The Brew: House Launches Investigation Into Hunter’s Art Sales as Trump Readies Return to Facebook
Plus, surprise, surprise. DOJ has finally arrested someone in connection with the scores of attacks on pro-life centers and churches.
We kick off The Brew with some good news.
FINALLY, Some Arrests in the Attacks on Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
Two Florida residents … well, domestic terrorists … have been indicted by a federal grand jury for vandalizing and threatening pro-life pregnancy centers in the state.
According to the indictment, Caleb Freestone, 27, and Amber Smith-Stewart, 23, “engaged in a conspiracy to prevent employees of reproductive health services facilities from providing those services.” They’re alleged to have tagged the facilities with threats such as “If abortions aren’t safe than niether (sic) are you” and “We’re coming for you.” These are the first charges in connection to a nationwide reign of terror against pro-life centers and churches since the Supreme Court leak indicating the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Rev. James Harden, whose Compass Care Pregnancy Services outside Rochester was firebombed, commended the arrests but is suspicious of the timing.
“The indictments of Jane’s Revenge abortion terrorists is bittersweet,” he said in a statement. “It is a win that indictments were made but a loss that it took eight months and the launch of House Judiciary Committee investigation into the FBI to make it happen.”
The fact that the arrests took place in Ron DeSantis’s Florida while the domestic terrorists go unbothered elsewhere caught my attention … and Harden’s. He wondered if “Miami Police solved the case and the DOJ conveniently took credit.”
Still, two arrests is a pittance when over 100 pregnancy centers and churches have been targeted by these pro-abortion domestic terrorists. Said Harden:
These indictments ought to be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to conspiracy to deprive pro-life citizens of equal protection under the law. The fact that the DOJ still refuses to publicly acknowledge the nationwide hate crimes targeting Christian pro-life entities or call it what it is, domestic terror, tells me they are still playing politics with law enforcement.
Yup. As The Stream‘s Nancy Flory reported yesterday, pro-life activist Matt Houck goes on trial today. Houck was raided and arrested by the Biden DOJ under the FAIR Act, a year after an altercation with a Planned Parenthood escort who was verbally assaulting his son. We pray for Matt and that today’s trial will see justice served. And the Justice Department put on notice.
You can hear more of what Rev. Harden has to say about the arrests and Biden’s war on the pro-life movement here.
Strange. Did Feds Alter Video in J6 Trial to Protect Ray Epps?
Gateway Pundit dropped a story yesterday you have to see to believe. Literally.
They’ve posted two videos from a source. One is a video shown at the J6 trial of a Proud Boy member. It depicts what prosecutors call “Breach #2.” Right as the breach occurs, there is a technical glitch or added watermark.
Gateway Pundit indicates this interference just happens to occur when the infamous Ray Epps is coming through the breach. Epps is the man who spent two days January 5 and 6 publicly urging an attack on the Capitol. Yet he has not been charged, and Revolver has made an extremely strong case that he was instigating trouble on behalf of the Federal government. (In fact, the crowd around him is heard shouting “Fed! Fed!”)
Here’s where it gets really suspicious. GP was also leaked the original CCTV video. The source of the video used at the trial. And guess what? No glitch! No interference. See what we mean.
Now, why is the video prosecutors shown at trial different than the source video? Can’t just be an accident. Not when it’s as crucial a moment as one of the Capitol breaches. So the real question is why did prosecutors doctor the video?
And is it just a coincidence this happens right as someone identified as Ray Epps is coming through? Was it to protect their asset?
Now you know why the push is on to release all the J6 footage — footage that Nancy Pelosi desperately fought to suppress. House GOP insists we will soon get it all.
National Archives Blows Past Deadline to Provide House Oversight Info on Biden Classified Docs
The National Archives has ignored a deadline from the House Oversight Committee to turn over information they have related to Joe Biden’s wayward classified documents. The snub is especially grating since the anti-Trump head of the National Archives actively went out of his way to chase after Trump, conspiring with the White House to push the DOJ criminal action against the former president.
Oversight Chairman James Comer called the National Archives inaction “very disappointing, very disappointing.” Earlier a committee spokesperson told Axios,”Chairman Comer’s request still stands and anticipates moving forward with a transcribed interview with NARA’s general counsel soon.”
