[NewsBreakingLive] A businessman from Fairhope, Alabama, who had publicly announced he was running for president in July, has been arrested on two felony charges, WKRG-TV reports.
Jacob Daniel Dyas was reportedly arrested after he turned himself in in connection to an incident that took place in November. Dyas has been charged with willful abuse of child and domestic violence strangulation.
Dyas announced that he was running for president on July 4th from Mount Rushmore. He is the owner of Dyas Construction Management LLC in Fairhope.
Dyas was also arrested on domestic violence-charges in 2010. In the past, he has also run for Congress and the Baldwin County Commission
[INQUIRER] State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a West Philadelphia Democrat, said Wednesday that she would resign after prosecutors charged her with stealing more than $500,000 from her own nonprofit and spending it on family vacations, designer clothing, furs, personal bills — and her bid for the legislature.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Johnson-Harrell engaged in “brazen corruption” and systematically tried to cover up her crimes by falsifying records and financial statements.
Good riddance. She (Democratic Pennsylvania State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, the first female Muslim representative in the state’s legislature) forgot the first rule of government graft: launder the money through a relative's "business" or "charity".
I'm surprised they disclosed her party affiliation
But it took a reporter from The Blaze to reveal that she is the first Muslim elected to the Pennsylvania legislature. I wouldn’t even have wondered, except for the curiously hijab-like head wrap in the photo.
[THEHILL] Fox News contributor and podcaster Dan Bongino launched a news aggregation website on Wednesday designed to rival the Drudge Report.
The Bongino Report comes as some Trump supporters have grown increasingly agitated with the direction of the Drudge Report, which has taken a noticeable turn against President Trump in recent months after being staunchly in the former real estate mogul's corner leading up to and after the 2016 presidential election.
Bongino began teasing his project last month. He previously revealed on social media that the new media platform will feature "exclusively conservative and libertarian content." In promoting his new platform, Bongino accused Drudge of abandoning the conservative movement and added that he "never will."
"Drudge has abandoned you. I NEVER will. Check out, and bookmark, the Bongino Report today," he wrote to his 1.3 million followers.
"You have commented 0 times on Rantburg." Third time I've seen this in a week. You guys don't like my sense of humor? I make myself laugh. Is it the bumper stickers? Anyway.
For me it's Insty, Lucianne, AoSHQ, and Rantburg. That's it. Since maybe around 9/11 or so, but can't really remember dates.
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Are you clearing your cookies or anonymizing your IP, Whiskey Mike? Otherwise, it’s possible you found a bug in Fred’s latest update. Because I remember you from the early years — I always look to see what you have to say.
[Breitbart] The House Intelligence Committee report released by chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday cites no constitutionally permissible grounds for impeachment against President Donald Trump ‐ other than tweets.
Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution provides that impeachment shall be for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Notably, the Framers of the Constitution ruled out "maladministration" as a reason.
In Schiff’s 300-page report, Democrats failed to cite any specific grounds for impeaching the president.
Notably, though Schiff and others attempted to argue that the president had possibly committed "bribery" by allegedly asking the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid, there is no discussion of bribery whatsoever in the report ‐ other than references to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s claims that Biden might be guilty of bribery because his son was on the payroll of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma.
The only references to any "crimes" allegedly committed by the president is a discussion of "witness intimidation."
Schiff and his Democrat majority attempt to argue that President Trump committed that crime by tweeting criticism of several witnesses against him, including calling them "Never Trumpers" and drawing attention to their testimony.
The report also cites Trump’s tweets criticizing former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony, which clearly did not obstruct her testimony and which she would not have known about had Schiff not read them ‐ partially ‐ to her in the middle of the hearing. (Among Trump’s criticisms was that "the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him," which Yovanovitch could not explain.)
#1 Deep state are desperate to cover up their ukraine scams! It's as obvious as Epstein was and similarly ignored by the MSM.
A key feature of The Shitshow is the Redirect: taking an obvious flaw or failure of one's own party, group, office or institution and attempting to assign this failure to one's opponents.
So top Democrats' family members' widespread pilfering of corrupt Ukrainian and Chinese companies while Biden and John Kerry were VP and Sec-State magically redirects the public to ... phantom corruption on the part of OrangeMan.
