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WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: The truths the Jan. 6 committee will never uncover

Congressional investigations are designed to root out the waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars as well as provide transparency on important issues for the American people. And there’s widespread agreement that the most effective oversight committees in history have been honest, bipartisan and fair.

By now the American people know that the House Jan. 6 select committee is none of these things; in fact, it’s the exact opposite. It’s an illegitimate committee that has no minority members or rights, it is completely partisan, and its focus is not on the truth, but rather on stopping former President Donald Trump from running for president again.

In the sham committee’s desperate drive to take down Mr. Trump by any means necessary, they’re crafting a narrative that doesn’t quite add up and omits important facts that would not stand if there were proper Republican representation on the committee. Career-politician Reps. Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Adam Schiff, whose failed job performance has helped pave the way for Congress’ 19% approval rating, want the American people to believe that Mr. Trump did nothing to defuse the riot at the U.S. Capitol. This is the big lie that Ms. Cheney continued to spew on Fox News Sunday recently.

According to a November 2021 Department of Defense Inspector General report, at a Jan. 3, 2021, meeting in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump made it clear he wanted sufficient National Guard available on Jan. 6. The report states, “Mr. Miller and GEN Milley met with the president at the White House at 5:30 p.m. The primary topic they discussed was unrelated to the scheduled rally. GEN Milley told us that at the end of the meeting, the President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021, and Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event. Gen. Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, ‘We’ve got a plan and we’ve got it covered.’”

Furthermore, Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller’s testified under oath before Congress in May 2021 that on Jan. 5, 2021, “The president ‘commented that “they” were going to need 10,000 troops the following day … I took his comment to mean that a large force would be required to maintain order the following day.’” This doesn’t sound like a president uninterested in safety and security. Indeed, there is much more to the story than the one-sided “unselect” committee would like to admit. Look no further than the Jan. 4, 2021, memo to the secretary of the Army from Mr. Miller approving the District of Columbia’s request for D.C. National Guard support in response to the upcoming event in Washington on Jan. 6. Mr. Miller wrote “… you are authorized to approve the requested support, subject to my guidance below and subject to consultation with the Attorney General …” This authorization came out of the two meetings with Gen. Milley and Mr. Miller and clearly came from the president of the United States.

Then there’s Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Jan. 5, 2021, letter to Mr. Miller, Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen, and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy in which she writes, “… the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway.” Let’s face it, a legitimate committee interested in the truth would have called Ms. Bowser to testify publicly.

This Pelosi-appointed committee is un-American on its face because it has no checks and balances. Making once-sided determinations with no mechanism for rebuttal is the order of the day with this anti-Trump group. “Believe us,” they say, just as we were told to believe Mr. Trump was a Russian agent who colluded with Russia to win in 2016. But all of that has turned out to be a concocted lie — the nonstop 24-hour news coverage, the Mueller probe, the countless hearings, the Pulitzer Prizes, all of it. Thanks to Special Counsel John Durham, we’re finding out the truth. As it turns out, it was Hillary Clinton and the left who were colluding with Russia to stop Trump!

You’d hope that because of this colossal failure, the biased mainstream media would approach their Jan. 6 committee coverage differently — as journalists instead of activists. Instead, they’ve decided to double down on their never-ending obsession to get Mr. Trump. That being said, after the Jan. 6 panel is finally shuttered and they release a report containing their Trump-deranged partisan version of the truth, what will we be finding out after the fact about what really happened on Jan. 6?

Over the past 18 months, a lot has come to light about the security failures at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. There are memos, letters, emails and text messages from the White House, the Pentagon and the D.C. mayor’s office — all now in the public domain — but none from Congress itself. The activities of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, and senior congressional staff remain largely a mystery. If the Jan. 6 investigation were interested in the facts or the actual timeline of events, wouldn’t they ask for Mrs. Pelosi’s sworn testimony and her staff’s emails? It simply can’t, because the committee doesn’t want to disrupt its Trump-hating narrative.

The good news is that the truth always prevails. When Republicans retake the majority in the House of Representatives in January 2023, the Committee on House Administration under the leadership of incoming Chair Barry Loudermilk will be conducting an internal investigation of the Jan. 6 investigation, its members and its staff. Mr. Loudermilk will finally disclose to the American people the Jan. 6 committee’s abuses of power and why certain issues were never probed and whether it participated in any cover-up. Those answers will be long overdue, but just like with the Russia hoax, it will be worth the wait.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and he served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.

WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: Trump’s continued strength vs. Biden’s malaise

It’s been 18 months since the end of President Donald Trump’s remarkable term in the White House. A year and a half is an eternity in politics and by this point in most post-presidencies, former chief executives are no longer commanding any significant national attention and their agendas are largely set aside for the next set of ideas. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush — even the anointed one Barack Obama — all followed the traditional path of opening a library or starting a foundation and headlining the occasional party fundraiser, but by and large, all exited center stage.

Not so with the 45th president. To this day, Mr. Trump — the ultimate political outsider and change agent — remains at the forefront of American politics. Mr. Trump’s tremendous impact on government coupled with the establishment and biased mainstream media’s unhinged reaction to his rise to the presidency still dominates the political scene today. It’s something we’ve never witnessed as a country.

Mr. Trump’s commonsense “America First” agenda remains the agenda of the Republican Party and Republican candidates for office at all levels of government. You simply can’t find a Republican candidate who isn’t for building the border wall, law and order, getting tough on China, energy independence and strong adherence to the Constitution. Mr. Trump’s agenda remains so popular because it worked for four years.

For the Democrats, investigating Mr. Trump and trying to deny him another run for the presidency in 2024 remains their top priority. The Democrats are so hopelessly incompetent and out of touch that they would rather destroy Mr. Trump than attempt to solve our nation’s crippling inflation, crime and border crises. And the liberal media is more than happy to aid and abet their political allies on the left because Mr. Trump sells. The former president helps them with clicks and to survive another day in the midst of their slow-moving death spiral.

The left’s most recent coordinated effort to suggest that Mr. Trump is losing his grip on power in the GOP according to phony corporate polls is fake news. The truth is that Mr. Trump and his agenda remain wildly popular and greatly missed among wide swaths of Republican primary voters. Let’s face it, if any other politician considering a run for the presidency was sitting in the position Mr. Trump is right now, they would be labeled “strong” and “tough to beat.” But that’s Trump Derangement Syndrome for you.

GOP voters are overwhelmingly receptive to the idea that if Mr. Trump chose to seek another term in office, he has every right to do so. President Biden won a razor-thin election by about 42,000 votes in three battleground states during the fog and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic with untested universal mail-in voting, drop boxes, ballot harvesting and so-called “Zuck Bucks” carrying the day.

The same goes for “Crooked H” herself, Hillary Clinton. Former Secretary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 and if she decided to make another run for the presidency in 2024, she could easily make the case that she earned it. No one on the Democrat side could compete with a Clinton reboot at this point — including the rapidly fading current president of the United States.

On Mr. Biden’s watch — under complete Democrat control — America is heading in the wrong direction at a historic level. One recent poll found that only 10% of the American people believe we’re on the right track while an astonishing 87% said we’re going down the wrong track. Coincidentally, this month marks the 43rd anniversary of former President Jimmy Carter’s infamous “malaise” speech. Mr. Biden could deliver the same speech today nearly word for word and the American people wouldn’t blink. To be certain, clueless Mr. Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s horrible policies have driven us into a ditch just like the incompetent Mr. Carter did with his own Democrat majority in Congress in the late 1970s.

The abject failure of the Biden agenda along with the radicalization of the Democrat Party has paved the way for a Trump encore. The contrast Mr. Trump could draw on the campaign trail would be extraordinarily convincing. It would be so strong in fact that it would cause other Republican presidential hopefuls to recede into the ether due to the lack of oxygen.

On the campaign trail, candidate Trump would ask his huge crowds very straightforward questions: Do you support my border security plan or open borders and more fentanyl? Do you support my low tax and pro-growth economic policies or inflation and high gas prices? Do you support the heroic police and safe neighborhoods like me or defunding police and violent crime? Do you support American energy independence — which was achieved on my watch — or begging Saudi Arabia to drill more oil? You get the picture.

If there were ever a reason for a Trump rubber match, this is it. In 2024, the American people can decide if they like the hugely successful Trump American first agenda or the disastrous radical left’s agenda more because now they’ve seen both in action.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and he served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.

