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1940, 25 Jan 23

Biden Stonewalls Congress

It’s almost like Biden is the head of a criminal family organization.

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee emerged outraged from a two-hour secure briefing with Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines, threatening to grind the chamber’s business to a halt if the Biden administration does not provide access to the classified documents seized from the current president and former President Donald Trump.


Senators in both parties have claimed the administration is refusing to let them see the materials, even blocking lawmakers with the highest security clearance, like Senate Intelligence Committee members, while the special counsel probes are ongoing over how Biden and Trump handled the classified records while out of office.


“I’m very disappointed with the lack of detail and a timeline on when we’re going to get a briefing, not on anything dealing with criminality — that’s an appropriate Department of Justice responsibility — but it is our responsibility to make sure that we, in our role as intelligence oversight, know if there’s been any intelligence compromise,” Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va, said in a rare rebuke of the administration.


1940, 25 January 2023


  1. Merlin

    Somebody get Warner a tissue. His security clearance, like all others, comes with a need to know that’s determined by higher authority. China Joe is that higher authority and Joe says they don’t currently have a need to know. Warner & Co. had a hand in creating this monster and they’re a bit butt-hurt at the realization that they aren’t in control. Organized crime disagreements can be messy.

  2. Merlin

    What requests can’t be administratively hidden behind over-classification will be indefinitely delayed through legal process. For Dems it’s all about managing the clock. For the Pubbies it’s about how long they can forestall the eventual revelation that they’re still a bunch of invertebrates.

    McCarthy has an opportunity to make a historical stand to preserve the relevance of his institution over the coming months. The upcoming spending bill could be the hill to die on and at this point just holding onto their fair share of the swamp would be an accomplishment.

  3. dad29

    Yah, but McCarthy requires the help of 220+ others, at least 50 of which ARE invertebrates. Given the track record of Fitzgerald (WI-5) I’m not sure he’ll join McCarthy in that effort.

  4. Mar

    Oh, Dad, ripping on Senator Johnson.
    He’s been one of the most inquisitive Senators out there.
    But I guess he isn’t perfect in your eyes, unlike Putin, which is a god in your opinion.

  5. Merlin

    Oh, this just keeps getting better and better. Today the FBI is searching China Joe’s beach house, by scheduled appointment, after they finally admitted to first rummaging through Biden’s Penn Center office some ten weeks ago. DOJ has given these clowns months to sanitize everywhere the Big Guy could have possibly left a trail of classified documents over the last half-century. With that much time to ‘fix things’ how could there possibly be anything left to find?

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