David Krayden


CNN host Chris Cuomo said Monday that it’s not always necessary to fact check Democratic politicians because “they are not lying the way [President Donald] Trump does.”

Cuomo was discussing the Republican National Convention with colleague Don Lemon when he suggested Trump and the GOP speakers were offering little but falsehoods.

“Everything that’s bad is your fault,” Cuomo said in reference to alleged Republican finger-pointing. “Everything that’s not going well on my watch, you are either lying about or you’re engineering, somehow, on the sneaky side,” Cuomo said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.” (RELATED: Eric Metaxas, Chris Cuomo Clash Over Christian Support For Trump)

“And again, well, who are people going to believe? We’ll see who makes the better case. And yeah, you can fact check it to death. We could fact check this convention all night. People were saying you didn’t fact check the Democrats. They are not lying the way Trump does.”

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale has previously said that there is “no equivalence” between Democrats and Trump when it comes to lying.

Although both hosts agreed that both parties “engage” in lying, Cuomo noted of the president: “Nobody lies the way this man does, has, and will, that I’ve ever seen in politics. So he’s lying to you.”

Although Cuomo found Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s “personal story compelling,” he said was “very careful about what he didn’t mention” and suggested the senator had not supported Trump in 2016.

Cuomo suggested few politicians had ever been so viscerally attacked by others in their own party the way that Trump has.

“This guy is a lying demon, who is going to Hell: that’s what [Republican South Carolina Sen.] Lindsey Graham called him. You know, [Republican Texas Sen.] Ted Cruz called him a pathological liar and a person of no morality. You know, these people knew who Trump was. And now, they’re pretending it’s okay. It’s a tough sell.”

Lemon said that “Graham called him racist and a lot more things,” adding that “a lot of other people” had been severe critics of Trump as a presidential candidate and “who are now his best friend.”

Cuomo has previously called Trump an “autocrat” in conversation with Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, although the CNN host described the president’s 2020 State of the Union address as something that “celebrated what the country is about.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Chris Cuomo: Why Fact Check Democrats When ‘They Are Not Lying The Way Trump Does’?

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over his words during a Saturday speech in Kansas City, Missouri, resulting in a video clip by White House social media director Dan Scavino that made Biden appear to endorse the reelection of President Donald Trump.

After the video posted on Twitter, it was pointed out that it had been deceptivley edited to leave out Biden’s full comment and that the notion that Biden endorsed Trump’s reelection was false given the full context of his statement.

The former vice president, who has regained his frontrunner status after his victories last week in the Super Tuesday primaries, first suggested that negative campaigning would hurt the Democrats’ chances of regaining the White House in November before stumbling over his words.

“Turn this primary from a campaign that’s about negative attacks into one about what we’re for,” Biden said in the clip posted by Scavino. “Because we cannot reelect, we cannot win this reelection. Excuse me, we can only reelect Donald Trump … ”

Scavino only provided that section of Biden’s speech in his tweet, suggesting that Biden was endorsing the president’s reelection.

Though the tweet proved extremely popular, it has been criticized for being deceptive and inaccurate. A CNN story reported that Scavino cut off the candidate mid-sentence in the video.

President Donald Trump appears at a rally on the eve of the South Carolina primary on February 28, 2020 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

“Excuse me. We can only reelect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s gotta be a positive campaign,” Biden said after the initial statement provided by Scavino. Biden has suggested it is time for he and rival Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to cease “negative attacks.”

Biden has frequently made gaffes on the campaign trail. On Super Tuesday he mistook his wife for his sister. In February, while speaking to supporters in Charleston, South Carolina, the candidate described himself as running for “the United States Senate.” Biden began his career in federal politics as a senator from Delaware.

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: New Biden Stumble Leads To Allegations Of Deceptive Video Editing By Trump Team

Hillary Clinton is running from Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s $50 million defamation lawsuit, refusing to have a lawsuit delivered, Gabbard’s lawyer said Wednesday.

Clinton or her aides have refused to accept legal documents from the congresswoman, Brian Dunne told the New York Post.

The Democratic presidential candidate, who voted “present” on President Donald Trump’s impeachment, is suing former Secretary of State Clinton for defamation because Clinton has insinuated Gabbard is a Russian “asset.”

