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'Barr should be served with a subpoena today': Trump boast about corrupting

corrupting Justice Dept sparks outrage

Published 1 min ago on February 12, 2020
By Travis Gettys

President Donald Trump apparently confirmed that Attorney General William Barr was interfering in the prosecutions of his friends caught up in the Russia probe — and other social media users were shocked by his bravado.

Four prosecutors abruptly resigned from Roger Stone’s case Tuesday after Barr appeared to intervene and reject their sentencing recommendation, and Trump removed all doubt that his attorney general was involved in a Wednesday morning tweet.

“Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought,” Trump tweeted. “Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/barr-should-be-served-with-a-subpoena-today-trump-boast-about-corrupting-justice-dept-sparks-outrage/

And lets see if the Roberts court says that this jerk needs to comply........................

How the GOP-controlled Senate is putting pensions of 1.3 million Americans at risk

Published 8 hours ago on February 12, 2020
By Tom Conway, Independent Media Institute

Glen Heck spent 28 years sweating in a Campti, Louisiana, paper mill that he likes to say was “hotter than nine kinds of hell.”

But now, Heck’s sacrifice may have been for nothing because his multiemployer pension plan is one of about 150 nationwide set to go broke. If that happens, the 78-year-old Heck will have to find a cheaper, lower-quality health plan and keep the beef herd he’s itching to sell.

The Democratic-controlled House passed—with bipartisan support—a commonsense plan to save Heck’s pension and those of another 1.3 million workers, retirees, and widows. But Republican leaders in the Senate refuse to consider it.

In the meantime, the futures of workers and retirees like Heck hang in the balance. Many face retirement with fear instead of anticipation.

Multiemployer pension plans like Heck’s include workers from two or more companies in industries such as transportation, entertainment, construction and paper. Employers make contributions for workers as part of their compensation. Heck and others often give up wage increases or other benefits to fund those plans.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/how-the-gop-controlled-senate-is-putting-pensions-of-1-3-million-americans-at-risk/

I have one pension with the PBGC because of me working in the Airlines, and if any person thinks that republicans and that Russian trolls sitting in the white house wants to make america great again.......think again.................this bullshit being done by that #Moscow Mitch and his libertarian side kicks is another example that treasonous team does not like workers.....................they can live off the taxpayers and get a pension but when it comes to companies that did not fulfill there pension obligations well that is another story..........................just ask him what he did for the coal miners................nada............................

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/amymcgrathkentucky

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

GOP Rep. And Trump Defender During Impeachment May Be Next DNI

By Kate Riga
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February 12, 2020 9:56 a.m.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), a member of the House Intel Committee who ardently defended President Donald Trump during the impeachment inquiry, is getting a serious look to be the next director of national intelligence.

According to the New York Times, acting DNI Joseph Maguire is reaching the end of his legal term in an acting capacity; he must step down by March 11.

Trump’s National Security Adviser, Robert O’Brien, is reportedly one of Stewart’s most vocal advocates for the job, and Stewart enjoys support from congressional Republicans.

However, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) was lukewarm towards Trump’s last outwardly partisan pick — Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) — and may push for a candidate who would enjoy bipartisan support, though Senate Republicans could get the confirmation done alone.

Ratcliffe is the last candidate Trump nominated for the role since the departure of Dan Coats, a move which ended in embarrassment when Ratcliffe withdrew after embellishing his resume.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/chris-stewart-director-national-intelligence-trump

First and foremost in the picture that is included in this thread, this libertarian jerk, stated that it was important for him to appear before his constituents......................so back in 2017 you were also enabling treason......................because Nunes was your leader of the committee.........................


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

Justice Department's credibility is on 'life support' as Bill Barr goes 'rogue': Ex-prosecutor

Published 1 hour ago on February 11, 2020

By Matthew Chapman

On Tuesday, former federal prosecutor Harry Litman wrote a blistering op-ed that excoriated Attorney General William Barr for his Justice Department’s apparent political abuses of power.

“The withdrawal of all four career prosecutors handling the case against Roger Stone, in the wake of the Justice Department’s sentencing shift, underscores that Attorney General William P. Barr’s department has effectively gone rogue,” wrote Litman. “Resignation is the strongest possible protest that prosecutors can employ, within professional bounds, against improper conduct by their leadership. The president’s tweet and the department’s reduction of Stone’s sentencing were utterly rank and improper. The action runs counter not only to standard practice but also to the standard that the Justice Department is supposed to embody: the administration of justice without fear or favor.”

The DOJ’s decision to overrule those prosecutors’ sentencing recommendations for Stone, Litman wrote, is unprecedented.

