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(FreedomWire.org) – Rep. Adam Schiff spent the last years of the last decade telling a story with a straight face about there being evidence “in plain sight” about then-President Donald Trump engaging in “collusion” with Russia — a hoax that came up empty, despite special counsel Robert Mueller’s best efforts.

Schiff then embellished recorded quotations and shamelessly stage-managed investigations on his road to leading the prosecution in the first Trump impeachment trial that was based on a pretense so thin it’s barely remembered anymore.

Now, after amassing a personal record as contemptible as any that’s been compiled on Capitol Hill, and facing imminent removal from the House committee he currently chairs, Schiff is complaining to a compliant media that he’s the one who’s being victimized.

It’s not going as well as he probably hoped.

Schiff’s comments came during an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Nation” when host Dana Bash asked about plans by California Republican Kevin McCarthy to remove Schiff from the House Intelligence Committee.

McCarthy, who is rounding up support to be speaker of the House when the new Republican majority takes over in January, has pledged to oust Schiff and fellow California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell from the intelligence panel.

He also plans to strip the demonstrably anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota of her seat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Speaking to Bash on Sunday, Schiff played the victim card. He claimed that McCarthy is using him and his fellow Democrats as bait for support from Republicans such as Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona.

“McCarthy’s problem is not with what I have said about Russia,” Schiff said, with his usual disregard for the truth.

“McCarthy’s problem is, he can’t get to 218 without Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz,” the congressman continued. “And so he will do whatever they ask. And, right now, they’re asking for me to be removed from my committees. And he’s willing to do it. He’s willing to do anything they ask.

“And that’s the problem. Kevin McCarthy has no ideology. He has no core set of beliefs. It’s very hard not only to get to 218 that way, it’s even more difficult to keep 218. That’s his problem. So, he will misrepresent my record. He’ll misrepresent Eric Swalwell or Ilhan Omar, whatever he needs to do to get the votes of the QAnon caucus within his conference.”

The “QAnon caucus” is cute, and will probably go over big with Schiff’s lefty base, but the entire quote is as deceptive as Schiff always is.

McCarthy will “misrepresent” Schiff’s record? This is the Adam Schiff who’s spent four years “misrepresenting” – meaning “lying about” – Donald Trump’s record, “misrepresenting” the reality of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion, and just about anything else that would promote his party’s lust for power. And he’s accusing Kevin McCarthy of lying about his record?

Schiff is lying, because he knows that a lefty outfit like CNN won’t seriously question him about anything, much less anything about his own dishonesty or the dishonesty of Democrats like Swalwell, the guy who got way too close to the suspected communist Chinese spy known as Fang Fang, or Omar, the unapologetic anti-Semite who laughed as an “anti-hate” resolution was crafted in the House specifically to deal with her public statements.

Schiff, being as shameless as ever, even tweeted out a version of his quote to Bash after Sunday’s interview.

Schiff has lied too many times and to too many Americans in his loathsome career to be taken at face value by any sentient human. The Twitter response showed it.

No honest person can argue the truth of those tweets – and many more like them. The fact that a proven fraud like Schiff remains chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is an enduring disgrace to the country.

(FreedomWire.org) – The U.S. Capitol is set to become more accessible to the public in January after Republicans take control of the House of Representatives, said House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Over the 117th Congress, much of the Capitol, particularly the House of Representatives, remained inaccessible to members of the public. The galleries of both chambers, as well as access to offices and public tour spots like the rotunda, were closed due to COVID-19, while security measures — such as non-scalable fencing, which was later removed — were put in place after Jan. 6, 2021 to further limited access, according to Politico.

Opening the Capitol to the public would be “one of the first orders of business,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter. Members of the public may gain access to the galleries through normal procedures as well as obtain tickets from members, a measure that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suspended following the storming of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.

McCarthy additionally stated that every morning of the House’s proceedings would begin with a prayer as well as the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag, a departure from their intermittent practice under Democrats, according to a post on Facebook. “No exceptions,” he wrote, in relation to the announced measure.

McCarthy is also likely to rescind a controversial decision to place metal detectors outside the House chamber doors, with all members required to pass through them and those who refuse being fined beginning Jan. 12, 2021, per CNN. The Senate does not have such a requirement.

