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(RepublicanWire.org) – House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is blasting the House Committee investigating Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as new doubts are being cast on explosive testimony from former White House aid Cassidy Hutchinson.

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, Scalise addressed testimony from Hutchinson, who at one point interned for him, as he said, “I’ve seen some of the excerpts. And it looks like one more day of salacious headlines.”

“And already today we’re seeing Secret Service agents saying it didn’t happen, what was testified to in committee yesterday didn’t even happen,” he continued.

Finally, Scalise argued, “This is why Pelosi set this up from day one to be a partisan committee, a witch hunt just to keep going after Donald Trump — not to get facts. She kicked Republicans off the committee. She didn’t want the facts. They just want to keep going after Trump.”

Scalise’s later comments refer to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) decision to block Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) from joining the committee.

On Tuesday, Hutchinson recounted a story she alleged was told to her by White House aide Tony Ornato.

“So once the president had gotten into the vehicle with Bobby, he thought that they were going up to the Capitol. And when Secret Service Special Agent Bobby Engel had relayed to him, we’re not. We don’t have the assets to do it. It’s not secure. We’re going back to the West Wing. The president had a very strong, very angry response to that,” Hutchinson testified.

She continued, “[Ornato] described him as being irate. The president said something to the effect of, ‘I’m the f*****g president! Take me up to the Capitol now.’ To which Bobby responded, ‘Sir, we have to go back to the West Wing.’”

She went on:

“The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm, said, ‘Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We’re going back to the West Wing. We’re not going to the Capitol.’ Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby Engel and when Mr. Ornato had recounted the story to me, he had motioned towards his clavicles.”

Trump fired back after her testimony, calling her a “total phony” and insisting the story was “fake news.”

Additionally, multiple reporters shared that the Secret Service agents are reportedly willing to testify that the incident did not occur.

For its part, the addressed doubts as a spokesperson for the panel told CNN, “The Committee trusts the credibility of a witness who was willing to testify under oath and in public.”

Mark Levin weighed in on the matter.

(RepublicanWire.org) – French President Emmanuel Macron warned President Joe Biden in a hot mic moment Monday. Macron’s warning worsen concerns about an escalation of the energy crisis. Biden seemingly fail to “appreciate the gravity” of his message.

Members of the G7 nations gathered for a summit Monday to discuss matters pertaining to rising energy costs and NATO’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Gathering in member nation Germany, representatives of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan convened for the three-day summit when Macron offered some gravely concerning news to Biden considering his refusal to ramp up domestic oil production.

In the video, Macron can be seen interrupting the president in discussion with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan as they are walking near the press. “I had a call with MBZ,” the French leader begins, referencing United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (MBZ).

“He told me two things,” Macron went on. “One, I’m at a maximum, maximum [production capacity]– what he claims… Second, according to MBZ, the Saudis can increase a little bit, by 150 or a little bit more, and they don’t have huge capacities at least before six months’ time.”

“The very last one is about what we do on the Russian oil,” he attempted to continue before Sullivan interceded and said, “Careful. Maybe we should just step inside … because of the cameras.”

In a lengthy thread on Twitter, author Michael Shellenberger delved into the implications of the exchange between the world leaders and first emphasized, “Biden was counting on Arab nations to produce more oil,” before suggesting, “It appears to be a direct appeal to Biden to produce more oil.”

The current production was reported as 3.168 million barrels per day (bpd). According to Reuters, their capacity is 3.4 million and they have been working to increase it to 4 million. By comparison, Saudi Arabia produces roughly 10.5 million bpd with a capacity somewhere between 12-12.5 million bpd.

Consumers in Europe utilized as much as 2 million bpd of crude oil imported from Russia and 2 million bpd of refined products prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Shellenberger went on to state, “Macron’s revelation means that it’s up to the U.S. to produce more oil, and soon, or the energy crisis will get much worse.”

Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei confirmed this newly brought to light information.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, places like North Dakota, Texas, and Alaska are sitting on mountains of oil reserves just waiting to be tapped. Instead of begging Islamofascist dictatorships for oil, we should be using our own domestic supply to own the world oil market. Biden doesn’t want to do that, though, because it would run up against his green agenda.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a warning that globalist billionaire George Soros is aggressively attempting to rig the upcoming midterm elections.

