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Pelosi Asks House Judiciary Committee to Proceed with Articles of Impeachment
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BREAKING: Pelosi Asks House Judiciary Committee to Proceed with Articles of Impeachment


"Don't mess with me" James Rosen, you, you, you, you. I love everyone. I'm Catholic."
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/05/2019 10:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [630 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She had a way out, but apparently even she knows the demoncrats are mostly toast in 2020.

Going for as many back room deals as possible in the hail mary.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/05/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Just saw her "press conference". She's lost her f*cking mind
Posted by: Frank G || 12/05/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#3  She still has an out - if the impeachment vote fails in the house and just never gets to the senate. She can certainly rig it that way.
She benefits with the AOC lunatics for trying and won't have to worry about blue dogs in the upcoming election losing their seats to R's.
Who knows.
Posted by: One Eyed Tsar || 12/05/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Pelosi is going to run up trumps margin of victory with this nonsense. That is the only way they'll learn their lesson, a total smashing victory.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/05/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#5  This was always a foregone conclusion.
Posted by: Iblis || 12/05/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#6  This does surprise me. Nancy didn't get to where she is without having very good political instincts. But from everything I've read, impeachment is such a loser that it is hard to fathom what she's thinking of.
Posted by: Tom || 12/05/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Maybe Biden family weren't the only familia to benefit from Ukrainian Bonanza?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

#8  She needs to get dems to vote no, the ones that have no worries about getting reelected. Then she can have it both ways.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/05/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Yeah, if the vote fails by a vote or two, we'll all see Pelosi's 'invisible hand' at work.

But AOC and her ilk will not go quietly.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/05/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#10  She's in a big frickin' hurry too. They'll have to pass those articles of impeachment before they can read them...and then it'll be too late.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/05/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#11  Best part is - once it's in the Senate - Senators are then *required* to attend - no campaigning allowed.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/05/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#12  CF, that's why I hope that, if the Dems are stupid enough to actually impeach, then they do it quickly. That way, the Senate can get the trial over with quickly - essentially move do a directed verdict of acquittal.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 12/05/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

#13 
Posted by: 3dc || 12/05/2019 15:32 Comments || Top||

#14  #13 It explains Pelosi's sudden fervor - mother's love.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Pelosi: Hey girls and soy boys let's have a trial in the senate. Who cares if they call Hunter Biden and the "whistleblower" as witnesses?
Posted by: jpal || 12/05/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#16  I like to play chess on the computer. It's very difficult to beat the computer but on those occasions when I get ahead, it'll sacrifice key pieces like rooks or even the queen just to delay the impending checkmate. I'm guessing the theory is that I might make a mistake (which has been known to happen) and then it'll still be able to win. Kinda seems like what Nancy's doing, sacrificing her own credibility and risking a crushing defeat for her party next November in a desperate attempt to distract from Democrat crimes and delay the impending justice.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/05/2019 16:32 Comments || Top||

#17  Are there any Constitutional safeguards for the Republic if Madam Speaker is totally bonkers?
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/05/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||

#18  Peeelosi suddenly gets religion, invoking gawd, prayer, Mad-ison, etc, etc, etc to try to paint their disgusting extremist leftism as a holy calling.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 12/05/2019 20:18 Comments || Top||

#19  Is there precedent for a "secret ballot" vote? That might get her out of trouble.

I hope there isn't such a precedent--unaccountability would be an even bigger problem than now.
Posted by: james || 12/05/2019 20:22 Comments || Top||

#20  I called her office today and left a message telling her to help move the country forward “By taking an overdose of sleeping pills tonight you fuck/ng c@nt.” If it makes national news you heard it here first.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 12/05/2019 20:43 Comments || Top||

#21  Take it out on her / them at the ballot box.

Turnout will decide the election.

Get out the vote. Volunteer for the Trump campaign. Make sure every potential Trump voter understands the urgency and gets to the polls next November.
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 22:02 Comments || Top||


George Zimmerman SUES Trayvon Martin's family for $100MILLION
[OUTLINE] George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, is suing Martin's family and Florida prosecutors, claiming that they engineered false evidence in the homicide trial.The lawsuit to be filed Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court seeks $100million in civil damages for defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy.

