During an interview with left-leaning ABC News on Thursday, Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY) reacted to Special Counsel Robert Hur’s statement in his report that Joe Biden “did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died” by saying “Obviously, the President knows when his son died. … If he had a momentary blip where he couldn’t remember it as his mind is racing from the war in the Middle East to the questions that he’s been asking, I think that’s understandable for any of us.”
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Thursday on left-leaning CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that voters will remember Biden calling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi “the president of Mexico” in a press conference where he was addressing the allegations of advanced age and weak memory after Special Counsel Robert Hur announced he would not to charge Biden for ‘willfully’ keeping and distributing classified documents while he was President Barack Obama’s vice president. The rationale for not prosecuting Biden is because he would likely be unable to properly assist in his own defense and would be a ‘sympathetic’ figure to many potential jurors by the time the possible case would get to trial.
Right-leaning Breitbart has several articles about the “angry” Biden angrily attempting to defend himself on television last night against Special Counsel Hur’s remarks.
Thursday’s “CNN News Central” co-host Boris Sanchez stated that the White House isn’t going to put President Joe Biden out in public more often “because just this week, they’re cleaning up remarks that he made, mixing up world leaders that had been dead for years.” Biden declined the opportunity earlier this week of addressing the nation during the Super Bowl, the second year in a row he has done so.
After CNN Political Commentator Paul Begala argued that the White House needs to put Biden out there more, Sanchez responded, “I do quickly want to push back on the idea, Paul, that the White House would put President Biden out there more, because just this week, they’re cleaning up remarks that he made, mixing up world leaders that had been dead for years. Wouldn’t that be more of a liability for them? They have a serious problem on their hands.”
Predictability in the rule of law matters for a prosperous Republic, as manufactured home industry attorney Kurt Kelley aptly told MHProNews. The opposite is also true. Meaning, when the rule of law is turned on its head, when predictability in law becomes problematic, then cronyism, corruption, and even raw power plays can occur which benefit a few who are connected while harming the interests of the many.
In the last 24 hours, Washington, D.C. and the U.S.A. have been rocked by a series of reports, claims, and what might prove being a fatefully disastrous Biden press conference last night.
Some members of both major political parties are either openly or quietly talking about the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution being used to remove Joe Biden from the White House. On conservative talk radio this morning, it is being called the beginning of the end of the Biden presidency. The only questions, say pundits like Washington’s Mall (WMAL) Chris Plante, is when and how.
According to Hur’s report to Biden-appointed Attorney General Merick Garland, White House “Counsel reviewed a draft of the report on February 3 and 4, 2024.” That special counsel’s report by Hur is attached here. “Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen. These materials included (1) marked classified documents about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, and (2) notebooks containing Mr. Biden’s handwritten entries about issues of national security and foreign policy implicating sensitive intelligence sources and methods. FBI agents recovered these materials from the garage, offices, and basement den in Mr. Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home.”
“The classified documents and other materials recovered in this case spanned Mr. Biden’s career in national public life,” said the report. Biden sat for a disposition in that case. “He [then Obama VP Biden] retained materials documenting his opposition to the troop surge, including a classified handwritten memo he sent President Obama over the 2009 Thanksgiving
holiday, and related marked classified documents. FBI agents recovered these materials from Mr. Biden’s Delaware garage and home office in December 2022 and January 2023.
Also, during his eight years as vice president, Mr. Eiden regularly wrote notes by hand in notebooks. Some of these notes related to classified subjects, including the President’s Daily Brief and National Security Council meetings, and some of the notes are themselves classified.”
“When Mr. Biden told his ghostwriter about finding ”all the classified stuff downstairs,” his tone was matter-of-fact.” So, per Hur’s findings, Biden shared those classified documents with his ghostwriter, among others. “Mr. Biden’s memory was significantly limited, both during his recorded interviews with the ghostwriter in 2017, and in his interview with our office
in 2023. And his cooperation with our investigation, including by reporting to the government that the Afghanistan documents were in his Delaware garage, will likely convince some jurors that he made an innocent mistake, rather than acting willfully-that is, with intent to break the law-as the statute requires.”