David N. Bossie & Citizens United Political Victory Fund Endorse Kathleen Winn For Congress

Along with Citizens United Political Victory Fund, I'm proud to endorse Kathleen Winn in AZ-6. True America first conservative Kathleen Winn will fight for the Trump agenda. I trust Kathleen will be a leader on election integrity, border security, and law & order in Congress.

Kathleen Winn will always defend the Constitution and fight the failed Biden agenda that's caused record inflation & crushing gas prices. We need political outsiders like Kathleen in Congress who understand the urgency of the moment & can solve Biden's crises with fresh ideas.

Kathleen Winn will be an outstanding conservative Member of Congress and is a change agent who will be a leader on day one.

-Citizens United President David N. Bossie

SYRACUSE.COM: CNY race for Congress: Steve Wells ducks Trump talk while opponent embraces ex-prez

Steve Wells, left, faces Brandon Williams in the Republican primary election for the 22nd Congressional District seat in Central New York.

After Steve Wells spent more than an hour being questioned about his loyalty to Donald Trump, Valerie Lutz had run out of patience.

Wells, a Republican candidate for Congress in Central New York, was asked five times at a GOP caucus meeting whether he supported Trump and the former president’s policies.

“You’re kind of skirting a lot of the issues,” Lutz, of Utica, said before asking Wells the fourth question about Trump. “You’re answering but not really answering. Would you support Donald Trump 100 percent?”

Wells became defensive.

“I’m not going to skirt the answer,” Wells said. “I’m going to give you my answer. If you don’t like it, I’m sorry. My answer is, I’m going to support whoever the Republican nominee is for president. Period. I don’t know if he’s going to run or not run.”

Dave Gresack of Holland Patent followed up, his voice rising in anger as he demanded to know if Wells is loyal to Trump.

“Are you behind Donald Trump 100 percent in 2024?” Gresack said. “I want to know. Are you behind Donald Trump 100 percent? Straight up: Yes or no? Yes or no?”

Wells stood firm, refusing to say if he wants Trump to lead the party’s ticket again in 2024. “If he runs and he’s the nominee, the answer is yes,” Wells said.

The tense exchange demonstrates how Donald Trump looms over Republican primary elections here and nationwide. GOP candidates now have to navigate Trump and his supporters, among the most motivated to vote in primary elections.

Some, like those at the Utica meeting, demand that candidates show 100 percent fealty to Trump to gain their support.

There’s stark differences between the GOP candidates in the new 22nd Congressional District, a region now represented by two Republicans – Reps. John Katko and Claudia Tenney.

Wells, 58, of Cazenovia, has mostly avoided talking about Trump, according to 10 Republican and Conservative Party leaders interviewed for this story.

The other candidate in the GOP primary election – Brandon Williams – has taken the opposite approach, openly embracing Trump.

At the caucus meeting in Utica last month, Wells did not respond to a question about Trump and the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Wells and his campaign did not respond to at least a dozen requests from | The Post-Standard for comment about Trump. His campaign manager said Wells is “unavailable” and would not elaborate.

Williams, 54, a tech executive from Cayuga County, said he supports Trump, would not have voted to impeach him in 2019 or 2021, and views him as the leader of the Republican Party.

Williams has Trump issues he won’t touch, either. He did not answer when asked by if he believes Trump incited the Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol or whether Mike Pence acted appropriately in certifying the election.

Williams, who won the Conservative Party’s line in the redrawn 22nd District, breaks with Trump only when it comes to his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

“The Electoral College rules were followed,” Williams said. “Joe Biden is our president.”

Williams said he believes legitimate questions have been raised about election rules, which tend to vary from state to state. He wants those issues to be addressed. But he won’t make it a priority of his campaign.

“If the 2022 midterms are a readjudication of 2020, Republicans will lose,” Williams said. “And I’m not in this race to lose.”

Williams is making his first bid for elected office and has portrayed himself as a political outsider looking to make change in Washington. He said that was a big reason why he voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020.

He gave direct answers to questions about Trump last month when he appeared before the Republican Constitutional Caucus, a conservative offshoot of the Oneida County Republican Committee.

It’s the same group whose members expressed frustration with Wells June 16 in Utica.

The different approaches are an early indication of how the two GOP candidates will handle the issue of Trump with Republicans before the Aug. 23 primary election.

The district spans Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties, and a small slice of Oswego County. Democrats have an enrollment advantage in the new district, where Biden outpolled Trump by 7 percentage points in 2020.

