White House Asks Media to 'Scrutinize' Biden Impeachment Inquiry

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    The Facts

    • In a memo addressed to editorial leadership at media outlets and released Tuesday, the White House called on the media to "ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans" regarding their impeachment inquiry into Pres. Joe Biden.

    • The memo, written by Special Assistant to the President Ian Sams, argued that "After nearly 9 months of investigating," the House GOP has "uncovered none of" the constitutionally required violations deserving of impeachment, which are "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."


    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    The reason House Republicans are pushing an evidence-lacking impeachment inquiry is to distract from their lack of interest in policymaking. With a potential government shutdown just three weeks away, Speaker McCarthy (R-Calif.) is trying to ensure that the public doesn't blame him for government employees not getting paid and small businesses not being able to apply for federal loans. The GOP would rather wave a tiresome impeachment inquiry in their constituents' faces instead of passing a meaningful appropriations bill.

    Republican narrative

    As more evidence of Biden's corruption record emerges every day, the White House has shifted its response from "there's no evidence against him" to "there's no direct evidence against him." Since the American people aren't fooled easily, the Biden admin. has now resorted to leveraging its deep-state relationship with the media industry. This is a concerning attempt to weaponize news coverage and journalism.


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