House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) this week finally gained access to an internal FBI form he had been seeking that allegedly outlined information received from a trusted informant about a bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.

After reviewing the FBI's FD-1023 form, Comer has now revealed that the foreign national was actually a Ukrainian businessman, Breitbart reported.

Further, that unnamed Ukrainian businessman is alleged to have offered to pay a "substantial bribe" to Biden of $5 million in exchange for influence over certain U.S. policy decisions.

Alleged bribery scheme involves Ukrainian businessman

"Today, FBI officials confirmed that the unclassified, FBI-generated record has not been disproven and stated several times the information contained within it is currently being used in an ongoing investigation," Chairman Comer said in a statement Monday.

"The confidential human source who provided information about then-Vice President Biden being involved in a criminal bribery scheme is a trusted, highly credible informant who has been used by the FBI for years," he added. "These are facts and no amount of spin, and frankly lies, from the White House or Congressional Democrats can change this information."

Tuesday, in an interview with Just the News, when asked which foreign nation was involved in the alleged bribery scheme, Comer replied, "Yes, it is Ukraine," and revealed, "This form 1023 involves a business person from Ukraine, who allegedly sent a bribe, a substantial bribe to then Vice President Joe Biden."

When asked if that Ukrainian business person was Mykola Zlochevsky, the oligarch who owned Burisma Holdings, the energy firm the Hunter Biden sat on the board of for several years, Comer dodged and said, "I probably better punt on that question. The name was redacted."

FBI first received allegations in 2017

In Chairman Comer's interview with Just the News, he went on to also reveal that, per footnotes on the FD-1023 form, it was apparent that the information had first been provided to the FBI in 2017, then again in "either 2018 or 2019," and finally for a third time in June 2020, "So this wasn't the first time that the informant had mentioned a bribery scheme pertaining to Joe Biden to the FBI."

He also stated that while his committee was "following the money" in investigating the various bank accounts, limited liability corporations, and offshore accounts established by various members of the Biden family in an effort to trace any monetary payments directly to the president.

"When you first read about it, it's hard to believe," Comer said. "It's hard to believe that a vice president of the United States would try to take a bribe from a foreign national, in a company -- in a country that's, at the time not noted for anything other than a lot of corruption, and then asked that the money be sent through shell companies and various banks to launder it to where no one would know about it."

The chairman went on to express his suspicions that, much like with the numerous Suspicious Activity Reports the Treasury Department had received over the years from financial institutions about various Biden family members, the FBI was likely sitting on the allegations of Joe Biden's bribery scheme and never fully investigated it.

Grassley reveals FBI source was paid $200,000

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) delivered a floor speech that lambasted the FBI for initially stonewalling requests and subpoenas from himself and Chairman Comer for the FD-1023 form that has now been confirmed to not only exist but to have been in the Bureau's possession for several years.

"Today, I can say that based upon unclassified and legally protected whistleblower disclosures the FBI source in the 1023 has been paid at least two-hundred thousand dollars by the FBI since the source was opened and operational," the senator said. "High dollar payments obviously mean the FBI believes the source to be credible and reputable."

"Here, with this 1023 document I’ve been referring to throughout my remarks, the Biden Justice Department and FBI must explain to Congress and the American people what, if anything, they’ve done with this information. And they need to show their work. We’re not accepting their word anymore. We’re seeking documentary proof of what they did to investigate the matter or their failure to so do," Grassley concluded. "So, to the Justice Department and the FBI: Quit playing games and recognize who you work for. You’re not working to protect the corporate interests of the FBI -- You’re working for the American people."

President Joe Biden's Department of Justice continues to go after many of those involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion. 

According to Breitbart, the Justice Department's latest takedown was none other than Jay Johnston, best known for voicing a popular character on the Fox animated series "Bob's Burgers," and for his role on "Arrested Development."

Johnston, who took part in the events that day, was charged with "felony obstruction of officers during civil disorder," according to court documents.

So far, more than 1000 people have been charged for taking part on Jan. 6, and hundreds of additional arrests are reportedly coming down the pipeline.

What happened?

As the FBI did with many other people involved in the Jan. 6 protests, the agency tweeted out a photo of him at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and asked the public for more information.

According to the court filings, Johnston was reportedly captured on surveillance cameras that day.

Breitbart noted:

As Breitbart News reported, Johnston was “banned” from his role on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers in 2021 for allegedly attending the January 6 riot. At the time, it was unclear if Johnston had participated in the January 6 riot since the FBI hadn’t charged or arrested the actor.