It alleges that the prosecution's key witness in Zimmerman's 2013 murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was an imposter coached by the family and their lawyers.

The lead defendant in the suit is Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother. Fulton gained national notoriety as an advocate for social justice and reducing gun violence in the wake of her son's death.

The family's attorney, Ben Crump, is also named as a defendant. He is accused of defamation and attempting to 'deprive Zimmerman of his constitutional and other legal rights'.

Zimmerman is being represented by high-profile conservative legal crusader Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and a former US Department of Justice prosecutor.



Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  ... I'll wager it will be A)dismissed out of hand or B)never go to trial because there's not a judge in this country crazy enough to both take it and give an honest verdict.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 12/05/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#3  We Are All George Zimmerman Now

Well, If your surname was Zapata, nobody would bother you.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 5:49 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Battleground Ohio: Investigation Uncovers Hundreds of Illegally Registered Non-Citizen Voters
h/t Instapundit
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced on Wednesday that an investigation by his office has uncovered hundreds of illegally registered non-citizen voters, 77 of whom cast ballots in the November 2018 election.

In a letter to Attorney Dave Yost on December 4, LaRose, a Republican, explained, "As a result of our review, my office has identified 277 individuals who registered to vote in Ohio and 77 individuals who cast a ballot in an Ohio election and who appear to be legally present, noncitizens."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 09:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the 77 should be required to exit US territory until found not-guilty.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/05/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Real voter suppression by negating the vote of qualified Americans
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/05/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Just scratching the surface here.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/05/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#4  There are, IMO, millions in California
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/05/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||

#6  But they tell us that almost nobody is ever convicted, therefore it isn't a problem?

FWIW, last time I looked adultery was still on the books as a felony in Wisconsin. But nobody is ever convicted, so I suppose it never happens here.
Posted by: james || 12/05/2019 20:24 Comments || Top||


The Senate Confirmed Four Federal Judges While The House Heard Impeachment Testimony
h/t Instapundit
The Senate confirmed four trial court nominees to the federal bench Wednesday, among them a public interest lawyer Democrats say will trim abortion rights.

The package passed as the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from constitutional scholars pursuant to its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...The best possible outcome here (assuming that somehow the Senate will vote to remove Trump)is that they'll win the battle and lose the war.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 12/05/2019 5:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't be silly Mike, since when Democratic executive pays any attention to judges?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/05/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||

#3  This story confuses me. Senate confirmed 5 district court judges yesterday, and the total for the week should be 8.
Posted by: Iblis || 12/05/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  The President is really doing a good job of stacking the courts while everyone is focused on the Schiff Show.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/05/2019 12:31 Comments || Top||


AG Barr Disagrees with IG on Whether Trump Surveillance Justified
[BREITBART] Attorney General William Barr reportedly disagrees with a finding by the forthcoming Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) report that the FBI had sufficient reason to monitor the Trump campaign in 2016.

The FBI conducted surveillance on Trump campaign associates, including foreign policy aide Carter Page, on the basis of suspicions that the campaign might have been colluding with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election.

No evidence of collusion was ever found, though the surveillance continued well after the election, and the fact that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign over Russia was leaked to Democrats and to the mainstream media.

The IG report is expected to criticize the FBI for the way in which it approached the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to obtain a warrant for that surveillance. The FBI partly relied upon the so-called "dossier" prepared by former British spy Remington Christopher Steele for Fusion GPS, an opposition research company being paid by the Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Republicans have claimed that the FBI failed to corroborate the unproven allegations in the dossier, and hid its political origins from the FISA court.

But there have been conflicting leaks about what the report, which is set to be released next Monday, will say about misconduct at the FBI. Several individuals have already seen drafts of the report, as they are mentioned in it.

The Washington Post reported Monday evening that IG Michael Horowitz, an B.O. regime appointee, had concluded that there was, in fact, sufficient evidence to justify what Barr earlier called "spying" on the campaign.

Barr reportedly disagreed, though a spokesperson for the DOJ dismissed reports of a dispute between Barr and Horowitz: "Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week," she said.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No evidence of collusion was ever found, though the surveillance continued well after the election, and the fact that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign over Russia was leaked to Democrats and to the mainstream media.

