Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Monday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that he believes the evidence obtained by the House select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, shows former President Donald Trump and “others” engaged in criminal activity to obstruct Congress.
Maddow said, “Do you feel like what we have learned thus far might suggest criminal behavior by members of Congress? I’m thinking specifically about these revelations today in this reporting from CNN that would indicate, in the words of one Republican member of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene, that multiple members of Congress believed that Trump should declare martial law just ahead of the inauguration in order to stay in power.”
She asked, “Is their indication, to your mind, in terms of the evidence you have seen, that members of Congress should be facing criminal charges for their involvement?”
Schiff said, “I haven’t reached a conclusion on that point, but I do agree certainly with the judge in California, Judge Carter, that there is compelling evidence that the president of the United States and others engaged with very possible criminal activity to obstruct Congress, to defraud the United States, to engage in conspiracy. I think that there is significant evidence of corrupt intent. Some of the revelations you mentioned go to the fact that White House counsel was telling some of these players like Mark Meadows that this is illegal, this violates the law. ”
He added, “We continue to put the facts together and learn new information every day.”
President Joe Biden, also known as “the Big Guy” to his scandal-plagued son Hunter, stumbled his way through a Tuesday afternoon address to make the incredible claim he doesn’t believe politicians should get rich in office. Watch:
The War in Ukraine is going to continue to take it toll on the world economy,” Biden said. “It’s going to take it his toll on energy, and it’s going to take its toll relative to food.”
“When I was running for office, you heard it a thousand times from me, that we’re going build an economy me around you,” he continued. “I’m so tired of trickle down economics. And I never found that that trickled down on top of my head very much.”
“I was listed… I had the great pleasure of being listed as the poorest man in Congress for 36 years,” he went on. “I still was making a hell a lot more money than anybody else because I was getting a senator’s salary, no kidding.”
“I didn’t think you should make money while you’re in office,” he claimed.
“But anyway, the point of it is this,” he added. “An awful lot of people are hurting. It makes a big difference. Makes a big difference. The cost of a dozen eggs cost of a gallon of gasoline. It matters. It matters.”
“So I concluded when I ran this last time that we’re going to build this economy from the bottom up in the middle out, because when that happens, everybody does well,” he went on. “The wealthy do very well and the poor have a ladder up and the middle class has a little bit of breathing room.”
Then Biden told one of those hard-to-believe anecdotes that he is so fond of telling when he rambles off-script.
“I grew up in a household where we lived in a split level, home, three bedrooms, four kids, mom, and dad, and grandpa would live with us,” he said. “And I remember one night you could, you know, the walls were kind of thin here. My dad was restless next morning. When he went to work, I asked mom, what was the problem? She said, he just noticed his company just said, no more, not going to, not going to cover health insurance anymore. It matters. These things matter to people. They matter to ordinary people.”
Beyond the Biden folktales, he is has gotten incredibly rich during his nearly 50 years on the public till. Forbes notes that “Joe Biden earned $17.3 million over the four years he was out of office, but his net worth is only an estimated $8 million.”
“On the day America’s first billionaire president took office, ‘middle class’ Joe Biden boarded the Amtrak out of Washington D.C.’s Union Station, bound for Delaware with the kind of modest fortune you might expect from someone who had spent his adult life as an elected official: $2.5 million, mostly composed of pensions and real estate,” Forbes said. “But Biden was about to cash in. By the end of 2017, he and his wife Jill had earned $11.1 million. They raked in $4.6 million the next year, followed by $1 million in 2019 and $630,000 in 2020.”
“The story of how Biden became a wealthy man in the wake of his vice presidency, leveraging his fame to sell books and deliver speeches, has been told many times,” Forbes went on. “But a closer look at the math prompts a question that hasn’t been asked: Why isn’t Biden even richer? If someone starts with a $2.5 million net worth and earns $17.3 million while the markets are raging, you’d expect him to be worth more than $8 million. So what happened to Biden’s money? Well, $7 million of it covered taxes, another $1.3 million went to charity, $180,000 paid for household staff and an estimated $80,000 went toward interest on mortgages. Take those items out, though, and you’re still a few million above Biden’s estimated net worth.”
