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Lara Trump: I Can’t Believe Hunter Biden Is Allowed To Profit From His Father’s Presidency

Lara Trump has virtually no accomplishments other than being married to failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump’s son, Eric, who is ostensibly the “executive vice president” of the Trump Organization, which is reportedly hemorrhaging millions of dollars and could well be on the verge of complete financial collapse.

Despite her lack of any real credentials except marrying into the Trump family, Lara has been hired as a Fox News contributor and often shows up to pontificate on subjects she has zero knowledge of.

Such was the case when she was speaking with host Ainsley Earhardt on the topic of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, daring to sell artwork he’s produced, according to Mediaite:

The controversial son of President Joe Biden has been selling artwork for five and six-figure sums, despite the fact that he has little experience, training, or standing in the art world. This has raised a reasonable set of ethical questions regarding his ties to the White House, which has taken pains to set up “safeguards” in an attempt to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

That led Lara to remark:

 “The reality is, Ainsley, we know that people would be going absolutely crazy about this, there’d be investigation after investigation. They would try to impeach my father-in-law over something like this, gosh, seems like any chance they got they did that while he was in office.”

Actually, Donald Trump was impeached for blackmailing the Ukrainians for dirt on Joe Biden and then for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Lara then added this bit of head-shaking stupidity:

“But you’ll never see that happen to Hunter Biden or the Biden family, because there is a very clear double standard, and at a certain point it’s not just about liking personality. It’s about the safety and security of the United States of America.”

What Lara Trump neglected to mention is that Ivanka Trump was given trademark privileges by the Chinese government while there was a trade war taking place between the U.S. and China. At the time, she was serving as a senior White House adviser.

Oh, and let’s not forget that Eric and Don Jr. were running the Trump Organization while their father was president and that the ex-president never divested himself from his company.

There can be a legitimate debate about Hunter Biden and his paintings, but Lara Trump sure as hell isn’t the person who needs to lead that discussion.

 

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Jan. 6 Committee Interviewed Trump’s Acting AG For Eight Hours On Wednesday: Report

 

Jeffrey Rosen, the former acting Attorney General in the final days of the Trump administration, was interviewed for eight hours on Wednesday by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

According to the Washington Post, Rosen told the committee about Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election and how some in the Justice Department resisted those moves:

The committee on Wednesday also took eight hours of closed-door testimony from former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen regarding the final days of the Trump administration, according to two people familiar with the meeting who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private testimony, as it also focuses on witnesses willing to voluntarily meet with the panel.

Many of the questions the committee had for Rosen dealt with his interactions with former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, who was subpoenaed by the committee on Wednesday:

Clark authored and circulated a draft letter dated Dec. 28, addressed to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) that urged officials in the state to investigate unfounded claims of fraud,” writes the paper. “The Washington Post has previously reported that in early January, Trump entertained a plan to oust acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and replace him with Clark, who was open to pursuing Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results.

Clark is one of the key figures in Trump’s attempt to use specious claims of voter fraud to decertify the election and allow him to remain as president. Some Republicans in Congress also took part in those efforts, with Sens. Ted Cruz (TX) and Josh Hawley (MO) refusing to approve the electoral votes when both houses met in a joint session to officially name Joe Biden as president.

Rosen’s testimony is seen as essential to determining what former Trump administration officials should be charged with crimes when the Jan. 6 committee issues its final report, the Post notes:

Rosen recounted his detailed handwritten notes with the committee and walked through how DOJ deployed resources on Jan 6, pushing back against the notion that the department was slow to act that day, according to this person. The former acting attorney general testified that he spoke with all of congressional leadership on Jan. 6, along with at least one senior White House official.

The committee is in the process of constructing a comprehensive timeline, starting from the time Rosen was preparing for Jan. 6 to when Trump was considering replacing him with Clark, according to one of the persons familiar with Wednesday’s testimony.

Trump has told former aides such as Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows to ignore subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee, which could lead to them being charged with contempt and arrested.

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The Saudis Gave Trump Fur Coats In Order To ‘Buy’ His Loyalty – But The Furs Were Fake

Shortly after he was elected, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump decided to make his first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia, which left many foreign policy experts scratching their heads. After all, the Saudis aren’t our closest ally (that would be the United Kingdom) and are only of strategic significance because they’re sitting on all that crude oil.

But thanks to the New York Times, we now know exactly why Trump chose the Saudi kingdom for his initial foreign trip: Because he knew the ultrarich Saudi royal family would shower him with gifts in order to buy goodwill with the new president.

What sort of gifts? Well, coats and robes made of tiger and cheetah fur and a dagger with an ivory handle.

But it turns out the Saudis pulled a trick out of the Trump playbook and gave the Donald fake furs that had little to no value:

“Wildlife inspectors and special agents determined the linings of the robes were dyed to mimic tiger and cheetah patterns and were not comprised of protected species.”