Pelosi introduced the measure after claiming that “the enemy is within the House of Representatives,” referring to several GOP lawmakers’ support for the Second Amendment and opposition to the results of the 2020 election, a statement in a 2021 press conference that provoked significant criticism from Republicans. McCarthy has expressed opposition to the measure as well as the fines imposed, which are $5,000 per offense and are deducted from members’ pay.

Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Andrew Clyde of Georgia have sued the House for their fines of $5,000 and $15,000, respectively, arguing that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution’s 27th Amendment, which prohibits “laws varying the compensation of Senators and Representatives” from taking effect until an election occurs.

Pelosi herself was criticized for once failing to pass through a metal detector as she enters and exits the House, despite ordering that members be fined $5,000 for every failure to do so, per the New York Post. 

(FreedomWire.org) – On Saturday, the Associated Press falsely claimed: “Joe Biden has said he’s never spoken to his son about his foreign business, and nothing the Republicans have put forth suggests otherwise.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, stated as early as 2020 that whistleblower Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter’s business partners, twice met with Joe Biden to discuss a business deal in China with CEFC China Energy Co.

“I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” Bobulinski stated.

“An email found on Hunter’s laptop “outlined the proposed percentage distribution of equity in a company created for a joint venture with CEFC China Energy Co,” the New York Post reported about the CEFC energy deal. The proposed business venture, sent on March 13, 2017, included “10 held by H for the big guy?”

The CEFC deal was between Bobulinski, the Biden family, and high-ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party. Bobulinski confirmed “the big guy” was a reference to Joe Biden.

Tony Bobulinski, who says he is a former associate of Hunter Biden, holds one of three phones he displayed Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Secondly, Joe Biden left a voicemail on Hunter’s phone about a New York Times story that was reporting on the CEFC deal in which Joe Biden noted, “I think you’re clear,” a reference to the family’s business deal. The voicemail directly contradicted Joe Biden’s statement in 2019 that he and his son had not spoken about the family’s business schemes.

“Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,” Joe Biden said in the audio recording.

“I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you,” the message concluded.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the third highest ranking House Republican, told the New York Post the voicemail “is just the tip of the iceberg” regarding the evidence against the “Biden Crime Family.”

“Joe Biden said he ‘never spoke’ with Hunter about his business dealings. That is simply not true. We need to know what Joe Biden knew and when he knew it,” Stefanik said.

“This voicemail is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the evidence mounting against the Biden Crime Family. When Republicans take back Congress, we will use our congressional power of oversight to uncover the truth for every American as a matter of national security,” she added.

Thirdly, in 2015, the day after Joe Biden dined with Hunter’s Ukrainian foreign business partners, one of them emailed Hunter his thanks for the “opportunity to meet your father.” The Post reported:

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together. It’s realty an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

(FreedomWire.org) – With news breaking that the Republicans had secured a majority in the House of Representatives just moments before going live, Trump seized the moment to note that Nasty Nancy would be ousted from the third spot in the presidential line of succession.

As Trump said, “Nancy Pelosi has been fired, isn’t that nice?”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she will not seek re-election as leader of the House Democratic Conference after nearly 20 years at the helm, after Democrats lost the majority in the chamber during the midterm elections. 

“There is no greater special honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco. This I will continue to do as a member of the House speaking for the people of San Francisco, serving the great state of California and defending our Constitution,” she continued.

“With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” said Pelosi. “For me, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect, and I’m grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.”

Pelosi has represented most of San Francisco in Congress since the 1980s, having won the seat in a special election following the death of incumbent Democrat Sala Burton. Pelosi subsequently gained a reputation as a leader in the Democratic Party, and has served two stints as speaker. She was the first woman to be in the role.

After Pelosi’s announcement, Republicans took to twitter, to celebrate.

Democrats interested in party leadership are expected to emerge soon.

POLITICO reported earlier this year that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was interested in the leadership job. However, Schiff decided against running on Wednesday, with sources telling POLITICO that he was instead interested in serving as the next senator from California — a seat currently occupied by Dianne Feinstein.

