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(FreedomWire.org) – More than 50 House Republicans have called for Joe Biden to take a cognitive test as concerns grow about his health and mental fitness at age 79.

Fifty-four Republicans signed the letter addressed to Biden, including former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson who worked in both the Obama and Trump administrations.

In June 2021, there were 37 co-signers on a similar letter that Jackson led. Now there’s an increase of 13 more Republicans.

R-Texas. That’s up from 13 co-signers on a similar letter Jackson led in June 2021, and 37 co-signers on a letter in February.

“We again write to you to express concern with your current cognitive state and to urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately. We believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities,” the letter says.

The letter notes that Biden has attempted to brush aside these concerns as partisan political attacks, but even liberal outlets have detailed the obvious signs of Biden’s declining mental health.

Jackson, a former White House physician himself, has been the loudest voice in the GOP push for Biden to take a cognitive test.

Biden has often made verbal gaffes, ranging from the inane, like appearing to try to shake hands with a person who is not there, to the severe, like saying the U.S. may tolerate a “minor incursion” from Russia into Ukraine. The White House has often needed to walk back the president’s statements right after he makes them.

“The American people should have absolute confidence in their President, knowing that he or she can perform their duties as Head of State and Commander in Chief,” the letter, which cites a cognitive test former President Donald Trump took while in office, says. “They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader”

Jackson told Fox News Digital that he sees increasing support for his latest letter on Biden’s mental state as a vindication for his earlier focus on the issue.

“I have long said there would come a time when I was not the only one discussing Joe Biden’s cognitive decline. That time is now,” he said. “This is not a political issue, it’s common sense. If Joe Biden is confident in his ability to excel at a cognitive test the way President Trump did, he can easily put his fellow Democrats’ fears to rest with this one simple test.”

Jackson also went on twitter to express his concern. Jackson tweeted, “Biden’s mental cognition is getting WORSE and WORSE. He’s being tucked away in Delaware every weekend. He won’t answer ANY questions from the press. The American people aren’t buying it. He needs a cognitive exam NOW!”

(FreedomWire.org) – On Friday, CBS’s Catherine Herridge interviewed former Attorney General Bill Barr. When Herridge asked, “What is the future of the Republican Party?”

Barr said, “I think the future is bright. I see 2024 like setting up another 1980 where Reagan won two terms, and then Bush won a third term. And that’s what I think you need to really Make America Great Again. Decisive victory in reaction to the excesses of the progressive Democrats. And I think we could do that again a really achieve decisive victory with the right candidate. But i don’t think Trump is that candidate.”

Barr explained, “The day that he’s elected, he’ll be a 78-year-old lame duck who is obviously bent on revenge more than anything else.”

President Donald Trump is the GOP frontrunner right now, and the nomination is his if he decides to seek it.

When Barr stated that he will be bent on revenge, is because his team has announced as much. Trump team plans post-election purge of Department of Justice, FBI, and the Intelligence Community.

If Trump ran on a promise to gut the federal bureaucracy and return it to its role as an apolitical servant of the people, it would appeal to voters.

(FreedomWire.org) – According to documents received by CBS, many “very credible whistleblowers” informed Republican Senator Chuck Grassley about the FBI’s “plan” to brand and destroy unfavorable material about Hunter Biden as “disinformation” before the 2020 election.

Grassley said that his office had received material that raises questions concerning the FBI’s acquisition and use of negative information about Hunter Biden and the FBI’s misrepresentation of collected evidence as misinformation. In a letter dated July 25 addressed to Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, and Merrick Garland, the attorney general, Grassley stated that the quantity and consistency of these claims “substantiate their credibility and justify this communication.”

According to Grassley, FBI Headquarters “improperly discredited unfavorable Hunter Biden material as misinformation” using a 2020 intelligence assessment about Biden’s criminal financial past.

Grassley, the leading member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the claims “appear to imply that there was a system in place among certain FBI employees to discredit defamatory material linked to Hunter Biden by falsely indicating it was misinformation.”

Then, according to Grassley, agent Timothy Thibault ordered the closure of a second Biden probe one month before the 2020 election because of a potential for “disinformation.”

Allegations state that all of the information was either validated or could have been verified using criminal search warrants. Additionally, the letter claimed that ASAC Thibault “directed the inquiry closed without providing a sufficient justification as required by FBI procedures.

