Lara Trump Tells Fox News that She Wants 5 Debates with Biden – That She Says are All Rigged

This week President Biden accepted two offers to debate Donald Trump. Shortly thereafter, Trump accepted Biden’s challenge, although not without griping about the hosting networks and some of the rules. The debates will take place on June 27 on CNN, and September 10 on ABC, providing ample time for voters to observe the candidates as they face off on live TV.

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It is customary for presidential candidates to have a couple of debates, and another between the vice-presidential candidates. This year however, we have a unique situation wherein both candidates have already occupied the White House and, thus, are not exactly unknown quantities who require more exposure in order to be recognized or to unveil their political platforms. These two candidates have been sparring publicly non-stop for four years already.

SEE THIS: Trump Calls Biden ‘the WORST Debater’ Despite Biden Crushing Him in the 2020 Debates and Election

Nevertheless, Trump’s daughter-in-lawlessness, Lara Trump – who was also appointed to head the Republican National Committee (RNC) by her Sugardaddy-in-law – isn’t satisfied. And she made her objections known to Sean Hannity on Fox News, where she spends most of her time, rather than performing the duties of an RNC chair. Lara whined to Hannity that…

“What Donald Trump has said is that he wants more debates. […] Let’s do one every single month leading up to this election cause we need these two men on a stage. […] We need to hear from Donald Trump about his vision for the future of this country. […] It’s rigged so heavily in Joe Biden’s favor, but everything always is.”

That’s right! Lara wants at least five debates between Biden and Trump. Even though she believes that that they are all rigged in Biden’s favor. It’s hard to imagine what she thinks would be accomplished by that, other than providing more airtime for Trump to lie and rant incoherently, while boring the crap out of viewers. Does she really think that Trump needs more time to lay out his alleged “vision for the future,” which consists mainly of exalting himself as a cult leader who demands the unflinching loyalty of dictators like his heroes Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un?

And let’s face it, with more airtime Trump would only engage in more attacks on Biden and more infantile insults on his other perceived enemies. He doesn’t actually have a “vision” that is based on policies that could positively impact the American people. Lara didn’t even present any in her spiel to Hannity. She just complained that Hollywood, and the music industry, and the media, and the judicial system, are all against Trump. Do we need five debates to make those annoying complaints more apparent?

Another curious part of Lara’s plea for more debates is that ordinarily the candidates who are leading want fewer debates. That was even Trump’s reasoning for refusing to participate in any of the Republican primary debates. He insisted that because he was beating all of his challengers, he didn’t have to show up to debate them. Apparently it wasn’t necessary then for him to reveal his alleged vision, or to contrast it with his opponents.

So does Trump’s craving for more debates against Biden indicate that he is afraid that he is losing to Biden? Does he have internal polling that shows him behind or losing ground? Or is he just posturing for effect and doesn’t intend to show up for those, or any of the debates? It would not be the first time that he has chickened out. In fact, it’s pretty much his standard operating position. Lying, whining, and chickening out are the Trump brand.

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Sean Hannity of Fox News is Already Making Excuses for Why Trump Will Lose Debates to Biden

The 2024 presidential election continues unfold amidst the spectacle of one of the candidates being tried on multiple felony charges of election interference and campaign finance fraud. And Donald Trump’s legal problems will surely be among the topics of discussion at any of the candidate debates, should they actually take place.

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There is some question as to whether the debates will occur, primarily because the Republican Party has refused to agree to the sponsorship by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) that has been been conducting them since 1987.

SEE THIS: Cowardly Republican Party to Require Their Presidential Candidates to Boycott 2024 Debates

The Republican National Committee (RNC) issued their rejection of the CPD because it wouldn’t submit to their demands, consisting wholly of complaints that crybaby Trump made in 2020 due to his cognitive inadequacies and inability to engage in a substantive dialogue.

Now, in advance of the proposed debates by the CPD, Trump’s MAGA media minions are already making excuses for why Trump is going to lose those debates to President Biden, despite their insistence that he is mentally deficient and, according to Trump, “can’t put two sentences together.” On his Fox News program Friday night, Sean Hannity whined that…

“If he does debate, we will see jacked up Joe 2.0. Whatever Red bull that he drank, or caffeine pills that he took, or whatever he might have taken, I promise you they’ll give it to him again

Hannity was referring to his prior allegations that Biden was “medicated” during his State of the Union address. Hannity, and every other Trump-fluffer, were unable to accept the fact that Biden had just delivered an eloquent and passionate speech, so they resorted to a smear campaign based on nothing but their infantile imaginations. And Trump joined in as well, shouting in all caps that “THE DRUGS ARE WEARING OFF!”

