If Russia Invades Ukraine, “expect to see the price of gas go up 50 to 75 cents a gallon

Biden warns gas prices will go up even FURTHER and there will be ‘consequences at home’ if Putin invades Ukraine: President says Americans ‘understand that defending democracy and liberty is never without cost’

  • President Joe Biden warned that Americans could see even higher prices at the gas pump if Russia invades the Ukraine

  • ‘I will not pretend this will be painless. There could be impact on our energy prices,’ he said in remarks at the White House

  • President Biden and Dem lawmakers are weighing a federal gas tax holiday 

  • ‘All options remain on the table,’ press secretary Jen Psaki said

  • Proposal comes amid record high prices at pump and as Democrats face an uphill battle at the ballot box in November’s midterm election

  • Two Democratic senators facing a tough re-election campaign proposed a federal gas tax holiday until 2023 

  • The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon and funds Highway Trust Fund 

Washington fired another shot in the information war with Russia, it emerged on Tuesday, with American officials claiming the Kremlin wanted to install a little known former politician as part of a puppet regime in Ukraine

Oleg Tsaryov, now a sanatorium director, laughed off the idea that he was a pawn in Vladimir Putin‘s grand plan, saying that he was simply not important enough.

But the episode offers an insight into the information war being waged between Washington and Russia over Ukraine.

 

It follows briefings by Biden administration officials dripping out scoops about Putin’s plans: That he plans to invade on Wednesday; that Russia has already prepositioned special forces for a false-flag operation; and that it has picked the leaders it wants for a puppet regime.

Diplomatic and security sources told DailyMail.com the strategy was designed to deny Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer-turned-president, the space to justify an invasion.

But it comes at a cost.

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