Connect with us

Published

on

On the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) decried the “Defund the Police” movement, and called out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for trying to accuse Republicans of defunding the police.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Comments

Hunter Biden

Obama ethics chief blasts Biden WH ‘blind spot’ over Hunter Biden meeting with potential art buyers

Published

on

By

Former President Obama’s ethics chief ripped the White House Wednesday after a new report revealed that President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, will be attending two art shows in Los Angeles where his paintings will be displayed and potential anonymous buyers will be in attendance.

The younger Biden will be attending the small LA shows before a larger New York City exhibition of art at his promoter Georges Berges’ gallery.

“Oh yes. With pleasure. He’s looking forward to it,” Berges’ gallery spokeswoman Robin Davis told CBS News on Wednesday, confirming Hunter Biden’s attendance. “It is like someone debuting in the world. And of course he will be there.”

Davis added that attendees “will be vetted” and that everyone who is “appropriate” will attend the shows.

Walter Shaub, the former Office of Government Ethics director under Obama, immediately took to Twitter after the report was published and said, “Good grief. The president has such a blind spot on this issue. I really hope he and his son come to their senses.”

Shaub went on to tweet several times about the article, mocking the statement from the Berges’ Gallery spokesperson about the art dealer vetting prospective buyers. He also did a 35-minute interview with The Dispatch, saying, “The question is, would somebody be paying half a million dollars for a piece of art if it wasn’t the president’s son? And the answer has got to be no.”

“Congratulations, you’ve just outsourced government ethics to a high-end art dealer,” Shaub continued, arguing the White House is not helping with the ethics dilemma. “We’re just supposed to go on blind trust that not only will they comply with the agreement, but the agreement is designed perfectly to ensure any leaks will not happen.” 

Shaub pushed back against White House spokesperson Andrew Bates in an email to Fox News Thursday regarding his repeated use of a July 8 statement saying President Biden “has established the highest ethical standards of any administration to American history and his family’s commitment to rigorous processes like this is a prime example.”

“I certainly hope this is not a ‘prime example’ of the rigorous ethics because this is not rigorous. At some point, they have got to answer questions without deflecting by resorting to this increasingly tired talking point that they have the highest ethics of any administration,” Shaub said. “They can start by sharing this agreement they negotiated with the art dealer. Then, they can pledge to tell us about any contacts the administration has with any known buyers.”

“If they have time, they can tell us why they think it’s appropriate to profit off the presidency after complaining about the last guy doing exactly that,” he continued.

The president’s son’s artwork will carry price tags ranging from $75,000 to $500,000. The White House previously said they will keep buyers anonymous as part of their ethics plan surrounding Hunter’s art dealings.

However, the younger Biden attending his shows may throw a wrench into the Biden administration’s ethics plan on Hunter’s art, as he could meet some of his anonymous buyers in person.

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News in a Thursday statement that the younger Biden is not going to have any discussions relating to the sale of art.

Berges’ SoHo gallery – where Hunter’s artwork is being sold – was recently defaced by someone who wrote “Daddy” backwards in spray paint on a wall in the building.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Jen Psaki

White House acknowledges working with Facebook to flag ‘problematic’ COVID-related posts

Published

on

The Biden administration is acknowledging working with social media platforms on what it considers “problematic” posts related to COVID-19.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday acknowledged the effort. 

“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s Office. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation,” she said.

Psaki also said administration officials are in “regular touch” with the platforms and such interactions are typically handled by senior staff and members of the administration’s COVID-19 team.

“This is a big issue, of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic,” she said, after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy made similar remarks.

Psaki also suggested Facebook must move faster to remove such posts and those that violate company guidelines, while Murthy said platforms should purge pandemic-related misinformation – much of which is reportedly being spread by a surprising few accounts.

“We’re asking [social media companies] to consistently take action against misinformation super-spreaders on their platforms,” Murthy said. 

Murthy has also issued a Surgeon General’s advisory on misinformation, which he says leads to people resisting mask-wearing and turning down vaccines and other proven treatments.

The advisory calls health misinformation an urgent public health crisis.

