Sen Ted Cruz has revealed some of the questions submitted by members but not used by Trump’s lawyers or members of congress. My favorite one is “Can we build the Keystone Pipeline if we add Hunter Biden to the board?” Of course this refers to Hunter Biden being named to the board of directors of Burisma at the time they were being investigated. This was done in hopes of killing the investigations, which Joe Biden took care of.
That was in reference to the Keystone Pipeline that Biden cancelled at the direction of higher ups in the shadow government. It cost us 11,000 union jobs. It should cost the union hierarchy their jobs for pushing Joe Biden to their membership. It will get even worse as Biden kills off high paying energy jobs which he plans to replace with non-existent green energy jobs.
Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang a Chinese spy that Eric Swalwell allegedly slept with and allowed her to place an operative into his office. Here is another related question:
According to Axios, Fang burrowed her way into Swalwell’s political circle:
Fang took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, according to a Bay Area political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official. Swalwell’s office was directly aware of these activities on its behalf, the political operative said. That same political operative, who witnessed Fang fundraising on Swalwell’s behalf, found no evidence of illegal contributions.
Federal Election Commission records don’t indicate Fang herself made donations, which are prohibited from foreign nationals. Fang helped place at least one intern in Swalwell’s office, according to those same two people, and interacted with Swalwell at multiple events over the course of several years.
A statement from Swalwell’s office provided to Axios said: ‘Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI. To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story.’
I think those questions should be asked after the House managers edited so many videos in order to make it appear Trump said things he actually did not say.
Twenty-one states have filed a lawsuit against Joe Biden for shutting down the Keystone Pipeline. They are contesting the Executive Order based on the fact that only Congress has the right to set policy for interstate commerce.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges the fact that the president usurped congress’ authority in canceling the pipeline.
The move angered Republicans, Democrats, and even Canadians. That decision left Canada with two choices. Either ship the oil by trucks or trains or complete their pipeline to their Western Coast and ship it to China. The use of trucks and trains is much more costly than a pipeline.
So, in reality, they were left with one choice. I wonder if China properly thanked Biden for that. They have added him to their Christmas card list.
The states that are suing Biden include Texas, Montana, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The suit was filed in a court in Texas, which means if they win and Biden appeals it goes before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the most conservative court in the land.
The lawsuit states in part:
Revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a regulation of interstate and international commerce, which can only be accomplished as any other statute can: through the process of bicameralism and presentment. The President lacks the power to enact his “ambitious plan” to reshape the economy in defiance of Congress’s unwillingness to do so. To the extent that Congress had delegated such authority, it would violate the non-delegation doctrine.
But Congress has not delegated such authority: It set specific rules regarding what actions the President can take about Keystone XL and when. The President, together with various senior executive officials, violated those rules. The action should be set aside as inconsistent with the Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 500, et seq.
Texas AG Ken Paxton said:
“Since his first day in office, President Biden has made it his mission to undo all the progress of the previous administration, with complete disregard for the Constitutional limits on his power. His decision to revoke the pipeline permit is not only unlawful but will also devastate the livelihoods of thousands of workers, their families, and their communities. This administration continues to tout imaginary green-energy jobs, without any recognition that their actions in the real world will make it impossible for hard-working Americans to put food on the table.”
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen added:
“The power to regulate foreign and interstate commerce belongs to Congress — not the President. This is another example of Joe Biden overstepping his constitutional role to the detriment of Montanans. There is not even a perceived environmental benefit to his actions. His attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline is an empty virtue signal to his wealthy coastal elite donors. It shows Biden’s contempt for rural communities in Montana and other states along the pipeline’s path that would benefit from and support the project.”
Even before Joe Biden’s inauguration, he and his team of Wokers were calling for an end to the Keystone Pipeline. The part of the energy project known as Keystone XL was delayed, then started back up again, and delayed again by three presidents since 2015 now, including Biden.
Environmentalist whackjobs howled at the moon making the pipeline a symbol of the struggle over climate change and fossil fuels. That’s the official story we’ve been fed by the Woke media, Woke environmentalist groups, and now the Biden administration.
Well, on his first day in the office that many believe he stole, President Joe Biden signed an executive order invalidating the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, ending construction in the United States.
TC Energy Corp. said it will now have to lay off thousands of workers because of the order, many of them union members. The company’s president said the layoffs would necessarily come to more than one-thousands. The company estimated back in October that the pipeline would hire 11,000 Americans in 2021, generating over $1.6 billion in real wages. The Democrats couldn’t go one day without killing American jobs.
