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GOP senator attacks government watchdog for doing its job

(this piece is from yesterday)

By Dan Desai Martin -January 16, 2020 6:00 PM

The GAO is responsible for determining whether administration officials have broken the law.

Republican senators criticized a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday which concluded the Trump administration broke the law by withholding military aid to Ukraine.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) went so far as to attack the employees of the GAO for doing their job.

"I don't think they [the GAO] should be deciding who broke the law," Shelby told Politico.

Part of GAO's responsibility is to determine if administration officials broke the law.

https://americanindependent.com/richard-shelby-gao-donald-trump-ukraine-impeachment-senate-gop-alabama/

I don't know about you asshole ( Shelby) but since it is "my" tax dollars that are being spent, and your party has a traitor that is breaking the law by extorting and bribing countries, I am quite happy that I, a taxpayer has a agency in whats left in my government overseeing and making sure that things are done right, maybe you and your other fucking cronies is this piece should resign, since you all don't like doing your job ............................because I would really like to know if you took any foreign money, that has been handed out..............................


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

GOP leader: It was 'rightful' for Trump administration to break the law

By Dan Desai Martin -January 16, 2020 2:37 PM

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defended the Trump administration after a GAO investigation found it broke the law.

During a Thursday press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to brush aside a GAO investigation that found the Trump administration broke the law by withholding military aid from Ukraine.

"I think it was the rightful thing to do," McCarthy said hours after the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office released a report calling those actions illegal.

McCarthy repeated Trump administration talking points defending holding back the aid out of concerns for corruption, a concern that was debunked by the GAO report itself.

The GAO concluded the Trump administration's hold on Ukrainian military aid violated the Impoundment Control Act.

https://americanindependent.com/kevin-mccarthy-donald-trump-ukraine-gao-investigation-military-aid-house-gop-impeachment/

No asshole is not alright to try and normalize your traitors criminal behavior.....................and to think asshole you are in Congress supposedly defending the "rule of law and laws that were passed to protect the country from this kinda of shit............your a disgrace to put it mildly ........

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


GOP senators take oath to be 'impartial' after stating they would do the opposite

By Emily Singer -January 16, 2020 3:36 PM

Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham swore an oath of impartiality on Thursday, despite previously saying they do not plan to be impartial at all.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts officially swore in senators on Thursday for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, asking all senators to take an oath of impartiality.

"Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, president of the United States, now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you God?" reads the oath 99 senators swore, signing their name in a book to make their oath official. One senator was missing from the swearing in: Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, who was in his home state tending to a sick family member.

By taking that oath, however, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham committed perjury, as both previously said aloud that they do not plan to be impartial at all.

"I'm not an impartial juror," McConnell declared in December. "This is a political process. There is not anything judicial about it. Impeachment is a political decision."

https://americanindependent.com/gop-senators-perjury-impeachment-trial-oath-donald-trump-john-roberts-ukraine/

Lets add McSalley, Collins, Rubio and Cruz................................

Perjury.................is still Perjury.......................

Susan Collins caught lying about donations from opioid industry

By Josh Israel -January 16, 2020 4:40 PM

The Maine senator falsely claimed she had never taken money from members of the Sackler family, which owns the company that produces OxyContin.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) claimed earlier this month that she had never taken money from the Sackler family, which owns the pharmaceutical company that produces the opioid pain medication OxyContin.

Collins campaign finance records, however, show that she did.

In a video encounter, posted Thursday by the Maine Beacon, Collins was urged by a constituent to return contributions from Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies that make affordable products.

Collins responded by noting that federal officials cannot accept money directly from corporations (though she has received tens of thousands from pharma companies' official political action committees).

https://americanindependent.com/susan-collins-lying-donations-opioid-industry-sackler-family-oxycontin-maine-senate-2020-election/

And she is going to sit in on a impeachment trial.........................

Susan Collins caught lying about donations from opioid industry




Lets all remember today 1/16/220 that she swore by raising her right hand and took an oath that she will be impartial in the Impeachment trial..........................

If you believe that I got a bridge..........................she wouldn't tell the truth if she wanted to...................

Trump silent as Puerto Rico slammed by over 2 dozen earthquakes

By Dan Desai Martin -January 15, 2020 3:01 PM

Trump has made time to rail against impeachment and complain about water pressure, but has refused to speak out personally in support of the island's residents.

Donald Trump has maintained a rigid silence in the days since a massive 6.4 magnitude earthquake rippled across Puerto Rico on Jan. 7.

In a departure from his typical frenzied social media activity, Trump has not tweeted once to offer support nor give encouragement to the island's residents, who are still working to recover following a series of natural disasters.

Since Dec. 28, Puerto Rico has been hit with more than two dozen magnitude 4.5 or higher earthquakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The most powerful quakes occurred on Jan. 7, followed four days later by a magnitude 5.9 aftershock that resulted in additional damage to the island territory.

