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    With her departure from the Biden administration’s disinformation panel this week, Nina Jankowicz became the latest aide to resign amid scrutiny of her past and questions about her future. It’s a fate that has befallen a handful of others President Joe Biden has selected to staff his administration. An announcement of a nominee precedes a wave of criticism, eroding whatever support the individual enjoyed inside the White House. WASHINGTON POST BLAMES 'FAR-RIGHT INFLUENCERS' FOR TANKING BIDEN'S DISINFORMATION BOARD Jankowicz, like others before her, stepped down when the pressure of bad publicity became too big a distraction. Others enduring a potentially bruising Senate confirmation process have withdrawn because they could not persuade enough senators to back their nomination, often because a parade of bad headlines began to scare off centrist Democrats. NINA JANKOWICZ A disinformation researcher whose experience in her field was touted as “extensive,” Jankowicz publicly lasted just a few weeks as head of the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board. The administration rolled out the creation of the board around the time billionaire Elon Musk had announced a...
    Fresh off of the Pentagon overstating the strength of the Afghan military ahead of the Taliban’s rapid takeover last year, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency admitted he underestimated Ukraine’s will to fight in the lead up to Russia’s invasion. The invasion of Ukraine came after weeks of warnings by the Biden administration that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was likely to invade. But a top defense intelligence official admitted last week that he had underestimated the quality of the Ukrainian military. Even President Joe Biden said in January he believed a Russian victory in Ukraine would essentially be certain. Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, began a line of questioning during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday by commending the intelligence community for “the outstanding work that it did leading up to the invasion” in warning about Putin’s impending attack. Cotton noted that Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines had said Putin underestimated the skill of Ukraine’s military and its willingness to fight, and asked if U.S. intelligence had made the same mistake. Haines replied:...
    Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is digging her heels in on Wednesday amid an onslaught of bipartisan criticism for heckling President Joe Biden's State of the Union address while he mentioned his dead son Beau.   'The left is pissed because I called out Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that left 13 of America’s finest in a flag-draped coffin,' Boebert wrote on Twitter. 'They are mad because a speech was “interrupted”. Ask the the families who lost their loved ones how interrupted their lives are now.' She previously defended herself late Tuesday evening, writing on the platform that 'When Biden said flag draped coffins I couldn't stay silent.'  Boebert earned 'boos' from the House chamber on Tuesday night when called out Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal while he was talking about cancer-causing burn pits affecting military service members. He believes such pits led to his late son's early death at age 46.  The roughly hour-long address was notably punctuated by both bipartisan applause, as well as loud jeering from Boebert and her fellow GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.  White House Press...
    by Debra Heine   Thousands of Americans were left in Afghanistan after the Biden Administration’s botched withdrawal last summer, according to a stunning new report released by the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other Biden administration officials claimed that number of Americans left behind was only 100-150. According to the report, published by Foreign Relations ranking member Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the Biden Administration “did not hold a senior-level interagency meeting to discuss an evacuation or formally task the State Department (State) to contact at risk populations, including Americans, until August 14, just hours before Kabul fell.” The report reveals that State Department officials believed that on August 17, at the height of the evacuation efforts, between 10,000 and 15,000 Americans were still in Afghanistan. In the next two weeks, only 6,000 Americans were able to escape the country ahead of the Taliban takeover, leaving as many as 9,000 Americans behind.  Yet in testimony in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Blinken claimed that “approximately 100-150 remained in Afghanistan who still wished...
    "Correct information can only be found in official releases from the Ukrainian and American sides. Everything else is suppositions and speculations," the statement continued. "In this troubled time, we ask you to treat every piece of information as responsibly as possible and publish only carefully verified data." Here's the latest version of the story from CNN: Ukrainian official describes Biden-Zelensky phone call to @mchancecnn\u00a0 NOTE: Since this report, WH & Zelensky spokesman have disputed official\u2019s claims (see thread)pic.twitter.com/B2WV4ACL28 — The Lead CNN (@The Lead CNN) 1643339021 Christopher Miller of Buzzfeed News said that his source in Zelensky's office confirmed that the comments claimed by the leaked report were an accurate depiction of what Biden said on the call. Some wondered if CNN had been forced by the White House to delete an accurate report. "CNN either completely botched a report that could impact whether or not Russia invades Ukraine, Or they got it right and got bullied out of reporting truth by Biden admin. It was probably botched," tweeted Brent Scher...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that President Joe Biden is trying to terminate healthcare workers, when he “should be firing the incompetent people that have led us back to another outbreak of COVID when he said he was going to shut down the virus.” And this particularly applies to anyone who may have decided to reject proposals to ramp up testing in October 2021. Scalise said, “Stuart, he was presented with a plan — at least there are reports that say this — in October to ramp up testing. And as you just reported, people are looking for testing kits. They’re waiting in lines for hours and hours at a time. In October, he was told more than likely around Christmas there will be another outbreak, we should order 750 million tests, and President Biden turned that plan down. What I’ve said is we need to have a hearing to find out, first of all, did this happen? The White House has been radio silent on...