The Keystone XL pipeline is an international project that has been in the works for years now. Absent support from the US government and it’s officially dead in the water, which is exactly what the Woke wanted.
The pipeline, all 875 miles of it would deliver heavy crude oil from Western Canada to Steele City, Nebraska and from there it would mix with another line stretching to refineries in the Gulf Coast. All the jobs that go with the pipeline will now go away. The Woke in the mainstream Fake News media are going to tell you that it’s not really 11,000 jobs that are going away or that they were mostly temporary jobs but the fact of the matter is there are other jobs that have no direct work on the pipeline itself. For example, someone has to manufacture the actual pipe, someone has to manufacturer the vehicles that are used for the workers to get the pipeline, someone has to create the tools that the pipeline workers will use to build, fix, and maintain the pipeline, and people have to do all of the other things that are necessary to help the project be a success. We’re talking about millions of jobs overall.
Biden’s executive order revokes the permit that then-President Donald Trump granted on March 29, 2019 because he says it will be harmful to the environment. At least Trump was a businessman who knows how to hire people to analyze a situation like this, while Biden has never held a real job in his entire adult life and he knows nothing about the oil industry outside of what the Woke Supremacy believes.
Do you know what kind of environment will be harmed because of Biden’s action to shut down the pipeline? How about people in the wintertime who won’t be able to afford oil to heat their homes? How about all the plastic products that we use in our lives like Saran wrap and pens and mobile phones and computer keyboards etc that will see the prices skyrocket because of a shortage of oil?
The Woke will say that the halting of this pipeline isn’t going to stop any production of oil but the reality of it is the halting of the Keystone Pipeline is just the beginning. Biden has already violated one of his campaign promises by banning fracking on federal lands. During the campaign, Biden and Kamala Harris both said numerous times on video that they were for banning fracking. In one of the debates against Donald Trump, Biden responded to President Trump who brought the point up that Biden would ban fracking by saying that he never said he would even though we all watched him say it numerous times all around the country. Well, he banned fracking, didn’t he? He says the pipeline and fracking are dangerous to our environment.
However, Donald Trump Jr. sees this latest delay from a completely different angle. He believes Biden acted as Democrats in power always do by providing a kickback to powerful rich donors who helped them get elected. It’s why Jimmy Carter destroyed our public school system after the teacher’s unions gave him money to get elected. This is no different
Don Jr. pointed out that major donors to the Democratic Party, like billionaire Warren Buffet (who owns a railroad) and others will benefit from the halting of Keystone XL. The oil will still be delivered one way or the other unless the Democrats really do want to take us back to the 18th century (that’s the 1700s for those of you in the Woke Supremacy). But instead of the oil being delivered efficiently through a pipeline, which with today’s technology is safer than it’s ever been, the mode of transportation of the oil will be from the use of rail lines then transported over to semi-trucks, and the cost of the oil by the time it gets to the consumer by a much less efficient manner will absolutely go up. You Biden voters should remember that when your heating bill skyrockets or when gasoline prices at the pump go up. Not a problem, because the Woke will somehow find a way to blame Donald Trump.
So, does Biden’s executive order help the environment? Not on your life. Since most of the concerns of the Woke have been dismantled, there was no reason to make changes in the delivery of oil that will most likely cause more harm to the environment than the pipeline itself. The Woke should see this move as a less carbon-friendly decision, but that’s up to the Fake News media to cover it or not. At least now you know the truth.
Liberals hate America. they don’t want a border wall with Mexico that would stem the flow of illegals into this country. But, they are more than willing to fund fences around the world.
Now, Biden has killed 52,000 jobs over his edict that killed the Keystone Pipeline, but now they are pushing for a pipeline that will benefit the Taliban.
Killing the Keystone Pipeline forces Canada to ship their oil through existing pipelines that will be grabbed by China.
Commission to The Big Guy?
But Biden does want the Taliban to get a pipeline. Remember, the Taliban is responsible for killing thousands of Americans. If you think this is typical liberal hypocrisy then you are absolutely right.
Biden not only wants it but he has brokered a meeting between the Taliban and the Turkmenistan government for a Trans-Afghanistan pipeline to bring Turkmen gas across Afghanistan and Pakistan to India.
If this sounds familiar, it is.
Before the 9/11 attack, now-Special Envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, sought to make it with the Taliban. At the time he was a consultant for the Unocal Corporation.
It was a bad idea at the time, and now it’s even worse. Turkmenistan is ruled by a despot and its citizens are more restricted than North Koreans are.
