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by | Jun 14, 2024 | Daily, Politics

Biden: Will Not Commute Hunter Sentence

He’s saying he won’t do it. “President Joe Biden said Thursday he would not issue a presidential sentence commutation for Hunter Biden following his conviction earlier this week on federal gun charges,” ABC News reports. “Biden was asked about the issue following his press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Italy, where the two announced a new security agreement,” the network writes.

‘I Will Not Pardon Him’: “Reporters shouting over music pressed Biden, ‘Would you commute Hunter’s sentence?’ and ‘Mr. President, do you plan on commuting your son’s sentence?’ The president answered with a ‘no.’ Biden stated he was ‘extremely proud’ of his son. ‘He has overcome an addiction. He is one of the brightest, most decent men I know,’ he said. ‘And I am satisfied that I’m not going to do anything – I said I’d abide by the jury decision and I will do that, and I will not pardon him.’” Related: Mixed reactions to Hunter Biden conviction on federal gun charges…

Liberty Nation Today: A Sneak Peek

BREAKING: SCOTUS Overturns Bump Stock Ban – READ IN FULL - The Supreme Court reversed the Trump-era restriction. - Read Now!

Chicago’s Homeless Population Boom - The Windy City is struggling with a migrant surge and homelessness. - Read Now!

Biden’s Blue State Buzzkill - The plunging popularity of the 46th president is not confined to red states or swing states. - Read Now!

Biden’s Border Gambit – C5 TV - Turkish, Chinese and Tajikistan border crossers? Yeah, come on over. - Watch Now!

Russian Warships in Cuba – Should the US Take Notice? - Moscow must not have enough to do in Ukraine. - Read Now!

 

Vance, GOP Senators Announce Blockade on Biden Nominees

Republicans are making a stand against Democrat lawfare. “Sen. JD Vance (R-OH) and Senate Republicans on Thursday announced a hold policy on numerous President Joe Biden nominees in response to the 46th president’s ‘radical lawfare’ against former President Donald Trump and other political opponents,” Breitbart reports. “Vance led an effort alongside Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Eric Schmitt (R-MO) to block swift confirmation of roughly four dozen of Biden’s nominees throughout various positions of the government,” the news site relates.

‘Every Signer Is Pledged’: “This includes judicial nominees, a nominee for deputy undersecretary for the Treasury Department, and a general counsel nominee for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Under the blockade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would have to waste significant time to confirm the nominees. ‘While it is not our intent to bring any single nominee into disrepute, if our rights are challenged on the floor of the US Senate, we will prosecute a forceful public case using all the tools at our disposal. Every signer is pledged to defend against attempts to fast-track the confirmation of Biden nominees,’” a joint statement from the group read.

 

Supreme Court Preserves Abortion Pill Access

Procedural grounds will allow medicated abortion to go on in the United States. “The US Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge targeting the availability of the widely used abortion pill mifepristone, preserving access to the drug in its first major abortion-related ruling since the reversal of Roe v. Wade,” CBS News reports. “The unanimous ruling from the justices was on procedural grounds. They determined that a group of anti-abortion rights doctors and medical associations who brought the lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration did not have the legal right to do so,” the network notes.

Abortion Via Mail: “The Court did not address whether the FDA acted lawfully when it took a series of steps in 2016 and 2021 that relaxed the rules for mifepristone’s use. The decision does not foreclose other challenges targeting mifepristone, but it means that the FDA’s recent steps that made the drug easier to obtain will remain in place. Those actions included allowing mifepristone to be taken later into a pregnancy, expanding the health care workers who can prescribe it and lifting an in-person dispensing requirement so the pill can be sent through the mail.” Related: Trump aims for a middle ground approach to abortion…

 

WSJ Reporter Will Face Espionage Trial in Russia

Russia is putting a prominent American journalist on trial. “Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where he was detained, authorities said Thursday,” the Associated Press reports. “An indictment of The Wall Street Journal reporter has been finalized and his case was filed to the Sverdlovsky Regional Court in the city about 870 miles east of Moscow, according to Russia’s Prosecutor General’s office. There was no word on when the trial would begin,” the wire service states.

Ratcheting Up Tensions: “Gershkovich, 32, is accused of ‘gathering secret information’ on orders from the CIA about Uralvagonzavod, a facility in the Sverdlovsk region that produces and repairs military equipment, the Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement, revealing for the first time the details of the accusations against him. Gershkovich was detained while on a reporting trip to Yekaterinburg in March 2023 and accused of spying for the United States. The reporter, his employer and the US government denied the allegations, and Washington designated him as wrongfully detained.” Related: How do you get on the coveted US-Russia prisoner swap list?

 

IG: Biden Admin Not Properly Vetting Asylum Seekers

The background checks are flawed. “The US Department of Homeland Security must improve the screening and vetting process of noncitizens claiming asylum who are being released into the country, the department’s inspector general says in a new report,” The Center Square reports. “The Office of the Inspector General evaluated the screening process being implemented by two DHS agencies: US Customs and Border Protection screening foreign nationals arriving at land ports of entry and US Citizenship and Immigration Services screening asylum seekers,” the news site details.

‘Not Fully Effective’: “The OIG audited the effectiveness of the technology, procedures, and other processes used to screen and vet asylum seekers. It concluded they ‘were not fully effective to screen and vet noncitizens applying for admission into the United States or asylum seekers whose asylum applications were pending for an extended period.’ Although CBP agents are using new technology, they ‘could not access all Federal data necessary to enable complete screening and vetting of noncitizens seeking admission into the United States,’ the report found.”

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