Hunter Biden Disaster – Rittenhouse Mistrial Announcement – Biden Admits It

1) Hunter Biden opens a new art gallery. This is a disaster for government integrity.

First son Hunter Biden acted like a full-fledged member of the New York art scene Wednesday evening, making a flashy appearance at the gallery where his unexpectedly pricey paintings are being displayed.

Hunter’s suddenly successful art career has caused an uproar among Republicans and ethics experts, who warn that buyers could shell out up to $500,000 with the idea of gaining favor and influence with the artist’s powerful father.

Last month, after The Post reported that five of the first son’s prints had sold for $75,000 apiece — and that prospective buyers were being vetted by a team of lawyers — White House press secretary Jen Psaki brushed off questions about whether the identity of purchasers would remain anonymous, per the terms of an agreement with gallery owner Berges.

That earned Psaki a rebuke from Walter Shaub, a former head of the federal Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration.

“These are legitimate questions … There is no ethics program in the world that can be built around the head of state’s staff working with a dealer to keep the public in the dark about the identities of individuals who pay vast sums to the leader’s family member for subjectively priced items of no intrinsic value,” Shaub tweeted at the time.

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2) Rittenhouse trial should be a mistial. Miranda Devine writes:

It was hard to watch Kyle Ritten­house break down during almost five hours in the witness box Wednesday.

Over and over, he was forced to relive the traumatic evening of August 24, 2020, when he was chased by a murderous antifa mob and ended up shooting dead two of his attackers and wounding a third in riot-plagued Kenosha, Wis.

He was 17 at the time. “If I would had let Mr. Rosenbaum get my gun, he would have killed me,” he told the court. “He was chasing me. I was alone. He threatened to kill me earlier in that night . . . “He was going to take my gun and kill me. I wanted him to stop. I didn’t want to have to kill Mr. ­Rosenbaum.”

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3) Biden admits it. He screwed up on the economy.

President Biden on Wednesday conceded that inflation is at a three-decade high because “people have more money now” as a result of his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus legislation, recognizing a central point made by people who are arguing against a nearly $2 trillion sequel.

Biden unexpectedly endorsed the stance of his critics who have said the US dollar is losing its buying power as a result of the government printing money to cover COVID-19 aid.

The president said stimulus funds that he signed into law are in part to blame for demand exceeding the supply of goods, causing a backlog at major US ports and the highest rate of annual inflation since 1990.

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