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THE (DC) SWAMP- Many people have been wondering what the deal is with the Biden administration and its seeming obsession with attacking law-abiding American citizens while ignoring those who pose a true threat to the country.
In fact, many actions taken by the administration seem to work at undermining the best interests of the United States. It almost seems deliberate. A new report outlined by The Federalist may explain it.
According to a report obtained by the outlet published by the Biden administration watchdog “Inside Biden’s Basement,” there are over a dozen high-ranking members of the administration formerly worked as registered foreign agents. That report is a project of the nonprofit Transparency Action Fund.
The report, titled “Foreign Agents Lurking Inside Biden’s Basement” outlines a number of officials currently working under Biden who at one time were on the dole to foreign interests and who were registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Among former clients represented are Iran, Kazakhstan, Canada and Mexico, among others.
For example, the FARA records reveal White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su’s law firm paid a sum of $30,000 per month to Mercury Public Affairs on behalf of the government of Kazakhstan in 2018.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Biden Erin Pelton was employed by Mercury at the same time, and worked for the governments of both Kazakhstan and Qatar, public government documents show.
In the meantime, U.S. Ambassador to Poland under Biden, Mark Brezinski’s public affairs firm, McGuireWoods Consulting received nearly $140,000 over six months by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO).
“As Americans experience one Biden-era crisis pile on top of another, the President’s Cabinet, spokesmen, and aides behind the scenes seem to put America last,” said Derrick Hollie, communications director for Inside Biden’s Basement.
“It is instructive for Americans watching their needs take a back seat to know which of those officials Inside Biden’s Basement have represented nations other than our own, yet now have tremendous power over their lives.”
Full disclosure, Hollie formerly worked in the Department of Transportation under President Trump.
Under FARA, anyone lobbying on behalf of foreign clients are required to disclose their business to the Department of Justice. What these filings have done is expose the swamp that President Trump warned us about and demonstrates the depth of corruption in Washington, DC.
FARA worked to undercut the former president however, as for unknown reasons FARA enforcement became much more aggressive as the swamp worked to undermine Trump, which saw that enforcement snag Trump officials, including former advisor Paul Manafort.
However it wasn’t only Trump officials who were caught up in those enforcement efforts, which also saw Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and a top Democrat lobbyist caught up in those efforts as well.
Manafort, Podesta and Rick Gates failed to disclose their lobbying interests on behalf of people connected to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.
Over the past five years plus, the media has been obsessed with alleged foreign influence among individuals connected to Trump, however, have been much less interested in the questionable connections among officials in the Biden administration.
For example, inept Attorney General Merrick Garland represented five international clients, among them the Union Nacional de Productores de Hortalizas in Mexico; the Government of Brazil; VIASA previously known as Venezuelan International Airways; the International Commodities Clearing House, LTD. In the UK; and the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT).
Then there is the creepy Anita Dunn, another Biden advisor who returned to the swamp in May, who previously served the government of tyrant Justin Trudeau in Canada. Even more disturbing, Dunn had voluntarily coordinated public relations strategy for sexual deviate and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you would know that Weinstein, even though not an international client, was convicted of rape in 2020 and received a 23 year prison sentence after six women testified against him.
To the surprise of nobody, the Wall Street Journal reported Dunn is an admirer of Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong, holding him up as one of her favorite political philosophers. Explains a lot.
The report also includes former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (D), the US Ambassador to Turkey, and the U.S. Representative to the European Union, Mark Gitenstein. Flake formerly represented Rossing Uranium Ltd.; a Nambian mining operation connected to the government of Iran. Nothing to see there. Makes one wonder why the U.S. appears to anxious to reengage with Iran on the bogus nuke deal Trump extricated us out of.
Gitenstein meanwhile worked for Nestle, which is headquartered in Switzerland.
Other Biden administration officials registered as foreign agents according to The Federalist include:
Robert Bauer, co-chair of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court; Melissa Schwartz, communications director for the Department of the Interior; Natalie Wyeth Earnest, counselor to the Treasury secretary; Maria Fabiana Jorge, alternate executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank; Zev Karlin-Neumann, communications adviser for the Domestic Policy Council, and Steven Ricchetti, counselor to sleepy Joe.
In July, another conservative legal group, America First Legal (AFL) launched a number of lawsuits seeking to discover the names, titles, positions, resumes, salaries, ethics pledges, waivers, and agreements of all appointees under the current administration.
AFL Vice President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton told The Federalist in June that the current efforts a similar undertaking where ProPublica sought to compile records of Trump administration officials, a database called “Trump Town” which gave the information of some 4,000 Trump appointees and made it public.
“People, you know, highlighted it and used it to try to write stuff up about people who were earnestly trying to execute President Trump’s agenda,” Hamilton said. “Well, the same has not really been true for the Biden administration. And so this is about transparency.”
The efforts of AFL and Inside Biden’s Basement are intended to be separate and to compliment each other and are not connected.
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WASHINGTON, DC- If only the radical lunatics in the Biden administration were as focused on fighting inflation, out-of-control fuel prices and the invasion at the southern border as they are on killing as many unborn children as possible.