Wells appears to be trying to avoid inflaming the Trump Republicans enough to survive the primary but not in a way that hurts him in November’s general election in a moderate district.

Bernie Ment, chairman of the Onondaga County Conservative Party, puts it this way.

“Steve doesn’t directly answer questions, and you’re left speculating what he will do when he gets to Washington,” said Ment, a Trump supporter. “I think he figures he’ll coast to a victory if nobody knows who he is.”

Ment said he plans to ask Trump to back Williams, an endorsement that has had mixed results nationwide.

Trump’s future as the leader of the Republican Party is being tested in primaries across the nation.

The issue has spilled into more than 100 GOP primary elections nationwide, for Congress and state offices, where candidates have pledged loyalty to Trump and repeated the former president’s lies about the 2020 election, according to a Washington Post analysis.

In New York state, the four Republican candidates for governor sparred over Trump and the Jan. 6 attack last month. Rob Astorino, who lost in the June primary, stood out as the only candidate to say Trump “bears some responsibility” for the violence.

In Central New York, Wells and Williams made their pitches to Trump’s base of support when they addressed the Republican Constitutional Caucus in Utica on different nights last month.

Wells and Williams told the caucus they were Trump supporters in 2016 and 2020, voted for him both times, and would vote for him again.

Wells said he can’t think of any Trump policies he disagreed with during his four years in office.

And he said Vladimir Putin probably would not have ordered Russian soldiers to invade Ukraine if Trump were still in the White House.

But it’s what Wells didn’t say that concerned Jim Zecca, one of the caucus members and a founder of the group Mohawk Valley/Central New York for Trump.

“As far as I’m concerned, we didn’t get a clear answer from him on whether he supports President Trump,” Zecca said in an interview. “Being a strong Trump supporter, I want to know.”

After the Utica meeting, the Constitution Caucus posted video recordings of the meetings with both candidates on its website and asked its members to submit their choice for the group’s endorsement.

As of last week, the votes were running about 90 percent in favor of Williams, said Steve Piacentino, the caucus chairman.

Piacentino said he received a text message from Dan Kranz, the campaign manager for Wells, asking him to remove the video of Wells from the website. Piacentino refused.

“I think they were trying to bury something that they found embarrassing,” Piacentino said.

Kranz did not respond to a request for comment.

When Wells was pressed at the meeting about Trump, he repeatedly made references to the need for Republicans to be a “big tent” party in order to succeed.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, a Republican who endorsed Wells in the primary election, said it doesn’t make sense to judge candidates simply based on their preference for president.

“This caucus is a lot like what we’re seeing across the country,” Picente said of the Constitutional Caucus. “They say, ‘Either you support Donald Trump or you’re not a Republican,’ which is nonsense.”

He added, “If that’s the litmus test here, it’s not fair. It doesn’t mean you’re not a loyal Republican or someone who doesn’t believe in the party’s principles.”

When Picente and Wells met over lunch June 20 at Ventura’s Restaurant in Utica, Trump and his future in the party didn’t come up in nearly two hours, Picente said.

Likewise, Wells didn’t discuss Trump when he met with members of the town of Salina Republican Committee in late May, said Bill Sanford, the former chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature.

Sanford, who attended the meeting, said he has known Wells for years and has a sense of how he feels about Trump.

“I do know the thing that’s so impressive to me about Steve is that he’s a man of character,” Sanford said. “Like a lot of us, I know he was upset at times with Trump over his character, but he liked his policies.”

Wells, co-founder of American Food and Vending Corp., a Liverpool-based national food service company, is a longtime Republican Party leader who has served as treasurer of the state Republican Committee.

Wells launched his campaign in mid-May only after a judge settled a redistricting lawsuit by including Madison County in the new 22nd District. Wells lives in Cazenovia. He immediately became the favorite in the race after picking up key endorsements from Republican committee leaders in Onondaga, Madison, Oneida and Oswego counties.

Until now, Wells worked mostly behind the scenes with the exception of one previous campaign for Congress.

He has a complicated history with Trump’s base, dating to his 2016 GOP primary campaign to succeed retiring Rep. Richard Hanna, a Republican from Oneida County.

Wells lost to Tenney, R-New Hartford, in a three-person race even though he had received the endorsement of Hanna.