“There’s a chance that Biden, who shares his fortune with his wife Jill, gave some to other family members,” the report added. “Or perhaps he just spent it all. In order to be worth $8 million—as an analysis of Biden’s financial disclosure reports, property records and career earnings suggest he is—the president would have had to blow an average of roughly some $2,000 per day over the four years he was out of office.”
The White House did not respond to Forbes’ multiple requests for comment about Joe Biden’s money.
Town & Country has also reported on the real estate holdings of Joe Biden.
“Biden began buying homes—especially those that were outside his budget—in his twenties, taking out multiple mortgages and receiving loans against life insurance policies,” Town & Country reported. “His net worth was often in the negatives—in 2007, he was ranked the least wealthy senator.”
“Today, the 78-year-old president-elect is hardly middle class anymore,” the report added. “According to a 2019 Forbes estimate, Biden and his wife Jill are worth $9 million, much of that accrued from speaking fees and book deals that came pouring in after his vice presidency. About $4 million of that worth is in his real estate. And while they are officially moving into America’s grandest house today, the White House joins an already impressive group of stately digs owned by the President and First Lady.”
Town & Country then listed impressive estates in Greenville, Delaware; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; and McLean, Virginia.
The Daily Mail, one of the major publications that has analyzed Hunter Biden’s laptop firsthand, has detailed how the former senator’s and vice president’s connections was leveraged to make his family a large fortune.
“Multiple associates of Joe Biden called him the ‘big guy’ in emails – the latest in a mountain of evidence that the president was involved in his son’s business dealings,” the Daily Mail noted.
But emails and documents on Hunter’s laptop show Joe Biden:
Was referenced under the nickname ‘big guy’ as a potential 10% owner in Hunter’s joint venture with Chinese oil giant CEFC, in an email by Hunter’s partner in the deal
Met with Hunter’s foreign business associates at a DC restaurant, despite initial White House denials
At his son’s behest, met with an executive from the allegedly corrupt Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, where Hunter had a $1 million-per-year board seat
Met with Hunter and his Mexican billionaire business partners in the Vice President’s official residence
Flew Hunter and his business partner – a top political donor – on Air Force 2 to Mexico for a business meeting with those same Mexican billionaires
Was issued keys for Hunter’s proposed office to be shared with his Chinese business partners – though Hunter never picked the keys up according to the office manager
Met with Hunter’s now-jailed business partner Devon Archer, who was then appointed a Burisma board member alongside Hunter the same month Joe visited Ukraine as VP, according to White House visitor logs
Shared a bank account with Hunter and paid each other’s bills
Spoke with former FBI director Louis Freeh who at the time was plotting establishing a DC consultancy with Hunter and Joe catering to foreign criminals
Wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of Hunter’s Chinese business partner, Jonathan Li
Joe Biden might claim that he doesn’t believe that public officials should get rich “while in office,” but the track record of “middle class Joe” shows that he has not only made millions in his five decades in office, but he has made an even bigger fortune for his family through institutionalized corruption.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has led the House Democratic troops to shut down a subpoena that would have have put President Joe Biden’s beleaguered son Hunter Biden on the Congressional witness stand.
The Republican-backed subpoena came after mounting evidence that Hunter Biden is involved in international crimes that implicate the president .
As reported earlier, there is evidence that his father, the believed “Big Guy” in a Hunter Biden email, took at least “ten percent” of his cut, and potentially as much as “ half ” his salary.
