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President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, Merrick Garland, during day one of his confirmation hearing on Monday and made a mind boggling claim in an apparent attempt to justify what many are calling domestic terror attacks.

Garland bizarrely claimed during the hearing that Antifa’s attacks on federal courthouses in the Pacific Northwest do not qualify – in his eyes – as domestic terrorism because the attacks happen at night when the court is closed.

Garland’s main point in attempting to make this distinction is to claim that the breach of the capitol on Jan. 6 was a form of domestic terrorism – setting the foundation for him to go after those involved in the capitol riot while continuing to give the more dangerous Antifa terrorists a pass.

“Let me ask you about assaults on federal property in places other than Washington, D.C. Portland for instance, Seattle,” Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said. “Do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal property as acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?”

“Well, senator, my own definition, which is about the same as the statutory definition is the use of violence or threats of violence in attempt to disrupt democratic processes,” Garland responded. “So an attack on a courthouse while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases that plainly is, um, domestic extremism, um domestic terrorism.”

“An attack simply on government property at night or any other kind of circumstances is a clear crime and a serious one and should be punished,” Garland responded. “I don’t mean, I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about, but that’s where I draw the line when it one is, both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”

Hawley’s question came after far-left rioters repeatedly attacked the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland over the summer, even brawling with federal officers who were sent to protect the building at one point.

Garland claimed during the hearing that the U.S. is currently in a period “more dangerous” than after the Oklahoma City bombing happened in the 90s, which killed nearly 170 people.

“150 years after the Department’s founding, battling extremist attacks on our democratic institutions also remains central to the Department’s mission,” Garland said. “From 1995 to 1997, I supervised the prosecution of the perpetrators of the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building, who sought to spark a revolution that would topple the Federal Government. If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6th, a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government.”

On the issue of investigating the riot that happened at the U.S. Capitol back in January, Garland said that it would be his first priority as attorney general, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“We begin with the people on the ground and we work our way up to those who are involved and further involved,” Garland said, adding later, “We also have to have a focus on what is happening all over the country and on where this could spread, and where this came from.”

The Biden administration has signaled it will not only maintain, but heavily increase U.S. military presence in the Middle East. 

Under Joe Biden’s orders, the U.S. military carried on an airstrike against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militias. This is the first known military action by ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Biden. 

The retaliatory attack comes after several Shia militia groups – Kait’ib Hezbollah and Kait’ib Sayyid al Shuhada – attacked a U.S. military base in Iraq.

Both militia forces have received military funding and support from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard. 

Senior officials said the attack was meant to deter further rocket attacks against U.S. positions, while reducing casualties by keeping the scope of the bombing low. 

On Monday, two rockets landed near the U.S. Green Zone in Baghdad. This was the third attack of its kind in just one week. 

Baghdad’s Green Zone is a miles-long stretch of land that houses many U.S. officials and features multiple government buildings. 

The strike this week thankfully resulted in zero casualties, but an attack last week resulted in the deaths of two U.S. soldiers and several contract workers. 

The Pentagon said the drone strike was in conjunction with allies in the region, namely Israel. 

The extent of the damage and casualties from Joe Biden’s drone strike is still unknown. 

Joe Biden is protecting his own. 

Despite the credible allegations against Cuomo, the White House is delivering its typical milquetoast response to the leading problems in America, while quietly pushing their own agenda behind the scenes.  

The White House claimed to support a review of the sexual assault allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but sources say Biden’s support stops there. 

When pressed about Cuomo’s indecencies, Press Secretary Psaki gave a typical watered down, public relations-friendly answer:

 “Biden has long maintained the same stance: when a person comes forward with a sexual abuse allegation, their voice should be heard, not silenced,” she blurted out. 

“Any allegation should be reviewed and the victim should be treated with respect and dignity,” Psaki continued. 

Psaki quickly rushed to change the topic, segueing into the Biden administration’s response to the coronavirus as it relates to his relationship with state governors. 