The re-election campaign of Ron DeSantis has released a Spanish-language public service announcement warning Hispanic voters that George Soros is distributing false information in order to rig the election.

Soros just founded The Latino Media Network (LMN), a new far-left organization that is buying all Spanish-language radio stations in the United States.

So far, LMN has bought 18 conservative local radio stations in the United States.

According to DeSantis’s campaign alert, “George Soros’ purchase of Hispanic radio stations meant to misinform the community.”

“The Spanish-language ‘Alerta’ ad was submitted to run on Miami radio stations (WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM) and warns listeners of the leftist motives behind his media ventures,” a statement from DeSantis declared.

“WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM were recently announced as part of the Soros-backed acquisition of Spanish Language radio.”

Foxnews.com reports: Stephanie Valencia, a former White House staffer during the Obama administration and Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary for America and AFL-CIO employee, are leading the project, and say their purchase across the mass of media markets will give them “access to one-third of the Hispanic population” inside the U.S, according to an interview that was conducted by Axios.

This investment project comes as concern from Democrats who continue to grow over the party’s loss in support from large swaths of Hispanic voters.

DeSantis is warning voters about the media purchase and touts his stance against “leftist disinformation” as he continues the “fight against socialism in America.”

“Warning, voters! The Left is taking control of our local media. Billionaire George Soros, known for financing extreme leftist causes, is now financing the purchase of Hispanic radio stations right here in Miami,” the translated version of the ad says.

“They are coming with their ideological agenda,” it continues. “Soros and his minions know what this community represents in the fight against socialism in America. This community will not get confused. Under Governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership Florida is standing against the corporate media and leftist disinformation.”

“The Soros-funded radical Left is running a scheme to manipulate local media in Florida to push their Marxist agenda on voters. In Florida, we reject the professional Left and their attempt to infiltrate our state and will always stand for truth and freedom,” DeSantis said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – New evidence has been made public that Hunter Biden reportedly met a Russian oligarch and Putin ally who is now wanted for the murder of two corporate rivals.

Biden met Telman Ismailov on Feb. 17, 2012, at the Moscow headquarters of Ismailov’s AST Group holding company, according to the New York Post.

His father was vice president of the United States at the time of the meeting, where the shady first son prompted Ismailov to invest money in a company he ran.

Baku-born businessman was accused of paying $2 million in 2017 to have mall owner Vladimir Savkin and car scion Yury Briley murdered on the Novorizhskoye highway in Moscow.

According to the Russian investigation committee, the men had a business quarrel with Ismailov.

Ismailov, who has been granted asylum in Montenegro since February, told Radio Free Europe that the charges “were the result of political and economic persecution by the Russian Federation.”

Ismailov used to own and operate a publishing house, as well as companies providing tours and telecom.

Biden apparently spent two days with Ismailov and other members of Russia’s wealthy aristocracy, reportedly as part of talks with Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Realty.

Hunter met his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, on February 22, 2012, less than a week after meeting Ismailov and at least three other Putin-affiliated oligarchs.

Experts suggest that people like Ismailov wanted Hunter Biden to vent influence for them with his powerful father in exchange for the money needed.

“The only reason anyone—other than a crack dealer or a hooker—would want to meet Hunter Biden is to go see their father,” Jim Hanson, chairman of the Security Studies Group, told The Post. “They sold access, it was their business model. The Biden family was involved in cashing in on Joe’s political career.”

Biden apparently spent two days with Ismailov and other members of Russia’s wealthy aristocracy, reportedly as part of talks with Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Realty.

Experts suggest that people like Ismailov wanted Hunter Biden to dole out influence for them with his powerful father in exchange for the needed funds.

This is far from the first time Biden’s son has been accused of corruption.

Hunter’s firm raised $11 million over five years from his work as a lawyer and board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud.

The findings raise questions about national security and corruption as well as potential legal issues, as some question why the president’s son accepted work at power companies despite having no experience in the field.

