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Capitol Police Chief Touts PERMANENT Fence, More Security

“Vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing, and the availability of ready, back-up forces”

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The Capitol Police Chief has proposed erecting a permanent fence around the centre of government in DC, prompting a massive backlash.

The Hill notes that acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman made the call, saying it is necessary to ‘prevent another riot’.

“In light of recent events, I can unequivocally say that the vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing, and the availability of ready, back-up forces in close proximity to the Capitol,” Pittman said in a statement.

Since the events of January 6th, a huge eight foot fence with razor wire has been built around the Capitol, prompting comparisons to something out of a Mad Max movie.

The call for beefed up security and a permanent fence in DC comes after Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first day to halt construction of the huge fence at the border.

Apparently fences only work if they’re protecting Washington Elites, not everyday Americans.

The call also comes after Nancy Pelosi claimed that “the enemy is within” the House, referring to Republican lawmakers who she says carry guns around the Capitol and have “threatened violence against other members of Congress.”

Pelosi made the comments after a DHS warning called for a continuation of military occupation around government buildings.

The idea of a permanent fence immediately sparked backlash, however.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted “we will not accept extra troops or permanent fencing as a long-term fixture in DC,” but proclaimed that “potentially volatile events” would require temporary extra security.

New York Republican Elise Stefanik, also slammed the idea of a permanent barrier, tweeting “This is the People’s House. I am adamantly opposed. There has been no threat briefing given to Members of Congress to justify this proposal.”

Even some Democrats balked at the proposal:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer refused to rule out the move to permanently fortify Capitol Hill, telling reporters “I would tend to defer to the experts as to what is the safest way to be. We’ll see, I don’t know.”

Earlier this week it was announced that thousands of National Guard troops are to be kept at the Capitol for weeks, into March and beyond, prompting charges that Democrats have implemented martial law in DC.

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“One Lie After The Next”: CNN Ratings Hit 9-Year Lows After Reputational Suicide

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Establishment mouthpiece CNN – an integral part of both the Russiagate hoax and the Hunter Biden laptop coverup, has dropped to just 444,000 average primetime viewers between January 16 and January 22, according to Nielsen.

Of those, just 93,000 were in the all-important 25-54 news demographic. 

This is the first time since May of 2014 that the network has failed to reach 450,000 viewers, The Wrap reports.

By comparison, during the same period Fox News drew 1.4 million viewers and 176,000 in the demo while MSNBC notched 629,000 total viewers and 69,000 in the demo. In primetime, Fox News had 2 million viewers, 256,000 in the demo and MSNBC had 943,000 viewers and 91,000 in the demo.

Some especially troublesome news out of this week’s Nielsen numbers is that Licht’s primary programming move, “CNN This Morning,” also suffered the lowest week since its launch just three months ago. It averaged just 331,000 viewers while “Fox & Friends” had nearly 1 million and “Morning Joe” drew 760,000. -The Wrap

As Glenn Greenwald notes, CNN’s downfall is “so well-deserved and good for the country.”

According to CNN insiders, hosts of the network’s rebooted morning show, Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, “seem to be growing frustrated” over the direction of the network.

“The show can’t decide strategically what exactly it is, so it’s trying to be everything which can create whiplash for a viewer when segments seem off-brand in tonality,” said one insider. “The audience for morning news on network TV is different than the cable news audience and since we’re not gaining new viewers we definitely need to retain our legacy ones.”

More on the network’s reputational suicide from Greenwald:

This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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Video: Ted Cruz Calls For FBI Raid On Hunter Biden

“We need to ascertain who’s had access to what and when.”

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Senator Ted Cruz declared Sunday that the FBI should immediately search the home of Hunter Biden to check for classified documents.

In the wake of such documents being discovered in Joe Biden’s home garage and an office he uses in Washington DC, Cruz noted “It seems he leaves classified documents wherever he goes. And we also know that Hunter Biden at times was — declared his residence to be those very same places.”

During the Fox News interview, Cruz added “I also believe it is critical for the FBI to search Hunter Biden’s homes, home and office residences to make sure there are no classified documents there, given all the evidence that’s piling up. We need to ascertain who’s had access to what and when.”

Cruz added that it is imperative that lawmakers find out whether documents Biden had “illegally” involve “family business activities and potential corruption.”

“Whether they involve Burisma and Ukraine, whether they involve Communist China and the entities that were paying the Biden family millions of dollars,” Cruz urged, adding “If he, in fact, had classified documents that implicate his own financial well-being, that raises the potential of very serious criminal liability.”

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US Weapons Manufacturers Enjoy Soaring Profits Thanks to War in Ukraine

Cruz also highlighted an email Hunter Biden sent to a Burisma colleague, alleging the correspondence, which was obtained by the New York Post from the infamous laptop from hell, indicates he had access to classified material.

“Hunter Biden didn’t write that,” Cruz stated, explaining that “Hunter Biden is not an expert on Ukraine. He’s not an expert on Eastern Europe. He’s not an expert on Russia, but that email did help get him on the board of Burisma. It did help get him paid $83,000 a month because it showed a level of expertise not coming from him, but he was getting it from somewhere. That’s clearly from some sort of briefing. We don’t know whether it was a classified briefing or not, but that is the sort of analysis that is often within a classified briefing.”

Cruz continued, “there’s a level of scholarship and erudition that if it magically appeared, somehow it doesn’t appear in the other emails he’s sending.”

“The obvious question is what was he cutting and pasting from? What was his source? And it raises the natural inference that Hunter Biden had direct access to these classified documents,” Cruz asserted.

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    Harvard Poll: Six In Ten Have Doubts Over Biden’s Mental Fitness

    A quarter of Democrats say he’s too old to be President

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    A new Harvard/ Harris survey has revealed that six in ten Americans have reservations over Joe Biden’s mentally capacity to run again in 2024, with 65 percent agreeing that at 80-years-old, Biden is “too old” to continue as President.

    Over a third of that 65 percent are Democrats, with almost a quarter of Democrats also saying they have doubts about Biden’s mental fitness.

    The poll found that a whopping 90 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Independents agree Biden is now showing he is too old and it should preclude him from running again in 2024.

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    Eighty seven percent of GOP voters say Biden doesn’t have the mental fitness to run again, while 67 percent of independents agree.

    The poll also found that 61 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, with a majority, 56 percent, expressing an unfavorable view of Biden. 

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    The survey also notes that just 37 percent approve of how Biden has handled the border crisis, while 62 percent highly disapprove of his handling of the economy.

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    According to the survey, if an election were held today between Trump and Biden, the former would win by 5 points.

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    Biden’s mental decline was on display again Thursday, when during an event in Springfield, Virginia, he joked about people thinking he was “stupid” before making yet another embarrassing verbal gaffe, referring to Rep. Don Beyer as “Doug”.

    He stammered his way through the appearance:

    Biden also managed to get lost on stage again:

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