SEE ALSO: Trump’s Live-Bleating of Biden’s State of the Union Address Was Predictably Petty and Pathetic

It’s apparent that Hannity is convinced that Trump is the mentally deficient candidate who will humiliate himself in a debate with Biden, who will show up much better prepared and composed. Trump will demonstrate his notorious ignorance of the issues, along with his petulant temper and vulgarity.

Consequently, months before the debates are scheduled to occur, Hannity is laying the groundwork to account for Trump’s expected embarrassing exhibition. Unfortunately for Hannity and Trump, that isn’t going to work for either one of them. Trump will undoubtedly shame himself with a predictably pitiful performance, and Hannity will shamelessly ignore reality by praising Trump’s failure. Meanwhile, Democrats will be hording the popcorn.

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YEAH RIGHT! Sean Hannity Thinks He Can Convince Democrats to Ditch Biden and Vote for RFK Jr

The campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been a bad joke from the start. He began seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party in a futile challenge to President Joe Biden. Recognizing the failure of that effort, he ditched the party and declared himself an independent.

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Kennedy is hardly independent. He was recruited to run by Trump whisperer, Steve Bannon. His biggest donor also happens to be Trump’s biggest donor. He proudly poses for pictures with the likes of Russian asset Mike Flynn, and GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone, who are both longtime Trump flunkies. And he has been promoted regularly on Fox News.

SEE THIS: Fox and Friends Slobber Over RFK Jr and Mock Democrats for Repudiating Him as a Republican Rat

In a flagrant dismissal of reality, Thursday night’s episode of Sean Hannity’s Fox News program featured Hannity giving a preposterous campaign speech aimed at converting Democrats from Biden supporters to Kennedy. You have to wonder who Hannity thinks he was preaching to. It’s not as if there are any Democrats watching his show or looking to him for advice on who to vote for. Nevertheless, Hannity spewed the following pro-Kennedy nonsense (with relevant annotations)…

“If you are a left-wing voter, Kennedy frankly gives you all the nutty Biden, Bernie Sanders, Green New Deal, climate denial, religious cult policies…”
[Hannity apparently thinks that he can be more persuasive by insulting the people he’s trying to persuade]

“…maybe without the corruption and sleaze and chaos, and he definitely knows what day of the week it is. Gotta give him credit for that. Let’s not forget, at just 70 years of age RFK Jr. is more than a decade younger than Joe Biden, and he’s more with it.”
[There is zero evidence any corruption by Biden. And Hannity’s attacks on Biden’s mental acuity are unfounded and tiresome. What’s more, Trump is also about a decade older than Kennedy, with real cognitive defects]

“He also supports affirmative action. He cut ads for the likes of Al Gore. He supported Hillary Clinton. He supported Obama. He supported every Democratic presidential candidate there is. So, for conservatives that maybe like his position on COVID, OK. Now take a look at the rest of the record. We’re only giving you fact-based information here.”
[Here is where Hannity gets to his real point. He isn’t really trying to persuade Biden voters (who aren’t watching his show) to vote for Kennedy. He’s trying to persuade Trump voters (his viewers) not to]

All told, Kennedy would be a much better alternate choice for Trump voters. He would fit right in with them because, for much of his political life, he has been a confirmed conspiracy theory crackpot. His unsavory associations with ultra right-wingers are anathema to Democratic principles. The GOP has adopted him as one of their own, and he is now the MAGA Republican Party’s favorite anti-Democratic stooge.

To anyone with open eyes and functional brain cells, it’s clear that Kennedy is a Republican stalking horse for Biden, if not an outright plant. And if you need any further evidence of Kennedy’s tight relationship with conservatives, check out this article from Mother Jones: “RFK Jr. Fundraisers Tied to J6ers, QAnoners, Christian Nationalists, and Far-Right Extremists.” That isn’t exactly a Democratic resume, is it?

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LOCK HER UP: NY Attorney General Letitia James Took Off Her Shoes During Trump’s Fraud Hearing

This week there was a historic court judgment against a former president of the United States. Donald Trump was found to have committed massive fraud in an effort to enrich himself via favorable loan and insurance rates that he was not entitled to. The court imposed a $350 million penalty on Trump.

