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WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: Biden’s ambiguity versus Reagan’s moral clarity

When President Biden stated that “we do not ask any nation to choose between the United States or any other partner” in his recent speech before the U.N. General Assembly, I was startled. At a moment in history when the world needs moral clarity from the United States more than ever, Joe Biden chose weakness with the one world gang at the failing U.N.

It wasn’t so long ago that President Ronald Reagan was rallying the world around the belief that confronting the Soviet Union and their communist dictatorship was a clear-cut battle of good against evil. “We win, they lose,” Reagan used to say about his preferred outcome in the Cold War against Marxism-Leninism and the “evil empire” in Moscow. So, when Joe Biden tells the world he’s not asking for anyone to choose sides, he’s giving the likes of Russia, China, Iran and their allies a free pass and providing an open invitation for more bad behavior.

The American president is the singular world leader who must remind the world that sometimes it’s necessary to choose sides. The world should choose between sovereignty and Russian atrocities in Ukraine, the world should choose between human rights and Uyghur genocide in China, and the world should choose between democratic principles and women’s rights and the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism in Iran.

Mr. Biden’s bad habit of equivocation in the fights that matter paves the way for even more problems on the world stage. Just look at what’s happened to the United Nations. As long as Russia and China are allowed to call the shots as permanent members of the Security Council, can anyone say with certainty what the U.N. stands for today? Certainly not freedom, democracy and religious tolerance.

We live in a complex world where bad actors exist; there’s no escaping that fact.

President Reagan and President Donald Trump understood that the world is a safer and more prosperous place when America is out front leading by word and deed, not slipping back into the pack in the Obama-Biden tradition. Showing up as the tip of the spear on the brutally tough issues that others may cower from is the essence of American exceptionalism. We must once again embrace this daunting responsibility, not run from it.

The same can be said for free market economic principles and socialism. When President Barack Obama said he wanted to fundamentally transform our country, we now know exactly what he was talking about because Joe Biden is busy trying to finish the job.

History has taught us that everywhere socialism’s been attempted, it has failed miserably — and the end results won’t be any different in the United States. Limited government, capitalism, low taxes and regulations and individual liberty are what have given generations of people — both those born here and those who’ve come here legally from other countries — a shot at pursuing the American Dream. It’s up to us to keep that dream alive for future generations.

The Green New Deal, student loan forgiveness, explosive inflation, out-of-control spending, a bloated and broken central government, critical race theory, a more menacing IRS, and a politicized Justice Department all stand in stark contrast to the principles that have allowed our constitutional republic to thrive over the past 233 years. It’s clear that 2022 has become the year in which a choice has to be made between right and wrong.

Is it right to ignore a $31 trillion national debt in the name of climate change? Is it right to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to monitor small businesses? Is it right to open our border to crime and drugs? Is it right to demonize police and end cash bail? Is it right to forgive debts when others worked overtime to pay in full? Is it right to raid the home of future political opponents? This is all wrong in the United States of America, and it’s time to end it.

Let’s not regret failing to take action when it mattered most. A coalition of freedom-loving Americans from all walks of life must band together right now to stop the precipitous slide to socialism that we’re in the midst of under the Biden-Harris regime. A Republican majority in Congress in 2022 will set the stage for a Republican president in 2024 who will seek to restore American greatness at home and abroad.

President Reagan was right when he said freedom is “never more than one generation away from extinction.” Let’s not lose it on our watch.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and he served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: Biden’s expensive malaise is here to stay

Make no mistake about it, the 2022 midterm elections are about the abysmal state of our economy and will serve as a referendum on Joe Biden’s costly left-wing policies that were forced into place as America was pulling out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Now, with less than 50 days until Election Day, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are trying to diminish their failures by any means necessary - with the help of their allies in the biased mainstream media of course. But one core question remains on everyone’s mind: Why has everything gotten so expensive? Look no further than the radical Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill who’ve been behaving like drunken sailors with your hard-earned tax dollars for the past two years.

As our economy was on the verge of overheating and hurtling toward a once unimaginable $31 trillion national debt, Mr. Biden chose to abuse power. Along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, this president chose to enact nearly $5 trillion in new federal spending when our economy could least afford it. As a result, inflation is at nearly a 40-year high - an 8.3% increase from this time last year. Mr. Biden’s insistence that inflation has only gone up “an inch” is tone deaf and an insult to hardworking families struggling to get by.

It’s not hard to see that things are far from alright in Joe Biden’s America. In an attempt to rein in the inflation crisis before the rapidly approaching election, the Federal Reserve Board is expected to raise interest rates once again. The effect of these rate hikes will increase unemployment, stifle economic growth and pave the way for an economic recession that many believe we’re already grappling with. The American people must never forget the lie that is Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. The truth is that this falsely labeled legislation hasn’t lowered inflation and never will. It amounts to little more than the latest socialist giveaway brought to you by the irresponsible leftists who are currently calling the shots in Washington. Every Democrat politician responsible for this new law must be voted out of office in November. Mr. Biden’s misleading line that ten million “new jobs” have been created on his watch is one of the biggest whoppers coming out of a White House that finds itself in full desperation mode. In March and April of 2020, America lost nearly 22 million jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, roughly 22 million jobs have come back - more than half of which were recovered during President Donald Trump’s term.