Doocy Trips Up White House Press Secretary
There’s no reason other than cover-up for Karine Jean-Pierre to refuse to answer any questions about Biden’s classified documents scandal. Sure, a few questions she wouldn’t be in a position to answer. But over and over, like a recording, “I refer you to the White House counsel.”
The problem with being a broken record, and incompetent, while trying to stonewall a scandal is you get easily tripped up.
Take this exchange with Peter Doocy.
DOOCY: “After a special counsel was named, but before the FBI searched, President Biden went to his house in Wilmington. What was he doing there?”
KJP: “I would refer you to the White House Counsel.”
DOOCY: “So it was something relating to this case?” pic.twitter.com/rIicBc4CKc
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 24, 2023
Former New York federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy is right. Every time she speaks, “she’s actually making [the situation] worse.”
An African member of the White House press pool was even more blunt. Simon Ateba told Jean-Pierre straight to her face that she is unfit for the job.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 24, 2023
By the way, if the White House Counsel’s Office are the only people who can answer the questions, why aren’t they the ones doing the briefing?
Here’s another question for Karine. Any way we can move your stonewall to the border?
It’s Official: Zelenskyy Gets 31 M1 Abrams Tanks for His Birthday
Only thing Biden’s sending to our border is a welcome mat for illegals. But for Ukraine, it’s 31 shiny M1 Abrams tanks.
Biden made the announcement Wednesday while also noting that its Ukraine President Volodymr Zelenskyy’s birthday. Really? Seems almost every day he’s getting a gift from this administration.
As The Associated Press reports, for months the Administration rebuffed calls to send the tanks. Too difficult to operate and maintain. So who is going to operate and maintain them now? U.S. military “advisors”? Just some guys plucked off Angie’s list?
So what changed Biden’s mind? Pressure from Germany, we’re told. But the timing is curious. Only days after the revelation that classified documents involving Ukraine turned up at the Biden Penn, two days after NY Post reports on Hunter’s detailed email about Ukraine, suddenly Biden reverses course and Ukraine is getting something that was near the top of its wish list?
Eh, probably just coincidence, right? … Right?
And therein lies your national security risk from Biden, Inc.’s lucrative financial arrangements with Ukraine via Burisma and leaving classified documents about Ukraine lying around and giving Hunter access to such classified information about Ukraine. How badly is Biden compromised? How much of what we’re doing with Ukraine is based on what’s happening now? How much is based on what happened in the Obama years? How much is based on the money pocketed for Biden, Inc., by Hunter in Ukraine? How can we know?
House Launches Probe Into Hunter’s Art Sales
Hunter Biden’s art work is selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Van Gogh’s ear wouldn’t fetch that much. (Well, maybe it would, but you get the point.) While we wouldn’t begrudge Biden making some money off his art, that kind of dough smells fishy. Kinda like Univ. of Penn paying Joe a million dollars a year in money from the Chinese to be a “professor” who shows up as infrequently as a full eclipse.
Now the House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation. On Wednesday, they sent a letter to Georges Berges, owner of the Georges Berges Gallery that is handling the sales of Hunter’s artworks.
“It is concerning that President Biden’s son is the recipient of anonymous, high-dollar transactions — potentially from foreign buyers — with no accountability or oversight (other than you),” Comer said in the letter. “The American people deserve transparency regarding certain details about Hunter Biden’s expensive art transactions.”
Curiously, the website for the Georges Berges Gallery is “under maintenance,” and its links to their Hunter Biden pages are down, including his new exhibit “Haiku.”
Meta Announces Trump Facebook and Instagram Accounts Will Be Restored
Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be restored in a matter of weeks, Meta announced Wednesday. Trump’s 2024 campaign had requested the social media giants restore his accounts that were cancelled as part of the Big Tech/Deep State effort to silence Trump and his supporters in the wake of January 6.
Oh, but don’t worry, snowflakes, Meta assures you that there will be new “guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses.” Said Meta President Nick Clegg, “In the event that Mr. Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”
Translation: “We will be looking daily for further excuses to kick Trump off. After all, when our boss spends $400 million to illicitly ensure Trump’s defeat in 2020, we’re not gonna help him rise again.”
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.