of bribery and influence peddling, and his numerous drug incidents.  He lived a wild and free-spending life at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood as recently as 2018, around the time when he was occasionally driving old dad's Corvette from the Biden family garage where the misplaced classified documents were held.  He seemed to have gotten a sweet deal in his string of homes around the Venice, California area.

Karine Jean-Pierre Refuses to Say Why Biden is Leaving Camp David to Go to Delaware Just for One Night on Sunday (Video).  Joe Biden on Friday is departing the White House and traveling to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland.  Biden is leaving Camp David to go to Delaware just for one night on Sunday.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday refused to say why Biden was going to Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday night.  "Is there a specific reason the president is leaving Camp David to go to Delaware just for that one night on Sunday night?" a reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre.  "I don't have anything to preview about what he's gonna be doing." Karine Jean-Pierre said.

Report: Director Of George Soros Organization Has Visited Biden White House Over A Dozen Times.  The Biden administration is apparently even more friendly to left wing billionaire George Soros than the Obama administration was.  A director at the Soros Open Society Foundation has visited the Biden White House over a dozen times.  What do you suppose was discussed?

Treasury Withholds Biden Family Suspicious Bank Records, James Comer Threatens Subpoena.  The Treasury Department on Wednesday denied the House Oversight Committee's request to disclose 150 suspicious reports flagged by U.S. banks concerning Biden family business transactions, causing the committee's chairman to threaten a subpoena.  U.S. banks have flagged over 150 suspicious financial transactions from Hunter and James Biden, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), House Oversight Committee chair, told Breitbart News.  The wire transfers included "large" amounts of money tripped for further review by American banks.

Here's How Cotton Plans to See Seized Classified Docs.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said he and other Republicans will block presidential nominees until members of the Intelligence Committee are shown the classified material found at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence as well as President Biden's home and office.  The threat from Cotton, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, comes after lawmakers left a closed-door briefing Wednesday frustrated that the National Intelligence Director, Avril Haines, refused to show them copies of the documents or discuss the contents due to special counsel investigations by Jack Smith and Robert Hur.  "Whether it's blocking nominees or withholding budgetary funds, Congress will impose pain on the administration until they provide these documents.  And that is coming from both parties," Cotton told reporters.

Keywords: Slow walking, stonewalling, obstruction of Congress.
Biden Treasury Department Uses Comical Excuse to Block House Request for Hunter's Bank RecordsAlmost as bad as the Biden administration's manipulation of federal agencies to do the bidding of the Biden Family Business is the blatant way they do it.  Comical?  Yes, in a way.  Unacceptable, for which there should be consequences?  You betcha.  Will it ever happen?  I seriously doubt it.  In Team Biden's latest example of a "conflict of interest," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has "delayed" (blocked, at least temporarily) a House Republican request for information on Biden family financial transactions that may have been marked as suspicious, reports The Hill, saying it must first determine whether the disclosure of the records is consistent with "longstanding Executive Branch interests."

Lots of good things happen to China under the Biden administration.  I wonder why.
Interior Department Blocks Minnesota Twin Metals Mining Project In Big Win For Beijing.  The Biden administration blocked plans for a major nickel and cobalt mine in northern Minnesota Thursday while the U.S. remains reliant on overseas supply chains for its critical minerals.  The "Twin Metals Project" would have tapped the Duluth Complex within the Superior National Forest, where 95 percent of the nation's nickel reserves and 88 percent of American cobalt reserves remain underground.  Now, pending litigation over leases, the Department of the Interior has blocked the nearly $3 billion mine over concerns about the safety of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness inside the national forest.

Treasury Department Slaps Down GOP Request For Hunter Biden Records.  The Treasury Department will not yet comply with congressional requests for Hunter Biden's banking records, the agency said Wednesday.  House Oversight and Accountability Committee chairman James Comer of Kentucky requested Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) detailing Hunter Biden's financial transactions in a Jan. 11 letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.  The reports are taken by banks in accordance with federal law when deposits or withdrawals exceed $10,000 or may indicate criminal activity.  Comer previously said he believes banks have taken out more than 150 reports on Hunter Biden and "other Biden family members."  Assistant Treasury Secretary for Legislative Affairs Jonathan Davidson told Comer on Wednesday that he failed to identify a purpose for the request.

Reported pick as next White House chief of staff met with Hunter Biden repeatedly.  Jeff Zients largely dodged public scrutiny as the Biden White House's COVID-19 response coordinator as COVID adviser Anthony Fauci and the president himself drew attention for false and misleading statements, declaring COVID's natural origin settled and vaccines foolproof against the virus, respectively.  With his expected return to the highest echelon of the White House as chief of staff, Zients is now taking fire from all ideological directions for his meetings with Hunter Biden, scapegoating of people who resist COVID vaccination and history with healthcare companies accused of billing fraud. "Quite possible this is the day Ron DeSantis became president," tweeted Revolving Door Project Executive Director Jeff Hauser, whose organization wrote a blistering profile of Zients after his hasty exit as COVID czar last year for The American Prospect.

Team Biden [is] stonewalling Senate Committee on seeing secret docs Biden purloined, and even Dems [are] outraged.  Let's cut to the chase:  Did Joe Biden remove classified documents from the National Archives that would incriminate him in the influence peddling racket he and his family were running?  That's the most important question about them, and that's probably why the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) is being stonewalled in their demand to see them.  All members of the SSCI have high level security clearances and are considered able to see them.

The Real Differences Between the Biden and Trump Document Trove.  Former President Donald Trump for now certainly seems to have had more documents labeled "classified" at Mar-a-Lago in Florida than did President Joe Biden at his various homes in Delaware.  Yet otherwise, the comparisons between the two cases, contrary to popular punditry, hardly favor Biden.  First, a stranger would face a far greater challenge entering a post-presidential Mar-a-Lago than a pre-presidential Biden home, office, or garage — or who knows where?  Secret service agents and private security were stationed at Mar-a-Lago.  Prior to the 2020 presidential election they were not at citizen Biden's various troves for most of 2017-2020, much less prior to 2009.

NY Post's Devine joins Tucker to discuss [bad] Hunter Biden email: 'Reads like a classified document'.  The New York Post's Miranda Devine has uncovered a new 2014 email from Hunter Biden's laptop whose contents suggest he was given or simply had access to classified documents during his father's tenure as vice president.  [Video clip] [...] "On April 13, 2014, Hunter Biden sent an email to his business partner in Burisma, Devon Archer.  Now, he sent this a week before his father, the vice president, flew to Ukraine to meet with Ukraine's prime minister.  In the email, Hunter Biden composed a detailed memo with nearly two dozen data points about the political and strategic situation on the ground in Ukraine," Carlson reported.  "What's so immediately striking and Miranda Devine pointed this out, having read the entire laptop, is that this email bears no resemblance to anything else we have that Hunter Biden has ever written.  In fact, it sounded like something produced by the State Department," he added.  Indeed, it appeared to contain points and observations that only someone with access to classified intelligence would have known.

'Incredibly suspicious' Hunter Biden email may be based on classified info: GOP senator.  A Hunter Biden email about Ukraine from 2014 looks 'suspiciously' like it could have come from classified information, a leading GOP senator has claimed.  Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the April 12, 2014 message to one of the first son's business partners resembles documents that the State Department gives members of the Senate when they travel overseas.  "It reads like one of those scene-setters — highly detailed information in terms of Ukraine," Johnson told Fox News Tuesday.  The email from Hunter to Devon Archer includes a granular 22-point memo the Biden scion described as "thoughts after doing some research."

Multiple Ukraine Officials Removed or Resigned as Widespread Corruption and Embarrassing Financial Graft Discovered.  While Volodymyr Zelenskyy was on tour banging his tin cup for NATO donations, apparently his top government officials were skimming the books and building an extravagant life on the backs of the U.S. taxpayers.  Slava Ukraini!  However, on a brutally obvious note, I mean the wife of Zelenskyy went Christmas shopping in Paris and spent over €40,000 in a few hours on ritzy Avenue Montaigne.  Where did people think she got that money?  In an effort to stop the embarrassing revelations of internal corruption from weakening support for the inbound flows of cash from corrupt U.S. officials, the government of Zelenskyy has begun getting rid of the officials who were stealing the war money.  But hey, don't worry, remember, President Zelenskyy decreed rules making it illegal for any political opposition to exist; so, there's nothing to worry about — just a seating rotation of the same corrupt group.

House Oversight Chairman James Comer Launches Investigation Into Hunter Biden's Art-Selling Scheme.  House Oversight Chairman James Comer on Wednesday announced an investigation into Hunter Biden's art-selling scheme.  Rep. Comer sent a letter to Hunter Biden's art dealer, Georges Berges, seeking information on anonymous purchasers of Hunter Biden's garbage artwork.  "The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Joe Biden and his family's foreign and domestic influence peddling schemes," wrote Chairman Comer.  "For over a decade, the Biden family has profited from Joe Biden's positions as a public official.  Your arrangement with Hunter Biden raises serious ethics concerns and calls into question whether the Biden family is again selling access and influence.  Despite being a novice artist, Hunter Biden received exorbitant amounts of money selling his artwork, the buyers' identities remain unknown, and you appear to be the sole record keeper of these lucrative transactions."

National Archives Skips Deadline to Disclose Biden Classified Scandal Docs.  The National Archives has missed the House Oversight Committee's deadline to comply with requested documents related to President Joe Biden's classified document scandal, according to the committee's spokesperson.  On January 10, the committee demanded the National Archives hand over records detailing the interactions between Biden's attorneys and the Justice Department on or before January 24.  "The National Archives has not produced the requested documents to the Committee at this time," the committee spokesperson told reporters Tuesday. "Chairman Comer's request still stands and anticipates moving forward with a transcribed interview with NARA's general counsel soon."

Why Hunter Biden Lied About Paying $50k Monthly Rent.  Amid the brouhaha over President Joe Biden's improper retention of classified documents and concerns that his son, Hunter Biden, had access to them, a 2018 form on which Hunter Biden claims to have spent nearly $50,000 a month on rent surfaced from the presidential son's abandoned laptop.  On it, Hunter Biden lists his father's Wilmington house as his address, raising questions about whether he was using rent payments to pass money to his father.  The money, $49,910, was actually a reference to rental payment for a Washington, D.C., office space used by Hunter Biden.  But the story of the document is more absurd, involving Biden family favor trading, scorned relatives, and an ultimately failed effort to get Hunter Biden's troubled cousin a new probation officer.

How Joe Biden went from 'one of the poorest' in Congress to a millionaire.  When Joe Biden was a US senator, he referred to himself as "one of the poorest members" of Congress.  But his fortunes rose precipitously following his years as vice president, thanks to a flurry of cash from book deals and speeches — as well as regular kickbacks from his brother and younger son, according to text messages from Hunter Biden's laptop and a congressional probe.  In 2016, his last year as vice president, "middle-class Joe" reported between $291,000 and about $1 million in assets and income outside his vice presidential salary of $230,700. He also claimed between $780,000 and about $1.6 million in liabilities, according to his 2016 personal financial disclosure form.  But Biden's fortunes rapidly changed between 2017 and 2020, with help from both his son Hunter and his brother James, according to a congressional report.

Tucker Carlson Reveals Email that Raises Questions About Hunter Biden's Access to Classified Docs.  Tucker Carlson and New York Post columnist Miranda Devine are raising new questions in the wake of now five different tranches of classified documents being found in Joe Biden's home and at the Penn-Biden Center. [...] As Tucker noted, the government has had this email for years, but what have they done about it?  Nothing that we can see.  Carlson said they contacted the White House and asked if Hunter Biden had ever received classified information or a classified briefing.  They did not respond to him.  Devine also noted something else that hasn't been getting the notice that it deserves — the fact that DOJ not only retrieved the classified documents, but they also took for "further review" personally handwritten notes from the vice presidential years.  Why would they take away notes?  Well, there's one big glaring reason — it would show that Joe Biden was commenting on the classified documents he took away and what he said about them — a further indication that this wasn't a "surprise" that he had them and it might also reveal why he took them, as well as if the reason went beyond mere negligence into the cover-up realm.

Penn Biden Center Held Event Encouraging Closer U.S.-China Ties.  The Penn Biden Center, a Washington think tank where classified documents were found in November, hosted an event encouraging deeper U.S.-China ties.  The event took place as the University of Pennsylvania received tens of millions of dollars from Chinese entities, much of which was donated anonymously.  The Penn Biden Center was the repository of a stash of classified U.S. documents until President Joe Biden's personal attorneys found the papers in the president's office on November 2.  In June, the center hosted a two-day event for Congressional staffers that encouraged closer cooperation with China on issues such as clean energy and academia, a source familiar with the event told The Washington Free Beacon.  The event had no security posted, only staff to help attendees with information about the event.  The event was run by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, the Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies[.]

Biden Document Discovery Doesn't Add Up.  The question hanging in the air, however, relates to the discovery that started this whole process: Why would lawyers be "packing up" Biden's office in the Penn Biden Center in the first place?  Not unlike other politicians, Joe Biden has done a terrific job of turning political success into a financial windfall.  But someone who considered himself "middle-class Joe" for decades should realize the wastefulness of having lawyers perform a task that a trusted intern or aid could perform.  As many big-time East Coast lawyers now routinely charge $1,000 an hour, it's an awfully expensive packing crew — unless the intent wasn't truly to "pack" but rather to purge.  The timing here is suspicious as well.  Apparently, this moving crew was at Biden's University of Pennsylvania office a week before midterm elections that were widely anticipated to turn control of the House over to the Republicans.

The Immaculate Possession: Biden Defense is Fast Becoming Unsustainable.  President Biden seems to attract classified documents the way some people think motor homes attract tornadoes.  They just inexplicably happen.  After Biden publicly declared that he has "no regrets" in the discovery of unlawfully stored classified material in various locations, he assured citizens that the special counsel investigation would soon peter out when they find that "there is no there there."  Well, there turns out to be more there and the "there" is yet another find in a private residence of Joe Biden.  A search of Biden's home in Wilmington on Friday found six new clearly marked classified documents, bringing the total to roughly 30 classified documents.  The latest search came almost three months after the first discovery in a closet in a D.C. office.  Yet, the president and White House still maintain that all of these documents are merely the result of "inadvertent mishandling" and that Biden has no knowledge of their storage over the prior roughly six years.  There is a point when "inadvertence" becomes so incredible as to be miraculous.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Report: Biden Would Veto GOP Bill to Ban Sale of Oil to China From U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  Joe Biden's near hatred — although we can probably safely delete "near" — of fossil fuels has been an albatross around the necks of the American people since Day One of the intentionally worst presidency in the history of the United States.  No joke, Jack — and Biden's war on (U.S.) oil continues.  Now, according to ever-smug Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Biden will veto a House bill to ban the sale of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China if the measure passes the Democrat-controlled Senate, as reported by Just the News.

None Of Biden's Excuses For Having Classified Documents Make Any Sense.  With every new cache of classified documents discovered in Joe Biden's possession, the president's excuses become more farfetched.  Biden's defenders like to stress that the president has "cooperated" with investigators.  No harm, no foul.  Ana Navarro of "The View" argues "it's very important to understand the difference between cooperation and obstruction."  Neal Katyal snarks that it's "amazing how you don't need a search warrant when a President is actually willing to invite investigators inside."  Not really.  Biden's lawyers almost surely asked for an FBI search of the president's property after they knew special counsel Robert Hur would be compelled to obtain a warrant and conduct a search.  Don't take my word for it.  Buried in today's New York Times piece on the matter, we learn that, "[e]veryone involved understood and agreed that the discovery of those six pages meant that the government would have to conduct its own search of the work and storage areas in the house..."  There was no political or legal upside in resisting the inevitable.  Which brings us to another pervasive defense of the president, which asserts that Biden had "immediately" handed over documents found in his "think tank," just as protocol dictates.  No harm, no foul.  This claim is also preposterous.

As Biden's Blank Checks to Ukraine Continue, How Long Will It Take the U.S. to Replenish the Munitions We've Given Away?  In total, the United States has committed more than $24.9 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, according to the Defense Department on January 6.  And with no end in sight and U.S. military stockpiles running dangerously low, the question is:  How long it will take to replenish those stockpiles?  As Daily Caller reported on Sunday, even at emergency production rates, it will take years before the U.S. is able to restock supplies of critical munitions sent to Ukraine, according to a recent analysis conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, D.C. based think tank.

Empty Bins in a Wartime Environment: The Challenge to the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.  The U.S. defense industrial base is not adequately prepared for the international security environment that now exists.  In a major regional conflict — such as a war with China in the Taiwan Strait — the U.S. use of munitions would likely exceed the current stockpiles of the U.S. Department of Defense.  According to the results of a series of CSIS war games, the United States would likely run out of some munitions — such as long-range, precision-guided munitions — in less than one week in a Taiwan Strait conflict.  The war in Ukraine has also exposed serious deficiencies in the U.S. defense industrial base and serves as a stark reminder that a protracted conflict is likely to be an industrial war that requires a defense industry able to manufacture enough munitions, weapons systems, and matériel to replace depleted stockpiles.

Report: Joe Biden's Attorneys Misled DOJ About Classified Docs Stored at Residence.  President Joe Biden's personal attorneys reportedly misled the Department of Justice (DOJ) in November about classified documents being stored at his Wilmington residence.  Shortly after documents at the Penn Biden Center were unearthed on November 2, the White House and DOJ reportedly agreed to hide the scandal from the American people.  It's unclear why Biden's personal attorneys were initially searching for his illegally stashed documents.  The White House has failed to provide the initial reason or cause for the search.

Joe Biden's 'Souvenirs'.  So, is Biden a kleptomaniac (the American people deserve to know if their president is a crook)?  Were the documents misplaced by careless staffers?  If so, why didn't Biden choose more trustworthy aides, administration hands who knew which documents were hot and needed to be stored in a secure space?  Or, is it possible that Biden been covering the tracks of his decades of corruption?  It's clear that Biden and his "family business" are corrupt.  No one thinks that there's been no influence-peddling in connection with son Hunter's financial arrangements with his foreign associates.  The same with Biden's younger brother James.  We know this because of the stone wall set up by federal authorities and the media.  If there's nothing to hide, why has so much hiding been going on?  We feel we're on solid ground to say that the "Big Guy" who was to get a cut from the feedbag filled by Hunter's multi-million-dollar global business deals is Joe Biden.  Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski says he is.  Apparently another former business partner, James Gilliar, has said the same.  If he's not, then let's have a probe that clears the air and identifies just who the Big Guy is.

President Deep State?  Kennedy's assassination and Nixon's forced resignation occurred a half-century ago, and plenty of people have disputed the American government's official telling of those events since they first occurred.  Only now, however, is one of the most popular hosts in the small world of news commentary dedicating his time (and reputation) to throwing down the gauntlet against America's Deep State.  Why?  Well, that relatively new and disparaging epithet — Deep State — tells a big part of the tale by reflecting an "awakening" American cynicism and a sizable collapse in Americans' trust in their own government. [...] If Americans increasingly doubt the legitimacy of the very institutions that claim to have increasingly absolute power over every detail of their lives, then Tucker Carlson is urging them to question just how long the federal government's criminal enterprise has been operating.  It didn't just start with the suspicious election outcomes in '20 and '22, did it? [...] The government's illegitimate exercise of power goes to the heart of the question: who really runs America?

Is the Justice Department Pursuing Biden Just to Get Trump?  If the Justice Department can pick and choose the president, then we don't really have a "democracy" at all but an oligarchy with a Praetorian guard.  Of course, many suspect this has been the case for some time.  We all saw how Trump was sandbagged with a bogus criminal probe into Russian "collusion," and the witch-hunt is ongoing.  It's worth considering whether the Justice Department, by going after Biden, is creating a pretense of fairness to justify indicting Trump.  This would be a truly egregious interference in the democratic process.  Some factions of the Left and Right might be happy with an outcome where both Trump and Biden go down.  But if anyone is going to get shafted, it's probably Trump.

Biden Family: The Delaware Sopranos.  Watching HBO's "the Sopranos" can really help you understand the Biden family.  Between Hunter Biden's laptop scandal, and the Bidens' various shady private-equity schemes with foreign fraudsters, it's not too hard to make the analogy.  President Joe Biden is clearly the head of a family.  He has repeatedly exploited his public offices to make money.  His son, Hunter Biden, is like the ambitious-but-dull son who wants to inherit the family business but always screws up.  Some of what the Bidens have done is clearly inappropriate.  Even more of what they have done is an abuse of public office.  Most of what they have done is simply secret.  The best example of Bidens' manipulation of the system for profit surrounds the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania.  The center has given the Bidens remarkable access to Chinese Communist Party money.  According to reports in the New York Post, the university, "raked in a total of $54.6 million from 2014 through June 2019 in donations from China, including $23.1 million in anonymous gifts starting in 2016."

Discovery Of More Biden Docs Proves Mar-A-Lago Raid Was Just Another Russia-Collusion Hoax.  The FBI recovered an additional cache of classified documents from President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, following a 12-hour search conducted by federal agents on Friday.  While this development adds to the scandal surrounding the current president, it does much more:  It highlights the ridiculous plot launched to destroy Donald Trump that culminated in the raid of his Mar-a-Lago home.  "Six items" were recovered on Friday from Biden's Delaware home, which consisted of "documents with classification markings and surrounding materials," the president's lawyer said in a statement released after the search.  While the "crafty legalese" deployed by the attorney left unclear how many classified documents were contained within the "six items" recovered, Biden's lawyer confirmed that the documents dated back to the Delaware Democrat's time as both vice president and senator, so spanning from 2017 to as far back as 1973.

There's no hiding Biden's fright over classified document scandal.  Joe Biden is panicking.  An astonishing fifth trove of classified documents was discovered in the president's Delaware mansion Friday, not by his own lawyers this time, but during a more thorough, 13-hour search by the Department of Justice while he holed up in his beach house in Rehoboth, which ought to be next on the DOJ search list.  Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland has had the audacity to appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden.  His long-term trusted factotum Ron Klain is bailing out.  And someone at the White House is throwing his trusted longtime executive assistant Kathy Chung under the bus.  The Washington Post quoted an anonymous insider last week saying that Chung "has confided to associates that she is distressed that she might have inadvertently been involved in moving or storing classified material at the center, planting the seeds of the current uproar."

Ya think?
Are Democrats Trying To Take Biden Out Before 2024?  Joe Biden ran for president three times before he finally won the White House.  And 2020 was simply the perfect time for him to give it another go.  As he neared 80, Biden had slowed down considerably from his rambunctious days as a senator and vice president.  But with the emergence of COVID, Biden barely hit the campaign trail, running his operation out of the basement of his Delaware mansion.  And let's be frank: many Americans had tired of President Donald Trump's act.  Many independents who decided to give the outsider a shot in 2016 broke hard for Biden in 2020.  But Biden's usefulness may have expired.  While the president has declared he plans to run again in 2024, at least one lawmaker thinks Democrats are planning to jettison him for a better candidate.

The Corleone family had olive oil as a front business, the Bidens have politics.  The fictional Corleone family of The Godfather books and movies had a front business, Genco Olive Oil.  The Biden family has politics as its legitimate front, specifically Joe Biden's career in Washington as a senator, vice president, and now president.  Hunter Biden, notoriously served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy firm, even though the president's troubled son had no experience in energy.  Hunter doesn't speak Ukranian.  But as vice president, Joe was President Obama's point man for Ukraine.  China is America's chief geopolitical foe, but Hunter had extensive business dealings with Chinese firms, and that means also the Chinese government, as the ChiComms have their fingers in every large business there.  And in one proposed Chinese deal discovered on the Hunter Biden laptop, there would be "10 held by H for the big guy."  According to Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter business associate, "the big guy" is "Middle Class Joe," the 46th president — Joe would collect 10 percent.  In that same deal another 10 percent would go to Jim Biden, one of the president's brothers.

The Bidens are known for influence peddling.  Jonathan Turley:  ["]Of course he's worried about it, the laptop that they found from Hunter is basically a step-by-step description of one of the biggest influence-peddling schemes in history.  I mean, the fact is that influence-peddling has been a Biden family business for a long time.  They have been rather notorious and open about it.  I mean, the Fords are known for cars and the Coors are known for beer, and the Bidens are known for influence-peddling, and it's an entire family affair.  And what's interesting about this is how raw and open it is.["]

Biden, top aides covered up secret document discoveries from public: report.  President Biden and at least four of his top lawyers and advisers tried to keep their fellow Americans from learning of the mishandling of classified documents from Biden's time as vice president, according to a bombshell report Friday.  The New York Times reported that initial discussions on the Nov. 2 discovery — six days before the midterm elections — of sensitive papers in Biden's former office closet at the Penn Biden Center in Washington were limited to Biden himself, as well as Bob Bauer, the president's top personal lawyer; Anita Dunn, Biden's senior adviser and Bauer's wife; Stuart Delery, the White House counsel; and Richard Sauber, the White House special counsel hired to oversee Biden's response to House Republican investigations into a range of controversies.  According to the outlet, rather than coming clean at once — an idea the report says "does not seem to have been seriously considered" — the group opted to quietly notify the National Archives, responsible for keeping presidential and vice presidential records.

Why was Biden allowed to visit the crime scene before the search for evidence was complete in the classified documents scandal?  Make no mistake: mishandling classified documents is a crime, even when unintentional under the standard of "gross negligence." That makes Biden's lakeside Wilmington, DE mansion (that once belonged to a DuPont family branch) a crime scene.  And the latest news that an unspecified number of classified documents (not necessarily only 6 despite widespread reports) were discovered Friday means that it was an active crime scene last weekend when Joe and "Dr. Jill" were allowed unsupervised access to their home there.  I am not a law enforcement expert, but elementary logic suggests that allowing a potential suspect access to a crime scene before an investigation is complete risks all kind of mischief, including destruction of evidence.  At best, this constitutes gross negligence on the part of the Department of Justice investigators.

It hasn't already?
It Looks Like Biden's Classified Documents Scandal Is About To Explode.  Joe Biden takes classified documents very seriously, so he says, but even after the search for classified documents has allegedly ended a couple of times now, it's not yet over.  In the wake of more documents being discovered at Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., the Department of Justice is now considering expanding its search for classified documents Biden may have absconded with, according to a report from CBS News.  "Justice Department officials are also considering the possibility of conducting other consensual searches at locations linked to Mr. Biden, said the source familiar with the investigation," the report says.

Questions Abound After It's Revealed Biden Special Counsel Hasn't Even Started Yet.  As RedState reported, Joe Biden's latest scandal took another major turn on Saturday [1/21/2023] after a DOJ-led search of his Delaware home revealed even more illegally possessed classified documents.  But while things have undoubtedly escalated, it's now being reported that Robert Hur, the special counsel appointed to investigate the president, hasn't even taken over the investigation yet.  Instead, the search was overseen by U.S. Attorney John Lausch.  I'm honestly at a loss as to how this could be.  [Tweet]  According to Merrick Garland, the decision to appoint Hur was not made rashly, and the plan was already in motion by the time the official announcement was made on January 12th, 2023.  Yet, here we are, with more documents being found, including some from Biden's time in the US Senate, and the special counsel is completely missing in action.  How much sense does that make?  What was the point of bringing Hur on board if he wasn't ready to take charge of what was obviously a very fluid, ongoing situation?

The NYT Reveals How the WH Thought They Could Cover Up Biden Docs Debacle.  President Joe Biden and top White House officials tried to keep the U.S. from learning about Biden's mishandling of classified documents, thinking they could get away with it.  According to a report from the New York Times, Biden's lawyers found the first batch of documents on November 2 at the Penn Biden Center, Biden's Washington, D.C., think tank.  The NYT said that rather than coming clean, an idea that did "not seem to have been seriously considered," the group quietly contacted the National Archives, which is responsible for keeping presidential and vice presidential records.  The NARA then referred it to the Department of Justice two days later.  "The decision ... to keep the discovery of classified documents secret from the public and even most of the White House staff for 68 days was driven by what turned out to be a futile hope that the incident could be quietly disposed of without broader implications for Mr. Biden or his presidency," the NYT reported.

Huh. So Ron Klain is on the way out.  Why now?  There hasn't been any formal announcement of this news yet and we may not see one until after the State of the Union address.  But enough sources are reporting that Ron Klain, Joe Biden's Chief of Staff will be leaving his position in a matter of weeks.  In a more "normal" administration this might not be a terribly significant development.  Jobs at the White House can involve very long days without a break and can be quite stressful.  People regularly resign from such positions to make room for up-and-coming prospects.  And presidential chiefs-of-staff often depart before the two-year mark.  But this isn't just "any normal administration."  It's long been suspected by many of us that Ron Klain has actually been the person running the country for the most part while attempting to mask the President's obvious cognitive decline.  Klain signs off on every speech that Biden gives and is believed to have the last say in terms of what makes it into Joe's teleprompter.

FBI "discovers" even more classified docs at Biden home.  Before we get to the obvious conspiracy theory material, let's get past the basics of the story.  While this is starting to sound like a broken record, six more classified documents were reportedly discovered at Joe Biden's mansion in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.  The latest episode of this soap opera includes a couple of twists, however.  The FBI conducted the search, rather than Biden's own lawyers and other flunkies.  The search of the residence took 13 hours.  The other twist involves the dates on the documents.  Some of them were once again from Biden's time as Vice President, but some of them were from his time in the Senate.  That means that Biden had been illegally hanging on to the papers since at least 2009 if not before.  So he's been keeping them in an unsecured location for at least a dozen years.

Justice Department conducts search of Biden's Wilmington home and finds more classified materials.  FBI investigators on Friday found additional classified material while conducting a search of President Joe Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, home.  Bob Bauer, the president's personal attorney, said in a statement that during the search, which took place over nearly 13 hours Friday, "DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President's service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President.  DOJ also took for further review personally handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years."  Those six items are in addition to materials previously found at Biden's Wilmington residence and in his private office.

The 'six documents' hoax in latest discovery of classified docs destroys the narrative of 'transparency' and 'good faith'.  Many media outlets — and even the GOP House Judiciary Committee — are reporting that "6 documents" were found Friday in the latest search of Joe Biden's Wilmington, DE mansion. [Tweet] But a careful reading of the statement of Biden's personal attorney Bob Bauer, on which this conclusion is based, reveals it to be at best a misunderstanding and at worst a hoax. [...] "Six items consisting of documents with classification markings" is deceptively vague, and I would argue misleading language.  What exactly are the "items"?  Are they Bankers Boxes full of hundreds of documents?  They could be.  We don't know, and so far, the DOJ has said nothing to the public to enlighten us.  This is the opposite of the "transparency" upon which the kid glove treatment afforded to Biden, compared to the dawn FBI raid imposed upon Trump with his attorneys kept away from the searchers, is based.

Hypocrisy 101: Joe Biden scuppered Jimmy Carter's CIA nominee over mishandling of classified documents.  Joe Biden assured us that he takes the handling of U.S. secrets "very seriously,' and sure enough another trove of illegally stored classified documents rolled out from one of the Biden residences.  That's flamin' hot hypocrisy in itself, but it gets worse when we learn of Joe's pious history around such documents.  Fox News discovered that Biden during his senator days, was quick to scupper Jimmy Carter's 1977 nomination of Ted Sorenson as director of the CIA, on the grounds that Sorenson mishandled classified documents he had access to for the purpose of writing a biography of his former mentor, President John F. Kennedy.  Biden, of course, didn't really care about the classified documents, even then.

More classified material found in Biden's Delaware home from his tenure as vice president and senator.  A few hours ago, NBC News reported that six additional items, including documents with classified markings, were discovered at Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, January 20.  The White House had previously claimed on January 14 that the search for all classified documents was complete.  For a change, it wasn't Biden's lawyers but the Department of Justice conducting the search.  [Tweet]  NBC News used 'sources' to claim that the White House, not the Justice Department, initiated the search.  This is how Democrat mouthpieces operate; when they want to peddle blatant falsehoods, they merely use anonymous sources as a crutch.

Hunter Biden's daughter urged by prof to cash in on family name in China.  A professor at the University of Pennsylvania once pointedly urged Hunter Biden's daughter to attend a lavish all-expenses paid conference in China, advising that her family name would open doors for her in the country, according to messages found on Hunter's abandoned laptop.  The university is under scrutiny after classified documents were discovered at the school's Penn Biden Center in Washington D.C. shortly before the midterm elections.  The discovery was concealed by the Biden White House for months afterwards.  Some of the documents related to countries Hunter Biden did business in — like Ukraine.  Frank Plantan Jr., a "lecturer emeritus" at the university, assured Naomi Biden that China's Boao Forum — which he described as an "Asian Davos" — would be easy.

Report: Thousands of Classified Docs May Have Been Discovered During 13 Hour Search.  On Friday, more classified documents were found at President Joe Biden's home in Delaware after a 13 hour search.  Initially, news outlets widely reported that only six classified documents were found in the home.  "Six more Classified Documents were discovered at Joe Biden's Wilmington home during a search conducted by The Department of Justice," tweeted Alx on Twitter.

FBI May Search More Locations 'Tied to Biden' for Classified Docs.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation may look at other locations tied to President Joe Biden for classified documents, CBS News is reporting.  This comes after the Department of Justice located six documents with classified markings at Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday.

Classified docs scandal is unboxing the Biden family business.  Don't expect boasts of "We're No. 1" from the White House or Wilmington, but that doesn't diminish the singular, ah, achievement.  Both Bidens have earned their brushes with infamy.  Courtesy of Fox News, here's a headline for the ages: "Biden, Hunter make presidential history as first father-son duo under separate investigations."  The president paid his dues with his serially reckless handling of classified information, with the added bonus that the gentle probe of him inadvertently draws a comparison to how roughly Donald Trump is being treated by the same Department of Justice.  When it came to the supposedly secret documents Biden had scattered around like so much birdseed, the feds couldn't even be bothered to search for more, leaving the job to his lawyers for over a month.

Big Rat Jumps Ship — Chief of Staff Ron Klain Leaving White House.  When George Bush won the White House, Karl Rove received the attention of the media for his historic victory.  Karl Rove became a household name, wrote books and went on tour.  When Barack Obama won the White House, David Plouffe and David Axelrod received the attention of the media for their historic victory.  Plouffe and Axelrod wrote books and went on tour talking about the campaign strategy.  When Donald Trump won the White House, Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway received the attention of the media for the historic victory; both went on tour etc.  When Joe Biden won the White House with the largest vote total in the history of all previous U.S. elections, who was credited?  Who was praised and who was identified as the human strategist capable of such a victory?  Amid the fraud what was the 2020 election, well, it's the absence of any victorious attribution that becomes another 'big tell'.

DOJ Finding Senate Docs in Search of Biden's Home Blows the Scandal Wide Open.  As RedState reported, the slow news cycle was blown up on Saturday after it was announced that a DOJ search of Joe Biden's home had found six more classified documents.  That comes after the White House had asserted that the search had been completed[.]  Biden's lawyers immediately tried to get out in front of the revelation, releasing a statement claiming cooperation with the DOJ.  But while the administration continues to talk about transparency, one bombshell detail from the search has left the president's lies fully exposed.  Namely, the fact that documents were found that were taken during Biden's years in the Senate.  [Tweet]  To say that's a massive development is an understatement.  From the beginning of this entire scandal, Biden and his surrogates, including a very combative Karine Jean-Pierre, have continually asserted that this was all one big accident.  As they tell it, some classified briefings and such simply got swept into boxes while Biden's vice presidential office was being packed up.  Those documents were then somehow unknowingly split up and transported to multiple locations, being moved multiple times in the process.

House Republican Whip Open to Impeaching Biden Under One Condition.  House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) says he is open to the possibility of impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as millions of illegal aliens cross the border.  During a Breitbart interview, Emmer pointed out that there has been an absence of oversight of the current government.  Further, there is a "double standard" when it comes to holding Biden and former President Donald Trump accountable for "breaches of public trust, and maybe more."  Biden and Mayorkas "haven't taken steps to secure" the southern border.  "It shouldn't have been lost on anybody that Joe Biden doesn't make one visit to the southern border until a new Republican majority is literally taking over in the House in Washington, D.C.  Then, he mysteriously suddenly finds religion and goes down to the border," he said.

New York Times Throws Joe Biden Under the Bus.  The New York Times has long ago abandoned any pretense of being an actual news source and has settled into its role as the foremost propaganda arm of the hard Left, capitalizing upon the fact that there is still a considerable number of people in the U.S. and around the world who still think that the Times can be trusted to report events impartially and accurately.  In reality, the only thing the Times is good for is revealing what the political and media elites are thinking, and a Friday opinion piece dropped a bombshell, in the Times' muted, bloodless Voice-of-the-Ages manner:  the Leftist establishment is through with Old Joe Biden.  Watch for him to be replaced as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024, and he could be gone even sooner.

The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats.  Joe Biden, his lawyers, and the Justice Department likely knew that Biden had violated national security laws surrounding classified documents.  Yet they suppressed that information until the 2022 midterms were over.  The same is true of the pre-midterm news blackout of the massive fraud of mega-Democratic donor Sam Bankman-Fried.  In close Senate races, where Democrats often referenced the Mar-a-Lago, it might well have mattered if they were confronted with Biden's Garage-gate scandal, and the Madoff-like albatross of the obnoxious Bankman-Fried and his enabling family.  The list of 2022 pre-election gambits is endless.  Biden offered amnesties for both student-loan debt payments and federal marijuana convictions.  But perhaps the most flagrant Biden pre-midterm contortion was his sudden interest in flooding markets with oil and gas, hitherto reduced in supply within the United States due to his own green handlers.

Gaetz suggests Biden's documents scandal is an inside job.  There already had been comments made that the scandal over Joe Biden's decision to keep classified government documents from years ago, during his time as vice president, in unsecured storage areas at a vacant office and at his Delaware home was an inside job.  That would be scheming on the part of Democrats to create an obvious reason for him to end his career with this term, to not seek another four years in the White House.  Now a report from Trending Politics explains that Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has openly suggested that is the case.  "There's an element to this that feels like the Democrats are taking out Joe Biden," he explained this week.  "I don't know that that's the case, but I don't know that it's not."

Anita Dunn was behind the decision to keep the classified documents story from the press.  So Joe Biden is finally, officially in trouble for something.  While many in the media are eager to point out that Biden's classified document scandal isn't as bad in some ways as Trump's classified document scandal, some realists have admitted that they're similar enough that there's probably not a lot to be gained here.  And one reason that's true is that while Biden's people did quickly call the National Archives to, in effect, turn themselves in once the documents were found, they sat on the findings as far as the public was concerned.  If you've watched any of the White House press briefings this week then you already know this has been something the White House press corps has repeatedly brought up.  Why did you wait to inform the public until after the election?  Why wasn't the White House as forthcoming with Americans as it was with the bureaucrats?

Chinese Business Deal Email from Louisiana Lawyer: 'I Have Requested Him to be Available for a Call with Joe Biden and Hunter'.  President Joe Biden in 2017 was named in a family business deal email to broker a $25 million Chinese investment into the American energy sector, the Daily Mail revealed Friday [1/20/2023].  As Breitbart News reported in 2021, the Biden family was attempting to benefit from a deal that sold American natural gas assets to Chinese energy company CEFC, which was arranged by Hunter and James Biden.  CEFC is the same Chinese energy company with which Joe Biden also stood to gain ten percent "held by H for the big guy."  In an email dated October 27, 2017, Louisiana-based lawyer Robert Fenet emailed the Biden family to set up a meeting with Cherniere, a Texas energy company that had a prior relationship with Joe Biden.

Biden classified files were sent to another D.C. location before they were stored at think tank.  The long and winding document trail that leads classified documents from Joe Biden's vice presidential office to the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. and now back into the hands of the government, includes yet another stopover:  a temporary facility in the nation's capital, a source tells  The documents were moved in the summer of 2017 after spending about six months at a government transition office near the White House once Biden left the vice presidency.  The space, in DC's Chinatown neighborhood, was overseen by the Penn Biden Center while its prized location near the Capitol was being readied.  The office had its formal opening, attended by Biden, in 2018.

Biden heads for Rehoboth Beach for the weekend — not Wilmington home.  President Biden is trying to distance himself from the scandal brewing over classified documents found at his Wilmington, Del. home — so he's going to his Rehoboth Beach house instead.  The 80-year-old president will spend yet another weekend in his home state, but this time he's opting for the wealthy beach community located about 90 miles away from his main house in Delaware's largest city.  Since taking office in January 2021, Biden has made 52 trips to Wilmington, spending all or part of 164 days at his residence there, according to a tally by The [New York] Post.  By contrast, Biden has largely confined his Rehoboth Beach visits to the summer months — this weekend's trip will be his first since late October, and that visit was his first since late August.

DOJ Throws WH Under the Bus Over Their Refusal to Answer Questions on Classified Docs Scandal.  It looks like the Justice Department might have just thrown Joe Biden and the White House under the bus big time.  Fox's Harris Faulkner was speaking about the matter on the "Faulkner Focus" on Thursday.  She ran video of an interview with former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman, who said a "crime had occurred" and there was no requirement that there be any "intent" to do anything bad with the documents.  Faulkner noted that the White House has continued to dodge questions about the scandal.

Tucker Carlson details facts around his claim Deep State ousted Nixon for suggesting CIA killed Kennedy.  Tucker Carlson has made a career out of shouting the quiet part out loud on television, but in 2023, it seems the controversial Fox News host has turned Truth up to eleven and resolved to report on-air what just a few years ago would have been considered journalistic suicide. [...] With Thursday's monologue, Carlson wasn't trying to set his career on fire on national television, he was showing that history is repeating and rhyming right before our very eyes with the convenient discovery of classified documents in Joe Biden's possession.  The Deep State is done with Biden, Carlson believes and is orchestrating his removal from the White House. [...] "So, that's how things actually work in Washington," Carlson said.  "Let's stop lying about it."  And while there may be some "perverse justice" in watching the machine "shaft" Joe Biden, said Carlson, "the rest of us do deserve a better system, an actual democracy."  "When people nobody voted for run everything," Carlson noted, "you are not living in a free country."

Frank Biden Peddled White House Influence During Joe Biden's Presidency.  President Joe Biden's younger brother Frank Biden peddled White House influence during Joe Biden's presidency, according to a CNN report that indicates the Biden family business remains operational even since Joe Biden was elected.  On at least two separate occasions, Frank Biden publicly cited Joe Biden as a means by which he has influence, despite holding no government position or relation to the White House other than by having the same last name as the president and being his sibling.

More revelations about Biden's mishandling of classified and top-secret documents.  Biden's attorney Pat Moore discovered the classified material at Biden's think tank and notified the White House Counsel's Office, which in turn contacted the National Archives.  By mid-November, a senior official at the DOJ's national security division wrote to Bob Bauer, Biden's personal attorney, requesting his cooperation with the DOJ's inquiry.  The DOJ official requested that Biden's legal team secure the documents already recovered from Biden's think tank but refrain from further reviewing the documents or other classified documents discovered elsewhere.  The DOJ official then requested that Bauer give the DOJ formal consent to review the materials discovered at Biden's think tank and that he provide a list of other locations where relevant materials might be stored.  This is quite amazing.  Despite the discovery of top secret documents which could lead to a national security threat, the DOJ displayed no urgency.  They worked as subordinates to Biden's lawyers, meekly making requests and waiting for answers when it was their duty to take lead to immediately recover any other documents possibly left at other locations and review the material working closely with the National Archives.

The dog ate my classified documents.  Cavalier treatment of 'secrets' of whatever kind is not something to be trifled with and that makes the recent discoveries of Biden's documents worthy of further investigation.  Congress has an obligation to get to the bottom of it and not let the administration or the Democrats trivialize the infraction.  There are no 'apples and oranges' when it comes to America's secrets.  Both are the same 'fruit' from the same 'tree.'

What's Really Going On With The Phony Trump/Biden Document Scandal.  Anyone remotely familiar with the current system knows it has grown from this important national interest into something wholly different.  Way too much information is classified.  This is important because classification runs directly contrary to another important government priority: transparency.  The American people have a right to know how their government operates.  Classification can be used to hide all sorts of information.  At a time when the decline of trust in national institutions has plummeted to record lows, this is not a trivial matter.  Transparency builds trust. [...] Given the endemic overclassification of documents, the president and vice president are drowning in classified materials.  As the person in charge of papers for the vice president for four years, I have seen firsthand the sheer overwhelming volume at issue.  Everything these days is classified.  Most of it is boring and its release would not endanger anything.

Biden Admin. Reportedly Colluded With Department Of Justice In Attempt To Hide Document Scandal.  The news cycle regarding the discovery of classified documents at the personal residences of Joe Biden continues to move at a breakneck pace.  The administration has struggled to keep up with a flurry of requests and inquiries from the Department of Justice and the media.  As Biden faces a Special Counsel investigation that will result in intensified scrutiny on his administration, a report released on Thursday indicates that the Biden administration attempted to collude with the Department of Justice to hide the scandal from the American public.  The report, released by the Washington Post, says that the Biden administration and the Department of Justice believed that they had an "understanding" about keeping the matter quiet and out of the eyes of the American public.

Antony Blinken Says He Doesn't Know Why Government Records Were Taken to Penn Biden Center.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday he had no idea why government documents were taken to the Penn Biden Center, despite serving there as managing director for two years.  At a press conference, Blinken was asked if he was "aware of any reason why classified documents would have been packed and brought there while you were there, and whether you would be available for an interview if the special counsel requests."  Blinken responded, "The short answer is no."

When the time comes, I predict Joe Biden's lawyers will claim he's not competent to stand trial.
"I Have No Regrets" — Joe Biden on Hiding Stolen Classified Documents in His Garage.  A defiant Joe Biden said he has "no regrets" when asked about the stolen classified documents found in his garage next to his Corvette.  Biden was visibly irritated by the reporter because she was doing her job by asking questions about the classified documents stored in his garage.  "What quite frankly bugs me is we have a serious problem here and the American people don't quite understand why you don't ask me questions about that," Biden said.  "I have no regrets.  I'm following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do.  It's exactly what we're doing.  There's no there, there," Biden said.

From student loans to masks, why does Biden want to keep us in a perpetual 'emergency'?  We've made it to 2023, nearly three years since the pandemic hit the United States in full force.  The virus is less deadly, we have effective vaccines and life is pretty much back to normal for most of us.  If you're President Joe Biden, however, the COVID-19 "emergency" is still front and center.  Don't get me wrong.  I don't think Biden actually believes we are still in a state of emergency.  He admitted as much in September when he declared the pandemic was "over."  Yet the president and his administration have enjoyed the extra powers that have accompanied the national emergency declaration.  And they are working hard to cling to this authority, which has granted the executive branch broader control over our lives.

Sen. Ted Cruz: Here's What DOJ Is Really Worried About in the Biden Classified-Documents Case.  Revelations that Joe Biden kept classified documents in multiple locations probably won't be much of a problem for Biden, but it's a big problem for Biden's Department of Justice, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) argued on Wednesday.  Cruz told Fox News's Sean Hannity the White House "is not really concerned" about Biden's legal exposure in possessing and mishandling classified material, given the fact that Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed as special counsel a man who is expected to go easy on Biden:  [Video clip]

Biden classified document investigation: Secret Service ready to provide Delaware visitors, source says.  The U.S. Secret Service is prepared to offer names of individuals who visited President Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, home if requested by Congress, Fox News has learned.  The White House continues to insist that there exists no formal visitor log for the personal residence where two troves of classified documents were found.  While the White House has not kept a formal list, the Secret Service does collect information on guests with regular access to the home.  Retention of the names of those vetted by the Secret Service depends on a variety of factors, including proximity to the president and the nature of the background check.

The Unclassified Docs Biden's Lawyers Were Searching May Be The Key To The Real Scandal.  We previously posted about Jim Jordan's question, "What prompted them to look for Joe Biden's classified documents?" [...] Possible scenario:  Maybe the classified documents are a distraction.  Maybe the classified documents were not sought, but found inadvertently when looking for unclassified documents regarding Biden family foreign dealings and the funneling of foreign money to The Big Guy.  With it clear that Republican-led House committees were going to be issuing subpoenas, Team Biden needed to make sure the Biden Center at U. Penn (in D.C.) was not in a position to produce those boxes in response to a subpoena.  What better way to solve the problem than to move the boxes.  But knowing there was potentially damaging documents in there, you needed lawyers with a duty of loyalty to their client (Joe) to do the work.  They needed not only to move things, but to know what damaging material might already have been seen by others.  Once the lawyers stumbled upon classified documents in those boxes, they knew they had a problem.  So they contacted friendlies at the FBI/DOJ. They had to convince the friendlies that they were diligently searching, hence the search of the residence, where more classified docs were found.  The classified documents may be the tail that's now wagging the unclassified Biden family corruption dog.  Possible, but likely?  Yes, unless there is some other reason lawyers were acting as movers.

Two Special Counsel Theories — One DoJ Conclusion.  Attorney General Merrick Garland has now appointed two special counsels to investigate two presidents (one former, one current) for mishandling classified documents while out of office.  Donald Trump is accused of keeping classified documents after leaving office.  We now know that Joe Biden did keep classified documents after stepping down as Vice President — and before being inaugurated President.  The pundit class is convinced that the appointments have nothing to do with justice or equal application of the law.  We know the first appointment is to prosecute Donald Trump for something — anything.  As for Joe Biden, there are two predominant theories for the second special counsel appointment — and frankly, both could be correct.  I personally subscribe to theory 1.  Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate Joe Biden's document indiscretion, as a means to obstruct the imminent congressional investigation.  Any attempt by the Republican-led House to subpoena information, or interview Justice Department officials will be met with: "I cannot comment about an ongoing investigation."  The Dems will claim that any attempt by the Republicans to investigate is jeopardizing the DoJ investigation.  That will continue until around November 6, 2024 — or maybe until Maricopa gets its ballots counted sometime in December.  It worked for the "Russian collusion" hoax.  There's no reason to think it won't work again.

A classified document found in a garage is no accident, it is a crime.  People are missing the point and the media are purposely distorting the facts about the discovery of classified documents in Joe Biden's possession.  The unsecured classified documents found in Biden's garage is not only a crime scene, it is evidence of espionage.  Every pundit on the television continually demonstrates having little clue about the law or even the name of the security program that governs the safeguarding of classified materials.  They cannot and will not cite which law(s) was(were) broken when classified materials are discovered unsecured; irrespective of them being protected by a green Corvette or a garage door. [...] So, to be clear, what the media fail to report is that President Biden obviously violated paragraph (f) of the Espionage Act and Hunter Biden obviously violated paragraph (e) of the Espionage Act.

[The] White House changes [its] tune about Biden's Delaware residence in [a] head scratching flip.  The White House has tweaked the narrative as the ongoing discovery of classified materials at President Joe Biden's Wilmington, Delaware home threatens to derail his agenda and dash his hopes for a second term.  With the firestorm building to the point were even Democrats have been forced to speak out about the embarrassing fiasco, questions continue to be raised about why there are no visitor logs for the residence and now the regime has flip-flopped after previously saying that official business was conducted at the house.  On Monday, the White House Counsel's Office explained that the reason why there are no visitor logs is that Biden's home was his personal residence.  "Like every President across decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal," the office said in a statement.  "But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them."  However, that completely contradicts previous statements from the White House including former spox Jen Psaki's remarks last year that Biden could work from anywhere.

DOJ boosts Biden — but tarnishes itself — by letting his own lawyers search for classified docs.  Given the opportunity to search President Joe Biden's office and residences, the Department of Justice declined to do so, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Instead, it allowed potentially uncleared and unnamed private counsel to search for classified material after the discovery of the highly classified documents in the Penn Biden Center office.  It was a decision that could benefit Biden greatly, but at a considerable cost to the department itself.  If true, the decision raises additional questions over the independence of top law enforcement personnel.  This follows a litany of controversies involving both Donald Trump and Biden where the FBI and DOJ have been accused of political bias and unequal treatment.  While the FBI recently denounced critics as "conspiracy theorists," the record of inexplicable decisions continues to grow by the day.  There is no plausible reason why, given the chance, the Justice Department would not want to conduct a national security search itself.

Hunter Biden Lived in Wilmington House with Classified Documents While Bagging Millions Linked to the Highest Levels of Chinese Intelligence.  While addicted to drugs, cavorting with prostitutes, and making deals with businessmen tied to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence, Hunter Biden lived in the house where Joe Biden stored classified documents.  On a background-check application dated July 2018, Hunter Biden claimed that he paid $49,910 per month in rent and that his "current residence" at that time was 1209 Barley Mill Road in Wilmington, Delaware, according to a document found on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop.  Hunter also listed that Wilmington address as his primary residence on at least one form of identification (his Delaware driver's license) and used the same address as his billing address for both his personal credit card and Apple account in 2018 and 2019, a review of files from Hunter's abandoned laptop reveals.

Most of the media don't mind a president who rules like a dictator, so long as he is a leftist.  In 2021, when Joe took office, Democrats had complete control of Congress, yet he decided on day one to act like a dictator anyway.  We didn't see the media call him a dictator or talk about abuse of power, and separation of duties, so Joe got away with it.  Biden decided unilaterally to ignore immigration laws and to stop enforcing the border.  Literally millions of illegals streamed in.  If the president didn't want immigration laws enforced, his politicized Justice Department was happy to comply.  One of Biden's main goals was to destroy energy-producing companies, so he stopped a critical pipeline and put severe limits on drilling on public lands.  Energy prices took off.  Biden said that the Constitution prevented him from forgiving student loans but he is continuously trying to do that anyway.  We hear few complaints from Democrats about abuse of power and separation of powers.  It always helps a dictator if he has a deep state that serve as essentially campaign workers and a politicized Justice Department led by a person who will do what he is told.  If the teacher's union wanted schools to be closed, Joe's CDC was at their beck and call, happily regurgitating their talking points.

Hunter Biden laptop-denier now admits emails are real.  Don't let him get away with it.  Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director and former senior CIA operations officer, is back in the news this week.  In an interview with The Australian, Wise admits that he and others always knew that the emails on the Hunter Biden laptop were likely genuine.  It was a remarkable admission from one of more than 50 former intelligence officials who signed a letter dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 presidential election as likely "Russian disinformation."  Yet, Wise still maintains that, while true, he and the other officials were right to call it out as likely "disinformation."  Arguing that something is true, but still constitutes disinformation sounds a lot like ... well ... disinformation.

CNN dumps on Biden influence peddling — do the Dems want Joe gone?  Is there a Democrat civil war brewing over the presidency?  One is tempted to think so, given how many damaging stories are suddenly showing up in the news just after it dropped that Joe Biden was preparing to announce his reelection bid.  While the classified documents story is still heating up, CNN suddenly discovered that the Biden family is filled with corrupt influence peddlers.  Who knew?  There were no indications.  Not a hint of anything like that.  Joe gave us his "word as a Biden" that everything was on the up and up, and the media up until now scoffed at the idea that anything could be wrong.

They've already said it was complete, but that turned out to be untrue.
White House Won't Say If Search for More Biden Classified Documents Is Completed.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday refused to confirm her previous statement that the search for more classified documents tied to President Joe Biden has been completed.  During a press briefing on the afternoon of Jan. 12, Jean-Pierre told reporters that the president's lawyers had looked through locations where additional documents could be stored and that the search was "completed."  On Jan. 14, however, White House special counsel Richard Sauber said he went to Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, and found more classified material.  "Last week [you said] that we all can assume, the American people could assume that the searches were completed and all the documents have been recovered," the Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller said during Tuesday's press briefing.  "On Saturday, the White House Counsel's Office said that five additional classified documents had been found."  "Is it safe to assume now that all the documents have been recovered, all the official records, all the classified documents are back in the custody of the National Archives?" Miller asked.  "Or are more searches underway to find out if there's anything out there?"  Jean-Pierre refused to answer the question, insisting that she will stay "prudent" by not commenting on the legal process that is now in the hands of the Justice Department.

Biden Wants To Stay in the Dark About Mishandled Docs.  In the White House telling, President Biden knows little, which is exactly what his lawyers want.  In Mexico City last week, when he first addressed the classified material that turned up in a personal office, Biden said he was "surprised" by the discovery, that he was "cooperating fully" with pertinent legal authorities, and that he doesn't "know what's in the documents."  His lawyers, the president explained, had suggested he not inquire about their contents.  He also doesn't know, and does not want to know, what was in the classified documents that were later recovered from his Delaware home — in the garage by his treasured Corvette, and in a "room adjacent" to the garage.

Joe Biden Reportedly Spent 163 Days in Wilmington Home Where Secret Service Claims No Visitor Logs Exist.  President Joe Biden has reportedly spent 163 days of his presidency at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, where the Secret Service claimed Sunday no visitor logs exist.  Critics have raised questions about who might have visited Biden's residence after his attorneys found classified documents stashed in the home's garage.  In total, Biden has spent 163 days over the course of 49 trips to his Wilmington residence, according to the Republican National Committee's "Big Guy tracker."  It is unknown how many days Biden spent at the home after leaving the White House in 2017 and before assuming the Oval Office in 2021.

Merrick Garland kept FBI out of Biden document search.  Not because it happened.  As I said yesterday, I think both the Trump and Biden classified document stories are nothingburgers.  Maybe they shouldn't be, but if either man wanted to compromise national security, they could do it without the aid of stolen documents.  Both are egotistical careless men who, due to their positions, can get away with stuff like this.  So it goes.  But the Biden documents story does huge political damage to the [frivolous] charges they were trying to get Trump on, and as such it is a huge embarrassment to Team Democrat.  The hypocrisy is glaringly obvious and impossible to ignore, however much MSNBC and the Democrats want you to.  And the hypocrisy gets worse by the minute.

FBI Let Biden's Attorneys Search His Home for Classified Docs Without Supervision.  According to a bombshell new report, the Department of Justice (DOJ) opted out from sending FBI agents to President Joe Biden's Delaware home where classified documents were found.  The DOJ decided to look the other way as Biden's personal attorneys searched the home for top secret documents.  "The Justice Department considered having FBI agents monitor a search by President Biden's lawyers for classified documents at his homes but decided against it, both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because Mr. Biden's attorneys had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating, according to people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reported.

Hunter Biden's $49,910 Rent Matches Rental Deposit at House of Sweden with CEFC China Energy.  Hunter Biden's monthly rent of $49,910 matches a rental deposit at the House of Sweden related to the Biden family business venture with the infamous CEFC China Energy Co.  Hunter's $49,910 deposit also matches the amount of money he logged on a 2018 background check document unearthed by the New York Post's Miranda Devine.  In an email on October 13, 2017, Cecilia Browning, the general manager of House of Sweden, an office complex in Washington, DC, emailed Hunter about a lease that Hunter and his Chinese business partners were trying to terminate, according to emails unearthed from Hunter's "Laptop from Hell."  Browning notes the amount of the deposit was $49,910 for the office space and that it would be returned to Hunter upon signing a lease termination document.