So, the jobs that Mr. Biden is now taking credit for aren’t new or of his making - they simply reflect our country digging out from under the pandemic. In reality, job creation would be much more robust had Biden just left President Donald Trump’s pro-growth economic policies in place and sat on his hands. Mr. Biden’s big government green agenda has caused massive uncertainty across the board. It doesn’t take an economist to understand what trillions in wasteful spending, tax hikes, and the specter of 87,000 new IRS agents will do to an already hurting economy.

Recent headlines like “The Fed is now expected to keep raising rates then hold them there,” are a direct contradiction to Mr. Biden’s disingenuous statement on 60 Minutes that he’s hoping for a “soft landing” for our country economically. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell - who has predicted economic pain for American families and businesses - is at odds with Mr. Biden on this question as well: “Without explicitly predicting a recession, officials have made clear their willingness to tolerate one. Mr. Powell has stopped talking about a so-called soft landing, in which the Fed slows growth enough to bring down inflation without causing a recession, except when asked.”

The Biden team is now caught between a rock and a hard place because they enacted the far left’s big spending wish list when they should have proceeded with caution. Democrats ignored the inflation warnings instead of taking appropriate action and now we’re all paying the price. The inept Joe Biden has managed to create a scenario in which the American people must now look forward to either more explosive inflation or a prolonged economic recession. It looks like Biden’s malaise is here to stay.

There’s only one way to solve our nation’s economic ills and that is to remove the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer triumvirate from power. These hopelessly out-of-touch politicians will never admit they were wrong and change direction, so we need new leadership and innovative ideas to get America back on track. Creating hope, growth and opportunity for all isn’t rocket science. It requires fiscal discipline, low taxes and fewer regulations, and getting big government off the backs of job creators and entrepreneurs.

This abhorrent “new normal” that Mr. Biden and the radical Democrats in Congress want us to get used to must not be allowed to take root. The American people deserve an economic playing field where they’re able to prosper, safe neighborhoods where police are respected, a secure border that combats fentanyl, and a first-class education for their children. On these all-important issues, the left has no answers. Vote Republican in November.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and he served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


FOX NEWS: DAVID BOSSIE: What's at stake for Republicans, Democrats in midterms now that primary election season is over

The six-month 2022 primary election slog finally comes to a close Tuesday in what promises to be the most expensive and consequential non-presidential election in American history. 

What began in Texas back in March and wraps up in New Hampshire this week and sets the stage for an epic 55-day sprint to Election Day that will be like no other midterm campaign we’ve ever witnessed.

What’s at stake is control of both Houses of Congress and dozens of pivotal gubernatorial and state attorneys general posts. But setting aside all the money, all the noise, and all the political gamesmanship for a moment, it all comes down to one simple question: are you better off today than you were two years ago?

In New Hampshire’s primary elections, the final piece of the puzzle in this year’s handful of competitive U.S. Senate races will be decided. President Joe Biden’s ally in the U.S. Senate incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan will be running against either retired Army General Don Bolduc or State Senator Chuck Morse in the general election.

The race in New Hampshire represents one of the top four pick-up opportunities for Republicans in their quest to win back control of the Senate, which is currently deadlocked at 50 - 50. Left-wing Vice President Kamala Harris currently possesses the tie-breaking vote.

Sen. Hassan has used her vote to make the disastrous Biden-Harris agenda a reality. Because of Hassan’s votes in favor of Biden’s falsely labeled, inflation-causing trillion dollar spending bills, American families are feeling stress just to get by in the midst of an economic recession -- a recession that might have been avoided if Sen. Hassan did the right thing.

Hassan’s irresponsible votes have cemented her status as an endangered politician; she’s polling well below 50 percent in a potential general election match-up versus either Bolduc or Morse. Many believe that control of the U.S. Senate could come down to what voters in the "Live Free or Die" state decide.

The primary elections for U.S. House in both of New Hampshire’s congressional districts are also key races in the grand scheme of things. Both seats are currently held by tone-deaf liberal Democrats and are listed as "toss-ups" that may well be part of the equation that allows House Republicans to regain the majority. Speaker Pelosi and the radical Democrats are defending a miniscule five seat majority, so the oft-used phrase "every seat counts" doesn’t do this year’s political situation justice.

Recent headlines such as, "N.H. poll: Biden's favorability in the state is at an all-time low," are proving to be a massive drag on incumbent Democrats trying to stay above water in the critical campaigns that will decide who controls Congress in 2023. The Democrat’s "Biden problem" is hardly just a New Hampshire concern; it’s a factor in battleground states with Senate, House, and gubernatorial contests up for grabs in every corner of the country.

At the end of the day, President Biden’s radical left-wing policies and harsh rhetoric toward half of our citizens have made Americans more divisive and less hopeful about the future. And perhaps most importantly, with his unhinged spending habits, tax increases, socialist loan forgiveness programs, and army of new IRS agents, the president has created an environment of economic uncertainty for families and job creators at the worst possible time.

When the next Consumer Price Index report comes out this week, maybe we’ll find out how much "pain" -- in the words of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell -- is in store for American households and businesses.

