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Ben Rhodes says Biden is already working with foreign leaders

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Former Obama administration Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes admitted that Joe Biden is already working with foreign leaders, during an interview with MSNBC on Monday.

“Foreign leaders are already having phone calls with Joe Biden, talking about the agenda they’re going to pursue January 20th to ensure as seamless a transition as possible,” said Rhodes. “The center of political gravity in this country and the world is shifting to Joe Biden.”

After Donald Trump won the election in 2016, he named Gen. Michael Flynn to be his National Security Advisor in both the transition and the new administration. Flynn had previously served as President Obama’s Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

In 2017, Flynn was accused by the Obama administration of violating the Logan Act by having communications with foreign leaders before Trump was sworn in as president. Flynn resigned soon after Trump took office in 2017.

The Logan Act is a United States federal law that criminalizes private citizens who attempt to intervene without authorization in disputes or controversies between the United States and foreign governments.

The conversations between Biden and foreign leaders revealed by Rhodes could potentially be violations of the Logan Act for the same reason Flynn was accused.

During his interview Tuesday, Rhodes spoke about Biden’s seamless transition into the White House and said the Trump administration is in for a ‘rude awakening.’

“If that reality hasn’t sunk in yet for some people in the White House, it will sink in when they have to leave on January 20th,” he concluded.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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