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Trump Takes Shot at 2020 Candidate, Invokes Obama Along The Way

The President isn’t playing around anymore.

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President Trump isn’t quite sure who his 2020 election opponent will be just yet, but that hasn’t stopped him from running roughshod over the entire field on Twitter.

Trump is known for his social media presence, and his ability to boil down his political opponents to little more than nicknames at the drop of a hat.  This worked wonders for him during the 2016 election, in which his doling out of mischievous monikers helped to instill a sense of character to each and every politician who looked to usurp him.

For the 2020 election, it seems that little has changed for Trump, tactically, as he continues to expound his disdain for “Crazy” Bernie Sanders and “Sleepy” Joe Biden.

Biden does appear to be running away with the 2020 candidacy at this early stage, and that sort of enthusiasm has the President reaching a little deeper into his bag in order to diss the former Vice President this week.

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President Trump ramped up his criticism Monday of “Sleepy Joe Biden” as the former vice president rises in the polls, saying former President Barack Obama took him off the “trash heap” back in 2008 — and China is rooting for him.

“Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I’m only here because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took him off the 1% trash heap, President O! China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY!” Trump tweeted.

The president’s tweet comes as Biden climbs in the 2020 Democratic presidential polls. A Fox News Poll last week showed Biden leading the crowded field with 35 percent, and Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., in second position with 17 percent.

Biden’s campaign has so far been centered around framing the 2020 election as a fight between himself and Donald Trump, opting to assuage democratic constituents into falling for this “inevitability”.  Of course, this is a similar strategy to that of Hillary Clinton back in 2016, and we all know how that ended up.

 

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Dan Crenshaw Turns on Fellow Republicans, Blasting So-Called ‘Freedom Caucus’

Is the GOP’s civil war going to spill over into the 2022 midterms?

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Within the Republican Party, a civil war is brewing between the MAGA Movement and the more traditional conservatives, with the fractured nature of the party now fully on display.

The latest skirmish between the two sides comes to us a Texas Super PAC event, where Republican Dan Crenshaw took aim at some fellow party members who’ve been growing ever more agitated by the week.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, took aim at members of the House Freedom Caucus, calling the group “grifters” and “performance artists.”

“Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart: We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe upon us — that’s the nature of conservatism,” Crenshaw said during an appearance at an event hosted by the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC last week.

And that wasn’t all…

The House Freedom Caucus is made up of members of Crenshaw’s own party, including high-profile Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. The group also has several members from Crenshaw’s home state of Texas, such as Reps. Michael Cloud, Louie Gohmert, Chip Roy, Randy Weber, and Ron Wright.

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But Crenshaw accused the group of not being authentic conservatives, arguing instead that they succeed in grabbing attention by repeating slogans.

“They’re the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well,” Crenshaw said. “They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.”

The Texas lawmaker also accused the group of failing to fully support former President Donald Trump’s agenda, saying that even famously anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted with Trump “99 percent” of the time.

Should the GOP still wish to cruise to victory in the 2022 midterms, (as many have predicted will be the case), this infighting will need to be culled…and quickly.

 

Within the Republican Party, a civil war is brewing between the MAGA Movement and the more traditional conservatives, with the fractured nature of the party now fully on display. The latest skirmish between the two sides comes to us a Texas Super PAC event, where Republican Dan Crenshaw took aim at some fellow party members who’ve been growing ever more agitated by the week. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, took aim at members of the House Freedom Caucus, calling the group “grifters” and “performance artists.” “Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart: We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe upon us — that’s the nature of conservatism,” Crenshaw said during an appearance at an event hosted by the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC last week. And that wasn’t all… The House Freedom Caucus is made up of members of Crenshaw’s own party, including high-profile Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. The group also has several members from Crenshaw’s home state of Texas, such as Reps. Michael Cloud, Louie Gohmert, Chip Roy, Randy Weber, and Ron Wright. But Crenshaw accused the group of not being authentic conservatives, arguing instead that they succeed in grabbing attention by repeating slogans. “They’re the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well,” Crenshaw said. “They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.” The Texas lawmaker also accused the group of failing to fully support former President Donald Trump’s agenda, saying that even famously anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted with Trump “99 percent” of the time. Should the GOP still wish to cruise to victory in the 2022 midterms, (as many have predicted will be the…

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SHADOW WAR: Judge Refuses to Reveal Info About FBI’s Raid on Project Veritas

The First Amendment itself is at stake here.