Before the primary election, Hanna told that he would never vote for Trump, saying he was embarrassed by his pandering to extreme factions of the party.

After Trump won the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, Hanna became the only House Republican to say he would vote for Hillary Clinton for president.

Tenney was among Trump’s earliest supporters. She declined to comment about the primary election between Wells and Williams.

Wells has also been a confidante and donor to Katko, R-Camillus, one of only 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 mob attack.

Wells co-chaired Katko’s campaign finance committee before the congressman announced in January that he would retire from Congress.

Kranz, who served as Katko’s communications director until May, left to run Wells’ campaign.

Wells, who pledged he will spend at least $400,000 from his personal fortune on the campaign, has been a frequent donor to House Republicans from New York.

He has donated more than $50,000 to Republican candidates and party committees since 2003, including to Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, chair of the House Republican Conference, according to federal campaign finance records.

Wells did not donate to either of Trump’s presidential campaigns in 2016 or 2020, nor did Williams, the records show.

Wells previously contributed $1,000 apiece to the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush in 2003 and Mitt Romney in 2012, according to Federal Election Commission records. Williams did not give to any presidential candidates.

Stefanik, one of Trump’s most prominent backers in the House, supported Wells on June 30 in the first major endorsement in the primary campaign.

Stefanik called Wells an “America First leader,” using Trump’s slogan to promote his foreign policy and efforts to withdraw the United States from international organizations.

Stefanik did not elaborate, and her spokesman did not respond to a request for an interview.

Williams countered on Monday with his own endorsement from a figure in Trump’s orbit. David Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager in 2016 and president of Citizens United Political Victory Fund, called Williams the only “America First conservative for Congress in NY-22.”

Wells has not said publicly if he is seeking Trump’s endorsement.

Ment, chairman of the Onondaga County Conservative Party, said he’s going to do his best to make sure any Trump endorsement goes to Williams. Williams said he would welcome Trump’s support.

“What worries me is that Elise Stefanik is going to coordinate with Steve Wells to get him Trump’s endorsement,” Ment said. “I don’t want Wells to have any edge here. He doesn’t deserve Trump’s support. I see him as Katko 2.0″

Williams won the designation for the New York Conservative Party’s ballot line and could choose to stay on that line in November even if he loses the Republican primary election.

Before that designation, Trump sent a handwritten note to Ment offering to help back a local candidate who would challenge Katko in a primary election.

Trump wrote his letter over a story that detailed the Conservative Party’s decision to abandon Katko over his impeachment vote.

WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: How about a select committee on Biden family corruption?

Cassidy Hutchinson’s recent hearing before the Jan. 6 “un-select” committee was noteworthy not only due to her false and highly questionable secondhand testimony, but also because it showcased the new rules that unhinged Democrats and RINO Rep. Liz Cheney have implemented for future congressional investigations.

Arrogant Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump-deranged members of this illegitimate committee — who are wrecking their hallowed institution under the phony guise of trying to save it — will be forced to live under the new standards they created in less than six months from now. The same goes for journalists in the biased liberal media and the Washington establishment who all turned a blind eye to the abuse of power and the abandonment of the rule of law, House rules and historical precedent. For a group that talks a lot about unity, the partisan structure and actions of the Jan. 6 committee are about as divisive as you can get.

In January of 2023 when Republicans take back the majority in the House of Representatives, they must immediately create a select committee on Biden family corruption. If a select committee is necessary to probe a riot at the U.S. Capitol, then a select committee is surely necessary to find out if the sitting president of the United States is compromised. And following Jan. 6 committee protocols, the panel should have nine Republican members, zero Democrats and no minority staff.

The Democrats have done away with minority rights completely, so the days of notifying the other side of the aisle about upcoming hearings, depositions, or subpoenas are gone. And since minority party representation on committees is no longer a requirement, there will be no more equal time, sharing information, cross-examination, or alternate points of view. For the new select committee, it will be all Biden investigations, all the time; just like the Jan. 6 committee is ruthlessly anti-Trump 100% of the time.

Subpoenas should be issued for Hunter Biden, James Biden, family business associates, senior White House staff and President Biden himself on the first day of the new Congress. The American people deserve to know just how compromised President Biden really is due to his family’s financial entanglements in China, Russia and Ukraine. This is information that should have come to light during the 2020 campaign, but it was censored by Big Tech and the anti-Trump mainstream media. It’s never too late.