Democrats Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are out of touch career politicians who’ve been in Washington a combined 120 years. That means their priorities don’t match the priorities of everyday Americans.

Under the complete control of the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer triumvirate, our borders are wide open to criminals and fentanyl; our neighborhoods are far less safe; our public schools have been transformed into incubators for wokeism; and hardworking Americans are struggling mightily to make ends meet.

After seeing all that’s transpired over the past two years, the American people can end this catastrophic Democrat abuse of power once and for all.

They must give the Biden administration a much-needed check and balance by voting for their Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and U.S. House come this November.

David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United, a Fox News contributor, the 2016 deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump for President, and the former chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration. He is the co-author with Corey Lewandowski of “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds,” along with "Let Trump Be Trump" and “Trump’s Enemies.”


WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: Senate is within Republican reach

Summer has come to an end and the traditional general election season is now in full swing for the enormously consequential 2022 midterm races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.  The future of our country and the question of whether America will remain a vibrant constitutional republic or continue the Biden-induced slide to socialism is on the ballot.  

The party in power historically loses seats in a president’s first midterm election, and this year appears to be no exception. From the outset, President Joe Biden’s radical left-wing policy agenda has caused America to veer badly off track. Due to the extraordinarily high cost of living, high gas prices, high crime, open borders, irresponsible federal spending, and with the country more divided than ever, only 42% of the American people approve of Mr. Biden’s job performance compared to 55% who disapprove.

To make matters worse, an eye-popping 70% currently believe that America is on the wrong track under the leadership of Mr. Biden and total Democrat control of Congress. With inflation close to a four-decade high, illegal immigrants and deadly fentanyl flooding across our border, a skyrocketing $30 trillion national debt, and China eating our lunch on the world’s stage, you have to wonder who the 23% are who believe things are going okay in Joe Biden’s America.

Taking all of this into consideration, it’s expected that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will be swept from power in the U.S. House in January 2023. With only a razor-thin five-seat majority, there simply isn’t enough time for House Democrats to plug all the holes in the dam. The damage has been done and it’s a problem of their own making; the American people voted for what they thought was moderation but got radical socialism instead.

On the Senate side, things are much less clear. For starters, the upper chamber is deadlocked at 50 – 50 and there are only a handful of competitive races. And while the landscape favors Democrats - who are only defending 14 seats compared to 21 seats for the GOP - Senate control remains a toss-up with only 60 days to go until Election Day.

There’s been some talk recently about the supposed lack of strength among the GOP nominees for Senate in some of the critical races around the county. Now, I’ve been handicapping Republican congressional candidates for too many election cycles to mention and believe that this flawed narrative being spun by the biased mainstream media is greatly exaggerated. So now that we’re in September, it’s the perfect time for a reset.

One very important post-Labor Day election indicator is whether an incumbent is polling under 50%. In the states that comprise the top four pickup opportunities for Republicans - Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire - the incumbent Democratic senator is under 50% in all four races.

In Nevada, liberal incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto is averaging just 46% against former state Attorney General and highly electable GOP nominee Adam Laxalt. Similarly in Georgia, incumbent leftist Sen. Raphael Warnock is also polling at 46% against Republican Herschel Walker, who has actually jumped into the lead according to some recent public polling.

In Arizona, first-term incumbent Democrat and former astronaut Sen. Mark Kelly - once thought unbeatable - is averaging under 50% versus first-time candidate Blake Masters, who is still introducing himself to voters after the highly competitive and bruising August 2 primary. And in New Hampshire, Biden ally Democrat Senator Maggie Hassan is stuck at 45% regardless of which Republican candidate emerges from the upcoming primary on September 13. This can only be interpreted as good news for the GOP.

Being in the majority is always better than being in the minority, but for the majority party in a 50 - 50 Senate, there are many pitfalls as well. For example, in order to pass any item in Mr. Biden’s radical tone-deaf agenda, all 50 Democrats - even the most vulnerable - must vote “yes” regardless of how bad the legislation may be. For this reason, Sens. Cortez Masto, Warnock, Kelly, and Hassan, are all tied to their horrible votes in favor of the failed Biden agenda. All the inflation-causing, out-of-control spending bills, the economy-killing socialist climate change measures, 87,000 more IRS agents to audit the middle class - you name it.

But these endangered Democrat senators also have to answer for the votes they didn’t take. Why haven’t they moved legislation to secure the border, address the spike in violent crime, or unleash America’s vast domestic energy resources to lower gas prices? It’s a dereliction of duty, plain and simple.

Of the four close Senate seats Republicans are defending, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the only incumbent running for re-election. While Mr. Johnson is polling under 50% at the moment, there’s ample reason to be optimistic. In his race for re-election six years ago, the final public polling average had Sen. Johnson losing 47 - 44, but at the end of the day, he won 50 - 47. And perhaps most importantly, many voters have yet to find out that his radical left-wing opponent Mandela Barnes has proudly supported defunding police, abolishing ICE, and cashless bail for criminals. These positions are wildly out of step with a majority of Wisconsinites.