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Needless to say, Trump and his legal team were not pleased with that ruling. As usual Trump delivered a stream of frenzied posts on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, that continued his relentless and childish insults aimed at the judge, the prosecutors, witnesses, and media.

SEE THIS: ‘It May Just Be that Mr. Trump is Incoherent’ – Says NBC Legal Analyst About Trump’s Testimony

However, in a bid to outdo Trump’s own berserk behavior, his lawyer, Alina Habba, rushed into the warm arms of Sean Hannity on Fox News to whine about what a terrible world they are forced to live in. A world where criminals are held accountable for their crimes, and where there are consequences for deliberate violations of the law.

What made Habba’s appearance on Hannity’s show even more amusing, is how she chose to defend Trump following the devastating judgment against him. Did she bring up any legal arguments that attest to his innocence? Did she cite any flaws in the court’s procedures? Did she offer any proof of bias? Nope. Here is what Habba felt was her most compelling rebuttal to the ruling…

“Ms. James had her shoes off in court. Let’s not forget that. I called it out in the closing arguments. But it’s true. She had a Starbucks coffee in her hand. She wasn’t doing work, and she wasn’t sitting at the counsel table. She was in the back with her shoes off and a coffee. And at the end of the day, we’re sitting there looking at this going ‘this is the state of our country.'”

That’s right! New York Attorney General Letitia James had the audacity to briefly remove her shoes while watching the proceedings. And to make matters worse, she was DCWB (Drinking Coffee While Barefoot). These will surely be among Habba’s main points in her motion to appeal. But she went on to say that…

“AGs are so comfortable in court that they know they don’t even have to do the job. They don’t have to do the work. They’re going to let their people do it, and they’re going to sit there and they’re going to win. That’s a problem. So we will go to the next level. We are going to people that aren’t running on a campaign, running to get Trump before they are event in office, and we will win.”

Apparently Habba thinks that Attorneys General take the lead in prosecutions conducted by their office. That is almost never true. They are managers, more often than litigators. So James was, in fact, doing her job. Not that Habba really cares about that.

As for James being “comfortable in court” with the prospect of winning, why wouldn’t she be? The mountain of evidence against Trump was as good a predictor of success as any prosecutor has ever had. Judge Engoron noted that “this defense is wholly undercut by the overwhelming evidence adduced at trial.”

So shoes or not, James was understandably comfortable. And Trump is just as understandably scared. This was a devastating civil judgment, but the criminal cases are still to come.

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WTF? Trump Attorney Says He Should Be Free to Defame, Wrongfully Jail, and Incite Insurrections

The legal tribulations of Donald Trump have driven him to the farthest reaches of sanity. He has been fiercely defending himself with arguments that assert, not that he is innocent, but that he is entitled to commit any crimes he wants with impunity. it’s what Trump claims is “presidential immunity,” which he believes indemnifies him from everything from jaywalking to hurling his critics off the roof of Trump Tower.

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In addition to having what he thinks is a universal Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card, Trump also asserts that any criticism of him is “election interference.” That includes any discussion of all of the documented evidence of his multitude of crimes. So when anyone mentions that he has been found liable for sexual assault and defamation, or that he is currently facing 91 felony charges for crimes ranging from financial fraud to undermining democracy, they are guilty of interfering with his divine right to be re-elected.

SEE THIS: Trump Lawyer Complains that Just Factually Reporting His Legal Problems is Election Interference

To underscore these wholly deviant legal analyses, Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, visited with Fox News Senior Trump-Fluffer, Sean Hannity, Thursday night. During their chitchat Habba uttered several eye-rollers that were especially troubling for an alleged lawyer. Topping the list was her theory on the boundless authority of presidents in America.

“What I argue is not for President Trump, it’s for all presidents. It’s for the executive branch. We have to have them be able to govern this country in a way without the fear of someone saying you defamed me, you put me in jail for the wrong reason, you were an insurrectionist, when you were actually just asking for election integrity. Actually asking for us to take a close examination to preserve American constitutional democracy.

“That’s what president Trump has done. And presidential immunity is very important. It’s never been questioned because nobody’s ever been prosecuted like Donald Trump.”

Really? Habba’s observation that “nobody’s ever been prosecuted like Donald Trump” is not the exculpatory revelation that she thinks it is. To the contrary, she is reminding everyone that Trump is a historically unprecedented, recidivist, and unrepentant lawbreaker. That said, let’s take a closer look at Habba’s legal theorizing.