The Biden White House can’t hide behind executive privilege anymore either due to the dangerous precedent set by the Jan. 6 investigation. Take it from Mr. Biden himself who ruled last year “that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents.”

And following the new rules of the Jan. 6 committee, when subpoenas for testimony are issued, there’s no more leniency; witnesses must comply or invoke the Fifth Amendment in person with the cameras on. Individuals are to appear immediately or else be held in contempt of Congress and referred for criminal indictment without delay. Then the American people can ask why Trump associates are prosecuted in shackles and Biden associates are given a free pass by the hyper-politicized Biden Justice Department.

The first question from investigators for Joe and Hunter Biden should be about the 2018 voicemail the president left for Hunter concerning a New York Times report about their China-related business dealings. Does Mr. Biden stand by his statement that he’s never discussed Hunter’s international business with him? Fox News reporter Peter Doocy should be commended for staying on this story from the beginning — and shame on his fellow reporters in the White House Briefing Room who don’t have the guts to ask a follow-up question. It’s no wonder that a new book found that 12 out of the 13 journalists who get to ask questions at the White House are Democrats.

The old saying that sunlight is the best disinfectant is still true, and the Biden White House needs to learn it. The American people deserve to know why Hunter Biden traveled to China on Air Force 2 with then-Vice President Biden in 2013; they deserve to know how Hunter got on the board of a Ukrainian energy company; they deserve to know why Mr. Biden attended a dinner at Cafe Milano with Hunter’s wealthy Russian business associates. The list of questions goes on and on. In fact, you could literally hold dozens of Jan. 6-style hearings on all the various topics of alleged Biden family corruption.

Republican Rep. James Comer — who is in line to be the next chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee — was right when he said, “we view Hunter Biden as a national security risk.” This is the topic that Congress and the mainstream media should be focused on — not former President Donald Trump and uncorroborated hearsay about what didn’t happen on Jan. 6, 2021.

This week’s hearing by the Jan. 6 inquisition will apparently focus on how the radical groups involved with the riot at the U.S. Capitol were organized and financed. There’s a critical piece of exculpatory evidence that must be mentioned at the hearing, but the one-sided faux committee will probably ignore it. The federal indictment of Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes states, “RHODES then messaged the Leadership Signal Chat, ‘Pence is doing nothing. As I predicted.’ RHODES added, ‘All I see Trump doing is complaining. I see no intent by him to do anything. So the patriots are taking it into their own hands. They’ve had enough.’” Historically, congressional committees that are interested in fairness and the facts would note this important piece of information for the American people, but next week you won’t hear a word of it.

They say that what goes around comes around. And come January, the Biden White House will finally be held accountable — with the help of the new Biden-Pelosi investigative rulebook.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.

David N. Bossie and Citizens United Political Victory Fund Endorse Brandon Williams for Congress in NY-22

“Along with Citizens United Political Victory Fund, I’m proud to endorse Brandon Williams (@Brandon4ny22) for Congress in NY-22.  Brandon is a principled America first conservative running for the right reasons - to solve the multiple crises that Joe Biden’s policies have created. 

Brandon is a political outsider and Navy veteran who will offer the innovative ideas that our country needs. Brandon is a fighter who understands the urgency of the moment and will defend the Constitution and our liberty every day in Congress.

Brandon’s primary opponent was endorsed by RINO Hillary Clinton supporting Rep. Richard Hanna in 2016. The choice is clear. Brandon Williams is a conservative change agent. Steve Wells wants to go to DC to join the club.”

-Citizens United President David N. Bossie

CU President David Bossie on Wake Up America

CU President David Bossie on Wake Up America  

CU v. State FOIA Records (Hunter Biden-related emails)

CU v. State FOIA Records (Hunter Biden-related emails)

CU v. State FOIA Records (Hunter Biden-related emails) by Citizens United

FOX NEWS: DAVID BOSSIE: What Tuesday's election results tell Biden, Democrats and Republicans

Joe Biden’s hot inflation summer has begun and the results of this week’s primary and run-off elections around the country provided some important insight into how Americans are feeling about his failing presidency and what issues they care about the most. Unsurprisingly, there’s a complete disconnect between what career politicians in Washington are prioritizing and what hardworking families need them to focus on.