The same goes for John Fetterman, the leftist Democrat nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania. Mr. Fetterman endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders for president in 2016 and brags that he agrees with him on “virtually every issue.” For instance, Mr. Fetterman wants to ban fracking - which would destroy Pennsylvania’s economy - and specializes in being weak on law and order issues like releasing dangerous criminals from prison. Mr. Fetterman is a candidate of the far left and is hardly a good fit for Pennsylvania, the nation’s quintessential swing state. Once the socialist Fetterman is introduced to more voters, it will become abundantly clear that Republican nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, a political outsider who isn’t beholden to any special interests, is the far superior choice. No wonder Mr. Fetterman hasn’t debated Dr. Oz yet.

Nov. 8 is going to be a good night for Republicans, the only question is how good. And to those who are itching to make dire predictions about GOP prospects for capturing the U.S. Senate, I say not so fast.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and he served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


FOX NEWS: DAVID BOSSIE: Liberal media downplay Biden's many failures to exaggerate Democrat election chances

The biased mainstream media are in overdrive, once again interfering with the rapidly approaching 2022 midterm elections. A veritable onslaught of curiously similar headlines such as "Democrats see the once unthinkable: A narrow path to keeping the House" and "Democrats’ midterm prospects perk up as Biden finally hits his stride" are all designed to change the political narrative and make people think that America under the leadership of President Joe Biden and total Democrat control of Congress isn’t so bad.  

The precipitous slide to socialism requires a robust effort by the left-wing establishment to make every-day Americans comfortable with the alarming "new normal" that’s settling in around us — high crime, open borders, high cost of living, out-of-control spending — and that’s what we’re seeing unfold right before our eyes. So, with less than 70 days to go until Election Day, it’s high time for a reality check.

On the same day Biden told us that "the economy is looking good," his own Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that "while higher interest rates, slower growth, and softer labor market conditions will bring down inflation, they will also bring some pain to households and businesses." This is code for "buckle up, folks." This breathtaking contradiction from the two primary leaders who make our economic decisions should tell you all you need to know. Things are not OK in Biden’s America.

In the wake of the unprecedented raid of former President Donald Trump’s home that was ordered by Biden’s hand-picked, politicized attorney general on August 8 — along with the insane media frenzy that’s followed — it’s almost easy to forget that we’re in the midst of an economic recession that was first reported on July 28. If you’re a Democrat, you must be feeling pretty blessed to be the beneficiary of such wonderful timing. The White House’s insistence that they knew nothing of the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago — with yet another assist from the mainstream media for their lack of skepticism — simply doesn’t pass the smell test.

The liberal media also want the rest of us to feel better about gas prices "dropping" to $3.85 per gallon on average even though it cost just $2.39 for a gallon of gas when Trump left office just 19 months ago. They’re also working to obscure America’s $30 trillion national debt, the Dow Jones being down more than 3,000 points over the past year, and the fact that Biden and the Democrats have wasted $3.8 trillion on big government programming like the ridiculously branded Inflation Reduction Act, just to have inflation remain at nearly a 40-year high. Government planners are undoubtedly colluding with their allies in the corporate media as we speak about how to spin the next Consumer Price Index report that’s coming down the pike on September 13.

When Trump supporters criticize Biden — legitimately — for all of the above, he smears 74 million of us as "semi-fascists." Most unfortunately, America has become a far-more divided place under Biden because of rhetoric just like this. When you consider that unifying the country was one of Biden’s central campaign pledges, the mainstream media have completely dropped the ball for not aggressively calling the president out on this stunning broken promise. This stark "about face" in tone amounts to an enormous missed opportunity that could have been the most important part of this president’s legacy. Instead, Biden’s decision to "go low" is hurting the health of the union at the worst possible time. Democrats must pay a heavy price at the ballot box for spinning the lie that they were the adults in the room who would lower the temperature.

But Biden and the Democrats are on the hook for far more than that. They must be removed from power for the defund police movement that brought us violent crime in our streets, the subsequent police shortages, and their cashless bail disaster. Democrats must also be held accountable for the open-border policy they’re carrying out and everything that’s come along with it. We must never overlook the record number of illegal border crossings, the deadly fentanyl that’s killing our kids, or the unacceptable human trafficking that’s occurring on Biden’s watch. But it doesn’t end there. Republicans and independents must also turn out in record numbers to vote against school closings, attacks on parents, putting teacher unions before children, and critical race theory.

While we’re working overtime reading all the misleading headlines, there are some important facts to keep in mind. The final average generic congressional ballot going into the 2020 election for U.S. House showed a +7 Democrat advantage. However, on Election Day House Republicans picked up 14 seats. This year, generic ballot polling currently has the GOP with a one-point advantage. So, an 8-point swing in the generic congressional ballot test could translate into a disaster for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s radical House Democrats.

At the end of the day, it’s safe to say that the highly misleading "declining GOP prospects" narrative currently being spun is greatly exaggerated. However, the corrupt mainstream media are going to do their part to boost the Democrats with hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate in-kind contributions to help defeat Republicans between now and November. And that, folks, is election interference by the biased liberal media.

David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United, a Fox News contributor, the 2016 deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump for President, and the former chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration. He is the co-author with Corey Lewandowski of “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds,” along with "Let Trump Be Trump" and “Trump’s Enemies.”


WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: Because Trump shatters norms, the left-wing elite and media now shatter them too

In the coming years, historians will hold debates and offer their opinions about which president of the early 21st century had the most impact. 

