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Did you miss any of The Rich Zeoli Show this week? It's ok. We forgive you. But now is your chance to catch-up on all of the action:
- On Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee an investigation into former President Donald Trump. Jack Smith will lead a probe into Trump’s handling of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida and other federal crimes stemming from his conduct following his 2020 election defeat. Garland explained that his decision to appoint a Special Counsel was driven by Trump’s recent announcement to run for the President in 2024 and the Justice Department’s subsequent fear of appearing politicized. Will this irreparably damage Trump’s presidential hopes or only serve to rally his base?
- During a recent earnings call, Target CFO Michael Fiddelke estimated that the big-box store has lost over $400 million in profits due to retail theft over the past year. Last year, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez referred to rising thefts in progressive cities a “myth.”
- While speaking with Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) at a Congressional hearing, Stanford Professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya described medical censorship during the COVID-19 pandemic as a “disaster” and suggested that it may have led to people being killed. Dr. Bhattacharya also noted that one of the primary sources of “misinformation” has been the federal government.
- Dakota Wood—Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at The Heritage Foundation—joins the show to discuss President Joe Biden’s meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Wood explains that, despite the 3-hour meeting, Biden ignored topics like the origins of COVID-19, the enslavement of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region of northwest China, and intellectual property theft. Meanwhile, President Xi reiterated that Taiwanese independence is a red line for Beijing. What will it take to deter China from seizing Taiwan?