But first, an update on Garage Gate. Admitting that they really have no clue what's missing, the National Archives Formally Asks Presidents and V.P.s of Last 6 Administrations to Re-Check Personal Records for Classified Docs, and don't forget to check the garage. Capt. Ed wonders (rhetorically), Did Biden's family have access to classified documents? Of course they did, but did they even know they were there? Apparently so, from the Free Bacon, Biden Family Had Access to Materials in Biden Office, Emails Suggest "Biden aides asked Hunter Biden for help locating vice presidential materials." Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.23, Weasel Zippers observe Biden Stares Blankly At Reporter Who Asks If FBI Will Search His Rehoboth Beach Home For Documents. Jim Treacher, Hunter Biden: "Stop at Top Flop Bop" "What in the covfefe does THAT mean?" Crack's a hell of a drug.
ET reports Senate Intel Chair says ‘All Things Will Be on the Table’ to Get Access to
Biden and Trump Classified Documents. Ace, Another Surprise! Biden's White House Refuses to Allow Senate Intel
Committee Members -- All of Whom Have Maximum Possible Security Clearance --
to See the Classified Documents Biden Was Hoarding
They all have the highest possible security clearances permitting them to see classified documents -- unlike the office-movers and lawyers who have been repeatedly tasked with laying their grubby, unsecured hands on these documents.
They also want to see the documents Trump and Pence had. I'd like them to see those, too. I'd like to know how much the FBI and Intelligence Community Media Leak Grapevine is lying about "X-classification nuclear secrets."
Jazz Shaw at Haut Hare, Treasury blocks House Oversight committee from Hunter Biden records. Remember how willing they were to give out Trump's tax returns? At Da Signal, ‘Fact-Checkers’ Not Interested in Tracking Hunter Biden’s Aid to Other Dissolute Bidens. Can we give up pretending they're unbiased? 'Adam Mill' at Am Great Capturing the Presidency Without a Vote "The intelligence community must remain subordinate to our elected officials or we no longer have a functioning democracy. The intelligence community hates this."
The AP (cited at Haut Hare) quotes Pence, "Mistakes were made ... I take full responsibility". Capt. Ed comments “Mistakes were made” is so classic a passive dodge that it’s practically a joke. So is “I take full responsibility.” Well, who else would have been responsible except the officeholder who kept the documents? Pence really missed an opportunity to say, “*I* made a mistake, and *I’m* responsible for it.” Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.23, Da Tech Guy: Mike Pence Lifeline is Biden not the Dems. Da Caller hears Republican Strategists Say Biden, Pence Doc Scandals Help Trump Ahead Of 2024 Election. Yeab, probably a little.
Bob Spencer at PJ Media highlights a African Reporter who Goes All Emperor’s-New-Clothes on Karine Jean-Pierre: ‘You Don’t Seem a Good Fit for This Job’. At Red State, Sister Toldja wants you to Watch Peter Doocy's Latest Round of Questions on Biden's Classified Docs Further Embarrasses White House. Twitchy, Peter Doocy put a skeptical KJP in a VERY awkward position after she asked for his docs source. John Kirby.