Left-wing academic elites and biased mainstream media outlets will point to President Barack Obama, our country’s first African American president — who campaigned on the slogans of hope and change — as the biggest difference maker. But they would be wrong.

Perhaps the most important indicator of the leader who was the most consequential change agent of his or her time is how establishment powers reacted to them. While Mr. Obama the individual certainly represented change, he did absolutely nothing to change how a broken Washington operates and has little to show in the way of legislative accomplishments that will be long remembered for making a significant difference in people’s lives.

The establishment embraced Mr. Obama and in return, he didn’t rock the boat. At the end of the day, Mr. Obama was a Democrat machine politician no different in substance than other well-known liberals like Sen. Ted Kennedy or President Biden. The establishment’s unhinged reaction to former President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has been breathtaking in both its scope and determination. He singlehandedly caused the entire deep-rooted power structure in the United States to blow a gasket.

Mr. Trump is a citizen-politician unlike any the country has ever seen. He’s not beholden to any special interest. He has little time for professional career politicians and hates the faceless bureaucracy — also known as the deep state. He loathes the corrupt mainstream media and has no respect for the so-called intellectual elitists of academia. He makes decisions based on his love for our country and what he thinks is right. Mr. Trump is guided by common sense and his drive to get things done.

For this, Mr. Trump has been under nonstop attack by those who feel threatened by him since the day he came down the golden escalator in Trump Tower in June 2015. In fact, Mr. Trump puts so much fear into our political establishment that they have broken our nation’s rules, precedents and traditions — regardless of the consequences — to try to destroy him. They ought to be called the “Trump Rules.”

Trump Rule 1. The party in power can launch Justice Department and FBI investigations and spy on a candidate based on false opposition research paid for by his political opponents as long as the target is Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 2. Congress can impeach a duly elected president of the United States without an investigation or due process as long as it’s Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 3. Mainstream media journalists can receive, accept and keep Pulitzer Prizes for “outstanding” reporting about a story that didn’t actually happen — the Russia hoax — as long as the effort was designed to hurt Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 4. A House speaker can set up an illegitimate select committee with unchecked power that’s comprised of seven partisan Democrats, two Trump-hating Republicans and zero Trump-defending Republicans as long as the goal is to stop Mr. Trump from running for president again.

Trump Rule 5. The massive power of the Department of Justice and FBI can be used to conduct an unprecedented raid of the home of a former president and potential future political opponent as long his last name is Trump.

Trump Rule 6: The mainstream media is allowed to transform itself into an unabashed activist arm of the Democrat Party because their goal is to “get” Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 7: Even after the COVID-19 pandemic, the left can continue to push unchecked universal absentee voting as if there were never any concerns about the practice as long as it can help defeat Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 8: Former senior government officials can sign a letter dismissing Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation — turn out to be 100% wrong — and continue life as if it never happened as long as the lie was perpetrated to get rid of Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 9: It’s acceptable to falsely label a duly elected president as a racist, xenophobic, misogynistic Russian agent and face zero accountability as long as the person being smeared is Mr. Trump.

Trump Rule 10: Hunter Biden — under Justice Department investigation — can fly on Air Force One with Mr. Biden the same week the White House claims it’s completely independent of the Justice Department because double standards are ignored as long as you’re on the side that hates Mr. Trump.

It’s been seven years since Mr. Trump decided to get involved in politics to help get his country back on the right track. His term in office was marked by a record-breaking vibrant economy, American energy independence, three constitutionally-aligned Supreme Court justices, peace through strength abroad and a long list of accomplishments that previous administrations said could never happen. In return for doing it his way, the establishment decided to change the rules in the middle of the game to try to derail the ultimate political outsider, but to no avail.

So, when it comes to deciding the most impactful president of the early 21st century, it’s important to study how the entrenched establishment treated the builder from New York who wouldn’t be intimidated.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


FOX NEWS: DAVID BOSSIE: What Liz Cheney's primary defeat tells us about Wyoming, Trump and her next political move

The results are now official in one of the most watched congressional primary elections in recent memory. Conservative challenger Harriet Hageman, the Trump-endorsed candidate in the race soundly defeated Trump-hating Congresswoman Liz Cheney in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s At-Large congressional seat.

In a state that President Trump won by 43 points, Hageman is now on a glide path to be part of a new America first Republican majority in the U.S. House come January 2023. It also represents a stunning loss for Rep. Cheney, who received 69 percent of the vote in her 2020 general election victory just 21 months ago.

Hageman received an impressive 66 percent of the vote to Cheney’s underwhelming 29 percent. Cheney’s total includes votes from registered Democrats, who switched parties just to vote for Cheney out of their unhealthy hatred of Donald Trump.

The match-up centered on outgoing Rep. Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Trump in 2021 without affording him due process. The horrible un-American precedent Cheney set with her irresponsible vote has since continued in her role as ringleader of the January 6 Select Committee in the U.S. House.

Former President Trump’s popularity and strength among Republican primary voters across the country was no exception in the beautiful Mountain West state of Wyoming.

