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Hillary Clinton Criticizes Republicans’ Defense of President Donald J Trump Amid Federal Indictment

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed strong criticism of Republicans for their unwavering support of President Donald J Trump in the face of a federal indictment related to the alleged mishandling of classified documents.

Clinton, who faced her own controversies surrounding the use of a private email server during her 2016 presidential campaign, was asked about the Trump indictment and the Republican response to it during an interview on “Pod Save America.”

Republicans have drawn comparisons between Trump’s indictment and Clinton’s email scandal, pointing out that while Clinton was criticized, she was not prosecuted. They argue that a double standard exists when it comes to the prosecution of politicians. Clinton dismissed these comparisons, stating that it is absurd how Republicans refuse to engage with the facts presented in the indictment.

“I do think it’s odd let’s just say to the point of being absurd how that is their only response,” Clinton stated. “They refuse to read the indictment, they refuse to engage with the facts — there’s nothing new about that.”

Moreover on Tuesday, President Donald J Trump, pleaded not guilty to 37 federal felony counts.  The indictment accuses Trump of failing to comply with demands to return classified documents, including plans for a retaliatory attack on an undisclosed foreign power, as well as sensitive information related to defense capabilities and the U.S. nuclear program.

The unauthorized disclosure of these classified documents is said to pose significant risks to national security, foreign relations, the safety of the U.S. military, and intelligence collection methods.

President Trump as well as many other members of the Republican Party accuse the Biden administration of directly interfering with the upcoming 2024 election by weaponizing the DOJ to persecute, President Trump, the leading political opponent to the current administration.

A former President has never been indicted in the United States of America, many claim this to be a very dangerous and perhaps irreversible path to a “banana republic.” A similar comparison can be drawn from the current indictments on President Trump to that of the Russian government and the incarceration of Alexei Navalny, Putins leading political opposition.

In response to the indictment, Trump criticized Smith as a “deranged lunatic” during a public appearance and accused President Biden of orchestrating his arrest for political reasons. Trump likened his situation to political persecution commonly associated with fascist or communist regimes. President Trump brought attention to the dangers of the current indictment and all past political attacks when he stated he is experiencing, “political persecution like something straight out of a fascist or communist nation.”

Several other Republicans, including potential 2024 presidential candidates, have also raised concerns about a perceived double standard and have pointed to the corruption involving not only Clinton but also President Biden, for not being indicted for reasons equal to if not far more serious then what President Trump is undergoing.

Clinton emphasized that the focus should be on Trump’s actions and not on attempts to confuse the public or divert attention with extraneous issues in an attempt to deflect her own corruption.

The dangers of weaponizing the DOJ and attacking President Trump may be the very reason Clinton is attempting to take the spotlight off of her and President Biden. Just as the Biden Administration is using the DOJ to come after President Trump, if the Trump administration were to take back The White House in 2024, he could do the exact same thing which is what makes weaponizing the DOJ to attack a former president and current GOP leader a harrowing decision.

She expressed astonishment at the extent to which Republicans are defending Trump, describing their efforts as beyond anything she could have imagined. Clinton stated, “It is so profoundly disturbing how this could have been the break,” insinuating a departure from the Trump administration, she continued to say, “this could have been the opportunity to say ‘thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us, we really appreciate it, but this is kind of serious and so we’re not going to continue to defend you.’”

The writing is on the wall, Clinton’s fear of President Trump regaining the White House is evident when she suggested that the indictment provided an opportunity for the Republican Party to distance itself from Trump, particularly considering his current lead in the 2024 Republican primary polls. This suggestion is a clear sign of election interference and that the indictment has nothing to do with the legality of Trumps actions but solely to keep him from being elected as the 47th President of the United States.

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Biden administration gives $175 million taxpayer dollars to Chinese electric vehicle plant in MI

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A Chinese electric vehicle battery plant is going ahead with construction on a $175 million Michigan plant, thanks to President Biden’s administration. According to Fox News, the $175 million is direct taxpayer funding, after “the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) decided that the proposed plant was not a covered real estate purchase under the Defense Prohibition Act, which ultimately deemed the company a non-threat to national security.”

The committee’s decision came after development of Gotion, a subsidiary of parent company Gotion High-Tech, was halted “and requested a federal review, after intense criticism about the company’s ties to China and concern from local residents”, Fox reported.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Some Michigan residents have stated they feel “angry” with Democratic lawmakers for approving this decision and feel concerned about communist influence coming to their state. Gotion High-Tech’s corporate bylaws state that the company must operate under the constitution of the Chinese Communist Party.

“The Party Committee of the Company shall perform its duties in accordance with the Constitution of the Communist Party of China and other Party regulations,” state the bylaws.