The American people are hurting from the high cost of gas and groceries -- and just about everything in between -- and are concerned for the future of the country.  Recent polling indicates that an astonishing 70 percent believe that America is on the wrong track under President Biden and his approval rating is clocking in under 40 percent on a regular basis.

According to Fox News survey data from June, Biden’s approval rating on his handling of the economy is just 29 percent and when it comes to the inflation crisis, his approval comes in at an abysmal 23 percent.

It’s clear that voters are most concerned about their economic well-being more than anything else and are turning out to the polls in historic numbers because inflation is keeping them up at night.

Be that as it may, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s out of touch Democrat-controlled Congress -- with the help of RINO Congresswoman Liz Cheney -- has chosen to continue its never-ending war against President Trump instead of waging a war against inflation to help struggling Americans.  The fact is that what happened on January 6, 2021, will have little to do with the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections.  President Trump isn’t on the ballot -- but Joe Biden’s disastrous policies are.

In Alabama’s GOP run-off election for U.S. Senate, first time candidate Katie Britt prevailed. With her impressive victory, Britt is one step closer to becoming the first woman elected to the Senate from Alabama in history.  If elected -- which is highly likely in ruby red Alabama -- Britt must join the growing ranks of "next generation" conservative U.S. Senators such as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, and Marco Rubio who are determined to not just manage the decay in Washington but finally get America’s fiscal house in order.

Republicans turned out in droves in the Yellowhammer State to cast a vote for their next U.S. Senator in a summer run-off election.

This is just more evidence that Republicans are energized in 2022 and ready to make a statement at the polls in November against the failed leadership of Joe "The Great Inflator" Biden and his country-wrecking socialist agenda. Britt was spot on when she recently stated that voters "miss the America First agenda and they are ready for our country to get back on track."

Similar messages were sent in two swing districts within the renewed presidential battleground state of Virginia.

In Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, State Senator and Navy veteran Jen Kiggans won the Republican primary election to take on Pelosi puppet Rep. Elaine Luria in November. And in the 7th congressional district, rising America first superstar Yesli Vega won her competitive primary contest to take on far-left Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger.

So, what’s causing the Republican energy in support of conservative women all across the country? Like longtime Clinton strategist James Carville used to say, "It’s the economy, stupid."

It seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same.  On June 18, 1978 -- about four months before President Jimmy Carter’s midterm election -- The New York Times ran a column entitled "How Carter Can Stop Inflation."  The piece is eerily similar to the situation that Joe Biden finds himself in 44 years later.

For example, the piece states "In his early days in the White House, Jimmy Carter didn’t greatly pretend to treat it in any serious way at all."

Sound familiar? The column goes on to say that "With the help of Congress, Jimmy Carter has, in fact, needlessly exacerbated inflation."

Remember Biden’s irresponsible multi-trillion dollar pandemic spending spree? The column also asks, "So now the Carter Administration boldly proclaims that something must be done…The question is whether what is being tried, or is likely to be tried, will work…" One thing is for certain: Biden and the Democrats’ modern day Marie Antoinette "let them eat cake" routine is horribly tone-deaf.

When people can’t afford to fill up their gas tanks, advising them to buy an expensive electric car is insulting; and the president traveling to Saudi Arabia to beg for more oil isn’t going to solve the problem either.

Let’s face it, President Trump understood that energy security is national security and that’s why he made America energy independent.

These primary results should make Democrats extraordinarily nervous about the rapidly approaching midterm elections.

The Biden presidency has brought a crime crisis, border crisis, inflation crisis, gas price crisis and baby formula crisis to our country.

These are real problems that have Americans of all political stripes hurting. Not since the days of Jimmy Carter has America seen a malaise set in around the country like we’re seeing today.

Complete Democrat control of both houses of Congress and the White House got us into this mess and a return to the America first agenda will lead us out of it.

David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United, a Fox News contributor, the 2016 deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump for President, and the former chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration. He is the co-author with Corey Lewandowski of “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds,”  along with "Let Trump Be Trump"  and “Trump’s Enemies.”

FOX NEWS: DAVID BOSSIE: 10 years after Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, big corporations haven't hijacked our elections

The dangers of foreign influence over our government and foreign money infiltrating our elections have been a concern in the United States since the very beginning of our constitutional republic. In Federalist 68, Alexander Hamilton described corruption as one of the "deadly adversaries of republican government…chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils." 

