[POLITICO] Three groups of college Democrats in Massachusetts disinvited left-wing congressional primary challenger and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse from all future events alleging that he showed a pattern of using "his platform and taking advantage of his position of power for romantic or sexual gain, specifically toward young students."The email, sent on Thursday and signed by College Democrats of Massachusetts, U-Mass.-Amherst Democrats, and Amherst College Democrats alleged that Morse, who is challenging House Ways and Means Chairman Richie Neal, had "sexual contact" with students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he was a lecturer on political science.
"Numerous incidents over the course of several years have shown that it is no longer appropriate to encourage interaction between College Democrats and Alex Morse," they wrote.
In a letter sent back to the groups on Thursday and obtained by POLITICO, Morse wrote, "I want to be clear that every relationship I’ve had has been consensual.
Does this mean “Nice GPA ya got there, kid. Be a shame if anything happened to it...”
or “Hey, Joe — I hear Professor Morse will raise the grade of students who volunteer to be his extra-special assistants”?
However, it's easy to be generous with someone else's money... I also recognize that I have to be cognizant of my position of power." He continued: "Navigating life as both a young gay man and an elected official can be difficult, but that doesn’t excuse poor judgment."
In a statement, Morse acknowledged relationships with college students and said the relationships were consensual. Asked if the allegations of "sexual contact" were with students at the college where he taught, Morse’s campaign did not respond.
The letter was first reported by The Massachusetts Daily Collegian.
The university announced on Saturday afternoon that it would launch a review into the allegations to determine whether Morse's behavior violated university policy or federal Title IX law. The school says it was previously unaware of the allegations against Morse.
"The university’s policy on consensual relationships between faculty and students notes that dating or sexual relationships between faculty and students or post-docs are inherently problematic because of the unequal power dynamic between the parties to the relationship," spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski said in a statement. "Therefore, faculty are prohibited from entering into a sexual relationship with any student or postdoc for whom the faculty member has any responsibility for supervision, evaluation, grading, advising, employment, or other instructional or supervisory activity."
[GatewayPundit] Steven Schrage joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning. Schrage worked with FBI spy Stefan Halper for years. Steven introduced Stefan Halper to Carter Page back in 2016 while Halper was spying on the Trump campaign.
On Sunday he spoke with Maria Bartiromo in his first interview. Schrage told Maria, "Halper was not that engaged up to the point he crossed paths with Page and Christopher Steele's former MI6 boss Sir Richard Dearlove..."
Schrage said he was surprised that Stefan Halper was making over a half a million dollars for writing reports for the government.
Schrage said the key part, the real smoking gun in this is, "All these tentacles lead back to the "small group" including Stefan Halper in SpyGate, Christopher Steele at the center of Russiagate, Stefan Halper's FBI handler. None of the Senate has subpoenaed or called these people to talk in four years. I think that is the real smoking gun. How are these people being protected?" Deep state FBI Wray, Lindy Graham-cookie monster comes to mind. Remember the London CIA chief at the time was Gina Haspel, the now CIA director. Now I see Clapper won't get charged. Getting the picture?
Steven Schrage also added that Halper bragged that David Ignatius was one of his press media contacts. Schrage added, "So it seems to me that this is something that needs to be investigated." Schrage then added that he believes there were quite a few Republicans involved in leaking this damning smears against the Trump campaign.
I suspect it will eventually be discovered that Carter Page was a Deep State drone and he was completely aware and cognizant of his role. The FISA warrant was simply a control or communications vehicle. I too believe that if something were to come of all of this, something would have already happened. I hope I am wrong.
The deep state has probably more fingers in dodgy pies than can be imagined if they're prepared to attempt to unseat a democratically elected president and not worry too much about legal blow back...
Sunlight is the best medicine... short of ten years in a federal pen and loss of pension.
[FoxNews] The subpoena demands that he produce 'all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation'
The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Monday subpoenaed the FBI and Director Christopher Wray as part of its broad review into the origins of the Russia investigation, Fox News has learned.
Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., issued the first subpoena as part of the panel's review to Wray.
The subpoena, obtained by Fox News, demands that he produce "all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation."
"This includes, but is not limited to, all records provided or made available to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice for its review," the subpoena states, referring to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's review of abuses related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The subpoena also demands "all records related to requests" to the General Services Administration or the Office of the Inspector General for the GSA for "presidential transition records from November 2016 through December 2017."
The FBI must provide these documents to the committee by Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. ET, according to the subpoena.
In a statement to Fox News, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that "the FBI has received Chairman Johnson’s August 6th subpoena."
"The FBI has already been producing documents and information to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which are directly responsive to this subpoena," the FBI said in a statement. "As always, the FBI will continue to cooperate with the Committee’s requests, consistent with our law enforcement and national security obligations."
The subpoena is directed to the "Federal Bureau of Investigation c/o (care of) Christopher Wray."
An FBI official told Fox News on Monday that the bureau has already been producing documents to the committee on a "rolling basis and have surged resources to do so."