“Stone was convicted of serious crimes: lying to Congress and witness tampering,” wrote Litman. “His recommended sentence was by the book — literally. Federal prosecutors go by a manual from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Commission that lays out appropriate sentences for specific offenses. The seven- to nine-year sentence that prosecutors had sought was precisely what equal justice mandated. That’s far from the ‘miscarriage of justice’ that Trump called it in a tweet.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/justice-departments-credibility-is-on-life-support-as-bill-barr-goes-rogue-ex-prosecutor/

EJ Dionne nailed it tonight when he said ( I am, paraphrasing) when he said that when he was working in South America, this happens when a democracy leaves the country and turns into a fascist state........................

And now the question needs to be asked if the journalist and the voting public are going to hold 198 republican congressional members and 53 republican senators accountable....................

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

To all of you that have given hearts to me from the past, present and future..................

Wado------------Thank You all....................

Has anyone been able to post the video of David Corn confronting the traitor son while eating today?

I can't find it on line, or I would.........................

GOP leader: Trump's retaliation against witness was 'appropriate'

By Josh Israel -February 11, 2020 3:15 PM

Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn't think it's a problem that Trump had an impeachment witness removed from his post last week.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defended Donald Trump's retaliation against impeachment witnesses.

McCarthy (R-CA) was asked at a press conference whether Trump had learned any lesson from the impeachment and whether it was appropriate that he removed former Ambassador Gordon Sondland and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, from their posts on Friday.

McCarthy first tried to ignore the question, responding with a diatribe against House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff, who he said put the country through a "nightmare."

Pressed to answer the question of why it was "appropriate for the president to take the action that he did," McCarthy argued that because Vindman remains on the federal payroll, he was not really removed from his position.

https://americanindependent.com/kevin-mccarthy-donald-trump-retaliation-impeachment-alexander-vindman-gop-republicans/

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

Republicans think tampons need to be taxed to limit women from buying too many

By Emily Singer -February 11, 2020 3:58 PM

Some Tennessee lawmakers are worried that women would abuse the tax-free status of feminine hygiene products.

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are raising objections to a proposal that would add feminine hygiene products to the list of items that can be purchased during the state's annual sales-tax holiday, the Associated Press reported.

According to the AP, the GOP lawmakers worried that women would abuse the law and purchase too many feminine hygiene products during the pause on state sales tax on some items — including computers and clothing. The pause lasts only one weekend, starting on the last Friday of July, the AP reported.

"I would think since it's a sales tax holiday, there's really no limit on the number of items anybody can purchase," Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley said during a debate on the proposal on Tuesday, according to the AP. "I don't know how you would limit the number of items someone could purchase."

Eliminating the so-called "tampon tax" has been a growing movement in states across the country.

https://americanindependent.com/tennessee-gop-tampon-ban-feminine-hygiene-products-sales-tax-holiday-republicans/

Yep this dude and he is a dude and others are more concerned about tampons and that cost, while in his state there is presently a sitting US Senator, that voted to help enable a CON man to commit crimes against the Constitution and attack the same people in the state that are on disability.....................and to top it all off he has penguins screaming in his ear.................even if it is a picture...............

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

GOP budget chair dismisses Trump's plan as 'just a list of suggestions'

By Josh Israel -February 10, 2020 5:15 PM

Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi noted the 'power of the purse rests with Congress.'

A key Senate Republican is already dismissing Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, hours after it was released.

The $4.8 trillion proposal has so far received bipartisan criticism for its cuts to the social safety net and other major programs and for its massive increases to the national debt.

Republican Sen. Mike Enzi (WY), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, specifically said in a statement Monday that Trump's proposal will likely go nowhere, waving off his wishlist items as merely "suggestions."

Presidents' budgets are a reflection of Administration priorities, but in the end, they are just a list of suggestions, as the power of the purse rests with Congress," Enzi wrote. "Bipartisan consensus will be necessary to bring our debt and deficits under control. I hope to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to put our country on a more sustainable fiscal course."

Though Trump ran on promises of balanced budgets and elimination of the entire national debt by 2024, the deficit has grown to $1 trillion annually and the national debt is at a historic high. A senior administration official told Fox Business on Sunday that even if the economy stays strong, this budget proposal will not lead to a balanced budget until 2035.

https://americanindependent.com/mike-enzi-donald-trump-budget-senate-gop-republicans-social-security-wyoming/

Hey Eniz, since you come from a libertarian state and since I use to live there, many years ago, your full of shit..............................did you vote to "NOT" impeach your fuhrer leader........yepper.................that says everything about your character..............and your fucking leader asshole thinks that the US is his personal bank.......why don't you just ask the Secret Service to give the public documents on what they are spending on trumpseter rooms.....................FU..........................

November 3 2020 cannot get here fast enough...................

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