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Democrats Present Damning Info On Jim Jordan’s FBI ‘Whistleblowers’

jim JordanSince last year, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has spoken of the dozens of FBI agents who’d come to House Republicans complaining about an epic betrayal by their leaders in favor of the woke establishment.

Now Jordan chairs a new subcommittee created specifically to showcase those grievances — but it’s not clear they’ll live up to the hype.

In an effort to undercut Jordan, Democrats on the “Weaponization of Government” subcommittee released their own summary and partial transcripts of the committee’s first interviews with three former FBI agents, and the material is embarrassing.

Two of the three agents have embraced a discredited conspiracy theory that the FBI instigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Two of the three recently received cash payments and other help from a Donald Trump loyalist who used to work for the Trump administration. One of them wouldn’t even explain what he’d done to get suspended by the FBI.


Joe Biden mocks Marjorie Taylor Greene after false fentanyl claims

Biden puts down MTGUS president Joe Biden led the laughter at representative Marjorie Taylor Greene during a recent event where he spoke about her false statement blaming the deaths of two brothers who overdosed on fentanyl on his administration.

Responding to Ms Greene’s comments on Wednesday during a House Democrats retreat in Baltimore, Mr Biden sarcastically asked “isn’t she amazing?”

“She was very specific – I shouldn’t digress, probably – I read, she was very specific recently saying that a mom, a poor mother who lost two kids to fentanyl, that I killed her sons,” Mr Biden said.

“Well, the interesting thing is, that fentanyl they took came during the last administration.”

His remark prompted laughs from the audience consisting of mostly Democrats.


House ethics panel to investigate GOP Rep. George Santos over campaign issues, other allegations

George SantosThe House Ethics Committee voted to investigate embattled New York Rep. George Santos over several allegations surrounding his campaign last year and time in office.

The evenly split bipartisan panel voted unanimously Feb. 28 to establish a subcommittee of two Republicans and two Democrats who will look into whether Santos engaged in "unlawful activity" during his 2022 campaign and investigate sexual misconduct allegations involving a staffer.

The announcement comes the same day as a non-partisan ethics watchdog group filed another Federal Election Commission complaint against the Long Island Republican.

The latest developments are causing more trouble for the freshman lawmaker who has stepped down from his committee assignments after he admitted "embellishing" his resume, including lying about his academic credentials. He has steadfastly refused to leave Congress despite calls for his resignation from both parties and his admission to being a "terrible liar."


Rep. Joaquin Castro Recovering After Surgery To Remove Cancerous Tumors

Joaquin Castro

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on Monday said he was recovering from surgery to remove cancerous gastrointestinal tumors.

Castro, 48, said he “successfully underwent surgery to remove gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors” at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The “small, slow-growing, and mostly asymptomatic tumors” were discovered during tests over the summer, he added.

“My prognosis is good,” Castro wrote on Twitter. “I expect to be home recovering in Texas for several weeks before returning to Washington to continue my work for the people of my hometown, San Antonio.”


Another House Republican Is Under Fire For Reportedly Embellishing His Résumé

Andy Ogles, Tennessee Rep.

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) is facing criticism following an investigation by a news outlet in his home state that claims he ― much like Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) ― embellished parts of his résumé.

The probe by Nashville’s WTVF-TV found that Ogles, who was sworn into office last month, has a background “filled with exaggerations,” such as his claim on his congressional website that he’s an economist and “studied policy and economics.”

There is little evidence to back up such a claim, according to the TV station, and his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University, declined to confirm the nature of his degree from there.

A look back at Ogles’ website over two decades ago shows a claim that he studied foreign policy and the Constitution at Middle Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University.

Western Kentucky told WTVF that Ogles majored in English and allied language arts in the 1990s.


Congress takes reins of prayer breakfast from secretive Christian evangelical group

National Prayer Breakfast

On its face, the National Prayer Breakfast is a serene, bipartisan event full of spiritual reflection.

But over the years, the breakfast has also been a source of controversy — full of shadowy fundraising, behind-the-scenes lobbying and even infiltration by a Russian spy.

So lawmakers now have taken it out of the hands of the secretive Christian evangelical group that has run it for decades — the International Foundation, also known as the Fellowship Foundation or "The Family," a name popularized in recent years by a book by the same name and a 2019 Netflix docuseries based on it.

It painted a picture of a clubby, closed-door group that had the ear of lots of Washington power players and bold-faced names without much transparency about their donors or agenda.


Committee votes to subpoena Donald Trump for documents and testimony

Committee votes to subpoena TrumpThe House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump.

Members of the panel, which held what was expected to be its final hearing before the midterm elections Thursday, had previously said that they were still considering seeking an interview with Trump or former Vice President Mike Pence. Sources familiar with the committee's plans told NBC News of the subpoena earlier Thursday.

The panel's chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the panel had an "obligation" to hear from Trump.

"This is a question about accountability to the American people. He must be accountable. He is required to answer for his actions," Thompson said, acknowledging the move as a "serious and extraordinary action."


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