No Records Exist Of Visitors To Biden's Delaware Home Where Classified Docs Found, White House Says.  Visitor logs for President Joe Biden's house in Wilmington, Delaware, since the start of his presidency do not exist, the White House said Monday [1/16/2023].  The announcement comes after an unspecified number of classified documents were recovered from Biden's personal home in recent weeks.  Republicans have raised questions over who had access to the records while they were stored in Biden's garage and study.  "Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal," the White House Counsel's office told Fox News.  "But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them."  The U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that it does not track visitors to Biden's personal residence, though agents do guard the home.

Biden's documents mess could be one of the biggest political scandals in American history.  For years, we've witnessed the DOJ dragging its feet on the investigation of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.  Allegations contained on the laptop, which appear to have been substantiated by both Hunter Biden in emails and text messages by whistleblower Tony Bobulinski reveal that members of the Biden family, including the "Big Guy", may have benefitted financially from their dealings with Ukraine and China.  If any of these classified documents uncovered inside a closet at the Penn Biden think tank or in the "locked garage" next to Joe Biden's prized Corvette have anything to do with the Biden pay-to-play scandal, game over.

Why are Joe's lawyers doing the digging, not the FBI?  This all stinks to high heaven.  It must be nice to be Joe Biden.  When the Justice Department lost patience with Donald Trump, who was storing classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, they launched an unprecedented Hollywood-style raid on the former president's home — complete with 30 federal agents and a comprehensive search of Melania's wardrobe.  But when it turns out that Biden was keeping secret material in his personal office and Delaware garage alongside his prized Corvette — suddenly it's like Seinfeld's Uncle Leo stealing from the bookstore, 'I'm an old man!'

This is the first explanation of why the Biden classified documents story came out that makes sense to me.  Yes indeed, I think the idea that the Democrats and the MSM were trying to get ahead of the story is the correct one.  Note the timeline Levin presents:  [Video clip]  Now we have the news that Hunter paid Joe close to $50K per month to rent the house in Delaware — you know, the one with the Corvette in the garage.  I guess access to classified documents is expensive these days: [...]

Joe Biden Just Torpedoed the Left's Entire Jan. 6 'Insurrection' Narrative.  As Rick Moran noted on Tuesday, Old Joe Biden just boasted again about how powerless patriots are against his all-powerful and increasingly authoritarian federal behemoth.  Biden practically thumped his chest as he declared: "I love my right-wing friends who talk about" — and here he mockingly imitated their dramatic tones — "'the tree of liberty is water of the blood of patriots.'  If you need to work about taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s.  You don't need an R- AR-15."  Has any president in American history so delighted in taunting his citizens?  And has anyone noticed how Biden, in a single mangled quip, just destroyed two years of the Left's painstaking work in constructing the Jan. 6 "insurrection" narrative?  [Tweet with video clip]  Biden's quote from his "right-wing friends," "the tree of liberty is water of the blood of patriots," was, as Rick noted, a garbled version of Thomas Jefferson's adage: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants."  Biden was saying, of course, that in our age, such sacrifices were fruitless:  the federal government is so powerful that it is unassailable, and so as its tyranny grows, unless patriots can somehow get hold of some fighter jets, they were out luck.  All right, Joe.  Point taken.  But wait a minute here. [...]

WH Cracks Under More Grilling, Can't Keep Story Straight on Biden Classified docs.  [Scroll down] The reporters were on fire and asked her perhaps one of the best questions of the day: "Why is it the matter of this White House Counsel to deal with documents from two administrations ago...?  Why is this White House Counsel involved in this matter at all?"  [Tweet with video clip]  While she refused to answer it, the problem of course is that means Biden's team is injecting itself into the search, which means they're making themselves potential witnesses, they could also be viewed as injecting themselves into a potential crime scene, and that raises concerns if they could also be trying to clean things up.  Plus, it also raises questions for any of his personal attorneys involved in the search that he involved them and exposed the classified documents that were found to them as well.  The White House isn't supposed to be dictating the investigation, the DOJ is.  Yet, it's the White House counsel and private Biden attorneys, unaccompanied by the FBI who were involved in this.

"It's a Clean Up Job... They Are Trying to Cover-Up Something Else" — Christina Bobb.  Christina Bobb, Attorney for President Trump's 2024 Campaign, was on the War Room this morning to discuss Biden's classified document crimes and cover-up.  Steve Bannon invited Christina Bobb on the War Room to discuss the Biden's classified document crimes.  Bannon shared that Bobb is not simply a lawyer, but she is a Marine Corps Major.  He also said he didn't want to take the bait between Trump and Biden's classified document cases because there's no comparison.  Bannon went on to mention that Dana Remus, Biden's former White House Counsel, is not "doing storage movement".

Jonathan Turley: Biden's lawyers 'likely witnesses in a criminal investigation'.  George Washington University (GWU) law professor Jonathan Turley says that President Joe Biden's lawyers are "likely witnesses in a criminal investigation" as the probe into Biden's handling of classified documents continues.  Two stashes of classified documents from Biden's time as vice president were found in the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., as well as at the president's Wilmington, Delaware, house in the garage by his Corvette, spiraling the White House into an ongoing scandal after five more classified documents were discovered at his Wilmington home over the weekend.  Turley told Fox News Digital that we "do not know what the evidence will show" and that the "most serious discovery would be evidence that Biden worked off their documents or removed them from their classification folders."

Joe Biden's Classified Docs Stash Confirms America's Worst Fears About the Hunter Biden Laptop.  Hunter Biden is the walking national security threat that America's corporate media always claimed was Donald Trump.  Biden's classified documents scandal — growing worse by the hour — is now directly tied to Hunter Biden and his infamous laptop.  It's pivotal to note that millions of Americans would have changed their vote in the 2020 election if they had known about the Hunter Biden laptop story.  It's now clear that Big Tech and the Corporate Media are not the only ones guilty of misleading the American people.  The IC told the country a premeditated lie about the laptop being likely "Russian disinformation."  In December 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was already aware that Hunter Biden was missing a laptop that was an archive of his criminal exploits and sensitive political information.  Hunter Biden had a total of three laptops that contained evidence of his illegal activities.  In a video showing Hunter with a prostitute, he claimed Russians stole another one of his laptops for blackmail while he was close to overdosing in a Las Vegas hotel room.  Thus, the intelligence community tasked with safeguarding America from national security threats not only kept silent about Joe Biden being compromised, many of its leaders told voters actual "disinformation" about the Hunter Biden laptop.

Fmr. intel chief admits they all knew key parts of Hunter laptop were 'real', but signed 'disinfo' letter anyway.  Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director, told The Australian in an interview that a "significant portion" of the documents found on Hunter Biden's laptop "had to be real," but says he doesn't regret signing a letter contesting the laptop.  The letter was written in October 2020 and was signed by 51 former intelligence officials who cast doubt on the laptop's authenticity, claiming it had the markings of Russian disinformation.  Wise told The Australian, "All of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible."

Ex-top intel official Douglas Wise knew Hunter Biden laptop 'had to be real' but signed 'disinfo' letter anyway.  A former top intelligence official who signed on to a letter attacking The [New York] Post's bombshell 2020 reporting on Hunter Biden's laptop as Russian disinformation has now admitted he knew a "significant portion" of the recovered files "had to be real" — but doesn't regret dismissing the exposé.  Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director, was one of 51 erstwhile intelligence brass who issued the public letter on Oct. 19, 2020 — five days after The Post began a series of reports on the now-first son's shady overseas business dealings.  "All of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible," said Wise — who didn't respond when The Post reached out for an explanation in March of last year, but found his tongue when he spoke to The Australian.

The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats.  Joe Biden daily forgets where he is and what he is doing.  Someday historians will fault those who knowingly used a non compos mentis septuagenarian, without regard for the interests of the American people, to mask a radical neo-socialist agenda.  Biden shakes imaginary hands.  He insists his son died in Iraq.  In his mind, Brian Sicknick was murdered on January 6.  In Walter Mitty-style, he brags that he has been a semi-truck driver, an arrested civil rights activist, a major college football prospect, a U.S. Naval Academy scholarship prospect, and on and on.  If Biden was given the Montreal Cognitive Test, as was Trump, he would likely flunk it outright.

Unlike Trump's, Biden's Classified Document Scandal Is Real.  The whole Trump document scandal is beyond stupid and an obvious attempt by fascist Attorney General Merrick Garland to stop Trump from beating Biden in the upcoming presidential election.  Granted, information might arrive that changes my mind, but as of right now, the Trump Classified Document Scandal is nothing more than a reheated version of the Russia Collusion Hoax.  Not so much with His Fraudulency.  First off, the Biden documents in question have so far been found in three, count them — three — separate and unsecure locations:
  •   Joe Biden's former office at his Washington D.C. think tank.
  •   Believe it or not, the garage of his Delaware home, the same garage where he keeps the mid-life crisis he calls a Corvette.
  •   The library of his Delaware home.
Side note:  Are we supposed to believe someone as dumb as Joe Biden has both a think tank and a library?  I'll bet both the library and think tank have pinball machines and a soda fountain.  Anyway.  There is a no less secure place in a home than a garage.  And how do you like the thought of America's secrets blowing around an abandoned office?

Joe Rogan Floats Theory That Biden Document Scandal Is A Ploy By Democrats To Replace Him.  Joe Rogan shared a wild theory with his massive following that President Biden's ongoing classified documents scandal is a carefully crafted ploy by Democrats to prevent him from running again in 2024.  Rogan made the claim over the weekend during a conversation with two comedians on his popular podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience."  "If I had to guess — they're trying to get rid of him," the 55-year-old host said of President Biden's own party.  "My guess would be they're trying to get rid of him."  He provided no evidence to back up his theory, admitting he doesn't "know [anything] about politics" in his discussion with guests Matt McCusker and Shane Gillis.  Still, Rogan said he feels it was strange that Biden's own aides were the people stating that they found classified documents in his Delaware home.

Destroying American Democracy - An Inside Job.  Just last week it was revealed that the FBI again withheld pertinent information from the American public, for past two months, until after the November 8, 2022 federal election.  As with the Bureau's reported cover-up of evidence influence-peddling reportedly found on Hunter Biden's laptop, agents knew, since November 2, 2022, about at least some of the three sets of classified material that illegally found their way into the garage and library of President Joe Biden and into the Penn Biden Center think tank at the University of Pennsylvania — to which anonymous members of the Chinese Communist Party have donated $54.6 million.  Their existence only became known this week, after the newly elected Republican-majority House of Representatives announced that it would hold hearings on "how the [Justice] department handled investigations into classified materials found at former President Donald Trump's Florida home and those found at President Joe Biden's office in a Washington think tank bearing his name and his Delaware home..."  In addition, the recent release of the "Twitter Files" has raised at least two major concerns regarding actions by the Intelligence Community.  The first is that the wall of separation between the Intelligence Community and the U.S. media has not only sprung a leak, it has totally collapsed.

Crooked Rod Rosenstein Says DOJ Should Just Ask Biden If He Was Aware of Documents in His Possession.  Crooked Rod Rosenstein created the Mueller Special Counsel that was based on a lie.  He kept it going for years.  It was a coup of the Trump Administration and today he walks free.  Rosenstein was chosen to go on Sunday morning's "Meet the Press" with far-left Chuck Todd to discuss the Special Counsel put in place to investigate Joe Biden's crimes of stealing classified documents and holding them at his home and his office at Penn U.  Rosenstein says the key question is whether Biden was aware of the documents held in his possession. [...] Rosenstein then says the question is whether Biden knew he had the documents.  We all know the answer to that.  Yes, Biden was aware of the documents but he isn't aware of anything else.

Was the Mar-a-Lago Raid a Biden Insurance Policy?  Much of the commentary concerning the presence of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center office and the President's Delaware home has focused on the delay between the discovery and the public revelation of that discovery.  And it is difficult to believe that the timing was apolitical.  There is another question about the timing, however, that no one seems to have asked:  Why were classified documents that had been in Biden's possession since 2017 suddenly found less than 90 days after the FBI raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago compound?  That raid was obviously a well-orchestrated piece of theater calculated to draw maximum coverage by the corporate news media and to be seen by the American public. [...] Biden's people all but certainly learned long before Nov. 2 or Aug. 8 of last year that he was illegally in possession of classified material — and had been stunningly sloppy about security.  These people are smart enough to know Biden's classified document problem would eventually become public knowledge, and that damage control would be necessary.  What better way to preemptively indemnify the Big Guy than to raid the home of former President Trump on the pretext that he was committing a crime of which Biden himself is guilty?

White House Makes Major Admission About Visitor Logs for Biden's Delaware Home.  Since it was first revealed that Joe Biden had illegally taken and kept classified information following his vice presidency, the story has continued to evolve.  As of this writing, there have now been four different locations where documents were "found," including multiple troves at the president's Delaware home.  That's led many to ask the obvious question.  Namely, who exactly had access to them before they were removed?  As RedState reported, we know Hunter Biden claimed the house as his residence during the time period in question, claiming to have paid nearly $50,000 in "rent" a month on a background check.  Obviously, there would have been other visitors as well.

Biden uses his lawyers to find his classified docs — to shield from the FBI.  The discovery of a fourth set of classified documents, at the Biden residence in Delaware, has further undermined the White House's virtual mantra that the president "takes classified documents very seriously."  Putting aside the repeated movement of highly classified documents over six years, one curious element has emerged in this scandal:  the use of private counsel.  Not only did President Joe Biden enlist lawyers to clear out his private Washington office; he then used them — rather than security officers or the FBI — to search for additional classified documents.  The initial use of lawyers is notable.  While it seems a fairly pricey moving crew, Biden could argue a trove of documents might require a judgment on where they should be sent and whether they belong to Biden, the Penn Biden Center or the government.

Biden Caught In Yet Another Lie.  President Joe Biden has told lie after lie, getting caught each time.  You'd think he'd learned his lesson by now.  In yet another fabrication of his, Biden claimed that he attended a black church in Delaware every morning after he attended Catholic mass in high school, despite members of the church not being able to recall the president ever being there.

Biden: Making America Worse Again.  Despite the screeching from Biden's political and media guardians that the Big Guy is less blameworthy than Big Orange, the facts show that whatever Trump has been accused of, Biden has been guilty of, as well, and in some cases his conduct worse:
  •   Trump has been called a liar, and continues to be called one today, more than two years after leaving public office.  Meanwhile, Biden, across his nearly half century of "public service" has made up more fiction than a pulp novelist.
  •   Trump and Russia?  A made-up story.  Biden and entanglements with foreign interests that weaken his ability to be an effective commander in chief?  The truth.  Even before he was elected president, it was known that he was "compromised by his family's shady foreign dealings."  China, Ukraine and Russia have been prominent players in the Biden family influence-peddling operation.
  •   The current president has used law enforcement for corrupt purposes.  A majority (53%) of Americans are convinced, for good reason, that he's used the FBI as his "personal Gestapo."  Trump was on the other side of the FBI.  It was out to get him.
  •   Yes, Trump complained about having the 2020 election stolen from him.  But Biden himself has undermined faith in elections, agreeing that Trump was an illegitimate president and claiming Al Gore, not George Bush, was elected to the White House in 2000.
  •   So Trump likes to insult his opponents?  Sure.  So does Biden.  He told a union man he was "full of s***" and "a horse's a**."  Called a 21-year-old college student "a lying dog-faced pony soldier."  Ridiculed a group of soldiers he was talking to as a "dull bunch" of "stupid bastards."  Biden is such a prince among men that he has reviled Trump voters as semi-Fascists.  Our "president for all Americans" sees "chumps" when he sees Trump supporters and tagged Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a "stupid son of a b****."
A majority of American voters in 2020 demanded that Trump be replaced by Biden because, well, we're not sure why.  The public has long known that Biden is a serial prevaricator, has built a family empire off of his political career, and is more buffoon than statesman.  But he gets away with it because the narrative is controlled by people who are just like him.

The big problem with the Joe Biden documents story.  The biggest problem with the Joe Biden documents story is this:  We know only what Joe Biden's lawyers have told us.  And the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the case will make the problem worse.  The initial fact that Biden, after his term as vice president ended, kept some classified documents in his possession was revealed by a team of Biden lawyers.  In making a public statement, they noted that the discovery of the classified documents, on Nov. 2, 2022, in Biden's old office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C., was made by... a team of Biden lawyers.

5 more classified documents found at Biden's Delaware home, White House lawyer says.  A third batch of classified documents was found at President Biden's residence in Wilmington, Delaware, the president's attorneys announced Saturday.  Special counsel to the president Richard Sauber disclosed in a statement that five additional pages of documents with classified markings were found at Biden's home Thursday evening, making a total of six classified documents retrieved from there.  Sauber explained that when Biden's personal attorneys identified one classified document at Biden's home on Wednesday, they "immediately" stopped searching for additional documents because they lacked the security clearances necessary to view those materials.

White House Falsely Claimed Thursday Classified Document Search Was Completed Wednesday.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed Thursday that the search for President Joe Biden's classified documents was completed Wednesday night.  The White House is having difficulty portraying an accurate timeline of when classified documents have been unearthed from Biden's residence in Delaware.  "The search was concluded last night," Jean-Pierre claimed Thursday in a press briefing.  "He [Biden] is confident in this process."  That timeline was contradicted Saturday when the White House admitted five more documents had been found Thursday.

Is the Deep State Coming After Joe Biden?  The second half of Joe Biden's presidential term has officially gotten off to an ignominious start.  Earlier in the week, CBS News first broke the story that Biden had been storing classified documents, taken from his previous stint as vice president to Barack Obama, at the Chinese-funded Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement "think tank."  Those classified documents were first identified by Biden's personal attorneys, CBS reported, on Nov. 2 — a full six days before the midterm elections.  Richard Sauber, Biden's special counsel, claimed that the White House counsel's office quickly notified the National Archives, which seized the documents posthaste.  That alone would be bad enough for a president who utterly excoriated former President Donald Trump in the aftermath of last August's unprecedented predawn FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's palatial Palm Beach estate, due to Trump's own classified document retention scandal.  Biden openly wondered to CBS' "60 Minutes" news program weeks after the FBI raid "how anyone could be that irresponsible."  The galling hypocrisy from the Penn Biden Center incident would have been bad enough.  But then, Joe Biden's week got even worse.

Emerging Regret About Ukraine War in the U.S. and My Interview With Emerald Robinson on Biden's Classified Document Leaks.  Speaking of bizarre (and shifting gears), the Feds have found more classified documents that Joe Biden squirreled away for six years and counting.  We are asked to believe that Biden's attorneys, for no good reason, just decided to start searching through a closet at the Biden Penn Center — the Chinese funded center — and found some Top Secret docs.  If I am Joe Biden and you are my attorney your job is to destroy those documents.  There is no audit trail.  But that is not what they did.  They told the National Archives personnel.  Those folks alerted the Department of Justice.  This was in early November.  And in the ensuing weeks following that initial discovery, they find more; including a new batch this week.  What [...] is going on?  The decision to pack up those documents when Biden left office was not an accident due to carelessness.  Biden's staffers, starting with his Chief of Staff Ron Klain, not only handled those documents but knew why the classified material was being removed illegally from the White House.  Those staffers will be in the trick box in the coming weeks.  Get your popcorn.  It will be quite a show.

Document: Hunter Listed $49,910 Monthly Rent Payments While Living at Joe Biden's Residence.  Hunter Biden recorded monthly rent payments of $49,910 while living at President Joe Biden's residence, according to a document unearthed by New York Post's Miranda Devine.  On a document titled "background screening request," it appears Hunter paid $49,910 in monthly rent for one year while living at Joe Biden's Delaware residence, where the president kept classified documents alongside his Corvette in the garage.  Hunter listed his rental tenancy from March 2017 to February 2018, the document shows.  The document is signed July 2018.

Andrew McCabe Calls on Biden's DOJ to Obstruct GOP's Classified Documents Probe.  On Friday afternoon, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced an investigation into Joe Biden's mishandling of classified documents, some of which were labeled top secret.  Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former FBI deputy director and current CNN senior law enforcement analyst, promptly urged the Biden Justice Department to obstruct that investigation.  "Chairman Jim Jordan announced this House Judiciary Committee investigation into the DOJ actions related to the President's handling of the classified documents today," explained CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Friday night.  "How much does that impact the DOJ ongoing investigation?"  "I certainly would advise them — if they were willing to listen to my advice — I would advise them to take a very hard line against that," McCabe said.  "There is a clear precedent here of not sharing information from an ongoing criminal investigation with Congress.  And I think the DOJ is in a very strong position to resist on those grounds."

For Biden Supporters, No Lie Is Too Much To Break The Faith.  The Constitutional Crisis that is the Biden regime continues to exceed previous levels of cover-up, denial, and dishonesty.  Through it all, media members and other Biden supporters keep getting played for fools, but they always come back for more. [...] Journalists should be really, really angry that they have been lied to — again — and as they were directed to run interference and damage control for Biden — again.  After all, they've been thoroughly embarrassed because they have stepped on a rake and have been smacked forcibly in the face with the long handle of inescapable truth.  And yet they've still got Biden's back.  A Special Counsel has been appointed as of midday Thursday, January 12, 2023.  Forgive me, but I will not be holding my breath for an honest investigation.

The Corvette Files.  For Merrick Garland, who oversees the FBI, the discoveries were not a joke.  He's now in the crosshairs of those who, like me, think we are once again seeing a double standard of justice on his watch.  (Forget that his predecessors ignored Hillary's mishandling of classified information on an unsecured server; this discovery so near in time puts him and the National Archives on the hot spot.)  Why did the archivist raise an issue before the midterms respecting Trump, and never raise any issue about Biden?  Why did the archivist's complaint trigger a grand jury, subpoenas, and a raid on Mar-a-Lago, yet these new discoveries seem to end with a full acceptance of what Biden's attorneys say they found?  Yes, Garland has tried to pass this off to Robert Hur, whom he named special counsel to look into it, but despite his credentials, Hur doesn't seem to some to be the best choice.  For one thing, he's as Deep State as you can imagine: [...] Is it any wonder that people like Larry O'Connor believe Hur was chosen to impede congressional Republicans in their own investigations?

Mueller's pit bull Andrew Weissmann is greasing the skids under Biden.  Joe Biden has lost his protection and is now a liability to the cabal that runs the deep state.  They are sending metaphorical shots across his bow, warning him that he and Jill will not be campaigning for re-election, and will be lucky to serve out his one and only term as president.  Minimizing the damage to the cabal and the Democrat party that is its primary instrument is now the prime directive.  The message to Biden is that he can either go out like Nixon or like Lyndon Baines Johnson.  The former was driven from office, while the latter read the alignment of the stars and announced that he would not seek re-election to the presidency.  One piece of evidence comes from Andrew Weissmann, who ran the special counsel investigation of Trump purportedly headed by Robert Mueller.  Weissmann is well known as a hard ball player, labeled a "pit bull" by even the New York Times.  When he signals that someone is in danger, he is not to be ignored.

The Real Scandal Behind Joe Biden's Classified Documents Scandal.  Of course, on Saturday, that narrative took another beating with the discovery of a fourth trove of classified documents.  This time, they were found in Biden's filing cabinet at his home office.  To say that it belabors belief that they ended up there without the president's knowledge is to severely understate the situation.  Clearly, with so many documents floating around in so many different locations, this wasn't just some staffers haphazardly packing boxes in the final days of the Obama administration.  Yet, somehow, as big of a scandal as the possession of those classified documents is, they've actually served as a useful tool in revealing a possibly bigger scandal.  Namely, how the Biden family garners and handles money.  For example, isn't it a little concerning that Joe Biden was paid nearly $1,000,000 as part of the Penn Biden Center, a university arm that allegedly received $61 million from the Chinese?  Given he never actually taught a class, what exactly was he getting paid to do?  One of the more peculiar aspects of Biden's political career has been his dogged subservience to the Chinese communists, and certainly, the circumstances of his entanglements warrant further investigation.

'We're all being scammed': Fmr.  AG says Merrick Garland is protecting Biden with scope of probe.  After years of watching the Department of Justice (DOJ) run cover for President Joe Biden and his progressive agenda, many were pleasantly surprised when U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland swiftly moved to appoint former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the shocking discovery of classified documents found in the President's Penn Biden Center office and at his Delaware home.  But former Kansas AG Phil Klein says we shouldn't be too quick to celebrate:  The "narrow authority" Garland gave Hur is evidence that he's still covering for the Biden family.

Biden Admin Fails to Comply with Classified Doc Probe After Vowing 'Highest Standards of Transparency'.  The Biden administration has failed to comply with the House Oversight Committee's investigation into President Joe Biden's mishandling of top secret documents after promising the "highest standards of transparency" in United States history.  In a letter issued by the president on February 4, 2021, Biden vowed the highest standards of transparency would be "revitalized" and implemented within his administration.

Another Batch of Biden Classified Documents Found and Announced Today.  Back in the Wilmington, Delaware, stash house where Hunter Biden used to bring his hookers and dope dealing friends; what is also described as the home of Joe Biden, where the alarm system was so dysfunctional the Secret Service apparently turned it off; according to the Biden lawyers today, they have found a fourth set of classified documents.  This brings the total in the Delaware stash house to three sets.  One batch in the garage, next to the corvette; another set in an adjacent room; and apparently in yet a third location in the same home where needles, bongs and useful heroine tools were customary tableware, they have found more.

Joe Biden's usefulness may be coming to an end.  It was CBS News that first broke the story of Joe and his adventures with classified docs that he shouldn't have had in his possession.  Just last week the world discovered that the Washington office of the "Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement" [!], a Chinese-funded "dark-money nightmare," had a cache of secret stuff.  Then we learned about the garage sale, no Corvettes included, wheeze.  And then, just a few days ago, the world woke up to, wouldn't you know it, yet more classified docs stashed away somewhere among Joe's collection of aviators in his Delaware home.  As I write, Biden's lawyers (nota bene, not the FBI) have found five more pages of classified material in the library at Biden's home.  Who knows where else he has the forbidden docs stashed?

Classified documents scandal puts Joe's presidency in peril.  A favorite saying among insiders is that two weeks is a lifetime in politics, meaning anything can happen.  In Joe Biden's case, a mere five days was enough to turn his world upside down.  The news Saturday that more classified documents were found in his Delaware home ends a bizarre week that suddenly put Biden's presidency in peril and further damaged the sagging credibility of the Department of Justice.  When reports emerged last Monday that multiple classified documents were found in an office Biden used after leaving the White House as vice president, the propaganda media circled the wagons around him by insisting he's no Donald Trump.  They had a point — up to a point.  But when reports two days later said a second batch of supposedly secret papers was found in Biden's Delaware garage, the wall of media protection showed some cracks as the differences between the presidents' cases narrowed.

Rep. Jim Jordan Demands Biden Administration Provide Documents About Special Counsel Appointment.  Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is demanding documents from the DOJ related to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate classified documents found in President Joe Biden's private office and garage.  Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur on Jan. 12 to investigate the handling of documents found in the president's office at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as other documents found in the president's garage at his Wilmington, Delaware residence.  Although the University of Pennsylvania documents were found in November, their apparent mishandling was not made public until Jan. 9.  "It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections," Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson wrote Friday in a letter to Garland.  "The Department's actions here appear to depart from how it acted in similar circumstances."

White House Caught in Another Lie As More Classified Documents Surface in Biden's House.  Biden's "garage-gate" scandal keeps growing as it turns out even more documents were found at President Biden's private residence earlier this week, but their existence was only disclosed on Saturday morning.  On Thursday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre — who has insisted she's being truthful with the American people and transparent about what she and the White House knows — told Americans that the search for classified documents in Biden's possession was "complete" and Biden was "confident" in the process.  On Friday, Jean-Pierre again defended post-VP Biden and the current White House's handling of the situation, repeating her claim that the president takes classified documents "very seriously."  But then on Saturday morning, White House Counsel Richard Sauber said in a statement that five more additional classified documents were found in Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, home on Thursday evening.

Hunter Biden asks judge to STOP his estranged daughter from taking his surname.  Hunter Biden asked for a judge to deny his estranged four-year-old daughter born to a stripper from taking his surname, claiming that doing so would rob the child of a 'peaceful existence.'  The request was made by the president's son on January 6, just a couple of weeks after the child's mother Lunden Roberts filed a name change petition for their daughter, Navy Joan Roberts.  Roberts, 31, who is raising Navy in Arkansas, filed the petition last month amid an ongoing paternity suit over child support payments that were adjusted because Biden's 'financial circumstances' had undergone a 'substantial, material change.'

Hunter Biden asks court to stop love child from taking his sullied surname.  He doesn't want to give her his bad name.  Hunter Biden asked a judge to deny his 4-year-old daughter from taking his surname — claiming it's a lightning rod for criticism and would rob the child of a "peaceful existence."  The first son's request on Jan. 6 came amid an ongoing paternity case against him in Independence, Ark., where Biden is fighting to lower his child-support payments to baby mama Lunden Roberts for their love child, Navy Joan Roberts.  Roberts, 31, asked Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer on Dec. 27 to allow their daughter to take the Biden name, claiming it would benefit their daughter because it is "now synonymous with being well educated, successful, financially acute and politically powerful."  But the president's erratic son — who was being probed for shady foreign business deals, battled crack addiction, and been filmed waiving a gun around in the nude with a prostitute — disagreed about the value of his sullied surname.

House Oversight Demands List of Names and Locations Linked to Biden's Classified Docs.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is not going to let the Biden White House off the hook after classified documents were found at President Joe Biden's Delaware home.  On Friday, Comer pressed Biden's legal team demanding a list of names and locations linked to the search of documents that were kept in the president's garage and office.  The Republican also asked for a list of security clearance levels, and the job titles of any aid attorney assigned by Biden to search for the private papers among his personal belongings.  This comes a day after Comer said that the Biden Administration has a "history of covering things up."  Earlier this week, Comer sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to inform them that the House Oversight plans to investigate "whether there is a political bias" at the agency, claiming that there is "inconsistent treatment of recovering classified records held by former President Trump and President Biden."

Kathy Chung, former VP Biden's executive assistant when he left office, has a very curious past with Hunter and now is being questioned.  Kathy Chung may be a key figure in the mishandling of classified documents from Joe Biden's two terms as vice president.  As his executive assistant at the time, she was reportedly involved in packing up the documents he removed from government offices when his term as VP ended. [...] Who is Kathy Chung?  Curiously, neither the UK Daily Mail nor Fox News, both of which are experts at digging up photos, has been able to come up with a picture of Ms. Chung, despite her currently serving in a rather public position for a rather public figure, the Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. [...] If a fall guy or gal is needed, Ms. Chung would be a good person to start considering for the post.  But she may her own trove of compromising information to use as bargaining leverage in dealing with the special counsel's staff, with Biden himself, and with the puppet masters that may be behind the leaks that are pressuring Biden just as he was poised to announce a run for re-election, according to earlier media reports.

Speaker McCarthy eviscerates the 'Biden's document mess is different' defense.  Speaker Kevin McCarthy went on a rant Thursday when asked about the differences between the Trump and Biden document dramas — and rightly so.  The idea that President Joe Biden's case is entirely different from ex-President Donald Trump's is the media's first line of defense for the current prez.  And yes, lots of details differ.  But, as McCarthy noted, many of them make Biden look worse.  The speaker's demolition of the apples-to-apples critique was a powerful performance, slicing all the issues expertly.  He rightly pointed to the irony that a guy "on '60 Minutes' that was so concerned about President Trump's documents" now has been revealed to have kept secret documents "for years out in the open in different locations," none of them secure.

House GOP stepping up push for release of Biden Delaware visitor logs.  House Republicans are trying to figure out how to force the White House to disclose visitor logs from President Biden's Delaware residences after the revelation that he stashed classified documents in the garage and at least one other room of his Wilmington home.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) demanded the records Friday in what could be a prelude to a binding congressional order.  "In light of the Biden family's suspicious business schemes with foreign adversaries, Americans need to know who has visited President Biden's Wilmington residence and had access to the stashed classified documents that sat in Biden's garage," Comer told The [New York] Post after sending a broad records request to White House counsel Stuart Delery.

Document Scandal Puts Biden on Defense.  Joe Biden's best two months since becoming president ended on the evening of January 9, when White House lawyers revealed that classified materials from Biden's years as vice president had been stored in his Washington, D.C., office between 2017 and 2019.  A few days later, the White House confirmed that additional secret papers had been found inside Biden's garage in Wilmington, Delaware.  On January 12, attorney general Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate whether Biden broke the law and revealed that another document had been recovered.  And the scandal grew.

Former Biden Aide Questioned by Federal Investigators in Probe into GarageGate Has Close Ties to Hunter.  A former Joe Biden aide who was questioned by federal investigators as part of the government's investigation into stolen classified documents improperly stored at Biden's private office and garage.  Recall, Hunter Biden suggested to his father he hire Kathy Chung to be his assistant.  Joe Biden hired Hunter's Rosemont Seneca employee Anne Marie Person, 34, to be one of his private VP staffers.  Kathy Chung was excited Joe Biden hired Anne Marie Person in emails previously released from Hunter Biden's laptop.  "I am very excited to have Anne Marie Person working here with me in the West Wing!!  I think all of you know her from her work with Rosemont Seneca," wrote then-Vice President Biden's assistant, Kathy Chung, in a May 27, 2014 email to Beau, Hunter and Jim Biden and other members of the Biden clan, according to the New York Post.  Many more emails from Kathy Chung to Hunter Biden were also discovered.

Former Biden assistant questioned by law enforcement over classified docs repeatedly appeared in Hunter emails.  A former top aide to President Biden — who reportedly was questioned by federal investigators as part of the probe into the president's handling of classified documents — exchanged emails with Hunter Biden on numerous occasions, according to a Fox News Digital review.  Kathy Chung, Biden's executive assistant when he was vice president and the Pentagon's current deputy director of protocol, is among several former aides to the president to be interviewed by law enforcement, NBC News reported Thursday.  Chung and the others questioned reportedly helped move materials and belongings from Biden's office at the end of the Obama administration in early 2017.  Throughout much of her five-year tenure working for Biden during the Obama administration, Chung regularly communicated with Biden's son Hunter Biden, transmitting information about his father's schedule and passing messages directly from the then-vice president, according to emails obtained from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop and verified by Fox News Digital.

What the Classified Scandal Shows About Biden's Foreign Connections.  Biden's misappropriated classified documents problem keeps getting worse with a second tranche of documents being discovered at another location.  It is now clear that the first set of classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement was not an isolated incident.  Despite that, the FBI and National Archives are continuing to take a casual approach to the case.  There have been no raids of Biden facilities.  And won't be.  But beyond the misappropriation of classified documents, a violation of the Espionage Act, the discovery renews old questions about the foreign connections of Joe Biden and his family.  While details about the classified documents remain scant, we know that they included briefing materials related to three countries:  Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom.  It may be a coincidence that Biden has corrupt ties to two of the countries on the list, but it's more likely that there was something in these briefing materials that specifically interested him.

Is the Deep State Coming After Joe Biden?  The second half of Joe Biden's presidential term has officially gotten off to an ignominious start.  Earlier in the week, CBS News first broke the story that Biden had been storing classified documents, taken from his previous stint as vice president to Barack Obama, at the Chinese-funded Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement "think tank." Those classified documents were first identified by Biden's personal attorneys, CBS reported, on Nov. 2 — a full six days before the midterm elections.  Richard Sauber, Biden's special counsel, claimed that the White House counsel's office quickly notified the National Archives, which seized the documents posthaste.  That alone would be bad enough for a president who utterly excoriated former President Donald Trump in the aftermath of last August's unprecedented predawn FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's palatial Palm Beach estate, due to Trump's own classified document retention scandal.  Biden openly wondered to CBS' "60 Minutes" news program weeks after the FBI raid "how anyone could be that irresponsible."  The galling hypocrisy from the Penn Biden Center incident would have been bad enough.  But then, Joe Biden's week got even worse.  Adding insult to injury, on Thursday two separate tranches of additional classified documents from the Obama-Biden administration were found in Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, personal home.  All but one of the documents was found in a storage space in Biden's garage.  That garage was "locked," the president quickly pointed out in a flippant attempt at de-escalation, and also housed his prized Corvette.  One other classified document was found strewn about elsewhere in the house, outside the garage.

Karine Jean-Pierre Just Proved the White House Is Anything But Transparent.  Friday's [1/13/2023] White House press briefing brought more of the same non-answer responses from Biden's Press Secretary — Karine Jean-Pierre — who's turned into something of a broken record when it comes to her repetitive insistence that the president takes classified documents "very seriously."  (He doesn't.)  President Biden's spokeswoman repeatedly refused to answer questions from White House reporters, often making a similar excuse for why she couldn't say, for example, whether Biden would sit for an interview with investigators:  The White House Counsel's Office has already issued statements and she simply can't say anything further.  Apparently Jean-Pierre expects everyone to accept that copping to the president's improper handling of sensitive documents *after* he'd been caught and the story broke — and then refusing to answer questions about the situation — is the utmost in transparency.  (It's not.)

Report: Biden Admin Officials Blame National Archives for Joe Biden's Classified Document Scandal.  Former and current Biden administration officials have reportedly blamed the National Archives for mishandling President Joe Biden's classified documents stashed in three separate locations.  According to a Friday CNN report that cited "former and current administration officials and others familiar with the process," the National Archives refused to treat then-Vice President Biden's records with the "same high regard" as it did former President Obama's records.  "While the National Archives sends staff members to the White House to gather files and papers of the President, they do not treat all vice presidential papers with the same high regard, officials said," CNN reported.

Jim Jordan launches first investigation as Judiciary chair into Biden classified docs scandal.  Jim Jordan's first investigation as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will examine President Biden's "mishandling" of classified documents and the Justice Department's investigation.  The investigation led by Jordan, R-Ohio, comes one day after Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to examine the matter, former U.S. attorney Robert Hur.  The Justice Department escalated it to a special counsel investigation from a mere review Thursday after a second stash of classified documents was found inside the garage of Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, home.  The first documents were found inside the Washington, D.C., offices of the Penn Biden Center think tank.

Tucker Carlson: Dems [are] pushing Biden out.  Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, a rock star to conservatives across America, is pointing out what likely is behind the classified documents scandal involving Joe Biden.  It is, Carlson said last night, "the beginning of the end for Joe Biden."  [Video clip]  "We can't prove that.  The future is unknowable, but holy smokes, it does not look good and it doesn't look good in a very recognizable way.  Somewhere in his basement rec room drinking a Courvoisier on ice, Andrew Cuomo is chuckling to himself.  He's seen this movie before.  Joe Biden's own aides keep finding stacks of felonies he's left around the place in his office, in his car, and instead of throwing this evidence in the fireplace, as under normal circumstances they would, they're sending these documents on to the Justice Department.  That's not a good sign."

Report: Charges Against Hunter Biden Could Be Imminent.  U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss is getting close to making a decision on whether or not to prosecute Hunter Biden.  Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, and his team have been investigating Hunter Biden's international business dealings and any possible connections between Hunter's business associates and Joe Biden.  "Investigators have pored over documents related to and questioned witnesses about his overseas business dealings.  They include his role on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company led by an oligarch who at the time was under investigation for corruption — a position that Hunter accepted while his father, as vice president, was overseeing Obama administration policy in Ukraine," the New York Times reports.  "They also include his equity stake in a Chinese business venture, and his failed joint venture with a Chinese tycoon who had courted well-connected Americans in both parties — at one point he gave Hunter Biden a large diamond as a gift — but was later detained by Chinese authorities."

Some unanswered questions about those Biden classified documents.  [Scroll down] Where did Joe do his office work while in Washington?  Was it with Hunter and the Chinese oligarch?  Did he store his documents there, too, for the Chinese guy to get his hands on?  Why was it so important for the whole family to have keys to an office shared with a Chinese oligarch?  And was this carelessness, or something worse, some kind of repayment to the Chinese for their "kind" generosity in supporting young Hunter's business ventures and all that nice money donated to Joe's Penn think tank?  It seems an avenue could have been right there for the Chinese to get their hands on any top-secret compartmentalized documents they wanted with that shared office space and no need for sneaking around or handing out black bags at dead drops to do so.

AG Merrick Garland Timeline Does Not Align with DOJ Claims and Joe Biden Lawyers.  During a press conference today, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert K Hur as Special Counsel to investigate the Joe Biden classified documents that were removed from the White House during President Obama's term in office (2009 through January 2017).  The timeline given by AG Garland does not match up with prior DOJ statements and lawyers representing Joe Biden. [...] The timeline doesn't make sense.  What was the FBI and John Lausch doing for two months?  Something is not adding up.  Also, you don't appoint a Special Counsel on the day it is announced.  There had to be some discussion with Robert Hur in the lead up to the announcement today.  We still don't know what the classified documents were about, how old they are, or how many of them exist.  The only thing confirmed is the documents pertain to the timeline of the Obama-Biden administration which was January 2009 through January 2017.  The Penn-Biden Center didn't exist until 2018, so where were the classified documents between the time they were taken and the time they were discovered in the office.  As Vice President Joe Biden had no authority to declassify government documents and could not possess classified documents.

Anybody Vette This Guy?  In my comments on the breaking news yesterday afternoon I noted Biden's assertion that the garage is locked and, hey, "it's not like they're sittin' out in the street."  However, as any fool can see, the garage door was easily opened, the garage was not secure, and the garage could be entered by anyone with access to the house. [...] Think Hunter Biden.

Should Someone This Dumb Be the Special Counsel Investigating Biden's Stolen Classified Documents Scandal?  We're assured that the person hired to be special counsel in the Joe Biden classified document scandal, Robert Hur, "has a great record.  He is a superb lawyer."  He was a pivotal right-hand man in a high governmental office.  He "has a long and distinguished career as a federal prosecutor."  And was a key person dealing with a very special, special counsel.  That guy sounds like a total legal dreamboat.  Except that those accolades were spoken by none other than disgraced former-deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who conspired with the fellow disgracee Andrew McCabe to wear a wire to catch Donald Trump in a 25th Amendment-worthy meltdown because they hated him so much.

Time's Up for Lyin' Biden.  Obama's choice for vice president was a bit of a political calculation but Biden wasn't picked for Delaware's votes or for Biden's smarts.  Biden wasn't worth a warm bucket of spit and Obama knew that.  What Biden brought was what everyone knew of him.  A little brain, a big mouth, shiny white teeth, and white skin.  Biden "won" the nomination because he was the "why not" pick.  Biden was harmless Ol' Joe.  An anodyne and doddering dummy.  A guy who fits the title of "warm bucket of spit" as few vice presidents had.  The most consequential event of Obama's two terms was the order to send DevGru SEALs to kill Bin Laden.  Who was the guy who thought the raid was a bad idea?  Biden.  Of course, Biden has lied about that too, claiming he never said "don't go". [...] The second Trump took the oath of office, Joe was a private citizen.  Sure he was still the "big guy," the head of his crime syndicate family with his idiot kid laundering money for the family but there was no sense at all that anyone, besides his wife, wanted Biden to run for president.

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Joe Biden was selected to be Obama's running mate because he was the one U.S. Senator that could not intellectually overshadow Obama.

Is Document-Gate a Democrat Effort to Kneecap Biden's Re-Election Plans?  As we've reported, classified documents keep popping up in President Joe Biden's think tank, his garage, and now the "personal library" at his residence... and suddenly the president is in potentially big trouble, both legally and politically.  Thursday afternoon [1/12/2023] Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of Robert Hur as special prosecutor to investigate the case.  If the most partisan and hyper-political attorney general ever is forced to investigate his own boss, you know things are serious.  But notice the timing of the revelations.  The Biden Administration has known about some of the documents since at least before the November elections, but the public is just finding out now.  Conspiracy theories are flying around the internet, with both the harpies at The View and intellectual midgets like Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga (he who once thought Guam might tip over due to over-population) opining that the documents must have been planted.  Honest Joe would never, ever be like Trump and get careless with years-old secret docs concerning Ukraine and Russia!

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There was never the slightest chance that Joe Biden was going to be re-elected in 2024.  Not even with another rigged election.  I think the Democrats are trying to force Biden out this year because it's now or never for The First Black Female President Ever!  And I still think President Harris could run and win in 2024 simply by un-doing all the damage Biden has done, getting inflation under control, sealing the Mexican border, etc.  She's not smart enough to accomplish any of that, or even try, so that would leave her as the designated loser in 2024 — but still in the history books (if there are any) as The First Black Female President Ever!

MSNBC Pulls Knives Out for Garland for Investigating Biden Docs.  The twists and turns of President Biden's classified documents scandal took a sharp turn on Thursday when Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Special Counsel Robert Hur to investigate the chain of custody.  But the unhinged and manic host of MSNBC's Deadline: White House, Nicolle Wallace, had her knives out and looking to take a pound of flesh from the AG, suggesting the decision was unjust and without integrity.  She even suggested his investigation style was responsible for the political unrest in Brazil.

Nets Use Garland Presser to Brutally Torch Biden Over Classified Docs.  After days of occasionally mealy-mouthed defenses of President Biden over news that classified documents were found at the Penn Biden Center and then a testy Wednesday White House briefing, the [dam] broke Thursday afternoon following Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of Special Counsel Robert Hur to investigate that and at least two other discoveries of classified documents at Biden's Wilmington, Delaware residence.  ABC, CBS, and NBC all broke in for Garland's announcement and, with few exceptions, they brutally savaged the President and his administration for misleading the public and withholding information about these discoveries until well after the midterm elections.  CBS in particular didn't hold anything back.

Tucker Carlson Asks Why are Biden People Telling the DOJ About Biden Classified Documents?  Fox News host Tucker Carlson asks the obvious question, why are Joe Biden people telling the DOJ about Biden having classified documents?  Under normal corrupt and easy to handle circumstances the documents would be destroyed, hidden and never revealed; yet here they are being exposed by people in the Biden orbit.  In corrupt DC circles, the Biden revelations show there is some entity and motive behind the discoveries.  Tucker Carlson ponders what that agenda is all about.  [Video clip]

5 Things to Know About [the] Special Counsel Investigating Classified Documents Held by Biden.  Robert K. Hur, the new special counsel, isn't as widely known as past special prosecutors appointed to investigate presidents, among them former FBI Director Robert Mueller or former Solicitor General Ken Starr, appointed to investigate allegations against Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, respectively. [...] Hur began his legal career as a Supreme Court clerk for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who first was appointed to the high court by President Richard Nixon and named chief justice by President Ronald Reagan.  Both presidents were Republicans.  Hur also clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.  Reagan appointed Kozinski to the 9th Circuit.  Hur is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was executive editor of the Stanford Law Review.  Hur also received an undergraduate degree from Harvard in English and American literature.

Biden Just Tanked Democrats' Chances of Using the Mar-a-Lago Raid Against Trump.  President Joe Biden may have singlehandedly deprived his party of what might have been one of its most powerful weapons to use against former President Donald Trump.  At the moment, story after story is emerging showing that he is guilty of what Democrats and members of the activist media have accused Trump of. [...] The first batch of Biden's documents was discovered on November 2.  The second, which was found in his garage was revealed on December 20.  The latest batch, which was located in Biden's Delaware residence came to light on January 12.  Is it possible that the DOJ has not moved on Trump because Attorney General Merrick Garland and the gang knew Biden was possibly guilty of the same offense with which they planned to charge the former president?  I would say so.

Biden Held 'Stolen' Classified Docs at His Delaware Home and the Secret Service Kept No Records of Visitors While They Were There.  We know the Biden family committed unsavory actions.  These facts surrounding the Biden family hiding top secret documents at their house in Deleware are very concerning and a danger to the country's national security.  Attorney Mike Davis explained on Steve Bannon's War Room that these documents at his home were stolen by Joe when he left office in 2017.  Steve Bannan asked Davis to clarify the word "stole".  He noted that no one has ever "accused President Trump of stealing records."  Davis replied:  ["]The former Vice President Joe Biden did not have these same privileges as Vice President as President's do.  Vice Presidents, like anyone else, cannot take government records.  They can't take Vice Presidential records when they leave office and they certainly can't take classified records.  The President can take Presidential records when he leaves office, whether they're classified or not.  No one else can and so that's the issue.  Vice President Joe Biden absolutely stole government records.  He absolutely stole classified records when he left office by the mere fact that they are in his possession.  He moved them at least once when he left office, on January 20, 2017.  He moved them again when he moved into the Biden Penn Office at 101 Constitution Avenue in February of 2018.  He apparently has other stolen records at another location.["]

Hank Johnson: Someone Might Have Planted Biden Documents to Get Him.  Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) suggested Thursday that someone might have planted caches of classified documents at President Joe Biden's private residence and former academic office in an effort to frame him.  [Tweet]  The remark came as news broke Thursday of a second cache of classified documents that his attorneys found at his garage — next to his prized Corvette — after a first cache was found Nov. 2, 2022 at the Penn Biden Center.

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If Hank Johnson is right, and Joe Biden resigns because of this, Who would benefit most?  Kamala Harris?  Donald Trump?  The news media?  The FBI?  The DNC?

Is Day Of Reckoning At Hand For Biden Family's Influence Peddling?  After more than two months, the Justice Department has finally named a special counsel to look into President Joe Biden's possession of classified government documents at his namesake think tank and his Delaware home.  For this, give credit to the newly elected Republican Congress.  As the saying goes, a new broom sweeps clean.  And with a new Congress, comes new priorities.  That includes investigating the Biden family's possible criminal corruption in its "business ties" to Chinese, Ukrainian and Russian state-linked organizations.

CNN's Latest Excuse for Biden Taking Classified Information Would Make Stalin Proud.  While you might have thought that Joe Biden illegally taking and keeping classified information for six years following his vice presidency was a scandal, CNN is here to set you straight.  The legacy cable news outlet — which I've been assured is getting back to hard news and unbiased reporting — has a new piece out that would make Stalin proud.  In it, they lay out the case that Biden is completely innocent because his final days as vice president were a "whirlwind," and it's completely probable that these classified documents were just taken by accident, moved to multiple locations, including the president's home, and kept for over half a decade.  Get a load of the picture they used.  This is Pravda on steroids.  [Tweet]

'The View' Goes off Into Loony Conspiracy Land Over the Biden Classified Docs.  The ladies on "The View" were in typical form on Thursday as they whined about how inconvenient the burgeoning Biden classified documents scandal was interfering in their hoped for efforts to somehow get President Donald Trump.  In the process, they implied that somehow the documents may have been planted.  "You know what I think?  I've never seen a luckier person than Donald Trump.  Just as we're this close to getting him, somehow these documents appear!" Joy Behar complained.  That in itself is so delusional on so many levels.  That she thinks like so many Trump Derangement Syndrome folks that this time they've finally got him.  Then, she's never seen a "luckier person" — not exactly lucky that the Democrats have been trying to get him since before he got into office because he was a threat to their power.

White House confirms Biden aides located Obama-era classified documents at two locations in Wilmington home.  Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to take over the investigation into the Obama-era classified documents found at President Joe Biden's home and former private office.  The special counsel is Robert Hur, who was nominated to be US attorney in Maryland by then-President Donald Trump in 2017 and he served in the role until his resignation in 2021.  He had most recently been working in private practice in Washington, DC.  "I strongly believe that the normal processes of this department can handle all investigations with integrity.  But under the regulations, the extraordinary circumstances here require the appointment of a special counsel for this matter," Garland said.

On Classified Documents, Joe Biden Is Out Of Excuses.  Every president probably stashes away classified documents.  The chances of any president being successfully prosecuted for pilfering them are infinitesimal.  Nevertheless, now that we've learned Joe Biden has engaged in the same behavior as Donald Trump — perhaps worse, considering vice presidents are afforded less leeway on classified documents — precedent and transparency, our very democracy, demand Attorney General Merrick Garland name a special counsel to investigate (I get results!)  Right now, none of the rationalizations offered by the media for Biden's actions over the past few days are operational.  When the story first broke, outlets stressed that one of the vital "distinctions" between the two incidents was that Biden was in possession of fewer documents than Trump.  Biden aides, we learned, had been utterly shocked to discover only a "small number" of classified documents "locked" in the personal offices of the president's "think tank" — as if the location or the number of documents, or the alleged lock, rather than the contents, were the most newsworthy aspect of the story.

Third Find of Biden Classified Documents Shows How Bad the Problem Is.  It's starting to get hard to keep up with all the classified documents that Joe Biden has left strewn all over the place.  I wanted to clarify the alleged timing of the various finds.  As we have already reported there was the cache that was found at the Penn Biden Center, locked in a closet by the personal attorney who just happened to be clearing out Biden's old office.  Then there was a second set that we reported on earlier, which was found in his garage, near his Corvette.  That's the one that Biden commented on and said they were safe because they were kept in the locked garage near his Corvette.  He got decimated by George Washington law school professor Jonathan Turley, who mocked his claim of a "Corvette Standard," noting that wasn't a viable excuse.  A campaign video also showed how insecure that garage truly looked.  That second set was supposedly found on December 20.  Now, we mentioned another document found in the Biden residence in Wilmington.  That's a "third find" — that wasn't found on December 20.  That supposedly was just found, and the DOJ was just notified about it, on Jan. 12.  [Tweet]

Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden's handling of classified documents.  Within 24 hours of the public learning of the existence of a second trove of classified documents stolen from the White House by Joe Biden, this time in his Delaware garage, AG Merrick Garland disposed of a hot potato by appointing Robert Hur, a DC Lawyer and former US Attorney for Maryland as special counsel.  The approved narrative is already emphasizing that he was a Trump appointee but will not mention that presidents usually nominate candidates recommended by a state's senators, in Hur's case, liberal Democrats Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen in 2018.  Hur is an expert in crisis management.

Jonathan Turley Takes Biden Apart Over Classified Documents and 'Corvette Standard'.  The story of Joe Biden and the classified documents is just getting worse.  As we reported earlier, the location of the second set of classified documents was concerning — in a storage area in Biden's Wilmington home.  I knew it was going to be bad when they didn't even say where it was when they initially announced it.  [Tweet]  Then Biden's response to that was just horrible, claiming the classified documents were locked up next to his Corvette.  "My Corvette's in a locked garage, okay?  So it's not like they're sitting out on the street."  [Tweet]  That got George Washington Law School professor Jonathan Turley going.  He ripped into Biden for his ridiculous response, noting, "The corvette standard is actually not in classified protocols..." and observing, "The White House Counsel could now cite the long-standing slogan for corvette: 'Like a car, only better.'"  [Tweet]

McCarthy says he thinks Biden knew his office had classified documents.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday argued President Biden knew his private office had classified documents, or he wouldn't have had his attorneys remove things from his office.  "I think if you call a lawyer to remove something for your office, he must have known ahead of time," McCarthy said.  "So, I think he has a lot of answers to the American public.  The good thing about that is the American public has a Congress that can get the answers."  The remarks came at McCarthy's first press conference as Speaker in response to a question from the conservative One America News Network about whether McCarthy had ever used a lawyer or an attorney to clean out his office.  "No, I used my hands on my own," McCarthy said.  Republicans have seized on the discovery of classified documents at Biden's office and his Wilmington residence garage to argue there's been a double standard over how former President Trump's classified documents controversy has been handled.

AG Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden classified documents.  Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate President Biden's handling of classified documents dating back to the Obama administration.  Garland tapped Robert Hur, a former U.S. attorney, to handle the investigation.  The Justice Department escalated it to a special counsel investigation from a mere review on Thursday after a second stash of classified documents was found inside the garage of Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, home.  The first documents were found inside the Washington offices of the Penn Biden Center think tank.

So Is This How They Get Rid of Him?  Even the Democrats were surprised Republicans didn't do better in the last midterms.  Chuck Schumer staying in control of the US Senate and Kevin McCarthy only having a handful of seats for his majority in the House was interpreted by many as a victory for President Joe Biden.  In reality, Joe Biden had little if nothing to do with the midterm elections, evidenced by his almost complete absence from the campaign trail except for a few appearances for his similarly-cognitively-challenged soulmate John Fetterman.  But Team Biden, craven political sociopaths that they are, immediately claimed complete and total victory in November, thus setting the stage for his triumphant announcement for re-election.  Indeed, his holiday junket to the US Virgin Islands was reported to be the final strategy session for his big re-election announcement.  If Biden is to run in 2024, he needs to make that clear within the first couple of months of 2023. [...] Now, let's be clear:  Joe Biden running again in 2024 is the last thing most Democrats want.  Let's face it, it's the last thing they wanted in 2020.

Time to Impeach Biden.  When it was reported that Joe Biden had classified materials in his "office" at the University of Pennsylvania my first thought was wondering if Joe even knew where this "office" was.  Joe likes to lie about having been a professor at Penn, but everyone not him knows that's a pile [of] garbage — the guy never taught one course, just hammered massive checks (from money we now know came from the Chinese communist government).  But in the reality inside Biden's vacuous head he wears a cape to work and women clamor to be shoved against a wall and violated or simply to have their hair sniffed.  In the real world, we've spent the last year being lectured about the importance of handling classified materials.  Even Adam Schiff, who you'd think makes his living leaking classified materials to the media from the House Intelligence Committee, and Eric Swalwell, the moronic, gaseous boob who fell for the Fang Fang communist Chinese honey trap even a blind man could see coming, had stern words for Trump's actions.  Now, curiously, they're both silent over what Biden did.  Not because they have been booted from the Intelligence Committee by Republicans (Democrats had no problem with leaking classified materials and were likely so shocked that anyone would sleep with Swalwell, even a spy, that they let it slide), but because they simply are not honest people, nor do they care all that much about protecting the interests of the United States.

Penn Raked in $54 Million in Anonymously Earmarked Chinese Money When It Launched Biden Center — Old Joe's Cut $1 Million.  On Wednesday Joe Biden told reporters he was "a professor" at Penn after he left office in 2017.  This came after news broke that classified documents were found in a closet at the Penn Biden Center, linked to Joe Biden, in November before the 2022 election.  The Department of Justice, the same group that set up the Trump-Russia scam, are allegedly investigating.  [Tweet]  Of course, this was a lie.  According to the RNC:  This is at least the 17th time Biden has told this lie since he became president.  Biden was never a "professor."  Biden and his associates raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars to essentially do nothing while millions in anonymously earmarked Chinese money flowed to the university.

More Classified Documents Found at Second Biden Stash House.  Apparently, Joe Biden had multiple locations for the storage of his stolen classified material from the time he was in the Obama administration.  NBC is reporting on a second batch of classified documents found at a second location.

Merrick Garland [was] Named Special Counsel to Investigate Trump, Not Biden, Two Weeks After Biden Classified Docs [were] Discovered.  Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump, not President Joe Biden, two weeks after Biden's classified briefings and documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center.  On November 18, Garland named former federal prosecutor Jack Smith special counsel for two probes by the Department of Justice of Trump.  About two weeks prior, on November 2, Biden's classified documents were reportedly unearthed at Biden's so-called "think tank," the Penn Biden Center, by the president's attorney.