Biden is concentrating on how the federal government can better its working collaborations with state leaders “to better address the pandemic and get Americans the relief they need,” Psaki said. She added, “It’s up to Congress to decide if the governor’s handling of his state’s pandemic response requires further investigation.”

The radical New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio broke from his fellow democrat when he called for an “independent investigation” into the sexual assault allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

A former aide to the governor is claiming that she received unwanted kissing, touching, and lewd remarks from Cuomo while she was employed by New York State from 2014-2018. Cuomo denies the allegations. 

Biden himself is no stranger to being accused of sexual assault. While on the campaign trail, former staffer Tara Reade alleged Biden forcibly penetrated her with his fingers in his Senate office in 1993. Biden denies these allegations. 

“If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn’t vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade,” he said last spring.

Democrats are reportedly questioning 78-year-old President Joe Biden as more than 30 Democratic representatives have called on him to give up sole authority to order the launch of nuclear weapons.

The group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Jimmy Panetta, signed a letter addressed to Biden earlier this week calling on him to reform the procedure by which the use of a nuclear weapon is approved. The 31 lawmakers suggested several reforms that would include more people than just the barely coherent president in the decision process.

“As president, two of your most critical and solemn duties are the security of the country and the safeguarding of its nuclear arsenal. You alone possess the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, which assures that nuclear weapons remain under civilian control,” the letter states.

“However, vesting one person with this authority entails real risks. Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.”

“While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so,” the letter adds.

“The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes.”

The letter goes on to suggest several reforms to the process of approving the use of a nuclear weapon. Each suggested reform would make the approval of others outside of the president also necessary before any launch order could be given.

In one suggestion, the approval of the vice president and the speaker of the House of Representatives would also be necessary before a nuclear launch order could be given. In another, any order would require certification from the secretary of defense and the attorney general.

The group of Democrats also suggested requiring a congressional declaration of war and specific authorization of nuclear force before an order for a nuclear strike could be given.

“We note your distinguished record and leadership on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation as senator and vice president. We ask you to lead again,” the letter continues. “As president, you will have the final say on any changes to U.S. nuclear foreign policy. We respectfully request that you, as president, review ways in which you can end the sole authority you have to launch a nuclear attack, and to install additional checks and balances into the system.”

Each president possesses what is known as the “nuclear football,” a briefcase that contains all that is needed for a president to authorize a nuclear strike.

Anti-Donald Trump Democrats have previously expressed concern over the president’s authority to approve nuclear strikes while Trump was president.

In the final weeks of former President Donald Trump’s term, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she spoke to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss Trump’s access to nuclear launch codes.

“I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike,” Pelosi said in a Jan. 8 letter. “The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.”

Joe Biden’s nominee to head the CIA, William Burns, has a long detailed history bending his knew to the CCP. 

In a report recently conducted by House Republicans, Burns has a connections to the Chinese Communist Party. According to the report, Burns welcomed many Chinese nationals to the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace while he was president.. Zhang, a Chinese businessman linked to the CPP, received top position on the board at Burns’ request. 

Zhang’s firm, along with the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, an organization connected to the CCP and responsible for “United Front” work in the U.S., gave Carnegie millions of dollars to help build the think tank’s Beijing-based Carnegie-Tsinghua center.

If confirmed by the Senate, Burns would be the first CIA leader whose experience is largely from the State Department, where he served under both Republican and Democrat presidents. He rose through the diplomatic corps ranks to become deputy secretary of state before retiring in 2014 to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace.

While at the State Department, Burns helped negotiate former President Barack Obama’s 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which failed to stop the regime’s desire to weaponize its program. Instead, the deal paved the way for them to do so legally in the future. Former President Donald Trump canceled the deal.

After Trump took office in 2017, Burns held his tongue until 2020, when he began writing highly critical pieces of the Trump administration’s policies in Foreign Affairs and other publications. Burns has been a staunch advocate of “rebuilding and restructuring the foreign service,” positions he shares with Biden.

