Schiff: Trump, House GOP Who Voted Not to Certify 2020 Election Are the ‘Principal Threat to Our Country’

Schiff: Trump, House GOP Who Voted Not to Certify 2020 Election Are the ‘Principal Threat to Our Country’

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that former President Donald Trump and the House Republicans who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election are the “principal threat to our country.”

Anchor Lawrence O’Donnell said, “I know it’s very premature, and I’ve never asked that candidate at this stage in the campaign this question before, but if you make it United States Senate, would you ask Chuck Schumer for an assignment on the Senate Intelligence Committee?”

Schiff said, “I would certainly be interested in continuing my service on the Intelligence Committee, but more than that, I am determined to do everything I can to defend this country. One of the sad realizations for me over the past few years is that the principal threat to our country now comes from within. It comes from a demagogue like Donald Trump. It comes from the 140 Republicans in the House of Representatives voting to overturn the presidential election because their ambition for office was greater than their devotion to the Constitution. In any capacity, whether it is on the Intelligence Committee or the Judiciary Committee or any other, I intend to fight for California, to fight for American democracy, to fight for an economy that works for everyone. Because at the end of the day, and I have had this conversation with President Biden, if the economy is not delivering, if a democracy isn’t delivering, people start to consider alternatives. There really is no alternative to our form of representative government. I want that legacy passed on to my kids and grandkids.”

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Report: Joe Biden Nearing 2024 Campaign Announcement After Family Vacation

Report: Joe Biden Nearing 2024 Campaign Announcement After Family Vacation

President Joe Biden is reportedly getting close to announcing his intentions to run for reelection following his family vacation, and after months of speculation, according to the Hill.

Multiple sources have told the Hill that the president is getting the details ready to make another White House bid in 2024, and he will be making his intentions known to the public in the coming weeks, which would likely be around the State of the Union, in February.

Another source close to his 2020 campaign told the publication that he would make a more formal announcement in April. This team has reportedly been working on an extensive overhaul of his digital presence.

The State of the Union has typically been given in late January or early February, but as the Hill acknowledged, the speech may come later due to the speaker of the House only being elected to the position early Saturday morning, a slight delay after 15 rounds of voting for the position.

Regardless of when the announcement will be, Biden has been spending time with his family in St. Croix over the holidays and, according to another Hill source, has been using his time to talk to his family about taking steps towards another White House bid.

And with preparations reportedly underway for another announcement, he has still found the time to tease reporters about his intentions and the upcoming presidential election.

Just before the new year, while vacationing in the Virgin Islands with family members, he responded to a question from a reporter about running for reelection in 2024, saying, “There’s an election coming up? … I didn’t know that.”

But, during a press conference in November, Biden told reporters that it is “ultimately, a family decision” and that he plans to discuss the 2024 election during the Christmas and New Year holidays and will announce his final decision in the new year.

The Hill added:

Last month, a group of Biden’s top advisers met with key allies and constituency groups to talk about the president’s agenda. But one attendee told NBC News it had the feel of a “strategy session ahead of a campaign launch.”

And as Biden tried to make a decision about his political future, his aides were quietly building the infrastructure needed for a new campaign. The Washington Post reported last month that aides were working to expand their digital footprint on platforms such as TikTok and WhatsApp, where political advertising is prohibited.

Some influential members of Biden’s inner circle, including one member of Congress, were hesitant to weigh in on the president’s next steps until the Speaker race concluded, signaling the delicate nature of the ongoing preparations, one source close to the lawmaker said.

A recent Rasmussen Reports survey taken during the last week of the year found that only 33 percent of likely voters in the United States want to see Biden run for a second term in 2024. Most (55 percent) of the poll respondents said they did not want him to run for a second term as president.

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FBI Does Not Deny It Warned Facebook of Imminent ‘Dump’ of ‘Russian Propaganda’ Before Hunter’s Laptop Story Broke

FBI Does Not Deny It Warned Facebook of Imminent ‘Dump’ of ‘Russian Propaganda’ Before Hunter’s Laptop Story Broke

The FBI on Friday did not deny it warned Facebook of the imminent “dump” of “Russian propaganda” before the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop broke in the 2020 election cycle.

The agency did, however, try and distance itself from the Facebook actions the bureau fueled. NBC News reported the FBI admitted the bureau did provide “companies with ‘foreign threat indicators’ to help protect their platforms and customers, but that it ‘cannot ask, or direct, companies to take action on information received.’”

“The FBI routinely notifies U.S. private sector entities, including social media providers, of potential threat information, so that they can decide how to better defend against threats,” the bureau told NBC News.

On Thursday, Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the FBI warned Facebook of an imminent “dump” of “Russian propaganda” shortly before the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” story broke, causing the story to be shared on the platform to a less “meaningful” degree.