All that begs the question if Biden has actually been ‘running’ the federal government. That’s hardly news, as numerous examples of that have been rolled out by Biden critics in recent years. The entire Hur report to AG Garland is linked here. “Given Mr. Biden’s limited precision and recall during his interviews with his ghostwriter and with our office, jurors may hesitate to place too much evidentiary weight on a single eight-word utterance to his ghostwriter about finding classified documents in Virginia, in the absence of other, more direct evidence.”
Ironically, yesterday was also the day that Tucker Carlson released his interview with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. In that pre-recorded interview, Putin made remarks (see report in Part I further below) that openly doubted Biden running the U.S. government. As a preemptive strike against those who might attempt to knock MHProNews for even mentioning Vladmir Putin in this report, it should be recalled that this writer for MHProNews did an op-ed in the Tampa Free Press that included in the headline, Vlad the Impaler. Its opening paragraph tees up Part II of today’s report, which helps explain why this macro-political issue could prove useful for hundreds of millions of Americans, including MHVille professionals.
That article linked above said: “Politics is a dirty business,” said author Will Shetterly, who added “but if you do not do politics, politics will be done to you.” The case can be made that via political maneuverings – domestic and international – the public is exposed to paltering, razzle-dazzle, smears, and head-fake tactics. One reason millions of Americans from all backgrounds do not vote is because they instinctively know that promises made by politicians to voters are often not kept. Thankfully, that’s not true of every politician.”
There are no illusions at MHProNews about who Putin is and the kinds of things that he has purportedly done. That said, the principle of separating the wheat from the chaff ought to be applied to all. There are times that Warren Buffett’s quotes are insightful, and we utilize them even though we are a Buffett critic. Why? Because they may fit the facts of a specific circumstances. What Putin told Carlson will ring true for millions, whether they like Putin or what he’s done in Ukraine, Russia, or other nations – or not. As was said just one month shy of two years ago by this writer in that op-ed can be applied to Putin – he palters. Which means, he says some things that are true, and other things that…are not. In Part II, what Putin has alleged about Joe Biden will be compared to what the Biden DOJ said in dismissing the classified documents case against the White House resident Biden. Yesterday may, in hindsight, prove to be a significant day for Biden, Trump, and the U.S.A. – as Part II will explore.
Part I – From the WND News Center to MHProNews is the Following
Putin ‘convinced’ Biden is ‘not running the country’
‘It’s plain for anyone to see for themselves’
By Bob Unruh
Published February 8, 2024 at 1:32pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with first-strike journalist Tucker Carlson, says his sources have revealed to him that Joe Biden is “not running the country.”
Biden’s policies since he’s been in office have portrayed America as a weak, vacillating nation blown back and forth by the winds of social ideologies that’s he’s emphasized.
Those ideologies include transgenderism and abortion, which Biden is insisting on imposing around the globe; global warming, on which he is demanding to spend trillions of dollars; and undermining the nation’s elections by trying to ban President Donald Trump from the 2024 election.
Biden’s age, 81, and his multiple mental blunders and verbal gaffes have just added evidence to that conclusion.
Putin had comments on all of those topics.
Rejecting the idea that he views the U.S. as an enemy, Putin said, according to a transcript posted by Peter Halligan on Substack, “We were allies in WWII. Russians helped settle Alaska, California and we were in Hawaii too. Our people are not enemies but those in D.C. are certainly not our friends.”
Asked to name names, he responded, “It would be pointless. It is not up to us to solve your domestic issues. Besides, I’m sure you know the names better than us.
“Joe Biden may not even be aware of what’s going on. He may not understand the level of sanctions thrown at Russia. Who put those sanctions together? Those are our … adversaries.”
To Americans, Putin would say, “Our message is Russia is not your enemy. We don’t want war. We’re ready for peace. Your leaders seek conflict. This is not what we want. Russia stands for its own people. We do not want what is not ours.”