These returns make clear that Cheney never had a chance to win this election in a very conservative state as an anti-Trump candidate vying for votes in an enthusiastically pro-Trump electorate -- and she knew it all along. Look no further than the $7.4 million Cheney has leftover in her campaign account as of the latest filing. That’s hardly a strategy to win the campaign you claim that you’re focused on.

Just as she used Wyoming as a stepping stone to help move herself up the political food chain, the entitled Cheney has been misusing her perch on the Trump-hating January 6 Committee to raise her profile for a potential presidential campaign. But that gloomy campaign -- if it ever happens -- will come up empty just like the January 6 Committee because Republican primary voters are getting the facts - and the facts aren’t on Liz Cheney’s side.

Here are some facts that Wyoming primary voters understand. On January 6, 2021, President Trump said "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

Whether Cheney’s committee likes it or not, Trump said be peaceful. Furthermore, in the lead up to the rally, there’s evidence showing that President Trump the National Guard’s help. This is something you’ll never hear from Cheney’s one-sided inquisition. And last but not least, a Department of Justice indictment of an individual charged in connection with the riot tells a very different story than the one Liz Cheney has been telling on national television.

"All I see Trump doing is complaining," the indictment states, "I see no intent by him to do anything. So the patriots are taking it into their own hands."

If the January 6 Committee was a real committee with minority representation this would already be common knowledge, but fact-finding isn’t Rep. Cheney’s modus operandi. Her true goal is to abuse taxpayer funds to try and stop Donald Trump from running for president in 2024 at all cost. The Constitution, rules, and precedent be damned.

Unfortunately for Liz Cheney, Donald Trump had a remarkably successful and consequential term in office Trump has every right to run for another term if he so chooses and President Biden is causing more and more buyer’s remorse every time he opens his mouth.

Let’s face it, Trump has an amazing record to run on -- something that Cheney and the out of touch, Trump-deranged establishment can’t come to grips with.

He created a flourishing economy that paved the way for more hope, growth, and opportunity for all Americans; his innovative policies ushered in a time of American energy independence; and his peace through strength foreign policy kept the American people safe.

Juxtapose these accomplishments with the disaster that is Joe Biden. In less than 19 months in office, President Biden’s policies have created an inflation crisis, border crisis, and crime crisis that he has no real intention of trying to fix.

So, regardless of the anti-Trump January 6 Committee; regardless of the anti-Trump mainstream media; regardless of the anti-Trump political establishment; and regardless of the anti-Trump deep state, there’s no oxygen for a Cheney candidacy in the GOP presidential primary in 2024 because Republican primary voters will make these decisions, not career Washington politicians.

The bottom line is that Liz Cheney’s political career ended this week because she let her hatred of Donald Trump drive her decision-making instead of facts, evidence, and reality.

The people of Wyoming made the right choice.

David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United, a Fox News contributor, the 2016 deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump for President, and the former chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration. He is the co-author with Corey Lewandowski of “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds,” along with "Let Trump Be Trump" and “Trump’s Enemies.”


WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: The Biden, Nixon parallels

In 1972, in the midst of his first campaign for U.S. Senate, a 29-year-old Joe Biden watched as operatives of President Richard Nixon were caught breaking into the headquarters of the Democrat National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.  

Then between 1973 and 1974, a youthful Senator Joe Biden had a front row seat as he witnessed the Senate Watergate Committee expose how Nixon systematically weaponized various levers of the federal government under his control to target his political enemies.

Now, with the shocking news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a raid of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, it’s clear that then-Senator Biden was taking notes for future use.

This action by federal law enforcement - under the control of Mr. Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland and Mr. Biden himself - aimed at a former president and future political rival less than 90 days from the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reeks of a heavy-handed political operation designed to hurt the GOP in ’22 and Trump in ‘24. The thought of this happening in the United States of America was once unimaginable, but not anymore.

The Biden White House’s contention that they knew nothing about the raid beforehand is a lie. The unprecedented search of a former president’s home - which would clearly be seen as yet another political stunt by a politicized Department of Justice and FBI by tens of millions of Americans - would never have been conducted without President Biden’s sign-off. It’s simply inconceivable to believe that FBI Director Christopher Wray would have taken this historically detrimental leap without direct approval from his bosses Biden and Garland.

That’s why it’s imperative for both Attorney General Garland and Director Wray to offer their testimony to Congress immediately and Democrat Committee Chairman in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate should demand no less. The American people deserve an explanation post haste about why this pre-dawn raid at the home of the 45th President of the United States happened, who ordered it, and why. The more time that elapses before this critical testimony takes place, the more it looks like what happened in Florida was a politically inspired event that the Justice Department, FBI, and Democrats in Congress are colluding to cover up. Any delay and obfuscation will ultimately hurt Biden and the Democrats at the ballot box.

Sadly, this latest anti-Trump move by the FBI should come as a surprise to no one because it’s been going on for the entire duration of Donald Trump’s career in politics. Who could ever forget the years-long phony Russia hoax and the infamous 2016 text messages between then-senior FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in which they openly discuss “stopping” the ultimate political outsider Trump from becoming president?

This is the same Justice Department and FBI - then under the direction of Barack Obama and Joe Biden - that was simultaneously giving Hillary and her cronies a free pass despite overwhelming evidence of criminal activity in the case of Clinton’s private email server and handling of classified information. If there was ever a need for a search warrant to be executed, it was in that case - especially after then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch was caught at an undisclosed meeting with former President Bill Clinton in an airplane on the tarmac at Phoenix airport as the investigation was reaching its culmination.