Peter Schweizer, who details the presidential son’s Chinese activities in his book “ Red Handed ,” believes now that all signs point to Hunter Biden’s federal indictment.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on March 20th, he explained why: “Hunter’s legal team cooperation indicate the president’s son is about to be indicted,” Schweizer claimed.Amid the mounting pressure on Hunter Biden, a whistleblower has come forward in an interview to the Daily Mail, stating that he has “450 gigabytes of erased material” from Hunter Biden’s laptop. In it are believed to be 80,000 images and videos, never-before-seen in public, that will shock even those who have seen the initial files released from the “ laptop […]
Democrats in the House Oversight Committee blocked a Republican-backed subpoena that would have forced Hunter Biden to testify before Congress earlier this week.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer to see crackhead Hunter under oath in a hot seat on Capitol Hill.
According to the House Oversight Republicans, the Democrats denied the motion with little to no justification, and are effectively running interference for the Biden Crime Family, refusing to hold them accountable.
The committee made the announcement in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon:
If the motion had passed, Hunter would have had to appear and provide his ‘expert’ testimony at an upcoming Oversight hearing about making all US Postal Service vehicles electric, answering questions about his long history of energy deals with China, Russia, and Ukraine.
With him under oath, there surely would have been some other questions about his business dealings too. Is it any wonder why Dems shot this down?
The motion to subpoena Hunter was originally submitted by GOP Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ), who explained his reasoning in a Tweet this week.
I just made a motion to subpoena Hunter Biden as a witness for the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s hearing on electrifying.
Hunter sold a U.S. cobalt mine to a Chinese company. Cobalt is necessary for electric car production. Hunter’s expertise is invaluable!
As the DC Swamp attempts to protect the degenerate bagman of the Biden Crime Family, the investigation surrounding him just continues to heat up in the wake of the NY Times recent acknowledgment of his ‘laptop from hell.’
Kevin Freeman, host of Economic War Room on BlazeTV, has launched a national campaign slamming Nancy Pelosi for protecting corrupt insider trading by members of Congress. More than 1,450,000 emails have already been sent to Congress!
In 60 seconds anyone in America can send an email to all 535 members of Congress and tell them to stop the DC greed! The corrupt ruling class has gotten away with this for too long. It’s time to turn up the heat! TAKE ACTION HERE
Freeman describes the issue like this:
Nancy Pelosi has made a fortune worth more than $100 million – all while working on a government salary. HOW?! How are she and other politicians becoming multi-millionaires while supposedly working for “us” in Congress?
The corruption is deeply disturbing: Democrats and Republicans alike are pigging out on ‘Pelosi Perks’.
Politicians in Washington are giving themselves big salaries, big pensions, and big benefits. And – as if that wasn’t bad enough – they’re making MILLIONS on Wall Street with insider trading. In fact, Nancy Pelosi and her husband made more than $30 million just from trading tech stocks. They bought their shares – and then she started blocking efforts to rein in Big Tech. And no wonder: by protecting them, she’s hurting us while making a FORTUNE.
Our elected officials have lined their pockets at our expense for too long!
Economic War Room has just released its expose of this outrage, and we’ve launched a nationwide campaign so every American can take action to demand an end to Pelosi Perks.
You can watch Freeman’s Economic War Room special on the issue featuring Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots, and Justin Danhoff of the Free Enterprise Project here.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he has reprimanded freshman GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn for not telling the truth when he made claims earlier this month about receiving orgy invitations from fellow lawmakers and alleged the use of cocaine among his colleagues.
McCarthy, a California Republican, made the statement after meeting Wednesday with Cawthorn, of North Carolina.
He told reporters that Cawthorn’s story changes with each retailing and that there was “no evidence” to support his claims.
The top House Republican also said Cawthorn’s actions were “not becoming of a congressman.”
“There’s a lot of different things that can happen. But I just told him he’s lost my trust. He’s going to have to earn it back. I mean, he’s got a lot of members very upset,” said McCarthy, amid questions about whether the 26-year-old will be formally punished for his allegations, according to Politico.
In a podcast interview last week, Cawthorn described the “sexual perversion that goes on in Washington,” suggesting that he had been invited to an orgy and seen lawmakers take “key bumps” of cocaine.
