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FBI Refuses to Hand Over Docs Linked to Alleged Biden Crime Ring

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has refused to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings.

On Monday, the agency refused to provide the document in a private meeting with the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, according to Fox News. The unclassified FD-1023 document details criminal allegations of a pay-to-play scheme related to the Biden family’s business dealings, according to a whistleblower at the agency who spoke with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) who chairs the Oversight Committee, issued the subpoena to the FBI, which previously failed to provide the document by a May 10 deadline. Comer has threatened to hold the FBI’s budget “hostage” until the agency turns over the document.

“They don’t respect anyone in Congress,” Comer said Monday on Fox News. “They’ve been able to get away with this for a long time. The media continues to turn a blind eye. The Senate Republicans continue to fund the FBI. Why would you change your business model when you’re getting everything you want?”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he had a call with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday and is confident the agency will eventually provide the document.

“I explained to the director that we will do everything in our power, and we have the jurisdiction over the FBI, and we have the right to see this document,” McCarthy said Sunday on Fox News. “I believe after this call, we will get this document.”

Comer said Monday he has spoken with McCarthy about holding Wray under contempt if he does not comply.

Draft Tucker PAC Goes Silent After Threat From Carlson

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A recently launched PAC pressuring former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to run for president has gone silent after receiving a legal threat from Carlson’s lawyer.

Carlson’s lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon, sent the PAC officers a cease-and-desist letter Monday.

“Mr. Carlson will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances, and therefore your misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters,” Dhillon wrote in the letter, obtained by The Hill. “If you do not immediately cease and desist your efforts to solicit money to ‘draft’ Mr. Carlson, we will use every legal means at our disposal to vindicate his rights and protect his supporters from these misrepresentations.”

Dhillon added that the PAC did “not have Mr. Carlson’s permission or support to use his name, image, or likeness in your efforts,” accusing them of doing so “for your own benefit” to later sell donor lists, and that taking funds would lead to donors’ “disappointment and frustration.”

The move came days after the PAC aired a political ad on the conservative outlet Newsmax.

Chris Ekstrom, the PAC’s chairman and one of its financial backers, told The Hill that the ad had raised only $212 online so far and that he contributed $35,000 of his own money. He noted that the PAC will either donate the funds raised to a charity that Carlson supports or refund it to those who contributed.

Following the letter, the Draft Tucker PAC said it asked Newsmax to pull the Draft Tucker PAC ads currently running on the network.

“Tucker’s attorney has contacted us to let us know that Tucker is not a candidate for president nor has any intentions of running and asked us to cease all activities on his behalf. We are going to honor that request,” spokesman and GOP consultant Charlie Kolean said in a statement.

Carlson has repeatedly said that he would not run for president in 2024 but his influence on the right coupled with his recent ouster from Fox News has left some supporters wondering if he could ultimately change his mind.

The ex-primetime host has teased the return of his show on Twitter but has yet to share specific details on the venture.

Earlier this month, The Washington Post published a report that Carlson is in talks with former President Donald Trump to form a new Republican debate forum. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson In Talks With Donald Trump To Host GOP Forum)

Carlson and his team have discussed the possibility of moderating a candidate forum outside of the traditional protocols surrounding the GOP primary debate system, according to two people familiar with the considerations. These people said the setup — as well as Carlson’s availability to take on that kind of role, given the noncompete constraints of his contract with Fox — remain unclear. But Carlson has personally expressed enthusiasm about the idea, according to people familiar with his comments. At least one major candidate — Trump — has told Carlson he’s interested, according to a person familiar with the exchange.

Trump’s Truth Social Sues The Washington Post for Defamation

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The gloves are coming off…

Donald Trump’s social media company Truth Social is suing Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post for defamation. The nearly $3 billion lawsuit alleges The Post published an article that harmed Trump’s company’s reputation and caused “enormous loss.”

The suit alleges that the Washington Post article, “Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could gain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social” includes a series of “materially false” statements that accused the Trump-owned company of fraud and other wrongdoing.

“WaPo’s false criminal charges exposed TMTG to public ridicule, contempt and distrust, and injured TMTG’s business and reputation,” the complaint states, while accusing The Washington Post of waging a years-long crusade against the Truth Social owner.

The complaint further states that “WaPo’s latest defamation creates an existential threat for TMTG, causing enormous loss.”

The lawsuit was filed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which owns the social media platform Truth Social, on May 20 in Florida state court in Sarasota County.

The lawsuit alleges that The Washington Post made nine false statements about TMTG in the May 13 article. The false claims are as follows:

“An obscure financial entity … would gain a sizable stake in former president Donald Trump’s media company if its merger deal proceeds”;

“[T]he role ES Family Trust would assume in Trump Media and Technology Group has never been officially disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission [“SEC”] or to shareholders in Digital World Acquisition [“DWAC”], the special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that has proposed merging with Trump’s company”;

“The companies also have not disclosed to shareholders or the SEC that Trump Media paid a $240,000 finder’s fee for helping to arrange the $8 million loan deal with ES Family Trust”;

“…the recipient of that fee was an outside brokerage associated with Patrick Orlando, then Digital World’s CEO”;

“Orlando’s finder’s fee could affect the value of the shares”;

“Trump’s media company took out an $8 million loan in exchange for stock, but no one told the SEC”;

“Trump Media: this time they borrowed money from a bank best known for servicing the adult entertainment, pledged a stake in the company for the loan and didn’t tell the SEC”;

“A Russian banker connected to the porn industry could have gained a stake in Trump’s Truth Social according to documents”;

“The Guardian reported in March that federal prosecutors in New York have been investigating whether the Trump Media loans violated money laundering statutes.”

