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Speaker Ryan Won’t Say if He Would Refuse to Accept Campaign Assistance From a Hostile Foreign Government



Paul Ryan (Basically) Just Said ‘Russia, if You’re Listening…’ and That Should Frighten Us All

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the man third in line to the presidency, is refusing to say if he would refuse to accept, or even consider, the assistance of a hostile foreign nation to help his re-election campaign. Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, is arguably almost as powerful as the president. His access to classified intelligence and his ability to decide what legislation will get to the floor — including articles of impeachment — means he holds great power. And as the leader of the House Republicans, he sets the standard, he says where the bar is set, he telegraphs what’s acceptable and what’s not.

And he just blew it, big time.

Wednesday morning, when asked the question, the very simple question of whether or not he would “accept a meeting with a representative” of a “foreign adversary” who has “information that will help you beat your campaign opponent,” the Speaker of the House refused to answer.

“I’m not going to go into hypotheticals.”

That was Speaker Ryan’s response.


He might as well have said, “Russia, if you’re listening,” as Donald Trump did on July 27, 2016, asking Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Many now believe that was Trump very openly signaling to Russia he would accept any help they had to offer.

The Speaker of the House just did the same thing.

And that’s frightening.

How can we be sure he blew it?

Not one hour after Ryan refused to discuss “hypotheticals,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham asked Christopher Wray, the Trump nominee to become the Director of the FBI, the same question during his confirmation hearing.

Disappointingly, Wray did not get it right the first time. 

Senator Graham blasted him to make sure he did get it right.

This is what everyone in Washington should be saying.

Take a look:


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Supreme Court Responds Trump’s Request to Block Access to White House Records: ‘Denied’



The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to block access to documents from his years in the White House, telling the former president, request “denied.”

Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.

“Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records,” CNBC reports. “He had argued that he had the authority as a former president to invoke executive privilege to prevent disclosure of the records.”

The vote reportedly was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the only one to side with Trump.

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‘You Always Ask Me the Nicest Questions’: Biden Takes Down Doocy as Press Conference Nears End



About 90 minutes into President Joe Biden’s press conference, just as it was about to end, Fox News’ Peter Doocy called out a question and the President was only too happy to indulge him.

“You always ask me the nicest questions,” President Biden jovially responded to Doocy’s yelling, adding: “None of them make a lot of sense to me.”

Apparently desperate to prove him wrong, the Fox News correspondent declared, “Why are you trying in your first year so hard to pull the country so far to the left?”

President Biden didn’t get angry. He merely replied, “Well, I’m not.”

“I don’t know what you consider to be ‘too far to the left,'” President Biden continued, proceeding to rattle off a list of accomplishments that are pretty well-received and supported.

“In fact, we’re talking about making sure that we had the money for COVID making sure we had the money to put together the bipartisan infrastructure and making sure we’re able to provide for those things that in fact, we significantly reduced the burden on working class people but make them have to continue to work hard. I don’t know how that is pointed to the left. If you may recall. I, you guys have been trying to convince me that I am Bernie Sanders. I’m not, I like him but I’m not Bernie Sanders. I’m not a socialist. I’m a mainstream Democrat and I have been.”

“48 of the 50 Democrats supported me in the Senate on virtually every thing I’ve asked.”

President Biden then continued to take questions for a total of nearly two hours. The press conference is ongoing as of this publishing.


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‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything



During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.

“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”

“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.

Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.

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