‘Bob’s Burgers’ actor Jay Johnston arrested on Capitol riot charges

— New York Post (@nypost) June 7, 2023

According to Axios, Johnston "allegedly participated in a group push effort with his fellow rioters against the police in the tunnel."

A DOJ statement read, "Johnston was near the front of the mob illegally amassed on the West Plaza of the United States Capitol Building. After the police on the West Plaza were forced to retreat, Johnston, along with others, pursued the police to the Lower West Terrace and into tunnel that leads into the Capitol Building. "

Now what?

The DOJ added: "He surrendered to the FBI Los Angeles field office today. He is expected to make his initial appearance today in the Central District of California."

"This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California," it continued.

Upon being discovered as a participant on Jan. 6, Johnston lost his "Bob's Burgers" gig.

Only time will tell how many more participants are charged for taking part. The DOJ has received widespread criticism for its unusually aggressive pursuit of those who were there that day.

Ever since Fox News sidelined its formerly top-rated primetime host Tucker Carlson on April 21, the network has suffered a substantial decline in viewership ratings.

Now, about a month-and-a-half later, the previously unthinkable has occurred -- MSNBC's once-per-week program hosted by Rachel Maddow took the top spot in the nightly primetime ratings battle over Fox News on Monday, Breitbart reported.

Yet, while some things can and do change, other things seem to always stay the same, like CNN trailing behind both of its rival competitors in a far distant third place in terms of viewership.

MSNBC's Maddow takes the top spot

Per the left-leaning Advocate, Rachel Maddow's MSNBC program, which only airs on Monday nights, was the top-rated primetime show of the day with a total of 2.46 million viewers.

Bolstered by Maddow's show, MSNBC ultimately averaged 1.86 million viewers during the 8-11 pm primetime hours, which beat out Fox News with 1.73 million viewers and CNN with 529,000 viewers.

MSNBC also won the night in terms of the key demographic targeted by advertisers, adults aged 25-54, with an average of 170,000 such viewers, though Maddow herself was again on top with 220,000 viewers in that particular demo.

That said, Fox News still won out overall on Monday with regard to total day average viewers and among the key demo, with MSNBC following behind in second place and CNN, as always, trailing well behind the other networks.

Fox News primetime viewership down roughly one-third

It was just last week that Forbes reported that Fox News has lost approximately one-third of its total primetime audience in the aftermath of the inscrutable decision to take Tucker Carlson off the air, falling from an average of 2.08 million viewers in April in the 8-11 pm hours to an average of 1.42 million in May during that same block.

Unsurprisingly, the drop-off was the biggest in the 8 pm hour previously hosted by Carlson, which plummeted by around 50 percent from an average of 3.06 million viewers during the first three weeks of April to an average of just 1.52 million viewers in May.

The damage wasn't confined to that one hour, though, as lead-in programs "Special Report with Bret Baier" and "Jesse Watters Primetime" lost 18 percent and 23 percent of their viewers, respectively, while "Hannity," which previously benefited from Carlson's large audience staying tuned to Fox News for his 9 pm show, is now down about 27 percent in average viewers from April to May.

Interestingly enough, Forbes noted that MSNBC and CNN had also experienced a drop-off in viewership from April to May, albeit for different reasons, while Newsmax, almost certainly due to catching some of Fox News' disaffected former viewers, enjoyed huge increases of 50 percent in total day viewers, 68 percent in primetime viewers, and an 81 percent increase for its 8 pm program anchored by former Fox News host Eric Bolling.

Carlson draws massive numbers with Twitter video

Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson himself seemingly reemerged on Tuesday with a 10-minute video posted on Twitter that, while not exactly comparable, nevertheless appeared to draw in numbers that would have bested anything offered on any of the cable news networks.

In just two days, the tweeted video has accumulated more than 108 million views -- though that doesn't necessarily mean everybody watched the entire clip -- and had around 860,000 likes, more than 240,000 retweets, was bookmarked and saved by 46,000 users, and was quote-tweeted around 24,000 times.

It should be devastatingly clear to Fox News executives by now that sidelining and attempting to silence Carlson was an absolutely foolish and short-sighted thing to do businesswise, and it remains to be seen if the network will ever recover the astonishing number of once-loyal viewers it has now lost.

Rumors are swirling that Special Counsel Jack Smith could soon bring federal criminal indictments against former President Donald Trump in relation to the classified documents he is alleged to have retained at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida after leaving the White House.

