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The PAC-Perspective by Ted Flint 8/19/22

Liz Cheney found out first-hand what happens when you don’t do the will of the people who elected you to public office and instead pursue your own agenda. The three-term Wyoming Congresswoman was roundly thumped by newcomer and Trump supporter, Harriet Hageman. Backers of the former president say Cheney’s 37-point drubbing to a newcomer is a sign of a changing tide in November. In fact, of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, four have lost their primary races, and four have retired.

Totally misrepresenting the events of January 6, Cheney told NBC’s Savanna Guthrie, the 45th President “crossed a line” by sending “a mob” to attack the Capitol and refused to have them retreat when trouble ensued, wrong on both counts. Then she proceeded with the usual pap that Trump is “a threat to our Republic. “It is Cheney and her ilk, RINOs, who are the real threat. They attempt to make nice with America haters across the aisle and the results have been catastrophic.

During her concession speech, Cheney invoked Lincoln’s name and some lofty rhetoric about how fidelity to our Constitution trumps (excuse the turn of phrase) winning re-election. She also claimed the GOP has lost its way and become “a cult of personality” but it is Cheney who has lost her way. She became singularly focused; some would say obsessed with destroying Trump. Cheney has hinted at a run for higher office, which on its face is laughable. She should not expect much if any support from her home state, which Trump won by over 40 points.

Cheney may fancy herself as presidential timber, but really, she is just another creature of a swamp that needs draining – one alligator at a time. Maybe next it will be Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, or Susan Collins in Maine, or Milquetoast Mitt Romney in Utah, but go they must.

About that Affidavit Mr. Attorney General?

The Daily Caller is reporting that Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart is considering allowing a redacted version of the affidavit relating to the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home to be unsealed. Reinhart signed-off on the search warrant used in the FBI’s August 8 raid at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence.

The warrant, which was made public on August 12, revealed that FBI agents found 11 sets of classified documents at Trump’s residence, though specific details of the documents remain unknown.

The DOJ wrote in a court filing Monday that it is against releasing the affidavit – which would shed light on what prompted raid – because it would “compromise future investigative steps.” Various media organizations, including CNN and The New York Times, pushed for the document to be released due to public interest and the unparalleled nature of the situation.

The DOJ’s Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, Jay Bratt, told the court Thursday: “In this case, the court has found probable cause there’s a violation of one of the obstruction statutes, and that evidence of obstruction would be found at Mar-a-Lago.”

The FBI’s raid was related to an investigation into the possible mishandling of documents after 15 boxes of White House documents ended up at Mar-a-Lago.

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