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Jan 6 Committee Prepares to Take Legal Action After Bannon Defies Subpoena

Just how far is this political charade going to go?

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Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who are starring the select committee on January 6th appear hellbent on making most of their opportunity to re-try Donald Trump for his alleged “incitement” of the events of that day, and it has Trump’s inner circle in the crosshairs.

The Democratic Party was not pleased with Trump’s second impeachment acquittal, in which he was quickly found to be not guilty of provoking the attempted insurrection at the US Capitol on that fateful day.  Of course, this didn’t sit well with the liberal left, who had spent well over 4 years attempting to tie Trump to some sort of career-ending conspiracy theory.  RussiaGate, Stormy Daniels, UkraineGate…the list never really ended.

As a number of Trump’s closest confidantes are claiming executive privilege in regard to January 6th, (something that the White House has now denied the legitimacy of), their absence in the face of congressional subpoenas could see them facing legal trouble.

Trump ally Steve Bannon’s game of chicken with the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill riot is on the cusp of entering a new and critical phase Thursday as he faces his last chance to reverse course and comply with the panel’s subpoena before lawmakers likely move to seek criminal charges.

Bannon’s lawyer on Wednesday wrote a letter to the panel saying that his client will not provide testimony or documents until the committee reaches an agreement with former President Donald Trump over executive privilege or a court weighs in on the matter. “That is an issue between the committee and President Trump’s counsel and Mr. Bannon is not required to respond at this time,” attorney Robert Costello wrote.
So, what’s next?
If Bannon is a no-show, the committee is expected to immediately begin seeking a referral for criminal contempt after the subpoena deadline passes — essentially making an example of Bannon’s noncompliance as the House seeks more witnesses, sources familiar with the planning told CNN
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CNN reported Wednesday that the committee is unified in its plan to seek criminal charges against those who refuse to comply, and lawmakers have specifically honed in on Bannon while discussing the option publicly.
Two other Trump devotees, Mark Meadows and Kash Patel, have reportedly been working with the select committee in some fashion, but the details of their involvement have yet to be made public.

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Arizona Takes Bold Action in Attempt to Block Biden Vax Mandate

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There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity.

Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes.

So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive.

Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts.

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Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward.

“Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.”

Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans.

The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however.

“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

The indignant nature of the federal response will not sit well with the anti-vaccine crowd.

There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity. Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes. So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive. Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts. Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward. “Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.” Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans. The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however. “We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those…

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Biden Admits That He Has ‘No Answer’ for High Gas Prices

Just in time for the holidays, no less.

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Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation.

The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated.

Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation.

President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year.

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“My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event.

“I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.”

And then…

“I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.”

This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation. The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated. Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation. President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year. “My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.” And then… “I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.” This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

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