When Habba says that presidents should be able to govern without fear of defaming others, she is asserting that they should be allowed to deliberately lie without having to worry about any consequences for it.

When Habba says that presidents should be free from worrying about unjustly incarcerating people, she is arguing for the right of presidents to lock up their opponents on bogus charges.

When Habba says that presidents must not be burdened with concerns about engaging in insurrections, she is indemnifying them from committing treason.

First of all, would Habba really be comfortable with President Biden having these “freedoms”? But more to the point, fear of consequences for defamation, wrongful jailing, overthrowing the government, and other assaults on democracy, are not the legal hamstringing of a political leader. They are proper and healthy constraints on behavior that is anti-constitutional and anti-American.

However, in Habba’s mind – and in Trump’s – that fear is an imposition on what they regard as their immaculate mandate to reign as tyrants. It interferes with their yearning to rule unencumbered by law or the will of the people.

Habba further demonstrated her disrespect for the Constitution when she told Hannity that the 14th Amendment is just “some obscure section of some statute.” She also sent a subtle, mob-style threat to Trump’s Supreme Court appointees that they had better fall in line, saying that “people like Kavanaugh, who the president fought for, who the president went through hell to get into place, [will] step up.”

The one thing that we can be assured of with Habba is that the more she talks, the more likely it is that Trump will be convicted. Which is a trait she shares with Trump himself. So therefore Ms. Habba, please proceed.

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Trump Cloddishly Dodges Hannity’s Softball Questions About Whether He Would Be a Dictator

Like clockwork, whenever Trump is suffering from some sort of emotional breakdown, he scurries off to cuddle in the comforting embrace of his adoring sycophants at Fox News. So no one will be surprised that, as his legal perils mount, Trump sat down for yet another fluffing session with his BFF Sean Hannity.

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Facing 91 felony counts that include financial fraud, sexual abuse, and efforts to undermine democracy, is clearly weighing on Trump. The rage-posting that he engages in on his failing Truth Social website are becoming more unhinged by the hour. The rhetoric he disgorges at his cult rallies descends into a frothy and unbridled fury. And his malicious attacks on his perceived enemies grows ever more distant from reality.

SEE THIS: Trump Confesses to Bouts of Rage and Gluttony After Liz Cheney Reports His Reaction to January 6

A particularly disturbing portion of Trump’s “interview” with Hannity came when Hannity asked a question that ought to have been easy for him to answer without submerging himself in controversy and shame. Hannity wound up a nerf ball pitch to counter recent and accurate criticisms of Trump as an aspiring authoritarian. Trump’s response was pure Trump…

Hannity: They want to call you a dictator. You used the words “I am your retribution.” Now, before that you said if you’ve been wronged, and you used other words as well. But I want to be very, very clear on this. To be clear, do you in any way have any plans whatsoever, if reelected president, to abuse power, to break the law, to use the government to go after people?
Trump: You mean like they’re using right now. So, in the history of our country, what’s happened to us, again, has never happened before. Over nonsense. Over nothing. Made-up charges. I often say Al Capone – he was one of the greatest of all time, if you like criminals. He was a mob boss the likes of which — “Scarface,” they called him – and he got indicted once. I got indicted four times. […]

Hannity: The media has been focused on this and attacking you. Under no circumstances, you are promising America tonight, you would never abuse power as retribution against anybody?
Trump: Except for day one. I want to close the border and I want to drill, drill, drill. […] He says, “you’re not going to be a dictator are you?” I said “no, no, no.” Other than day one. We’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that, I’m not a dictator.

Hannity’s flagrantly leading question could not have been squishier. It was intended to give Trump an opportunity to smack it out of the park with a firm denial of any tyrannical cravings. But Trump was typically too dense to take the glaring hint, despite getting two shots at it. Instead, Trump ignored the question entirely. After whining about his multiple indictments, he actually conceded that he would act as a dictator on his very first day in office. And what dictator has ever surrendered that power once assumed?