Fast-forward to 2022 with Republicans poised to make big gains in Congress, Mr. Biden’s approval rating at dangerously low levels, and Trump getting ready to declare himself a candidate for a second term in the White House - here we go again. For a casual political observer, the raid at Mar-a-Lago comes at a very fortunate time for Democrats. The January 6th Select Committee is on August recess and this partisan operation keeps negative Trump stories dominating the news cycle instead of the crushing Biden inflation crisis that is devastating so many American families.

The American people are sick and tired of the two-tiered system of justice that is poisoning our republic and the obvious double standard that’s hiding in plain sight. Why does Trump get raided by 30 FBI agents over Presidential Records Act questions while the internationally compromised Hunter Biden gets the kid gloves treatment? Why does Steve Bannon get prosecuted for contempt of Congress but not Lois Lerner? The list goes on and on and it paints an unflattering picture of a country morphing into a banana republic being run by a darling of the political establishment who is allowed by the mainstream media to behave like some tin-pot dictator.

Similar to the precedent that’s been set by the illegitimate one-sided January 6th Committee on Capitol Hill, the precedent that this FBI raid will set should be of great concern to patriotic Americans who simply want their country and its form of government to continue to be the envy of the world. Using the massive power of government to go after political opponents must never become the norm, because where would it end? Just imagine if the next Republican president took office and immediately ordered a raid of the Clinton and Obama foundations.

Mr. Trump is exactly right, these are dark times for our nation. And unless the American people get some transparency on the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago from the people who ordered it, don’t expect things to turn around anytime soon under President Joseph Milhous Biden.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


FOX NEWS: DAVID BOSSIE: Schumer-Manchin Inflation Reduction Act will hurt Democrats in November

With the midterm election now less than 100 days away and our economy in a recession, Democrats are getting desperate. 

For the past eighteen months, President Joe Biden and his leftist majority in Congress have controlled all the levers of power in Washington and enacted policies that have created a brutal inflation crisis in our country. Now, with the prospects of a Republican red wave in November becoming more likely with each passing day, instead of doing something that would actually help our economy, Joe "The Great Inflator" Biden and the incompetent Democrats calling the shots on Capitol Hill are doubling down on what got us into this mess in the first place.

Not only are congressional Democrats proposing hundreds of billions in new spending and more devastating tax increases as their catch-all "solution" to the problem, how they are branding the legislation is a ridiculous bold faced lie. These unchecked Democrats are truly on a roll when it comes to misleading the American people. The Schumer-Manchin "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" is just the latest example.

Rational people with common sense understand that this proposal from the left is chalked full of tax and spend gimmicks that have no chance of reducing inflation anytime soon. In fact, it will likely prolong the festering crisis, which has inflation at a 40-year-high.

If the corrupt corporate media had a shred of objectivity left, they would call Biden and the Democrats out on their snow job, but we all know that ship sailed long ago. That’s why left-wing Washington politicians feel free to deceive at will; they know they’ll get away with it. Sadly, watching the Democrats and the dishonest liberal media team up to insist that a recession isn’t really a recession comes as no surprise to the American people because it’s become the norm.

After all, this is the same cabal that insisted Donald Trump was a Russian agent and said with a straight face that Hunter Biden’s laptop was fake Russian disinformation. With this track record, isn’t it safe to assume that the "Inflation Reduction Act" will do exactly the opposite?

President Biden’s irresponsible and misleading $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act of 2021 - which was hailed by the biased mainstream media - only paved the way for the inflation disaster that hard-working families are grappling with at this very moment. Economically perilous moments like this one are especially dangerous when Democrats in power find themselves backed into a corner politically. This is the worst possible time for higher taxes and wild spending, but that’s all the Democrats know how to do. The truth is that new taxes will stifle any possible economic growth and cause uncertainty for job creators, and hundreds of billions in new spending will only cause more inflation.

Thankfully, the final outcome for the latest Democrat tax and spend blitz is far from certain. Even if Senator Kyrsten Sinema decides to support the legislation in the U.S. Senate - which is still up in the air - the army of far-left progressives in the U.S. House could easily tank the effort for a host of reasons.

First and foremost, it doesn’t go anywhere near far enough to satisfy the left from a public policy standpoint, and it has West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s name on it. Manchin would never support a bill that would harm the fossil fuel industry in any substantive way, which is the centerpiece of the economy-destroying green agenda of socialists like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Second, from a progressive perspective, the $430 billion price tag on the bill isn’t big enough either. House Democrats agreeing to this "paltry" amount could anger the Democrat base and alienate already weary left-wing activists and voters who were hoping for $3.5 trillion in spending on a similar bill just last year.

Under the leadership of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, America is hurting across the board. Because of the left’s reckless policies, we’re in the midst of a border crisis, fentanyl crisis, crime crisis, China crisis, supply chain crisis, and gas price crisis, in addition to the massive inflation crisis. We’re in this mess because inept Democrat leadership ignored the results of the razor thing 2020 election and decided to do the bidding of radical socialists instead of creating unity.