So the exploitation of foreign intelligence officers and foreign prosecutors, and manipulation or outright fabrication of "dirt" by paid campaign operatives working on behalf of the Clinton campaign in Russia, Ukraine, Malta, London, and Rome in order to influence a presidential election, magically redirects to .... ridiculous "collusion" charges and now, no clear accusation at all against OrangeMan.
We see you, folks.
We know you're lying and making sh!t up.
We recognize a Shitshow when it's staged before us.
The demoncrats will be very stupid to actually vote to impeach. Schiff WILL be brought in front of the Senate to testify. So will all his cronies, the documents they are hiding, the Bidens, the Clintons, etc. The whole house of cards could come crumbling down.
And I have never accused the demoncrats of being smart.
[CNSNews] On Thursday ‐ the same day House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump ‐ the president’s approval jumped to 52%, its highest level in more than two months.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 52% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, while 47% disapprove. This represents a three percentage point improvement from the previous day, when 49% approved and 50% disapproved.
[MENREC] Rep. Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... compared President Trump to notorious mob boss Al Capone, suggesting he, like the noted gangster, should “get to serve time.”
Capone, once dubbed by the American media as “Public Enemy No. 1,” is known for a variety of high-level and violent crimes, including the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, in which seven gang rivals were murdered in broad daylight.
Omar sees a striking similarity between Trump and Capone.
“I’ve used examples where you’ve had mob bosses who have committed atrocity after atrocity, have violated our criminal codes of conduct, and we got them on one narrow case,” she told MSNBC’s Ari Melber, “but they get to serve time.”
[NATIONALREVIEW] Fox News commentator Chris Wallace criticized Democrats on Wednesday for refusing to question the lone witness brought by Republicans during the day’s impeachment hearings.
Republicans called on Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, to be their witness opposite three professors summoned by Democrats. Turley has previously testified in the 1998 impeachment hearings against Bill Clinton ...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is... , giving background on the impeachment process.
During the 45 minute hearing on Wednesday morning, "only once did [the Democratic counsel] ask Jonathan Turley any questions," Wallace told Fox News.
"Why is he talking to the three and not [Turley]? Because the Democrats, who have the majority, called three Democratic, pro-Trump-impeachment law professors and they wanted to focus on them, and they didn’t want to hear anything from Jonathan Turley," Wallace went on. "This was not a search for justice or wisdom; this was a search for trying to make a case."
[FOXNEWS] A Texas congressman slammed his fellow Democrats Wednesday after "not one person of color" was called as an expert to testify during the first day of impeachment hearings conducted by the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, rebuked his colleagues in a speech on the House floor before the committee hearing began. Three legal scholars later testified at the request of Democrats in the first Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry hearing. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, was the sole witness called by the GOP.
"I rise because I love my country, but I also rise today with heartfelt regrets. It hurts my heart, Mr. Speaker, to see the Judiciary Committee hearing experts on the topic of impeachment — one of the seminal issues of this Congress — hearing experts... and not one person of color among the experts," Green told the House floor.
[DAILYWIRE] George Nader, a convicted pedophile that special counsel Robert Mueller used in his Russia investigation, was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly concealing millions of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to then-Democratic presidential candidate 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... "The Justice Department refers only to an unidentified 2016 presidential candidate, but campaign finance records make clear that the candidate was Clinton," Politico reported.
In a statement, the U.S. Department of Justice wrote:
According to the indictment, from March 2016 through January 2017, Khawaja conspired with Nader to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in campaign contributions, directed to political committees associated with a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. By design, these contributions appeared to be in the names of Khawaja, his wife, and his company. In reality, they allegedly were funded by Nader. Khawaja and Nader allegedly made these contributions in an effort to gain influence with high-level political figures, including the candidate. As Khawaja and Nader arranged these payments, Nader allegedly reported to an official from a foreign government about his efforts to gain influence.
"The indictment noted that political committees that received funding unwittingly submitted false disclosure reports and were presumably victims of the plot," The Washington Post reported. "Still, Clinton apparently attended numerous events, including small gatherings, with Nader, who on July 19, 2016, messaged the foreign official a photograph of him with Candidate 1’s spouse ‐ an apparent reference to Bill Clinton ...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is... ‐ at Khawaja’s home.”
[AMGREATNESS] Rep Devin Nunes (R-CA) explained on Fox News Wednesday night how House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff ...Showboating U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a manner reminiscent of Joe McCarthy, on March 22, 2017, in a interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC Schiff claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia." Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation... (D-CA) obtained the phone records of President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. Nunes told host Tucker Carlson that as far as he knew, the action the Democrats took to spy on the president’s allies was unprecedented and that he was considering "legal remedies" to protect his civil rights. Democrats obtained the phone records as part of their impeachment inquiry and according to critics, in possible violation of basic civil liberties.