At Haut Hare KT reports Mr. Tweet made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill, "He visited both Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries" and John Sexton has Twitter Files #15: Twitter knew Hamilton 68, a media source for Russian online activity, was 'bulls**t'. At PM, Russian bot tracker implicating 644 accounts as disinformation was a 'scam': Twitter Files "Instead of tracking how 'Russia' influenced American attitudes, Hamilton 68 simply collected a handful of mostly real, mostly American accounts, and described their organic conversations as Russian scheming. . . . Taibbi provided emails showing that Twitter knew that much of what Hamilton 68 provided was inaccurate and that Twitter execs like Yoel Roth did not feel that they could go after Hamilton 68, which is under the Alliance for Securing Democracy and is housed at the German Marshall Fund of the United States." Ace, Matt Taibbi's Twitter Files #15: Uncovering the Hamilton68 "Russian Disinformation" Scam "It was all a lie from the start. Even Twitter knew it was a lie -- and considered going public to call Hamilton68 and Bill Kristol and Michael McFaul and all the shrieking "RUSSIAN AGENT!" smear merchants liars in public. But they were cowards, and instead tried leaking it to the press. Who didn't seem very interested in the story." Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.23, Chicago Boyz: “How Twitter Pushed Stakeholders under the (Musk) Bus
At PJ Media, Vicky Taft braces for Another Wave of Joe Biden J-O-B-S Losses. Beege Wellborn at Haut Hare sees the House passes "Keep Biden's hands out of the SPR cookie jar" bill. A fine idea that won't pass the Senate and would be vetoed by Biden if it did. Insty, BUT NO MEAN TWEETS: Vince Langman@LangmanVince "3 years ago today gas was $2 a gallon Eggs were $1 a dozen Mortgage rates were 3% Inflation was less than 1% We had full employment, economic growth, and World Peace What happened?" Hollywood in Toto notes how Wanda Sykes Delivers Master Class in Biden Protection "Far-left comic brings up president's scandal but pulls every satirical punch" That's not funny! Ace, Surprise! Top Director for George Soros' Political Arm Is Frequent Guest of White House, "I don't know about you guys but I'm flat on my back."
At Red State, BELICH: Republicans Need a Tech 'Manhattan Project' to Win in 2024 and Beyond. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.23, Vicky Marshall at Da Fed explores What Did Election Integrity Laws Achieve In 2022? New Report Details What Worked And What Didn’t.
Also from Vicky Marshall McDaniel vs. Dhillon: RNC Candidates Weigh In On Election Integrity. At Da Wire, Ron DeSantis Appears To Back Candidate In Race For RNC Chair, Harmeet Dhillon. Cathy Salgado at PJ Media cites a Rasmussen Poll: Republicans Want Mike Lindell for RNC Chair — Certainly Not Ronna McDaniel. Maybe not the best idea. But in the end, CSPAN reports McDaniel wins new term as RNC chair with 111 votes, sundance is pissed Breaking, Ronna McDaniel Wins Reelection as RNC Chair – McDaniel (111 votes), Dhillon (51 votes), Lindell (4 votes) and Zeldin (1 vote) and 'Bonchie' at Red State complains The Republican Party Hates You. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.27.23, Victory Girls Ronna McDaniel Is RNC Chair…AGAIN and Legal Insurrection, Ronna McDaniel Wins Fourth Term as RNC Chairwoman. I won't pretend to know enough to care much, but it seems to me like the Washington Redskins keeping a losing quarterback. I suspect it's mostly a patronage job anyway
So what made January 6 different? The answer is obvious. Trump supporters are considered subhuman by the ruling class. They are not entitled to the same protections, either constitutional or personal security, as any other group of Americans. That’s why police unleashed their fury on January 6 with impunity. Not only have they faced no consequences, both departments have received congressional and presidential medals of valor.
At Da Caller, Pediatric Group Ordered To Provide Florida Docs On Why It Supports Sex Changes For Kids. "The organization has opposed legislation and rules backed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at curbing access to care that facilitates sex changes for children. It also opposes laws that prohibit biological males from playing on female sports teams."
Breitbart enthused as Kevin McCarthy Stacks House Rules Committee with Conservatives. Sundance at CTH, House Subcommittee on Fed Weaponization Has Many Potential Approaches – Needs to Narrow Targeting for Optimum Sunlight. At Da Caller, Rep. Adam Schiff Fundraises On China-Owned TikTok After Getting Booted From Intel Committee. WaEx reports Adam Schiff faces ethics complaint for political ad one day after announcing Senate campaign. "Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is facing an early obstacle to his 2024 Senate bid after a nonprofit ethics organization filed a complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics accusing the California Democrat of using government resources to boost himself politically." Henry Rogers at Da Caller sees Matt Gaetz To Introduce ‘PENCIL Act,’ Blocking Adam Schiff From Reviewing Classified Information. "The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the PENCIL Act after former President Donald Trump’s nickname of Schiff, “Pencil-Neck.” PENCIL stands for “Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses” Resolution." OK, that was funny. It won't pass but at least it makes the point.
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