Documents indicate Biden blew the money even faster than it came in — expenses found on his hard drive show the president’s son spent a dazzling $200,000 a month on things like luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals from February 2017 to October 2018, according to an analysis of Hunter Biden’s abandoned hard drive by NBC news.

In a February 2017 divorce filing, attorney for Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle called the couple’s outstanding debts “shocking and overwhelming” and revealed they owed $313,000 in back taxes. According to the report, the couple had returned checks to their housekeeper and owed money to doctors and therapists.

In his memoir Beautiful Things, Hunter admits that the Burisma money financed his bad habits. He writes the extra money “turned into a major factor during my steepest slip into addiction” and “hunted me to spend recklessly, dangerously, destructively.” Humiliating. So I did.’

According to a report, Hunter Biden hired Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris to help him pay a $2 million tax bill — more than double what was previously reported — while under investigation for tax fraud by a Delaware Grand Jury.

Hunter Biden’s tax investigation began when his father was still serving as vice president during the Obama administration.

But investigations were opened in 2018 into possible tax fraud, money laundering and lobbying law violations after it emerged that heBiden may have used political clout to influence business deals.

In October 2020, the New York Post revealed the existence of the now infamous Hunter Biden laptop — a damaged MacBook Pro that took the president’s son to a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, but was never recovered.

Since then, more than 20,000 emails have been recovered from the laptop’s hard drive, which was obtained by DailyMail.com, which are believed to provide extensive evidence of Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings.

Former Justice Department official Chuck Rosenberg told NBC that paying what he owes could be seen as an admission of guilt by Biden. Rosenberg said not paying taxes for years, rather than one or two, helps establish intent.

Biden denies any criminal wrongdoing and told CBS News that he is “fully cooperating” with the Delaware investigation.

“And I’m absolutely sure, 100 percent sure,” he said, “that I will be acquitted of any wrongdoing at the end of the investigation.”

A September 2020 Senate report revealed that Hunter Biden brought in $6 million over nine months from his Chinese business dealings, including a $5 million payment from a Chinese energy company with ties to the Communist Party and $1 million for work with an associate later was jailed for bribery.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Kari Lake is a republican running for governor in Arizona, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

Trafalgar Group has her currently up by 12 points.

On Thursday, she may have just added to her lead, when she was confronted by a CNN reporter. Lake’s response was just brutally honest.

Reporter Kyung Lah from CNN was trying to get Lake to answer some questions, when Lake turned the tables on her, which left Lah speechless.

Lake referenced CNN+ — the streaming service that CNN invested a ton of money that was canceled just weeks after it launched as it failed to pull in viewers. “I’ll do an interview with you… as long as it airs on CNN+, does that still exist?” Lake said. You could see the look on Lah’s face when Lake said that, it was priceless. “I didn’t think so because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling which is propaganda. Thank you.”

There’s no doubt that this will help Lake out with the base who want to see Republicans who are willing to fight back and not go along to get along.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was formally charged with a DUI misdemeanor after his May arrest for driving drunk.

Paul Pelosi, is now facing criminal charges after being arrested last month for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

“The charges filed today include Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury and Driving With .08% Blood Alcohol Level or Higher Causing Injury,” according to a press release from the Napa County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday.

In California, those offenses can be either misdemeanors or felonies, but in this case the district attorney’s office filed misdemeanor charges “based upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim.”

Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested on May 28 after leaving a dinner at the home of a friend and Democratic donor about six miles from the Pelosis’ house, The New York Times reported. Pelosi was behind the wheel of his Porsche when he tried to make a left turn and was hit by an oncoming Jeep. In the immediate aftermath, authorities had said no injuries were reported. The Thursday statement from the Napa County DA did not elaborate on injuries suffered in the crash.

The 82-year-old husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), has a preliminary court date on August 3rd for his Memorial Day weekend DUI arrest in Napa County, California that involved a crash with his Porsche and a Jeep.

Pelosi is out on $5000 bail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher.

According to the police report, Pelosi pulled out onto S-29 to cross it, ignoring a stop sign, and was struck by Jesus V. Lopez, who was driving a 2014 Jeep. Lopez was reportedly traveling northbound on the state road.