Hope springs eternal, but when you’re dealing with an unhinged mob such as Biden and his cronies, that isn’t likely to happen.
On Monday, Biden through his overmatched incompetent Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier (don’t call me Javier) Becerra announced a 5-step plan to murder as many innocent children to “the fullest extent possible,” Life News reports.
The administration will attempt to sidestep state restrictions on some forms of abortion by using the U.S. Mail. Game on. If the rogue Biden administration can use the U.S. Mail to circumvent the United States Supreme Court and state laws, there are more than one way to skin a cat. More on that in a moment.
On Monday, Becerra unveiled the scheme at a press conference in Washington, D.C., which would attempt to circumvent state law banning mail-order abortion drugs and train doctors and pharmacists how to refer for abortions.
If only they were as focused on solving the baby formula crisis, but alas they are more focused on killing as many children as possible.
“Increasing access to this drug is a national imperative and in the public interest,” the unhinged Becerra said, at the same time accusing the Supreme Court of creating a “moment of crisis in health care.”
Yes Becerra, referring abortion laws back to the states, as provided in the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution is creating a “crisis.” Maybe head back to law school and pay attention this time, you incompetent hack.
Fox News quoted Becerra as calling the high court’s decision “despicable” but “predictable.”
We might argue that opening the southern border and having nearly 50 migrants left to die in a sweltering tractor trailer is “despicable” but we digress. Having this administration lecture anyone on being “despicable” is laughable.
“At HHS, we will leave no stone unturned,” the inept Becerra said. “All options are on the table. We will do everything within the legal limit of the law to reach patients and support providers.”
According to Insider:
[First] Becerra vowed his office will work with federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that states cannot ban abortion pills, as some Republican-led states have tried to do—though it’s unclear how the laws would be enforced given that pills are sent through the mail.
Federal offices also will be sending information to healthcare providers about medications, called misoprostol and mifepristone, Becerra said. But he stopped short of saying that every medical provider should offer the abortion pill when asked about the possibility by a reporter.
Instead, he said HHS planned to remind federal healthcare programs that they must, by law, provide abortion pills to patients who want them following cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening pregnancies.
The second part of the scheme is to make sure doctors and pharmacists know how to refer patients for abortions, and third remind Medicaid providers that federal money may be used to pay for birth control and emergency contraception. The Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal tax dollars to pay for abortions.
The fourth point Becerra addressed is to order the Office of Civil Rights to ensure patient information is kept private and patients seeking abortions are not discriminated against. Finally, Becerra said HHS is looking at ways to use the “Emergency Medical Treatment Act” to expand abortions. These people are insane.
“There is no magic bullet,” Becerra added. “But if there is something we can do, we will find it and we will do it at HHS. Indeed, that was the instruction I received from the president of the United States” [more accurately his handlers, who told him in between changes of Depends and his nightly cup of tapioca pudding].
The equally incompetent Attorney General Merrick Garland last week promised the DOJ, when it’s not harassing school parents and people who trespassed on the Capitol grounds in January 2021, would make the abortion drug mifepristone available to women desiring to kill their babies to the “fullest extent possible.”
Garland mentioned that states “may not ban mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy.” You know, just like they claimed the vaccines against COVID were “safe” and had “efficacy.”
Garland, who is clearly overseeing a rogue Justice Department, might want to refer to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which reiterated the Constitution’s federalism mandate and referred the abortion question back to individual states. However if there is one thing we have learned about this administration is they do what they want, co-equal branches of government be damned.
Speaking of “magic bullets,” that brings us to our idea. If Republican states are unable to stop mail order abortions, then left-wing states can’t stop mail order guns and ammunition. After all turn about is fair play.
And unlike murdering babies, Americans have Second Amendment rights to own and carry firearms. And, since the only thing which makes a firearm a firearm is ammunition, we propose that blue states cannot prevent mail order firearms and ammunition.
So bring it on Becerra, Biden and Meritless Garland. Two can play your stupid, childish games.
ICYMI, below is a recent piece we published about gun control efforts.
UNITED STATES- In the wake of mass school shootings, the push for more gun control is gaining speed as several states across the country look to pass legislation in what they believe will keep America safe.
According to a report from FOX Metro News, many of these “changing” gun laws share “similar ideals to Mao, Hitler, Castro, and more. The report states:
“History has taught us that the first thing dictators do is disarm their populations before they begin censoring, imprisoning, and even killing those who oppose them … Simply look at the track record of nations who have stepped in to disarm their citizens entirely sheds light on the potential threat facing the modern and often ‘woke’ state of America.”
Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China, once said:
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The Communist Party must command all the guns; that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
Reportedly, an estimated 65 million Chinese died due to Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China. History indicates that anyone who got in his way was quickly silenced or removed by execution, imprisonment, or forced famine.
Other examples of this behavior include Hitler, who took guns from Jews in November of 1938, and the Holocaust shortly followed.