Gabbard was outraged when Clinton suggested in a podcast that the congresswoman was “a favorite of the Russians” and was being “groomed” as a third party candidate. The candidate responded calling Clinton “the queen of the warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party …” (RELATED: ‘I Stand Against Everything She Represents”: Tulsi Gabbard Deconstructs Hillary Clinton In ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Interview)

Dunne said Secret Service agents answered the door of Clinton’s Chappaqua, N.Y. home and told the document server to go serve the papers to Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, who works in Washington. But, according to the Post, Kendall wouldn’t accept them either.

“I find it rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she won’t accept service of process,” Dunne told the Post. “But I guess here we are.”

Although Clinton has never specifically referred to Gabbard as working for the Russians, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill responded with “If the nesting doll fits … ” when asked if the 2016 failed Democratic candidate was talking about the congresswoman. Nesting dolls are popular Russian folk art souvenirs. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Calls It Quits On Upcoming Event Where Tulsi Gabbard Is Speaking)

After the former first lady made the comments, Gabbard, a U.S. Army veteran, suggested “From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose … ”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Report: Hillary Clinton Is Running From Tulsi Gabbard’s $50M Lawsuit — She’s ‘Intimidated,’ Says Attorney

“We subpoenaed many of these witnesses and because of the president’s obstruction, they ignore those lawful subpoenas,” Schiff told ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” “If you argue that, well, the House needed to go through endless months or even years of litigation before bringing about an impeachment, you effectively nullify the impeachment clause.”

Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that was largely responsible for impeaching the president, was also named as an impeachment manager last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He raised the issue of enforcing subpoenas when told that Democrats have not been able to shake lose any Republican senators who might vote against party lines or are even willing to introduce witnesses to the Senate impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated that he has the votes to proceed with a trial on his own terms.

“The reality is, because what the president is threatening to do is cheat in the next election, you cannot wait months and years to be able to remove that threat from office,” Schiff said, even though for the past month Pelosi was not indicating any urgency in delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate. McConnell has said that Pelsoi’s “one-woman blockade” of the impeachment process “produced absolutely nothing.”

Schiff complained about not seeing McConnell’s resolution for the trial timetable and claimed no one else has “except I suppose the White House lawyers.”

Although Republican critics slammed Schiff for leading an impeachment inquiry that was unfair to the president, the congressman told “This Week” that when the impeachment trial begins on Tuesday, “We’ll be fighting for a fair trial. As I mentioned before, that is really the foundation on which this all rests. If the Senate … prevails and there are no witnesses, it will be the first impeachment trial that goes to conclusion without witnesses.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Adam Schiff: Removing Trump Urgent Because He’s ‘Threatening’ To ‘Cheat In The Next Election’

Although the audience laughed and the remarks appeared innocuous, Biden’s words could be seen otherwise in a broader context.

Only on Sunday, at another campaign stop in New Hampshire, Biden was stopped in his tracks by a heckler who shouted, “Don’t touch kids, you pervert!”

After the initial shock, Biden broke into a smile and proclaimed, “All right, well you know, this is a democracy,” he said.

But the former Vice President has also made bizarre comments in the past about his engagement with children. In June 2017, he described kids rubbing the wet hair on his legs during the time he served as a pool lifeguard.

“I got a lot of — I got hairy legs that turn … blonde in the sun,” Biden said. “And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. They’d look at it.”

Biden entered his presidential campaign under the cloud of sexual misconduct allegations, including a complaint from former Democratic Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores that Biden inappropriately kissed her and smelled her hair.

When asked about this incident and others, Biden told “The View,” “Look, I’m really sorry if what I did in talking to them and trying to console that in fact they took it a different way. It’s my responsibility to make sure that I bend over backwards to try to understand how not to do that.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: At Campaign Rally, Biden Promises ‘Something Special’ For Kids ‘Under 15’

Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff balked Sunday at reports that U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Russian interference investigation is now a criminal probe.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has the lead on the impeachment inquiry, tried to suggest the probe was nothing more than an attempt by Attorney General William Barr to persecute President Donald Trump’s political enemies.

