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Schumer: Senate should confirm Biden’s cabinet before Inauguration Day, after GA runoff elections



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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the U.S. Senate should confirm Joe Biden‘s cabinet nominees before he officially becomes president on January 20, Inauguration Day.

“In the midst of this once-in-a-century crisis, it’s imperative the next administration can count on the Senate to confirm its cabinet without delay,” he said, adding that, thus, “hearings on President-elect Biden’s nominees should begin in January, immediately after the Georgia runoff election.”

In Georgia, there are currently two side-by-side runoff elections for its seats in the U.S. Senate scheduled for January 5. These runoffs will determine which political party will hold a slim majority in the Senate during the next Congress.

If the Democrats secure both of the Peach State’s seats, it will control 50 out of the 100 seats in the Senate and have Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the tiebreaking vote. Gaining a Democratic majority will be critical in getting Biden’s appointees successfully confirmed.

Schumer went on to say that, after the confirmation hearings, these officials would then be confirmed on January 20.

Furthermore, Schumer supported his call to begin the confirmation process early by saying that Senate committees held hearings for both President Barack Obama‘s and President Donald Trump‘s nominees in early January before they took the oath of office.

This comes as Biden has been announcing his nominees for his cabinet in waves, with each round of nominees focused on a specific policy area. Last week he nominated foreign policy and national security officials and this week he’s focusing on the economy.

Last Tuesday, Biden himself urged the Senate to begin the confirmation process for his nominees.

“I hope these outstanding nominees received a prompt hearing, and that we can work across the aisle in good faith to move forward for the country,” he said. “Let’s begin that work to heal and unite, to heal and unite America as well as the world.”

It was only last Monday that the head of the General Services Administration (GSA), Emily Murphy, signed off on officially commencing the presidential transition, which gives Biden and his team the funds, resources, and information he needs to carry out the transition effectively. President Trump, alleging widespread voter fraud and a “rigged” election, still refuses to concede the election as he continues his onslaught of unsuccessful legal challenges against the election results in multiple states.

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PJ Media report: SHOCKER! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lago Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative



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PJ Media’s Kevin Downey Jr. has dissected a Washington Post report regarding findings from the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Shocker! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lag0 Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative” Downey Jr.’s report is titled.

“Remember when the FBI raided Trump’s home supposedly looking for “nuclear secrets” a few months back? Guess how that turned out?” the article begins.

I’ll let the quislings at the Washinton Post spell it out:

Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter.

In other words, Trump was keeping souvenirs, as everyone else does.

Funny how WaPo sat on that story until after the midterms, right?

But wait, there’s more!

That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said. FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said.

The WaPo also found no evidence that Trump was looking to “leverage, sell or use the government secrets.”

They threw the idea in near the very end that they still might come up with something juicy:

The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Trump’s motivations. But they said the evidence collected over a period of months indicates the primary explanation for potentially criminal conduct was Trump’s ego and intransigence.

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