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(RepublicanWire.org) – Chris Whipple is a bestselling author with extraordinary access to the inner workings of Washington DC. He has a new book coming out about President Joe Biden called “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House” where he spills the beans on what is really going on inside the White House.

The book jacket claims, “Prizewinning journalist Chris Whipple takes us inside the Oval Office as the critical decisions of Biden’s presidency are being made. With remarkable access to both President Biden and his inner circle—including Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and CIA Director William Burns—Whipple pulls back the curtain on the internal power struggles and back-room compromises. 

“Featuring shocking new details about how renegade Trump officials enabled the transfer of power, which key staffers really make the White House run (it’s probably not who you think), why Joe Biden no longer speaks freely around his security detail, and what he really thinks of Vice President Kamala Harris, the press, and living in the White House, The Fight of His Life delivers a stunning portrait of politics on the edge.”

According to Whipple, Biden doesn’t trust some of the Secret Service agents around him because they are supporters of former President Donald Trump.

“A bigger problem was Biden’s discomfort with his Secret Service detail; some of them were MAGA sympathizers. He didn’t trust them,” Whipple wrote.

“The Secret Service is full of white ex-cops from the South who tend to be deeply conservative,” Whipple wrote.

“Surrounded by a new phalanx of strangers, Biden couldn’t help but wonder, Do these people really want me here ?” Whipple wrote.

Biden also thought someone on his Secret Service detail was lying about Joe’s new dog biting one of them.

“Biden “wasn’t buying the details,” such as the location of the incident, although he didn’t dispute that the bite took place, Whipple wrote.

“Biden told a friend that Secret Service agents are never at the location of the incident, which was allegedly on the second floor of the White House.

“Somebody was lying, Biden thought, about the way the incident had gone down,” Whipple wrote.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Vehicles rented by President Joe Biden’s Secret Service caught on fire in a parking lot.

 The Nantucket Current first reported on the incident in a series of tweets.

“A large car fire involving multiple rental vehicles at Nantucket Memorial Airport is now out. There were no injuries reported but at least four cars sustained significant damage,” the outlet tweeted, showing footage of the vehicles.

The Current reported that the “fire was just 40 feet away from the airport’s 25,000-gallon jet fuel tanks.”

Additionally, the Current showed photos of the vehicles that were “facing each other and had their front ends totaled by the fire,” including a Chevy Suburban, Ford Explorer, Infiniti QX80, Ford Expedition, and Jeep Gladiator.

According to the report, the cars were “owned by Hertz, and had just been returned by members of the Secret Service who had been using them during President Biden’s visit,” citing sources.

The report continues, “The Ford Expedition was under a battery recall by the manufacturer and had recently had the battery switched out.”

However, the Current issued a correction in another tweet.

“Correction: it had been scheduled for recall service but the battery had NOT been swapped out yet,” the Current wrote.

The Current also shared a statement issued by the Nantucket Airport.

“At approximately 5:22 am Airport shift staff observed an active fire in the rental car overflow area through the Airport’s Closed Circuit Television System,” the airport said.

It continues, “Staff activated the Alert system and responded to the fire in Airport-3, where they were met by responding units from Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Police Department.”

The airport stated that “combined fire resources responded and contained the fire. Several vehicles were damaged. The Airport is currently coordinating with rental car agencies and agency partners to ensure scene safety, There is no longer an active fire at this time: the Airport is open, and aeronautical operations are not affected.”

Over the weekend, Biden spent time in Nantucket with his family shopping after the Thanksgiving holiday, The Associated Press reported.

(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) – Political opponents of former President Donald J. Trump spent all four years of his administration complaining about the amount of taxpayer money spent to have the United States Secret Service protect his adult children.

Now comes word that the Secret Service is renting a $30,000-a-month Malibu mansion to protect Hunter Biden, the adult son of President Joe Biden.

“Hunter Biden, President Biden’s remaining son, is living in a rented four-bedroom “resort-style” home in Malibu, California, and the nearest property his Secret Service detail could secure was a $30,000-a-month six-bedroom mansion with ocean views and a ‘castle-like tower to the master retreat with wet bar,’ ABC News reports, citing the mansion’s listing and sources familiar with the matter.

“That’s ‘the cost of doing business for the Secret Service,’ former agent Don Mihalek told ABC News. ‘Typically, wherever a protectee sets up their residence, the Secret Service is forced to find someplace to rent nearby at market value,’ he added. ‘The Service has had to do this in past administrations, and unfortunately, the housing market right now has driven the prices.’

But one government watchdog sees it differently. According to Craig Holman at the progressive good-government group Public Citizen, ‘Hunter should recognize the exorbitant cost of his own protection in the exclusive Malibu neighborhood, and cooperate with the Secret Service to bring down the expenses.’