What yesterday’s election means for the Democrats

The Federalist: “Explosive New FBI Notes Confirm Obama Directed Anti-Flynn Operation”

“The handwritten notes, which were first disclosed in a federal court filing made by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, show President Obama himself personally directed former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to investigate Flynn for having routine phone calls with a Russian counterpart. He also suggests they withhold information from President Trump and his key national security figures.” (The Federalist)

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The Federalist has all the details on this important news story — and the background leading up to it.

 

It’s worth noting that these notes, taken in a January 5, 2017 meeting, mention Joe Biden as well. Biden has previously said he was uninvolved in the Flynn investigation and didn’t know anything about it.

 

But as The Federal reported, these notes mention that “Biden explicitly referenced the Logan Act, an 18th-century law that forbids certain political speech from private citizens.”

We think it’s official: the progressives have taken over the Democratic Party.

“Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman is on the verge of defeating Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) following Tuesday’s Democratic primary, potentially unseating an incumbent who has spent more than 30 years in Congress.” (Washington Free Beacon)

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The votes aren’t 100% in yet due to a dramatic increase in absentee voting this year. But it looks like Rep. Eliot Engel will lose to Jamaal Bowman once the election is called.

 

Engel is chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and he’s been in Congress since 1989. He received a “who’s who” of endorsements: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, while Bowman received endorsements from Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and even the New York Times.

 

But it looks like the showdown between the progressive and establishment wings of the Democratic Party has been decided. The progressives have won — and taken over the party.

Move over, AOC. This Republican could become the youngest House member if he wins this fall.

Madison Cawthorn, 24, has won the North Carolina 11th District Republican Primary in his bid to succeed former Congressman Mark Meadows, who left office to join the White House as chief of staff, in the upcoming November election.” (Daily Wire)

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is the youngest Member of Congress at age 30. But if Madison Cawthorn wins the general election this fall, that title will go to him. He’ll turn 25 in August, and 25 is the minimum age for a House member as set in the Constitution.

 

Cawthorn won the Republican primary in the district formerly represented by Mark Meadows, now the White House Chief of Staff.

 

As the National Review reports, “Cawthorn is a real estate investor who was nominated at age 18 by Meadows for an appointment at the United States Naval Academy. However, a car crash left Cawthorn paralyzed from the waist down.”

President Obama raises $11 million for Biden campaign.

“In total, the campaign raised over $11 million in one evening, shattering a fundraising record for Team Biden previously held by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), whose fundraiser for the former VP brought in $6 million.” (New York Post)

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President Obama hit the 2020 campaign trail for a virtual fundraiser with Joe Biden last night.

 

The event raised more than $11 million, which includes the $3.4 million raised from “high-dollar donors” at a private portion of the fundraising event.