Now, with the latest fallacy - the Inflation Reduction Act - they appear hell-bent on ramming another bad bill down the throats of the American people. No debate, no questions asked, and no skepticism from their allies in the liberal corporate media. Never before in history have we seen a trio of tone-deaf, out of touch career politicians wreak so much havoc on our constitutional republic in such a short period of time.

The American people have had a belly full and are poised and ready to say "no more" at the ballot box this November, thank you very much. Fifty years from now, we’re going to be comparing 2022 to 1979 and debating who the worst president in history is, Joe Biden or Jimmy Carter.

David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United, a Fox News contributor, the 2016 deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump for President, and the former chief investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton administration. He is the co-author with Corey Lewandowski of “Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds,” along with "Let Trump Be Trump" and “Trump’s Enemies.”


WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: The truths the Jan. 6 committee will never uncover

Congressional investigations are designed to root out the waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars as well as provide transparency on important issues for the American people. And there’s widespread agreement that the most effective oversight committees in history have been honest, bipartisan and fair.

By now the American people know that the House Jan. 6 select committee is none of these things; in fact, it’s the exact opposite. It’s an illegitimate committee that has no minority members or rights, it is completely partisan, and its focus is not on the truth, but rather on stopping former President Donald Trump from running for president again.

In the sham committee’s desperate drive to take down Mr. Trump by any means necessary, they’re crafting a narrative that doesn’t quite add up and omits important facts that would not stand if there were proper Republican representation on the committee. Career-politician Reps. Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Adam Schiff, whose failed job performance has helped pave the way for Congress’ 19% approval rating, want the American people to believe that Mr. Trump did nothing to defuse the riot at the U.S. Capitol. This is the big lie that Ms. Cheney continued to spew on Fox News Sunday recently.

According to a November 2021 Department of Defense Inspector General report, at a Jan. 3, 2021, meeting in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump made it clear he wanted sufficient National Guard available on Jan. 6. The report states, “Mr. Miller and GEN Milley met with the president at the White House at 5:30 p.m. The primary topic they discussed was unrelated to the scheduled rally. GEN Milley told us that at the end of the meeting, the President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021, and Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event. Gen. Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, ‘We’ve got a plan and we’ve got it covered.’”

Furthermore, Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller’s testified under oath before Congress in May 2021 that on Jan. 5, 2021, “The president ‘commented that “they” were going to need 10,000 troops the following day … I took his comment to mean that a large force would be required to maintain order the following day.’” This doesn’t sound like a president uninterested in safety and security. Indeed, there is much more to the story than the one-sided “unselect” committee would like to admit. Look no further than the Jan. 4, 2021, memo to the secretary of the Army from Mr. Miller approving the District of Columbia’s request for D.C. National Guard support in response to the upcoming event in Washington on Jan. 6. Mr. Miller wrote “… you are authorized to approve the requested support, subject to my guidance below and subject to consultation with the Attorney General …” This authorization came out of the two meetings with Gen. Milley and Mr. Miller and clearly came from the president of the United States.

Then there’s Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Jan. 5, 2021, letter to Mr. Miller, Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen, and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy in which she writes, “… the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway.” Let’s face it, a legitimate committee interested in the truth would have called Ms. Bowser to testify publicly.

This Pelosi-appointed committee is un-American on its face because it has no checks and balances. Making once-sided determinations with no mechanism for rebuttal is the order of the day with this anti-Trump group. “Believe us,” they say, just as we were told to believe Mr. Trump was a Russian agent who colluded with Russia to win in 2016. But all of that has turned out to be a concocted lie — the nonstop 24-hour news coverage, the Mueller probe, the countless hearings, the Pulitzer Prizes, all of it. Thanks to Special Counsel John Durham, we’re finding out the truth. As it turns out, it was Hillary Clinton and the left who were colluding with Russia to stop Trump!

You’d hope that because of this colossal failure, the biased mainstream media would approach their Jan. 6 committee coverage differently — as journalists instead of activists. Instead, they’ve decided to double down on their never-ending obsession to get Mr. Trump. That being said, after the Jan. 6 panel is finally shuttered and they release a report containing their Trump-deranged partisan version of the truth, what will we be finding out after the fact about what really happened on Jan. 6?

Over the past 18 months, a lot has come to light about the security failures at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. There are memos, letters, emails and text messages from the White House, the Pentagon and the D.C. mayor’s office — all now in the public domain — but none from Congress itself. The activities of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, and senior congressional staff remain largely a mystery. If the Jan. 6 investigation were interested in the facts or the actual timeline of events, wouldn’t they ask for Mrs. Pelosi’s sworn testimony and her staff’s emails? It simply can’t, because the committee doesn’t want to disrupt its Trump-hating narrative.

The good news is that the truth always prevails. When Republicans retake the majority in the House of Representatives in January 2023, the Committee on House Administration under the leadership of incoming Chair Barry Loudermilk will be conducting an internal investigation of the Jan. 6 investigation, its members and its staff. Mr. Loudermilk will finally disclose to the American people the Jan. 6 committee’s abuses of power and why certain issues were never probed and whether it participated in any cover-up. Those answers will be long overdue, but just like with the Russia hoax, it will be worth the wait.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and he served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


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