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See It: Biden Campaign Threatens Fox News Over Explosive Trump Campaign Ad on Ukraine Issue

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pays for his order at a Krispy Kreme following a campaign town hall on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

When it comes to maintaining a consistent campaign message, Joe Biden is someone who can be very … controlling.

Last week, streiff wrote about how the Biden campaign was attempting to intimidate cable news networks into keeping President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani off their airwaves, alleging he we was “spread[ing] false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump.”

Fast forward to this week, and the Biden campaign has once again taken to trying to strong-arm cable news outlets, this time over an explosive ad about the Ukraine issue that the Trump campaign is planning on running in key early voting states. Here’s how Politico described the upcoming ad blitz:

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is preparing an avalanche of TV ads targeting Joe Biden in early primary states — its most aggressive step yet to meddle in the Democratic nomination contest.

Starting this weekend, the reelection effort will air over $1 million in anti-Biden commercials in Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Nevada, according to two people familiar with the move. The spots focus on Trump’s claim that the former vice president and his son engaged in corruption in Ukraine.
[…]
The Trump campaign had already announced an $8 million national TV buy centered on impeachment and the Ukrainian matter. Of that total, slightly over $1 million will now be directed to the four early voting states, where Biden is locked in a competitive battle for the Democratic nomination.

Watch the ad below:

In response, the Biden campaign sent a threatening letter to Fox News demanding they not run it or any other ads like it:

In a letter to Fox News and Fox Business general counsel Lily Claffee, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz wrote that the ad “falsely states” that “Biden offered Ukraine $1 billion to fire the prosecutor investigating a company affiliated with his son.”
[…]
“Though the Trump campaign is prepared to fabricate outright lies, your station’s airwaves should not be used to disseminate them,” Schultz wrote. “We are putting you on notice about the absolute falsity of the advertisement’s claims, and we expect that you will reject it. Please consider this letter a standing request that you reject any advertisement containing similar claims, regardless whether the Trump campaign or a third-party group seeks to place it.”

There’s no word yet on whether or not Fox News plans to run the ad, but my guess is that they will out of sheer defiance. Let’s hope so, anyway.

Stay tuned.

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Reporter Who Covered the False Dreadlock Story Pushed for Hairstyle Laws In Earlier Tweets

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Remember that story that collapsed this week about the 12-year-old girl black girl who supposedly was pinned down by three white boy classmates and had her dreadlocks cut?

Yes, her family and the school admitted it was all a hoax. The family apologized in a public letter.

Now it turns out there may be more to the story.

According to the local reporter who broke the story, the girl told her family what allegedly happened on September 25 although the incident supposedly happened on September 23.

According to the Daily Caller, Turner had earlier on September 25th tweeted five times about the “Crown Act” or “natural hair bill,” advocating for laws designed to protect the hairstyle.

“Thank you for being a trailblazer,” she told a politician who introduced a bill in Montgomery County, Maryland. “I hope [Prince George’s County, Maryland] is next! … It’s sad that laws like this have to exist for people to just be themselves.”

Turner then co-wrote the story of the girl and the family the next day on September 26, for WUSA9 with the headline that the boys called the girl’s hair “nappy” and “ugly.” Turner’s story also noted that the Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence, taught at the school. The story immediately went national, with some in media highlighting the Pence connection.

Turner additionally tweeted about the case on September 27 saying, “This why we need the #CrownAct to protect little girls like Amari Allen when they get older.”

The Allen family — grandparents Cynthia and Dewaune and aunt Lakeisha Allen — run a beauty company called “Still Natural,” and for years on Facebook, Lakeisha (who goes by the name Zyonn on the online platform) has posted pictures of herself and other people with dreadlocks, mentioning “natural.”

Turner promoted the Allens’ cosmetic line in a September 2018 news segment and an accompanying article headlined “Domestic violence survivor develops cosmetic line to inspire others.” The playground assault articles did not mention an existing relationship between the reporter and the subject.

WUSA9 covered the story multiple times between September 26 and September 29 with Turner doing two stories on the 29th, one asking if the girl was upset that the boys hadn’t yet been punished by the school and another where people who also wore dreadlocks gave the girl presents.

