Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke with Fox News ahead of President Joe Biden’s Wednesday national address, slamming the President for his “lack of leadership” in his first 100 days. She expects he will demonstrate more “virtue signaling,” according to Fox.
“He virtue signals, and the Democratic Party virtue signals, through these executive orders,” Blackburn said.
Some of these executive orders have undone the work of former President Trump. The Tennessee Senator said she sees these orders as “threats.”
“They know their policies are so unpopular with the American people they would not stand up to scrutiny trying to go through the legislative process because it’s not what people want,” Blackburn said. “They know there is an incredible amount of buyer’s remorse among the American people.”
Because of all the virtue signaling, Blackburn said Biden has a “lack of leadership.”
“You know someone is calling the shots, and it does not appear to be him,” she said.
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Whistleblower: FBI manipulating cases to create ‘illusion’ of domestic violent extremism
In a letter addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said a whistleblower has come forward detailing how the FBI is manipulating cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to create “the illusion” that domestic violent extremism is a widespread problem in the United States.
Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, claimed the “manipulative case-file practice” was being conducted by the bureau’s Washington field office, which was instructing local FBI offices to open up cases on their books that were in fact simply related to the Capitol breach.
“The FBI’s case categorization creates the illusion that threats from DVE are present in jurisdictions across the nation, when in reality they all stem from the same related investigation concerning the actions at the Capitol on January 6,” Jordan wrote.
“Such an artificial case categorization scheme allows FBI leadership to misleadingly point to ‘significant’ increases in DVE threats nationwide,” he added.
Jordan noted this particular whistleblower is just one of many with similar information: “consistent with disclosures we have received from other whistleblowers that high-ranking FBI officials — including a senior WFO official — are pressing front-line agents to categorize cases as DVE matters to fit a political narrative.”
The letter also brought attention to the inappropriate amount of resources the department has devoted to the January 6 Capitol riots:
“The whistleblower disclosed that the FBI is sacrificing its other important federal law-enforcement duties to pursue January 6 investigations,” Jordan wrote. “The whistleblower recalled, for example, being told that child sexual abuse material investigations were no longer an FBI priority and should be referred to local law enforcement agencies.
“Such a posture is not only a dereliction of the FBI’s mission to investigate violations of federal laws, but it is a grave disservice to the victims of child sexual abuse and other crimes that do not advance the FBI leadership’s political agenda.”
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