    The establishment media on Thursday acknowledged the Biden administration has failed to supply adequate coronavirus testing kits during the omicron crisis. While President Biden promised multiple times in 2021 that coronavirus testing kits would be widely available for those in need, the unrelenting omicron chaos has caused the establishment media to admit Biden’s response to the virus has been miscalculated, misjudged, and botched. People line up and receive test kits to detect COVID-19 as they are distributed in New York on Dec. 23, 2021 (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File). An article early Thursday morning on the Washington Post‘s homepage slammed Biden for “altered guidance” and “ambiguous research findings” in an article titled “Coronavirus risk calculations get harder as a study suggests rapid tests may be less effective at detecting omicron”: The altered guidance, ambiguous research findings and continuing unknowns about omicron — and, perhaps most of all, the overwhelming desire after two years of a pandemic to return to normal life — have left people once again in the predicament of making personal risk calculations that may be not terribly better than...
    Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., told "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Saturday that he hopes Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr., the discharged Marine who ripped President Biden for the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, runs for office. MARINE WHO CRITICIZED AFGHAN WITHDRAWAL, CALLED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY DISCHARGED WALTZ: I hope in his journey going forward, I hope he considers running for office. I mean, I would say to Mr. Scheller, we need leaders as politicians, we need leaders in office with a little bit of dirt and sand and blood and tears and sweat under their fingernails with that experience down range. You know, right now, we're at a record low in our nation's history in terms of veterans in office, it's at 16 percent. In the 1970’s, it was at 80 percent. So I'm recruiting veterans to run at all levels, local, state, federal to lead this country forward.  … He's absolutely right. And when soldiers are seeing things that are wrong, they can come to us and we have that shared perspective. We know exactly what they're talking about and then we...
    Fox News contributor Joe Concha joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Christmas morning to offer his take on some of the media's most unbelievable headlines of 2021. Some of the most widely ridiculed or condemned headlines of the past year included unpopular takes on the supply chain crisis, inflation, media coverage of President Biden, and the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.  SEVEN UNBELIEVABLE HEADLINES IN 2021 THAT WERE NOT SATIRE Co-host Will Cain presented a headline for Concha from The Intercept entitled, "Inflation Is Good For You." In it, author Jon Schwarz argued inflation is good "for most of us" but is "terrible for the kinds of people who own corporate news outlets — or, say, founded coal firms." "That's real, isn't it?" Concha laughed. "This impacts the low and middle class the most because they can't absorb all these price increases when it comes to food, when it comes to gas," Concha said. "Home heating bills are going to be up 50% this winter."  FILE - A driver fills a tank at a gas station Friday,...
    Lt. Col. Stuart Sheller, who was court martialed and imprisoned after publicly blasting the Biden Administration's disastrous pullout of American troops in Afghanistan, announced that he has been discharged from the Marine Corps. Thursday Lt. Col. Stuart Sheller, who was court martialed and imprisoned after publicly blasting the Biden Administration's disastrous pullout of American troops in Afghanistan, has announced he has been discharged from the Marine Corps. The beleaguered former officer took to Facebook to detail the ordeal he has suffered since his blistering criticisms of the botched Afghan exit went viral in August, which saw him thrown in a military pretrial confinement brig for days and fined $5,000.  'I was released from the Marine Corps today, Thursday, December 23rd, 2021,' Scheller wrote in the Thursday post. 'I am filled with mixed emotions. I would like to sincerely thank the Marine Corps for forging me into a man. 'I'd also like to thank the 40K Americans who donated to my foundation while I was in jail,' the former serviceman continued. 'Your support not only paid for my lawyers but will provide...