After it broke that the story was a hoax, WUSA9 deleted their stories on it and Turner deleted some of her tweets related to it.

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Watch: Trump Leaves Jim Acosta in the Dust After CNN Journo Attempts to Upstage at Presser

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CNN journalist Jim Acosta does a stand up before the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The ongoing animosity between President Trump and CNN “journalist” Jim Acosta has been well-documented in posts and videos over the time Trump’s been in office, but watching the two exchange words never, ever gets old.

Their latest confrontation yesterday was no exception.

The White House held a wild joint presser on Wednesday with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö. As Trump was wrapping it up, he had some parting words for the members of the media who were there covering the event.

Here’s what he said that didn’t sit well with Acosta:

“And please remember the [Finnish] president’s last remarks, that we are a great democracy. We are a great … the United States is a great democracy. And I’m airing what I’m airing because we are in fact a democracy. And if the press were straight and honest and forthright and tough, we would be a far greater nation.”

Acosta, who from the below photo looked visibly agitated at having to cover the presser, interjected by saying “We are, Mr. President.”

Trump was not about to let Acosta have the last word, however.

“We would be a far greater [one] when we don’t have the CNNs of the world, who are corrupt people,” he clapped back, pointing at Acosta before saying “Thank you very much, everybody” and walking away.

Watch the exchange below:

Better still, watch it to music:

Serious gangsta move.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Forced to Eat Crow After Trying to Shut Down Analyst Who Argued Schiff Had Prior Knowledge of Whistleblower’s Claim

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On Tuesday night, former CIA officer, National Security Council Chief of Staff and White House deputy assistant Fred Fleitz made the argument on CNN that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had prior knowledge of the whistleblower complaint before it became public in September.

But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tried to shut down the evidence and the points Fleitz was making.

From Daily Caller:

When I saw this one, I thought it was very unusual, not just that it was extremely well written, but it had legal references and footnotes. That was a little bit unusual, but I compared that with the fact that Adam Schiff was talking about the subject matter of this complaint throughout the month of August. He posted a tweet at the end of August that almost identically reflected this complaint.

“But you don’t know any of that,” Cuomo pushed back. “You’re raising it as questions. You know that is meaningless unless you can put some meat on the bones. Of course the Republicans are agreeing with you. That’s the whole state of play. Anything you say that’s negative about this guy or this woman they’re going to pick up on.”

CNN even disparaged Fleitz in the chyron. The chyron read: “Trump allies peddle false claims about the whistleblower.” Nice. They’re essentially accusing him of making false claims, without having evidence for their accusation, while accusing Fleitz of not having evidence.

Of course, Fleitz was right.

The information that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had received a letter from the whistleblower about his concerns on August 12 was out there last week. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was upset on September 27th that Schiff hadn’t informed his fellow Committee members, including her.

So when it all blew up on Wednesday that Schiff had prior knowledge of the complaint despite his statements to the contrary, Fleitz made Cuomo eat some crow.

“You were pretty hard on me last night on @CNN last night @ChrisCuomo when I told you that I assessed @RepAdamSchiff probably knew about the CIA whistleblower in advance,” Fleitz tweeted. “We now know from the NYT that I was right. Apology not necessary.”

Boom.

If Cuomo had acted on the evidence that was available and tried to commit journalism, he might not have been embarrassed.

Schiff has made multiple statements suggesting he did not have contact with the whistleblower prior to the information becoming public.

There’s more.

From Daily Caller:

In a Sept. 19 press conference, he suggested that he did not know what the whistleblower was alleging. He also asserted that he might not even know that a complaint had been filed if Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, had not contacted Congress earlier last month regarding the complaint.

“In the absence of the actions, and I want to thank the inspector general, in the absence of his actions in coming to our committee, we might not have even known there was a whistleblower complaint alleging a urgent concern,” Schiff said during a press briefing on Sept. 19.

Schiff left out the part about his staff member directing the whistleblower to contact the IC IG in the first place.

Why was Schiff suggesting that when he clearly was aware at least since August 12? Because it served the narrative that he and the Congress were being denied information about the complaint by the administration. When, indeed, they already knew about it before the administration did.