Biden Stashed Classified Docs at Office Partially Funded by Red China.  We really need to know only two things about the documents: First, they dealt with Ukraine, Iran and the U.K.  AGAIN with the Ukraine.  Why would Biden want to stash at his private office documents from Ukraine?  Well, he was Obama's point man for Ukraine when Obama-Biden helped overthrow the legitimately elected government.  Then there are those millions paid by Ukraine to the Biden Family by Burisma — the same Burisma under investigation by a Ukraine prosecutor, until Biden threatened to withhold a billion dollars in aid if the prosecutor wasn't immediately fired.  Then there were the White House meetings with Ukraine officials in 2016 who were pleased as punch to help Biden-Obama find dirt on Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.  As for Iran, there were those cargo planes filled with cash.  Obama torpedoing an investigation into Iran-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah's drug running into the United States.  Side deals with Iran in the nuke deal kept from the American people.  And Britain?  A former British intelligence agent, Michael Steele, was responsible for creating the Steele Dossier used to drive the Trump-Russia Collusion Black Op.  There have also been other stories of so-called Five Eyes countries like England helping the intelligence operation along.  It's no wonder Biden wanted to keep documents from those countries close.  And away from the eyes of the Trump Administration.

Peter Doocy Brings Down the House During Grilling of WH on Classified Docs.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was grilled on the question of the classified documents found at Joe Biden's Penn Biden office.  I don't think they'd even heard yet that even more documents had been found.  But it did not go over well for Jean-Pierre, particularly the grilling on why the American people hadn't been told when the first set of documents was found back on November 2, shortly before the election.  Translation: were the Democrats once again covering something up from the American people to affect an election?  [Numerous tweets]  There's a lot that needs answering here.  Biden hasn't worked for Penn since 2019.  So why were they packing up the office in Nov. 2022, and why was a personal lawyer sent?  Personal lawyers don't usually pack up offices, not when you have to pay them hundreds of dollars an hour.  That would suggest that there was a reason that lawyer was there.  Did someone else find the documents first and call the lawyer?  And now, this also exposed the classified documents to that personal lawyer.

It's Heating Up: More Questions About the Penn Biden Center and Hunter Biden.  We saw reporters ask White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre ask some very important questions about the classified documents that were found in Joe Biden's office at the Penn Biden Center.  Then even more classified documents were found.  One of the questions that the reporters asked and that I think they need to continue to press on was why was there a personal attorney packing up Biden's old office.  The reporter asked if there was a reason an attorney was there and was the attorney looking for something.  Jean-Pierre of course refused to answer the question.  But it seems more than a little odd that you would have a high-paid attorney packing up an old office.  But you might have an attorney there if someone else had discovered the documents and/or if you knew there were things to find but you weren't sure where they were.  So that's why I think they need to keep asking that question.

Don't buy Biden's 'surprise' — classified documents were moved at least twice.  With the reported discovery of a second batch of highly classified documents connected to President Biden, the decisions of Attorney General Merrick Garland are fast moving from inexplicable to incomprehensible.  Garland was presumably briefed that classified documents were discovered in Joe Biden's old office on Nov. 2.  He also presumably knew about the Biden documents when he appointed a special counsel to investigate the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago 16 days later.  At the time of the appointment of Jack Smith, some of us noted the inexplicable refusal of Garland to appoint a special counsel to look into alleged Biden influence peddling and other crimes.  Garland continued to refuse such an appointment even as he justified the appointment of Smith on the basis that Donald Trump was running for the presidency.  Joe Biden is the president.  What is the difference?

MSNBC Downplays [its] Own Exclusive Report on [the] 2nd Batch of Docs Biden Took.  Another shoe dropped Wednesday afternoon [1/11/2023] as MSNBC correspondents Ken Dilanian and Carol Lee reported exclusively that a second batch of confidential documents was found at a location associated with President Biden, possibly at one of his homes in Delaware.  But instead of the shrill suggestions of espionage and other forms of impropriety they leveled against former President Trump, the far-left liberal network manned the ramparts and tried to downplay their own reporting.  "We got to get some news breaking to us just in the last couple of minutes here at NBC News," host Hallie Jackson announced on her eponymous show. "Aides to President Biden have apparently discovered another set of classified documents.  This time in a different location than the office where the first batch was discovered, according to a person familiar with the matter."

Biden aides find second batch of classified documents at new location.  Aides to President Joe Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the Washington office he used after leaving the Obama administration, according to a person familiar with the matter.  Since November, after the discovery of documents with classified markings in his former office, Biden aides have been searching for any additional classified materials that might be in other locations he used, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide details about the ongoing inquiry.

House Oversight Panel Calls on Twitter Officials to Testify on Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop Story.  The House Oversight Committee has asked former Twitter executives to testify at a hearing next month on the platform's censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020.  At the time, Twitter banned the New York Post's story on the laptop under its "hacked materials" policy.  Now, committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) has asked former Twitter officials Vijaya Gadde, Yoel Roth and James Baker to testify about the decision.  "On December 6, 2022, I wrote to you requesting your appearance at a Committee hearing during the 118th Congress.  Your attendance is necessary because of your role in suppressing Americans' access to information about the Biden family on Twitter shortly before the 2020 election," Comer wrote in letters to each of the three former officials on Wednesday.

Biden's Stolen Classified Documents Relate to U.S. Government Activity in Ukraine.  In the final days of the Obama and Biden administration, in mid-January of 2017, Joe Biden visited Ukraine and the people in/around the government were perplexed about the actual intent of the visit.  Why was it important for Joe Biden to visit Ukraine in the last week of the Obama administration?  [Illustrations]  Keep in mind that CNN receives information from the State Department.  The Dept of State and CNN have a collaborative relationship; so, when CNN receives "exclusive information" from "exclusive sources", and the issues generally pertain to foreign affairs, we can be generally confident the information comes from the State Dept.  Apparently, according to CNN sources, the classified documents that Joe Biden took with him from the Obama administration, pertain to U.S. government affairs related to Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom.

More Info on Biden Classified Documents and Who Else Was Connected to the Center.  There's more information that has come out on the classified documents in Joe Biden's office at the Penn Biden Center and the bombshell doesn't just potentially touch Joe Biden. [...] How secure was that when it's a public building and if it's in Biden's old office where he hasn't been, presumably in some time?  Biden himself just claimed he had no idea they were even there.  If we were to believe that, he's admitting that he had no idea what happened to classified documents and how they turned up in his office.  What else might he have in all his various homes and offices?  Who might have had access to the documents?  At least 10 senior Biden administration officials also worked at the Penn Biden Center since Biden opened the think tank in 2018, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl, and White House counselor Steven Richetti.

Biden Center at UPenn Received $54.6M from Anonymous Chinese Donations.  At least $54 million has been donated by Chinese Communist Party-linked individuals or entities between 2014 and 2019 to the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington at the University of Pennsylvania, according to public records reported by the New York Post, where it was revealed this week that Biden had stashed a trove of classified documents.  The University of Pennsylvania announced it would create the Biden Center in 2017, the same year then-Vice President Biden left the White House.  Most of the anonymous donations were given to the Biden Center after the university announced the Penn Biden Center, the Post reported.

$54M in Chinese gifts donated to UPenn, home of Biden Center.  A government watchdog is demanding the US attorney probing Hunter Biden in Delaware investigate tens of millions in anonymous donations from China to the University of Pennsylvania, where an academic center is named for his father, President Biden.  The Ivy League college raked in a total of $54.6 million from 2014 through June 2019 in donations from China, including $23.1 million in anonymous gifts starting in 2016, according to public records.  Most of the anonymous donations came after the university announced in February 2017 that it would create the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.  Joe Biden, whose term as vice president had just ended, was to lead the center and was also named a professor at the university.  The center, which is located in Washington, DC, opened its doors in February 2018.  Antony Blinken, whom Biden named as secretary of state, briefly served as its managing director.

RNC [Releases a] Comprehensive List Of Biden's Whoppers, Fish Stories, And Fibs.  The Republican National Committee shared a comprehensive list of President Joe Biden's biggest whoppers on Tuesday, from his repeated claims that he drove an 18-wheeler to his insistence that a 2004 house fire — which was reportedly contained to his kitchen — had very nearly killed his wife and a couple of fire-fighters.  The list, which the RNC shared on Tuesday, detailed "21 made-up stories Biden has told about himself as president."  First on the list was Biden's claim that he "used to drive" an 18-wheeler.  "I used to drive a tractor trailer ... I only did it for part of a summer," Biden said in 2021 — but according to Politifact, there is no evidence he ever did that.  He did ride in a tractor-trailer once as a senator, however, and he drove a bus one summer during law school.

White House Hid Biden Classified Docs Scandal Until Well After Midterms.  How damaging is the Biden classified documents story, really?  Probably more than you think and more than liberals are willing to admit.  The left-wing media may be trying to downplay it, but it seems that even the Biden White House realizes this is a politically damaging story.  How do we know?  Well, it turns out that even though the discovery of the classified documents in Biden's office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., was first reported on Monday, according to a report from the New York Times, "The documents found in Mr. Biden's former office, which date to his time as vice president, were found by his personal lawyers on Nov. 2, when they were packing files at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, according to the White House."

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How many other places does Biden have files stored (or hidden)?

Biden just put Obama in a delightfully serious bind.  The headline is delicious: Vice President Biden left the White House taking classified documents with him.  However, what's really lovely is the problem this creates for Obama: After all, he's the only one who can rescue Biden but, by doing so, he will completely exonerate Trump of the charges that the latter violated national security laws by taking documents with him when he left the White House.  Both Rajan Laad and Howard J. Warner have ably covered the factual issues surrounding the news that Biden took classified documents with him when he left the Vice President's office.  They addressed how the Washington establishment had the story before the midterms but covered it up; how that same establishment (including the media) that castigated Trump as a traitor and arch-criminal for allegedly having classified material in his possession is now racing to make excuses for Biden; and how it's possible that China had access to the materials because it has access to the University of Pennsylvania Biden "think tank" in which the documents resided for so many years.  What I find so delectable is that Biden has only one defense to the charge that he stole classified documents from the White House, which is a felony (as Democrats never failed to remind us when the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago).  That defense is that Obama, who was president when Biden took the documents, gave him permission to take them, effectively declassifying them.

Four Questions About Biden's Classified Materials Scandal.  As we've all learned this week, multiple news reports allege that President Biden's personal attorneys discovered Obama administration-era classified materials among his belongings at a private office, where they undoubtedly do not belong.  The items were handed over to the National Archives shortly after they were allegedly uncovered in a closet during the process of packing up the space.  Biden's Attorney General has referred the matter to the US Attorney in Chicago for additional scrutiny, as this episode very much appears to involve improper handling of classified information and potential unlawful conduct.  "The review is considered a preliminary step, and the attorney general will determine whether further investigation is necessary, including potentially appointing a special counsel," CBS News reports.  "The Presidential Records Act requires all presidential and vice-presidential documents be turned over to the National Archives.  There are special protocols to keep classified information secure."  Clearly, those requirements were not followed, and those protocols were not in place, on these documents.

Democrat Senate Intel Chief Demands Briefing on Joe Biden's Stashed Classified Docs.  Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the chair of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, demanded a briefing from President Joe Biden's Justice Department on Tuesday about the stash of classified documents at UPenn reportedly related to Ukraine and Iran and dated between 2013 and 2016.  Warner stated he wanted a briefing on Biden's mishandling of classified documents related to congressional oversight powers.  The requested briefing flies in the face of the media's decision to downplay the national security breach.

Lobbyists for China's TikTok Have Repeatedly Visited the Biden White House.  Lobbyists for the China-owned app TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have repeatedly landed visits with President Joe Biden's White House, according to recently revealed records.  TikTok and ByteDance lobbyists have visited the Biden White House at least eight times between July 2021 and August 2022, according to White House visitor records obtained by the Washington Examiner.  While it remains unclear what the lobbyists discussed at the White House, their visits are "unequivocally" worrisome, says Heritage Foundation's director of Tech Policy Center, Kara Frederick.  "These people are doing the dirty work of the Chinese party state," Frederick told the Examiner.  "I don't think we should mince words when it comes to that.  They know what they're doing."

Keywords: Senile, dubious anecdotes, Mister Magoo.
Biden confuses a uniformed member of the Salvation Army for the Secret Service [at the] El Paso migrant center.  Joe Biden was caught on camera making yet another blunder this weekend when he appeared to mistake a member of the Salvation Army for a secret service agent.  The gaffe occurred in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, during a visit to the Mexican border ahead of this week's 'Three Amigos' summit between the US, Canadian and Mexican leaders.  After speaking to Border Patrol officers and taking a walk along the wall separating the two countries the President was led to a migrants center and was introduced to a member of the Salvation Army wearing a uniform.

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To be fair, it could very well be true that some of the Secret Service people were dressed up like the Salvation Army.

Vice President Joe Biden Took Classified Documents from White House to Private Office Storage in Washington DC.  According to multiple media reports, it was discovered a week prior to the midterm election that Joe Biden had removed classified documents from his term as Vice-President to a private office in the Penn Biden Center.  The nature of the classified documents is unknown.  The notification from Biden lawyers to the DOJ, presumably on November 2nd, 2022, was kept under wraps until today when CBS first broke the news.  It should be noted that as vice-president Joe Biden held no declassification authority, so removal of the classified material is a much larger breech than the claimed comparison to President Trump declassifying documents and taking them to Mar-a-Lago.

CNN Analyst Says Biden News Makes It 'Almost Impossible' To Charge Trump Over Mar-a-Lago Raid.  CNN's Poppy Harlow let out a stunned "Really?!" when analyst John Miller said President Joe Biden's self-reported and immediately-returned classified documents make it "almost impossible" to charge President Donald Trump over his handling of classified docs.  News broke Monday [1/9/2023] that President Biden's lawyers discovered a small number of documents — from his time as VP — bearing classified marking while clearing out a private office last fall and immediately reported and returned the documents to the federal government.  The Biden matter has drawn direct comparisons — particularly among conservatives — with the investigation that exploded onto the national radar with the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort home.

The Talking Points Go out on Biden's Classified Documents, but an Old Clip Proves Inconvenient.  On Monday evening, news dropped that Joe Biden had illegally possessed classified documents he took following his vice presidency.  They were stored in a closet at the Penn Biden Center (which opened in 2018) and were supposedly discovered by lawyers prior to the 2022 election.  They were then reported after all the votes were cast.  I'm sure that timing was purely coincidental, though.  The comparisons to Donald Trump having allegedly classified documents at Mar-a-Lago began immediately, and rightfully so.  It seemed to be another case of our two-tiered justice system rearing its head, where Democrats can hold onto classified information without consequence while Republicans face the full force of the law.

Flashback: Joe Biden Slammed Donald Trump as 'Irresponsible' for Keeping Documents at Mar-a-Lago.  President Joe Biden slammed former President Donald Trump in September on 60 Minutes as "irresponsible" for allegedly keeping classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.  "How could that possibly happen?" Biden responded in the interview about Trump's documents at Mar-a-Lago.&n bsp;"How anyone could be that irresponsible?" [...] Biden's statement came four months before CBS News reported Monday that a Biden think tank had been storing ten classified documents at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.

Classified Documents Found In Joe Biden's Old Office, DOJ Investigating.  Well, this is certainly an interesting turn of events.  According to CBS News, 10 classified documents were located at Joe Biden's vice-presidential office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.  The documents were discovered by Biden's attorneys, who were reportedly packing up Biden's stuff to vacate the office.  Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned a US attorney to review what was found.

DOJ Investigating Classified Documents Biden Kept After Leaving VP Office.  When former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate was raided by the FBI last year and government documents marked as sensitive were found by agents, President Joe Biden called his predecessor "irresponsible" and fretted about "what data was in there that may compromise sources and methods?"  Well, as it turns out, Biden is not the best person to cast aspersions on Trump for having classified and top secret documents in a private setting as new reporting suggests Biden took similar action after leaving office as vice president in the Obama administration.  This revelation comes courtesy of reporting from CBS News and CNN, which said Monday evening that "several classified documents from President Joe Biden's time as vice president were discovered last fall in a private office" according to "a source with knowledge of the matter."

Incoming Oversight chair stresses that committee is investigating Joe Biden NOT Hunter Biden.  As Democrats and their corporate media allies have been gearing up for the inevitable defense of President Joe Biden's son Hunter during the new Congress, incoming House Oversight Committee chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) made one point abundantly clear, Sunday [1/8/2023], "We're not investigating Hunter Biden.  We're investigating Joe Biden."

Biden slammed for comparing illegal aliens to Jews fleeing Nazis.  Critics took aim at President Biden for comparing asylum-seeking immigrants to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.  "What a disgusting and awful statement from this ignoramus, and the corrupt media are silent," conservative commentator Mark Levin said on Twitter Friday in reaction to Biden's remarks.  Biden's comments came in response to a reporter Thursday, who asked the president whether he believed migration is a human right.  "Well, I think it is a human right if your family is being persecuted," Biden responded.  "I thought it was a human right for, you know, Jews in Germany to be able to go — to get to escape and get help where they could."  But some were quick to point out that many seeking asylum or illegally crossing the border are not innocent victims.

Biden Praises Border Czar Kamala Harris in Dishonest and Gaffe-Laden Speech on the Border Crisis.  Joe Biden's daytime speech announcing the regime's purported efforts to clamp down on illegal immigration was roundly ridiculed on social media Thursday as numerous gaffes and prevarications were made public.  There were nearly 2.4 million migrant arrests at the nation's southwestern border in the 2022 fiscal year, the highest number ever recorded, according to U.S. Border Patrol data released in September, bringing the total to approximately 5.3 million illegal border crossings since Biden took office.  Amid increasing pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to address the border crisis, Biden tried to strike a tough on immigration pose, and insisted that his administration's policies were successfully securing the border.  He also attempted to blame Republicans for the border crisis, which he delicately referred to as "the situation on the southwest border."

Joe Biden Tells an Unbelievable Lie Amid Senility-Filled January 6th Speech.  Did you know it's January 6th?  No, I don't mean the date itself.  I'd suspect most people know how to use a calendar, but did you remember that today is a day of remembrance supposedly on par with 9/11?  [Advertisement]  Yeah, me neither.  As my colleague Susie Moore did, I completely forgot that today was that January 6th, and needless to say, Joe Biden's attempt to remind everyone did not go well.  I mean it really, really did not go well.  For instance, the president apparently doesn't know "January 6th" occurred on January 6th.  Instead, Biden brought up "July 6th," a day that will apparently live in infamy.  [Tweet] [...] The stupidity didn't stop there.  Biden then repeated an unbelievable lie, and one Democrats have told before.  Namely, the accusation that "insurrectionists" on January 6th killed William Evans, a now-deceased USCP officer.  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  Of course, Evans was not killed by insurrectionists.  He also wasn't killed on January 6th.  Rather, he was run down several months after the Capitol riot by a Nation of Islam supporter.  Still, Biden included him in the supposed January 6th death toll.

Biden Bungles Jan. 6 Speech: "What Happened on July 6th Had International Repercussions Beyond What I Think Any of You Can Fully Understand".  Joe Biden on Friday marked the two-year anniversary of January 6 by granting the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 law enforcement officers.  January 6 is a sacred day for the Democrat-media complex.  It's their Super Bowl.  Many on the left absurdly claim January 6 was worse than 9/11.

Liberal Think Tank Behind Hunter Biden Story Cover-Up Collusion Recruited Arizona Government Workers.  A prominent liberal think tank that helped suppress media coverage of Hunter Biden's corrupt foreign business dealings recruited Arizonan government workers and activist leaders for its leadership program.  The Aspen Institute, a prominent liberal think tank, runs 65 programs nationwide to shape communities to its standards:  such as the leadership program in Arizona.  An independent reporter uncovered this week how one of the institute's arms, Aspen Digital, coordinated a "tabletop exercise" with social media companies, media outlets, and academia to ensure effective cover-up of the Hunter Biden laptop story released by the New York Post a month later.  Twitter's newest CEO, Elon Musk, uncovered this collusion with the release of internal Twitter communications and documents dubbed the "Twitter Files."  [Tweets]

Biden to present Presidential Citizens Medal to election workers, officials in GA, AZ, MI, among others.  Joe Biden will commemorate the events of January 6 on the second anniversary of that day on Friday, because, of course, he will. [...] Hmm.  Presidential awards are going to people in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Arizona from Biden as he prepares to declare himself a candidate for re-election.  Those are some important states in presidential elections in recent cycles.  There are no coincidences in politics.  Biden wants to keep events like January 6 front and center.  He intends to hammer Republicans about that day, painting with broad strokes all Republican-leaning voters with one brush.  The January 6 committee essentially wasted a lot of time and taxpayer money with little to show for it.  There were some bold headlines from former Trump staffers and the committee hauling in some of Trump's inner circle to testify, but not much else.  Most voters didn't pay attention after the first televised hearing.  It quickly became clear that it was all about Democrats trying to ding up Trump enough so that he didn't run for re-election.  That didn't work.  He's already declared his candidacy.

Trump Hatred Is Not Cheap.  We have a close family friend who voted for Joe Biden. [...] We'll call her Pat.  She voted for gropey Joe even though she disagrees with almost all the radicalism that he and the Democrats are pushing.  Her reasoning is quite simple.  She refused to vote for Donald Trump because he is too personally offensive to her. [...] It didn't take long to realize that the Trump alternative — Joe Biden — came with some hidden costs of his own, that Pat didn't know about.  Now that we're two years into his presidency, we can actually quantify some of those costs.  Immediately upon assuming office Joe got with his pals in Congress and went on a spending binge.  We shouldn't be surprised.  That's what socialists do — spend other people's money.  Joe, San Fran Nan, and little Chucky Schumer had a grand time, spending almost five trillion bucks and driving the national debt up another three trillion dollars.  But Joe never considered the post-party hangover — a 40-year high inflation level.  That ear-popping inflation isn't going down either, unless there are some serious changes in fiscal behavior.  With the recently passed omnibus spending bill, there's no indication that anybody, in either party, intends to change behavior.  The Congressional Joint Economic Committee has found that inflation alone is costing American families an addition $635 per month.  That's the equivalent of a nice car payment to fund Joe's big spending, energy choking, regulation expanding, experiment with banana republicism.

Has the American Experiment Failed?  In 2018, Joe Biden bragged about a quid-pro-quo deal in 2014 in which he threatened to pull aid from Ukraine if a certain anti-corruption prosecutor wasn't fired.  At the time, the prosecutor was investigating the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, which was paying upwards of $50,000 a month to Biden's crack-addict son, Hunter, who had no previous experience in the energy sector.  Fast forward to December, 2022, when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky unfurled a Ukrainian flag in a joint session of Congress and Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi raised it up, obscuring the American flag behind it.  Shortly after that, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans."  At a time when the United States is heading into a recession with decades-high inflation and crippling debt, a lame-duck Congress with a near record low approval rating decided to put the country $46 billion further in debt to prop up the Ukrainian  money laundromat  government and threaten a hot war with nuclear superpower Russia.

Amateur artist Hunter Biden paints himself into a corner.  Wannabe artist Hunter Biden has continued to brush aside awkward questions about who exactly is ponying up $500,000 for his novice paintings — especially as his dubious business dealings with foreign adversaries keep coming back to haunt him.  But that could change in a stroke thanks to the First Son's brazen bid to pay less child support for his four-year-old lovechild, Navy Joan Roberts, can exclusively reveal.  Hunter, 52, has asked an Arkansas judge to recalculate the money he hands Navy Joan's mom, Lunden Roberts, each month, citing a 'substantial material change' in his personal finances.

[The] First Catholic President in 60 Years [has been] Told Not Attend [the] Late Pope's Funeral.  Is This Why?  President Joe Biden, the first Catholic Commander in Chief in some six decades who proclaims himself to be a "devout" follower of the church's teachings, won't be attending the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI following his passing last week.  If it seems strange that such a close follower of the Catholic Church would not attend the final goodbye to the previous Holy Father — not to mention passing on a chance to get out of D.C. for a few days as he seemingly does whenever possible — it's because it wasn't Biden's choice.  At least not completely.  When asked the obvious question of whether "devout Catholic" Biden would attend the funeral for the former leader of his church, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spilled the beans.  In Tuesday's briefing, Jean-Pierre said that — instead of the president — the United States will be represented at Pope Benedict XVI's funeral by America's Ambassador to the Holy See, Joe Donnelly.  Jean-Pierre explained that the decision for Biden to skip out on the farewell was made "in line with the wishes of the late Pope and the Vatican" because "their wishes" were for Biden not to attend.  Well isn't that something.  Biden, not just the chief executive of the United States but also someone who frequently invokes his Catholic faith in his political speeches, is not welcome in the Vatican for the late Pope's funeral.  A bit strange.

Justice Department is concealing 400 pages of 'sensitive documents' laying bare payoffs and gifts to Hunter and Jim Biden from China, Russia and Ukraine.  The Department of Justice is trying to prevent disclosure of 400 pages of sensitive documents on Hunter and Jim Biden's dealings with China, Russia and Ukraine — by pretending they don't exist.  Colorado lawyer Kevin Evans sued the department in March after it failed to comply with his request for records on the Bidens' dealings under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Evans, a FOIA expert, asked for documents pertaining to 'any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form' between the president's son Hunter or brother Jim, and China, Russia or Ukraine.

10 Scandals To Keep Your Eye On In 2023.  [#3] The Biden Laundromat:  Since at least 2020, Hunter Biden has been under investigation by federal prosecutors.  Many expected charges to come last year, when in March of 2022, The New York Times — one of the go-to media outlets for Democrats to prime with inside information to blunt the effects of soon-to-be-released negative news — reported based on unnamed sources that David C. Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware overseeing the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, had a grand jury conducting "a wide-ranging examination" of Hunter "Biden's international business dealings, with prosecutors considering charges for tax fraud, criminal foreign lobbying, and money laundering."  If Weiss intends to indict, 2023 will be the year to move because after that the country returns to campaign mode and it seems unlikely the DOJ would [announce] an indictment of the president's son during an election year.

Justice Department is concealing 400 pages of 'sensitive documents' laying bare payoffs and gifts to Hunter and Jim Biden from China, Russia and Ukraine — lawyer claims in suit.  The Department of Justice is trying to prevent disclosure of 400 pages of sensitive documents on Hunter and Jim Biden's dealings with China, Russia and Ukraine — by pretending they don't exist.  Colorado lawyer Kevin Evans sued the department in March after it failed to comply with his request for records on the Bidens' dealings under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Evans, a FOIA expert, asked for documents pertaining to 'any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form' between the president's son Hunter or brother Jim, and China, Russia or Ukraine.

Jill Biden's New Year's Message Is Everything Wrong With the Biden Administration.  I've got good news and bad news.  The good news?  2022 is over with and in the books.  The bad news?  2023 is here and promises to be just as ridiculous.  Jill Biden provided proof of that during a joint appearance with her husband on New Year's Eve.  Sitting beside an obviously confused Joe Biden, whose eyes have shrunk to the size of marbles over the last couple of years, she used her time on the national stage to once again promote the COVID-19 vaccines.  Again, this was on December 31st in the year of Our Lord, 2022.  [Tweet]  It's just mind-numbing that we are still doing this knowing what we now know.  How many booster regimes have been circulated at this point that have failed to stamp out the pandemic?  And how much of the nation has already been vaccinated at some level anyway?  Yet, with just hours left in 2022, here's Jill Biden talking like it's the Fall of 2021, refusing to give us a break, even on a holiday, from the onslaught of propaganda.  What kind of uplifting message for the new year is it to once again hijack audiences with demands to go get vaccinated for COVID-19?  [Indeed], why mention the pandemic at all?

Attorney: Biden's DOJ Is Hiding Hundreds of Hunter Biden and James Biden's Records on China Gifts.  Colorado Attorney Kevin Evans says the Biden Department of Justice is hiding hundreds of documents on gifts Joe and Hunter Biden received from China.  Evans sued the DOJ in March after he said the agency failed to comply with his Freedom of Information Act request for records about the overseas business relationships of Joe Biden's son and brother James Biden.  The Gateway Pundit reported on the giant diamond gifted to Hunter Biden from Ye Jianming, then the chairman of CEFC China Energy Company.  The Gateway Pundit reported in October 2020 that this diamond was estimated to be worth $80,000. Hunter claimed it was worth $10,000.

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Biden Spent Nearly 40% Of 2022 In Delaware, Camp David, Or On Vacation.  President Joe Biden spent nearly 40% of 2022 in Delaware, Camp David and vacation destinations.  A Daily Caller analysis of Biden's 2022 public schedule shows that the president spent 92 days or partial days at one of his Delaware properties, and 32 days or partial days at Camp David.  Biden also vacationed seven days in South Carolina, five days in Nantucket, and five days in the U.S. Virgin Islands, bringing his total getaway days to a total of 141, or 38.6% of his first full calendar year.

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"In Delaware, [at] Camp David, or on vacation" are three ways to say the same thing.  Joe Biden is the laziest U.S. president since . . . the last Democrat president!

The Democrats are desperate to make Biden appear younger.  In the December 1921 issue of Printer's Ink, Frederick R. Barnard published a piece titled "One Look is Worth a Thousand Words."  His article focused on how an image is often more effective than writing thousands of words on the same topic.  From that article came the well-known saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words."  The phrase came to mind on December 17, when Democrat strategist Chris D. Jackson tweeted a photo of a "youthful looking" Joe Biden leaving the White House with his grandson Beau and First Nurse Jill.  As many pointed out, the since-deleted image of Joe appears to have been photoshopped to make the elderly 80-year-old look like a younger, healthier man in his 60s. [...] Democrats are worried that if Joe "Big Guy" Biden runs for re-election in 2024, his age, frailty, and dementia-like comments will be a constant focus.  From past to current dictators, there never were or will be published photos that show them in a bad light.

We Must Convince People That The Fascist Far Left Wants To Destroy The US.  Ruling class leftists have been doing things that don't make any sense unless they are examined in the context of the overall picture.  Actions that look like complete incompetence in isolation form a pattern of terrifying malfeasance when taken together.  If you've been paying attention to the news from a balanced set of sources (something few leftists do), you've been absolutely horrified by recent events.  From the major stories to the minor, they have disastrous consequences.  Biden canceled pipeline construction and drilling leases, forcing us to be dependent on our enemies for energy.  He depleted the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that was meant for wartime emergencies, and he used its effect on fuel prices to hide his malfeasance for the midterms.  But don't worry when prices rise again.  That should only matter if you need anything that depends on oil and gas to get to market, like food, medical, or consumer products.  Biden showed profound weakness to our enemies in Asia with the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.  The good news is that we've supplied them with plenty of examples of our latest weaponry and, if they can't get them there, they can probably pick them up for a song in Ukraine or the African black market.

The Press Finally Realizes the Bidens Are Pretty Terrible.  Wonders never cease.  It seems that the press has finally decided to acknowledge that Joe Biden has disowned his grandchild.  As RedState reported earlier on Friday, the child in question was fathered by Hunter Biden and has been at the center of a long legal battle over child support.  Specifically, the president's son doesn't want to pay it and has done everything he can to avoid his paternal responsibilities.  According to The Daily Beast, the Biden family "seemingly wants nothing to do with the child," who was not even allowed to be at the inauguration.  For all the talk about "decency" regarding Joe Biden, he sure seems to be a pretty indecent guy, doesn't he?  What kind of person disowns their own granddaughter, especially when it was Biden's own son that has been such a degenerate?  And to be sure, this isn't just a matter of custody.  According to past reports, Jill Biden didn't even put up a stocking for their grandchild this past Christmas (or the one before that).

It's good to be Joe Biden: Vacation edition.  It is a point of fact that Regular Joe has spent [very] near 40% of his time since assuming the presidency on vacation.  As in out of the White House, gone vacation.  His favorite spot to skulk out to for weekends — which unlike yours or mine often start on a Thursday — is to head back to his home state of Delaware and the little family cottage by the shore.  Naturally, you wouldn't expect him to spend time trapped in traffic on the Beltway.  So he flies.

George Santos takes the cake, but why does Joe Biden get a pass for his lies?  It must be admitted that Santos is emerging as the undisputed top of his class of fibsters.  To date he claims to have attended a prestigious Bronx prep school which has no record of him ever being there.  He claims to have graduated from Baruch College, despite never having enrolled there.  He claims to have worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs but never did.  When confronted with the fact that he'd never worked for either company he blamed a "poor choice of words." [...] Of course he's not the only one who does this.  Our very own President is a master of the career-embellishing lie. [...] Way back in 1987 Biden could be found on the campaign trail claiming that he had attended law school on a full academic scholarship, been the outstanding student in the political science department and graduated with not one, not two, but three undergraduate degrees from Delaware.  Turned out he'd been at the bottom of the class and scraped a single degree.  Back then it was thought that Biden's lies about his own career would destroy his future political prospects.  So much for that.

Here Comes the Biden Family Syndicate Bank Account Deposits — Zelenskyy Announces Blackrock Will Help Rebuild Ukraine.  BlackRock, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries) is a massive publicly traded multinational investment firm with over $8.68 trillion in assets under management in more than 100 countries across the globe.  To say that Blackrock is invested in globalism, climate change and leftist politics, would be a severe understatement.  Larry Fink is the CEO and people like Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton's attorney of record, are on the board.  The Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute, the guy who tells the $8.7 trillion investment firm BlackRock where to put their money, is Tom Donilon; President Obama's former National Security Advisor (before Susan Rice), and a key advisor to Joe Biden throughout his career in politics; who was also recently put in charge of U.S-China policy by the State Dept.

Mother of Hunter Biden's Daughter Seeks Court Approval to Change Child's Name to Biden.  A child fathered by Hunter Biden may have her last name changed to Biden if a court appeal filed Tuesday by the girl's Arkansas mother succeeds.  The motion, filed by the attorney for former stripper Lunden Alexis Roberts, was made in the 16th Circuit Court in Independence County in the paternity case against Hunter Biden, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports.  The outlet records the name change submission was one of four filings made in the case originally settled back in March, 2020.

Biden Shows He's Completely Clueless With Title 42 Remarks, as He Jets Off on Yet Another Vacation.  As we reported earlier, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to Joe Biden's effort to get rid of Title 42.  The Court ruled in favor of 19 Republican attorneys general and against the Biden administration, to keep Title 42 temporarily to be able to expel asylum seekers based on the COVID health emergency.  It also set oral arguments in the case for February and they anticipate making a final decision on the matter in June.  Many people on the right were relieved that that would put on hold an even greater influx of illegal aliens into the country, although they thought that the Biden administration should be dealing with the problem and enforcing the laws already on the books to stop the flood.

Joe Biden's Top 15 Most Outlandish Lies.  President Joe Biden has lied a lot before and during his presidency.  Here are the top 15 most outlandish lies from his career.  [#1] Biden claimed in 1987 he graduated in the top half of his class at Syracuse College of Law.  He was 76th in a class of 85.

Biden Vacations In [the] Virgin Islands After Saying There Are 'More Important Things' Than Visiting [the] Border.  President Joe Biden will travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday for vacation, after telling reporters he has "more important" things to do than visit the southern border.  "The President and the First Lady will travel to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands where they will celebrate the New Year with their family," the White House readout read.  Biden has spent more than a quarter of his presidency away from the White House vacationing in Delaware, CNN reported in October.  The president also told reporters on Dec. 6 that he would not be visiting the border while in Arizona "because there are more important things going on."

This is why Joe Biden won't go to the border.  As I described last week, the crisis at the border is about to get dramatically worse.  There are tens of thousands of people waiting in camps on the Mexican side of the border for the end of Title 42.  Whenever that happens, estimates suggest there could be 12,000 to 14,000 arrivals at the border per day.  Meanwhile, the Biden administration has no coherent plan to deal with it.  Through all of this, Joe Biden has remained consistently on the sidelines.  His refusal to go to the border to see the crisis he helped create up close has become a point of perverse pride.  And the media, naturally, has sided with Biden.

Biden's Use of the Eichmann Defense.  In the 2012 vice-presidential debates, Biden avowed that "My religion defines who I am."  "I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," and "With regard to abortion, I accept my church's position on abortion as what we call de fide doctrine.  Life begins at conception." [... But] There's no way that Biden could have obtained the gratifying pleasures of power and prestige of the presidency without first receiving his party's nomination.  And to receive that nomination he had to claim that he believed that the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision was a government mandate that guaranteed the unrestricted right to abort unwanted children.  Anyone familiar with Biden's actions as president will agree he has been staunchly obedient to his perceived government mandate.  He and many of his fellow Democratic politicians have asserted that a woman's right to abortion extends for the entire nine months of pregnancy.  Because of such extreme pro-choice actions, reputable organizations — such as the Family Research Council — have accurately labeled Biden as the most pro-abortion president in history.

Did the Twitter Files Just Reveal an Impeachable Offense for Biden?  The latest installment of the Twitter Files dropped on Monday afternoon [12/26/2022], this time showing how the federal government pressured the social media platform to censor information that was contradictory to the government narrative on COVID-19.  The new files show top doctors from the best medical schools in the country were censored.  [Tweets]  But the government pressure on Twitter goes beyond attempting to push a single narrative.  It's a blatant violation of the First Amendment.  [More tweets]  More specifically, President Joe Biden was "angry" Twitter wasn't doing more to crack down on speech that was critical of his office and policies.  [Still more tweets]  Biden's directive to quash free speech critical of his policies is sparking calls for impeachment.  [Even more tweets]

Border Crisis, Severe Weather, Inflation: Biden's Off on Yet Another Vacation.  Does Joe Biden ever work?  It seems like he's always off on vacation.  I think the last time we checked, he'd already taken more vacation than any of his recent predecessors at this point in his term in office.  He'd spent about 40 percent of his time in office on vacation, we noted in November.  That was even before his Thanksgiving vacation.  At this point, the question isn't when he's on vacation, it's when he isn't on vacation.  Yet, when he's presented with the massive crisis at the border and whether he will ever be visiting the border, he responds that he doesn't have time, he's just so busy, there are "more important things going on."

What Will the FBI Not Do?  During the 2020 election, the FBI suppressed knowledge of its possession of Hunter Biden's laptop.  Early on, the bureau knew that the computer and its contents were authentic and yet kept its contents suppressed.  Moreover, the FBI sought to contract out Twitter (at roughly $3.5 million) as a veritable subsidiarity to suppress social media traffic about the laptop and speech the bureau deemed improper.  Again, although the FBI knew the laptop in its possession was likely genuine, it still sought to use Twitter employees to suppress pre-election mention of that reality.  At the same time, bureau officials remained mum when 51 former "intelligence officials" misled the country by claiming that the laptop had all the hallmarks of "Russian disinformation."  Polls later revealed that had the public known the truth about the laptop, a significant number likely would have voted differently — perhaps enough to change the outcome of the election.  The media, Twitter, Facebook, and former intelligence operatives were all following the FBI's own preliminary warning bulletin that "Foreign Actors and Cybercriminals Likely to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results" — even as the bureau knew the laptop in its possession was most certainly not Russian disinformation.  And, of course, the FBI had helped spread the Russian collusion hoax in 2016.

Don't Buy What Democrats Are Selling as Reality.  Under their new pseudo-reality, the Democrats would have us believe that President Biden is fit for service, while anyone using the simple powers of observation will see a senile old man in the throes of dementia, who, instead of leading, is himself being led by Democrat handlers around him.  He is the victim of elder abuse by those Democrats who have allowed him to hold a position in which he is totally incapable of serving.  President Biden would need only to take a public mental acuity test if he wished to prove his mental fitness and reveal his true cognitive status. [...] Under their new pseudo-reality, the Democrats would have us believe that they stand for truth when in fact many are proven liars.  Their 46th U.S. president is chief among them.  He has a lifelong habit of bloviating falsehoods about his personal achievements and education.  He tells us his son Hunter and he himself have done nothing wrong when there is Hunter's abandoned laptop chock-full of factual and incriminating evidence that proves Biden's statement false.

A Vapid Biden Christmas?  Nothing is special about Christmas at the White House this year.  In fact, not all the Bidens are represented in their Christmas decorations as the family continually ignores one of their grandchildren — Navy Jones Roberts.  There is more of a representation to dogs and cats than bloodline this year.  This is not a family who cares about family.  Even mafias treat their own better.  When Jill Biden gave her overview of the White House Christmas decor, there was nothing special about it.  It was all secular praise.  Except for the end of her speech when she (finally!) mentioned God's blessings as if an afterthought, her speech only recognized the temporal.  At least there are no decorations of Chinese communist despots, as there were during the Obama Administration.  With Biden, we have to lower our expectations.  Biden's Christmas message was full of ... nothing.

How the FBI Used Twitter to Lie to You.  The FBI we know is a creation of Hollywood.  From the beginning, J. Edgar Hoover sought to insert the bureau into movies and TV shows, to portray the agency as grounded in American values, and special agents as righteous competence personified. [...] This image of the FBI fails to highlight an important fact.  The FBI is allowed to lie to you.  They can lie to acquire information or encourage a confession.  Unlike entertainment, agents don't need a story to fill a certain screen time, or number of theater seats.  They just need to convince a very small audience just dumb enough to reveal something incriminating to their new friends.  The Bureau had Hunter Biden's laptop by December 2019, before Joe Biden was the Democrat candidate.  Although Biden was such a ghost candidate that all his campaign events combined wouldn't have filled a stadium washroom, trained, experienced FBI employees were desperate for the opposing candidate to lose, just as they'd opposed Candidate Trump in 2016.

A Biden and Bankman-Fried connection emerging?  Thomas Lifson and other observers have noticed the strange kid-glove treatment that accused crypto-fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried has been getting since his arrest in the Bahamas after reportedly misappropriating and losing billions in customer funds.  It was natural to note the huge campaign funding Bankman-Fried delivered, particularly to Democrats, at least $40 million, making him their second-largest donor. [...] If Biden or his surrogates were talking to this guy, then it merits a congressional investigation as soon as the House changes hands.  The public has a right to know why this enterprise was shielded from regulation, saw its founder given the kid-glove treatment upon his arrest, and somehow managed to rip off billions undetected, with the only thing he needed to do was throw money at Democrats.  Note that most Democrats have yet to return their funds from his bad operation, and arguably won elections based on the stolen cash.

Legal Experts Estimate Hunter Biden's Legal Defense Costs $100K a Month.  Hunter Biden's legal defense against both the Justice Department and congressional probes could cost more than $100,000 per month, legal experts told Breitbart News, as the scandal-scarred first son faces mounting scrutiny for his mysterious business practices.  According to Hunter's previous statements, he is not cash-rich.  Hunter was nearly penniless while Joe Biden was vice president, living paycheck to paycheck after out-of-control spending, according to Hunter's ex-wife.  From 2018-2019, Joe Biden even committed to wiring Hunter $100,000.

Joe Biden Delivers Christmas Address Without Saying the Word 'Jesus'.  "How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given," Biden began, as he delivered his address to reporters at the White House.  The president spoke about a "child" born on Christmas but did not speak the child's name.  "We look to the sky to a lone star, shining brighter than all the rest guiding us to the birth of a child, a child that Christians believe to be the Son of God," he said.  Biden also spoke several times about the "light" and "peace" at the heart of Christmas.

Hunter Biden hires top DC lawyer to help navigate looming House Republican investigations: Report.  Hunter Biden has hired a top Washington, DC lawyer with a litany of powerful former clients to represent him for investigations being threatened by House Republicans once they take back the majority on January 3.  Abbe Lowell, of the international law firm Winston and Strawn, has recently joined Biden's legal team, according to NBC News.  President Joe Biden's only surviving son joins a client list that includes former President Bill Clinton and ex-President Donald Trump's son-in-law and former White House advisor Jared Kushner.

Why Did the FBI Want Joe Biden to Become President?  Just imagine for a moment that Donald Trump, Jr. (or Eric) sat on the board of directors for a foreign company and "earned" millions of dollars for literally doing nothing.  He didn't know the industry and didn't speak the language.  The only thing Junior brought to the table was his last name. [...] The media coverage would be nonstop.  After years of witch hunts, they would finally have legitimate criminal behavior to investigate.  The thousands of hours of airtime devoted to fake scandals would finally have paid off.  But change the name from Donald Trump, Jr. to Hunter Biden and the political party that stands to suffer from the revelations from Republican to Democrat, and the media becomes curiously uninterested in doing their job, which is to report the truth:  That Hunter Biden is the bagman for the Biden family crime syndicate.  The latest Twitter Files information drop proves it.  Not only has Hunter's corrupt and criminal business deals been exposed, the extraordinary lengths to which the FBI acted to suppress a true story have been exposed, too.

Our President, the Pathological Liar.  The sad reality is that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, is a pathological liar.  This is not a new personality trait for our Commander-in-Chief, but a characteristic that has been apparent throughout his 52-year political career.  Biden has been telling lies, including massive untruths, for decades.  It is a major reason he had to exit the 1988 presidential campaign.  He lied about his law school grades and plagiarized speeches from United Kingdom Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock.  Regularly, Biden lies about his childhood, his family, his academic career, and his record as a politician.  Does anyone really believe that, as a young lifeguard, he faced off with a "bad dude" named "Corn Pop" who had a "bunch of bad boys" armed with "straight razors?"

FBI suppressed Hunter laptop story without any evidence of "disinformation" — before publication.  If Michael Shellenberger's latest tranche from the Twitter Files gets corroborated, the FBI didn't just target speech on social-media platforms in a presidential election.  The files released today suggests that the FBI acted to preemptively suppress an accurate news report even before it got published — with no actual evidence that it was part of an intelligence operation.  [Tweets]  Before we go much further, let's ask ourselves this question:  what [...] is the FBI doing in these transactions at all?  They do have authority over domestic counter-intelligence, but that doesn't give them carte blanche to surveil domestic communications, let alone control them.

'Deep dive' into Biden laptop reveals 459 illegal acts.  A former aide to Trump adviser Peter Navarro has taken a "deep dive" into the laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden, finding at least 459 illegal acts, including seven felonies by Joe Biden, after reading "every single email, every single text message."  Garrett Ziegler, in a webinar Thursday hosted by the non-partisan group Committee on the Present Danger: China, said the Biden family, including the president of the United States, is not merely compromised by money it has received through business deals with members of China's Communist Party intelligence services.  The evidence shows the Bidens are under the control of America's No. 1 enemy, he said.  Ziegler has compiled the evidence — including a 644-page report he says is analogous to the Mueller special counsel report — on a website called Marco Polo.

Dare call it treason.  According to retired U.S. spy and lifelong patriot, "Sam" Faddis, Joe Biden is a "controlled asset" of Chinese intelligence.  According to his son Hunter's laptop, there's plenty of evidence that's true.  That evidence was the subject of a blockbuster Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar yesterday that confirmed the following: Hunter and Joe have long done business with Chinese Communist Party influence operations — and Hunter, at least, still is.  The laptop indicates that Joe is implicated in seven felonies.  And America's frontline counterintelligence agency, the FBI, concealed, and thereby enabled, the greatest counterintelligence crisis in our history — the election of a president controlled by our most dangerous enemy.  Joe's latest service to Communist China?  An obscure federal agency known as the PCAOB cleared the way yesterday for American investors to continue underwriting the CCP threat.  That's insane — and treasonous.

Is This Joe Biden?  There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Photo.  [Scroll down]  This is Joe Biden but the photo is heavily photoshopped.  I have to admit this is a pretty low res image, but it looks like they took the smoothing so far they pretty much blended his 4th and 5th fingers together.  The White House may be tried to portray Joe Biden as a younger man but they did it in the most amateur way possible!

Biden Says He Awarded [His] Uncle A Purple Heart — But His Story Isn't Possible.  President Joe Biden appeared to make a major gaffe Friday when he claimed that after being elected vice president in 2008, he awarded his uncle, Frank Biden, a Purple Heart for his service in World War II, but there are some major holes in his story — primarily the fact his uncle died almost a decade before the 2008 election.

Biden Is Poised To Block Evidence Of His Own Role In His Son's Influence Peddling Schemes.  The National Archives is aiming to release hundreds of pages of emails about Hunter Biden and Burisma collected during Joe Biden's years as Vice President in the Obama Administration.  But now that the elder Biden is president, he is angling to block any of the records that might confirm his son's suspected corruption and expose the father's complicity.  In a story first reported by Business Insider, the White House is refusing to say whether it will stop the release.  The irony and hypocrisy should be lost on no one.  Biden weaponized his Department of Justice to go after Trump documents under the Presidential Records Act and scoffed at his predecessor's assertion of executive privilege.  Now, Biden is reportedly considering the use of executive privilege and the same Records Act to prevent the release of his own documents that may incriminate him in his son's influence peddling schemes involving the Ukrainian energy company.

8 Times Our Federal Government Ran A Protect-Biden Racket.  [#1] Censoring the Hunter Biden Laptop Story:  The most recent and most well-known example of the feds protecting the Biden family stems from efforts by intelligence agencies to squelch news coverage of the New York Post's reporting that Hunter Biden "introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company."  The Post discovered that detail, and many more implicating Joe Biden in a pay-to-play scandal, in a cache of emails and text messages recovered from a laptop Hunter had abandoned at a Delaware computer repair store. [...] Of course, the Hunter Biden laptop was not part of a "hack-and-leak operation," and it wasn't "Russian propaganda" or "important misinformation" — and the FBI knew that fact because it had seized the laptop from the computer repair store nearly a year earlier, in December of 2019.  But the FBI nonetheless deceived the tech giants to induce them to censor the pay-to-play scandal that likely would have cost Joe Biden the election. [...] [#2] Quietly Seizing Hunter's Laptop from Repair Shop:  While it was the FBI's lies that prompted the tech giants to censor the New York Post's coverage of the Biden family pay-to-play scandal, the bureau's efforts to protect the Biden family from the damning material contained on the laptop may have also included the FBI's seizure of the laptop from the repair store owner, John Paul Mac Isaac.  Had Mac Isaac not made a copy of the hard drive before the FBI seized Hunter's laptop in December 2019, the FBI could have kept the entire story quiet.

Biden plays Santa Claus in Africa.  Are you prepared to send South Africa $8 billion to close down their coal-fired power plants?  Don't worry.  Your level of preparation is irrelevant.  President Biden is prepared to do so, and that is all that matters.  Your opinion counts [for nothing] in such matters.  Biden held a U.S./Africa summit, and he decided that this was a fine time to shower the continent with some good ol' American dollars.  Because the history of foreign aid investments in Africa has been one of unlimited success, it apparently it's time to pour more good money after bad. [...] Africa is a mess, and everybody knows it.  There are things that the US and other countries can do to help the citizens in all these countries, such as the AIDS relief that was among George W Bush's few achievements.  But sending foreign aid to these countries is a giant waste of money.  Worse, it only helps prop up some seriously corrupt governments.

Jill Biden wants another term as First Lady.  Are we really to believe that Jill Biden had reservations about another term in office?  CNN reports this morning that the First Lady has experienced a "tidal shift" in thinking from September, when she was "not a proponent" of a Joe Biden 2024 campaign.  Now she's "all in" on four more years, according to their sources: [...] To buy this, one would have to imagine a Biden family not obsessed with power and profiting off of it.  One would also have to imagine that Jill Biden has been anything but an enthusiastic participant in Biden Inc. [...] If Biden heads into a presidential cycle against anyone not named Trump, he'll get blasted out of office.  The Bidens are apparently the only people who don't know this.

Biden Completely Falls Apart in Battle With Teleprompter in Front of African Leaders.  You would think that they would have him review speeches before he gives them, given his inability to understand what he is saying or sound coherent.  But that surely wasn't the case with these remarks.  It looked not only like he had no idea what he was saying, but that he couldn't see what the teleprompter said, despite it being huge.  So he just made a complete mess of it.

Twitter Files — Part One.  The platform censored the Hunter Biden laptop story in advance of the 2020 presidential election by claiming publicly that it violated their "hacked" policy, knowing full well that the laptop wasn't hacked at all.  They pretended it might be Russian disinformation, even though that excuse was nothing more than U.S. intelligence disinformation.  Twitter took its marching orders from the Biden campaign team, Democratic operatives, and the FBI which was running a Biden protection racket.

Joe Biden Launches Into a Profanity-Laced Tirade Over His Condition.  Joe Biden is the oldest president to ever hold office, recently turning 80 years old and staring down the barrel of an unprecedented re-election bid.  In the midst of that, his health has become an issue for voters, who consistently place it as a concern when polled, and that concern is backed by plenty of evidence.  Biden has routinely given public appearances where his senility shines through like the rays of a thousand suns.  He's not okay, and the older he gets, the worse he gets.

Biden's Energy Department Funnels Millions to Beijing-Backed Green Energy Company.  President Joe Biden's Energy Department funneled millions of dollars to a green energy company in the months after the company partnered with a Chinese state-owned entity that it acknowledges could face business-crippling sanctions.  Carbon capture company LanzaTech, federal spending disclosures show, has received more than $10 million in grant payments from the Biden administration since April 2021, when the company announced a partnership with Sinopec Capital — the clean energy investment arm of the Sinopec Group, a Chinese state-owned oil conglomerate also known as the China Petrochemical Corporation — to "debut an international market of new energy and new materials."

The coming war over Hunter Biden.  Republican lawmakers will take control of the House of Representatives on Jan. 3.  That means that, among many other things, they will take control of the House's investigative committees and subcommittees.  GOP leaders have already said they plan to probe the Biden administration's disastrous policy on the U.S.-Mexico border, the disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the disastrous failure to stop the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., and more.  There is clearly a lot to investigate.  But the topic that will receive the most attention in the media and the political conversation will be the investigation into the business dealings of the Biden family — Joe, Hunter, and Jim Biden.

Joe Biden Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill: 'Nothing More Decent, More Dignified, More American'.  President Joe Biden signed a bill making same-sex marriage legal nationwide on Tuesday, describing it as a victory for freedom in America.  "There is nothing more decent, more dignified, more American about what we are doing here today," Biden said during his speech at the White House before the signing.

Joe Biden Goes From Senile to Disgusting in Remarks on Gay Marriage Law.  As you're probably aware by now, a number of Republicans stabbed their voters in the back to pass the Orwellian-named "Respect for Marriage Act."  It's a law so bad in its execution and so misleading in its branding that I almost feel obliged to use quotes every time I mention it.  There is nothing respectful about it in regard to the institution of marriage.  I covered some of the major issues with the law previously, and I won't rehash that here.  Rather, this article centers on Joe Biden's Tuesday appearance marking the passage of the "Respect for Marriage Act."  During his remarks, he managed to run the gambit from senile to disgusting.  Biden is constantly finding fresh ways to be the worst president in modern history.

Hunter Biden's Strategy To Go On The Offensive Further Indicts The Feds.  Two months after the FBI subpoenaed the laptop Hunter Biden had abandoned at a Delaware computer repair store, the Drug Enforcement Administration searched the office of Hunter's one-time psychiatrist Keith Ablow and seized a second laptop Hunter had left with him.  The timing of the DEA raid and the fact that criminal charges were never filed against Ablow, coupled with whistleblowers' claims that the FBI buried evidence against Hunter Biden, raises the question of whether the search was a pretext to recover Hunter's laptop and protect the Biden family.  While the DEA's recovery of the second Hunter Biden laptop escaped scrutiny over the last nearly three years, a Washington Post article from Saturday brings that laptop into focus — and with it questions about the DEA's seizure of the laptop and agents' decision to return it to Hunter.

The United States of Fascist America.  [Scroll down]  Take for example the recent Twitter File revelations.  The federal government took control of big tech and social media giants to control free speech and dissent.  It was more than simply the Biden campaign pressuring Twitter.  The FBI had weekly meetings with social media corporations to warn them of "Russian interference" or "hack and leak operations," which they knew very well were nothing of the sort.  And despite denials, Biden administration officials may still be meeting with media executives.  Who is on President Biden's guest list during the many weeks he is at one of his Delaware vacation homes?  The result was social media suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story, which would have likely altered the 2020 presidential election outcome.  Specifically, "16% of Biden voters would have voted differently if Hunter Biden laptop story was not suppressed by media, big tech."  In an election decided by about 50,000 votes in a few swing districts, this was obvious election interference.  And it wasn't only the FBI, but also the Department of Homeland Security.

A strangely timed DEA raid, whistleblower claims, and other red flags raise new questions about Hunter Biden and his family affairs.  Two months after the FBI subpoenaed the laptop Hunter Biden had abandoned at a Delaware computer repair store, the Drug Enforcement Administration searched the office of Hunter's one-time psychiatrist Keith Ablow and seized a second laptop Hunter had left with him.  The timing of the DEA raid and the fact that criminal charges were never filed against Ablow, coupled with whistleblowers' claims that the FBI buried evidence against Hunter Biden, raises the question of whether the search was a pretext to recover Hunter's laptop and protect the Biden family.  While the DEA's recovery of the second Hunter Biden laptop escaped scrutiny over the last nearly three years, a Washington Post article from Saturday brings that laptop into focus — and with it questions about the DEA's seizure of the laptop and agents' decision to return it to Hunter.

Biden allies move to intimidate witnesses ahead of GOP's coming Hunter probe.  Just when you thought our politics could not get more poisonous, a recent meeting in California suggests the past is mere prelude.  The Washington Post, which revealed the powwow, described it as Biden family "allies" planning an offensive to blunt any investigation into the Bidens' alleged multimillion-dollar influence-peddling schemes.  Republicans will see it more like the gathering of the Legion of (Democratic) Doom.  Some of the most controversial political operatives are involved in the all-hands-on-deck effort to protect the Bidens.  The California meeting's host was none other than Hunter Biden's friend, agent and lawyer Kevin Morris.  After Hunter was placed under investigation for, among other possible charges, tax evasion, Morris reportedly paid off as much as $2.8 million in back taxes for Hunter.  Morris, per the Washington Post, called for a "more aggressive" response to those seeking to investigate the alleged influence peddling.  That plan includes hitting critics, such as Fox News, with possible defamation lawsuits.

A Foundation of Sand.  The FBI and the rest of the Deep State's witch hunts against innocent Trump supporters and associates are well documented.  If you do not know that our governmental institutions are perfectly partisan and corrupt, no quantity or quality of evidence will convince you at this point.  The evidence is overwhelming that the federal KGB/FBI is more than willing to both cover up the crimes of consummate Cultural Marxists while prosecuting the non-crimes of anyone who would dare mock or flout the sacred rites of the wokeshevik creed, or undermine, no matter how trivially, the interests of the Washington regime, to the extent those matters are separable.  Not only is the FBI not interested in the Biden family's many crimes, some of which are fairly serious, it is even farming out its dirty work to its agents and assets in the corporate world (CEOs, CFOs, general counsels at Twitter) so as to protect the state criminals at the helm of the imperial regime in Washington.

