Sara Carter on Sunday criticized the Biden administration’s move to nominate former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to head the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), saying her role in unmasking Americans make her unfit for the job.
Carter, a Fox News contributor, was speaking Sunday evening to Fox News host Steve Hilton on his program “The Next Revolution” when she noted that Power’s role will be a “very important role—very powerful role—$27 billion worth of federal funding goes into that.”
“But remember, Samantha Power, she was involved in the Russia hoax,” she continued. “As far as unmasking, she was believed to have unmasked Americans more than 260 times, and she also unmasked Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn on multiple occasions. She never once answered the questions that [former Rep.] Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) had asked her during those hearings and never explained why she was unmasking so many people so much of the time.”
It was revealed in May 2020 that Power was one of dozens of government officials who had requested the unmasking of Flynn in 2017 for a phone call he had with a Russian ambassador to the U.S. He served as national security advisor for less than a month before resigning in February 2017 after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about the content of the phone call. In November last year, then-President Donald Trump pardoned Flynn.
Back in 2017, when Congress was looking into unmasking concerns, Powell denied that she leaked Flynn’s name or any classified information.
“It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery to most Americans why she was doing that and now she’s being rewarded going back to the UN,” Carter added.
On January 13, then-President-elect Joe Biden announced he was nominating Power to lead USAID. Before officially stepping up to the role, she needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
During the interview with Hilton, Carter also went after those the Biden administration is appointing to federal positions who, like Power, believed the 2016 Trump campaign had colluded with Russian officials to try and steal the election such as Susan Rice and Melissa Hodgman, the wife of disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok.
Like Power, Rice was an ambassador to the UN under President Barack Obama and was revealed to have requested Flynn’s unmasking. Currently, she is the director of the Domestic Policy Council for the Biden administration.
Since the week of Biden’s inauguration, Hodgman has served as the acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement. Her husband, Strzok, was infamously removed in 2017 from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and ultimately fired by the FBI a year later over anti-Trump emails and text messages he exchanged with former FBI Attorney Lisa Page.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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