Trump and Hannity both neglect to mention that Trump has explicitly stated that, if returned to the White House, he would use the Justice Department to persecute his political foes; that he would use the military to suppress any dissent directed at him; that he would ban immigration on the basis of religion; that he would incarcerate his opponents in concentration camps; and that he would even “terminate” the Constitution. Other than that…

Trump followed up his “temporary” tyrant boast by promising that he would thereafter be a model of democratic liberty. Never mind that he already proved his abhorrence of American principles by inciting his attempted coup on January 6th. No sane person would believe his promises now. And he has only reaffirmed his despotic desires ever since. What follows are just a few recent examples of Trump’s authoritarian dreams…

Trump Threatens to ‘Come Down Hard on’ MSNBC and ‘Make Them Pay’ for Daring to Criticize Him
“It is the world’s biggest political contribution to the Radical Left Democrats who, by the way, are destroying our Country. Our so-called ‘government’ should come down hard on them and make them pay for their illegal political activity.”

Trump’s Uber-MAGA 2024 Campaign Message Reeks of the 3rd Reich Rhetoric of the ‘Final Battle’
“2024 is our final battle. With you at my side, we will demolish the Deep State, we will expel the warmongers from our government, we will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, we will throw off the sick political class that hates our Country, we will rout the Fake News Media, we will evict Joe Biden from the White House, and we will FINISH THE JOB ONCE AND FOR ALL!”

Trump Spokesman Uses Vile Nazi Rhetoric in His Denial that Trump Used Vile Nazi Rhetoric
“We will root out the communists, Marxists, fascists, and radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country, that lie, and steal, and cheat on elections [and] all the rest of the Radical Left Zealots and Thugs who have been working illegally for years to ‘take me down,’ will end up, because of their suffering from a horrible disease, TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME (TDS!), in a Mental Institution by the time my next term as President is successfully completed.”

Wannabe Dictator Trump Declares His Intention to Obstruct Justice and Undermine the Constitution
“The whole election was a lie. As president I will be creating a ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ to shed sunlight on every dark and rotten corner of Washington, D.C., starting with Biden. [and] We will completely overhaul the DOJ to investigate every Marxist prosecutor in America for their illegal racist-in-the-reverse enforcement of the law.”

Trump Literally Pledges to Stage ‘RIGGED’ Trials to Punish Democrats for Upholding the Law
“I have a very partisan and angry Judge, a Corrupt Attorney General…This is a RIGGED TRIAL, right out of a Banana Republic, but sadly, it gives the Republicans the right to do the same thing when we assume office.”

Wannabe Dictator Trump Promises to Prosecute the ‘Country Threatening Treason’ of the Media
“They are almost all dishonest and corrupt, but Comcast, with its one-side and vicious coverage by NBC NEWS, and in particular MSNBC, often and correctly referred to as MSDNC (Democrat National Committee!), should be investigated for its ‘Country Threatening Treason.’ [and] I say up front, openly, and proudly, that when I WIN the Presidency of the United States, they and others of the LameStream Media will be thoroughly scrutinized […] They are a true threat to Democracy and are, in fact, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

And if all of that isn’t frightening enough, take heed that a top Trump advisor, Kash Patel, who is likely to have a position in any future Trump administration, recently told MAGA propagandist Steve Bannon that the Trump Team is “dead serious” that “We will find the conspirators in govt and the media. Yes, we are going to come after the people in the media.” So their tyrannical ambitions are not idle threats, they are promises.

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Fox News Reveals Their True Abortion Stance: ‘What’s Most Important? Republicans Taking Over!’

Democrats across the country are celebrating some hard fought victories in parts of the country that are not generally considered friendly to Democrats. There are a variety of reasons to explain these electoral upsets, but one issue is is featured prominently in each case.

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Ever since the Dobbs decision by the Trumpified Supreme Court that undid Roe vs Wade and reversed fifty years of reproductive health rights for American women, Democrats have won every major contest where abortion was on the ballot. And the same was true last night. Republicans went into election day confident that their extremist and broadly unpopular positions would deliver them to the theocratic Valhalla for which they yearn. But the American people clearly have more reverence for the Constitution than the GOP and its Dear Leader, Donald Trump.

SEE ALSO: Trump Literally Calls for Termination of the Constitution and FREAKS OUT Over Bogus Fox News Story

The morning after the election, Republicans were licking their wounds and searching for excuses to salve their searing disappointment at not being able to force their perverse distortions of faith down the throats of informed voters. And naturally, Fox News was quick to help comfort the forlorn GOP.