Following the circulation of Cawthorn’s comments, Republicans voiced extreme upset to House leadership on the issue. Members say they have been receiving questions from their constituents about the comments.
Cawthorn was elected in 2020 to represent his state’s 11th district congressional district. He is a MAGA absolutist and has been one of the most vocal supporters of former President Trump’s claims that the last election was stolen.
In the days leading up to Cawthorn’s most recent round of controversial comments, the he was charged for the second time for driving with a revoked license.
Since March of 2020, Americans and the world alike have watched from the sidelines as power-hungry politicians have ushered in draconian lockdowns, shutdowns, police state measures and brought the economy to its knees. While governments around the planet used their central banks to devalue their currencies by printing money to fund their tyranny, the US led the way down this road to fiscal horror.
Thanks to the trillions of dollars the Federal Reserve has printed over the last two years, America is currently in an inflation crisis. One need only look at the price of groceries and gas over the last two years to realize just how bad of a crisis we are currently experiencing.
As the Biden Administration blames high prices on greedy industries and “Russia bad,” this is little more than a distraction from the actual perpetrator. Nevertheless, the left continues to attribute soaring costs on businesses making “too much profit.”
While these corporations are not innocent in this debacle, the role of America’s central bank is far more insidious. As government spending has skyrocketed over the last two years, they have financed their massive expenditures by stealing value from your savings by printing more money through the central bank.
Instead of reining in their spending and trying to quell this fiscal nightmare facing the United States, Congress decided the solution to the problem is giving themselves more money — an historic amount more — and they are patting themselves on the back for it, too.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), released a statement this month in which they literally applauded a massive 21 percent increase in pay for their offices. Not since 1996 has Congress passed such a monumental increase.
Naturally, this 21 percent raise was tucked neatly away in the $1.5 trillion spending bill somewhere inside the 2,700 pages that not a single member of Congress read.
Worry not, however, as we are told by Hoyer and Jeffries that this 21 percent increase is needed to “promote a more diverse workforce” and help in “retaining the best and brightest to help us serve our constituents.”
According to the congressmen, they have been unable to retain employees for longer than three years as those employees quickly leave for the private sector after that time. Lawmakers claim that paying them more will stop this attrition, but history tells us it won’t do a thing.
The phenomenon of government employees abandoning their jobs for the private sector happens so often that there is a term for it. It’s called the “revolving door.” No matter how much you pay a government official, the temptation to exploit the connections made while inside the system is too great, and hundreds of politicians and bureaucrats alike flock from First Street to K Street.
The promise of a lucrative job in the private sector is incredibly influential to staffers and politicians alike. Public officials-turned-lobbyists have access to lawmakers and insider relationships that are not available to others. And, that access can be sold to the highest bidder among industries seeking to lobby.
This is not a secret nor a conspiracy theory. This revolving door is one of the main drivers of corruption and the reason why corporations push through laws, not we the people.
This is why Congress can vote themselves millions more dollars a month as Joe Sixpack struggles to fill up his car to go to work.
Even more insidious is the fact that the US is in the midst of a debt crisis and their only solution to it seems to be printing more money to fund their extravagant budgets.
However, when you print more money it means there are more dollars chasing the same amount of goods and services, which causes prices to rise like we are currently seeing. In just the past three fiscal years, federal spending has swollen to nearly $7 trillion a year, up from about $4.4 trillion in fiscal year 2019. Spending was $6.6 trillion in 2020, and $6.8 trillion in 2021.
If we want to put this into perspective, we can take a look at the monetary supply at the beginning of 2020, which showed just $4.0192 trillion in circulation. By January 2021, that number had jumped up to $6.7 trillion — but this was only the beginning.
By November of last year, that number climbed to $20.354 trillion dollars in circulation — meaning that since January 2020, the United States has printed nearly 80% of all US dollars in existence.
This is according to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and not some conspiracy theory either. See the chart below.
