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House Republicans Share Video Alleging Biden’s Denials Amid Whistleblower Testimony on Biden Family Investigation



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Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy presented a video to House Republicans, exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital, showcasing a timeline of President Biden defending his family’s business dealings. Biden denied any wrongdoing; however, the video concludes with IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley claiming that the IRS investigation into Hunter Biden was hindered, potentially reaching President Biden himself.

Shapley, along with another whistleblower, is set to testify before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, asserting that the Justice Department interfered in the IRS investigation of Hunter Biden. This hearing represents the abundance of interconnected inquiries conducted by the Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways & Means committees, focusing on both Hunter Biden and James Biden, the Presidents brother.

House GOP leaders consider the video a crucial tool for updating and educating the broader House Republican conference about the status of the Biden family investigation. The investigation has been a key priority for Republicans since gaining the House majority last year.

Furthermore, Speaker McCarthy has maintained broad support from House Republicans concerning their suspicions of corruption within the Presidential family.

The video montage, spanning a duration of two minutes, showcases snippets from the 2020 presidential debates where President Biden asserts the ethical nature of his son’s overseas engagements. It is followed by a news anchor unveiling ongoing inquiries surrounding James and Hunter Biden.

In addition, the compilation also highlights apprehensions raised by U.S. financial institutions regarding transactions associated with Hunter and James Biden, along with a statement from the White House categorizing their business interactions as private affairs. President Biden has consistently emphasized his lack of involvement in his family’s international business connections but if true and President Biden in fact has been involved in his family’s overseas business connections, the consequences of jeopardizing U.S. National security and corruption would be meteorically larger then that of Nixon’s watergate scandal.

During the upcoming testimony, Shapley, a 14-year veteran of the IRS, is expected to testify that the Hunter Biden investigation he was previously part of in Delaware was obstructed by the Justice Department.

According to reports from Fox News, Shapley stated that there were attempts made by former U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who was appointed during the Trump administration, to secure special counsel status, but these efforts were dismissed. Furthermore, Weiss was reportedly prohibited from filing charges in other jurisdictions. These allegations seem to challenge Attorney General Merrick Garland’s affirmations of Weiss’s impartiality, as conveyed in a letter addressed to Senator Lindsey Graham.

As the House Republicans present the video and prepare for the whistleblower testimony, the investigation into the Biden family continues to be a significant focus for the party, even amid other legislative challenges and divisions within the conference.

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Minnesota farmer’s lawsuit prompts removal of race and sex-based grant program



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Five months after Minnesota farmer Lance Nistler filed a federal lawsuit with the help of the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), the state has removed race- and sex-based preferences from its Down Payment Assistance Grant Program. This significant policy change followed Nistler’s legal challenge, which highlighted the discriminatory nature of the program’s selection process.

Pacific Legal Foundation writes involvement in Nistler’s case drew attention and criticism from Minnesota progressives. Writing in the Minnesota Reformer, Sigrid Jewett accused PLF of using Nistler “as a pawn in a larger culture war game.” She questioned why a California-based legal firm with numerous Supreme Court victories would be interested in representing a small Minnesota farmer pro bono.

PLF opposes all race- and sex-based preferences in the law, and that’s the real reason the firm chose to represent Nistler. The foundation stands against discrimination in various domains, including government board selections, school admissions, government contracts, and grant distributions, such as in Nistler’s case.

Here are the facts: Minnesota’s Down Payment Assistance Grant Program offers up to $15,000 toward the purchase of farmland. Recipients are chosen through a lottery system. However, before the policy change, even if a recipient was among the first picked through the lottery—as Nistler was, being selected ninth—they could be bumped to the back of the line if they were not a racial minority, female, LGBTQIA+, or otherwise designated as an “emerging” farmer by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Despite being chosen ninth in the lottery, which awarded grants to 68 applicants, Nistler did not receive a grant. He was moved from ninth to 102nd on the waitlist because he is a white male.

Nistler grew up on his family farm, milking cows. “They would lose money every year,” he says of the family operation. After he left for school, his family sold the cows and switched to farming soybeans, oats, and wheat. Lance’s father and uncle now run the farm, but they’re getting older. Lance, who has a degree in electronic engineering and worked in HVAC, is interested in buying a 40-acre chunk of the family farm, becoming the fourth-generation farmer in his family.

The land isn’t just going to be given to Lance. This is a working farm, and the Nistlers aren’t a wealthy family that can transfer land from one generation to the next without consideration. “My dad and uncle, they don’t have 401(k)s or anything,” Lance says. “I mean, the land and the equipment, that’s their retirement. This stuff isn’t given away. I’m not just going to get it handed down to me and inherited. It has to be purchased, and it is not cheap.”

Despite being from a farming family, Lance considers himself a new farmer—he has never owned farmland before, and he has an electronics background. Buying these 40 acres would be a huge step for Lance, planting him firmly in the farming world, which is what Minnesota’s grant program aimed to do. The idea that he would have qualified as an emerging farmer if only his skin were a different color struck Lance as wrong.

“The country we live in, the idea is it’s equal opportunity for everyone,” he says. “And if that’s what it is, then well, why shouldn’t I have the same chances?”

When Lance filed his lawsuit in January, the complaint argued that the discriminatory process violated the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. The complaint stated:

“Nistler brings this lawsuit to vindicate his constitutional right to equal protection of the law. He brings it to give all Minnesotans a fair chance at a difference-making grant program. He brings it in the hope that he will be able to own that small farm in the near future. He brings it because he is not giving up on his dream.”

In May, after Lance called attention to the unconstitutional policy, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed legislation removing the race and sex prioritization from the program. Now, Minnesota will treat farmers equally—as the Constitution promises.

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