Faux fur. Sounds like the kind of crap Ivanka would sell in her clothing line, most of which is now going for bargain basement prices at clearance outlets across the world. Seems no one wants her crap clothes because her daddy has made the Trump name as toxic as Saddam Hussein’s.

The Times also notes that the Saudis lavished Trump with lots of gifts, and the nine most pricey ones had to be submitted for a determination of value. That’s how they found out that the furs were cheap imitations:

“Nine of the most expensive presents — the three furs, three swords and three daggers — were sent to the White House gifts unit to be assessed and appraised but never appeared on any of the Trump State Department’s legally required annual filings for foreign gifts, according to a review of government documents.”

Trump was so convinced that he’d received something of value that he held off reporting the gifts until his very last day in office. He also likely didn’t want to admit he’d taken the goodies for fear it would lead to yet another impeachment trial. Of course, Donnie still goes down in history as the only president to ever be impeached TWICE and also the only one to be impeached during his first term. Since he didn’t get a second term, that means the Donald will likely be regarded by historians as the biggest failure to ever hold the office of president.

But hey, at least he got some nice fake tiger and cheetah coats. Maybe he can hawk them on the street outside Trump Tower after the banks he owes seize his assets to pay back all those loans that are about to come due.

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Joint Chiefs Chair Believed Trump Was Suffering From ‘Mental Decline’ – Took Control Of Nukes From Him

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley believed that former President Donald Trump was suffering from “serious mental decline” and took top-secret measures to assure he didn’t launch a nuclear attack or other military action according to Peril, a new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

According to CNN, Milley took the action on Jan. 8, just two days after the Capitol riots which Trump help instigate with a fiery speech to his supporters:

Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deeply shaken by the assault, ‘was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.’ Milley worried that Trump could ‘go rogue,’ the authors write.

“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley told his senior staff, according to the book.

Milley then called a secret meeting at the Pentagon and told top military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center that they shouldn’t take any orders from Trump or his staffers unless it first passed through the Joint Chiefs Chairman:

“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley told the officers, according to the book. He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.

Additionally, Milley also reassured Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that the nation’s nukes were secure:

“What I’m saying to you is that if they couldn’t even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?”

Pelosi continued, “You know he’s crazy. He’s been crazy for a long time.”

According to Woodward and Costa, Milley responded, “Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything.”

Then-CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly told Milley that she was worried about a coup attempt being initiated by Trump or some of his top aides:

When Trump refused to concede in November 2020, Haspel warned Milley, “We are on the way to a right-wing coup. The whole thing is insanity. He is acting out like a six-year-old with a tantrum.” Haspel also worried that Trump would try to attack Iran.

“This is a highly dangerous situation. We are going to lash out for his ego?” she asked Milley, according to the book.

And yet this is the very same Donald Trump who is considering a run for the GOP nomination in 2024. He doesn’t belong in politics or anywhere else other than a mental institution or prison. Trump is and always will be a clear and present danger to the United States and our republic.

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Former Press Secretary Ready To Burn Donald And Melania Down By Exposing Their Hidden Scandals: Report

Does the name Stephanie Grisham ring any bells? Considering that she was a member of the Trump administration and staff turnover was a constant during the years failed, one-term former President Donald Trump was in office, you can be forgiven if her name doesn’t automatically evoke any memories of her tenure.

Grisham was chief of staff to Melania Trump and also served as White House press secretary for a time. She’s the press secretary who never once held a press briefing. Remember her now? Here she is:

According to Axios, Grisham may soon be a household name thanks to a tell-all book she’s written about her time inside the Trump administration, because she’s allegedly going to detail scandals none of us knew about:

“Stephanie Grisham has quietly written a top-secret memoir of her four years in Donald Trump’s White House, and a publishing source says she’ll reveal ‘surprising new scandals.'”

The book — entitled I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House — is especially dangerous for the Trumps because Grisham reportedly knows things others don’t:

A source close to the publication told Axios: “Grisham knows where all the bodies are buried because she buried a lot of them herself.”

The source says Grisham “has receipts … she was a press person and it was her job to make sure she knew what was happening.”

Grisham knows the Trump family well, too, according to Axios, and that led a former White House colleague to remark:

“When I heard this, all I could think about was Stephanie surrounded by a lake of gasoline, striking a match with a grin on her face.”

The danger from Grisham’s book is significant for Donald Trump since he’s considering running again in 2024, but the person who would be most impacted is Melania:

“Melania Trump guarded her privacy intensely and trusted almost nobody during her time as first lady. Grisham, as her chief of staff, was one of the very few allowed into her inner sanctum.

“She saw another side of the Trumps — in the residence — that most staffers never got to see.”

And that alone led the former staffer who served with Grisham to warn:

“There isn’t enough water on earth to contain the fire she could set to all of Trump world, including parts like the first lady’s orbit, which not many people are in a position to illuminate.

“It’s hard to articulate how much anxiety this is going to cause.”

Good. As much anxiety as Donald Trump caused during his term of office, it’s about time karma paid him a visit.