But he said Biden “is not running the country.”
“Let’s say we have good sources that confirm that but it’s plain for anyone to see for themselves. The U.S. has now entered into a dark period. It has unaccountable leadership.”
He suggested Biden is not significant anyway.
“The same forces which have always run it. You may change presidents but you do not change those in real power. That is who we have to deal with. Joe Biden is just a facade for this power structure.”
On the 2020 election? He said, “I would rather not get into domestic American politics but will say my embassy reported your southern border was better run than that 2020 election.”
When Carlson cited a poll showing support for Putin, the Russian said, “I don’t know if that should be taken seriously but Russian ideals have support. We believe in traditional values; marriage is between a man and a woman: men are men and women are women.”
He said it’s not for him to say who should be the next president in the U.S., but noted, “We had good relations when Mr. Trump was president. There was no war. Our relations were at a high point. That said nothing is predictable or stays the same. We will have to see.”
He said, on the Democrat claims created by partisans and pushed for years that Russia interfered in the 2020 election, “Contrary to longstanding accusations we do not meddle in your elections. We don’t need to because the same people end up running things anyway.”
On Trump being re-elected, he said, “For one thing he never insulted us. He has a great respect for Russia. We would start from a position of friendship and trust – then all problems are solvable. We could get it done.”
He explained his conflict with Ukraine: “Did we invade or were we invaded? Look at the history. Look at the people living there. Historically it’s we who were invaded and are simply fighting back now. The lands and people are Russian and we will have again what was always ours.”
And he said he laughed at the jokes by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, “when he was a comedian.”
“Let’s go back to laughs,” he said.
On Elon Musk, he said, “We see Mr. Musk as a businessman – a highly successful one. He’s built a great fortune and a huge following. He’s a unique thinker with a force of personality who cannot be bought. Some fear that.”
On Biden’s work to open America’s southern border to illegal aliens: “We Russians find it ironically amusing your Congress will spend billions protecting foreign borders but neglect its own. It’s quite laughable but deadly.”
He said, “People are dying daily crossing your border in an uncontrolled way. It is a free-for-all. The world hasn’t seen anything like it in the modern era – reckless for a country to throw itself wide open like that.”
On climate change: “Humanity is not even a Type 1 civilization on the Kardashev scale. If we can’t harness the energy potential of the planet, how can we control the climate? I’m more concerned with real issues. Climate change is not one of them. The Earth does a fairly good job of regulating itself. And if Siberia gets a little warmer, all the better. More farmland for Russia.”
On transgenderism: “It’s interesting to me that all the things which used to be a target of blackmail are now badges of honor. In Russia there are no laws either way, but we certainly do not force our children into it. … We have laws which protect our children. And we do not drape our embassies in rainbow flags. That’s correct. Otherwise we do not interfere in the private lives of adult citizens.” ##
Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
According to Rev transcripts “Tucker Carlson says he’s interviewing Putin to enable Americans to know as much as they can about Russia’s view of the conflict with Ukraine.”
Ep. 73 The Vladimir Putin Interview pic.twitter.com/67YuZRkfLL
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 8, 2024
Putin Confirms: The United States Is Not Run By Its Elected Officials
TUCKER: “So, twice you’ve described US presidents making decisions and then being undercut by their agency heads. So, it sounds like you’re describing a system that’s not run by the people who are elected in… pic.twitter.com/jmMBgfd5UT
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) February 9, 2024
Per Rev, part of Carlson’s video said the following.
We’re in Moscow tonight. We’re here to interview the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, we’ll be doing that soon. There are risks to conducting an interview like this, obviously, so we’ve thought about it carefully over many months. Here’s why we’re doing it. First, because it’s our job. We’re in journalism. Our duty is to inform people.
Two years into a war that’s reshaping the entire world, most Americans are not informed. They have no real idea what’s happening in this region, here in Russia or 600 miles away in Ukraine, but they should know. They’re paying for much of it in ways they might not fully yet perceive.
