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Asked by Sen. Cornyn to show her notes, Judge Barrett reveals blank notepad

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump‘s nominee for the Supreme Court, revealed that her notepad for jotting down her thoughts has been blank when prompted by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) at Tuesday’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her appointment.

“Most of us have multiple notebooks and notes and books and things like that in front of us,” said the senior senator from the Lone Star State. “Can you hold up what you’ve been referring to in answering our questions?”

Barrett then held up her blank notepad that she had been using throughout the hours-long hearing and Cornyn asked, “Is there anything on it?”

“The letterhead that says ‘US Senate,'” she replied.

“That’s impressive,” he said.

Throughout the second day of her confirmation hearing, Judge Barrett has been grilled by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on her views regarding topics such as the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. Wade, and whether or not she would recuse herself from any election lawsuits involving President Trump.

The third day of hearings on Wednesday will feature more questions from senators and answers from Judge Barrett.

Outside witnesses will testify before the committee for or against the appointment of Barrett on Thursday. On October 22, it is predicted that the committee will vote to progress her nomination to the floor of the Senate to vote on her appointment. The entire 100-member body would then vote on October 29—merely five days before the presidential election.

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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