This is one of the reasons why the U.S. Constitution allows only natural-born U.S. citizens to hold the office of the presidency. It’s also a reason why it’s illegal for candidates for federal office to accept campaign contributions from foreign nationals.

That being said, ever since President Barack Obama falsely attacked the U.S. Supreme Court for their decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission during his 2010 State of the Union address, left-wingers have been knowingly spouting tall tales about the coming flood of corporate money that will surely take over our election system.

The left never lets the facts get in the way of a good story. Even phonier still is their laughable assertion that the Citizens United decision -- a decision about free speech and government censorship -- somehow made foreign money legal in American politics. Citizens United literally had nothing to do with foreign money -- it was illegal then and it’s illegal now.

Obama’s big lie about Citizens United created a chain reaction of lies still echoing among liberal activists and their political allies in the mainstream media today. When President Obama stated that "the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections," he started an irresponsible politicization of the high court that did damage to the separation of powers and our system of government that we’re now feeling tenfold.

When Associate Justice Samuel Alito mouthed "that’s untrue" from the well of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to Obama’s whopper, he was right.

According to a report from the watchdog Open Secrets, the scare tactics from President Obama and the left are unfounded. The report, which analyzed the impact of the Citizens United decision on the eve of its 10 year anniversary, found that "despite fears that elections would be dominated by corporations, the biggest political players are actually wealthy individual donors…Major corporations didn’t take full advantage of their new political powers. Corporations accounted for no more than one-tenth of independent groups’ fundraising in each election cycle since the ruling."

Despite these non-partisan findings, the left continues to perpetrate their core falsehood about Citizens United. Just last month former Clinton Labor Secretary and University of California, Berkeley Professor Robert Reich penned an op-ed stating, "The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission opened the gates. It allows foreigners to influence U.S. elections through their investments in politically active American corporations."

As previously outlined, this was false then and it’s false now. The left is ruthlessly calculating and nothing is done by mistake. So, what’s the rationale for their latest phony anti-Citizens United push?

Perhaps we’re witnessing the Democrats’ latest edition of "accuse the other side of what we’re doing" because they’re in need of a distraction from reality.

Recent headlines concerning major liberal donor Hansjorg Wyss such as "Pelosi-aligned dark money nonprofit received $3 million from group fueled by Swiss billionaire," "Liberal Dark Money Group Bankrolled by Foreign Billionaire Gave Millions to Stacey Abrams’s Voting Nonprofit," and "Swiss billionaire behind Dem ‘dark money’ donations despite not being US citizen" are raising eyebrows because they shine a bright light on the left’s stunning hypocrisy and dishonesty.

Examples of Democrat foreign campaign cash abuse are hardly something new. As the former Chief Investigator for the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration, I had a front row seat tracking the wire transfers coming from foreign interests all over Asia -- including Communist China -- that ended up in the bank accounts of straw donors to the Democrat National Committee and 1996 Clinton re-election campaign.

The Department of Justice charged more than two dozen individuals with crimes in conjunction with this probe, including longtime Clinton friend James Riady.

In a press release at the time DOJ stated that "Riady will pay a record $8.6 million in criminal fines and plead guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to defraud the United States by unlawfully reimbursing campaign donors with foreign corporate funds."

These are far from the only examples of the Democrats’ foreign influence problems. Who can forget Fang Fang, the Chinese spy who infiltrated California Congressman Eric Swalwell’s operation?

Curious minds are still wondering why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose to allow her good friend Swalwell to keep receiving state secrets as a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

An even more egregious example of a politician compromised by his family’s foreign business dealings is no other than President Joe Biden himself. Hunter Biden’s extensive and lucrative business dealings in China, Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere should be of great concern to every American. You can rest assured that every foreign intelligence agency in the world has a copy of the contents of his infamous laptop by now.

So, when it comes to big corporations taking over our elections, it still hasn’t happened. And when it comes to foreign influence, foreign money, and being compromised by foreign actors, today’s Democrats take a backseat to no one.

Hamilton knew what he was talking about.

David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United, a Fox News contributor, the 2016 deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump for President, and the former chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration. He is the co-author with Corey Lewandowski of “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds,” along with "Let Trump Be Trump" and “Trump’s Enemies.”

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