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The job of President Joe Biden’s press secretary — at least officially — is to answer truthfully questions posed by the White House press corps.

But when Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked a series of questions that, if answered truthfully, would embarrass the president by exposing his cynicism and hypocrisy, press secretary Jen Psaki had no choice but to throw in her cards and retreat to her unofficial job description: covering for Joe Biden.

The sparring between Doocy and Jen Psaki usually is the highlight of the daily news briefings. The reason, of course, is that Doocy — unlike many of the White House reporters — is willing to ask the tough questions.

Monday was no exception as Doocy recounted many of Biden’s hypocritical statements and conduct of late.

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The grilling came in the form of six questions, the last of which would leave the press secretary stammering to provide a good response.

Doocy’s first was about the president’s decision to institute travel restrictions from six African nations in response to the new omicron variant of the coronavirus.

“Before Joe Biden was president, he said that COVID travel restrictions on foreign countries were ‘hysterical xenophobia’ and ‘fearmongering.’ So what changed?” the Fox reporter asked.

Psaki responded saying, “The president has not been critical of travel restrictions,” and added that Biden’s critique also had to do with what she characterized as a “xenophobic tweet and how [Trump] called — what he called the coronavirus.”

It’s not clear which tweet Psaki is referring to. Trump started calling COVID the “China virus” in March 2020, a month-and-a-half after Trump imposed his ban on travel from China, according to NBC News.



Weeks before that, at a Jan. 31, 2020, campaign event in Iowa, then-candidate Biden made some of his best-known comments on Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Trump had issued the travel ban related to China earlier in the day.

“In moments like this, this is where the credibility of the president is most needed, as he explains what we should and should not do,” Biden said, according to FactCheck.org. “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.”

While FactCheck claimed it was “unclear” what Biden was referring to specifically, the context of the newly announced travel restriction makes it pretty clear what he was talking about.

By April 2020, Biden had come around, at least according to his deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfeld, who told CNN, “Science supported this ban, therefore, he did, too.”

Doocy then pressed Psaki on why Biden didn’t wear a face mask while shopping in a store on Nantucket Island over the weekend that had a sign saying, “Required Face Covering.”

The press secretary deflected all three attempts Doocy made to get an answer, including what example Biden is setting for the American people by his conduct.

“The president is somebody who follows the recommendations and the advice of the CDC. I don’t know what the circumstances were of that particular moment,” Psaki said.

She followed with more pablum.

Doocy then moved on to ask about Biden’s decision to reinstitute Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy regarding those seeking to apply for asylum in the U.S.

He noted that Biden once described the policy as “dangerous, inhumane, and goes against everything we stand for as a nation of immigrants.”

“So why is he keeping it?” Doocy asked.

“[Biden] continues to stand by exactly those comments and statements,” Psaki answered, “And the Secretary of Homeland Security put out a memorandum conveying we want to end this program. But we also believe in following the law. And that’s exactly what we’re doing as there was — there was a ruling that required us moving forward with implementation.”

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In August, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that the Biden administration must keep the “Remain in Mexico” policy in place because it failed to follow the proper procedure to end it.

Doocy then turned to the issue of the Waukesha Christmas parade attack and asked a question Psaki particularly struggled to answer well, because there really isn’t a good answer in light of Biden’s conduct.

The Fox correspondent pointed out that prosecutors said “the assailant swerved his truck side to side as part of an intentional act to run over as many people as possible. Six people are dead. Some children remain hospitalized. Why hasn’t the president visited the members of this Christmas parade attack?”

“Well, I would say first: As you saw the president convey last week, our hearts go out to this community, to the people in Waukesha; that we’ve been in touch, obviously, with officials there; and we’re all watching as people are recovering,” Psaki said.

“And this is such a difficult time of year for this to happen. It’s difficult anytime.”

Psaki then prevaricated and hemmed and hawed a bit about how difficult it is for presidents to travel someplace. No trips are currently in the works, “but we remain in touch with local officials.”

Biden visited Minnesota on Tuesday, for crying out loud, to plug the newly signed infrastructure bill.

Air Force One may well have flown directly over Waukesha en route.

As a presidential candidate, Biden flew to Minnesota to meet with George Floyd’s family and went to Charleston after the 2015 church shooting as vice president. Then-President Barack Obama did too.

The only thing that appears different from those tragic instances and Waukesha is the skin color of the victims and the accused are reversed.

Stopping in Waukesha to comfort the victims’ families works against the Democratic narrative Biden has been pushing his whole presidency: Everything that’s evil and wrong in America is caused by white supremacists.

If that’s the reason, Biden needs to get over it.

He promised unity in his inaugural address, and here’s a good chance to show he cares about all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Americans Unleash on Biden After Encountering Bare Shelves at Grocery Stores Across Country

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President Joe Biden’s supply chain crisis has been raging for some time, and it is now wreaking havoc on Americans trying to live their everyday lives.

According to Fox News, a growing number of Americans are experiencing massive shortages at their local grocery stores, and they are directing their ire at Biden because of it.

Many Twitter users began using the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden to showcase the precarious situations at their local stores.

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Some users told stories of the lengths they had to go to in order to find seemingly basic food items.

“This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels,” one user said. “Found the bagels but zero — ZERO — plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck.”