But surely everyone must now know, it wasn't about the Russians. The Russian piece was simply a convenient cover for action.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/05/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  He "reportedly" disagreed.

Let me know when he acts on that conviction.
Posted by: charger || 12/05/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Russia, Ukraine, Byeorussia, Uzbekistan - whatever...
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 20:15 Comments || Top||


White House, Trump family slam impeachment witness for 'classless' Barron Trump reference
[WASHINGTONTIMES] The White House Wednesday slammed a constitutional scholar for referencing 13-year-old Barron Trump during the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing.

Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor, was asked how the powers of a president differ from that of a British king.

Ms. Karlan said kings had virtually unlimited authority while the Constitution limits presidential powers. To illustrate her point, she referenced President Trump’s son, Barron.

"The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron," Ms. Karlan said to laughter and applause in the hearing room.

But the White House wasn’t amused. The Trump campaign questioned why the president’s son was fodder for the hearing, but not Hunter Biden. President Trump pressing the Ukraine president to probe Hunter Biden’s ties to a Ukrainian gas company has been at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham also criticized the comment.

"Classless move by a Democratic ’witness," she said via Twitter. Prof Karlan uses a teenage boy who has nothing to do with this joke of a hearing (and deserves privacy) as a punchline. And what’s worse, it’s met by laughter in the hearing room. What is being done to this country is no laughing matter."

Later in the hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz scolded Ms. Karlan for her comment.

"When you make a little joke about the president’s 13-year-old son, it does not make you look credible, it makes you look mean," the Florida Republican said.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2019 00:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Speaking of amusing biographical tidbits... Wikipedia alleges that Karlan's partner "is currently a lecturer at Stanford Law School, where she teaches courses that combine law and fiction writing."
Posted by: Spanky Munster1456 || 12/05/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  And speaking of 2020 "All in the Family" re-hashes set at prestigious California law schools... "Two Ls!"
Posted by: Spanky Munster1456 || 12/05/2019 7:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Ms. Karlan said kings had virtually unlimited authority

She maybe a lawyer but she is historically ignorant.
Charles I literally lost his head over his transgression of separation of powers. Parliament said they could only levy and raise taxes. Charles disagreed. The resultant civil war still lives with us today in so many way and its consequences were woven into our Constitution because it was written by former British subjects.

Credentialed not educated.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/05/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#4  And the Shitshow
keeps rolling
along

First Schifferbrains the aspiring Hollywood screenwriter scripts his own fake call transcript.

Now we have a lesb!an law professor and wannabe cable TV megacontract talking head lecturing us with junk pseudo-history.

We are ruled by morons.,
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Sounds like her thinking isn't too magna
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/05/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Did anyone ask the perfesser to clarify for the girls & boys the origins of the term star chamber?
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 10:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Karlan did everything possible to hide her hate, then like a rose in the desert, her hate shined down for all to see...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/05/2019 12:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Bitter, spiteful bitch. Her testimony should be stricken from the record because she impeached herself with her obvious bias and hatred.

Further, this little comment was obviously rehearsed and set up by this little softball:

It all started in response to a question from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. “So, kings could do no wrong because the king's word was law. And contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not have--give him the power to do anything he wants,” she said.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/05/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||


Will The FISA Report Address Whether Christopher Steele Lied To The FBI
[DAILYCALLER] One of the mysteries looming over the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation is whether dossier author Remington Christopher Steele lied to the bureau regarding his contacts with journalists.

Two GOP senators, Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham
...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems...
, referred Steele for investigation in January 2018, but there have been no updates about the status of the probe.

That could change Monday when the Justice Department’s inspector general releases a report that will detail the FBI’s relationship with Steele.
Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2019 00:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:


Lisa Page Text to Peter Strzok: ‘You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)'
[RedState] A fascinating article, written by Judicial Watch's Chris Farrell, a former counterintelligence case officer, recently appeared on the Gatestone Institute's website. Just when we thought we could recite every text message ever exchanged between Page and Strzok, along comes a new one. In December 2015, Page wrote to Strzok, "You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)."