But one person with interest in the position is Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who is currently number five in the Democratic leadership team. Jeffries, 52, has been called an “up-and-coming young Democrat” by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC).

While Jeffries is expected to run with the support of the Congressional Black Caucus, it’s unclear if Pelosi herself will weigh in on who should be the next Democratic leader.

(FreedomWire.org) – Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD) joined CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday to discuss the midterm elections with host Margaret Brennan, and suggested that some far-right House lawmakers could vote for former President Trump to be the next Speaker as an indication that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may not have the votes to be the next leader.

Raskin told CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan some far-right lawmakers have “repeatedly” discussed voting for Trump.

“It’s a real problem for Kevin McCarthy now, because there are certain pro-Trumpists within his House caucus who refuse to accept that he’s really with Trump and they want to get rid of McCarthy,” Raskin said.

“One potential candidate who’s name has been floated is Donald Trump himself because the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of the House,” Raskin said.

Raskin noted that the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of Congress.

Brennan was skeptical.

“That’s not a real option, though,” she told Raskin.

But the Maryland congressman claimed the option is very much on the table.

“They talk about it repeatedly,” Raskin said. “And if Trump decided he wanted to do it, it would pose a profound problem for their party because they refuse to do the right thing.”

The Constitution does not require the Speaker of the House to be an incumbent member and representatives have used this rule to vote for candidates, often in protest, from outside of the House. In 2019, former Rep. Anthony Brindisi voted for Joe Biden — then the former vice president — as Speaker.

(FreedomWire.org) – As the race to control the House of Representatives comes down to a few seats, the Dem Party needs to run the table to keep control. No one expects them to, so some Dems Reps have started floating an alternative strategy.

The final House margin may be only 1 or 2 votes, and Kevin McCarthy is already feeling pressure from inside the GOP, so the Dems are telling McCarthy to strike a deal with them to secure his Speakership.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) first floated the idea on social media: “Just cut a deal with the Dems Kevin. Whatever you get from Freedom Caucus will not be worth it. The odds will be good but the goods will be odd.”

The Washington Examiner spoke to other Dem Reps about crossing the aisle and working with Kevin or someone else in the GOP to make them Speaker.

“Won’t know that until the dust settles, the margin is determined, and how badly McCarthy needs some Dem support. Anything is possible,” one said. “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, not in speakership races.”

Another said: “If he asks, it could be a possibility. 

“Either you can be Speaker for two years and go cash out on Wall Street or be Speaker for three months and get pushed out by the Freedom Caucus.

Another Dem said making a deal to put Kevin in the job would be preferable to having someone like Majorie Taylor Greene or Jim Jordan as Speaker.

“I doubt it, but I guess if the alternative is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), it could be possible. I think it’d be more about the alternative than anything he could give.”

One centrist Dems then floated a plan the Dems are whispering about behind the scenes – put Liz Cheney in as Speaker to get the ultimate revenge on Trump.

The Dem Rep said: “Under no circumstances would just about any Dem ever vote for someone who has downplayed Jan. 6. 

“I’m one of the most bipartisan people in the place, and the thought of supporting Kevin makes me laugh. 

“It’s an insane proposition to consider supporting someone like him. 

“I would never do that. 

“No Dem with principles and a belief in democracy would ever do that.”

A Rep added that there are currently private conversations about “Voting for Liz Cheney and getting a hearty group of both sides to vote for her as a rebuke of Trumpism in a scenario where Kevin couldn’t get the votes. 

“I would classify them as serious in intent to put forth a principled option with the goal of bringing people together but not serious in that I can’t imagine that getting to 218,” the Rep said.

Zack Czajkowski, a field organizer for former President Obama’s re-election campaign and regional get out the vote director for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also endorsed the idea.

“Why not Liz Cheney as a transition Speaker of the House. It’ll piss off both Democrats and Republicans. She’s a responsible adult with a conservative voting record, a proven ability to work across the aisle, and most importantly has unflappable morale courage under pressure,” Czajkowski tweeted.

The wacky theory, that could happen, is Rep. Liz Cheney, who will no longer be a member of Congress in 2023, could be Speaker if Democrats joined a handful of Republicans to elect her. A Speaker does not need to be a member of Congress which means that Rep. Cheney, or anyone, is eligible to be Speaker if they have the votes.