The pipeline would enrich the elite but the people will get scraps…..if they’re lucky.
From The Washington Examiner
To promote the export of Turkmen gas is to entrench its regime even further. Part of the deal is then paying the Taliban protection money or transit fees for the pipeline transiting Afghan territory. Not only would this undermine the elected Afghanistan government even further, but it would also reward the Taliban for insurgency to the tune of tens of millions of dollars each month. Who needs Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers when the State Department has crafted a scheme to reward the Taliban beyond their wildest dreams?
One issue here is Khalilzad’s penchant for using diplomacy as a stepping stone to cut side deals. But the other issue is U.S. strategic interests. Perhaps a misunderstanding of the Taliban agenda was an excuse 20 years ago. It should not be one now.
If the Biden administration says no to pipeline jobs in the Midwest, it should not then turn around and help enrich the Taliban to ship Turkmen gas to the Indian Ocean. It is time for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to call his envoy, end this hypocrisy, and stop coddling some of the world’s most anti-American movements.
When are the Democrats going to do something for Americans?
So far Biden has enriched Russia, China, the Taliban, and illegal aliens.
Former President Donald Trump spoke about what he wrote in the letter he left to President Joe Biden when he left office in January. The Democrats and Fake News media, but I repeat myself, derogatorily said Trump wouldn’t write a letter which has been a tradition when transferring power, but like just about everything else they ever said about the 45th president it was a lie. They had absolutely no evidence to enable them to make such a statement.
“Basically, I wished him luck and, you know, it was a couple of pages long and it was from the heart because I want to see him do well,” Trump said to Lisa Boothe during an interview on a podcast on Monday when he described the letter he left for the man that 74 million American voters believe stole the election from him.
The former president continued saying, “I want him to do well, but that doesn’t include closing up the Keystone Pipeline, which by the way environmentally is much better than having [crude oil] on trains. But [Biden’s] friend and supporter Warren Buffett has trains. Nobody ever talks about that.”
What the former president was saying was that Joe Biden in order to appease the environmentalist wacko anti-oil Woke Supremacy shut down the Keystone Pipeline via executive order and they believe that it’s an enormous victory. They were dancing in the streets. But the truth of the matter is that the oil is coming anyway and now instead of efficiently and safely being delivered through a pipeline that oil will now being transported through Mac trucks and trains and that puts the environment at more of a risk of danger than coming in through a pipeline. It will also raise the cost of the oil to pay for the transportation when delivery via pipeline would have been practically free in comparison. And that translates to among other things higher gasoline prices at the pump. Way to go, Wokers!
Biden never said what was written by the former president in the letter that the Fake News said he would never write, only that it was “very generous.” In my opinion, anything other than “you stole the election from me, you thief,” is a win for Biden.
Outgoing presidents in a recent tradition have left a letter for the incoming president. That was started by President Ronald Reagan when he left a letter for incoming president George H W Bush on the Resolute Desk.
Outgoing President Barack Obama left a letter for incoming President Donald Trump, part of which said:
“This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful … American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.”
Outgoing President George W Bush left a letter for incoming President Barack Obama:
“Very few have had the honor of knowing the responsibility you now feel. Very few know the excitement of the moment and the challenges you will face … There will be trying moments. The critics will rage. Your ‘friends’ will disappoint you. But, you will have an Almighty God to comfort you, a family who loves you, and a country that is pulling for you, including me. No matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and compassion of the people you now lead.”
After the tech tyrants at Twitter did the unimaginable and treated President Trump like a dog while he was still in office by censoring him with false labels of “misinformation” and then removing tweets and videos he posted to eventually kicking him off the platform, the former president told Boothe during the interview that he really doesn’t miss the platform at all. He used it to get his message out, at first bypassing the Fake News media’s filtering of everything Republicans say to speak directly to the people. Now out of office, he doesn’t need it. No other president was treated so disrespectfully.
“I put out a statement, it’s much more elegant than a tweet and I think it’s picked up better. I would almost say better than Twitter,” referring to the 280 character limit of Twitter per tweet. Now, the former president can send out messages to his own liking without worrying about having his message twisted.
Remember on the campaign trail when Joe Biden promised that his family would not be doing business in foreign countries, especially with governments not friendly with the United States?
I guess that was just another empty promise from the empty suit. We were told earlier this year that Hunter Biden would divest himself of his 10% stake in a company he partnered with the Chinese state-controlled Bank of China.
That company BHR is a private equity firm worth $2.1 billion dollars in managed assets.
