Lisa Benson for August 18, 2023

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    Ontman  8 months ago

    Please give it a rest Ms Benson. Find some real news to comment on.

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    Malroy O'Callahan  8 months ago

    Hit the nail on the head, Ms. Benson!

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    tjteixeira Premium Member 8 months ago

    Maybe the issue is not that Joseph Weiss (originally appointed by Trump, remember) is on permanent coffee break, but that there really is nothing more to find.

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    Jack7528  8 months ago

    I thought the statue already passed?

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    preacherman  8 months ago

    Repubs create mountains out of molehills when the Dems get in hot water. But when one of their own gets caught with his/her pants down, it’s all a witch hunt. Comparing the crimes of Don to Hunter is like comparing life imprisonment to a few fines.

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    For years, the media insisted that there was no evidence of influence peddling or evidence contradicting the President. While most of these reporters required little to push false accounts of Russian collusion or Russian disinformation (including the dismissal of the Hunter Biden laptop), they are now demanding a virtual confession from the President or an actual deposit slip to his bank account.

    When confronted with the transfer of millions and what Devon Archer now calls “categorically false” denials by the President, the media seems positively exasperated like the Queen in Alice in Wonderland. It is insisting that the public should not assume that the influence sold was influence realized. They just need to believe in the Bidens and the “illusion of influence.” When Alice says that she “cannot believe impossible things,” the Queen snaps back “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

    The media has shown that it is possible to believe six impossible things to avoid the reality of the Biden scandal. Accordingly, the media now will accept that there was influence peddling but will treat it as “an illusion” until a direct payment is shown to President Biden himself rather than his family.

    In this final demand, the media is relying entirely on the skill of the Bidens in hiding payments and avoiding such incriminating deposits. Biden himself has laughingly taunted reporters and asked “where’s the money?”

    When confronted on his calling Hunter and his business partners roughly 20 times, he and the White House have pointed out that he merely discussed the weather and pleasantries. The media has largely ignored that only a moron would conduct “business” on a speakerphone at a dinner at the popular Cafe Milano. The point of the calls was to prove the bona fides of Hunter selling influence and access to his father. – Jonathan Turley

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    The Bidens have perfected what Uncle Earl Long said was the key to maintaining corruption:

    “Don’t write anything you can phone. Don’t phone anything you can talk.

    Don’t talk anything you can whisper. Don’t whisper anything you can smile.

    Don’t smile anything you can nod. Don’t nod anything you can wink.”

    The true illusion was the Bidens in getting this scandal to disappear in front of millions. As I wrote years ago, the key to this Houdinesque trick was to get the media to invest in the deception like audience members called to the stage. The reporters have to back the illusion or admit that they were part of the deception. Even with millions funneled to the Biden family and acknowledgments that they were “selling the [Biden] brand,” it cannot be enough.

    Even the use of a ridiculously complex array of two dozen entities to transfer money without any known purpose, it cannot be enough.

    It is far easier to demand to see something no self-respecting Beltway bandit would commit: that after creating this labyrinth of shell companies and accounts, the Bidens went ahead and just did the equivalent to a Venmo payment directly to Joe and Jill Biden. It may not be impossible but it is as improbable as Hunter Biden being an energy expert.-Jonathan Turley

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    If you’re listening to what the American people are saying right now — across the political spectrum — people are reaching a breaking point and are fed up with life under the Biden regime. From being unable to afford groceries or gas, to watching powerful corporations promote pedophilia and child mutilations, events that were once unimaginable are becoming commonplace… and the “officials” in power seem more disconnected from the plight of everyday people than ever before.

    You can see it in the “crazy plane lady” video, in the “flash mob” shoplifting footage caught on camera, in the suicide numbers and mental illness episodes that increasingly flicker across our screens. From the mom who thinks her son identifies as a cat (and therefore should be medically seen by a veterinarian) to the outrageous indictment of Donald J. Trump for the “felony crime” of tweeting, it’s clear to anyone paying attention that America is suffering a psychic breakdown that’s unprecedented in the nation’s rich history.

    The lawless Democrats are drunk with power and are making a mockery of the rule of law in their desperate attempts to stop Trump by charging him with absurd, made up “crimes” while ignoring rampant bribery of the Biden crime family

    Never mind that fact that Democrats denied election results more than 150 times — all without being criminally charged — before Trump was indicted for the very same thing.- Mike Adams

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    Judge Magney  8 months ago

    A political commentator who can’t even spell “counsel” isn’t qualified to comment on legal issues.