One report indicated that federal prosecutors could utilize a section of a 106-year-old law, the Espionage Act of 1917, to go after Trump for his alleged possession of documents related to national defense, according to the Independent Journal Review.

The former president, whose home was raided by the FBI in an unprecedented move in August 2022, has long insisted that he's done nothing wrong and is instead being unfairly targeted for partisan purposes by a politicized and weaponized Department of Justice.

Possible charges under the Espionage Act

The U.K. Independent reported Wednesday that, according to unnamed sources, the DOJ will likely ask a Washington D.C. grand jury to issue an Espionage Act-related criminal indictment against former President Trump within a matter of days -- though that could be pushed back by a week or so, if necessary.

The relevant statute here is 18 U.S.C. Sec. 793, which covers "Gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information," and it contains two provisions that appear to be applicable in Trump's case, the first being Sec. 793(d), which states, "Whoever, lawfully having possession of ... any document ... relating to the national defense ... willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it on demand to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it."

Trump could also be charged under Sec. 793(f), which states that "Whoever ... having lawful possession or control of any document ... relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody ... or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody ... and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer -- Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."

The Independent noted that this particular statute was likely chosen by prosecutors as a "strategic decision" in that it makes no mention of whether said documents are classified or not and therefore sidesteps Trump's claims in defense that he had the presidential authority to declassify any document he saw fit.

Two grand juries in D.C. and Miami

The Independent further reported that the DOJ will likely also pursue obstruction of justice and false statement charges against former President Trump, as well as that a separate grand jury has been empaneled in Miami, given that some of Trump's alleged crimes occurred in Florida and federal guidelines stipulate that alleged crimes should be prosecuted in the jurisdictions where they occurred.

That appears to bolster a report this week from The Washington Post about the two grand juries in D.C. and Miami and how bringing separate indictments against Trump in the two separate locales could speed up the process by negating likely efforts by Trump's attorneys to try to change venue if all of the charges had been filed in D.C.

The report also asserted that Special Counsel Smith appears ready to indict Trump within the "coming weeks" and, according to unnamed sources, Trump's attorneys recently met with Smith and federal prosecutors at the DOJ to make a final plea against pressing charges -- typically a sign that an indictment is imminent.

Possible obstruction of justice and false statements charges

Meanwhile, The Post further reported that a former top aide to former President Trump who now runs a Super PAC in his support, Taylor Budowich, recently testified before the Miami grand jury, likely in regard to the potential obstruction of justice and false statement charges that relate to an alleged statement drafted by Trump himself in early 2022 that falsely asserted that "everything" sought by the National Archives had been returned as requested.

That particular statement was never actually issued, as Trump's attorneys are said to have talked him out of it, given that -- as evidenced by the FBI raid that recovered more than 100 classified documents later in the year -- it would have been a false statement.

"Today, in what can only be described as a bogus and deeply troubling effort to use the power of government to 'get' Trump, I fulfilled a legal obligation to testify in front [of] a federal grand jury and I answered every question honestly," Budowich tweeted Wednesday.

Trump also addressed the reports with a post to Truth Social that said, "No one has told me I’m being indicted, and I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong, but I have assumed for years that I am a Target of the WEAPONIZED DOJ & FBI, starting with the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, the 'No Collusion' Mueller Report, Impeachment HOAX #1, Impeachment HOAX #2, the PERFECT Ukraine phone call, and various other SCAMS & WITCH HUNTS. A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE & ELECTION INTERFERENCE AT A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE. REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS MUST MAKE THIS THEIR # 1 ISSUE!!!"

Mike Pence entered the 2024 presidential race Wednesday with a frontal attack on his former boss, Donald Trump, saying he "should never be president of the United States" again. 

The former vice president framed the upcoming Republican primary as an opportunity to turn the page on a president who "demanded I choose between him and our Constitution" on January 6th.

"Now voters will be faced with the same choice," he said.

Pence comes out swinging

Like he has done before, Pence paired his criticism of Trump with praise of the "Trump-Pence" administration and its accomplishments, including appointing the Supreme Court justices who sent Roe v. Wade "to the ash heap of history where it belongs."

But Pence also said he and Trump have "different visions" for the country that came to a head on January 6th, when Trump pressured Pence to send the 2020 election results back to the states. Pence said he has often prayed for Trump, hoping he will realize he was "misled" about Pence's role that day.