By August 8, Grassley demanded that the FBI make essential data about the Biden investigations public. He also said that the FBI and the Justice Department are “totally tainted if the claims are accurate.”

He said that, if the claims were confirmed, the Justice Department and FBI are – and have been – institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point that the United States Congress and the American people will have no trust in the equitable administration of the law.

Following Grassley’s letter to the FBI in May requesting an inquiry into Thibault’s suspected pattern of partisan social media behavior, which included retweets of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project account, the request was made. Grassley claims that Thibault has been heavily involved in the investigation of Trump’s attempts to rig the 2020 election by appointing different slates of electors.

Hunter Biden’s alleged tax offenses and dubious international connections are the subjects of a federal grand jury inquiry nearing completion.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney unleashed a series of dramatic attacks against former President Donald Trump in a Thursday campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney.

Cheney accused Trump of being a “coward,” citing the former President’s litigation against the outcome of the 2020 election.

Cheney called Trump the greatest individual threat to the United States in the nation’s 246-year history, assigning him a distinction usually reserved for the likes of Adolf Hitler, Osama Bin Laden and Emperor Hirohito.

“He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters,” said the 81-year-old Dick Cheney.

“He lost his election, and he lost big.”

Dick Cheney had supported Trump for president in 2016. He went on to criticize Trump’s foreign policy, according to Politico.

Liz Cheney didn’t turn decisively against Trump until after the 2020 election.

Dick Cheney played a key role in instigating the 2003 Iraq War, a conflict today considered one of the worst foreign policy blunders in American history.

As George W. Bush’s Vice President, Cheney falsely claimed that Saddam Hussein’s government actively possessed weapons of mass destruction, according to Newsweek. That claim formed the basis of the 2003 invasion.

The conflict resulted in the deaths of thousands of American service members and many more Iraqis.

Instability in the Middle East after the American withdrawal from Iraq led to the rise of the Islamic State, a jihadist terrorist group that played a role in the exodus of Christians and other minorities from the region.

Cheney has never apologized for his role in the Iraq War.

Dick Cheney claimed that his daughter would prevail in her Aug. 16. primary.

“Liz is fearless. She never backs down from the fight. There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office.”

“And she will succeed.”

Polling shows the younger Cheney trailing her Trump-endorsed primary challenger by massive margins.

(FreedomWire.org) – Republicans have made clear “one way or another” Fauci will answer for his decisions.

Despite gaining seats in the Senate during the 2018 election, Republicans lost control of the House that midterm cycle and so, when the pandemic swept the nation in early 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) maintained a stranglehold on the legislative response and oversight. Now, as the GOP sets its sights on bicameral victories, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is recommitting to his promise to hold Fauci accountable.

Should the Republicans at least gain the majority in the Senate, Paul will replace retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, pointing him in line to become chair.

With that position, Paul declared, “One way or another, if we are in the majority, we will subpoena his records and he will testify in the Senate under oath,” according to The Hill.

The Kentucky lawmaker has remained consistent on this position and said much the same in February during an interview, “If we win November, if I’m chairman of a committee, if I have subpoena power, we’ll go after every one of Fauci’s records. We’ll have an investigator go through this piece-by-piece because we don’t need this to happen again.”

“You know, I think the dirty little secret is it’s always been more about submission,” he asserted. “It’s always been more about collectivism. It’s been about growing government power over your lives because the science has been clear for a long time on masks for children. Sweden didn’t have their school kids wear masks at all. Not one child died.”

Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association has stood in favor of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the pandemic and our response, but cautioned about the approach.

“If you want to have a hearing, you need it to be a credible one,” Benjamin said. “And that has to have a purpose. Other than going out to an 81-year-old man.”

“It should be designed to actually get to the right answers. Until they do that, you know, they’re going to continue to politicize it,” he added.

Fauci, who recently flip-flopped on the potential origin of the virus and acknowledged it may have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, made sure to frame any future subpoenas issued to him as political in nature when he announced he would be stepping down as director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases by the end of President Joe Biden’s term.

“They’re going to try and come after me, anyway. I mean, probably less so if I’m not in the job. I don’t make that a consideration in my career decision,” he claimed before going on to add, “I don’t think they can say anything about the science. If that’s what you want to investigate, be my guest. My telling somebody that it’s important to follow fundamental good public health practices … what are you going to investigate about that?”

However, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has also vowed to have an investigation when Republicans regain the majority, has made clear what facts would be looked into, and it has everything to do with what Fauci knew and when he knew it.

“If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab,” Jordan claimed during a January interview. “The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says–we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1–one scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab.”

“And yet, just in a matter of days,” he went on, “they changed their position, write the article that appears in Nature of Medicine Magazine, which then gets cited in the now famous letter in The Lancet, which became the gospel for the fact that Fauci can go out and tell people it didn’t come from a lab when in fact they knew it did.”

Be that as it may, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health health communication scholar Rupali Limaye cautioned against a partisan investigation, “I do think that public officials should be held responsible, you should be able to question and think critically about the recommendations that they have made, but it’s also a slippery slope.”

“Going down this slippery slope of continuing to have investigation after investigation after investigation is not in the best interest of anyone,” she added and, while that may be true of sham investigations like that of the Jan. 6 committee, assuring that the government never again usurps the rights of Americans with devastating ramifications for the nation is, in fact, in the best interest of many.

(FreedomWire.org) – Democrat South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Krystle Matthews, who serves as a state representative, appeared to advocate for “sleeper” Republican candidates and funding campaigns with illegal dope money in a leaked call.

The call was made public by Project Veritas, the audio appears to feature Matthews discussing with an inmate the possibility of changing politics from the inside by having Democrats run as Republicans.

“We need some secret sleepers. Like you need, we need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side. And we need them to win,” she said on the call.

“We need people to run as Republicans in these local elections,” she appeared to argue. “This is the only way you’re gonna change the dynamics in South Carolina.”

Matthews later stated a belief these “sleepers” could “wreak havoc” on the inside.

“When we get enough of us in there, we can wreak havoc for real from the inside out,” she said. “Then we can flip some shit from the inside out.”

Though it’s unclear if she were joking or speaking in hyperbole, Matthews further appeared to advocate using “dope” money for her campaign.

“And I still gotta struggle to raise money for my campaign? Where the f*** is my black people with money? I don’t care about no dope money. Give me that dope boy money,” she said, according to the audio.

(FreedomWire.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used her elbow to shove the daughter of newly elected Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) at her ceremonial swearing-in to Congress last Tuesday.

Flores was there with her Border Patrol agent husband John and their four children, two boys and two girls.

In her special election, Mayra Flores did something no Republican had done in Texas 34 for over 100 years. She flipped the deep blue district into the red. MSNBC explained what this means for the Democratic Party:

“This speaks to a story we’ve been talking about since the 2020 election, specifically along the border, the Rio Grande valley, South Texas. We have seen county after county, whether it’s in this district or some of the districts to the west of it, where voters have moved 10, 20, 30, 40 points away from the Democrats and toward the Republicans.”

“This district that Mayra Flores won last night, Barack Obama got more than 60% of the vote here. When he last ran in 2012, Hillary Clinton won this district by 22 points. It’s shifted that dramatically. Joe Biden carried it by four in 2020, and now in a special election, a Republican candidate has won it outright.”

“We’ve seen shifts like this throughout south Texas. This by the way is the second most heavily Hispanic congressional district in the United States. We’ve talked about the potential shift among Hispanic voters. We certainly saw it in 2020. The question has been what we see it in 2022. I think this result we got from Texas 34 last night, definitely underscores the Hispanic vote could be up for grabs this fall in ways we haven’t seen in a long time.”

The Democratic Party’s policies for the last twenty years make it clear the leadership took for granted that Hispanic Americans would automatically back its anti-family, anti-religious, pro-abortion, socialist policies.

Now, it looks like Hispanic Americans may be the voting constituency to put Democrats in the minority for decades to come.

Nancy Pelosi’s jab at Flores’ little girl thus reflects the anger and frustration of a Speaker who is all about power. That little girl is the future of America — and Pelosi just cannot stand it.

The video shows Pelosi waving to someone off-camera when she looks down to Flores’ daughter standing next to her and extends her elbow at the same time the child moves to the side.

(FreedomWire.org) – Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday said there’s “real concern” about an allegedly political climate in the FBI that is leading to some people being retaliated against for “disfavored political speech.”