However, their attempted pacifications were more revealing than comforting. For instance, the following exchange on Fox and Friends between co-hosts Lawrence Jones and Ansley Earhardt exposed their political cynicism and utter absence of genuine principles:

Jones: 68% said abortion was “extremely or very important,” and only 32% said that it was “moderate or not important.”
Earhardt: It’s nearly seven in ten. Republicans have to figure out what their messaging is in order to go forward in the next election. We look at this midterm election as a way to gauge how Republicans or Democrats react going forward for 2024. So Republicans need to look at all of these numbers and really think about what’s more important. Yes, most people that are Republicans are probably pro-life. And we love our babies. And I love being a mother. But what’s most important? Republicans taking over. And Republicans being able to keep our country.”

That’s right. Earhardt explicitly announces that “Republicans taking over” is more important than their alleged belief that abortion is murder. And this is the lesson that she believes Republicans should learn from the losses they suffered the night before. Although, neither Earhardt, nor her confederates, offer a single suggestion about how to manifest that lesson.

The Fox and Friends crew were not alone on Fox News surrendering their supposedly deeply held convictions about abortion. Sean Hannity took essentially the same position saying that…

“I consider myself pro-life, but I understand that’s not where the country is. I would say first trimester or Dobbs 15 weeks seems to be where the country is, and these issues will be decided by the states.”

And also that…

“Democrats are trying to scare women into thinking Republicans don’t want abortion legal under any circumstances.”

In short, Hannity is also happy to abandon his faith and manufacture lies if it means scrounging up more votes from voters who aren’t paying close attention to the fact that Republicans will strip them of their rights no matter what concessions they are pretending to take on the day after their humiliating defeat at the polls.

Both Fox News and the Republican Party are transparently hypocritical and dishonest. They only care about attaining and preserving power. It’s the same mindset that drives them to obediently worship in the Cult of Trump. And it’s what defines Trump’s own authoritarian aspirations. None of them have the least bit of sincerity or adherence to ethical values. And you know it’s bad when they actually say so out loud.

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Speaker Mike Johnson is Already Pushing the Phony Biden Impeachment, Despite Having No Evidence

The brand, spanking new Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, is making a huge splash in his inaugural days on the job. He began by calling for a five day recess, presumably because the three week long humiliating and chaotic fiasco that preceded his elevation to Speaker wasn’t enough wasted time.

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Johnson’s fanatical right-wing views are getting some attention now that the extended melodrama of the Speaker’s election is past. He is an ardent election denier and an architect of the fraud that Donald Trump and others have been indicted for. He is an advocate of banning abortion without exemptions. He’s opposed to LGBTQ rights and gay marriage. He wants to cut or curtail Social Security and Medicare. His platform would actually make a darn good campaign ad for Democrats. And Fox News has already produced it for them.

SEE THIS: Fox News Turns Mike Johnson’s Conspiracy Theories Into a Great Campaign Ad – For Democrats

When Speaker Johnson finally gavels Congress back into session next week, it is certain that the issues on his agenda will reflect his radical political views rather than the best interests of the American people. For example, among the top topics that Johnson cited in his recent and squishy interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News was the purely partisan smear campaign against President Biden that Republicans call an “impeachment inquiry.” Despite pretending that he intends “to follow the truth where it leads and engage in due process,” Johnson told Hannity that…

“It’s a real problem. That’s the reason that we shifted into the impeachment inquiry stage on the President himself. Because if, in fact, all the evidence leads to where we believe it will, that’s very likely impeachable offenses. You know that’s listed as a cause for impeachment in the Constitution. You know, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Bribery is listed there, and it looks and smells a lot like that.”

So Johnson admits that he has already concluded that the “evidence” will lead to “impeachable offenses.” Never mind that there is literally zero evidence of any wrongdoing associated with President Biden. Johnson also admits that his GOP colleagues “are getting anxious and they’re getting restless and they just want somebody to be impeached.” And it is that anxiety and restlessness that is driving the irrational and biased probes of Biden, not any legal justification or production of proof.

If Johnson really cared about the rule of law, as he claims, he would be impaneling a committee to investigate Donald Trump’s provably unlawful conduct, along with that of his family who have received billions from foreign oligarchs. Instead, Johnson and his lackeys are struggling to fabricate scandals where none exist.

However, their efforts just keep backfiring on them. Republican Oversight Committee chair, James Comer, has effectively conceded that his hearings have flopped and, rather than incriminating Biden, they have actually exonerated him.