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You know that things are heading downhill fast for the Biden administration when the FBI is forced to raid home and offices connected to investigative journalists.

In this latest affront to the First Amendment, the Bureau took aim at Project Veritas – a provocative news outlet that just happens to lean to the right – and it’s founder, James O’Keefe, with both suffering raids of their homes after a story emerged regarding their potential possession of a “diary” that once belonged to one of the Biden children.

Now, in what appears to be an attempt to keep this whole debacle as quiet as possible, a federal judge is refusing to let materials related to the case be seen by the public.

A federal magistrate judge in Manhattan has turned down a bid by a journalism advocacy group to make public details about the legal basis for an FBI raid last month on the home of a conservative activist and hidden-camera video producer.

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The FBI seized cellphones in the early-morning, Nov. 6 raid on the apartment of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe in Mamaroneck., N.Y., as part of an investigation that appears to center on the alleged theft of a diary belonging to President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden.

The use of a search warrant to seize O’Keefe’s records raised the hackles of some First Amendment advocates, who said O’Keefe’s activities likely qualify for protection for members of the news media under federal law and Justice Department regulations. O’Keefe’s critics say his deceptive tactics and evident partisan bias disqualify him from any claim to being a journalist.

The entire fiasco appears to be turning muddy in recent weeks.

In the 19-page ruling, the magistrate judge referred to O’Keefe as one of the “subjects” of the investigation. Federal prosecutors use that term to describe someone whose activities are being actively examined by the investigation but who is not currently seen as likely to be charged.

If Cave intended to use the term in that sense, it would raise further questions about the raid on O’Keefe’s home, since prosecutors are not typically permitted to use search or seizure warrants to get unpublished media materials about crimes allegedly committed by others.

O’Keefe’s attorney has said that the conservative provocateur bought the “rights” to publish the diary from two individuals who claimed to have obtained it legally. O’Keefe said the people who turned over the diary found it abandoned in a room where Ashley Biden had been staying.

Project Veritas’ First Amendment rights are very much a central issue in this case, and allowing the US government to decide which journalists qualify for these protections is a slippery slope to authoritarianism.

You know that things are heading downhill fast for the Biden administration when the FBI is forced to raid home and offices connected to investigative journalists. In this latest affront to the First Amendment, the Bureau took aim at Project Veritas – a provocative news outlet that just happens to lean to the right – and it’s founder, James O’Keefe, with both suffering raids of their homes after a story emerged regarding their potential possession of a “diary” that once belonged to one of the Biden children. Now, in what appears to be an attempt to keep this whole debacle as quiet as possible, a federal judge is refusing to let materials related to the case be seen by the public. A federal magistrate judge in Manhattan has turned down a bid by a journalism advocacy group to make public details about the legal basis for an FBI raid last month on the home of a conservative activist and hidden-camera video producer. The FBI seized cellphones in the early-morning, Nov. 6 raid on the apartment of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe in Mamaroneck., N.Y., as part of an investigation that appears to center on the alleged theft of a diary belonging to President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden. The use of a search warrant to seize O’Keefe’s records raised the hackles of some First Amendment advocates, who said O’Keefe’s activities likely qualify for protection for members of the news media under federal law and Justice Department regulations. O’Keefe’s critics say his deceptive tactics and evident partisan bias disqualify him from any claim to being a journalist. The entire fiasco appears to be turning muddy in recent weeks. In the 19-page ruling, the magistrate judge referred to O’Keefe as one of the “subjects” of the investigation. Federal prosecutors use that term…

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