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What we are finding out about the persecution of Trump and those associated with him.

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What we are finding out about the persecution of Trump and those associated with him. More and more back room schemes by the government are coming out. Judge Cannon pushed back on why the DOJ had not gathered any evidence regarding the 2022 conversation. Allegations where a Trump lawyer was threatened.

Lawyers, employees, and even close friends of Trump are being harassed and threatened if they don’t play ball with the government. FBI with shoot to kill on Trump and the Secret Service. And yes it was mentioned that they were to engage if they encountered Trump and the Secret Service.

 

 

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Jake Tapper questions ‘odd’ special counsel appointment of David Weiss: ‘Maybe the whistleblowers were right’.

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Jake Tapper questions ‘odd’ special counsel appointment of David Weiss: ‘Maybe the whistleblowers were right’.

Many Republicans are wary of U.S. attorney David Weiss overseeing the Hunter Biden probe, and CNN anchor Jake Tapper agreed Friday that some of their concerns “have merit.”

Weiss, the federal prosecutor who faced backlash for a “sweetheart” plea deal for Hunter Biden that fell apart upon scrutiny, will now serve as a special counsel in the ongoing investigation into the president’s son. Weiss was appointed as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday, granting him broader authority when it comes to bringing charges.

In a statement, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., called Garland’s announcement “part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of [House Oversight Republicans’] mounting evidence of President Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals.”

“I think there are some legitimate questions about this whole situation,” Tapper said on “CNN News Central.” “First of all, I do think it’s fair to question why would U.S. Attorney Weiss be appointed to special counsel. Usually, a special counsel is an outside attorney. Now, it has happened before. Durham came from inside, and the attorney general has the right to do that, but it is odd.”

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CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper spoke about the controversial appointment of David Weiss to becoming special counsel over the Hunter Biden case.

Tapper went on to ask why they would stick with the person who was responsible for the “colossal failure” of the Hunter plea deal and referenced questions about whether the original deal was “strong enough.”

 

He also spoke about the mixed messages regarding Weiss’ jurisdiction and whether he already had the necessary power to charge outside of Delaware before he was made a special counsel, recalling that the U.S. attorney had made different claims about his power in private versus in public, according to whistleblowers.

“The Justice Department and Weiss denied what the whistleblowers were saying, but this move makes it seem as though, well, maybe the whistleblowers were right. Maybe what they were alleging is true, and he didn’t have the ability to charge whatever he wanted to charge, and now he does. So I do have a lot of questions about that, and I do think some of the political questions being raised by Republicans have merit,” Tapper said.

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President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on August 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. Controversial allegations about his alleged business ties with his son Hunter Biden have been an ongoing scandal throughout his presidency. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

 

This was a sharp shift in Tapper’s tone compared to the previous day when he said House Republicans finding Biden family members had been wired over $20 million from shady foreign entities was “sleazy” but not criminal during an interview with Comer.

“So let’s pause it for the sake of argument that Hunter Biden is sleazy and the president’s relatives tried to profit off the Biden family brand, something CNN has reported on, what’s new in this memo?” Tapper kicked off the interview before repeatedly saying he saw “no evidence” that President Biden did anything wrong.

Comer warned during the interview that multiple agencies appeared to be blocking the progress of the investigation.

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DELAWARE, UNITED STATES – JULY 26: United States President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, exits in J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building in Delaware, United States on July 26, 2023. (Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

“The Biden attorneys are obstructing, they’re intimidating witnesses, the DOJ will not cooperate with us, the FBI will not cooperate with us, the IRS will not cooperate with us,” he told Tapper. “Thank God we had whistleblowers from the IRS testified to our committee that they were told to stand down by the DOJ.”

IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley claimed Weiss alleged to multiple witnesses that he was told by the DOJ he could not bring charges against Hunter in California and Washington D.C. Garland denied there being any interference in the probe.

 

Jessica Chasmar and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Billy M gets it wrong most of the time, but when right he hits it out of the ballpark. Maher praises DeSantis, knocks Cuomo, ‘liberal media’ for getting COVID wrong: ‘Those are just facts’

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Billy M gets it wrong most of the time, but when right he hits it out of the ballpark. Maher praises DeSantis, knocks Cuomo, ‘liberal media’ for getting COVID wrong: ‘Those are just facts’.

Maher  pointed to a Gallup survey that showed the vast majority of Democrats incorrectly overestimate the probability of being hospitalized from COVID, with 41 percent believing it’s at least 50 percent while only 10 percent of Democrats correctly said that the probability is only 1-to-5 percent while 26 percent of Republicans said the same, stressing that Democrats were “wildly off on this key question.”

“And maybe that’s why he protected his most vulnerable population, the elderly, way better than did the governor of New York,” Maher said, knocking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Those are just facts, I know it’s irresponsible of me to say them.”

 

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