    The White House was pressed on Thursday about whether anyone involved in the Obamacare website, which had a troubled rollout, would be involved in the creation of the site being launched to help people access COVID-19 testing kits. President Joe Biden announced a range of measures on Tuesday intended to combat the new omicron variant, including this new website for ordering free at-home testing kits. “There are a lot of Obama alum that work here,” Fox News's Peter Doocy began. “Is anybody that was involved in the creation of HealthCare.gov going to be involved in the creation of this new website?” HISPANICS’ RIGHTWARD MARCH White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who was on President Barack Obama's White House staff, interrupted Doocy’s question about fellow alumni to quip, “Don’t know any of them.” “I don’t know all of the staffing particulars about the creation of the website,” she replied. “What I can tell you is that we’ve been planning for the website to be ready when tests start to be ready. And the website will ensure that tests are available equitably,...
    Republican Virginia Lt. Governor-elect Winsome Sears tore into President Joe Biden Thursday over the withdrawal from Afghanistan, accusing him of abandoning the “people who have put their lives on the line.” Sears, a Marine veteran, appeared Thursday on Fox News’ “The Faulkner Focus,” where she was asked to weigh in on Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dennis McDonough’s statement about an uptick “in the number of calls, texts, chats into … the Veteran Crisis Line” after the August withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. WATCH: “My husband and I, we’re both Marines. And when we saw the pullout from Afghanistan, no rhyme, no reason,” Sears said. “You just say to yourselves, ‘Who’s in charge? Where’s our commander-in-chief?'” The Marine veteran then went on to blast Biden for taking no responsibility for what happened in the aftermath of the pull-out. “You’re giving your all to the country, and you expect that it won’t be taken lightly. Your life, your sacrifice, the sacrifice that your family back home is making,” Sears said. (RELATED Lindsey Graham Blames Biden For Afghanistan Being ‘Hell On...
    A group of Republican senators led by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced a bill in the Senate that would establish a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to investigate and compile a joint report on President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal which resulted in the death of 13 U.S. servicemembers. The bill — co-sponsored by Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Mike Braun (R-IN) — would create the select committee to be composed of members of the House and Senate and allow the members on the committee to investigate Biden’s botched withdrawal. The withdrawal stranded hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans behind in the now-Taliban conquered Afghanistan along with Afghan allies, billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment for the jihadist group to collect, and took the lives of 13 U.S. servicemembers in a terrorist bombing. Hawley, last week, expressed frustration with the Biden administration’s continued finger-pointing between the State Department and the Pentagon, as well as demanding congress investigate the deadly withdrawal and hold those who made the decisions accountable. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L)...
    The top Republican on the House Armed Services committee condemned President Biden as 'delusional' on Wednesday for claiming the U.S. exit from Afghanistan was a success. Speaking at the start of a second day of hearings on the administration's handling of the U.S. withdrawal, Rep Mike Rogers said the exit came at the cost of 13 service members' lives and left behind hundreds of American citizens.    'I fear the president may be delusional,' he said.  'This wasn’t an extraordinary success; it was an extraordinary disaster. 'It will go down in history as one of the greatest failures of American leadership.' Administration officials have repeatedly said the end of the U.S. war and the civilian evacuation, airlifting 124,000 people to safety, were a logistical triumph.    'The extraordinary success of this mission was due to the incredible skill, bravery, and selfless courage of the United States military and our diplomats and intelligence professionals,' said Biden at the end of August when the last U.S. troops had left. On August 31 President Joe Biden declared the US troop withdrawal from Kabul to be an...
    Three weeks ago, a US drone strike was ordered on a white Toyota Carolla car in Kabul, Afghanistan, being driven by a suspected terrorist. The single Hellfire missile was launched from an M-Q Reaper drone which had surveilled its target for eight hours, flying at a maximum altitude of 50,000 feet. Hellfire missiles travel at speeds of up to Mach 1.3 or 997 miles per hour, so there would have been around half a minute between the missile being launched and detonating. The drone did its job and killed the suspected terrorist, whom American intelligence had identified as working for ISIS-K – Islamic State Khorasan Province, the most extreme and violent jihadist militant group in Afghanistan. It also killed nine other people including seven children. Despite immediate reports of innocent civilian casualties, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Chinese-friendly chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a Pentagon news conference several days later in which he described the attack as a 'righteous strike.' Righteous, according to the dictionary, means 'morally right or justifiable', 'free from guilt or sin' and 'very...
