[Brett] Blanton’s firing comes after an Office of Inspector General report released in October found that he regularly commandeered government vehicles from the federal agency for personal use, costing taxpayers almost $14,000. Blanton used the cars for trips as far away as Florida and South Carolina, according to the report.More details from AP: “At a House hearing last week, Blanton also came under fire when he testified that he was not at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack because it was a ‘telework’ day under COVID-19 protocols. He also faced fierce questions about Capitol tours he allowed and sometimes conducted despite pandemic restrictions.”
On another occasion, Blanton told Fairfax County police officers that he was a member of law enforcement while trying to pursue a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that took place near his house, according to the report.. . .
'Bonchie' at Red State observes James Clapper Runs From His 2020 Election Interference, Jonathan Turley Drags Him in Response. Dan Chaitin at Da Wire, Former Spy Chief Accuses POLITICO Of Distorting Letter On Hunter Biden Laptop and saying what he wanted them to say. Althouse, "There was message distortion. All we were doing was raising a yellow flag that this could be Russian disinformation." ""Politico deliberately distorted what we said. It was clear in paragraph five." Said former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., quoted by the WaPo fact checker Glenn Kessler in "The Hunter Biden laptop and claims of 'Russian disinfo.'" Ace, James Clapper: I Didn't Lie About the Laptop Being RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION. I "Merely" Said It Might Be RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION. It Was the Media (Who Now Employs Me) Which Deliberately Lied About My Words and Took the Nuance Out of Them. "The media, such as CNN, your employer?" Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwald, "If you're at CNN and you're upset most of the country hates you and places no trust in what you say, start here."You earned that contempt. The most basic rule of journalism is you apologize and retract when you spread false claims. Your refusal to do so is why you deserve this. And, Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwald Every word in this October 17, 2020 interview with James Clapper on CNN by @ErinBurnett - every word - is false. Even if they didn't know it then, they know it now. Yet CNN never once told its audience this was false or explained how they spread false claims before the election." Also at Althouse, Edward Snowden keeps trying to get people to watch this video.
At Twitchy, Glenn Greenwald marvels as MSM, political establishment hurl each other under bus over Hunter Biden. At Judicial Watch, Judicial Watch: Secret Service Official: ‘Maybe We Were Asked for A Favor?’ in Investigation of Hunter Biden’s Gun, at a time when the Biden's weren't under SS protection. Dan Chaitin at Da Wire, James Comer Says Hunter Biden Probe Critical For ‘Legislative Fix’. BUT TRUMP! ABC Lobbies James Comer to Investigate Trump Family (New Busters).
Almost six million people watched this. https://t.co/shyAKE8kTV— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 12, 2023
And the Government Is Funding This, "A Basket of Deplorable Websites." But NewsMax reports Microsoft Removes 'Negative Flags' for Conservative Sites. Sunlight works.