Biden claimed that he did not receive any money from the partnership, emails on Hunter’s abandoned laptop from his business partner Eric Schwerin said he would begin seeing significant payments from the firm beginning in 2019, the Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported.
Back in December, the Daily Caller and Fox News reported that Hunter was divesting himself of his equity stake. According to Qixinbao and Baidu, two independent services that provide business records on Chinese corporations, that never happened.
He is still in possession of his equity stake and if he continues to hold onto it, the president’s son will be business partners with China.
In his first week in office, Joe Biden has taken many steps that benefit China greatly. He rejoined the Paris Accord that allows China to pollute as much as they want until 2030.
It also calls for the United States to reduce emissions. Biden canceled the Keystone Pipeline.
That oil from Canada is now quite possibly be going to China because they can run the pipeline through Canada and sent to China.
Biden also reopened the national power grid to China, even though they are known to put back doors in their products that allow them access.
Why would we ever want to give access to our power grid to China who could cripple us in time of war? Or peace even.
Biden also lifted the travel ban and has outlawed the term Chinese virus. all this in just one week. What will they receive from Biden over the next four years?
From The Daily Caller
Joe Biden promised in no uncertain terms during his presidential campaign that no one in his family would engage in foreign business if he was elected president.
“No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings as if they are a cabinet member, will, in fact, have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or a foreign country,” Joe Biden told reporters in Iowa. “Period. Period. End of story.”
Joe Biden reiterated his pledge in December 2019, telling Axios on HBO in reference to his family and former President Donald Trump’s foreign business dealings: “They will not be engaged in any foreign business because of what’s happened in this administration.”
Frank Macchiarola, senior vice president of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API), told Breitbart News and Matt Boyle that Joe Biden is about to throw 1 million workers out of their jobs as he works to eliminate America’s energy independence.
President Trump guided the energy industry and took the United States into the top energy producer in the world.
Along with the oil from Canada made us totally independent of OPEC. He has put the Keystone Pipeline out of business and that oil will now probably go to the Chinese. But far worse than that, Biden wants to end drilling on public lands.
Macchiarola says that alone could cost Americans one million jobs. Russia is rejoicing also because as the United States becomes dependent on foreign oil, they will have increased their market in Europe.
“I think the first four days of the Biden Administration have given a clear picture of what the next four years could look like. President Biden comes into office with a real economic headwind and a difficult labor market but at the same time he inherited an energy [landscape] that’s stronger because of America’s shale revolution.”
“We’ve produced lower household energy costs as a result of U.S. energy and less reliance on foreign energy sources.”
“The president has a choice to make: He can maintain U.S. leadership and maintain and support our economic recovery with American energy or he can pursue policies that destroy jobs and at the same time increase energy imports.”
“The first few days should concern all Americans because the administration is clearly taking actions that are going to harm the economy and cost Americans jobs.”
Macchiarola pointed out that in his inauguration speech, Biden said his top to goals was to strengthen ties with our allies except for Israel. And second he plans to grow the economy. What he is doing will accomplish neither but Biden has always been known for his lying. He says this move will cost about $2 billion a year in wages. With Biden in charge Americans do not stand a chance.
From Breitbart News
“This shale revolution has unlocked resources that we never thought we’d be able to get to and that’s meant more jobs in the United States, lower energy costs, and greater energy security,” Macchiarola said.
“For the first time in 2019 in 67 years [the U.S.] became a net exporter of energy rather than a net importer,” he noted. “That’s a huge deal. And abandoning federal leasing heads in a different direction.”
GOP AGs have a real cause to worry as we see more and more of Biden’s radical agenda. The Republicans can only stop bills that can be filibustered. Other bills could get thwarted by Senators such as Manchin and Sinema, but how do we stop the rest of the agenda. The GOP is taking a page out of the liberal playbook and will challenge everything in court. What they can’t kill, they can delay indefinitely.
So far in the first three months, state AGs have sued over climate change, energy, immigration, and taxation. And they are not done yet. They intend to fight Biden over his many unconstitutional Executive Orders. There will be lawsuits over guns and many other topics on the liberal wish list. Republican Attorneys General Association Chairman Jeff Landry is leading the way on two of the lawsuits.
“We are sharpening the pencils and filling up the inkwells.”
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said Republican attorneys generals believe that with gridlock in the Senate, the states are the last line of defense against these bills.
“When you step in on day one and start issuing edicts and executive orders like King George, I and a lot of other conservative Republicans are going to start having problems.”
“State attorneys general are coming into their own and realizing they can be an effective pushback against an overreaching executive.”
