The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (02/02/2023):
3:05pm- On Wednesday night, Hunter Biden finally conceded that the infamous laptop abandoned at an electronics repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware belonged to him. Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell accused John Paul Mac Isaac, several Trump advisors, and Senator Rob Johnson of unlawfully accessing personal information on Biden’s surrendered laptop. Lowell has requested a criminal probe into the dissemination of information from the laptop.
3:10pm- According to The Wall Street Journal, the FBI is expected to search the Indiana home of former Vice President Mike Pence.
3:25pm- When the Hunter laptop was initially uncovered prior to the 2020 Presidential Election, members of the media, as well as then-candidate Joe Biden repeatedly dismissed the laptop as Russian disinformation. Will anyone be held accountable for their politically motivated dismissal?
3:45pm- Despite dismissing the laptop abandoned at a Delaware electronics repair shop as Russian disinformation for over two-years, Hunter Biden now admits it belongs to him—but why? CNN’s Dana Bash said she suspects it has something to do with Republicans now controlling the House of Representatives and their vow to investigate Hunter’s foreign business dealings.
3:50pm- House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) spoke with the National Archives on Tuesday. Rep. Comer claimed the National Archives told him they have no problem with complete transparency regarding President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents—leading Comer to conclude the lack of cooperation and openness is due to Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice. When asked about the accusations, both White House Council Ian Sams and White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre refused to provide clarity.
4:05pm- On Thursday, Congressional Republicans voted to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-MO), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) took to the House floor to condemn the GOP’s decision—claiming it had nothing to do with Rep. Omar’s history of Anti-Semitic comments, but instead stemmed from racism and Islamophobia.
4:20pm- While appearing on CNN, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stated that he believes children age 13-and-younger should not be on social media platforms for mental health reasons.
4:35pm- Dr. Bob Stern—President of Save Long Beach Island Inc.—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss “the unprecedented number of recent whale deaths” along the New Jersey shoreline. Dr. Stern believes that the “ongoing offshore wind vessel surveys that use high intensity noise devices to characterize the seabed may be the cause.” Save Long Beach Island is demanding a comprehensive investigation before the windfarm project begins construction. Learn more, and take action at: https://www.savelbi.org
4:55pm- NFL Network host Shaun O’Hara bizarrely compared Tom Brady’s retirement to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and September 11th.
5:00pm- According to a new study, Merck & Co.’s molnupiravir COVID-19 antiviral medication may be speeding up the evolution of COVID-19, leading to new mutations. Science.org and Bloomberg have both written articles about the concern.
5:25pm- Watergate journalist Bob Woodward revealed that in 2017, he attempted to warn reporters at The Washington Post that the “Steele dossier” was illegitimate—even calling it a “garbage document.” However, his warnings were dismissed, and the newspaper continued to treat it as a genuine source of information.
5:45pm- Former Philadelphia City Councilmember and current Mayoral candidate Helen Gym apologized for attending an event at the Union League one week after the club honored Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
6:00pm- During a House Rules Committee hearing, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) asked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) if she was a Socialist—reading past statements Waters has made that endorsed socialist policies.
6:10pm- According to a report from Fox News, Rep. Maxine Waters’ campaign paid Waters' daughter an estimated $192,000 for running their “slate mailer” operation from 2021 to 2022. Joe Schoffstall writes: “Waters received the green light to run the operation from the Federal Election Commission in the fall of 2004. Since then, Karen Waters has received more than $1.2 million in payments from her mother's campaign.”
6:30pm- On Thursday, Congressional Republicans voted to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. While passing the resolution to formally remove Rep. Omar, Democrats hilariously reacted by screaming, “Noooooooo!”
6:45pm- Rich can’t stop playing the clip of Democrats melting down on the House floor…“Nooooooo!”