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    cbedda  8 months ago

    how about a scale of justice, on one side hunter on the other jared and the tRumpsters. Show some perspective.

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    think it through  8 months ago

    Do republicans stay up all night inventing these conspiracy theories and then the next day quoit each other to make it look like they have some real evidence when they don’t? Remember that every republican accusation is really a republican confession! They never come up with any good evidence or believable propaganda, so they only know to accuse democrats of whatever crime their doing. If any of their crap was real, why has President Biden never been charged with any crime. Is it because republicans claimed during the trump administration that you can’t investigate or indite a sitting president [unless he is a democrat?] The GQP in the house kept saying they would impeach him but still nothing, but their propaganda lies so far. Republicans have gone over the edge of sanity and into the abyss and are unable to ever return to sanity.

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    wuhts  8 months ago

    I don’t remember you being the least bit upset or even interested in all that the trump adults did while he was in office. They raked in the deals and money and not too many who believe as you do, even hinted that it was a problem. Hunter has problems he isn’t selling his father or his country to other nations. So, put a sock in it.

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    The Bribem Family, leading by example:

    James Woods Can’t Believe His Eyes Watching Shocking Philly Video – ‘This is Unfixable…’What’s happening in Philly, seriously?

    Well, this video is definitely capturing some serious chaos down there. And you know what, data from 2022 backs it up – crime in the city has been on the rise, a lot of it getting tagged as violent.

    Clearly, something’s not right, and plenty of other folks on X chimed in about the sorry situation in Philadelphia:

    “The thug culture has been cultivated, promoted, and celebrated for decades by the Democratic Party! This is the fruits of their effort.”

    “This is the result of several generations of people that were raised by the government and the Democrat Party (kind of the same thing)”

    “Lived in Pa my entire life never been to Philly n will never venture into the Land of the Lost. I’ll stick to my little town one way in n one way out.”

    “Sickening. I’ve been living in Europe for a year and when I tell people in Germany what’s happening, they don’t believe me.”

    “Recently saw a video of a mob of kids; many watched while a couple beat on an old man then robbed his store. If kids this age could do that, and have no compassion, no respect for anyone, and no self control or any boundaries – they are almost certainly lost forever. How sad.”

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    David P. McLaughlin  8 months ago

    Exactly. Just like Weiss has done in the past. Garland thinks that by “continuing” the “investigations” the Republican House committees can be blocked from getting the incriminating evidence Weiss is STILL sitting on.

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    Judicial Watch, which filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, is seeking all records and communications of the spy agency’s Prepublication Classification Review Board regarding an Oct. 19, 2020, email request made by former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell. Morell wrote to the agency asking for the review board to “clear” a letter drafted by him and signed by 51 former intelligence community officials characterizing The Post’s bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story as having “all the earmarks of a Russian disinformation campaign.”

    “In a May 10, 2023, report the House Judiciary Committee revealed that on October 19, 2020, three days before the second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Joe Biden, then-Acting CIA Director Michael Morell sent the PCRB the finalized letter for review, calling it a ‘rush job,’ and quickly secured its approval,” Judicial Watch noted in a statement announcing the lawsuit.

    In sworn testimony, Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that Antony Blinken – a former Biden campaign official and the current secretary of state – inspired the drafting of the letter after he reached out to him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, three days after The Post published an email from the laptop suggesting Hunter had introduced his Ukrainian business partner to his father, then-Vice President Biden.

    Morell, identified as a potential CIA director under Biden, said he organized the letter to “help Vice President Biden … because I wanted him to win the election.”

    The former acting spy chief later told fellow signatory John Brennan, former CIA director, that he wanted the letter released before Biden’s Oct. 22, 2020, presidential debate against Donald Trump: “Trying to give the campaign, particularly during the debate … a talking point to push back on Trump.” – NYP

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    Radish the wordsmith  8 months ago

    No one should take House Republicans’ pursuit of Hunter Biden seriously: Biden attorneyDuring an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell singled out Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and James Comer (R-KY) for their part in the Republican Party’s pursuit of his client.

    Speaking with host Joe Scarborough, the lawyer pointed out that Republicans are admitting they are trying to link Hunter Biden business deals to his presidential father to “move the political needle,” and that they have failed to come up with a “serious” whistleblower who can prove Biden corruption.

    “You have to have a serious congressional proceeding in order to consider having somebody like your client come,” Lowell told Scarborough. “And there’s been nothing serious about this set of proceedings.”