"President Trump was wrong then and he is wrong now. I will always believe, by God’s grace, I did my duty that day. I kept my oath to ensure the peaceful transfer of power under the Constitution of the United States," Pence said.

Pence added that "anyone that puts themselves over the Constitution should never be president of the United States, and anyone who asks someone else to put them over the Constitution should never be president of the United States again."

Embracing the past?

Pence urged supporters to reject "the politics of personality" and instead embrace "a traditional Republican agenda of a strong national defense, fiscal responsibility, and traditional values that led us to victory in the past and will lead us to victory again."

The hands-off approach Trump has advocated towards Ukraine would empower a "war criminal" in Vladimir Putin, Pence said, saying America has a responsibility to defend "freedom" around the world.

"The war in Ukraine is not our war but freedom is our fight," he said.

Pence also accused Trump, who has blamed abortion backlash for the GOP's recent electoral stumbles, of treating the unborn "like an inconvenience."

Trump's refusal to consider cuts to Social Security and Medicare is an expedient betrayal of future generations who will inherit the ballooning national debt, Pence said, saying Trump's stance on the issue is the same as Joe Biden's.

Trump's dominance over the field promises a challenge for any and all competitors, especially Pence, who has lost the favor of many Republicans since falling out with Trump over the 2020 election.

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

PALM BEACH, Florida – Former President Donald Trump said Thursday he has been indicted on federal charges emerging out of Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation into Trump's possession of classified documents.

America's 45th president has been summoned to appear at federal court in Miami on Tuesday.

"The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is 'secured' by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time," Trump said in a post on his Truth Social.

"I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM.

"I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!"

"This is indeed a DARK DAY for the United States of America. We are a Country in serious and rapid Decline, but together we will Make America Great Again!"

Trump also posted a video of himself, including the following caption:


In November, Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to probe Trump's alleged improper retention of classified records at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Despite the indictment, Trump can legally continue his campaign for president in the upcoming 2024 election.

"Nothing stops him. It becomes practically harder because he has to make court dates," said Rick Klein, the political director of ABC News.

"The timeline here is very inconvenient, but he is allowed to run for president even while under indictment, even, even if he were to be convicted."

Liberals have been out to get Trump for a while, but now Donald Trump has proof that they've been out to get him the whole time. If these indictments don't turn into convictions, Donald Trump could rocket to unbelievable levels of popularity.

These indictments have been Donald Trump's ace-in-the-hole this entire time. If he's proven innocent, there just might no stopping him from becoming the next Grover Cleveland.

As news of the indictment was breaking Thursday evening, the Drudge Report conducted a poll asking if Trump will serve jail time. As of 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, with more than 5,300 votes, 55% answered No, 36% said Yes, and 8% were unsure.

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

With a series of photographs showing the life of Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson, the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded, announced his death on Thursday at the age of 93.

He had started out with a local Virginia station back in the day and finished with the global CBN.

He was known for his "700 Club" television show and had helped move faith to a higher priority in the Republican Party.

Fox News reported the cause of death was not revealed.

He was a candidate for president in 1988, seeking the GOP nomination, and was second in the early caucuses in Iowa, ahead of then-Vice President George H.W. Bush.

His strategy at that time was to court Iowa's evangelical churches, Fox said. Pursuit of those church faithful now is a standard operating procedure for GOP candidates.

He asked his millions of followers to sign petitions for his candidacy, a move that also generated a significant base.

His work at Regent University, the American Center for Law and Justice, and Operation Blessing also was widely recognized.

Eventually, in the 1988 race, he endorsed Bush, who had served as VP under President Ronald Reagan.

The Christian Broadcasting Network went on the air in October 1961 as a tax-exempt religious nonprofit organization.

WND reported his wife of nearly 70 years, Adelia "Dede" Robertson, died just months ago.

They were married in 1954.

They are survived by four children — Timothy Robertson, Elizabeth Robinson, Gordon Robertson, and Ann LeBlanc — 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pat Robertson, several years ago, stepped down from his role as the daily host of his television show.

He announced on the 60th anniversary of CBN’s first broadcast that he was moving on to new projects.

He founded Regent University in 1977, which posted an announcement it was mourning the loss.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved founder,” said Regent University Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, William L. Hathaway. “Dr. Robertson was a globally-renowned leader, broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, author, accomplished businessman, and – most importantly – a faithful servant of God who dedicated his life to glorifying the Lord and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ."