Jordan, R-Ohio, made the comments the day after sending a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray alleging two instances in which FBI employees were punished for political speech surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. 

“It’s a real concern. I don’t know how pervasive it is,” Jordan told Fox News Digital. “But what I do know is that we’ve had a lot of people, more than half a dozen in the FBI… come forward to our Republican staff on the Judiciary.” 

Jordan’s Tuesday letter alleged one employee’s security clearance was suspended, as was his duty and pay, for allegedly sharing views “that the FBI was not being entirely forthcoming about the events of January 6.” That individual was a military veteran with a record of being highly successful in the FBI, according to Jordan. 

According to Jordan’s letter, lawyers for the individual called the FBI’s allegation a “distortion” and a “monumental leap from objective fact.”

He also said the FBI “escalated an adverse personnel action” against another employee over an answer on an anonymous survey sent to employees after Jan. 6

Jordan told Fox News Digital Wednesday these people are not the first to come to his team with similar allegations. He also said that he has confidence Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will properly handle the allegations after Jordan brought similar stories from other FBI employees to him previously.

“We have talked to the inspector general relative to [a previous] letter… about the two agents who were on their day off who were at the Jan. 6 rally,” Jordan said. “But we have not yet communicated to the inspector general that was made public yesterday.”

Jordan added: “I’ve always through that Mr. Horowitz does good work, and he’s a professional.” 

(FreedomWire.org) – Beto O’Rourke, Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate, faced intense backlash on Wednesday afternoon after he crashed a press conference from the state’s top officials to promote his political ambitions.

O’Rourke interrupted a press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott (R) and other elected officials in response to the tragedy on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School, when an 18-year-old male stormed into the building and opened fire, killing 19 students and 2 teachers, before a nearby U.S. Border Patrol agent rushed into the building and killed the suspect.

Abbott spoke for roughly ten minutes before attempting to transfer the microphone to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, at which point O’Rourke approached the stage.

Only some of O’Rourke’s words were audible, but he was pointing aggressively at the stage even as those on it shouted him down.

“You are doing nothing,” O’Rourke said at one point.

Patrick said “sir, you are out of line please leave this auditorium.”

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin shouted at O’Rourke as well, calling him a “sick son of a b****.”

Patrick also told Beto he was “out of line and an embarrassment.”

Police eventually escorted O’Rourke out of the Uvalde auditorium, removing him from the press conference.

Beto has championed gun control throughout his political career, famously bragging of his support for mass gun confiscation as a 2020 presidential candidate.

Abbott largely declined to recognize O’Rourke’s political soundbite stunt.

“There are family members who are crying as we speak … There’s no words that anybody shouting can come up here and do anything to heal those broken hearts.”

O’Rourke faced widespread backlash online for his stunt.

(FreedomWire.org) – West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has a lot of power in the United States Senate. He doesn’t hold a leadership role, but with the Senate’s 50-50 split it means he has a lot of hold over what has a shot of passing and what doesn’t.

On gun control, he hasn’t really budged much.

In the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting, Senate Democrats want to hold a vote for gun control. The problem for them is that Manchin isn’t on board with their plans.

The racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo is putting new pressure on Democrats to consider gun-control legislation, but once again Manchin  is emerging as a problem for them.

On Tuesday, Manchin said, his old proposal negotiated with the retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) that could expand background checks for commercial transactions is the best option.

“I support the Manchin-Toomey, I’ve always done that,” he said. “The Manchin-Toomey is the one. I think if you can’t get that one, then why try to do something just for basically voting for the sake of voting?”

However, he’s right that it’s the bill with the best chance of passing an actual vote, but just barely.

Manchin can ultimately dictate what bills go where in the Senate because he’s one of the only Democrat not interested in voting in lockstep. He can’t vote in lockstep with other Democrats if he wants to hold onto his job.

That’s the saving grace of the moment because if Manchin did decide to move in lockstep, the only thing that would protect our Second Amendment rights would be the filibuster.

The truth of the matter is that while this push is happening because of Buffalo, a universal background check law wouldn’t actually have made an impact. New York already has one and, as we can see, it did nothing to stop the shooter from obtaining a firearm.

Why are Democrats trying to vote on something that isn’t going to pass anyway? It is all for show. They need to put on a performance so they can tell their base that they tried.

Thankfully, Manchin isn’t playing the game.