Jesse Watters uncovers hidden details in Paul Pelosi DUI case.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday appeared to contradict President Biden’s repeated insistence that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was the primary driver behind inflation in the U.S.

During a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., got Powell to admit that inflation was high well before Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. 

Hagerty noted that in December 2021, inflation has risen to 7% – up from 1.4% in January 2021, when President Biden took office. Since Russian tanks rolled across the border of Ukraine, inflation has risen incrementally to its current level of 8.6%. 

With these statistics stated, Hagerty asked Powell if he believed the war in Ukraine was the “primary driver” of inflation as the Biden administration has tried to portray.

Hagerty noted that in December 2021, inflation has risen to 7% – up from 1.4% in January 2021, when President Biden took office. Since Russian tanks rolled across the border of Ukraine, inflation has risen incrementally to its current level of 8.6%. 

With these statistics stated, Hagerty asked Powell if he believed the war in Ukraine was the “primary driver” of inflation as the Biden administration has tried to portray.

“No inflation was high … certainly before the war in Ukraine broke out,” Powell said. 

“I’m glad to hear you say that. The Biden administration seems to be intent on deflecting blame,” Hagerty said, noting that as recently as Sunday, the administration “spread the misinformation that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was the ‘biggest single driver of inflation.’” 

“I’m glad you agree with me that that is not the truth,” Hagerty told Powell. 

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was asked about Powell’s comments, and her response was to stick to the original spin no matter what — even after being informed about what the Fed chairman said earlier:

Granholm said that “the only way out of the current energy crisis is to diversify fuel sources through clean energy.”

To deflect, Granholm list the cost of gas in other countries. However, at the other end of the spectrum, Venezuelans pay just $0.08 for a gallon of gas, the cheapest prices on the planet. Libya and Iran also pay less than a dollar per gallon of gas, with petrol costing $0.12 and $0.20, respectively.

Individual countries actually have some control over their gas prices via government policies. Since countries and gasoline retailers purchase gas on the open market, the biggest factor driving prices at the pump is the amount of taxes and fees that countries place on gas, or the amount that countries subsidize gas prices.

One of the reasons gasoline costs so much right now is, the Biden administration has waged a war on fossil fuel.  Biden’s unwillingness to reverse course on his administration’s commitment to put the American oil-and-gas industry out of business is at the consumer’s expense.

(RepublicanWire.org) – While discussing the recent approval of Covid vaccines for children under five, Biden was asked by a reporter how many kids can be vaccinated before Congress needs to approve more funding for the experimental shots.

“Well, we’ll get through at least this year,” Biden responded. “We do need more money. But we don’t just need more money for vaccines for children, eventually; we need more money to plan for the second pandemic.“

He continued, “There’s going to be another pandemic. We have to think ahead. And that’s not something the last outfit did very well. That’s something we’ve been doing fairly well. That’s why we need the money.”

Biden isn’t the only one confidently claiming a second pandemic will soon hit the world.

World Health Organization President Tedros Ghebreyesus wrote on Monday that his group is working on ensuring “equitable access of vaccines, tests, treatments when the next pandemic strikes.”

In May of 2020 during the pandemic, Bill Gates told comedian Stephen Colbert that there will be a “pandemic two.”

It wouldn’t be the first time that a pandemic was announced before it happened. There was an article from January 11, 2017 where Dr. Fauci said, “no doubt” Donald J. Trump will be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency.

(RepublicanWire.org) – An LBGTQ-themed video from the U.S. Navy that champions the usage of “correct pronouns,” the importance of gender identity, and the goal of making a “safe space for everyone” has been shared with the public.

The nearly four-minute video posted in late May on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website, features Conchy Vasquez and Jony Rozon, “both engineers at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport” who “discuss the importance of using correct pronouns as well as polite etiquette when you may not be sure of someone’s pronouns.”

The video is the latest bid by the military to foster a more sensitive environment for its members and staff. The Army mandates similar gender identity training and trains officers on when to offer subordinates gender-transition surgery, the Washington Free Beacon reported in March. These programs are part of a larger push by the Biden administration to make the military more welcoming to transgender individuals.