Nonbinary’ Ex-Biden Nuke Official Arrested Again – ‘Fugitive from Justice’

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ANALYSIS – The bizarre saga of Sam Brinton, Joe Biden’s disgraced, cross-dressing, ‘nonbinary,’ sex-dog role-playing, former nuclear official, just keeps going. 

He is in jail again, for the third time.

The unstable repeat offender was previously arrested twice on charges of stealing women’s clothes and luggage from various airports in 2022. He was caught red handed on airport surveillance video.

He has been battling charges of airport luggage theft in both Nevada and Minnesota. And now, it seems, also in DC. But judges keep letting him off with no jail time.

This time the flamboyant 35-year-old former Energy Department official was arrested as a “fugitive from justice.”

Brinton has also been accused of stealing the unique dresses of Tanzanian fashion designer Asya Khamsin from her airport luggage back in 2018. 

Brinton then had the audacity to then wear them publicly to events where he was photographed. 

The dresses were apparently one of a kind.

And he wore more than one of the dresses. And more than once.

Of course, this is the person Biden chose to be his deputy assistant secretary of ‘Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition’ in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy (DOE).

He was in this fairly senior position from June until December 2022 when he “left” after his second arrest.

Court documents list the bald, but often mustachioed, nuclear engineer’s sex as “X.” 

He was arrested Thursday at his home in Rockville, Maryland by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), assisted by the Montgomery County police. 

The arrest followed their execution of a search warrant based on allegations of stolen property in luggage from Reagan National Airport. The allegations were reported to the department in February 2023. 

Clearly, the police found what they were looking for somewhere as Brinton was taken into custody Wednesday pending charges of “grand larceny.”

In September of 2022 Brinton allegedly stole a traveler’s bags worth over $2,300 from the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport. He was charged again with grand larceny in early December by Las Vegas prosecutors of an item with a value between $1,200 and $5,000.

In that case, Brinton allegedly stole a suitcase from the Harry Reid International Airport in July 2022. That bag and its contents were actually reportedly worth well over $6,000.

Brinton had faced up to 15 years in prison for the alleged thefts, but judges in both cases let him go after he paid restitution.

One judge told him to “stay out of trouble.” Brinton clearly didn’t listen.

This time a Maryland judge appeared less forgiving.

The Daily Wire reported:

On Thursday afternoon, Brinton appeared before a judge via closed-circuit television from the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where Judge Victor Del Pino declined to release him and ordered him extradited to Virginia. Brinton did not have a lawyer or any supporters or press, other than The Daily Wire, at the hearing. A public defender spoke for him temporarily, despite his not being eligible for a public defender because of his income. He was wearing a blue jail jumpsuit and a mask. [Hopefully they were tastefully matching.]

The Daily Wire continued:

“Mr. Brinton is a nuclear engineer, he is married,” the public defender said. “He works for GeoFission, a nuclear startup. He believes if he is released to turn himself in [to Virginia], he can keep his job… I believe the allegation is stolen luggage.”

Del Pino said “I will deny the request to turn himself in. Virginia will pick him up. Good luck in Virginia, Mr. Brinton.”

Let’s see what a Virginia judge will think of all this, and if this time Mr. Brinton actually does some jail time. Or at least gets some much-needed psychiatric care.

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Tim Scott Enters 2024 White House Race

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The 2024 Republican primary field is growing.

Popular South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has officially declared himself a candidate for the GOP nomination for president.

Scott filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, ahead of an expected formal campaign launch on Monday.

Scott joins a growing primary field for the Republican presidential nomination against Trump, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, among the party’s most high-profile contenders.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is widely expected to announce his presidential campaign next week.

Other Republicans who have widely been speculated to be running but have not yet officially entered include former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.

Georgia Prosecutor Signals Timetable For Charges In Trump Probe

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Are the walls closing in on Donald Trump?

A new letter from election crimes prosecutor Fani Willis reveals indictments are likely coming in August.

The New York Times has more:

The Georgia prosecutor leading an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump and his allies has taken the unusual step of announcing remote work days for most of her staff during the first three weeks of August, asking judges in a downtown Atlanta courthouse not to schedule trials for part of that time as she prepares to bring charges in the inquiry.

The moves suggest that Fani T. Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, is expecting a grand jury to unseal indictments during that time period. Ms. Willis outlined the remote work plan and made the request to judges in a letter sent on Thursday to 21 Fulton County officials, including the chief county judge, Ural Glanville, and the sheriff, Pat Labat.

“Thank you for your consideration and assistance in keeping the Fulton County Judicial Complex safe during this time,” wrote Ms. Willis, who has already asked the F.B.I. to help with security in and around the courthouse.