The terrible consequences of stolen elections and government corruption.  Biden is owned by China, he owes his personal wealth to China and Ukraine.  He does the bidding of those nations because they purchased his submission to their will, however dangerous to U.S. national security.  Biden is thug with no reverence for the nation he purports to lead.  The war in Ukraine is no doubt enriching his pals there and defense manufacturers here.  Who knows in whose pockets all those billions land.  Zelensky seems willing to see every last Ukrainian killed for the U.S. goal of deposing Putin?  Zelensky is no hero; he's a puppet of the globalist left.  He's an actor playing a part for the benefit of the gullible at outlets like Time Magazine.  The war in Ukraine is a tragedy that never would have occurred if Trump were president.

Dementia: 2022's Word of the Year.  Congressman, and former White House physician, Ronny Jackson has noted Biden's dementia-related symptoms, and has recommended he take a cognitive test.  I see his point: Biden's bizarre behavior, from shaking hands with a ghost to being escorted by the Easter bunny, is alarming.  Perhaps more disconcerting are his ominous overtones about nuclear Armageddon, and his warnings of severe illness and death.  Can it get much worse:  the ugly Grim Reaper in Chief has dementia? [...] Biden has also proved that senility can be a terrible presidential disease.  That's why the word Dementia deserves to be the 2022 Word of the Year.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Senator Launches Inquiry Into Biden's $200M Grant to China-Based Battery Company.  The top Republican on the Senate energy committee launched an inquiry on Wednesday into a Biden administration grant to a China-based battery company under scrutiny from U.S. financial regulators.  The announcement came in the wake of a Washington Free Beacon report about the Biden administration's attempt to spin the grant as a boon for American-made clean energy.  Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.), the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the Department of Energy's grant to Microvast Holding "endangers our national security" and "undermine[s] the United States' position in its race against China for technological supremacy," in a letter to DOE secretary Jennifer Granholm on Wednesday.

Biden family 'fully' supports 2024 re-election campaign: Senior advisor.  President Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, and a senior adviser told Fox News that another run is something the Biden family "fully" supports.  The White House in recent months has emphasized Biden's "intentions" to run for re-election, but has not committed either way.  Biden, who turned 80 last month, is the oldest president in history.  "As the President has said, he intends to run for re-election," a senior advisor told Fox News.  "That is something both Dr. Biden and the family fully support."

Karine Jean-Pierre refuses to comment when asked if the Biden campaign communicated with Twitter about Hunter Biden's laptop.  Joe Biden's top spokesperson won't comment on whether the president's 2020 campaign communicated with Twitter after it was revealed there was at least some correspondence with the social media giant.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre continues to deflect questions related to the bombshell 'Twitter Files' after calling it 'old news' during her briefing on Tuesday.  She declined to comment on Wednesday when asked if Biden's team ever formally or informally communicated to the Twitter team that Hunter Biden's laptop was hacked.

Obama-Biden Government in Exile Ran Hunter Laptop Suppression Operation.  They got the band back together — to the extent the original members ever broke up in the first place.  Recent disclosures by independent journalist Matt Taibbi confirmed what other reporters have been covering for the better part of two years:  According to files obtained by Elon Musk, the new owner and CEO of Twitter, the social media platform protected Joe Biden and his family from a major and potentially election-altering scandal as millions of Americans were voting early for president in October 2020.  Years of denials and dismissals related to Hunter Biden's lucrative shakedown of hostile nations, including Russia and China, were set to explode just a few weeks before Election Day.  Big Tech — and the government — was ready.  Immediately after the New York Post published damning material retrieved from Hunter Biden's laptop contradicting Joe Biden's longtime protestations that he had nothing to do with his son's profiteering gigs, Twitter claimed the reporting was based on "hacked material" and in violation of the company's terms of service. [...] Amid internal confusion as to the company's shaky explanation for censoring the coverage of Biden's laptop, Twitter's general counsel defended the move.  James Baker told employees that "caution was warranted" and claimed "some facts ... indicate that the materials may have been hacked."  If Baker's name sounds familiar — and not in a good way — it should.  Baker served as former FBI Director James Comey's top lawyer during Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI's attempt to sabotage Trump's campaign and presidency with claims he had been in cahoots with the Kremlin to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton.

Joe Biden Succeeded Where Benedict Arnold Failed, and Our Deep State Was In on It.  I just read Jason Jones' account — based on leaks from high-level intelligence sources — of the sheer extent of the high-tech, strategic loot Joe Biden handed the Taliban and al Qaeda, closely allied to China.  The facts beggar belief.  By intentionally abandoning billions of dollars of military equipment and facilities, Biden has transformed a backward country into a major military power, aligned with Communist China and radical, terrorist Islam.  Here are a few choice quotes:
  •   "This is the greatest loss of military equipment in the history of warfare by one power.  What America has just given to the Taliban is equivalent to 85% of all the military aid Washington has given to Israel since 1948."
  •   The U.S. Government "is so used to burning and wasting American taxpayers' hard-earned money that no one from our government can be even bothered to address the fact that 85-90 billion [dollars] in military equipment has been left to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda."
  •   "This is larger than the annual military budget for every nation around the world except the U.S. and China.  So the Taliban, thanks to the U.S. Government, this year has a larger military budget than Russia, the U.K., India and France."

White House Dismisses Twitter Censoring Stories on Behalf of Joe Biden as 'Old News'.  The White House dismissed Monday new information released by Twitter regarding corporate decisions during the 2020 election to censor stories and posts about President Joe Biden's son Hunter.  "That is full of old news, if you think about it," White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre said during the daily briefing, when asked for the White House's reaction to the new information unveiled by Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk.

Secret Service finds more than 100 records on Hunter Biden gun case that agency earlier said didn't exist.  After several flip-flops, the United States Secret Service has finally revealed it is in possession of more than 100 records related to yet another Hunter Biden scandal — his alleged gun, which was reportedly ditched in a dumpster in Delaware.  According to its website, Judicial Watch, led by Tom Fitton, "uses the open records or freedom of information laws and other tools to investigate and uncover misconduct by government officials and litigation to hold to account politicians and public officials who engage in corrupt activities."  Following an October 2020 report from the Blaze, in which a source claimed that "in October 2018, Hunter Biden's handgun was taken from his vehicle without his knowledge by Hallie Biden — the widow of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son Beau — and she placed it in a garbage can outside a Delaware supermarket," Judicial Watch launched an investigation into whether the Secret Service intervened in the situation on the first son's behalf.

Hunter Biden's former firm took $10 Million in forgiven COVID loans, donated $1 Million back to the Dems.  Scratch at pretty much anything Hunter Biden has touched, and it seems you'll likely find a scandal.  No one knows this better than the New York Post's Miranda Devine, who broke the now notorious "laptop from hell" story for her outlet years ago, and now she's revealed that the first son's former employer, law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, took a whopping $10.14 million loan — the largest single loan among 300 of the top law firms investigated by Open the Books, a nonprofit dedicated to transparency — from the Paycheck Protection Program.  And while one hand of the law firm was securing that, the other was donating nearly $1 million to Democratic candidates, according to an independent investigation.

Tweets deleted by Twitter at request of 'Biden team' DO appear to be photos of Hunter smoking crack from laptop.  Images of Hunter Biden naked, smoking crack appear to be in the tweets that staffers from Joe Biden's 2020 campaign instructed Twitter to delete.  The revelation came after the company's new CEO, Elon Musk, published a slew of tweets containing emails from Twitter executives involved in censoring Hunter Biden's laptop.  In one of these emails, sent ten days after The New York Post first broke the laptop story on October 14 of that year, Twitter staffers were asked to 'review' five tweets deemed problematic by 'the Biden team.'

Judicial Watch: Secret Service Finds Hunter Biden Gun Probe Documents It Denied Having.  The Secret Service has found hundreds of documents it previously denied having in relation to the probe into Hunter Biden's alleged gun violations, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Thursday.  Judicial Watch has been investigating if the Secret Service protected Hunter from scrutiny after the president's son revealed in a 2019 text message the FBI got involved in the case of a missing firearm tossed in a Delaware dumpster by Hunter's former sister-in-law-turned-lover.  Nobody was charged with wrongdoing, according to reports.

Secret Service has Hunter Biden gun probe docs it denied having: watchdog.  The Secret Service has located hundreds of pages of records tied to the investigation of a gun belonging to Hunter Biden — despite having denied they existed, a government watchdog group said Thursday.  Judicial Watch is investigating whether the Secret Service intervened on behalf of President Biden's son after the incident, and it has sued the agency for all materials related to the reported purchase, possession, and disposal of the firearm owned by Hunter Biden.  The group has accused the Secret Service of repeatedly changing its position on whether it has any documents related to the investigation.  "The Secret Service's changing story on records raises additional questions about its role in the Hunter Biden gun incident," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Interrogated By Cruz, Diplomat Gives False Testimony About Biden's Billion Dollar Bribe.  During a November 30th hearing of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a senior State Department official gave false testimony about a billion-dollar bribery scandal involving Joe Biden.  The official, George Kent, is Joe Biden's appointee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Estonia.  At Kent's nomination hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned him about Biden's actions in Ukraine that occurred while Kent was overseeing anti-corruption efforts in Europe and working in Ukraine.  At the time, Biden was the vice president and serving as President Obama's point man for Ukraine.  This affair began in March 2014 when Biden gave a speech before the Ukrainian parliament in which he promised that the U.S. would help Ukraine increase its gas production.  That same month, a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch placed Biden's son Hunter on the board of his gas company and began paying Hunter $83,333 per month.

According to Joe Biden, Americans Are All Just a Bunch of Idiots.  President Joe Biden was slammed by critics for suggesting that the public didn't know "what the [...] a supply chain was."  During a rally in Michigan, Biden claimed that Americans didn't understand what a supply chain was "10 years ago," and it wasn't until the Covid-19 pandemic that brought it to people's attention that it began to affect the economy.  "10 years ago, how many of you knew what the [...] a supply chain was?  No, I'm serious!" Biden shouted at the crowd.  Trying to save face after insinuating that Americans are too dumb to understand how a supply chain works, the president then asked reporters "if we were all going out and having lunch together, and I said, 'Let's ask whoever's in the next table, no matter what restaurant we're in, have them explain the supply chain to us.'  Do you think they'd understand what we're talking about?"  [Tweets]

Biden appears to declare himself the greatest president in US history.  President Biden all but declared himself as the greatest president in America's history on Wednesday [11/30/2022].  "I tell you what," the president said.  "No one's ever done as much as president as this administration's doing.  Period."  Biden spoke during the White House Tribal Nations Summit, which was to feature new announcements and efforts to put new policies in place that support Tribal communities.

Ex-Twitter safety chief Finally admits censoring Hunter Biden's laptop story was a huge error.  The former head of trust and safety at Twitter admitted that the company made a mistake when censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.  Yoel Roth, who resigned earlier in November following Musk's $44 billion takeover, said the authenticity of the New York Post's laptop story was difficult for the social media company to verify, and it was quickly censored in October 2020.  Twitter deliberately prevented users from sharing links to a front-page newspaper article about Hunter Biden's private life and his controversial business ties to Ukraine in the run-up to the 2020 election between Biden's father and Donald Trump.

Joe Biden is unfit to be president.  Why didn't anyone stop him?  President Biden is a man of mediocre intellect who, over almost five decades in national public office, accomplished little to nothing, other than his election to federal offices and becoming rich off the federal teat and various side hustles.  He is a thin-skinned, chip-on-the-shoulder, macho swaggerer who, in a Tucker Carlson phrase, "kisses up and spits down."  He is a prevaricator, plagiarist, teller-of-tall-tales narcissist who has no respect for the truth, only narratives that advance his interests or portray him favorably.  If not a racist, he still sees only through the lens of race and panders, prejudges, or pounces accordingly.  Finally, when it comes to young children and women, he just cannot, as my mother used to put it, keep his hands to himself; he may be guilty of much, much worse.  Sadly, as a result of advanced age and cognitive decline, his skills, such as a quick wit, adroit speech, and pleasant countenance, have eroded as his less desirable traits, such as anger, mendacity, and lack of self-control, have worsened.  No wonder people are discovering the real Joe Biden.  Senators who served with him always knew.  Nonetheless, none said to another, "Joe's a nice enough guy, but he must never be president."

White House Can't Get Its Story Straight on Biden's Role in Railroad Union Negotiations.  With just one week left until the deadline for railroad companies to reach a deal with 12 rail unions or else a nationwide strike will kick off, the White House doesn't seem to know what it's actually doing to help avert a strike — a strike that Biden already took a victory lap for supposedly averting in September.  The confusion may have gotten buried over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but President Joe Biden contradicted his own press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and her claims about what Biden and his administration have been doing to try and prevent a strike that would cost the U.S. economy as much as $2 billion per day and grind roughly one-third of freight to a halt.

Biden Says He Wants to 'Get Rid' of 20 Million 'Assault Rifles'.  Joe Biden has been running for president for 40 years, which has to be some kind of record.  His ambition to be president has perhaps only been surpassed by former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen. [...] Biden was also elected to high office at a young age.  He was 30 when he was sworn in as a Delaware senator and was pegged, like Stassen, as the future of his party.  But like Stassen, Biden allowed his ambition to dictate his career.  He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988, and despite being mentioned prominently as a candidate in later years, it wasn't until 2008 that Biden made another serious run for the nomination.  Despite his failure, Barack Obama needed a "moderate" to "balance the ticket" and ended up choosing Biden.

Children Inside Nantucket Restaurant Take Selfies With Joe Biden Who's Trapped Behind Sniff-Proof Glass.  Joe Biden is spending the long weekend in a $22 million house on Nantucket owned by a billionaire who doesn't pay his fair share of taxes.  Joe and Jill Biden went shopping in Nantucket for Small Business Saturday.  Biden didn't actually buy anything.  He just blocked the streets with his security detail and shuffled around Main Street.  Social media users roasted Joe Biden over "creepy" selfies with kids where the president is seen lurking in the background of children's selfies with his face up against a window.  Biden gave kids sitting in the Lemon Press Juice Shop on Nantucket an up-close and personal look when he approached the store window and smiled for some photos, a social media post from the Nantucket Current shows.

Biden [is] Protected By [the] Same Guns He Says Have 'No Redeeming Value' and Wants to Ban.  Joe Biden said semiautomatic firearms have "no redeeming social value" and yet hie is protected by the very same guns.  Ironically, Biden is protected by the very same semiautomatic handguns he wants to ban ordinary people from owning.  Biden said, "The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick.  It has no social redeeming value."  The U.S Secret Service transitioned from Glock handguns to Sig Sauer pistols recently, and both Glock and Sig are semiautomatic pistols.  It's one rule for thee and another for me.

Biden sure does push a lot of money into Ukraine.  I wonder why.
EU accuses US of profiteering from Ukraine war through sales of guns and gas.  The EU has accused the US of profiteering from the Ukraine war by selling guns and gas at ramped up prices.  Several high-ranking officials within the Bloc accused Joe Biden of capitalizing on the brutal Russian invasion by marking up the cost to import the vital products.  One senior official told Politico they believe America was standing to gain the most from the continuation of the fighting, nine months after soldiers first invaded.

Turns out Joe Biden was the shadowy hand behind Justin Trudeau's tyrannical acts against Canadian truckers.  When Justin Trudeau shut down Canada's spectacular 3,000-strong convoy of "freedom" truckers opposed to Canada's COVID vaccine mandates, most were appalled at the tyrannical steps taken to stop it.  After all, the country was Canada, not Cuba.  Son-of-Castro invoked Canada's "Emergencies Act," on "Freedom Convoy 2022," on February 14, freezing trucker bank accounts, imprisoning their leaders, shutting down a GoFundMe account for truckers, banning travel to the protests, which had attracted 15,000 people, hauling off and termininating parental rights of truckers to their own children, and expropriating their trucks.  All that, over a peaceful trucker protest over a vaccine mandate.  We know it was outrageous.  We know it was something Castro would do.  But now as Trudeau is called to Canada's parliament to testify about what [...] he thought it was doing, word has gotten out about who was really calling the shots on this lunacy.

The Editor says...
Joe Biden is incapable of "calling the shots" in his own day-to-day life, and he's certainly not telling Castro Junior what to do.

Biden Regime Bans World's Largest Sugar Producer from Exporting to the U.S. Amid Forced Labor Claims — But China Gets a Pass.  On Wednesday, the Biden regime banned the world's largest sugar producer from exporting its product to the United States due to allegations that it was produced using forced labor.  "Effective November 23, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain raw sugar and sugar-based products produced in the Dominican Republic by Central Romana Corporation Limited (Central Romana)," US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.  Although Central Romana is headquartered in the Dominican Republic, it is owned by the Fanjul family, who are influential sugar barons based in West Palm Beach, Florida, according to UPI.  Due to information suggesting that forced labor is being used by Central Romana, CBP issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO).  According to CBP, they have identified five of the International Labour Organization's 11 indicators of forced labor during its investigation:  abuse of vulnerability, isolation, withholding of wages, abusive working and living conditions, and excessive overtime.

The Editor says...
[#1] Perhaps the Customs and Border Protection people should enforce the international boundary with Mexico instead of worrying about what goes on in the Dominican Republic.  [#2] Aren't grocery prices high enough already without cutting off the sugar supply?  [#3] Notice that the announcement of this bone-headed decision was made on the day before a four-day weekend, to produce the minimum coverage in the press.  [#4] Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.

Biden's Not So Subtle Lurch Toward Dictatorship.  In the wake of the midterm elections, President Joe Biden was asked during a rare press conference — in reference to Twitter's new owner — whether he thought Elon Musk was a threat to national security.  With a pause and a smirk, the president said that topic was "worthy of being looked at."&n bsp;With those words, Biden made it clear that if you even seem to oppose his politics, your private life will be under the direct scrutiny of the state.  Despite his constant prattle about saving our democracy, Biden seems to think he's running an authoritarian police state.  In truth, the federal government already maintains entities that review acquisitions such as Musk's for anything from foreign influence to anti-competitive business practices.  After many months in which Musk's negotiations to purchase Twitter happened in full public view, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said last week that she sees no basis for the government to investigate that purchase.

Biden, in a call to NBC, made a reporter wait 17 Seconds for a reply after saying hello to the president.  Joe and Jill Biden suffered awkward technical difficulties while calling in to NBC's Today show during its annual Thanksgiving Day parade broadcast in NYC.  Reporter Dylan Dreyer was forced to wait an excruciating 17 seconds for a reply to her excited 'Hello Mr President' while reporting from Manhattan Thursday morning.  Before Biden addressed her, the 80 year-old could be heard talking to First Lady Jill, with the pair apparently expressing confusion over the connection issues.

The Editor says...
Any technical issues should have been predicted, intercepted, and prevented by the White House Communications Agency, hours (or days!) ahead of this interview.  That leaves only non-technical explanations, like senility, hearing loss, and unnecessary distractions in the room, such as Jill Biden.

Joe Biden's Abuse of Power.  On Monday, a federal appeals court blocked the implementation of Joe Biden's scheme to transfer the debt burden held by student-loan borrowers onto the shoulders of taxpayers.  The suit against the administration, which was brought by six Republican-led states, argued that the order threatens local tax revenues and exceeds the president's constitutional authority, and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.  This court's decision against the Biden administration follows a similar ruling from a U.S. district court in Texas.  That court also blocked Biden's debt-transference plot on the grounds that the post-9/11 HEROES Act, which provided loan assistance to military personnel, doesn't grant the White House statutory authority to erase the debt burdens held by civilians.  That, you might think, would be that.  But the White House never gave the law its due when it crafted its patently lawless subversion of congressional authority in the first place, so why start now?  The administration is reportedly looking for ways to circumvent the courts' rulings.  The most attractive option, according to early reporting, is to further erode the public's confidence in elected officials by abusing the emergency powers supposedly necessitated by the pandemic.

Time is running out for Joe and Hunter Biden as GOP prepares investigation.  We are reliably informed that "elections have consequences," and House Republicans are eager to prove it by using their new majority to reveal Biden family corruption.  Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, incoming chairman of the Oversight Committee, was blunt about his goal.  "The president's participation in enriching his family is, in a word, abuse of the highest order," Comer said.  "I want to be clear: This is an investigation of Joe Biden, and that's where our focus will be next Congress."  That's a very big idea, which guarantees he will face very big resistance in trying to reveal the evidence and shape public opinion.  The White House is lining up a social-media defense operation and Democrats in Congress will rally to the cause, but the biggest hurdle for Republicans will be the lefty overlords who control Big Media and Big Tech.

White House access is for sale:
Wedding betrayal might wake press up that they're being used by Biden.  President Biden's granddaughter Naomi's White House wedding was "a private affair," and off-limits to the press.  Well, except for Vogue.  The White House press pool wasn't allowed into The People's House, but the fashion magazine got the full spread, the private pics, the kisses, the cake cutting, and all the pomp and circumstance.  The media is furious, but they shouldn't be surprised.  This is a president who rarely does a press conference, who prefers TikTok and Instagram influencers to "60 Minutes."  Of course, they pulled a bait-and-switch to only get the pictures they want published.  Why didn't the press realize they were going to get rolled?  Because they thought they'd earned the right to be there.  They've earned the access by spending countless hours in the press briefing room, waiting for Biden officials to come out to the podium and spin their propagandist yarns.

WH Flails Desperately Over Joe Biden's Involvement in Hunter's Foreign Biz Dealings.  We've been covering the questions regarding Hunter Biden, the laptop, the foreign business dealings, and what it all has to do with Joe Biden for more than two years now.  We saw CBS finally get around to acknowledging that the laptop was real, catching up to us after two years.  But as we noted, it means it's getting harder for them to spin away from the truth now.  My colleague Streiff thinks that it might be an intentional effort to let Joe Biden know what he's going to be hit with if he doesn't step aside for another Democrat in 2024.  Could be, you know that there has to be furious jockeying behind the scenes as to "how to solve a problem like Joe."  It's pretty hard to argue away the pictures of Joe Biden meeting with Hunter's business associates, Tony Bobulinski outlining Joe's proposed 10 percent to the Chinese-connected company, the millions that the Biden family got through the foreign business dealings, and the conflation on monies between Hunter and Joe Biden.

The GOP's Hunter Biden Probe Is Legit.  As a tactical concern, the House GOP's decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable.  It promises limited political return.  It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents "domestic terrorists," and ignores violence aimed at pregnancy centers, for starters.  None of that, however, means there isn't sufficient circumstantial evidence suggesting Joe Biden not only lied about knowing his son was favor-trading on the family name with corrupt autocracies, but that he was a beneficiary of those business dealings.  Indeed, precedent says we Republicans have a duty to "democracy" to investigate.  Yet, Greg Sargent over at The Washington Post warns:  "If Republicans can obliterate the distinction between congressional investigations done in good faith and ones that weaponize the process in bad faith they win."  You see, only Democrats can launch investigations in "good faith."

My $.02 on Hunter Biden laptop.  As Ed noted earlier, CBS News has stumbled onto a big scoop: Hunter Biden left a laptop behind at a computer repair shop, and it has a bunch of salacious and potentially damning documents on it.  They even verified that the laptop is Hunter's!  What a scoop!  I wonder if other media outlets will pick up the story and run with it?  This could be Joe Biden's downfall, since the rumor is that there are lots of documents stored on the laptop that make it appear that Hunter was influence peddling, and Joe was collecting money through the back door for making policy decisions!  Not to mention tax evasion, drugs, hookers, lots of nudity, and even evidence of human trafficking.  This story could be huge! [...] CBS News is of course over 2 years behind The New York Post, and even behind The New York Times, which only took more than a year to grudgingly acknowledge the facts deep inside a story on another topic.  The interesting point is not that they "discovered" the story, but why they decided to report on it now.

Free America: We're already dealing with a fascist regime.  Where does the Democrat Party want to be in five years, or ten or twenty?  We saw that very clearly on September 1, 2022, when Joe Biden made his infamous speech with the red and black background.  Biden gave a speech that was without parallel in American history.  It was an extraordinary departure from 200 years of American political tradition, and it was extremely important.  It reveals what the Left is trying ultimately to do. [...] In his red and black speech on September 1, 2022, the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of World War II, Biden said that Trump and his supporters represented a grave threat to the Republic itself.  That was what was so unprecedented in American life, and why his speech was more like Hitler's Reichstag speech than any speech of an American president.  Biden was saying that essentially half of the electorate was a threat to the Republic and outside the bounds of acceptable political discourse.  Do you think that they are going to peacefully allow those whom they have thus branded to recapture the White House or the House or the Senate?  This is an effort to rule Trump supporters, that is, America First patriots, out of the bounds of acceptable discourse, and to criminalize their perspective.

CBS Authenticates Hunter Biden's Laptop and Signals the Wheels on the Bus Are Coming for Joe.  On October 14, 2020, in the heat of the 2020 presidential contest, the New York Post published a blockbuster.  They had in their possession a laptop computer that Joe Biden's dissolute and degenerate git, Hunter, had abandoned in a Delaware computer repair store.  The contents were damning.  They showed conclusively that Joe Biden was not merely an arm's length recipient of payoffs from the  opportunities for graft and corruption  business opportunities he'd placed in Hunter's path.  Joe Biden was an active part of the Biden Crime Family.  Almost immediately, the leftist media and tech corporations locked dainty little arms and refused to admit that anything even existed.  The New York Times reviewed the laptop, found no evidence that it had been tampered with, but claimed they couldn't verify the emails because they couldn't review the sent emails of sending accounts or some such [nonsense] that they never use as a standard before hammering conservatives.  Shortly after the original New York Post reporting, "a group of 51 former senior intelligence officials" signed a letter saying that this had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."

Media still trying to trick Americans about Hunter Biden.  The Biden family's influence peddling has always been a scandal left to the eye of the beholder.  For some, it was dismissed as Russian disinformation or, more recently, simply the result of a drug addicted son of the president.  Neither is true, but Hunter Biden has always been an example of motivated perception, or perceptual bias, where we tend to see what we want to see and turn a "blind eye" to what we do not want to see.  That phenomenon was on full display this week in an Associated Press article that made an extraordinary claim: that there is no evidence even suggesting that President Joe Biden ever spoke to his son about his foreign dealings.  I previously discussed how the Bidens have succeeded in a Houdini-like trick in making this elephant of a scandal disappear from the public stage.  They did so by enlisting the media in the illusion.  However, this level of audience participation in the trick truly defies belief.

Joe Biden's Delaware Vacations Have Cost Taxpayers at Least $11 Million.  Joe Biden is the ultimate government parasite.  Biden has been in government for nearly 50 years and he's still leeching off the American taxpayer.  According to analysis by Fox News, Biden's frequent Delaware vacations have cost taxpayers at least $11 million.  Marine One costs approximately $20,000 per hour and Air Force One costs $177,843 per hour, according to Department of Defense documents.  Fox News reported that Joe Biden has taken 101 flights between Delaware and DC since he was installed in January 2021. [...] According to the New York Post, since being installed in January 2021, Joe Biden has spent more than 40% of his presidency on vacation.  There are no visitor logs at Biden's Delaware compound so the American people have no idea who Biden is meeting with off-the-record.  We have no idea who is visiting Joe Biden every weekend in Delaware.

Biden's White House literally could not be 'more political'.  Biden's already run the most political White House in recent memory, where the larger public good is brutally ignored in favor of the immediate interests of the president and his party.  Look at his disastrous border policy.  It's caused untold human misery and has now spread to cities — like New York — nowhere near the southern border, all while pouring money into the pockets of fentanyl-peddling cartels and human traffickers.  But it made his base of rich blue-staters happy because it ups the supply of cheap labor on which their lifestyles depend and lets them playact as humanitarians.  Or his student-loan abomination.  He knew he lacked the authority to unilaterally forgive student debt (with money extracted from the less well-off); Biden and Nancy Pelosi both said as much.

Media's Latest Defense: Joe Biden's Judgement Unaffected by Hunter's Business Deals.  The establishment media has shifted its position at least four times on the significance of Hunter Biden's laptop story after more than two years since Breitbart News's Political Editor Emma-Jo Morris broke the story at the New York Post.  On Thursday, Politico's Heidi Przybyla and Jordan Carney claimed: "no evidence has publicly emerged that his [Joe Biden] decisions were affected by his son's business."

The Editor says...
That's your defense?  "No evidence has publicly emerged" most likely means that evidence exists but it's being successfully hidden.  What is meant by "Hunter's business deals?"  What is Hunter's business?  With whom is he conducting his business?  What service does he render?

James Comer [is] 95% Sure Hunter's Artwork Sold to Chinese, Compromising Joe Biden.  Rep. James Comer (R-TN), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, told Breitbart News Saturday he strongly suspects that Hunter Biden's artwork was sold to Chinese oligarchs, potentially implicating president Joe Biden.  "With respect to China, since Joe Biden's been president, that we didn't even talk about in the press conference, was the fact that Hunter became an artist for a week, if you'll remember, and he sold some very expensive artwork," Comer prefaced, noting his Thursday press conference in which he said the Biden family will be investigated for nine potential violations.  Hunter has reportedly sold five paintings worth $75,000 each to an anonymous buyer.  Hunter's art dealer, Georges Bergès, has previously boasted he had strong ties to businessmen in Communist China, which has concerned many due to the Biden family's business ventures abroad.

The Manchurian President.  In our opinion [...] President Biden is not only compromised but exemplifies the ultimate Manchurian President.  His actions and deeds, controlled by those we do not see (but know who they are), are purposefully destroying our democracy, our legal system, our freedoms, independence, and our republic. [...] It is obvious that Biden is but a simple puppet, a marionette catering to the global elites (some call it the "Global Shadow Government").  After seeing details about the "Big Guy" getting his take from various deals that were arranged by Hunter, the selling to foreign adversaries access to power, the son who has a multitude of issues related to substance abuse, shady deals, and sexual perversion, is there any doubt that Joe Biden is ripe for extortion by Russia, China or any enemy of the United States?  What kind of president says to the press "I'm not supposed to answer any questions.  I'll get in trouble."  The same press acts/pretends as if it's perfectly normal.

Why is Hunter Biden's daughter living at the White House?  There is a wedding taking place at the White House today and it involves Joe Biden's granddaughter (and Hunter Biden's oldest legitimate child) Naomi.  There's nothing really all that unusual about this event.  White House weddings are in high demand and when one member of the couple is a blood relative of the President, well... that's just one of the perks of being related to the power base in Washington, I suppose.  To read CNN's upbeat spin on this, the wedding of two twentysomethings will give an "air of youthfulness" to these events, even though Biden turns 80 tomorrow.  That's a growing concern for the Democrats, particularly when Biden's "senior moments" seem to be growing more frequent and severe these days.  But there is one question CNN doesn't seem interested in and it's tackled by the Free Beacon this week.  Naomi Biden has reportedly been living at the White House for some time now along with her fiance.  Why?

The Editor says...
Michelle Obama's mother lived at the White House for years, and nobody asked why.

A Little Learning on Methane and Climate Change.  Before leaving for a week of virtue-signaling at the COP27 climate conference with other world elites, President Joe Biden would have done well to reread Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Emperor's New Clothes." [...] In Biden's case, the new clothes are the nonsense that there is a climate emergency.  But who would want to be considered "unfit for his office" or "unusually stupid" by questioning whether there really is an emergency?  So, resplendent in his new regalia, President Biden has proposed regulations on methane emissions by the U.S. oil and gas industry, at a direct cost of more than $1 billion annually, to deal with a nonexistent problem.

Lazy Voters Enable Democratic Fraud.  First, let's take a step back and lay down some background info: Anyone with any semblance of either lucid observational powers or intellectual honesty/courage knows that Joe Biden is not the president.  He never has been.  Biden has been nothing more than a figurehead, a placeholder, ever since the astonishing fraud of the 2020 election was perpetrated upon the American electorate.  The Democrats successfully orchestrated their deception and left the naïve Republicans twiddling their thumbs and crying foul.  No amount of outright lying from the liberal media can even remotely explain how Republican poll watchers were forced out of several tabulation areas, the filmed evidence of Democratic mules stuffing ballot boxes late at night, how so many precincts had over 100% voter participation, how thousands of new ballots mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, always to the Democrats' advantage, and how state voting laws and deadlines were illegally changed, again, always to the Democrats' advantage.  None of this has been explained, much less "debunked," to use the liberal media's favorite word.  The fraud was simply ignored and swept under the rug, and if you bring up any logical counterarguments, protected by the 1st Amendment, you're somehow a threat to national security.

Ex-Hunter Biden Business Partner Hopes GOP Probe Will Prove Joe Biden Lied and Is 'The Big Guy'.  Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, said he welcomes the recently announced GOP investigation into the First Family's business endeavors, hoping it will corroborate his long-running claim that the president lied when he said he had no role in his son's foreign business dealings.  Bobulinski, a Navy veteran and former CEO of SinoHawk holdings, a business in which Hunter Biden was involved, said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity that the probe is "good news" because it stands to lend credence to his earlier allegations that, when the president denied involvement in his son's business operations, it was a "blatant lie."  Shortly before the 2020 presidential election, Bobulinski came forward with a series of explosive disclosures prompted by messages discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop.  Among them was correspondence involving Hunter Biden where a 10-percent cut from a Chinese business deal would be "held by H for the Big Guy."

Top Republican on House Oversight Committee: Hunter Biden Is Guilty of Committing "Seven or Eight Very Serious Crimes".  House Republicans announced on Thursday that they will investigate serial liar and crook Joe Biden.  Rep. James Comer (R-KY) announced the investigation this morning. [...] House Republicans have been investigating the Biden Crime Family since at least as far back as 2020.  Republicans took control of the US House in the midterm elections and now Republicans are going on offense against one of the most corrupt crime families in US history.

Cheat Sheet Joe Strikes Again, Needs Help With Sitting, Speaking.  Cheat sheet Joe strikes again.  During his recent trip to Indonesia, President Biden was once again caught with a cheat sheet in his hand that provided simple instructions for the President to follow — including where to sit and when to speak.  Twitter account RNC Research posted the details:  [Tweet]

Jordan rips media, intel experts for dismissing Hunter Biden emails as 'Russian disinformation'.  Rep. Jim Jordan tore into the media and Washington intelligence experts Thursday for accepting the explanation that Hunter Biden's controversial emails were nothing more than a Russian disinformation plot hatched days before the 2020 presidential election.  Jordan, R-Ohio, and his Republican colleagues announced that partly because of those emails from Biden's abandoned laptop, they have assembled a broad range of evidence showing that Biden and then-Vice President Joe Biden were involved in influence peddling in dozens of countries around the world.  Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said the Bidens got rich by "offering access to the family," and said this raises serious national security issues that need to be investigated.  After Comer described the evidence collected so far, Jordan ripped the dozens of intelligence officials who told the world that information found on Hunter Biden's laptop was most likely fake news from Russia.

America is back!.  President Biden has reassured me that America is back!  He said so on Twitter from his vacation in Bali, Indonesia.  Oops.  Not vacation, very serious G20 meeting in Bali, where he met with President Xi of China and hobnobbed with world leaders like PM Trudeau and uber-villain Klaus Schwab.  And fell asleep a lot.  He is not quite so hobnobby as he used to be.  Milk and cookies are more his speed these days, not scotch and cigars.  [Tweet]  The evidence that "America is Back" is very thin on the ground.  It is a boast, not a reality.  Biden himself dodders, rambles, and shakes hands with phantoms.  Everything he touches internationally turns to fool's gold: lifeless and worthless as well.  Millions of Afghanis, especially women, are under the hobnailed boots of the Taliban.  Europe is in the midst of war and crisis.  Inflation rages around the world.  Energy is short, people will be cold and shivering in the dark in Europe.  And China is on the rise militarily, if not exactly stable politically — a bad combination.  If this is America being "back," give me more of that hatred and isolation Trump brought on.

No kidding.
House Republicans allege Biden [was] directly involved in business dealings with son Hunter Biden.  Republican Reps.  James Comer and Jim Jordan alleged at a press conference Thursday [11/17/2022] that President Biden was actively involved in overseas business dealings alongside his son Hunter.  Comer, citing whistleblowers, asserted that the Biden family "flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family."  "Was Joe Biden directly involved with Hunter Biden's business deals, and is he compromised?  That's our investigation," Comer said.

Key Takeaways from the FBI Whistleblowers Report.  On November 4, 2022, the Republican staff of the House Judiciary Committee published a report based primarily on whistleblower testimony, describing how the FBI and the Justice Department have become politically weaponized against conservatives.  I strongly urge every AT reader to download the report and spend 30 to 60 minutes reading the first 50 pages.  Here are a few of the salient points. [...] [#2] The FBI downplayed and sought to reduce the spread of the serious allegations of wrongdoing leveled against Hunter Biden.  Despite having had possession of Hunter Biden's laptop for several years and a report released by Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley in September 2020 detailing "potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, and Chinese nationals," the FBI has shown no interest in going after him.  Contrast the kid glove treatment that Hunter Biden has received with the super-aggressive treatment meted out by the FBI when going after conservatives.  There is also evidence that the FBI sought to limit negative stories about Hunter Biden on social media.  Mark Zuckerberg has stated that FBI agents visited Facebook HQ before the 2020 election and said they believed that many of the stories about Hunter Biden were "Russian disinformation."

Biden Asks Lame Duck Congress to Quickly Expedite Another $38 Billion for Ukraine Plus $9 Billion for Big Pharma.  The White House is urging Nancy Pelosi to utilize the lame duck congressional session and construct a massive omnibus spending bill that will wrap Ukraine funding, COVID spending and a federal budget extension via continuous resolution.  The request for Ukraine funding is an additional $38 billion.  Federal funds to support FEMA and hurricane recovery efforts will likely be part of the bargaining chips.  Essentially, the sausage ingredients are:  if congress doesn't give Zelenskyy more money, then DeSantis will not get federal financial assistance.  If you don't support Ukraine, you're a Russian operative.

Catholic Bishops Gave Biden A Pass In 2020 And Now Christians Are Paying For It.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meets this week to elect a new president.  Relations with Washington top the agenda.  Stalking those relations is the reality that the USCCB compromised itself two years ago to facilitate the presidential candidacy of Joe Biden.  Now it is caught in the repercussions of its own priorities in 2020.  Biden's appointees in the Department of Health and Human Services would eliminate freedom of conscience in the name of health care.  They propose to revise Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to add mandates about abortion, "gender identity," and sexual orientation to existing protections against "discrimination on the basis of sex."  Revision will subvert the right of hospitals and medical practitioners to claim exemption from participating in procedures that violate their religious convictions.

Treason without consequences — Joe Biden's open border policy.  The Biden administration is getting away with a massive outrage against our nation and its citizens.  Illegal immigration, which poses an existential threat to the U.S., is being enabled by our government and no one seems the least bit interested in putting an end to it.  Millions of unvetted migrants are streaming across the border and being shipped to secret destinations in direct violation of U.S. immigration law.  This is nothing short of treasonous.  Mass illegal immigration, if unchecked, will eventually lead to the destruction of the two-party system and the forced implementation of socialism by the left wing of the Democratic Party.  When millions of aliens are permitted to enter the U.S. illegally and sanctuary cities and states can deliberately disregard federal statutes, the rule of law becomes a thing of the past and we no longer have a country.

Joe Biden Sparks Concern After Bowing out of G20 'Leaders' Event, White House Won't Explain Why.  As we previously reported, President Joe Biden has been on an overseas tour of sorts over the course of the last several days.  As per the norm, there has been one embarrassment after another with perhaps the most notable one being his shameless kowtowing to Chinese "leaders" ahead of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia at a time when the United States should be projecting strength and competency on a world stage.  But in a far more concerning moment, multiple news outlets are reporting that Biden unexpectedly bowed out of the G20 leaders' dinner Monday night [11/14/2022] without explanation, calling an "early lid" — something his handlers are notorious for doing here in the U.S. in an effort to keep him from going off script and saying something they'll have to clean up later.  [Tweet]

Biden Hands China's Xi Propaganda Victory at G-20.  If Biden wants to set the U.S.-China relationship on a more favorable track, he must engage Beijing from a position of strength.  That's not what happened Monday [11/14/2022].  The timing of the summit couldn't have been worse.  Xi arrived in Bali fresh from the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress, where he won a precedent-breaking third term and consolidated his power to an extent not seen since the Mao Zedong era.  Video footage of the president excitedly prancing across a stage to shake hands with a patiently waiting Xi left no doubt who was the dominant of the two.

Sen. Ron Johnson Suggests Biden [is] 'Highly Compromised' by China.  President Joe Biden is "highly compromised" by the Chinese government, according to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) who argued that that must be the case given the scrapping of the United States Justice Department's effort to combat Chinese economic espionage.  Appearing on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures, the Wisconsin senator — who won a third term in last week's midterms, defeating Democrat Mandela Barnes — was asked by host Maria Bartiromo about his expectations for President Biden's Monday meeting with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.

Biden Says He's 'Making Sure' Trump Will Not Become President Again.  Old Joe Biden, the ostensible president of the United States, on Wednesday held one of his Potemkin press conferences before the gathering of sycophants and propagandists known as the White House press corps.  When a reporter said that Trump's movement was "still very strong," Biden laughed derisively and said, "Oh yeah?"  He added, "Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run.  I'm making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again."  How can he make sure of that?  He didn't say, and of course the sycophants didn't ask.

America's Death Wish.  Let's get real: The American people are electing the pols they deserve, demagogues who mirror the woke prejudices of an increasingly propagandized people.  According to the media, "threats to democracy" constituted one of the top concerns of the people.  How lame.  Large segments of the American public clearly swallowed Joe Biden's self-serving malarkey on that subject whole.  Never mind that Biden was clearly referring not to authentic threats to democracy but challenges to regnant liberalism.  Biden is not afraid for democracy but afraid of it.  He desires a one-party state.  The relative success of the Democrats on Tuesday is a measure not of the public's rationality but of its submission to wokeness.  Those in the 18 [to] 29 demographic voted for the Democrats overwhelmingly — a tribute not to their wisdom but to their lack of it.  These voters entered the booth after receiving a warped education at colleges and universities swimming in wokeness.  It is nearly impossible to impress upon this generation the dangers of liberalism.  They simply shrug at any description of them.

Joe Biden Is Done — Get Ready for President Harris After Election Day.  You may have noticed that Democrats only sent President Joe Biden to deep blue states leading up to Election Day.  Despite these relatively safe assignments, he still managed to tell Americans he planned to shut down all coal plants and stop all drilling for oil.  In between ranting about "Ultra MAGA" Republicans and threats to "our democracy," Doddering Joe sounded like he had marbles in his mouth, told HBCU students their school was just as good as any other college, and wrestled with his biggest enemy, the teleprompter.  Meanwhile, the Democrats' stenographers in the legacy media have been issuing brutal fact-checks on Biden's closing message. [...] It can only mean one thing:  Joe Biden will be the fall guy for the Democrats' poor performance, assuming election results surpass the margin of cheating.  Here is how it will go.  Sometime after the first of the year, Biden will resign for health reasons so that Democrats can claim the first minority female president before they get trounced in 2024.  Nothing substantial will change policy-wise because Harris will not run the government any more than Biden has.

Report on the Biden Laptop.  For the past thirteen months, Marco Polo — a nonprofit research group comprised of six men from across the U.S. dedicated to exposing corruption and blackmail — has been writing a comprehensive Report on the Biden Laptop and the crimes thereon.  Our motives and budget were transparent; thousands of Americans financed its production.  We neither sought nor received any institutional/corporate backing.  We were delayed for various reasons, but finished the dossier for 35k under budget.  At long last, the Report is complete.  It has been sent to members of the U.S. House & U.S. Senate, U.S. attorneys for the jurisdictions in which the Bidens (and their associates) committed crimes, state and local law enforcement, and — for good measure — every contact on the Biden Laptop, which includes all of Hunter's classmates at Archmere Academy and a portion of the current White House staff.

Biden Vows to Legalize Nationwide Killing of Unborn Babies.  Thirty-five years ago, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, who was then serving as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, gave a speech explaining why he was going to vote against confirming Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. [...] But last Sunday in New York, the man who cited his recognition of God-given rights in explaining his opposition to the confirmation of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court declared once again that he intends to sign legislation declaring a nationwide right to abort unborn babies.  "Look, here's the bottom line:  If Republicans gain control of Congress and pass a nationwide ban on abortion, I will veto it," said Biden.  "And if we elect — they give me two more Democrats in the Senate and we keep control of the House, we're going to codify Roe v.  Wade in January and make it the law of the land."  This is Biden's commitment:  to sign a law that legalizes the mass killing of innocent human beings.

Report: Biden Boys Involved in Gambling South of the Border.  Yet another scandal might engulf the already-disgraced Biden administration if the latest from the Daily Mail is true.  Joe Biden was up to his wattles in an offshore gambling operation from which he stood to earn millions in profits — while he was vice president under President Barack Hussein Obama.  Involved in the get-rich-quick scheme, which involved the government of Peru, were the late Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and his son, Key.  The project never took off, the Mail reported, but Gamblin' Joe was involved nonetheless.  The gambling operation was be at least the third major business scandal involving Biden and his son.  [Tweet]

The Democrats' 'Chicken Little' Closing Argument.  It is fitting, somehow, that President Joe Biden gave his final pitch at a nearly-deserted train station near the White House, a once-thriving venue now gutted by crime and homelessness.  It is telling that no candidates wanted to be seen anywhere near him, fearing his unpopularity would slop over onto them.  It is fitting that the station was surrounded by a homeless camp, finally cleared only because Biden was coming.  Most telling of all is the speech's content, which focused exclusively on threats to democracy.  Like his earlier prime-time speech in Philadelphia, it simply ignored all the kitchen-table issues driving voters into the Republican column this year:  inflation, falling real wages, rising crime, a surge of illegal immigrants, and a major drug crisis, fueled by Mexican drug cartels coming across the open border.

Washington Post fact checks Biden and his lies: 'bottomless Pinocchio' of misleading claims.  The Washington Post has its own "fact-checker" rating system using "Pinocchios." During the Trump administration, the Post created a new rating, the "bottomless Pinocchio," for claims given three Pinocchios.  Glenn Kessler writes that President Joe Biden has "earned his own Bottomless Pinocchio" for statements about Social Security, gas prices and the Second Amendment, among others.  The analysis also fact-checked the president's claim that seniors were getting an increase in their Social Security checks for the first time in 10 years.  The White House also included this claim in a tweet that was deleted.  "The reason Social Security payments are going up is because Social Security benefits, under a law passed in 1972, are adjusted every year to keep pace with inflation," the Post's analysis said.

Biden yells 'There is no more drilling!' just months after claiming he never shut down energy production.  Is there any lie that's just too brazen for old Joe Biden?  Seems not. [...] Biden has blamed Vladimir Putin, OPEC's barons, Big Oil, global warming, Republicans, and all other things he could think of for high prices at the pump.  The one thing he won't do is consider what Americans can see with their own eyes: that before President Trump left office, gas prices were about $2 a gallon.  Now they are $5 and $6 a gallon in California, and well above $3 a gallon in the rest of America.  That's "lived experience."  The clearest reason for that is Biden's policies to halt drilling.  Back in January 2021, Biden signed off on an executive order dictating a ban of oil and gas drilling on federal lands.  Fox News has a string of other bans and hamperings he's done to stop energy production and drive pump prices sky-high.

Biden Keeps Promising To Make Energy More Expensive.  Believe HimYes, we're going to make energy more expensive.  That's Joe Biden's closing message for 2022.  "We're going to be shutting these [coal] plants down all across America and having wind and solar," Biden told a crowd in deep blue California on Friday, arguing that it was "cheaper" to generate electricity from wind and solar.  Is it?  In California, which not only leads the nation in "clean energy" production but is leading the rest of us into rolling blackouts, residents pay 24.62 cents per kilowatt-hour for energy, around double the national average.  There are only three other states where residents fork 20 or more cents over, the isolated Hawaii and Alaska and the frack-banning New York.  The price of a gallon of gas in California is around two dollars over the national average, at $5.458.  In Texas, it's $3.173.  The president also forgot to mention that affordable natural gas, propelled by technological efficiencies like fracking, is as much a reason for the struggles of coal.

Joe Biden: Historic Black Universities Are 'Just as Smart' as Other Colleges.  President Joe Biden concluded his political rallies for the midterms at a historically black university in Maryland, telling students they were "just as smart" as other colleges in the United States.  Biden defended the "historic" $5.8 billion in funding he budgeted for HBCUs as president.  "HBCUs don't have the endowments others have, but guess what, you're just as smart, you're just as bright, you're just as good as any college in America," Biden said.

Biden Freaks out on Stage for Mysterious Reasons, Steps in It Big-Time Over Energy Policy.  I feel like I say this in every piece I write on a Biden public appearance, but I'm at a loss.  Did he get scared by his own shadow?  I'm only half joking because even though we can't see the stage, it doesn't appear there was actually anything in his way.  Later he walks in the same spot without issue.  He seems genuinely startled at that moment, shouting "it's black" without any further explanation.  It was weird, even by Biden's standards.  "Great.  Now we're getting 6 more weeks of recession," one Twitter user quipped in response, and I think that wins the day.  The fact that the President of the United States has become a running punchline due to his senility is probably not a good thing, but we can at least have some fun in the meantime.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Goes Under the Bus Ahead of Schedule, and a New Contender Emerges.  I've long made fun of CNN's Daniel Dale for his tepid fact-checks of Biden.  Before this, they were few and far between and always loaded with qualifiers to try to explain away the president's falsehoods.  This is something completely different, though, being a total takedown in a mold we haven't seen before.  If you read the piece, it has no less than nine different, extensive corrections of Biden's recent lies, covering gas prices to social security.  Dale's sudden turn isn't the only one taking place in the press either.  Over the last week, we've seen both The New York Times and The Washington Post publish articles essentially saying that Biden can't be the 2024 nominee, something I've been suggesting for a long time.  That all this is happening prior to election day is genuinely surprising.

It isn't a "failed presidency" if all this destruction is intentional.
Biden is gaslighting Americans about his failed presidency.  The Biden Administration will be known to history for many things:  an open border and its deadly consequences, the abandonment of Afghanistan, weakness that led to catastrophe in Europe, skyrocketing inflation, and the use of federal law enforcement to target political opponents.  The catalog of infamy goes on.  Above all, though, this administration may be remembered for its duplicity — its continual, shameless "gaslighting" of the American people.  Biden, his team, and his sycophantic media supporters repeatedly tell us that "all is well" where it manifestly is not.  No matter how bad things become in the nation, no matter how many people suffer, reality has no purchase on the ideological bubble of this White House.  That is why, in these midterm elections, the American people must deliver to Joe Biden an unequivocal message:  that they refuse to be gaslit, that they are not buying what he is selling.

Thank God For These Horrible Democrats.  A fish rots from the head down, but in the case of Democrats that head is empty, or at least has forgotten where it is.  Naturally, that head is on the scrawny neck of Joe Biden, a man so untrustworthy that it says "hello" you have to suspect he's leaving.  What kind of person thinks claiming "Ultra MAGA is a threat to the country" is a good strategy?  "MAGA" stands for "Make America Great Again," which if you're pretending to like the country is rather difficult to demonize.  Then again, Biden leads the party that has "America was never great" as a guaranteed applause line on the campaign trail, so nothing should surprise us.  In a last-ditch effort to save his worthless presidency, Biden declared the act of engaging in democracy to be a threat to it should the public dare vote against the wishes of Democrats. [...] The idea of declaring one of the two possible election outcomes to be invalid before any votes are counted should bother the people who claim to wake up screaming about "threats to democracy."

Is Biden's Real Problem, Senility or Leftism?  The Biden administration disaster can be put down to 1 part senility and 4 parts leftist insanity.  What else could explain doing this before a crucial election in a coal state where the Dems are struggling on energy issues?  ["]Biden made the comments on Friday when discussing energy, stating that coal plants cost too much to operate and advocated for renewables as an eventual replacement.  'No one is building new coal plants because they can't rely on it,' Biden said.  "Even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant.'  'So it's going to become a wind generation,' Biden added.  'And all they're doing is, it's going to save them [...] a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on.  We're going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.'["]  Why?  That's the obvious question that comes to mind.  The message isn't new, but the timing is spectacularly bad.

Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Climate Change And His Handlers Are Trying To Save The Situation.  In a move that surely had his tapioca dealers talking themselves back from the ledge, the President stated that they would be shutting down coal-fired power plants 'across America'.  West Virginia may be the first state that comes to mind when one thinks of coal country, but Pennsylvania is a close second and is home to one of the key senate races of this election.  Democrat senate hopeful, Fetterman, was likely stunned by Biden's recklessness ... and her husband probably was too.

Senator Joe Manchin Pretends to be Surprised That Joe Biden is Banning Coal Powered Energy.  Yesterday, Joe Biden declared that all coal-fired electricity plants in the U.S would be shut down, saying, "we're going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar."  Today, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, the senator who gave Joe Biden the vote he needed for the 'inflation reduction act' also known as the climate change investment act that will eliminate all oil, coal and natural gas development, pretends to act surprised that Joe Biden will destroy the West Virginia coal mining industry.

This kind of back-pedaling might have worked before videotape was invented, but not today.
KJP Claims Biden's Exact Words on Coal Are Being 'Twisted'.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released a statement Saturday afternoon in an effort to walk back President Joe Biden's remarks Friday.  During a campaign stop in California, Biden said, "We're gonna be shutting these plants down all across America, and having wind and solar."  Jean-Pierre claims Biden's words, which have simply been quoted and replayed, are being "twisted."

The Editor says...
Biden said what he said.  A quote is not a twist.

Fact check: Biden's midterms message includes false and misleading claims.  President Joe Biden has been back on the campaign trail, traveling in October and early November to deliver his pitch for electing Democrats in the midterm elections on Tuesday.  Biden's pitch has included claims that are false, misleading or lacking important context. [...]

Angry, Creepy, Cowardly Joe.  Wow.  Angry, creepy, sleepy Dementia Joe gave another one of his atrocious Sieg heil! speeches on Wednesday blaming MAGA Republicans for his failures, and the wannabe tyrant could not have come off more revolting.  If his imbecilic ranting had any strategic objective, it got lost (much like Biden) in the disgustingly un-American backwash frothing from his vitriol.  He sounded like some mad-hatted, off-kilter offspring of Stalin, Hillary Clinton, and a caca-throwing howler monkey.  It is a wonder that he refrained from calling for public MAGA executions right then and there!  Our mentally-challenged, child-grooming, puppet dictator was clearly going for the dumb, pervy, pro-gulag vote with a mindless diatribe meant to do nothing but threaten and divide Americans.  As has evidently become official U.S. government policy, Slow-Joe's speech consisted of nothing but vilification, calumny, and lies.  He tried to paint the hammer-wielding commie Castro nudist who Houdini-ed his way past security to invade Paul Pelosi's personal space as a card-carrying member of Team Trump, yet the absurdity of turning a far-left, drug-addled hippy into a MAGA mascot was far too removed from reality to resemble anything but flagrant propaganda.  The speech (such as it was) went downhill from there.  It was evil MAGA did this, insurrection that, democracy is hanging by a thread, Oceania must defeat Eurasia — regurgitated gibberish all!

Who has really been running our country?  On the day that Joe Biden was sworn into office, he signed dozens of extensively radical executive orders.  Then the Biden administration began populating the federal government and the federal Judiciary — including the new Supreme Court vacancy — with hundreds (probably thousands) of the most extreme anti-American people imaginable. [...] All of this destruction is being attributed by our political establishment to a man with obvious dementia who can barely read through a single sentence on a teleprompter, can't remember names, and cannot discuss anything of substance.  Republicans and conservatives love to beat up on Joe Biden.  It makes great campaign fundraising rhetoric.  But nobody can possibly believe that Biden in his perpetual mental fog actually planned any of this, wrote any of it, ordered it, or even knows any details about it.

Biden's Rhetoric is a Threat to the Republic.  The only good thing about this speech is that it didn't have a color scheme out of V for Vendetta and didn't feature Marines in the background.  Whoever runs these things at least learned from that attempt at looking like Biden was about to declare martial law, suspend habeas corpus and make everyone read Gender Queer and How To Be An Anti-Racist at gunpoint in a gulag.  The bad news is no one cared about that speech except conservatives.  They care even less about this one.  With the countdown underway, voters have made it clear that they care about the economy and crime.  Anyone who finds the "threat to democracy" routine persuasive is already a solid blue voter and ActBlue donor who probably showed up for at least one D.C. protest.  This isn't just pandering to the base, it's pandering to the Elizabeth Warren base.

Democrats Turn 2022 Into '1984'.  Politicians dissemble without shame — which, ironically, is why they constantly invoke their own honor and allegiance to the truth.  Still, Biden's latest string of whoppers — that gas prices were sky high and the economy was in the tank when he took office, that he convinced the Congress to pass student loan relief, that he's a deficit hawk who has secured the border, that his son, Beau, died in Iraq — are so obviously false that it's hard to believe even a politician in his right mind would make such claims.  That he is the president of the United States, leader of the free world, makes this behavior especially troubling.  And yet, those relatively small deceptions, so easily fact-checked and debunked, are the least of our problems because they do not simply reveal the partisan instincts of one softening mind.  They also reflect the freedom Democrats and their leftist allies now feel to redefine reality itself by advancing their own array of Big Lies which are dividing and inflaming our country.

Fact-Checking 5 Biden Warnings About Dangers to Democracy.  President Joe Biden warned that democracy was in peril and on the ballot during a primetime speech Wednesday from Union Station in Washington, D.C., near Capitol Hill.  Biden referenced the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, and talked several times about former President Donald Trump.  He also said that political violence is on the rise.

Biden: saying the same thing louder.  What do you do when nobody cares what you are saying?  When they even hate the sound of your voice?  If you are an attention starved brat — or a Democrat these days — you scream louder and louder and hope that screeching sound will make the crowd turn around and listen.  Joe Biden did his share of (metaphorical) screaming last night in what was a repetitive, poorly written, and clearly panicked speech last night.

Biden ridiculed for 'despicable' speech on 'threat' to democracy: 'What delusion looks like'.  Conservatives ridiculed President Biden's "despicable" Wednesday speech in which he warned midterm voters of the threats to democracy ahead of Election Day.  During his last address before the balance of power would be decided in Washington D.C., Biden pleaded with Americans to vote against Republicans, accusing them of being election deniers and MAGA extremists who have encouraged political violence, promoted former President Donald Trump's "Big Lie" about the 2020 election and engaged in voter intimidation.  Rather than focusing on the main issues voters are most concerned about, namely rampant inflation and other economic woes, Biden's speech pointed the finger at his political opponents.  He noted the assault against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, decrying the violence and misinformation supposedly fostered by extremist Republicans.