“I think that any Chinese communist plant buying up 700 acres of Michigan land is a concern to all citizens throughout the state,” said Michigan resident Cheryl Vitito during a Michigan Senate committee hearing, according to Fox. “We don’t want the CCP here by way of the Gotion plant as they have no regard for the value and dignity of human life.”

Following the CFIUS report, Gotion said in a statement that it “would continue to move forward with due diligence” on the Chinese-owned project.

“We voluntarily submitted all the needed documents to the U.S. Department of Treasury Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. to be transparent and accountable and received the response that it is not a covered transaction,” said Gotion’s VP of North American operations Chuck Thelen, according to Fox.

Gotion’s battery plant will cost $2.4 billion to build, and the company will receive $175 million in direct taxpayer money to help fund its construction. Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has commended the proposed project and said it will shore up the state’s status as the “global hub of mobility and electrification,” Fox reported.

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Trump pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to all 37 charges in indictment

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Trump posted on his Truth Social media platform shortly after appearing at the Cuban eatery.

“Thank you Miami. Such a warm welcome on such a SAD DAY for our Country!” Trump wrote.

Former President Donald Trump has left federal court in Miami after pleading not guilty to all 37 charges in the indictment related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents following the raid at his Florida home last year.

He left the courthouse garage with his motorcade and is likely heading to the airport to fly back to New Jersey, according to CNN.

Per conditions of his release, Trump will not have to surrender his passport and no limitations have been placed on domestic or international travel, CBS reported.

He is also barred from communicating with co-defendant and aide Walt Nauta about the case.

 

 

 

 

 

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Congress Demands Cooperation from Secretary Blinken in Hunter Biden Laptop Investigation

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The House Oversight Committee chairman, Jim Jordan, intensifies demands for Secretary Anthony Blinken’s cooperation in the Hunter Biden laptop investigation, citing his key role in initiating the discrediting public statement.

In a letter Jordan sent Tuesday to Blinken, he warned “the response letter sent on your behalf did not dispute the central facts at issue that you, while serving as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign, contacted Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), about the Hunter Biden laptop story, which set in motion the events that led to the issuance of the public statement.”

The joint committees are conducting oversight on federal law enforcement and intelligence matters within their respective jurisdictions, aiming to shed light on potential wrongdoing and ensure accountability. In a letter addressed to Secretary Blinken, Jordan and republican Rep-Ohio, Michael R. Turner,  expressed their concerns and reiterated their request for voluntary cooperation.

The investigation centers around a public statement signed by 51 former intelligence officials, which disputed the authenticity of a New York Post story related to Hunter Biden’s laptop and emails, labeling it as supposed Russian disinformation. The committees’ oversight has uncovered several significant facts, including Secretary Blinken’s involvement in initiating the events that led to the issuance of the public statement.

The committees’ letter points out that Secretary Blinken, while serving as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign, contacted Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the CIA, regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story. This contact set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the release of the public statement.

Moreover, The committee noted that Secretary Blinken’s attorney’s response did not dispute the central facts presented by the committees. These facts include Secretary Blinken emailing Mr. Morell a USA Today article containing the signature block of Andrew Bates, the Director of Rapid Response for the Biden campaign at the time. Additionally, evidence obtained by the committees suggests that the Biden campaign chairman thanked Mr. Morell for organizing the statement.

The response letter sent on behalf of Secretary Blinken mischaracterized the committees’ allegations. The committees clarified that they did not accuse Secretary Blinken of soliciting the public statement directly. Instead, they emphasized that his outreach to Mr. Morell set the events in motion, resulting in the release of the statement.

While Mr. Morell denied being asked by the Biden campaign to prepare a statement, testimonies from individuals involved suggest otherwise. Marc Polymeropoulos, who assisted Mr. Morell in preparing the statement, indicated that Mr. Morell mentioned that “someone in the kind of Biden world had asked about doing this.” Former CIA Director John Brennan also conveyed that Mr. Blinken reached out to Mr. Morell about drafting a public statement.

Congress has broad oversight powers, and the committees maintain their oversight interest in this matter to inform potential legislative reforms. The committees may consider various legislative proposals, including restrictions on the use of security clearances by federal employees after leaving government service and preventing intelligence agencies from engaging in or promoting political activities during federal elections. The requested information from Secretary Blinken is vital to inform these potential legislative reforms.

The Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have once again called upon Blinken to cooperate voluntarily in their oversight investigation into the public statement regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop. As the deadline approaches, the committees remain committed to ensuring transparency, accountability, and potential legislative reforms in the interest of the American people.

The use of compulsory process may be considered if the requests for cooperation are not met. The committees eagerly await Blinken’s response, which will determine the course of action moving forward.