Even CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche compared the situation to the apocalypse, which is surprising coming from an employee of a leftist establishment media outlet.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noticed the problem too, albeit only through the third party she hired to shop for her. She suggested that the supply shortages were a localized issue.

Some commenters felt Bottoms was trying to insinuate that southwest Atlanta was having problems because it is a lower-income area. If that was her intention, residents from other portions of Atlanta and surrounding areas quickly rebutted the claim.

By the looks of it, Biden’s supply chain crisis is affecting almost everyone, regardless of income or political affiliation.

As a general rule, it is not a good development for a president when his failures start to greatly affect the lives of everyday Americans.

Will supply chain issues hurt Democrats in the midterm elections?

While many less politically inclined citizens may be willing to overlook foreign policy issues or government spending excesses, they are much less likely to ignore their own inability to buy the food they want.

In a time where Biden’s approval is tanking and Democrats are panicking about the upcoming midterm elections, empty grocery store shelves are just another point in a long list of problems for the Biden administration.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

President Joe Biden’s supply chain crisis has been raging for some time, and it is now wreaking havoc on Americans trying to live their everyday lives. According to Fox News, a growing number of Americans are experiencing massive shortages at their local grocery stores, and they are directing their ire at Biden because of it. Many Twitter users began using the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden to showcase the precarious situations at their local stores. Thanks #BareShelvesBiden pic.twitter.com/sEPBCoeIDc — NRCC (@NRCC) January 10, 2022 More #BareShelvesBiden https://t.co/opm0zSOgwh — Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) January 9, 2022 #BareShelvesBiden in dark blue Oakton, Virginia pic.twitter.com/JM4bXL7CDn — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 10, 2022 Some users told stories of the lengths they had to go to in order to find seemingly basic food items. “This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels,” one user said. “Found the bagels but zero — ZERO — plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck.” #BareShelvesBiden at Stater Bros in Simi Valley, CA. This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels. Found the bagels but zero – ZERO – plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck. pic.twitter.com/qS7Lx8gRMa — Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) January 9, 2022 Even CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche compared the situation to the apocalypse, which is surprising coming from an employee of a leftist establishment media outlet. Apocalypse now pic.twitter.com/j48ALuYtoQ — Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) January 9, 2022 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noticed the problem too, albeit only through the third party she hired to shop for her. She suggested that the supply shortages were a localized issue. I’ve received 8 messages & counting from my very polite @Instacart shopper over the…

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Soros-Backed Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Indicted on 4 Federal Charges

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On Thursday, a federal grand jury chose to indict Baltimore’s top prosecutor on four counts.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby now faces charges of perjury and “making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes,” the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland told The Associated Press.

The charges are related to Mosby’s alleged lies about “meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020.”

Prosecutors say Mosby lied on multiple mortgage application forms when she attempted to buy homes in Kissimmee, Florida, and Long Boat Key, Florida.

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Mosby first entered the spotlight in 2015 during the infamous Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray.

The openly progressive prosecutor pursued charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death.

In the end, none of the officers were convicted.

Mosby has long been criticized for her progressive approach.

Under her tenure in Baltimore, which began in 2015, the number of murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and robberies all rose, according to an Oct. 27, 2020, report from The Heritage Foundation.

Most recently, Mosby faced criticism in November for defending Joseph Rosenbaum, the convicted sex offender who was shot while allegedly attempting to murder Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, racial justice riots of 2020.

This most recent federal indictment comes months after a federal investigation into her affairs was first announced.

Both Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, the president of the Baltimore City Council, faced various accusations in March of 2021 related to their alleged illicit use of campaign funds.

The duo was purportedly using campaign funds to pay off personal legal fees and travel expenses.

A federal probe was issued into their financial dealings at the time.

The accusations and alleged discrepancies did not stop at the campaign funds, however.

An additional federal subpoena had been issued to two churches in order to investigate whether Nick Mosby had been making financial contributions to either institution.

Both Mosbys were reportedly issued a lien by the IRS following three full years of unpaid taxes on their property. It is unknown if that lien was paid.

The two perjury counts carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and the two mortgage-related offenses could carry with them a maximum of 30 years in prison each, according to the AP.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

On Thursday, a federal grand jury chose to indict Baltimore’s top prosecutor on four counts. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby now faces charges of perjury and “making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes,” the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland told The Associated Press. The charges are related to Mosby’s alleged lies about “meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020.” Prosecutors say Mosby lied on multiple mortgage application forms when she attempted to buy homes in Kissimmee, Florida, and Long Boat Key, Florida. Mosby first entered the spotlight in 2015 during the infamous Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray. The openly progressive prosecutor pursued charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death. In the end, none of the officers were convicted. Mosby has long been criticized for her progressive approach. Under her tenure in Baltimore, which began in 2015, the number of murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and robberies all rose, according to an Oct. 27, 2020, report from The Heritage Foundation. Most recently, Mosby faced criticism in November for defending Joseph Rosenbaum, the convicted sex offender who was shot while allegedly attempting to murder Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, racial justice riots of 2020. This most recent federal indictment comes months after a federal investigation into her affairs was first announced. Both Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, the president of the Baltimore City Council, faced various accusations in March of 2021 related to their alleged illicit use of campaign funds. The duo was purportedly using campaign funds to pay off personal legal fees and travel expenses. A federal probe was issued into their financial dealings at the time. The accusations and alleged discrepancies did not stop at the campaign…

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