Not coincidentally, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which tracks the cost of everyday items has seen a similar increase. It’s shot up a whopping 7 percent over the past year, the biggest increase in almost 40 years. Gas is up by almost 100 percent, beef is up 40 percent and furniture by 11 percent.
But fret not America, Congress is helping to promote a more “diverse workforce” to get us out of this mess and it will only cost your children’s children another $1.5 trillion. If expensive gas is hurting your pocketbook, just buy an electric vehicle.
Pete Buttigieg suggests people should buy an electric vehicle if they are worried about high gas prices. pic.twitter.com/ioqKoWzcnF
The White House on Wednesday formally asked Congress to vote on $10 billion in humanitarian, economic and security aid for Ukraine and Central European allies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to The Hill.
“Given the rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine, I anticipate that additional needs may arise over time,” wrote Office of Management and Budget acting director Shalinda Young in a Thursday letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, adding that she also anticipates “additional funding will be needed to support the covid-19 response” as well.
“This funding request is based on the Administration’s best information on resource requirements at this time, and we will remain in touch with the Congress in the coming weeks and months as we assess resource requirements beyond these immediate needs.”
The funding request includes assistance to bolster Ukraine’s defenses, as well as protect its electrical grid from disruption.
Originally, the Biden administration asked for $6.4 billion for Ukraine in order to boost programs at the State Department and Pentagon in response to the crisis. The figure quickly ballooned to $10 billion (or roughly one border wall) so the US can help train Ukraine’s military, provide food and humanitarian aid, and boost cybersecurity defenses, among other things.
The funding would also help enforce Biden’s recent actions against Russia – including $659 million for a task force to enforce sanctions on Russian oligarchs who have evaded them. $91 million would go to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which can chase offshore companies and trusts.
According to Young, the funds should be authorized as part of an appropriations bill that Congress is expected to approve before a March 11 government funding deadline.
An additional $22.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds was also requested.
Lawmakers have been scrambling to hammer out a widely sought and repeatedly delayed long-term deal to fund the government. While talks have progressed, disagreements remain, according to the Washington Post.
On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced a “snag” in talks over Ukraine assistance, attacking Democrats for trying to source the money from sums they already planned to apportion for the Pentagon. A day later, dozens of Republicans questioned whether additional coronavirus aid is necessary, arguing that the Biden administration has not fully accounted for existing spending, including the $1.9 trillion package adopted last year. -WaPo
While lawmakers have eight days to finalize emergency spending measures and come up with a broader government deal, they can also buy themselves time with yet another stopgap.
Without the funds, Young warned of significant consequences – including a “constrained” Pentagon and several agencies which would be prevented from carrying out efforts to combat Covid-19 (faster than it’s already disappearing on its own?).
Peter Schweizer, author of Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, weighed in on the prospect of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) taking over as majority leader and launching investigations into the origins of the coronavirus.
Schweizer told “Huckabee” host Mike Huckabee that he hopes McCarthy launches investigations and that the committees looking into the cover-up have subpoena power.
He pointed out that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used to be critical of the Chinese Communist Party but has been silent and refused investigations into the virus’ origins now that “she and her family have strong financial ties in China.”
“The COVID investigation, to me, is particularly important,” Schweizer said. “I mean, it’s been now more than two years — COVID’s happened. In the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has refused for there to even be a committee hearing on the origins of COVID. There’s not been one committee hearing to say, ‘Hey, maybe we should discuss to see where it came from.’ And honestly, I think one of the reasons, as I point out in the book, is she and her family have strong financial ties in China. Her husband and son have both done deals there. And she’s really pivoted. She used to be quite critical on Beijing on human rights. That has changed almost entirely.”
“So, if McCarthy comes in, I hope that those investigations happen and he has the power with some congressional committees to actually issue subpoenas. So, how about we have subpoenas and have Hunter Biden and others actually testify under oath about what’s going on,” he added.
“As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” -Hunter Thompson