Ms. Willis had said in a previous letter that any charges related to the Trump investigation would come in the grand jury term that runs from July 11 to Sept. 1. Her letter on Thursday appears to offer more specificity on timing.

Willis has been investigating Trump’s alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in the Peach State.

The grand jury probe burst into the spotlight in February when jury foreperson Emily Kohrs made statements to the media that seemed to tease trouble ahead for Trump.

Trump was recently indicted in New York on 34 counts of falsifying business records. Trump is the first President to be indicted on criminal charges.

Rep. Greene Files Impeachment Resolution Against Joe Biden

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Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) is cleaning house.

The pro-Trump lawmaker is reportedly planning to introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Thursday. According to The Hill, Rep. Greene alleges the President has violated his oath of office by not securing the country’s borders and protecting national security. 

Greene said at a press conference this will be the “first set” of articles she introduces against Biden.

“It is with the highest amount of solemnity that I announce my intention to introduce articles of impeachment today on the head of this America-last executive branch, that has been working since Jan. 20, 2021, to systematically destroy this country, the president of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden,” Greene said.

The move by Greene comes after the Republican filed impeachment resolutions earlier this week against FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“In his conduct as Attorney General of the United States, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of the Attorney General of the United States, and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend, the Constitution of the United States, Merrick Brian Garland continues to materially endanger the justice system of the United States and empower President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to persecute his political adversaries at will,” the articles read.

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MAGA Congresswoman Files Impeachment Resolution Against AG Garland

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has had enough…

Reports indicate the pro-Trump lawmaker is planning to introduce articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday.

“In his conduct as Attorney General of the United States, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of the Attorney General of the United States, and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend, the Constitution of the United States, Merrick Brian Garland continues to materially endanger the justice system of the United States and empower President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to persecute his political adversaries at will,” the articles read.

In a press release exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital, Greene accused Garland of weaponizing the Justice Department (DOJ) which has resulted in a “two-tiered justice system.”

“Garland has used the FBI as a personal police force for his boss, Joe Biden,” Greene wrote. “From investigating parents who protest their local school boards, to going after pro-life activists and Catholics, to persecuting former and future President Donald J. Trump, Merrick Garland’s corruption knows no bounds.”

“Antifa and Black Lives Matter terrorists have caused billions of dollars of damage to property,” she continued. “Instead of prosecuting these crimes, Garland has persecuted Americans who engaged in legitimate political protest, people who were overwhelmingly nonviolent.”

The move comes after the Georgia Congresswoman introduced articles of impeachment against FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Files Articles of Impeachment

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MAGA Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Tuesday introduced articles of impeachment against FBI Director Christopher Wray. 

In the articles of impeachment, obtained by Fox News Digital, Greene claims that, under Wray’s watch, he has facilitated “the development of a Federal police force to intimidate, harass, and entrap American citizens that are deemed enemies of the Biden regime.” 

Greene highlighted instances of what she regarded as abuse of the bureau’s authority. These instances included, among others, the FBI’s “unprecedented raid” on the home of former President Donald Trump on Aug. 8, 2022, and the bureau’s creation of a “terrorist threat tag” following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier that summer.  

President Trump nominated Wray in 2017 after firing then-director James Comey. Wray was sworn into the FBI on Aug. 2, 2017. 

Greene’s introduction of articles of impeachment comes after Special Counsel John Durham released his final report on the FBI’s investigation of alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign. The report concluded that the FBI and DOJ jumped too hastily into the investigation and relied too much on raw and unconfirmed intelligence. 

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Fox News, Dominion Voting Systems Speak Out Over Tucker Carlson Exit

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Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems are pushing back on a recent report suggesting Tucker Carlson’s sudden exit from the network was part of an agreement between the parties to settle a defamation suit out of court.

On Tuesday, The Variety report quoted an anonymous source who claimed Dominion sought to deal a major blow to the network’s viewership as part of the deal and demanded Carlson be fired.

“That condition was intended to hurt Fox, and Tucker is just collateral damage,” the source told the outlet. “Dominion wanted to punish Fox, and it’s working.”

Fox and Dominion denied the source’s claim when contacted by The Hill.

“As the Fox principals who negotiated the settlement well know, Dominion made no demands about Tucker Carlson’s employment orally or in writing,” the voting systems company said. “Any claims otherwise are categorically false and a thinly veiled effort to further damage Dominion.”

“Fox should take every effort to stop these lies immediately,” they added.

Last month, Fox News reached a last-minute settlement with Dominion over the network’s coverage of then-President Trump’s voter fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election.

Details of the deal were not immediately disclosed but Dominion lawyer Justin Nelson said the settlement was reached at around $787.5 million.

In a statement, Fox News Media said the network was “pleased” to reach a settlement and that it acknowledged “the Court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false.”

Less than a week after the historic settlement Carlson was unceremoniously fired from the network. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Quietly Preparing for ‘War’ Against Fox News)

While Carlson remains under contract with Fox, the host has said he plans to launch a new version of his wildly popular prime-time show on Twitter, but few details have been released. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Announces New Platform For Show)