Biden Says We Won't Know the Results of the Midterm Election Until Days After Polls Close November 8th.  It would appear that national democrats are setting the stage for fraudulent ballot collection again.  During his insufferable remarks today about Democracy vs. Autocracy, a speech fraught with cognitive dissonance, Joe Biden proactively warns Americans that the results from the midterm election will not be known until days after the election takes place.  [Video clip]

Biden's riot act falls flat.  Joe Biden wanted to give a stirring speech to rouse Americans to angry purpose about the threats to democracy represented by "election deniers" running for office across the country.  He was, according to CNN's reporting, spurred to action by the horrible attack last week on the husband of the speaker of the House, which Biden believes is a direct result of Donald Trump's effect on the United States over the past seven years.  So ... that's what he wanted.  But, as the great philosopher Mick Jagger once said, you can't always get what you want.  The address he delivered Wednesday night wasn't a forceful speech.  It was a forceless speech.  Biden didn't appeal passionately to the better angels of our nature because there was no energy behind his words.

Is a 25th Amendment removal in Joe Biden's future?  Claims that President Trump was not mentally fit for the job and needed to be removed from office began in earnest right after his inauguration in 2017. By January 2018, questions about Trump's "mental fitness for the heavy duties of the presidency" nudged him to ask his doctor to administer a cognitive test.  Members of Congress even requested the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service to provide an overview of the 25th Amendment's history, purpose and process for removing a president.  In December 2019, 350 psychiatrists and other mental health professionals signed a petition during the Democrats' first impeachment fiasco claiming Trump's mental health was rapidly deteriorating. [...] Biden's issues are substantively different.  We frequently see him, after he has delivered a speech, wander off as if he doesn't know where he is or where he's supposed to go.  Someone hurries over and takes his arm and points him in the right direction.  At times he's lucid and in control, but at other times he seems baffled and confused. [...] If that is indeed mental decline we're seeing, it will likely get worse.  So how would a 25th Amendment removal work?

Biden Ignores Issues People Care About in Primetime Speech, Focuses on January 6 and 'Election Deniers'.  Instead of focusing on something, anything, that the vast majority of Americans care about, Joe Biden delivered a primetime speech Wednesday night that was yet another disgusting display of using his office to characterize those who disagree with him politically as a "threat to democracy" and to tell voters that they must vote for the Democrat party in the upcoming election or our very existence as a country is in peril.  Of course, the major focus of Biden's remarks was January 6 and the 2020 election.  You've heard his comments ad nauseam, and that's probably why they were included in this speech — they're comments his people can count on him to pretty reliably deliver.

Biden urges voters to rebuke political violence by backing Democrats.  President Biden urged Democrats on Wednesday [11/2/2022] to show up at the polls during next week's midterm elections or "allow the dark forces that thirst for power" to chip away at American democracy.  Biden urged a crowd of supporters at a Democratic National Committee event inside Union Station in Washington, D.C. not to take the election for granted.  The president argued that Democrats had to show up at the polls because Republicans could not be entrusted with political power.  "We're facing a defining moment," said Biden.  "We must with one overwhelming, unified voice speak, as a country and say there's no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America."

Biden Gives Tired, Lie Filled Closing Argument as Dems Stare Down a Red Wave.  President Joe Biden made his way to crime ridden Union Station in Washington D.C. Wednesday night.  It was a previously unscheduled trip put on the Democratic National Committee and a last ditch effort to convince voters Trump Republicans and democracy are "on the ballot" next Tuesday.  [Tweet]  "In our bones we know democracy is at risk," Biden claimed. [Tweet] During his remarks, which were made without glaring communist red lights and U.S. Marines standing the background, Biden made a number of references to January 6 and the nudist attack on Paul Pelosi.  He then oddly attempted to portray himself and Democrats as unifiers interested in getting along with their political opponents.  [Tweet]

The Fix Is In: Joe Bidens Warns Americans Several Races Will Not Be Called for Several Days After the Election So "Be Patient".  In an unprecedented move, Joe Biden used the Office of the President to smear Republicans just days before the 2022 midterm election.  It was 25 straight minutes of attacks on President Trump, Republicans, MAGA supporters, and the American people.  This was Joe Biden's attempt to move the needle before the elections next week.  At one point during his speech, Joe Biden warned Americans that it will take several days to call the elections.

Reaction to Biden's Speech About 'Democracy'.  Dear Mr. President,   First of all, the United States of America is not a democracy.  [Indeed], that is Civics 101.  America is a republic.  It was designed as a republic because the framers knew that democracies could easily descend into mob rule.  That includes mobs you like.  More on that later.  Secondly, the man who attacked Paul Pelosi is a mentally ill drug addict whose interests and intentions were all over the map.  I don't see you shedding any tears for the people who face these lunatics every single day on city streets.  But your people found enough to get back on the MAGA horse.  Speaking of that, and mobs...  Third, no one is buying "MAGA Republicans" anymore.  You've ridden said horse into the ground.  It's dead.  Leave it be.  It was not the vast majority of Republicans who stormed the Capitol on January 6.  It wasn't even the majority of people at the rally.  But you just can't leave it alone. [...]

Joe Biden: Democracy Itself at Stake if You Vote for Republicans in the Midterms.  President Joe Biden again warned on Wednesday of Republicans taking power in the midterm elections, arguing the "very soul of America itself" was in danger.  "We the people must decide whether the rule of law will prevail or whether we will allow the dark forces and ... thirst for power put ahead of the principles that have long guided us," Biden said during a speech delivered inside Union Station.

Joe Biden Said 'Democracy' 37 Times in [a] 20-Minute Address.  President Joe Biden uttered the word "democracy" 37 times in a 20-minute speech on Wednesday that seemed to be his final pitch to American voters to vote for Democrats in next week's midterm elections.  Biden's speech cautioned against letting Republicans take power after the midterm election, arguing that the "very soul of America itself" is on the line.  Biden's speech came amid projections from analysts who expect Republicans to regain the majority in the House and U.S. Senate.  Additionally, Democrats are playing defense in several districts Biden carried by significant margins in 2020.

Joe Biden is decomposing right before our eyes.  Currently, Democrat hopes of retaining the House and gaining in the Senate are circling the drain.  Therefore, party leaders have apparently decided that trotting Biden out now for campaign appearances can't cause any more harm and might even help some candidates.  That's probably a miscalculation.  The last couple of days has revealed that Biden's brain is decomposing even as his body lives on.  On the mic, in real-time, he's telling lies, fictionalizing his own life, and spewing unintelligible nonsense.  Meanwhile, his White House put out an economic tweet so vile that, thanks to Elon Musk's new Twitter policies, the White House was quickly forced to pull it.  I quickly realized when traversing the internet today that there was no single Biden gaffe, lie, or rambling that deserved its own post.  Instead, it's the collective weight of all those moments that deserves attention.  Biden is no longer capable of performing in public.

America Is On The Cusp Of A Fundamental Transformation.  No matter how bad Obama's actions while in office, nothing he did compares to Joe Biden.  Since being installed as president, Biden has done an insane number of things that simply make no sense from a rational perspective.  Literally the first thing Biden did was reduce the amount of energy available to Americans.  He canceled completing the Keystone XL Pipeline which would have brought more Canadian oil.  Soon thereafter, the administration threw up roadblocks to domestic oil production both offshore and on federal lands.  First, they curtailed new leases and "reviewed" existing ones.  Later, when they backed off from a complete ban, they instituted a virtual ban, which included increasing fees and other elements to make extraction more expensive for energy companies and everything more expensive for Americans.

Biden to deliver unscheduled DNC speech at Union Station near Capitol.  President Biden will deliver remarks on "preserving and protecting our democracy" at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, D.C., White House officials and the DNC said Wednesday.  The president is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. ET at the Columbus Club in Union Station, where he will address "the threat of election deniers and those who seek to undermine faith in voting and democracy," according to a DNC advisory.

Back to the Carter economy.  The latest edition of "Joe Biden: Bad Ideas" came yesterday when Biden stepped up his attacks on Big Oil and suggested that unless they lower prices he would push to implement a Windfall Profits Tax on the companies, essentially seizing their profits as a punishment for making money.  Such taxes are notoriously idiotic, and even the dimwits in the White House must know that.  It seems like Biden is trying to ruin the economy, and we have hit the point where we have to actually consider that to be a possibility.  Everything he has done to the economy has made things worse, and after a while you have to consider whether it is intentional.

Remember, Joe Biden claims to be a devout Catholic.
Joe Biden Gives Planned Parenthood $17 Million to Kill Babies in Abortions.  Joe Biden's administration awarded almost $17 million in taxpayer-funded grants this year to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood.  According to Live Action News, the nation's largest abortion company received the money through the Title X family planning program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Another $25.5 million from the program went to other pro-abortion groups, the news outlet discovered.  Title X funds are not supposed to be used for abortions.  The program provides family planning services to low-income individuals, and the law states that Title X grants may not be used "where abortion is a method of family planning."  However, Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the U.S., has been one of the biggest recipients of Title X for years.

Biden Isn't A Gaffe Machine — He's A Malfunctioning Machine.  The issues abound — a stiff, rigid forearmed, gait, literally blanking out during interviews, clear spatial disorientation, whispering to tell audiences "a secret" as you would with a four-year-old nephew before you gave them a quarter (or asked them to pull your finger,) inappropriate flashes of anger, utter dependence upon others for help walking, let alone while chewing gum, and talking, and the wandering off and the slurring and the incomprehensibility and the off-topic references to events from years ago and the eyes and the forgetting and the fog.  It all adds up not to "oops!" but to a mentally and physically disabled person being propped up by a coterie of handlers for their own benefit.  It all adds up to elder abuse.  But I'm not a doctor you say?  I don't need a weatherman to know it's raining out.

Joe Biden Claims He Personally Spoke to the Man Who Invented Insulin.  Joe Biden traveled to Hollandale, Florida to talk about Social Security, Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices.  Biden claimed he personally spoke to the man who invented insulin.

81 Million Votes! Joe Biden Can't Fill Up Small College Gym at Florida Rally.  Joe Biden traveled to Florida Memorial University on Tuesday for a rally with Democrats Charlie Crist and Val Demings. [...] Basement Joe Biden can't fill a small college gym. [...] The FMU student-athletes are excited for Joe Biden for some reason.  Apparently, they don't buy their own gas.

Joe Biden Gives Florida Democrats Nightmares During Disastrous 'Rally the Troops' Speech.  Very early on during the rally, it was clear that the Democrats in attendance were about as enthusiastic as a wet mop.  Below, we see Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a former DNC chair, begging the crowd to show some spirit ahead of Biden's arrival.  She wasn't very successful:  [Video clips] [...] Not only was this speech a classic Joe Biden fail, it was also a handler fail.  What sane aide in his administration would send a guy to a state where he is not only deeply unpopular, but which has a state party that can't get it together — to the point that not even national Democratic groups want to spend a lot of money on any type of meaningful broadcast, digital, and ground games for any of its candidates?

Biden Tells Black College Students He 'Got His Start' at 'Historically Black College' Delaware State University.  He Didn't.  He Went to University of Delaware.  Joe Biden on Tuesday evening campaigned for Democrat duds Charlie Crist and Val Demings at Florida Memorial University in Miami.  Biden told the black students at Florida Memorial University, a HBCU (Historically Black College) that he 'got his start' at HBCU Delaware State University.  Joe Biden went to the University of Delaware.

What's Going on With Joe Biden's Hand?  Joe Biden was at a reception for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Golden Beach, Florida, on Tuesday.  That followed a nightmare rally with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), which had all kinds of issues — as we reported [...] — in a festival of confusion, including saying his son died in Iraq, forgetting what FEMA stands for, confusing Iraq and Ukraine, and claiming he spoke with the "inventor of insulin." [...] There's been a lot of speculation in the past about Biden getting medicine to help him.  But Joe Biden has not said anything in that regard.  Joe Biden and John Fetterman seem to have a lot in common.  They both have cognition issues (for different reasons), and they both aren't forthcoming about what is involved in those issues.  But this is — once again — raising those questions, and now many are calling on the Biden team to explain what the marks are.  Some have speculated that it was related to medicine for Biden's cognitive problems.

Few Democratic Candidates Want Biden Or Harris To Campaign With Them.  Usually, the final month of a midterm election is a hectic one for the president of the United States.  Barack Obama, for instance, made 22 campaign-related trips in October 2010 in a futile effort to stem losses in his first midterm election — Democrats lost 63 House seats and control of the chamber.  President Joe Biden, in comparison, made just eight last month and has little on his schedule for the final week of campaigning.  The problem: Next to nobody wants Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris to appear on stage with them.

Brilliant incentive, Joe.  Cheap gas is sure to follow.
Biden threatens higher taxes on oil companies if they do not work to lower gas prices.  President Joe Biden threatened Monday to pursue higher taxes on oil company profits if industry giants do not work to cut gas prices.  Biden has criticized oil companies that have made record-high profits as consumers struggle to keep up with high gas prices.  The price of a gallon of gas was $3.76 on Monday, according to AAA, down from a record of over $5 in June but still higher than a year ago.  "Their profits are a windfall of war," Biden said, referring to Russia's war in Ukraine, which prompted Western sanctions that reduced oil supply.  "It's time for these companies to stop their war profiteering."  "If they don't they're going to pay a higher tax on their excess profits," he said.

The Editor says...
When was the last time Joe Biden bought a tank of gas?

See no evil on Joe Biden's China links.  To announce charges in three cases against foreign operatives working in the United States, Justice Department officials held a press conference last week that recalled the Red Scare days of the 1950s.  This time, the alleged Communist evil doers are Chinese, not Russians.  Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI director Christopher Wray and others adopted a striking anti-China tone in describing a level of venality.  They are willing to "lie, cheat and steal their way to dominance," Wray said, pointing to criminal cases involving agriculture, academia, green technology and governments.  Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, citing evidence that bribes were offered to obtain inside information about Justice's investigation of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, said the case "shows the interconnection between ... intelligence officers and Chinese companies."

Jill Biden campaigns for struggling Dems as Joe spends weekend at home.  Jill Biden is pounding the pavement in two different states this weekend to boost embattled Dems days before the crucial Nov. 8 midterm elections — while her husband, President Biden, takes it easy at their Delaware home.  The first lady's role as a campaign surrogate has grown this election season as some Democrats seek to keep the president, and his poor 43% approval rating, at arm's length.  On Saturday, the first lady was in New Hampshire, where she's assisting Sen. Maggie Hassan, a first-term Democrat sweating out an increasingly competitive race against GOP challenger Don Bolduc.

Citizens call on D.C. police to investigate Biden's pedophilia.  (Natural News) Joe Biden just cannot stop sniffing underage children and making highly inappropriate comments about them in front of reporters, prompting calls for an investigation into the fake "president."  Police in Washington, D.C., say they are receiving increasingly more calls requesting a probe into Biden, who has an extensive history of pedophilic behavior and statements throughout his career.  At a recent campaign event in Irvine, Calif., for instance, Biden was seen creeping up on a visibly uncomfortable young girl from behind while whispering to her his favorite line:  "Now, a very important thing I told my daughters and granddaughters — no serious guys until you're 30!"  The child, who clearly did not want the Pedophile-in-Chief groping and whispering his rambles into her ear, responded with:  "Okay, I'll keep that in mind."  As this was happening, Biden was visibly seen intoxicating himself with her smell, which he has done to many young women over the years — most of them underage.

Biden falsely says the price of gas was more than $5 when he took office (when it was $2.39).  President Joe Biden touted U.S. manufacturing gains Thursday on a trip to Syracuse — where he claimed gas prices were down compared to when he took office, when in fact they are higher.  'We're down $1.25 Since the peak this summer, and they've been falling for the last three weeks as well as well, and adding up real savings for families today,' Biden said.  'The most common price of gas in America is $3.39 down from over $5 When I took office,' he continued.  The average cost of a gallon of gas on the AAA site was $3.76 Thursday.  When he took office, it was averaging $2.39 — or about half what he said it was then — according to the Energy Information Institute.

Joe Biden [is] implicated in [a] half-dozen white collar crimes, including tax evasion.  (Natural News) For years we have suspected that Joe Biden was intricately wrapped up in his debased son's criminal activities, and now a new report has confirmed those suspicions.  A lengthy report issued by Marco Polo, a watchdog group founded by a former Trump administration official, stated that the current president of the United States is implicated in at least a half-dozen crimes, including tax evasion.  The report "details accusations of 459 crimes allegedly committed by Hunter including prostitution offenses, distribution and possession of drugs, defrauding government agencies, illegal foreign lobbying and money laundering," the UK's Daily Mail reported.

This has been obvious for at least a year:
Joe Biden's Wife Jill [is] Secretly Working Behind The Scenes At [the] White House.  President Joe Biden's bossy wife Jill is playing "puppet master" behind the scenes at the White House and has taken a more commanding role in his administration as his cognitive abilities continue to decline, has learned.  "Jill's always been totally protective of Joe since the earliest days of his presidency helping to vet White House staffers before they're hired and lending advice and counsel when it's needed," said one political insider.  "But lately she's obviously been running the show with her husband's mental state in greater and greater question.  Key presidential duties are falling to Jill, and she's been stepping up and taking more on her plate.  Sometimes, she even acts in her husband's stead when it seems he is unable to!"

Biden Gets Blasted for Racist Comment About Airline Seats.  We're just under two weeks to the midterm election.  You would think that Joe Biden — as the alleged "leader" of the Democratic Party would be going all-in for all of the Democratic candidates.  However, most of the candidates — wisely — don't seem to want him to be anywhere near them as they struggle to distance themselves from the failed policies of Biden and the Democratic Party, particularly when it comes to inflation, the most important issue for most Americans.

The 634-page report on Hunter Biden's laptop — and 459 alleged crimes.  Right-wing nonprofit research group Marco Polo finally has published its Hunter Biden laptop opus, a thorough forensic examination of every document on the first son's notorious MacBook computer that he abandoned in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019.  The 634-page report (plus 2,020 footnotes) lists six alleged crimes committed by Joe Biden — including tax evasion and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) — alongside 459 crimes it alleges were committed by Hunter, including illegal foreign lobbying and money laundering.  The group's firebrand founder Garrett Ziegler, a 26-year-old former deputy to Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro, has sent the report to more than 4,000 people, including every member of the House and Senate, White House staff, US Attorney offices and every contact on the laptop.  He also sent a copy to every one of Hunter's former classmates in the class of 1988 at the tony Archmere Academy in Delaware.

Biden Wants Your Kids to Be Gender-Transitioned Whether You Like It or Not.  President Joe Biden wants your children to make life-changing gender transitions, and the only reason you want to stop him is bigotry and fear.  At least, so he says.  In a NowThis media roundtable aired Sunday, Biden discussed issues of the day with progressive activists and social media personalities.  Most notable was his interview with transgender TikTok celebrity Dylan Mulvaney, a biological male who is transitioning to "girlhood."  In the interview, Biden said state attempts to restrict gender transitions are immoral and based on "fear."  He was asked if states had the right to place restrictions on "gender-affirming care," as the Left likes to call hormone therapy and reconstructive surgeries.  "I don't think any state or anybody should have the right to do that.  As a moral question or as a legal question, I just think it's wrong," the president said in response.

Hunter Biden's 'flirty' Chinese secretary who urged 'Uncle Joe' to run is new GOP focus.  First son Hunter Biden's "flirty" former secretary JiaQi "Jackie" Bao, who pushed for "Uncle Joe" Biden to run for president and has been linked to the Chinese government, is the focus of a new House Republican inquiry into the first family's extensive overseas business dealings.  Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, demanded information Wednesday from FBI Director Christopher Wray on the Biden family's links to Bao while Hunter and his uncle James Biden raked in $4.8 million from Chinese government-linked CEFC China Energy in 2017 and 2018.

Joe Biden's Senility Is Getting Worse.  Joe's downfall may seem like it's been a long time coming, but it really hasn't been.  If you think back on his career in politics, he's always been a liar and he's always lied about his own life.  For someone with all the opportunities in the world to create a large footprint in history for himself, Joe Biden hasn't done anything worth noting.  Honestly, his Senate career was almost completely devoid of accomplishments.  The 1994 crime bill is about it, and he barely played a role in that.  You really have to wonder what the people of Delaware were thinking when they kept sending Forrest Gump back to Washington.  The only things he was known for in the Senate were being on the Judiciary Committee and trying to smear Clarence Thomas (and failing) and being on the Foreign Relations Committee and being on the exact wrong side of every foreign policy issue in his lifetime.  You couldn't be more worthless than Joe if you tried.  His main problem was that he's dumb.  But, like AOC now, he is also incredibly arrogant, so there's no telling him anything since he knows it all.  Ignorance coupled with arrogance leads to a Mr. Magoo mentality of simply walking through life without ever noticing the destruction caused by you in your wake.  This is Joe Biden.

How Do You Successfully Lie To 300 Million People.  Joe Biden is a pathological liar.  That's easy to prove.  Just about every public statement that he's made is an outright lie.  His claims about his law school career and standing were false.  He claimed to have marched during the civil rights movement — a lie.  He's lied repeatedly, boldly about Hunter's corrupt business dealings, and his intimate relationship to them.  He's spent 47 years stacking lie upon lie, building a colossal monument to his depravity and to the public's gullibility.  Biden lied about COVID, the efficacy of the "vaccine," the necessity of lockdowns, and the utility of masks.  He's lying about the border crisis, and how it will deform our Republic.  He and his administration are lying about inflation — a trip to the grocery store or gas pump will prove that lie.  He and his stooges continue to lie about January 6th, in particular about three police officers who were killed that day — a tragedy that never actually occurred.  Recently, he lied about how his son Beau died, claiming he was killed in Iraq when, in fact, he died of brain cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2009. You may be tempted to give Biden a pass on that bizarre statement, but Biden is speaking out of the dark and twisted lair that is his soul — a lifetime of lies is now manifesting itself through his dementia.

Our President[!] Explains.  President Biden's daycare minders in the White House had a project with high degree of difficulty to complete yesterday.  They were required to put their heads together and come up with an explanation of Biden's belief that Congress had enacted the student loan giveaway he promulgated by royal decree.  You see, Biden doesn't know what he is saying or doing.  How could his minders explain it?  It wasn't easy.  Someone running the show slipped a note to Jacqui Heinrich of FOX News.  Hey, he was thinking of the fraudulently titled Inflation Reduction Act when he referred to his loan giveaway.  It could happen to anyone.  And the note slipped to Heinrich required a killer correction.  For "millions" read "billions."  [Tweet]

Biden's Destroying the Economy.  Is It Intentional?  Everywhere I go, people are mystified about President Joe Biden's economic agenda.  So few of the policies comport with basic common sense that I'm asked the same question over and over: Is Biden intentionally trying to take a wrecking ball to the economy?  Is this all part of some diabolical plan, the "great reset," to end our system of free market capitalism and replace it with some form of big government socialism?  Biden keeps saying that he wants to be a historic president who will "transition" the country into a new worker's paradise where no one uses fossil fuels or electricity or cars and equality is paramount, ahead of growth and prosperity.  Is he taking us there with no regard for the collateral damage to America?

Biden Embraces America's Fiercest Enemies: Whose Side Is He On?  Saudi Arabia was once considered America's No. 1 friend and ally in the Arab world.  Since President Joe Biden came to power, however, US-Saudi relations have rapidly deteriorated.  The recent OPEC+ decision to cut oil production and the Biden administration's subsequent verbal attack on Saudi Arabia have seen the crisis between Washington and Riyadh reach new heights, with many Saudis launching unprecedented criticism of the Biden administration and its foreign policies.  The Saudis believe that the Biden administration's hostility towards Saudi Arabia is the result of the influence of far-left US politicians who have infiltrated the Democratic Party.

Joe Biden Pushing to Limit Gun Owners to 'Eight Bullets in a Round'.  President Joe Biden told NowThis News during a Sunday interview that he is pushing to limit gun owners to having no more than "eight bullets in a round."  Natalie Barden, whose brother was killed in the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School attack, urged Biden to "address 'high capacity' magazines" and asked what he is currently do to limit those magazines.  Biden responded by saying he is going to push to ban 'assault weapons' after the midterm elections and urged people to vote for Democrats in order to secure the ban.

Hunter Biden's Laptop Documents At Least 459 Legal Violations, Watchdog Group Says.  A year-long exploration of Hunter Biden's laptop has yielded a 630-page report that its authors say document 459 violations of state and federal laws and regulations by President Joe Biden's son and his business partners.  Marco Polo, a nonprofit formed by a one-time aide to former President Trump to enable a team of cyber gumshoes to take a deep dive into the laptop that the crack-addled Biden left at a Delaware repair store, claims the report is a road map for local, state, or federal prosecutors to pursue charges.  The group also sent its report to each member of Congress.  The timing of the report's release, coming two weeks before the midterm elections, has a certain symmetry to the laptop's initial introduction to the public.  In 2020, days before the election, the New York Post published news of the laptop's existence, as well as bombshells from it, but social media suppressed the story after the FBI had warned companies of so-called misinformation.  This time around, the timing is similar, but other factors are reversed.

Here's proof Biden knows his student loan bailout is illegal.  Basically, in order to sue, you have to have been directly harmed by the program.  And, on paper, it's hard to see who is harmed by the bailout because, unfortunately, just generally being a taxpayer whose money is being illegally wasted is not considered sufficient justification to bring a lawsuit.  So, for a while, it seemed that even though Biden's plan was glaringly constitutionally suspect, nobody would be able to challenge it in court, meaning it wouldn't be struck down even if it was unconstitutional.  Thankfully, various right-of-center plaintiffs have come up with creative ways to challenge the plan in court.  One such lawsuit that has emerged is a suit by six states claiming that their finances would be harmed by Biden's bailout because they're heavily invested in private companies that service loans and will take a big hit from the president's cancellation initiative.

Cancel This.  President Biden premised his cancelation or forgiveness of student loans of up to $20,000 per person on "the financial harms of the pandemic."  However, a Wall Street Journal editorial duly noted that "the government had halted student loan payments since 2020, holding borrowers harmless.  A month before he declared the pandemic 'over,' Biden extended that student loan pause through Dec. 31."  Biden's "plan," as he calls it, is blatantly unconstitutional.  It's not unfair to say that everything about it is wrong.  The only question is whether any party has legal standing to challenge it.  Indeed, Biden has altered the "plan" since the original announcement to exacerbate the standing issue for possible challengers.  At last word, the estimated cost of the plan was $400 billion.

Joe Biden Accidentally Reveals That He Doesn't Have A Clue About Guns.  The Biden administration's plans on gun control are really bad and instead of addressing the real underlying problems when it comes to gun violence, President Biden is pushing politically divisive measures that could seriously damage our right to keep and bear arms without making the nation any safer. [...] Remember, Biden is a lawyer, as he's so often reminded us.  He's supposed to have some basic understanding of the law and how to address it.  For the life of me, I don't understand why the White House staffers who control Biden continue to put him in these kinds of positions.  I suspect the president is stubborn enough to demand his voice be heard, but when being heard constantly leads to stuff like this, it's best to be quiet.  That's a lesson Biden has not and obviously will not learn — before he finally heads to his Delaware beach house for good instead of just four days a week.

In a Zone.  Is President Biden running for reelection? "I have not made that formal decision but it's my intention ... to run again and we'll have time to make that decision," Biden told MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart in an "exclusive interview" that must have been premised on an agreement not to ask difficult questions.  "Dr. Biden is for it?" Capehart asked.  Patrick Reilly observes in his New York Post story — "Earth to Joe" — that Capehart's follow-up question "was met with a long, awkward silence as Biden appeared to glance toward the floor in the sit-down interview that aired Friday night."  I would say "as Biden appeared to zone out."  Maybe it was the difficulty of processing "Dr. Biden."

Long knives are out for Joe Biden post-midterms, but Biden says Jill and dead son Beau want him to run again.  If Joe Biden disgusts us with stubborn willingness to sacrifice the entire economy for the sake of his greenie, open-borders, big-spending, agenda, note that Democrats have it in for him, too.  For Democrats, their logic is that Joe has sacrificed their political power for the sake of his greenie, open-borders, big-spending agenda.  They cite 'inflation,' forgetting that they were the ones who enacted the big spending that triggered the inflation and Joe embraced, and somehow, Joe hasn't magically stopped it.  For them, this is simple:&Nbsp; angry voters at midterms about to destroy their party's majority in the House and Senate, so Joe is going to pay for it.  Several news stories suggest that Biden is being set up to become the fall guy in the aftermath of the midterm wipeout that's coming for their party, he may well know it.

Biden: 'I Don't Know Where I'm Going... I Get Told'.  President Joe Biden was asked several times on Thursday about his limited appearances with Democrat candidates, who apparently don't see Biden as a campaign asset.  One reporter asked Biden if he has any plans to campaign in Nevada or Georgia in the coming weeks:  "Both the congressmen asked me to go out," Biden said.  (He apparently was referring to Democrat Senators Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, who find themselves in close races.)  "I don't know if I'm going to be able to get out in Nevada.  And in Georgia, they asked me to come down.  We're trying to work it out now," Biden said.

Biden's Diesel Fuel Supply Crisis Could Soon Cripple America in Ways Never Before Seen.  Oil prices and President Joe Biden's continued draining of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks, but analysts say a more impactful and serious crisis on the energy front looms:  a diesel fuel shortage.  Diesel doesn't get as much of the limelight as oil and gas, but it should because diesel fuel is the industrial lifeblood of the United States, and the price of diesel alone probably has a more significant impact on inflation and the prices you're paying at the grocery store over any other factor.  Without ample amounts of diesel, semi-trucks don't move, farms are shut down, and critical manufacturing sectors are crippled.

Unmitigated gall of Joe Biden claiming that he 'lowered' debt.  In a remarkable feat of gaslighting, the president held a press conference Friday bragging about directing the "largest one-year [deficit] drop in American history."  But Biden did nothing to reduce the deficit.  In fact, his policies have added a deluge of red ink.  Between 2017 and 2019, the budget deficit averaged $810 billion annually.  The pandemic then put millions of people out of work and brought trillions of dollars in temporary federal benefits, pushing deficits past $3 trillion in 2020 and $2 trillion in 2021.  As the pandemic receded, however, the expiration of this temporary spending was scheduled to return deficits to the pre-pandemic levels of $900 billion to $1 trillion for the next six years.  Instead, Biden's spending pushed up the 2022 deficit to $1.4 trillion — $400 billion higher than the baseline and far above pre-pandemic levels.  And this was despite shattering peacetime records for tax revenues.

Chinese businesses in America certainly have benefitted from Biden's presidemcy.  I wonder why.
The Commie Train's A'Comin'.  Several large American cities have contracted with a Chinese state-owned rail car manufacturer to design and manufacture subway cars for their subway systems, raising serious cybersecurity and human-rights concerns.  Over the past eight years, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has secured more than $2.6 billion in federal transit contracts to provide passenger railcars in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia.  Lawmakers from both parties have taken notice, and are now demanding that the Biden Administration take action to prevent a company that has links to the Chinese military from dominating the railcar market in the United States.

John Kennedy: 'Media Has Turned Biden Into Caricature Of a Nice Elderly Gentleman'.  Everything President Joe Biden touches turns to dust.  He was handed a country with a recovering economy, cities where crime was under control, a secure border, and a time when people can afford to live.  All he had to do was nothing.  But he didn't, and now the U.S. is at one of its worst times in history.  Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has had enough of the Democratic Party making excuses and covering up Biden's many bluffs and mistakes.  Talking to Jesse Watters during his Fox News Primetime show, Kennedy said that Americans no longer believe Biden's lies when he says his policies are improving the state of the country.  "The American people have learned over the past 20 months that if you want something screwed up, President Biden is your man," Kennedy said, adding "it has been 20 months of misery and vexation and Homer Simpson goes to Washington.  I mean, pick your issue.  The infrastructure bill, COVID, crime, the border, Congress, the economy, inflation, gas prices, Afghanistan, baby formula, [indeed]."

A Controlled Peasantry.  [Scroll down] After the election, we find that the [Hunter Biden] laptop was real, not Russian disinformation.  We also now find ourselves treated to the highest inflation in 40 years, 13 military service members blown to bits in Afghanistan with a president who says that was a great job, crime spiking across the country, Russia invading a sovereign country with mass murder of civilians, China humiliating us and threatening Taiwan, North Korea resuming firing ballistic missiles over Japanese territory, the southern border in chaos (with record numbers of dead people), and a president who shakes hands with people who aren't there and blames everybody else for what he has deliberately visited on the nation.  Are the puppet masters in government or the "news" media embarrassed?  Not in the least!  Why should they be?  If you ask too many questions, you will be censored, or worse.  You are told what to think.  You don't want to be an "election denier," do you?  There is nothing worse than murderers, rapists and election deniers.  You don't want any trouble.  We used to think we knew what "woman" means but now we have a woman appointed to SCOTUS who doesn't know that.  Actually she does know but we are expected to play along.  Everything is play-acting now.

When Was the Last Time That the Democrats Told the Truth About Anything?  [Scroll down] The Democrats and the Democrat FBI and other agencies suppressed news about the Hunter Biden laptop because it exposed and documented the Biden family's international influence-peddling scheme and threatened the election of Democrat Joe Biden to the Presidency.  Fifty Democrat members of the intelligence community signed a letter claiming that the laptop was Russian disinformation.  The Democrat big tech, cable news, and mainstream newspapers all suppressed the story in order to ensure that it would not influence voters against Biden.  Once again, outright lies to benefit the Democrat Party at the expense of American citizens.  With Biden finally elected, the media could finally admit that the story was true all along.

It's been two years since 51 intelligence agents interfered with an election — they still won't apologize.  Exactly two years ago, on October 19, 2020, one of the dirtiest tricks in electoral history was played on the American people by 51 former intelligence officials, who used the false alarm of "Russian interference" to stop Donald Trump winning a second term as president.  Using the institutional weight of their former esteemed roles, they signed a dishonest letter to mislead voters 15 days before the election, claiming that material from Hunter Biden's laptop published by the New York Post "has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  In their expert opinion, "the Russians are involved in the Hunter Biden email issue."  Russia was "trying to influence how Americans vote in this election ... Moscow [will] pull out the stops to do anything possible to help Trump win and/or to weaken Biden should he win.  "A 'laptop op' fits the bill, as the publication of the emails are [sic] clearly designed to discredit Biden ... It is high time that Russia stops interfering in our democracy."  It was all a lie.  Their letter was the culprit "interfering with democracy" in broad daylight.  Not one of the 51 had seen any material from the laptop or bothered asking for it, [...]

Biden taken aback by multiple reporters suggesting oil reserve release is meant to help Democrats.  President Biden appeared taken aback Wednesday at multiple reporters suggesting that his tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was politically motivated with the midterms three weeks away.  Biden announced the release of 15 million more barrels of oil from the emergency reserve, saying it would lower gas prices and bolster domestic oil production.  As he concluded his remarks at the White House, a reporter shouted out at him, leading him to sarcastically ask her to "speak louder."  "What is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release to help Democrats in the midterms?" the reporter asked.  "Where have they been the last four months?  That's my response," Biden said, scoffing.

Biden Visibly Irritated By Reporters Asking if Releasing Oil From Reserves Ahead of Midterms is Politically Motivated.  Biden's handlers trotted him out for few minutes Wednesday afternoon to deliver remarks on his plans to lower energy costs.  Joe Biden on Wednesday announced the release of 15 million barrels of oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  Of course this is a political ploy ahead of the midterm elections to help Democrats.  Biden is artificially reducing the price of gas while he drains the SPR.  "What is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release to help Democrats in the midterms?" a reporter asked Biden.  A visibly irritated Biden responded, "Where have they been the last four months?  That's my response!"  Joe Biden doesn't even know where he has been the last four months.

Who's in Charge of Joe Biden?  It's safe to assume at this point that the facts that Joe Biden is not running the White House and that his mental acuity is evaporating are not state secrets.  Some say signs of a problem were evident even during his term as Obama's VP. [...] Biden's rapid descent from president to trademark and his cognitive decline are not news, which is sad because they should have been news long ago.  And I would argue that part of the problem is not that Joe Biden needs a surrogate; it's that Joe Biden is a surrogate.  He is practically a character in a modern-day melodrama.  We have been conditioned to shrug off the Commander-in-Chief's inability to function and merely accept it as a fact of doing business, without asking who is setting policy and who is making the decisions that affect the nation and the world.  The Surrogate-in-Chief is obviously not doing it, so who exactly is accountable, if not him?  Theories have ranged from Barack Obama to Biden's chief of staff.  Whoever it is, in addition to being unknown, they are unelected.

Top 10 Scapegoats If Democrats Lose the Midterms.  We don't know how the election is going to play out, but at least one thing is guaranteed:  If Democrats lose, they are going to blame everyone but themselves for the outcome.  Here are the top 10 scapegoats Democrats are likely to blame for the party's poor performance at the ballot box in November. [...] [#6] President Joe Biden:  If Democrats get wiped out in November, expect more calls for Biden to leave office after one term.  The president will turn 80 on Nov. 20, and a poor showing in the midterms will increase the likelihood that some ambitious young Democrats will start gunning for the party's nomination in 2024.  That doesn't mean nominating someone like Pete Buttigieg, Gavin Newsom, or Kamala Harris would give them a better chance of winning, but Biden is too old and forcing him to run again would be a cruel form of elder abuse.

Report: Jill Biden Vets White House Staff, Tears Into Joe's Aides.  First lady Jill Biden has reportedly wielded influence over President Joe Biden's decisions, directly participated in vetting White House officials, and worked to protect her husband from lengthy press conferences.  Jill Biden confronted senior members of the president's staff after Joe Biden spoke at a conference in January, demanding to know who was supposed to end the conference, The New York Times reported Monday, citing a witness to the confrontation.  Joe Biden answered questions for nearly two hours at the press conference, starting from a list of pre-selected reporters, and then opening it up to the floor, with one reporter asking about Americans being concerned about his mental health.

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As First Lady Hillary Clinton used to say, "We are the president."

Hunter Biden-linked real estate firm got at least $100M from Russian oligarch: sources.  A real estate company with ties to first son Hunter Biden received more than $100 million from a Russian billionaire for property investments across the US that date back a decade, sources have told The [New York] Post.  The hefty cash injections into Rosemont Realty came from Elena Baturina — one of Russia's wealthiest women, the widow of the former mayor of Moscow, and a close ally of Moscow tyrant Vladimir Putin, the sources said.  In one portfolio deal, Baturina paid at least $40 million to Rosemont to invest in office buildings across the country, according to a source with knowledge of the transactions.  That money went toward the 2012 purchase of seven office buildings in Texas, Colorado, Alabama, New Mexico and Oklahoma, according to deal-related emails obtained by

FBI has 'voluminous evidence' of Hunter Biden's 'potential criminal conduct': Whistleblowers.  The FBI is in possession of "voluminous evidence" of "potential criminal conduct" by President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden related to his overseas business dealings with China and Ukraine, according to new whistleblower disclosures.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who previously released whistleblower claims alleging that evidence on Hunter Biden's criminality was wrongly labeled "disinformation" within the bureau, made the revelations in a Thursday letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.  It was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss — who is running the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden.

Biden Shows Just How Far Gone He Is With New Ron Burgundy Incident.  I have to confess, it is often hard to cover Joe Biden day after day with some of the crazy things he says, knowing that the country is in the hands of this man and knowing he is so frequently incoherent and unable to understand what's going on around him. [...] The reason that the Republicans have a problem with Biden is that he doesn't have the power just to declare people's debt bailed out.  The PPP loans that went out to people had a lot of problems, including fraud, but they were approved by Congress, so they were legal, unlike Biden's move with student debt relief.  Another problem that Republicans and many other Americans have is that the money for the bailout doesn't just come out of the air, it's going to come from all the rest of us.  So he has the nerve to claim that he's helping the middle class when he's actually going to lay the bill for it on them and the other Americans who aren't getting this deal.

Leak: Hunter Biden Attained $40M Real Estate Deal with Russian Billionaire While Joe Biden Was VP.  Hunter Biden reached a $40 million real estate deal in 2012 with Russian billionaire and wife of the former mayor of Moscow, Yelena Baturina, while President Joe Biden was vice president.  The massive deal is connected to a previously reported $3.5 million fee Baturina paid Hunter's real estate entity to access the American business market, the Daily Mail reported Monday from documents obtained by an anti-corruption group, the Kazakhstani Initiative on Asset Recovery.

Paging the FBI: You Might Want to Check This Info on Hunter Biden.  We've reported previously about the $3.5 million that the firm, Rosemont Seneca Thornton, got from Yelena Baturina, the widow of the former Moscow mayor, as a "consultancy fee."  Rosemont Seneca Thornton is a consortium formed between Hunter's investment company, Rosemont Seneca, and the Boston-based Thornton Group according to the NY Post. [...] It's not clear where the $3.5 million went.  The Senate report said the company was co-founded by Hunter Biden.  Now there are new emails detailing that there was much more involved.  Namely, a $40 million investment in Hunter's company, Rosemont Realty.  Baturina's brother, Viktor Baturin said it was "a payment to enter the American market."

Disturbing New Report Reveals Depths of Jill Biden's Control Over Joe, His Handlers.  That Jill Biden frequently plays director and shover in chief for supposed leader of the free world Joe Biden when he appears lost and/or confused during public speaking engagements is not new news.  But a new report from the New York Times which detailed how the First Lady was stepping in for her husband in key battleground races contained new information as to the depths she goes through to control not just Biden but also his infamous handlers, the ones who are charged with aggressively herding the press away from him, cleaning up his rhetorical messes, and who also work hard at limiting his public appearances so as to avoid any more embarrassing gaffes.

Biden's family got 'interest-free,' 'forgivable' loan from China, new evidence reveals.  President Joe Biden has made waves this fall with his plan to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars of student loans, shifting the burden to taxpayers.  Five years earlier, his family cashed in on a zero-interest, forgivable loan of its own from an energy company in communist China, according to evidence in the possession of the FBI.  The loan arrangement, confirmed in documents obtained by Just the News and also new information released by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), shows the Chinese energy firm CEFC Beijing International Energy Company Limited understood the transaction would benefit Joe Biden's family (referred to as "BD family" in the emails), but it also was creating heartburn with its own compliance/risk management officers.

Joe Biden 'was aware' and potentially 'involved' in son Hunter's crony business dealings: Whistleblowers.  New whistleblower documents reveal that President Biden "was aware of Hunter Biden's business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them," Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday, suggesting that the FBI has "voluminous evidence" related to the potential criminality of those ventures.  Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter Monday morning to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss detailing new whistleblower allegations that the bureau is in possession of "significant, impactful and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden."  Weiss has oversight of the Hunter Biden investigation.  Grassley said the FBI has a series of documents in its possession related to information on Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings.

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Biden has spent more than one-fourth of his time in office in Delaware.  President Joe Biden has logged more than one-quarter of his first 20 months in office away from the White House.  Since January 2021, Biden has spent 236 days on unofficial rest and relaxation.  He has traveled to his homes in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington, Delaware, 55 times for a grand total of 174 days, and spent 64 days at the official presidential retreat at Camp David, spread across 19 individual trips.  Every president dating back to Ronald Reagan has frequently spent weekends at vacation locations, and both former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump received heavy criticism from political opponents for their frequent golf outings on the weekends.  The White House has maintained that Biden is constantly "working from home" while staying in Delaware.

Jill Biden's Appearance At Cowboys / Eagles Game Inspires Perfect Meme Summing Up The Trump vs.  Biden Economy — The Meme Is Now Removed From Every Social Media.  First lady Jill Biden was an honorary captain for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as the team looked to stay undefeated against NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.  Like several Eagles players and Santa Claus before her, fans of the only unbeaten team left in NFL reportedly booed Biden when she stepped onto Lincoln Financial Field.  Several people in attendance for the Eagles game tweeted about the apparent loud boos she received.  [Numerous tweets]  And that leads us to a meme that's directed more toward FLOTUS's husband and the Democrats who support him!  Social media giants also removed the meme from everywhere but we managed to download the meme which could be the most accurate economic depiction of the last few years.

Jill Biden Gets Mercilessly Booed at Eagles Game During Coin Toss.  Jill Biden was in Philadephia on Sunday and she went to the Eagles game with Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field.  Biden was designated the honorary captain for the night and was standing at midfield during the coin toss when they flashed her picture on the big screen.  [Tweet]  That's when the booing erupted and let her have it.  It must have been pretty substantial from what the people were saying.  [More tweets]

Biden Executive Order Abolishes Constitutional Safeguards Against Spying on Americans.  Joe Biden unilaterally abolished protections preventing the federal government from spying on Americans without a warrant.  A presidential memorandum on an executive order issued on October 7, entitled "Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities," admits that the EO removes the "the safeguards for personal information collected through signals intelligence established by Presidential Policy Directive 28 of January 17, 2014 (Signals Intelligence Activities) (PPD-28)...."  After expressly revoking the previously enacted protections against collection of domestic surveillance data without a warrant, the Biden order declares that "Signals intelligence activities shall be authorized by statute or by Executive Order, proclamation, or other Presidential directive and undertaken in accordance with the Constitution and with applicable statutes and Executive Orders, proclamations, and other Presidential directives."  Only two of the items in that list — statutes and the Constitution — have the force of law in the United States.  The latter of those two legal documents explicitly declares in fact that "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States...."  That very clear language not only grants exclusive power to Congress to make laws for the union, but by implication denies such authority to the president of the United States!  Therefore, Mr. Biden, your executive orders, proclamations, and directives are of no legal effect in the union.

Dirty money, dirty politics, and Hunter Biden.  There might finally be enough pieces of the Hunter Biden puzzle for the authorities and Congress to put together the full picture of the legal case against the president's son.  And the next few weeks will play a crucial role in how this convoluted and salacious story ends.  The federal agents who have been investigating Hunter Biden believe that they have unearthed enough evidence to charge him with crimes related to tax fraud and lying during his purchase of a handgun, according to numerous reports.  Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, seek to recapture the majority in early November and turn the investigative committees' attention from the previous president to the current one.  The midterm elections will determine whether Republicans get the chance to uncover wider Biden family corruption to go along with possible indictments against Hunter.

To State The Obvious, Biden Is A Remarkably Bad Negotiator And Doesn't Understand How The World Works.  In case you have not noticed, the entire globe is in disarray under Biden.  The president's lack of deal-making skills seems to be one of the main culprits behind the international disorder.  Consider the following: Biden asked Saudi Arabia to postpone petroleum production cuts until after the U.S. midterm elections, warned Russia not to invade Ukraine, and requested that oil companies lower the cost of high gas prices.  None of the three occurred, and it's no surprise why.  Why would any of those entities go along with what Biden says if they weren't given any incentives or genuine threats?  This week, it was reported that Biden asked Saudi Arabia to postpone cutting petroleum production until after the midterms.  OPEC+ declined.  Now, Biden is looking at all options, and his Democratic colleagues are calling upon the U.S. to block arms sales with the Middle Eastern nation as payback.  "Quid pro quo" legalities aside, why wouldn't Biden threaten to cut off military support prior to the Saudis' decision?  It's like this president does everything backward.

We're in the Climate Army Now.  During the Global War on Terror, when the United States was engaged battling terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Left routinely lied to young voters that President George W. Bush in particular, and Republicans in general, were going to reinstitute the draft and send them to these active military theaters.  The Left's message was less than subtle:  vote for Democrats or else the GOP will make sure you're drafted and/or dead. [...] Heading into the 2022 midterm elections, the Democrats and their media cohorts are now using the prospect of nuclear war to try and prop up Joe Biden's sagging poll numbers, which threaten to drag his party's federal and state candidates down to defeat. [...] Yes, if the Democrats' stoking of "civil war" rhetoric isn't enough to get their voters to the polls for the 2022 midterm elections, why not toss in the prospect of nuclear annihilation — along a path they and their minions have helped cement — even as they taunt the enemy to try to look like a tough guy?  What could possibly go wrong?  Nonetheless, after Biden raised the prospect of nuclear Armageddon, it should come as no surprise the Democrats have been mum about his administration reinstituting the draft.

Biden Attacks the Very Legitimacy of SCOTUS.  Democrats have constantly attacked Republicans because some raised questions about the 2020 election, even though the Democrats have questioned elections and challenged electors in the past.  Democrats have termed this "election denialism" and termed it a "threat to democracy."  Yet the Democrats have also been attacking the Supreme Court.  They've incited protesters against the Court.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encouraged protesters to pressure the Court to change its upcoming decision in Dobbs v.  Jackson, the case that ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade.  One person tried to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the abortion question.  Now, Joe Biden himself tried to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the Supreme Court during a virtual fundraiser for Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) this week.

Fire Department Drops Joe Biden With Some Facts About the Fire at His Home.  Joe Biden has exaggerated and lied about so many things in his political career, frankly, it's hard to keep up with them all.  But one of the things that he has frequently exaggerated about in the past year has been a fire that occurred in his home in 2004.  His story has changed every time he tells it, as is typical with Joe Biden's stories.  When you're not telling the truth, you can't keep up with the lie that you told before.  So it's been an ever-evolving story.  When we first covered it in November of last year, Biden claimed his house had burnt down "with my wife in it," and that a "significant portion" of it burned.  He then added that she had gotten out safely, which would be hard if it burnt down with her in it.  Then when he was in Florida to survey Hurricane Ian's damage, Biden claimed that he "lost an awful lot of" his home.

The Democrat Party Is Crumbling.  [Scroll down] Let's take a look at what was and what is, and how the truth is oozing out and killing the Democrats: [...] Hunter Biden's laptop was "Russian disinformation," according to 51 former "intel specialists."  Now it's real and full of evidence that the Biden family is corrupt and filthy, perhaps to the point of treason.  Even better, everyone knows that the Bidens are in the crosshairs of angry GOPers like Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Matt Gaetz, etc., and that the red wave in November is looking more like a crimson tsunami.  The New Republicans know that the Democrats must be punished and are eager to break out the paddle.  Joe Biden has some 'splainin' to do, and he needs to be the first Democrat investigated.  Once the "big guy" has been sent to the cornfield, the other scoundrels will be easy pickin's.

Serial Child Molester, Joe Biden Is At It Again, This Time Creeping On A Young Girl At A Community College.  President Joe Biden grabs a young girl by the shoulder and tells her "no serious guys till your [sic] 30" as she looks back appearing uncomfortable, the secret service appears to try to stop me from filming it after Biden spoke at Irvine Valley Community College[.]  [Video clip]

Biden renews COVID "emergency" for another 90 daysNever let a crisis go to waste, Rahm Emanuel once advised.  Add to that this new axiom:  Never let your emergency powers expire.  As incompetent as Joe Biden might otherwise be, he's proven adept at following both. [...] In his 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley less than four weeks ago, Biden walked around the Detroit auto show without a mask, and remarked about how normal it seemed, and how "everybody seems to be in pretty good shape":  [Tweet]  That was just three weeks ago.  What makes this an "emergency" now?  Even with the CDC still reporting correlative data rather than causative, ER visits with COVID diagnoses are near a year-long low and dropping.  Reported cases are bottoming out as well, as are correlated deaths (still no breakout for causation), as are correlated hospital admissions.  Even wastewater surveillance — which would take place regardless of emergency status — shows a decline in prevalence despite the addition of many new sites in the mix.  So why is the pandemic over but not the emergency?  For one thing, Biden still wants emergency cash from Congress.

The Biden Family Could Be In Serious Legal Jeopardy, Former Prosecutor Says.  A former federal prosecutor told Fox News host Mike Emanuel that the Biden family faces serious legal jeopardy from Hunter Biden's alleged business dealings.  "[President Joe Biden] should be worried, I think, obviously should be worried about his son who has had a very troubled past, but in terms of the investigation, I think the talk that we are hearing now about the possibility of a disposition of the case with tax charges and maybe the full statement that you refer to, could be a choreographed event, what is swept under the rug is the thing that is of consequence to the country, which is the fact that foreign regimes... such as China, poured millions of dollars, millions into the coffers of the Biden family," Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, said.  Federal agents reportedly believe there is sufficient evidence to indict Hunter Biden on tax charges and on violations of federal firearms laws.

Joe Biden: $7 a Gallon Gas in California 'Always Been the Case'.  President Joe Biden during a visit to Los Angeles on Thursday dismissed gas prices in California reaching nearly seven dollars a gallon.  The president spoke with reporters briefly after getting tacos with local Democrats in Los Angeles.  When asked to react to prices reaching nearly seven dollars a gallon in California, Biden replied, "Well, that's always been the case here."  Biden argued that gas prices were still down nationwide from the previous highs in the summer, even though they have gone back up as much as 30 cents a gallon in some areas.

Biden claims inflation 'averaged 2%' — after data shows 8.2% annual jump.  President Biden tried to fudge the numbers Thursday after newly released data revealed that consumer prices jumped by 8.2% year-over-year last month — with Biden insisting he's made "progress" and that inflation really is on a 2% trajectory.  "Today's report shows some progress in the fight against higher prices, even as we have more work to do," Biden said in a written statement.  "Inflation over the last three months has averaged 2%, at an annualized rate."  "A lot of people are hurting these days.  But today's report shows, though, some progress," Biden added during a speech in Los Angeles.  "Overall inflation was 2% over the last three months, that's down from 11% over the prior three months.  That's progress," he insisted.

Joe Biden Plays the Old Ugly American.  The Left used to accuse imperialist, resource-hungry Yanquis in Washington of cutting selfish deals with illiberal dictatorships in Latin America to grab their natural resources.  How odd then that Joe Biden is now begging the despicable Maduro regime in Venezuela — corrupt, murderous, and anti-American — to produce more of its oil solely to send northward to America.  Biden is quite willing to ease sanctions and condone the human rights abuses of Maduro — if his dictatorship will just open its oil spigots before the November midterm elections.

Utter proof the FBI framed Trump and shielded Hunter Biden.  Igor Danchenko is on trial, but so is the FBI. That is the theme of Russiagate special counsel John Durham's prosecution of Danchenko, heading into its third day of trial in Alexandria, Va., federal court.  Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the FBI about two of his sources for what became the infamous "Steele dossier" — a compilation of faux intelligence reports, mainly authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, that portrayed the GOP's then-presidential candidate, Donald Trump, as a clandestine agent of Russia.  Danchenko was Steele's principal source.  In essence, Durham accuses him of (a) concealing from the FBI that he was getting some information about the Trump campaign from Clinton political ally Charles Dolan and (b) falsely claiming he received explosive information from Sergei Millian, a Belarusian American tangentially associated with Trump, alleging the GOP candidate was in a "conspiracy of cooperation" with the Kremlin.

Joe Biden Drops Something From His Hands That The Camera Tried To Hide During His Interview With CNN's Jake Tapper.  During an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that was broadcast on Tuesday night, Biden said he would add a federal ban on assault weapons to his list of legislative accomplishments.  He also vowed to impose "consequences" on Saudi Arabia for its decision to cut oil production as part of an agreement with Russia.  But it was a moment when the president, mid-sentence, dropped something that looked like notes that were resting on his knee that lit up social media.  What is even more interesting is the fact that the camera tried to hide the fact that Biden was using notes and Biden reacted strangely after the incident, he saw the words 'Rescue Plan' and blubbered out the rest.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
The U.S. Government Developed A Key Green Technology.  The Biden Admin Gave It To China.  The Department of Energy's Inspector General is reviewing why the Joe Biden administration gave promising battery technology, developed by taxpayer dollars, to a Chinese company instead of making the batteries in the U.S.  China is now reportedly building one of the largest battery grids in the world using the technology, which could store huge amounts of solar energy without degrading over time or requiring lithium, mitigating a major environmental impact of current green technology that ends up in landfills.  In 2021, there was an "illicit Department of Energy (DOE) transfer of a fifteen million dollar, taxpayer-funded advanced battery technology to China," Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) wrote in a letter to the DOE's internal watchdog.  The company that received the license "plainly stated on their official website that they planned to manufacture the batteries in China," even though the license included "a requirement that the batteries be 'substantially manufactured' in the U.S.  As these stipulations were continuously violated, DOE never raised any concern," they wrote.

NY Times Suddenly Discovers That Biden Is a Liar.  Good heavens, the CDC better check the water supply at the New York Times.  First, as noted here over the weekend, the Times discovered the farce of California's high speed rail.  Now they've discovered (also decades later than sensate people, but still) that Joe Biden makes things up. [...] Of course the Times labors mightily to reassure its tender readers that Trump was worse, and place it in the "context" that all presidents lie, and maybe Biden isn't really any worse than others, like Bill Clinton.

Why Are They Teasing A Hunter Indictment Right Now?  Perhaps the Department of Justice has taken to heart the conservative critique of its manifest dual-track approach to law enforcement and will actually charge the manifestly guilty Hunter Biden with lying about being a dirty, degenerate junkie on his gun background check form.  And perhaps Brian Stelter, who is a potato, will get that headlining gig at the Las Vegas Chippendales.  If you are reading this that means we have not been nuked into oblivion. [...] Sorry kids, Hunter's not getting indicted for nothing. [...] But let's get real — it's a bluff.  There's no way they will ever pull the trigger on a gun charge against the meth-addled scion.  The power is in the threat; the damage to Biden, if he is dumb enough to press on and run — which he clearly is — would be too great.  Actually charging Hunter makes a bad candidate an exponentially worse candidate.  He would be even more likely to lose the general, so it is self-defeating.

Is A Joe Biden-Appointed Prosecutor Letting James Biden Skate In Federal Criminal Probe?  U.S. Attorney Cindy K. Chung is still overseeing the criminal investigation into the bankrupt health care business from which James Biden allegedly siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance repairs to his beach house, even after President Joe Biden nominated the top prosecutor for a lifetime appointment as a federal appellate judge.  And the assistant U.S. attorney leading the criminal investigation into the James Biden-connected business has now been tapped to replace Chung, according to sources.  Attorney General Merrick Garland has ignored these blatant conflicts of interest just as he has spurned demands that he appoint a special counsel for the Delaware criminal investigation into the Biden family business dealings that implicate not just Hunter and James Biden, but the president of the United States.

Everybody Asks: Who Is Really Controlling Joe Biden?  Joe Biden is surrounded by ten current and former members of the Trilateral Commission.  They have become like a personal guard and policy controllers for virtually everything that Biden has pursued since his inauguration.  Since the Trilateral Commission membership is global — only one third are Americans — these ten interlopers collectively represent the interests of the global hegemony that is trying to destroy America.  First, foreign policy is locked down by Secretary of State Tony Blinken and his Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.  Then there is Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.  The NSA is the gatekeeper of what reaches the President's attention.