Because, believe it or not, the FBI is prohibited from such activities as investigating a major political party's candidate for the presidency, they needed to find an alternative. Farrell explains that their alternative was to "manufacture a foreign counterintelligence (FCI) "threat" that could then be "imported" back into the United States." He writes:

Plausible deniability, the Holy Grail of covert activities, was in reach for the plotters if they could develop an FCI operation outside the continental United States (OCONUS) involving FBI confidential human sources (Halper, Mifsud, others?) that would act as "lures" (intelligence jargon associated with double agent operations) to ensnare Trump associates.

We have evidence of these machinations from December 2015 when FBI lawyer Lisa Page texts to her boyfriend, the now infamous FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, "You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)."

The coup plot failed, but the chief coup conspirators are free, crisscrossing the country on book tours and appearing as paid contributors to CNN and MSNBC.
Posted by: Snusotle the Lesser4227 || 12/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [365 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Surely must have been some kind of fishing tackle.
Posted by: gorb || 12/05/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  This isn't funny anymore.

F--- these disgusting traitors.
Prison terms for the conspirators.

Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  This may only be a portion of the Executive Order 12333 (prohibition of collection against US Persons) skirting. Unless I missed something, nothing in here about foreign intelligence agency assistance.

I believe the enabling of foreign intelligence agency activities against US persons could be characterized as espionage.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/05/2019 1:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Is it not documented that Steele and Simpson/Ohr/GPS enabled foreign intelligence activities - Russian, British, Australian, perhaps also Italian intelligence activities - against US persons?
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Ref #4: And well, there you have it. Before the media or pols go there, unless something has changed I don't recall Russia and Italy as being "Five Eyes" members.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/05/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Some of Mifsud's activities took place in Rome, did they not?
Didn't Steele consort with GRU operatives in Moscow?

This seems like an obvious case of enabling foreign intel activities against US persons.
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#7  This doesn't even address the Ukrainians' activities orchestrated by Chalupa, GPS, possibly the pro-Clinton Blue Star lobbying firm as well.
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#8  I would also suggest we not forget the placement and access of Russian expert and writer Nellie Ohr and Foggy Bottom employed husband Bruce.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/05/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#9  'Nellie Ohr'...there's that name again:

The political makeup of the team [FUSION GPS]
was exclusively democratic with many of the employees and interns having a strong political connection to the Clinton or Obama administrations. Jason Raymond, the Research Director, came from John Kerry’s press office and was affiliated with USAID; Laura Seago, a senior analyst, came from the Brennan Center for Justice and was also affiliated with USAID.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/05/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#10  I can't stop thinking that it is the season to decorate lamp posts.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/05/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#11  You have to be supremely stupid or supremely confident to text something like that.
Posted by: KBK || 12/05/2019 23:07 Comments || Top||


Hunter Biden will now have to hand over FIVE YEARS of financial records
[Daily Mail - Where the U.S. Gets its ACCURATE news]
* Hunter Biden will have to turn over five years of financial records in his paternity battle against his baby mama Lunden Roberts, DailyMail.com can disclose

* The son of former VP Joe Biden will have to tell an Arkansas judge exactly how much he made by controversially sitting on the board of a Ukrainian oil company

* Roberts will also have to disclose her financial records, including how much she made in tips as a stripper at the Mpire Club in D.C. where the two met

* Originally Judge Don McSpadden presiding over the court in Batesville, Arkansas, had only asked for three years' records

* On Tuesday, McSpadden sent out a blunt letter to attorneys in the case ‐ including the one that Biden fired minutes before a hearing on Monday

* He gave both Biden, 49, and Roberts, 28, just 10 days to come up with their financial details

* Roberts is demanding Biden pay child support for their 16-month-old child and at least $11k in her attorney fees

Hunter Biden will have to tell the judge in his paternity case exactly how many hundreds of thousands of dollars he made by controversially sitting on the board of an Ukrainian oil company, DailyMail.com can disclose.

And Lunden Roberts, the woman who claims the son of former vice-president Joe Biden is the father of her 16-month-old child will have to reveal how much she made in tips as a stripper at the Mpire Club in Washington, D.C., where the two met.

Originally Judge Don McSpadden, who is presiding over the court in Batesville, Arkansas, had only asked for three years' records.

But now he says he needs five years of records before making a decision on how much the former vice-president's son should pay to support his child.