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How the Border Crisis Fits Into the Left’s Bigger, Ominous Plans

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The border crisis is intentional and it is being weaponized to control the American people. That’s what independent journalist and longtime war reporter Michael Yon told Sara recently. Based on Panama’s dangerous Darien Gap, Yon sees migrants from scores of nations – especially China – following the path to the United States, where they know they will get to stay.

But the migration disaster is just part of what Yon sees as a massive threat to our nation. He also tells Sara how the European Union and politicians in the Netherlands are forcing Dutch farmers off their land. And Belgium is headed down the same road. But why? What do global elites want with this farmland? Why the specific focus on Belgium and the Netherlands? And how does this shredding of property rights connect back to China?

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I’m in Israel and I Want to Share it with You!

Shalom! Sara is beginning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Holy Land of Israel and shares what she’s looking forward to seeing there and why the trip matters to our national security.

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Through Tom Trento’s “Defend the Border” organization, Sara is touring many biblical sites while also learning how Israel Defense Forces (IDF) protect their border.

Sara also explains what Israel means to her and the special relationship between the Jewish state and the United States.

Throughout this week, look out for more podcasts and videos on Instagram as Sara shares her amazing journey with you.

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Hunter Biden Investigation Sparks Criticism Over Lengthy Duration

A recent revelation regarding the ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial and legal matters has sparked criticism and raised concerns about the lengthy duration of the case. Legal analysts and lawmakers are calling out the Department of Justice for what they perceive as a slow-walking of the investigation, which has been ongoing for nearly five years.

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CNN legal analyst Elie Honig expressed his disbelief at the prolonged investigation, labeling it “preposterous.” The case involving Hunter Biden has been pending since 2018, spanning multiple administrations.

Honig emphasized that the focus of the investigation revolves around alleged misdemeanor tax filing charges, felony tax evasion, false statement charges related to a gun purchase, and a potential violation of federal gun laws by possessing a firearm while battling addiction.

Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, also voiced his concerns over the extended timeline of the Hunter Biden investigation. He contrasted it with the swift conclusion of former President Donald J. Trump’s case, suggesting that the Department of Justice had managed to wrap up the Trump investigation expeditiously.

Johnson pointed out that the Hunter Biden investigation had been “dragging on for years,” leaving many wondering why it has not reached a resolution. In the case of President Donald J. Trump, Johnson stated, “They were able to wrap up this investigation very rapidly. In addition, they announce it pretty much the same day when the details of the FBI confidential human sources are going to be revealed by members of Congress.”

Recent documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee have further fueled scrutiny of the Biden family. The documents allegedly indicate that President Joe Biden received $5 million from an executive of a Ukrainian natural gas firm.

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According to reports from Fox News Digital, sources claimed that the same executive promised $5 million to Hunter Biden as well. These revelations have added to the public interest in the ongoing investigation.

Elie Honig argued that the Hunter Biden investigation should have been concluded within a significantly shorter timeframe, suggesting it could have been resolved in as little as five weeks.

Honig stated on air, “five years, I mean, that’s a five-week investigation.” “Somebody, and this spans the Trump administration and the Biden administration. Someone’s got to make a call on this case. I don’t know what is going on, but it’s beyond anything I’ve seen before,” he added.

The extended duration of the case, spanning multiple administrations, has left him perplexed, calling for the Justice Department to make a decisive call and close out the investigation.

In addition to the financial matters under scrutiny, Hunter Biden’s involvement as a board member of Burisma Holdings has drawn criticism in the past. These factors, combined with the prolonged investigation, have fueled public interest and debate regarding potential improprieties and the urgency of resolving the case.

As the Hunter Biden investigation continues, the calls for a resolution and clarity grow louder. The public remains eager to see whether the Department of Justice will address the concerns surrounding the timeline and ultimately bring closure to this long-standing inquiry.

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What about the actual border? Biden giving over $100 million to NYC to help with migrant surge

Democrats are creating a cyclical and expensive immigration crisis. Last week Democrats announced the Biden administration will give over $100 million to New York City “to support the surge of illegal immigrants” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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When one hears about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina come to mind. However, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced FEMA will be providing New York City  $104.6 million in new funding after negotiations determined the money will be used for “the care and assistance of asylum seekers,” according to a press release.

The new Shelter Services Program will receive the money to combat what Jeffries calls “an influx of asylum seekers” and that “it will take an all-hands-on-deck, every-level-of-government approach to solve”. The press release also showed that another $38.4 million was previously given by the Biden administration to New York City to support the influx of illegal immigrants.

U.S. Border Patrol has recorded over 1.2 million encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border in the current reported fiscal year from September to April.