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Video: Pelosi Just Outright Lies About Schiff’s Parody Stunt, Gets Called Out by Fellow Democrat

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff’s despicable parody reading of the Trump/Zelensky call last week is a matter of public record, and anyone can read the transcript of his account or watch the video.

So it was more than a bit perplexing to hear about how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Schiff’s stunt in an interview she did with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Wednesday.

Stephanopoulos was a senior adviser for President Bill Clinton from 1992 to 1996, so perhaps Pelosi had that in mind when she responded to his question about whether or not it was right for Schiff to do a “dramatic interpretation” of the call.

Here’s how she answered him:

“I want the American people to know what that phone call was about. I want them to hear it. So, yeah, it’s fair. It’s sad. But it’s using the President’s own words.”

Here’s the part where I thought, well, Stephanopoulos is going to do Stephanopoulos things and let her get away with the lie (because Schiff most definitely did not use “the President’s own words” from the actual transcript). Pelosi probably thought he’d let her skate, too.

But he didn’t.

Before Pelosi could continue on with the rest of her explanation, Stephanopoulos interjected to correct her. “But those weren’t the President’s words. It was an interpretation of the President’s words. [Republicans] are saying they made this up.”

Pelosi responded by continuing to lie, telling Stephanopoulos that Schiff “did not make it up.” She then went off on a rant about how she understood her Constitutional oath of office better than her Republican colleagues did, or whatever.

Watch the exchange below:

She also told a blatant whopper at around the 1:50 mark of the interview when she more or less said the alleged quid pro quo was implied as the president was “asking for a favor to create dirt on your political opponent.”

This is just not true. Again, reading the actual transcript, at no point during the call did Trump ask Zelensky to “create dirt” on Joe Biden. It just did not happen. This is something a number of Democrats including Schiff and Ted Lieu have said about the call, and the media have let them roll with it because narratives and Orange Man Bad.

The fact that Pelosi, Schiff, Lieu, and others are just outright making up stuff that was never said during the Trump/Zelensky call says that the supposed “firm ground” they say they’re on regarding impeachment is in reality about as “firm” as quicksand.

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Brit Hume Lays the Smack Down on Adam Schiff’s Defenders

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In light of what was reported yesterday about what House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff knew and when he knew it regarding the whistleblower complaint, a whole lot of apologists are predictably weighing in essentially saying his deception was/is no big deal.

CNBC’s John Harwood was one such person, and he specifically took issue with comments veteran journalist Brit Hume made about the New York Times’ report on Schiff’s early knowledge of the complaint. Here’s what Hume wrote:

Hume is, of course, right, but Harwood responded with what he probably thought was a brilliant takedown. Hume wasn’t having it:

Later in the day, Hume pinpointed some of the biggest flaws in the arguments Schiff’s defenders were making:

Schiff and company point to his use of the word “directly” when he was asked about what he knew in a recent interview:

… as if that puts him in the free and clear on the issue colluding with the whistleblower well in advance.

It doesn’t.

Reps. Liz Cheney and Doug Collins were right. This looks like a political set-up a la the Russia collusion hoax.

I’d say Schiff and his minions should be ashamed but that would mean assuming they had any shame. They don’t.

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Trump: Dems Impeachment Efforts Hurting Stock Market, Retirement Plans of Americans

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and other congress members speaks during a news conference on Trump Putin Helsinki Summit at Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Democrats are all in trying to get President Donald Trump out of office. No matter the reason, no matter for what. They just keep throwing things against the wall and hoping something sticks.

Their latest effort, the CIA officer complaint about the Trump-Ukraine phone call, just imploded big time today when it was revealed that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had been in contact with the officer prior to him filing his complaint. Previously, Schiff had said there was no direct contact with the officer. He pretended he had not been contacted and had no knowledge of the complaint. This despite the fact that the whistleblower had actually contacted Schiff’s staffer and the whistleblower wrote Schiff a letter about the complaint.

But with Democratic Party, it’s seems it’s all about getting control back. They don’t seem to care who they hurt in the process.

Who they’re hurting is not just President Donald Trump. They’re also hurting the country and all Americans with this relentless vendetta.

The president pointed the finger and scolded Democrats today for their efforts.