A Navy SEAL from the team that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden railed against an instructional video the U.S. Navy recently released on gender pronouns.

“Let me make it simple for the entire @USNavy: Your pronouns are shipmate/shipmates,” Robert J. O’Neill, who served on the team that killed bin Laden, tweeted. “There. I just saved the taxpayers millions by avoiding ridiculously useless training. Anchors aweigh.”

This isn’t the first time O’Neill has blasted political “wokeness.” Last June, he criticized President Joe Biden for claiming that white supremacists were a greater threat than the Islamic State terrorist group or al-Qaeda.

“As I said in my address to the joint session of Congress, according to the Intelligence Community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today, not ISIS, not Al-Qaeda — white supremacists,” Biden said during a press conference. “That’s not me. That’s the intelligence community under both Trump and under my administration.”

“This is the most dangerously inaccurate statement I have ever heard from a president,” O’Neill said. “More to follow, I’m sure.”

This isn’t the headline coming out of the Navy. It has been reported that the Navy has fired nearly a dozen officers in leadership positions in less than three months, including five in one week, due to a “loss of confidence” in their ability to command — an unusual string of terminations across land, air and sea teams, experts said.

At least nine commanding officers and two senior advisers have been relieved of their duties since April, when a cluster of suicides on the USS George Washington warship sparked widespread concerns of a mental health crisis.

A total of 13 commanding officers have been fired so far this year, including 12 in the Navy and one in the Marine Corps, the Navy said. Most recently, four Naval commanding officers and a top leader were ousted from June 8 to June 14.

It’s unclear what prompted the personnel changes, which the Navy said were unrelated to each other. The Navy did not elaborate further on specific conditions that led to the firings, but stressed the importance of “trust and confidence” across all levels of the chain of command.

“The U.S. Navy has long maintained high standards for all its personnel. Those who fall short of these standards are held accountable,” said Lt. Cmdr. Devin Arneson, a Navy spokesperson, who added that such an action is “neither punitive nor disciplinary.” 

(RepublicanWire.org) – Parents and advocates are very skeptical of the Biden administration’s new-fangled parents’ council, asserting that it is pretty much a propaganda outlet for the White House’s woke, socialist agenda.

The new group, touted as a way to facilitate communication between parents and teachers, is called “The National Parents and Families Engagement Council.” The Department of Education claims it is aimed at finding “constructive ways to help families engage at the local level.” It will hold “listening sessions” to determine what schools can do to allegedly help students recover from the pandemic.

“The National Parents and Families Engagement Council will serve as an important link between families, caregivers, education advocates, and their school communities,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona proclaimed.

A number of the groups are very leftist and that fact has not gone unnoticed among parents. LULAC, which heavily endorsed Cardona, was strongly opposed to the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Then there is the National Parents Union which defended the notorious National School Board Association (NSBA) letter to the Department of Justice requesting that parents’ actions at school board meetings be addressed under the Patriot Act, labeling them as “domestic terrorists.”

“If you threaten to kill school board members, you SHOULD hear from the Justice [Department],” National Parents Union President Keri Rodrigues tweeted. “Some of these anti-mask/CRT knuckleheads tried this with us a couple weeks ago.”

The National Parents Union also promotes Critical Race Theory in the classroom. It contends that “denying Critical Race Theory is denying our history.”

“The National Parents Union believes that education systems must be transformed to eradicate generational institutions of oppression,” a statement from the group charged.

Elizabeth McCauley, who is with the Virginia Mavens, told Fox News that the council proves that the Biden administration knows it has been “put on notice by parents across the political spectrum who truly want students educated versus indoctrinated and do not want to have any sexualization of young children and students by radical out of touch school boards.”

“By and large my main frustration with the committee is its lack of representation of the very groups of parents who have felt so disenfranchised by school boards across the country – Asian American parents who have advocated to preserve merit-based admittance to governor schools – in Fairfax County that would be the Thomas Jefferson School, parents like myself who are highly concerned about pornographic novels with pedophilia in the schools, and parents who are working to stop medical discrimination in our schools, so students are not forced to comply with vaccine mandates of inoculations still under emergency use authorization,” she stated.