    “This is a set of Republican chairpeople who have done the least the following. They basically started by admitting that the whole point of their proceeding was to use his [Comer’s] phrase ’to move the political needle,” he continued. “Since then, they ’ve basically said the reason the United States is helping Ukraine is because of the bribes that occurred between the two. Then they have said that the reason the Titan submarine news was suppressed was to cover up for the deal that was going to be announced for Hunter.”

    “Marjorie Taylor Greene used a [House] Oversight hearing in order to show naked photos of our client,” he added. “Comer has basically just been bragging that he is the one, to use his phrase, who shoved the plea bargain ‘up the you-know-what of the Justice Department.’ There have been allegations that there was a whistle-blower which turns out to be first they said the guy was missing and it turns out he’s a fugitive and he’s involved in obstruction and being a foreign agent.”

    Hunter is a distraction from Trump’s big time crimes.

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    quixotic3  8 months ago

    Unlike Hunter Biden, there’s actual evidence of trump’s crimes. Unlike Hunter Biden, trump is engaging in witness tampering. Unlike Hunter Biden, trump is the leading Republican candidate for the presidency.

    Unlike Hunter Biden, trump is doing his best to delay his trials for years, and yet Lisa is silent.

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    Jimathai Premium Member 8 months ago

    sigh… take it up with the courts… say it under oath… and present your evidence (not hearsay or “smoke”) … If all that was needed was “smoke” Don the Con would be facing 20 times the indictments he is facing now… including but not limited to rape of a 14 year old, and selling pardons for $2 million a piece (look’em up). So if smoke is all you’ve got… you’ve got nothing.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 8 months ago

    Well, I’m not voting for Hunter Biden again.

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    Biden fact-checked: CNN fact-checked “at least two lies” President Biden told during his speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the economy and said that the president “just cannot stop himself.”

    Biden said Negri told him about how he’s ridden over a million miles on Amtrak and finished by saying, “true story, I swear to God.” According to Biden, Negri was referencing something he read about the then-vice president flying “over a million miles” on Air Force planes. Dale said it was “not a true story,” and noted that he fact-checked Biden’s claim in 2021.

    Dale said that the other false element was about how the president said he was going to see his mother, who was sick and in hospice care in his home. “In fact, she had died five years prior to him reaching a million miles flown milestone on Air Force 2,” Dale said. He noted that while Negri and Biden did have a relationship, the president has told the false story “at least nine times.”

    “I’ve counted at least nine times as president that Biden has told the story about his friend that is just inaccurate. So, it’s probably time he retires it,” Dale continued.

    Blackwell also noted that Biden repeated another false story “about his grandfather’s death being just days before his own birth, at the same hospital.” “This is an economy speech by the way,” Blackwell noted after CNN showed a clip of Biden speaking.

    his other lies: “I graduated in the top half of the class,” said Biden, who, in reality, graduated 76th in a class of 85 people.

    He told the public he got arrested while protesting for civil rights. However, fact-checking sites like Politifact branded his statement false, as no evidence could prove he was ever arrested.

    Biden claimed that the jabbed wouldn’t get Covid again or hospitalized, he and his staff got covid after being jabbed.

    “My family never received money from China” – ok, so they got it from shell companies who got it from China but believe everything else he says.

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    GOP floods web with answers when Biden asks for list of his failures‘Not much of a challenge’ By Bob Unruh

    Biden brags the Bidenflation Scam is “helping families save thousands of dollars in energy bills” — with tax credits for heat pumps and solar panels. FACT: Americans are paying $2,250 more in increased energy costs since Biden took office.

    BIDEN: “No one making less than $400,000/year will pay a single penny more in federal taxes. It’s a commitment I’ve kept so far!”FACT: Biden has already raised the tax burden on Americans making as little as $20,000/year.

    Others: Afghanistan withdrawal (on second anniversary of the botched withdraw), Masking to last only 100 days, Will never mandate vaccines, Immigration, inflation, uniting the country, cure cancer, end forever wars, WILL NOT POLITICIZE THE DOJ, cut the deficit, cut the debt, “I won’t traffic on fear and division”, will end covid, Will “fight as hard for those who voted against me as those who voted for me”, Will end “tax breaks for race horses”, Will revitalize & rebuild the economy, and the biggest whopper: Will always tell the truth

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr Tells Tucker ‘We Need to Close the Border Right Now’

    “This is a heartbreaking humanitarian crisis…I was a person who ridiculed Trump’s wall. And now I’ve been now there, and I’ve talked to everybody down there, and I have have a different position…We cannot survive with what’s happening there now…The Mexican drug cartels are literally running U.S. immigration policy, not the President of the United States”

    After visiting the border I’ve come to understand that the open border policy is just a way of funding a multi-billion dollar drug and human trafficking operation for the Mexican drug cartels.

