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The Daily BeastNov 25, 2022
Democrats Are Ready for GOP to Make Hunter Biden the New Benghazi
Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via GettyIt's not Hunter Biden's scalp they want. Rather, the House GOP caucus is poised to launch a two-year crusade to tarnish President Joe Biden's character—and lower his poll numbers—just like they did with Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi hearings prior to her 2016 candidacy.

But things are different this time around—Democrats aren't going to assume that voters can see through the partisan bluster, and are mounting a war room operation outside the White House. The Congressional Integrity Project (a pointed moniker, to be sure) will try to fend off the Republican barrage, and go on the offense in the information war.

The existence of the newly revamped group, first reported by Politico, is an effort to mount a 21st century war room with a response team that can "expose the political intentions behind the investigations targeting the White House," says Leslie Dach, a senior advisor to the CIP, who is working with founder Kyle Herrig and longtime political activist Brad Woodhouse. All three have deep Democratic Party ties.

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The Daily BeastNov 23, 2022
Trump's Tax Return Fight Is All About His Abuse of Power
Mark WilsonThe Supreme Court's rejection of an emergency request by former President Donald Trump to block the release of his tax returns marks the culmination of a three-year legal fight with the House Ways and Means Committee—and the affirmation of a simple law allowing congressional investigators broad access to tax return information.

While it is unclear how quickly the returns will be turned over by the Treasury Department—and just how the work of the committee may be affected by the anticipated turnover of the House of Representatives to a Republican majority—there is no doubt that the returns contain a potential treasure trove of information that Trump does not want revealed.

The documents may include a fuller picture of the approximately 500 LLCs that Trump uses in his various business dealings by shedding light on just how income from such "pass-through" entities was treated by Trump in his tax filings, as well as information about foreign assets and the charities he claims to fund.

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