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Seth Meyers hilariously reveals what a GOP 'freedom to vote' bill would look like

Published 3 mins ago
on November 4, 2019

By Bob Brigham

Comedian Seth Meyers scolded Republicans for the latests defenses of President Donald Trump.

The host played a clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Fox News.

“You have to accept that President Trump is president,” Graham said. “That’s the problem, they don’t accept that President Trump won the election and America hates a sore loser as much as any country on the planet.”

“This is an unfair process being driven by sore-losers,” Graham added.

Meyers fact-checked the South Carolina Republican.


David Cay Johnston details what prosecutors will do when they get the president's tax returns

Published 2 hours ago
on November 4, 2019

By Matthew Chapman

On Monday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that he was immune from all criminal investigation as president, allowing New York State prosecutors to obtain several years’ worth of his tax returns.

On CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Pulitzer Prize-winning Trump biographer David Cay Johnston walked through what the prosecutors will likely do with the information they obtain.

“David, if this decision stands, you say that President Trump could have a serious problem once a Manhattan grand jury gets the tax documents,” said Cooper. “What do you believe that they could show?”

“Well, Donald lost two income tax fraud trials,” said Johnston. “And in one of those trials, the tax return introduced in the case was shown to his long-time now-retired tax preparer, Jack Mitnick, who testified that that was his signature on the document, but he did not prepare that tax return. Donald has a long history of filing inconsistent documents with different government agencies. [Manhattan DA] Cy Vance’s grand jury has access to the New York State Tax Authority records. And I suspect they’re going to compare them to the Mazars records to see if Trump altered the tax returns he filed, which would be fraud, in all likelihood.”


Jobs disappearing despite Trump's promise of Rust Belt revival

Associated Press -
November 3, 2019

A year out from his next Election Day, the Rust Belt revival Trump promised isn't materializing.

Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the beating heart of a revived U.S. economy — a nostalgic vision that helped carry him to victory three years ago in the industrial Midwest.

But a year away from Election Day, that promised renaissance is not materializing and both sectors are faltering in ways that are painfully familiar and politically significant.

Recent data shows manufacturing jobs are disappearing across Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio, states critical to Trump's reelection chances. On Tuesday, Murray Energy, a major mining firm with close ties to the president, became the latest of many coal companies to file for bankruptcy this year, rattling communities across Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. The news followed recent layoffs at a prominent steel manufacturer in northeastern Ohio and General Motors' final decision this fall to shutter its massive plant at Lordstown, Ohio.

The turmoil in the manufacturing and mining sectors threatens to undermine Trump's claim to a booming economy — the bedrock of his and his Republican allies' campaign strategy — in places where it matters most. While Trump's economy is benefiting high-tech manufacturing and energy sectors in other regions, the manufacturing slump across the Rust Belt may test whether Trump can retain his appeal to blue-collar workers without having fully delivered on his promise to fatten their bank accounts.


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough......................or impeachment


Super-rich prepare to leave UK 'within minutes' if Labour wins election

Wealthy see potential taxes imposed by Jeremy Corbyn as bigger threat than Brexit

The super-rich are preparing to immediately leave the UK if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, fearing they will lose billions of pounds if the Labour leader does “go after” the wealthy elite with new taxes, possible capital controls and a clampdown on private schools.

Lawyers and accountants for the UK’s richest families said they had been deluged with calls from millionaire and billionaire clients asking for help and advice on moving countries, shifting their fortunes offshore and making early gifts to their children to avoid the Labour leader’s threat to tax all inheritances above £125,000.

The advisers said a Corbyn-led government was viewed as a far greater threat to the wealth and quality of life of the richest 1% than a hard Brexit.

Geoffrey Todd, a partner at the law firm Boodle Hatfield, said many of his clients had already put plans in place to transfer their wealth out of the country within minutes if Corbyn is elected.


Typical vulture capitalist blood sucking assholes..........................they make everyone else pay for there shit that they don't pay for in the first place and then whine that if they have to pay taxes........................that they will leave................fucking go..................don't let the door hit you in the ass......................

Trump says more information soon to be released about White House's Vindman

November 2, 2019 / 8:23 PM / Updated 21 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman, the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trump’s call with Ukraine’s leader threatened national security.

Vindman, a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and National Security Council official, has been targeted by Trump since his Oct. 29 congressional testimony was released. Trump tweeted that day that Vindman was a “Never Trumper witness.”

Asked whether he regrets calling the Vindman a “Never Trumper,” Trump told reporters on Saturday, “Well, you’ll be seeing very soon what comes out and then you can ask the question in a different way.”

Vindman sat in on the July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that spurred the House of Representatives’ impeachment investigation.


So the malignant asshole is going to release information about Lt. Colonel Vindman, to intimidate, coerce and threaten, this person and present some false information in his records..................so lets put this down, for the record......................



According to the Army, Vindman's awards include the Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal , Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), Valorous Unit Award, National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Presidential Service Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff identification Badge, and Navy Unit Commendation.


U.S. energy chief Perry refuses to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

November 1, 2019 / 8:38 PM / Updated 13 hours ago

Mark Hosenball, Timothy Gardner
6 Min Read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet who has played a pivotal role in the Ukraine controversy, will refuse to testify as requested next week in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump, an Energy Department spokeswoman said on Friday.

Perry’s refusal represented the latest instance of Trump’s administration refusing to cooperate in the fast-moving inquiry in the House of Representatives.

Trump said on Oct. 17 that Perry was resigning from his Cabinet post and would step down by the end of the year.

Perry, White House budget office acting director Russell Vought and two other officials were asked to testify on Wednesday next week in a closed session before the three House committees leading the inquiry, an official working on the probe said.