“Ambassador Burns will bring the knowledge, judgment and perspective we need to prevent and confront threats before they can reach our shores,” Biden said. “The American people will sleep soundly with him as our next CIA director.”

Don’t let the “democratic socialist” fool you; she’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. 

Far-left lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited tragedy-struck Texas in an effort to squeeze campaign donations out of her supporters. 

AOC hosted public fundraising campaigns for the Lone Star State, often pushing her far-left policies in the process. 

In an email sent out by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress, she blamed the winter weather crisis on the “Republican-controlled government.” AOC claims the Republican leaders “decided” to not prepare because they didn’t want to “cut into their private energy profits.” 

She included three links directing readers of the email to donate to her reelection campaign. 

“The disaster in Texas is quite literally what happens when you don’t pass a Green New Deal,” AOC’s donation page stated. “Chip in and we can make a Green New Deal possible,” it continued. 

AOC is no stranger to national headlines. 

Earlier this week she made news when she only mildly criticized the Biden administration for erecting migrant child facilities to handle the border crisis. During Trump’s presidency she routinely drummed up mass hysteria over the same facilities, often comparing them to concentration camps and the Holocaust. 

Joe Biden may be on a mission to destroy President Trump’s legacy, but there’s one immigration policy he’s leaving in place. 

The Biden administration is expelling thousands of migrants back to their home countries using a pandemic order put in place by former President Trump.  

Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, admits the administration is using Trump’s “Title 42” public health order as a tool for deportation. Mayorkas said the administration is using the order only because a better one hasn’t yet been put in place, not because he believes asylum seekers should be turned away.  

Trump’s order allows ICE officials to deport migrants quickly, over 62,000 in January alone. 

Most of the deportations have been single adults, but illegal border crossings by children and families have complicated Biden’s efforts to reverse Trump’s border policies.  

“It’s bad and it’s getting worse,” an ICE agent said of Biden’s growing border crisis. 

Nevertheless, Homeland Security spokespeople continue to warn hopeful border crossers, saying, “The border is not open right now.” 

Far-Left immigration advocates, however, are begging the Biden administration to drop Trump’s Title 42. 

The White House has said they needed more time to deal with the situation at the border. Press Secretary Jen Psaki has routinely bypassed reporters’ questions in an attempt to justify Biden’s campaign backtracks. 

Despite the broken campaign promises, Biden is quickly learning that maybe Trump’s immigration policies were put in place to benefit America and the people living in it. 

Former President Barrack Obama has suddenly become a vocal advocate for a radical left-wing demand that dangerously inching its way closer towards becoming a reality.

Obama is now arguing for reparations for the African American community – claiming that “the politics of White resistance and resentment” stopped him from pushing for it during his 8 years as president.

Obama and rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen released the second episode of their new podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” where they spoke about race relations in the United States.

Toward the end of the episode, the two hosts spoke about reparations to Black Americans and whether or not the controversial policy would come to fruition.

Obama said he believes reparations are “justified” and that “there’s not much question that the wealth… the power of this country was built in significant part — not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it, but a large portion of it — was built on the backs of slaves.”

The former president then went on to claim that a reparations proposal didn’t make its way through the lawmaking process during his presidency due to “the politics of White resistance and resentment.”

“And what I saw during my presidency was the politics of White resistance and resentment. The talk of ‘welfare queens’ and the talk of the ‘undeserving’ poor. And the backlash against affirmative action,” Obama said.

“All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program struck me as, politically, not only a nonstarter but potentially counterproductive.”

Obama went on to say it was “perfectly understandable why working-class White folks, middle-class White folks, folks who are having trouble paying the bills or dealing with student loans, wouldn’t be too thrilled” about the prospect of “a massive program that is designed to deal with the past but isn’t speaking to their future.”

