By Jenny Goldsberry
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) blasted President Biden’s infrastructure bill Sunday calling it “the gateway to socialism.” Blackburn railed against their exorbitant spending on Fox News.
The Tennessee Senator voted no on the Sinema-Porter Amendment and on the underlying bill Sunday night. “This is, number one, the gateway to socialism,” Blackburn said. “This is their down payment on the Green New Deal.”
Next, the Senate will be voting on the budget bill out of the Finance Committee. The $3.5 trillion budget will not need a super majority to pass. As long as senators vote down party lines, it is likely to pass. As the Senate’s recess approaches, many are tempted to speed up the process.
“When you look at the fact that does not even count the money that they would come up short in the years on this, you are talking about this is something too expensive to afford,” Blackburn continued. “And there is no reason to say, ‘August is here, we have got to pass this bill.’ We need to be more thoughtful and do a bill that is going to tend to roads and rivers and runways and railways and broadband, and do it with the money that we have.”
Otherwise, the national debt will last decades longer, according to Blackburn.
“Don’t go spending the money that our children and grandchildren are going to have to pay back, mortgaging their future, taking away their freedom,” Blackburn said. “So I am standing up for hard-working Tennesseans who have told me loud and clear they’re all for infrastructure. I am all for infrastructure. I am not for this bill. I am not for the amount of debt this is going to pour onto our nation’s books. And I am not for mortgaging the kids’ future.”
Senators voted to end the debate Sunday night. Yet its final vote will happen Monday or Tuesday.
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In a legal development that has garnered significant attention, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, the former lawyer for President Trump. The lawsuit alleges that Giuliani violated Biden’s privacy rights by disseminating content obtained from Biden’s controversial laptop.
This complaint was submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and places the primary responsibility for the alleged violation of Biden’s digital privacy squarely on Giuliani. Additionally, the lawsuit names Robert Costello, a former federal prosecutor who had previously represented Giuliani, as a co-defendant.
According to the complaint, Giuliani and Costello are accused of dedicating substantial time and effort to search for, hack into, tamper with, manipulate, copy, disseminate, and scrutinize data they claim to have obtained from Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop computer. However, Biden’s attorneys vehemently argue that the data in question did not originate from a laptop but rather from an external drive. This external drive is reported to contain pictures, videos, emails, and other data that have created legal and political challenges for Hunter Biden since they were first published by the New York Post in 2020.
Giuliani and Costello have openly acknowledged obtaining copies of files from a hard drive device that Hunter Biden allegedly left at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019. This information was subsequently provided to the New York Post in October 2020, leading to a story that relied on Hunter Biden’s emails to suggest that President Biden was involved in a business deal with a Ukrainian company that had appointed Hunter to its board.
House Republicans initiated an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, alleging that he used his position as vice president to dissuade Ukrainian prosecutors from investigating the company employing his son. These lawmakers also claim that the president had a hand in various business dealings orchestrated by Hunter Biden. President Biden has consistently denied any involvement in his son’s business affairs.
According to reports from Fox News, Hunter Biden’s legal team had previously sent cease-and-desist letters to Giuliani and others who obtained and disseminated the laptop’s contents. The present lawsuit seeks a court order to prevent Giuliani and others from accessing, tampering with, manipulating, or copying Biden’s data. It also demands the return of the alleged “device/hard drive” to Hunter Biden, along with any backup files, cloud files, or copies of the data.
This lawsuit marks the latest chapter in a series of legal actions taken by Hunter Biden and his lawyers to counteract leaks of personal information that thrust his private life into the spotlight of conservative media outlets.
Earlier this month, Hunter Biden sued former President Trump’s aide Garrett Ziegler, accusing him of disseminating explicit content from the device. In March, Biden initiated a countersuit against John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of the Wilmington, Delaware, computer repair shop, accusing him of unlawfully disseminating personal information and invasion of privacy.
John Paul Mac Isaac initially filed a lawsuit against Hunter Biden, CNN, Politico, and Rep. Adam Schiff in October 2022, alleging defamation. Mac Isaac reported alerting the FBI after Hunter Biden failed to retrieve the laptop within three months of dropping it off at his shop. He claims that the laptop contained emails related to then-Vice President Joe Biden’s purported foreign business dealings and explicit videos.
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