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4:05 PM ET – John Solomon, Executive Director of the Hill, brings three news stories from the weekend here today. His three articles cover a wide range of topics all affecting voters as we gear up to 2020. It seems there is a roadblock for information on the actions of certain Democrats during the 2016 election. A treasure trove of evidence has been offered to the Democratic party officials, and they have yet to accept it or allow it’s passage. Sounds a lot like Debbie Wasserman Schultz not allowing the FBI to investigate their server after they claimed to have been hacked in the 2016 election; which AG Barr has confirmed the Mueller report found as well. Why would the Democrats who consistently push the Russia collusion narrative and the threat to our democracy from interference by foreign agents into our elections, not want to investigate or have evidence to confirm their allegations?
Ukrainian law enforcement officials believe they have evidence of wrongdoing by American Democrats and their allies in Kiev, ranging from 2016 election interference to obstructing criminal probes. But, they say, they’ve been thwarted in trying to get the Trump Justice Department to act.
Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of the Prosecutor General’s International Legal Cooperation Department, told me he and other senior law enforcement officials tried unsuccessfully since last year to get visas from the U.S. embassy in Kiev to deliver their evidence to Washington.
“We were supposed to share this information during a working trip to the United States,” Kulyk told me in a wide-ranging interview. “However, the (U.S.) ambassador blocked us from obtaining a visa. She didn’t explicitly deny our visa, but also didn’t give it to us.”
4:30P M ET – Steve Moore, author of Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy, and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, is here to talk about the state of our economy and set the record straight on the rumors surrounding his personal life and taxes. It seems anyone who is promoted and supported by President Trump are subject to the attacks and intrusions of the President.
Perhaps worst of all in the eyes of Beltway guild members is that Moore would be an “independent” voice challenging the Fed bureaucracy. He has certainly not kowtowed to it in the past, as so many bankers have. “Donald Trump wanted to drain the swamp. The Fed is the swamp,” Moore has said.
There we see the guild mentality in full. It turns out that current Fed chairman Jerome Powell also lacks a Ph.D. in economics, and for most of the Fed’s history its chairs were not economists. But Powell is a favorite of the Beltway guild system and so is immune to such criticism.
The notion that having Moore on the Federal Reserve Board will make the Fed recklessly follow Donald Trump’s whims is preposterous. All key Fed decisions are made by a committee of up to twelve members — the seven governors nominated by the White House and five heads of regional Fed banks. Moore would be one voice at the table.
What’s really astonishing about the hysterical reaction to Moore’s appointment to the Fed is how much it reveals the intellectual insecurity and clannishness at the heart of the Washington policy community. Why else would they be so scared of one man challenging their preconceived wisdom?
5:05 PM ET – Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House, and he’s got a new podcast out, Newt’s World, available for free on Apple podcasts or wherever you go for podcasts, wants to discuss a topic that he believes is not getting the attention it deserves. The urgency of the matter he is concerned with discusses the advances by other nations in 5G technology. The Department of Defense has listed this as a priority 1 issue.
The US risks being left behind in the battle to deploy 5G, with China viewed as the number one player in the field, the US Department of Defense has warned.
A new report on the risks and opportunities presented by the introduction of 5G networks by the Defense Innovation Board – an arms-length consultation panel of the US Department of Defense focusing on technology and innovation – suggests “China has taken the lead in 5G development through a series of aggressive investment and spectrum-allocation initiatives”.
Not only is China is thought to have around 350,000 5G-operable base stations deployed – nearly ten times as many as are deployed across the US – the report says that China is in a good position to promote its 5G technology around the world.