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Jim Jordan Says Congress Will Press FBI Director Wray on Transparency Regarding Biden Doc

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Oh.), says the committee intends to question FBI Director Christopher Wray about a document he withheld from Congress and the American public during his testimony on Wednesday.

“For example, this 1023 form that he just keeps dragging his feet on and won’t let the full Congress see,” Jordan said on the “Great American Show with Lou Dobbs.” 

“More importantly, he won’t let the American people see this form from a confidential source that talks about this scheme that saw foreign nationals paying the Bidens,” he continued. “And supposedly, according to this source, Joe Biden was going to do certain policy things in exchange for that money. So, you know, we should be able to get that form. We’re going to continue to press on that.”

House Republicans criticized Wray last month for ignoring a subpoena and failing to hand over information relating to the Biden family inquiry.

The form contains details that were sent to the agency in June 2020 by an unnamed insider who claimed that Vice President Biden was involved in a bribery conspiracy. Congressmen were informed of the memo’s existence by FBI informants.

Later in the interview, Jordan stated that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is considering the possibility of impeaching Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has also come under fire for acting partisan in the course of his duties.

There are some who have called for a real investigation into impeachment — kind of an impeachment inquiry there,” Jordan stated. “We haven’t moved down that road yet, although Speaker McCarthy has been clear when it comes to the Attorney General, Merrick Garland, that he is very open to an impeachment inquiry with the Attorney General. So we’ll keep pressing.”

Senator Ted Cruz demanded last month that Garland be investigated for allegedly weaponizing the Department of Justice after hearing from sources that the executive branch had conducted politically sensitive investigations unlawfully.

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Former Obama-Biden Advisor Claims “The First Amendment Is Out of Control,” Hinders Government Action

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In a controversial opinion piece published recently, Tim Wu, an advisor to both the Obama and Biden administrations, argued that the First Amendment is becoming a significant obstacle to effective governance. The essay, titled “The First Amendment is Out of Control,” has sparked widespread debate and criticism.

Wu’s argument centers on the assertion that the First Amendment, designed to protect free speech, is now being exploited by powerful entities, including Big Tech companies, to resist regulation and oversight. He cites recent Supreme Court rulings regarding Texas and Florida laws aimed at regulating social media platforms as examples of this exploitation.

According to Wu, the collaboration between the government and major social media platforms is often hindered by the First Amendment, which is used as a defense to protect free speech in digital public forums. He suggests that this constitutional protection is being misused to prevent necessary government action aimed at safeguarding citizens.

Critics, however, argue that Wu’s perspective misinterprets the fundamental purpose of the First Amendment. They contend that the amendment’s role is precisely to protect citizens from government overreach and censorship, ensuring that free speech remains a cornerstone of democracy. The idea that the First Amendment is an obstacle rather than a protector is seen by many as a dangerous and misguided interpretation.

Furthermore, Wu’s essay touches on the issue of banning platforms like TikTok and implementing age verification laws, such as California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code. He suggests that the First Amendment stands in the way of these actions, which he believes are necessary for national security and protecting minors online. Critics counter that these measures, if implemented, could set precedents for broader and potentially harmful censorship practices.

Wu’s reference to the First Amendment as a “suicide pact,” borrowing language from a 1949 dissenting opinion in the Terminiello v. City of Chicago case, underscores the dramatic tone of his argument. He suggests that the amendment, while intended to safeguard freedoms, can also be interpreted in ways that undermine societal safety and security.

In conclusion, Tim Wu’s essay has reignited the debate over the balance between free speech and governmental regulation. While Wu argues that the First Amendment’s current application hinders effective governance and protection of citizens, his critics maintain that the amendment is essential for safeguarding democratic principles and preventing government overreach. As this debate continues, the interpretation and application of the First Amendment remain at the forefront of discussions about free speech and public safety in the digital age.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES

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DHS and FBI Issue Warning About Large Fourth of July Events as ‘Attractive’ Targets for

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning on Wednesday regarding potential threats to large Fourth of July celebrations. According to an internal bulletin obtained by ABC News, these events are considered “attractive” targets for lone offenders and small groups with malicious intentions.

The bulletin emphasizes the risk posed by individuals and small groups who might exploit the gatherings for terrorism or other harmful activities. The warning comes as the nation prepares for Independence Day festivities, which traditionally draw large crowds to public spaces.

The FBI and DHS are urging local law enforcement and event organizers to increase vigilance and security measures. The agencies highlight the importance of public awareness and cooperation, encouraging individuals to report any suspicious activities immediately.

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Biden is 7 Times More Popular with Ukrainians than Trump, Poll Reveals

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In a recent poll conducted by The Counteroffensive/Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, President Joe Biden emerges as significantly more popular among Ukrainians compared to former President Donald Trump. This inaugural poll offers insights into Ukrainian sentiment towards American leadership during their ongoing conflict with Russia.

According to The Hill, a striking 46.7 percent of Ukrainian respondents expressed a preference for President Biden as the leader they believe would better support Ukraine’s war effort. In contrast, only 6.5 percent of those polled favored Trump in this regard.

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