White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to push back against a right wing reporter who was trying to push a Hunter Biden conspiracy in the press briefing room.
“There’s no reason to yell, I’m certainly not yelling,” Psaki had to tell Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson.
“Though the President has said during the campaign that none of his family will have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or foreign country wouldn’t it be assuring to the American people,” Robinson declared, “if they just let the American people know if Hunter has divulged himself?” (She appears to have meant “divested,” not “divulged.”)
“I conveyed to you and then I think I’m gonna have to move on, that you should talk to, you should talk to his representatives and – there’s no reason to yell, I’m certainly not yelling. You should talk to his representatives, that remains his policy, he’s been working to wind that down. Beyond that, I’d say talk to his representatives.”
Psaki to Emerald: There’s no reason to yell. I’m certainly not yelling pic.twitter.com/jBrrrJECk3
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 4, 2021
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GOP Lawmakers – Including ‘Stop the Steal’ Attendee – Call for ‘Decertification’ of Trump’s Election Loss
Nearly 200 Republican lawmakers from 39 states — including one who was present at the U.S. Capitol riot and another who’s a member of the Oath Keepers — have signed a letter endorsing false election fraud claims and calling for the reinstatement of Donald Trump.
The letter, which was signed by 186 GOP lawmakers, pushed for all 50 states to conduct a “forensic audit” like one Arizona recently attempted to uncover evidence of alleged fraud that could be used to remove President Joe Biden from office, according to a copy of the document shared by right-wing Arizona legislator Wendy Rogers.
“Sworn affidavits have accumulated from many states detailing rampant corruption and mismanagement in the election process,” the letter states. “Fraud and inaccuracies have already been shown through multiple audits and canvasses in multiple states, as well as through lawsuits challenging the validity of election results in several counties in multiple states.”
BREAKING: 186 Legislators from 39 States Write a Letter to the American People Calling for a 50-State Audit, Decertification Where Appropriate, and Possible Convening of the US House of Representatives (1/2) pic.twitter.com/syGpDm5fN9
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) November 23, 2021
One of the signatories was newly appointed North Carolina state Rep. Donnie Loftis (R-Gastonia), who claims he was gassed three times and present at the entrance when the pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, although he insisted he “had absolutely zero involvement in the rioting and categorically condemn the storming of our Capitol building that day.”
Another North Carolina Republican who signed the letter, Rep. Mike Clampitt, says he has been a member for seven years of the right-wing Oath Keepers group that was involved in the Capitol riot and allegedly helped plan the attack.
“Decertification of a presidential election is not a thing,” tweeted election-law expert Rick Hasen. “There was no significant fraud or illegal action in the 2020 election. This sort of stunt is dangerous for American democracy and will further undermine voter confidence already shaken by lies about 2020 election rigging.”
Image: Donnie Loftis, shown at right in an image from Facebook, claims his role in the events of Jan. 6 “was strictly peaceful.”
Expert Warns: ‘It’s Going to Be Very Hard to Unravel’ Militant Groups’ Links to Trump
The House select committee issued another round of subpoenas to right-wing militant groups and their leaders, and an NBC News reporter who covers extremism explained what that means for the Jan. 6 investigation.
The bipartisan panel demanded information from groups involved in violence before and during the U.S. Capitol riot, including the Oath Keepers and their leader Stewart Rhodes and the Proud Boys and their one-time leader Enrique Tarrio, and journalist Ben Collins analyzed the subpoenas on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The third most interesting case here is is this guy called Robert Patrick Lewis, who works with this group called First Amendment Praetorian,” Collins said. “Kind of a brand-new group from last September, really got kicked up around this election fraud conspiracy, was tied to people like Mike Flynn. This guy is a veteran and has, you know, was kind of new to this organizing space but was really good at it. created a bunch of rallies before Jan. 6. He’s always had this public stance of anti-violence, but on Jan. 6, it looks like he got swept up. He said, ‘Today is the day the true battles begin.’ So these are groups that were talking about violence in the run-up to the 6th or on the 6th itself.”