The Daily Caller reports:

The ongoing migrant crisis has resulted in New York City Mayor Eric Adams busing migrants across the state, with 30 New York counties suing to stop the action. The city reports that 74,000 migrants have arrived since last spring, prompting the opening of 160 sites to handle the influx.

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Adams and the Biden administration have previously sparred over the issue, with Adams calling the president’s response to the migrant crisis in New York City “callous.” Adams pointed to both Democratic and Republican officials busing migrants to the city, such as Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.

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NYC suing counties for issuing emergency executive orders prohibiting housing of migrants sent by Mayor Adams

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has unveiled a new plan to potentially place thousands of asylum seekers in private residences while compensating local homeowners and landlords.

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During a City Hall press conference, Mayor Adams expressed his vision to move beyond housing single migrant men in churches and mosques and explore the option of utilizing private dwellings.

Adams emphasized the potential savings that could be achieved by redirecting the estimated $4.3 billion budget for housing the influx of migrants into everyday houses of worship and private residences, rather than corporate entities. The mayor suggested that recycling local dollars would benefit both the city and its residents.

According to reports from the New York Post, Adams said, “It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence.”

“We can take that $4.2 billion — $4.3 [billion] maybe now — that we anticipate we have to spend and we can put it back in the pockets of everyday, everyday houses of worship instead of putting it in the pockets of corporations.”

“We should be recycling our own dollars,” he continued.

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Acknowledging potential obstacles, Adams alluded to a “30-day rule” that City Hall would need to overcome. However, he did not provide further details on the rule or the aspects of implementing the plan.

With over 72,000 individuals having arrived in New York City since last spring, the mayor stressed the urgency of finding sustainable housing solutions beyond taxpayer-funded emergency shelters and hotels. The current system, which accommodates approximately 45,000 people, is deemed unsustainable given the continuous influx of migrants.

Adams indicated that the city would seek ways to bypass existing government regulations that prohibit housing homeless individuals in private homes. Additionally, City Hall aims to work with the state legislature to facilitate agreements that bring illegal basement apartments up to code, presenting a more affordable and viable housing alternative.

The estimated cost of the ongoing crisis is expected to exceed the current $4.3 billion budget, particularly as daily arrivals continue to increase. Last week alone, the city registered 2,200 new arrivals. To address cost concerns, Adams’ proposal to house asylum seekers in houses of worship is projected to cost approximately $125 per night, significantly less than the current expenditure of $380 per night in converted hotels.

Mayor Adams’ plan to utilize private residences represents a significant development in New York City’s efforts to address the housing needs of asylum seekers. However, the feasibility and implementation of this proposal, including overcoming legal and logistical challenges, remain to be seen.

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BREAKING: Federal Indictment of Trump in Classified Documents Probe has been Unsealed

After hours of debate, the House voted Wednesday night to approve a bipartisan debt-ceiling deal, taking a step toward averting a default on U.S. debt. The measure passed with 314 members voting in favor and 117 members voting in opposition.  149 Republicans and 165 Democrats voted to approve the bill, while 71 Republicans and 46 Democrats voted against it.

National Review writes the measure’s passage secures “a victory for House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who managed to keep his caucus together despite a challenge from House Freedom Caucus members intent on securing greater spending concessions from the Biden White House.”

The bill will now head to the Senate. McCarthy said the measure is the “largest spending cut that Congress has ever voted for,” but faced opposition from members of his caucus who believe the deal “didn’t go far enough in restoring pre-Covid spending levels.”

In his speech on the House floor Wednesday before the vote, McCarthy pleaded with his colleagues to support what he had bargained for with Biden:

“They demanded a clean debt limit, which really means they spend more and you pay more in taxes. House Republicans said ‘no’,” McCarthy said.“Over the past four months, we fought hard to change how Washington works. We stopped the Democrats from writing a blank check after the largest spending binge in American history… The Fiscal Responsibility Act is the biggest spending cut in American history.”

National Review reports:

The agreement suspends the nation’s $31.4 trillion debt limit through January 1, 2025, and caps spending in the 2024 and 2025 budgets.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the deal will reduce budget deficits by about $1.5 trillion between 2023 and 2033. Director of the CBO Phillip Swagel projected that there would be reductions in discretionary outlays of $1.3 trillion over the 2024–2033 period. Mandatory spending would decrease by $10 billion, revenues would decrease by $2 billion over the same period, and the interest on the public debt would decline by $188 billion.

Biden warned of the consequences of default, saying what would follow would include an economic recession, devastated retirement accounts, and millions of jobs lost.

“I made clear from the start of negotiations that the only path forward was a bipartisan budget agreement,” explained Biden on Twitter. “No one got everything they wanted. But that’s the responsibility of governing.”

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