According to the Associated Press, the quakes have caused one death, nine injuries, an estimated $110 million in damages, and left hundreds of people homeless.

https://americanindependent.com/donald-trump-puerto-rico-earthquakes-white-house-silence/

But this POS can come out and say this................

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212874601

Trump says Puerto Rico has to pay workers less than $15 an hour if it wants disaster aid

By Dan Desai Martin -January 15, 2020 6:00 PM

The Trump administration is withholding $8 billion in disaster aid until Puerto Rico agrees to certain conditions, including paying workers less.

The Trump administration is strong-arming the local Puerto Rican government to pay federal contractors less than $15 an hour if the island territory wants to receive more than $8 billion of federal aid, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The demand goes against a 2018 executive order signed by Puerto Rico's governor requiring construction industry employees to be paid at least $15 an hour for government contracting.

The Trump administration is attaching additional strings to the disaster mitigation aid, which it has held up for months despite congressional approval of the funding. Puerto Rico's government must also agree to new systems to track property deeds, additional authority for the federally mandated Fiscal Control Board, and a mandate that none of the funds will go toward the island's fragile electrical grid, according to what officials told the Post.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, told the Post that the multiple requirements for aid is "a painful delaying tactic."

Puerto Rico has borne the brunt of a series of natural disasters in the Trump era. In 2017, the island territory was battered by hurricanes, including the devastating Hurricane Maria.

https://americanindependent.com/donald-trump-administration-puerto-rico-federal-disaster-aid-recovery-hourly-wage/

What total complete sick POS.........................

154 House Republicans oppose bill to protect older Americans from discrimination

By Josh Israel -January 15, 2020 5:30 PM

The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act restores workers' ability to file lawsuits against their employers.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill, 261-155, to protect older Americans from job discrimination.

All Democrats present and 34 Republicans voted yes.

154 Republicans and one Independent, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, opposed the bipartisan measure, arguing that it might instead help discrimination-law attorneys.

Since the implementation of the 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act, most workers over the age of 40 have been protected against employment discrimination solely on the basis of age. But a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in 2009 held that older Americans must prove that age discrimination was the sole motivating factor, not just a significant consideration, in order to sue under the law.

https://americanindependent.com/house-republicans-protecting-older-workers-against-discrimination-act-gop-congress/

And if anyone in the state of North Carolina thinks that this congresswoman Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC) loves your parents.........................she does not.......................

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

Senate Republicans admit they won't be fair in impeachment trial

By Josh Israel -January 15, 2020 4:30 PM

'The president is not going to be removed from office period,' Sen. Jim Inhofe tweeted on Wednesday.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday morning voted to appoint managers to prosecute the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and prepared to send the two articles against him, one for abuse of power and another for obstruction of Congress, to the Senate.

Within hours, several Republican senators had made it clear they had no intention to giving those articles a fair hearing.

The House impeached Trump in December, alleging he had abused his office when he pushed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals and impeded congressional efforts to investigate those actions. Those articles will now be passed along to the Senate where members, who effectively act as jurors, will be asked to weigh the charges and decide whether to remove Trump from office.

At the start of an impeachment trial, each senator takes an oath in which they "solemnly swear" to "do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws."

https://americanindependent.com/senate-gop-impeachment-trial-donald-trump-oath-impartial-justice-mitch-mcconnell-republicans/

Hey Oklahoma, got a question for you folks, did your senator ever read the Constitution, or did he read the Koch operation manual.................he is embarrassment................

Collins rejects new evidence in Trump trial after saying she'd welcome it

Source: American Independent

By Emily Singer -January 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Collins said in December that seeing the evidence in the case was necessary to determine whether Trump should be removed from office.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said on Wednesday she doesn't think newly released evidence, which happens to show Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump were deeply involved in the effort to force Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, should be allowed at the Senate impeachment trial.

"I wonder why the House did not put that into the record and it's only now being revealed," Collins said, referring to documents Democrats released on Tuesday from Lev Parnas, the indicted Giuliani aide who turned over his notes and text messages with Giuliani and other Ukrainian officials as part of the impeachment investigation.

Parnas only just released the documents to the House Intelligence Committee because federal authorities had seized them as part of its investigation into Parnas' political activity. Parnas was ultimately indicted for breaking federal campaign finance law.

When reporters reminded Collins of that fact that Parnas just released documents to House investigators yesterday, she replied, "Well, doesn't that suggest that the House did an incomplete job then?"

Read more: https://americanindependent.com/susan-collins-impeachment-trial-donald-trump-new-evidence-lev-parnas-rudy-giuliani-senate/



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If anyone had any doubts on which side of the fence this elected senator is on, then the fucking media needs to examine themselves for saying to the public that she would help and be fair and open and that she is up for reelection.........................that's because all the public has seen and heard ..................is BS from this enabling senator............................she is pulling her Kavanaugh BS again.................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough
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