MTG Makes Power Move to Help Trump

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is doing her best to respond to the Biden administration’s efforts to indict and imprison former President Donald Trump because she is tired of them.

The Georgia Republican and Trump loyalist is putting out legislation that would cut off funding for both the ongoing investigation of the former president by special counsel Jack Smith and any future investigations involving Trump.

“Today, I’d like to announce that I’m writing an appropriations rider to defund Jack Smith, special counsel, his office and the investigation,” Greene said Monday during a House floor speech. “This is a weaponized government attempt to take down the top political enemy and leading presidential candidate of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”

Smith was given the job of looking into how Trump handled the sensitive materials that he had taken from the White House and moved to his Mar-a-Lago home at the end of his presidency by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November.

Greene argued that Smith’s investigation of Trump is motivated by political objectives and that Democrats who were also involved in the removal of sensitive information face a different standard than Trump.

“We cannot allow the government to be weaponized for political purposes,” she noted in her speech. “I’d also like to ask all of my colleagues to join me in this effort. We have to use the power of appropriations to stop the weaponization of government, especially in light that we know that there are others who are guilty of true crimes.”

She continued by pointing out the disparity between how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Trump case and a purported investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s alleged misuse of secret information on a personal, unprotected server at home.

“There should have been an investigation done into that,” she said.

Greene also mentioned secret records connected to President Joe Biden that were taken during his time as vice president and later found at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.

At his Delaware home, more papers were discovered. There has been no update on the investigation’s status despite the fact that special counsel Robert Hur is supposed to be looking into those instances.

“Don’t forget Joe Biden’s documents that are sitting in his garage next to his Corvette where the door opens and closes,” Greene said. “America sees this for exactly what it is, and we will not allow it to stand.”

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) expressed support for the legislation. “This is an Article I flex! I’m so here for it,” he noted on Twitter.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) stated on Sunday that the GOP majority should act in accordance with its obligation to exercise constitutional supervision.

“Congress can and should hold the Biden DOJ accountable by defunding their efforts during the appropriations process, executing the Holman Rule to remove and defund corrupt officials, and conducting oversight on its baseless investigations,” Biggs said in a tweet.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stated in comments made over the weekend that the FBI should be “broken up” as it currently stands, senior leadership removed, and reconstructed into a less nefarious, politically charged institution.

“This is a remarkable country with extraordinary people who are being crippled by their very own government and crippled by an anti-American faction, largely in the universities, and to some extent in the news media and in the corporate CEOs and in the bureaucracy,” Gingrich said in an interview with Real America News.

“The fact is we need a bill to break up the Federal Bureau of Investigation and replace it with much more reasonable law enforcement systems and eliminate the entire senior leadership. I mean, it’s clearly a corrupted institution, deeply politicized on the left… and the evidence we have is just overwhelming,” he said.



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