"When Democrats gained control, they had subpoena power," Nunes, the ranking Republican on the Intel Committee, said. He explained that Schiff had informed the minority that he had subpoenaed some telephone numbers, but did not disclose who the numbers belonged to, and because everything was being done secretly in the congressional SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), no one was allowed to talk about it.
When asked who was subpoenaed, Nunes explained that Democrats subpoenaed AT&T, which handed over the records without a fight.
"Why would AT&T give those up?" Carlson asked in horror.
"That’s a good question," Nunes replied. "AT&T should have at least gone to court to try to see if what they were going to do was the right thing."
"Could they do that with my phone records or your phone records?" Carlson wondered.
"It appears like they could," Nunes replied. "If Adam Schiff wants to go out and subpoena ... they’ve now set a precedent." He explained that Schiff could try it again with any other number, "send it to AT&T, and AT&T is going to comply."
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Former Secretary of State John F. Kerry endorsed former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body... 's presidential candidacy on Thursday.
"I believe Joe Biden is the President our country desperately needs right now, not because I’ve known Joe so long, but because I know Joe so well. I’ve never before seen the world more in need of someone who on day one can begin the incredibly hard work of putting back together the world Donald Trump ...the Nailer of NAFTA... has smashed apart," Kerry said in a statement, according to the Biden campaign. "There’s never been a time more urgent for leadership at home that can work for the middle class and tackle existential issues like climate change where we are moving dangerously backwards."
Kerry, who served in the Senate for nearly 30 years, also called Biden "uniquely the person running for president who can beat Donald Trump" while also being able to "get to work on day one at home and in the world with no time to waste."
[Philly Inquirer] HARRISBURG ‐ State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a West Philadelphia Democrat, said Wednesday that she would resign after prosecutors charged her with stealing more than $500,000 from her own nonprofit and spending it on family vacations, designer clothing, furs, personal bills ‐ and her bid for the legislature.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Johnson-Harrell engaged in "brazen corruption" and systematically tried to cover up her crimes by falsifying records and financial statements.
Crooked morons, jpal. Embrace the power of and.
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12/06/2019 12:24 Comments ||
She was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 190th district on March 12, 2019 during a special election held after Vanessa Lowery Brown resigned due to her conviction on corruption and bribery charges.
[THEFEDERALIST] Former Women’s March leader and current Bernie Sanders ...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being a socialist, waiting for 2020 to roll around... campaign surrogate Linda Sarsour attempted to explain controversial comments she made at the 12th Annual Conference for Paleostine, which took place in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown ...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel... this past weekend. True to her noxious brand, the Paleostinian-American activist compared Jewish self-determination to white supremacy in a full-throated speech that only a hateful artist of her caliber could manage.
"Ask them this: How can you be against white supremacy in the United States of America and the idea of living in a supremacist state based on race and class but then you support a state like Israel that is built on supremacy; that is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else?" Sarsour asked. She elaborated, "How do you then not support the caging of children at the U.S.-Mexican border, but then you support the detainment and the detention of Paleostinian children in Paleostine. How does that work, sisters and brothers?"
Sarsour later attempted to clarify her comments, alleging that her critique was directed towards the Israeli government for its recent passage of the Nation State Law, not towards the collective Jewish people. As Jewish Telegraph Agency explains, the relatively new legislation declares "that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, that national self-determination in the State of Israel is ’unique to the Jewish people,’ and that Hebrew is the state’s language ‐ while Arabic, previously an official language, is now designated as having ’a special status in the state.’"
Given Sarsour invoked a common trope used by famous Ku Klux Klanner David Duke, which compares Zionism to white supremacy, Sarsour’s alleged "clarification" does little to quell concerns that she is not simply a raging antisemite. The abject reality of her current explanation is that it fails to comport with her earlier statement.
Furthermore, for someone supposedly well-versed in critiques of Israel, the conflation of Jews with the Israeli government should not occur with such discomfiting ease. Yet she used the word "built," suggesting the very foundation of Israel is centered upon Jewish supremacy. Intentional or not, the anti-Zionist mask slipped, and what lies beneath is rather ugly.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.