How Different Would America Be Today if Trump was Still President?  This is the easiest column I've ever written.  It's so simple to imagine what America would be like today if Trump was still President.  What a tragedy that we allowed a brain-dead, feeble, confused, old man with dementia and diapers, and his radical, anti-American, globalist, communist handlers to destroy the greatest country in world history — in only 22 months.  Let's start with the obvious.  How did this happen?  The 2020 election was stolen.  That's how they removed Trump from office and installed a man who doesn't know who he is, where he is, or what he's doing.  A man who can't put 2 sentences together, and who can't attract more than 20 people in concentric circles to his speeches, yet they want us to suspend reality and believe he got 81 million votes — the most in history.  Bizarre.

If not now, when?  If not Biden, who?
Time To Consider The 25th Amendment For Biden.  He's only been senile in the last few years, he's been stupid his whole life.  But there's something else that has been a factor in Joe Biden's whole life that is even more dangerous than his stupidity of senility: his insecurity.  Joe Biden's whole life has been an act of fiction of his own making.  You have to ask yourself why he lies about so many things, most of which are insignificant — "I used to drive a truck" "My great-grandpa was a coal miner," etc.  He's wildly insecure and trying to get the people he's talking to — truck drivers, coal miners — to like him.  In 1987, before being forced out of his first run for president, and before his series of brain aneurysms, he lied about literally everything related to his academic career simply because he was asked a question about his grades.  The question was not confrontation but met with Joe's quick temper and a flurry of lies.  He didn't receive a scholarship for academics, he didn't win awards, and he didn't graduate anywhere near the top of his class — he graduated 76th out of 85 students.

Biden: Exit Stage Lost.  "Exit Stage Lost" must be the final command regularly displayed on Joe Biden's teleprompter because the senile old stooge always wanders around aimlessly after mumbling through any public remarks.  I'm guessing it's his speechwriters' way of gently prodding:  "Now go along and play with your toys while the adults take care of important business." [...] Obama couldn't speak coherently without a teleprompter, and Biden can't speak coherently even with a teleprompter.  Had our enemies just made a concerted effort to destroy the world's supply of functioning teleprompters, the Obama-Biden presidencies would have consisted of nothing but strings of um-um-ums, regular urrs, a whole lot of uhhhs, mindless slobbering from Dementia Joe, and an occasional self-righteous "That's not who we are."

Did Tucker Carlson's Bobulinski Home Run Crack the Media Protection Racket of the Bidens?  Uh-oh.  Reports on news of investigations involving Hunter Biden in The Washington Post, CBS and NBC? After Tucker Carlson's Bobulinski sit-down?  One would be justified in thinking that maybe, just maybe, the liberal media Biden protection racket may finally be cracking.  The bottom line, as expressed this week by Fox's Jesse Watters is clear:  "This isn't a Hunter Biden story," said Jesse.  "This is a Joe Biden story."  Bingo.

White House spending $265K on staff to deflect Hunter Biden probe.  The White House is gearing up for a growing army of staff to fend off potential Republican-led probes on everything from Hunter Biden to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan — and taxpayers are footing the bill.  Battening down the hatches should the GOP regain control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the White House is shelling out $265,000 a year in salary for staff whose primary portfolio will be to run comms and defense for the administration from an approaching blizzard of subpoenas.  In May, the White House poached Richard A. Sauber, the top attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs, to serve as a "deputy counsel to the president" tasked with handling House oversight probes.  Ian Sams, a veteran of Vice President Harris' failed 2020 presidential campaign, was hired to run official comms for the team.  White House records show the two men will take home $155,000 and $110,000 respectively.

Biden burns 3,866 pounds of jet fuel flying 72 miles to deliver speech.  President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Biden's 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider.  Biden's trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.  Biden produced CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 13,678 miles in an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions calculator.  A 72-mile journey in the average passenger road vehicle would emit only 58 lbs of carbon emissions as the average car has a fuel efficiency of 24.2 miles per gallon, according to a DCNF analysis.  Biden declared on Thursday that radical changes were needed in order to "literally save the planet" from climate change during a speech in New York.

Biden Burns 3,866 Pounds Of Jet Fuel Flying 72 Miles To Deliver Speech.  President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Biden's 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider.  Biden's trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.

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[#1] How did Mr. Biden fly in a Boeing 757 for 40 minutes in exclusive straight-line air space and only cover 72 miles?  That's an average of 108 mph.  The plane has to go faster than that to get off the ground.  [#2] Did they really climb to 35,000 feet on such a short trip?  [#3] Why not fly a smaller plane for those short trips?  Why not take The Beast out on the freeway and see if it'll go 108 mph?  (Paint it gray and call it the Silver Bullet.)  Why not make a statement by riding in an electric car?

Hunter Biden begged Hallie for cash to go to rehab before gun buy.  Hunter Biden begged his sister-in-law-turned-lover Hallie Biden for cash to check himself into rehab just six weeks before purchasing a handgun — and attesting on federal forms that he had never used or been addicted to drugs.  A shocking, 4-minute, 30-second recording was discovered by The [New York] Post on a copy of the infamous hard drive Hunter Biden abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, and emerges the same week federal agents said they believe they have enough evidence to charge him for making false statements in order to buy the .38-caliber pistol.  In the contentious Aug. 31, 2018 phone call, the future first son can be heard pleading with Hallie to hand over his credit card points to pay for "rehab."  Hallie Biden — who began dating her brother-in-law after the death of husband Beau Biden in 2015 — didn't buy it, repeatedly refusing to give him his credit card points unless he told her where he was going and allowed her to book it.

OPEC Humiliates Biden While the UK Increases Domestic Oil Production.  It hasn't been a good week for Joe Biden. [...] OPEC+ announced that it would be cutting oil production in the weeks leading up to the 2022 midterm elections, despite his repeated pleas for them to boost production.  It was the latest in a long line of humiliations for Joe Biden — and, of course, entirely his own doing.  He's the one who put the brakes on domestic oil production and drilling, outsourcing our energy to foreign nations — including our enemies.  Now, gas prices are going to shoot up just before the midterm elections because of Biden's war on domestic energy.  For sure, increasing domestic energy production would go a long way toward fixing this problem, but Biden either hasn't figured that out yet or just doesn't care.

Trust the Justice Department on the Hunter Biden investigation?  No way.  As prosecutors weigh charges against Hunter Biden, don't forget the many reasons to think the Joe Biden Justice Department shouldn't be making these calls.  The most recent evidence is the fact that sources close to the investigation felt the need to leak news that the feds have enough to bring tax- and gun-related charges.  No way that happens unless people within Justice are seriously worried about even those puny charges getting squelched.  They have reason to worry: Former Hunter associate Tony Bobulinski years ago corroborated to the FBI that indeed, the laptop emails said exactly what they seemed to.  I.e. that millions of dollars flowed from Hunter's corrupt foreign dealing not only to him but his wider family, including his uncle James.  And that a 10% slice of those dollars was reserved for the "big guy", plainly Hunter's dad Joe.  The result?  Agent Tim Thibault seemingly kiboshed any real inquiry into the matter and then left the building for a free-and-easy-retirement.

The Price of Biden's Winter.  Biden's Inaugural Day declaration of war on domestic energy — obviously a non-negotiable condition to his arranged ascension to the Democrat nomination — handed Vladimir Putin (and other U.S. enemies/adversaries) a weapon against us and our allies every bit as potent as the sophisticated systems we're rolling into Ukraine to oppose his forces.  It's pointless to reiterate the utter idiocy of such a strategic error at a time when Putin's threats to Ukraine and his willingness to weaponize natural gas deliveries to Europe were already open and notorious.  Let it suffice to say that insofar as Biden participated in the decision at all, it was necessitated by forces out of his control.  He was obliged to yield to the prevailing priorities of the Democrat Party, no matter their effect upon the nation's fortunes.  We look at Joe Biden's obvious vacancy and try to divine his mental state, his possible infirmities, and who in the final analysis is pulling his strings.  But when it counted — before the election — many neglected to assess how such a man made it to the front of the line in the first place.  Alas, it was those very defects:  his malleability and controllability, when combined with the unbridled ambitions of those around him, which got him there.

Take a look at the size of Joe Biden's carbon footprint.  Back in April 2021, three months after being sworn in, Joe Biden promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of 2030. [...] So do his actions match his words?  Obviously not.  He is a Democrat.  The Daily Caller reported that on Friday, a day after his alarmist speech, Biden burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Maryland.  According to Aviation Inside, Air Force One burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 feet.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions calculator, Air Force One produced CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 13,678 miles in an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle.  Fox News reported in September that Biden flew Air Force One to Delaware solely to vote in a Democratic primary, emitting roughly 16,641 lbs of CO2 emissions.  The average cost of travel for Biden is roughly $2,614 per minute.

FBI Team Involved in Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop Story Identified.  The FBI team that was in communication with Facebook before the social media company censored the original Hunter Biden laptop story has been identified, according to a new court filing.  Meta, Facebook's parent company, identified the team as the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), according to an updated complaint entered late on Oct. 6.  Meta named the team after receiving a subpoena in a case alleging the federal government pressured Big Tech firms to censor users.  "Pursuant to the third-party subpoena, Meta has identified the FBI's FITF, as supervised by Laura Dehmlow, and Elvis Chan as involved in the communications between the FBI and Meta that led to Facebook's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story," the updated complaint states.  Mark Zuckberg, Meta's CEO, said in August that Facebook reduced the reach of posts about Hunter Biden's laptop in response to advice from the FBI.

This is the laptop evidence feds could use in Hunter Biden tax fraud case.  Hunter Biden's financial dealings and overseas exploits uncovered on the infamous laptop exposed by The Post could possibly be used by prosecutors in their reported tax crimes case against him.  When federal authorities kicked off their probe in 2018, investigators were initially looking at whether Hunter and his associates had violated various tax and money laundering laws amid their dealings in China and other foreign countries.  While it's not clear exactly what evidence the feds have, the exploits of President Biden's 52-year-old son are also in the scope of the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).  Emails and other records related to Hunter's various overseas deals, which point to his alleged scheme to sell his father's influence for millions of dollars to American adversaries, came to light when they were discovered on his abandoned laptop.

Hunter Biden's end game: It's about far more than him.  How does the Hunter Biden probe end?  That question is stirring now that anonymous people connected to the case are leaking to the Washington Post — leaks of investigative information and prosecutorial deliberations that are about as surprising as the fact that the Washington Post somehow manages to make its report as much about Donald Trump as about the story's putative subject, the incumbent president's ne'er-do-well son.  It's not a new question because it's not a new story.  Indeed, the reporting is only "new" in the sense that people supposedly in the know are talking about things that have been known for years — certainly known to readers of the New York Post.  Indeed, the mildly hilarious aspect of the report is that the Washington Post wants you to know that, in March 2022, it reported that a couple of "computer security experts" reviewed the thousands of emails "purportedly" from Hunter's infamous laptop and "found they were authentic communications."

Letter on Hunter Biden's Laptop Shows 2017 Deal with Qatar Undermining [the] Trump Administration.  A letter on Hunter Biden's infamous abandoned laptop shows the Biden family pursuing a deal with Qatar, undermining the Trump Administration and appearing like an effort at a shadow foreign policy.  The letter — retrieved from the "Laptop from Hell" by Congressman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) office after being in a previously unreadable format — shows James Biden, President Biden's brother, making an overture to an associate of Qatari Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Al Thani.

Joe Biden Is a Lawless Rogue Who Has Yet Again Violated His Oath of Office.  At 11:47 a.m. on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden swore an oath before his God and his country:  "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."  At the heart of the duties imposed by that oath is Article II, Section 3, of that Constitution, which requires of the president that he "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."  Not some of the laws, but all of them.  He is not charged with making those laws:  He can veto bad laws that are presented to him by Congress, and he can recommend that bad laws be repealed or reformed, but so long as the laws made by Congress are on the books, it is his sworn, solemn, constitutional duty to take care that they be faithfully executed.  This is why Americans used to refer to the president as the country's "chief magistrate."

The Biden Coverup.  The Hunter Biden case is not the Hunter Biden case.  It's the Joe Biden case.  All the rest is the saga of a corrupt and degraded reprobate.  Yesterday someone somewhere leaked to the Washington Post that the years-long investigation of Hunter may warrant a prosecution on tax and gun charges.  He may even have to pay a fine.  It is impossible to be too cynical about the Post story.  Reading between the lines, one can only see the coverup of the Biden family corruption at work.

Hunter To Be Prosecuted?  Ho Hum.  [Scroll down] It would be deeply ironic if we finally saw a crackdown on Justice Department leaks in Hunter Biden's case.  In any event, forgive me if I fail to celebrate whatever indictment of Hunter may be forthcoming.  The real story here is that Joe Biden is a corrupt politician who sold his influence as vice president to foreign powers.  The fact that Hunter failed to pay taxes on his share of the swag is an almost irrelevant detail.  It would be much like prosecuting Al Capone for tax evasion — only not Al, but rather his son.  Moreover, prosecuting Hunter would give Merrick Garland's Department of Justice an undeserved veneer of nonpartisanship.  With the real crimes not charged, let alone proved, it will come off as a political prosecution that likely will engender sympathy for both Bidens.

Fox Panel Questions Potential Charges Against Hunter Biden.  A former U.S. Attorney said reports of potential federal charges against Hunter Biden didn't "make sense" on Fox's "The Story" Thursday.  "So much of it doesn't make sense, Martha, and I will tell you why," Brett Tolman, the executive director of Right on Crime, told host Martha MacCallum. "Let's take, for example, the alleged leaking and potential felony charges.  The only time that would apply is if they were leaking actual material or information that was conveyed to the grand jury.  Federal agents reportedly believe that sufficient evidence exists to charge Hunter Biden with violations of federal tax and gun laws, according to the Washington Post.  Fox News host Bret Baier noted the absence of discussion about Biden's business dealings with foreign governments.

The Democrats Wrecked My Retirement.  [Scroll down] Biden is a weak, befuddled old man, clearly not in any semblance of control of his rapidly diminishing faculties.  You can practically hear our overseas adversaries licking their chops as they run roughshod over the remaining elements of proper international behavior and decorum, totally confident that the frighteningly senile Biden will not do anything to oppose them.  Would Putin have invaded Ukraine and be threatening the world with nuclear war were President Trump still in office?  Would Communist China be saber-rattling over Taiwan?  Would North Korea have resumed test-firing ballistic missiles?  Would Iran be shamelessly flaunting its nuclear progress?  Of course not.  All of the above has so rattled the investment markets (the Democrats can't fool the markets with their bogus smoke and mirrors) that the major indices have lost trillions (with a "T") of dollars in value.

Fears of only a weak wrist slap for scandal-scarred first son Hunter Biden.  Leaks from the Department of Justice that charges are imminent against Hunter Biden over tax and gun offenses suggest he is getting a sweet deal after a four-year investigation by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss.  Missing from The Washington Post account of the DOJ case against the president's son is any mention of previously mooted charges over money laundering and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), both of which could lead prosecutors to inspect the president's involvement in an influence-peddling scheme run by his son and brother Jim Biden during Joe's time as vice president.  But a source close to the president's son alleges the leaks have come from "rogue investigators" in the DOJ who are concerned that Weiss is not going to indict Hunter.

Biden's Finger Pointing At Gas Stations Shows His Policies Aren't Rooted In Reality.  In a baffling series of remarks this week, President Joe Biden admonished gas station owners to slash prices and to "do it now," blaming the latest gasoline price increase on greed.  The president's comments came as the average price per gallon hovers around $3.80 and as millions of Americans are worried about the rising cost of heating their homes.  Amid global instability, wildly fluctuating energy markets and rampant inflation, the president fails to realize that government policies and regulations have made matters worse.  There's even more proof of this at the state level, where policy decisions have caused energy prices to vary significantly state by state.

Investigators Believe They Have Enough Evidence to Charge Hunter Biden with Tax, Gun Crimes: Report.  Federal investigators believe they have gathered enough evidence to charge President Joe Biden's son Hunter "with tax crimes and a false statement related to a gun purchase," according to a bombshell new report from the Washington Post.  Federal investigators associated with the FBI and IRS determined months ago that they had sufficient evidence to indict the younger Biden but it is now up to the U.S. attorney in Delaware, who was appointed by former president Trump, to determine whether to charge him, per the Post.

Report: Federal Agents Have 'Sufficient Evidence' to Charge Hunter Biden with Tax Crimes, False Gun Statement.  Federal agents reportedly have "sufficient evidence" to charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and making false statements regarding a gun purchase.  The decision of whether Hunter will ultimately be charged is up to Trump-appointed United States Attorney David Weiss, individuals with knowledge of the probe told the Washington Post in a Thursday report.  Weiss was appointed to the position in 2017.  Hunter is reportedly under investigation for tax fraud, money laundering, and gun and foreign lobbying violations.  Hunter has reportedly tried to settle the case out of court and has paid $1 million to the IRS to evade conviction or a long sentence.

Feds May Have 'Sufficient Evidence' to Charge Hunter Biden.  According to fresh reporting in The Washington Post on Thursday [10/6/2022], federal investigators "believe" they have "sufficient evidence to charge" President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden with crimes related to his taxes and falsifying information related to a gun purchase.  Citing "people familiar with the case," WaPo says the "next step is for the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, a Trump administration holdover, to decide on whether to file such charges."  As Townhall has previously reported, Hunter Biden's taxes have been the subject of significant scrutiny since the president's son discovered his finances were being investigated in December 2020.  At the time, then-President-Elect Biden characterized the situation as "vicious personal attacks."  Not quite.  When he was made aware of the investigation into his finances, Hunter Biden said he was taking the matter "very seriously" but maintained his confidence "that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors."  Apparently that hasn't been the case.

An Epidemic of Cognitive Impairment?  Joe Biden, the nominal head of the Democratic Party, is 79.  But he increasingly acts and sounds 89.  Recently, Biden has pivoted repeatedly on stage with his arm outstretched to shake the hand — of someone not there. [...] Biden slurs his words.  He truncates sentences.  He speaks in a muddled voice that often makes comprehension impossible.  When questioned, he grows irate, growls, and stutters.  He habitually lies about everything from COVID-19 vaccinations being unavailable until his presidency to the nature of his son's military service.

Tony Bobulinski: Biden Clan 'Stole' Millions 'From Me and My Other Partners,' FBI Ignored Multiple Felonies.  Tony Bobulinski, the Biden family's former business partner, shared documents with Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tuesday night that showed how Hunter and Jim Biden "defrauded" him and two other partners of at least $5 million from the Chinese energy firm CEFC and "took the money for themselves."  He also revealed for the first time that Jim Biden, Joe's brother, attempted to contact him by phone while he was being interviewed by the FBI in October of 2020.  The phone call, which Bobulinski missed, came at 1:37 p.m. on October 23, 2020, as he was telling two FBI agents about Joe Biden's 10 percent cut in the family's lucrative business deal with CEFC, a Chinese Communist government-linked energy firm.

"He's Compromised": Rep. Comer Drops Big News about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden Investigation.  Voting for the GOP can be painful, well, generally is quite painful, because they rarely wield power once they get it.  After being voted into office, Republicans starting with Eisenhower have refused to demolish the vast, far-left administrative state the Democrats have built up and instead just fiddle around with tax cuts and boosting military spending while the country drifts to the left.  Their doing so was particularly egregious in 2016-18, when they held the presidency and both houses of the legislature yet refused to do anything with it other than a tax cut that mainly helped the mostly woke corporations.  But, in what's probably shocking or startling news, it's looking increasingly likely that the GOP might actually do something about the Hunter Biden problem if they retake power.

No records are being kept of visitors to Joe Biden's Delaware homes.  After complaining for years about the amount of time Donald Trump spent on the golf course, thus far, President Joe Biden has spent roughly one-quarter of his entire time in office at his palatial homes in Delaware.  But he doesn't spend all of that time alone.  He has many visitors, including congressional leaders and other officials.  But specifically who has been visiting?  We don't know because no visitor logs or other records have been released to the press.  The New York Post has been doggedly trying to track down those records from the Secret Service, finally resorting to filing FOIA requests to obtain them.  This week, their most recent appeal of the denial of the release of such records was rejected yet again so we're still in the dark.

'Bunch of malarkey': Secret Service claims no record of visitors at Biden's Delaware properties.  The U.S. president is one of the most well-protected, closely monitored personages in the world.  And that extends to those coming in and out of his orbit.  Yet, the U.S. Secret Service, the agency in charge of President Joe Biden's personal security, claims it double-checked and found no records of who is visiting the incumbent POTUS in Delaware where he spends a lot of his time, a determination that defies common sense.  In an appeal of an initial denial, the New York Post unsuccessfully attempted to access visitor log information, which should be public, through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Secret Service Response on Biden Visitor Logs Defies Belief.  Joe Biden has spent about a quarter of his time in office at his two homes in Delaware.  But he's refused to provide any transparency about who he has been meeting with when he's been in Delaware.  That's concerning, particularly when as Vice President he met with business associates of his son Hunter, in what appeared to be influence peddling to advance his son's deals and because some of those deals involved people connected to foreign governments like China.

In [a] stunning interview with Tucker Carlson last night, Tony Bobulinski explained how the FBI fixed the 2020 election.  Most readers already know that Tony Bobulinski was the business partner of Hunter Biden and his uncle, Jim Biden, the president's brother, as they attempted to put together deals with foreign actors.  That partnership broke up, and Bobulinski has become a whistleblower.  But his efforts to interest the FBI in multiple Biden family felonies, including against him, have come to naught.  Last night, in a second sit-down interview with Tucker Carlson, Bobulinski laid out stunning details on how the FBI deep-sixed any public revelations, much less indictments, based on what Bobulinski says are thousands of pages of proof, including emails, text messages, recorded phone calls, and actual business documents.  Despite having possession of abundant evidence, the FBI sat on the investigation through the 2020 election, thereby depriving the public of information that almost certainly would have swayed enough votes to change the outcome and re-elect Donald Trump.

Bobulinski: I Would Have Verified Hunter Laptop Story 'Within Five Minutes'.  During an interview aired on Tuesday's [10/4/2022] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski [...] said, "[W]hen The New York Post ran their article, an individual named Andy Stone stepped in. ... And throttled down the fact pattern.  The interesting thing with that, Tucker, is Andy Stone never reached out to me.  He never called my lawyers.  My email address was there.  I'm easy to get ahold of.  Facebook never reached out to me and said, hey, Tony we see this email that The New York Post just published to you, is it real?  Can you produce the email to us?  Within five minutes, if Twitter, Facebook, anybody else had reached out, I would have produced the email with — everyone wants to talk about the metadata, oh, the emails that are being produced don't have any metadata — I would have given them the metadata that's pages long on that email that The New York Post published."

Some Helpful Ideas For Biden's Impeachment.  In his conduct while president of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has shown a habitual contempt for the rule of law, on numerous occasions willfully violating his constitutional oath by corrupting and manipulating the power of the executive branch. [...] Not every investigation leads to impeachment, sadly.  But that doesn't mean the GOP shouldn't scrutinize whether the president benefited financially from his brother's and son Hunter's leveraging of the family name and the United States government to extract millions from Chinese and Ukrainian energy concerns — for which there is plenty of circumstantial evidence.  We already know Biden lied about the extent of his knowledge regarding Hunter's "work."  And, in a functioning democracy, it is imperative we know everything about the president's finances.

'Senile' Joe Biden is bringing shame to the United States.  Joe Biden's cognitive deficits are increasingly apparent, even to the most amateur observer.  Whether he has dementia at this point is immaterial.  Half the world thinks he does and that weakens the United States and imperils us all.  Whether he is falling up the stairs of Air Force One or falling off a stationary bike, whether he is wandering around on stage in a fog or clutching cheat sheets designed for a 4-year-old, whether he is shouting incoherently or whispering creepily, the optics are shocking.  With his 80th birthday approaching next month, even if most Americans are too polite or willfully unobservant to say so, it's clear that Biden is not up to the world's most difficult job.  He projects weakness and folly at a time of international turmoil.  Disrespect for the president echoes around the world, among allies and enemies alike.

The Reckless Inauthenticity of Joe Biden.  As the Biden administration's progressive agenda rages on, shell-shocked Americans are asking themselves, "How could so much go so wrong so fast?"  From inflation to energy, immigration to crime, Afghanistan to fentanyl, President Biden has kept America lurching from crisis to crisis, failed policy to failed policy, debacle to debacle — obsessed with dismantling the Trump legacy and deliberately charting a radical course that is proving ruinous to the country.  America is burning, and Joe Biden doesn't seem to care. [...] In truth, Joe Biden's nearly 50-year tenure on the political stage reveals an astonishing lack of authenticity.  Like electricity, he steadfastly seeks the path of least resistance.  His record of about-faces on a whole range of policy issues is legendary:  the filibuster, redefining marriage, mask and vaccine mandates, Saudi Arabia, the Hyde Amendment, fracking, and of course "China is going to eat our lunch?  C'mon, man."  The list is as long as his time in office.

White House Report Card: 'Where's Jackie' is a problem.  The highlights of the week were continued increasing inflation, a surprise decision to rip 770,000 students out of the college loan forgiveness program, Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian territories, and Biden's shocking decision to call out for the late Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Republican congresswoman who died in a car crash in August, during a speech.  Followed by a bumbling explanation by the White House press secretary on why the president forgot about Walorski's death, the incident fueled concerns about Biden's mental state.

Past Statements Come Back With a Vengeance to Haunt Joe Biden and Ron Klain.  On Friday, stocks closed sharply down again, with the DOW Jones coming to rest at 28,725.  The S&P and Nasdaq fared even worse, with the latter being over 31 percent off its high since Joe Biden took office.  What makes all this especially stupid, though, is that less than a year ago, the White House took a victory lap over the stock market.  Biden's Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, went on social media to slap Donald Trump around over the former president's prediction of a "crash."  To put it lightly, Klain's take did not age well.

Analysts: U.S. Weapons Stockpiles at 'Dangerously Low Levels' as DOD Sends Weapons to Ukraine.  Bank of America analysts issued a report on Friday warning that America's military support for Ukraine in the conflict with Russia has pushed United States military stockpiles to "dangerously low levels" not seen for decades.  As part of $16.2 billion in support committed to Ukraine since Russia invaded in February, the Department of Defense (DoD) has sent approximately $8.4 billion worth of military equipment from its own weapons stockpiles through an authority known as "presidential drawdown."

There's a major reason why the world in 2022 is like the world in 1939.  [Scroll down] At the very moment when a fragile peace could have been worked out and negotiators begun to solve the differences between Russia and Ukraine, Joe Biden steps in and does what he does best, mess things up.  The timeline here is interesting.  Even though, on March 10, the US promised Ukraine $13 billion and, on March 26, Biden told the world that Putin "cannot remain in power," the Russian and Ukrainian negotiators were still able to come to an agreement on a peace deal.  And staggeringly, Joe Biden scuttled it.  Here we are in September, and much of the world is in recession, prices for everything are up dramatically, the US has provided Ukraine with upwards of $60 billion in aid, and Europe is facing energy shortages and skyrocketing prices just as winter approaches.  And now nuclear war is in the air.  All of this because Joe Biden wants revenge on Russia for something it didn't even do.

The Dam Breaks.  How many senior moments have we seen the president of the United States struggle through?  There was the time Joe Biden tried to shake hands with no one in particular.  We saw him keel over on what was at the time a stationary bicycle.  Americans watch Joe Biden deliver prepared remarks as they would watch a tightrope walker — through the gaps in between their fingers and with gritted teeth.  And no presidential speechwriter ever compelled the president to describe anything as "cumalidefasredsulc."  Such is the cult of the presidency that the first reaction to these and many, many similar episodes is often to dismiss their significance.  If that fails to shame those who notice Biden's apparent cognitive impairments into silence, the observant are subjected to calumny. [...] With some fleeting exceptions, this strategy has worked.  But the cumulative weight of Biden's malapropisms and malfunctions seem to have broken the backs of even the stoutest water carriers.

Why some polls show a dead heat for a generic ballot.  The Afghanistan withdrawal was perhaps the most serious foreign policy mistake in U.S. history.  It left the Taliban billions of dollars of state-of-the-art military equipment and the Bagram air base which is in spitting distance from China.  Joe Biden's ill-conceived spending kicked off the inflation that is currently sullying the lives of millions of Americans.  Drunk with power, Biden gleefully imposed mask and vaccine mandates on millions of Americans — law enforcement, military, federal employees, etc.  Those who were wisely skeptical and refused the experimental jab lost their jobs.  As it turns out, they were the smart ones; the vaccines were ineffective and have caused countless deaths and vaccine injuries far more devastating than COVID.  The mortality rate among young people is up by forty percent.  Biden gleefully put an end to our energy independence that President Trump had won.  He cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and ended drilling on most federal lands.  He has drained our strategic oil reserves at a most inopportune time.  This can only be a purposeful plan to destroy America as founded.

Analysis: Nord Stream Pipelines Sabotaged, and Only One Country Benefits.  Three deep-water explosions destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea on Monday.  While the MSM and governments reported "leaks" in the pipelines following sudden pressure drops to zero, Swedish seismologists knew better. [...] First, the US became the number one exporter of liquified natural gas to Europe once Russia cut off the flow.  German dependence on US LNG is a carrot to keep German in the sanction alliance.  With winter approaching and German unrest on the rise, the State Department would have been concerned the Germans would go wobbly, reduce sanctions, cut off arms to Ukraine, and beg Putin for energy.  The loss of the Nord Stream pipelines eliminates that path to renewed gas imports to Germany.  Second, the Biden family has long been tangled up in natural gas and Ukraine.  Hunter Biden was on the board of Ukraine's largest natural gas company — a position that provided Ukrainian oligarchs with access to Joe Biden.  Hunter, who has no experience in energy, made millions from the deal, and Ukraine got a bought-and-paid-for President of the United States.  Third, the Democrat Biden needs to stanch the popularity bleeding that threatens to kill Democrat control of Congress come November.  So, only the United States has a compelling reason to destroy Europe's energy lifeline from Russia.  Only the United States has both the means and the motive.

Why Is No One Discussing the 25th Amendment for Joe Biden?  President Joe Biden called for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to appear during a live event on hunger and nutrition Wednesday.  Walorski was killed in a car accident last month, and Biden had previously called her family to offer condolences.  Though the White House attempted to spin his faux pas as a mere sign that Walorski was "top of mind," describing it as the kind of mistake that anyone could make, the embarrassing error was the latest evidence that Biden may not be mentally competent to hold the office of president.  And yet there is no talk about removing him from office, using the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, under which the Vice President and the Cabinet submit a written statement to the leaders of Congress that the President is unable to discharge his duties.  When President Donald Trump was in office, the media talked constantly about the 25th Amendment.

Biden mindlessly yells at gas station owners to slash prices at the pump: 'Do it now'.  President Biden once again shirked any responsibility for skyrocketing gas prices and instead demanded that gas stations cut prices at the pump for drivers despite their costs to stay in business being dictated by the market.  [Video clip]  His flawed economic reasoning is that oil prices are dropping.  Oil prices are not the only factor in the price of a gallon of gasoline.  Taxation and crushing regulation as well as progressive policies have a lot to do with it.  It's almost as if Biden and the left want to drive gas stations out of business.

Joe and Hunter's Fang Fang Problem.  It was worse than we thought.  It turns out that Hunter Biden's drug enslavement, sex addiction, and penchant for Russkie hookers didn't stop there.  It was probably worse than his hinky "big guy" business deals, diamond "gifts," and unearned Ukrainian paydays.  There was a Chinese spy involved.  Just like Democrat Eric Swalwell's Fang Fang.

The Elephant in the Room Roars to Life.  Though the signs of decline have been obvious since well before he was inaugurated, this week — over a year and a half into Joe Biden's time in office — the mainstream media have finally taken off the kid gloves on the issue of Joe Biden's mental fitness after the elephant in the room finally roared to life.  As we previously reported, a clearly unprepared press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was peppered with a barrage of questions Wednesday about President Joe Biden calling out and searching for Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) during a White House conference on hunger, apparently forgetting that she'd passed away nearly two months ago in a car accident along with two aides.  "Jackie, are you here?  Where's Jackie?" a befuddled-looking Joe Biden said as he looked around the room for Walorski.  [Video clip]

Did the US (or its agents) blow up the Nordstream pipelines?  Thanks to an open threat issued by President Biden, the question must be asked: Is the United States behind the two explosions that caused a massive natural gas leak into the Baltic Sea?  The incident has cut off Russia's ability to deliver methane gas to Germany and other European nations.  The release of methane into the water and atmosphere is killing marine life and delivering a greenhouse gas pollutant into the atmosphere that would be gravely feared by believers in man-made global warming.  The word "eco-terrorism" comes to mind the describe the act of sabotage, if that's what the explosions were. [...] What raises intense suspicion on the United States is the very specific threat that President Biden issued against Nordstream last February 7: [...]

When do we see President Biden wearing a sweater?  You think the price of everything is up?  Wait until the seasons change up north and your electricity bill shows up in the mailbox.  Talk about sticker shock.  Talk about people rediscovering their fireplaces to keep their homes warm, not just to share a glass of wine with their favorite person. [...] The Democrats may get lucky because most of these big bills will get mailed out after Thanksgiving.  Nevertheless, this is a great opportunity to remind the voters that our energy cost crisis was largely self-inflicted.  We have all the energy we need to keep our costs down.  We are not Europe, having to depend on Putin for energy.  We have our own and could flood the market with oil and natural gas to keep prices down.  We did it under President Trump.  Are you ready for a presidential speech about wearing a sweater and controlling your thermostat?

The Case for Impeachment Gets Stronger.  Not only has more information come to light about Biden's illegal conduct, but he also has pushed a number of new policies that are constitutionally suspect at best and deserve intensive congressional scrutiny — assuming the Republicans don't blow the midterms in November.  I argued that the impeachment effort should be about educating moderate voters, independent voters, and even working-class Democrats about the stunning number of unconstitutional actions undertaken by the Biden Administration.  It doesn't matter if the GOP doesn't have the two-thirds vote necessary in the Senate to convict and remove Biden from office.  That's not the point.  After all, a successful impeachment and removal would put Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, and she may be even worse.  Some pundits claim that impeaching Biden would hurt the GOP politically.  That's nuts.  The Democrats impeached Trump twice and used those hearings to convince many former Trump voters to abandon him in 2020. Along with all the "2000 Mules"-type cheating, it worked.  Similarly, the GOP should drag out the impeachment hearings for a year while they feature an array of credible witnesses to testify how this man has declared war on the American middle class and brought our country to the brink of economic collapse.  Try as they might, such political theater would be difficult for the media to ignore.

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Great idea, but the Republicans don't have the collective backbone to follow through with it.

Xi Whiz.  Aren't we lucky that both the mainstream and social media blocked the news about Hunter's laptop?  Aside from all the disgusting images found on it of Hunter's drug and orgy-filled days and nights, the "Big Guy's" take from the Chinese bribery was kept from the voters when it surely would have made a difference. [...] Bought Biden stays bought.  Here's his payback to Xi:  Energy policies that hamstring domestic energy production, fueling inflated prices, and shortages of everything including food.  Policies which benefit China, which is presently spewing more carbon-dioxide emissions into the world's atmosphere than any other country on the planet — 30%.  And this will probably rise as the U.S. and Europe stupidly abandon fossil fuels before there are any viable alternatives.  Now we learn that in addition to China's long-known industrial espionage, the administration has made it easy for China to steal our nuclear secrets.

Creepy Joe strikes again.  He's not even trying anymore.  Instead of putting on his best face as Mr. Devout Catholic, Creepy Joe Biden seems to be positively advertising his pervy attraction to children, throwing them in everyone's face, based on a speech he gave before a teachers' union group, which laughed merrily at old Joe's brand of "humor." [...] There are plenty of cases of where Joe Biden's relationships with children has been significantly questionable.  His relationship with his own daughter, for one, Ashley Biden, who complained in her purloined diary about being forced to shower with Joe, is Exhibit A. [...] There are also creepy, inchoate accounts from him about kids and his leg hair in a swimming pool, as well as reports of his swimming naked as uncomfortable Secret Service guards were forced to watch.  Besides this, there's the curious hypersexualized behavior of two of his kids — Hunter and Ashley, which in Hunter's case, based on his abandoned laptop contents, may include activity with underage girls, something he might have picked up as 'normal' growing up in the Biden home.  These are all real instances of Joe's creepy proclivities.

Who's our real president?  Joe Biden — or the staffers who keep walking back his comments?  Is Joe Biden President?  That's the question to ask after staffers walked back Biden's latest remarks on Taiwan.  During his rather uneven "60 Minutes" interview with Scott Pelley last weekend, Biden firmly and clearly announced that the United States would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.  This was a dramatic statement, and a substantial shift from America's traditional policy of "strategic ambiguity" on Taiwan, in which our response to Chinese saber-rattling over the island nation was essentially "fool around and find out."  Biden was not at all ambiguous: If China went to war with Taiwan, it would be war with the United States and its allies.  That departure made some sense.  Back in February, Biden seemed to grant Vladimir Putin a green light to invade Ukraine.  White House spokesmen quickly walked that back, but the green light, coming directly from Biden's lips, apparently convinced Putin that he could launch an invasion without blowback.

This should have been done about a month ago:
Republicans Send Preservation Notice to Ex-FBI Official Accused of Shutting Down Hunter Biden Investigation.  Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a preservation notice Friday to former FBI official Timothy Thibault, warning Thibault to save records related to the multiple whistleblower allegations he is facing in the event Republicans take the majority and are able to conduct a formal investigation.  The Republicans referenced in their letter Breitbart News's report from July revealing an FBI whistleblower had accused Thibault, a former assistant special agent in charge, of pressuring agents to reclassify cases as "domestic violent extremism" despite limited evidence supporting reclassification.

White House corrects inaccurate Biden boast about gas prices.  During a campaign-style Friday speech at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, President Joe Biden boasted about the three-month decline in gas prices and about the unemployment rate.  But he used inaccurate figures on both subjects.

Biden Shock The Crowd — He Appeared To Implicate Himself In A Romantic Relationship With A Minor.  President Brain-Dead Biden raised some eyebrows on Friday when he made a comment that likely did not come across the way he intended.  While speaking at the National Education Association, the president spoke about a variety of issues, including schooling across America, something that has become a top issue going into November's midterms.  At one point, Biden looked at someone in the crowd and said: "You gotta say high to me.  We go back a long way.  She was 12 and I was 30, but anyway, this woman helped me get a lot done."  [Video clip]

'She was 12, I was 30': Biden leaves viewers stunned in teachers speech.  President Biden shocked viewers of his Friday speech to teachers when he recognized an audience member and told the crowd, "She was 12, I was 30."  Biden lit up social media with the confounding and seemingly inappropriate aside.  He did not say what he did when he was 30 and the woman was a preteen.  "You gotta say hi to me," Biden said mid-speech at the National Education Association headquarters in DC.  "We go back a long way.  She was 12, I was 30.  But anyway, this woman helped me get an awful lot done."  The audience of teachers and union members laughed and cheered at the bawdy remark.

Key congressman says Hunter Biden was 'operative for foreign influence,' belongs in jail.  Alleging that Hunter Biden "clearly" acted as "an operative for foreign influence" who failed to disclose foreign earnings and clients, an influential congressman is questioning why it has taken four years to decide whether to prosecute President Joe Biden's son.  "It's surprising that he didn't go to jail," California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday on the "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show.  Before the 2020 presidential election, damaging revelations from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop began surfacing in independent media outlets, leading to allegations of wide-ranging misconduct by the president's son, including alleged tax evasion, money laundering, business dealings with entities tied to China's ruling communist regime, undisclosed lobbying for foreign clients and trading on his father's name and foreign policy clout to secure overseas business.  Establishment media outlets and major social media platforms attempted to ignore, censor or discredit the laptop story during the 2020 campaign, while, according to recent whistleblower reports, the FBI's Washington Field Office sought to block criminal investigation of the allegations.

Why is Joe Biden covering for Venezuela's dictator, Nicolas Maduro?  Just as news leaks out about Venezuela's socialist dictator emptying his prisons to fuel Biden's border surge, Joe Biden has announced that sending these particular foreign criminals back is "not rational." [...] It didn't get very much press attention, but what Biden's actually saying is that as Venezuelan murderers, robbers, rapists, extortionists, fraudsters, motorcycle thugs, kidnappers, traffickers, and other plagues on society get through to the American side of the border, they should have no fear of being sent back.  Joe's going to keep them here.  As with all things Biden, it was an inchoate policy mumbled on the fly with zero consideration of the implications.  The backstory here is that not only has Nicolás Maduro emptied his prisons, but he's refusing to take the Venezuelan criminals back, so any Venezuelan thug who makes it to another country such as the U.S. is ours to keep forever.  Joe Biden is actually going along with that dictated term, and the result has been thousands of Venezuelan criminals unleashed onto the law-abiding in the U.S., with no fear of deportation.

Biden and DC Sure Know How to Put America Last.  Joe Biden spoke today at the United Nations and delivered a swan song for globalism and climate change alarmism, while imagining that the United States was still enjoying a unipolar moment of unparalleled wealth and power that his ilk frittered away.  What else can explain Joe Biden's de facto "Europe First" foreign policy, and his inability to call out the wealthy moochers of Europe who talk a good game about Russia and Ukraine but have reneged on their promises to pay for more defense.  Also in the weakness department, Biden said nothing about the Mexican and Latin American governments sitting before him that do nothing to stem the tide of illegals invading America, or the criminal networks that facilitate them.  The icing on the cake was telling the Chinese government most of what it wanted to hear.

Are Democrats Deliberately Choosing Impaired Candidates?  [Scroll down] My observation leads me places I would rather not go.  With Joe Biden in the White House, he is clearly doing what he is told by others.  This much is clear; he simply does not have the stamina, the wisdom, or the political acumen necessary to be an effective President of the United States.  His gaffes, his verbal dyslexia, his delusional prevarications, his garbled verbiage, and his ability to reliably make statements his handlers have to mop up afterward, are all deeply troubling.  No political party would run such a candidate unless two things were happening:  One, the election would be guaranteed to affect a win for the candidate, and two, the candidate would simply be a figurehead for the real powers behind the throne.  Biden would have to know that others would be running his presidency.  Were he and Jill that easy to roll?  If someone offered a Democrat the most powerful position on the planet and told him, "Don't worry, we will do all the hard work, you just relax and sign the papers," wouldn't most Democrats close the space between them and a pen at the speed of light?  Biden would have to have assumed that his old buddy, Barack Obama (and his underlings) would be doing the heavy lifting, allowing Lunchbucket Joe to cruise, basking in the reflected glory without lifting a finger.

House Democrats Kill Resolution to Investigate Hunter Biden.  House Democrats on the Oversight Committee on Tuesday voted against a Republican resolution that would have ordered President Joe Biden's administration to turn over documents about Hunter Biden's business deals.  The "resolution of inquiry," led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, would have ordered Biden's administration to provide a plethora of documents about the Biden family's overseas business deals, including those involving the president's son, Hunter.  Although all 19 Republicans voted in favor of the resolution, 23 Democrats voted to kill the resolution after just two hours of debate, according to CNN.

Man Charged With Killing Teen Echoed Biden's 'Republican Extremism' Rhetoric To Justify His Act.  The man charged with fatally hitting and running over a North Dakota teen justified the act by echoing the same "extremism" rhetoric President Joe Biden wielded against Republicans during his most recent address.  Shannon Brandt, 41, mowed down 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson early Sunday morning over what he later claimed was a "political argument" over whether "the teen was part of a Republican extremist group."  That language strongly resembles the description used by Biden just a few weeks ago to describe Trump and "MAGA Republicans" as being "a threat to the very soul of this country."  In that speech, Biden claimed it was Republicans who had "blind loyalty to a single leader and a willingness to engage in political violence[.]"  Ellingson was reportedly participating in a street dance before the incident occurred.

A Figurehead Fiddles While America Burns.  Joe Biden has ruled against the will of the people for almost two years as a straw boss who has earned the title of capo di tutti capo of human traffickers.  Often exceeding his constitutional authority to circumvent congressional lawmaking, he has brought insufferable hardship to the lives of millions of illegal aliens, not to mention the deterioration of America's southwestern border towns and urban destinations.  Taking Democrat mayors and governors to task for their all-talk sanctuary policies, Republican border governors are busing willing migrants to Democrat strongholds.  In the liberal bastion of Martha's Vineyard, where visitors arrive only by plane or boat, the arrival of fifty illegal border crossers by charter airline from Florida immediately became the rage at patio fundraisers, caused the chatty Obamas to fall silent, prompted the National Guard to mobilize, and precipitated a crisis not seen since Edgartown ran out of men's pastels.  In September, the tourists are mostly gone from Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.

As Biden Closes in on 100 Executive Orders, He's Costing Taxpayers an Astronomical Amount of Money.  Biden is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat who's lived in the pretend world of D.C. politics for nearly 50 years, has no concept of life in the real world, has never seen a wealth redistribution scam he didn't wholeheartedly embrace, and has become a multimillionaire in the process.  It doesn't take a proverbial rocket scientist to figure out that disastrous combination.

Biden's '60 Minutes' Interview Proved Once Again He Isn't Running The Country, So Who Is?  Factoring in his numerous incoherent statements and ramblings about getting "in trouble" with his staff for engaging with the press, Biden's Taiwan blunders and the White House's repeated walk backs reveal what many Americans have suspected for the past year and a half, which is that Biden is not running the U.S. government.  As has long been held throughout American history, it is the president that heads up and steers U.S. foreign policy, not unelected bureaucrats.  Yet that is exactly the situation the country finds itself in today.  At every turn of his presidency, Biden has abdicated his responsibilities to unknown White House staffers, who direct and carry out the government's major policy initiatives while America's commander in chief slinks away to his Delaware beach house at every available opportunity.  In essence, Biden has become nothing more than a puppet, whose strings are being controlled by unnamed, high-level White House officials to shape America and her foreign policy through whatever means necessary.  Whether it's getting lost on stage after giving a public speech or having his wife prevent him from answering press questions, Biden has demonstrated time and again that he isn't remotely capable of handling the most basic tasks of a fully functioning human being, let alone those of a U.S. president.

MTG introduces Articles of Impeachment over Biden's dangerous oil reserves game.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) officially introduced Articles of Impeachment against President Biden on Monday for selling off our Strategic Oil Reservices to the highest bidder which will almost certainly include our enemies.  Greene's move follows the Department of Energy announcing on Monday that it is auctioning off 10 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).  "I just introduced Articles of Impeachment on President Joe Biden.  Joe Biden is selling our strategic petroleum reserves.  This should never happen.  He is draining our reserves and selling our oil.  American's oil to foreign countries and China is a top buyer," Greene stated in a video released on Twitter.

White House spurs speculation when it overrules Biden on pandemic being over: 'He is not in charge'.  President Joe Biden's declaration of victory over COVID when he said that the pandemic was over triggered leftist dead-enders who bitterly cling to their masks and mandates and brought yet another correction from the White House that contradicted him while further confirming suspicions that he isn't the one running the show.  During a "60 Minutes" interview with CBS anchor Scott Pelley that aired on Sunday, Biden clearly stated, "the pandemic is over," while strolling through the Detroit Auto Show where he made another pitch for the forced conversion to electric vehicles last week.  "We still have a problem with COVID.  We're still doing a lot of work on it.  But the pandemic is over," Biden added, drawing howls of protest from angry leftists on Twitter as well as the White House quickly walking back what he said.

Rick Scott: Biden 'Incoherent,' 'Incapacitated' — 'I Do Hope He Runs Again'.  During an appearance on Monday's [9/19/2022] broadcast of Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria," Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, criticized President Joe Biden for what appears to be a deteriorating mental condition.  However, he said he hoped Biden would run for president again in 2024 because it could better the chance of a GOP victory.

Joe Biden Puts Humpty Dumpty To Shame.  Last week, the Biden administration tried to convince the public that inflation was a thing of the past and the southern border was secure.  Before that, the president attempted to redefine inflation.  It's been a running theme of this administration, one Joe Biden never gets called on because the press is too busy accepting whatever meaning he chooses.  So here, as a reader service, is a collection of how Humpty Dumpty Biden is choosing what words will mean. [...]

Biden nears 100 executive orders estimated to cost taxpayers almost $1.5 trillion.  President Biden has issued nearly 100 executive orders, which will cost taxpayers up to $1.5 trillion, as the national debt nears $31 trillion, according to an expert.  Biden currently sits at 99 executive orders since taking office.  His torrent pace came primarily within his first year, when he issued more than any president since the 1970s.  Memos show at least one outside left-wing group financed by millions from liberal billionaire George Soros has influenced some of Biden's orders and regulatory items.  A budgetary impact analysis, meanwhile, accompanies each order but does not include actual monetary costs.  Instead, they contain vague language such as whether an order will have no impact, increase or decrease federal costs.  This makes it difficult to pinpoint the actual price tag of Biden's actions.

On 60 Minutes, President Biden Admits His Student-Loan Order Is Illegal.  On 60 Minutes this evening [9/18/2022], President admitted aloud that his decision to transfer up to a trillion dollars in student-loan debt to taxpayers without congressional approval is flatly unconstitutional:  [Quoting from a tweet:]  "The pandemic is over.  We still have a problem with COVID. We're still doing a lot of work on it.  But the pandemic is over," President Biden tells 60 Minutes in an interview in Detroit.  [End of tweet]  Why does Biden's statement matter so much?  I'll tell you: It matters because the memo that the Biden administration released to justify his order rested entirely upon there being an ongoing emergency, and because, as Biden has just confirmed, there is no ongoing emergency.

As Biden Leaves London He's Is Given a "Proper" English Goodbye by the Locals — No MSM Coverage.  During the funeral, it was Joe Biden himself who managed to seize that moment to embarrass the U.S. with Joe being typical Joe.  One thing you really shouldn't be late for is a funeral.  It starts on time and they're not waiting for you, particularly when it's the Queen and every moment is highly choreographed.  However, that didn't stop Joe Biden.  According to The Guardian, Biden was late to the funeral.  [Video clip]  I can't think of a President who has been ridiculed so much when he travels overseas, as Joe Biden has.  Now, I know all leaders get ribbed and whatnot, but it's different with Joe.  This guy is heckled and disrespected everywhere he goes.  Even to a Royal funeral, for crying out loud.  He's a total joke and nobody takes him seriously, and I really hope he knows that.  Well, I am sure he heard those hecklers on Downing Street in London.  They were so close to his car.  There was no way he couldn't hear it.

Joe Biden Delivers a Mess of a 60 Minutes Interview, Leaves His Handlers Scrambling.  Joe Biden appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, and it was an absolute disaster of an interview.  As I type this, stories are already coming out about how he blindsided officials in his administration and how his handlers are scrambling to clean up the mess.  In fact, within an hour of the interview premiering, the first clarification had already dropped regarding comments the president made about defending Taiwan from a Chinese attack.  That was the second time in the last few months that the administration has had to walk back Biden's comments on the subject.  Things didn't get better as the topics changed.  When asked about inflation, Biden gave perhaps the worst answer imaginable.  [Tweet]

Cleanup on Aisle 46: Joe Biden makes a mess of his 60 Minutes interview.  [Joe Biden] has no idea where inflation comes from, he fails to understand that 8.3% inflation is very expensive for workers, and he has no serious plan to get rid of it.  He instead spun the matter as "energy prices are down" even as other prices are up, signaling that he doesn't understand that inflation is a monetary, not an energy, phenomenon, as Milton Friedman noted.  And since he has no idea where inflation comes from, he believes that if he can gain control of the economy and dictate price cuts to special interests on some items, such as medical paraphernalia, inflation will go away.  Doesn't work that way. and now the public can see for itself how little Joe knows.  This is wretched stuff, and a strong signal to the markets to keep the selloff going.

Equal Justice, They Said.  [Scroll down] Donald Trump is continually audited for possible tax violations.  Fine, but, given Hunter Biden's laptop and the testimony of the Biden family co-grifters, has any Biden ever been under serious investigation for not reporting tens of millions of dollars in shake-down money, or gifting millions to Biden children?  How about lying under oath or to federal investigators?  Are those activities still crimes?

Laptop from hell revisited.  Brendan O'Neill interviews Miranda Devine on the laptop from hell — as O'Neill notes, Devine wrote the book on it — and related subjects in the terrific Spiked podcast below.  Spiked has posted the podcast [elsew]here with this précis:  "Miranda discusses her role in the groundbreaking investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop, the FBI and Big Tech's attempt to kill the story, and how the cover-up is now falling to pieces."  I think I know the story, but I learned from the podcast.  It draws out the deep meaning and totalitarian implications of the story's suppression.  [Podcast]

Biden Sold a Million Barrels From US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China-Owned Gas Giant.  The Biden administration sold roughly one million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese state-controlled gas giant that continues to purchase Russian oil, a move the Energy Department said would "support American consumers" and combat "Putin's price hike."  Biden's Energy Department in April announced the sale of 950,000 Strategic Petroleum Reserve barrels to Unipec, the trading arm of the China Petrochemical Corporation.  That company, which is commonly known as Sinopec, is wholly owned by the Chinese government.  The Biden administration claimed the move would "address the pain Americans are feeling at the pump" and "help lower energy costs."  More than five million barrels of oil released from the U.S. emergency reserves, however, were sent overseas last month, according to a Wednesday Reuters report.  At least one shipment of American crude went to China, the report said.

Media's Top Eight Hunter Biden Laptop Deniers — And Many, Many Honorable Mentions.  In commemoration of the launch of our first movie, My Son Hunter, I have attempted to find the origins of the contagion that is Hunter Biden laptop denial.  It was one of the biggest stories of the century, broken in one of the country's oldest papers (the New York Post), and by a terrific reporter (Breitbart's own Emma-Jo Morris).  In an era of endless spin and fake news, this story was 100% factual.  Yet it was almost instantly dismissed as Russian disinformation and censored from the Internet.  Who was behind this massive hoax?  How did they pull it off?

The Biden Family Is an American Disgrace.  We all sin and fall short of the glory of God.  Scripture tells us that clearly, and we can see it manifestly all around us.  But when we find yet more evidence that America's First Family is little other than rejects from a Jerry Springer episode, we have to admit it makes our blood boil, especially given that Joe Biden won by being touted by far too many Americans as the moral superior of Donald Trump. [Mitigating anecdotes omitted for brevity.]  However, that's no excuse for the lies Biden tells about his family or the ways he's enriched himself by exploiting his alcohol- and drug-addicted son Hunter for pay-to-play schemes in Ukraine and China.  Moreover, the whole family's history is sordid.  Joe and Jill Biden likely began their relationship with Jill being unfaithful to her first husband.  Jill has mistreated her cognitively impaired husband in order to reach the top of the power ladder.  If their drug-addict daughter Ashley's diary is to be believed, Creepy Joe behaved at a minimum extremely inappropriately by showering with her as a kid.  No wonder she struggles with drug addiction.  Hunter blames his own addictions on the trauma of his mother and brother's deaths, and, to be sure, that laptop of his reveals a repulsively degenerate lifestyle that is obviously a cry for help, not exploitation.

Biden Falsely Claims He Was "Teaching" Before He Ran For President in 2020 — Biden Has Never Taught a Single Class.  Joe Biden on Thursday falsely claimed he was "teaching" before he ran for president in 2020.  Over the years Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed he was a professor at UPenn.  Joe Biden was paid $1 million by UPenn but he never taught a single class.  This is one of Joe Biden's favorite lies.

Official says Biden made hasty, expensive trip to vote in Delaware because 'it was important'.  The White House on Wednesday said President Biden's abrupt trip to Delaware to vote in person, which cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, was justified by his busy schedule.  Critics said Mr. Biden could have used an absentee ballot or participated in early in-person voting when he was in Delaware over the weekend.  Taxpayers had to pick up the tab for the extra Air Force One trip, plus the presidential motorcade and police escort to the polls.  "The president has a very heavy schedule.  He's the president of the United States.  It worked out best for him to vote yesterday, to vote on Tuesday," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One.  "He thought it was important to exercise his constitutional right to vote, as I just mentioned, and set an example by showing the importance of voting."

A Leaking Ship of Fools.  This win/lose confusion however goes way beyond athletics and the transgender mess.  We can't even determine the outcomes of what are supposed to be free and fair elections.  Despite the clear logic and solid evidence to the contrary, we're stuck struggling along with a president who clearly did not win the 2020 election.  That's an uncertainty we can ill afford.  Speaking of that, we seem to conflate image with reality.  If a plurality of the population can be convinced that something is true, that means it is true.  Really?  If the people surrounding our illegal president say he's on top of his game, we're obliged to believe that is so.  If no one admits to running the country behind the scenes, then we're to assume that all is well.  This problem doubles back into the transgender kerfuffle in that we're all supposed to play dress-up with those who want to pretend they are something they're not.  Distinctions are not to be made.

A Time of Evil.  What we have seen the last two years, and especially the last few months can only be explained in one word.  Evil.  For this is a time of evil.  There should be no doubt of this in anyone's mind after the Biden speech in Philadelphia.  Biden's speech was evil.  He looked as if he was the keynote speaker at Dante's Inferno.  Biden looked like he was giving a sermon supporting Baal.  Biden looked part Hitler and part Nero in his sinister bloody-minded speech in which he called half of America "enemies of the state."  Imagine calling half of the American people an enemy to the homeland.  Never has an American president declared war on half of the citizenry.  But Biden did just that as he declared MAGA, America First, and all Trump supporters as enemies of democracy as well as treasonous and seditious felons.  This was the most evil speech ever given by a president in American history.

Hunter Biden cries poverty in trying to slash child support for 4-year-old.  Hunter Biden is trying to get his child support payments for his 4-year-old love child lowered by claiming a substantial change to his "financial circumstances," according to court documents.  President Biden's son, 52, has asked an Arkansas judge to recalculate the child support payments he makes to Lunden Roberts, 31 — the mother of the daughter he's never met, according to a Monday court filing obtained by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  Hunter cited "a substantial material change" in his "financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income," for the reason behind his request.  It wasn't immediately clear what the change in Hunter's income was.  Brent Langdon, his Texas-based attorney who signed the motion, said reforms to the child support guidelines in Arkansas in 2020 were behind Hunter's push to review his payments.

Why Joe Biden can't change course on greenie madness.  In many ways, Joe Biden's presidency is a baffling one.  He's down in the polls, and his policies are disasters, but unlike, say, Bill Clinton, he can't change course, or moderate his direction, not even to save his presidency.  He's particularly rigid on some of these policies, such as the green agenda, even as the voters say "no" and the obvious political consequences of that are coming for him.  So what gives?  Is he simply too old to change?  That doesn't explain it, because he's been a political weathervane for the duration of his career. [...] Biden is a cash- and prestige-obsessed nobody of zero accomplishments and ideas, which makes him the perfect palimpsest for a foreign manipulator such as Wyss to get his hands on America and remake it his way.  His money animates the policy, and since he's got no obligation to the American people, he can be as rigid as he pleases.  Billionaires insist on value for their money, after all.  That's why Biden can't change course.