On Tuesday, McSpadden sent out a blunt letter to attorneys in the case - including the one that Biden fired minutes before a hearing on Monday.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Completely uninformed opinion - what did Biden's legal team do to piss of the judge for him to reach back two more years?

Informed opinion - what constitutes 'financial records' to this court, tax returns or all of Biden's & Roberts' bank & brokerage statements?
Posted by: Raj || 12/05/2019 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe because the kid is most of two years old and it's retroactive?
Posted by: gorb || 12/05/2019 1:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Going to be quite the disparity between Hoover's income and his expenses.

Don't think he has receipts for all the 000s (tens? hundreds? of 000s?) he's spent in cash outlays on Bolivian Marching Powder these past five years....
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 1:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Most importantly, what is Biden's stake in the Chinese $1.5 billion investment fund (now ~ $2 billion)? Little Hunter Jr is likely a very rich toddler.
Posted by: Snusotle the Lesser4227 || 12/05/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#5  It's about spreading the pain around. Watch the plaintiff have a lot of problems with the IRS over back taxes now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/05/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe not. Wrong party (for Hoover & Plugz) controls the IRS now :-)
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Blast from the past

A “friend” of Vice President Joseph Biden’s daughter, Ashley, is attempting to hawk a videotape that he claims shows her snorting cocaine at a house party this month in Delaware.

UPDATE: Ashley Biden’s Past of Parties & Pot

PHOTOS: Ashley Biden

The anonymous male acquaintance of Ashley took the video, said Thomas Dunlap, a lawyer representing the seller.

Dunlap and a man claiming to be a lawyer showed The Post about 90 seconds of 43-minute tape, saying it was legally obtained and that Ashley was aware she was being filmed. The Post refused to pay for the video.

The video, which the shooter initially hoped to sell for $2 million before scaling back his price to $400,000, shows a 20-something woman with light skin and long brown hair taking a red straw from her mouth, bending over a desk, inserting the straw into her nostril and snorting lines of white powder.

She then stands up and begins talking with other people in the room. A young man looks on from behind her, facing the camera. The lawyers said he was Ashley’s boyfriend of a few years.

The camera follows the woman from a few feet away, focusing on her as she moves around the room. It appears not to be concealed. At one point she shouts, “Shut the f— up!”

The woman appears to resemble Ashley Biden, 27, a social worker for a Delaware child-welfare agency and a visible presence during her father’s campaign for the White House.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/05/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#8  2017: Joe Biden’s niece dodges jail after $100K credit card scam

This tree dropped a lot of corrupt acorns
Posted by: Frank G || 12/05/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#9  The lawyers said he was Ashley’s boyfriend of a few years.

A cradle robber, too?
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: 3dc || 12/05/2019 15:31 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ Ukraine = our political elite's golden piñata
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/05/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ + a long straw in the snout of Hoover Piggy (Kurt calls his dad and him "Touchy J and Lil' Crackpipe"
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#14  Bright,
Supreme Court Judge Pat McGrath admonished | News ...
Search domain www.troyrecord.com/news/supreme-court-judge-pat-mcgrath-admonished/article_ab140dcb-a5f8-5f9b-aca3-e67eab728a20.htmlhttps://www.troyrecord.com/news/supreme-court-judge-pat-mcgrath-admonished/article_ab140dcb-a5f8-5f9b-aca3-e67eab728a20.html
Feb 16, 2010TROY -- The Commission on Judicial Conduct has admonished Supreme Court Justice Patrick McGrath for unethical behavior during his successful 2008 campaign for his seat. In a decision released Tuesday,
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/05/2019 20:20 Comments || Top||


Jonathan Turley’s Impeachment Testimony: Democrats Setting Terrible Precedent
[BREITBART] A transcript of Constitutional Law professor Johnathan Turley’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on impeachment was released ahead of his Wednesday morning appearance.

Turley, slated to be the sole Republican witness, will testify that removing President Trump over allegations of wrongdoing related to Ukraine would a grave mistake.