“The FBI, I think basically came to us — some folks on our team and was like, ‘Hey, um, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert. There was the — we thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election,” Zuckerberg explained to Joe Rogan. “We have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump of — that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant.’”

“We just kind of thought, Hey look, if the FBI, which, you know, I still view as a legitimate institution in this country, it’s a very professional law enforcement,” Zuckerberg continued. “They come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something. Then I wanna take that seriously.”

When pressed by Rogan, Zuckerberg acknowledged the story was authentic.  “Yeah. I mean, it sucks. I mean, it turned out after the fact, I mean the fact-checkers looked into it, no one was able to say it was false, right. So basically it had this period where it was getting less distribution.”

While the FBI was communicating with Facebook, the FBI’s  leadership forbade agents from investigating Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 election was decided, according to whistleblowers that came forward to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). The whistleblowers said the FBI did not want to investigate the laptop because it was afraid public disclosure would alter the outcome of the 2020 election:

After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, DE computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, “you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop” and that the FBI is “not going to change the outcome of the election again.” Further, these whistleblowers allege that the FBI did not begin to examine the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 presidential election—potentially a year after the FBI obtained the laptop in December 2019.

Polling shows the shenanigans surrounding Hunter’s “laptop from hell” impacted the 2020 election. Seventy-four percent of Americans believe the FBI misled the public when it claimed Hunter Biden’s laptop was “disinformation.” Seventy-nine percent of Americans say former President Donald Trump would have won reelection in 2020 if Hunter’s laptop had been known to voters. When Americans were asked if they “agreed or disagreed the electorate did not have access to information that could have been critical to their decision at the polls,” 78 percent agreed. Twelve percent disagreed.

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Former Fox News Editor: Chances of Winning Powerball Greater than Incorrect 2020 Election Projection

Former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt on Monday claimed the chances of winning the Powerball sweepstakes were greater than a wrong Fox News 2020 election projection.

“You’re better off to play the Powerball” than for the 2020 election projection to have been wrong on November 7, 2020, Stirewalt told the partisan January 6 Committee.

“Our Decision Desk was the best in the business, and I was very proud to be a part of it,” Stirewalt stated. “By the time everyone was losing their minds over this call, we were … moved on to other states.”

When asked who won the election, Stirewalt emphatically stated, “Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., of the great state of Delaware.”

(L-R) Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) look on during a break in a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Stirewalt was the Fox News member in charge of calling the state of Arizona for President Biden, which many say was projected too early to be accurate. Stirewalt defended the early call, claiming Fox News had “a better set of data” than CNN or MSNBC.

“Our poll in Arizona was beautiful, and it was giving just what we wanted it to do and it was cooking up just right,” he added. “We knew it would be a consequential call … because it was one of five states we were watching … Trump’s chances were very small and getting smaller,” Stirewalt said.

Stirewalt suggested many at Fox News were “losing their minds” that Arizona was called early but said his focus was calling the winner of the next state.

“We looked around the room, everybody says, ‘Yeah.’ And by the time we found out how much everybody was freaking out and losing their minds over this call, we were going to try and call the next state,” he said.

Biden won 81,284,666 votes compared to Trump’s 74,224,319 votes, according to the New York Times election desk.

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Trump Vindicated: Full Piers Morgan Interview Proves Ex-President Did Not Storm Off Set

Trump Vindicated: Full Piers Morgan Interview Proves Ex-President Did Not Storm Off Set

Piers Morgan appeared to vindicate former President Trump on Tuesday when he aired the full interview between them and included the original, undoctored ending.

“Piers Morgan screened the second part of his interview with Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon, revealing that the former president did not storm out,” reported The Independent.

Controversy erupted last week when Piers Morgan released a heavily edited teaser advertising an upcoming interview with the former president on his show Piers Morgan Uncensored, in which it appeared that Trump stormed off the set when questioned about a rigged 2020 election. Audio released to Breitbart News later revealed that not only did the president stay for the duration of the interview, he left on friendly terms. Per the report:

Trump spent more than an hour with Morgan, and the way the promo clip cuts together what it calls “Morgan Versus Trump” moments to promote the interview which will air on this coming Monday night is particularly deceptive. Most of those moments had nothing to do with the election issue at all, and the full audio of the last bit of the interview shows that Trump standing up and walking away and saying “turn the camera off” came after Morgan ended the interview and thanked Trump for a “great interview.”

Caught red-handed, Piers Morgan later doubled-down on his initial edit, saying it accurately depicted the contentious moment between them.Piers Morgan said on Fox News:

At the end, I thanked him, and I shook his hand, which is completely true. But then he just got up, barked at our cameras. ‘Turn the camera off.’ And then he walked off. And as he walks off, he muttered loudly — we have all this on film — ‘So dishonest. So dishonest.’ About me. And I just thought that was rude and churlish, and I felt that constituted a walkout, actually.