Advertisement
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Congress2 days ago

McCarthy Pledges Investigations of Dems ‘Fraud and Abuse’ If GOP Wins Back House in 2022

Donald Trump2 days ago

Biden’s Justice Department Says IRS Must Give Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress

Congress2 days ago

White House tells states to prevent evictions, as House Democrats press Biden administration to act

Congress2 days ago

Fully-Vaccinated RINO Lindsey Graham Goes On A Weekend Trip With A Boat Filled With Democrat Senators…Comes Back With COVID

Donald Trump2 days ago

Donald Trump Announces New Rally To Be Held In Cullman, Alabama August 21

Capitol Building2 days ago

“Why are you letting this happen? Why haven’t you called for backup?” [VIDEO]

Coronavirus2 days ago

COVID-Positive Illegal Immigrants Are Released Into U.S….Given Bus and Plane Tickets

Capitol Riot2 days ago

Another Capitol Police Officer Who Responded to Riot, Has Suddenly Committed “Suicide”

Election 20202 days ago

‘You’ll Be In Court After Audits’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Unloads On Raffensperger

Donald Trump2 days ago

Trump Releases a Statement…”If I were President right now…”

Congress3 days ago

Jordan slams Jan 6th cmte, asks why Pelosi has not been called to testify

Nancy Pelosi3 days ago

Nancy Pelosi ‘Served’ With Eviction Notice In San Francisco By Activist Group

Mask Mandate3 days ago

DC Mayor Photographed with Celebrities at Maskless Party Just Hours After Announcing Strict Mask Mandate

CDC4 days ago

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

Education4 days ago

Ron DeSantis to Sign Executive Order Protecting Parental Decisions About Masks: ‘Fairest Way to Do It’

Black Lives Matter4 months ago

[VIDEO] Big Plot Twist: George Floyd’s Drug Dealer Just Dropped Jaws in Court

Media1 month ago

CNN Host STUNNED When Red-Pilled Guests Don’t Follow the Lib Vaccine Narrative

Federal Agency3 months ago

Fauci’s agency spent over $400k on experiments grafting aborted fetal scalps onto mice and rats

Election3 months ago

‘If There’s Nothing To Hide, There Should Be Nothing To Worry About’

LAPD SWAT4 months ago

LAPD SWAT officer shot in the face before gunman is killed in standoff, intense video shows

Local4 months ago

‘Not Our Problem’ Iowa Just Refused Joe’s Pleas to House His Migrants

News4 months ago

Dan Crenshaw Just Took Down Joe, China, Globalists, and MLB in One Masterful Shot

US Capitol4 months ago

Breaking — Capitol on emergency lockdown due to ‘external security threat’…

News1 month ago

John McAfee, Who Claimed He Had “Info to Expose US Corruption” Found Dead Of Suicide

Border Crisis4 months ago

Biden’s ‘Border Coordinator’ to Step Down Amid Invasion at the U.S./Mexico Border

Capitol Riot2 days ago

Another Capitol Police Officer Who Responded to Riot, Has Suddenly Committed “Suicide”

News2 months ago

Guatemalan President Tells Kamala Harris to Put On Face Mask. Does She Hate the Elderly?

Black Lives Matter2 months ago

Black Lives Matter St. Paul Founder Says He ‘Resigned’ After Learning the ‘Ugly Truth’

Politics7 days ago

‘Complicit’: Meet the 18 Republicans Who Sold Out on Radical Democrat ‘Infrastructure’ Plan Without Reading Bill

CNN1 month ago

CNN Tries to Interview Man at Trump Rally, Gets TOLD OFF

Iran Protests1 week ago

Protests break out in Iran… Mullahs are losing control…

Dr. Rand Paul2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Rand Paul Recounts Being Attacked In DC: ‘The Police Saved Our Lives’

Congress2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Jesse Watters: Meet corrupt congressman Eric Swalwell

Joe Biden2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] ‘Really, Really Disturbing’: Lisa Murkowski Expresses Shock At Biden Nominee’s Past

Border Crisis2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Farmers seek payment from WH for border crisis damage

Crime2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] ‘The Five’ reacts to Biden’s claims that GOP is ‘lying’ about Dems’ support of ‘defunding police’

Nancy Pelosi2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Scalise Accuses Pelosi Of Attempting To Create ‘Kangaroo Court’ After Jim Jordan, Jim Banks Refusals

california2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] ‘The Five’ reacts to rise in shoplifting, theft plaguing Democrat-led cities

Jen Psaki2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Ted Cruz Mocks Jen Psaki, Castigates Democrats Over ‘Defund The Police’ Claims

democrate2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Tucker uncovers Eric Swalwel’s ‘suspicious’ campaign expenditures

Border Crisis2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] ‘Shocking’ footage of migrants forcing way past border

COVID2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Fiery Clash Between Rand Paul And Dr. Fauci, Each Accuses The Other Of Lying

Border Crisis2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Tucker gives ‘surprising’ update on report military is transporting migrants

democrate2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] ‘Doesn’t Sit Right’: Tuberville Takes Aim At Pelosi, Schumer Over Infrastructure Bill Inclusions

brian stelter2 weeks ago

[VIDEO] Tucker reacts to Brian Stelter being ‘roasted’ by guest on his own show

Trending

Copyright © 2021 TSD