The university's profile noted, "Robertson was born on March 22, 1930, to the late Gladys Churchill Robertson and the late Senator A. Willis Robertson, who spent a half-century serving his country, first as an Army Officer in World War I, and later spending four decades representing Virginians as an elected congressman and senator."

Robertson took degrees from Washington and Lee University, Yale, and New York Theological Seminary.

"One man’s tenacious obedience to a call from God has the opportunity to change the lives of millions around the world,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. “Dr. Robertson was a prime example of Christian leadership to change the world.”

Robertson served as past president of the Council on National Policy and he was on Reagan’s Task Force on Victims of Crime.

"Dr. Robertson was a titan of the Christian faith and he will be dearly missed by millions around the world,” said General John Ashcroft, 79th U.S. attorney general and distinguished professor at Regent. “His legacy is a life well-lived in loving and faithful obedience to Jesus Christ and His glorious gospel.”

A few of the honors from his long list of accolades:

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A month after lawyers for former Fox News star Tucker Carlson accused the network of breach of contract, the network is responding by accusing Carlson of – breach of contract.

The latest skirmish in the war over Fox's decision to remove Carlson from the airwaves without notice has the network saying Carlson's recent appearance with a commentary on Twitter violated his contract.

That commentary drew a stunning 102 million plus – and growing – views, many times the viewership he routinely had on Fox.

report from Deadline said the network told Carlson's attorney that they believe his new Twitter show violated his contract.

The report said, "The letter from the network to Carlson’s attorney did not include threats or suggest recriminations, but stated the network’s belief that Tucker on Twitter, which debuted on the platform on Tuesday, amounted to a contract violation, according to a source."

The network's broadside was immediately rejected by Carlson's lawyer, Bryan Freedman, who said in a statement, "Fox defends its very existence on freedom of speech grounds. Now they want to take Tucker Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events. That’s not going to happen. Not in the United States of America."

Carlson was canceled by Fox only days after it agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to settle defamation claims. That stemmed from comments on the network about the 2020 election and Dominion's actions then.

Carlson's lawyers earlier charged that Fox breached its contract with him in reaching that settlement and that a "non-compete clause" essentially had been abandoned.

Deadline said it was Axios that said Fox News general counsel Bernard Gugar claimed Carlson's contract still is valid and prohibits other appearances like the Twitter show.

The Guardian explained the exact terms of Carlson's departure are not known.

Various reports have said the move was part of Fox's settlement with Dominion, which Fox has denied.

In his recent monologue, Carlson promised "viewers the truth without the constraints of mainstream media," the report said.

Subjects included Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine, and an attack on a dam that has caused widespread flooding.

In response, Twitter owner Elon Musk said it was "great to have shows from all parts of the political spectrum on this platform!"

NBC cited "a source with direct knowledge of the matter" in explaining the dispute that arose over Carlson's first Twitter monologue.

The Washington Examiner said Carlson's original complaint of breach of contract by Fox came up weeks ago.

The report said, "Carlson’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, sent a letter to Fox News on Tuesday, alleging that the network’s executives and employees, including 'Rupert Murdoch himself,' intentionally broke promises made to Carlson 'with reckless disregard for the truth,' constituting fraud, according to a report."

The Examiner explained, "The letter also alleges Fox broke an agreement with Carlson to keep his private communications confidential, not to use them 'to take any adverse employment action against him,' and not to settle with Dominion Voting Systems 'in a way which would indicate wrongdoing' on Carlson’s part, hurting his reputation."

Freedman's letter reportedly charged, "These actions not only breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the Agreement, but give rise to claims for breach of contract, and intentional and negligent misrepresentation."

President Joe Biden just took another humiliating optics hit after another one of his judicial nominees was pulled from consideration by the Senate, at least for now. 

According to the Washington Examiner, Dale Ho, the president's pick for a Manhattan area judicial seat, was dropped from consideration this week by Senate Democrats, citing attendance issues for a procedural vote regarding his nomination.

The Examiner reported that Ho is expected to receive a vote at an undetermined, rescheduled date.

The surprise development comes in the wake of Ho's appointment being harshly opposed by many congressional Republicans.

What happened?

It was reported this week that the absence of a Democratic senator was the reason for the canceled vote.

Senate Democrats withdrew a vote to advance the nomination of Dale Ho to become a district judge for the Southern District of New York due to attendance issues.

— The Hill (@thehill) June 7, 2023

"Vote update: Cloture was withdrawn with respect to the Ho nomination. There will now be one roll call vote at 11:30am today. Further, the Senate will proceed to one roll call vote at 2:30pm in relation to the Syed nomination," the Senate Cloakroom tweeted.