When airing the interview on Tuesday, Morgan once again defended the initial teaser, blaming it on Trump communication director Taylor Budowich for often appearing “angry” and combative.

“You did leave, pretty angrily. It certainly wasn’t a happy ending,” Morgan said.

According to Deadline, Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan performed well in Britain, averaging “300,000 viewers across 8 pm last night in the UK, tripling the competition from BBC News and Sky News and pulling in 10 times the viewers of GB News.”

“The ratings don’t include viewers who tuned in to the U.S. and Australia simulcast via Fox Nation and Sky News Australia,” Deadline added.

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Bill Barr: Trump Showed Stunning ‘Detachment from Reality’ After Losing Election

Bill Barr: Trump Showed Stunning ‘Detachment from Reality’ After Losing Election

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday on FNC’s “Special Report” that he was disturbed seeing former President Donald Trump’s “detachment from reality” after the 2020 presidential election.

Anchor Bret Barr asked, “What do you think was the most alarming or unsettling moment for you in the administration?”

Barr said, “It was certainly unsettling when I went in to talk to the president about the election, and he was livid and shaking and showed a lot of temper and yelling. That was a little unsettling.”

He added, “The other thing that was unsettling was later when I went in to actually give him my letter of resignation, he started talking about he won the election, the machines are rigged, and he was going to be there another term, and he was very confident of that. And I just felt that this showed a detachment from reality that was stunning to me. He was willing to accept anything no matter how fanciful as long as it didn’t make him a loser in the election.”

When asked what he would say to Trump supporters, Barr said, “I say the truth is important, and the truth is he lost the election.”

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AZ Sec of State Hobbs: ‘Sore Loser’ Trump’s Rally Is ‘Dangerous’

AZ Sec of State Hobbs: ‘Sore Loser’ Trump’s Rally Is ‘Dangerous’

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D), who is running for governor, said Friday on CNN’s “Situation Room” that former President Donald Trump should “move on” and stop being a “sore loser.”

Guest-host Jim Acosta asked, “Former President Trump will be in Arizona this weekend to peddle his baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud. His go-to excuse for losing the 2021 election…How dangerous is it for Donald Trump to be coming to your state tomorrow, do you think?”

Hobbs said, “Well, it is dangerous. I’m glad you pointed that out. But the bottom line is it doesn’t matter what he says or does. Nothing is going to change the outcome of the 2020 election. But it also doesn’t change how dangerous this is. The bottom line is that Arizonians are tired of being led by conspiracy theorists and don’t support this fake audit, and they’re ready for leaders that are going to put those partisan games aside and deal with real issues. That’s why I’m running for governor.”

Acosta asked, “So what is your message to Donald Trump ahead of this rally? Don’t come?”

Hobbs responded, “Well, I mean, like most grownups, take your loss and accept it and move on. Nothing that’s going on here is going to change the outcome, and really this is nothing more than being a sore loser.”

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Costas: ‘MAGA Cultist’ Are Not Patriots — They Tried to Overthrow the Election

Sportscaster Bob Costas said Friday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that supporters of former President Donald Trump were not the patriots they claim to be because they tried to overthrow an election.

When asked about a previous Matt Schlapp interview, Costas said, “He is personable and civil and just as full of it, as any MAGA cultist when it comes to what he is telling you.”

He continued, “I made this point, and I don’t think I’m alone in this. I think millions upon millions of moderates and people who think of themselves as left of center feel the same way. Woke-ism and leftism are not the same thing as classic liberalism. They need to be called to account. They need to be opposed, even if some of it is what we might agree with. They need a thoughtful opposition. MAGA world is not — it’s many things, it ain’t thoughtful.”

Costas said, “Just leave it to what Trump showed us, himself, with his tweets, with his actions, with his biography, prior to entering politics. And how do you explain away — maybe, you could have one or two disgruntled-former employees, somebody trying to sell a book. Of all the presidents in my lifetime, you don’t have as many people who worked closely with that president, as have worked closely with Trump, and then have said how oblivious he is to facts, how unfit he is, temperamentally and morally to be the president of the United States. How do you account for that?”

He added, “They are devoted to him, hopelessly, devoted as an old-song lyric went. And yet, what is his level of devotion to anyone who is not 100% loyal to him? Exhibit A, Mike Pence. They call themselves patriots. We’re True-American patriots. Who tried to overthrow the election? Who tried? It’s on tape. The phone call to election officials in Georgia and everywhere. All these things that are preposterous, on their face. And yet, if you are a member of a cult, you’re down the line with that cult.”

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