The war in Ukraine is a human disaster. It’s left hundreds of thousands of people dead, an entire generation of young Ukrainians, and has depopulated the largest country in Europe. But the long-term effects are even more profound. This war has utterly reshaped the global military and trade alliances, and the sanctions that followed have as well, and in total they have upended the world economy.
The post-World War II economic Order, the system that guaranteed prosperity in the West for more than 80 years, is coming apart very fast, and along with it, the dominance of the U.S. dollar. These are not small changes. They are history-altering developments. They’ll define the lives of our grandchildren.
Most of the world understands this perfectly well, they can see it. Ask anyone in Asia or the Middle East what the future looks like; and yet the populations of the English-speaking countries seem mostly unaware. They think that nothing has really changed, and they think that because no one has told them the truth, their media outlets are corrupt. They lie to their readers and viewers, and they do that mostly by omission.
For example, since the day the war in Ukraine began, American media outlets have spoken to scores of people from Ukraine, and they have done scores of interviews with Ukrainian President Zelensky.
We ourselves have put in a request for an interview with Zelensky, we hope he accepts, but the interviews he’s already done in the United States are not traditional interviews. They are fawning pep sessions, specifically designed to Zelensky’s demand that the U.S. enter more deeply into a war in Eastern Europe and pay for it. That is not journalism. It is government propaganda, propaganda of the ugliest kind, the kind that kills people.
At the same time, our politicians and media outlets have been doing this, promoting a foreign leader like he’s a new consumer brand, not a single Western journalist has bothered to interview the president of the other country involved in this conflict, Vladimir Putin. Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine or what his goals are now. They’ve never heard his voice. That’s wrong. Americans have a right to know all they can about a war they’re implicated in, and we have the right to tell them about it because we are Americans too. Freedom of speech is our birthright. We were born with the right to say what we believe, that right cannot be taken away no matter who is in the White House, but they’re trying anyway.
Almost three years ago, the Biden administration illegally spied on our text messages and then leaked the contents to their servants in the news media. They did this in order to stop a Putin interview that we were planning. Last month we’re pretty certain they did exactly the same thing once again, but this time we came to Moscow anyway. We are not here because we love Vladimir Putin. We are here because we love the United States, and we want it to remain prosperous and free.
We paid for this trip ourselves. We took no money from any government or group, nor are we charging people to see the interview, it is not behind the paywall. Anyone can watch the entire thing, shot live to tape and unedited, on our website tuckercarlson.com.
Elon Musk, his great credit, has promised not to suppress or block this interview once we post it on his platform X, and we’re grateful for that. Western governments, by contrast, will certainly do their best to censor this video on other less principled platforms because that’s what they do. They’re afraid of information they can’t control, but you have no reason to be afraid of it. We are not encouraging you to agree with what Putin may say in this interview, but we are urging you to watch it. You should know as much as you can and then, like a free citizen and not a slave, you can decide for yourself.
As was noted in the preface, MHProNews’ views on Putin and the genesis of the arguably avoidable conflict are linked here.
Beyond the Biden debacles, the Carlson-Putin interview, it appears to Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) watchers that the vote by the justices in the Colorado case to bar deposed President Donald J. Trump from that ballot is likely to favor Trump. There are those who think the vote could be 8 to 1 or possibly even unanimously in favor of Trump remaining on that ballot, and thus that of other states where efforts have been made by Democrats to keep Trump from the ballot.
It should be obvious that Trump should be allowed to run, as he has not been convicted of any crime, much less the crime of so-called “insurrection.” But the efforts to keep him off the ballot ought to raise questions of ballot access. Many never consider how ballot access shapes campaigns. MHProNews put that topic to Bing’s AI powered Copilot for a quick snapshot.
Ballot access laws in the United States play a crucial role in determining which candidates, political parties, or ballot measures are eligible to appear on election ballots. These laws are established and enforced by individual states, leading to variations in requirements across different states1. Here are some key points about ballot access: