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Nat’l Guard on Standby for Biden’s Speech to Congress

The price tag for their continued employment has already topped $520 million.

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On Wednesday night, in the even of his 100th day in office, Joe Biden will do something fairly rare:  Appear in public and speak.

One of the most salient complaints that the nation has had regarding Joe Biden has been his unwillingness to lead from a public perch.  The Commander in Chief has held exactly one true press conference during his time in office, and has even cut himself off from answering reporters’ questions fearing that there could be “trouble” if he continued.

Even for tonight’s event, there are complaints about who will be allowed in attendance and where they will be forced to sit.

The speech will nearly 4 months after an extraordinary attack on the Capitol in January, and there are plenty of precautions in place in case some of the would-be insurrectionists are looking for a re-run.

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“The Secret Service and all law enforcement and public safety partners have worked hard collectively in preparation to secure this significant event,” said a Secret Service representative, adding that “every security contingency is accounted for.”

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said she is confident about security for Biden’s speech.

“I actually had a very strong briefing on Monday. I said I wish I had had this briefing, you know, before January 6. But we insisted on knowing every detail of it,” she told reporters.

The National Guard will be available as well, despite continued complaints about their controversial deployment in the nation’s capital.

The white-domed building is still surrounded by a black steel mesh fence with some 2,250 armed National Guard troops from the District of Columbia and 18 states on duty in the city, the vestiges of a much larger force put in place after Trump supporters stormed the building as Congress was voting to certify Biden’s election victory.

District of Columbia authorities have asked the Pentagon to authorize the district’s National Guard contingent to help local police handle any anti-Biden protests coinciding with Wednesday’s address.

“The D.C. National Guard is prepared to support D.C. law enforcement, pending approval” by acting Army Secretary John Whitley, the D.C. National Guard said in a statement.

The deployment of National Guard troops to DC has already cost a staggering $520 million thus far, which has complicated support for their continued presence.

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Stephanie Grisham Makes Wild Claims About ‘Secret Meetings’ Ahead of Jan. 6th

The clear-headed among us will recognize this nothing-burger for what it is, however.

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Not everything is a spy novel, or a Hollywood blockbuster.  Not every little political machination in our nation is some sort of clandestine and seismic event.  This is something that we all must remember during the hyperbole-laden headline-mongering that the January 6th committee is looking to drum up.

The group’s very existence appears to be hinged on the idea that Donald Trump is a wannabe dictator of some sort who tried to take over America 12 months and 2 weeks ago.  They appear ready to figuratively die on this hill, and they have no qualms with taking the absence of knowledge and fashioning it into something sinister – much like the conspiracy theorists that they love to deride so much.

For instance, there are now headlines swirling around the mainstream media that tell of “secret meetings” that Trump was having just ahead of the attack on the Capitol – the subject and substance of which is undeniably unknown.

Yet still, these are presented as insidious incidents that somehow prove something that they’ve been looking to prove for a long time…despite our complete lack of knowledge regarding the actual facts of the matter.

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Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told the House committee investigating the Capitol riot that former President Donald Trump had secret meetings in his residence in the days running up to January 6, The Guardian reported.

Two sources told The Guardian that she told the committee that Trump held the meetings, and that only a few of his aides were aware of them.

She said she was not sure exactly who attended but identified Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and the White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, as two people who scheduled and directed participants to the meetings, The Guardian reported.

The infotainment industry’s sources claim that Grisham’s testimony was “more significant” than expected, but there is nothing unusual about the sitting US President having meetings in which not every single solitary person in the White House is included.

Nonetheless, Grisham’s nothing-burger continues to gain traction in the media.

Not everything is a spy novel, or a Hollywood blockbuster.  Not every little political machination in our nation is some sort of clandestine and seismic event.  This is something that we all must remember during the hyperbole-laden headline-mongering that the January 6th committee is looking to drum up. The group’s very existence appears to be hinged on the idea that Donald Trump is a wannabe dictator of some sort who tried to take over America 12 months and 2 weeks ago.  They appear ready to figuratively die on this hill, and they have no qualms with taking the absence of knowledge and fashioning it into something sinister – much like the conspiracy theorists that they love to deride so much. For instance, there are now headlines swirling around the mainstream media that tell of “secret meetings” that Trump was having just ahead of the attack on the Capitol – the subject and substance of which is undeniably unknown. Yet still, these are presented as insidious incidents that somehow prove something that they’ve been looking to prove for a long time…despite our complete lack of knowledge regarding the actual facts of the matter. Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told the House committee investigating the Capitol riot that former President Donald Trump had secret meetings in his residence in the days running up to January 6, The Guardian reported. Two sources told The Guardian that she told the committee that Trump held the meetings, and that only a few of his aides were aware of them. She said she was not sure exactly who attended but identified Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and the White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, as two people who scheduled and directed participants to the meetings, The Guardian reported. The infotainment industry’s sources claim that…

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In Marathon Presser, Biden Offers Grim Assessment of Russia-Ukraine Situation

And he was harshly rebuked by Ukraine in the process.

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On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden set out to prove to the nation that he is not the “Sleepy Joe” that Donald Trump so ruthlessly mocked on the campaign trail, enduring a nearly two-hour press conference that appeared, for all intents and purposes, to be a simple PR stunt.

Biden’s answers to the press’s questions were a bit off at times, with even CNN running articles on Thursday detailing the numerous factual errors that he made.

But, on the subject of Ukraine, the Commander in Chief had a bleak warning.

President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.

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Biden, speaking at a news conference to mark his one-year anniversary in office, also said a “minor incursion” by Russia would elicit a lesser response. He later sought to clarify that he was referring to a non-military action, such as a cyberattack, that would be met with a similar reciprocal response, and that if Russian forces cross the Ukrainian border, killing Ukrainian fighters, “that changes everything.”

But the comments also hinted at the challenge of keeping the United States and its NATO allies united in their response to Russia. In explaining the minor incursion remark, he said “it’s very important that we keep everyone in NATO on the same page.”

The statement was almost immediately lambasted by Ukrainian officials, who reminded the President that there is “no such thing as a minor incursion”.

 

On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden set out to prove to the nation that he is not the “Sleepy Joe” that Donald Trump so ruthlessly mocked on the campaign trail, enduring a nearly two-hour press conference that appeared, for all intents and purposes, to be a simple PR stunt. Biden’s answers to the press’s questions were a bit off at times, with even CNN running articles on Thursday detailing the numerous factual errors that he made. But, on the subject of Ukraine, the Commander in Chief had a bleak warning. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does. Biden, speaking at a news conference to mark his one-year anniversary in office, also said a “minor incursion” by Russia would elicit a lesser response. He later sought to clarify that he was referring to a non-military action, such as a cyberattack, that would be met with a similar reciprocal response, and that if Russian forces cross the Ukrainian border, killing Ukrainian fighters, “that changes everything.” But the comments also hinted at the challenge of keeping the United States and its NATO allies united in their response to Russia. In explaining the minor incursion remark, he said “it’s very important that we keep everyone in NATO on the same page.” The statement was almost immediately lambasted by Ukrainian officials, who reminded the President that there is “no such thing as a minor incursion”.  

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