The select committee is looking into whether these individuals coordinated their efforts with Donald Trump’s White House or members of Congress, but Collins said that may be difficult to prove.
“There was always this dance with them, you know, specifically with Rhodes, he said, you know, ‘The president, just as I suspected, isn’t going to tell us to go to the Capitol and take that over,’ he’s not going to do that, but the president did say, ‘Let’s all go to the Capitol, here our voices will be heard,'” Collins said.
Many of those targeted individuals used burner phones to communicate, which could impede investigators’ efforts.
“They knew what they were doing was not on the level,” Collin said. “It’s going to be very hard to unravel this. They always use encrypted communications, whether it’s things like the Signal app or back ends to get around to people. They know they’re not doing necessarily great things. It is a very difficult thing. I don’t know how this committee is going to find all this stuff out.”
‘Cover-Up Artist’ Jim Jordan Blasted After Revealing He Had COVID and Didn’t Inform the Public
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made a stunning revelation Tuesday afternoon: he had contracted COVID-19, but appears to have not made any public disclosures of his health status. Jordan is both anti-vaxx and and anti-mask, and still refuses to reveal his vaccination status.
“I’ve had the virus, I don’t talk about my health status with reporters,” Congressman Jordan told a Spectrum News Capitol Hill reporter who had asked if he has been vaccinated since saying over the summer he had not been.
“I’ve had the coronavirus and recovered,” Jordan said, adding that he’s had his antibodies tested and is eligible to “donate plasma.”
Asked if he knew when he had COVID-19 Jordan said, “I believe it was back early in the summer.” It’s unclear why he would say he “believes” it was early in the summer.
“I’ve had the virus. I don’t talk about my health status with reporters.”
Jordan, who sits on the House Select COVID Subcommittee, won’t say if he’s been vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/DL2rv68o2k
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) November 23, 2021
Former federal prosecutor (and former Republican) Ron Filipkowski blasted Jordan.
“The highly deceptive, secretive and experienced cover-up artist that is Jim Jordan reveals that he had covid this summer. What are the odds he told everyone about it that he had close contact with back then?” Filipkowski asked.
Jordan says he had coronavirus in the early summer, but just before that, in April, he was blasted for posting this “snarky” tweet:
How many masks are we supposed to wear this week?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 19, 2021
Last month The Daily Beast published a piece on the Ohio Republican titled: “Jim Jordan Makes His Move to Be the Most Batshit Anti-Vaxxer of All” after he had declared, “Ohio should ban all vaccine mandates.”
Others also chastised the Trump acolyte for hiding his COVID status, with some bringing up allegations he ignored reports a team doctor was sexually harassing or abusing his wrestlers when he was an asst. coach at Ohio State:
He hides his status like he hid the molestation at Ohio state.
— A Distorted Perception (@ChewieTheDogg) November 23, 2021
— McWeho (@mcweho) November 23, 2021
It must be exhausting to try this hard to out-think science. https://t.co/71KryI93ij
— John Gans (@johngansjr) November 23, 2021
“Covid is like sexual abuse. It’s best to just ignore it or cover it up.”
— Tentin Z Quarantino (@TentinQuaranti4) November 23, 2021
People like @Jim_Jordan are exactly why there needs to be mask requirements. Thanks for helping make the point, Jim 🙂
— Jim’sJunkBox (@JamesIsaak2) November 23, 2021
No doubt he wrestled with what he should do in terms of disclosing to those with whom he came in close contact.
— Bruce Barnes (@BruceBa89953536) November 23, 2021
He doesn’t tell reporters about his medical history but now he’s giving up his medical history…what he means is he didn’t tell anyone when it occurred because of the scrutiny but he’s willing to tell us how amazing his immunity system is now.
— SKOLfromSeattle (@SKOLfromSeattle) November 23, 2021
So, Jim Jordan spent all summer railing against mask and vaccine mandates, while he was sick with Covid?
— MoreSkyPlease (@Moreskyplease) November 23, 2021
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