Merrick Garland shockingly got slapped around by the Washington Post for this reason
The Democrats now love the FBI.
Their newfound appreciation for the bureau occurred because of the Deep State’s war against Donald Trump.
But Merrick Garland shockingly got slapped around by the Washington Post for this reason.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has weaponized the Department of Justice in truly disturbing ways.
But even before Garland assumed office, the FBI was clearly out to get Donald Trump.
Special Counsel John Durham detailed FBI malfeasance in his report regarding the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Now even the Washington Post is calling out surveillance abuses at the hands of the FBI.
The Post reported that the bureau “has misused a powerful digital surveillance tool more than 278,000 times, including against crime victims, Jan. 6 riot suspects, people arrested at protests after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020 and — in one case — 19,000 donors to a congressional candidate, according to a newly unsealed court document.”
The surveillance tool in question is a voluminous database named after Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed that the bureau already fixed the issue, which was the company line used after Durham’s damning report.
But that excuse is not going to cut it, especially with Section 702 set to expire at the end of the year.
FISA Court Judge Rudolph Contreras said that the court “is encouraged by the amendments to the FBI’s querying procedures…Nonetheless, compliance problems with the querying of Section 702 information have proven to be persistent and widespread. If they are not substantially mitigated by these recent measures, it may become necessary to consider other responses, such as substantially limiting the number of FBI personnel with access to unminimized Section 702 information.”
The lone conviction from Durham’s investigation came as a result of a plea deal from FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who lied to the FISA Court in order to continue surveillance on the Trump campaign.
So the FBI is not exactly inspiring confidence when it comes to using Section 702 responsibly.
The Post added that “an FBI analyst ‘conducted a batch query for over 19,000 donors to a congressional campaign’ because the analyst said the campaign was ‘a target of foreign influence’…But Justice Department officials found in an audit that ‘only eight identifiers used in the query’ — often a name, phone number or an email address — ‘had sufficient ties to foreign influence activities’ to comply with FISA standards.”
The FBI is clearly out of control and needs to be reined in, something that Democrats are beginning to whisper.
John Fetterman statement got the Washington Post to make one embarrassing mistake
Democrats know that the so-called mainstream media will defend them.
It allows the politicians to get away with almost anything.
But John Fetterman made a statement that got the Washington Post to make one embarrassing mistake.
Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman is back after his stint in the hospital for depression.
Fetterman suffered a serious stroke during the primary, but remained in the race despite convalescing in a hospital.
Fetterman hastily returned to the campaign to run against Dr. Mehmet Oz despite not being able to speak coherently.
Unfortunately, Fetterman still cannot speak cogently, but journalists are trying to pretend like everything is just fine.
During a Senate hearing regarding the Silicon Valley Bank failure, Fetterman attempted to grill SVB executive Greg Becker, but his question sounded like gibberish.
But people wouldn’t know that if they read the Washington Post.
WaPo reporter Jeff Stein cleaned up Fetterman’s garbled question and shaped it into a coherent statement.
Stein wrote in a tweet, “Shouldn’t you have a working requirement after we bail out your bank? Republicans seem to be more preoccupied with SNAP requirements for hungry people than protecting taxpayers that have to bail out these banks.”
That may be fine for a paraphrase, but Stein presented it as a quote, and that is not what Fetterman said.
Fetterman’s statement was closer to the following: “Shouldn’t you have some kind of working required suu after we sail your banks uh billions of you bank? Because you seem we were preoccupied uh when uh then SNAP uh requirements for works for uh hungry people but not about pro, protecting the tax, tax papers you know that will bail them out of whatever does about a bank to crash it.”
Stein eventually deleted his tweet.
What the WaPo claimed Fetterman said vs. what Fetterman actually said. pic.twitter.com/CcalyrDA5j
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) May 17, 2023
Sadly, Fetterman’s words are just as jumbled as they were during his Senate campaign.
John Fetterman is incapable of speech or coherent thought. Good job, Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/aLQyaHBAsg
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 16, 2023
Some Democrats admitted the truth about Fetterman after his disastrous debate performance against Dr. Oz.
After the debacle, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wrote, “John Fetterman’s ability to communicate is seriously impaired. Pennsylvania voters will be talking about this obvious fact even if many in the media will not.”
New York Magazine contributor Olivia Nuzzi said, “There is no amount of empathy for and understanding about Fetterman’s health and recovery that changes the fact that this is absolutely painful to watch.”