Obama appears to have changed his position on reparations over the years. He opposed reparations during his 2008 presidential campaign, arguing that “the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed.”

Bills regarding reparations have been introduced to Congress for over three decades, with the most recent being a proposal from Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

Jackson Lee introduced H.R. 40 to the House of Representatives, which aims to set up the Committee to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. According to the bill’s summary, the committee “shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.”

President Biden hasn’t endorsed reparations outright, but he has voiced his support for forming a commission to study the issue. White House press secretary Jen Psaki reaffirmed this position last week to reporters.

Republicans such as Rep. Burgess Owens, has opposed reparations for slavery, likening it to “wealth redistribution” and “socialism” while calling for Black Americans to view themselves as a people with a proud history instead of as oppressed victims.

Owens, whose great-great-grandfather was a slave, condemned slavery as an “evil practice,” but said that “reparations is not the way to right our country’s wrongs” during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

“It is impractical and a non-starter for the United States to pay reparations,” Owens said. “It is also unfair and heartless to give Black Americans the hope that this is a reality. The reality is that Black American history is not one of a hapless, hopeless race oppressed by a more powerful white race. It is instead a history of millions of middle- and wealthy-class Black Americans throughout the early 20th century achieving their American dream.”

Republican David Perdue remained vague as to whether he would run for Senate again — until now.

The Georgia Republican who lost his Senate seat in 2020 to Democrat Jon Ossoff decided against running again in 2022, clearing a path for young conservative talent to rise up. 

“This not a political decision, it’s a personal one,” Perdue said. “I will do everything I can do to ensure whoever wins the Republican primary will defeat the Democrat candidate for Georgia’s senate next year.”

Perdue has kept many on their toes regarding his potential election re-do. His decision not to run comes after filing the required paperwork to run against Sen. Warnock – one of the two newly elected Democrat senators from Georgia. Perdue took to twitter to clarify this move was purely a legal one in an effort to keep his options open. 

Georgia has become a major GOP target after Democrats were successful in flipping the state blue in 2020.

Perdue’s decision not to run lessens concerns GOP leaders had with another possible contentious senate race in 2022. With Perdue stepping aside, GOP can push forward some young talent who may appeal to a wider voter base. 

But  former GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who also unfortunately lost her Senate seat, revealed to a reporter a rematch with Warnock is “certainly on the table.” Former Republican Rep. Doug Collins is also said to be considering a run for that seat. 

This could set up another bitter primary next year, even though Republicans are wary to replicate a fight between Loeffler and Collins last year that allowed Warnock to go relatively unscathed in the general election.

A new economic report shows that Big Tech Giants – Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook –  were key investors in Joe Biden’s White House transition process. Many former employees of these companies have been rewarded with jobs in the current administration.

Biden’s transition team ‘raised’ more than $20 million – a vast increase from previous administrations. Hollywood celebrities like Robert De Niro and Deep State billionaires like George Soros were paramount in Biden’s ability to raise such an insane amount of money.  

Nearly $25 million has been spent by Biden’s team according to the report. Most of those funds, about $22 million, Biden arranged through private donors.  

By contrast, Barack Obama raised about $4 million, while Donald Trump raised raised $6.5 million.

Typically presidential transition teams are paid for by a mixture of public and private funds. Individual donations are capped at $5,000 per person. 

Here are some of the major names that donated to Biden’s efforts:

Deep State billionaire George Soros ($5,000)

DreamWorks cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg: ($5,000)

Cartoon creator Seth MacFarlane ($5,000)

Former Governor Terence McAuliffe ($5,000)

Film heiress Abigail Disney ($5,000)

Billionaire heiress Laurene Powell Jobs ($5,000)

Hollywood’s Sharon Stone ($5,000)

Actress Patricia Arquette (5,000)

Leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio ($5,000)

Investor James Chanos ($5,000)

Washed-up actress Jennifer Aniston ($5,000)

Anti-Trump actor Robert De Niro ($5,000)

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