Former Rolling Stone Editor: Biden's 'Menacing Manifesto' Against MAGA Republicans Created a Bigger Problem.  It may seem like ages ago, but only ten days have passed since President Joe Biden decided to use Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to declare war on half the country.  Mr. Unity is dead — never having any chance to bring together a nation with an agenda that only favors the 'woke,' educated, and wealthy.  In other words, people who live on the coasts and in cities.  The other side is that he could never articulate his intentions since he's dementia ridden.  When Biden can enunciate with the help of drugs, it consistently demonizes people who didn't vote for him.  That reached a boiling point with this September 3 address.  I thought it had a throwback feeling to a Nuremberg rally c. 1938.  Former Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi said it reminded him of a Rammstein concert.  Taibbi focused on a critical portion of the address, where Biden spoke about how MAGA Republicans threaten the republic and what he plans to do.  Will there be consequences for merely voting differently than the Democratic Party because it sure seems that way with a second reading of the address?

Everyone Around Biden Is an Election Denier, Including Him.  If you watched Joe Biden's primetime speech on Thursday, you would have seen him insist that anyone who questions the results of an election is a "threat to our democracy."  "Democracy cannot survive when one side believes that there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated," he claimed.  "And that's where MAGA Republicans are today."  Conveniently absent from his speech was the acknowledgment that Democrats have a long history of believing that the only two outcomes of an election are when they win or the election was stolen — including himself.  In 2020, when a supporter of his told him she thought Trump was an illegitimate president, he agreed.  In 2013, he also said he believed that Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election that he actually lost.  Biden's vice president, Kamala Harris, also said that Trump was an illegitimate president.  Biden's press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, also believes the 2016 election was stolen from Hillary.  On top of that his own chief of staff, Ron Klain, still believes that the 2000 election was "stolen" from Al Gore.

Americans are fed up with Biden and a majority want him impeached.  In terms of strong political feelings, Democrats and Republicans are pretty evenly divided in America.  It's the independents who shift political outcomes in America.  That's why it matters that a Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 50 percent of Independents would like to see Joe Biden impeached.  When you add that to the Republicans and, believe it or not, the Democrats who want him out of office, there's a majority dreaming of a Biden impeachment.

KJP attempts to justify Biden's many vacations as struggling Americans cancel plans.  President Joe Biden has spent one out of every three days on vacation since moving into the White House and his press secretary told reporters that he deserves that time "just as every American does."  During Thursday's press briefing, a reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre if the president would be curbing the many trips to his Wilmington, Delaware beach home, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nantucket, Massachusetts and Camp David.  Citing a recent Gallup poll that said 24% of Americans are spending less, 17% are driving less and 17% are canceling vacations in response to unprecedented inflation, the reporter asked if Biden would be tightening his vacation belt.

Joe Biden's Latest Definition of "Ultra MAGA" Pushes Into Absurdity.  In early September, Joe Biden delivered what has now been dubbed his "red speech."  Somehow, the content managed to be worse than the presentation.  The president railed against "MAGA Republicans," declaring them enemies of the state and a threat to the republic.  Truly, it was the most obscene speech a president has given since the popularization of modern national addresses.  Far from being a unifying figure, Biden chose to drive a knife through the heart of the country, and it didn't take long for the walk-backs to begin.  Pretty soon, the president began insisting that he wasn't talking about "mainstream Republicans" and that the "ultra MAGA" represented a smaller proportion of the public.

Facebook — not the FBI — is to blame for blocking the Hunter Biden laptop story.  As the Mar-a-Lago raid clearly demonstrated, the Biden administration has militarized the FBI to go after Joe Biden's political opponents. "The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," said radio host Jesse Kelly.  But is the FBI responsible for suppressing the New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop two weeks before the 2020 election?  Based on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent confession, the majority of the media say yes — the FBI did it.  A closer examination of Zuckerberg's comments suggests that the correct answer is no.  Zuckerberg himself bears the responsibility.  Weeks before the 2020 election, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies decided to kill the October 14, 2020, New York Post article that confirmed the existence of Hunter Biden's laptop and exposed Joe Biden's corrupt activities in Ukraine.  According to a new poll by Technometrica, nearly four out of five Americans believe that truthful media coverage of the laptop story would have prevented Joe Biden from becoming president.

How Joe Biden Lost My Vote.  Joe Biden emerged from his speech last week "on the continued battle for the soul of our nation" like a squalling infant birthed from the loins of blue-check Twitter, bathed in the blood-red light of militant fascism.  He was finally their guy.  Gone was the empathy guy.  Gone was the unity guy.  Gone was the moderate guy.  Be mean, Joe.  Get them, Joe.  Get tough, Joe.  Tell them their participation in Democracy is a threat to ... Democracy!  Yes, tell them, Joe.  Tell the "MAGA Republicans" they're not welcome in their own country.  Tell them their participation is a threat to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  Tell them that Democracy means they have to sit down and shut up.  Tell the truck driver who travels coast to coast, working the graveyard shift, to bring freshly cut meat to supermarket shelves.  Tell the police officer, the waitress, the bartender, the cable guy, the grocery store clerk, the grandmother, the garage mechanic, the veteran who served in Afghanistan who now has been kicked out of the military for not taking the vaccine, the mother of two who now must home school her children — that they are the violent extremists posing the biggest threat to the country they call home.

Sen. Hawley Shreds Biden for Criminalizing the Political Opposition.  It wasn't just the DOJ and its attempts to boost Biden by raiding Trump that Hannity discussed on his show yesterday, though he did a good job discussing that with Trump's lawyer.  He also had on Sen. Josh Hawley, who ripped into Biden for wielding law enforcement like a political club and attempting to intimidate the political opposition with it.  Speaking on that, Hawley used examples of the criminal chaos spreading around the country to show that Team Biden and the other leftist hacks running things care not about law and order, but rather just about using LEOs to enforce their political agenda and wield power.

Dems want the midterms to be a referendum on Trump, not bungling Biden — and the media are compliant.  Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice once said that he was "the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral."  No matter what was going on, he always wound up the center of attention.  The same could be said for former President Donald Trump.  No matter what's going on, he somehow seems to wind up driving the conversation.  And today's news almost seems calculated to bring Trump to the forefront.  You have the FBI's questionable raid on Mar-a-Lago, where the same agency that covered up Hunter Biden's laptop sent G-men to run their fingers through Melania's underwear.  You have President Joe Biden's positively Mephistophelean red-lit speech in Philadelphia following his declaration that his opponents are "semi-fascists."  You have Democratic officeholders in New York and Georgia trying to prosecute Trump.  All generating steady Trump-related headlines.  Well, if it seems calculated to bring Trump to the forefront, it's because it is calculated to bring Trump to the forefront.  The truth is, the Biden people would rather this election be a referendum on Trump than a referendum on Biden.  That's because if it's a referendum on Biden, the Democrats will lose, hands-down.  And the press knows this, which is why it's cooperating.

Why 'Educated' Liberal Women Are the Real Threat to Our Republic.  When last Thursday night Joe Biden told America, "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans" threaten "the very foundations of our republic," he missed the mark.  The real threat comes from the unlikeliest of suspects:  educated liberal females, or "ELFs" for short.  These are the women who will proudly vote Democrat regardless of soaring inflation, rising gas prices, rampant crime in the streets, the unchecked flood of illegal aliens, and oppressive COVID policies that have irreparably damaged all children, the poor most notably.  If NBC's polling from April is to be believed, this is the only demographic cohort more favorably inclined to Democrats in 2022 than in 2018.  Unable to sell these women on his accomplishments — there are none — Biden last week appealed to their paranoia.  What made this pitch strategic is his target audience's proven susceptibility to fear-based propaganda.

So the Obamas and the Bidens are just talking 'nostalgia' at the White House?  [Scroll down] More likely, the meeting is about the midterms, and the Democrats' problem of having a leader who's senile, doddering and incompetent on the economy, a leader so incompetent he's losing the party its black, Latino, Asian, youth and suburban women voter base, as inflation, crime, an open border, the disastrous Afghanistan pullout and other problems take over the economy, and only the most extremist position on abortion up until the day of birth is in the Democrats' offerings.  Apparently filling the White House with Obama operatives such as Susan Rice has not been enough.  Democrats across the board, including in the Obama camp, know that Joe Biden is a liability and they don't want him to run for president again.  These thing spell instant legacy erasure for Obama, and Obama has got to be letting Joe know it.

Biden took a booming economy without inflation and turned it into a high-inflation bust.  There's a growing view inside the mainstream media that Joe Biden's recent legislative victories and his recent speeches that MAGA Republicans are a threat to democracy and are "semi-fascists" are going to give the Democrats some midterm momentum and they're going to overtake the GOP by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.  I'm not buying it and here's why you shouldn't either.  First of all, the new legislation is not popular.  By 36% to 12%, an Economist-YouGov poll shows that voters believe the IRA legislation will actually increase inflation.  As for the student loan cancellation, a poll from another network shows by 59% to 38% that voters believe that too will increase inflation.  By the way, the latest inflation report for July was 8.5% year-on-year and the inflation tracker from the Cleveland Fed predicts an 8.2% CPI for both August and September.

Report: Palace Intrigue Hits Fever Pitch as WH Knows Joe Blew It With 'Dark Brandon' Speech.  The aftermath of President Joe Biden's viciously partisan primetime address dubbed by conservatives as the "Dark Brandon speech" has not been kind to the White House, with Republicans and even some Democrats alike slamming various facets of the speech, and with even some in the Biden-friendly mainstream media coming down hard on the grotesque optics of it all.  Not even 24 hours after his address and perhaps already sensing he went too far, Biden started walking it back when pressed by reporters on his labeling of so-called "MAGA Republicans" as representative of "an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic."  In response to a reporter's question, Biden said, "I don't consider any Trump supporter a threat to the country."  Oh really?

What is the Conservative plan to deal with Biden's fourth reich?  The time has come for a coalition of governors, attorneys general, and state legislators to demonstrate the power of broad-based federalism to interpose against extreme federal tyranny.  Many conservative commentators have finally woken up to smell the stench of the Fourth Reich following Biden's speech targeting political opposition, reminiscent of the authoritarian language of past dictators.  However, they should have been awake since March 2020, when our government declared de facto martial law on our lives, liberty, and property and used our bodies as lab rats with an ever-growing list of experimental therapies.  They should have awoken from their slumber after Americans were targeted with solitary confinement and disproportionate punishment for zero or nebulous crimes at the Capitol on January 6, after months of killing, rioting, and looting by BLM with impunity.  If Biden's speech is really to be a turning point in this one-sided cold war that is heating up, conservatives should resolve to use the power they already wield over Republican governors and demand united action for states to protect constitutional rights from this thuggish Biden administration and national security deep state apparatus that threatens our liberties more than any foreign enemy in our history.  Rather than making idle promises of winning back the House with RINOs or winning back the presidency years from now when it's too late, we should be demanding action now from 20 or so GOP trifecta-controlled state governments.  If they fail to take action now, then the entire point of federal elections with divided government is moot.

Democrats Dangerously Copy The Tactics Of Famous Fascists.  These are not just idle words:  It's Joe Biden, the head of the American government, with all the resources at its disposal, telling 70+ million Americans they are a threat to the nation.  And in case anyone missed the point, after having just passed a law to hire 87,000 armed IRS agents, the administration hired Nikole Flax, who worked with Lois Lerner at the IRS when it was targeting conservatives during the Obama administration, to run the new division.  Joe Biden and the Democrats have just created the largest armed police force in the nation and set as its leader someone associated with the targeting of their political opponents.  Joe Biden's words are not just words... they're threats.  The leader of the government paints his political opponents as extremists and then exhorts his supporters to "confront" them.  "We're all called by duty and conscience to confront extremists who put their own pursuit of power above all else."

Ever wonder how big Joe Biden's Social Security check is?  According to President Biden's tax return for last year, the first couple received a whopping $4,555 a month in Social Security benefits alone which put them well above what the average retired American brings home each month.  And that doesn't include all of their other streams of income.  Social Security just celebrated its 87th birthday.  It was signed into law in August 1935 and payouts began on Jan. 1, 1940.  It has become the safety net for more than 48 million retired Americans and many depend on a monthly check from the agency to survive.  The average Social Security check is $1,670.95, according to The Motley Fool.  A Gallup poll reports that 89 percent of surveyed retirees count on Social Security as a "major" or "minor" source of income.  That means only one in 10 Americans aren't reliant on Social Security income to get by during retirement.  The Bidens are in that group.

How Old Bad Ideas Become Wonderful.  Our Tail Gunner Joe (of semi-truck driving expertise and brilliant legal training fame) in a single week smeared roughly half the country as un-American "semi-fascists."  Then in one of the creepiest speeches and background sets in American political history, Joe Biden railed that "Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are a threat to the very soul of this country."  Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan in careful, sober, and exacting presidential tones; Joe Biden all but declared war against half his own people like a raving lunatic.  All that was missing from the rant was Biden waving to the crowd a purported list of names of prominent MAGA threats to our collective soul and screaming, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 members of the MAGA Party!" Yet Biden never quite told us what was subversive about the "MAGA Scare" or wanting to "Make America Great Again."

Cover-Up: Biden Treasury Makes Move to Stop GOP From Getting Hunter Biden Records.  The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been trying for months to get the Suspicious Activity Reports — anti-money laundering reports that flag suspicious transactions — that have been filed by banks against Hunter Biden.  Now, the word is in from Biden's Treasury Department that they have formally rejected his request for the information because the Democrats aren't part of the request.  Comer blasted the decision as "unacceptable."

Joe Biden Attempts to Change Shape in Deranged Public Display.  Unsurprisingly, the Democrat Party remains in denial about what it has become over the last several years.  Once upon a time, a liberal could loudly proclaim themselves as standing for the "working man" without receiving four Pinocchios.  That period has passed, though, and Joe Biden has apparently not gotten the message.  On Monday, he gave a series of Labor Day speeches in which he came across as deranged, both because of how he appeared and what he said.  Things got so bad that he had what some are describing as a Howard Dean moment, and I think agree.  Take a look for yourself.  [Video clip]

Why Republicans Shouldn't Take the Bait and Make the Midterms a Referendum on Trump.  President Biden's address in Philadelphia underscored the attempt to put Trump in the middle of the November ballot.  Politico reports that President Biden's speech was months in the making.  According to their sources, Biden started planning to give a speech about threats to our democracy in June.  As if a man who can barely get out a coherent sentence and shakes hands with people who are not there is capable of that kind of pre-planning.  Whenever Biden's staff began to plan the event, it appears the speech will go down in history as the most divisive in modern politics.  One of the worst aspects of the event was the visuals.  After reviewing the photos several times to ensure the visuals were as bad as he first thought, [Mark] Meckler concluded that he had never seen an American president look more dictatorial and fascistic.  While he thinks the visuals may be an unfortunate error, they aligned with what he calls an incredibly fascist speech. "Whoever on his [Biden's] team thought that black and red and making him look like a Nazi dictator was a good idea, that person ought to be removed," observed Meckler.

Laurence Fox: 'My Son Hunter' Is 'a Gangster Comedy' About the 'Corrupt' and 'Powerful' Biden Family.  Actor Laurence Fox, who portrayed Hunter Biden in the forthcoming film My Son Hunter, described the movie profiling President Joe Biden's youngest son as "a gangster comedy about the Biden family" in an interview [...] He remarked, "You want your average Democrat to be able to watch it and not see it as this sort of very partisan political film.  It's actually not particularly partisan. ... It's a gangster comedy about the Biden family, who seem, from what I can tell, to be amongst the most corrupt of the powerful families in America."

Film Review: 'My Son Hunter': Director Robert Davi's Brilliant Biden Satire.  Less than a minute after the start of the hotly anticipated "My Son Hunter," director Robert Davi and screenwriter Brian Godawa include an 11-word text scroll (with tongue firmly in cheek) that both downsizes and heightens the expectations of what we're about to see:  "This is not a true story ... except for all the facts."  By doing this, the filmmakers somewhat defuse what is sure to be an onslaught of negative reactions from the mainstream media, its minions, and the dozen or so people who still think Joe Biden is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Had this movie been presented as a straight-out drama with a chronological narrative, it simply wouldn't have worked.  The sheer jaw-dropping, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction nature of the depicted events is so brazen, so self-aggrandizing, so outrageous, and so self-parodying, it all but begs for a satirical treatment.

So Joe Biden was behind the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid all along.  Joe Biden has made his obsession with President Trump known, most recently through his hellishly lit Mussolini-meltdown speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia last week, manically painting Trump and all his voters as "threats to the republic."  He may be doddering and insentient, but he still burns bright against his potential opponent in the 2024 presidential race, which even Democrats don't want him to get involved with.  On Trump, Biden's as obsessed with Trump as Stalin was with Trotsky.  So it comes to light that not only has Biden tried to smear Trump as a danger to democracy and "threat to the republic," in a sorry public relations campaign that isn't working, he's also trying to eliminate President Trump from the entire 2024 presidential race by probably the gamiest maneuvers ever played by a politician in U.S. history.  It turns out that Biden was behind the raid on Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago on August 4.

As in 2020, Trump speaks to tens of thousands and Biden speaks to tens.  In 2016, Trump spoke to tens of thousands, and Hillary spoke to hundreds...and Trump won.  In 2020, despite COVID, Trump spoke to tens of thousands, and Biden spoke to... well, not even tens.  Maybe to fives, all of whom sat in little marked circles far away from each other.  And yet it's Biden who's in the White House.  Now it's 2022, and once again, Trump is speaking to tens of thousands, and Biden is speaking to tens.  What can and should we take away from that?  The head-to-head comparison comes from Benny Johnson, who put together a video showing Trump's and Biden's appearances in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Biden Has a Labor Day Festival of Fail With Remarks in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  Joe Biden keeps digging himself and his fellow Democrats a big hole with his continuing attacks on millions of Americans who support America being great.  I get that's a tough concept for Joe and the folks on the left who are used to hating America.  But it's not going over well with most Americans that he's taken that tactic.  As we saw from the Reuters poll at the end of last week, he's at close to his lowest polling numbers for that poll at 38 percent approval.  He also just hit his lowest numbers with independents in the YouGov poll.  So if he thinks he's appealing to anyone other than rabid Democrats with these ridiculous attacks, it's not working and it may be hurting him.  However, that's not stopping Biden from still doing it and lying his head off in the process.

Will the person or persons who wrote that vile speech please step forward?  While pathetic old Joe Biden delivered his "soul of the nation" speech on Thursday with the fury and rage of a demented man, everyone knows he did not write the words he spewed with such venom.  So, who did write it?  And exactly who thought staging the event like Hitler's Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl was a good idea and that parroting Hitler's gestures would win over supporters?  The Nazi-like staging could only be lost on the very young.  Are the writer (or writers) and stage designers so contemptuous of America, as Obama surely was, that they thought presenting Biden as some third world dictator would be well-received?  From Independence Hall where our Founders signed the Declaration of Independence?

Poll: Voters See Biden's Philadelphia Speech As 'Dangerous' and 'Designed to Incite Conflict'.  According to a new poll of 1,000 likely voters from Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, a majority of voters believe the White House designed Biden's primetime speech to attack his political opponents.  They also viewed it as dangerous and believe the president intended to create conflict between Americans.

I'm A Democrat Who Thinks Biden's Anti-Democratic Rhetoric Has Gone Too Far.  [Scroll down] After all, while the president warns about fascism (or "semi-fascism," whatever that is) in America, his administration is the one censoring people who disagree with it and trying to prosecute its political opponents, both flagrant violations of democratic norms.  His administration is the one that, while claiming to crack down on Big Tech, works with it to punish dissenting voices and stifle debate.  His administration is one that attacks its critics as terrorists, and which compares speech to violence.  His administration is the one that felt bold enough to create a "disinformation" board within the Department of Homeland Security, an Orwellian concept that the world has not seen on such a large scale since those 1930s regimes that Biden says he hates.  These are not signs of a healthy democracy.  They are not what Biden promised to deliver during his 2020 campaign or his inaugural address.  Voters have noticed.

Biden Barely Draws a Few Dozen Supporters at Labor Day Rally in Pennsylvania Two Days After Trump Drew Over Ten Thousand at Wilkes-Barre.  Joe Biden was greeted by a few dozen supporters at a Labor Day rally a steelworkers union hall in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania late Monday afternoon, according to videos and photos posted by press from the rally, including this screen image and photo by TribLive's Ryan Deto.  [Photo]  The sparse turnout for Biden in his homes state comes two days after President Trump packed the 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena at a rally in Wilke-Barre.  The crowd in West Mifflin for Biden is even smaller than the one for his own Wilkes-Barre rally that preceded Trump's that drew a few hundred.

Biden Puts the 'Total' in Totalitarianism.  The visual similarity between Joe Biden's event and some nighttime events at Nuremberg are just too striking to be coincidental.  Leni Riefenstahl, as someone noted, would have been proud.  Those who point out that Biden's speech took place on September 1, a fraught day on the Polish border anno domini 1939, may be too ingenious for this historically illiterate age, but who knows?  Often these things are, as our Marxists friends like to say, no accident.  There are wheels within wheels.  Which brings me to the question of the intent behind the theatrics.  Was this exercise in garish, totalitarian kitsch a "gaffe," as some are saying — an aesthetic miscalculation for which that blinking inarticulate muppet who is Biden's press secretary will have to apologize?  Apparently not, since she just said that the speech was "not political."

Was it presidential historian Jon Meacham who wrote Biden's Mussolini Meltdown speech?  Joe Biden's Mussolini meltdown moment in Philadelphia, which was summed up to voters with the image below, left a lot of people on both sides of the political aisle scratching their heads.  After all, as the meme says, "If you're going to dedicate an entire speech to 'my opponents are Nazis' don't specifically go for this visual".  Just days earlier, Joe Biden had been denouncing Republicans as "semi-fascists."  In the wake of the Philly speech, voters learned that apparently, it was the "semi" part that upset him.  Why settle for "semi-fascist" when what he was offering was full-blown fascist?  It didn't help him any politically, and internal polls must have been horrific.  Politico reported that the remarks had been three months in preparation, so they were hardly unintentional gaffes.  Biden's desperate walkback of them the following morning exposed him for a clown, a boob, and a phony.

Joe Biden's Hateful Attack on Half the Country.  It's a good thing Joe Biden is such a mediocre public speaker, because his political beliefs are positively dangerous.  In a primetime address Thursday in front of Independence Hall — complete with ominous red mood lighting and the occasional blaring of police sirens and hecklers — Biden effectively declared war on half the country.  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution," he said.  "They do not believe in the rule of law.  They do not recognize the will of the people.  They refuse to accept the results of a free election ... They embrace anger.  They thrive on chaos.  They live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies."  While he qualified his remarks by saying "not every Republican is a MAGA Republican," he does not mean it.  He knows that a strong majority of Republicans have a favorable view of Trump and will support him if he runs again.

Could Biden's Divisive Rhetoric Cost Democrats Congress?  In President Joe Biden's 2007 memoir, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, he wrote that the late Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) gave him the best advice he ever received: "Joe, never attack another man's motive, because you don't know his motive."  Judging from Biden's increasingly belligerent speeches, he has forgotten Mansfield's eminently wise counsel.  This was rendered abundantly clear during his Thursday speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Standing before a backdrop that looked as if it had been designed by Leni Riefenstahl, he attacked the motives of half the electorate.  After declaring, "I'm an American President — not the President of red America or blue America, but of all America," Biden nonetheless insisted that "MAGA Republicans" don't quite make the cut.

CNN questioned after altering blood-red background of Biden's speech.  CNN is facing questions from critics after the network was busted altering the lighting for President Biden's Thursday address, softening the blood-red hues to calmer shades of pink.  The president came in for withering mockery online for the harsh black and red backdrop, with many comparing the optics to "Star Wars" and "V for Vendetta."  While networks like CNN, MSNBC, CBS and C-SPAN carrying the speech all originally appeared consistent, CNN noticeably altered the color of the background from red to pink in real-time.

More Mush From the Wimp.  Partisan leftists who watched Joe Biden's speech Thursday night in Philadelphia saw a vibrant defense of democracy, a rousing call to action, and a blueprint for progress in a new America.  I saw a feeble old man babbling about the supposed accomplishments of his failing administration and making a pathetic attempt to convince his own fellow Democrats that he deserves to be nominated as the party's presidential candidate in 2024.  I also heard echoes of Benito Mussolini.  Well, if Mussolini were a doddering octogenarian who spoke English. "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic," Biden proclaimed.  In the original Italian, it went something like "the enemies of fascism are extremists who threaten our state and our power."  Biden is literally calling us "enemies of the state."  For him and the Democrats, to vote for the political opposition is a criminal act, to oppose the Biden agenda is treason.  In all my 61 years, I've never heard an American president speak in such language.  But as a student of history, I have read such words employed by demagogues from Trotsky to Stalin to Mussolini to Goebbels.  But such rhetoric is now so common that it sounds banal.

When Must a Good Citizen Become a Dissident?  After Facebook's Zuckerberg recently confessed to censoring the New York Post's explosive Hunter Biden "laptop from Hell" story (evidencing a compromised and most likely criminally culpable Biden family) before the 2020 election in response to FBI pressure that the social media giant treat real news as "Russian disinformation" (thereby corroborating that the national security Deep State helped rig the presidential election), the FBI superciliously responded with the equivalent of a teenaged shoulder shrug and a haughty "so what?"  According to the FBI, our domestic spy agency regularly encourages censorship and secretive control over the free flow of information.  No big deal!  Except it is a very big deal.  Recent polling shows that nearly 80% of Americans believe that President Trump would have won re-election had voters "known the truth about Hunter Biden's laptop."  In other words, the Deep State stole an election.

I Am a 'Clear and Present Danger' to the Biden Regime (And So Are You).  "Clear and present danger" aren't words any president should use lightly because that's when the big guns used to come out against the First Amendment — and might again.  Set aside for a few minutes the vaguely Nurembergesque optics of Thursday night's historically divisive speech by Presidentish Joe Biden so we can concentrate on the content. [...] Ben Shapiro called it "the most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech" he's ever seen from an American president because Biden "essentially declared all those who oppose him and his agenda enemies of the republic."  Biden's speech came just two days after he not-so-implicitly threatened [VIP link] millions of law-abiding Americans with military action.  "For those brave right-wing Americans," he sneered, "if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15.  You need something little more than a gun."  Ricochet's Jon Gabriel said that Biden's word choice was as "deliberate as it was divisive," reminding readers that the C&PD doctrine was "created by the Woodrow Wilson-era Supreme Court to curtail the free speech of Americans."

Biden Has Spent 40% of His Presidency on Vacation.  Joe Biden on Friday refused to take questions as he left for another vacation.  The Bidens headed to Camp David, the presidential retreat located in western Maryland, for Labor Day weekend. [...] Biden has spent 23 of the last 32 days on vacation, the RNC said on Friday.  According to the New York Post, since being installed in January 2021, Joe Biden has spent more than 40% of his presidency on vacation.

Joe Biden Hates Your Guts, And He Doesn't Hide It.  You've all probably seen and heard scores of adjectives used to describe Biden's speech in Philadelphia this week, one that was laughably supposed to promote unity and reflect on what it means to be an American.  On the left, we heard the typical, fawning type of language, with the media and politicians proclaiming the speech: majestic, courageous, and patriotic.  On the right, the speech has been described as inflammatory, authoritarian, and disturbing.  But perhaps the most suitable word we should use in classifying Biden's speech is this: idiotic.  One of the more striking, and moronic, aspects of Biden's speech was the setting.  There's nothing wrong with a president making a speech in Philadelphia with Independence Hall as a backdrop, but it's a bad idea to do so when the subject matter of the speech is so hyper-partisan.  But what was particularly curious about the speech's setting was the visuals.

Leftwing Guardian Triggered by 'My Son Hunter': 'Stop Trying to Make Hunter Biden Conspiracy Theories Happen'.  Britain's left-wing The Guardian has attacked the upcoming movie My Son Hunter in a column claiming the movie is trying to elevate the Hunter Biden laptop scandal beyond a fringe conspiracy theory.  But the article ignores the fact that the laptop and its contents have been authenticated as real by multiple mainstream news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN.  Guardian columnist Emma Brockes describes My Son Hunter as a "piece of political porn dedicated to animating the wildest fringes of Trump chat-room banter."  She also offers a snide piece of advice: "guys, stop trying to make Hunter Biden conspiracy theories happen."  It remains unclear if Brockes even saw My Son Hunter before she wrote the article, since the movie is not yet publicly available.  It is only available now for pre-order until its release on September 7.  The article is vague about whether or not she has seen it, though she clearly has seen the trailer.

'Full Monty Mussolini': Biden's Primetime Speech Mocked, Slammed On Social Media.  President Joe Biden's Thursday evening speech targeting supporters of former President Donald Trump was mocked on social media, with many users poking fun at the stage.  The speech, held in Philadelphia, marked continued attacks on supporters of Trump, reiterating earlier attacks in which he claimed Republicans embraced "semi-fascism" at an Aug. 25 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Maryland, and also attacked "MAGA Republicans" during a Tuesday speech in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Biden called "MAGA Republicans" a threat to democracy and doubled down on his rhetoric calling supporters of former President Donald trump "extremists."  WMAL talk show host Larry O'Connor threw the epithet Biden directed at Republicans back at the president.  "Dude... This isn't even 'semi' fascist," O'Connor posted on Twitter.  "This is full monty Mussolini."

Biden is in desperate damage control less than 24-hours after the most toxic presidential speech in the modern era.  Less than 24-hours after delivering the darkest, most toxic presidential speech of the modern era, the Commander in Chief is trying to gaslight America to believe he didn't say what it just heard him say. [...] Let's roll the tape back.  Here's what the president asserted Thursday evening outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall, which the White House advance team transformed into a scene straight out of Hostel — complete with blood-red uplighting and shadowed figures in the background.  The stage's backdrop looked more like the demonic spawn pool of Satan rather than the patriotic birthplace of our republic.  'Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic.'  He continued, 'MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards -backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.'

GOP Rep. Palmer: Biden, Dems Heading in 'One of the Most Dangerous Directions We've Ever Been'.  During an appearance on Mobile, AL radio [...] on Friday, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, reacted to President Joe Biden's primetime address a night early from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Although Palmer said he did not watch the televised event, he warned the efforts to change the narrative by Democrats and Biden were taking the country in a "dangerous" direction.

Mainstream Media Reporters Target Biden for Giving Polarizing Speech Flanked by US Marines.  President Joe Biden received backlash from corporate news reporters on Thursday night after he delivered a polarizing campaign-style speech flanked by two U.S. Marines.  During the speech, the president attacked tens of millions of people who voted for former President Donald Trump, describing them as extremists.  "Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical," CNN host Brianna Keilar, whose husband serves in U.S. Army, wrote on Twitter.  "Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that.  It's wrong when Democrats do it.  It's wrong when Republicans do it."  CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny wrote that "there's nothing unusual or wrong with a President delivering a political speech — it's inherent in the job description — but doing it against a backdrop of two Marines standing at attention and the Marine Band is a break with White House traditions."

In Speech Walkback, Biden Now Admits He's The Real Threat To Democracy.  President Joe Biden attempted to walk back his divisive rhetoric delivered Thursday night, when the commander-in-chief stood before Independence Hall flanked by Marines illuminated by blood-red lights like stormtroopers.  Two months before the November midterms, Biden went on a 25-minute tirade in which he branded his political opposition as an existential threat to democracy and the "soul of this nation."  "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic," Biden said.  "There's no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans.  And that is a threat to this country."

Visibly shaken Tucker Carlson calls dangerous, outrageous Biden speech 'truly nuts'.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson ripped into President Biden's "immoral" speech given in Philadelphia where he railed against MAGA Republicans in front of a "blood-red Nazi background" and called it "truly nuts."  Biden gave the explosive speech on Thursday night at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with Marines standing in the background.  Carlson compared it to something straight out of Nazi Germany.  The divisive president warned those in attendance that "MAGA Republicans" are a danger to democracy, the country, and freedom.  He painted them as a threat and as the enemy.

Who is the audience for Biden's speech on 'MAGA' GOP threatening democracy?  President Joe Biden will once again denounce the political forces former President Donald Trump has unleashed as a threat to democracy on Thursday night.  The question is who the target audience is for this pitch three months out from the midterm elections, with public opinion on Trump settled and surprisingly stable after two presidential elections, two impeachments, a Capitol riot, the Mar-a-Lago raid, and myriad controversies.  Democrats already fear Trump's return to the White House, though he will not be on the ballot anywhere this fall.  And Republicans have remained strikingly loyal to the former president, with the few wavering outliers more than outweighed by conservatives who will reject Biden's attempt to paint a substantial wing of the GOP as broadly anti-democratic.

Biden's Teetering House of Cards.  [Scroll down] Unlike the fictional Urquhart and Underwood, the Bidens, who are wholly owned by China and Ukraine, the two countries that made their family fabulously wealthy via illegal and underhanded arrangements, are destroying America and the damage is so great, one can only assume it is by design.  They have opened the southern border to all comers, over five million of them in the last eighteen months.  These migrants simply walk across the border, unvetted, unvaxxed (lucky for them), and are ushered to various cities across the country at taxpayer expense.  There are of course terrorists among them and more than enough fentanyl to kill every American several times over.  Human and child sex trafficking is rampant.  Does Biden care?  Not one bit. [...] Joe Biden is at the core of his being a very nasty man.  He is virulently racist at heart as evidenced throughout his career.  Watch some clips from the confirmation hearings of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas and prepare to be horrified by Biden's malevolence.  He has always been corrupt.  He has always been inappropriate with women and young girls.  His own daughter's diary attests to that fact.  He is a known plagiarist, a chronic liar and a bully; his recent speeches are a testament to that.  He is an authoritarian at heart, doing the bidding of the WEF.  He viciously demonizes the millions of voters who support Trump.  He is an authoritarian, a wanna-be dictator.

Joe Biden Calls on Americans to 'Stop' MAGA Republicans.  President Joe Biden called on Americans to "stop" MAGA Republicans, whom he consistently cast as a dark force against democracy in his "Soul of the Nation" prime-time speech on Thursday [9/1/2022].  While much of the president's dark and brooding speech focused on demonizing MAGA Republicans, one particular moment took the demonization a step further when the president appeared to suggest that Americans take up the mantle of isolating Trump supporters.  The president said this after portraying MAGA Republicans as direct threats to American democracy.  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the constitution," he said.  "They do not believe in the rule of law, they do not believe in the rule of law, they do not recognize the will of the people."  "MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards," he added.  "Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose.  No right to privacy.  No right to contraception.  No right to marry who you love.  They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence."

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If Republicans "do not believe in the rule of law," why were they all upset about Hillary Clinton's secret email server, Anthony Weiner's laptop, Hunter Biden's laptop, and Sandy Berger's socks?  Why were they all upset about BLM riots, unprecedented quarantines for healthy citizens, Jeffrey Epstein's murder, mandatory vaccinations, and the stolen presidential election in 2020? Why are they now upset about the political prisoners from the January 6th (2021) protest, the wide-open international border, and the noisy protests in front of the Supreme Court justices' homes? If the rule of law doesn't matter, why does anyone even mention the murder rate in Chicago, violent crime in the New York City subways, or the homeless bums defecating in the streets in San Francisco?

Who Is the Real Fascist?  President Joe Biden thinks millions of Americans are part fascist and borderline terrorists.  It would be laughable if it weren't so disturbing. [...] Let's be clear:  The White House isn't calling lawmakers fascists and extremists — which is troubling enough — they're talking about American citizens.  This is appalling.  No wonder 43% of US adults believe a civil war is likely within the next 10 years.  Our president is essentially telling Americans that their neighbor may be the enemy.  This is clearly intentional.  Why?  Well, having campaigned for president in 2020 as a uniter to 'restore the soul of America,' the politically floundering Biden has moved on to Phase Two — campaign for re-election in 2024 as a divider.  Remember when Biden tweeted, 'It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, and listen to each other again.  To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy.  We are not enemies.  We are Americans.'  We can laugh at this now — or cry.  Accusing opponents of fascism is just the latest and kookiest claim progressives have attempted to avoid disaster in congressional elections this November.

Dishonest 'journalism' rules the airwaves.  It should be a huge story that the FBI essentially told Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story.  Could it be that other media outlets were also warned because they also censored the story?  How did fifty former intelligence officers determine that the laptop was Russian disinformation, given the fact they never saw it or examined it?  Did the FBI give them that false information to bury the story?  Whistleblowers are coming forward at the FBI to say how politicized and corrupt the Justice Department is.  Normally, the media like whistleblowers, yet this story is buried.  Can anyone imagine the wall-to-wall coverage if whistleblowers said the Trump Justice Department was politicized and corrupt?  One whistleblower even alleges that higher-ups directed agents not to examine the Hunter Biden laptop until after the election.

Two Minutes Hate: Biden Rails Against His Fellow Americans in Dark, Threatening Prime-Time Speech.  Joe Biden harangued and threatened the nation for 20 minutes on national TV on Thursday in a speech that will be remembered for its vicious rhetoric and blood-red lighting.  In the highly partisan speech, Biden railed against MAGA America like there was no tomorrow — he used the words "MAGA Republicans" 11 times in the first 12 minutes.  Some of the most-used words in the speech were: violence, darkness, threat, and politics.  The most-used word was "democracy," the Marxist-leaning crowd's favorite term of derision for our republic.  But that's all Joe Biden's got right now.  By nearly every metric, America is worse off than it was during the Trump years, so Biden can only resort to fearmongering and demagoguery.

Joe Biden Has Always Been a Bad Person; No Wonder He's a Bad President.  Back in the 90s, at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the establishment media hammered home the proposition that the individual character of a chief executive didn't matter.  He could be a cheerful rogue and serial philanderer like Bill Clinton, but the Left insisted that was a private matter and that the only thing Americans should care about was that he was a competent and capable president (which he wasn't, but that's another story).  These assertions have become the conventional wisdom since then, but Old Joe Biden is now putting them to the test.  On Tuesday, Fox News' Lisa Boothe enunciated a simple truth that shows that this Lewinsky-era conventional wisdom is wrong and has always been wrong: "One of the biggest lies we were ever told is that Joe Biden is a good man.  He is a terrible president.  Even worse human being."

How Bad Was Biden's Oppressive Stage Presence?  CNN Altered the Video Feed to Soften the Dire Visuals.  Here in the aftermath of Joe Biden's bold, forceful, authoritative, badgering, hectoring, screeching, off-the-rails unPresidential speech on Thursday evening, there are a number of ways to see how poorly received this was.  On content alone, this was quite the disturbing delivery, as we watched our president devolve into a hysteric, carping and complaining about Republicans and leveling accusatory hyperbole like we have not seen from the White House prior.  Another indicator that this thing jumped the trestle and plunged into a PR ravine is that the man once hailed by the media as The Great Uniter now needs this performance to be cleaned up by the media immediately following his display.

CNN Blasts Biden for Using Military As Backdrop for 'Battle' Speech.  It didn't take long after Biden finished his rancid, combative remarks in Philadelphia for the reviews of the latest divisive screed from "Mr. Unity" to come in, and they predictably were not favorable from those among the 70 million Americans he declared were hatefully working to bring about the end of democracy:  [Numerous tweets]  In addition to the caustic content of Biden's message — vote for the people I say or you're a fascist — the staging was also of note, and not just the ominous red hue that bathed the sides of Independence Hall.  No, the two Marines standing at attention behind the president grabbed viewers' eyes.  [Tweets]

Who Are You Calling a Fascist, Mr. President?  The other day, President Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to "semi-fascism."  This is probably the first time in American history a president has openly attacked the opposing party's constituents in this way.  Then again, Biden, who once alleged that the chaste Mitt Romney was harboring a desire to bring back chattel slavery, is prone to stupid hyperbole.  And it's true that most people who throw around the word "fascist" fail to do so with much precision.  These days, the word "democracy," like "fascism," has lost all meaning.  According to Democrats, asking someone to show ID before voting is an attack on "democracy," but so is the Supreme Court's handing back power to voters on the abortion issue.  When you have no limiting principles of governance, anything that inhibits your exertion of power is seen as anti-"democracy."  If students have loans to be paid, "forgive" them.  If you can't pass a bill, the executive branch should do it by fiat.  If the court stops it, pack it.  Power is only to be limited when the opposition holds it.  A microcosm of this confused thinking can be found in the recent spate of hysterical media pieces about alleged Republican "book banning."  The use of "ban" by the media is more than a category error; it's an effort to paint parents who use the very same exact democratic powers the left has relied on for decades as book burners.  Public school curricula and book selection are political questions decided by school and library boards.  Neither have a duty to carry every single volume on racial identitarianism or sexually explicit material simply demanded by some busybody at the American Library Association.

Disgraced Former FBI Official Andrew McCabe Says Joe Biden Didn't Go Far Enough Threatening MAGA Republicans.  Joe Biden on Thursday evening declared war on Trump supporters in a divisive primetime speech on the 'battle for the soul of America' from Philadelphia.  Joe Biden called 75+ million Trump supporters "a clear and present danger to our democracy."  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution, they do not believe in the rule of law ... They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence," said Biden.  "Too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal.  Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic," Biden said.

Joe Biden Crosses Lines in Grotesque National Address.  As RedState reported, excerpts from Joe Biden's "MAGA speech" previewed a gross abuse of the Executive Office of the President.  Sure enough, that's exactly what was delivered as the president appeared in Philidelphia, standing in front of a blood-red background, flanked by Marines.  Lines were crossed that can't be uncrossed, from the use of the military as props in a blatantly political speech to Biden suggesting that nearly half the country is a "danger" to the republic.  This was a speech that went far beyond anything seen in the modern era of presidential addresses.  Of course, because we are dealing with a decrepit, senile old man, things didn't start off well.  The president couldn't stop coughing as he tried to get into his remarks.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden, Lout, Liar, And Lunatic.  When candidate Joe Biden promised that if elected president he would unite the country, did he think he could do it alienating roughly half the population?  Or did he mean he would unite the Democrats and independents against the "MAGA Republicans"?  Thursday's speech clearly indicates what he had in mind was the latter.  Last week, Biden smeared Donald Trump supporters, calling them semi-fascists who practice "burn-it-all-down politics" and face "backwards full of anger, violence, hate and division." [...] Biden followed up his "semi-fascist" rant with Thursday's prime-time "soul of a nation" speech, in which he spoke of the 74.2 million who voted for Donald Trump in 2020 as white supremacists, extremists, rearward-looking deplorables, and wild-haired bogeymen who pose an existential threat to the country.

The Optics Created by Joe Biden Communication Team for a National Address Were Off the Charts Creepy.  I usually prefer to stay away from the ancillary stuff, but the remarks by Joe Biden today were not normal, not even close.  Every national address by a president has a massive advance team checking every detail of a venue before broadcast.  The optics they put together for Biden's "battle for the soul of a nation" speech tonight, was just plain creepy and weird.  I mean think about it, what does this imagery present when discussing the theme of battling for the soul of a nation?  [Photo]  These are not modified images or changes in presentation; they are exactly what was broadcast to the nation.  It looks straight up evil.  Like something out of a hellscape theatrical production intended to showcase Baal as the "soul of the nation."  On one hand, this is the realistic tone of the Biden administration.  But on the other hand, you would not expect to see this harsh dictatorship enhanced with the backdrop to give it such angered imagery.  I have never seen anything even close to this in a presidential address.

Tyrannical old Joe's secret police state.  It would be easy to laugh it off as the blathering of a spiteful, increasingly incoherent, angry old man.  But what Biden and the puppeteers who guide him are doing is very sinister.  They appear to be preparing the ground for an even harsher crackdown on his political opponents by the security state, which has become, to all appearances, his secret police.  The president's intemperate attacks on Republicans as "semi-fascist," "ultra-MAGA" "white supremacists" and "domestic terrorists" have escalated as a midterm wipeout looms and Biden's deadly polls have solidified, despite hagiographic media lauding the comeback of "Aviator Joe."  Yeah, sure, his polls have "bounced back" — just like gas prices, from unbelievably bad to really bad.  Clearly, two weeks in the basement with double COVID and a month on vacation has done wonders for his popularity.  In Biden's case, absence makes the heart grow slightly less scornful.

Gingrich: Biden [is] Committing Greatest-Ever 'Act of Aggression by an American President Against His Own People'.  As President Joe Biden excoriates millions of Americans as "MAGA Republicans" "extremists," "semi-fascists" and threats to democracy — something he's likely to do again tonight in his so-called "soul of the nation" speech — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Biden's sneering insults stem from "terror."  Gingrich, speaking to Fox News Wednesday night, noted that more than 70 million Americans voted for Donald Trump in the last election.  "To have a president of the United States characterize half of his country in the way that Joe Biden does is the greatest act of aggression by an American president against his own people that we have ever seen.  It's truly an astonishing moment.  It doesn't fit any of our prior history," Gingrich said.

Rise & Fall of the Biden Bump.  President Biden's approval rating recently bumped up into the low 40's.  My working theory is that Biden is well served by his time out of the public eye and poorly served by his public appearances and remarks.  Biden's minders in the White House don't seem to agree with me, however, as they continue to send him on the road to peddle the fabrications, fabulations, and grotesqueries of his Wilkes-Barre remarks, to take only the most recent example.

Joe Biden, the little man who wasn't there.  President Joe Biden has enjoyed a summer revival of sorts, meaning a rise in his public job approval number from a grotesquely low 36.8% in the RealClearPolitics average to a still lamentable 42%.  In parallel, his disapproval fell from 57.4% to 54.7%.  This is enough for Democratic congressional candidates to rethink shunning the president on the campaign trail but is hardly a ringing endorsement. [...] More significant is that he was in hiding during midsummer, "strictly" isolating because he had COVID. This removed him from the public eye for weeks, and it is remarkable how much better he looks when you can't see him.  Biden is no hero, but if he has a superpower, it is invisibility.  Being an empty suit has taken him to the top.  His absence made voters' hearts grow fonder in 2020.  He won the presidency, remember, by retiring to his Delaware basement, avoiding the public gaze, and limiting his visible weirdness and blunders to occasional video appearances.

Here's the Reason They Don't Show the Wide Shot at Biden's Events.  [Scroll down] There was that tiny group of people set up with the signs behind him.  Other than a few police officers who were there, the people behind him looked like they were probably union people who were told to come out.  They looked mostly like they wished they were anywhere else.  There was a bigger group of folks in front of Biden.  But nothing like the thousands that come out for President Donald Trump, so the attempt to make it look like that fell pretty flat.

'Dr.' Jill Has Cringe, 'Very Doctoral' Response When Confronted on Student Debt Relief Plan Specs.  Fresh off of testing negative for COVID-19 after her "rebound" case, First Lady Jill Biden headed up a "Meeting to Strengthen the Teaching Profession" at the White House Wednesday, where she was hit very early on with a query about President Biden's student loan relief plan, which he unilaterally implemented last week.  At some point prior to handing over the meeting to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Jill Biden was confronted by a Daily Mail reporter who asked her to explain how Biden's plan, which was heavily pushed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Raphael Warnock in part on grounds it would help them come election time, would lower the costs of higher education as the President himself has repeatedly asserted will happen.  "Dr." Jill was clearly surprised by the question, as evidenced by the bumbling answer she gave.  "He said he was going to have loan forgiveness during the campaign," she stated.  "I heard him say it over and over again and he followed up on his promise and he kept to it."  [Video clip]

Semi-moronic.  The White House thinks they have struck gold with their attack on "MAGA Republicans" as "semi-fascist" and all the rest.  President Biden's minders in the daycare operation at the White House are wheeling him out for a primetime campaign speech addressing "the soul of the nation" tomorrow night.  The speech is to take place outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. [...] My working theory is that Biden is not a compelling advocate for the Democrats.  Dems in competitive races avoid him.  He is a lying phony.  The theme is sickening.  Biden gave it a workout in Wilkes-Barre yesterday.

Lying Joe Biden is unfit to save the 'soul of the nation'.  President Biden is going to deliver a prime-time speech Thursday on what the White House calls the "battle for the soul of the nation."  It's a timely topic with rich possibilities, but none richer than the notion that the Big Guy is qualified to address America's soul.  Unless he's going to confess how his family made millions by selling access to foreign governments and Communist oligarchs, Biden will be stuck spinning a web of fiction.  No problem there because fiction is what he's good at.  He has a gift for playing make-believe.  All politicians lie, but Biden doesn't stop there.  He's a proven plagiarist, a fabulist, always the hero of his own stories, the Walter Mitty of American politics!

Joe Biden Screams, 'I Am Determined to Ban Assault Weapons!' During PA Speech.  President Joe Biden screamed, "I am determined to ban assault weapons in this country!" during a Tuesday speech in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Biden segued to "assault weapons" by talking about passing Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) gun control package this summer.  He built toward a crescendo as he claimed "the vast majority" of Republican members of Congress could not support Cornyn's gun control because the NRA was against it.

Biden's New Slur to Tar His Political Opponents.  This week, President Joe Biden — in search of a new label to pin on his political opponents after the failure of his "ultra-MAGA" branding, which prompted peals of laughter rather than shudders of horror — landed on a new slur with which to tar those who don't support his agenda:  they are, he said, semi-fascists.  Speaking with a crowd of Democratic donors in Maryland, Biden reportedly said, "What we're seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy.  It's not just Trump, it's the entire philosophy that underpins the — I'm going to say something — it's semi-fascism."  Now, Democratic politicians painting half of Americans as beneath contempt is old hat.  Former President Barack Obama, of course, said that Americans who didn't support him in 2008 were merely bitter bigots, clinging to "guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them."  Hillary Clinton was more pithy:  she called them a "basket of deplorables."  So, "semi-fascist" shouldn't come as much of a shock.  But that smear is particularly galling coming from Biden the same week in which he announced, without any constitutional authority whatsoever, that he was erasing some $500 billion in student loan debts — the single largest executive action in American history.  Biden justified that action on the basis of a nonexistent COVID-19 emergency.

Biden's plum job reward for ex-intel officer who protected his scandal-laden son stinks.  If Jeremy Bash's appointment last week to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board is any guide to how the White House picks its top intel folks, the nation can forget about getting reliable intel.  Bash exposed himself as a political hack eager to exploit his authority for partisan purposes back in October 2020, when he joined 50 other former intelligence officials and signed an open letter pretending that The [New York] Post's reporting off Hunter Biden's laptop was likely Russian disinformation.  It has "has the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation," the 51 claimed — without actually explaining how, because it didn't.  It was just info they didn't want voters seeing in advance of the election.  With the same motive, The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other outlets used the letter as an excuse to ignore and deny our scoops. "We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don't want to waste the listener's and readers' time on stories that are just pure distractions," huffed NPR managing editor Terence Samuels.  Oops:  The Times, WaPo and so on have now admitted The Post's reports were 100% accurate.  So the "experts" were actually the ones pushing disinformation.

Biden takes heat for spending 40 percent of his days in office 'on vacation'.  President Biden is taking heat for spending 40% of his days in office "on vacation" after he was away from the White House for two-thirds of August.  Biden's weekend jaunts and vacations spanned 234 days — with seven in 10 of them spent at his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware — out of 589 days in office.  RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told The Post that Republicans believe it's a winning campaign issue — alongside concerns over the effects of Biden-era spending, including Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus package last year and this year's $437 billion environmental and health care bill.  "Voters want Republicans, who actually show up to work, to dig America out of Biden's recession, secure the southern border, and put an end to reckless spending of taxpayer dollars," McDaniel said.

Joe Biden Claims 'Brave Right-Wing Americans' Are Shooting Law Enforcement.  President Joe Biden indicated Tuesday that "right-wing" Americans who support the Second Amendment are shooting at law enforcement.  The president detailed his frustrations with Americans who supported the right to own semi-automatic weapons during a speech on fighting crime in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  "For those brave right-wing Americans who say it's all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country you need an F-15, you need something a little more than a gun," he said and added, "No.  I'm not joking."  "Who are they shooting at?  They're shooting at these guys behind me," he continued, referring to law enforcement, who were securing the president.

Biden Says the Military Can Obliterate the Second Amendment.  President Joe Biden said Tuesday while in Pennsylvania that "brave right wing Americans" who claim the Second Amendment is meant to fight back against a tyrannical government would be obliterated by the military.  Biden was speaking in Wilkes-Barre while promoting gun control and bolstering police forces across the nation.  Biden pushed for a federal ban on so-called "assault weapons" and took aim at Republicans during his speech, invoking the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  "As one of the most — one of the most conservative justices in history, Justice Scalia, once wrote like, quote, 'like most rights, the rights granted by the Second Amendment are not unlimited'," Biden said. "They're not unlimited right now."

Biden can't decide whether or not we're still in a pandemic.  President Joe Biden made a campaign promise to "shut the virus down."  He made this claim repeatedly because his advisers thought he had stumbled into a clever saying about not shutting down the country again.  Now, almost two full years into his term, Biden is using presidential authority he believes he has under the 2003 HEROES Act to suspend student loan payments once again and, on top of that, attempt unilaterally to waive up to $20,000 in Pell Grant student loans or $10,000 in other loans.  It was on March 13, 2020, that President Donald Trump declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(b) of the Stafford Act, making the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency.  Biden, in abusing this power, is going against his own administration's legal arguments concerning the declaration from earlier this year.

We All Know That Biden Is Not In Charge — It's Actually Three Women, And We Have Their Names.  The next two years is going to be a wild ride, as Joe Biden isn't calling the shots, believe me on this.  He's got the title of president of the United States but none of the authority because the government is being run by Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain & Company under the absolute control and direction of Sen. Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.  The left knew when they chose Biden to be the Democratic presidential nominee that he didn't have the stamina or cognitive abilities to handle the job of president.  That's why the left chose him, they needed a person, just a warm body, living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who would just do as he's told and not ask questions. [...] It seems that Obama's third term is not just a wish for the former POTUS.  There are actually three women inside Joe's admin who are working together to operate this show for Obama, and we identify who they are.

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The headline says, "It's Actually Three Women," but the article names two men and eight women, in addition to Barack H. Obama and Vice-President Harris.

This Has Got To Be A First In History, A First Lady Physically Moving The President Backwards While He's Speaking To The Press.  The media may think their clever reporting is hiding Biden's decline from the world, but the world is well aware of it.  Particularly in Australia.  Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt spoke with psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed on his show and discussed Ahmed's take on the cognitive condition of the leader of the free world.  They weren't the only ones who noticed this strange behavior from Biden and things are just getting worse.

Biden's Senior Moment of the Week Vol. 8.  This week President Joe Biden appeased the radical liberals in his party by unilaterally canceling up to $40,000 worth of student debt for households earning $249,000 a year.  Former Obama adviser Jason Furman called it "reckless" and "indefensible."  Legal experts echoed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) assessment that Biden lacks the authority to forgive student loans without an act of Congress.  Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, the president touted the "cumalidefasredsulc" benefits of debt forgiveness and kept coughing directly into his hand in blatant violation of accepted health and safety protocols.  Meanwhile, his ability to speak in coherent sentences showed no signs of improvement.

"Doctor" Jill's trillion-dollar gift to the educational-industrial complex.  First Lady Jill Biden asked to be called "Doctor" after her husband was elected president.  She's not actually a doctor.  She's also not nearly as smart as one and so she thought the title made her look like she was, at least to stupid people who don't know better.  The justification for "Doctor" Jill's request to be called a doctor was she has an EdD. That's a doctoral degree in education.  It's a little like a PhD but much easier to obtain.  No EdD in the entire universe could pass an introductory college chemistry or physics course.  I suppose I could ask to be called a "doctor" too, since my law degree is a J.D., a Juris Doctor, but my friends would laugh at that request, and rightly so.  They don't teach you anything in EdD programs.  After all, they don't know anything themselves.  Their qualification for teaching in an EdD program is their own EdD. They don't even teach grammar or proofreading. "Doctor" Jill's written thesis for her EdD contains a typo in the first paragraph.

Biden Calls on the Mob.  The Dems decided they needed a little presidential revival before the midterms to fire up their base — which isn't looking very motivated at the moment.  They gave President Gremlin a few days of vacation to rest up, a couple of shots of Adderall to switch on long-dormant brain cells, and a few hits of oxygen so he could walk out onto the stage without collapsing.  They trotted Biden out to a friendly audience in a suburb of Washington, D.C., and he gave a real barn-burner of a speech.  He was angrier than an old coot screaming at the neighborhood kids to get off of his yard.  Apparently, the Democrats think that is a good look for them.  I wonder if they've considered that this speech may come to define the Biden presidency?  The speech was about those that voted for Donald Trump, but it revealed a great deal more about our presidential sock-puppet himself.  We learned that Joe has an advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Video: Joe Biden's Walk is Getting Stranger, What's With His Leg?  Who is really in charge?  Joe Biden on Friday 'dropped by' a meeting with state and local officials on Women's Equality Day to discuss 'abortion access' for women following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade.  Biden decided to take a few softball questions from sycophantic reporters.  Then he dropped this gem as he called on a reporter:  "I'm sorry, I took control.  I shouldn't do that.  I'm not allowed to do that," said Biden as his handlers kicked out the press.

79% say 'truthful' coverage of Hunter Biden's laptop would have changed 2020 election.  Nearly four of five Americans who've been following the Hunter Biden laptop scandal believe that "truthful" coverage would have changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.  A similar percentage also said they're convinced that information on the computer is real, with just 11% saying they thought it was "created by Russia," according to the survey conducted by the New Jersey-based Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics.  And an even higher number — 81% — said US Attorney General Merrick Garland should appoint a special counsel to investigate matters related to the first son's infamous laptop, the existence of which was exclusively revealed by The Post in October 2020.

Mark Zuckerberg Admits On Joe Rogan That Facebook Censored The Hunter Laptop Story At The Request Of The FBI.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that before the New York Post broke the Hunter Biden laptop story, the social media giant received a warning from the FBI which prompted Facebook to limit the story's reach on the platform ahead of the 2020 presidential election.  The billionaire tech mogul said the FBI approached Facebook and warned it "be vigilant" before the New York Post story on the contents in Joe Biden's son's laptop.  [Video clip]

Did Biden Just Call for Warfare Against Republicans?  There it is.  He said it out loud.  Joe Biden thinks you're a fascist.  And the difference between this and the last epithet conservatives were called around election time is that this time Biden has an armed FBI and Antifa to act as his punishing squad.  Gladly.  Here's what the president told a Democratic Party fundraiser near the White House on Thursday.  "What we're seeing now is either the beginning of the death knell of the extreme MAGA philosophy.  It's not just Trump, it's the entire philosophy that underpins the — I'm going to say something — it's like semi-fascism," he said, according to a pool reporter.  "This is not your father's Republican Party.  This is a different deal."