But now that Fetterman is in office, it’s back to business as usual, and everyone is supposed to pretend that Fetterman is speaking coherent English.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
Biden was finally called out by the Washington Post for one embarrassing failure
Joe Biden had a cakewalk to the White House.
The press treated him with kid gloves every step of the way.
But Biden was finally called out by the Washington Post for one embarrassing failure.
One of the jobs of being President of the United States is answering tough questions.
However, Joe Biden has completely shirked that responsibility as President.
Biden gives prepared remarks, then gets shuffled away by his handlers.
And Biden’s lack of contact with the media is finally being noticed.
The Washington Post editorial board ripped the president for not answering questions.
The Post wrote an opinion piece titled, “Biden no longer does press conferences. That’s not acceptable.”
Donald Trump regularly answered biting questions from a contentious press gaggle, but Biden has not.
In fact, he recently made a joke about it at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Biden quipped, “In a lot of ways, this dinner sums up my first two years in office. I’ll talk for ten minutes, take zero questions, and cheerfully walk away.”
The crowd laughed, acknowledging that the so-called mainstream media are his lapdog.
But the Post finally seems to be fed up.
The editorial board wrote, “So far in 2023, Mr. Biden has done zero solo news conferences. He did conduct two ‘joint news conferences’ in which the president and a visiting foreign leader faced the media together. It should not take a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for the American public to hear the president answering urgent questions from a free press.”
The last time Biden did answer questions, he got caught with a cheat sheet featuring pre-screened questions from a Los Angeles Times reporter.
Biden’s coziness with the press has been a joke, especially in contrast to the backyard brawls Trump had with media figures, both Left and Right.
The Post continued, “The president and his team promised transparency. Instead, he is stonewalling the media. It happened again on Monday. Mr. Biden appeared alongside Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to brief reporters on new efforts to force airlines to compensate passengers when a flight is canceled. As soon as his remarks ended, Mr. Biden turned and walked off, ignoring questions from reporters…Taking questions from the media promotes public accountability. It also shows that the president is willing to defend his positions and instills confidence that he can do the job.”
Biden’s avoidance of the press, particularly a friendly press, does not instill confidence that he has the mental acuity to handle the job.
Elon Musk just humiliated one Washington Post “fact-checker”
Elon Musk continues to rankle corporate journalists.
They cannot stand the fact that he now has control of Twitter.
And Musk just humiliated one Washington Post “fact-checker.”
Legacy institutions like the New York Times and the Washington Post have been bleeding credibility.
One attempt to reclaim it has been the use of “objective” fact-checkers to discredit alternative media platforms, thus shepherding people back to the so-called mainstream outlets.
However, the fact-checkers have been exposed as left-wing partisans.
Such is the case with Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, who had a terrible week.
Kessler was referred multiple times to Twitter’s Community Notes, the crowdsourced watchdog feature that adds context to misleading tweets.
According to Twitter, “Community Notes aim to create a better informed world by empowering people on Twitter to collaboratively add context to potentially misleading Tweets. Contributors can leave notes on any Tweet and if enough contributors from different points of view rate that note as helpful, the note will be publicly shown on a Tweet.”
Kessler got hammered most notably for accusing Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump of “intimidating” the judge in Donald Trump’s bogus Manhattan indictment matter.
Don Jr. and Eric simply linked to a news article that included a public photo of the judge’s 34-year-old daughter, who’s a Democrat Party operative.
Kessler also removed the linked article in his attack on Trump’s sons.
An online commenter suggested, “New Twitter Feature idea: If you get shamed by
[Community Notes] three times in a week like [Glenn Kessler], your Verified Check becomes a Clown Emoji for Two weeks.”
Elon Musk responded, “Maybe a link under the account name to the list of Community Notes of an account that is frequently posting incorrect information.”
Under Kessler’s tweet, a Community Notes message appeared underneath, explaining, “The posts in question contain a link to an article alleging that the judge’s daughter previously worked on the Biden-Harris campaign. Neither individual attached a photo; it is the preview image for the linked article.”
The Community Note is quite embarrassing for someone who gets paid by a legacy institution to be an objective fact-checker.
In reality, fact-checkers like Kessler exist to legitimize the narrative expressed by the Democrat Media Complex.
Kessler and other establishment fact-checkers routinely hounded Trump when he was in office, but they went conspicuously silent as soon as Joe Biden was inaugurated.
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