REPORT: The growing shadow campaign to defend Biden from House Republicans

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WASHINGTON — As Republicans prepare to use their new House majority to probe the Biden administration and the business dealings of the president’s son Hunter, Democrats are assembling a constellation of groups to respond.

President Joe Biden hasn’t said if he’s running for re-election, but the groups are designed to defend him and discredit the opposition — including launching intense opposition research efforts into Republicans leading the charge in Congress — ahead of a likely rematch with former President Donald Trump in 2024.

Three new “war rooms” have sprung up in the past two weeks to combat the House Republican investigations, each backed by multimillion-dollar dark money budgets and some of the best-known operatives in the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee and major outside groups are already retooling to shift from 2022 to 2024.

The report quotes Adrienne Elrod, who helped run Correct the Record, a group which defended Hillary Clinton from congressional probes ahead of her 2016 presidential campaign.

“It’s important that the opposition not get the upper hand in defining a false narrative, and outside groups can help mitigate that from happening,” Elrod claimed.

“It’s clear the White House has been preparing for the anticipated barrage of meritless investigations from House Republicans, and outside groups are an essential component,” Elrod said.

Alex Seitz-Wald, who wrote the NBC article, noted that this is as much a fight over public opinion as it is over a legal one.

Republicans have long vowed that if they gain control, they will launch investigations into a number of issues, including Biden’s fumbled Afghanistan withdrawal, Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, and Joe Biden’s involvement with such.

As it became apparent this summer that Republicans would likely win one or both chambers of Congress, Seitz-Wald wrote that “a small group of White House staffers began mapping out likely investigative angles, keeping close tabs on top Republican investigators, including letters of inquiry they sent to federal agencies.”

Now the White House is lawyering up and “encouraging federal agencies to take similar moves.”

One of the new groups set to counter the GOP investigations is the Congressional Integrity Project, which plans to “investigate the lawmakers investigating Biden.”

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  1. The Democrats can draw on virtually unlimited dark money because their party has become the political wing of a vast criminal enterprise.

  2. Biden n his crime co are going down.
    Investigate the repubs all u want, aint nothing there.. Unless Blasie Ford shows up again.. The SWAMP IS DEEP N FULL OF CROCODILES..

    • That stinking twat blasey ford….she hasn’t stepped in front of a bus yet. Will she and her attorney Debra Katz come up with another lie with democratic dark money? Katz admitted that blasey ford the dumb k u n t lied and it was all politically motivated. Why isn’t she in jail for perjury.

  3. This is exactly what the Second Amendment is for she just told you that they’re going to consider everything against Joe Biden a lie and they got multi-million dollars of stolen tax money to defend him this is what the Second Amendment is for people

  4. Sadly, instead of working on ways to fix issues in our country, all of these politicians are spending their efforts on whatever will work to help them stay in control in 2024.

  5. These same morons keep trying to throw the book at Trump without evidence of a crime…but THEIR boy commits real crimes, and they try to protect him….corrupt, TDS, egotistical screw ups!

  6. It’s much easier to control the narrative when you own the media. Our hope is in the legal system and the facts against the Biden’s. In a free and fair system it would be a slam dunk but w the corruption on the left and in the swamp it will be an uphill climb. Is still worth the climb


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