SEE ALSOS: Fox News and GOP Impeachment Chair Seek ‘Damning Evidence’ Against Biden, But Can’t Find Any

Consequently, Comer is now suggesting that he will stop holding his phony public hearings, but will conduct depositions in private. As reported in the Washington Post

“Comer and his colleagues, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have repeatedly presented new allegations as proof of Biden’s wrongdoing — only to have them slowly be revealed as incomplete, misleading or unimportant.” […]

“’I don’t know that I want to hold any more hearings, to be honest with you,’ Comer said while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill last week. He complained that it was hard to keep members present for hours on end, given that so many had other commitments. Instead, he said, he preferred depositions, which ‘you can do more with.'”

Comer is correct in saying that by retreating to the back rooms of Congress he “can do more.” He can do more cherry-picking of out-of-context testimony. He can do more misleading interpretations of what witnesses say. And he can do more outright lying to defame Biden and poison the public discourse.

What he can’t do more of is present any actual evidence of impeachable offenses. But that’s only because there isn’t any. Unfortunately, that won’t stop Comer, or Johnson, or the rest of the dishonest Republican machine from slandering Biden and other Democrats. It’s really all they know how to do.

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LOLOL: Fox News is Already Hyping Trump for Speaker of the House, and He is Open To It

The chaos emanating from the Republican Party as they endeavor to demolish the foundations of their own congressional caucus is nothing new. To the contrary, it is a familiar pattern of incompetence and a tunnel-blind fixation on hoarding power at the expense of advancing the interests of the American people.

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Nothing better exemplifies that than the way they banished their Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, for the sin of making concessions to Democrats in order to prevent a devastating government shutdown that most Republicans seemed to have been hoping for. And now that McCarthy is gone, there are factions in the party that are anxious to oust Rep. Matt Gaetz, the guy who led the McCarthy coup.

SEE THIS: GOP-ers Ponder Expelling Matt Gaetz for Ethics Violations After His Failed Shutdown Scheme

No rational person thinks that this is the way that government should operate. But to the GOP, it’s the only way they know. So it should come as no surprise that some of them are plotting to make a bad situation monstrously worse.

Since there is no apparent heir to McCarthy’s throne, desperate members of the disgruntled GOP caucus are floating a name from outside the House: Donald J. Trump, the twice impeached former White House occupant who is currently awaiting trial on four criminal indictments consisting of 91 felony charges.

Trump’s name will likely be put into nomination by someone like Marjorie Taylor Greene or Troy Niels, who have both already expressed their support. However, advocates for a Trump speakership are also coming from his Ministry of Propaganda, Fox News. On Tuesday night during an interview of Jim Jordan on Fox News, Sean Hannity revealed that…

“Sources telling me at this hour that some House Republicans have been in contact with – have started an effort to draft former president Donald Trump to be the next speaker and I have been told that president Trump might be open to helping the Republican party at least in the short term if necessary.”

That’s right! It didn’t take Hannity – Fox’s Senior Trump-fluffer – but a few hours to promote his favorite soon-to-be felon to assume control of the People’s House. As if Trump would have the slightest idea what the job entails. And Jim Jordan was open to it too. Except for the minor problem that he announced Wednesday morning that he is running for the post himself.

Hannity said that he thinks that the “stable genius” Trump could be both president and speaker. That would be quite a feat. He would have to squeeze it in between his court hearings and potential periods of incarceration. But what Hannity and the GOP Trumpists appear to be ignorant of are their own rules that prohibit criminals like Trump from serving as speaker.

Rule 26(a) of the Republican House Conference Rules: “A member of the Republican Leadership shall step aside if indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.” [So you’re cool if you’re a Republican who has been indicted for a felony with only a one year sentence]

Trump himself is ignorant of this rule as well. On Wednesday morning he was asked by reporters if he would take the job of House Speaker. He replied that…

“A lot of people have been calling me about speaker … If I could help them during the process, then I’d do it.”

It’s hard to imagine Trump being helpful during this or any other process. He would be a worst case scenario for Republicans in the House or, for that matter, America. Trump knows even less about the administration of Congress than he does about the White House. And even after four years in office he has proven that he knows nothing about that. But then again, do Republicans have any better candidates? Do Jordan, or Gaetz, or Steve Scalise, or Elise Stefanik, or anyone else, stir their passions? Not so far.