    When I am President, I will secure the border which will end the cartel’s drug trafficking economy, and I will build wide doors for those who wish to enter legally so that the U.S. can continue to be a beacon to the world where diversity and culture make us great.

    One thing is for certain: in many respects, RFK Jr. embodies “common sense” that reminds us of the old Democratic Party, not the bloodthirsty communists we see today. His firsthand experience at the border opened his eyes, leading him to understand that President Trump’s stance on the issue was right all along. It’s a shame he didn’t come to this realization sooner since the evidence has been there the entire time. But, thankfully, he finally saw the light and admitted he was wrong. Too bad more Dems don’t have the conviction to do the same. – Revolver News

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    Free Radical  8 months ago

    Hunter’s law team proposes sometime in 2026 for his trial to begin /s

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    Viktor Sirin  8 months ago

    Just flag the lies of the cut and paste troll.

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    Rich Douglas  8 months ago

    Remind me again the public’s interest in the Hunter Biden matter?

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    davidthoms1  8 months ago

    Not really any there there!

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    Zykoic  8 months ago

    Leave the poor ex-drug addict alone. Geez!

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    njchris  8 months ago

    GQP " We want Weiss for Special Counsel"Dems “OK”GQP “Wa wa wa you gave us Weiss, no fair, wa wa wa”

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    FJB  Premium Member 8 months ago

    Food for thought – Ronald Reagan “Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it, and Hell where they already have it”.

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    Ivan the Terrible   8 months ago

    Lisa, is right on again!

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    359mxn  8 months ago

    Weaponizing propaganda again. I hope someone doesn’t get hurt because of the lies.

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    Zykoic  8 months ago

    Poor Hunter.

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    Bill.Franklin  8 months ago

    Nothing to worry about. Democrats and their family are above the law. It is only the pesky Republicans who get to suffer like the little people. Remember how the statue of limitations expired against Trump? See?

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    Rich Douglas  8 months ago

    I’m a lot more worried about the people who tried to overthrow the government. What they do with a penny-ante crook might be a political matter, but it’s hardly important.

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    Pharmakeus Ubik  8 months ago

    Beating that imaginary dead horse like only a Republican shill cartoonist can.

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    suv2000  8 months ago

    A claim has been made just as with a certain Rusian document investigation should proceed

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    Oh my, Politico verified by NYT, they must now be unreliable sources?

    Leaked Emails Provide ‘Stunning Evidence’ of DOJ and Hunter Biden Corruption: Claims Lawyers Blackmailed DOJ With ‘The Wrath of the White House’

    Hunter Biden’s legal team allegedly threatened to blackmail the Justice Department with the “wrath of the White House” if President Joe Biden’s son was not offered a plea deal in the federal tax crimes investigation against him, RadarOnline.com has learned.

    In a stunning development to come after Hunter’s “sweetheart” plea deal ultimately fell apart last month, newly leaked emails between Hunter’s team and the DOJ allegedly detailed the lengths the first son’s lawyers went to to prevent Hunter from being criminally charged.

    According to a report from Politico, the leaked emails further exposed the extent of the manipulative tactics employed by Hunter’s legal team to secure the favorable plea deal that eventually fell apart under scrutiny from Judge Maryellen Noreika.

    The outlet reported that Hunter’s team threatened to call President Biden as a witness if his son’s gun crime was prosecuted.

    As a result, a pre-trial diversion with broad immunity was offered to Hunter. This revelation, along with the emails obtained by Politico and verified by the New York Times, suggested collusion between Hunter’s legal team and the DOJ.-Radar Online

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    cdbro  8 months ago

    Fani gets kicked in the fannie..

    Democrat District Attorney Fani Willis of Fulton County is leading a criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump on charges related to challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election.

    Critics have condemned the indictment as a political weaponization of the U.S. justice system. Top Democrats have taken similar action and denied election results at least 150 times, including Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Water, Stacey Abrams, and others.

    Willis’ political vendetta to “get Trump” is appearing to backfire as state Republicans have moved to oust her from office.-American Insider

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    macmantoo  8 months ago

    It’s funny because the “Special Prosecutor” they wanted was the one they got, now they don’t want him I guess because they can’t get the results they want, even though they’re not true.

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    da_villa  8 months ago

    If you forget the emails, the laptop, the money, the Suspicious Activity Reports, the fake corporations, the sudden painting skills adopted by the ’little" guy, the mysterious business partnerships, the testimony and the whistle bloers, then yes, there is no credible evidence of any wrongdoing!

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