NOW – PM Trudeau: "It will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada."pic.twitter.com/rVd5gWgEtq
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 30, 2022
Fidel Castro in Cuba thrust his nation into isolation and financial desperation, leaving them without any means to fight for their freedom when he disarmed his entire country. It was the disarming of Venezuela that was the first sign of the nation’s spiral into despair.
At a rally in Havana before Castro assumed power, he said :
“This is how democracy works: it gives rifles to farmers, to students, to women, to Negroes, to the poor, and to every citizen who is ready to defend a just cause.”
Sounded good, but as soon as he took the reigns of the leadership, his stance on guns quickly reversed. For three straight weeks after Castro took control, Radio Havana said on repeat:
“All citizens must turn in their combat weapons. Civilians must take arms to police stations, soldiers to military headquarters.”
Those who failed to comply were punished and not by criminal sanctions, but by the dreaded Revolutionary Tribunals. That mercenary-style rule sentenced thousands of Cubans to death after Castro took over.
As of late, Canada has begun the process of completely disarming its citizens. Prime Minister Trudeau said:
“It will not longer be possible to buy, sell, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.”
Canada’s leadership has reportedly introduced new gun control legislation, which includes a national freeze on buying, selling, importing, and transferring of handguns in Canada.
Now, in the United States conversations among leadership are increasing around the notion of banning “assault” rifles, certain ammunition, and implementing red flag laws. According to FOX Metro News:
“Some of the nation’s most ‘progressive’ political leaders have utilized the recent wave of mass shootings as a justification to disarm Americans. They have called for such wild ideas as a 1000% tax on assault rifles, essentially making them impractical to purchase.”
— 🇺🇸🏁JoeyDoyle🏁🇺🇸 (@Joeydoyle100) June 14, 2022
Biden is even now referring to 9mm ammunition as a “high caliber” ammunition that should be banned.
The latest round of gun control laws are making its way through Washington, which include a “red flag” provision that allows local governments to create and administer laws that help ensure deadly weapons are kept out of the hands of individuals who “a court has determined to be a significant danger to themselves or others.”
FOX Metro News concluded its report by saying:
“The power of voting may still prove to be the greatest weapon Americans have to remain armed and protected under the Second Amendment. But, if Americans do not vote for those rights, the nation may soon find itself spiraling into a dictatorship that has ruined the lives and existence of millions of others.”
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FBI data on active shooter incidents for 2021 reveal that gun-controlled California led the country in mass shootings
June 6th, 2022
SACRAMENTO, CA- According to a report from Breitbart News, a Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) report on “active shooter incidents” for the year 2021, shows that California was the number one state for such violent incidents.
All the laws proposed are already in place on California.
California has the highest number of mass shootings of any State in the Union.
It's not the guns.
— PatriotForEver (@DonCamp29856335) June 6, 2022
The golden state had six active shooter incidents in total in 2021 and according another report from Everytown for Gun Safety, California is also the number one state for gun law strength.
The FBI report confirmed that there were 61 “active shooter incidents” across the United States in 2021 and 12 of those met the definition of a “mass killing.” California led the country with six active shooter incidents. According to the summary of the report:
“For the period 2017-2021, active shooter incident data reveals an upward trend: the number of active shooter incidents identified in 2021 represents a 52.5% increase from 2020 and a 96.8% increase from 2017.”
According to the report from Breitbart News, California has several state gun laws, including:
“…Universal background checks, an ‘assault weapons’ ban, a ‘high capacity magazine ban,’ a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, gun registration requirements, a ‘good cause’ requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on carrying a gun on college campus for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed on campus for classroom defense, a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, and a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase in a given month, among other controls.”
— H2 (@SFsingleAAAHHH) June 6, 2022
In addition to the countless gun control laws the state has, new legislation introduced by Governor Gavin Newsom includes raising the minimum age for sales and transfers of firearms as well as investing state funds to support evidence-based community violence intervention strategies.
According to reports, California is now spending $11 million on education programs promoting wide use of “red flag” laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from people who are deemed “at risk of harming themselves or others.”
California approved its “red flag” laws in 2014 after a mass shooting incident. It allows police, loved ones and others to ask judges to approve what are formally known as “gun violence restraining orders” that temporarily bar someone from possessing firearms if they are found to be a risk to themselves or others.
The new 18-month outreach program is designed to expand the use of “reg flag” laws. It includes:
“$5 million to local domestic violence organizations for community outreach; $5 million for a statewide education program, including to communities most at risk of gun violence in several languages; and $1 million to expand an existing San Diego-based program to provide education and training for district attorneys and law enforcement groups statewide.”
Even with all this, Everytown for Gun Safety states that in an average year, 3,160 people are still dying from guns in the state of California.
Gavin Newsom’s Office Brags About California Gun Policy- California Leads the Nation in Mass Shootings and School Shootingshttps://t.co/A98kUNCElF
— Doug (@dougisthe1) June 5, 2022
On May 15th, a gunman opened fire inside a church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and wounding five others. This shooting came just one day after a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York came just two weeks before the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 young children and two adults.
Data indicates that as of June 2022, California has had the most mass shootings in the United States, with 23 total mass shootings since 1982.
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