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Report: Biden’s transition team received intelligence On Flynn Before Trump entered the WH

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Multiple former government officials on Joe Biden’s transition team or officials reportedly under consideration for a position on his cabinet, were involved in handling intelligence about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a report from The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.

Weeks before the start of the Trump administration, a Biden transition team official, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, and two potential cabinet picks, Sarah Bloom Raskin and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, submitted “unmasking” requests for intelligence about Flynn.

“Unmasking” is a term used by the intelligence community which refers to revealing the identity of someone on a monitored communication.

According to Politico, Raskin is being considered to serve as secretary of the Treasury Department, and Sherwood-Randall is a contender to lead the Energy Department.

There were many claims of unwarranted investigations of Flynn and other Trump associates during the Obama-era.

The Justice Department’s Inspector General held the FBI responsible for misleading a federal court in order to gain access to monitor former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

According to a report from 2019, the Inspector General said that the FBI used an agent in August 2016 to gather evidence in a briefing with Donald Trump and Flynn during a briefing about foreign intelligence threats.

Republicans have questioned whether officials intentionally obtained intelligence reports that Flynn was in. Republicans have also asked for investigations into leaks of classified information regarding Flynn.

The Biden transition team has not commented on the allegations.

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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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