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    Joe Biden claims he has ‘executive privilege’ against anyone finding out just how addled he is

    James Bovard

    May 16, 2024



    The Biden White House is proclaiming a new prerogative for presidents: They may suppress any evidence of their unfitness for office.

    The battle over five hours of audio tapes could settle President Biden’s fate or pave the way for perpetual presidential secrecy in coming years.

    In August 2022, Biden’s FBI launched a massive, heavily-publicized raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago headquarters to seize classified documents that the former president allegedly illegally possessed.


    After classified documents were also discovered in several of President Biden’s homes and offices, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Special Counsel Robert Hur to investigate.

    Hur interviewed Biden last October and released a report in January stating that the president had knowingly violated federal law.

    But Hur recommended no prosecution because jurors would see Biden as an “elderly man with a poor memory.”


    The White House vehemently attacked Hur for that statement yet refused to disclose the audio files that could settle the controversy.

    Three months ago, the official White House spokesman for oversight and obstruction — Ian “Baghdad Bob” Sams — boasted that Biden never asserted executive privilege during the Hur investigation because he “was transparent and he had nothing to hide.” Except for his mumbling and maundering?


    Last month, the Justice Department claimed that disclosing those audio tapes would be a “clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”


    But Biden was not conscripted into the presidency and no one forced him to illegally retain classified documents scattered over sites in multiple states.

    Congressional Republicans threatened to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for refusing to disclose the audio tapes.

    The White House on Thursday formally invoked executive privilege to block access to the tapes.


    Biden is playing a “Get Out of Democracy Free” card.

    Bad motives by Republicans justify the coverup, White House counsel Ed Siskel claims.

    Siskel says that the GOP had “no legitimate need for the audio recordings” — as if everyone is obliged to take the White House’s word that Biden is the smartest man in Washington.

    Siskel asserted that if Republicans received the audio files, they would “chop them up, distort them, and use them for partisan political purposes” and “manipulate them for potential political gain is inappropriate.”

    “Chopped?!?” Will Biden’s Brain Trust propose revising the First Amendment to prohibit any editing of politicians’ statements?

    Does Siskel believe that the Biden re-election campaign deserves veto power over any outtake from the president?


    The controversy is exposing Washingtonians’ self-worship. When a reporter asked Garland on Thursday morning why he asked Biden to declare executive privilege, Garland pompously responded, “The Justice Department is a fundamental institution of our democracy . . . I will protect this building and its people.”

    Did Garland forget that his oath of office touted the Constitution, not 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

    For the White House, the issue is not whether Biden is capable of fulfilling the heavy duties of his job.

    Instead, the issue is that the American people are unfit to judge the president’s verbal pratfalls and incoherence.

    Instead of a bizarre executive privilege claim, the White House should have invoked the Americans with Disabilities Act and threatened to sue any voter for illegal prejudice against the mentally handicapped.

    Are Americans heading for another “Alice in Wonderland” election — votes first, evidence later?

    Will the Biden-Hur tapes become the 2024 equivalent of the coverup of Hunter Biden’s laptop in the 2020 election?

    Will there be any number on Cynics Bingo Card that won’t be covered by Election Day?


    https://nypost.com/2024/05/16/opinio...-addled-he-is/
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    He's basically admitting he's senile.

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    What happened to the PRA actually meaning that the President has "unconstrained authority" to declare whatever he wants to be a personal record so he can take it home or even destroy it if he wants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    He's basically admitting he's senile.
    We all know that. Well, except for some that are living in delusional world.
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    Biden Rejects More Trump Debates: ‘No More Games’

    17 May 2024




    President Joe Biden on Friday rejected participation in more debates, which former President Donald Trump said Biden agreed to attend.

    NBC News and Telemundo would have hosted the first presidential event, NBC News confirmed, while Fox News at Virginia State University would have hosted a vice presidential debate at a historically black college.

    Trump announced the now-defunct agreement Friday. “I have accepted a fourth Presidential Debate against Crooked Joe Biden, this time with NBC & Telemundo,” Trump said:

    "It is important as Republicans that we WIN with our Great Hispanic Community, who Biden has devastated with Crippling Inflation, High Gas Prices, Crime in our Streets, and Border Chaos. This Fourth Debate will go along with our previously accepted Presidential Debates on CNN, ABC, and Fox. This is all in addition to our accepting an invitation from Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum of Fox News to host the Vice Presidential Debate at Virginia State University, or another venue, in Virginia, to be named later. These are the Debates that Voters have been asking for, and these are the Debates that Voters will get!"

    Biden quickly rejected the debates.
    “The debate about debates is over,” a Biden campaign official told NBC News. “No more games.”

    Biden preferred CNN to host at least one presidential debate, he said Wednesday. The Biden campaign said the president would debate Trump only in June and September, without live audiences present. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will co-host the first event.

    Trump accepted Biden’s invitation and urged the president to debate him earlier and more often.

    “I’m ready to go…The dates that they proposed are fine…Let’s see if Joe can make it to the stand-up podium,” Trump reportedly told Fox News Digital. “The proposed June and early September dates are fully acceptable to me. I will provide my own transportation.”


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    Without live audiences is an interesting choice. Trump loves playing off the crowd but no crowd means more focus on the people on stage, which I prefer

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    I'm cool with no audience. Trump gonna Trump anyway. If I'm Dana Bash or Tapper, I'd be real cool about jumping down his throat. We know those guys hate him but that just goes to show who he is. He ain't afraid of fake media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    A quarter of the students at hbcu's aren't black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    What happened to the PRA actually meaning that the President has "unconstrained authority" to declare whatever he wants to be a personal record so he can take it home or even destroy it if he wants?
    That only applies when Trump is the ex POTUS, it does not apply when Biden is the current POTUS.

    C'mon LM, keep up.

    That's my cynical answer. My hopeful answer is that people have learned what the PRA actually does and what the limits of their authority truly are.
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    So, the Justice Department has listened to the tapes as part of the investigation, I am reading that correctly, right?

    Therefore, Republicans are upset that the Justice Department hasn't released the tapes publicly?

    Well yeah, I wouldn't want them to release them unless there is some urgent need.
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    I KNEW they would. God, please get rid of this administration come November.

    ‘A new low’: Biden admin eviscerated for response to 'Butcher of Tehran' Raisi's death

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    He's basically admitting he's senile.
    To be able to recognize that is impressive for a senile person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    I just want us to stand up to them. America used to have big balls.

    A little FAFO
    You mean like when Trump stood up to Putin in Helsinki?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    You mean like when Trump stood up to Putin in Helsinki?
    Stfu dude. Not everything requires a Trump counterpoint. Take what I said on its own. It takes discipline to do that, but try. I don't wanna use the R word out of respect for Squalen, but some of you push it.

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