From Fox News:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average at one point tumbled more than 500 points after fears of a recession grew as U.S. economic data disappointed. Signs of a slowdown in the American jobs market flashed Wednesday after payroll processing firm ADP reported the private sector added 135,000 jobs in August, less than the estimate of 140,000. Meanwhile, the ISM September Manufacturing Index fell to its weakest reading since June 2009.

If they don’t get the impeachment they desire, they figure they can spread just enough lack of confidence to tank Trump in the elections.

Their insanity over the Ukraine call with Volodymyr Zelensky will injure our relations with other countries. What foreign leaders are going to talk to Trump in confidence if they know Democrats are likely to leak or subpoena the call? No one will feel they can speak in confidence again. That will harm American interests.

Democrats already injured the American public by pushing the Russia collusion hoax, causing damage that may be beyond repair. A large number of Democrats still think that Russians somehow changed the votes of the 2016 election and believe that Trump is somehow a Russian agent. This despite the votes being changed has been repeatedly debunked and despite the Mueller investigation finding no collusion with the Trump team.

But because their far-left platform is so bereft of merit for most Americans, their only option is to try to scream “Orange Man Bad.”

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Flashback Schiff: ‘We Didn’t Speak Directly With the Whistleblower,’ Multiple Times Acted as Though There Was No Contact

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The Ukraine whistleblower story blew up today when it was revealed that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had contact with the whistleblower even before his complaint was filed.

The New York Times broke the story, albeit spinning it to put the best face they could on what has to be huge blow to the whole story.

According to the Times:

The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.

The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and file a whistle-blower complaint.

Patrick Boland, a spokesman for Mr. Schiff, admitted that Schiff’s aide had indeed been contacted by the CIA officer, but cast it as an appropriate contact.

But here’s the interview that Schiff gave to MSNBC where he was asked about contact with the whistleblower and he said “We didn’t speak directly” with him.

While “directly” is a weasel word and Schiff himself may not have spoken to him in person, it’s clear that the person was in contact with an aide from his office.

But Schiff leaves the impression that there was no contact with his comments, that he was being denied the opportunity, saying “We would like to talk to him.”

Schiff also leaves out the fact that the whistleblower had in fact written to him on August 12 about his concerns and that he, Schiff, didn’t apprise other members of Congress about it until it all went public a month later.

There’s more.

From Daily Caller:

In a Sept. 19 press conference, he suggested that he did not know what the whistleblower was alleging. He also asserted that he might not even know that a complaint had been filed if Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, had not contacted Congress earlier last month regarding the complaint.

“In the absence of the actions, and I want to thank the inspector general, in the absence of his actions in coming to our committee, we might not have even known there was a whistleblower complaint alleging a urgent concern,” Schiff said during a press briefing on Sept. 19.

Schiff left out the part about his staff member directing the whistleblower to contact the IC IG in the first place.

Schiff’s actions not only tried to make it appear that there was no coordination, it lent to the narrative he was pushing – that the administration was somehow trying to suppress the information and cover-up, information which he, Schiff, already knew about because of contacts with the C.I.A officer.

Needless to say, the GOP blew up at him on Twitter, particularly his colleagues in Congress.

McCarthy just signed aboard a resolution to censure Schiff. And one has to believe that the resolution just got supercharged with the revelations today.

Brit Hume sums it up:

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Biden Is Coming for Your Guns Too

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If you thought it was only Beto O’Rourke among the 2020 candidates who wanted to come for your guns, you’d be wrong.

Joe Biden, one of the frontrunners, made it very clear he’s coming for your guns too. He just couches his language a little more than does Beto to make it appear more palatable.

Biden’s proposal, which he announced at a gun safety forum in Nevada on Wednesday, is calling for a ban on “assault-style weapons” (whatever that means to Democrats this week).

But for the weapons that people already have, he’s proposing a voluntary “buyback” (how can it be a buyback when you didn’t buy it from the government?) or registering the guns with the government, a glaring obvious constitutional issue by which he doesn’t seem bothered.

Americans who keep their guns would be required to register them and they would have to go through the same requirements that people go through now to comply with the National Firearms Act.