In June, the committee voted to authorize subpoenas to the FBI and other agencies for records and testimony from Obama-era officials related to the bureau's original Russia investigation and the Justice Department inspector general's review of that probe.
The committee authorized subpoenas to the FBI for the production of all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation — the bureau's internal code name for the Russia probe, which began in July 2016.
The subpoenas would cover all records made available to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz for his review of the Russia probe and alleged misconduct surrounding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant approvals to surveil members of the Trump campaign.
The committee also authorized subpoenas to the State Department for the production of records related to meetings or communications between State Department officials or employees with ex-British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who compiled the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier which served as much of the basis for the FISA warrant applications to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The subpoenas would cover documents from June 2016 through January 2017.
The committee also authorized subpoenas to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for the production of all records related to the process of “unmasking” U.S. persons or entities affiliated "formally or informally" with the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team or the Trump administration from June 2015 through January 2017.
Johnson has the ability to issue subpoenas to a number of officials, including former FBI Counsel James Baker, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Joe Pientka, former White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former FBI director of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, Sidney Blumenthal, and a number of other Obama-era officials.
Also part of the committee’s probe is the process of “unmasking,” which occurs after U.S. citizens' conversations are incidentally picked up in conversations with foreign officials who are being monitored by the intelligence community. The U.S. citizens' identities are supposed to be protected if their participation is incidental and no wrongdoing is suspected. However, officials can determine the U.S. citizens' names through a process that is supposed to safeguard their rights.
In May, Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, made public a list of Obama officials who purportedly requested to “unmask” the identity of Michael Flynn, who at the time was President Trump’s incoming national security adviser.
[AlphaNewsMN] Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has found time away from his multiple suits against the Trump administration and is instead turning his attention to a rodeo.
The rodeo took place in Itasca County, next to Bemidji, where Grand Rapids is the county seat. According to Ellison's own press release, his office is bringing an "enforcement action against [a] rodeo that defied COVID-19 safety precautions." The rodeo was put in place by North Star Ranch, LLC.
According to Ellison's press release, he is bringing the "enforcement action" against the rodeo company for "carelessly" allowing "large crowds to attend its annual three-day rodeo without taking required safety precautions against the spread of COVID-19."
The (pro Antifa, CAIR endorsed)
Democratic attorney general appears to be specifically incensed by a comment that the owner of the rodeo made on Facebook, which Ellison's office mentions in its press-release. After talks broke down with state officials about the safety precautions that the state would require at this outdoor rodeo, the owner of the rodeo posted on Facebook:
"The North Star Stampede will take place with no spectators. If people would like to come and protest against this ridiculous Government Overreach, feel free to do so, I will not stand in the way of people's Right to Assemble."
Here, the owner was making a clear reference to the mass protests and riots that have occurred in the wake of George Floyd's death, which were both allowed and encouraged by state and local officials.
One person who attended the rodeo later tested positive for COVID-19, but it is unclear if this person got the virus from attending the rodeo.
Ellison's press release put it this way: "The North Star Ranch's violations are even more disturbing as the Minnesota Department of Health recently learned that at least one attendee has tested positive for COVID-19 and was infectious at the time they attended the rodeo."
Days later, a headline from the (Red)
Star Tribune read that "Minnesota reports 622 new COVID-19 cases, no more from the rodeo yet." Then a Fox 9 headline made it sound like an outbreak had occurred because of the rodeo: "At least 1 attendee infectious with COVID-19 at northern Minnesota rodeo, thousands possibly exposed." Photos from the Fox 9 article showed a relatively light crowd.
So far, there has been no outbreak because of the rodeo, and it doesn't appear that major (POS)
Minnesota media outlets have followed up to report that.
A bullhorn is a very visible target. Beanbag any that are seen. A few teeth get knocked out that way and habits will change.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/10/2020 2:06 Comments ||
As reprehensible and degenerate as this joker is, he didn't get there by accident. Neither he nor De Ballsio. They were duly elected, so the citizens ought be happy with the result. Oh, and don't be sending me or any of my neighbors the bill.
Soros and the rule of law breaking down, even as small indication that vigilante groups are forming. The fatal flaw in the emergent communist revolutionary thinking is that no county In recent memoryever had a more well armed citizenry or as well experienced conservative populace. The muzzled spirits that exist here that are the dogs of war are feeling the leashes loosening.
I'm not excited about shooting fellow citizens, even if they deserve it. That said, I think about 300,000 Antifa / BLM / sympathizers shot will about do it. Not even a dent in anybody's ammo cache...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/10/2020 14:16 Comments ||
I think an important after-action will be looking at every fat black mama who is suddenly in financial distress because "her chile" been shot. Maybe some IRS investigations?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/10/2020 14:19 Comments ||
Maybe some IRS investigations?
I've been waiting on these assholes to process a penalty waiver request back in January, so those investigations ain't happening any time soon.
[GatewayPundit] Before the President departed on his trip to Ohio, then to travel to his Bedminster, NJ, resort, this weekend. The White House staff lined up to wish him well. When has this ever happened?
There are numerous reasons why the Deep State and the Obama gang should be worried:
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
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