"If the House proceeds solely on the Ukrainian allegations, this impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments as the shortest proceeding, with the thinnest evidentiary record, and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president," Turley, who teaches at George Washington University Law School, will tell the panel, headed up by chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

"That does not bode well for future presidents who are working in a country often sharply and, at times, bitterly divided," the professor is slated to add.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Once you set a precedent....

i.e. Republicans looking for turnabout
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/05/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Nah, the Donks and their Left always operate on the principle of - one set of rules for me, another set of rules for thee.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/05/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Dems never forget anything, Dems never learn anything.

See Harry Reid and his nuclear option.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/05/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||

#4  They are and they don't care. They will burn down everything to seize power.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/05/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Speaker of the House to have unlimited power is the end game. The US Constitution is just an impediment to be swept away.
Posted by: magpie || 12/05/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||


Democrats Are Watering Down Impeachment into a Mere Recall Effort
[AMERICANTHINKER] Days before Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
was to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Representative The Ageless and Downright Brilliant Comrade Maxine Impeach 45! Waters
...U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, serving since 1991, a total of 28.01006 years. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the twelve black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California Assembly, to which she was first elected back when Disco was in flower, in 1976, which would make it 43.00801 years. She has been a politician for virtually all her adult life. If she was a little brighter she'd be a Communist...
called for him to be impeached for dubbing his opponent, "Crooked Hillary" during his campaign. Since name-calling doesn't qualify as high crimes or misdemeanors, the impeachment call fizzled, seen as another crazy Maxine rant. That was a mistake.

Just 19 minutes after President Trump was sworn in, the Washington Post announced, "The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun," this time for being rich. Every day since, networks breathlessly report new impeachment calls for tweeting, for unspoken words, for being an "inciter" of "hatred." There are 98 reasons to date. In fact, the term "impeach" has been so overused that it's losing its authority. It is seen no longer as a pivotal event in our country's history, but rather just as another political battle.

The Left has effectively recast impeachment as a recall. In a recall, a public official may be removed from office before his term expires, often for any reason or no reason at all.

Conversely, the Constitution specifies that impeachment is only for treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Now, I know the Constitution wasn't written for uneducated rubes like me. One needs a law degree, political office, or a spot on cable TV to be qualified to interpret the "real" meaning of the Constitution. Nevertheless, I'll weigh in.

Note the wording: impeachment for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Thus, evidence of one of the aforementioned conditions (legal jargon inserted for credentialing) must exist to trigger impeachment ‐ in other words, evidence of a crime before, not after the impeachment process.

But lack of cause is not an issue because, as Gerald Ford posited, "an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history."

No, Gerald, impeachment is a constitutional tool to remove a president who behaves in a manner deleterious to public welfare, not to remove a political enemy.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They think we are sheep, they think we will sit by and watch and just feel sorry for Trump if they impeach him out of office. She thinks she is above personal responsibility. The oath is to defend the constitution against all enemies...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/05/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Insurrection that is undermining the fundamental expectations of obedience and fidelity in the vast civil service of our nation. Salted for decades with preference for affirmative action and liberal political bias, their sense of entitlement and fitness to to rule, not serve, is surfacing throughout the organs of power. One branch at war with itself and and another is destroying confidence in the institutions themselves. In their obsession with power at any cost the left fail to grasp the fragility of the American experiment in self governance. Franklin’s words “...a Republic, if you can keep it “ loom larger of late.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/05/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#3  I, _____, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and bureaucratic;
Posted by: SteveS || 12/05/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#4  After Pelosi's rant this is out of play.
Posted by: 3dc || 12/05/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||

#5  What was it Yamamoto said about Pearl Harbor?
Posted by: Lex || 12/05/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Unfortunately, Yamamoto not here. However...

Confucius say, "Bombing Pearl Harbor
Like leaving Qing dynasty barber.
Feel lightheaded now,
But in little while... POW!
Grab yer harp and shillelagh and scarper!"
Posted by: Spanky Munster1456 || 12/05/2019 16:25 Comments || Top||


Newsweek Demotes Editor Responsible for Inaccurate Trump Thanksgiving Story
[EpochTimes] Consequences. Only slightly delayed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The reporter was a pawn and the editor will take one for the team. He'll be back shortly.
Posted by: gorb || 12/05/2019 1:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Doubt it, Newsweek not doing print anymore, it's now not much more than a blog site.

It's basically a dead magazine now.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 12/05/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||



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