From Fox News:

The Biden campaign, in announcing the plan, said “the National Firearms Act requires individuals possessing machine-guns, silencers and short-barreled rifles to undergo a background check and register those weapons with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Due to these requirements, such weapons are rarely used in crimes.”

The former vice president’s plan also calls for banning high capacity magazines as well as assault-style weapons, closing loopholes in background checks before firearms purchases, banning the online sale of guns, eliminating legal protections that currently protect gun manufacturers from being held legally liable if their weapons are used in mass shootings and allowing states to implement “red flag” laws.

The problem is that this would basically criminalize regular rifles like the AR-15, the most popular, but also the most wrongly demonized rifle in the country. People like Biden and other Democrats vilify it calling it a “weapon of war” despite it not being a military weapon. They paint it as an evil machine gun rather than the truth – a rifle that fires one bullet per trigger pull. One of the reasons it’s popular and has sometimes been used in mass shootings is because it’s light and easily maneuverable. It’s the same thing that makes them good rifles for hunting, sport and self-defense.

If you really want to diminish gun deaths, you would go after the criminals using them in places like Chicago and Baltimore. There, you can predict that every weekend people will be shot with a majority of the cases related to drugs and/or gangs. Address that, and you will have addressed something.

While Biden’s plan would pull weapons from the law-abiding it would do precious little to address the criminals using guns.

As NRO notes, registration is a non-starter:

But we know registration is a failed policy, one that’s routinely met with massive public indifference. It’s estimated that as many as 1 million New Yorkers have defied the Empire State’s assault-weapon-registration law, and as many as 85 percent of Connecticut assault-weapon owners have flouted the Nutmeg State’s registration requirement. A California registration requirement has had compliance rates as low as 3.6 percent. If states are the laboratories of democracy, then registration is a lab experiment that’s failed.

But more importantly, the assault weapons ban which Biden touts as “his” accomplishment in 1994 in reality failed to make any measurable difference in gun deaths.

From Investors Business Daily:

The main reason the failure of the ban to make a difference: “assault weapons” account for a tiny share of gun crimes — less than 6%. Even among mass shootings, most didn’t involve an “assault weapon” in the decade before the ban went into effect.

Mass shootings didn’t stop during the ban, either — there were 16 while the ban was in effect, which resulted in 237 deaths or injuries. In fact, it was while the ban was in effect that the Columbine High School massacre happened, in which 13 students were killed and 24 injured.

But Biden’s plan is a reminder of this classic:

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The 4th Democratic Debate Is Two Weeks Away but Harris and Gabbard Campaigns Already Going at It

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After Sen. Kamala Harris acted stupidly this week with her formal letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding President Trump be suspended from the social media platform, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was asked about the move. The Hawaii Congresswoman pushed back with a strong answer about how trying to silence people over political disagreements is wrong.

The Hill reports:

When Gabbard was asked by a reporter her thoughts on Harris’s attempts to have Trump removed from Twitter, the Hawaii representative said she did not agree with the idea.

She added that “freedom of speech is something that is an important, foundational, right in our democracy.”

“We can’t just cancel or shut down or silence those who we disagree with or who hold different views or who say things that even that we strongly disagree with or abhor,” she told NBC.

Watch Gabbard speak on this issue below:

Harris campaign spokesman Ian Sams responded to Gabbard’s remarks by stating that Gabbard got her talking points from Fox News:

It was a ridiculous answer considering this issue is not about Fox News but whether or not “cancel culture” should apply to your political opponents simply because you disagree with them, as NRSC senior adviser Matt Whitlock pointed out in a tweet blasting Sams:

That said, we shouldn’t be too surprised by Sams’ nonsensical response considering the sad state the Harris campaign has been in for quite some time now.

Sams’ tweet came several hours after Gabbard’s spokesman Cullen Tiernan took a jab at the Harris campaign over reports it is being restructured in an attempt to become competitive again:

The debate that is scheduled to take place in two weeks will be on one night only, meaning all candidates will be on the same stage. Gabbard famously torched Harris in the 2nd debate in July. I’m looking forward to Round 2 between these two.

And to be honest, I’m kinda sorta hoping for a similar outcome.

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