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White House Turbocharges Jan 6 Committee with Latest Executive Privilege Decision

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The select committee on January 6th must know that they are working under the gun.  There is just now way that they don’t feel the pressure of the calendar as they face an overwhelmingly obstinate cadre of targets tied to the former Trump administration.

You see, the Democrats don’t appear to be on a path to maintaining control of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections, and their ouster from the Speakership and their majority would almost certainly spell the end of this committee altogether.

And so they need to find a way to weasel every advantage they can out of their time in power, lest they wish to see their efforts evaporate in the coming months.

Judging by the latest maneuvering from the White House, it appears as though there’s no question that the committee has them in their pocket.

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The White House is rejecting more claims of executive privilege from former President Trump over documents requested by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, directing the National Archives to turn over the Trump-era documents to the committee.

In a new letter obtained by The Hill, White House counsel Dana Remus wrote that Biden consulted with the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and determined that the former president’s privilege assertion “is not justified.”

The language was unmistakable.

“President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified, as to the documents provided to the White House on September 16, 2021, and September 23, 2021,” Remus wrote in a letter to National Archivist David Ferriero on Monday, indicating Trump has made two more such assertions.

“Accordingly, President Biden does not uphold the former President’s assertion of privilege,” Remus wrote.

Just last week, Congress voted to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of court after he defied a subpoena on the grounds that the executive privilege question had not yet been adjudicated.  The DOJ has yet to proceed on that charge as of this writing.

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Confidence in Biden Declines – Devastating New Poll Numbers | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )

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Confidence in Biden Declines – Devastating New Poll Numbers | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )
Topics:
1) Wall Street Journal Poll show cratering confidence on a majority of Key Issues – Voters favor Republicans
2) Rents are up 13.9% in a year as Inflation and Amenities drive up costs
3) Most Economists see Fed Bond buying program ending in March paving the way to raising interest rates to combat inflation
4) Cornell Professor Saule Onarouva, a radical educated in Russia and nominated for Comptroller of the Currency, withdraws her nomination after withering criticism
*Biden nominated a left wing radical to oversee bank regulation – Another sign of the far left shift in Biden’s world
5) Sen. Manchin warns of Inflation and is non committal on his support of the massive Climate and Social Spending $1.75T Bill being pushed by Democrats
*”Party Line Votes almost never succeed” – in push for bi-partisanship
6) Biden digs in threatening veto of bi-partisan Senate Bill to Nullify Vaccine Mandates while Appeals Courts continue to overturn his orders
7) Crime – Dozens of Bullets fired at SUV in Brazen Assault killing a 12 year old boy in LA
*Fox Christmas tree burns in NYC, man arrested
8) Kemp – Purdue tied in race for Georgia Governor – primary bid on Republican side
9) Biden and Harris Billboard in Wisconsin – Dumb and Dumber goes viral
10) Pfizer says its booster can protect against Omicron variant

https://rumble.com/embed/vntkos/?pub=4 Confidence in Biden Declines – Devastating New Poll Numbers | Schaftlein Report ———————– Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com ) Topics: 1) Wall Street Journal Poll show cratering confidence on a majority of Key Issues – Voters favor Republicans 2) Rents are up 13.9% in a year as Inflation and Amenities drive up costs 3) Most Economists see Fed Bond buying program ending in March paving the way to raising interest rates to combat inflation 4) Cornell Professor Saule Onarouva, a radical educated in Russia and nominated for Comptroller of the Currency, withdraws her nomination after withering criticism *Biden nominated a left wing radical to oversee bank regulation – Another sign of the far left shift in Biden’s world 5) Sen. Manchin warns of Inflation and is non committal on his support of the massive Climate and Social Spending $1.75T Bill being pushed by Democrats *”Party Line Votes almost never succeed” – in push for bi-partisanship 6) Biden digs in threatening veto of bi-partisan Senate Bill to Nullify Vaccine Mandates while Appeals Courts continue to overturn his orders 7) Crime – Dozens of Bullets fired at SUV in Brazen Assault killing a 12 year old boy in LA *Fox Christmas tree burns in NYC, man arrested 8) Kemp – Purdue tied in race for Georgia Governor – primary bid on Republican side 9) Biden and Harris Billboard in Wisconsin – Dumb and Dumber goes viral 10) Pfizer says its booster can protect against Omicron variant

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January 6th Committee Begins Another Criminal Referral for Top Trump Aide

Seems a bit desperate, don’t you think?

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Where once the Democrats worked overtime to prevent the world from discovering just how desperate they truly are, we now have a progressive posse that has no qualms about flamboyant flailing and unfettered fiasco.

This is most simply observed by keeping a keen eye on the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, who realize that their time is limited by the Democrats’ likely loss of control of Congress at the end of next year.  That development would almost undoubtedly see their committee dissolved, hence the reason for their desperate actions and frantic pace.

The latest sign of such a turn comes to us in the form of a criminal contempt charge for Mark Meadows.

Mark Meadows’s cooperation with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection appears to be over as quickly as it started.

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Just one week after the committee announced it had reached an agreement with Donald Trump’s former chief of staff to produce records and appear for an initial deposition, Fox News reported Tuesday morning that Meadows and his attorney were planning to notify lawmakers on the House panel that they could not reach an understanding on how to work together.

“We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Meadows’s attorney George Terwilliger told Fox News, explaining that Meadows had been willing to appear voluntarily to answer questions that he believed were not covered by executive privilege. However, Terwilliger said that over the weekend, the committee made clear it was also planning to look into material that Meadows considered privileged, pointing to a subpoena that had been issued to a third party for Meadows’s cellphone records.

The committee was unmoved by the argument, however.

“If indeed Mr. Meadows refuses to appear, the Select Committee will be left no choice but to advance contempt proceedings and recommend that the body in which Mr. Meadows once served refer him for criminal prosecution,” they said.

“Even as we litigate privilege issues, the Select Committee has numerous questions for Mr. Meadows about records he has turned over to the Committee with no claim of privilege, which include real-time communications with many individuals as the events of January 6th unfolded,” read the statement from Thompson and Cheney. “We also need to hear from him about voluminous official records stored in his personal phone and email accounts, which were required to be turned over to the National Archives in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.”

Meadows is the second Trump adviser to be targeted in such a way by the committee, with Steve Bannon’s contempt trial set to begin in July of 2022.

Where once the Democrats worked overtime to prevent the world from discovering just how desperate they truly are, we now have a progressive posse that has no qualms about flamboyant flailing and unfettered fiasco. This is most simply observed by keeping a keen eye on the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, who realize that their time is limited by the Democrats’ likely loss of control of Congress at the end of next year.  That development would almost undoubtedly see their committee dissolved, hence the reason for their desperate actions and frantic pace. The latest sign of such a turn comes to us in the form of a criminal contempt charge for Mark Meadows. Mark Meadows’s cooperation with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection appears to be over as quickly as it started. Just one week after the committee announced it had reached an agreement with Donald Trump’s former chief of staff to produce records and appear for an initial deposition, Fox News reported Tuesday morning that Meadows and his attorney were planning to notify lawmakers on the House panel that they could not reach an understanding on how to work together. “We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Meadows’s attorney George Terwilliger told Fox News, explaining that Meadows had been willing to appear voluntarily to answer questions that he believed were not covered by executive privilege. However, Terwilliger said that over the weekend, the committee made clear it was also planning to look into material that Meadows considered privileged, pointing to a subpoena that had been issued to a third party for Meadows’s cellphone records. The committee was unmoved by the argument, however. “If indeed Mr. Meadows refuses to appear, the Select Committee will be left…

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