Vote update: Cloture was withdrawn with respect to the Ho nomination. There will now be one roll call vote at 11:30am today. Further, the Senate will proceed to one roll call vote at 2:30pm in relation to the Syed nomination.

— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) June 7, 2023

Strong opposition

Many conservatives have worked to expose Ho's past, some of which some believe is highly controversial and enough to keep him from being appointed to the powerful New York judicial post.

"Dale Ho continues to hide his tweets after he was exposed for backing extreme positions during his career working for left-wing dark money groups," Carrie Severino tweeted.

Dale Ho continues to hide his tweets after he was exposed for backing extreme positions during his career working for left-wing dark money groups.

— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) June 3, 2023

Others called out some of his past controversial, radically leftist comments.

This is the left wing dark money puppet that Biden nominated.

Any comment from @SenWhitehouse on how Dale Ho was literally on the payroll of a dark money group??

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 18, 2022

Only time will tell if Ho finally gets pushed through to become a federal judge, but it's unclear when or if that might happen.

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Journalist Emerald Robinson has obtained, and released, a transcript of what was to be Tucker Carlson's next monologue on Fox News – it was prepared just before network executives took him off the air and it never was delivered to his fans.

Until now.

Robinson posted on her web page the "monologue that got Tucker Carlson fired."

His comments include Ray Epps, Jen Psaki, and AOC.

Carlson was to have started out with a blunt condemnation of the totalitarian speech controls that Democrats and other leftists are demanding for America.

A portion, after he cites comments from Sandy Cortez in an interview with Jen Psaki "in which she demands that authorities pull our show off the air":

Members of Congress aren’t allowed to talk like this. The Constitution of the United States prohibits it. American citizens have an inalienable right to critique and criticize their political leaders. Our politicians are not gods. They’re instruments of the public’s will. They serve the rest of us, not the other way around. For that obvious reason, politicians can never censor our speech or try to control what we think. That unchanging fact is the basis of our founding documents, of our political system and our personal freedoms. As a former government official who claims now to be a journalist, Jen Psaki should know this, and defend America’s foundational principle. She refuses. Instead, Psaki nods along like a fan as Sandy Cortez calls for law enforcement to shut down news programming. The White House Correspondents Association and various other self-described advocates of press freedom stay silent too. Apparently they agree with Ocasio-Cortes, or they’re too afraid to say otherwise.

It’s distressing to watch this. The last thing America needs is more public figures saying radical things. What if we came on the air five nights a week and called for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes to be handcuffed and carted away because we don’t like her political views? We could certainly do that. We never would, because it would be terrible for our country. Extremism is self-perpetuating — the more you encourage, the more you get, exponentially. We don’t want that. We want to live in the United States we had a few years ago, where people who disagreed with one another were willing to debate directly, using facts and reason, and didn’t call for their opponents’ imprisonment. We’ll do whatever we can to return to that standard, including giving Sandy Cortez airtime. She is welcome on this show any time. We’ll travel to meet her anywhere, and give her the full hour. We’ll be civil and rational, and let those watching decide who’s got a more appealing vision for America’s future. We’ve asked her to come on this show many times. We’ll continue to do that.

report at the Gateway Pundit noted Carlson then would have talked about "Marxist" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who wants his show canceled.

"She’s demanding that our show be canceled because the things we’re saying are quote, 'very clearly an incitement to violence.' Is this true? Even accounting for the fact that people tend to hear what they want to hear, it is not true. It’s a lie, as anyone who watches this show knows. We are opposed to violence, not just philosophically but in practical terms. We’re against violent crime — the strong oppressing the weak. We’re against the horrors of late-term abortion and state-encouraged euthanasia. And above all we’re passionately opposed to the violent and pointless cruelty of the war in Ukraine, which the Biden Administration could end at any moment, thus saving the lives of innocents, but is instead prolonging purely for ideological reasons," the report quoted.

Carlson was to say that AOC is "one of those leaders" that endorse such "acts of violence."

"She supports every one of those indefensible things, from abortion in the ninth month of pregnancy to extending the carnage in Ukraine. Who, honestly, is on the side of violence?"

And Carlson also mentions Ray Epps, a controversial figure who prominently appeared in situations on Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol, when a few hundred people rioted and vandalized.

Questions have been raised over and over again about why no charges have been leveled against him, based on the video of his actions that day.

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