If we’re lucky, Democratic Majority Leader Hakeem Jeffries will be elected Speaker. He would only need four or five Republicans to stay home in order to prevail. There are at least eighteen Republicans who are either fed up with their party or nervous about being reelected in Democratic districts. And Jeffries could offer them perks to encourage them to sit out the vote. Then he could maintain his position by proposing some form of power sharing. It’s a long shot, to be sure. But it’s way more likely than Trump – aka Cadet Bone Spurs – riding to the rescue.

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YES OR NO? GOP Biden Basher Can’t Answer Hannity’s Question About Bogus Bribery Allegations

The razor thin Republican majority in the House of Representatives is continuing to dig furiously for any crumb of contrived corruption on the part of President Biden and/or other Democrats. In that pursuit they have held numerous hearings that inevitably resulted in humiliation for the GOP scandal mongers.

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Leading the charge are devoted Trump toadies Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Between them they have managed to obsessively hype countless crackpot conspiracy theories that have resulted in unequivocal exonerations of the targets of their political animus.

RELATED: HOW CONVENIENT: GOP Oversight Committee Chair Says He Can’t Find His Star Witness Against Biden

The latest red herring they have been chasing has turned around and bit them in their fat arsenals of slander-bait. For several weeks they have been boasting that Devon Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, would be coming to Congress and providing “bombshell” testimony that would send the entire Biden family to prison. On Monday Archer finally showed up and gave testimony that contradicted everything that the Republican shills had promised. Axios published a summary of the testimony that said…

“Archer testified that Hunter put his father on the phone with friends and business associates roughly 20 times over 10 years.”
That’s a grand total of twice a year.

“Archer ‘repeated over and over and over again that President Biden never discussed any business dealings or interests with Hunter or anyone else,'”
So Republicans outright lied about that.

“Archer testified that he knew nothing about the alleged $5 million bribes paid to the Biden family.”
So Republicans outright lied about that too.

“Archer also testified that Burisma believed efforts to oust Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin were bad for the Ukrainian energy company.”
Consequently, Biden’s efforts to oust the prosecutor were bad for Hunter as well.

Following that disaster, Comer rushed over to Fox News for a propaganda fest with Sean Hannity. But he even failed to achieve his dishonest disinformation goals in that friendly environment…

Hannity: Yes or no. Do you believe that this is now officially the Joe Biden bribery allegation, and do you believe that you will be able to prove that?
Comer: I sure hope so. And I do believe that there’s a lot of smoke and where there’s smoke there’s fire. And we just heard testimony today that Joe Biden has lied to that American people.

Comer’s reply to Hannity’s straightforward inquiry is telling. Comer could not give Hannity the “yes or no” response that he asked for. Instead, Comer gave a wimpy “I sure hope so.” Which is not a statement of confidence in the guilt of those he’s accusing. It’s just an expression of his blatant, unfounded, partisan desires. A prosecutor doesn’t go into court and tell the judge that he doesn’t have any evidence, but “I sure hope” to get a guilty verdict anyway.

What’s more, Comer’s allusion to the presence of smoke and/or fire is more harmful to his Dear Leader Donald Trump than to Biden. For Trump there are already more than 70 felony counts filed against him that are well supported by material evidence and witness testimony. Whereas the only thing wafting from the Biden controversy are the fumes fanned by lying Republicans.

There is also no truth to Comer’s assertion that Biden lied to that American people. To the contrary, Archer, the GOP’s own witness, confirms that everything that Biden said previously about his not having discussed business with his son, was true.

SEE ALSO: GOP Rep Tells Fox News He Would ‘Probably’ Impeach Biden for – Um – Zero Evidence of Any Crime

Much of what Comer and other Republicans have based their conspiracy talk on were allegations that Biden pressured Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to fire a prosecutor who was supposedly working on a case involving Burisma, the company that Hunter was affiliated with. However, Biden was executing the policy of the U.S. government (and the E.U., and the IMF) to get rid of a corrupt prosecutor who was not, in fact, investigating Burisma. Biden’s efforts actually worked against Hunter’s financial interests. Comer, and the rest of the GOP, know this, but pretend not to. Which results in utterly dishonest messages like this one from Marjorie Taylor Greene…

Greene is correct that Archer told the Committee that Biden and his son spoke 20 times. But he also explicitly said that they never discussed business. And Greene’s deliberate distortions are representative of the GOP’s take on these matters overall. Clearly, reality has a hard time coexisting with Republicans, whose sole purpose in Washington is malign Democrats and spread lies.

SEE THIS: New GOP Subcommittee Chair Openly Admits His Only Purpose is to ‘Make Life Hell’ for Democrats

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