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Susan Collins can't name a single 'lesson' Trump learned from impeachment

By Dan Desai Martin -February 12, 2020 11:08 AM

Since Collins voted to acquit Donald Trump, he has retaliated against witnesses and interfered in a Department of Justice case against his former campaign adviser.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Donald Trump learned his lesson from impeachment. But when confronted on Wednesday morning, Collins couldn't list a single lesson Trump learned.

CNN's Manu Raju asked Collins if there were any lessons Trump learned from impeachment, in light of Trump's recent actions. Collins would not or could not identify any lessons, responding instead with a lengthy defense of her votes to acquit Trump.

"I've made very clear that I don't think anyone should be retaliated against," Collins said. "I voted to acquit the president... because his conduct, while wrong, did not meet the high bar established by the Constitution" for removal.

Raju again asked, "Do you think he learned any lessons?"

Collins again refused to answer the question.

https://americanindependent.com/susan-collins-donald-trump-impeachment-lesson-learned-justice-department-senate-gop-republicans/

Hey media, yes you, do you think that maybe it is time to take the gloves off and call it like it is..........republicans are enabling the dismantling of this country................instead of this soft questioning shit, do you think he learned his lesson.......... .............you are, and we are, as a democratic republic are under assault by him and the AG of this country.......................start acting like it.............................Collins isn't going to give you a direct answer.............wtf:................................

Collins will not be re-elected, right along with about 8 other republican enabling fascist....................................................................


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

Trump admits Barr intervened to try to lessen former adviser's sentence

By Emily Singer -February 12, 2020 9:18 AM

Trump confirmed the U.S. attorney general is acting as his fixer, rather than a fair and independent law enforcement officer for the country.

Donald Trump on Wednesday erased any doubt that the Department of Justice's abrupt decision to recommend a lighter sentence for former Trump campaign adviser and convicted felon Roger Stone — against the wishes of career prosecutors who tried the case.

"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 Wednesday morning. "Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!"

The decision to recommend a lighter sentence for Stone — a longtime Trump confidante — led the four prosecutors who were on the case to resign in protest.

Those prosecutors recommended Stone receive up to nine years in prison for the seven counts of witness tampering, lying to Congress, and obstruction of justice he was convicted of last year. But Trump later tweeted that the sentence recommendation was "unfair," and hours later the DOJ announced they would recommend a lighter sentence.

https://americanindependent.com/donald-trump-william-barr-roger-stone-admission-justice-department-robert-mueller-russia-twitter/

Let's think about this for one moment..........................

In the United States Constitution, juries are mentioned in Article Three and the Fifth, the Sixth, and the Seventh Amendments.

Again saying fuck you to the Constitution........................


And the russian troll running around in the white house with his AG lackey from the federalist society are basically saying fuck you to the citizens that convicted this other treasonous asshole on all the counts he was charged with and the evidence ...................

And my Progressive Magazine had an article that we / I should be civil..............................fuck that ..........................

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

Shut The Tat's Trap

'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..................
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