“You can assign good people to do an illegitimate investigation,” Schiff told ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” as he suggested he won’t accept the results of such a probe.

“If these reports are correct and Bill Barr’s Justice Department is doing a criminal investigation of people who properly looked into Russian interference in our election … it means that Bill Barr on the president’s behalf is weaponizing the Justice Department to go after the president’s enemies,” Schiff said.

Although the congressman has repeatedly suggested without evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians, the congressman suggested Sunday that if you “win an election you don’t seek to prosecute the losing side but this is what Bill Barr is seeking to do. He is demonstrating once again that he is merely a tool of the president, the president’s hand, not the representative of the American people.”

When reminded by the program host that Durham “is a very well-respected prosecutor,” Schiff argued that there needs to be a “public explanation for why this needs to be a criminal probe.”

The committee chairman also suggested that he won’t accept the results of Durham’s investigation because it occurred under the auspices of a Department of Justice under Barr.

“You can assign good people to do an illegitimate investigation. You can assign good people to investigate the president’s political rivals. It doesn’t mean that the investigation is any less tainted. This is tainted because of the motivation which is a political one to serve the president’s political interests.”

Reminded that he has “no evidence of that … whatsoever,” Schiff insisted “the evidence, I think, is pretty clear. The president has been calling … to investigate anyone who stood in his way and now what is Bill Barr doing, he’s doing an investigation of — a criminal investigation of some of the people responsible for this probe. So you can, I think, connect one dot to another.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Rep. Schiff: Durham Probe Into Russian Interference Investigation ‘Illegitimate,’ Suggests He’ll Reject Findings

Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she won’t let Hillary Clinton silence her.

Gabbard declared in the video, “Hillary & her gang of rich, powerful elite[s] are going after me to send a msg to YOU: ‘Shut up, toe the line, or be destroyed.’ But we, the people, will NOT be silence. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back & leading a govt of, by & for the people!”

Gabbard was outraged when Clinton suggested in a podcast that the congresswoman was “a favorite of the Russians” and was being “groomed” as a third party candidate. The candidate responded calling Clinton “the queen of the warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party …”

In the video, Gabbard claims that Clinton continues to hold a grudge against her because the congresswoman endorsed Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. “People warned me in 2016 that my endorsement of Bernie Sanders would be the end of my quote unquote political career … They said ‘Clinton will never forget.’”

The candidate noted that her campaign has been undermined by “countless hit pieces full of smears” that have “tried to destroy my reputation.”

Addressing Clinton’s remarks of last week when she suggested Gabbard was a Russian agent, the representative said, “If they can falsely portray me as a traitor then they can do it to anyone.”

Gabbard vowed: “They will not intimidate us. They will not silence us,” adding that it was time for everyone to “speak truth to power.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Tulsi Gabbard Blasts ‘Hillary & Her Gang’ For Trying To Silence Her

The anonymous White House whistleblower suggesting President Donald Trump had an inappropriate conversation with a foreign power now known to be Ukraine reportedly made that claim based on hearsay.

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on September 16, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Fox News’ senior political analyst Brit Hume noted Saturday how CNN admitted that the political firestorm is all based on a whistleblower, thought to be a White House intelligence agent, with second-hand information:

The CNN story cited by Hume suggests, “It is hard to see how any of this ends well” but doesn’t mention the whistleblower’s precarious grip on his inside information until the reader is deep within the report.

“The whistleblower didn’t have direct knowledge of the communications, an official briefed on the matter told CNN. Instead, the whistleblower’s concerns came in part from learning information that was not obtained during the course of their work, and those details have played a role in the administration’s determination that the complaint didn’t fit the reporting requirements under the intelligence whistleblower law, the official said.”

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko denied that the conversation between Trump and Ukraine involved any sort of “pressure” from the president.

The conversation has led to a series of allegations based on what Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky might have discussed. There have been reports that Trump attempted to coerce Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s Ukrainian business interests.

Failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes that Trump asked Ukraine to influence the 2020 elections, tweeting Friday: “The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again.”

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Whistleblower Had No ‘Direct Knowledge’ Of Trump Telephone Call — Just ‘Hearsay’

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