Biden Makes Eyebrow-Raising Comment About 'Stealing' Elections.  Joe Biden is on a roll.  It's just not the kind of roll anyone should want him to be on.  After returning from his multi-week vacation in the middle of multiple crises, the president held a rally in Rockville, MD because no one else outside of a hundred-mile radius of the beltway can stand him.  Despite not filling the school gym he was speaking in, Biden launched into a multi-pronged attack against his political enemies.  He labeled Republicans as "semi-fascist" just a day after he declared himself king to force middle-class Americans to pay for the student loans of a small, mostly well-off minority of the country.  As RedState reported, his comments were couched in total incoherence, but it was one understandable part of his diatribe that had eyebrows raising.  According to Biden, if Democrats retain Congress, they will pass legislation to ensure "no one has the opportunity to steal an election again."  [Video clip]  That's certainly a "mask-off" moment from a guy who is clearly out of control and throwing all caution to the wind.  But the question is exactly what he means.

FBI agents behind controversial Hunter Biden briefing in 2020 [have been] ordered to talk.  Two top Senate Republicans want to interview the FBI officials behind a controversial summer 2020 FBI briefing on Russia.  Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to the two FBI employees on Thursday, alleging the August 2020 briefing was "unnecessary and was only done because of pressure from our Democratic colleagues, including Democratic Leadership, to falsely attack our Biden investigation as advancing Russian disinformation."  The senators named Nikki Floris, the intelligence analyst in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office's intelligence division, and Bradley Benavides, the deputy assistant director of the FBI Washington Field Office's counterintelligence division, as being the officials who provided the Russia-related briefing on Aug. 6, 2020.  The senators want the duo to appear for a transcribed interview in September.

Zuckerberg Revelation Shows FBI Interfered for Biden in 2020 Election.  Surprise, surprise.  It wasn't the social media platforms alone that censored the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election.  No, the FBI asked Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election, calling it Russian disinformation.  Indeed, FBI investigators knew the laptop and its disgusting contents were all too real because they'd held possession of the laptop since 2019.  The laptop contained the disgusting details of Hunter's sex and drug life, business dealings, and evidence of big paydays from Ukraine and China — all of which presented a national security risk to the U.S.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told podcaster Joe Rogan on Thursday that the FBI put Facebook "on high alert" to, wink, censor the Biden laptop story, wink, before the 2020 election.

Ashley Biden's Shocking Diary Is Real, Confirming Creepy Joe Biden Allegations.  Two Florida residents pleaded guilty to stealing President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden's diary; and then selling it to the conservative group Project Veritas.  Aimee Harris and Robert Kurlander admitted in a New York City federal court to conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property involving the theft of personal belongings of an immediate family member of a then-former government official who was a candidate for national political office.  "Harris and Kurlander stole personal property from an immediate family member of a candidate for national political office... they sold the property to an organization in New York for $40,000 and even returned to take more of the victim's property when asked to do so.  Harris and Kurlander sought to profit from their theft of another person's personal property, and they now stand convicted of a federal felony as a result," Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.

Joe Biden Wakes up to Democratic Mutiny on Student Loan Forgiveness Plan.  President Joe Biden's unilateral move to implement a student loan forgiveness plan that "will include at least $10,000 in loan forgiveness for borrowers who make less than $125,000 annually, as well as another payment freeze for roughly four months" has understandably set off a firestorm nationwide, with Republicans lining up to express their outrage over Biden's actions.  But Republicans aren't the only ones ripping Biden.  He's also faced intense criticism from some surprising corners, including from Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) who as we previously reported said on Wednesday that "This announcement by President Biden is no way to make policy and sidesteps Congress and our oversight and fiscal responsibilities."  "Any plan to address student debt should go through the legislative process, and it should be more targeted and paid for so it doesn't add to the deficit," Pappas, who is said to be in a tough reelection battle, also stated.

Biden [Claims] That the "Emergency" Powers He Has Due to Covid Allow Him to Act As a Tyrant, Apparently Forever.  Note that Biden already declared an end to the covid emergency when he canceled Trump's Remain in Mexico policy, and his CDC just announced that we're effectively back to normal.  But Biden won't formally say the "emergency" is over — so he can continue acting as tyrant when he finds it politically useful to do so. [...] [D]idn't this Republic used to require Congress to pass laws?  Didn't NeverTrump used to caution about the "authoritarian" Trump assuming the powers of a tyrant?  And yet... they're all supportive of this, or silent about it.

Biden Announces His Illegal Student Loan Move With Senility and Casual Racism.  Joe Biden made it official on Wednesday, confirming reports that he was going to "forgive" tens of thousands of dollars of student debt for federal borrowers, many of which are the most privileged and well-off in our society.  As I wrote previously, I think the move is morally reprehensible, forcing an electrician who paid for their technical training to now pay for the gender studies degree of some far-left kook making $100K a year in an academic position.  For his part, Biden took to the podium to announce his move while taking a precious few questions.  Those he did field received some of the most non-sensical answers of his presidency.  Before we get there, though, here was the president attempting to set things up in a way absolutely no one understood.  Really, what in the world is he talking about here?  [Tweet]

Biden's Student Loan 'Forgiveness' Is An Unjust, Cynical Abuse Of Power.  "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law."  That's what it says right there in the Constitution.  And yet, without any legislation, Joe Biden now promises to "cancel" up to $10,000 in student loans per borrower ($20,000 for Pell Grant borrowers), limited to those with annual incomes of less than $125,000.  Let's start by pointing out that President Joe Biden isn't "canceling" or "forgiving" any student loans.  Those are preposterous euphemisms favored by Democrats and the media.  The debt in question already exists, it has been lent and spent, and those who borrowed the money of their own volition have already received services.  This debt isn't cancelable.  The president hasn't "forgiven" loans, he's unilaterally broken existing contracts and transferred the responsibility of payment to taxpayers — many of whom have either repaid their own student loans or never borrowed any money to begin with.  Now, if you're opposed to repaying some stranger's loan, that's too bad.  A new batch of IRS agents will be there to ensure that you do.

Majority of White House Staffers Eligible for Biden's Student-Loan 'Forgiveness'.  Many White House staffers will likely be eligible for President Biden's newly unveiled student-loan "forgiveness" plan, which will transfer up to $10,000 in student debt from individuals making less than $125,000 to the American public.  A White House report that detailed the pay of more than 470 staffers last month showed that roughly half of current White House employees make $90,000 or less per year, with the other half making more than $100,000.  More than 300 staffers on the list earn less than the $125,000 threshold.

Or maybe they just want to keep her out of sight, too.
Jill Biden tests positive for Covid again in a rebound case after taking Paxlovid.  First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Wednesday, suffering a rebound case of the coronavirus after taking the antiviral drug, Paxlovid.  The East Wing said Wednesday afternoon that the first lady would return to isolation in Delaware.  Dr. Biden's symptoms have not returned, Deputy Communications Director Kelsey Donohue said in a statement.

FBI whistleblower claims bureau leaders ordered staff NOT to investigate Hunter Biden laptop.  The FBI deliberately dragged its feet on the Hunter Biden investigation and told agents not to look into the Hunter Biden laptop, according to new whistleblowers who spoke with Sen. Ron Johnson.  Johnson, R-Wisc., sent a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday bringing forth the new whistleblower claims.  'Recently, my office heard from individuals with knowledge of the FBI's apparent corruption,' Johnson said.  'After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, DE computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, "you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop" and that the FBI is "not going to change the outcome of the election again,"' Johnson wrote to Horowitz.  Johnson is demanding Horowitz look into the FBI's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop.

Biden [will]] Return to [the] White House Wednesday for [a] DNC Event, Then Leave For Another Delaware Vacation.  They're really going to try to hide Dementia Joe until the midterm elections.  Joe Biden will briefly return to the White House on Wednesday do to a DNC event in Maryland before returning to Delaware for another vacation.  Today [8/22/2022] marks Biden's 93rd day on vacation just this year.  Biden has spent 228 days on vacation since he was installed in January 2021.

Biden takes two-week break as vacation time outstrips Trump, Obama, Bush.  President Biden will wrap up a two-week vacation at his beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Wednesday as one unofficial count indicates he has spent more time away from the White House than his three immediate predecessors at the same point in their terms.  The president and his family, including disgraced first son Hunter Biden, left Washington for their latest getaway on Aug. 10, spending almost a week at a $20 million mansion on South Carolina's exclusive Kiawah Island.  As The [New York] Post reported earlier this month, the first family stayed for free at the nine-bedroom oceanfront estate owned by Democratic donor Maria Allwin, the widow of hedge fund founder James Allwin.

Joe Biden uses $500,000 federal funds to construct himself a personal border wall.  Border walls? Who needs border walls?  Apparently, only Joe Biden does.  The rest of us can go without. [...] It comes on the heels of news that some five million illegal migrants have crossed into the U.S.  on Joe Biden's watch, which is almost a couple of Los Angeleses' worth.  About a tenth of those, according to news reports, are known as "gotaways," foreigners with criminal records, or ongoing criminal business for the most part, who have good reasons from their own point of view, to avoid any contact with the Border Patrol, even with its easy, sure-thing "catch and release" policies.  Characters from the terrorist watch lists have been sporadically apprehended, with gotaways on that front unknown, so that's some protection these Bidenites are offering.

It Turns Out Most Democrats Don't Want Joe Biden Anywhere Near Their Campaigns.  In a piece titled "As Biden turns toward midterms, he may not be the top surrogate," the [Washington] Post surveyed dozens of Democrats, scoured their ads, social media, and websites, and realized that Joe Biden seems to be deeply unpopular this midterm cycle.  Of the 60 or so Democrats they asked, very few said they wanted Biden (or anyone from his administration, actually) to come campaign with them.

Ron Klain and Susan Rice Take the Lead as Joe Biden Disappears on Vacation.  President Joe Biden's staff continue trumpeting the president's legislative victories but have allowed the president to disappear into his August vacation.  Earlier this week, Biden appeared at the White House briefly to sign his massive green energy and health care bill but has not taken questions from reporters at the White House or appeared for any interviews to promote his agenda.  He has spent most of August out of sight, as he spent a week at Kiawah Island before returning to Delaware for another week off.

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Did you vote for Ron Klain or Susan Rice, for the office of President?  No, you didn't.  This is a high-stakes bait-and-switch scam.

Think the FBI Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt?  [Scroll down]In July, [Senator] Grassley's office published a blockbuster whistleblower report wherein senior agency officials alleged that the bureau is actively trying to sabotage Trump and provide cover for President Joe Biden's son, Hunter.  "Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions," Grassley's office wrote in a press release, "are raising the alarm about tampering by senior FBI and Justice Department officials in politically sensitive investigations ranging from election and campaign finance probes across multiple election cycles."  Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and Director of Election Crimes Branch Richard Pilger, the whistleblowers alleged, coordinated to amplify defamatory information against Trump while giving cover to Hunter Biden, dismissing Biden intelligence as disinformation.  The agency reportedly knew of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop full of incriminating information on the first family as early as 2019, and Grassley's whistleblower report highlights how officials may have undermined DOJ investigations into Hunter Biden's finances in Delaware and Pittsburgh.  In March, FBI Assistant Director of the Cyber Division Bryan Vorndran told lawmakers he did not know the whereabouts of Hunter Biden's laptop.

The "Lie of the Year" frontrunner.  It's a bit early for the "Lie of the Year" awards to come out, particularly since we're in a midterm election year and there will be many politicians flapping their gums between now and November.  But at least over at The Hill, they've decided that we need to start narrowing the field a bit. [...] With so many choices to pick from, you might think that they'd have had trouble narrowing this down, but in the end, the choice came down to one claim.  Or more correctly, perhaps we should say one series of claims in a short period of time.  And they stemmed from Biden's recent comments about inflation being at "zero" in July.

Joe Biden Plans to Extend Vacation in Delaware After Kiawah Island Trip.  President Joe Biden is planning to extend his vacation this week after he wraps up his time on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.  According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data cited by the Associated Press, Biden plans to be in Wilmington, Delaware, from Tuesday until Friday after he leaves Kiawah Island.  The White House has not released a schedule of the president's vacation but announced that Biden will return to Washington, DC, on Tuesday to sign the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" before leaving again.  The $430 billion bill raises taxes to spend more on government-controlled health care and subsidizes green energy.

Hunter Biden met with dad immediately after Romanian business meetings.  Hunter Biden met with his father multiple times while working for a Romanian real estate tycoon accused of corruption — an effort that netted Joe Biden's second son and associates "millions" of dollars, a source close to the arrangement told The [New york] Post.  The timing of the meetings between the then-vice president and his son have raised questions about the "full truth" of the involvement with Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings, critics said.  The calendared gabfests between father and son were found during a search of a laptop hard drive which Hunter Biden abandoned in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019, and fly in the face of past denials from President Biden that he had no part in his son's overseas business dealings.

The Destroyer of the Republic.  It strains credulity, but given Old Joe Biden's deteriorating mental state, it doesn't really strain credulity all that much:  the Biden White House insists that it only found out about the twilight-of-the-republic raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home when the establishment media did, and not a moment before.  So if the alleged president didn't order this banana-republic raid, who did?  On Thursday, Biden's hyper-partisan Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has done so much to turn the Justice Department and the FBI into weapons of partisan politics, admitted that it was he who "personally approved" the raid, and as he surveys what he hath wrought, the heightened distrust of the authorities among ordinary Americans, and the growing fear of an out-of-control Leftist authoritarian federal government, he isn't one bit sorry, either.  Apparently destroying the republic and imposing upon the American people a Leftist autocracy that is above the law was what he wanted to do all along.

When are Biden Voters Going to Get Angry?  We must all take a close look at the abuse we have suffered at the hands of the leftist Democrat Party, and their never-ending litany of lies trying to cover their failures.  What I want to know is, after 19 months of predictable results for their failed policies, when are Biden voters going to get angry?  I do not blame them for thinking, "Things can only get better now," after bad actors deposed President Trump, and Sleepy, basement-dwelling Joe ascended to the Oval Office.  The abuse the Democrat faithful endured during the Trump presidency was relentless:  every hoax imaginable about Russia, every night a lying, conspiratorial, gaslighting grift of "evidence will show," and all manners of character assassination.  By January 2020, we were all worn out from the non-stop barrage of bad news, while the narrative they crafted ignored or falsified the rays of hope.  However, what Biden voters were sold has not been delivered — Biden has not governed as the refreshingly wonderfully moderate he was made out to be.  Instead, he and the Democrat Party are beholden to radical leftists.

The FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home highlights the alarming double standard that gives Dems a pass.  "We believe in the rule of law.  That's what our country is about, and no person is above the law," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told "Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie during a TV interview Tuesday [8/9/2022] in an attempt to justify the unprecedented FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach home.  If that's the case — that we're all "equal" under the law, as Pelosi says — what penalties will her husband, Paul Pelosi, face for allegedly drunk driving? [...] And what about President Joe Biden's wayward son Hunter?  The FBI has been in possession of his "laptop from hell" for years, but despite reported evidence of alleged crimes the first son may have committed, he hasn't been arrested or subjected to unannounced pre-dawn intimidation raids by dozens of armed FBI agents like what shockingly took place to Trump and his family.

Hunter Biden laptop repairman John Paul Mac Isaac says FBI agent threatened him to hush up.  The computer repair shop owner who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop claims in a new book that an FBI agent threatened him to stay silent.  John Paul Mac Isaac said two federal agents came to his Mac Shop in Wilmington, Del. in December 2019 to recoup the laptop following a subpoena, he details in his new book "American Injustice:  My Battle to Expose the Truth."  The repairman, who had volunteered to hand the laptop over to the feds two months earlier, said the alleged threat came after he made a joke, telling them:  "Hey, lads, I'll remember to change your names when I write the book."  "Agent Wilson kept walking but Agent DeMeo paused and turned to face me," Paul Mac writes of the encounter.  Isaac said the agent then told him:  "It is our experience that nothing ever happens to people that don't talk about these things."

FBI Gone Wild:  Federal Agent Threatened Hunter Biden Laptop Repair Guy.  The trail of corruption and abuse stretches the length of the Great Wall of China by this point.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is out of control.  Has the Russian collusion hoax not exposed how far agents and employees at the Department of Justice will go to undermine a duly elected president?  There was election interference in 2016 and 2020, but the source was domestic, not foreign.  It wasn't the Russians but those working in the J. Edgar Hoover Building.  Trump being smeared as a Kremlin agent was the first salvo, but in 2020, the Hunter Biden laptop came out in October of that year — threatening Joe Biden's election chances.  The FBI ran interference by reportedly labeling any allegations stemming from Hunter's laptop as Russian disinformation without a thorough review.  The bureau has been doing this for months with regard to making sure nothing about Hunter becomes a national news story that could damage the Biden presidency.

FBI, R.I.P?  The FBI has devolved into a personal retrieval service for the incorrigible Biden family.  It suppressed, for political purposes, information surrounding Hunter Biden's missing laptop on the eve of the 2020 election.  Previously, the FBI never pursued Hunter's fraudulently registered firearm, his mysterious foreign income, his felonious crack cocaine use, or his regular employment of foreign prostitutes.

Joe, Hunter Biden staying for free at $20 million South Carolina mansion.  President Biden and his family, including disgraced first son Hunter, are spending their summer vacation at a $20 million beachfront mansion in South Carolina, The Post has learned — and they're not paying a dime.  The president recently asked prominent Democratic donor Maria Allwin — the widow of hedge fund founder James Allwin — if he could stay at her nine-bedroom Kiawah Island estate, a source close to the family told The [New York] Post.  "They stayed here before and they're not paying," the source said.  "They've never paid.  They're just friends."  The property features a large swimming pool on two acres and is surrounded by palm trees and other lush vegetation for privacy.

Biden sure is coughing a lot for someone 'recovered' from COVID.  President Biden has been ill with China virus.  We all know that.  Twice within the past half-month Biden has been kept in China virus isolation.  During isolation, his public affairs have been limited, and when he does take part in events, he's been doing them remotely.  Supposedly, his handlers allow him to circulate in public after two successive days of being tested negative, when he is supposed to be in normal health, but you sure wouldn't have known that from the performance he put on last Tuesday at the outdoor signing ceremony on the White House South Lawn for the passage of the CHIPS in Science Act of 2022 — which Brandon consistently misnamed as "the CHIPS and Science Act."  The signing ceremony was one prolonged cough-a-thon.  It was 45 minutes long, and under tropical conditions of heat and humidity approaching that of the Amazon rain forest, which certainly didn't help the obviously still sick president.  His handlers should never have allowed this ceremony to go forth.

'We had Zero percent inflation': Biden dazed and confused after July 8.5% inflation rate announced.  The Labor Department released the inflation report Wednesday and while any fair-minded person can tell the economy is far from looking up, President Joe Biden has well and truly embraced Orwellian dystopian doublethink and, instead of saying "2+2=5," declared 8.5 equals zero.  While holding a ceremony Wednesday to sign the PACT Act that, in part, addresses the healthcare needs of veterans who suffered illness or injury from exposure to burn pits, Biden attempted to draw a win on the consumer price index (CPI) coming in at 8.5 percent for the month of July.  That number was indeed a drop from the year-to-year metric that marked a 40-year high in June at 9.1 percent, but it was also a far cry from what the president claimed.

Biden Schedule Is Heavy on Delaware, Light on Interviews.  President Biden's schedule shows he has a fondness for travel to Delaware and the occasional game of golf — and a cautious approach to formal interviews and press conferences.  As the summer draws to a close, Mr. Biden is planning to spend some time away in August, starting later this week with a trip to Kiawah Island, S.C. In his first 18 months in office, he traveled to Delaware 46 times and to Camp David 18 times.  He played 15 rounds of golf, conducted 17 formal press conferences and gave 20 sit-down interviews, according to former CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who tracks presidential data.

Probably true, only because Biden isn't really in charge.
Team Biden Claims 'No Advance Knowledge' of FBI Raid on Donald Trump's House at Mar-A-Lago.  President Joe Biden's staff claimed Monday they did not know about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago.  "No advance knowledge.  Some learned from old media some from social media," a senior White House official told CBS reporter Ed O'Keefe when asked about the raid.  Fox News journalist Pat Ward also cited a comment from a White House official denying they did not receive notice of the raid and referred reporters to the Justice Department.

This assertion is also probably true, only because Joe Biden isn't really in charge.
White House Claims Biden Was Not Briefed on FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that President Biden was not made aware that the FBI planned to search former president Donald Trump's personal residence at Mar-a-Lago before the action was carried out on Monday.  "What I can tell you definitively and for sure, he was not aware of this," Jean-Pierre said of Biden.  "Nobody at the White House was.  Nobody was given a heads up and we did not know about what happened yesterday."  Asked if the president is concerned about the potential for politically fueled violence in the wake of the raid, she said:  "We would ask Americans to remain peaceful at this time."

GOP to Go on Offense Against Intel Officials in Hunter Biden Probe.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says that the House Republicans will demand answers from intelligence officials on what they knew about Hunter Biden's shady foreign business dealings while Joe Biden was vice president, according to a report from the New York Post.  McCarthy says that if they don't come in voluntarily, they will be subpoenaed.  "They should come in and talk to us," McCarthy told the Post.  "You'd want to ask these individuals what did they know and when.

When the Biden White House calls on "experts" to support its agenda, watch your wallet.  When the discovery of the Hunter Biden laptop was revealed by the New York Post nearly two years ago — the mainstream media, social media, and of course the Biden campaign immediately moved to denounce it.  The casus belli for journalists, Facebook, Twitter, and the like — Biden brought this up in a presidential debate — was that its emergence three weeks before Election Day in 2020 had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation," according to 51 former national security experts, led by James Clapper, a director of National Intelligence under Barack Obama.  Every one of these "experts" either lied, signed on to something they knew little about, or just simply wanted to do whatever it took to prevent the reelection of Donald J. Trump.  Eighteen months later, the New York Times admitted Hunter's laptop, which provided voluminous evidence of his influence peddling centered on his being the son of a powerful politician, was authentic.

It's the worst case of Covid ever!  Or maybe he never had Covid and the whole thing is a ruse to keep him out of sight.
Basement Biden still testing positive after 15 days and 4 Pfizer shots.  Hmmm?  COVID-stricken President Joe Biden will remain in isolation after testing positive for a seventh straight day, keeping the gaffe-prone career politician in a controlled environment as narrative engineers work on shifting public opinion about the deeply unpopular leader in the run-up to the critical midterm elections.  On Friday, Biden's physician Kevin O'Connor reported that the twice-jabbed and multiple-boosted 79-year-old has run his streak of positive results to a full week but said that the patient is showing signs of improvement and that his cough is "almost completely resolved."  "His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain entirely normal," O'Connor added.  "This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive."

Biden's Naked.  Biden's troops have been out claiming that the recession we're in, defined as two consecutive quarters or GDP decline, is not really a recession.  The definition of a recession, they say, is more complex, and so, "technically," we're not in one.  It doesn't take a truthful young boy to point out that this is ridiculous.  On Thursday, the Commerce Department reported a decline of 0.9% in the second quarter following a decline of 1.6% in the first quarter.  That's two consecutive quarters of GDP decline, so we're in a recession.  Why does Biden choose to parade around naked in spite of the economic data?  Not just because he doesn't want to take responsibility for his mistakes, which caused the recession, but because he wants to continue with them.  Admitting the truth would mean he has to examine his policies and begin correcting them.  But Biden has never reversed a single one of his failed economic policy decisions.

Joe Biden signs a blatantly illegal executive order to fund abortion.  On Wednesday [8/3/2022], Joe Biden signed an executive order that would see Medicaid pay for women to cross state lines to get abortions.  While the money ostensibly funds travel, the fact that money is fungible and funnels directly to abortion should mean that this executive order is stricken for violating the Hyde Amendment.  In today's political environment, though, it's hard to imagine anyone with power and legal standing making the point that the order must be stricken.  The Hyde Amendment is very simple:  It says that federal money — which really means taxpayer money — cannot be used to fund abortions.  Of course, the Hyde Amendment is violated just about every day in America and has been for decades because of the billions of taxpayer dollars sent to Planned Parenthood via Title X grants and Medicaid reimbursements.

Hunter Biden [was] involved in 2018 deal to send grain from Ukraine to China.  Hunter Biden was involved in a 2018 project by Burisma Holdings to export grain from Ukraine to China, a document from his abandoned laptop shows.  The scandal-scarred first son's signature was among those on a Burisma board resolution dated July 27, 2018 that concerned the "Sino Ukraine Silk Road Grain Port" project.  In addition to Hunter, seven other members of Burisma's board of directors authorized their adviser, Vadym Pozharskyi, to "represent with all Chinese Potential Shareholders for development, negotiation, and contracting issues as well as operation management of the project 'Sino Ukraine Silk Road Grain Port'."  Former CIA officer Joseph Cofer Black, a fellow Burisma board member, was also among those who signed off on the project, the document shows.  There is no further mention of the project on Hunter's laptop — and it wasn't immediately clear if the grain was ever shipped.

All FBI Agents Must Blow Their Whistles Or They'll Be Complicit In Bureau's Politicization.  Sen. Chuck Grassley's office confirmed to The Federalist that the multiple FBI whistleblowers charging misconduct related to the Hunter Biden investigation only came forward in the last two months.  While the existence of these new whistleblowers proves promising, other FBI agents with knowledge of misconduct or political bias must stop hiding behind the chain of command and start blowing their own whistles.  "Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions" informed the Iowa Republican senator that "Washington Field Office assistant special agent in charge Timothy Thibault and other FBI officials ... 'falsely portray[ed] as disinformation evidence acquired from multiple sources that provided the FBI derogatory information related to Hunter Biden's financial and foreign business activities, even though some of that information had already been or could be verified.'"  The whistleblowers further charged that "in August of 2020, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment, which was used by a team of agents at FBI headquarters to improperly discredit and falsely claim that derogatory information about Biden's activities was disinformation, causing investigative activity and sourcing to be shut down."

Climate Emergency? What A Crock, Part 1.  Joe Biden did not declare a climate emergency last week, as many in his party urged him to do.  One Democratic senator claimed that the changing climate required "bold, intense executive action" from the president.  Another said Biden needed to move because "the climate crisis is a threat to national security."  But there's no emergency.  It's a wholly manufactured charade.  Though he put off an executive action, Biden said last Wednesday that he has "a responsibility to act with urgency and resolve when our nation faces clear and present danger.  And that's what climate change is about.  It is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger.  The health of our citizens and our communities is literally at stake."  His non-COVID fever continued:  "Climate change is literally an existential threat to our nation and to the world. ... Right now, 100 million Americans are under heat alert — 100 million Americans.  Ninety communities across America set records for high temperatures just this year, including here in New England as we speak."

"Green" Is Unsustainable.  Is the Biden administration deliberately trying to sell us out?  Is Joe Biden a paid agent of the Communist Chinese, or perhaps of the Putin regime?  I have always assumed that the answer is no, but the troubling question is, if Biden were a Chinese agent, what, exactly, would he be doing differently?  The answer:  nothing.

WH Delivers More Confusion About Biden's COVID Symptoms.  Joe Biden was diagnosed with COVID on July 21. He had negative tests last week, but then tested positive again on Saturday [7/30/2022].  Both his doctor, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, and Joe Biden himself said he had no reemergence of symptoms. [Tweet]  But then on Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden had no "reoccurring symptoms" and then in the next breath suggested he had lingering symptoms.  The doctor's letter from Monday morning never mentioned that.  [Tweet]

Our Hollow Leaders.  Throughout his political career, Joe Biden said that he was personally opposed to abortion because good Catholics like himself believe life begins at conception and, therefore, he supported the Hyde Amendment that prohibited the use of federal funds for abortion.  In 2019, when he ran for president in a strongly pro-abortion Democratic Party, he suddenly discovered that he opposed the Hyde Amendment and now believes in using federal funds to violate his sacred religious views on the sanctity of life.  Similarly, in 2015, Biden stated that, as a good Catholic, he believes that life begins at conception, but in 2021, as president, paralysed by the crowd of radical pro-abortionists in his party, he discovered that he no longer believes that.

FBI, Director Christopher Wray are in for a rude wake-up call over Hunter Biden investigation.  FBI Director Christopher Wray always seems a little too pleased with himself.  But on Thursday the smirk may be wiped off his pretty face when Republican members of the House oversight committee start grilling him on the mounting evidence that something is very rotten inside the agency Wray runs.  Top of the list is the curious question of why the FBI apparently did nothing with Hunter Biden's laptop, which was handed to two agents on Dec. 9, 2019, by John Paul Mac Isaac, the alarmed owner of the computer repair shop near the Biden family homes in Greenville, Del., where Hunter had dropped off his MacBook eight months earlier.  Among other potential crimes to be found on the abandoned laptop, you would expect the FBI to be interested, on national security grounds, in the incriminating evidence of a corrupt foreign influence-peddling scheme run by the Biden family throughout Joe Biden's vice presidency.  Equally curious is why the FBI apparently did nothing with another voluminous trove of corroborating material, given to them in October 2020 by Hunter's former business partner, Navy veteran Tony Bobulinski, including emails and other documents which replicate those on Hunter's laptop.

Why this Democrat thinks Biden must resign before the midterms.  On March 9, 2020, Joe Biden — then the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee — described himself as "a bridge" to a new generation of Democratic leaders who are "the future of this country."  As we approach the halfway point in President Biden's first term, it's clear the time has come for him to embrace his place in history as a transitional president and resign gracefully.  Biden faces record-low approval ratings, an impending red-wave midterm election, renewed concerns about his physical health and cognitive fitness, a failed domestic agenda with no path forward and glaring foreign-policy mistakes.  If Republicans capture Congress, he'll also face questions he can't answer on his involvement in his son Hunter's lucrative foreign business.

Sen. Ron Johnson expects 'deal' to conceal Hunter Biden indictment.  Hunter Biden may be indicted, but the public likely will never know the whole story, according to a prediction by a Republican senator.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has led the charge in Congress to investigate the business dealings of President Joe Biden's son, made the assertion to Fox News host Dan Bongino, who asked if Johnson believes the "mainstream media" will turn on the commander in chief now because of his low poll numbers.  "That's my prediction," Johnson said before sharing his "other" forecast.  "My other prediction is they may indict Hunter Biden, but they'll probably seal — they'll do a deal — they'll seal all the information.  The American public will never get the full truth," the senator said.

Don't hold your breath.
Republicans Prepare Biden Family Business Investigation Storm.  Republicans are preparing to investigate Hunter, James, and President Joe Biden's history of shady business deals after the GOP likely reclaims the House in the midterm elections.  Plans have already begun to investigate the Biden family business.  Demand letters are being written and strategies developed to ensure Hunter, Joe, and James Biden are held accountable for the misdeeds and falsehoods perpetrated on American citizens, which includes the establishment media's suppression of the "Laptop From Hell" leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson accuses FBI of 'tipping the scales of justice' in Hunter Biden probe.  Senator Ron Johnson on Sunday accused the FBI of major bias over whistleblower claims that the bureau suppressed negative information about Hunter Biden.  The Wisconsin Republican told Fox & Friends that he has 'no faith' in FBI Director Christopher Wray, who was appointed by Donald Trump, to oversee anything related to President Joe Biden's son.  Meanwhile the Justice Department is currently pursuing an unrelated tax investigation into Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings.

Biden tests positive for COVID in 'rebound' case, doctor says.  President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 in a "rebound" case on Saturday, according to the White House.  "As described last week, acknowledging the potential for so-called 'rebound' COVID positivity observed in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID the President increased his testing cadence, both to protect people around him and to assure early detection of any return of viral replication," White House Doctor Dr. Kevin O'Connor said.  O'Connor said in the letter that Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, and Friday morning, but tested positive on Saturday morning by an antigen test.

Biden tests positive for COVID again and goes back into White House isolation.  President Joe Biden says he's 'feeling fine' after he joined the growing number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 days after finishing their course of Paxlovid, a powerful anti-viral treatment.  At least one prominent physician has warned that up to 40 percent of those who take a course of Paxlovid, end up testing positive for the virus again within 30 days.  Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a prominent cardiologist and professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University Hospital, tweeted: 'I think this was predictable.'  The doctor continued: 'The prior data suggesting 'rebound' Paxlovid positivity in the low single digits is outdates and with BA.5 is likely 20-40% or even higher.'

The last major media holdout still shilling for Joe Biden.  By all accounts — by every economic indicator, every political poll, every overseas interaction, every lie at the presidential podium — Joe Biden is a miserable failure as president.  Inflation brought on by government spending has now tipped the economy into recession and there is no end in sight.  The border lies open, with the Border Patrol converted into a de facto valet and escort service for literally millions of unvetted illegal border crossers.  Crime is out of control.  America is a laughingstock abroad, with Biden's name on the most humiliating military pullout in U.S. history.  He's a man utterly unfit for the office, a man whose very placement in office demonstrates the horrific consequences of electoral fraud.

17 Times Joe Biden Got Involved in the Family Business.  President Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter Biden's business dealings at least 17 times over ten years, records from Hunter's "laptop from hell" and reports show.  Though Joe Biden and his staff have claimed at least seven times that the president has not been involved in the family business, 17 pieces of evidence suggest Joe Biden has played an influential role in his son Hunter and brother James's activities.  Fifty-eight percent of voters believe that Joe Biden has played a role in his family's business.  Sixty percent say Hunter Biden has sold "influence and access" to the president.

We've finally got confirmation that Joe was 'the Big Guy' all along.  Currently, Merrick Garland is seriously contemplating indicting Donald Trump for daring to do what Democrats did in 2000 and 2016:  question an election's validity.  That is a dangerous ideological turn.  Meanwhile, in the land of actual facts, Miranda Devine has unearthed compelling evidence that, when Hunter's business partners were planning to have "H" hold "10%" for "the Big Guy" as part of a massive deal with a CCP-backed Chinese energy company, "the Big Guy" was Joe Biden, who had just left the vice president's office.  The background to this story is that Hunter Biden, in a drugged out haze, dropped his computer off in a Delaware repair shop and never returned to pay for the repair and pick up the computer.  And so it was that Hunter Biden's hard drive entered the public domain right before the 2020 election.  In addition to his exceptionally disgusting, debauched, and definitely illegal habits (illicit drugs, prostitutes, and possibly much worse), the laptop was also overflowing with information about Hunter's business dealings.

Hunter Biden Associate's Panicked Message About Info Coming out and the 'Big Guy'.  We found out in October 2020 from a message on Hunter Biden's laptop that Hunter was supposed to be holding 10 percent of the joint venture with CEFC for the "Big Guy."  Tony Bobulinski — who was involved in the deal — identified Joe Biden as the "Big Guy."  Now, there's more information about the "Big Guy."  According to the NY Post, when the laptop story broke back in October 2020, James Gilliar, who was also involved in the CEFC deal, sent a panicked email to an unnamed person to talk about the "Big Guy," when it became clear that some of this was going to come out.

Biden allies:  Where is Absent Joe?  [Scroll down]  In other words, Absent Joe has all but checked out and is now just going through the motions.  He's either not interested in or up to doing the job of a modern president, preferring demagoguery and crankery to competence and real engagement.  He may be the first president who lame-ducked himself before the first midterms.

FBI Whistleblowers Allege FBI Scheme to Protect Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.  Yesterday [7/25/2022], Senator Chuck Grassley sent [a] letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding allegations from "highly credible whistleblowers" about the FBI's "false portrayal" of derogatory Hunter Biden materials as "disinformation."  If these allegations are true, it's a damning depiction of FBI leadership and it proves their efforts to influence the 2020 election.  This is the second (if not third) straight election the FBI has meddled in, given the influence the Trump/Russia investigation — and its unlawful origins with the FBI — had over the 2018 midterms.  Grassley's whistleblowers allege that in August 2020, FBI Headquarters "improperly discredit[ed] negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease."  In fact, it was a scheme of top FBI officials.  As Grassley explains:  "the allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation."  The context and timing is important, as this was leading up to the 2020 election.  Who benefited from this scheme?  Democrat candidate Joe Biden.

Whistleblower allegations raise prospect FBI misled Senate's Hunter Biden probe, Ron Johnson says.  ecent revelations from FBI whistleblowers raise the strong prospect that the bureau engaged in a "targeted effort to intentionally undermine" the Senate's pre-election probe into Hunter Biden's business deals, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) declares in a stinging letter to the nation's top law enforcement and intelligence officials.  "Unfortunately, the FBI can no longer be trusted to investigate Hunter Biden with integrity and the equal application of law," Johnson said in a letter sent late Tuesday to FBI Director Chris Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.  Johnson's missive came a day after his colleague, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, divulged that multiple FBI whistleblowers have come forward to allege political manipulation and other wrongdoing inside the FBI, including falsely portraying negative information about Hunter Biden as disinformation back in 2020 when in fact it was true.

The National Tragedy of Hunter Biden's Laptop.  The recent release of more gigabytes of images and information from Hunter Biden's laptop adds to the evidence that the all-out elite effort to bury the scandal before the 2020 election wasn't just to protect Joe Biden, the preferred candidate of the American oligarchy.  Sure, the 50-plus senior U.S. intelligence professionals who signed a letter claiming the laptop's contents were "Russian disinformation" wanted to stop Donald Trump from sending angry tweets at them, but the laptop suggests there was much more at stake.  The U.S. spy chiefs who signed that infamously misleading letter — including John Brennan, Leon Panetta, Michael Hayden, and James Clapper — had directed America's foreign intelligence services while Biden was vice president and before that chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  They knew what his son Hunter was doing abroad, because it was their job to know what foreign services know about leading U.S. officials and their families, and how it might affect U.S. national security.  But none of these powerful and experienced men, presumably dedicated to defending the national interest, lifted a finger to stop Hunter Biden — and really, how could they?  He was Joe Biden's son, after all.  And by doing nothing about him, the pillars of America's intelligence community became the curators of the Biden family's scandal.

Hunter Biden's biz partner called Joe Biden 'the Big Guy' in panicked message after Post's laptop story.  One of Hunter Biden's former business partners referred to Joe Biden as "the Big Guy" in a panicked message the same day The [New York] Post broke news of the infamous laptop from hell left behind by the president's son, The Post has learned.  James Gilliar, a former British Special Forces officer with ties to UK intelligence services, discussed The Post's exclusive report with an unnamed person on Oct. 14, 2020, according to the message provided by a whistleblower to GOP congressional investigators probing the laptop.  In the message, Gilliar, 58, reassured the person that the revelations about Biden's apparent involvement in his son's foreign deals would not be damaging — regardless of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

FBI whistleblowers claim the agency lied about Hunter Biden's laptop.  In late summer 2020, the mother of all October surprises emerged:  An abandoned Hunter Biden laptop filled to the brim with information about Hunter's drug and sex addictions (scurrilous but arguably irrelevant to Joe) plus massive amounts of information about Hunter's shady business deals with America's geopolitical enemies, all of which he obtained thanks to the Biden family business (aka Joe Biden using his office to sell out America).  The tech companies immediately censored the story but, even more tellingly, the FBI claimed that the manifestly real material was, in fact, "disinformation."  Now, though, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says that FBI whistleblowers have emerged to say that the FBI lied.

The Editor says...
Suppose you were a laptop repairman and Hunter Biden had abandoned his computer in your shop, and you found it was teeming with evidence of serious felonies, and you then turned the whole thing over to the FBI, and then the FBI pretended not to see anything incriminating on the laptop.  What is the lesson you would learn from this experience?  The lesson is:  You can't trust the FBI.  Here is another case where another group of people learned the same lesson:  [1] [2] [3] [4]

Dozens of Republicans Call on Biden to Take Cognitive Test as Dems Sound Alarm on His Age.  Dozens of Republicans are sounding the alarm on President Joe Biden's mental capabilities, stressing that he is not fit to run the country.  Led by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), more than 50 GOP members wrote a letter to Biden urging him to take a cognitive test.  "We again write to you to express concern with your current cognitive state and to urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately.  We believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities," the letter reads.  The letter continues to argue that Biden's cognitive skills have largely been ignored, despite several Democrats questioning his ability to be in office.

Biden Unblinking.  According to the White House, President Biden has tested negative and recovered from his bout with Covid.  This according to the announcement of of Biden's personal physician today.  Precautions will be taken to protect him from a "rebound" infection.  Where is Kevin O'Connor, the president's personal physician?  He appears to have adopted his own basement strategy a la the Biden 2020 presidential campaign.  He has remained away from the press and issued daily written reports in lieu of any briefings where he might be asked uncomfortable questions such as what medications the president is on.

Ri-i-i-ight.  He's 79 years old and got over Covid in only a few days.  Or maybe he never had Covid.
Biden tests negative for COVID-19 five days after diagnosis.  President Joe Biden is free to emerge from isolation after twice testing negative for COVID-19.  On Wednesday morning [7/27/2022], White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor sent a letter announcing that Biden completed his Paxlovid course on Monday night and that antigen tests given Tuesday evening and early Wednesday both came back negative.  Biden has stopped taking Tylenol, and his symptoms "are almost completely resolved," giving him the green light to discontinue isolation.  Along with the negative test announcement, the White House told reporters that Biden would make a speech at 11:30 a.m. in the Rose Garden.  The subject of the talk wasn't mentioned.

Wide-Eyed Clip of Joe Biden Ranting About 'Insurrection' Raises Eyebrows.  Don't get me wrong, there's never really a good time to have Biden out in front of people, but the rush to push out recordings of him after he contracted COVID-19 has led to some really uncomfortable scenes.  Almost immediately, the White House released a picture that left nothing but questions.  Biden then did a live stream (which cut off suddenly) in which he looked like he was about keel over.  Then, on Monday, the president's comms team put together a clip of him ranting about "insurrection," and they really shouldn't have.  Watch the entire thing and see if you can figure out why he looks so weird.  [Video clip] [...] For some reason, though, the White House feels like they have to prove Biden is up for the job.  Yet, their attempts to do so only continually show he isn't up for the job.  It'd be better to just isolate the president than continue to show his weakness so often.

Biden's Behavior Abruptly Changes in Spliced Video Speech Released by The White House; From Sleepy-Eyed to Bug-Eyed and Not Blinking.  A bug-eyed Joe Biden barely blinked, perhaps twice, toward the end of a choppily spliced video of an 11 minute long speech released by the White House on Monday that featured a subdued, sleepy-eyed Biden blinking normally at the beginning but ended with a suddenly changed, agitated, bug-eyed Biden after an abrupt edit.  There are at least ten spliced edits in the video, some coming seconds apart, others minutes apart.  Tucker Carlson recently reported a source told him Biden was fed pills by his staff, overseen by wife Jill, during the 2020 campaign that changed him from acting "like a small child" so he could perform at speeches and events. [...] Monday's was the first standing speech for Biden since taking ill, however it appears he was not able to make the eleven minute speech in one take, nor it would appear without getting amped up by meds.

Doocy, Portnoy Torch WH Over Biden's Doctor Hiding From Press.  For the second press briefing in a row, the White House took a beating from reporters due to President Joe Biden's personal physician hiding from hungry reporters' questions on the state of Biden's COVID treatment, recovery, and overall health.  You know it's bad when reporters from CBS News, The New York Times, and NewsMax all grilled the White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha on the administration's lack of transparency.  Due to Biden's bout of COVID, and the fact that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre can't take questions from the media without stepping on rakes, Jha was trotted out to handle all questions related to Biden's illness and other public health-related topics.  CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy was the first to take on Jha over Biden's personal physician Kevin O'Connor's absence.

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley alleges 'scheme' among FBI officials to bury negative information about Hunter Biden.  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is holding the FBI and Justice Department's feet to the fire on Hunter Biden, demanding the agencies answer claims from a whistleblower they downplayed negative information on Hunter Biden in the lead up to the 2020 election.  Grassley revealed on Monday [7/25/2022] that 'highly credible' whistleblowers have come forward alleging a widespread effort within the FBI to discredit negative information about President Joe Biden's son.  'The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI's receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI's false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation,' Grassley wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Biden Pats Himself on the Back about Gas Prices as Americans Pay at the Pump.  Brandon just got back from his trip to beg the sheiks of Saudi Arabia to pump more oil to keep prices lower for American consumers, a trip made more ridiculous even than it sounds at first glance thanks to Biden's heated, anti-Saudi rhetoric, his administration's hostility to American energy producers, and the lack of any reason for the Saudi's to go along with what Biden wants given his attempts to strike a deal with Iran and the fact that they make more money when prices are higher.  And, unsurprisingly, it doesn't really appear to have worked.  The Saudis will do as they please, particularly when Biden is the dimwitted American they're dealing with.  But that didn't stop Biden from using his Twitter account to start patting himself on the back about the recent dip in gas prices, making a small price correction in the still sky-high price of gas sound like a major victory for the American consumer and his administration.

FBI, DOJ accused of burying Hunter Biden dirt:  Sen. Chuck Grassley.  The FBI and Justice Department have been accused by "highly-credible whistleblowers" of burying "verified and verifiable" dirt on President Biden's troubled son Hunter by incorrectly dismissing the intelligence as "disinformation," according to Sen. Chuck Grassley.  The ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee made the explosive claims Monday in an official Senate letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.  He insisted the allegations were so serious they would prove — if confirmed — that both offices were "institutionally corrupted to their very core."

Is the clock finally running out on Hunter Biden?  Hunter [Biden] has always had impeccable timing and, like Blanche DuBois, "always depended on the kindness of strangers."  He went to law school after his father became a powerful U.S. senator with a long line of influence-seekers eager to help him and his family.  After graduating, Hunter was given a high-paying job with MBNA, the bank holding company, which supported key credit card legislation being pushed by his father in the Senate.  Later, Hunter was given a ridiculous appointment to the board of Amtrak and became its vice chair, despite an utter lack of credentials.  His father, however, was a critical advocate for Amtrak in the Senate.  When his father became vice president, Hunter and an uncle allegedly cashed in on a long line of foreign entities seeking influence with his father.

Experts: Hunter Biden's Failure to Register as Foreign Agent Could Mean Prison.  Hunter Biden reportedly did not register as a foreign agent while making business deals overseas, according to the New York Post.  Experts said recently it was a possible crime that could result in him being sent to prison.  The report noted Biden was registered as a lobbyist for domestic interests but not under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).  In addition, Biden could reportedly face charges regarding tax violations and lying about illegally buying a firearm.

Even Reliable CNN Commentator Turns On Biden, Admits The Undeniable.  For a football team, when your hometown fans boo at you as you take the field in your own stadium, you know you've been playing poorly. [...] And for a Democratic president, if the pundits on CNN and/or MSNBC start trashing your performance, you know you're in a world of hurt.  Such is the case with President Joe Biden who received a thorough beatdown from far-left, ultra-loyal Democrat and CNN commentator and former Obama Administration official Van Jones recently.  Add to the equation the fact that Jones' negativity comes in regarding Biden's specific results in relation to the black community, and things really start to look ugly.

Bidenvilles: America's New Emblem of Decay.  I've seen plenty of shantytowns in cities from India to Togo; they are an unfortunate consequence of rapid urbanization.  What surprised me when I came home to Washington, D.C., a few months ago was seeing shantytowns both outside the State Department, where my old office was, and Union Station, near my new office.  In America under President Joe Biden, the word "Bidenville" is beginning to gain traction as a term for a waste-filled, insalubrious tent city inhabited by what the left calls "people experiencing homelessness," who often suffer from an unfortunate combination of drug addiction and mental illness.

Hunter Biden was considered victim by Delaware police in controversial gun incident.  Delaware State Police considered Hunter Biden the victim in an October 2018 incident in which his handgun was discarded in a grocery store trashcan near a Delaware high school, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation into the incident.  No arrests were made as a result of the incident because Hunter declined to press charges against his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, the source said.  Hallie, who was in a tumultuous relationship with Hunter at the time, took Hunter's gun from his car on Oct. 23, 2018, wrapped it in a shopping bag, and threw it in a trashcan outside a Janssen's Market grocery store because she said she was scared for his life.  "He was technically a victim of a theft of a firearm.  But in Delaware, we don't prosecute unless a victim is willing to pursue prosecution, so that incident was cleared out with no victim cooperation," the source said.  "Which means the victim does not want prosecution."

AG Merrick Garland's kid gloves vs. Hunter Biden.  Yet another anonymously sourced report claims the long-running federal probe into Hunter Biden has reached a "critical stage" as prosecutors decide whether to charge the president's son.  This time the breathless story came from CNN. In March, it was The New York Times and The Washington Post insisting the probe over taxes, lobbying and other potential crimes was approaching the finish line.  Sooner or later, somebody's scoop will be true and the case actually will conclude.  But count me skeptical that the ending will be worth the wait.  That's because I don't believe there is a snowball's chance in hell that Hunter Biden will face serious criminal charges.  You've heard of too big to fail?  The president's son is too big to indict.

WH Loses It on Reporters, Video of Biden Cuts out When They Ask Him How He Is.  As we noted earlier, we're not hearing from Joe Biden's doctor personally during the White House briefings.  We're getting translations of what he's saying or written statements from the doctor.  What this does is prevent reporters from being able to thoroughly question the doctor on any concerns about Biden.  Meanwhile, we're being told embarrassing things that make it sounds like we have a toddler in the office — including that Biden "cleaned his plate" and ate all his dinner.  I wanted to share this additional video from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who insisted to the reporters that they have heard "directly" from the doctor because they got a letter from him, while the reporters insisted that's not hearing directly from him.  [Video clip]

Is The Joe Biden Crime Family Finally Breaking Apart?  The news these days for President Joe Biden and his errant son Hunter is almost all bad.  As the Justice Department investigates Hunter Biden for tax and weapons charges, it's become increasingly obvious over the years that Joe Biden has far more to answer for than Hunter does. [...] Yes, Joe Biden has been revealed to be a grifter who tolerated his own very compromised son's illegal escapades in order to build his family's wealth.  And then he lied about it, repeatedly.  What's shocking is how long it's gone on.  Many of the recent revelations come from Hunter Biden's misplaced laptop, whose contents are now being spilled on the Internet as the mainstream media do their best to ignore the lost PC's politically disastrous contents.

Is the Hunter Biden probe delay to protect Dems in the midterms?  Word is that the Biden Justice Department is finally getting set to press charges against first son Hunter after long dragging its feet on the probe.  But it looks likely the feds will shy from the key issues exposed in The [New York] Post's reporting on Hunter's laptop to spare Democrats in advance of this year's midterm elections.  The probe began way back in 2018; Hunter himself admitted prosecutors were "investigating my tax affairs" back in December 2020.  (G-men are said to have expanded the investigation to include potential money-laundering, lobbying and firearms violations.)  A federal grand jury has been meeting since at least February, when — as The Post reported exclusively at the time — at least two witnesses testified, including an ex-girlfriend who detailed Hunter's extravagant spending habits and faced questions about his income.

WH Response to Why Biden's Schedule Has Been Empty for Two Days Is Pretty Pathetic.  [Scroll down]  Sometimes, the media presses and asks some good questions.  They did that on Tuesday, asking why wasn't there anything on Joe Biden's public schedule for the past two days.  The scramble from first, National Security Council coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby and then, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, to try to cover for Biden was something to behold.  [Tweet]  Kirby claimed that just because there weren't things listed on the public schedule didn't mean there wasn't a lot of work going on.  Then he passed the buck to explain things to Jean-Pierre.  That didn't go any better.

Biden Is Seriously Ill.  [Scroll down]  There's a reason that all leftist policy is about transferring responsibility from individuals to groups.  Biden may be the least popular president in history — but that's good for Democrats.  Just as it's good that he thinks he has cancer (or asthma or whatever).  If the Democrats can force him not to run for a second term, they can make him the scapegoat for all the suffering wrought intentionally by the leftist agenda.  It gives them a clean slate.  As long as America is willing to buy it.  I don't mean, of course, that America might be willing to buy into wrapping this trainwreck around Biden's neck.  They have known from the start, even Biden's voters have known, that he was never really in charge.  They knew that other people were standing in the shadows and pulling the strings.  Some Democrats voted for a third term of Barack Obama.  Some Democrats voted for a first term of Obama consigliere Susan Rice, et al.  But no one, or almost no one, really voted for Biden, who, remember, largely ran his campaign from his basement.

Joe Biden Breaks Mask Habit After Coronavirus Infection — Even in Close Proximity to Photographer.  President Joe Biden broke CDC guidelines on Thursday by refusing to wear a mask around others while infected with the coronavirus.  The CDC website states, "It is important to wear a mask or respirator when you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19."  Biden shared a photo and video of himself, seemingly alone, on social media.  In order to capture those images, he had to be in close proximity to an individual holding a camera — and chose to go maskless:  [Tweet]

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Aren't we all expected to stay home from the office if we know we've got Covid?  Apparently there is a certain level of VIP above which that's not true.

On Cue, Biden Gets the COVID Pre-Election Panic Ball Rolling.  The buzz around conservative circles for weeks has been about just when and how the Democrats would start ramping up the COVID panic porn in order to lay the groundwork for a sequel to 2020's election "irregularities."  Who knew that the guy at the top would kick things into high gear?  In this era of casual conspiracy theories, it's not difficult to imagine that the Democrats have been doing everything but making Biden lick doorknobs and kiss hobos to get some pre-election Bat Flu. [...] They're hoping that COVID can once again be the shiny object that distracts voters from what they're actually peddling.  The odds that it will work again aren't that good.  But, bless their rotten little hearts, they're gonna keep trying.

Obviously the Covid claim is a cover story, if it won't stand up to the slightest scrutiny.
Karine Jean-Pierre on how Biden caught COVID: 'I don't think that matters'.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stunned reporters Thursday [7/21/2022] when she brushed off an inquiry about how President Biden caught COVID-19, saying:  "I don't think that matters."  Biden developed symptoms Wednesday evening — less than four days after he returned to Washington from a trip to Saudi Arabia — and tested positive Thursday morning, according to the White House.  "Where exactly was the president infected?" a journalist asked Jean-Pierre and White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha at a briefing focused on the 79-year-old president's health.  "I don't think we know," Jha said, before turning over the podium to Jean-Pierre.

White House-Issued Photo of Joe Biden After COVID Diagnosis Raises Some Questions.  [Scroll down]  In a statement issued earlier announcing Biden had COVID, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre noted that the President "will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time."  Indeed, Biden appears to be "carrying out" some "duties" in the photo below (which Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich confirmed was taken today).  But it's what Biden isn't doing that has raised questions:  [Tweet]  Though thankfully he is reportedly only experiencing "mild symptoms," he still has COVID.  So, like, where is his mask?  According to the CDC, if you're diagnosed with COVID you should not only isolate but you should also wear a mask while you're indoors and especially if you're going to be around other people.

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Obviously the Covid claim is a cover story.  Biden's puppeteers want him to stay out of sight for a while.  In this case, "a while" will last until after the mid-term election.  That means that after a few weeks, when the Covid claim is no longer even remotely believable, he will get some other disease — perhaps monkeypox — that will keep him locked up "in his office."

Biden Has No Right To Declare a National Climate Emergency.  The Washington Post reported Monday night [7/18/2022] that President Joe Biden is "considering whether to declare a national climate emergency" to "salvage his stalled environmental agenda and satisfy Democrats on Capitol Hill."  A few hours later, the Associated Press reported that the administration would "hold off" on the announcement as he, presumably, lays the political groundwork to move forward.  There's no "It's Summer" clause in the Constitution empowering the president to ignore the will of Congress and unilaterally govern when it gets hot.  The rejection of the president's "agenda" by the lawmaking branch of government isn't a justification for executive action; it's the opposite.  The Senate has unambiguously declined to implement Biden's climate plan.  Though you have to marvel at the utter shamelessness of Democrats, incessantly warning that "democracy" is on the precipice of extinction, now urging the president to act like a petty dictator.

Biden Blasts Republicans for Failing to Recognize Climate 'Emergency,' Vows to Use Executive Action.  President Joe Biden called climate change an "emergency" during a Wednesday speech and vowed to use executive powers to bypass Congress, days after Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) dealt a death blow to his sweeping legislative agenda.  "Since Congress is not acting as it should, and these guys here are, but we're not getting any Republican votes, this is an emergency," Biden said from the podium in Somerset, Mass., apparently gesturing at Democrats around him.  The president stopped short of issuing a national climate emergency, but said he would use executive powers to address the issue.  "As president I'll use my executive powers to combat climate crisis in the absence of Congressional action," Biden added.

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There is no climate emergency.  There is no climate crisis.  Long-range weather forecasts are impossible.  Changing the weather through legislation is also impossible.

Joe Biden Announces He Has 'Cancer' in Series of 25th Amendment-Worthy Moments.  Joe Biden just dropped the biggest bombshell in presidential history.  Either that or he dropped the biggest gaffe.  It's probably the latter, as we'll discuss, but I'm not sure that makes things any better.  While speaking in Massachusetts on Wednesday, the president claimed to have "cancer," citing supposed oil slicks on the windows of cars.  Apparently, being exposed to oil residue as a child gives you cancer later in life?  I don't know.  None of what he says in the following clip makes sense, and it's best to just take it for what it is. [...] I mean, come on, what is he talking about?  Even the claim that oil was so prevalent in the air during his childhood that they used windshield wipers to get it off strikes me as fanciful.  Was that really a common thing back then?  And what medical science says that exposure to oil residue as a kid causes cancer over half a century later?

Bye-bye, Biden.  Joe Biden has done more to drop-kick America back to the political, fiscal, and energy Stone Age than any president in memory.  Under Biden, our social and economic infrastructure has been all but decimated.  It is almost as if he has signed on to an America-last agenda.  For that matter, does he even know what his agenda is?  Or has he delegated his presidency to pre-Trump power brokers?  Worst of all, Joe Biden's policies regarding racial matters have reignited a previously placid racial state.  He is now exacerbating a simmering situation between white and black that hasn't been seen since the '60s.  While doing this, he has turned our once illustrious military into a race-based adversarial social experiment, pitting our fighting forces against one another instead of against our enemies abroad.  How can the American military defend our country against a vicious socialist, communist, or radical Islamic threat if our own fighting forces are pitted against each other by color?  This is treasonous because what he has not directly promoted, he has allowed.  If Biden does not remove himself, he should be removed for terminal gross incompetence.  The people who are actually running this administration need to be removed as well.

"This is absolutely treason and impeachable": Biden poised to send over $1 trillion to Iran in next six years.  In the same week when we learned the terrorist country of Iran is allegedly planning assassination plots against former President Trump and other officials, we now learn that the Brandon... er Biden administration is proposing a deal which would net that country over $1 trillion dollars over the next half-dozen years, according to Gateway Pundit.  According to Richard Goldberg, senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a proposal would give Iran $1.075 trillion.  It looks like being one of the chief state sponsors of terrorism has its perks.  "Under the deal, Iran gets a financial package worth up to $275 billion in the first year