The Brew: Trump Releases New Single With the J6 Prison Choir as Tucker Prepares to Unleash Findings from J6 Tapes
Today’s question: So who else is addicted to Hallmark’s The Way Home?
Actually, today’s question is: Will it be “Tin-Foil Time” or “I Told You So”?
Tucker Carlson to Reveal Initial Findings from J6 Tapes Starting Tonight
Tucker Carlson is promising to reveal tonight Part One of what his staff has found on the J6 tapes. Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Tucker and his staff first public dibs on some 44,000 hours of surveillance footage from the Capitol that Nancy Pelosi tried burying like Jimmy Hoffa.
The Democrats are having fits, still trying to keep the American people in the dark. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries sent a letter to Fox News, basically urging them to shut Carlson down. One reason, says Tucker. “It’s building a bulwark against your lies being revealed … and they are lying, and we know that because we’ve been looking at the tape.”
Democrats and Capitol Hill police argue that releasing the tapes would reveal security vulnerabilities in the Capitol. Funny. A couple weeks ago, an FBI whistleblower out of Boston named George Hill said the FBI in Washington didn’t want the Boston Bureau to get tapes because “There may be identities within that footage that we need to protect.”
Also, the Government Accounting Office just released a scathing report indicating the Feds and Capitol Hill police were warned about looming trouble on J6 and did not address the threat. Is it vulnerabilities or embarrassment they’re worried about? After all, whatever vulnerabilities there are should have been identified and fixed by now, don’t you think?
Besides, we keep being told J6 was worse than the Civil War. What could be worse than “worse than the Civil War” if the American people see the footage?
“Justice for All”: Trump Joins New Single from J6 Defendants
If you thought Donald Trump would run away from J6 for the 2024 campaign, think again. In fact, Trump is featured on a new single released Friday called “Justice for All” from the “J6 Prison Choir.”
Trump recites the Pledge of Allegiance as a group of about 20 J6 prisoners sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as they reportedly do every night in the jail. Trump recorded his part a few weeks ago at Mar-a-Lago. The prisoners were recorded via phone. Interesting acoustics.
The song ends with the choir chanting “USA! USA! USA!”
You can get the single from Spotify and other streaming services.
According to Forbes, proceeds will go to J6 defendants charged with entering the Capitol. Those accused of assaulting officers won’t see any of the dough.
CPAC: Trump Declares “I Am Your Retribution”
Former President Donald Trump closed out CPAC Saturday with 1:40 marathon speech, declaring “I am your retribution.” (CUE Memes.) Sounds a bit like something out of a Tim LaHaye novel, doesn’t it?
Trump laid out his past accomplishments and future goals and laid into the Democrats, the RINOS and the Swamp. He promised to “totally obliterate the Deep State” if elected again.
“This is the final battle,” Trump said. “They know it, I know it, you know it, everybody knows it. This is it. Either they win, or we win and if they win, we no longer have a country.”
The former president blew away the competition in the annual CPAC Straw Poll, drawing 62% of the vote. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who skipped CPAC, came in second with 20% of the vote. No one else got above 5%.
However, straw polls at this point are about as worthless as an Alec Baldwin Guide to Gun Safety. Sen. Ted Cruz won the 2016 Straw Poll with 40%, Marco Rubio finished second at 30%. And a certain real estate mogul-turned-reality star had only 15% of the vote.
By the way, in the Straw Poll for VP, Kari Lake won. The former Arizona newscaster turned Senate candidate garnered 20% of the vote to Ron DeSantis’ 14%.
No. Not Kari Lake for Trump’s VP. Kari Lake for press secretary. Lake versus the White House Press Corp would be more fun than Wrestlemania. Put ‘em on pay-per-view, and you could balance the budget by 2027.
#2024Election: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Not Running
Republican Larry Hogan, who recently finished up two-terms as Maryland governor, announced Sunday that he will not run for president in 2024 after all.
Hogan is an amiable moderate who sucked up to the left with persistent attacks on Trump. In fact, he lists one of his reasons for sitting out the race as believing his candidacy would help Trump by further splitting the not-Trump vote.
“I didn’t want to have a pileup of a bunch of people fighting. Right now, you have Trump and DeSantis at the top of the field, they’re soaking up all the oxygen, getting all the attention,” Hogan told CBS’ Face the Nation. “And then a whole lot of the rest of us in single digits and the more of them you have, the less chance you have for somebody rising up.”
Hogan does leave behind a proven track record of solving one of the most divisive issues of our time. Talking, of course, about the war over Maryland-style crab soup vs Cream of Crab soup. Hogan is credited with inventing or at least popularizing a half-and-half soup that brings both styles together in one bowl.
Garland and $400 Million More in Weapons Made Trip to Ukraine Friday
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland made an unannounced trip to Ukraine Friday.
What? He thinks he could find the Jane’s Revenge terrorists there? Oh, that’s right. He’s not looking for domestic terrorists who target pro-lifers. My mistake.
Also on Friday, the Department of Defense announced it was giving Ukraine another $400 million in weapons to help in the U.S. war against Russia. Oops. Did I say “U.S. war”? Actually, that wasn’t me. That was famed regime change groupie Samantha Power, currently the head of USAID. How else are you to take her meaning when she said, “This isn’t just the United States and Russia, this in fact is Ukrainians on the front lines, Ukrainians doing the fighting … .”
During that same CNN panel on the war Power was asked “What vital interest does the U.S. have in Ukraine?” Her response: “I think Americans understand bullies and the importance of standing up to bullies.” The world is filled with bullies. Heck, ask the Ukrainian Orthodox Church if they think they’re being bullied by Zelenskyy.
Power also thought Muammar Gaddafi was a bully. Sure, with her help he got sodomized and murdered on the streets of Tripoli. But Libya was turned into terror haven that has brought back the slave trade. That saw our ambassador murdered … and dragged through the street. How’d that work out for us? For humanity?
Meanwhile, remember Alexander Vindman, the NSA staffer who tried to get Donald Trump impeached for asking what the Bidens were up to in Ukraine. According to a Human Events exclusive, Vindman is now trying to score Hunter-sized paydays for defense contracts in the Ukraine war.
Whew. It Was Keeping Me Up Nights
Finally, good news. We can stop worrying. Stop fretting. Harry and Meghan have, indeed, been invited to King Charles’ coronation on May 6. The Sunday Times broke the news. And the world can breathe a sigh of relief. (Sorry. I’ll get the tongue out of my cheek.)
Ah, but will they go? A spokesperson for the couple said “An immediate decision on whether The Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”
May 6 also happens to be the birthday of their son Archie. Sure. To you and me, watching grandpa become crowned king is probably better than spending the day at a SoCal Chuck E. Cheese. But this is Harry and Meghan, and if they can find a way to make the coronation about them by being demonstrably absent, they likely will.
Then again. Let’s be hopeful. Let’s pray for family reconciliation.
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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.