    After previously avoiding the botched U.S. drone strike that killed Afghan civilians instead of terrorists, both CNN and NBC's Sunday morning news shows dedicated just seconds of coverage to the Biden foreign policy blunder.  On Friday, the Pentagon confirmed that the Aug. 28 drone strike was a "tragic mistake" that resulted in ten dead civilians, including seven children, which was meant to be in response to the Aug. 26 terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed 13 U.S. servicemen. This came one week after the New York Times published a stunning visual investigation that came to the same conclusion. The Biden administration had announced that "two high profile" ISIS-K fighters who were dubbed as "planners and facilitators" of the suicide bombing were killed in the strike.  THREE SUNDAY SHOWS IGNORED NYT REPORT ON BOTCHED DRONE STRIKE PENTAGON NOW ADMITS KILLED 10 AFGHAN CIVILIANS ABC's "This Week," NBC's "Meet the Press" and CNN's "State of the Union" all skipped the damning Times report, which ultimately previewed the admission made by the Pentagon. CBS' "Face The Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan briefly...
    President Joe Biden supports an investigation into the August drone strike that killed 10 civilians and up to seven children in Afghanistan, the White House said Monday. Explaining during the White House press briefing that Biden was briefed Friday morning regarding the Pentagon's report about the strike, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, "I would say, first, the president's view – and all of our view – is that the loss of any civilian life is a tragedy." Psaki went on to reiterate comments from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie that the drone strike was "done in error," and affirmed that "clearly, the investigation that will continue is something the president broadly supports." "As a human being, as a president, as someone who has overseen loss in a variety of scenarios, both as a leader and personally, his reaction is it's a tragedy and every loss is a tragedy and he supports the effort to move this forward as quickly as possible and to have a thorough investigation," she added. Psaki would not say if...
    Fox News host Jeanine Pirro slammed the Biden administration for their botched drone strike in Afghanistan, calling Biden the ‘liar in chief’ Saturday on "Justice with Judge Jeanine." JEANINE PIRRO: Tonight, the United States of America stands guilty of killing ten civilians, including an Afghan working for a U.S. aid group carrying water, who wanted to become an American citizen, along with seven innocent children. As if this fact is not tragic enough, the Biden administration lied to us and the world, claiming that by killing these so-called ISIS terrorists with their drone, they were preventing future attacks. That was a lie.  The ramifications of their actions and the following cover-up that they all perpetuated in lockstep will forever leave a stain on America. Joe Biden, the liar in chief, his generals, Milley, McKenzie, Austin, and his clueless secretary of state Antony Blinken are the real threat to America. They have repeatedly shown both us and the world that they are incompetent, incoherent, ignorant, and capable of lying as easily as they are talking about the weather. WATCH JUDGE JEANINE'S...
    A top U.S. general attempted to distance the United States’s August Kabul airstrike that killed 10 Afghan civilians from the “over-the-horizon” strategy the Biden administration has cited as a means of combating terrorism in the country. CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie admitted on Friday the airstrike killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, as opposed to an ISIS-K terrorist, which was the initial belief. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the Kabul airstrike on Sept. 1, calling it a "righteous strike.” When a reporter noted the incident was previously described as an "over-the-horizon" strike and asked what it meant when it came to the reliability of future strikes, McKenzie pushed back. “Let me be clear: This was a self-defense strike taken under self-defense rules of engagement based on an imminent threat to attack us,” McKenzie said. “That is not the way that we would strike in an OTH mission going into Afghanistan against ISIS-K targets.” McKenzie continued: “For one thing, that will not be a self-defense strike,...
    The Biden administration renewed unprecedented backlash from members of the liberal media over its botched drone strike meant to target ISIS-K terrorists but killed Aghan civilians instead.   CNN anchor Jake Tapper kicked off his show Friday by calling out the Pentagon's "massive and deadly mistake." "This is a total about-face from the Pentagon’s initial denial they got anything wrong days after the attack," Tapper told his viewers.  THREE SUNDAY SHOWS IGNORED NYT REPORT ON BOTCHED DRONE STRIKE PENTAGON NOW ADMITS KILLED 10 AFGHAN CIVILIANS The Pentagon boasted that "to high profile" ISIS-K fighters who were dubbed as "planners and facilitators" of the Aug. 26 suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. servicemen were successfully targeted in a drone strike two days later. However, one week after a bombshell New York Times report that alleged ten civilians, including seven children, were killed instead of terrorists, the Pentagon confirmed the reporting.  Tapper's colleague, CNN anchor Jim Sciutto, tweeted, "This is a horrible and sobering indictment of the admin’s reliance on 'over the horizon' ops for counter-terror going forward." Other media critics slammed...