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Watch: Fox News’ Peter Doocy Gets Expertly Smacked Down by Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

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Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy continued his efforts to make news Wednesday, only to meet his match in Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who took the podium this afternoon at the daily White House press briefing.

Doocy’s own network has spent most of the past 15 months minimizing the dangerous coronavirus, spreading false and mis-information on COVID-19, on social distancing protocols, on mask-wearing, on hydroxychloroquine, on vaccines, and on other aspects of the deadly pandemic that has killed about 600,000 people in the U.S. and infected nearly 34 million Americans.

But once again on Wednesday he portrayed a journalist who is greatly concerned over the hundreds of thousands of dead Americans, in an attempt to make it appear President Joe Biden is not.

“Just take a step back,” Doocy told Jean-Pierre, who minutes earlier had become only the second Black woman and first LGBTQ person to hold a White House press briefing, “anything that kills 591,116 Americans, is that something that another nation, either was responsible or knew more than they were letting on like you said they weren’t letting the inspectors in, and that hurt the overall investigation forever. What would the President do? I mean, would he do anything?”

Jean-Pierre was not going to let that pass.

“I mean he’s doing something right now,” she replied, referring to President Biden’s announcement barely hours earlier that he has ordered the U.S. Intelligence Community to investigate the origins of the coronavirus and report back in 90 days.

“He’s been, he asked his team back in March, right to do, to do this, to look into this, look into the origins of the COVID-19, this is incredibly important. Like his statement says we need to find out how, where the COVID-19 originated from so this, the President has been very clear, he actually, you know, spoke out about this back in 2020,” she noted.

Biden warned of the distinct possibility of a pandemic before the coronavirus outbreak, in 2019. And in January of 2020 he warned the country that Trump was not prepared to handle what he saw as an imminent pandemic – which Trump did not.

“So this is not the first time we’ve heard his voice, his concern about the origins of COVID-19,” Jean-Pierre added. “So we’re just taking the next step, I’m just not going to prejudge. I’m not going to make a statement until, you know, until we know what happens after this 90 day review. Thanks.”

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Brothers of White Nationalist Congressman Apologize for His False Claim Insurrectionist Was ‘Executed’ by Police

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Two brothers of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) went on national TV Thursday to apologize for his accusation this week that Capitol Police were “lying in wait” and “executed” a Trump insurrectionist, 35-year old QAnon believer Ashli Babbitt, on January 6.

“On behalf of the actual sane members of our family, which is everyone but Paul, we apologize,” they said on CNN, to D.C. Officer Michael Fanone for their brother’s “despicable comments and disgraceful conduct through this whole incident.”

On Tuesday during a hearing on the January 6 insurrection Gosar, a white nationalist, demanded FBI Director Chris Wray release the name of the officer who killed Babbitt. Babbitt was attempting to break into the Speaker’s Lobby, a hallway in the Capitol just outside the House Chamber.

Calling her killing “disturbing,” Gosar told Wray in front of cameras that Babbitt was “executed,” which is false.

“The Capitol Police officer that did that shooting appeared to be hiding, lying in wait and then gave no warning before killing her,” which is also false.

Gosar is one of the leading members of Congress who have promoted Donald Trump’s “big lie,” that the election was stolen from him.

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Watching Biden Meet Putin Was ‘The Real Moment’ Trump Realized He Wasn’t President Anymore: NYT’s Haberman

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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman told CNN on Thursday that former President Donald Trump seems to be finally accepting that he’s no longer president six months after leaving office.

In particular, Haberman said that Trump and his allies came to grips with this fact while watching President Joe Biden meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland this week.

“This is the event that underscored for people around Trump and the former president himself the fact that he’s not president anymore,” she said. “This was the kind of event on the world stage, getting enormous attention, that he really enjoyed, that he saw as one of the trappings of the office that he thought spoke to a sense of power and strength… it was the real moment of, ‘Oh, someone else is president and not Donald Trump.'”

Host John Berman noted that Trump this week has seemed particularly needy for positive affirmation.

“His organization sent an email around yesterday telling everybody he’s more popular than ever before, he’s the leader of the Republican Party,” Berman said. “It really seems to matter to him.”

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GOP Congressman Refuses to Shake Hand of Cop Who Saved His Neck on January 6

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone was one of 140 law enforcement officers injured protecting the U.S. Capitol and members of Congress on January 6. He was so badly beaten he suffered a heart attack fighting Trump’s insurrectionists but he was conscious enough to hear at one point the rioters scream, “Kill him with his own gun!”

On Wednesday, one day after 21 House Republicans voted against a bill to award Congressional gold medals to all the police officers who fought to save lives and democracy on January 6, Officer Fanone was in the U.S. Capitol, and ran into Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA).

Congressman Clyde, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee and is one of the 21 who voted against the awards, refused to even shake Officer Fanone’s hand.

Clyde is the lawmaker who falsely compared the rioters and insurrectionists to a “normal tourist visit.”

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) took to Twitter to make the accusation, which was backed up by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican.

Here’s video of Officer Fanone being attacked by Trump’s insurrectionists:

Here’s Congressman Clyde literally barricading the door on Jan. 6, with members of the Capitol Hill Police:

Here’s Clyde outright lying:

 

 

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