Okay, I think Shiff and his staff attorneys will not be cowed by this move, bring it on.......................after all, I can't wait to watch Perry's attorneys put their hand over the micro-phone and whisper in his ear.......................on every question....................and don't complain Perry if you were not afforded due process, you were, by skipping the congressional grand jury process in a impeachment hearing, you really are idiot.....................were you afraid that in that setting you would lie, but now you can just do it out in the open and invoke the fifth.....................

Democrats' decision to televise Trump impeachment hearings could prove politically perilous

November 1, 2019 / 4:18 PM / Updated 13 hours ago

James Oliphant, Chris Kahn 6 Min Read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress took a major step toward impeaching President Donald Trump this week when they agreed on the rules for publicly televised hearings after weeks of testimony behind closed doors. But it is also a step onto more politically perilous terrain for a party seeking to persuade Americans that their cause to remove Republican Trump, who they accuse of abusing his power, is just.

Leaders of the Democratic-run U.S. House of Representatives believe that putting the main witnesses on TV will convince independent voters and other doubters that Trump was wrong in asking the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on a political rival, Democrat Joe Biden, who hopes to be the candidate to oust Trump in the 2020 election.

While Republicans and the president face great political risk in the hearings, so do Democrats. They must present themselves as sober and trustworthy investigators, former congressional aides and analysts said.

“The allegations – and what the president has admitted to – are serious enough. They don’t need embellishment. They just need explanation,” said Mieke Eoyang, a former aide to the House Intelligence Committee who works for the Democratic think tank Third Way.


First and foremost the democrats will have "staff lawyers" asking the questions, on the other side of the aisle with that clown show, who knows what they will do..................... but, I fully believe that Adam Shiff will not let the hearings turn into another republican show like that character Lewandowski did.........................contempt will be on the table..........................and other law enforcement tools.................................

The fight to stop Nestl from taking America's water to sell in plastic bottles

Creek beds are bone dry and once-gushing springs are reduced to trickles as fights play out around the nation over control of nation’s freshwater supply

by Tom Perkins

Tue 29 Oct 2019 02.00 EDT
Last modified on Wed 30 Oct 2019 11.07 EDT

The network of clear streams comprising California’s Strawberry Creek run down the side of a steep, rocky mountain in a national forest two hours east of Los Angeles. Last year Nestlé siphoned 45m gallons of pristine spring water from the creek and bottled it under the Arrowhead Water label.

Though it’s on federal land, the Swiss bottled water giant paid the US Forest Service and state practically nothing, and it profited handsomely: Nestlé Waters’ 2018 worldwide sales exceeded $7.8bn.

Conservationists say some creek beds in the area are now bone dry and once-gushing springs have been reduced to mere trickles. The Forest Service recently determined Nestlé’s activities left Strawberry Creek “impaired” while “the current water extraction is drying up surface water resources”.

Meanwhile, the state is investigating whether Nestlé is illegally drawing from Strawberry Creek and in 2017 advised it to “immediately cease any unauthorized diversions”. Still, a year later, the Forest Service approved a new five-year permit that allows Nestlé to continue using federal land to extract water, a decision critics say defies common sense.


GOP congressman claims impeachment inquiry will lead to dictatorship and war

By Oliver Willis -
November 1, 2019

Despite the constitutional origins of impeachment, Rep. Louie Gohmert believes it will trigger "communism" in America.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) claimed this week that the impeachment inquiry currently underway in the House of Representatives would lead to a civil war and a dictatorship in the United States if Donald Trump were removed from office.

Gohmert made his comments Thursday night while guest-hosting the radio program "Breitbart News Tonight," which is part of the controversial conservative Breitbart News.

Earlier in the day Gohmert said in Congress that the inquiry was "push[ing] this country to a civil war."

He expanded on that take during Thursday night's radio show.


I guess this bat shit crazy didn't read the fine print on or about Brietbart News.................here let me give him a heads up...................................https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/24/breitbart-other-alt-right-websites-darlings-russian-propaganda-effort/598258001/

And he in essence is working on a Russian site..................

Maybe that .................... ..............is just a we bit tight for his head...........................he really needs to be thrown out of office........................I wonder does he get or has he gotten any money in his campaign fund stash from the Russians after all Pete Sessions (former TX congressman) was handing out money from two indicted assholes.....................that know the traitor pretty well...............

GOP senator caught in Ukraine scandal wants to focus on Obama and Hillary emails

By Emily Singer
November 1, 2019

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has given the National Archives until Nov. 14 to produce 'all' communications between the former president and secretary of state.

The 2016 election is three years in the rearview and multiple agencies have cleared Hillary Clinton and the State Department in the email saga that burdened her campaign.

Yet Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, is still intent on seeing Clinton's emails, specifically "all email communications" between Clinton and President Barack Obama, according to a letter he sent on Thursday to the archivist of the United States.

Johnson said he had previously sought all communications between Clinton and Obama "while she was located in the 'territory of a sophisticated adversary,'" but had been turned down by the Justice Department in January 2018. The DOJ at that time said it did not have the ability to produce such a message because it was not a "Department document."

"During the FBI's investigation of classified information on former Secretary Clinton's private email server, the FBI possessed and reviewed emails sent and received between Secretary Clinton and and President Obama," Johnson wrote on Thursday. "Specifically, on June 28, 2016, FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok communicated the following message to FBI Director James Comey's Chief of Staff, James Rybicki."


Hey Johnson how much money did they give you, I mean the Russians, I guess you never read the part that the e-mail thingy has been solved..........................there is nothing there............................you really are not to bright.................
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