News Roundup & Comment

Here's a sample of news highlights from the past week as presented by Jim on this edition of Crosstalk:

--Former chief of staff at the National Security Council and former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz told Newsmax that it wasn't an accident that classified documents turned up at President Joe Biden's think-tank office, as he and his staff had decades of experience in handling such items.

--Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special counsel to investigate President Biden's handling of classified documents dating back to the Obama administration.

--Following remarks alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday in Mexico City, President Biden finally broke his silence on the growing classified document scandal.

--President Biden confirmed with Peter Doocy of Fox News that he kept classified material next to his Corvette.

--The House Oversight Committee has asked former Twitter executives to testify at a hearing next month regarding the platform censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story from October of 2020.

--In his acceptance speech just after midnight this past Saturday, newly elected Speaker of the House, representative Kevin McCarthy, claimed that his ultimate responsibility is toward his country.

--The new Republican controlled House approved a sweeping rules package on Monday evening that could reign in the bureaucracy, control government spending, and even put top lawmakers leadership in jeopardy.

--The new House rules call for a resolution to establish a special select subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government in order to look into the alleged politicizing of the FBI.

Jan 13, 2023
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