From The Daily Caller
In March, Knudsen led a coalition of 21 states to sue the Biden over his executive order revoking the federal permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Weeks earlier, Montana joined forces with Arizona, filing a lawsuit against the president over his executive order blocking deportations.
Landry, meanwhile, has led legal challenges against Biden over his executive order banning new oil and gas leases on federal lands and his orders that have allegedly contributed to immigration authorities releasing criminal illegal immigrants into the U.S.
“Democrats are basically hell bent on overreaching, overspending, over-regulating,” Landry said. “All things that have detrimental long term effects on job creation, and overall stability for the country.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is bragging that the Senate delivered relief for New York.
“We just delivered robust, bold COVID relief for New York The #AmericanRescuePlan delivers $100 billion for NY families, workers, people, small businesses including restaurants and stages, state and local governments, vaccines This bill will help almost every single New Yorker”
What didn’t make it onto his social media account is how on Saturday the Senate Democrats rejected the coming COVID stimulus relief payments to illegal aliens who are living in our country illegally and to criminals currently in prison. I’m trying to find out if the Democrats gave more money to prisoners the way they originally did for illegals. Initially, Pelosi and Schumer offered $600 to American citizens and $1,800 to illegal aliens, fully three times as much as American citizens. That was until then-President Donald Trump stepped in and gave a speech talking about how disgraceful an act that was.
Prior to passing the outrageous $1.9 trillion stimulus bill filled with bailouts for Democrat-run cities and states that screwed up their economies long before COVID-19 came along, along with billions of dollars going to crazy things that have absolutely nothing to do with fighting COVID, things like $300 million going to the Agriculture Department to “conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for incidence of SARS–CoV–2,” and $135 million to the National Endowment for the Arts and matching payments of $135 million to the National Endowment of the Humanities, neither of which have been open during the pandemic nor have anything to do with fighting COVID-19, Congressional Republicans offered up numerous amendments to make sure that Americans who need the relief the most would get it first. The Democrats rejected every one of them.
GOP senators were unable to strip any of the pork out of the bill when it was passed without a single Republican senator voting in favor, even the RINOs.
In an effort to do the right thing, to send the right message, and to save the American taxpayers about $2 billion three Republican senators, Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced an amendment that would have stopped payments going to “any individual who is incarcerated in a Federal or State prison.” The Democrats rejected it by a vote of 49-50.
In a statement, Cassidy said, “Prisoners do not pay taxes. Taxpayers pay for their every need. Inmates cannot stimulate the economy. But, under this bill they receive stimulus checks. This is a perfect example of nontargeted, inappropriate, and total waste of spending. It’s ridiculous that this is in the bill.”
And to think, the Democrats got the majority by pulling the same crap in the two Georgia Senate elections that they did during the 2020 presidential election. They announce they were going to stop counting votes the night of the Senate elections and resume in the morning yet we witnessed the numbers for Democrats shoot up in the middle of the night when no one was supposed to be counting ballots.
Ted Cruz also introduced an amendment to the bill that would have stopped payments going out to illegal aliens. The Democrats also rejected that proposal 49-50. Who is the lone Republican who didn’t vote?
Cruz took to social media to let the American people know what the Democrats had done before the Democrats spin machines, er… I mean the mainstream media filtered the message in favor of the Democrats.
“Joe Biden and the Democrats want to give illegal aliens $1,400 COVID relief checks.
I proposed an amendment to prevent that from happening.”
“This amendment before us today provides that the stimulus checks should not go to illegal aliens in this country,” Cruz said while introducing the amendment in the Senate. “The question for the American people to answer is, should your money, should taxpayer money, be sent, $1,400, to every illegal alien in America?”
The senator from Texas tweeted again about a quarter-hour later.
“Democrats just voted against my amendment that would have prevented American taxpayer dollars from being handed out to illegal aliens in the form of $1,400 stimulus checks.”
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durban (D-Ill.), however, accused Cruz of being dishonest.
“The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false. False! Let me be clear: Undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks,” Durbin said according to The Hill.
Then how come it was previously reported that the Democrats allotted $1,800 to go to illegal aliens and only $600 to US citizens? Cruz was simply wanting to make sure that when the House gets the bill back from the Senate crazy Nany won’t try to put an illegal alien provision in.
Other amendments to the bill that were rejected by the Democrats include one to allow Keystone XL pipeline construction to continue, one to provide more targeted pandemic relief, and another one to require in-person classroom learning for education funding, among other amendments.
The Democrats rejected them all.