The Congressmember said there have been private conversations about “voting for Rep. Liz Cheney and getting a hearty group of both sides to vote for her as a rebuke of Trumpism in a scenario where Kevin couldn’t get the votes. I would classify them as serious in intent to put forth a principled option with the goal of bringing people together but not serious in that I can’t imagine that getting to 218.”

(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden said that he supports Congress ending the filibuster to pass legislation protecting a national right to abortion on Thursday.

Biden made the announcement during a press conference at a NATO summit in Spain. Biden originally supported keeping the Senate filibuster when he entered office.

Reporters pressed Biden on what executive action he may take to secure abortion access nationally following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week. Biden responded that the only solution is to codify Roe in Congress.

“The foremost thing we should do is make it clear how outrageous this decision was,” Biden said. “I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to do that is to make sure that Congress votes to do that.”

“And if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, we should require an exception to the filibuster for this action,” he continued.

Biden had previously called on Congress to codify Roe following SCOTUS’ Friday ruling, but he had not called for ending the filibuster. Biden has only previously called for the measure during his effort to pass voting reforms, which did not succeed.

The filibuster allows the minority party in the senate to require a 60-vote majority to pass any legislation through the body. The Senate is currently split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have opposed efforts to throw out the filibuster throughout Biden’s administration. Manchin has reiterated his support for the rule even after the end of Roe.

(FreedomWire.org) – The coming midterm elections are not looking good for Democrats. Short of some miracle, Democrats are going to get smacked with a Red Wave in November.

Over 30 Democrat incumbents announced their retirements, which is usually a clear sign of coming doom.

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will run for re-election — which some saw as a move to “help” her struggling party — a Punchbowl News poll taken among senior House staffers found that 60% believe that the California Democrat will retire after the midterm elections.

“The poll also sampled general House staffers. Among the typical House staffers, 54 percent said Pelosi will retire. Congressional staffers are personnel that assists members of Congress and committees, answer constituent mail, write questions for committee hearings, conduct communication duties, and plot legislative maneuvers,” Breitbart reported.

“That more senior staffers believe Pelosi will retire likely comes from more experience and therefore carries more weight. Senior staffers told Punchbowl News Pelosi would not announce her retirement in the middle of a congressional session. But they do acknowledge Pelosi has previously said this would be her last term as speaker,” the outlet added.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer is very confident that Republicans will take back the U.S. House of Representatives next year.

During an interview with Breitbart, Emmer said Republicans are going to retire House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once and for all.

Emmer said Republicans “should find a candidate or candidates, they should share their treasure by supporting them financially, they should share their talents by offering to volunteer in a campaign, because look, the world is run by those who show up and those who show up and do the work, they own our freedom, and there’s never been a time like right now, Matt, to get involved and take a position.”

“If you sit back and be quiet, you’re not gonna be happy with what these socialist Democrats are gonna do to our country, cause this is no longer a choice between a degree of freedom — the right of someone to self-determine versus the size and scope of government — this is literally a choice between two fundamentally different views of the United States of America. On one side, the socialists, they wanna make all the decisions for you. On the other side, we still believe in free markets and the right of people to achieve their American dream by hard work and playing by the rules,” he said.

No matter what happens with Pelosi, Democrats should be very worried that they will lose control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

According to a new poll from Democracy Corps, enthusiasm among Republicans to vote in the midterm elections outpaces Democrats by double digits.

The survey found that 68% of Republicans remain engaged ahead of 2022. Meanwhile, Democrats have seen their engagement slip to 57%, an 11-point cushion for the GOP.

The survey also found that Republican voters remain firmly in the camp of Trump, with only 16% of Republicans identifying as “non-Trump conservatives.”

In the battleground states, which most likely decide the balance of power, only 9% of Republican voters identify themselves as part of the same group.

The survey comes as the GOP is poised to take back the House next November and could even regain control of the Senate.

Thirty-seven percent cited as their top priority “D.C. corruption/dysfunction,” followed by 18% who said immigration, 10% who said healthcare, and 10% who said jobs and the economy.

Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

House Republicans have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber.

The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections.

And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.